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Veto of “voter ID” law upheld in New Hampshire

Poorer people and students scored a voting rights victory in New Hampshire as a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch of a controversial voter ID law was upheld.

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Top 13 tweets on GOP debate

The Twitteratti were in rare form after the GOP debate, Sept. 7. Here are the top 13 tweets that came across @PeopleWorld Twitter time line.

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GOP finally masters Internet with social media blitz

Before this year, using the words "Republican" and "online" in the same sentence conjured up images of your grandmother attempting to plug her phone cord into her typewriter.

Wisconsin recall drive falls one seat short

With the GOP holding a 19-14 lead in the state senate, labor-backed Democrats needed to win three of the six races to wrest control.

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Bachmann and Santorum spark furor over slavery, "family values"

How much slack are voters likely to cut Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum for signing a racist, gay-bashing "family values" pledge as they pandered to the bigots in their campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination?

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"Golden State" finally has a budget, but it's ugly

Health, education and other human needs programs have endured repeated severe cuts over the years. The California budget that finally passed included still deeper cuts.

White House looking to foreign companies to create U.S. jobs

Foreign direct investment is an important part of the U.S. economy. Close to six million workers are employed by foreign-owned businesses worth some $3.1 trillion, the White House Council of Economic Advisers reported.

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Student zombies protest higher education cuts

Student activists staged a "die-in" and "zombie march" in Wisconsin as a part of Higher Education Day to protest anti-student measures proposed by the state's GOP lawmakers and governor.

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GOP rewards Northrop Grumman for slashing jobs

People here are in shock after Republicans, just before Memorial Day, voted in Congress to reward the owners of the Avondale Shipyard $310 million for putting 5,000 local people out of work.

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Fracking stirs controversy in Ohio

The GOP-dominated Ohio legislature is bent on allowing "fracking" at state parks against the wishes of concerned citizens and environemtal rights groups.

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