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Far-right Massey CEO pal runs for Congress

Former West Virginia Judge Eliott Maynard is enlisting Tea Party backing for his campaign to unseat miner-friendly Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall.

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Health reform: The lie lasts until the truth arrives

MERIDEN, Conn. - Labor, clergy, small business and health care advocates here are challenging the corporate misinformation barrage against health care reform.

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Mourners stage vigils for miners; Blankenship updates Twitter page

Hundreds of mourners staged candlelight vigils in West Virginia towns the evening of April 7 honoring the 29 coal miners who died in the explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, Monday April 5, and for the four missing miners.

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Study: Junk food addiction similar to crack-cocaine

It doesn't take neuroscience to figure out that eating too much junk food is probably not good for you. Or does it?

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Republican lawsuit against health reform called ‘frivolous’

"Frivolous" and "embarrassing" were words one legal expert used to described a lawsuit filed by several Republican attorneys general this week to block the new health reform law.

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Students celebrate education aid overhaul in House health bill

Nationwide college students are celebrating and applauding leaders of the House of Representatives after they passed major student aid reform along with the historic health care bill on Sunday.

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Struggle requires long view, Jesse Jackson tells left gathering

A conversation with the Rev. Jesse Jackson before an overflow crowd opened this year's Left Forum conference at Pace University in lower Manhattan this weekend.

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Why does Mike Cox want to kill health reform?

Michigan State Attorney General and GOP candidate for governor Mike Cox doesn't want Michigan residents to have universal access to health care.

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Corp. shuts down hospital, puts profits first

HOUSTON - Amidst the nationwide battle over the right of Americans to health care, the Hospital Corporation of America announced March 16 that Spring Branch Medical Center here will close by May 1.

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Health care vote greeted as giant first step

Grassroots health care coalition greets historic bill's passage.

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