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Group pushes misinformation about payday loan initiative

"Missourians for Equal Credit Opportunity" opposes the ballot initiative so much that it is spreading misinformation in an attempt to intimidate supporters.

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GOP killing payroll tax compromise and jobless benefits

A temporary payroll tax cut compromise and extension of unemployment benefits passed by a wide margin in the Senate, but now it is expected to fail in the Republican-controlled House Monday night.

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Tenants get together and fight slumlord

Doyle Gardens sounds like it might be a pleasant apartment complex, where residents stroll down walkways between flowerbeds surrounded by greenery. Its name is a lie.

One-third of nation in poverty or “near poverty”

A startling new study by the Census Bureau reveals that one in three Americans - 100 million people - live in poverty or near poverty.

Routine teen-aged HIV test proposed by doctors

The Center for Disease Control has called for universal testing of all patients between the ages of 16 and 64. However, the U.S. Public Health Service has not endorsed the proposal.

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White House holds first policy conference on African Americans

A recent White House conference on African American policy trumpeted the Obama administration's achievement in promoting programs beneficial to the black community.

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Health care reform law already helps uninsured

Advocates say nearly three-quarters of California's four million people with no health coverage are people of color, with Latinos making up nearly 60 percent of the total uninsured.

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Congress eyeing backdoor route to slashing benefits

Republicans and Democrats inclined to go along with the slashers are reportedly considering adoption of a new formula that would allow progressively larger reductions in Social Security and other benefits.

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Comcast arrests spotlight Occupy issues: fairness vs. big biz

Nine Occupy Wall Street activists held a sit-in and were arrested at the Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia urging the giant cable company to pay its fair share.

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Sounding the alarm for jobs, beating the drum for justice

The message was loud and clear here at the Take Back the American Dream conference earlier this week: Jobs not cuts!

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