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Texas bans capitalism

The Texas state school board has erased "capitalism" from the social studies curriculum and substituted "free enterprise," since "capitalism" is only used by "liberal" professors.

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Freedom Ride brings solidarity to Arizona

DALLAS - A busload of Texans traveled to Phoenix to help build the nationwide movement against Arizona's anti-immigrant law.

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Texas could become top Cuba trading partner

The Port of Houston has gained permission for its container vessels to sail to Cuba, and the trade and jobs potential is big.

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Texans demonstrate for jobs, immigrant rights

DALLAS -- Workers in front of Bank of America here in Dallas on Tax Day, April 15, demanded that banks help pay to create the 11 million jobs lost as a result of the economic crisis created by the nation's large financial institutions.

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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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Texas top court sets back freedom of information

The Texas Supreme Court's ruling is part of a national trend to restrict public information.

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Jobs crisis spotlighted at monument built by WPA

DALLAS - At a Robert E. Lee memorial built by the New Deal's WPA government jobs program, an NAACP leader and others called for federal action on jobs.

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Dallas re-lives its Black history

The Dallas Peace Center jump-started Black History Month by inviting the Rev. James Lawson, one of the most famous of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s contemporaries in the civil rights movement, for a three-day tour.

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Keep Cesar Chavez in Texas textbooks, UFW urges

The United Farm Workers of America is urging supporters to stop the Texas state Board of Education from eliminating Cesar Chavez and other historic Latino leaders from public school textbooks.

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Texans say health care can’t wait!

The Texas AFL-CIO initiated a statewide rally for health care reform at the state capitol for November 14.

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