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Tens of thousands take part in anti-austerity rallies

Tens of thousands of Spaniards took part in a "citizens' tide" against austerity on Saturday on the 32nd anniversary of an attempted Falangist coup.

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Ghosts of Memphis’ slave past: Fallout over renaming Confederate parks

The effort to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, a memorial to the Confederate General, pre-war slave trader, and post-war founder of the Ku Klux Klan, recently began.

Va. election season underway

All 100 seats in the 100-member House of Delegates, lower house of the Virginia General Assembly (the state legislature) and some local offices are up for grabs.

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Obama launches jobs drive with State of Union speech

President Obama laid out a second-term agenda to create jobs, increase the minimum wage, promote science and education, stop gun violence, and defend voting rights.

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Pope to quit over failing health

In a move without precedent since the Middle Ages, Pope Benedict announced his resignation today.

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Pa. governor’s proposals meeting broad opposition

Tom Corbett, in his third year in office, is seeing growing opposition to his bizarre budget proposals and his pro-corporate agenda.

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Despite the NRA, most Americans favor gun control

Now is the time to bring about meaningful change and mobilize progressives to support those fighting for change.

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Gun control battle opens in Senate

"Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important," Giffords told the senators. "Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying."

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Nationwide rallies against austerity

Footballs, dodge balls, and pumpkin pie were props used in some of the nationwide actions for fiscal fairness during the National Day of Action sponsored by the AFL-CIO and allies.

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Move to expand Medicaid in Missouri

"We have an opportunity to expand Medicaid here in Missouri. We have an opportunity to give security to over 250,000 people who currently do not have health care."

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