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New Mexican miners commemorate "Salt of the Earth"

"Where is Anita Torrez?" growled the sheriff's deputy at the young pregnant woman sitting at a table stuffing envelopes inside the union hall's doorway.

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Cuban Americans talk about normalizing Cuba relations

In a city known for its hostility toward Cuba's socialist government, Cuban Americans met March 15 to talk about normalizing U.S. relations with the island. It was a noteworthy development.

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Despite snow, students lobby for #DebtFreeFuture

College students face many issues today, including raising tuition rates and cuts to programs. Student loan debt topped $1 trillion and is expected to reach (and even surpass) $1.3 trillion.

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Michigan same-sex marriage ban overturned, but not for long

We were "excited, nervous, just like everyone else would feel," said Kim Hettinger and MaryAnn Northcote of Waterford.

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Illinois working families face major threat with Rauner primary win

Working families, organized labor, progressives and other democratic forces face a major threat from the right with billionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.

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Coalition takes UPK fight to Albany

Elected officials of all races came from across the city to show their support for the mayor's proposal that UPK be enacted and paid for by taxing those who make $500,000 and up.

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Texas MoveOn takes aim at ALEC

ALEC brings together right-wing politicians and big-money corporations to write and promote anti-worker legislation throughout the country.

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Feinstein blows the whistle on CIA torture

Feinstein believes the CIA destroyed or removed previously provided records of interrogations where numerous torture methods were used.

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Deportees, families “come out of the shadows” with heart-rending stories

Since 2008, the Obama administration has deported almost 2 million people, more than during any other presidency.

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On health care “listening” tour, GOP Guinta ignores retirees

When Guinta asked who in the room supported the Affordable Care Act, all audience members indicated their support. 

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