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Do social networking sites create anti-social behavior?

According to  new study too much time spent on social networking sites can cause teens to develop narcissistic tendencies and anti-social behavior

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Spider-Man spins web of racial diversity

When it comes to racial diversity in comic books, the times are changing for the better.

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Jerry Brown signs Calif. Dream Act, part I

Tthe first phase of the California Dream Act, signed July 25, makes it possible for undocumented college students to apply for privately funded scholarships administered through the state's university and community college systems.

"Working dead" take over San Jose City Hall

Several young activists dressed as zombies spent the night on the steps in front of City Hall to participate in the following day's City Council meeting.

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Activists meet in Minneapolis at Netroots conference

Netroots was stocked with workshops about online activism and how the progressive movement aims to overcome recent attacks against working people by the GOP and it's extreme right-wing.

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Tired of pollution, Chicago students demand clean air

Dozens of students, calling themselves the "Anti-Pollution Revolution," from high schools in Chicago's mostly Mexican American neighborhood protested against local power plants.

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Philadelphia principals join teachers to slam mass layoffs

Hundreds of school employees and supporters packed the meeting of the School Reform Commission to protest the district's announced 1,500 layoffs.

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Youth employment at historic low

"Having a job helps youth mature and teaches responsibility."

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Illinois coalition celebrates 25 years of immigrant justice

Hundreds commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

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Gingrich youth poll test proposal draws fire

Newt Gingrich told assembled voters that young people should be required to take a poll test before being allowed to vote.

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