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Rights group says California abuses children

A recent Human Rights Watch report on California's neglect of children leaving foster care has gained considerable international coverage.

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Disabled and proud, Californians mark ADA anniversary

More than 2,000 disabled people and supporters marched to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and to demand no cuts in vital services.

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Bus riders protest 20 percent fare hikes

Video: Bus Riders Union protests the proposed 20% fare increase for Los Angeles County passengers.

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Child care on the chopping block

Angelina Padilla, a single mother of four, receives help with child care for her two youngest.

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New Jersey stands up to Gov. Christie

TRENTON -- Tens of thousands of New Jersey citizens marched here in Trenton on May 22 to protest the unprecedented attack that the Republican Christie administration has launched.

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New York City rally in solidarity with University Of Puerto Rico students

On the rainy afternoon of May 18, hundreds converged in front of the Manhattan office of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), The group, made up of political, student and community representatives, came to demonstrate against the budget cuts to the University Of Puerto Rico, a public university, and against the massive wave of lay-offs which workers are currently suffering in Puerto Rico.

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Calif. governor proposes ‘scorched earth' budget cuts

Once again, Californians most needing their government's help are being told they must bear the brunt of a $19 billion budget gap.

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Chicago students protest drastic cuts: “Where’s our bailout?”

Up to 1,000 Chicago high school students walked out of class to peacefully protest drastic cuts hitting public schools in Illinois.

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Thousands march for California's future

SACRAMENTO - At least 12,000 people marched here recently, crowding on to the space in front of the State Capitol to protest corporate greed.

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Emergency funding urged to prevent worst school cuts in 50 years

Tens of thousands of teachers and other school staff are facing layoffs across the country for the coming school year, along with slashed programs, larger classes and shortened school weeks.

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