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Demonstrators call for no cuts in Medicare, Medicaid

Over 100 demonstrators gathered Dec. 4 outside Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Bob Casey's office on Market Street.

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Campaign to save Social Security, Medicare from budget-cutters

Diane Fleming first encountered Social Security when she was three years old. Now she's 70, and one of hundreds of people descending on Congress.

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Community rallies to save San Francisco City College

A broad coalition of city residents and leaders is launching a campaign to assure the future of the 90,000-student City College, beleaguered by years of budget cuts.

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Labor against extending tax cuts for top earners

The AFL-CIO is "strongly against" extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of the nation's earners, but fears congressional Democrats may blink on the issue, Legislative Director Bill Samuel says.

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On Mars: Viewed from space Earth has no borders

Many question the necessity scientific research, especially of sending instruments into the the solar system and building telescopes that are ever more ambitious.

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During outbreak, Florida shuts only TB facility

One could be forgiven for thinking that shuttering state's only tuberculosis center during the worst outbreak in 20 years isn't a particularly good idea.

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OSHA's Barab walks fine line on firms' 'voluntary protection'

House Republicans demand OSHA emphasize its Voluntary Protection Program while unions and the GAO say OSHA doesn't have the staff to monitor VPP firms' performance.

 

Stockton becomes largest bankrupt city in U.S.

The June 28 filing came after months of talks with creditors failed to resolve a $26 million gap in the city's budget for the coming fiscal year.

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More big cuts in Calif. budget

After months of negotiation, California Governor Jerry Brown June 27 signed overall legislation for a general fund totaling $95.1 billion.

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Some Republican anti-labor moves derailed, the fight goes on

Three narrow votes in a key Senate committee and some crafty maneuvering by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., derailed anti-labor schemes that right-wing Republican senators hatched and floated in mid-June.

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