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Mine owner could get up to 30 years for West Virginia deaths

"When safety standards are cut, miners die. It's that simple. Let's not get to that point."

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California labor: "There are no jobs on a dead planet"

The largest march against fracking in U.S. history included labor, indigenous rights, climate activists and many other groups.

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American Indians oppose glorification of Andrew Jackson

 Native Americans are oppposing the campaign of local historians and an organization to raise the infamous Indian killer, Andrew Jackson to the status of a "great president." 

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Colorado NAACP office vows vigilance after blast near office

Staff members at a Colorado NAACP office say they are waiting for more information before drawing conclusions about an explosion near their chapter.

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Oakland town hall demands end to police violence

Ending the longstanding reality of unpunished police violence against black and brown men was the topic Dec. 17 at a town hall meeting.

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Marches against police killings sweep the nation

Led by mothers, fathers, and widows of African American men killed by white police officers, 50,000 protesters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Miners' families hope for justice at coming trial

The disaster and the resulting deaths shocked the mining communities of Raleigh and Boone Counties and left the dead miners' families grieving.

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Miners’ families welcome indictment of Massey Energy CEO Blankenship

A federal grand jury indicted the former Massey Energy CEO on numerous counts of conspiracy in the Apr. 2010 underground explosion that killed 29 men.

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Brown autopsy results leaked, spun to favor police

The timing of the report along with emphasis on powder burns and marijuana use may suggest local official's tactics designed to undermine the grand jury's work prior to its completion.

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Nurses: Ebola threat requires emergency presidential action

With concern escalating bout the threat of a wider Ebola outbreak, National Nurses United today called on Obama to "invoke his executive authority."

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