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California’s single-payer health bill moves forward

Backers of single-payer health care cheered as the California Universal Health Care Act passed from the Senate Appropriations Committee onto the Senate floor.

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Montana high court upholds ban on corporate cash in elections

Progressives in the "Big Sky State" are praising the Montana Supreme Court for rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court's "corporate personhood" decision.

Two thirds of HIV victims in U.S. are untreated

Only about a third of those in the U.S. with HIV are getting treated says the Centers for Disease Control.

Routine teen-aged HIV test proposed by doctors

The Center for Disease Control has called for universal testing of all patients between the ages of 16 and 64. However, the U.S. Public Health Service has not endorsed the proposal.

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Health care reform law already helps uninsured

Advocates say nearly three-quarters of California's four million people with no health coverage are people of color, with Latinos making up nearly 60 percent of the total uninsured.

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Mayor orders cops to tear down first aid station and arrest 130 in Chicago

Protesting the mass arrests and the destruction of their first aid station this weekend, ordered by Mayor Emmanuel, nurses and their allies picketed City Hall this morning.

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After patient death, nurses urge end to lockout

After a patient died at a Sutter Health hospital Sept. 24 while under the care of strike replacement nurses, the California Nurses Association called on the hospital chain to immediately end its lockout of thousands of nurses following a one-day strike last week.

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After encounter with Perry, Bachmann feels HPV sting

A doctor is challenging Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann's wild claims that the HPV vaccine causes mental retardation.

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Unions, allies launch national campaign for caregivers, clients

The objective is to enhance community-based and home-based long-term care for the current 7.6 million elderly adults who need it and for the estimated one-fifth of the U.S. population that will need it by 2030.

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Mitt Romney: waffles and Bain in 2012

Bain Capital, the source of much of Romney's vast wealth, does little to help his job-creating credibility.

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