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Presbyterians vote to divest from companies aiding Israeli occupation

The Presbyterian Church narrowly approved divestment from three U.S. companies that supply Israel with equipment used to maintain its occupation of Palestinian territory.

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It’s political: Library cards

Here's a simple way for you to help spread the ideas of an author you respect, and be a political activist at the same time: use your library card.

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Mother Jones memorial ready for rehab

The 78-year-old memorial to labor organizer and hell-raiser Mary Harris "Mother" Jones is ready for rehabilitation, the Illinois AFL-CIO announced.

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Another problem for Gov. Christie: lawsuit for failure to pay pensions

The workers all say Christie did not make a required $900 million payment to the state and local workers' pension plan. He wants the workers to shoulder the load, instead.

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AFGE hits plans to force "Internet only" on Social Security recipients

Despite huge past problems with electronic verification , the Social Security Administrationis charging ahead with a plan to force almost all recipients into Internet-only communication.

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Obama continues to expand rights for LGBT Americans

The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.

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With Iraq under threat, questions emerge

Among those hard questions, many Iraqis believe, should be a serious re-think of the damaging U.S. policy of manipulating ethnic and sectarian blocs in Iraq.

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Prosecutors: Wisconsin governor in criminal scheme

The investigation into fundraising involving Walker and his campaign, the Wisconsin Club for Growth, the state Chamber of Commerce and other groups began in 2012.

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Arriving without their parents: Child refugees being warehoused on the U.S. border

Thousands of unaccompanied child refugees from Central America, making their way through Mexico and into the U.S., are ending up in locked, fenced warehouses in Texas and Arizona.

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CPUSA’s 30th National Convention examines challenges facing the nation

The convention was arguably the most open and broadly attended in the party's history. Events were live streamed and open to the press.

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