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Gulf Coast scientists warn of hidden oil disaster

NEW ORLEANS - What is happening in the Gulf is a "massive experiment" in how to poison an entire ecosystem, one scientist says.

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New evidence surfaces on charter school scam

New evidence that charter schools provide inferior education but lucrative opportunities to scam the public has surfaced in a report issued Wednesday.

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Experts confirm leak is far worse than BP is saying

NEW ORLEANS - Statements by local labor leaders to the World that the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is far bigger than the 5,000 gallons a day claimed by BP were confirmed by national experts speaking to the press today.

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Frank Lumpkin always brings a crowd

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of family members, co-workers, friends and comrades paid tribute to Frank Lumpkin, lifelong fighter for workers' rights, equality and socialism, on April 24.

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New foreclosures down, repossessions rise in April

With over 12 percent of current mortgages in danger of default - close to 7 million homes - foreclosure notices made a slight drop in April signaling a potential bottoming out of the housing crisis.

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From Gulf Coast: We are more than fishermen, we are farmers of the sea

YCLOSKEY, La. - Brad Robin has been an oyster fisherman all his life, like four of his six brothers and his 84-year-old father.

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A shrimp boat captain worries and waits

CHALMETTE, La. - Sixty miles off the Gulf of Mexico, the shrimpers and the people who work for them worry and wait in a world of hurt.

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Weathering racial storms, Lena Horne rose above

Lena Horne, an African American pioneer who fought for equality as an artist-activist, died May 9 at age 92. She is remembered as a crusader for civil rights and a symbol of black pride.

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Health reform law still a big deal

A package arrived for me yesterday - something I ordered a while ago and then forgot about - my "Health Reform is a BFD" t-shirt! (Remember that: Joe Biden's muttered comment about just exactly how big a deal health care reform is?)

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Administration urged to work with Cuba on oil disaster, protecting Gulf

"The Deepwater Horizon disaster underscores the need to be talking to Cuba about protecting our shared environment," the director of a U.S.-Cuba policy group says.

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