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Wal-Mart job-killing "Trojan horse," says new report

 Allowing Wal-Mart open a store here would be akin to letting in an economy-killing "Trojan Horse," says this city's Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and he has a study to prove it.

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House Republicans charge ahead with agenda

House Speaker, John Boehner, Ohio Republican, bowed to public outrage at the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, postponing for a week a vote to repeal the health care reform act she had voted for. But Boehner and the rest of the Republican leadership were already charging ahead to impose their rightwing, takeaway agenda on the nation.

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Sheriff, labor leaders: Right-wing extremism spurs violence

The unprecedented vilification of the nation's first African American president on national airwaves contributed to the hateful atmosphere.

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Tucson to counter hatemongers

The people of Tucson are mobilizing to ensure those slain in the Jan. 8 shooting receive adequate respect.

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Student activist helped save Gabrielle Giffords’ life

A college student activist/hero is credited with saving the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Maryland faces $1.2 billion in new cuts

While taxes on the rich are set to expire, increased taxes on gas and alcohol, which would disproportionately affect working people, are under consideration.

Battle looms on immigration and citizenship

The Republican ultra right is launching a multi-pronged attack on immigrants and their families.

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Cuomo likely to propose austerity budget

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's inaugural speech offers some perspective as to what his budget proposal will look like: "austerity, corruption and competition" are on the agenda.

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Illinois House moves to abolish death penalty

CHICAGO - In a landmark vote Jan. 6, the Illinois House passed a measure to abolish the death penalty in the state.

“Show-Me Solutions” are no solution, Missouri lawmaker says

Missouri's new Republican House leader declared a Republican mandate for a "change in the culture of how we operate," but a freshman lawmaker thinks otherwise.

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