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Bronx community takes on the real estate industry

Who said you can't beat City Hall? In a predominantly Hispanic working-class New York neighborhood, people organized against powerful business interests allied with City Hall, and they won.

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Health care activists vow to continue struggle

A Philadelphia rally makes the point that the Senate's health care bill is not the end of the struggle.

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Trucks spew deadly pollution at nation’s ports, new reports show

Emissions from thousands of trucks filling our ports cause hypertension, asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and a host of other respiratory illnesses among drivers and surrounding communities.

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Health care inspires 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' remix

On the Senate floor Dec. 22, Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., delivered a health care inspired version of the classic Christmas poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

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Immigrant rights groups call for new reform campaign

"Tough fight begins" - Immigrant rights organizations around the San Francisco Bay Area welcomed introduction of reform legislation by Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

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Senate clears the way for health reform vote

WASHINGTON— In the wee hours of a snowbound Monday morning the U.S. Senate voted 60 to 40 to terminate debate and move toward a final vote on health care reform legislation before they adjourn for Christmas.

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U.S., Russia readying pact to slash nuclear weapons

The U.S. and Russia are close to an agreement that will make major cuts in their nuclear stockpiles. It is seen as a step in the direction of complete nuclear disarmament.

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Farmers vs. USDA in bias lawsuits

For farmers, when disaster strikes, they could go to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to get an emergency loan to save a crop or a herd of cattle.

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Dallas residents celebrate Day of the Immigrants

Every day, immigrants are leaving behind their homelands in search for the American dream. Their stories of struggle and hardships may never be heard.

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Afghan war hurts domestic agenda, Mich. peace leader says

"War is subverting the domestic agenda," Dr. Prasad Venugopal told peace activists. "There is no room for despair in the peace movement because a lot of lives depend on it."

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