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Hiroshima Day message: Ban all nukes

The United States "is responsible for the greatest act of terrorism in the history of the world, the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." So said Veterans for Peace activist, David Jenkins, during a candlelight vigil August 8.

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Cleveland protests Wall Street

Charging that "Wall Street values are strangling our community", 75 union and other activists held a lunch time rally in front of the downtown offices of the PNC and Huntington banks.

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Kucinich bill aims to stop assassinations of U.S. citizens

 U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, introduced a bill last week that would prohibit U.S. forces from targeting and carrying out extrajudicial killings of U.S. citizens.

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Health reform to close Medicare "donut hole"

More than 750,000 Medicare beneficiaries have so far received relief from the so-called prescription drug donut hole as a result of President Obama's health reform law.

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Hiroshima Day vigil calls for nuclear abolition

Marking the 65th year since the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, vigils were held on the New Haven Green at time the bombs were dropped on August 6 and 9.

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House to vote on emergency jobs bill

The AFL-CIO launched a last-minute telephone blitz to members of Congress, August 9, demanding they approve a bill to provide $26 billion in emergency funding to the states.

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Seattle hosts 25th Annual From Hiroshima to Hope event

Since August 6, 1985, Seattle has hosted "Hiroshima to Hope" to bring the community together for peace and nuclear disarmament.

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Big Coal backing Rand Paul, GOP

In Kentucky, coal is king. And now, it seems, coal operators are trying to crown their princes in this year's mid-term elections.

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Town meeting hails health reform gains, cites struggles ahead

PHILADELPHIA - The spirited crowd that filled the First Unitarian Church here to hear about the new health reform law came with mixed emotions.

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Marriage equality supporters celebrate Prop. 8 ruling

SAN FRANCISCO - Marriage equality supporters celebrated a ruling striking down Proposition 8, which seeks to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

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