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Here’s why close collaboration between NSA and AT&T matters

New disclosures about the NSA's partnership with AT&T could reignite constitutional challenges to the spy agency's efforts to wiretap the Internet.

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Republicans lying about train safety funding

By mid-day Thursday, at least seven people were dead with more than 200 injured, in the wake of Tuesday's Amtrak train derailment.

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Coalition demands Senate keep country-of-origin label law

"COOL has been embraced by consumers who want to know where their food comes from and by family farmers who are proud to provide that information."

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NNU leader: U.S. hospitals won’t protect workers vs. Ebola unless feds order it

The largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation's hospitals.

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Teamsters' teach-in spotlights environmental injustice at hazardous Missouri landfill

The landfill contains 8,700 tons of un-containerized radioactive waste and there's a fire at the site.

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D.C. hospital nurses campaign vs. short-staffing, for better patient care

"Since there are not enough nurses to safely staff the current ER, how are we going to provide quality care for more patients in an expanded ER?"

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Protestors stand their ground against racism and ignorance

The pro-Darren Wilson folks were screaming rage-soaked insults, but the protestors stoically chanted back in unison.

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Rights groups sue feds over immigrant families

"What we are seeing in Artesia is nothing less than a sham process that values expediency over justice".

 

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Supreme Court makes it tougher for women to exercise choice

The Massachusetts policy aimed to protect women as they accessed reproductive health care against a backdrop of harassment and even physical attacks from anti-choice protesters.

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Poultry inspectors say new policy could prove lethal for consumers

The proposal would allow plants to increase their line speeds up to 175 chicken carcasses per minute.

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