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Retired, but fighting: ARA stands up for Social Security (video)

Barbara Easterling, president of the 4-million-member Alliance for Retired Americans, tells it like it is about Social Security and the budget crisis.

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Wisconsin elections board disqualifies Republican candidate

Republicans in Wisconsin were dealt a major blow June 27 in their effort to unseat state Democrats and retain their anti-union majority.

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High Court to women Wal-Mart workers: You’re on your own!

The lawsuit, had it been allowed to proceed as a class action, could have involved up to 1.6 million women, with Wal-Mart facing billions of dollars in damages.

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Arizona faces largest wildfire in its history

Investigators were questioning "persons of interest" in regard to the origin of the blaze, but campfire mishaps aren't the only cause of the fires.

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Firefighters, nurses, farmers turn up heat in Walkerville

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold led 1,000 firefighters, nurses, farmers and a motorcade of taxi cabs and an antique fire engine, in a demonstration that encircled Capitol Square.

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Supreme Court lets anti-immigrant law stand

By a 5-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona's first anti-immigrant law is legal.

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"Walkerville" tent city grows in Wisconsin

Like the workers who built "Hooverville" tent cities in the Depression of the 1920s and '30s, protestors are dramatizing their opposition to Republicans' economic policies.

GOP panel cuts 43 education programs

The GOP-run House Education and the Workforce Committee voted 23-16 on party lines May 25 to eliminate 43 elementary and secondary education programs.

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Unemployment insurance under attack

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and in a number of states are out to kill, or at least cripple, unemployment insurance.

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Pete Seeger on the power of songs, an interview

Now is Pete Seeger's 92nd birthday. Happy birthday Pete!

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