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Workers march in support of Employee Free Choice Act

Workers are coming out across the country in support of the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that would make it easier for millions of workers to unio...
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Jury upholds right to speak out against war, military recruitment

A Minnesota jury acquitted seven anti-war protesters of trespassing charges stemming from a protest at the Minneapolis National Guard recruiting offic...
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Microsoft hops on the layoff bandwagon

For the first time in its 34-year history, Microsoft Corp. plans to lay off up to 5,000 employees, about 5 percent of its workforce. The move by the...
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Secretary of defense calling for billions more for war, occupation

Robert Gates, the secretary of defense for both the outgoing Bush and incoming Obama administrations, is urging Congress to allocate at least $69.7 bi...
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Civil rights laws challenged before the Supreme Court

Two cases before the Supreme Court seek to undermine civil rights protections won through decades of struggle against Jim Crow disenfranchisement laws...
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Tennessee ash flood largest environmental disaster of its kind in U.S.

Approximately 5.4 million cubic yards of wet coal ash flooded residential areas and the Emory River when the wall of an ash retention pond burst at th...
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Native Hawaiians struggle to prevent government land theft

Nearly 150 activists lined the streets of Lihu’e and O’ahu in Hawaii Dec. 26 demanding that Governor Linda Lingle abandon a U.S. Supreme C...
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Government shirks responsibility for severe weather preparation

Cold-related deaths continue to rise as winter approaches. In Cook County, Ill. alone, eight people have died this season for reasons related to the c...
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Workers win labor dispute with power supply part manufacturer

Union members of the International Union of Electrical-Communications Workers of America, Local 313 won a labor dispute with power giant Dresser-Rand ...
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Children in Katrina trailer parks suffer nutritional deficiency, anemia

A Children's Health Fund study shows that about 41 percent of children under the age of four displaced by Katrina suffered iron deficiency anemia. T...