April

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Obama visits storm torn Alabama, orders federal help

President Obama on April 29 rushed to towns in Alabama slammed hardest by tornadoes.

GOP drive to recall Wisconsin Democrats fizzles

Republicans  have been able to file petitions to recall only three of eight Democratic state senators they are trying to unseat. And their petitions may end up being thrown out.

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Must pension funds prove losses before they can sue?

Must public pension funds prove they lost money before they can sue as a class against the corporations involved? That's the problem the Supreme Court wrestled with, in a case that pitted a non-profit foundation against former GOP Vice President Dick Cheney's old company, Halliburton.

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Judge bans NFL lockout of players but team owners defy ruling

A federal judge in Minneapolis, with power over labor-management in relations in the National Football League thanks to prior court rulings, has banned the NFL's lockout of its players. But the teams defied her ruling and kept their facility gates closed.

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Workers file charges over racist symbols, hostile work environment

Besides Nazi symbols the workers also say a vehicle displaying confederate flags has consistently been seen parked on the property near the warehouse entrance.

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Mumia Abu Jamal granted new sentencing hearing

An appeals court has granted Mumia Abu Jamal a new sentencing hearing in the death row political prisoner's ongoing legal battle. The decision represents the second time the appeals court has rendered such a judgment.

GOP reps run from voters on Social Security, Medicare

Facing voter anger, Republican lawmakers across the country are screening questions at town hall meetings, holding "invitation only" gatherings, or deciding not to hold meetings at all.

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Black lawmakers fight for immigrant rights

Despite the GOP's nationwide push for anti-immigrant laws, Black Democratic lawmakers are denouncing such measures and say their communities support the struggle for immigrant rights.

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Capitol rally says: Get on board for health care

Connecticut residents jammed into the Hartford train station to demand that the governor and state legislature "get on board" for the state health care program with a public option.

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Expand broadband for minority communities, advocates say

Labor and civil rights groups are recommending the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) do more to expand high speed Internet and broadband services for low-income and minority communities.

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