December

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Could you survive on $2 a day?

Nearly 1.4 million American households live on that much per person.

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Sandy Hook vigils mourn victims, vow action

Candlelight vigils were held nationwide mourning the victims of the Dec. 14 massacre. They promised hope for a national conversation and vows for action on mental health care and gun control.

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Congressional progressives: “Chained CPI” throws seniors off the cliff

Members of the Progressive Caucus in Congress are calling on colleagues to oppose what they say is nothing more than a dangerous back-door attempt to cut Social Security.

How to rebuild after the violence in Conneticut

Once again violence has shattered a place of innocence, and an elementary school in Connecticut takes on the appearance of a battlefield.

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Threatened Philly school closings face growing resistance

 

The district announced the names of the schools to be shuttered; in the late afternoon a dense crowd of hundreds of protesters massed on the steps of district headquarters.

 

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Video: “Pot” tops “church” on Family Feud

Public opinion has shifted considerably on legalizing pot in the last two decades.

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Human Rights Day demand: tax rich, jobs not cuts

She stood silhouetted against the backdrop of a holiday-lit City Hall. But she wasn't speaking of holiday celebrations.

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Judge orders halt on Keystone XL

In eastern Texas, residents and activists have achieved a temporary reprieve after a Texas landowner filed a lawsuit against the company.

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NY Republicans grab power in state Senate

As a result of November's electoral victories the New York State Assembly remained in Democratic hands, while also winning the formerly Republican-controlled state Senate.

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After Michigan setback, unions to fight back

Yesterday, Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a bill designed to cripple organized labor in this state.

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