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United Farm Workers' Huerta receives Medal of Freedom

United Farm Workers legend Dolores Huerta is among the 13 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients.

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Coalition steps up fight against Alabama anti-immigrant law

They will, in effect, tell Alabama's governor and legislature, "If we can't appeal to your humanity, then we will appeal to your pocketbooks."

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Labor help critical to defeat Walker, "fix Wisconsin"

Wisconsin has been torn apart by Walker's ideological civil war and his divide-and-conquer assault on our values and our workers. We cannot fix Wisconsin and move forward as long as Walker remains governor.

Appeals court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

A federal appeals court declared that the DOMA unconstitutionally denies benefits to married gay couples, a ruling all but certain to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Fukushima fallout - U.S. regulatory agency loses top safety advocate

As attorneys who represent neighbors of proposed nuclear power plants in NRC licensing cases, we have watched the response to Fukushima with concern.

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Community members stand up for soldiers’ right to heal

A demonstration outside the Fort Hood main gate honored soldiers who have committed suicide due to trauma inflicted in combat.

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There is HOPE for Memphis homeless

The Shelby County Commission, in a 9 to 1 vote, agreed to provide $450,000 to help fund programs and housing for people currently experiencing homelessness.

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Plastic bags to be banned in LA

In what seems to be part of a steadily increasing effort to find, Los Angeles will become the largest city to ban plastic bags at grocery stores.

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Mariela Castro in San Francisco: Cuba moving toward LGBT equality

Mariela Castro Espin told a standing-room-only crowd of the progress Cuba has made toward equal rights for its LGBT community.

Wrong turn could kill economic recovery

A top international economic group says the recovery could reverse into a new recession due to misguided, wrong economic policies.

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