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Push to regulate firearms gains steam

The intern who rushed to aid Rep. Gabriel Giffords, D-Ariz., after during the Jan. 8 Arizona shootings, traveled to New York today to offer his assistance to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which has ramped up activities aimed at keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals and the mentally imbalance.

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A New Generation of Dreamers: Freedom Rides yesterday and today

A month-long celebration linking the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides that desegregated interstate transportation in the South with today's movements to address racism, violence and unemployment was kicked off here.

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Class battle lines drawn in Chicago council elections

Chicago City Council elections are shaping up to be a contest between a coalition of  organized labor, the many racially and ethnically diverse communities, their organizations and small businesses against the big financial and corporate interests in the city.

Cuba Five prisoner paintings on exhibit in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine - Noted actress and dedicated political activist Vinie Burrows helped open an exhibition of paintings by Cuban Five political prisoner Antonio Guerrero on January 19 at the University of Southern Maine Library.

Justice finally served for nurse whistleblowers

It looks like justice is finally being served against the real criminals in the Winkler County Nurses Case, according to a January13 report from the Odessa American.

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Segregated housing rooted in government policy, panel shows

"From Redlining to White Flight, the History of Housing Segregation and the Importance of Regionalism" presented shocking details of how government and industry played a big role in segregating neighborhoods and schools.

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California fast tracks health care reform

The contrast could not be starker. In the nation's capital, Congressional Republicans move to cripple, if not kill, health care reform. In California, state public officials and health care advocates move aggressively to pump life into the landmark federal Affordable Care Act.

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On "Citizens United" anniversary, calls to overturn Supreme Court decision

Thousands demanded that the Supreme Court overturn its decision to give corporations the rights of citizens.

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Latino leaders: "Hands off Social Security!"

Organization representing more than 50 million Latinos are joining forces to defend Social Security.

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Food stamp use jumps to record rates in Illinois

In Illinois, the number of families in need of food assistance has jumped nearly 13 percent, creating  not just a political or economic issue, but a moral one.

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