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Michigan governor goes down old, no-solution path

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address last night showed that his drive to "reinvent" Michigan is neither new nor a balm for this crisis-weary state.

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Single payer still alive in California

Single payer legislation has passed the California legislature three times already, but was vetoed each time. Now activists hope the fourth time will be a charm.

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Trumka: State of the Union must be a call to action on jobs

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged President Obama to make next week’s State of the Union Address a “call to action, a call to invest in our future, to create jobs, to be the country we can and must be.”

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Black unionists link MLK Day with action

Over 200 people attended the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Award Banquet here on Jan. 17

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Seattle MLK march message: stop police violence

More than 2,000 people marched Martin Luther King Day, protesting brutality and use of lethal force by officers of the Seattle Police Department.

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At King birthday rally, elected officials urge grassroots involvement

Bay area elected officials addressed a crowd that packed the great hall at International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 6 to honor the great civil rights and peace leader.

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Photographer Milton Rogovin dies at age 101 in NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Milton Rogovin, a social documentary photographer who built a life's work by looking through a lens at people who were invisible to others, died Tuesday, January 18,  at age 101.

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Ohio rallies show surging anger over cuts

Militant rallies in Columbus and Cincinnati on Friday voiced mounting anger at threats by Republican Gov. John Kasich to slash jobs, services and union rights.

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Health reform backers gaining support

As Republicans attempt to repeal healthcare reform, Democats are turning the debate into a campaign to explain the law to more Americans.

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Fearing witch hunt, Muslims denounce planned hearings

"Are you now or have you ever been ... ?" is a question that many fear may come back into vogue if Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., goes ahead with hearings on Muslim "radicalization."

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