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Missourians push to cap payday loan interest rates

Payday loan companies can charge up to 1,950 percent interest; Missouri voters may be able to change that in November.

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Opposition grows to Emanuel’s attack on free speech, assembly

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a firestorm by introducing new city ordinances that many say will have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights.

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Undocumented and unafraid: the Chicago Six on trial

Six undocumented youth appeared in Chicago's Circuit Court yesterday: They are the first-ever undocumented immigrants in Illinois to be put on trial for protesting immigration policy.

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Immigration rights activists applaud hardship waiver proposal

This past Friday, the Obama administration announced rule changes in immigration policy that would allow undocumented immigrants to seek a hardship waiver while staying in the United States.

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Labor and community groups call for action as mortgage fraud settlement nears

Take action, says Working America in response to reports that the Justice Department is nearing an agreement with several banks responsible for ripping off home owners by mortgage fraud.

Romney scores not-so-big win as Republicans argue over “vulture capitalism”

Mitt Romney, "frontrunner" for the GOP presidential nomination, emerged as the leading candidate with only 37 percent of the vote.

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Awake the State rally rocks Orlando

Republican lawmakers and Republican Gov. Rick Scott are expected to push for deep cuts, including in Medicaid and unemployment benefits.

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Bradley Manning faces life imprisonment in whistleblower case

Oklahomans are paying particular attention to the case of PFC Bradley Manning, an Oklahoma native. Hearings on his case  commenced at Fort Meade, Md., last month.

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Montana high court upholds ban on corporate cash in elections

Progressives in the "Big Sky State" are praising the Montana Supreme Court for rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court's "corporate personhood" decision.

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Black farmers protest bar on further claims in discrimination settlement

The farmers, organized in the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, headquartered in Memphis, held a church rally to highlight the issue.

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