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Public opposition could be key in Congress Syria vote

Polls show substantial public opposition to a military strike on Syria, even "limited" strikes to deter chemical weapons use.

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End of prisoners' hunger strike marks new phase in struggle

In a dramatic announcement Sept. 5, leaders of the nine-week-long hunger strike by California prison inmates said they are suspending their strike.

 

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Stand up for Cincinnati

What do you call a proposal that breaks promises to city workers, destroys their family's hard-earned retirement security, lowers the city's tax base and harms our fragile economy?

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To ease or not to ease, that is Fed's question

The Jackson Hole conference attended by many of the world's top economists, central bankers and policy makers revealed divisions over current Fed stimulus policy.

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Sequester sends San Jose, Calif., rents through roof

Some 17,000 tenants on the Federal Section 8 housing program in Santa Clara County recently received rent hikes of 10 percent or more. The area has very nearly the highest housing cost of any place in the country.

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Calif. prison hunger strike nears two-month mark

The strikers' core demands include ending long-term solitary confinement and group punishment, and offering SHU inmates more constructive programs and activities.

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Labor Day report: Wages "dead in the water" for a decade

According to a new report, workers' wages "have been dead in the water for a decade," but the trend can be reversed with job-creating investment in infrastructure and education, and a minimum wage raise.

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Families of police crime victims demand civilian oversight

Hundreds rallied in Chicago recently to demand justice for victims of police crimes and the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council.

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Fast food workers strike in 60 cities for higher wages

Fast food workers went on strike in a half dozen Michigan cities as well as over 60 cities, towns and suburbs nationwide, driving home how fast this movement for dignity and a 15 dollar an hour wage is spreading.

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Chicago school boycott demands elected school board

Hundreds of students, parents and community activists joined a rally and march Aug. 28 supporting a one-day Chicago school boycott to protest the destruction of public education.

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