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Food stamps on the chopping block

On Monday evening, the Senate voted to cut roughly $4 billion from SNAP, more commonly known by its former name, food stamps.

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Crowd honors photographers tossed out by the Sun Times

"I never knew until today," he said, as he looked out over the crowd, "that you can fly with a broken wing; our spirits may be wounded, but our hearts continue to smile."

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Events around U.S. mark 32nd anniversary of Oscar Lopez Rivera

Supporters of Puerto Rican independentist Oscar Lopez Rivera marked the 32nd anniversary of his imprisonment.

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Rudy Lozano remembered as fighter for immigrant, worker rights

CHICAGO - There were tears, laughter, poetry and song as family and friends gathered June 8 to remember the life and legacy of Rudy Lozano Sr.

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Virginia elections lineup features extremist Republicans

DANVILLE, Va. - The race for Virginia's governor may be remembered for how many shoes will drop before Election Day.

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Immigration debate begins in Senate as calls to end deportations grow

 President Obama insisted the "moment is now" to give 11 million immigrants in the U.S. without documents a chance at citizenship.

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Wealth returns to the 1 percent

The U.S. as a whole has regained all the household wealth it lost to the recession but it's the rich that have scooped all the cash.

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Left unity championed at New York meet

Several socialist organizations came together last week to discuss how to better unite the left.

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New Jersey to receive solar farms, part of $446 million plan

What was once a landfill in Kearny, New Jersey is the first such farm, and currently boasts 12,500 solar panels over 13 acres.

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Detroit remembers 50 years after King's "I Have a Dream" speech

Why are tens of thousands again prepared to march in Detroit? "We need a better Detroit, better Michigan, better jobs, and better justice, to turn the dream of 1963 into the reality of 2013."

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