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Progress toward immigration bill? Not without “street heat”

Of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States today, between 7.5 and 8 million are estimated to be in the labor force.

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Name stadium for prison company? Not on this campus

GEO Group's main niche has been profiting from immigration detention centers which have helped facilitate deportations and the separation of families.

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Suit filed to stop Michigan's emergency manager law

What is happening in Michigan "is a threat to everyone in this nation," said Al Sharpton. "If you get away with it in Detroit, you can get away with it all over the nation."

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Arkansas oil spill paints town black, pipeline risks exposed

Exxon Mobil's Pegasus pipeline ruptured March 29, spewing thousands of barrels of heavy Canadian crude throughout the town of Mayflower, Ark.

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Recovery underway for Minn. oil spill, but what lessons learned?

On March 28 in western Minnesota, a mile-long train hauling oil from Canada derailed, leading to a spill of about 15,000 gallons of crude.

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Task force confronts at-risk pensions for 10 million workers

The 2007-08 financial crisis, spurred by Wall Street's "casino capitalism," still threatens pension plans that affect 10 million workers.

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Today in women's history: Actor Pearl Baily was born

Friday,  March 29th was Pearl Bailey's birthday.

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Thousands rally against school closings, vow "the fight has just begun"

Thousands of teachers, parents, students and city residents  protested the announcement by Chicago Board of Education that it will close 54 schools effecting 30,000 students.

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Obama: “Shame on us if we’ve forgotten Newtown”

"Shame on us if we've forgotten," Obama said. "I haven't forgotten those kids."

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Today in women's history: National Women's Party protests workplace discrimination

On this day in 1931, governors of Florida, Virginia, New Mexico and a few other states rejected proposals from the Cotton-Textile Institute to forbid women from working factory night shifts.

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