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Immigrants, allies call for halt to deportations, path to citizenship

A coalition of immigrant groups and community allies kicked off a 1,000-mile caravan to Washington, D.C here on Jan. 3, with a press conference at Orlando City Hall.

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Year ends with 7.8 percent jobless rate

The U.S. ended 2012 with a 7.8 percent jobless rate in December, unchanged from the month before and down 0.7 percent from the end of 2011.

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No vote yet on Illinois marriage equality

According to Rep. Greg Harris, its chief sponsor in the House, "there is simply not enough time or votes."

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Republicans force expiration of Violence Against Women Act

The reason? Republicans reject extending the law's protections for women who are undocumented immigrants, Native Americans, LGBT, or students.

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Ten Commandments monument spurs controversy in Oklahoma

The American Civil Liberties Union is considering challenging the placement of a Ten Commandments monument near the Oklahoma state Capitol.

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Fix the economy: Only way to erase the debt

They are trying to tell us that the problem with the economy is the "debt."

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Unions to aim for labor law, immigration reform

Reforming labor law to help balance the scales between workers and bosses in organizing and bargaining, will always be labor's number one legislative priority - until it passes.

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Fiscal cliff deal seen as “breakthrough” on some issues

In an extraordinary session the House voted 257 to 167 to approve a Senate-crafted agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" on New Years Day.

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