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Forgive student loans and save the economy

When the first economic meltdown hit in 2008, speculation and sub-prime loan debt were to blame. Now, with $900 billion in student loans, Americans are beginning to ask the question, is the student debt crisis next?

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Video: LA bus riders protest transportation cuts

Bus riders gathered on a busy street in Los Angeles, California, recently as part of a national day of action to stop bus service cuts and fare increases.

Another tragic police shooting in Washington Heights

On September 17, over 150 neighbors, family and friends of John Collado marched to the 34th Precinct headquarters demanding justice.

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Demanding economic reform, hundreds "occupy" Wall Street

More than 1,000 people, mostly young and college educated, came together Sept. 17 to occupy Wall Street.

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Health Equity Summit highlights progress, problems

The Affordable Care Act has opened the way for great progress toward overcoming racial, ethnic, gender and geographic health disparities. But much hard work lies ahead to make sure its promise is realized at the federal, state and community level.

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Groups launch effort to prevent execution of Troy Davis

This is Davis's fourth execution date since 2007. The gun used to kill the police officer was never found, nor any physical evidence linking Davis to the murder.

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A march for jobs and justice to MLK monument

The Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network, the NAACP and others have called for a march for 'Jobs and Justice' in DC August 27th.

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Rally tells Sen. Feinstein: Fight for Social Security

They came from all over northern California - by bus, by train, by carpool - to deliver a powerful message to Senator Dianne Feinstein: Stand up and be a champion for Social Security!

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In pilot project, AFL-CIO organizes Minnesota jobless workers

The AFL-CIO, in a pilot project in the Twin Cities and in six other areas, is trying to bring some hope back - along with practical help.

Protesters target BART for cell phone cutoff

The rowdy but nonviolent roving protest was directed both at the BART's cell phone shutdown and BARTs police' fatal shooting of a homeless man last month.

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