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Two of Virginia's Congressional districts get re-drawn over GOP objections

Judges re-drew Southern Va.'s 3rd and 4th Congressional districts; GOP lawmakers had concentrated the region's African-American voters into a single district.

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Wall Street split between Clinton and Trump, but most back Clinton

One point of view is that some on Wall Street back Hillary Clinton because they fear Trump's "unpredictability" and the effect it could have on financial markets.

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Labor, progressives warn Congress: Keep ideological agenda out of spending bills

"Riders from the Republican leadership are a way to manipulate the rules in favor of the wealthy few and big corporations."

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Obama rolls out budget plan he says will protect workers

President Obama says his proposal for the year starting October 1 would, if enacted, enhance retirement security and improve worker protections for millions of people.

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"Wicked": Boehner invitation for Netanyahu slammed from all sides

Netanyahu is once again meddling in American politics and the Republican party is siding with a foreign country over our own president.

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"I can't breathe" march on Washington to protest police killings

The storm will hit this week when eight mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police will testify Dec. 10 in a House hearing sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.

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President's delay on immigration action allows crisis to deepen

Despite his anger, U.S. Rep Luis Gutiérrez (D, Il.) said people should not allow their disgust regarding inaction on immigration reform to keep them from voting in November.

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"Least productive" Congress left D.C. without doing anything serious

Congress left town on August 1 for a month-long recess without tackling a host of U.S. problems - and lack of infrastructure funding is one of those topping the list.

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Workers and lawmakers team up to force fair scheduling at Walmart

Walmart workers were on Capitol Hill telling lawmakers how the giant retailer's scheduling practices make it impossible for most of them to lead anything approaching a normal life.

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Ellison tacks wage theft ban onto defense bill

If Ellison's move survives the rest of the congressional gauntlet, it could aid tens of thousands of underpaid fast food workers at commissaries and in mini-malls on defense bases.

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