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Republicans plunge nation into government shutdown

"Repeal the job-killing sequester," Richard Trumka declared. "Protect food aid for the poor. And create jobs and raise hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in our future by ending tax subsidies for outsourcing."

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Richmond takes a daring step for homeowners

After a tumultuous meeting drawing hundreds of residents, the Richmond City Council voted to continue exploring a plan to rescue underwater mortgages by using the power of eminent domain.

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Detroit bankruptcy coming to your city next, leaders warn

Detroit is the canary in the coalmine, warned speakers at a public forum on the city's bankruptcy, held this past Saturday, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers Jr.

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Indiana judge finds right-to-work unconstitutional

An Indiana judge ruled the state's "right-to-work" (for less) law is unconstitutional.

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ALEC: Behind the scene in 2014!

The American Legislative Council, known as ALEC, is an outfit controlled and financed by some of the biggest corporate financial barons.

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Senate rules compromise avoids "nuclear" option

This comes after years of pressure by labor, financial reform, environmental and other progressive groups to allow up-or-down votes on executive nominees so the peoples business can finally get done.

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Senate rules fight today a big deal for a Battle Creek woman

Unions have had an ongoing campaign to force the Senate to vote on the NLRB nominees this week. Majority Leader Harry Reid planned to change the filibuster rule to eliminate the Republicans' roadblock.

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Huge crowd pledges to fight for MLK's 'Dream'

Fifty years after Dr. King first gave his "I Have a Dream Speech" to 100,000 in this city, a diverse sea of people again flooded a two-mile stretch of Woodward Ave, Detroit's main thoroughfare.

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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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Chicago’s “Red Squad” stories reveal damage to democracy

CHICAGO - A lively symposium on this city's infamous "Red Squad" took place June 1 at the Chicago History Museum.

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