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Coal poses major health threat, physicians group warns

Coal plays a role in four of the top five causes of death in the U.S. - heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases - says a report by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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Health care reform equals jobs, small business owners say

CHICAGO - Hundreds of health care reform advocates, union leaders and small business owners rallied outside the Renaissance Hotel here Nov. 17, while America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) held its national Fall Forum inside.

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Health care vigil calls on Lieberman’s conscience

Over 500 Connecticut supporters of health care with a strong public option gathered in front of Sen. Joseph Lieberman's home for an interfaith prayer vigil Sunday.

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Texans say health care can’t wait!

The Texas AFL-CIO initiated a statewide rally for health care reform at the state capitol for November 14.

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Republicans try to block Senate health care debate

Health care advocates say the priority now is pressing senators to stand up to the insurance industry's stalling tactic.

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Activists say ‘thanks’ for health care reform

Video: In Dallas, activists from MoveOn, Organizing for America, Jobs with Justice and the Progressive Center of Texas poured into the offices of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson to thank her for voting for health care reform.

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Health reform gets thumbs up from business community

In its ongoing campaign to pass health reform, the White House this week highlighted a new report from the Business Roundtable (BRT) on healthcare costs.

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Poultry companies on trial in film and courtroom

Don McCorkell, a former Oklahoma state representative, has made a compelling film that will make you think twice before you buy your next chicken wing.

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Four in Hartford arrested at Lieberman protest

Several dozen demonstrators gathered in front of Senator Joseph Lieberman's Hartford office at Constitution Plaza yesterday.

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Only in California! In-home care in peril

Beginning Nov. 1, until they are officially enrolled, new providers of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) to low income seniors, the blind and the disabled will not be paid their wages.

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