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Senate immigration bill: big advances, real dangers

Numerous groups are working out their point-by-point analyses of the Senate bill, which is more than 800 pages long.

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Senate immigration bill hailed

Last week's unprecedented march on Washington D.C. to "Keep Families Together" through immigration reform has borne its first fruit, immigrant rights activists are saying.

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“Stop breaking up families, immigration reform now,” demand protests

The civil disobedience at Federal Plaza was one of 10 actions that took place around the country organized by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement.

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Minimum wage workers press Senate for hike

WASHINGTON - For seven years, Carolle Fleurio has been a cook at a family restaurant in Stockbridge, Ga., and even though she enjoys the job, she told a Senate panel here, it's tough to raise a family on $8 an hour.

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It's baaaack! Online privacy bill CISPA returns amid protest

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act would allow corporations to share your online data with the government in real time. CISPA has been met with strong opposition from online privacy advocates and companies.

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Today in women's history: ERA sent to states for ratification

On March 21, 1972, Congress sent the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification. The amendment fell three states short of being ratified, but the struggle continues to this day.

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New moves to tax corporate offshore havens

General Electric avoided $35.7 billion in U.S. taxes by putting $102 billion in 2010 profits in "at least 14" tax havens in Bermuda, Singapore and Luxembourg. 

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Immigration reform fight begins in earnest

The move for reform has been spearheaded by undocumented youth themselves, but also includes Obama, sections of the Democratic Party, labor, churches and other community organizations.

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Will Republicans keep blocking Violence Against Women Act?

Earlier, Republicans blocked reauthorization because they opposed extending protections to 30 million women who are undocumented immigrants, Native Americans, LGBT, or students on campuses.

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Report challenges anti-immigrant "enforcement first" calls

The United States already spends more money on and has more infrastructure devoted to stopping undocumented immigrants from entering the country than for any other activity designated as illegal.

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