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Crunch time for the midterm elections

It's crunch time! The polls are open and today's the day to cast your vote for candidates who will fight for working families, not candidates funded by the corporations.

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EPA targets dioxin, GOP targets EPA

The Obama administration is proposing tougher standards for highly toxic dioxin, and, naturally, industry groups and Republicans are objecting.

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Feds push to cut deadly coal dust by half

The United Mine Workers hailed as "a tremendous step forward" a decision by the Mine Safety and Health Administration to cut coal miners' exposure to lethal coal mine dust in half.

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Union construction jobs at stake Nov. 2

Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.

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Obama not waiting for Congress, curbs bus and truck emissions

The new plan will reduce by 20 percent heat-trapping emissions from truck and bus tailpipes.

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Youth debate issues, avoid partisan name calling in forum with Obama

The questions showed that young voters are less concerned with inside-the-beltway common knowledge and more concerned with  questions that define what kind of a country we are inheriting.

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Obama admin speaks out against bullying gay youth

After a wave of teen suicides by gay youth recently due to bullying the Obama administration is speaking out saying no young person should have to endure a life of relentless taunts and harassment.

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95,000 more jobs are lost

95,000 jobs were lost in September because the private sector added only 64,000 jobs while government employment went down by 159,000.

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White House summit seeks to boost community colleges

President Obama hosted a White House summit aimed at strengthening community colleges, the largest section of the U.S. higher education system.

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Obama administration ends Bush abstinence-only sex education policy

The Obama administration has announced funding for comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention programs.

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