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"Let us work," say government workers

It's hurting our communities, said demonstrators in downtown Detroit protesting the tea party led government shutdown.

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Death of an adjunct

Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French for 25 years, died underpaid and underappreciated at age 83.

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A rising tide lifts only yachts?

Letting wealth concentrate "at the very top," President Obama said, has been both "morally wrong" and "bad economics."

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Sequester sends San Jose, Calif., rents through roof

Some 17,000 tenants on the Federal Section 8 housing program in Santa Clara County recently received rent hikes of 10 percent or more. The area has very nearly the highest housing cost of any place in the country.

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Booming Silicon Valley economy hides rising social inequality

While fueling a new source of profits for Wall Street, working families are not enjoying the benefits of California's Silicon Valley economic resurgence.

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North Carolina crowd roars at governor: "Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!!"

Nearly 5,000 protesters at a "Moral Monday" rally roared disapproval of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's decision to terminate federal jobless benefits.

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New Haven creates "jobs pipeline" to fight poverty, unemployment

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Gov. Dannel Malloy and workers who are now employed through the new "jobs pipeline" program, marked the official opening of New Haven Works.

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Food stamps on the chopping block

On Monday evening, the Senate voted to cut roughly $4 billion from SNAP, more commonly known by its former name, food stamps.

New York public housing residents protest increased fees

Matthew Hendricks, a resident of the Lower East Side's Smith Houses, described NYCHA subcontractors as "incompetent" and typical of "indifference to residents of public housing."

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Letter Carriers cite huge need in 21st annual food drive

Letter Carriers from coast to coast will collect non-perishable food on their 21st annual food drive, on Saturday, May 11. The food is distributed locally, to "free food" pantries, homeless shelters, and other institutions that feed the poor

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