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On May Day

It's often forgotten, but May Day, the original, real, workers' holiday, originated in the U.S.

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Award-winning elementary principal criticizes Mayor Rahm Emanuel, loses job

The "reassignment" to a different position smelled like retribution for the outspoken principal's public criticism of the Chicago mayor.

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Dead miners’ families react to coal criminal Blankenship’s 12 month jail sentence

Convicted coal criminal Don Blankenship appeared in federal court for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger last Wednesday.

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Rebellion growing in Juarez border factories

Workers have marched through the streets and demanded recognition of independent unions.

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South Carolinians facing tough times, but think politicians won’t help

Voters and non-voters alike see themselves and their neighbors facing hard times. But many of those we talked with feel that they are on their own.

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Inequality by the numbers

We Americans like to think of ourselves as a middle-class country where the top is not out of reach and the bottom doesn't pose such a grim, cautionary specter.

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November election results: Not as good in Virginia as in Louisiana

The problem was Democrats didn't turn out: Only 26 percent of registered voters in Virginia voted.

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Millions of immigrants continue to wait for relief

This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration.

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Who will pay for everybody's free college?

A tax on Wall Street speculation will not only make public colleges and universities tuition-free, it will substantially lower interest rates on college debt.

 

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Allegiant Air pilot fired for evacuating passengers from smoking plane

"The single most important responsibility a pilot has is to protect the safety of his passengers and flight crew."

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