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Racial discrimination leads to increased deaths of black women from breast cancer

Although breast cancer survival rates increased overall between 1990 and 2010, white women benefited far more than did black women.

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Coalition takes UPK fight to Albany

Elected officials of all races came from across the city to show their support for the mayor's proposal that UPK be enacted and paid for by taxing those who make $500,000 and up.

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Feinstein blows the whistle on CIA torture

Feinstein believes the CIA destroyed or removed previously provided records of interrogations where numerous torture methods were used.

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Demonstrators demand justice for Jordan Davis

A week of action is taking place here all this week demanding Dunn be retried. Yesterday people wore black ribbons in remembrance of Jordan Davis.

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Keystone XL pipeline and the jobs controversy

XL backers' arguments that the project is a jobs provider are being disputed. Many, including some labor activists, feel that the pipeline issue does not need to be divisive, and that they share the same underlying interests.

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Republicans issue sketchy immigration tenets

The Republican principles give some things to the immigrant community but also impose severe new repressive measures. 

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Will Facebook die out by 2017?

According to a new study, one of the world's most popular social networks may be about to go the way of the dinosaur.

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Wisconsin moves from progressive “dairyland” to “plutocrats’ paradise”

Wisconsin's governor is attempting to launch a presidential campaign based on his reputation for union-busting, and a state legislature that draws up legislation to satisfy the needs of one multimillionaire.

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Could medical marijuana turn Florida blue in 2014?

 This past Monday, the Florida Supreme Court approved a ballot measure to make medical marijuana legal in the state.

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Fake checks and Internet scams top 2013 fraud list

The NCL reported that fake checks accounted for almost one in every four (24.23 percent) of scams last year. But Internet scams were not far behind.

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