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Louise Koszalka dies at 100

Louise (Jones) Ferragut Koszalka, May 12, 1914, to Oct. 31, 2014, passed away peacefully at home with her family.

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Detroit bankruptcy solved – for now: What about other cities?

Everyone is congratulating Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and his emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, for helping to craft a bankruptcy settlement in Detroit.

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How “chickenshit” and Israel played in the elections

Republicans thought they could use this to boost their vote among "supporters of Israel." But Jewish voters continued to vote heavily for Democrats.

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UN climate report: No new news, mostly bad news

The new report breaks no new ground. This report is a summary of the three reports already issued, which focused in much more detail on specific aspects of the science.

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The roots of economic justice

Minimum wages should provide enough income for working families to put shelter over their heads, food on their tables and clothes on their backs.

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Ferguson causes a nation to re-examine police violence and brutality

These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.

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Brown autopsy results leaked, spun to favor police

The timing of the report along with emphasis on powder burns and marijuana use may suggest local official's tactics designed to undermine the grand jury's work prior to its completion.

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Today in Native history: Harrison extinguishes Ponca land rights

The tragedy of the Ponca Indians led to Nebraska's last significant land acquisition,  when President Harrison issued a proclamation that extended the northern boundary of Nebraska into the Dakota territory. 

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It’s the GOP’s turn to ask, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”

With less than a month to go before the Nov. 4 election, "What's the matter with Kansas?" is a question Republicans are asking.

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The big money: Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary bid for re-election, he wasted no time cashing in on new opportunities.

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