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Walmart ordered to pay $4.8 million in stolen overtime

The announcement was made as the enormous retail chain - and its attack on labor - became a focus of the annual May Day march held here yesterday.

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Wal-Mart Mexico scandal has echoes in U.S. operations

Wal-Mart conducted a massive, illegal, $24 million bribery campaign in Mexico to aggressively expand its operations there, but Chicagoans say lavishing Wal-Mart money to push its agenda sounds familiar.

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Congressman says 80 fellow House members are communists

The statement has drawn quick condemnation from both Congressional progressives and from the Communist Party USA itself.

Communists to tackle right-wing extremism at nationwide conference

A great mix of older and newer comrades will discuss the growth of far-right extremism and how it can be defeated.

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Martin Sheen touts, Occupy Wall Street, Obama presidency

Actor Martin Sheen credits the Occupy Wall Street movement with changing the debate in the country and creating a new framework for this year's election.

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Right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart dead at 43

Andrew Breitbart, a right-wing blogger and provocateur known for his attacks on labor, peace, civil rights and a host of other progressive organizations died late last night at the age of 43.

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Rev. Franklin Graham apologizes to President Obama for questioning his faith

Rev. Franklin Graham has issued an apology for questioning President Obama's faith. The evangelist son of Billy Graham in an interview on Morning Joe, when asked about the president's faith, repeatedly said, "I don't know, ask him."

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First black actor to win an Oscar: Hattie McDaniel

Roles in film for African Americans at the time were almost exclusively as maids and servants. McDaniel excelled at appearing in such roles, for which she received wide criticism.

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Angela Davis headlines tribute for CPUSA’s Henry Winston

Winston was also a political prisoner, unjustly imprisoned in the McCarthy era where he lost his fight due to poor medical care while there.

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100,000 demand Clarence Thomas stay out of health care hearing

Over 100,000 signatures demanding Justice Clarence Thomas recuse himself from upcoming March hearings on the Affordable Care Act were presented to the Supreme Court on Friday. 

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