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GOP-Ryan budget slashes Medicare, college aid and stirs voter anger

It would slash non-defense spending in the coming decade by $5 trillion, cutting to the bone every vital human needs program while increasing Pentagon spending by $500 billion.

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Official unemployment rate drops to 6.6 percent

The Economic Policy Institute, a progressive economic think tank, issued a statement that was positive in tone and substance about some aspects of the Labor Department's report but negative about others.

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Marxist economist Richard Wolff draws overflow crowds

They flocked to hear the unapologetically self-avowed "Marxian economist" who has long toiled in the obscurity of academia and left circles.

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Medicaid fight in Virginia takes off

The new Democratic governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, is pushing hard for Virginia to sign onto the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) Medicaid Expansion Program.

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Philly coalition demands quality education for all

They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"

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Philly hunger strikers fast for safe schools

"This is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day, for eight days," said Patricia Norris as she held up her bottle of water. Norris is on a "water only" fast outside Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's regional office.

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Tens of thousands take part in anti-austerity rallies

Tens of thousands of Spaniards took part in a "citizens' tide" against austerity on Saturday on the 32nd anniversary of an attempted Falangist coup.

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Nationwide rallies against austerity

Footballs, dodge balls, and pumpkin pie were props used in some of the nationwide actions for fiscal fairness during the National Day of Action sponsored by the AFL-CIO and allies.

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Library closing plan will shut people out

If the mayor's budget is approved, it will reduce Memphians' library access by nearly 25 percent.

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Families to Bloomberg: don't cut our kids

Under the banner "A Better New York for All," City Councilor Jackson set the tone for the day: "Youth services is our number one priority. We are going to fight tooth and nail until the cuts are restored."

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