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Supreme Court rules Calif. must reduce inmates

After a long court battle, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, on May 23 that California must lower its prison population by tens of thousands in the next two years, so the state can provide decent health care for those who remain.

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Chicago protesters swamp Ryan over Medicare attack

CHICAGO - Hundreds of demonstrators chanting "Hands off our Medicare!" filled the block while GOP Rep. Paul Ryan was inside addressing the Economics Club, trying to sell his budget proposal.

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People power takes over Wall Street

An outpouring of 10,000 New Yorkers swept into lower Manhattan on May 12 to demand that Wall Street and the big billionaires pay their fair share.

Economists: “People’s Budget” is best for the people

The Economic Policy Institute says the Progressive Caucus budget plan will cut the deficit better than either the Republicans' help-the-rich plan or Obama's framework.

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At Michigan commencement, protest slams budget-cutting governor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Up in the sky, a plane floated a banner reading, "Some cuts never heal" as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder gave the University of Michigan commencement address on Saturday.

GOP reps run from voters on Social Security, Medicare

Facing voter anger, Republican lawmakers across the country are screening questions at town hall meetings, holding "invitation only" gatherings, or deciding not to hold meetings at all.

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Huy Pham and Wisconsin in Orange County

On March 17, 29-year-old Huy Pham, a city maintenance worker, jumped off the roof of Costa Mesa City Hall, killing himself, after receiving a pink slip.

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Protesters demand Bank of America pay taxes

100 protesters rallied in front of Bank of America here on Tax Day to single out that bank for enjoying huge profits while paying little or no taxes.

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Thousands at Michigan Capitol: We are the people

A cross-section of the people's movement poured into the Michigan Capitol grounds today with this message: "We are the people - protect us, not the CEOs."

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Thousands drown out GOP at Michigan Capitol

The Rally for Michigan Families was the largest and most diverse demonstration since protests against the Republican attack began here a month ago. "The Republicans could never have a rally like this," said one participant.

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