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Iraq duty may have affected Fort Hood shooter

His rampage ended during a stand-off with a military policewoman when Lopez took his own life.

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West Virginia chemical spill causes state of emergency

More than 100,000 homes, businesses and hospitals in nine counties around Charleston, W. Va., are without water due to a chemical leak into the Elk River, which provides water for an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 people.

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A year after Newtown, more shootings, more gun profits

"Unless there is a sustained public movement to curb guns as a source of profit, the corporate profit drive will continue to push guns to make money."

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Firefighters union leads somber 9/11 commemoration

Hundreds of union members lost their lives doing their job on that horrific day 12 years ago; the labor movement continues to honor all 9/11 victims and work like hell for those who survived.

 

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Hiroshima memory stirs call for peace

Peace activists joined many thousands of similar gatherings worldwide to remember the horror of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

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Wildfire cuts path of death and destruction through Arizona

The fire in Yarnell, Arizona, claimed the lives of 19 firefighters, burned 8,374 acres, and laid waste to hundreds of homes. And more firefighters are currently risking their lives to tame this blaze .

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Colorado fires blaze on as workers rush to fight them

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service an out of money to pay for firefighting equipment this year, after Congress only provided half of the total sum of money it has cost to fight wildfires so far.

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Unions gather aid for tornado victims

Unions, led by the fire fighters and the AFL-CIO, are gathering aid for their members and other victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas.

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Texas plant blast explainable, not excusable

The plant's owner apparently didn't disclose the dangers there, and the government agencies responsible for protecting the area also failed. Profoundly.

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Massive twister ravages Oklahoma town

The people of Moore cannot be expected to merely pick up where they left off; rebuilding and recovering will cost money that few of them are likely to have in this largely working-class community.

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