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Trucks spew deadly pollution at nation’s ports, new reports show

Emissions from thousands of trucks filling our ports cause hypertension, asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and a host of other respiratory illnesses among drivers and surrounding communities.

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Health care inspires 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' remix

On the Senate floor Dec. 22, Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., delivered a health care inspired version of the classic Christmas poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

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Senate clears the way for health reform vote

WASHINGTON— In the wee hours of a snowbound Monday morning the U.S. Senate voted 60 to 40 to terminate debate and move toward a final vote on health care reform legislation before they adjourn for Christmas.

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Health care reform movement fights for last minute changes

WASHINGTON—The Democratic Senate leadership claimed victory in securing 60 votes to end the Republican filibuster of a health care reform bill Dec. 18 but organizations representing millions of voters said basic changes must be made to the bill to win their support.

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Pa. single-payer health plan draws bipartisan support

Both Republicans and Democrats testified for a single-payer health plan for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Dec. 16.

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Demonstration calls on Schumer to stand firm on health care

More than 75 people gathered in midtown Manhattan outside the office of NY Senator Charles Schumer on December 15 as the Senate debated the health care reform legislation.

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Obama, senators push for health care vote

Despite anger over Sen. Joe Lieberman's sabotage of a public option, Senate Democrats are pushing hard for a floor vote on health care reform.

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Washington State continues fight for health care

Washington State rallies for health care, still, Dec. 12.

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NY rally highlights health care's human face

Eric de la Cruz wasn't poor and just over five years ago, after visiting several doctors, Eric was told that he had a serious heart ailment that was curable by a transplant.

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Liberals, centrists praise tentative health reform deal

Health care reform advocates in Congress and some who have been resisting reform say the reported Senate compromise puts substantive health care reform within reach.

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