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Keystone XL heads to Senate for vote

Many activists fighting against Keystone are expecting - or hoping - that if the bill does get its 60 votes, Obama will simply veto it anyway.

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SCOTUS to rule on whether retirees can get health benefits for life

Can retirees get lifetime health care benefits under a union contract?  That question hit the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10.

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NNU leader: U.S. hospitals won’t protect workers vs. Ebola unless feds order it

The largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation's hospitals.

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Ebola fear, monitoring ease for some in Dallas

Officials said 43 of 48 people on an original watch list have passed the 21-day maximum incubation period for the viral disease and are now in the clear.

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Nurses: Ebola threat requires emergency presidential action

With concern escalating bout the threat of a wider Ebola outbreak, National Nurses United today called on Obama to "invoke his executive authority."

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Nurses say U.S. hospitals not ready to tackle Ebola

As the Ebola crisis appears to grow more serious, some 4,000 nurses got on a national conference call sponsored by the NNU to discuss the response at their hospitals.

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Teamsters' teach-in spotlights environmental injustice at hazardous Missouri landfill

The landfill contains 8,700 tons of un-containerized radioactive waste and there's a fire at the site.

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D.C. hospital nurses campaign vs. short-staffing, for better patient care

"Since there are not enough nurses to safely staff the current ER, how are we going to provide quality care for more patients in an expanded ER?"

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Burger King’s new Whopper puts the bite on U.S. taxpayers

Next time you consider chomping into a Burger King Whopper, you might think about the bite this fast food giant is trying to take out of the American taxpayer.

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Connecticut labor, environmental, peace groups join together for People's Climate March

"Working people will suffer disproportionately from the current patterns of investment and neglect that do not prioritize good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities."

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