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Award-winning elementary principal criticizes Mayor Rahm Emanuel, loses job

The "reassignment" to a different position smelled like retribution for the outspoken principal's public criticism of the Chicago mayor.

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News Guild campaigns to save NYC’s top Spanish-language daily, El Diario

The New York News Guild is waging an intense campaign to save the city's top Spanish-language daily from a cost-cutting jobs-cutting owner.

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East Oaklanders present new vision for fair development

Area residents have demanded that affordable housing, a clean and healthy environment, and good union jobs for current residents be written into any development plan for the area.

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South Carolina voters want to reverse damage by GOP state government

South Carolinians desperately need better paying jobs, more accessible health care and better schools, but Governor Haley is using a $400 million surplus for tax cuts for the wealthy.

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Inequality by the numbers

We Americans like to think of ourselves as a middle-class country where the top is not out of reach and the bottom doesn't pose such a grim, cautionary specter.

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Rubio: God demands free enterprise

Rubio did not explain how his Administration would finance anything at all after cutting taxes for the rich and giving tax refunds for health insurance.

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Conn. labor and civil rights groups join together at M. L. King event

Participants came not only to celebrate the life of Dr. King, but also to commit to building a more just and inclusive society.

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No joy in Wisconsin Mudville as state economy strikes out

The Walker approach hasn't opened Wisconsin to business, it has propelled an exodus.

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Today in history: The Americans with Disabilities Act signed 25 years ago

It was dedicated activism that accomplished these measures so that the benefits of living in a modern society can be accessed by millions more people.

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Education: is it job training, or preparation for democracy?

If we want our nation to create more people like history's innovators and inventors, we would be wise to teach our children how to think like they did.

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