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Not this old lady! GOP caught in “Grannygate” SB 5 scam

The granny in "Grannygate" is Marlene Quinn, a 78-year-old Cincinnati woman whose grandson and great granddaughter were saved by firefighters in a house fire a year ago.

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U.S. Senate apologizes for Chinese Exclusion Act

It's been 129 years since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed, but the Oct. 6 Senate resolution apologizing for it was welcomed nonetheless.

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Video: LA bus riders protest transportation cuts

Bus riders gathered on a busy street in Los Angeles, California, recently as part of a national day of action to stop bus service cuts and fare increases.

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Documents show Boeing saw South Carolina as worst option for 787

Newly uncovered Boeing Co. documents show their  "Project Gemini" plan to punish workers in Washington state by establishing a second 787 line in South Carolina was their highest risk option for their new Dreamliner jet.

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Trumka: New GOP bill would gut workers’ rights

Republicans are backing a new bill they introduced after the NLRB filed a complaint against Boeing, which the board says retaliated against workers for exercising their rights.

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Groups launch effort to prevent execution of Troy Davis

This is Davis's fourth execution date since 2007. The gun used to kill the police officer was never found, nor any physical evidence linking Davis to the murder.

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Veto of “voter ID” law upheld in New Hampshire

Poorer people and students scored a voting rights victory in New Hampshire as a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch of a controversial voter ID law was upheld.

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Congreswoman introduces emergency jobs bill

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., plans to introduce the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, which will put over 2 million people to work.

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On Danziger Bridge cops shot first, covered up later

New Orleans police are charged with covering up the deadly shootings of innocent people on the Danziger Bridge as they were on their way to search for food days after Hurricane Katrina had laid waste to their city.

FBI rules changes provoke Senate inquiry

The FBI plans to issue new rules broadening the discretion of its 14,000 field agents over matters of individual privacy.

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