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GOP Congress aims dagger at Social Security

On its first day of business here the GOP-run House launched what could end up as the most serious attack yet on Social Security.

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New tasks for the Cuba solidarity movement

Obama's announcement was "a major step forward toward ending the 55-year cold war with Cuba."

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Oakland town hall demands end to police violence

Ending the longstanding reality of unpunished police violence against black and brown men was the topic Dec. 17 at a town hall meeting.

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AFGE says military overspending led to unpaid furloughs

"DoD spending on service contracts is closing in on $200 billion annually; already, it is more than double the cost of the Department's entire civilian workforce."

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Obama’s historic shift on U.S.-Cuba relations

Americans and Cubans woke up on Dec. 17 to the jaw-dropping news that the U.S. is making a monumental shift in its relations with Cuba.

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U.S. and Cuba announce re-establishment of diplomatic relations!

Obama and Raul Castro announced a breathtakingly radical agreement to change the relationship between the two countries.

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Breaking news: Obama freeing remaining three of Cuba 5

The remaining three of the Cuba 5 are being freed in a  new deal between President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro.

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Inside story on how one little city slew an oil dragon

A  dragon by the name of Chevron, breathing a fire fueled by Citizens United and $3.1 million in cash, succumbed to the people of the tiny city of Richmond, California.

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Marches against police killings sweep the nation

Led by mothers, fathers, and widows of African American men killed by white police officers, 50,000 protesters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Calif. legislature will consider health coverage for undocumented

A bill to extend health coverage to all Californians regardless of their immigration status will be among items California's new legislature will consider.

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