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U.S. trade policy linked to crisis at the border

The mass migration of children from Central America has been at the center of a political firestorm over the past few weeks.

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Children fleeing violence and poverty

Displaced children as young as 13 are leaving their homes in Central America in greater numbers than ever before due to violence from wars involving the cartels, gang initiations and or extortion.

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GOP-Ryan budget slashes Medicare, college aid and stirs voter anger

It would slash non-defense spending in the coming decade by $5 trillion, cutting to the bone every vital human needs program while increasing Pentagon spending by $500 billion.

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House GOP rams through latest devastating Ryan budget

The House's ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on Apr. 10.

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Today in eco-history: The worst storm of the Dust Bowl

On April 14, 1935, The "Black Sunday Storm," one of the worst dust storms in U.S. history, caused immense economic and agricultural damage

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Revive long-term unemployment benefits now

The Senate passed a bill reviving the program for long-term jobless workers. House leaders have said they won't take up the Senate bill, and Congress is due to leave town for a two-week recess.

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"Funeral" mourns loss of renters' rights in Wisconsin

At the stroke of midnight on March 1, laws went into effect that will strike down many county and municipal ordinances that have strengthened legal protections for those who rent.

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Union leaders hail Obama order raising minimum wage for contract workers

They urged other politicians, notably lawmakers in Congress, to follow his lead and raise the national minimum wage.

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Medicaid fight in Virginia takes off

The new Democratic governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, is pushing hard for Virginia to sign onto the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) Medicaid Expansion Program.

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Hartford rising for Community Bill of Rights

The multi-racial rally, called in the spirit of Dr. King's 1964 poor people's campaign, was held in Hartford's North End, one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the nation. 

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