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Republicans set to kill mortgage assistance programs

Republican members of Congress have set their sight on gutting assistance to troubled homeowners at risk of foreclosure.

 

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A New Generation of Dreamers: Freedom Rides yesterday and today

A month-long celebration linking the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides that desegregated interstate transportation in the South with today's movements to address racism, violence and unemployment was kicked off here.

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Latino leaders: "Hands off Social Security!"

Organization representing more than 50 million Latinos are joining forces to defend Social Security.

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New report highlights port truck drivers' plight

They are the 110,000 truck drivers who move millions of cargo containers at the nation's ports every year.

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Despite Christmas hiring, unemployment rate jumps

Just as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, the GOP pushes for tax breaks for billionaires as America's economy crumbles.

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"Long time coming": Congress OKs compensation for Black farmers, Native Americans

The legislature approved a landmark bill to pay $4.6 billion in compensation to African American farmers and Native Americans.

The GOP doesn’t care about hungry families

One in four children are in danger of going hungry every night says the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a new report on “food insecurity.”

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Hip-hop's Rhymefest to run for Chicago city council

CHICAGO - Che "Rhymefest" Smith, a 33-year-old Hip-hop artist and third generation resident of the southside's Woodlawn neighborhood, announced Oct. 22, that he will run for alderman of the 20th Ward.

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Unemployment at 50 percent, Detroit vows to fight

Though she is without full-time employment, Emily Norton works even harder today. She now has four part-time jobs but earns just one-third of what she made while working full time.

Poverty up, uninsured up

The Great Recession hit home and hit hard in 2009, the Census Bureau said, as the number of uninsured leaped by 4.4 million in one year.

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