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SCOTUS to rule on whether retirees can get health benefits for life

Can retirees get lifetime health care benefits under a union contract?  That question hit the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10.

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Miners’ families welcome indictment of Massey Energy CEO Blankenship

A federal grand jury indicted the former Massey Energy CEO on numerous counts of conspiracy in the Apr. 2010 underground explosion that killed 29 men.

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Southern town government refuses to remove Confederate flag

A local museum's request to remove a Confederate flag was rejected by the City Council in a poor, struggling former textile town.

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Louise Koszalka dies at 100

Louise (Jones) Ferragut Koszalka, May 12, 1914, to Oct. 31, 2014, passed away peacefully at home with her family.

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Veterans Day sonnet: "Anthem for Doomed Youth"

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?

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Detroit bankruptcy solved – for now: What about other cities?

Everyone is congratulating Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and his emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, for helping to craft a bankruptcy settlement in Detroit.

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Mail-in, provisional ballots upset Calif. Republican “upset”

Republicans badly wanted to win this historically red district, famous as the home for many retired military.

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Seismic shift seen in Florida Cuban American vote

Despite winning the gubernatorial race in Florida last week, exit polling shows that Gov. Rick Scott lost Cuban-Americans to his Democratic opponent, 50 to 46 percent.

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California bucks national GOP election wave

By an impressive vote of 58.5 percent to 41.5 percent, with a majority in every county in the state, Prop 47 passed, truly a huge people's victory.

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New York Working Families Party pulls through difficult election night

"There's no way around it, losing the Senate is a tough blow for all of us hoping to see a progressive agenda enacted."

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