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NAACP blasts court refusal to halt voter restrictions in North Carolina

A federal judge denied attempts by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and his administration to have the NAACP's legal challenge to the massive voter suppression law dismissed.

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Despite parent protest, Simeon closes electricity-training class

On a near perfect summer evening here, July 31, about 75 parents along with a number of students filled the Simeon Career and Technical Education auditorium.

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Oklahomans launch ballot initiative for medical marijuana

The Oklahomans for Health on June 17 launched a ballot initiative to vote on legalization of medical marijuana in the upcoming midterm elections.

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Shutdown of Ohio aluminum giant Ormet appears final

Not only did Ormet's workers rely on the company for a decent living but the economies of Ohio River communities hung on the company's survival.

 

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The child migrant crisis: latest developments

The "crisis" appears to be shrinking: 85 percent of the 57,000 child migrants have now been placed with parents, other family members or sponsors living in the United States.

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On union’s push to save postal service, Danny Glover says, “I’m in”

At the recent national convention here of the APWU, actor Danny Glover delivered a speech that brought tears to the eyes and postal workers to their feet.

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Retirees fight GOP vouchers as Medicare and Medicaid turn 49

ARA spearheaded protests at offices of Republicanz in Congress who want to turn Medicare into a voucher program and increase the eligibility age.

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"Least productive" Congress left D.C. without doing anything serious

Congress left town on August 1 for a month-long recess without tackling a host of U.S. problems - and lack of infrastructure funding is one of those topping the list.

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Remembering Eric Garner, African American father of six

Those who knew Garner personally explained that the contact with police was in response to a fight that broke out where Garner intervened as the peacemaker. 

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Fast food workers plan civil disobedience as employers “freak out” over NLRB ruling

The "$15 and a union" campaign won an NLRB decision that could dramatically change the organizing landscape in favor of  fast food workers.

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