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A first: Oakland ID card is also ATM card

Oakland is set to offer all residents, including undocumented immigrants, ID/ATM debit cards.

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Congress passes major food safety bill

Food safety advocates hailed the Senate move as the most sweeping reform of food safety in decades prompted by an alarming rise in the numbers of people who die or suffer illness from contaminated food.

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25,000 Ohioans sign to "protect, preserve" Social Security

Dozens of senior activists rallied at the Cleveland AFL-CIO headquarters  Monday to "Protect, Preserve and Pass Along Social Security and Medicare" and to "protest the continuing assault on retirees."

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Former FBI agent warns of government spying abuse

Surveillance policies of the FBI and other domestic intelligence agencies are "totally un-American and against the values Americans hold dear," said former undercover agent Michael German.

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Appeals court hears California marriage equality case

The effort to overturn Prop. 8, California's ballot initiative barring same-sex marriage, reached a new milestone Dec. 6 on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, as a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on the measure.

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Dolores Huerta joins fast for DREAM Act

Sixteen people on hunger strike, and supporters around the country, are continuing to push for passage of the DREAM Act.

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California's new top cop is "on the people's side"

Kamala Harris vows to insure "the law of this state is on the side of the people."

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Stopping a Chicago eviction

CHICAGO - The Tellez family are vowing not to be evicted from their Northwest Side home, and Alvaro Tellez says he is fighting for his children and their future.

Workers bracing for "right-to-work" assault

The right-wing Republican agenda is becoming more apparent as we inch closer and closer to January 2011 and the start of the new legislative session.

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MoveOn.org speakout: No tax cuts for billionaires

“No Tax Bailouts for Billionaires” was the message of thousands of MoveOn.org members who joined street corner “speakouts” outside congressional district offices across the nation Dec. 2.

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