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Teachers and students support Obama’s education budget

President Obama's education budget is being applauded as a sign of the administration's commitment to public schools and higher education.

San Francisco firms back paid sick leave law

Two thirds of 727 San Francisco businesses surveyed back the city's paid sick leave ordinance, contradicting prior corporate claims that it would be expensive to business and hurt the economy.

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Coalition offers better choices to fix state budget

A coalition in Connecticut is calling on the governor and legislators to adopt measures to help maintain vital public services during the recession  including education, health, housing, job training, public safety, environmental protection, and transportation systems.

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Civil rights legends Nash, Vivian urge continued resistance

CHICAGO - Two "living legends" of the civil rights movement, Diane Nash and the Rev. C. T. Vivian, keynoted "Remembering the Movement," a Black History Month program, livestreamed from the Harold Washington Wing of the DuSable Museum.

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Doomsday scenario for Calif. budget cuts

Brown’s proposals call for some $12.5 billion in cuts, mostly to programs serving human needs.

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Profile: The “Wilmar 8” made equal pay impossible to ignore

They never got what they wanted, but more than 30 years later people still remember them, and their goals and their impact still resonate.

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Cop found not guilty in slaying of African American youth

A grand jury ruled  that the police killing of Danroy "D.J." Henry, Jr., the African American Pace University football player cops shot outside of a bar in suburban New York, was not a crime.

Documents reveal Chamber of Commerce sabotage campaign

Thousands of memos show how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce led a sabotage campaign against major labor unions and progressive organizations that oppose its pro-business agenda.

Anti-immigrant vigilante found guilty in deadly home invasion

Hate rhetoric spewed over the past few years in Arizona led to the deadly vigilante-style home invasion that cost the lives of a 9-year-old girl and her father.

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Over 75,000 veterans are homeless, VA report says

More than 75,000 veterans were homeless on a single night in January 2009, and more than 130,000 veterans spent at least one night in a homeless shelter that year, a new government report says.

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