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Blue Shield rate hike sparks calls for regulation

With Blue Shield threatening to jack premiums 59 percent, consumers, elected officials and others are demanding legislation to control outrageous insurance rate hikes.

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Tucson's healing moment

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Tucson community awaited President Obama's visit with hope of a positive message that would help us cope with what is now Tucson's darkest moment in the city's history.

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Cuomo-friendly business group launches ad campaign

The new television commercial about New York state sounds good - so why are labor and community groups worried?

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Health reform helps Californians, repeal would be costly

The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) has released a report detailing what would happen to Californians if repeal happens.

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Banks seize over one million homes in 2010

Banks seized more than one million homes last year, a new record - and are poised to seize more.

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Hundreds in Ohio protest in-coming Kasich administration

Thirty-six hours before Republican and former Fox News contributor John Kasich was sworn in as Ohio’s governor, people from across the state rallied voicing strong objections to his anti-labor, anti-environment and anti-student agenda.

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California governor: budget “will take sacrifice”

Brown told a Capitol says his budget "will take sacrifice from every sector of California."

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Wal-Mart job-killing "Trojan horse," says new report

 Allowing Wal-Mart open a store here would be akin to letting in an economy-killing "Trojan Horse," says this city's Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and he has a study to prove it.

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House Republicans charge ahead with agenda

House Speaker, John Boehner, Ohio Republican, bowed to public outrage at the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, postponing for a week a vote to repeal the health care reform act she had voted for. But Boehner and the rest of the Republican leadership were already charging ahead to impose their rightwing, takeaway agenda on the nation.

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Sheriff, labor leaders: Right-wing extremism spurs violence

The unprecedented vilification of the nation's first African American president on national airwaves contributed to the hateful atmosphere.

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