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Obama admin speaks out against bullying gay youth

After a wave of teen suicides by gay youth recently due to bullying the Obama administration is speaking out saying no young person should have to endure a life of relentless taunts and harassment.

Air pollution and diabetes: Pollution levels too high

A new national study has found that there is a statistical correlation between exposure to air pollution and adult diabetes.

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Sparks fly at Ohio Senate debate

Fisher blasted Portman as a tool of Wall Street and a "rubber stamp" for those seeking to return to the "casino" policies that caused the economic crisis.

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CHEERS to early voters

CHEERS because lots of Americans are already voting, and JEERS to bullies who harass gay students.

Anti-union groups use election to push far-right agenda

The same far-right anti-union groups that blocked the Employee Free Choice Act and opposed hiking the minimum wage are pouring more than $400 million into the 2010 mid-term elections.

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Election 2010: Crucial governors' races overlooked

The nation's governors play a key role in implementing federal policy - and none more so than in the next three years - when the states will have to do the heavy lifting on setting up competition in the health care sector, as part of the health care reform law Democratic President Barack Obama pushed through Congress.

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One Nation coalition to continue beyond the Nov. 2 elections

The One Nation coalition will try to stay together to work on each other's causes after the Nov. 2 election, a top union participant says.

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New immigration bill introduced in Senate

Senators Robert Menendez and Patrick Leahy have introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill, and some immigrant rights activists think there is a chance of getting it passed before January.

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California's top congressional race a toss up

In California's most competitive congressional race, the differences between incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney and contender Republican David Harmer could not be starker.

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95,000 more jobs are lost

95,000 jobs were lost in September because the private sector added only 64,000 jobs while government employment went down by 159,000.

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