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Oakland residents demand action vs. banks

OAKLAND, Calif. - Fighting back tears, anger in his voice, Al Marshall recounted how his "kids were crying when the judgment came down" to abandon the home in which they were growing up.

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New report cites “explosion” of radical right groups

Last year saw an "explosion" of extremist groups and activism across the U.S., the Southern Poverty Law Center says in a new report, "Rage on the Right: The Year in Hate and Extremism."

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Tired of margarine, janitors demand health care as their “butter”

Detroit janitors fight foraffordable  health care as key  contract issue. " I'm tired of Parkay, I want butter too."

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Undocumented and unafraid, youth rally for immigration reform

Hundreds of students rallied here at the Federal Plaza Wednesday in a "National Coming Out of the Shadows Day" for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Frank Lumpkin, “Saint of Chicago,” dies at 93

Frank Lumpkin, the "Saint of Chicago" and life long fighter for worker rights, full equality and socialism, passed away March 1 at the age of 93.

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Senators float biometric ID for immigration reform

Sens.  Graham and Schumer consider biometric IDs for workers as central to immigration reform.

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Variety gets thumb's down after firing top 2 critics

It seems no one is safe from the hard-hitting economic crisis these days including two prominent veteran arts journalists who lost their jobs Monday at Variety.

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Michigan Rep. challenged for stance on health reform

The national health care reform debate took a new turn this week when a northern Michigan Democrat announced her intention to challenge Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich, for his seat.

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Female HIV activists to show off their red pumps

More than 100 events are scheduled nationwide tomorrow for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, including several here to empower people to address the issue.

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Cop pleads guilty to massive murder cover-up during Katrina

A New Orleans police lieutenant pleads guilty to spearheading a massive cover-up of murder and violence committed by police in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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