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Senate drug sentencing bill reduces disparities, not far enough

The Senate, by voice vote March 17, passed legislation that would reduce the crack/cocaine sentencing disparity.

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Community clinics rally for health care reform

As the health care reform debate came down to the wire this week, supporters of community health clinics rallied March 17 in California.

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March Madness comes with insane price

Everyone who loves college basketball, loves March Madness. But the price is costly and unacceptable.

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Obama school plan has pluses but big minuses, teachers and others warn

The administration's  education "blueprint" discards some of  the No Child Left Behind law's much-criticized features, but keeps or adds others that teachers, their unions and other public school advocates oppose.

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With health care street heat, progressives blunt teabaggers

Eyewitness report from a raucus demonstration on health care reform in Columbus, Ohio.

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Rich get richer; Working families feeling the pinch

The rich are getting richer, and they are paying fewer taxes.

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While golfers play, locked out workers picket

PLEASANTON, Calif. - Bright spring grass, gentle breezes, a tree-lined country road. It should have been an idyllic setting for the golfers fanning out across the fairways at Castlewood Country Club on a sunny Sunday morning. But...

Criminal justice reform takes step forward

Small, but significant, victories are being made to reduce inequalities in criminal justice system.

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Monserrate runs on anti-gay platform

N.Y. politician uses homophobia as main election message.

Obama in Strongsville: It takes courage

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- Speaking to a boisterous crowd of 800 in suburban Cleveland here, President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal for health care reform.

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