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Some victories and more battles on NYC budget

The new budget contains significant cuts to vital services, but the City Council, buoyed by a huge outpouring of rage from city residents and workers, turned back some of the worst cuts.

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EPA urges reduction in dispersants on Gulf Coast

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson ordered the company last May to reduce its usage of dispersants by 75 percent.

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Illinois Republican candidates blasted for extremism

Republican candidates for Illinois governor and U.S. Senate are being blasted for embracing extreme right-wing policies.

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Teacher funding added to war spending bill

Lawmakers who want to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs but oppose spending more money on the war in Afghanistan face a dilemma in Congress this week.

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Gov’t spying on citizens? ACLU map shows Bush years full of it

Despite what anti-Obama conspiracy theorists, tea partiers and other various anti-government groups say, government political spying was rampant during the Bush-Cheney years.

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NYC Pride: Celebrating and militant

Manhattan's LGBT pride march, the largest and oldest in the nation, and one of the largest in the world, capped off a the June 19-27th Pride Week.

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Californians feel benefits of federal health law

 Californians are already beginning to feel the benefits of the new federal health care law, a newly released progress report by Health Access reveals.

San Antonio city council says ‘no’ to Arizona-type law

The San Antonio City Council sat for 3½ hours late last week to hear speakers urge passage of a controversial resolution urging the Texas state legislature to oppose an immigration law similar to the much criticized Arizona SB 1070.

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Justice delayed but not denied, Jon Burge found guilty

A federal jury here on Monday, June 28, found former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge guilty on all three counts of obstruction of justice and perjury for lying about torture in a civil lawsuit.

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Pride parade celebrates, presses for equality

Thousands thronged the streets here June 26 and 27, enjoying the 40th anniversary of this city's Gay Pride celebration with brilliant rainbow-hued costumes, musical and theatrical events, and just plain fun.

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