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TSA airport checks: making sense of the furor

Civil liberties advocates, libertarians and some passengers are protesting new airport security screening procedures, while some are skeptical about the furor.

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Republican stalling on START is recipe for gridlock

If the Senate decides to vote on the new START treaty with Russia, it will likely garner enough votes for passage, an expert with a top Washington think tank predicted.

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Dr. Margaret Burroughs, 1917-2010: What will your legacy be?

A founder of one of the oldest African American history museums in the country has died.

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Republicans have a money problem

In the 2010 mid-term elections, there was no mandate.

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Hundreds remember ReeAnne Halonen, 1943-2010

ReeAnne Halonen got her last wish. A Dixieland band on Nov. 14 led family and friends with trumpet and trombone blaring in a funeral procession up the street to a park two blocks from her home.

Republicans kill Paycheck Fairness

Advocates for women's equality denounced yesterday's unanimous Republican vote to kill a bill that would have strengthened enforcement of women's right to equal pay.

In Sarah Palin’s Alaska, rival Lisa Murkowski triumphs

Alaska's Republican write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski beat tea party fav Joe Miller, despite Sarah Palin's best efforts to ice the incumbent.

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Schakowsky issues progressive deficit plan

A leading congressional progressive issued a counter-plan to the one advocated by the deficit commission's co-chairs. The plan would reduce deficits - but not on the backs of working people.

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LGBT students bullied - by their schools

No one ever said going to school was fun, but for many LGBT students, it can be a downright nightmare - or even impossible.

The GOP doesn’t care about hungry families

One in four children are in danger of going hungry every night says the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a new report on “food insecurity.”

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