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Down at the docks, cleaner air may be coming

The docks near you might be getting a breath of fresh air soon, with a crucial piece of environmental legislation introduced into Congress last week.


Michigan oil spill company had safety, corrosion problems

The company that owns a ruptured pipeline that has spilled more than 1 million gallons of oil into Southwest Michigan's Kalamazoo River was cited at least 30 times for safety violations.


Lolita Lebron, Puerto Rico independence leader, dies at 90

Lolita Lebron, a Puerto Rican freedom fighter widely known as the mother of the island's independence movement, died Aug. 1 in San Juan at age 90.


Reagan’s budget director calls GOP tax cuts delusional

President Reagan's budget director, David Stockman, has slammed today's Republican Party for pushing to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the super-rich.


From Harvard to NBA, Jeremy Lin has record of "firsts"

The first Asian American player is entering the NBA this season.


Arizona protests include civil disobedience

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Thousands turned out in Phoenix and around the state of Arizona to both celebrate the recent court decision on SB 1070 ,and to protest  those remaining sections not included in the injunction.


SB 1070 protested across the U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO - Immigrant rights activists around the country demonstrated July 29, the day Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070, took effect.


Birthday wishes for Medicare at 45: “everybody in”

CLEVELAND -- July 30 was a bright sunny summer day here in Cleveland and dozens gathered in Public Square to launch balloons in celebration of the 45th anniversary of Medicare and call for extending the program to all Americans.


Arizona’s Grijalva closes office after bullet shatters window

Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, an outspoken opponent of Arizona's immigration law, closed his office in Yuma yesterday after a bullet went through and shattered one of its windows.


Illinois juvenile jails woefully under staffed, report says

According to a report released Thursday, July 28, by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the state's eight juvenile detention centers have "serious deficiencies."

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