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Pressure mounts on BP to pay claims and curb gusher

President Obama is back in the Gulf of Mexico for a two-day tour followed by a national prime-time TV address Tuesday, June 15, on the worst ecological disaster in U.S. history.

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California primary reveals anti-corporate currents

The June primary election, which brought mixed results, revealed deep anti-corporate and anti-establishment political cross currents among California voters.

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Slaves who built U.S. Capitol to be honored

The U.S. Congress will acknowledge the role of slave labor in building the U.S. Capitol Building this week.

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Burge trial exposes police torture and racism

CHICAGO — While the circus trial of disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich has garnered the headlines, another more important trial is underway.

Outrage at killings by Border Patrol on U.S.-Mexico border

There is outrage in Mexico over the second killing of an unarmed Mexican citizen, in the space of a little more than a week, by the U.S. Border Patrol.

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Students tell Senators, “Pass jobs bill, Dream Act!”

Greg Cendana, president of the United States Student Association (USSA) touched off cheers at the America's Future Now conference with his impassioned demand that Congress pass a $100 billion jobs bill and the "Dream Act."

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Mural in Arizona town sparks racist remarks

A local politician in Prescott, Ariz., who recently mocked an elementary mural featuring minority students was fired from his radio talk show and now faces a mounting recall campaign due to his remarks that critics say were racist.

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Rally at Treasury: Goldman Sachs owes us $13 billion

"Young Turks" talk show host Cenk Uygur led protesters at the Treasury Department chanting: "Hey-hey, ho-ho, $13 billion's a lot of dough!" and "Goldman Sachs, we want it back!"

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Official admits oil gusher exceeds all prior estimates

A second “containment” vessel will increase the amount of oil being captured to as much as 28,000 barrels of oil per day.

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Activists hear Christian leader

Wanda Banks gets really excited when she talks about how well her daughter is doing in her Cuban medical school. By the time she finishes, everybody is convinced that Darnna Banks really is super!

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