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California's new top cop is "on the people's side"

Kamala Harris vows to insure "the law of this state is on the side of the people."

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Stopping a Chicago eviction

CHICAGO - The Tellez family are vowing not to be evicted from their Northwest Side home, and Alvaro Tellez says he is fighting for his children and their future.

Workers bracing for "right-to-work" assault

The right-wing Republican agenda is becoming more apparent as we inch closer and closer to January 2011 and the start of the new legislative session.

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MoveOn.org speakout: No tax cuts for billionaires

“No Tax Bailouts for Billionaires” was the message of thousands of MoveOn.org members who joined street corner “speakouts” outside congressional district offices across the nation Dec. 2.

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Despite Christmas hiring, unemployment rate jumps

Just as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, the GOP pushes for tax breaks for billionaires as America's economy crumbles.

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Environmentalists hail Obama curb on offshore drilling

In a move called "wise and sensible, the Obama administration announced yesterday that it is withdrawing plans for expanding oil drilling in the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean.

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Michigan city on verge of bankruptcy

The city of Hamtramck, Mich., is $3 million in debt and will run out of money by the end of January. It has sought permission from the state to file for bankruptcy, a move never before taken by a Michigan municipality. This could be a preview of what may happen to many cities and towns statewide.

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Supreme Court hears case for Calif. prisoners' rights

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Nov. 30 in the long legal battle over the rights of California prison inmates to decent health care.

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GOP blocks jobless aid, vows to kill all Dem-backed bills

Millions of Americans are almost certain to lose their unemployment checks this month after Congress failed to extend benefits by the Nov. 30 deadline.

16 arrested in DREAM Act sit-in

Protestors staging a sti-in at a Texas senator's office were arrested and held for hours.

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