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GOP candidate Dino Rossi wins "crooked" listing

The Republican Senate candidate in Washington state, Dino Rossi, has been listed as one of 12 "crooked candidates" in 2010 by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

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Corporate agribusiness threatens Ohio’s lakes

Ohio lakes are full of algae blooms, which pose a serious environmental and public health crisis.

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Ohio’s Fisher slams Senate opponent on jobs

In a blistering attack, Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate said Rob Portman, his Republican opponent, had "sold out American workers."

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Latino civil rights pioneer Mario G. Obledo dies at 78

Mario Guerra Obledo, a son of Mexican immigrants who became a champion of civil rights and the first Latino official to head a California state agency, died Aug. 18 at age 78.

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Cheers for Anne Feeney, jeers to Chamber of Commerce

CHEERS for troubadour Anne Feeney, who has sung her lungs out to help America's workers.

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Factory farms exposed in recall of half billion eggs

WASHINGTON---The recall of half a billion eggs blamed in a nationwide salmonella outbreak has pushed to the top of the Senate agenda enactment of a long-stalled bill to strengthen federal food safety enforcement.

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One hot August...city cuts protested

DALLAS - Local politics and thermometers are breaking over the top in this part of the Sun Belt.

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Glenn Beck calls unemployed "un-American"

According to Glenn Beck the nations 1.4 million Americans who have been out of work more than 99 weeks are "a bunch of un-American losers."

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Disabled student sues Special Olympics for right to compete

Jenny Youngwith, a disabled student, wants to play basketball. She has been doing this safely for years, but a decision made by "someone" is keeping the special needs student from hitting the court.

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Record jobless numbers trigger new alarm

Despite economic forecasts to the contrary jobless claims rose last week by 12,000 to 500,000, the third straight weekly increase and the first time in nine months that they hit the half-million mark.

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