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10 years after the ‘Battle in Seattle’

SEATTLE (PAI)—Ten years ago on Nov. 30, 1999, 50,000 people protested a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle.

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Wall Street vote delayed as Black Caucus demands help for poor

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus  persuaded House Finance Services Committee chairman, Rep. Barney Frank to delay a vote on the systemic risks bill.

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Students, faculty & workers protest U of Calif. hikes, cutbacks

Thousands of students, faculty, campus workers and community supporters gathered Nov. 18 in historic Sproul Plaza to protest at proposed 32 percent fee hike.

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Senate to move forward on health reform debate

Debate on a new Senate health care bill released by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Nov. 18 is set to begin later this week.

Paid sick days called key to slowing swine flu

Unions, family advocates and health professionals are pressing Congress to pass emergency paid sick days legislation so workers can stay home if they get sick.

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Coal poses major health threat, physicians group warns

Coal plays a role in four of the top five causes of death in the U.S. - heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases - says a report by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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Jobs legislation being considered in Congress

Responding to growing demands to address the unemployment crisis, Congressional Democrats have indicated legislation for a new jobs bill is currently under consideration, possibly by year's end.

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Health care reform equals jobs, small business owners say

CHICAGO - Hundreds of health care reform advocates, union leaders and small business owners rallied outside the Renaissance Hotel here Nov. 17, while America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) held its national Fall Forum inside.

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Supreme Court fumbles Native American mascot challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court refused this week to hear a case involving a lawsuit by Native American activists on use of the name "Washington Redskins."

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NAACP, labor demand bold action on jobs

WASHINGTON - The nation's top labor, civil rights and community leaders joined forces here today and put forward a bold program they say is needed to create millions of new jobs and to lift the economy from the depths of the recession.

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