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Saints win seen as symbol of hope for New Orleans

For New Orleans Saints fans and city residents , becoming Super Bowl champs is more than just about football. It's about surviving and endurance.

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Top state lawyers press Senate to OK consumer protection agency

Attorneys general from four states called on the Senate to take the side of the people not the banks by approving a bill to create a strong Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

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ACLU challenges disfranchisement

The American Civil Liberties Uunion has filed a federal lawsuit in South Dakota on behalf of Native American voters who were denied the right to vote in 2008.

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Highlighting the work of Claudia Jones and Shirley Graham Du Bois

In honor of African American History Month, the fourth and fifth article in our series on the Communist Party's 90th anniversary will survey documents written by leading African American women party members.

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Students welcome overhauling private loan industry

Every year millions of students graduate from college with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt.

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Extend jobless benefits!

Without this extension millions of unemployed workers and families will be dropped from the rolls. Contact your senators now!

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Super Bowl ads stir controversy

Advocates for women's rights and gay and lesbian equality are slamming CBS for ads it will and won't air during Sunday's Super Bowl.

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Pentagon leaders say they favor gays serving openly

In a historic first, the Pentagon's top leaders called this week for an end to "don't ask, don't tell," the policy.

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Melanie Shouse, health care activist, dies at 41

ST. LOUIS -- Melanie Shouse was 37 when she first felt the lump. She couldn't believe it. But she kept up her fighting spirit, especially for health care reform.

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Communist Party and African American equality - a focus unequaled in U.S. history

A look at writings of leading African American members of the Communist Party USA on the struggle against racism over four decades.

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