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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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U.S. ready to sue Arizona sheriff on alleged civil rights abuses

Justice Department attorneys investigating Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations, are giving his lawyers until next Tuesday to turn over requested documents.

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Obama administration unveils high-speed Internet projects

Vice President Joe Biden  August 18, announced recovery act funded investments in 94 projects to provide high-speed Internet access to communities in 37 states.

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Al Gore calls for movement to address climate change

 Former Vice-President Al Gore says in order to truly address climate change in the U.S., "We need a movement."

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New law seen as victory for trafficked women

Governor David Paterson signed into law a bill  stipulating that a person who has been the victim of sex trafficking can go back to court to have arrests for prostitution  erased from their record.

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