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Recovery Act brings broadband - and jobs - to rural communities

The administration is providing more than $1.3 billion to fund broadband projects in rural communities across the country.

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Social Security’s 75th birthday spurs “Hands off” campaign

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The hot summer is heating up even more as the fight to preserve and extend Social Security becomes a front-burner issue in the 2010 elections.

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Californians reject offshore oil drilling

In a dramatic turnaround from a year ago, Californians' opposition to offshore oil drilling has soared in the aftermath of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new poll shows.

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Maxine Waters rejects ethics violation, wants public trial

"In sum, the case against me has no merit," Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said in a statement

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Civil rights groups hit Race to the Top

The National Urban League and five other civil rights organizations, in a in a hard-hitting report, have criticized President Obama's Race to the Top education reform program.

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Down at the docks, cleaner air may be coming

The docks near you might be getting a breath of fresh air soon, with a crucial piece of environmental legislation introduced into Congress last week.

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Michigan oil spill company had safety, corrosion problems

The company that owns a ruptured pipeline that has spilled more than 1 million gallons of oil into Southwest Michigan's Kalamazoo River was cited at least 30 times for safety violations.

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Lolita Lebron, Puerto Rico independence leader, dies at 90

Lolita Lebron, a Puerto Rican freedom fighter widely known as the mother of the island's independence movement, died Aug. 1 in San Juan at age 90.

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Reagan’s budget director calls GOP tax cuts delusional

President Reagan's budget director, David Stockman, has slammed today's Republican Party for pushing to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the super-rich.

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From Harvard to NBA, Jeremy Lin has record of "firsts"

The first Asian American player is entering the NBA this season.

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