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Thousands to lobby North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday to repeal rightwing laws

The Forward Together Moral Movement from across North Carolina will demand that state legislators rescind laws they say are hurting the state's most vulnerable.

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Drug companies charged with deceiving public on prescription painkillers

Companies obscured addictive effects of OxyContin, Percocet and other dangerous opioid painkillers, according to complaint filed on behalf of the People of the State of California.

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Portland, Oregon dumps Walmart bonds

"A city's investments should reflect the values of its taxpayers, and Walmart is consistently out of step with Portland values."

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Missouri Republicans fail to achieve much of their agenda

"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."

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W.Va. NAACP calls for federal probe of police killing

The police report failed to answer three key questions: 1) Why was Jones arrested? 2) Why was he shot? and 3) Why was he shot 23 times?

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Strategy working for same-sex marriage supporters

Supporters routinely ask gay couples to meet with reluctant lawmakers to put a human face on same-sex marriage. They file lawsuits. They use unexpected allies to spread their message.

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Baraka wins Newark mayoralty with united labor support

A labor movement united around his election in the Newark mayoral campaign is seen as having been a key cause of the victory of Ras Baraka.

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Obama urges Congress to act on job-creating infrastructure bill

President Obama says more federal spending will help avert a looming crisis that could stifle economic growth and torment commuters.

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N. Calif. CPUSA convention debates environment, racism, 2014 elections

"We must walk the walk with the people in the struggles for economic and democratic reforms. Every victory does make a difference in people's lives."

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