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President Obama: Unions key to economic recovery

The president of the United States, the nation's labor leaders and one of America's cultural icons teamed up here on Labor Day to boost the labor movement, which they said is crucial to any economic revovery.

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Justice Dept. blocks AT&T/T-Mobile merger, unions assail move

The Department of Justice announced it would sue to block the proposed $39 billion merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA.

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Community forum targets "Secure Communities"

Concern is rising rapidly among immigrant communities and civil liberties advocates as law enforcement agencies step up sharing of personal information.

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Unemployed no longer welcome to apply for jobs?

Big business has set up a new roadblock for the jobless:  employers only consider hiring those who are already working, reported the AFL-CIO. In other words, the unemployed need not apply.

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Workers say King's dream not yet realized

A panhandler in New York's subways had worked for years as a union painter and carpenter before he was reduced, by job cuts, to begging for a living.

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Ohio rallies for union rights, voter rights

Thousands rallied in Columbus and hundreds in Cleveland Saturday to support efforts to repeal laws suppressing trade union and voting rights enacted by the extremist Republican administration of Gov. John Kasich.

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Gun rights activists on losing streak?

Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions stated that the Second Amendment allows people the right to own guns unconnected to military service. But those developments may have been reinterpreted in lower courts, leading to a slight losing streak for gun activists.

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Animal protection thrown to the wolves

Wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains are no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act, thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Gov. Matt Mead, R-Wyoming.

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Alabama’s immigration law is hateful and racist, say opponents

Several groups recently joined an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit challenging Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB-56.

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Ohioans rally for jobs, rights, Boehner locks them out

Hundreds of workers and their allies at events throughout Ohio rallied this week for jobs and to restore union and voting rights under siege.

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