• Illinois commutes death sentences

    Illinois commutes death sentences

    January 17, 2003

    CHICAGO – Illinois Governor George Ryan struck a blow against the death penalty worldwide when he pardoned four men on Illinois Death Row, Jan. 10, and commuted all 167 other death sentences to life imprisonment, Jan....

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  • National Clips

    National Clips

    January 16, 2003 By Evelina Alarcon

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.: Street peace heat blunts winds of war / GARY, Ind.: Steel city says no to war / WASHINGTON, DC: Defend the right to safe and legal abortion / DECATUR, Ala.: 60 Steelworker jobs, 1,500...

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  • Protest call: No cuts, tax the rich!

    Protest call: No cuts, tax the rich!

    January 16, 2003

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Traffic here ground to a halt on the morning of Jan. 8, as several thousand marched on the state capitol in the cold and snow to protest the inhumane layoffs and cuts in...

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  • Profits come first with Frist

    Profits come first with Frist

    January 16, 2003 By Phil E. Benjamin

    Some have said that switching from U.S. Senate leader Trent Lott (R-S.C.) to Dr. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) is like going from the frying pan into the fire. Well, that isn’t entirely true, but analyzing voting records...

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  • 4,500 Mainers rebuff racists from away

    4,500 Mainers rebuff racists from away

    January 16, 2003

    LEWISTON, Maine – Thousands of Maine residents gathered here Jan. 11 to support recent Somali immigrants who have been targeted by the hate group “World Church of the Creator.” Last November, the hate organization announced its...

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