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Jailed Native American activist Leonard Peltier wins rights prize

MONTEVIDEO — Leonard Peltier, an indigenous rights activist jailed in the United States for decades, has received the first Mario Benedetti Foundation international human rights prize, the group said Monday. The group called Peltier, a Native American activist convicted in 1977 for the murder of two US FBI agents, the…

Elizabeth Warren: America’s future depends on jobs

Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren suggested Monday that she was planning to run for the U.S. Senate during a speech at a breakfast held by the Greater Boston Labor Council. “America’s future depends on jobs… but we can’t just made jobs out of thin air,” she said. “We need…

U.S. applauds Pakistan capture of Al Qaeda plotter

WASHINGTON — The White House hailed on Monday Pakistan’s capture of a senior Al-Qaeda leader believed to have been plotting attacks on the United States and other countries. “We applaud the actions of Pakistan’s intelligence and security services that led to the capture of a senior Al-Qaeda operative who was…

Obama lays down new challenge on jobs

DETROIT, Michigan — A fired-up US President Barack Obama Monday bluntly told Republicans to “show us what you got,” stiffening his rhetoric ahead of his pivotal national address on jobs later this week. Obama, seeking to restart stalled US job creation, revive the economy and his own tumbling political fortunes,…

Rep. Paul Ryan won’t rule out run for vice president

Although Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has ruled out running for president in 2012, on Sunday he suggested he would be open to running as vice president. Ryan told local news station FOX6 that he refused to run for president because he has three young children, but would consider running for…

More U.S. workers dissatisfied with health care benefits, promotions

Three years after the global economic collapse, American workers are less optimistic about their job prospects and working benefits. According to a new Gallup poll, there’s an increase in Americans upset over both their chance to get promoted and their health care benefits at work. 26% of Americans were dissatisfied with their…

Dennis Kucinich calls for Ohio union busting bill to be ‘crushed’

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) called for the repeal of Senate Bill 5 on Monday during a speech at the AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade in Parma Heights, OH. “Senate Bill 5 needs to be defeated,” he said. “But not just defeated, it needs to be crushed.” The new law restricts the…

WATCH LIVE: GOP candidates appear at South Carolina forum

Several Republican presidential candidates were scheduled to appear at the Palmetto Freedom Forum in South Carolina Monday. Watch this live video. Free desktop streaming application by Ustream…

World is safer 10 years after 9/11: EU, NATO

The world is safer today than in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the United States, with global terror groups weaker than 10 years ago, senior EU and NATO officials said Monday. A decade after Al-Qaeda traumatised the United States, the terror network has lost its leader, Osama…

LIVE: Pres. Obama speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

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