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New York Times July 4, 2009

Saturday, July 4th, 2009 Last Update: 8:42 AM ET

Iraq War Ends

U.S. Army helicopters begin moving troops and equipment from Saddam Hussein's former Baghdad palace. (COURTESY ARMY.MIL)

Ex-Secretary Apologizes for W.M.D. Scare

300,000 Troops Never Faced Risk of Instant Obliteration

Ex-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice reassured soldiers that the Bush Administration had known well before the invasion that Saddam Hussein lacked weapons of mass destruction.

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Court Indicts Bush on High Treason Charge

George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, was indicted Monday on charges of high treason.

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Troops to Return Immediately

Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom were brought to an unceremonious close today.

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Streets Come Alive as Relief and Exuberance Greet End of Conflicts

Thousands take to the streets to celebrate the announced end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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A New New Deal for the 21st Century

Nation Sets its Sights on Building a Sane Economy

President Barack Obama has called for swift passage of his administration’s Safeguards for a New Economy (S.A.N.E.) bill. The omnibus economic package includes a federal maximum wage, mandatory "True Cost Accounting," a phased withdrawal from complex financial instruments, and other measures intended to improve life for ordinary Americans.

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The Economy

Maximum Wage Law Passes Congress

Congress limits top salaries to fifteen times the minimum wage.

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Nationalized Oil To Fund Climate Change Efforts

Congress has voted to place ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, and other major oil companies under public stewardship.

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Labor Dept. Launches Job Creation Program

The Department of Labor is scrambling to propose new standards that will affect every American worker.

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Education Department Plans National Tax Base for Schools

Twenty-three states following the lead of a landmark decision in Ohio.


Congress Returns Civics to High School Curriculum

Congressional spokespeople announced a funding appropriation to return the subject of civics to high school curricula nationwide.

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All Public Universities To Be Free

A bill to eliminate tuition at public universities is making its way through Congress and is expected to pass within days.

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Crumbling Infrastructure Brings Opportunities

Advocates seek to focus investment on proven, sustainable technologies to help move the country away from its dependency on fossil fuels.


High-Speed Internet Hits Fast Track to Appalachia

Massive public support pushes the Internet Freedom Preservation Act through both houses of Congress.

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New York Bike Path System Expanded Dramatically

Ninth Avenue and beyond.

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Society & Politics »
National Health Insurance Act Passes

The United States National Health Insurance Act is expected to be signed into law shortly.

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Popular Pressure Ushers Recent Progressive Tilt

Grassroots advocacy the source of sweeping legislation, study says.

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USA Patriot Act Repealed

The controversial USA PATRIOT Act was repealed by Congress by a vote of 99-1 in the Senate and 520 to 18 in the House.

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Big Boxes Appeal Eviction from Low-Income Neighborhoods

Wal-Mart, Costco, Sam's Club, K-Mart, and Target are challenging the Economic Independence Act which requires "big box" stores to phase out outlets in or near low-income neighborhoods

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