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Striking workers picket outside a Caterpillar plant in Joliet, Ill. The work stoppage is now entering its third month. Joseph P. Meier/Sun-Times Media Photo hide caption

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As Strikes Wane, Caterpillar Workers Hold The Line

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (center) is greeted by his Cabinet and staff Wednesday at the state Capitol in Madison, a day after defeating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election. Andy Manis/AP hide caption

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Walker Moves Forward As The Right's Newest 'Hero'

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U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald speaks to reporters during a news conference Thursday in Chicago. Fitzgerald announced he would step down. Brian Kersey/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago PD Uses New Way To Deal With Protesters

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California's Legislative Analyst's Office said the latest proposal to build a $68.4 billion high-speed train system is still too vague and the state legislature should not approve funding it for it this year. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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