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Democrats continued their long-standing war against WalMart yesterday, releasing a scathing, 20-page report on the retailer's labor practices. The gist of the document is that by keeping hourly wages low and withholding benefits like health insurance, Walmart ends up costs the government millions of dollars in public services. WWD has a decent summary. [WWD, sub req'd]