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New York Can Win on Climate and Racial Justice

4 hours ago   |   NY Times

State lawmakers should pass a bill that would cut greenhouse gas emissions and help poor communities.
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Why South Africa Can't Avoid Land Reforms

4 hours ago   |   NY Times

A mobilization spearheaded by student and labor movements is focusing on the land question to address the social legacy of apartheid.
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U.S. Coast Guard members give back by volunteering time, labor to equine therapy ranch

U.S. Coast Guard members give back by volunteering time, labor to equine therapy ranch

5 hours ago   |   WGAL

This equine therapy group never expected anything in return for its generosity, but more than a dozen U.S. Coast Guard members turned out to show their appreciation.
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From paramedics to firefighters and surgeons, here's what the average American makes in 19 life-saving jobs

From paramedics to firefighters and surgeons, here's what the average American makes in 19 life-saving jobs

6 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Medical and protective-service workers save lives every day. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found the average annual salaries for 19 life-saving jobs around...
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Shell fined for explosions, gas leak at Dutch chemical plant

9 hours ago   |   ABC News

A Dutch court has fined oil giant Shell 2.5 million euros for breaching Dutch labor and environmental laws in a case linked to two explosions and a gas leak at a chemical plant...
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Homebuilder sentiment inches lower despite demand for single-family homes

11 hours ago   |   CNBC

The nation's homebuilders reported solid confidence in the housing market in June, but levels dropped slightly due to concerns over trade issues, the high costs of construction...
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The Supreme Court runs scared from a case asking if religion is a right to discriminate

The Supreme Court runs scared from a case asking if religion is a right to discriminate

11 hours ago   |   Think Progress

One year ago, the Supreme Court was supposed to resolve an epic showdown between LGBTQ victims of discrimination and business owners who ground their prejudices in religious...
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Food App Couriers Exploit Migrants Desperate for Work in France

1 day ago   |   NY Times

Some contractors are dealing with rate cuts by leasing their accounts to immigrants, many of them underage or in the country illegally, and taking part of their pay.
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Escrow tops NHL players' list of concerns ahead of CBA talks

1 day ago   |   WGN TV

Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL...
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Ex-offenders in Minnesota are slow-but-growing pipeline for employers

1 day ago   |   Star Tribune

A tight labor market is an incentivizing move to hire people with prison records.
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'Defensive purposes': US sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East amid...

'Defensive purposes': US sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran

The move aims to deter Iran and calm allies about the security of key shipping lanes. Read more ...

2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues

2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues

TORONTO - Two people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested, police said. Read more ...

Supreme Court hands Democrats a win in Virginia racial gerrymander case

Supreme Court hands Democrats a win in Virginia racial gerrymander case

Because the Supreme Court dismissed the challenge on standing grounds, justices did not rule if the maps constitute an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. Read more ...

Socialite fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt has died at the age of 95

Socialite fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt has died at the age of 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the heiress fashion designer, has died at the age of 95. Vanderbilt's son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, revealed the news to his network Monday morning. Visit... Read more ...

Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

The American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress and socialite was born in 1924. Read more ...

The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' has fallen

The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' has fallen

The tree was estimated to be about 80 to 100 years old. Read more ...

Supreme Court sides with Oregon bakery that refused to make cake for...

Supreme Court sides with Oregon bakery that refused to make cake for same-sex wedding

The court's decision puts off a major case for next term and allows the issue to further percolate in the courts below. Read more ...

This Day in History: O.J. Simpson leads police on infamous Bronco chase

This Day in History: O.J. Simpson leads police on infamous Bronco chase

The infamous white Ford Bronco police chase came days after Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, was killed along with her friend Ron Goldman. Read more ...

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

The bodies of a missing Oregon woman and her 3-year-old son were discovered in a wooded area over the weekend - weeks after the boy's father was arrested in connection to their... Read more ...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off intruder with machete

Braydon Smith was alone in the house and on the phone with his mom when the suspect entered through a window. Read more ...