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6 days ago

U.S. extends overtime pay to 4.2 million salaried workers

The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled the final version of a long-awaited and controversial rule to extend overtime pay to 4.2 million U.S. workers, which marks one of the administration’s most significant moves to address stagnant wages.

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6 days ago

Clinton, Sanders split Democrat nominating contests in Oregon, Kentucky

Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each picked up primary wins on Tuesday in yet another demonstration of how divided the party is in the drawn-out national race to win the nomination for November's general election.

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6 days ago

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 18

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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6 days ago

Senate passes bill allowing Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to file lawsuits seeking damages from Saudi Arabia, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.

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7 days ago

Provision to require women to register for draft deleted

The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee is decrying a Republican move stripping a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women to register for a military draft.

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7 days ago

Report: Black America doing much better than 40 years ago

African-Americans are doing about the same as they have in previous years as the nation rises out of the Great Recession, and much better than they did when the National Urban League issued its first "State of Black America" report 40 years ago.

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7 days ago

Supreme Court, down by one, finds it can be hard to decide

The eight Supreme Court justices say they'll take care of business until a new ninth justice joins them. Their actions say otherwise.

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7 days ago

Clinton faces pressure for win in Oregon and Kentucky contests

Hillary Clinton is under pressure to do well in Democratic nominating contests in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday so she can turn her attention to the general election and the mounting attacks on her being waged by Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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7 days ago

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 17

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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1 week ago

Citizen-scientists: Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika!

The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us but the U.S. government could use some help figuring out exactly where.

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1 week ago

After delay, calorie counts to hit U.S. restaurant menus

The national calorie disclosure aims to help consumers battle the bulge since Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home.

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1 week ago

Groups seek immediate halt to N.C. bathroom law

Several groups supporting the rights of transgender people filed a motion on Monday asking a U.S. court to block North Carolina from enforcing a law that mandates bathroom access according to birth sex while the measure is being challenged.

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1 week ago

Democrats use Trump as bogeyman to get people to vote

Democratic Party activists in some U.S. states are using Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate who has stirred controversy with his comments about illegal immigrants and women, as the centerpiece of their "get out the vote" campaign for the November elections.

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1 week ago

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, May 16

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

The transit of Mercury, left, in front of the Sun is seen from  St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, May 9, 2016. The photo was taken through a hydrogen-alpha (H-alpha) narrow spectrum solar telescope that permits examination of the sun's protuberances and showing the surface activity. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

1 week ago

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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2 weeks ago

Trump on best behavior as he woos Republicans but differences remain

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went on a charm offensive on Thursday to try to win the party establishment's support for his insurgent candidacy, but top Republican Paul Ryan stopped short of endorsing him.

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2 weeks ago

Republicans win Obamacare legal challenge, add to insurer concerns

A U.S. judge handed a victory to congressional Republicans who challenged President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, ruling that his administration overstepped its constitutional powers relating to government spending.

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2 weeks ago

Obama administration to issue transgender restroom guidance to schools

The letter, signed by officials from the Education and Justice departments, does not have the force of law but contains an implicit threat that schools which do not abide by the Obama administration's interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.

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2 weeks ago

U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids

U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally.

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 13

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Today in entertainment history: May 24

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A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Angelina Jolie, the college professor

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The "Tomb Raider" star is becoming a visiting professor for a new one-year master's course at the London School of Economics.

17 hours ago in Music

Would you wear Rolling Stones swim trunks?

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The veteran rockers have teamed up with a fashion company to roll out a collection of men's swimwear.