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Fast-Food Wage Fight Intensifies at Convention

Fast-Food Wage Fight Intensifies at Convention

ADDISON, Ill. — As labor gatherings go, this one was highly unusual — 68 workers arrived on charter buses from St. Louis, 100 from New York City and 180 from Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. Fifty flew in from Los Angeles and two dozen from Seattle.

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Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

WASHINGTON — A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.

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Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Fast food workers from across the U.S. attend a convention in Villa Park, Ill. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by usi…

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US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

File - This July 17, 2014, file photo shows people walking amongst burning debris at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down as it flew over the country, killing all 298 people on board. A seri…

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US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

ASPEN, Colo.— A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March.

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US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

A pro-Russian fighter guards the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. A series of unanswered questions about the crash shows the limits of U.S. intelligence-gathering in the area.

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Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.

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Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

WASHINGTON — Pressing for swift action, President Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the United States.

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Gordon Brown: Banding together for girls' rights

Gordon Brown: Banding together for girls' rights

Eliminate child labor, child marriage, discrimination against girls, exclusion from education.

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Hispanic women are propping up movie industry

Hispanic women flocked to see “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” 

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Apply affirmative action based on present-day segregation, not race

Black folks once were victims of intentional, government-sponsored racial segregation.

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Charles Krauthammer: Moral clarity in Gaza

Charles Krauthammer: Moral clarity in Gaza

Deliberately waging war so your people can be killed is tactical insanity.

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