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The right note on gender and hiring

The right note on gender and hiring

Managers and recruiters should use common sense, treat people as individuals.

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Americans detained in North Korea call for help

Americans detained in North Korea call for help

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

MILWAUKEE — President Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

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Congressional leaders push Obama to act on ISIL

Congressional leaders push Obama to act on ISIL

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

August 31, 2014 9:28 am Photos

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Ferguson inspires others to stand up against violence

Ferguson inspires others to stand up against violence

LOS ANGELES — They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Walmart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.

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Why homemaking doesn't accrue Social Security benefits

Why homemaking doesn't accrue Social Security benefits

Earnings-sharing proposals fail the fairness test.

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Iraqi troops try to break siege of Amerli

KIRKUK, Iraq—Iraqi forces launched a ground operation Saturday to break a nearly three-month siege of a town encircled by Islamic State extremists as residents reported a delivery of humanitarian aid by what was widely described as a U.S. military cargo plane.

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Does SAT impose ‘American values’ on Chinese students?

BEIJING — Chinese students have shown an insatiable appetite for attending U.S. colleges: Last year alone, more than 235,000 were enrolled at American institutions of higher education.

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Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse.

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Stomp the runway

Stepping only recently entered the consciousness of the fashion industry.

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Michael Brown no angel? Why should it matter?

Michael Brown no angel? Why should it matter?

Human rights are not contingent upon character reference and background check.

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‘Fattitude’: Documentary aims to promote body acceptance

‘Fattitude’: Documentary aims to promote body acceptance

Lindsey Averill spent most of her life thinking things would be better if she could just get skinnier.

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Arizona Supreme Court to hear appeal on Medicaid expansion

Arizona Supreme Court to hear appeal on Medicaid expansion

No date has been set for a hearing.

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Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.

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Are America’s police over-militarized and under-accountable?

Are America’s police over-militarized and under-accountable?

Authors discuss law enforcement's role in the Ferguson, Missouri, situation.

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Appomattox wrestles with how to give itself a future

This modest and welcoming community is gripped with an identity crisis.

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

The Obama administration announced new measures to allow some companies to opt out of paying for birth control.

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'Masters of Sex' has become surprisingly topical

The show offers some historical context for what's happening in Ferguson now.

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I'm a straight woman married to a woman

I've never questioned my sexuality, my desire to be with a man.

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Misreading of demographics, yes ... but no race war

Misreading of demographics, yes ... but no race war

Impending changes will bring discomfort to some, but will be an opportunity.

August 19, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

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