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New York City authorities Thursday launched a single "day of action" to educate nail salon operators, workers and customers about labor and immigration standards following a recent New York Times report on the widespread exploitation of undocumented immigrant workers in city salons.
Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said on Thursday the group's ban on openly gay adult leaders cannot be sustained — a move that could open the door to ending the policy.
Douglas Hughes, the mailman who flew a gyrocopter to the Capitol to raise alarms about the surge in political money, appeared in court Thursday after a federal grand jury indicted him on six charges.
NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Kim Zetter, a senior staff reporter at Wired magazine, who says the debate in Congress over the NSA's bulk collection program shows the Patriot Act needs to be revised.
NPR's Robert Siegel reports from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York on how policing is being taught during this year filled with news of tensions between police and civilians.
Alan Doan likes the fact that Missouri Star Quilt Co. is following in the fo...
After launching a quilt company as a desperation move, Jenny Doan and her two savvy kids have shaken up an ancient industry in downtown Hamilton, Mo., thanks in part to popular folksy video tutorials.