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Picketing Truckers Raise Tensions At LA Port Amid Dockworker Talks
Some drivers are on strike at the ports of LA and Long Beach, and shipping companies are in negotiations with dockworkers over a new contract. Analysts say a full-blown strike would hurt the economy.
In Stories Of Muslim Identity, Playwright Explores Fault Lines Of Faith
Ayad Akhtar plumbs his past to grapple with what it means to be Muslim in America. While some accuse him of airing dirty laundry, Akhtar uses such questions not just for rupture — but renewal, too.
Obama's Request For Immigration Funds Meets Pushback On The Hill
President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to address the influx of immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing about the request.
A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers
Service members are prescribed narcotic painkillers three times as often as civilians. For some vets, dependence on those pills becomes a bigger problem than their original ailment.
This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck
Off the coast of Tuscany, prisoners serving the end of their sentences are learning to make wine from a 30th-generation winemaker. It's a unique approach to rehabilitation that seems to be working.
'Captain Pizza' Saves The Day, But Doesn't Save Himself A Slice
A pilot found himself hungry during a midflight delay. But instead of just buying a pizza for himself, he bought 50 pizzas for the entire Frontier Airlines plane.
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