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Women in many low-wage professions are not protected under existing workers’ rights legislation. Photo by REUTERS/Edgard Garrido. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women accounted for 47 percent of the total U.S. workforce in 2012, up from...
In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Barack Obama’s trade agenda back on course Thursday, clearing the way for likely approval within days of legislation allowing the administration to negotiate global...
U.S. President Barack Obama has asked the Senate to extend a provision of the Patriot Act that would allow the government to continue to search Americans’ phone records. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama...
A Deer Isle-Stonington High School student works on a Styrofoam model of a boat hull he created in a math and science class. The school has created a new curriculum to show students the relevance of their classes to prospective future careers in the...
WOLFRATSHAUSEN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 15: Two female inhabitants of a residential care home for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients walk hand-in-hand in the corridor of the residential home on November 15, 2011 in Wolfratshausen,...
Amtrak’s high speed Acela is seen at Washington’s Union Station in 2011. Amtrak said today that it will install long-sought cameras inside the cabs of all freight and passenger locomotives. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters WASHINGTON...