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In the last decade, the number of employers that run criminal background checks on job applicants has increased dramatically. Today, almost 90 percent of employers run a check on at least some of their applicants. Employers and screeners say the...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The tensions between Ukraine and Russia spiked today when a Russian convoy rolled across the frontier. The move drew widespread condemnation. Hari Sreenivasan has the story. HARI SREENIVASAN: After...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Next, with the Emmy television awards ceremony coming up Monday night, we take a look at one the most celebrated shows of the season. RELATED LINKSIs Netflix the new TV? ‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSHow is the Islamic State different from other extremist groups? Displaced Iraqis traumatized by Islamic State, betrayed by neighbors Female Kurdish fighters take arms against Islamic State extremists...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now to the analysis of Marcus and Gerson. That’s Washington Post columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson. Both Mark Shields and David Brooks are away. RELATED LINKSBrooks and Marcus on police...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: As the new school year approaches, teachers have come to expect that many of their students will have forgotten some of what they learned earlier. It’s called summer learning loss, and some...