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A young girl holds up signs demanding a $15 minimum wage for Walmart employees during a rally to show support for Walmart workers on Black Friday outside the Walmart store in Lakewood, Colorado, in Nov. 2014. Today, the big box store announced it...
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters walk with their weapons as they take control of the area, on the outskirts of Mosul February 6, 2015. A senior U.S. military official told the Associated Press Thursday that the operation to retake Mosul, Iraq’s...
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Nationwide, the rise of prescription drug use has led to an increase in harder substances, most notably heroin, as abusers turn to the deadly drug when prescription pills, or the funds to buy them, run out. Since one of the first states heroin...
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in ground cumin spice — a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies. The recall has been ongoing since December, as more...
Oliver Sacks revealed he has terminal cancer. Photo by Maria PopovaOliver Sacks — the famed neurologist and intellectual — is “face to face with dying.” In an op-ed penned for the New York Times, 81-year-old Sacks revealed today that he...