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Big tobacco just got bigger. Two of the largest names in tobacco joined forces Tuesday when Reynolds American bought its smaller rival Lorillard to the tune of $27.4 billion. This move unites the No. 2 and No. 3 American cigarette companies in what...
US. presidential candidate Walter Mondale and vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro campaigning in 1984. Ferraro was the first woman to be placed on a major party’s national ticket. Photo via the Library of Congress Thirty years ago...
About to go thru security at McAllen Airport. I don’t know what’s going to happen. For updates follow @DefineAmerican & @MAC_UTPA — Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) July 15, 2014 Journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio...
A view of gloves and boots used by medical staff, drying in the sun, at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guekedou, on April 1, 2014. Photo by Seyllou/AFP/Getty ImagesThe deadliest-ever epidemic of the Ebola virus has claimed 603 lives in...
Job interviewing often involves a double standard in which job hunters give up all of their information, and put their current position on the line, while potential employers give nothing in the way of feedback in return. Photo by Chris Ryan/...
Hereford cattle roam the dirt-brown fields of a ranch on the outskirts of Delano, in California’s Central Valley, on February 3, 2014. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty ImagesCalifornia could impose its first fines this summer in response...