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Photo by Geoff Manasse via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated 30-year-old guidelines to make clear that any form of workplace...
Marvel Comics announced Monday that an unidentified woman will take on the role of Thor in a new comic book series launching this fall. Image courtesy of MarvelMarvel announced a new comic book project Monday that will feature one of their signature...
Today is the anniversary of Twitter’s public launch. Nearly 4 months after founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet, the site, then known as Twttr, launched to the public on July 15, 2006. Eight years later and the micro-blogging platform is...
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...