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Tuesday September 2, 2014
A flood of recent lawsuits and government enforcement actions accuse employers across the country of violating laws regulating employee pay.
The move could herald significant Israeli construction in the area — defying Palestinian demands for a halt in settlement expansion and challenging world opinion.
After all the talk about how providing health care to the uninsured would be unaffordable and unsustainable, it turns out that it isn’t hard at all.
The fight for Amerli appeared to mark the first time American warplanes and militias backed by Iran were working with a common purpose on the battlefield against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
For many of us, it is a psychological quandary that is causing the most unpleasantness: looking around and suddenly being the oldest.
White America should wipe away any self-satisfaction about racial progress. Many challenges remain to achieving equality.
Medicare may cover advance care planning that was once decried as “death panels,” and some private insurers are not waiting for the political process.
Religiously unaffiliated Americans are owed a larger, better vocabulary for their spirituality.
More retired Americans are getting rid of their homes and traveling, with 360,000 of them receiving Social Security benefits at foreign addresses.
The president’s deliberative approach to the ISIS threat may be drowned out by the chants for blood.
In an interview Sunday, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia veered between veiled threats and demands that the Ukraine government negotiate directly with separatists.
China’s legislature laid down strict limits to proposed voting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what could be a deepening confrontation over the future of the city and of China.
Professional video gaming is becoming a worldwide spectator sport offering big prizes to competitors and helping the game industry gain even greater cultural and economic clout.
Colleges need to create a required course that would teach students how to get, and succeed at, a job.
Caroline Wozniacki, who had not advanced past the Open’s fourth round since 2011, threw one more wrench into the women’s draw, ousting fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova.
The results, though not conclusive, provide the first evidence that targeting a protein known as PCSK9 could reduce cardiovascular risks for millions of patients.
Victoria’s relationship with her servant had a flirtatious side.
More than 12 years after the Bush administration first sent detainees to the prison in Cuba, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close it before leaving office.
The annual event draws more than 50,000 people to the Nevada desert — many of them from the tech industry in San Francisco. And while they’re away, the city’s hard-to-get-into restaurants and bars aren’t so hard to get into.
ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is using every contemporary mode of messaging to recruit fighters, intimidate enemies and promote its claim to have established a caliphate.
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