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Student gets in person acceptance celebration from university
2 minutes ago
University mistakenly sends acceptance letters
2 minutes ago
Furloughed federal workers may lose some health benefits: U.S. senators
34 minutes ago
Four U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday that federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown could lose their dental and vision health insurance benefits if they are unable to pay their premiums.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Back to school: Los Angeles teachers return to work after six-day strike
35 minutes ago
Thousands of teachers in Los Angeles returned to the job on Wednesday, fresh off a six-day strike against the second-largest U.S. school district that disrupted the education of half a million students.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Age bias law does not cover job applicants: U.S. appeals court
36 minutes ago
A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday dealt a setback to older job applicants, saying they cannot invoke a federal law against age bias in employment to challenge hiring policies they believe have a discriminatory impact.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Denver public school teachers vote to strike over pay, incentives
37 minutes ago
Public school teachers in Denver overwhelmingly voted late Tuesday to go on strike to press their demands for more money and incentive pay, after negotiations with Colorado?s largest school district hit an impasse last week.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Nurse charged with rape of disabled Arizona woman who gave birth
42 minutes ago
An Arizona male nurse has been charged with raping a severely disabled woman at the long-term care facility where he worked, a crime that came to light only after she gave birth, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Five killed in central Florida bank shooting, police say
50 minutes ago
A gunman killed five people in a bank in central Florida on Wednesday, then called police himself and eventually surrendered, local authorities said.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Police: At least 5 people killed at SunTrust Bank in Florida
1 hour ago
U.S. government shutdown to crimp growth, recession risk steady: Reuters poll
2 hours ago
U.S. economic growth will take a hit this quarter from the longest-ever government shutdown, keeping the Federal Reserve on the sidelines until at least its April 30-May 1 meeting, a Reuters poll of economists showed.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Nurse accused of impregnating woman in a vegetative state
2 hours ago
A 36-year-old nurse has been arrested on suspicion of impregnating a woman in a vegetative state who unexpectedly gave birth last month at a Phoenix health care facility, police said Wednesday.
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Democrats push technology as alternative to Trump wall in shutdown impasse
3 hours ago
Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives floated the idea on Wednesday of ending a partial U.S. government shutdown by giving President Donald Trump most or all of the money he seeks for security along the Mexican border but for items other than the wall he wants.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Gay Indiana mayor joins field of Democratic presidential hopefuls
3 hours ago
Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, launched an underdog 2020 bid for the White House on Wednesday, aiming to stand out as a problem-solving Midwestern outsider who would be the first openly gay nominee of a major U.S. political party.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Activist group challenges Colorado mineral rights law
4 hours ago
A Colorado activist group this week filed a lawsuit challenging a state law that allows oil and gas companies to drill a property owner?s minerals without consent of the owner.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg jumps into 2020 race
4 hours ago
Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who served in the Navy during the war in Afghanistan, announced on Wednesday that he is launching an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid.
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