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The decline in employment, the first in years, comes after 83 months of job growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that the data probably show the short-term effect of recent hurricanes.
Oct. 6, 2017
The State Street Corporation put a statue on Wall Street to promote "the next generation of women leaders." Now accused of pay discrimination, the firm denies wrongdoing but will pay $5 million.
Oct. 6, 2017
Also: Retiring GOP Sen. Corker could oppose his party's tax plan; President Trump says this could be the "calm before the storm" but won't explain; and questions on Catalonia's independence efforts.
Oct. 6, 2017
The U.S. should, based on its wealth and other factors, have one of the world's lowest rates of gun deaths. The data show a different picture.
Oct. 6, 2017
The 1960s brought political and social change in the U.S. — and more crime. Lyndon Johnson decided to wage a "war on crime" and formed a group tasked with developing revolutionary recommendations.
Oct. 6, 2017
One of the defendants in the case of the 2014 armed standoff at Bundy's Nevada ranch has filed a motion to delay the trial following Sunday's tragedy in Las Vegas.
Oct. 6, 2017
Sesame Street in Communities aims to teach emotional coping skills to the youngest survivors of adversity, using characters familiar to millions.
Oct. 6, 2017
Increasingly, employers require employees to resolve disputes about anything from harassment to discrimination through individual arbitration. That means they can't join class-action suits.
Oct. 6, 2017
The prize was announced in Oslo, Norway, on Friday morning. The campaign, known as ICAN, seeks an international legal prohibition on nuclear weapons.
Oct. 6, 2017
The Tennessee Republican says he will oppose upcoming tax legislation if he believes it will add to the deficit, which BCorker considers the greatest threat facing the nation.
Oct. 6, 2017
Those who knew Stephen Paddock say they can't believe he committed that terrible act. And investigators have yet to identify any sort of grievance that might have motivated his crime.
Oct. 5, 2017
After three years of congressional hearings and three inspector-general audits, the scandal still ricochets around Capitol Hill.
Oct. 5, 2017
The law places sharp limits on how state and local law enforcement agencies can comply with federal immigration authorities. That puts California in conflict with President Trump.
Oct. 5, 2017
An inspector general for the IRS has found the agency went after many progressive as well as conservative groups in 2013, casting a shadow on GOP efforts to punish the agency for a "witch hunt."
Oct. 5, 2017
Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, made the announcement following a New York Times story that he sexually harassed employees and actresses for decades.
Oct. 5, 2017
A new study of how birds react to the annual light tribute to September 11th in New York City provides compelling evidence for how artificial light can disorient large numbers of migrating birds.
Oct. 5, 2017
Catalonia already enjoys a great deal of autonomy, so many Spaniards ask why they want independence, and to violate a Democratic constitution that 90 percent of Catalans supported just 40 years ago.
Oct. 5, 2017
The Tennessee Republican may be a make-or-break vote on the GOP's top priority: tax cuts. And since Corker announced last week he's not running for reelection, he's speaking more freely on the issue.
Oct. 5, 2017
Football star Cam Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, made an openly sexist comment regarding a female reporter on Wednesday. The NFL called Newton's words wrong and disrespectful.
Oct. 5, 2017
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) about bipartisan legislation he's planning to introduce banning the sale of bump stocks.
Oct. 5, 2017

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