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Seattle minimum wage workers will see a gradual raise to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation. That won't end the argument about whether increases help or hurt employment.
June 03, 2014
The country's election commission confirms preliminary results announced last week showing that Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi secured nearly 97 percent of the vote.
June 03, 2014
Huge amounts of information about your health, your doctor and your hospital lurk in private and public databases. But putting that information to work to improve health care remains a challenge.
June 03, 2014
A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.
June 03, 2014
School is ending, so what can parents do to keep their kids reading this summer? Our parenting guests share book recommendations for young readers, with a focus on Latino writers and characters.
June 03, 2014
When his cancer went into remission, columnist Steven Petrow was overwhelmed by the fear that it would return. But it taught him a philosophy that helped him cope: wait to worry.
June 03, 2014
Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.
June 03, 2014
New Orleans' Recovery School District will soon have the nation's first all-charter school system. Michel Martin explores whether that will boost achievement, or leave the most vulnerable kids behind.
June 03, 2014
The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.
June 03, 2014
According to a detective, the crimes sound like the work of an "organized syndicate" that might be specifically targeting the interlocking toys.
June 03, 2014
The new Palestinian unity government includes the militant group Hamas, which Israel and the U.S. view as a terrorist organization.
June 03, 2014
Shulgin's contributions to research into psychedelic compounds is immense. By his own count, he created nearly 200 psychedelic compounds, often testing them on himself.
June 03, 2014
President Obama said that regardless of the circumstances of the Army sergeant's capture by the Afghan Taliban, "we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity."
June 03, 2014
Federal law seeks to keep sexual assault victims from paying for forensic exams, but in some states they may have to cover tests and treatment for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.
June 03, 2014
Only residents in areas controlled by President Bashar Assad's regime are allowed to vote.
June 03, 2014
His comments in Europe come amid simmering tensions with Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
June 03, 2014
Measurable gains, yet a sense of loss.
June 03, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing new attention to the threat from homegrown, lone wolf radicals. He's pulling together a group of prosecutors and FBI agents to address domestic terrorism.
June 03, 2014
By testing for radiation, detectives showed that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.
June 03, 2014
States and school districts are struggling to navigate the flood of new materials claiming to be Common Core-aligned.
June 03, 2014

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