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How a SCOTUS decision will affect public sector unions 19.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Earlier this year the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 on "fair-share" union dues. A ruling on this issue is expected in the coming days.
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Suspected Suicide Bomber Strikes in Eastern Afghanistan 17.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The explosion, two days into a cease-fire between the Taliban and Afghan security forces, killed at least 26 people and wounded more than 50.
Understaffed Federal Prison Is Taking in 1,000 Noncriminal Immigrants, and Even the Guards Are Protesting 16.6.2018 Mother Jones
Last week, as the first busloads of immigrants rolled up to the federal prison complex in Victorville, California, the facilities there went on lockdown. The Victorville complex, in an unexpected move, had agreed to accept 1,000 detainees from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which said it had run out of beds because of its crackdown on […]
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Union Looks to Block New Trump Rule on Federal Workers 15.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The largest federal-workers union is attempting to block President Trump from enforcing one of three executive orders issued in an effort to rewrite the rules between the government and its employees.
Pakistani Taliban Head Killed by U.S. Airstrike in Afghanistan 15.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Mullah Fazlullah’s group and its splinters have been responsible for some of the bloodiest and most high-profile terrorist attacks in Pakistan, including the 2012 shooting of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and the 2014 assault on a school in Peshawar that killed more than 130 children.
Supreme Court Decision in Janus Looms Over Critical Public-Sector Jobs and Public Services 15.6.2018 American Prospect
Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP's Washington bureau, outside the Supreme Court as the Court heard arguments in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 in February.  In the last decade, an increasingly energized campaign against workers’ rights has been waged across all levels of government—federal, state, and local. Much of the focus of this anti-worker campaign has been on public-sector workers, specifically state and local government workers. Several states have  passed legislation  restricting workers’ right to unionize and collectively bargain for better wages and benefits. Beyond these legislative attacks, public-sector workers have been targeted by repeated legal challenges to their unions’ ability to effectively represent them.  The Supreme Court will soon issue a decision in the most recent of these challenges, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. Our new Economic Policy Institute report  argues  that the decision in Januswill have significant impacts on public-sector ...
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Minnesota Law Banning Political Apparel at Polling Stations 15.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law banning political buttons and apparel at polling places, limiting how far states can go to restrict political speech near the voting booth.
Weather specialist added to 416 wildfire crew as lightning, Tropic Storm Bud loom 14.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
Firefighters battling 416 fire add meteorologist equipped with sophisticated atmospheric gear to gauge the potential danger of expected lightning strikes.
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Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota's voter clothing law 14.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The justices ruled Thursday that the law violates the First Amendment. Still, the justices' 7-2 ruling suggested that some restrictions on what people can wear to vote are permissible.
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Strike Down ObamaCare, Says Justice Department 14.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Twenty states sue again, claiming the mandate is unconstitutional. Now the federal government agrees.
Aaron Nola strikes out 10 as Phillies hold off Rockies 13.6.2018 Philly.com News
Aaron Nola struck out 10, Scott Kingery homered, and the Phillies held on for a win.
Walz retools governor's campaign, hustles to get ahead of the game 12.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, who for months was considered the DFL party favorite for governor, saw his campaign stumble in recent weeks. He's campaigning hard now and taking inspiration from his days coaching football.
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Pitcher strikes out his friend, delays championship celebration for a hug 12.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It was a heck of a moment for the kids of Mounds View who defeated Totino-Grace in the Class 4A, Section 5 final last week when Mounds View pitcher Ty Koehn struck out Totino-Grace's Jack Kocon to end the game, preserving a 17-to-10 win.
It took 6 years for PHL airport workers to double their pay to $12/hour. Here's how they did it 12.6.2018 Philly.com News
A look at one of the biggest union victories in Philadelphia in recent memory.
Chinese Truckers Protest High Gas Prices 11.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Truckers blocked roads over the weekend in spotty strikes across China, driven by frustrations over higher fuel costs, falling haulage rates and transportation apps that are squeezing their profits.
Supreme Court upholds controversial Ohio voter-purge law 11.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Supreme Court upheld the most aggressive voter-purge law in the country. If a voter doesn't respond to mailings or hasn't voted in two consecutive elections, they are kicked off the rolls.
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Zach Eflin strikes out nine as Phillies avoid sweep by Brewers 11.6.2018 Philly.com News
Rhys Hoskins drove in two runs and the Phillies stopped a four-game skid.
'Life-changing issue': Union workers, retirees call for action to preserve pension benefits 10.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Chuck Justice is a retired truck driver of 30 years, and says the threat to his pension benefits is "almost like it's the end of the American dream."
Focus on Health Care Jolts GOP Ahead of Midterms 9.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Trump administration’s legal push to strike down key parts of the Affordable Care Act is complicating the midterm November elections for Republicans who don’t want to look like they’re taking health coverage away.
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Iran-Backed Fighters Switch to Syrian Uniforms to Avoid Israeli Strikes, Rebels Say 9.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The Syrian regime is disguising Iran-allied militias as its own fighters, according to rebels, a battlefield feint that appears calculated to try to avoid further Israeli air strikes.
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