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STEVEN GREENHOUSE The New York Times With the Democratic Congress expected to move quickly to raise the minimum wage, many Democrats, women’s organizations and liberal groups are gearing up for a fight on another workplace issue: paid sick days. Supporters point to studies...
HOLLY K. HACKER The Dallas Morning News It's been praised for keeping public universities in Texas racially diverse. It's been criticized for hurting talented students with less-than-stellar grades. Now almost 10 years old, the "top 10 percent law" on college admissions still...
JUSTIN POPE The Associated Press Josh Zalasky should be the kind of college applicant with little to worry about. The high school senior is taking three Advanced Placement courses. Outside the classroom, he's involved in mock trial, two Jewish youth groups and has a job with a...
Oscar-winning US actress Gwyneth Paltrow feels dinner talk is far more interesting in her adopted homeland Britain than back in her native country. "I love the English lifestyle, it's not as capitalistic as America. People don't talk about work and money, they talk about...
TSA's revealing X-ray screening raises privacy concerns By Thomas Frank, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The federal government plans this month to launch the nation's first airport screening system that takes potentially revealing X-ray photos of travelers in an effort to find bombs and...
Off-the-job smoker sues over firing Says company policy is a slippery slope By Sacha Pfeiffer, Globe Staff | November 30, 2006 A Buzzards Bay man has sued The Scotts Co. , the lawn care giant, for firing him after a drug test showed nicotine in his urine, indicating that he had...
School offering cars and trucks for good attendance CASPER, Wyo. – Sixteen-year-old Kaytie Christopherson was getting ready to do her homework on a Friday when she got a call that made a big improvement in her life: She had won a brand-new pickup truck for near-perfect school...
Appraisers see flaws in system Texas schools lost $4 billion last year because property appraisers are unable to judge the true market value of property, according to a new study. The solution, according to the state's property appraisal officials, is for the Legislature to...
On Monday December 4th at 8:10am Representative Leo Berman will join Austin's Morning News to discuss House Bill 28 that he filed this session. The bill would restrict state benefits to any illegal aliens and their children.