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In Hollywood, MLK Delivered A Lesser-Known Speech That Resonates Today

Wed, 2015-02-25 23:45

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Los Angeles and spoke to a standing room-only crowd at Temple Israel. The synagogue honors his legacy by replaying the speech once a year.

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On Net Neutrality, Republicans Pitch Oversight Rather Than Regulation

Wed, 2015-02-25 23:44

Backers say the net neutrality rules will ensure equal access to the net for content providers. But Republicans in Congress are no fans of FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler's plan.

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On Net Neutrality, Republicans Pitch Oversight Rather Than Regulation

Wed, 2015-02-25 23:44

Backers say the net neutrality rules will ensure equal access to the net for content providers. But Republicans in Congress are no fans of FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler's plan.

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Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

Wed, 2015-02-25 23:42

Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers worry that if those workers gain legal status, they will leave agriculture. But some workers say they would stay.

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Do Your Veggies Depend On Workers Who Lack Legal Rights?

Wed, 2015-02-25 23:42

Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers believe that when immigrant workers gain legal status, they tend to leave agriculture. Yet the evidence is disputed.

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The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote: Here's What You Need To Know

Wed, 2015-02-25 23:08

The FCC is set to vote on whether to reclassify the Internet as a utility. If it votes in the affirmative, the commission will not allow Internet service providers to throttle traffic.

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Dentists Have No Right To Limit Who Can Whiten Your Teeth, Justices Say

Wed, 2015-02-25 18:40

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a North Carolina case that a board made up largely of dentists may not regulate whitening services.

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Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

Wed, 2015-02-25 16:46

Scott Walker now says he will support a type of law that he told voters would not happen on his watch. The new bill would ban private sector employee union dues, but not those of other union workers.

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Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

Wed, 2015-02-25 16:46

Scott Walker now says he will support a type of law that he told voters would not happen on his watch. The new bill would ban private sector employee union dues, but not those of other union workers.

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Obama: "I Am Absolutely Confident... We're Doing Right Thing' On Immigration

Wed, 2015-02-25 16:01

Speaking in Miami, Obama said his executive actions on immigration will ultimately be upheld by the court system. Still, Obama said, the only way to solve this permanently is through legislation.

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A Detroit Opera Celebrates Frida Kahlo's Life And Cooking

Wed, 2015-02-25 14:34

The Michigan Opera Theater is mounting a production in March of Frida. The city's Mexican restaurants are getting involved by honoring the Mexican artist's recipes and cooking with special menus.

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Morgan Stanley Agrees To $2.6 Billion Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlement

Wed, 2015-02-25 14:14

The settlement is the latest in a string tied to the mortgage practices that led to the housing bubble, which was mostly responsible for the great recession.

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High Court Leans Toward Religious Protection In Headscarf Case

Wed, 2015-02-25 13:44

Did Abercrombie & Fitch violate a prohibition against religious discrimination by not hiring a woman who wears a hijab? The company contends it just has a neutral policy against wearing caps.

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Global Rules Of Greeting Vary, But Biden And Travolta Get No Support

Wed, 2015-02-25 13:38

The vice president and the actor are getting panned for the way they greeted women in the past week. That made us wonder: What's the greeting etiquette in parts of the world we cover in our blog?

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What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

Wed, 2015-02-25 13:28

The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.

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Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

Wed, 2015-02-25 13:00

Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.

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An Owl Is Attacking and Injuring Residents Of A Netherlands Town

Wed, 2015-02-25 12:59

Drones aren't only the airborne worry in Europe this week. An aggressive owl is terrorizing residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend. Maybe its behavior is due to hormones. Or maybe it's just hungry.

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An Owl Is Attacking And Injuring Residents Of A Netherlands Town

Wed, 2015-02-25 12:59

Drones aren't the only airborne worry in Europe this week. An aggressive owl is terrorizing residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend. Maybe its behavior is due to hormones. Or maybe it's just hungry.

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Terrorism Fears Complicate Money Transfers For Somali-Americans

Wed, 2015-02-25 12:58

Regulations intended to block money from getting to terrorist groups has led the last bank that handles most money transfers from the United States to Somalia to pull out of the business.

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At VA Hospitals, Training And Technology Reduce Nurses' Injuries

Wed, 2015-02-25 12:33

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a lead among other hospital systems in the country to keep nurses and other staff from getting injured when they move and lift patients.

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