Michigan's House approved legislation on Tuesday that would significantly weaken union powers, as protestors gathered outside. Opponents claim it is politically motivated and hurts the average worker. Supporters say it will help attract new businesses to the state. Thousands of protestors descended on the capitol building as the vote took place.
President Obama has said it over and over — to help balance the federal budget, the wealthiest Americans should pay more in taxes. Republicans frame it a different way and say raising those taxes would hit small businesses, making them less likely to hire new workers.
The $1 million gift will help 200 students pay tuition and living expenses to stay enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley. While some undocumented students call the scholarship fund a game changer, not everyone is applauding.
A tiny residential school in Illinois has successfully fought to keep three Sudanese basketball players on its team. The head of the Illinois High School Association initially ruled that Mooseheart High school illegally recruited the teenagers, who are all 6 feet 7 inches and taller.
Some Cleveland residents are calling for a federal investigation following a lengthy car chase that ended badly. Police fired more than 100 rounds at a stopped car, killing the driver and passenger. Some in the community are troubled by what they say are racial overtones in the case.
One of Britain's largest banks has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to settle money laundering charges brought by U.S. officials. HSBC acknowledged that it transferred money for Mexican drug cartels and for countries such as Iran that are under international sanctions.
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