The Labor Department releases June's unemployment figures Friday. After starting off the year with some new-found strength, in recent months job growth has been slowing. That's significant to anyone looking for work and to economists. Job growth is also front and center in the presidential election.
Many of the hungry and homeless depend on meals served by nonprofit groups in parks and other outdoor areas around the city. But new laws would force those groups to close down or continue serving meals only in indoor spaces.
Major newspapers in Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are among those that have acknowledged they published dozens of items in print or online that appeared under fake bylines. The items in question were not written by reporters at the papers but by employees of a news outsourcing firm called Journatic.
A new provision in the Americans with Disabilities Act requires pools that are open to the public to add the lifts. They were supposed to be installed by May, but the Justice Department has moved the deadline to January. While some pools continue to fight the order, this could be the last extension.
In the last 10 days alone, the high court created a storm of historic headlines. For the first time in recent memory, liberals prevailed in most of the high-profile cases, from the Affordable Care Act to the Arizona immigration law. But nobody expects that to continue.
Julia Bluhm, 14, rounded up 80,000 signatures with an online petition, and that convinced the magazine to promise not to digitally alter editorial photos of teen models. The editor in chief writes that Seventeen "never has, never will."
The longtime conservative jurist has been one of the nation's most respected and admired legal thinkers on the right. But in an interview with NPR, he expressed exasperation at the modern Republican Party, and confessed that he has become "less conservative" as a result.
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