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New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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Scars show as Gaza's children endure third war

 

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The children of the Attar clan have lived through three wars in just over five years, each time fleeing their homes as Israel bombarded their neighborhood in the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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House to take up highway bill as deadline looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — With an August deadline looming, the House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial footing for the long term.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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Yellen says economy still needs Fed support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to keep providing significant support to boost growth and improve labor market conditions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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Schools a haven for many unaccompanied minors

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — After 14 years of separation from her parents and a harrowing journey across the U.S. border, Milsa Martinez finds solace in the northern Virginia high school where she's perfecting her English and learning civics and math.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

 

MOSCOW (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow's streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were hospitalized, many with serious injuries.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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