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New Jersey Mandates Severance Pay For Workers Facing Mass Layoffs
"Workers' performance and workers' dedication to the company were secondary. Now, they'll be moved more to the forefront," state Sen. Joe Cryan, a co-sponsor of the bill, said.
Are Senators Trying A President Jurors? Clinton Trial Ruling Says They Are Not
An objection to being referred to as a juror made by a senator in the Clinton impeachment trial was upheld by the presiding chief justice. That ruling now seems forgotten by many.
Crime & Justice
District Of Columbia Sues Inaugural Committee For 'Grossly Overpaying' At Trump Hotel
President Trump's inaugural committee spent more than a million dollars renting event space at the hotel in January 2017, a cost that D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine says is far above market rate.
Arts & Entertainment
The Frame: Kathreen Khavari's 'Embrace' Hits Close To Home
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US & World
Gallup Poll: Dissatisfaction With U.S. Abortion Laws On The Rise
A new poll from Gallup finds increased dissatisfaction with the nation's abortion laws, mostly among Democrats, who want fewer restrictions.
How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?
The U. S. government this week is pondering how much the public needs to be told about funding decisions for lab research that could make risky viruses even worse.
Environment & Science
Kids' Climate Case 'Reluctantly' Dismissed By Appeals Court
The court said the nearly two dozen young people who were trying to force action by the government on climate change did not have standing to sue. The judges said climate change is a political issue.
Business & Economy
LA Homebuyers Turn To 'Tenancy In Common,' With Tradeoffs
TIC buyers must be willing to co-own property with strangers. And rent-controlled tenants may have been forced out of the buildings they're moving into.
Canceling Student Debt Is Easier Than It Sounds
A little-known provision allows the U.S. education secretary to erase student loan debt without going to Congress. Elizabeth Warren says, if elected president, she would put that provision to use.
Local Charities Process Year-End Rush Of Donations
Goodwill, the Salvation Army, and others got a flood of contributions from people seeking to get under the wire before the Dec. 31 tax contribution deadline.