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Obama Proposal Could Extend Overtime Benefits To More Workers

October 8, 2014 - 6:03pm

Two-thirds of salaried workers used to get overtime automatically when they worked more than 40 hours a week, but thanks to a George W. Bush-era decision, only about 1 in 10 qualify today.

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U.S. Ambassador To Liberia: Many Challenges Remain In Ebola Response

October 8, 2014 - 4:58pm

Melissa Block speaks with U.S. ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac about the U.S. effort to combat Ebola in West Africa. Work has been slowed by difficult conditions and a shortage of trained workers.

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The Language That Divides America: From Red And Blue To Percents

October 8, 2014 - 3:53pm

Nobody knows what was in the president's cup when he saluted the Marines last month, but it became known as the "latte salute." Do people still use "red" and "blue" when discussing a cultural divide?

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36 States To Elect Governors Next Month

October 8, 2014 - 5:04am

The midterm elections are less than a month away, and across the country, governors are in trouble. In both parties, state chief executives are facing tough re-election fights.

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Millennial Voters Are Paying Attention — So Why Don't More Vote?

October 8, 2014 - 3:13am

Young people showed major interest in voting in 2004 and 2008. Since then, their numbers have fallen off as the political system has become gridlocked.

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Millennial Voters Are Paying Attention – So Why Don't More Actually Vote?

October 7, 2014 - 6:04pm

Young voters showed major interest in voting in 2004 and 2008. Since then, their numbers have fallen off as the political system has become gridlocked.

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Voters Will Get Their Say On GMO Labeling In Colorado And Oregon

October 7, 2014 - 4:24pm

Similar measures calling for labeling genetically modified foods have failed in recent years in California and Washington, and Vermont is being sued for the labeling law it enacted earlier this year.

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Despite SCOTUS Decision, Kansas Holds On To Same-Sex Marriage Ban

October 7, 2014 - 4:20pm

On Tuesday, gay couples who applied for marriage licenses in Kansas were turned away by county officials, despite the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages in the state on Monday.

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Why One Forecaster Doesn't Think The GOP Will Take The Senate

October 7, 2014 - 4:20pm

Most forecasters predict that Republicans will pick up enough seats in the midterms to control the chamber. But Sam Wang at the Princeton Election Commission predicts the Democrats will hold on.

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Alaska Must Translate Election Material Into 2 Indigenous Languages

October 7, 2014 - 5:06am

Friday's deadline was set after a U.S. District Court judge ruled the state violated the Voting Rights Act by not providing some native speakers with materials in their language.

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Alaska Must Translate Election Material Into 2 Indigenous Languages

October 7, 2014 - 5:06am

Fridays deadline to complete the translation was set after a U.S. District judge ruled the state violated the Voting Rights Act by not providing some native speakers with materials in their language.

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Same-Sex Marriage No Longer The Political Wedge It Once Was

October 7, 2014 - 5:06am

Thanks to action by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is now legal — or soon will be in 30 states. That includes several with hotly contested political contests this fall.

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How Justice Sotomayor Is 'Busting' The Supreme Court's Steady Rhythms

October 7, 2014 - 5:03am

Longtime Supreme Court reporter Joan Biskupic's new book on Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on the nation's first Latina justice.

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