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  • Illinois bill would track race, ethnicity, gender of temporary workers

     Illinois bill would track race, ethnicity, gender of temporary workers
    Illinois lawmakers are considering a proposal that would require temporary staffing agencies to record the race, ethnicity and gender of workers seeking employment — regardless of whether individuals get a job. The proposal comes as several...
  • Burundi coup bid could plunge nation into another civil war

    Burundi coup bid could plunge nation into another civil war
    Is there such a thing as a “good” coup? Some observers thought Wednesday’s attempted coup in Burundi might be one, aborting President Pierre Nkurunziza’s widely criticized bid for a third term and perhaps even paving the way...
  • American, 8 other foreigners among 14 killed in attack on Kabul guesthouse

    American, 8 other foreigners among 14 killed in attack on Kabul guesthouse
    As his conversations with three foreign associates came to an end, Zaher Moein excused himself from the table and headed toward a concert in another hall of Kabul’s Park Palace hotel and guesthouse. Moein, 30, had stopped in the hotel’s...
  • Jim Weldon, longtime union leader, dies at 79

    Jim Weldon, longtime union leader, dies at 79
    Jim Weldon, the leader of an electricians union for 38 years, died at a Fort Lauderdale hospice Wednesday from ailments including respiratory failure. Mr. Weldon, of Fort Lauderdale, who also served a brief stint as a commissioner at Port Everglades,...
  • Who speaks for the Jewish community on Iran?

    Who speaks for the Jewish community on Iran?
    The framework between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, Russia, UK, France and the United States) and Germany (the P5+1), and Iran has been concluded. Now negotiations begin toward the final agreement deadline of June 30. The...
  • Relief efforts set up to assist in Nepal

    Relief efforts set up to assist in Nepal
    After a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit the poor, mountainous South Asian country of Nepal on Saturday, April 25 — killing more than 5,000 people — Jewish humanitarian and governmental organizations are doing more...
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  • Go ahead, tick off the Saudis (and the Israelis, too)

    Go ahead, tick off the Saudis (and the Israelis, too)
    In his second term, President Obama has demonstrated a real knack for ticking off putative American friends. First, he annoyed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who registered his complaint by promptly taking it to Capitol Hill. Now (apparently)...
  • Abortion restrictions relying on 'junk science,' rights advocates say

    In Montana, the Legislature has approved and sent to the governor a bill that would require a fetus to be anesthetized before an abortion is performed so it would not feel pain. In Arizona and Arkansas, doctors are now required to tell women that drug-...
  • Rubio promoting a strong military as part of foreign policy

    Rubio promoting a strong military as part of foreign policy
    NEW YORK — Defending the use of American military power, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday called for increasing military spending and for the U.S. to aggressively confront Russia, China and others that he says threaten...
  • Internal U.S. documents detail 'alarming questions' about Mexico violence

    Internal U.S. documents detail 'alarming questions' about Mexico violence
    The grisly discovery of more bodies and human remains in the hills of Guerrero, Mexico, raises “alarming questions about the widespread nature of cartel violence in the region and the level of government complicity,” a U.S. military report...