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NLRB: Don't stick workers with tax bill on lump sum back pay

The key part of the ruling is the board's statement that orders companies to pay Social Security and compensate the workers for the extra income tax liability they facefor back pay.

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Closing of unionized plant becomes charged issue in Connecticut elections

The right wing Republican nominee accused the workers of causing the plant closing, what happened next was a lulu.

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Drug companies charged with deceiving public on prescription painkillers

Companies obscured addictive effects of OxyContin, Percocet and other dangerous opioid painkillers, according to complaint filed on behalf of the People of the State of California.

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SW Florida residents say "No fracking"

Environmental activists and oil drilling opponents have many unanswered questions concerning several aspects of this type of operation.

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Alabama to pay $580,000 because of unconstitutional anti-immigrant law

"This lawsuit put a swift end to a cruel, discriminatory, and unlawful effort to drive immigrant families out of their homes."

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House GOP ambushes NLRB, again

Using the excuse of decrying "ambush elections," the Republican right wingers who dominate the House Education and the Workforce Committee ambushed the NLRB at a March 5 hearing on the board's proposal

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"Step closer to equality": Texas judge overthrows gay marriage ban

In his ruling, the San Antonio judge wrote that the same-sex marriage ban "violates plaintiffs' equal protection and due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution."

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The curious case of Hobby Lobby

Can a for-profit corporation have religion? Can its religious feelings be hurt? If some of its employees take a pill to prevent pregnancy, does that violate the corporation's rights?

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Judge tosses key part of Texas anti-abortion law

Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that restrictions affecting abortion clinic physicians placed an undue burden on women seeking access to such facilities.

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Lawmakers scramble on government shutdown and debt ceiling deal

The solution, in any case, is only temporary with another showdown or shutdown possible again early next year.

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