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McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.

Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic

A federal appellate court rejected arguments that women could seek abortions outside the state, saying no state can farm its constitutional duties out to its neighbors.

Y'all Keep Talking: Lab Scratches 'Southern Accent Reduction' Course

Having offended its own staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has canceled a course intended to help employees "speak with a more neutral American accent."

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Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

The Library of Congress has released the rather racy love letters that former President Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.

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The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga.

Georgia hasn't elected a Democrat to statewide office for over a decade, but Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is the most viable hope the party's had in a long time.

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Coaches Help Released Inmates Step From The Cell Into A Job

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Labor Secretary Tom Perez are traveling to Montgomery County, Md., to highlight workforce training for inmates about to leave prisons and jails. They plan to replicate the county's program around the U.S. by giving federal grant money.

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Former Va. Gov. McDonnell's Trial Opens With Claims Of 'Poisoned' Marriage

The public corruption trial is now underway for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. In dramatic opening arguments, lawyers described the McDonnells' marriage as a shambles. For more on the trial's start, Ari Shapiro turns to Jeff Schapiro, who is covering it for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Leahy Aims To Patch Loopholes With A Revamp Of NSA's Data Collection

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is introducing a bill to overhaul the way the National Security Agency collects telephone data under the Patriot Act.

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White House Accuses Moscow Of Violating Landmark Arms Control Deal

The Obama administration is accusing Russia of testing a banned cruise missile, thus violating a long-standing treaty that helped put an end to the Cold War. To learn more about the situation, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

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Welcome To The Nuclear Command Bunker

A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.

Dinesh D'Souza Won't Apologize

July 30, 2014
Janitta Swain, Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D'Souza, John Koopman, Caroline Granger and Don Taylor seen at the World Premiere of 'America: Imagine The World Without Her' at Regal Cinemas LA Live on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. (AP)

Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He’s also facing jail time. We’ll hear him out.

Watch: President Obama Delivers Statement On Situation In Ukraine

July 29, 2014

President Obama is scheduled to deliver a statement on the situation in Ukraine at 2:50 p.m.

Bill Nye, The Go-To Guy On Climate Change

July 29, 2014
Bill Nye, popularly known as the Science Guy, attends an event in the East Room of the White House on February 28, 2014 in Washington. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The host of the ’90s children’s TV show has been drawing criticism from those who believe he’s alarmist or bullying on climate change.

Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic ‘Scam’

July 29, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner, pictured here on July 11, 2014, intends to sue the president over his last-minute changes to the health law. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama.

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

July 29, 2014
Immigrants receive food and water after disembarking from an Italian military ship on July 19, 2014 in the port of Salerno, southern Italy, following rescue operations at sea. (Mario Laporta/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Jordan, Lebanon and Italy.

35 Percent Of Americans Have Debt In Collections

July 29, 2014
More than a third of Americans have unpaid debt that's been reported to a collection agency. (Morgan/Flickr)

That’s according to a study out today from The Urban Institute. The debt could be anything from hospital bills to an unpaid gym membership.

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Missile Test, West Agrees On Tougher Sanctions

July 29, 2014
Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, on July 29, 2014. Putin urged Russia's defense industry yesterday to swiftly cut imports as the EU looks set to impose a ban on the sale of weapons and technology over Ukraine. (Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images)

The Obama administration is formally accusing Russia of testing ground-launched cruise missiles, in violation of a 1987 agreement.

The Cost Of Our 'Do-Nothing' Congress

July 29, 2014
The U.S. Senate is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP)

The “Do-Nothing” Congress just days before August recess. We’ll look at the causes and costs to the country of D.C. paralysis.

Are House Calls Making A Comeback?

July 28, 2014
The house call might be coming back, in a big way. (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Avir Mitra of WHYY reports that due to a growing older population and rising medical costs, the doctor home visit is getting a second look.

Big Money In Dollar Tree’s Acquisition Of Family Dollar

July 28, 2014
A Dollar Tree store is seen on July 28, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Dollar Tree announced it will buy Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion in cash and stock. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

We take a look at the $8.5 billion deal, and how the business of dollar stores has adapted as the economy has improved.

Is Social Security In Trouble Again?

July 28, 2014

Federal projections show trouble ahead for the Social Security fund, but Erig Kingson argues there should be no cutting of benefits.

Congress Not Expected To Accomplish Much Before Recess

July 28, 2014
View of the U.S. Capitol from the street in Washington, D.C. (Zoe Rudisill/Flickr)

Lawmakers still have immigration and the Highway Trust Fund on their plate, with no expected resolution before their August recess.

Rare Lightning Strike Kills Man On California Beach

July 28, 2014
Pedestrians and beachgoers stand on the shore near Venice Beach as lifeguards, right, bring in a swimmer rescued from the water after a lightening strike Sunday July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Steve Christensen/AP)

A 20-year-old man died and nine others were taken to hospitals, after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted Venice Beach.

Should California Be Broken Up Into 6 States?

July 28, 2014
The "Six Californias" campaign is aimed at dividing up the state of California into six separate states. (Click to enlarge. Source: sixcalifornias.com)

Billionaire investor Timothy Draper makes the case for his “Six Californias” campaign, which could be on a state ballot in 2016.

Marking 100 Years Since The Start Of WWI

July 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker watches as wounded American soldiers arrive at an American hospital near the front during World War I. (AP Photo)

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We’ll look at lessons learned and our uneasy peace right now.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

July 26, 2014
Are you ready for some football? NHL training camps are back in session, and Charlie Pierce is paying attention. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Donald Sterling’s latest lawsuit, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s most recent honorees and news from NFL training camps.

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