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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, a tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The Justice Department has sided with Asian-American students suing Harvard University over the Ivy League school's consideration of race in its admissions policy. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 30, 2018 - 12:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its latest push to end the use of race in college admissions, the Trump administration on Thursday accused Harvard University of "engaging in outright racial balancing" and sided with Asian-American students who allege the Ivy League school discriminated against them. Harvard...
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FILE - This April 11, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. A patient with a history of violence was charged with assault Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, after he punched a nurse, knocked her to the floor and repeatedly stomped on her head at the Washington state psychiatric hospital that recently lost accreditation and federal funding due to safety violations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 29, 2018 - 4:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A patient with a history of violence has been charged with the weekend assault of a nurse at a Washington state psychiatric hospital that recently lost accreditation and federal funding due to safety violations. He is accused of punching the nurse, knocking her to the floor and...
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August 29, 2018 - 7:57 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Workers on Greece's ferries are to hold a 24-hour strike next Monday in a pay dispute linked to the end of the country's international bailouts. The strike is expected to halt all ferry services Greece's between islands and the mainland. The Panhellenic Seafarers' Federation...
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This shows the collapsed scaffolding, center, at a hotel under construction after two workers fell to their deaths early Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, near Orlando, Fla. (Orange County Fire Rescue via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 4:49 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two construction workers fell to their deaths when scaffolding collapsed above the sixth floor of a hotel under construction near Disney World early Wednesday. A third worker managed to hang on and climb to safety, a fire-rescue spokesman said. The accident happened just...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 31, 2017, file photo shows a Barnes & Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. Demos Parneros, the former CEO of Barnes & Noble is suing the bookseller for breach of contract and defamation following his termination in July 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
August 28, 2018 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former CEO of Barnes & Noble filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the company, saying the bookseller breached his contract for denying him severance and defamed him by saying he engaged in misconduct, which he denies. Barnes & Noble said the lawsuit was an extortion attempt,...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino and United States Soccer Federation Carlos Cordeiro in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 28, 2018 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's complaints about tech companies (all times local): 3:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says Google and other tech companies are "treading on very, very troubled territory." Trump's warning came as he was meeting in the Oval Office with the...
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August 28, 2018 - 9:03 am
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Graduate students at Brandeis University in Massachusetts have reached their first labor deal with the school's administration. A tentative three-year contract announced Tuesday would increase pay for graduate teaching assistants by up to 56 percent over the life of the...
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August 27, 2018 - 10:09 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The proposed contract Walt Disney World's unionized workers will vote on next week would increase the starting minimum wage by at least 46 percent over three years to $15 an hour, while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their...
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August 27, 2018 - 10:00 am
DETROIT (AP) — A former Fiat Chrysler executive was sentenced to 5 ½ years in federal prison Monday in a scheme to curry favor with union officials by showering them with cash and gifts. Former head of labor relations Alphons Iacobelli admitted that he turned the budget of a company-sponsored...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2018 file photo, former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson speaks in support of a California bill aimed at protecting workers from forced arbitration and nondisclosure agreements during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The state Senate approved the bill, by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, left, and sent it to Gov. Jerry Brown, Wednesday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Sophia Bollag, File)
August 26, 2018 - 7:43 pm
Confidentiality agreements have come under fire during the #MeToo movement as one way abusive men have been able to hold on to their jobs, and keep harassing more women. State lawmakers are listening. They introduced bills in at least 16 states this year to restrict the use by private employers of...
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