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Obama Signs Executive Order On Paid Sick Days

Federal contractors will have to offer employees up to seven days of leave per year.<p>President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Labor Day requiring that federal contractors provide their employees with paid sick leave, the latest in a string of executive actions aimed at raising the bar in …

Oregon police chief steps down after cops say he ‘compared African-Americans to monkeys’

The chief of police in Clatskanie, Oregon was suspended in August after officers said that he compared black people to monkeys. The city council then …

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

Diabetes

Opinion: Who will suffer most from climate change? Not you

SEATTLE, Wash. (Project Syndicate) — A few years ago, Melinda and I visited with a group of rice farmers in Bihar, India, one of the most flood-prone …

Farming

Fox News Anchor Sues Hasbro Over Toy Hamster

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sued Hasbro Inc. this week for $5 million, claiming the toymakers inches-tall plastic hamster with a butterfly hat …

Europe's migrant crisis: Chaos as trains are stopped in Hungary

<b>Bicske, Hungary (CNN) —</b> Chaotic scenes erupted Thursday as trains packed with Syrian refugees were halted at a station outside the Hungarian capital, Budapest, in the latest setback for desperate families seeking to reach Western Europe.<p>Police gathered at the side of the track as the trains …

Foreign Policy

Arby's Apologizes After Police Say Florida Officer Denied Service

The head of Arby's restaurant chain has apologized to the Pembroke Pines Police Department after an employee at a South Florida restaurant reportedly …

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Kim Davis stands firm on same-sex marriage; the Kentucky clerk stays in jail

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis was given a second chance: She didn't have to issue same-sex marriage licenses herself; she merely had to agree not to interfere with five deputy clerks who had told the federal judge they'd issue them in her stead.<p>But Davis' lawyer told U.S. District …

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Panasonic Goes OLED: New 65-inch 4K TV Unveiled [Updated With Pricing]

<i>Author’s Note: Since writing this news story, I have been able to do a full test of this Panasonic OLED TV. And I’m happy to say it doesn’t disappoint. So if you’d rather head straight over to that in-depth review, just follow this link. Otherwise, by all means read on!</i><p>Kicking off the hot AV news …

Serena Williams utterly unimpressed with win

NEW YORK -- The oral accompaniment to Serena Williams' second-round victory Wednesday fluctuated from guttural determination to high-pitched anguish. …