Fast-food workers and their supporters join a nationwide protest for higher wages and union rights outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States, November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS6DLH

Will raising the minimum wage help workers?


Thousands of fast food and other low-wage workers protested across the country Tuesday as part of a growing movement calling for a $15 minimum wage. Continue reading

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COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 9: Jonathan Butler, a University of Missouri grad student who did a 7 day hunger strike is greeted by the crowd of students on the campus of University of Missouri - Columbia on November 9, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. Students celebrate the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe amid allegations of racism. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Student protests result in university president’s resignation


University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe announced his resignation Monday amid protests over the university’s handling of racial discrimination and slurs on campus. Continue reading

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Memphis police take specialized approach to mental illness


The Memphis Police Department has pioneered a new program to better treat individuals experiencing mental health crises.
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America updates its nuclear bombs


A $100 billion dollar project to upgrade the United States’ largely outdated nuclear arsenal is underway. Continue reading

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Do conservative wins in Tuesday’s election predict 2016?


Despite so much national focus on the next year’s presidential election, voters across the country decided a number of races and ballot measures in their own cities and states on Tuesday. Continue reading

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