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Chris Remington

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The significance of May Day

On May 1, 1886, approximately 35,000 workers walked off their jobs, demanding the standardization of eight-hour workdays. Many labor historians point to this day in U.S. history as the inception of International Worker’s Day, more commonly referred to as May Day.

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Taking on unemployment bias

Despite job growth in February, the national unemployment rate remains at 7.7 percent, according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of the more than 12 million Americans currently out of work, approximately 40 percent have been seeking a job for six months or more. Algernon Austin, who directs the Race, Ethnicity and the Economy [...]

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Unpacking the semiautomatic

The violent massacres that occurred in Newtown, Aurora, Blacksburg, and Columbine were borne of very different circumstances — but there were some similarities. In each case, the shooter used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine. Mass shooting location, date Weapon(s) used Columbine, Colorado, 1999 Hi-Point Model 995 carbine rifle, Savage Springfield 67H shotgun, [...]

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A history of taboo topics

To better understand the controversies of today, Need to Know looked back on a few of the taboo topics of the past to explore their trajectory into the modern public education curriculum and their current state in the battleground of Duarte’s “culture wars.”

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More sanctions for North Korea?

The U.N Security Council called an emergency meeting after the North Korean military conducted a confirmed nuclear test at an undisclosed location. A U.S. geological base in Pyongyang registered a 4.9 magnitude tremor late Tuesday night. The test is the first under the presidency of Kim Jong Eun, who went forward with it despite an [...]