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Nation Feb 16Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable
A decentralized vaccine campaign has resulted in a patchwork of policies and an inconsistent rollout to low-paid essential workers who are exposed to hundreds of customers each day.
Politics Dec 26Unemployment benefits for millions in limbo as Trump rages
Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday unless President Donald Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill that had been considered a done deal before his sudden…
Health Nov 03Virus hospitalizations surge as COVID-19 pandemic shadows U.S. election
While daily infections are rising in all but three states, the surge is most pronounced the Midwest and Southwest.
Politics Oct 29Trump’s diversity training order faces lawsuit from NAACP
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed the complaint Thursday in federal court in Washington, D.C., along with the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance.
Politics Oct 09Trump administration targets diversity hiring by contractors
The president has also ordered the Labor Department to set up a new hotline to investigate complaints about anti-racism training sessions that Trump has called “anti-American” and “blame-focused.”…
Nation Sep 23Mars drops Uncle Ben’s, reveals new name for rice brand
The Uncle Ben’s rice brand is changing its name to Ben's Original. Parent company Mars Inc. is the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype.
Health May 01Women and minorities shoulder front-line work during pandemic
An Associated Press analysis of census data shows that the burden of keeping the country open has been borne unevenly across gender, racial and socioeconomic lines.
Economy Mar 30Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier
The one-day strikes likely had a limited impact on consumers, but the unrest called attention to mounting discontent among low-wage workers who are on the front lines of the pandemic, serving the needs of those who can keep safe working…
Health Feb 18Misinformation on novel coronavirus impacting Asian American businesses
Business owners, some of whom have seen their customer traffic cut by more than half, are anxiously waiting for things to return to normal.
Nation Dec 16How paid parental leave for federal workers could spur wider changes
A bill that is expected to receive final congressional approval Tuesday gives 12 weeks of paid leave to mothers and fathers of newborns, newly adopted children or foster children.