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Trump and Clinton talk jobs, economy on Labor Day

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Labor Day kicked off the start of the final two-month phase of the presidential campaign season as both candidates make their last push for the White House.
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Murder of British politician changes tone of U.K. Brexit debate

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The man accused of murdering a British member of parliament last Thursday made his first court appearance in London on Saturday. Authorities believe Thomas Mair shot and stabbed Jo Cox to death on a street in broad daylight, because of her position to keep the U.K. in the European Union. Continue reading

How the Deck is Stacked: Income Inequality in the U.S. – Lesson Plan

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According to research by the Pew Research Center, the American middle class is shrinking and the gap between high-income and low-income households is growing. This lesson plan will introduce students to the reality of income inequality in America. Continue reading

Will raising the minimum wage help workers?

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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

Obama to Kids: “You Have No Excuse”

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President Obama spoke at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., as part of an administration back-to-school event. The speech, which was broadcast…read more

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