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Worker Disciplined For Exceeding 6 Minutes A Day For Bathroom Breaks

"They offered $1 per day for anyone who doesn't go to the bathroom at all," said Nick Kreitman, senior business agent for Teamsters Local 743

LeBron Leaves Miami To Pay Higher Taxes In Cleveland

Because tax rates really don't have much effect on where people live and work where they do. The post LeBron Leaves Miami To Pay Higher Taxes In Cleveland appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Jesus Would Weep At Pro-Lifers’ Border Rhetoric

While thousands of angry protesters are screaming at politicians to send the refugee children back, there are actually a lot of people who are doing the right thing and working to help these people in need.  The crisis created by violence and extreme poverty in their Central American countries is forcing thousands of children to [...]

New Medical App Hopes To Help Prosecute Rape In War-Zones

Through the use of this new app, developers hope to better document crimes against victims of rape in areas of conflict. The post New Medical App Hopes To Help Prosecute Rape In War-Zones appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Congressman Compares Unaccompanied Children To German Soldiers Invading France On D-Day

One congressman wants the state of Texas to "use whatever means" to stop the "invasion" of unaccompanied migrant children coming into the country. The post Congressman Compares Unaccompanied Children To German Soldiers Invading France On D-Day appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Midday open thread: Deceased centenarians get draft notices, Spielberg blasted for triceratops death

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Blasty the Drone, To Protect & Swerve: Join us today at 12:30 PM PT as Laura Clawson hosts another edition of Ask Me Anything (about Daily Kos). What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Votes - paid for in blood,...Show More Summary

The Plan To Get New Jersey Back Into RGGI That Gov. Christie Can’t Veto

Though Chris Christie pulled New Jersey out of the regional carbon trading system in 2011, the state could be back in the carbon trading program soon with this little-known trick. The post The Plan To Get New Jersey Back Into RGGI That Gov. Christie Can’t Veto appeared first on ThinkProgress.

No, Obama’s Mentor Does Not Think The Courts Should Gut Obamacare

Obamacare's opponents may think they've found an ally in their never-ending quest to kill the Affordable Care Act, but they are wrong. The post No, Obama’s Mentor Does Not Think The Courts Should Gut Obamacare appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Militia Efforts To Converge At The Border Fizzle Out

[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] What if militias announced a showdown with the feds and nobody came? That’s pretty much what happened in Texas this week, after a handful of militia activists called on their fellow militia members to intervene...Show More Summary

Women And Black People With STEM Degrees Are The Most Likely To Leave The Field

While a good share of people with Ph.D.s in STEM fields leave, most them are women and people of color. The post Women And Black People With STEM Degrees Are The Most Likely To Leave The Field appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Incredibly Shrinking Budget Deficit

Federal government has $71 billion budget surplus in June, on track for lowest annual deficit since 2008.

Is Rural the New Black

Local TV anchors lash out at Mike Bloomberg for calling their region "rural."

Ahmad Chalabi Still Wants to Lead Iraq

Call in the clowns. If the disgraced so-called “journalists” who peddled Ahmad Chalabi’s lies are still allowed in the debate over the future of Iraq, why not Chalabi himself? This is a question Chalabi seems to be asking as he makes yet another attempt at becoming the leader of Iraq.

Judge rules Florida Republicans violated law in crafting new congressional map, orders major redraw

Florida's current congressional map In a major decision that came out late Thursday evening, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis threw out Florida's congressional map, ruling that lawmakers violated the state's new "Fair Districts" amendments when they crafted new lines in 2012. Show More Summary

UN: Seized Iraq Nuclear Material Is No Risk

The Iraqi government appealed to the United Nations to step in when word came that terrorists had stolen nuclear material from the University of Mosul. The UN says there is no risk here. International Atomic Energy Agency spokesman Gill Tudor [pictured] was responding to a letter from Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim to Secretary-General [...]

4 Reasons This Has Been A Good Week For People Getting Conned By Predatory Lenders

After a rough session in state legislatures earlier this year, payday loan reform efforts may be catching their second wind. The post 4 Reasons This Has Been A Good Week For People Getting Conned By Predatory Lenders appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Anti-Hillary Smear Book Outsells Hers

Of all the headaches of her current book tour -- the declining sales, the constant travel, the interviews that generated unkind headlines about her family's wealth -- this one may sting Hillary Rodham Clinton the most: Her memoir, Hard...Show More Summary

Rush Likens United Negro College Fund To Slaves, AFSCME To Slaveholders

From the July 11 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Limbaugh: "If Any Race Of People Should Not Have Guilt About Slavery, It's Caucasians" Limbaugh: "African-Americans Today Can Be Convinced That They Are Still Slaves" Limbaugh: For Democrats, You Can't Be An "Authentic Black" Unless You Have "Slave Blood"

How A Broad Faith-Based Movement Is Coming Together To Aid Unaccompanied Children On The Border

"These children are unifying us," United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcano said. The post How A Broad Faith-Based Movement Is Coming Together To Aid Unaccompanied Children On The Border appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Every Year On July 11, Bosnian Muslims Hold A Mass Funeral

Each year on July 11, Bosnian Muslims in the town of Srebrenica come together to remember the worst genocide Europe experienced since World War II. The post Every Year On July 11, Bosnian Muslims Hold A Mass Funeral appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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