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on Dec 19, 2014 - 13:54 PM ET
Walmart store

For the holidays, Walmart is offering moms-to-be special deals on its selection of “work-to-wear” maternity fashions. For its pregnant workers, however, Walmart is offering a raw deal.

When working as a Walmart maintenance associate in Laurel, Maryland, during her pregnancy, Candice Riggins paid a heavy price when her cleaning duties started making her sick. According to a...

on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:20 PM ET
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on Dec 18, 2014 - 14:30 PM ET
Senator Bernie Sanders

Dwight Eisenhower was right when he warned at the close of his presidency about the development of an American military-industrial complex, as most everyone in the United States and around the world is now well aware.

Eisenhower was also right when he warned at the opening of his presidency about the danger posed by the...

on Dec 18, 2014 - 14:25 PM ET
Salamishah Tillet

What responsibilities do journalists have when reporting on sexual assault? In the past few weeks, two high-profile cases have ignited a heated debate on just that question. One of those cases is an alleged...

on Dec 18, 2014 - 14:00 PM ET

Last week’s puzzle wasn’t quite thematic, but it was built around a few entries that interacted closely with each other. Without giving too much away for those who haven’t solved it yet, suffice it to say that there are certain entries in the puzzle that are defined (and/or clued) only in terms of other entries—and vice versa.

This sort of mutual cross-reference is a trick...

on Dec 18, 2014 - 13:23 PM ET
Stephen Colbert

No one thought that Stephen Colbert, the character, would last this long. His right-wing, self-regarding, bloviating pundit was a shtick, a bit, good for a year or two, tops.

As Colbert said Monday of the soon-to-retire...

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