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You're Fired: H-1B Used to Jettison American Workers, Import Cheaper Labor?

You're Fired: H-1B Used to Jettison American Workers, Import Cheaper Labor?

Mar 22
60 Minutes investigates how some businesses have fired American workers and replaced them with cheaper labor: Temporary, foreign workers with H-1B visas.

AP Exclusive: Manafort Had Plan to Benefit Putin Government

AP Exclusive: Manafort Had Plan to Benefit Putin Government

By Jeff Horwitz and Chad Day | Mar 22
Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government.

No Opioids, Please: Clearing the Way to Refuse Prescriptions

No Opioids, Please: Clearing the Way to Refuse Prescriptions

By Susan Haigh | Mar 22
The ease of relapsing into opioid addiction has led a growing number of states to help residents make it clear to medical professionals they do not want to be prescribed the powerful painkillers.

Critics Weigh in on Bill Seeking Genetic Information of Workers

Critics Weigh in on Bill Seeking Genetic Information of Workers

Mar 21
Concern is growing over a bill that would let companies request genetic testing and effectively charge employees more for health insurance if they refuse.

AP Explains: The Doctrine Sure to Emerge in Gorsuch Hearings

AP Explains: The Doctrine Sure to Emerge in Gorsuch Hearings

By Mark Sherman | Mar 20
When Democrats question Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at his Senate confirmation hearing, they'll probably ask a lot about something called "Chevron deference."

Republicans Join Democrats Against Trump's Great Lakes Cuts

Republicans Join Democrats Against Trump's Great Lakes Cuts

By John Flesher | Mar 19
It sounds like an idea that would warm a conservative Republican's heart: Kill funding of a regional environmental cleanup that has lasted seven years and cost the federal government more than $2 billion, with no end in sight.

After Anti-LGBT Legislation Enacted, SF Bans Travel to South Dakota

After Anti-LGBT Legislation Enacted, SF Bans Travel to South Dakota

By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 18
San Francisco this week banned its employees from using taxpayer money to travel to South Dakota now that lawmakers in the Mount Rushmore State have become the first to enact anti-LGBT legislation in 2017.

U.S. and Global Partners Wrestle Over Trade Stance

U.S. and Global Partners Wrestle Over Trade Stance

By David McHugh | Mar 18
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin headed into a tussle over free trade Friday at a summit that will help set the tone for the global economy.

Hillary Clinton Says She's 'Ready to Come Out of the Woods'

Hillary Clinton Says She's 'Ready to Come Out of the Woods'

By Michael Rubinkam | Mar 18
Hillary Clinton said Friday she's "ready to come out of the woods" and help Americans find common ground.

Wheels Spinning as GOP Looks for Traction on Health Bill

Wheels Spinning as GOP Looks for Traction on Health Bill

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram | Mar 17
Pulling in different directions, Republicans are striving to get traction for a health care overhaul in danger of being dragged down by intra-party differences.

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