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Migrant farm workers carry cases of freshly picked spinach on a farm near Wellington, Colorado.

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Migrant farm workers carry cases of freshly picked spinach on a farm near Wellington, Colorado.

Undocumented Should Be Able to Stay, With Some Conditions: Poll

As lawmakers work to finalize an immigration law rewrite that would provide a path to citizenship for many of the undocumented already here, fewer than half of all Americans say the undocumented should be eligible to become citizens, according to...

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People repeat an oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego, California, on March 20, 2013.

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People repeat an oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego, California, on March 20, 2013.

H-1B Visa Lottery: April’s Full Day

Filing season for the U.S. temporary, high-skilled H-1B visas opens April 1. If you ask immigration lawyer Shanon R. Stevenson, that will also be the day the visa cap is reached. That would be bad news for her clients. If...

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Pulitizer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth with co-director and co-writer Livia Manera during the filming of ""Philip Roth: Unmasked."

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Pulitizer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth with co-director and co-writer Livia Manera during the filming of ""Philip Roth: Unmasked."

Philip Roth: Hello, Newark

Gov. Chris Christie, Republican, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Democrat, have played something of a political tug of war for publicity in the Garden State — with eyes fixed squarely on a wider audience. The mayor has one-upped the governor...

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President Roosevelt witnesses the signing of International Labor Organization's declaration for world economic security in his White House office in Washington on May 17, 1944.  From left are: seated, Roosevelt, Walter Nash, minister to New Zealand and president of recent ILO Philadelphia conference; Edward J. Phelan, acting ILO director, signing. Secretary of State Cordell Hull (left) and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins are standing.

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President Roosevelt witnesses the signing of International Labor Organization's declaration for world economic security in his White House office in Washington on May 17, 1944. From left are: seated, Roosevelt, Walter Nash, minister to New Zealand and president of recent ILO Philadelphia conference; Edward J. Phelan, acting ILO director, signing. Secretary of State Cordell Hull (left) and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins are standing.

Labor’s Birthday Consolation Gift: Labor’s Saint Celebrated

The Department of Labor marks its 100th anniversary this month, yet budget cuts have prevented it from celebrating in style. Now comes consolation in the form of Lent Madness, a whimsical online tournament to pick the best saint. The winner: Frances...

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V-22 Osprey aircraft sit on the deck of the USS Kearsargeat docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2013.

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V-22 Osprey aircraft sit on the deck of the USS Kearsargeat docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2013.

Incomes Signal U.S. Economic Gains

Income gains are showing the world’s biggest economy was in much better shape at the end of 2012 than the growth numbers indicated. Gross domestic income, or the money earned by the people, businesses and government agencies whose purchases go...

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Alex Herz, president of Orbit Logic, peers into the inside of an engineering model (full scale replica) of the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft at the SpaceX booth in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Alex Herz, president of Orbit Logic, peers into the inside of an engineering model (full scale replica) of the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft at the SpaceX booth in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Washington Daybook: Down to Earth

Chief executives from Boeing Co., FedEx Corp., United Continental Holdings Inc. and other aviation companies attend the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 aviation summit one day after American Airlines parent AMR Corp. won approval for its merger with US Airways...

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A man searches for recyclable bottles and cans near the New York Stock Exchange on June 8, 2012 on Wall Street in New York City.

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A man searches for recyclable bottles and cans near the New York Stock Exchange on June 8, 2012 on Wall Street in New York City.

Income Inequality on Fed’s Radar

Income inequality is becoming an increasing issue for Federal Reserve officials and may prove to be an important factor in monetary policy, according to Credit Suisse Group AG. Citing speeches by policy makers including Vice Chairman Janet Yellen and Governors...

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on July 17, 2012.

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on July 17, 2012.

Democrats Bullish About 2014 — Here’s Their Case

Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson’s decision not to seek re-election in Republican-leaning South Dakota has focused attention on the overall challenges his party faces in the 2014 midterm. As Democrats gear up to defend their Senate majority, substantially more of their seats appear  in play...

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Marriage equality supporters wave flags and signs as they rally in front of the Supreme Court before oral arguments in the United States v. Windsor case, which will test the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act on March 27, 2013.

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Marriage equality supporters wave flags and signs as they rally in front of the Supreme Court before oral arguments in the United States v. Windsor case, which will test the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act on March 27, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 84

That’s the percentage of members of Congress in 1996 who voted for the Defense of Marriage Act barring same-sex couples from claiming federal benefits available to other married couples. President Bill Clinton signed the measure into law after 342 of...

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Ashley Judd, pictured at a United Nations conference on drugs and crime in New York on March 14, 2012, won't be running for Senate.

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Ashley Judd, pictured at a United Nations conference on drugs and crime in New York on March 14, 2012, won't be running for Senate.

Ashley Judd: ‘Focused on Family’

If Democrats are going to oust Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell next year, Ashley Judd won’t be their candidate. The actress and ardent Kentucky Wildcat fan, who faced questions about whether she actually resided in Kentucky or neighboring Tennessee, announced...

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