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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.

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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Archive: August 19, 2015

National Breastfeeding Month is a chance for Ohio medical experts to remind employers to support breastfeeding moms with access to resources in the workplace, including a private place to pump milk and then store it. Photo courtesy of CDC

CINCINNATI - Breastfeeding benefits are vast, medical experts say, but it can be a real challenge for moms when they go back to work. While about 70 percent of new Ohio moms start out breastfeeding, only about 40 percent still do so after six months, said lactation expert Dr. Ardythe Morrow, direct ...Read More

MAP grant funding for IL college students is currently on hold because of the state budget impasse. <br />Credit: Sheron2482/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - There's a chance funding could be freed that would end the MAP funding limbo for many college-bound Illinois students. About 125,000 students rely on the money from the Monetary Assistance Program grant for tuition, but without a state budget the funding cannot be dispersed. L ...Read More

Single mothers and women of color stand to benefit the most from the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime eligibility rules. Credit: michaeljung.

AUSTIN, Texas - Single mothers and women of color stand to gain the most from the Obama administration's new overtime rules. That's the conclusion of a new study by MomsRising and the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The new rules would raise the threshold for overtime eligibility to workers ...Read More

Rebekah Friend, Arizona AFL-CIO executive director, thinks Arizonans comment on the U.S. Labor Department's proposal to extend overtime benefits to more workers. Credit: Arizona AFL-CIO

PHOENIX - The state's top union official thinks Arizonans should offer their input on the U.S. Labor Department's proposed update to the "overtime rule" before the comment period ends in early September. The overtime rule, which raises the overtime pay threshold to people making slightly more than ...Read More

Indiana's Lifeline law allows minors who have witnessed a crime, a medical emergency or sexual assault to call for help without getting into trouble. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana college students headed to campus are being reminded of an important number that could save a life: 911. Indiana's Lifeline law helps to remove barriers that may otherwise prevent a person from calling to report a crime or seeking medical assistance for someone who is intoxic ...Read More

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