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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said in an interview that workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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5 things to know about North Dakota's election

Proponents of the change say a permanent commission would provide a clear chain of command between higher education's governing board and university presidents. In 2013, legislators voted to put Measure 1 on the ballot, which will ask voters whether the state should provide "the inalienable right to life" for humans at "any stage of development." Anti-abortion group ND Choose Life ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections

Judges can teach at the private Willamette University law school, but not at the University of Oregon law school, which is an arm of the executive branch. Measure 87 would ease the separation of powers, allowing state judges to serve in the Guard or teach at a public university. The Republican and Democratic parties are shrinking. Since the 2010 election, ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Washington Post

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Monkey Cage: How minor parties help address climate change

The following is a guest post from University of Michigan-Dearborn political scientist  Salomon Orellana . ***** Concern over climate change continues to grow among climate scientists and across the political spectrum. But climate change is a difficult problem to address in large part because its consequences are not immediately apparent, and thus it can be difficult to convince the public ...

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5 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

Cornell University researchers randomly assigned almost 100 undergraduates to watch one of three 20-minute sessions featuring: "The Island," a 2005 sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor; that same movie but without the sound; or the "Charlie Rose" show, a public television interview program. The faster paced TV seemed to distract viewers more, contributing to mindlessness eating, said Cornell ...

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