Black children are being killed in St. Louis. Their deaths are going unsolved.

A young boy visits a makeshift memorial for on November 23, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb, where Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. Since April 2019, at least a dozen black children have been shot and killed in St. Louis. | Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images At least a dozen black children have been shot and killed in the city since April. Their deaths are part of a larger problem. It’s been…

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The Catch-22 for labor unions enjoying newfound public support

Scott Olson/Getty Images Public support for unions is high. But that doesn’t necessarily help unions grow. The American public is feeling warmly toward labor unions again, after souring on them badly during the start of the Great Recession. A new Gallup poll finds support for unions is about as high as it’s been in 50 years, but while that is surely welcome news for labor leaders, that favorable opinion hasn’t necessarily translated into any expansion…

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Why New York Times reporters rallied around Breitbart following an O’Rourke campaign event

Beto O’Rourke speaks reporters during a campaign stop on March 15, 2019 in Washington, Iowa, one day after announcing his candidacy. | Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images The Beto O’Rourke-Breitbart controversy, explained. It’s not typical to see New York Times journalists rallying around Breitbart, but that’s what happened Tuesday. They did so after senior Breitbart editor Joel Pollak published an article lamenting that he was asked to leave a Beto O’Rourke campaign event at Benedict College, a…

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of presidential race after failing to qualify for next debate

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks to the media after the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019, in Miami.  | Joe Raedle/Getty Images Despite her high-profile tenure in the Senate, Gillibrand was unable to gain momentum. Kirsten Gillibrand, a two-term senator and longtime advocate of the #MeToo movement, has officially dropped out of the 2020 race for the presidency. A New York Democrat who’s known for taking…

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Italian far-right politician Matteo Salvini’s power grab may have officially failed

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on August 27, 2019. Conte will now stay on as prime minister under the new coalition government. | Antonio Masiello/Getty Images Italy is on the verge of forming a new government that leaves Salvini’s anti-immigrant Lega out of power — at least for now. This month began with Italy’s right-wing, anti-immigrant, nationalist leader trying to take down his own government to position himself as the next prime minister — and…

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Threats, leg cramps, no breaks: what Popeyes workers put up with during the Sandwich craze

Popeyes customers wait in line to order chicken sandwiches on August 22, 2019, in Kyle, Texas. | Eric Gay/AP Photo “We’re busting our butts and breaking our backs.” The line twisted around tables inside the restaurant, crowding seated customers who were trying to eat the Sandwich. Yes, that sandwich. The Popeyes restaurant on 14th Street in Washington, DC, was so packed late on a Tuesday afternoon that it was impossible to see the cashiers or…

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Poll: Latinx voters are leaning Democratic in 2020 battleground states

Voters go to a polling station in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, California, in 2016. | David McNew/Getty Images They could be a force for Democrats next year, but the party needs to make sure its outreach keeps up. A new poll of Latinx voters has some potentially good news for Democrats: According to the survey, voters in battleground states are souring on Trump and open to other options in 2020. Whether that…

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