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  • For more US parents, paid family leave becomes reality

    California led the way by being the first state to provide paid family leave for workers to care for sick family members or to bond with a new child. In January, the state expanded its benefits. The idea is gaining ground in the United States, showing a shift toward more compassionate workplace practices. 

  • For women in law, 'RBG' is their superhero movie

    To be just the second woman appointed to the US Supreme Court is to blaze trails, which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did throughout her career – for decades before Millennials coined her the 'Notorious RBG.' For women, especially women judges and lawyers, she's an icon.

  • Fifty years after King’s assassination, the Poor People’s Campaign relaunches

    Why relaunch an antipoverty campaign 50 years after the first one was derailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination? Organizers of the new Poor People’s Campaign, which launches May 14, say they see the same problems, compounded by a tendency today to see poverty as a personal moral failing.

  • First Look Suspicions of Native American teens point to cultural disconnect

    The treatment of two Mohawk teens on a campus tour of Colorado State University has stirred discussions about tolerating cultural differences within American society. Among the 1 percent of US college students who are Native American, less than half complete a four-year degree.

  • In Schneiderman case, signs of a broader ethical dissonance

    The latest in a line of US politicians accused of abusing women behind closed doors, former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had emerged as a champion of the #MeToo movement. He resigned Monday amid allegations he assaulted four women.


Photos of the Week 05/21 Photos of the Week

A person wearing a Chewbacca costume poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' at the 71st International Film Festival, in Cannes, southern France, on May 15.

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