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Walkouts by Nurses Loom as Hospitals Seek to Cut Costs

nurseIn New York, over 6,000 registered nurses are poised to walk out of three of the city’s most prestigious hospitals before the year’s end, mainly over changes to their health benefits and what they say are strains in staffing. The hospitals, Mount Sinai, Montefiore Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, already are contracting for strike replacements at more than double normal wages.


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Human Rights Watch criticizes Alabama immigration law
Alabama's controversial immigration law is "grounded in discrimination," fosters a culture of fear and denies basic rights to undocumented residents and their families, a human rights organization said in a report released Wednesday. The Human Rights Watch Report, "No Way to Live: Alabama's Immigrant Law," is based in part on first-hand accounts given by 57 state residents, including citizens and permanent residents, who reported abuse or discrimination, the group said.
U.S. married couples at record low

The number of married couples in the United States is at a record low, according to the latest figures from the Pew Research Center. Numbers released Wednesday show 51% of American adults are married, a 5% drop from the previous year. The median age that people get married has

Donald Trump Steps Down As Moderator Of Universally Ridiculed Debate

The writers of The Daily Show are mourning today. After a few weeks of having candidate after candidate opt to avoid his debate -- citing such reasons as "he's clown-like" and it's "beneath the office of the Presidency" and "LOL" -- reality teevee/real estate mogul and farmer of uncertain hair Donald Trump is pulling out as moderator of the

New giants among Macy's NYC parade balloons
NEW YORK — A jetpack-wearing monkey and a freakish creation from filmmaker Tim Burton are two of the big new balloons that will make their inaugural appearances in front of millions of people at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Paul Frank's Julius and Burton's B. join over a dozen other giant balloons, including fan favorites like Snoopy and Spider-Man, for Thursday's parade.
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