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TSA agents were promised a $500 bonus after working unpaid for weeks. They haven’t received it.

Some employees have only received a fraction of their expected pay, and some haven’t received any.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of many reasons to care about the House committee that oversees banking

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Trump tried to illegally withhold disaster relief money from Puerto Rico

Trump’s handling of his one big external crisis remains terrifying.

I’m furloughed. I’m also disabled. I have to choose between care and keeping the lights on.

For furloughed workers with disabilities, our independence is at stake.

Doctors are frightened by climate change. Their industry is a big part of the problem.

Health care creates a tenth of US greenhouse gas emissions.

How the 10-step Korean skin care routine changed American skin care

The 10-step Korean skin care routine is dead. But Korean skin care lives on.

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The White House met with House Democrats about the shutdown. Nancy Pelosi wasn’t invited.

Federal employees are now guaranteed back pay after the shutdown is over

A Democratic senator wants to protect federal contractors — the people most screwed over by the shutdown

Moschino has been accused of using the code word “Serena” to refer to black shoppers

The people of MLK's sermons, in one graphic

Report: T-Mobile spent lots of money at Trump’s hotel while awaiting approval for lucrative merger

EPA nominee Andrew Wheeler’s confirmation hearing was all about climate change

Mike Pence claimed ISIS was defeated hours after it killed US troops in Syria

Nancy Pelosi uninvites Trump from the State of the Union until the shutdown is over

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British Prime Minister Theresa May wins confidence vote despite Brexit defeat

Sears’s former CEO is preventing a liquidation. He was largely responsible for the company’s bankruptcy.

Shutdown update: some moderate Republican senators are starting to signal a break with Trump