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Judge Allows Drivers' Class Action Lawsuit Against Uber

A California judge handed down an order that could spell big trouble for the on-demand economy. A judge determined that 160,000 current and former Uber drivers in the state could be treated as a class which will allow a lawsuit against the company to go forward

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Kentucky Clerk Has Few Legal Options on Gay Marriage

A law clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of her religious beliefs remained defiant, despite the Supreme Court cutting off her legal avenues. Now could come fines, impeachment or even criminal prosecution

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McDonald's Will Start Serving Breakfast All Day

The fast-food chain announced that it will begin serving breakfast all day, nationwide, beginning Oct. 6. The chain previously stopped serving its breakfast menu at 10:30 A.M. The announcement comes after a vote by franchisees last week

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Stocks Plunge Over Fears About Chinese Economy

Markets are turning turbulent again after investors were unnerved by more signs of weakness in China, the world's second-largest economy. U.S. stocks sank 3 percent Tuesday, their third-worst drop this year. The two larger drops occurred in the last two weeks

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

15% of Med Students in the U.K. Have Considered Suicide

Before medical students earn their MDs and start the hard work of being doctors, they have to make it through medical school—and that can be a grueling time, according to the results of a new survey published in the journal Student BMJ

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Gaza Could Become 'Uninhabitable' by 2020, U.N. Says

The Gaza Strip could become "uninhabitable" within five years, a United Nations report warns, as a result of Israeli military operations and a nearly decade-long blockade that have crippled its economy and infrastructure

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Video May Show Police Shot Man With Hands Up

A video obtained by a Stan Antonio TV station seems to show Texas sheriff's deputies shooting a man with his hands in the air. Authorities say that Gilbert Flores, 41, had resisted arrest and that efforts to subdue him with non-lethal force had failed


California to End Unlimited Isolation of Gang Leaders

California. agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer. The state will only segregate inmates who commit new crimes behind bars

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Obama is a Single Vote Away from Victory on Iran Deal

Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition


Pandora Is Going Ad-Free for One Day Only

For one day, Pandora users will be able to listen without ads. The Internet radio platform is celebrating its 10th anniversary with “Listener Love Day,” which will remove commercials from the service for 24 hours starting midnight on Sept. 9