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Justices Will Decide Whether Workers Must Endure Unpaid Inconvenience

Some employees who worked for an Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Nevada had to wait nearly 25 minutes after each shift to be screened by security. They want to be compensated for that time.

Economics, Tensions With Mainlanders Fuel Hong Kong's Protests

The key demand of the recent protesters in Hong Kong has been democracy. But behind that desire is anger about jobs, high housing prices, and competition and a culture clash with mainland Chinese.

Homeless In Nashville, Huge In Sweden

After decades in obscurity, country singer Doug Seegers went from down-and-out to up-and-coming in an instant.

Literature Nobel Goes to French Novelist Patrick Modiano

The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."

In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions

City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.

Fond Memories Of Ebola Victim Eric Duncan, Anger Over His Death

He likely contracted the virus when he carried an ailing pregnant woman into her home. Relatives and neighbors in Liberia miss his jovial spirit and lash out at their government and the U.S.

A ship sails on Savannah Harbor.

Expansion Of Savannah Harbor Finally Moving Ahead

The long-awaited Savannah Harbor deepening can move forward, now that officials with the Georgia Ports Authority, state transportation department, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have signed a key agreement.

World Bank Says Ebola Could Inflict Enormous Economic Losses

In 2013, Sierra Leone and Liberia ranked second and sixth among countries with the highest GDP growth in the world. But that growth has stopped because of the deadly Ebola virus.

Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged not farmed from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.