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Human Voter Guide: Crossover ballots explained

Last week was all about voter registration. Now, with the primary registration deadline behind us, we turn to “crossover ballots.”

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Did charter school battle union effort with public funds?

UTLA President Alex Caputo Pearl Union Rally

At state lawmakers' direction, the state auditor will examine whether the Alliance charter school network public funds to dissuade its teachers from unionizing.

Health More

Why don't know how many workers are injured at slaughterhouses?

Beef sides hang in a chilling room at a slaughterhouse in Nebraska.

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.

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A trio of sibling singers reunite after 20 years to keep a family tradition alive

Gabriel, Martha and Claudia González performed together as kids in the '70s, but their individual musical careers have precluded a full-blown reunion. Until now.

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In a lawsuit, New York accuses Domino's Pizza of wage theft

A Domino's Brooklyn-style pizza.

It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages.

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My 'Oriental' father: On the words we use to describe ourselves

My 'Oriental' Father: On The Words We Use To Describe Ourselves

President Obama signed a bill striking the term "Oriental" from federal law. It was a reminder for NPR's Kat Chow of how her father still uses the word — to describe himself.

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11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive

The lawsuit announced Wednesday includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia.

Environment & Science More

California's amphibians threatened by climate change and more

Red-legged frog juvenile

Frogs, toads, salamanders and more are dying due to a variety of factors, including urbanization, disease, climate change and pesticides, according to a new study.