39K Verizon workers now without contract as talks break down

There is no strike planned but relations are tense, as the unions blames corporate, and vice versa. Negotiations are in limbo. The sticking points: job security, health care and retirement.

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Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer.

US ship at Croatian shipyard catches fire

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