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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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Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

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

A U.S. ship caught fire while undergoing maintenance at a Croatian shipyard on Saturday.

Cooking in a semi: A truck driver’s road to healthy eating

A life on the road is often not a healthy one. But one truck driver has made it his mission to stick to a healthy diet. He skips the truck stops and whips up gourmet meals in his truck's cab.

Review: Mission accomplished for Cruise in new ‘MI’ flick

Whatever you may think of Tom Cruise and his complex off-screen persona, let’s give him this: At age 53, he and his Ethan Hunt are, if anything, getting more fun to watch.

A day in the life of a D.C. United athlete

What is it like to live like a professional athlete in Washington? We spent a day with D.C. United star Chris Pontius to find out.

Average U.S. vehicle age hits a record

The numbers are a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.

Report finds few signs of telework abuse at Patent and Trademark Office

A new report concludes that time-and-attendance fraud is neither widespread nor unique to teleworkers at the Patent and Trademark Office.

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