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Alexa Chung goes 'off the grid', Holland dresses 'global citizen' at London Fashion

Model, presenter-turned-designer Alexa Chung went back in time for her second catwalk show in London on Saturday, showing a collection inspired by the idea of a group of women escaping to...

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Blue states’ $15 minimum wage push gets a jump-start

New Jersey’s minimum wage hike is leading other states to follow.

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Fed policymakers see one U.S. rate hike, or none, as growth slows

When the Federal Reserve last month adopted a new "patient" approach to monetary policy, it gave no specific guidance about how long its policy pause ...

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High Flying Bird shows athletes are more powerless and powerful than they know

Steven Soderbergh’s basketball drama probes the fraying covenant between white power brokers and their mostly black labor forceSteven Soderbergh’s ...

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Illinois set to hike minimum wage to $15, highest in Midwest

Illinois legislators moved quickly Thursday to deliver one of new Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's top campaign promises, a gradual hike in the ...

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Australia’s Burning, Flooding, Disastrous New Normal

We are a land of proudly resilient people. But in an age of climate change, we can’t just hike up our Stubbies and move on.

Denver teachers win pay hike in 'historic' deal to end strike

Denver teachers, who have been on strike for three days, say they have a deal.

WATCH: Heavy winds push cruise ship into moorings as it pulls into Puerto Rican port

Passengers aboard the Norwegian Epic watched from their balconies as the moorings were destroyed, but no injuries were reported.

Cruise ship crashes into pier

A cruise ship crashed into a pier in Puerto Rico while docking, sinking two mooring points in the process.

Do these 5 things to get that raise you believe you deserve

How to build a strong case for a salary hike with your boss.

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Halep, Svitolina cruise into Qatar Open quarters

Top seed Simona Halep eased into the Qatar Open quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko on Wednesday .

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Bill and Melinda Gates reject Ocasio-Cortez's 70 percent tax on wealthy, suggest estate tax hike

Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates appeared on “The Late Show” and were asked about rhetoric and policy proposals that have been circulating among the American left.

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Kamala Harris leaps to unwarranted conclusions in tax tweet

The Democratic senator and presidential candidate says a decline in the size of tax refunds shows the Trump tax plan is a middle-class tax hike. The data shows otherwise.

U.S., China envoys hold last talks before March 1 deadline

U.S. and Chinese negotiators meet this week for their final trade talks before President Donald Trump decides whether to go ahead with a March 2 tariff hike on $200 billion US of imports from China.

After cutting prices, Amazon's Whole Foods is raising them again

Grocery chain cites rising packaging, ingredient and transportation costs for recent move to hike prices

The unusual ways we used to cruise

Growing up in 1950s New Jersey, William Miller loved watching the great ocean liners coming and going from New York Harbor.

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No End in Sight in France's 'Yellow Vest' Revolt

Since November, tens of thousands of angry French have taken to the streets, first against a fuel tax hike and now with myriad demands including ...

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Rousing ghosts: Ukraine famine film warns Europe

Fading memories of 20th century horrors are leaving European society less resilient to similar evils that could lie ahead, Polish director Agnieszka Holland said at the premiere of "Mr Jones", her film about the 1930s Ukrainian famine.

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Increased Patrols Spark Dolphin Resurgence

The Irrawaddy dolphins that cruise through their namesake river in Myanmar are an endangered species. The Wildlife Conservation Society says there are only about 76 left in the Irrawaddy River. That number has risen from a low of 69 over the past few years thanks to conservation societies working alongside local fishermen. VOA's Kevin Enochs ...

Stroke victim suing Holland America for not airlifting her from cruise

The woman has been left with "permanent, devastating physical, cognitive and neurological deficits," due to delayed care, the suit alleges.

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Top 25 roundup: No. 4 Zags cruise to 13th straight win

Brandon Clarke scored 20 points, collected a career-best 16 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead No. 4 Gonzaga to a 92-62 victory over San ...

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Cuomo Warns of a 30 Percent Fare Hike if Congestion Pricing Fails

The governor made his case for congestion pricing, although he acknowledged it would be a “politically difficult battle.”

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Critic’s Pick: ‘High Flying Bird’ Review: A Thrilling Dunk on Capitalism

The director Steven Soderbergh teams up with Tarell Alvin McCraney and André Holland to take on the contradictions of modern sports culture.

"Mobituaries": Audrey Hepburn's 1951 TV debut

In 1951, on the TV series "We, the People," actress Audrey Hepburn (then appearing on Broadway in "Gigi") re-enacted her wartime experience during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Mo Rocca previews this week's episode of the podcast "Mobituaries," in which he looks back at the life and passing of the beloved Oscar-winner.

"Mobituaries": Mo Rocca on the enduring popularity of Audrey Hepburn

In her 1951 debut for American TV audiences, the actress re-enacted her wartime experience during the Nazi occupation of Holland

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Berlin Filmfest Rolls Out Red Carpet for Women Trailblazers

Europe's first major film festival of the year, the Berlinale, kicked off Thursday making a statement against entertainment industry sexism by welcoming an unprecedented line-up of female directors. The 11-day event prides itself on being the most ...

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