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$4 Million: That’s How Much These Dim Sum Restaurant Workers Won in Back Pay

Chinese Progressive Association meeting.

Yank Sing isn’t just any San Francisco dim sum joint. The vaunted family-run restaurant has garnered awards and Zagat’s raves for having the “best damn dumplings around,” and, despite “upscale” prices, ensuring customers “get what you pay for.” And now the staff, known for

Obama: 'Go to the movies'

The Interview.

Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama says Americans should "go to the movies" without fear, despite hackers' threats against venues that show a controversial film that Sony has now decided to pull.

Sony announced Wednesday that it won't release the film -- a comedy

Millennials Are Increasingly Non-White, Foreign-Born, and Bilingual

Millenials.

"One day - and soon - large portions of the earth will look and behave like New York," said International Cultural Strategist Jie-Song Zhang in response to new Census data describing millennials in New York City as increasingly non-white, foreign born, and bilingual. "A mu

Taliban Kills More Than 100 Children In Pakistan School Attack

Taliban School Slaughter.

At least 141 people were killed and 121 injured Tuesday when Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan. 132 of the dead were children, Pakistan military spokesman Asim Bajwa said.

Bajwa announced that the siege had ended, and that all 7 attackers

$4 Million: That’s How Much These Dim Sum Restaurant Workers Won in Back Pay

$4 Million: That’s How Much These Dim Sum Restaurant Workers Won in Back Pay

Yank Sing isn’t just any San Francisco dim sum joint. The vaunted family-run restaurant has garnered awards and Zagat’s raves for having the “best damn dumplings around,” and, despite “upscale” prices, ensuring customers “get what you pay for.” And now the staff, known for their “wicked fast” service, are finally getting paid what they’re worth, too. Approximately 280 workers, many of them monolingual Chinese immigrants, are savoring a sweet labor victory with a landmark $4 million...

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Obama: 'Go to the movies'

Obama: 'Go to the movies'

Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama says Americans should "go to the movies" without fear, despite hackers' threats against venues that show a controversial film that Sony has now decided to pull. Sony announced Wednesday that it won't release the film -- a comedy called "The Interview" that portrays an attempt to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un -- following hackers' threats to attack movie theaters that show it. But Obama suggested in an interview with...

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Key Witness In Michael Brown Case May Not Have Actually Seen Him Die, Report Says

Key Witness In Michael Brown Case May Not Have Actually Seen Him Die, Report Says

Sandra McElroy     A new report from The Smoking Gun calls into question the testimony and character of a grand jury witness who corroborated police officer Darren Wilson's account of shooting Michael Brown. The Smoking Gun confirmed that Sandra McElroy, a 45-year-old St. Louis resident who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is Witness 40, the person whose testimony aligned with Wilson's account of how he killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. In...

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Millennials Are Increasingly Non-White, Foreign-Born, and Bilingual

Millennials Are Increasingly Non-White, Foreign-Born, and Bilingual

"One day - and soon - large portions of the earth will look and behave like New York," said International Cultural Strategist Jie-Song Zhang in response to new Census data describing millennials in New York City as increasingly non-white, foreign born, and bilingual. "A multitude of ancestries sharing the same trains and parks and grocery stores." The US Census Bureau examined millennials—73 million young adults,18-34 — in their "Young Adults: Then and Now" report, and released...

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Taliban Kills More Than 100 Children In Pakistan School Attack

Taliban Kills More Than 100 Children In Pakistan School Attack

At least 141 people were killed and 121 injured Tuesday when Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan. 132 of the dead were children, Pakistan military spokesman Asim Bajwa said. Bajwa announced that the siege had ended, and that all 7 attackers had been killed, after an eight-hour gun battle between the Taliban fighters and Pakistani security forces. Most of students killed were between 12 to 16 years old, said the chief minister of the...

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Sydney Hostage Crisis Over After Police Storm Cafe

Sydney Hostage Crisis Over After Police Storm Cafe

SYDNEY (AP) — A swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman who had held an unknown number of hostages for more than 16 hours. A police spokesman confirmed "the operation is over," but would not release any other details about the fate of the gunman. A female hostage was shot in the leg, a hospital official said, and earlier at least two...

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Three reasons why the Japanese elections matter to the United States

Three reasons why the Japanese elections matter to the United States

TOKYO — Japanese voters went to the polls on Sunday – well, about half of them did anyway. Turnout was a record low of 52 percent, a sign both that many people did not believe there was a need for a snap parliamentary election now, and that they do not have great affection for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his policies. Nevertheless, Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, together with their coalition partner the Komeito, kept their two-thirds...

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