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Labor unions argue it's yet another deal that will erode American jobs and benefit corporations. But labor specialists say there's a flip side: Companies more engaged in global trade pay higher wages.

Nasir al-Wahishi was part of al-Qaida's "old guard," NPR's Alice Fordham reports. He was a veteran of the fighting in Afghanistan and had been Osama bin Laden's personal secretary.

On Thursday, the Vatican releases Pope Francis' document on the environment and poverty. He has said he believes global warming is a moral, and man-made, issue — angering climate change skeptics.

"I mean, I had to fight my way to get into the room," presidential candidate Sanders said of a recent event in Minnesota that drew an estimated 5,000 people. "Standing room only."

The hack of federal workers' personal data is the latest theft of Social Security numbers. The government isn't saying how many SSNs have been stolen over time. One expert says it's more than half.

Lawmakers in hard-hit Western states are pushing for suspensions to the Endangered Species Act to free up stored water. But an entrenched partisan divide over the law continues to be a hang-up.

Atlantic cod have become scarce along the coast, though catch limits have been reduced by 80 percent. Researchers are now tracking the sound of mating cod, hoping to help fishing boats avoid them.

A district attorney says the two inmates may have used power tools left behind by maintenance contractors at the Clinton Correctional Facility.

The government says thousands of vendors must pack up their wares, move off the streets and pay rent to sell from designated zones. The vendors say: How will we be able to earn a living?

Yoga is supposed to bring inner calm. So why are some people in India up in arms about the upcoming International Day of Yoga?




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