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Dairy Drivers Win Multi-Million-Dollar Lawsuit over Oxford Comma

A year ago, drivers for Oakhurst Dairy won a lawsuit against the company for lost pay due to a dispute in Maine labor laws. Faced with the complaint that the state’s stipulations of overtime pay were too confusing, Oakhurst Dairy settled for $5 million, according to The New York Times. This anniversary invites a re-examination of modern punctuation guidelines. […]

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Cohen Testifies to Congress Regarding Trump, Emails, Stormy Daniels

Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer and “fixer” for President Donald Trump, testified in front of Congress last week. Cohen made serious claims about President Trump’s involvement in a number of controversies that have plagued his administration. Which historic incidents in U.S. presidential history do these controversies reflect? […]

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Coast Guard Officer Arrested for Allegedly Plotting Terror Attack

Police arrested U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson for allegedly plotting a domestic terrorism attack, according to reports by NPR. Hasson, 49, possessed a weapons stockpile and a list of civilian targets when police apprehended him on February 15. What can we learn about terrorist agendas from this incident? […]

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Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Crumbles, Chicago Police Say

“Empire'” actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested for staging an alleged hate crime against himself, Chicago Police said. However, this incident has many forebears in copycat crimes and other hoaxes. Which fraudulent crimes have made waves in the United States? […]

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Texas Man Charged with Assaulting Stepdaughter’s Bully

Police in Deer Park, Texas, have arrested area resident James Olander Peace for slapping a 12-year-old boy in the face, according to a report by Houston’s ABC affiliate. Peace’s wife, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he was defending her daughter from the boy’s bullying. How can we prevent—or at least minimize—bullying centered around our kids? […]

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How the Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Tax Return

Although the shutdown is at least temporarily over, the empty offices of the IRS for the last month are expected to result in a chaotic and confusing tax season rife with delays, exacerbated further by some of the new regulations that have been enacted this year. With complications like these, many families are facing financial hardships and struggling to make ends meet, providing perfect examples of the importance of properly understanding the tax code. […]