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The fight for labor rights

The fight for labor rights

08/25/14 04:52PM

30 Seconds to Know: Reporter for msnbc.com Tim Noah explains what’s happening to low wage jobs in the United States with companies outsourcing a part of their labor force to independent contractors - and how that trend is starting to reverse course... watch

Why children are fleeing Central America

Why children are fleeing Central America

07/28/14 05:06PM

30 Seconds to Know: MSNBC contributor Victoria DeFrancesco Soto explains why about 90,000 refugees are fleeing Central America for the United States. Children flee conflict-ridden countries like Honduras and El Salvador not for a piece of the American... watch

The Rev. Walter Fauntroy (L) gestures as he speaks, while the Rev. Al Sharpton (R), listens during a news conference in front of the John A. Wilson Building on Aug. 27, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty)

Civil Rights Leader Walter Fauntroy missing, presumed out of country

03/22/15 11:15AM

Civil rights leader Walter E. Fauntroy, who served 20 years in Congress as Washington, D.C.’s non-voting delegate and chaired the Congressional Black Caucus, after helping Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. plan the March on Washington, is out of the country under mysterious circumstances, according to The Washington Post. The home shared by the 82... read more

What is My Brother's Keeper?

What is My Brother's Keeper?

07/21/14 07:14AM

30 Seconds to Know: Trymaine Lee, national reporter for msnbc.com, explains President Obama’s new initiative to help troubled African American youth. The initiative, called My Brother’s Keeper, is backed by $200 million from private foundations. watch

What is Hobby Lobby?

What is Hobby Lobby?

06/30/14 02:02PM

30 Seconds to Know: Irin Carmon explains the controversy surrounding Hobby Lobby, a craft store founded in Oklahoma City in 1972. Hobby Lobby sued the Obama administration in a case that reached the Supreme Court. The court ruled in favor of Hobby... watch

What is chained CPI?

04/03/14 01:11PM

MSNBC national reporter Suzy Khimm discusses a controversial change to social security that the White House decided to keep out of its budget proposal. CPI, which stands for consumer price index, is a formula that looks at how the prices of items change over time. The chained CPI is a twist on that. read more

What is chained CPI?

What is chained CPI?

03/04/14 11:11AM

30 Seconds to Know: MSNBC national reporter Suzy Khimm discusses a controversial change to Social Security that the White House decided to keep out of its budget proposal. CPI, which stands for consumer price index, is a formula that looks at how the... watch

The battle over voting rights

The battle over voting rights

02/10/14 06:08PM

30 Seconds to Know: The Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act in 2013. So what does that mean for states? MSNBC’s Joy Reid explains the battle over voting rights, voter ID, and the latest news from Congress on the Voting Rights Act. watch