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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is interviewed in his office in Lansing, Mich., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Michigan town shuts schools, lays off all teachers over budget crisis

05/08/13 04:31PM

The academic school year ended early for the 435 public school students of Buena Vista School District in Saginaw, Michigan. As the district's slow-burning budget crisis came to a head, its three schools have been shut down and the entire teaching staff has been laid off. "Our analysis of the District's cash flow demonstrates to us that, absent an extraordinary situation, we will not be able to make payroll for staff on May 24," according to a letter on the school district's official site. read more

File Photo:  U.S. Navy guards escort a detainee after a "life skills" class at Camp 6 in the Guantanamo Bay detention center on March 30, 2010 (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images, File)

Gitmo: Stop Quran searches, say hunger strikers

05/08/13 01:36PM

More than four years after President Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility, little has changed.  In spite of the administration's hand wringing over what to do with the facilities' 166 prisoners--transferring them to the U.S., returning them to their host nation, or sending them to a third party country--there is something very simple that can be done to meet some of the hunger strikers' demands. read more

The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas, in this file picture taken early April 18, 2013.(REUTERS/Mike Stone/Files)

US work-related deaths top 150 a day, finds AFL-CIO report

05/08/13 12:05PM

Roughly 150 people died from work-related illness or injury per day in 2011, according to a new report the AFL-CIO released on Tuesday. Fatal workplace injuries claimed 13 lives per day, while work-related illness and disease killed an additional 137 people daily. Although occupational fatality rates have trended downward in the years since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the gradual improvement of workplace safety seems to have halted in recent years. read more


#click3 Art genius draws Chris Hayes

05/07/13 08:50PM

The All In with Chris Hayes team puts out a daily call to the Twitter and Facebook communities for the “awesomest things” they encountered on the Internet. 1.  Post game, Dodgers right fielder Matt Kemp signs a ball for a young disabled fan. Then Kemp takes the shirt off of his back and hands it to the boy. Then Kemp takes the shoes off of his feet and hands them to the boy. Kemp smiles, then trots off. read more

Kiera Wilmot, seen in a screengrab from msnbc's All In w/ Chris Hayes

'Just let this kid get on with her life': Science tutor for arrested Florida teen speaks out

05/07/13 03:52PM

Last week, 16-year-old Florida native Kiera Wilmot was arrested for exploding the cap off a plastic water bottle as part of an apparent extra-curricular science experiment. If charged with a felony as an adult, she could now face up to five years in prison for "discharging a weapon or firearms" on school grounds. But Wilmot family friend Roderic Brame told msnbc his "gut feeling" is that "cooler heads will prevail." read more

U.S. Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor  (REUTERS/Gus Ruelas)

White House threatens veto of GOP working families bill

05/07/13 11:11AM

The White House has threatened to veto a GOP-sponsored bill that would ostensibly allow workers to trade their overtime pay for comp time. The administration said in a statement that the legislation is "misrepresenting itself," and undermining existing worker protections. read more

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department on January 27, 2012, in Washington, DC. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the formation of the residential mortgage backed securities group that...

New York AG indicates Feds might 'go after' banks on mortgage settlement

05/06/13 09:38PM

 Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy 
 New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday night that he suspected "you should see something soon" from the Department of Justice regarding legal action against major banks involved in a multibillion-dollar foreclosure settlement. Earlier that day, he had announced that he was suing two of those banks, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. read more


#click3 You have the right to a lawyer, or, do you?

05/06/13 08:50PM

The All In with Chris Hayes team puts out a daily call to the Twitter and Facebook communities for the “awesomest things” they encountered on the Internet. 1. Mercury is the only metal that is also a liquid at room temperature. When introduced to different sound frequencies, it begins to dance. It's almost enough to make you want to retake Physics. Almost. read more