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Eric Glatt, a Georgetown Law student, poses for a photograph on their campus, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Washington. A federal judge in New York ruled this week that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated minimum wage and overtime laws by not paying...

Courts weigh legality of unpaid internships

06/14/13 02:59PM

When you think of the Natalie Portman movie Black Swan, labor rights violations might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But according to a recent ruling from a U.S. district court, the production company Fox Searchlight Pictures violated labor law by letting unpaid interns work on the film.
 New York Southern District Judge William Pauley on Tuesday ruled that Eric Glatt and several other unpaid interns who worked for the studio were actually employees, and therefore entitled to at least the minimum wage. 
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#click3 'And Miss NSA goes to...'

06/14/13 12:17AM

1. A study conducted by robot expert Christoph Bartneck found that Legos are a lot angrier than they once were. The stresses of competing against Street Fighter XXXXXIXXVIIIIX for the attention of young children is enough to make any plastic figure to spiral. 2. Nothing says "mounting tensions in Turkey" better than a musical number performed by the protesters of the Occupy Gezi movement. Members of the group sang "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from the musical Les Miserables on Tuesday. Heartstrings effectively tugged. H/T Buzzfeed.
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Correction: June 11

Correction: June 11

06/13/13 08:52PM

Chris Hayes issues a correction from Tuesday night's show, in which former Alabama governor George Wallace was identified as a Republican. He was a Democrat. watch

click3: Down with emojis

click3: Down with emojis

06/13/13 08:37PM

The inventor of the emoticon doesn't care for the emoji; CBC Music creates a supercut of David Letterman asking "Are these your drums?"; and the White House... watch

Actress Angelina Jolie disclosed that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after discovering that she was at risk for cancer. (Photo by:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Could Supreme Court Ruling help lower cancer risks for women?

06/13/13 06:17PM

Thursday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that naturally occurring genes cannot be patented. The decision, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, found that Myriad Genetics--a company known for isolating two human genes that make it easier to determine which women have a higher risk of ovarian and breast cancer--could not patent the genes. read more

Children deliver letters written by Philadelphia public school students to the office of Gov. Tom Corbett as part of an effort organized by education groups to secure enough state aid to head off nearly 3,800 layoffs in the state's largest school...

Philadelphia schools latest victim of massive state cuts

06/13/13 04:08PM

State and municipal governments across the country have been strip-mining their school districts in an attempt to defray budget deficits. In Michigan, an entire school district temporarily shut down due to lack of funds, while another fired all of its teachers. In Illinois, Chicago's school board voted to "consolidate" its resources by permanently shuttering 50 schools. read more