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Protest outside the school district headquarters, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hunger strike against school closures begins in Philadelphia

06/17/13 11:11AM

The fight over public education in Philadelphia escalated Monday, when two local parents and two school district employees initiated a hunger strike to protest the closure of 23 schools and firing of 3,783 education professionals. The four hunger strikers camped out on the steps in front of Gov. Tom Corbett's Philadelphia office, where they say they will remain without food until the city and state governments do something to reduce layoffs and improve student safety. read more

Landmark ruling rules out unpaid internships

Landmark ruling rules out unpaid internships

06/15/13 08:44PM

A U.S. District Court Judge ruled in favor of interns and against Fox Searchlight Pictures because the intern's work on the movie "Black Swan" was that of an employee who should be compensated under the law and the Judge also certified a class action... watch

Not so fast on Syrian intervention

Not so fast on Syrian intervention

06/15/13 08:15PM

Just as the White House was set to announce that Syria had crossed a "red line," Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor to step all over the message. Chris Hayes talks to Democratic Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut, who pushed back against McCain. watch

Obamacare victory in Arizona

Obamacare victory in Arizona

06/15/13 08:00PM

Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer took on her own party to get Obamacare's Medicaid expansion implemented. She won. Chris Hayes talks with Arizona House Minority Leader Chad Campbell and Business Insider's Josh Barro about what Brewer's fight means for the... watch

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#click3 'Let freedom ring'

06/14/13 08:41PM

1. Sebastien De La Cruz is a young Mexican-American from San Antonio who performed the National Anthem before game four of the NBA finals between the Spurs and the Miami Heat. Racists on Twitter did just as racists on Twitter are expected to do: be racist. But then, out of nowhere, enters anti-racism for the win! Sebastien came back to sing the Anthem for game four. read more

click3: Legos are getting angrier

click3: Legos are getting angrier

06/14/13 08:39PM

A study finds that Legos are getting angrier; demonstrators in Turkey find a musical way to voice their opinion; and the NSA held its own beauty pageant in the 1950s and '60s (for real). watch

White House: Syria has used chemical weapons

White House: Syria has used chemical weapons

06/14/13 08:21PM

In an intelligence assessment on Thursday, the White House concluded that Syrian government used chemical weapons "multiple times" over the past year. Chris Hayes speaks with Congressman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., who is a ranking member on the House Foreign... watch

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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