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DC joins over 100 cities in changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day

golibtolibov/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Washington has joined the list of cities and states to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day, after the D.C. Council passed emergency legislation on Tuesday to rename the federal holiday.

Councilmember David Grosso proposed the "Indigenous Peoples Day Emergency Declaration Act of 2019" in an effort to "honor Indigenous People and their ric...

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Breastfeeding benefits mom, baby and the environment

kate_sept2004/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Breastfeeding is not only good for mothers and their babies, but it also protects the environment according to an editorial in the British Medical Journal.

"It benefits all of society," Natalie Shenker, Ph.D., a research fellow at Imperial College, who was involved with the study, told ABC News.

Breastfeeding does not require the energy needed to make and use f...

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President Xi Jinping vows Chinese separatists will be ‘smashed to pieces’ as US-themed protests begin in Hong Kong

LewisTsePuiLung/iStock(HONG KONG) -- President Xi Jinping said that those seeking to divide China would be smashed to pieces in comments reported by state media Sunday, as protesters gathered for US-themed protests after weekend rallies descended into violence over the weekend.

In the first visit to Nepal by a Chinese president in 23 years, Xi said that those who engage in separatist activit...

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UAW increases strike pay for GM workers as negotiations continue

JHVEPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The United Auto Workers executive board voted to increase the strike pay to $275 per week for General Motors workers as the strike against the Detroit automaker enters its fifth week with no clear end in sight.

In addition to increasing strike pay from $250 to $275, the union leaders also announced they were allowing members on strike to take on part-time jobs with...

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Trump administration warns of tariff hike if US, China trade deal is not finalized

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned of a coming tariff hike if China does not finalize the specifics of a newly negotiated partial trade deal announced by President Donald Trump last week.

The tariffs on 15% of $160 billion worth of Chinese goods impacting consumer electronics-- cellphones, laptops, toys--would go into effect by Dec. 15. It was previo...

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