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7:46pm

Wed February 25, 2015
U.S.

Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 10:13 pm

State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald is the lead author of the right-to-work bill, which he says is a step towards modernizing Wisconsin's labor laws.
Shawn Johnson WPR

Update 11:10 p.m.

As expected the state Senate passed the right-to-work bill late Wednesday, 17-15, after eight hours of debate, Wisconsin Public Radio's Erik Lorenzsonn reports.

Most of the protesters from earlier in the day had left the Capitol by the time of the bill's passage. Nevertheless, the few that remained chanted "Shame!" at lawmakers as they exited the Senate chambers, while some began singing protest songs in the Capitol rotunda.

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5:28pm

Wed February 25, 2015
All Tech Considered

What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 7:46 pm

T-Mobile CEO John Legere pitches a plan that allows unlimited music streaming without additional data charges. Some net neutrality proponents want the FCC to limit plans like these; the commission says it will review them on a case-by-case basis.
Ted S. Warren AP

After a decade of debate, the federal government is poised to change how it regulates Internet access, to make it more like telephone service and other public utilities.

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4:44pm

Wed February 25, 2015
Law

High Court Leans Toward Religious Protection In Headscarf Case

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 7:46 pm

Samantha Elauf outside the Supreme Court Wednesday.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

At the U.S. Supreme Court, you know that it's going to be a hot argument when the usually straight-faced Justice Samuel Alito begins a question this way: "Let's say four people show up for a job interview ... this is going to sound like a joke, but it's not."

The issue before the court on Wednesday was whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch violated the federal law banning religious discrimination when it rejected a highly rated job applicant because she wore a Muslim headscarf.

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3:58pm

Wed February 25, 2015
Africa

Terrorism Fears Complicate Money Transfers For Somali-Americans

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 7:46 pm

Customers wait to collect money at the Juba Express money transfer company in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Feb. 12.
Mohamed Abdiwahab AFP/Getty Images

Regulations intended to block money from getting into the hands of terrorist groups has led the last bank that handles most money transfers from the United States to Somalia to pull out of the business.

Somali refugees in the U.S. say their families back home need the money they send each month to survive, and they're counting on lawmakers and Obama administration officials, who are meeting in Washington on Thursday, to try to find a solution.

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3:58pm

Wed February 25, 2015
Europe

Controversial Austrian Law Encourages Teaching Islam In German

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 7:46 pm

Robert Siegel talks to Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs, about revising a 1912 law giving Muslims the same rights as Christians and Jews. The new law would restrict foreign financing of mosques and Imams and encourage teaching Islam in German.

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