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California unions grow, bucking U.S. trend

Alana Semuels Los Angeles Times
Latino workers, demanding respect in a precarious job environment, helped boost the state's unionized workforce by 100,000 in 2012.

Chimps Might Have a Sense of Fair Play

Michael Balter wired.com
If you give a mouse a cookie, will it give you something back? Researchers have long wondered whether animals play fair. A new study in chimps suggests that they do, although some skeptics are not convinced.

Friday Nite Videos

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Seven Brides for Seven Corporations -- A Citizens United Romance; Win, Lose or Straw: Paul Ryan on Rhetorical Devices; Does President Obama Need Luther in His Second Term?; What Happens When You Cross a Robotics Expert With a Cartoonist?

Brazil to Give Culture Stipend to Workers

Agence France Presse ArtDaily.org (The First Art Newspaper on the Web)
Brazil to give $25 monthly culture stipend to workers to go to movies, read books or visit museums

California Unions Grow, Bucking U.S. Trend

Alana Semuels Los Angeles Times
Latino workers, demanding respect in a precarious job environment, helped boost the state's unionized workforce by 100,000 in 2012.