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Can Louis XIV save Perry?


  • Reuters

Attorneys representing embattled Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry have brought out the big guns in his defense, invoking French monarch Louis XIV and Roman Emperor Augustus. Perry is facing charges of… Read More


Feds to help states crack down on employee misclassification


  • McClatchy Washington Bureau

A number of states will share more than $10 million from the federal government to boost enforcement actions against companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors, Labor Secretary Tom … Read More

Green lawns turn brown after small, black "armyworms" invade


  • KSDK-TV (St. Louis)

An invasion of "armyworms" can turn green, healthy lawns brown in as little as 48 hours per half acre. The worms are small and black and create an odor similar to pet urine on the lawn, said Mark Blac… Read More

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