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Chicago Crime Reaches "Historic Low" in 2014: Police -

US fast-food workers in vanguard of growing protests at 'starvation' wages

Though the US stock market is reaching historic highs, the share of the population in work is near a three-decade low. More than half the 162,000 new jobs recorded in July's jobs report were in low-wage industries. It's a situation, say economists, in which unemployment appears to be falling, but the reality is that the jobs being created are either part-time and offer no benefits or are so poorly paid they require an additional job or government assistance. The middle class is being not so…

"In 1868, men came out and brought papers. We could not read them and they did not tell us truly what was in them. We thought the treaty was to remove the forts and for us to cease from fighting... When I reached Washington, the Great Father explained to me that the interpreters had deceived me. All I want is right and just." - Red Cloud

Akkadian Empire - The Akkadian Empire reached its political peak between the 24th and 22nd centuries BC, following the conquests by its founder Sargon of Akkad (2334–2279 BC). Under Sargon and his successors, Akkadian language was briefly imposed on neighboring conquered states such as Elam, uniting indigenous Akkadian speaking Semites and the Sumerian speakers under one rule.[