Parallels
1:52 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

New Bangladeshi Law Lets Workers Unionize More Freely

A Bangladeshi garment worker participates in a protest outside the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Export Association office building in the capital, Dhaka, on July 11. The country's Parliament approved a new law that would allow workers to unionize more freely.
A.M. Ahad AP

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 1:55 pm

The garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,000 people in April, has spurred the Parliament into action.

The legislature approved a law Monday that makes it easier for workers to unionize. The vote comes amid scrutiny of working conditions in the country after the building collapse outside Dhaka, the capital.

The building, Rana Plaza, housed garment factories that churned out products for some of the world's top brands.

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The Salt
1:52 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

The Dog Days Of Summer Lead Drinkers To Shandy

A shandy in the summertime
Holly Clark Photo courtesy of Holly Clark Photography

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 7:34 pm

A beer cocktail quaffed around the world for centuries is quickly becoming America's "it" drink of the summer: shandy.

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The Two-Way
1:47 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Holder: Trayvon Martin Case Is A Chance For 'Difficult Dialogue'

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 2:59 pm

Speaking at a luncheon for the Delta Sigma Theta sorority in Washington, D.C., Attorney General Eric Holder said he shared concerns about the "tragic, unnecessary shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., last year."

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Krulwich Wonders...
1:08 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

I Bet I Can Create A 25 Million-Year-Old False Alarm, Says Biologist E.O. Wilson

Noah Poritz Science Source

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 4:33 pm

The world's most famous ant-scholar likes to daydream. "So much good science — and perhaps all of great science," he writes in his new book "has its roots in fantasy."

Here's his.

After seeing Jurassic Park, where scientists clone dinosaurs from the blood of ancient dino-biting mosquitoes,Wilson thought: Hmmm, that's a little far-fetched, but I bet I can do a version that might be "really and truly possible."

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Parallels
12:25 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Datsun's Rebirth In India And The Revival Of Long-Gone Cars

Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn poses with the Datsun Go in New Delhi on Monday. Its the first new Datsun model in more than three decades.
Manish Swarup AP

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 12:45 pm

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The Picture Show
12:21 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Photo Exhibit Spanning Decades Reveals Our Collective War Story

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 9:13 am

War/Photography is a genre-defining exhibition currently on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington. And also the last place I wanted to find myself on a sunny midweek morning.

As a photojournalist and picture editor, I've consumed my fair share of conflict photography, essays and films. How could this exhibition possibly be any different from all the other shows I've seen in this vein?

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Law
11:53 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Inside The Zimmerman Verdict

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 11:56 am

The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial raises questions about the legal strategies, the strength of the evidence, and the role of the legal system in addressing social issues. Host Michel Martin talks about all this with Georgetown law professor Paul Butler and TheRoot.com writer Jenee Desmond Harris.

Around the Nation
11:53 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Robert Zimmerman: 'Respect Jury's Decision'

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 11:56 am

Host Michel Martin talks to Robert Zimmerman Jr. about the acquittal of his younger brother, George Zimmerman, in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

Around the Nation
11:53 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Explaining The Zimmerman Verdict To Your Kids

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 11:56 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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The Two-Way
11:52 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Is This The Worst Ceremonial First Pitch In History?

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen smiles with pitcher Matt Moore just before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros on Sunday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
J. Meric Getty Images

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