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Nonprofits’ contraceptive cases next for justices

This June 30, 2014 file photo shows a demonstrator holding up a sign outside the Supreme Court in Washington on the day the court decided in the Hobby Lobby case to relieve businesses with religious objections of their obligation to pay for women's contraceptives among a range of preventive services the new health law calls for in their health plans. How much distance from an immoral act is enough is the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the new health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals who oppose some or all contraception as immoral is how far the Obama administration must go to accommodate them.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — How much distance from an immoral act is enough?

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Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas

FILE- In this June 15, 2013 file photo, Infosys Executive Chairman N. R. Narayana Murthy reacts to a shareholders comment during the company's 32th Annual General Meeting in Bangalore, India.  In 2013 Infosys was accused of bringing thousands of foreign workers to the United States using incorrect visas, but denied any allegations as part of the settlement reached with a $34 million settlement in Texas. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson’s Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company.

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Nonprofits’ contraceptive cases next for justices

This June 30, 2014 file photo shows a demonstrator holding up a sign outside the Supreme Court in Washington on the day the court decided in the Hobby Lobby case to relieve businesses with religious objections of their obligation to pay for women's contraceptives among a range of preventive services the new health law calls for in their health plans. How much distance from an immoral act is enough is the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the new health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals who oppose some or all contraception as immoral is how far the Obama administration must go to accommodate them.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — How much distance from an immoral act is enough?

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Most union members have ties to government

This Sept. 10, 2012, file photo shows thousands of public school teachers rallying outside the Chicago Public Schools district headquarters on the first day of strike action over teachers' contracts in Chicago. A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity at the federal, state or local levels. The typical union worker now is more likely to be an educator, office worker or food or service industry employee rather than a construction worker, autoworker, electrician or mechanic, with far more women than men among the ranks. Overall, 11.3 percent of U.S. wage and salary workers are unionized, down from a peak of 35 percent during the mid-1950s.  (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private sector members over the past half-century.

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