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HuffPost Translators: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish Speakers Wanted

(4) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 2:07 PM

HuffPost readers: Do you speak a second language? If so, we'd love to hear from you.

We're currently looking to hear from college students, graduate students and anyone else who speaks and writes proficiently in one or more of the following languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

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Offshore Tax Havens: ICIJ Database Of Tax Shelter Users Is Made Available To The Public

(40) Comments | Posted June 15, 2013 | 12:09 PM

Are you interested in helping to track corporate cash as it travels around the globe?

On Friday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists made public a massive database, containing the names of tens of thousands of people and companies that have used offshore accounts to shelter...

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Boston Marathon Explosion Pictures: Your Photos Of The Blasts And The Aftermath

(6) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 5:16 PM

In the wake of Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon that left three people dead and more than 170 wounded, HuffPost readers in the Boston area have been sending in their photos of the chaos and the aftermath, as well as their stories about what it...

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Sequester Budget Cuts: WIC, Public Health, Meals For Seniors Could See Funding Slashed

(9) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 10:34 AM

For some people, the looming possibility of sequester cuts may not be much of a concern. But for young mothers and their infants, it's something that could eventually be felt at the dinner table.

If the sequester goes into effect Friday evening, kicking off a gradual...

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Midwest Snow Storm 2013: Kansas, Missouri Blanketed In Snow [PHOTOS]

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 3:17 PM

Heavy snows swept across the Midwest on Thursday, closing schools and grounding flights in multiple states. Some parts of Kansas reported more than 14 inches of snow. As has happened in the past with other extreme weather events, HuffPost readers were there to document...

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Kansas City Explosion: JJ's Restaurant Destroyed, Locals Mourn The Injured And Dead

(2) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 1:53 PM

On Tuesday evening, an explosion destroyed JJ's restaurant, a popular after-work spot in Kansas City, Mo. Authorities have recovered one body at the scene, and at least 15 other people were injured in the blast, which is believed to have been caused by a construction crew accidentally striking...

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Obama Minimum Wage: Job Seekers, Hourly Workers, Employers Call For $9 An Hour

(52) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 5:53 PM

Driving to the next town. Saving money instead of scraping by. Moving yourself -- and your infant son -- out of your parents' home.

These are just some of the things a minimum wage increase would allow our readers and their loved ones to do.

Following President Obama's State of...

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Obama Minimum Wage: When The Working Poor Can't Take A Sick Day

(5) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 3:39 PM

Life isn't easy at $7.25 an hour.

Following President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, where he called for increasing the national hourly minimum wage to $9 from $7.25, we asked HuffPost readers in certain parts of the country what they thought of the idea --...

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2013 Snow Photos Document 'Nemo' Blizzard Across The Northeast (PICTURES)

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2013 | 11:37 AM

The blizzard known as "Nemo" swept across the northeastern United States on Friday, whitening out New York, New Jersey, New England and other areas. Flights were grounded, trains were suspended, and several states declared emergency conditions. (For live updates on "Nemo," click here.)

Below,...

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Obama Drone Strikes: Readers Share Their Opinions On The Justice Department Memo

(20) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 4:19 PM

"It is horrible. As a Naval Officer in Vietnam, it is not what I fought for."

That's what Leonard Magazine, a HuffPost reader from Battle Ground, Wash., had to say when we asked our readers their thoughts on a recently leaked Justice Department memo that lays out the legal case...

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Super Bowl 2013: New Orleans Readers Show Off Their City

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 11:59 AM

This week, a HuffPost reader in New Orleans complained to us that his city is pretending to be something it's not -- namely, a clean, safe place.

"The only thing people here are concerned with here in New Orleans is the Super Bowl," this reader told us via e-mail. "The...

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Immigration Plan: Thoughts On Border Security From Texas, Arizona, New Mexico And California

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 12:36 PM

In Washington, lawmakers are arguing that the U.S.-Mexico border needs more protection. Out in the Southwest, people aren't so sure.

Following Monday's proposal for immigration reform from a bipartisan Senate "gang of eight" -- one of several plans that Congress may review in the coming months...

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Pennsylvania Fracking: A History Of Shale Gas Drilling, As Told By The People Who Live There

(190) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 2:16 PM

Do Pennsylvanians love or hate fracking? Yes.

The nationwide release of "Promised Land," Gus Van Sant's drama about the natural gas industry and its overtures to a rural Pennsylvania town, has renewed focus on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing -- the deep-impact drill-and-blast technique used...

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Weighs Senate Run: HuffPost Readers Respond

(4) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 10:01 AM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) is exploring a Senate run for 2014, and not all of his fellow Democrats are on board with it.

New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-East Orange) recently told reporters that she is thinking of challenging Booker in the state Democratic primary, saying...

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Guns In School: Oklahoma Residents Explain Why They Don't Want To Arm Teachers

(225) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 4:46 PM

Do Okies want schoolteachers to carry guns? Not the ones we're hearing from.

Almost 200 Oklahoma residents responded to a HuffPost email survey this week concerning a bill introduced by state Rep. Mark McCullough (R-Sapulpa) in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. McCullough's bill

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Joe Arpaio Guns: Arizona Residents Express Wariness Over Armed Volunteer Posses

(522) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 3:16 PM

If the point of a neighborhood watch is to make people feel safer, then things in Arizona seem to have gone off track.

Last week, volunteer posse members began patrolling dozens of schools in the greater Phoenix area at the direction of Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa...

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Guns In Schools: After Newtown Shooting, Would New Weapon Laws Drive Teachers To Resign?

(56) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 3:09 PM

If you work as a teacher, we want to know: would more permissive gun laws make you look for another job?

Hundreds of current and former teachers have written in to HuffPost in the past three weeks, most of them voicing strong opposition to the idea...

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Metered Billing: Cable Companies' New Internet Plans Have HuffPost Readers Concerned

(104) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 12:23 PM

Cable companies are considering moving from a flat-fee Internet service model -- where every user pays the same price for Internet access, regardless of how much time they spend online -- to one where customers would pay according to how much data they use, and face fines if...

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Guns In Schools: Missouri Teachers Weigh In Following Newtown Shooting

(94) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 1:27 PM

Just as the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., renewed calls for stricter gun laws, it has also spurred a wave of advocates from the other side, many of whom say that guns are not the problem but a potential solution. State legislators

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Guns In Schools: Oregon Teachers React To Post-Newtown Safety Suggestion

(80) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 11:27 AM

Last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., renewed calls for stricter gun laws, but it's also spurred a wave of advocates from the other side, many of whom say that guns are not the problem but a potential solution. State legislators

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