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An Adoptee's Letter to Her Birthmother

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

A ceaseless fire burned in me to find you, to see your face, hear your voice. I wondered if I found you whether you could learn to love me a teeny bit, if perhaps you could find some room in your heart to spare.

Black Lung Deniers

Richard Trumka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Coal companies, their lawyers and their hand-picked doctors will go to any length -- ethical or not -- to deny the small monthly benefits that stricken miners are due under the Black Lung Benefits Act.

Seven Jobs That Will Make You Sick

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 11.05.2011 | Business

Every year, people in the United States become ill as a result of occupational hazards. Workers exposed to asbestos can develop cancer. Coal miners ca...