You can’t ask job applicants about their old salary anymore. Here’s how an Illinois law that just took effect will change hiring interviews.

Illinois companies can no longer ask job applicants or their previous employers about their pay history under a law that took effect Sunday. Supporters say the measure will help close the pay gap between women and men. Sarah Labadie, associate director of policy for Women Employed, a nonprofit advocating for equal pay for women in…

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Excerpt: “The Book of Gutsy Women” by Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton

In “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience” (published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS), former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, write about the lives of women in history who have made a difference, ranging from social activists and political figures to writers and Olympians.…

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Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton on “Gutsy Women” and Trump

At the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial in Manhattan, Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, look upon a 20th-century giant. “I think she was one of the greatest Americans in our history,” Hillary told “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley. “She is a kind of transcendent figure over generations because of all that she did in her…

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The DNC Is Sending Organizers To 8 Battleground States

The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that it is funding full-time staff in eight presidential election battleground states, showing its commitment to state-level investment early in the election cycle. The central party body, which oversees the presidential nominating process and provides support for general-election efforts across the country, is financing the hiring in Arizona, Colorado,…

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The Power of Serena Williams

Serena Williams’s legacy is sealed, whether or not she ever hits a tennis ball again. Of course it’s sad she didn’t beat Bianca Andreescu at the finals of the U.S. Open Championships and match Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. But her contributions to the game are much bigger than reaching another Grand Slam…

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Hillary wades into impeachment in Watergate interview

Hillary Clinton has a message for lawmakers contemplating impeachment: Steer clear of politics, don’t hold press conferences and avoid leaks. The former secretary of state’s advice came in a little-noticed interview conducted last July as part of an oral history project tied to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and quietly published earlier this summer. The…

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Nikole Hannah-Jones on “The 1619 Project”

In a special new issue, the New York Times magazine is launching a series called “The 1619 Project.” It marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the colony of Virginia. The series examines the ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape America and “aims to reframe American history”…

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Elizabeth Warren confronts her handling of Native American ancestry claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is resolutely trying to put the controversy over her handling of Native American ancestry claims to rest. During an event in Sioux City, Iowa, on Monday, she offered up her latest apology on the subject, and followed it with an expansive discussion of policies aimed at Native American communities. Read more…

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