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The former treasurer-secretary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 26 pleaded guilty Wednesday in Richmond federal court to embezzling $30,519 by writing unauthorized checks — some with the forged signature of the union president — and making unapproved debits and cash withdrawals from the labor organization’s checking account to pay his personal expenses.

Amazon has fired two employees with ties to the grassroots union that led the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant's history.

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In 1865, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker received the Medal of Honor from President Andrew Johnson in recognition of her medical service during the Civil War. She remains the only woman to have earned this award. Yet few people today know anything about Walker, though she was well-known — even notorious — in her lifetime. “Dr. Mary Walker’s Civil War” offers a new way of looking at that conflict, through the eyes of a woman confident she could make a contribution equal to that of any man. The U.S. Army later stripped Walker of her medal, only to have it reinstated posthumously in 1977.

JUPITER, Fla. — Locked-out players and Major League Baseball engaged in a series of intense meetings that stretched into Monday night as they …

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