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June 26, 2017

On This Day in 1959

The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence Seaway opens, making the Great Lakes accessible to Atlantic shipping. Thousands of laborers toiled for decades to make it happen; indirectly and directly, the Seaway today supports 75,000 jobs in Canada and 150,000 in the U.S.

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Andrew Puzder Withdraws from Consideration as Labor Secretary
Updated On: Feb 15, 2017
Feb. 15, 2017  | BREAKING NEWS | The fast food executive Andrew F. Puzder withdrew his nomination to be President Trump’s labor secretary on Wednesday amid growing doubts among Republican senators that he can be confirmed. Conservatives, including the editors of National Review and Breitbart News, focused their fire on his employment of an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper and his failure to pay taxes for her services. The groundswell of opposition had led several Republicans to waver in their support for Mr. Puzder ahead of his confirmation hearing on Thursday morning... nytimes.com Related: Puzder lacks the votes to win confirmation... washingtonpost.com


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