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Motivated to make a difference, she helped find breakthrough HIV treatments

LOS ANGELES - The gig: From her office on the second floor of the Marion Davies Children's Health Center at UCLA, Dr. Yvonne Bryson works the phones in her role as protocol co-chair for a global health study on treating babies early for HIV infection. "We have a number of infants enrolled around the world in Africa, South America, the U.S.," said Bryson, a foremost expert on pediatric AIDS. "The goal is a cure or remission. I'm also starting a new study on the treatment of adolescents." Bryson recently stepped down as chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children's Hospital. Bryson also directed the Los Angeles-Brazil AIDS Consortium, which cares for HIV-infected children, adolescents and pregnant women in Brazil.

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Police arrest dozens of low-wage workers at Fight for 15 protest

Police arrested dozens of low-wage workers protesting at the intersection of Meyer and Troost Avenue in KCMO Tuesday night, November 29 as protesters sat in the street and blocked the traffic. Hundreds of restaurant workers, child care workers as well as other concerned citizens participated in the “Fight for 15” protests at difference locations in Kansas City through out the day.

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UMKC students join Fight for $15 march and 15-minute rally

A small group of students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City joined a few dozen low-wage workers who marched across campus at 11:15 a.m. before holding a 15-minute rally in front of the student union. The campus rally followed an early-morning protest staged by fast-food and other low-wage workers at two midtown Kansas City fast-food restaurants early Tuesday.

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'Hacksaw Ridge' producer started out selling celebrity home maps

LOS ANGELES - The gig: Independent Hollywood producer David Permut spent 16 years trying to bring "Hacksaw Ridge," the story of pacifist Army man Desmond T. Doss, to the big screen. The film, released this month to solid box-office sales, is the latest success for the president of Permut Presentations, whose credits include "Face/Off" and "Give 'em Hell, Harry."

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Liz Reyer: Leave job over problematic boss?

Q: I work for a small firm and have been losing confidence in our leadership. My boss doesn't stay focused and isn't helpful with the challenges I face; in general, he's hard to work for. Other aspects of my job are OK but not fabulous. Is it time to look elsewhere?

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Tax credits mean new life for scrapped ammo at Lake City Army plant

Missouri has granted tax incentives to Omaha-based American Marksman. The company plans to buy rejected ammunition that the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant makes for Uncle Sam, take it apart and reassemble ammunition for commercial buyers; the company will lease and renovate Building 4 at the complex operated for the government by Orbital ATK.

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Police arrest dozens of low-wage workers at Fight for 15 protest

Police arrested dozens of low-wage workers protesting at the intersection of Meyer and Troost Avenue in KCMO Tuesday night, November 29 as protesters sat in the street and blocked the traffic. Hundreds of restaurant workers, child care workers as well as other concerned citizens participated in the “Fight for 15” protests at difference locations in Kansas City through out the day.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
Police arrest dozens of low-wage workers at Fight for 15 protest 3:18

Police arrest dozens of low-wage workers at Fight for 15 protest

UMKC students join Fight for $15 march and 15-minute rally 1:02

UMKC students join Fight for $15 march and 15-minute rally

Workers protest to demand better wages 2:06

Workers protest to demand better wages

Minimum wage rally outside Missouri Supreme Court 1:03

Minimum wage rally outside Missouri Supreme Court