In October of 2012, when President Obama was running for a second term, he campaigned on equal pay for equal work: The idea that men and women working the same job should be paid the same. But nearly three years later, little has changed on the federal level. That's not the case in California, where today Gov. Jerry Brown will sign the Fair Pay Act. Aileen Rizo is one of the women who helped make the law happen. A math consultant at the Fresno County Office of Education, three years ago Rizo discovered that one of her recently-hired male colleagues earned $12,000 more per year than her, even though he had far fewer years of experience and education.
At least 30 states are investigating Volkswagen for possibilities of consumer fraud and environmental violations. One of the lead investigators is New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Days after the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, The Takeaway looks at the broader state of the Taliban, which has once more drawn U.S. military involvement into Afghanistan.
After receiving complaints from a Texas mom, book publisher McGraw-Hill will change a geography textbook that describes slaves as workers. But schools across the United States have also been using the book.
The Takeaway looks at an attack on a Doctors Without Borders facility, the role Asians are—and aren't—playing in immigration reform, and a parent reflects on a child's atrocity.