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President Obama Nominates First Openly Lesbian U.S. Marshal

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –President Obama nominated openly lesbian Sharon Lubinski yesterday for U.S. Marshal for the District of Minnesota. Lubinski is the Assistant Chief of Police at the Minneapolis Police Department, where she has served for 20 years. If confirmed, she would be the first openly gay person to wear the badge.

More Than a Quarter of Employers Think More Employees Are Calling in Sick With Fake Excuses Due to Stress Tied to the Recession, Finds CareerBuilder's Annual Survey

(CHICAGO)-- While the cold and flu season serves as a primary culprit in workplace absences, the economy may be a factor as well this year. According to an annual survey by CareerBuilder, nearly one-third of workers have played hooky from the office this year, calling in sick when they were well at least once.