Laws banning companies from requiring workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment have gained popularity in recent years among Republicans-dominated state legislatures. On Friday, West Virginia became the 26th state to join those ranks.
The US, Russia, and other nations have agreed to a truce in Syria after one week, allowing humanitarian aid to reach besieged Syrians and offering the first respite from the Syrian civil war since a failed ceasefire in 2012.
The United States is currently considering imposing additional economic sanctions on North Korea following the increasingly belligerent nation's rocket launch earlier this month. South Korean defense officials are expected to ask for more material assistance next week.