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Ruling to Allow College Athletes to Unionize Thrown Out

In this Oct 6, 2012 file photo, the Northwestern football team heads to the locker room after warming up before an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
In this Oct 6, 2012 file photo, the Northwestern football team heads to the locker room after warming up before an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

CHICAGO—The National Labor Relations Board on Monday threw out a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation’s first...

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