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Source: Fox News

CNN’s Chris Cuomo links Karen Pence’s job at Immanuel Christian to Steve King’s white supremacy remarks

Friday 14:30 GMT

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo tied second lady Karen Pence’s new teaching position at a private Christian school to the remarks made by GOP Iowa Rep.

The “Cuomo Prime Time” namesake mentioned on Wednesday night the outrage sparked by Pence’s employer, while slamming President Donald Trump’s “silence” on King’s recent controversial remarks, where he asked how terms like “white nationalism” and “white supremacy” became offensive.

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Source: Fox News

Law firm tied to Manafort's Ukraine work reaches settlement with Justice Department

Friday 20:55 GMT

A prominent law firm with ties to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's work for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine has agreed to pay $4.6 million and retroactively register as a foreign agent, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

The settlement with the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP brings to a close at least one part of a probe that spawned from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, which has focused in part on Manafort's years of work in the Eastern European nation.

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Source: The Guradian

Red Bull wants us to leave work at 4pm. I couldn’t agree more

Thursday 17:15 GMT

I can even describe that promise, in a roundabout way: Red Bull will make you feel so energetic that you’ll finish all your work and leave at four.

If you’re not in the knowledge economy, you’re in the gig economy, where you’re always waiting to find out when you’ll next be at work, so stress-wise, are still at work. Now it doesn’t matter where your desk is, because you’re always checking your work email, so you’re always at work.

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Source: Common Domain

Microsoft pledges $500 million toward affordable housing in Seattle area

Friday 03:19 GMT

The Redmond, Wash.,-based tech giant has pledged $500 million to create affordable housing and address homelessness in the Seattle area, the Seattle Times first reported Wednesday night.

Of the $500 million, the Times said $250 million will go to market-rate loans to build affordable housing around the Puget Sound area; $225 million will be for below-market-rate loans to developers to build housing in Seattle’s eastern suburbs; and $25 million will go to combatting homelessness.

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Source: Common Domain

From strip-club lunches to gambling losses — here are American workers’ most outrageous expense claims

Thursday 17:16 GMT

Most people write off business lunches and work travel on their company expenses, but a new study says they also try invoicing their companies for late-night dips into the mini bar, car washes and — yes — lunches that take place in strip clubs.

The study released Monday by AppZen, which used artificial intelligence to analyze more than 3 million expense reports and flag suspicious receipts, says 46% of companies reimburse for gifts for clients and 39% do so for golf, even though playing golf for business reasons has gone the way of the three-martini lunch, particularly among younger workers.

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Source: DW

Why Italy needs an ethical tomato sauce

Friday 08:59 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Italy's interior minister and deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, introduced a "migration and security" decree, which entered into force on October 5 and was converted into law by parliamentarians in December. The law restricts asylum rights by abolishing "humanitarian protection" permits, which Italy issued to asylum-seekers who did not qualify for refugee status or subsidiary protection, but were recognized as vulnerable.

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Source: BBC

The dancing horses of Lagos beach

Friday 08:59 GMT

His horse, Jack, used to perform as a dancing horse at traditional festivals, but Quadri has been training him to work on the beach.

The horsemen here typify many in their generation who have to find creative ways to make money or supplement their income as well-paid jobs are in short supply.

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Source: Fox News

Hoyer says border walls 'obviously' work, rejects Pelosi's suggestion that barrier is 'immorality'

Friday 02:25 GMT

A dispute at the center of the unprecedented partial federal government shutdown -- is "not an issue of morality."

Hoyer's comments were seemingly at odds with the positions of other House Democrats, who have argued that border walls like the one Trump is proposing are ineffective and immoral. In an interview last week, for example, Democratic Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar told CNN that "we know walls don't work, that they don't stop drugs, that they don't stop migration."

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Source: DW

Mirjam Pressler, children's author, multilingual translator, dies

Thursday 21:51 GMT

Mirjam Pressler, who refused to write fantasy reduced to whether the "child gets a pony or not" died at her home in Landshut, Bavaria, after a long illness, her publishing house Beltz announced Wednesday.

"For my heroes, language is crucial, lifesaving, who knew that better than I?" said Pressler, adding that it was especially challenging for an author to translate the unsaid into spoken language.

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Source: Reuters

Job jitters mount as China's factories sputter ahead of Lunar New Year

Friday 23:40 GMT

While many factories traditionally close ahead of China’s most important holiday, Reuters interviews with more than a dozen workers, business owners, labor activists and trade lawyers revealed businesses are shutting earlier than usual this year as the prolonged trade war curtails orders.

Wang Zhishen was thrilled when Danish shipper A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) gave him two months’ paid leave, relishing the chance to spend time with his wife and daughters in China’s remote northwestern Gansu province.

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Source: Global News

More than half of food produced in Canada is wasted: ‘It would horrify our grandparents’

Friday 15:25 GMT

More than half the food produced in Canada is wasted and the average kitchen tosses out hundreds of dollars worth of edibles every year, says a study researchers are calling the first of its kind.

“It’s a lot of food,” said Lori Nikkel of Second Harvest, the Toronto-based group working to reduce food waste that commissioned the study. The study released Thursday is the world’s first to measure food waste using data from industry and other sources instead of estimates, said Martin Gooch of Value Chain Management International, which conducted the study.

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Source: The Guradian

Indian sisters pretend to be boys to keep barbershop afloat

Friday 13:35 GMT

Two teenage girls have been honoured by the Indian government after it was discovered they had pretended to be boys for four years to run their father’s barbershop when he became too ill to work.

The barbershop had initially closed but was the family’s only source of income, compelling the girls to try to run it themselves. Customers were initially sceptical about having their hair or moustaches trimmed by young women, while others “did not behave well towards us”, Jyoti told the Guardian.

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Source: Fox News

Michael Cohen levels new allegation, claims he worked to rig online polls at Trump’s direction

Friday 15:25 GMT

Michael Cohen, the president’s former fixer who was recently sentenced to three years in prison, leveled a new allegation Thursday at President Trump by claiming his former boss directed him to rig online polls ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

Cohen tweeted the allegation after the Wall Street Journal published a story saying he paid thousands of dollars to a man named John Gauger of the company RedFinch to try to boost Trump’s standing in two polls.

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Source: CTV

Canada 'appalled' by death of Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso

Friday 15:25 GMT

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is working to bring those responsible to justice after a Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso was found dead.

This is a terrible, a terrible crime and Canada is absolutely committed to working with the authorities in Burkina Faso to bring those responsible to justice,” Freeland told reporters Thursday morning.

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Source: The Guradian

How workers are winning $15 an hour: by acting like a union

Friday 12:41 GMT

Frances is one of thousands of workers in the Fight for $15 movement who, for the past six years, organized, protested and went on strike demanding $15 an hour and the right to join a union.

The key to the movement’s success has been the fearlessness and courage of workers like Holmes who, even without the protection of a union, have joined together and acted like a union anyway. Unions have historically empowered working people to have a voice on the job and a say in how they’re treated, making it possible to win decent pay and benefits that could support a family and lift communities.


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