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Trump Names Robert C. O’Brien As New National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump named State Department Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Robert C. O’Brien as his new national security adviser Wednesday morning. O’Brien will be the fourth person to fill the position since the president took office. “I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for ...

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Car Crashes into Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, Injuring 2

A car crashed into Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York, on Tuesday around 9 p.m., injuring three people including the driver, police say. A witness, Israel Galvan, said the male driver plowed his Mercedes-Benz C300 coupe into the luxury residence building before “casually” stepping out of the driver’s seat and sitting on a couch in the lobby of the ...

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New York Labor Groups Eye California’s Bill That Would Recognize Uber, Lyft Drivers As Employees

Some New York labor groups have expressed interest in changing New York gig-worker laws to resemble California’s AB5 bill. AB5, which passed California’s state Senate last week and is expected to be signed into law soon, would recognize some rideshare drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. New York Independent Drivers Guild Executive Director Brendan Sexton said he does not ...

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‘Startling’ Study Finds Drug Dealers Turning To Facebook, Twitter, Google To Sell Steroids

Drug dealers are using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube to sell illicit appearance and performance-enhancing drugs (APEDs). The Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) and cyber-intelligence firm GiPEC purchased some of the drugs being promoted on these sites and found some drugs contained potentially harmful steroids or were altogether fake. The social media sites’ policies state it ...

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Auto Workers Strike Against GM Come As Union Leaders Face Corruption Investigation

About 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) walked out against General Motors factories across the country at midnight on Monday. The workers are demanding fair wages, job security, affordable health care and other benefits. The strike comes as the Justice Department investigates UAW’s leadership for corruption involving more than $1 million that supposed to be put toward worker ...

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Report: Drone Strikes On Saudi Oil Facilities Wipe Out 5% Of Global Oil Supply

Yemen’s Houthi rebels took credit for targeting Saudi Arabian state-owned oil facilities in a drone attack that reportedly forced half of the country’s oil supply, or 5% of the global oil supply, to shut down Saturday. Ten drones struck Saudi Aramco oil facilities — one of which is the world’s largest oil plant — in Abqaiq and Khurais, according to ...

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Julian Castro To Joe Biden: ‘Are You Forgetting What You Said 2 Minutes Ago?

2020 candidates Julian Castro and Joe Biden scuffled over the topic of health care during Thursday’s third Democratic primary debate in Houston. Castro called out Biden for flipping scripts after Castro said his health care plan, unlike Biden’s, would not force people to buy in, to which Biden replied, “They do not have to buy in.” “You just said that ...

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2020 Candidates Laugh As Andrew Yang Announces 10 $12,000 Giveaways During Debate To Highlight Universal Basic Income Policy

2020 Democratic presidential candidates laughed after Andrew Yang announced 10 giveaways of $12,000 during Thursday night’s third Democratic primary debate in Houston, Texas. “My campaign will now give a freedom dividend of $1,000 a month for an entire year to 10 American families — someone watching this at home right now,” Yang said during his opening debate statement. “If you ...

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House Democrats Must Find Seven More Votes to Pass Assault Weapons Ban

The majority of House Democrats oppose an assault weapons ban and they are still seven cosponsors short of passing legislation. Democrats have been critical of the president’s changing stance on stronger background-check legislation since mass shootings killed over 50 people in the month of August alone. Republican Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie said House Democrats “want to take your guns,” but ...

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‘Storm The Pentagon To See If 9/11 Was An Inside Job’: Google Maps Suggests Conspiracy Theory Event When Browsing For Directions

A search for directions to The Pentagon using Google Maps leads to a conspiracy-theory-style Facebook event titled, “Storm The Pentagon To See If 9/11 Was An Inside Job.” The Facebook event, scheduled to take place on Wednesday and Thursday during the 18th anniversary of 9/11, has been taken off the social media site, but Google Maps is still advertising the ...

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Iranian Woman Who Was Jailed For Trying To Go To A Soccer Game Dies After Setting Herself On Fire |

An Iranian woman who was potentially facing months in prison for trying to sneak into a soccer game dressed as a man in March died Monday after setting herself on fire last week. The 29-year-old woman, Sahar Khodayari, doused herself in gasoline and ignited her body outside Tehran’s Ershad courthouse on Sept. 2 after learning she could be imprisoned for ...

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Leads The Way On Google Antitrust Investigation: ‘It’s Creating National Interest’

A total of 50 attorneys general from across the U.S. have signed onto a probe into Google and its potential to stifle market competition. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is leading the investigation, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the goal of the investigation is to “have an open, fair and free market.” Google responded to the investigation ...

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Apple’s Labor Practices To Build New iPhones Violated Even Chinese Standards

Apple and its manufacturing partner, Foxconn, violated Chinese labor rules by hiring temporary workers to produce its latest iPhone model, a Chinese Labor Watch (CLW) report revealed Monday. The report found that Apple’s Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China — the largest iPhone factory in the world — violated China’s rule that bars temporary workers from exceeding 10% of a factory’s ...

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