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Police Fire Tear Gas, As Hongkongers Protest Anniversary Of Chinese Communist Rule |

Hong Kong police responded to escalating weekend protests against China’s 70th anniversary of communist rule by making more than 150 arrests, firing teargas and using a water cannon. Demonstrators set fires, smashed windows at subway stations and threw bricks at police, according to The Washington Post on Monday. “If they respect us, then we will respect them,” a 28-year-old protester ...

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Forever 21 Files For Bankruptcy As More Shoppers Buy Online

Forever 21, a popular California-based retail store with over 720 worldwide locations, announced plans to file for bankruptcy in a Sunday letter to customers. The store, known best for its low prices and trendy styles, will close 178 of its 600 U.S. stores and 350 stores overall as shoppers buy more online, The New York Times reported. “… As part ...

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Houston-Area’s First Sikh Deputy Shot In The Head During Traffic Stop, Devastating The Community That Loved Him

A Harris County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office deputy died after being shot in the head at a traffic stop Friday. Sandeep Dhaliwal, 42 and the father of three young kids, joined the office as its first Sikh deputy 10 years ago and advocated for religious rights for officers. “There are no words to convey our sadness. Please keep [Dhaliwal] and our ...

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4.9 Million People Affected By DoorDash Data Breach

An unauthorized third party hacked into the database of DoorDash on May 4, affecting 4.9 million users, the company food delivery app confirmed in a Friday blog post. The hacker could have gained access to names, contact information, addresses, the last four digits of users’ credit cards and the license numbers of about 100,000 delivery drivers, according to the blog ...

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FTC Sues Parent Company Of Popular Dating Platforms Match.com, Tinder For Falsely Guaranteeing Love |

The Federal Trade Investigation sued Match Group — the parent company of popular dating platforms Match.com, Tinder and others — on Wednesday The FTC alleges that Match Group “conned people into paying for subscriptions via messages the company knew were from scammers.” Match Group said FTC “misrepresented internal emails and relied on cherry-picked data to make outrageous claims” in its ...

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Hackers Using Snowden’s Book to Steal Financial Data, Install Viruses: Report

Hackers are using former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s latest book to steal financial data and install viruses on victims’ computers, according to a malware company’s analysis. A spam email that includes what looks like an attachment of Snowden’s “Permanent Record” claims the book has been banned and encourages recipients to download, read and share it, according to Bloomberg, ...

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Uber, Lyft Drivers Continue Fight For Unions Despite Consequences |

California Uber and Lyft drivers are looking to unionize even after the recent passage of a law that would require workers to be recognized as employees rather than independent contractors. The law, known as AB5, was signed into law on Sept. 18, but it still faces challenges by Uber and Lyft, who have publicly expressed their opposition to the legislation. ...

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At Least 5 People Injured At Kansas City Swingers Club Shooting: Police |

Five people were shot and injured Sunday morning at a swingers club near Kansas City, Missouri, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded to shots fired at 3:33 a.m. Sunday at The SPOTT Lifestyle and Swingers Club, The Associated Press reported Monday, citing a tweet from Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte. Victims were transported to hospitals and sustained ...

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‘Stop Talking, Start Doing’: Conservatives Who Organized Massive Clean-Up In Baltimore Take On Los Angeles

Conservative activist Scott Presler organized a street clean-up at a homeless camp in Los Angeles on Saturday. He estimated that his team cleared about 50 tons of trash in the community. “If people are feeling inspired, don’t just tweet and Facebook,” Presler told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Stop talking, start doing.” Conservative activist Scott Presler organized a street clean-up ...

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Now THAT’S Funny: Booker Campaign Begs for $1.7 Million In Donations to Keep Him In The Race

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker’s campaign published a memo Saturday asking readers to help raise $1.7 million in next 10 days to keep him in the race. There are still 20 candidates in the running for the Democratic nomination, and Booker currently ranks at No. 7 as the candidate registered voters would most like to see as the nominee, ...

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China Detains Former US Air Force Pilot Working For FedEx Amid Trade War Tensions

China detained and released former U.S. Air Force colonel and FedEx pilot in Guangzhou last week while he was waiting for a flight to his home in Hong Kong, according to his family’s lawyer in Florida Todd A. Hohn was returning to Hong Kong after piloting FedEx delivery planes throughout Asia from a FedEx hub in the Guangzhou airport when ...

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Brother Of Sandy Hook Victim JT Lewis And Father Of Parkland Victim Andrew Pollack Respond To Viral School Shooting Ad

Connecticut Senate candidate JT Lewis — brother of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis — told the Daily Caller News Foundation that he disapproves of a viral video aimed at preventing school shootings Wednesday. Andrew Pollack — father of Parkland victim Meadow Pollack and pro-Second Amendment activist — told the DCNF that the video is a “scare tactic, but that’s what ...

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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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