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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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2020 Candidates Are Pushing To End Private Prisons — But The States They Serve Use Them For Better Inmate Conditions

Four 2020 Democratic presidential candidates calling for the end of all private prisons in the U.S. represent states that depend on private facilities to compensate for overcrowding issues. The candidates argue that private prison companies are profiting off “the suffering of incarcerated people and their families.” Private facilities house less than 8% of inmates nationwide. The call to terminate all ...

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MIT Employee Resigns After Reports Of Hiding Donations Tied To Jeffrey Epstein Under ‘Anonymous’ Label

MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito resigned from his position Saturday after The New Yorker revealed the research center tried to hide donations tied to disgraced multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein for years. The financier was labeled as a “disqualified” donor in official MIT documents after the elite science and technology school became aware of his history as a convicted sex offender ...

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New York City To Combat Rat Infestation With Alcohol

“This rat infestation problem is something that is becoming too pervasive,” Adams said, referencing thousands of complaints from Brooklyn residents about rats in 2018, New York Daily News reported. “It causes diseases, fever, vomiting, diarrhea and other problems to everyday Brooklynites: rats biting our children, rats inside households — just a real problem with rats in the city,” he continued. ...

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