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All Of Argentina And Uruguay Are Without Power After Electrical Failure

All of Argentina and Uruguay are without power after an electrical failure caused an unprecedented blackout Sunday morning according to Edesur, an electric supply company. The blackout took out Argentina’s public transportation services. Trains and traffic lights stopped working and some of the water supply was affected, the New York Times reported. Some parts of Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Southern ...

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Employees Turn Their Backs On AG Secretary In Silent Protest As He Announces Decision To Move Two Agencies

Government employees turned their backs on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Thursday during a meeting as a silent protest over the decision to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The ERS and NIFA are currently located in Washington, D.C., and are agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Perdue plans ...

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Nursing Homes Underreport Cases Of Potential Elder Abuse, Studies Find

Many cases of elder abuse and neglect are not reported to enforcement agencies, according to two new government studies published Wednesday. The first study  found that nursing homes don’t report almost 1 in 5 cases of potential elder abuse to state inspection agencies. The second found that health care providers didn’t report almost a third of potential elder abuse claims. Both studies ...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Allegedly Ran Away When Opponent Tried To Debate Her At The National Puerto Rican Day Parade

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran away from Rich Valdes’s debate request at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, according to the potential Republican challenger. Ocasio-Cortez allegedly “literally ran” away from her potential Republican challenger Rich Valdes at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday. Valdes tweeted that he tried to “politely introduce” himself to Ocasio-Cortez during ...

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Vietnam Says Some Chinese Exporters Are Using Fake ‘Made-In-Vietnam’ Labels To Avoid US Tariffs

Some Chinese exporters are putting fake “Made in Vietnam” stickers to try and avoid the U.S. tariffs, Vietnam alleged on Sunday. Vietnam said in a government statement that they have found dozens of cases where Chinese exports, including textiles, iron, steel, and aluminum, are being illegally transferred to Vietnam where fake stickers are then placed so that China can skirt the recent ...

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Two NYPD Officers Die Of Apparent Suicides One Day Apart

Two New York Police Department officers have died one day apart after apparent self-inflected gunshot wounds. Deputy Chief Steven Silks, executive officer of Patrol Borough Queens North, killed himself Wednesday near the police department where he worked, reported The New York Times. Police said he died of a self-inflicted wound. Silks, 62, was a month away from retirement. He had ...

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Man Arrested For Plotting To Blow Up Times Square

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A man has been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up Times Square with grenades, local reports say. The man’s name has not been released, but he allegedly discussed buying grenades and detonating them in Times Square, according to ABC News, who cited law enforcement sources. He was arrested in an undercover operation by the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force when ...

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Nude Activists Meet Outside Of Facebook’s New York Headquarters To Protest Censorship Policies

Protesters met in front of Facebook’s New York headquarters on Sunday to be part of an art installation that aimed to bring awareness to Facebook’s censorship policies. Facebook and Instagram have censored many art nudity pieces, according to organizers and participants in the event. Instagram banned the movement’s hashtag Monday morning, removing approximately 500 photos related to the event, organizers ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Hillary And Chelsea Clinton Are Starting A Production Company

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea are starting a production company for film and television projects, Bloomberg reports. The Clintons’ will focus on women and aim to influence current culture. The projects will be by women and about women, sources close the matter said, according to Bloomberg. Hillary also signed a deal in August to be ...

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