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Tesla Loses Yet Another Top Executive

Tesla’s general counsel Dane Butswinkas is leaving his post in the electric car company after just two months on the job, Reuters reported. The former general counsel is one of dozens of top Tesla executives to leave the company in the past two years, according to Reuters Wednesday. Butswinkas is leaving the company to take up his former role as Tesla’s ...

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CovCath Student Nicholas Sandmann Sues WaPo For $250 Million

Covington Catholic high school student Nicholas Sandmann is suing The Washington Post over its coverage of a January incident involving himself and Native American protester Nathan Phillips. Attorneys for Sandmann filed the lawsuit Tuesday, accusing the Washington newspaper of engaging in a “modern-day form of McCarthyism.” The lawsuit also blames CNN and NBC, “among others,” for taking part in the ...

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Illinois Nearly Doubles Its Minimum Wage To $15

Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday raising the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $15 by 2025, The Hill reported. Pritzker signaled Thursday that he would sign the bill after it passed the Illinois state House and Senate. “Phasing in the minimum wage over the next six years will put $6,300 a year into the ...

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Amazon Announces Plans To Go Green Amid Fallout Over Failed New York Headquarters

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Amazon announced a new green project Monday to ship half of all packages with net zero carbon by 2030 after the company ended a contentious plan to build a campus in New York. Amazon’s latest project, called “Shipment Zero,” is another step in its stated goal to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. “With improvements in electric vehicles, aviation ...

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Rural America Is Going Bust As Farm Bankruptcies Soar

U.S. farmers are filing for Chapter 12 bankruptcy at the highest rate in at least a decade as agriculturists feel pressure from trade wars and low commodity prices, The Wall Street Journal reported in February. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals processed twice as many bankruptcy files from farmers in 2018 than it did in 2008. Bankruptcy filings in the ...

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Four Police Officers Injured In Active Shooter Incident In Illinois

At least four police officers and multiple civilians are injured after a shooter stormed a manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois, Friday, The Aurora Daily Herald reports. At least one civilian might be dead. Multiple outlets are reporting a heavy police presence in the area with multiple ambulances. ATF and FBI agents are also responding to the incident. ALERT: There is an active shooter ...

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West Coast Union Down A Quarter Of Its Members Since SCOTUS Decision On Forced Dues, Filings Show

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503 in Oregon has hemorrhaged more than a quarter of its members since the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory agency fees in June, according to state filings obtained by The Freedom Foundation. SEIU 503, Oregon’s most influential labor group, lost about 26 percent of its dues-paying membership from December 2017 to December 2018, ...

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Trump Admin Weighs Risk To ‘Significant Federal Funds’ Tied Up In California’s Bullet Train

The Trump administration is weighing the risk to a “significant” amount of federal funds tied up in California’s high-speed rail project, a Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesperson told The Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday. The federal government has spent about $3.5 billion in taxpayer money on grants to California to build a high-speed rail train connecting San Francisco to Los ...

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New York Wants Its Money Back From Amazon As States Turn On Corporate Tax Breaks

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Amazon may forfeit part or all of its $3 billion incentive package to build a new headquarters in New York City after local residents put up a spirited resistance to the company’s plans. The fallout between Amazon and the people of New York City comes as similar instances of resistance to corporate interests have popped up around the country, Axios ...

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Menendez Attacks Trump For Classifying Drunk Driving Illegals As ‘Criminal’

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey attacked President Donald Trump Monday for treating illegal aliens that drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol as criminals. Democratic lawmakers are attempting to limit the number of illegal aliens that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can detain at one time. The demands have slowed congressional negotiations on Trump’s border wall. ...

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9th Circuit Sides With Trump On Environmental Waivers For Border Wall

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Trump administration Monday in a case challenging its use of waivers to bypass environmental regulations in constructing parts of the border wall. The state of California and several environmental groups sued President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in September 2017 to stop construction of a border wall ...

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Angel Dad: Border Wall Funding ‘Would Have Been There Months Ago’ If Pelosi’s Or Schumer’s Child ‘Were Hit And Killed’

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If Congressional Democrats had suffered the way the family of Dan Ferguson, an angel dad, has, funding for a border wall would have been approved months ago, Ferguson told Fox and Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade Monday morning. Ferguson’s daughter Amanda was killed in a hit-and-run accident in November. Joel Velazquez, 24, is in the U.S. ...

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Donald Trump Wants To Make Sure The US Workforce Is Ready For AI

The Trump administration is taking steps to insulate the American workforce from the most severe effects of rapid technological development while maintaining a strong global position in artificial intelligence, according to senior Trump administration officials. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Monday launching the American Artificial Intelligence Initiative (AAII). The initiative prioritizes resources for AI development ...

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Most Black Virginians Think Ralph Northam Should Stay Despite Yearbook Photo |

Black Virginians overwhelmingly think Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam should remain in office despite the recent scandal over one of his 1984 medical school yearbook photos showing two people dressed in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Overall, residents of Virginia are more split on the question with 47 percent saying Northam, a Democrat, should stay and 47 percent saying ...

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Green New Deal Is Pushing ‘Economic And Social Devastation,’ Union Boss Says

The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) slammed a Congressional climate resolution introduced by Democratic lawmakers Thursday as pushing “economic and social devastation” on the U.S. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey rolled out the Green New Deal Thursday, but Ocasio-Cortez’s office began leaking details of the resolution a day early, nearly botching the entire ...

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