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Why This Statue of a Young Girl Is Taking Over Wall Street Why This Statue of a Young Girl Is Taking Over Wall Street
- March 10, 2017

A new statue of a resolute young girl staring down Wall Street's famous Charging Bull was erected by a major asset managing firm for International Women's Day to make a point: There's a dearth of women on the boards of the largest USA corporations. (more...)
As More Bomb Threats Target Jewish Schools, Senators Demand Swift Action As More Bomb Threats Target Jewish Schools, Senators Demand Swift Action
- March 10, 2017

On Thursday, a Jewish children's museum in Brooklyn was evacuated for a few hours after police investigated an emailed bomb threat. The building is being evacuated and police are sweeping the building. It also states, "We are appalled at extensive desecration of Jewish cemeteries, threats and vandalism against Muslim communities and mosques, and the killing of seven transgender people since the start of 2017, majority trans women of color". (more...)
'A Day Without A Woman' Shines New Light On Equal Pay Disparities 'A Day Without A Woman' Shines New Light On Equal Pay Disparities
- March 10, 2017

Tamika Mallory, a co-chair of the Women's March on Washington , said red "signifies love and sacrifice, and is the color of energy and action". Carnita's Snack Shack owner Sara Stroud said she supported Small Bar's choice to celebrate women. (more...)
'People Pleaser' Injects Pregnant Mother With Heroin During Labor 'People Pleaser' Injects Pregnant Mother With Heroin During Labor
- March 10, 2017

Felicia Farruggia , 29, reportedly refused to allow anyone to call 911 while she was in labor until she received the drugs, The Boston Globe reported . His urine tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine. 'This thing is getting out of control in Concord '. The baby remains in state custody, as do all of Farruggia's unidentified amount of other children. (more...)
Chicago Businesses Mark "A Day Without A Woman" With Strikes, Rallies
- March 09, 2017

In fact, if all women were to take off March 8, the Center for American Progress projects it would cost the US almost $21 billion in gross domestic product. She added that it is important for white women to be in solidarity with minority women: "It's when women of all backgrounds strike and stand together that we're really going to see the impact". (more...)
Body of missing Indy woman found in Columbus Body of missing Indy woman found in Columbus
- March 06, 2017

Authorities were called when she didn't come home Friday night. Jacqueline Watts , 33, was found dead on a river sandbar in Columbus on Saturday. The bodies of 13-year-olds Liberty German and Abigail Williams were found near a creek in northern in after they had been reported missing on Monday February 13, 2017. (more...)
Mike Pence on personal email use: 'No comparison' to Clinton
- March 06, 2017

The reporter said Pence used the email for issues related to homeland security. Paoletta added: 'There was absolutely no reason to publish this private email address, and you should be ashamed of your reprehensible conduct'. Vice President Mike Pence tweeted an image of a letter to the Associated Press . 'As Governor, Mr Pence fully complied with IN law regarding email use and retention. (more...)
High school earns millions in Snap IPO thanks to investor dad High school earns millions in Snap IPO thanks to investor dad
- March 04, 2017

Some are hoping that Snap's debut can revive a lagging IPO market , as Barron's reported , and encourage other tech firms to make their debuts. Shares in the owner of Snapchat rocketed 44 per cent on their first day of public trading, underscoring just how keen investors had been to take part in the world's biggest stock market offering in around three years. (more...)
Rand Paul still searching for Obamacare replacement bill
- March 04, 2017

It was a rare bipartisan stunt, inspired by the unusual secrecy surrounding the GOP's bill. Paul attempted to obtain (unsuccessfully) a copy of the of a version of the repeal bill proposed by House Republicans. House Chairman Greg Waldman from Energy and Commerce and Kevin Brady from Ways and Means were asked to defend the tax credit idea in front of senators. (more...)
Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal gets new African name
- March 03, 2017

A report from The Daily Mail has revealed that the former NAACP President changed her name to "Nkechi Amare Diallo" last October. The name is of the Igbo language of Nigeria, and roughly translates to "gift of god". Rather than going with Jane Doe or Mary Smith or anything else which might've flown under the radar, let's just say that she went with something a bit more unique. (more...)
President Trump Begins Dismantling Obama's EPA Regulations on Waterways
- March 01, 2017

The rule was signed by President Obama in May of 2015, and went into effect in late August of 2015. TheEnvironmental Protection Agency and the U.S. But the Obama-era rule - commonly known as the Waters of the United States rule - has created controversy among groups like the American Farm Bureau. (more...)
Facebook use by offenders under Supreme Court lens
- February 28, 2017

He served 10 months in prison. A North Carolina Police officer found that Packingham was using the site under an alias. So Packingham was convicted again, this time of the crime of using Facebook. When Montgomery likened the North Carolina law to a Supreme Court case in which justices upheld a ban on political speech outside polling places, Justice Anthony Kennedy brusquely dismissed the comparison, saying, "That does not help you at all". (more...)
One Dead After Vehicle Plunges Into River One Dead After Vehicle Plunges Into River
- February 27, 2017

Responding emergency crews found a woman in the middle of the Saugatuck River, struggling to fight the current. Police say 76-year-old Richard Lamendola, of Syosset, New York, was killed in the crash Saturday night. Authorities found him a half hour later by the Bridge Street bridge, north of the restaurant. Through their preliminary investigation, police believe the auto entered the river at the State Boat Launch off of Elaine Road. (more...)
Affordable Care Act Is Unsustainable, Bilirakis Says Affordable Care Act Is Unsustainable, Bilirakis Says
- February 27, 2017

As a cancer survivor, I feel strongly that we can't return to a time when insurance companyies could cancel a patient's existing coverage when they got sick - or deny coverage because of a pre-existing condition. The protest is a response to what's happening politically nationally and locally. "The overwhelming majority of Americans want to improve the ACA, not destroy it", and "regardless of political persuasion, understand that we have to go forwards on healthcare, not backwards", they ... (more...)
8-year-old girl fatally shot after Houston vehicle crash
- February 27, 2017

DeMaree Atkins was sitting in the backseat of her mother Toyia Thomas' Honda Accord as it headed east on Sam Houston Parkway when a white Pontiac slammed into the vehicle. After the woman fired at the rear of her vehicle, Thomas did not, at first, realize her daughter had been shot, "until she tried to take her out of the auto". (more...)
Dylann Roof's Defense Attorney Refutes Reports of Possible Second Attack Dylann Roof's Defense Attorney Refutes Reports of Possible Second Attack
- February 25, 2017

They noted similarities between Emanuel AME and Branch AME, as both churches have predominantly black congregations and held Bible studies on Wednesday nights. Defense attorneys argued there was no evidence to suggest Roof was going to continue his attack at another church. The details about the Branch AME church were not mentioned, however. (more...)
Another Executive Order Has Been Signed by President Trump
- February 25, 2017

He signed an executive order on January 30 requiring government agencies to identify two regulations for elimination for every new regulation issued. The regulations will be examined by a task force created by the agency. "We're going to put the regulation industry out of work and out of business". Trump said the goal is to "stop punishing companies for doing business in the United States". (more...)
Today was the warmest day in February ever recorded in Worcester Today was the warmest day in February ever recorded in Worcester
- February 25, 2017

Boston made history on Friday when the temperature reached 71 degrees just after noon, setting a new all-time record high for the warmest observed temperature in February, according to the National Weather Service . Mr. Hendricks said it's especially important to note that the region is averaging about 8.3 degrees above normal for this time of year. Cities in German-speaking Switzerland were also affected, with Thun, Interlaken and Basel-Binningen all surpassing 20 degrees. (more...)
Listen to what John Boehner said about repealing Obamacare
- February 24, 2017

Last week, current House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Republicans plan to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare following this week's recess. So far, there are few details of what that replacement will entail, despite the fact that Republicans have vowed to replace the law since it was passed. (more...)
Lyft launches in 54 new cities as people #DeleteUber
- February 24, 2017

Payment is made through the app. Lyft said it planned to begin operating in eight Iowa cities at noon Thursday in addition to Iowa City, including Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Ames, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo. This makes 94 new markets Lyft is operating in since the beginning of 2017, bringing the total number of cities to almost 300. Other Georgia cities in which the company has drivers are Alpharetta, Athens, Atlanta, Gilroy, LaGrange, Marietta and Savannah. (more...)