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Conservative Parkland student dropped by Harvard asks for forgiveness: ‘I wish I could take it back’

June 18, 2019 |

The conservative Parkland shooting survivor and pro-Second Amendment activist who was dropped by Harvard University after a bevy of offensive remarks and racial slurs came to light appeared on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Monday where he apologized and asked for forgiveness.
FOX News

Wall Street dads find parental leave easier to get than to take

June 17, 2019 |

When JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay a landmark $ 5 million to settle a discrimination claim from a new dad, it looked like a turning point for Wall Street parents. Men who work for the biggest U.S. bank can take up to 16 weeks of parental leave, the bank emphasized, and said it would do better…


L.A. Times – Business

Washington state landowners are asked to take dead whales

June 16, 2019 |

Without any more space to store the gray whale carcasses washing ashore in Washington state, a federal agency is asking if landowners can lend their properties as a final resting place for the marine mammals while they decompose.
FOX News

Trump: If Foreigners Had Dirt on 2020 Rivals, ‘I’d Take It’

June 13, 2019 |

President Trump made what his opponents called a stunning admission during an ABC interview Wednesday: He said he would consider accepting damaging information on his 2020 rivals from foreign governments. “I think I’d take it,” the president told George Stephanopoulos. “I think you might want to listen, there isn’t anything…
Newser

Raptors take NBA Finals opener, beat Warriors 118-109

May 31, 2019 |

Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points and the Toronto Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the U.S., beating the Golden State Warriors 118-109 on Thursday night.
FOX News

Dems, Republicans Have Similar Take on Abortion Laws

May 26, 2019 |

A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year’s elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say, per the AP . The Alabama law…
Newser

Meet Murray Cox, the activist trying to take down Airbnb

May 24, 2019 |

Murray Cox chuckled when he was invited to a meeting with Airbnb executives in downtown Manhattan in February.

For four years Cox has been publishing reports that cast Airbnb as a big-city housing-villain, but the company had never reached out to him before. A rendezvous was set for a WeWork meeting…


L.A. Times – Business

Tillerson’s Take on Trump-Putin Meeting Infuriates Trump

May 23, 2019 |

Rex Tillerson was “totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State,” according to the man who appointed him. President Trump’s tweeted insults about Tillerson, whom he again referred to as “dumb as a rock” on Thursday, came after Tillerson told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Russian…
Newser

Canada Will Take Back Trash That’s Been Rotting for Years

May 23, 2019 |

After a dispute that involved a lot of trash talking from President Rodrigo Duterte, Canada has finally agreed to take back scores of containers of trash sent to the country more than five years ago. The 100-plus containers shipped to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014 by a private company…
Newser

Cops: Pol Wanted Sex, She Didn’t Take Her Clothes Off Fast Enough

May 22, 2019 |

A Mississippi lawmaker is accused of drunkenly punching his wife in the face, and all because cops say he didn’t think she undressed for sex quickly enough. The Clarion Ledger reports GOP Rep. Doug McLeod was arrested over the weekend in Lucedale, and a George County Sheriff’s Department report seen…
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