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60-hour weeks, ambulance call-outs, and 'swag bucks': 30 employees describe the intense reality of working for Amazon during its busiest time of the year

60-hour weeks, ambulance call-outs, and 'swag bucks': 30 employees describe the intense reality of working for Amazon during its busiest time of the year

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Business Insider spoke to 30 current and former Amazon workers across the US, the UK, and Europe about what it's like to work during peak season. Amazon's unseen army of...
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Democrats Used To Talk About 'Criminal Immigrants,' So What Changed The Party?

Democrats Used To Talk About 'Criminal Immigrants,' So What Changed The Party?

5 hours ago   |   NPR

The Democratic Party is largely unified around the value of immigrants and against President Trump's policies, far from labor concerns and the party's law and order agenda of...
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'It takes everyone working together': Civic Works volunteers help seven nonprofits across Baltimore

17 hours ago   |   Baltimore Sun

Although 8-year-old Livi Howland was capable of sweeping up the nails other volunteers had pried from planks of wood, what she really wanted to do was join the adults in their...
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Australia's Parliament Was Hacked By a ‘Sophisticated State Actor'

1 day ago   |   Fortune   |   3 articles

A "sophisticated state actor" conducted a cyber attack at Australia's Parliament House this month that breached the systems of the nation's major political parties, Prime...
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Australia Blames a Foreign Government for the Cyberattack on Political Parties

1 day ago   |   Time

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday accused a “sophisticated state actor” of carrying out a cyberattack that breached Parliament's network and also affected...
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Roofer got the work after Hurricane Irma, but the workers didn't get $70,068 owed them

1 day ago   |   Miami Herald

Kelly Roofing got in on the rebuilding work to be done after Hurricane Irma smacked Florida in 2017. But a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found Kelly didn't share the...
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MLB free-agency mess signals end of fragile labor peace

MLB free-agency mess signals end of fragile labor peace

2 days ago   |   New York Post

We are back there again. It was a blissful stretch, really, a good 20 years when the economics of baseball could only annoy you if you wanted them to, when you could close off...
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Bill de Blasio: The Path Amazon Rejected

2 days ago   |   NY Times

It could have answered the concerns of citizens. Instead it bolted.
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Community groups call for more scrutiny on Amazon deal

2 days ago   |   Miami Herald

Community organizers, labor unions and a Seattle councilperson say Nashville's deal with Amazon to build a downtown operations hub needs better scrutiny. During a town hall...
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A Better Way to Attract Amazon's Jobs

2 days ago   |   NY Times

Virginia can teach New York a few things about how to make a deal that actually works.
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Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, has died at age 85. Read more ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

Sen. Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced a second run for president. Read more ...

'Really awesome': Officer leaves pregnant waitress big tip on $9 bill

'Really awesome': Officer leaves pregnant waitress big tip on $9 bill

Included with the tip was a message: “Enjoy your first, you will never forget it.” Read more ...

Maryland joins lawsuit challenging president's national emergency declaration

Maryland joins lawsuit challenging president's national emergency declaration

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined 15 other states in filing a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency. Read more ...

16 States Sue Over Trump's National Emergency Declaration

16 States Sue Over Trump's National Emergency Declaration

A coalition led by California has sued the Trump administration over its plan to divert billions of dollars to border wall construction. Read more ...

Tractor-trailer carrying chickens teeters at edge of bridge after deadly crash

Tractor-trailer carrying chickens teeters at edge of bridge after deadly crash

Officials in South Carolina said some of the chickens fell into the lake below and most will not make it to the processing plant where they were supposed to go. Read more ...

Jussie Smollett Allegedly Wanted ‘Bigger Reaction' From Threatening Letter

Jussie Smollett Allegedly Wanted ‘Bigger Reaction' From Threatening Letter

Investigators looking into the alleged hate crime against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are examining a threatening letter sent last month. A source told CBS Chicago, "when... Read more ...

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, has died at age 85. Read more ...

Payless has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in 2 years and is...

Payless has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in 2 years and is closing all of its more than 2,000 stores

Payless has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is closing all of its more than 2,000 stores. This is the second time the company has filed for bankruptcy in two... Read more ...

After posting photo seeming to threaten judge, Roger Stone deletes it, says...

After posting photo seeming to threaten judge, Roger Stone deletes it, says he meant no harm

Days after a federal judge imposed a limited gag order on him, Trump confidant Roger Stone posted a photograph of that judge to his Instagram page and included her name, a... Read more ...