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Aug 16 2022
The rise in food and airline ticket prices in Nigeria over the past year continues to show up in the data. In July, Nigerians paid 19.64% more for goods and services than they did in the same month last year, according to the latest inflation report (pdf) from the National Bureau of Statistics today (Aug. 15).
With that figure, Nigeria has now had six consecutive months of increasedQuartz
Feb 06 2016
Presidential candidates are wrestling over a basic workforce question: Should employees get paid time off to tend to newborn children, an acute illness or an ailing parents?
Skirmishes about paid leave—and how to fund it—have showed wide gaps between the parties as candidates jockey to appeal to middle-class voters and propose ways to expand the workforce.
Hillary Clinton and herWall Street Journal (News)
Aug 16 2022
In the midst of the pandemic the government gave unemployment benefits to the incarcerated, the imaginary and the dead. It sent money to “farms” that turned out to be front yards. It paid people who were on the government’s “Do Not Pay List.” It gave loans to 342 people who said their name was “N/A.”
As the virus shuttered businesses and forced people out of work, the federal governmentNew York Times (News)
Aug 16 2022
ABC News on Tuesday blurred the lines between the network and the DNC talking points, cheering the “big win,” “big victory” for Joe Biden after the passage of a new spending bill. The journalists at Good Morning America could barely contain their excitement.
Guest co-host Gio Benitez hyped, “We're going to turn now to a big victory at the White House. President Biden is set to sign theNewsBusters
Aug 15 2022
More than 100 million Americans from Texas up to Wisconsin will live in an extreme heat belt by 2053 where at least one day a year will reach 125F, new study says
An 'extreme heat belt' will form across the Midwest by 2053, according to a new study, leaving over 100million Americans regularly experiencing days over 125F.
The intense heat belt will cover a stretch of country between the Appalachian mountains in western Kentucky and Tennessee to the eastern portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, and consume nearly all of Iowa, IllinoisDaily Mail
Aug 14 2022
The U.S. government has evacuated more than 800 American citizens from Afghanistan since the Taliban swept to power and U.S. troops officially left the country last August, according to data provided by House GOP investigators and the State Department.
The figure, which hasn’t been previously reported, highlights the ongoing nature of the efforts to make contact with and ultimatelyPolitico
Jul 05 2022
July Fourth celebrations in Highland Park, Illinois, end in terror after mass shooting leaves 6 dead and dozens injured
A day of national celebration turned to tragedy Monday when a gunman killed six people and injured dozens more at a July Fourth parade in Highland Park, Illinois -- leaving the nation grieving yet another mass shooting.
The suspected shooter, identified by authorities as Robert E. Crimo III, used a "high-powered rifle" in an attack that appeared to be "random" and "intentional," policeCNN (Online News)
Aug 12 2022
The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass Democrats' $750 billion health care, energy and climate bill, in a significant victory for President Joe Biden and his party.
Now that the Democratic-controlled House has approved the bill, it will next go to Biden to be signed into law.
Final passage of the bill marks a milestone for Democrats and gives the party a chance toCNN (Online News)
Aug 12 2022
President Biden and his family, including disgraced first son Hunter, are spending their summer vacation at a $20 million beachfront mansion in South Carolina, The Post has learned — and they’re not paying a dime.
The president recently asked prominent Democratic donor Maria Allwin — the widow of hedge fund founder James Allwin — if he could stay at her nine-bedroom Kiawah Island estateNew York Post (News)
Aug 12 2022
The Biden administration delivered a death sentence Thursday to the labor organization that represents thousands of employees at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority’s decision erases the National ICE Council and leaves its 7,600 members, mostly deportation officers, without a collective bargaining agreement or union representation, membersWashington Times