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Las Vegas Mall Shooter

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Low unemployment isn’t worth much

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Two-thirds (64%) of low-wage workers are in their prime working years of 25 to 54.
More than half (57%) work full-time year-round, the customary schedule for employment intended to provide financial security.
About half (51%) are primary earners or contribute substantially to family living expenses.
Thirty-seven percent have children. Of this group, 23% live below the federal poverty line.
Less than half (45%) of low-wage workers ages 18 to 24 are in school or already have a college degree.

These statistics tell an important story: Millions of hardworking American adults struggle to eke out a living and support their families on very low wages.

What should be done? Some suggest that education and “upskilling” is the answer, arguing that if these workers got more education and increased their skills, they would move up to higher-paying jobs.
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Wall gets built: another $7.2 billion on the way

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The administration of President Donald Trump is planning to move an additional $7.2 billion of Pentagon funding to build a border wall, according to several news reports.

The White House would shift money from two sources — $3.7 billion from one fund for military construction and $3.5 billion from another for counter-narcotic programs — into a pot to be used for border-wall construction, according to reports in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post on Tuesday, citing anonymous sources familiar with the plans.

According to The Washington Post, which said it had obtained the plans, “the funding would give the government enough money to complete about 885 miles of new fencing by spring 2022, far more than the 509 miles the administration has slated for the U.S. border with Mexico.”

The administration had already diverted money from Pentagon funds for counter-drug efforts and military construction in 2019, but the 2020 figures are higher.

The move would bring the total amount of federal funds allocated to border fencing to $18.4 billion under Trump, The Washington Post noted, adding that “101 miles of new barriers had been constructed so far, according to the latest figures, far less than the 450 miles the president has promised to erect by the end of the year.”

>The move would bring the total amount of federal funds allocated to border fencing to $18.4 billion under Trump

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Liverpool trump Chelsea to secure 'pre-agreement' for £51m striker

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Liverpool trump Chelsea to secure 'pre-agreement' for £51m striker
Football365 - The report also claims Klopp will be handed a £170m transfer fund in the summer ...

Liberals claim climate change is why Australia has fires

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Giuliani associate Lev Parnas turns over thousands of documents to impeachment investigators

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An attorney for Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, has turned over photos, dozens of text messages and thousands of pages of documents to House impeachment investigators in an effort to win his client an audience with lawmakers.

Joseph A. Bondy, Parnas' New York attorney, traveled to Washington, DC, over the weekend to hand-deliver the contents of an iPhone 11 to Democratic staff on the House Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, according to a series of Bondy's tweets.

"After our trip to DC, we worked through the night providing a trove of Lev Parnas' WhatsApp messages, text messages & images—not under protective order—to #HPSCI, detailing interactions with a number of individuals relevant to the impeachment inquiry. #LetLevSpeak #LevRemembers," according to Bondy's tweet.

Parnas has also provided investigators with documents, recordings, photos, text messages on What's App, an encrypted messaging platform, and materials from a Samsung phone, according to Bondy. Material from two other devices, an iPad and another iPhone, are also expected to be shared with them.

Bondy declined to comment on what was included in the materials he gave to investigators.

The bid to get an audience with lawmakers comes as Parnas is increasingly under pressure by federal prosecutors who have said they are likely to file additional criminal charges against him. It's also a gamble by Bondy to establish Parnas' value as a witness, which -- if successful -- could win him an audience with prosecutors and possibly leniency.
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Paris: an anti-Macron demonstration in front of a theater in which the head of state was

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Protesters gathered in front of the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, this Friday evening while Emmanuel Macron was there to attend a show, BFMTV learned.

"The President discreetly attended a performance at the Bouffes du Nord with his wife," confirmed the entourage of the Head of State to BFMTV. And to assure: "The President will continue to go to the theater with his wife as he usually does. He will continue to protect the freedom of expression and creation of artists threatened by political violence."

Dozens of protesters

According to our information, an extreme left activist and independent journalist posted a photo on social networks locating the head of state. Following this publication, several calls were made to meet in front of the theater.

According to witnesses on the spot, dozens of people gathered in front of the theater around 10 p.m. shouting slogans to protest against the pension reform.

Vietnamese human trafficker arrested in UK

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A Vietnamese man described by the authorities in Europe as a major people smuggler is behind bars after he was arrested in the United Kingdom.

Khanh Chan, 39, also known by the name of Khanh Ngoc Nguyen, was part of an international trafficking network, actively smuggling people from Vietnam to Europe between 2015 and 2017.

In September last year, Khanh was jailed for eight years in his absence by a court in Paris after he was convicted of people smuggling.

He was initially thought to be hiding in London, but investigators from the National Crime Agency (NCA) working with the French authorities tracked him down to an address in Bexhill-on-Sea on the south coast of England.


Woman Puts Husband in DIY Chastity Belt to Prevent Him from Cheating

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A Ukrainian man nearly lost his genitals after his wife put him in a painful DIY chastity belt for being unfaithful.

The unnamed man in his 40’s, from the city of Zaporizhia, in southern Ukraine, told doctors that he woke up one morning earlier this week to find a big metal nut screwed onto his wiener. It had been “installed” by his wife, as a way to stop him from being unfaithful, but the man claimed that it was strangulating his organ. He tried removing it himself, but the nut didn’t budge, so he had no choice but to call an ambulance.

Unfortunately for the desperate man, hospital staff could do little to help with his delicate problem, so a specialist team of rescuers were called in. They used a circular saw to slice the piece of metal in two, while pouring water on it to keep it from overheating because of the friction. There wasn’t too much they could do about the sparks, so the patient just had to endure.

“We received a call from doctors who asked to remove the nut,” rescuer Oleksandr Brienko said. “We used special equipment to do the job. The man was lying on the surgical operating table under anaesthesia while we were cutting the object off.”

“We often face similar incidents and are quite trained in removing rings, handcuffs and other objects off people’s bodies. In this case, we actually saved the man’s penis. He will be able to become a father in the future,” fellow rescuer Eduard Nekhoroshev added.

The Ukrainian man is currently being treated in the hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery. According to local media reports, he is considering asking for a divorce.
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Puerto Rico's emergency services director fired after supplies from Hurricane Maria discovered
>mfw cnn and the gang all blamed the problems on puerto rico during and after hurricane maria on president trump being a racist, but later on it turns out the real issue was the corruption, dishonesty and incompetence of puerto ricans

Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez dismissed the island's emergency services director, Carlos Acevedo, after supplies from Hurricane Maria were discovered in a warehouse, ABC News reports.

On Saturday, video was released that showed a warehouse in the city of Ponce filled with supplies, according to the network.

The 2017 hurricane caused massive damage to the island territory and left 2,975 people dead.

"There are thousands of people who have made sacrifices to bring help to the south, and it is unforgivable that resources have been kept in a warehouse," Vazquez said in a statement.

Vazquez gave island officials 48 hours to figure out why the supplies were being stockpiled.

She also nominated Puerto Rican National Guard head, Brig. Gen. Victor S. Perez, to lead the Office of Emergency Management in place of Acevedo.
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