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NYC Public Schools Will Not Close For Coronavirus — But There’s A Good Reason Why

NYC Public Schools Will Not Close For Coronavirus — But There’s A Good Reason...

Providing consistent meals and a safe place for children are some of the main factors contributing to why government officials are considering long-term closures a “last resort.” Currently, only schools with a confirmed COVID-19 case are closing, and they are only doing so for 24 hours while experts decide if they need to be closed…
The world’s most profitable company is about to go public

The world’s most profitable company is about to go public

Pop quiz: What’s the most profitable company in the world? Apple? Google? Nope. Those two don’t even come close. The answer is Saudi Arabia’s state oil company, Aramco. In 2018, Saudi Aramco made $111 billion dollars in profit. The second-most profitable company, Apple, made $60 billion that year. On November 3, Aramco officially announced its…
Elizabeth Warren’s new Medicare-for-all plan starts out with a public option

Elizabeth Warren’s new Medicare-for-all plan starts out with a public option

In her new health care agenda for the first 100 days of her presidency, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) makes a tacit concession: The health care plan Democrats are most likely to pass in the near term is a robust public option. Warren rolled out a laundry list of health care executive actions on Friday that…
Live: The impeachment inquiry’s first public hearing

Live: The impeachment inquiry’s first public hearing

Update: The first impeachment hearing has concluded. The next hearing will be on Friday, November 15, and feature testimony from former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. After that, there will be hearings on Tuesday, November 19. The morning will feature Jennifer Williams (a State Department official advising the vice president’s office) and Lt. Col.…
What to expect at the impeachment inquiry’s first public hearing

What to expect at the impeachment inquiry’s first public hearing

The first public hearings in the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry will kick off at 10 am ET Wednesday, when Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee call their first two witnesses: William Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a State Department official. You can watch them testify on CSPAN or other…
AOC Reveals How She Got Over Her Fear Of Public Speaking

AOC Reveals How She Got Over Her Fear Of Public Speaking

Almost everyone gets nervous before public speaking, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no exception. After going from a grassroots organizer to one of the most influential politicians in the world, she used her Instagram to give us a peek behind the curtain of how she prepares before giving large public speeches. She explained in detail…
The Catch-22 for labor unions enjoying newfound public support

The Catch-22 for labor unions enjoying newfound public support

The American public is feeling warmly toward labor unions again, after souring on them badly during the start of the Great Recession. A new Gallup poll finds support for unions is about as high as it’s been in 50 years, but while that is surely welcome news for labor leaders, that favorable opinion hasn’t necessarily…
Postmates has explored a sale to Uber or DoorDash instead of going public

Postmates has explored a sale to Uber or DoorDash instead of going public

A half-dozen American food-delivery companies are battling for dominance. Consolidation seems inevitable. The US doesn’t need so many venture-backed companies in an industry defined by low margins, similar services, and fickle customer loyalty. And yet no end has appeared in sight. But Recode has learned that one of the most prominent of these startups, Postmates,…
Sandra Bland recorded her traffic stop. The video is finally public, years after her death.

Sandra Bland recorded her traffic stop. The video is finally public, years after her...

A new video that has emerged this week is raising new questions about the fate of Sandra Bland, a black woman whose death in a Texas jail cell following a July 2015 traffic stop sparked national Black Lives Matter protests, and added fuel to ongoing discussions about the ways black men and women are treated…
2020 Democrats want the Mueller report to be public

2020 Democrats want the Mueller report to be public

All six Senate Democrats running for the presidential nomination in 2020 are calling for the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, findings first shared with the Department of Justice on Friday. Every single 2020 hopeful in the upper chamber — including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar,…

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