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Four small earthquakes strike Bay Area 20.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A series of low-magnitude earthquakes struck near Danville early Tuesday morning, the latest in a flurry of quakes that have shaken the Bay Area in recent days, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 2.8 tremor occurred in an area northwest of Diablo around 1:30 a.m., according to...

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Kings strike early, hold off Blackhawks 3-1 20.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Just about every time the Kings play the Chicago Blackhawks, the talk beforehand turns to the thrilling playoff series the teams played during their dynasty years.

This visit followed suit, even though the participants have fallen off since they combined to win five of the past eight Stanley Cups....

Disney World unions file complaint to get $1,000 bonus promised after corporate tax cut 20.2.2018 LA Times: Business

A coalition of unions at Walt Disney World Resorts filed a federal complaint alleging unfair labor practices Monday, accusing the company of holding employees’ $1,000 bonuses hostage during contract negotiations.

Last month, Walt Disney Co. announced it was giving $1,000 each to more than 125,000...

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Fort Carson’s new, game-changing drones can strike targets deep behind enemy lines 20.2.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Fort Carson's newest weapon is also its most revolutionary, allowing ground-pounding units to strike targets hundreds of miles behind enemy lines and giving commanders an unprecedented view of enemy movements.
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Neil Gorsuch has deciding vote in key labor union funding U.S. Supreme Court case 19.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor.
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Sources: Local 98 ally, Kenney aide Richard Lazer running for Congress | Clout 19.2.2018 News
John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty has encouraged Lazer to jump into the race.
Trump’s Budget Cuts Are Forcing Teachers and Nurses to Work as Federal Prison Guards 19.2.2018 Mother Jones
Twice in one week, Ray Coleman, a teacher at the Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution, reluctantly had to drop his lesson plans and go to work as a guard. “You show up in the morning and they say, ‘Hey, by the way, here’s your keys and radio—you’re going to work the compound today,” he says. Because the […]
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Veteran L.A. cops and firefighters can work one shift, then collect double pay for years 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A program that allows Los Angeles cops and firefighters to collect their pensions and salaries simultaneously at the end of their careers was originally hailed as a no-cost way to keep the most experienced officers on the job.

But six years into the program it was clear there were serious problems,...

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School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting 18.2.2018 AP National
The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws....
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Mueller’s Indictment of 13 Russians Strikes Fear Into the Trump White House 18.2.2018 Mother Jones
On Friday, the ongoing investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller issued an astounding 37-page indictment charging 13 Russians in a broad conspiracy to sabotage America’s 2016 elections. By Saturday, President Donald Trump and White House officials responded by tripling down on what might be called Trump’s Russia-first strategy.  Reacting to the indictment, Trump said […]
Phillies' Gabe Kapler's desire for change is unorthodox, but effective | David Murphy 18.2.2018 News
The Phillies' new manager is remaking spring training in his own image, including the utilization of minor-league umpires during bullpen sessions.
Outraged Students Demand Action on Gun Violence After Florida Massacre 18.2.2018 Mother Jones
Students across the country are speaking out and demanding action against gun violence following the mass shooting Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead and at least 14 others injured. In a rally Saturday at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas went […]
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Student walkouts might slow down school shootings | Opinion 17.2.2018 News
If our nation's kids refused to come back to the classroom until Congress acted, Congress would act.
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Concerned about safety, Caesars to check 'Do Not Disturb' rooms daily 16.2.2018 News
Concerned about worker safety, one of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob.
How I Made It: Ann Dashiell on selling some of L.A.'s most noteworthy homes 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Ann Dashiell is a real estate agent with Pacific Union International in Los Angeles who has carved out a place in L.A.'s competitive luxury real estate scene.
Campaign Workers’ Union Pushes Democrats to Practice What They Preach 16.2.2018 Mother Jones
A new union is setting their sights on workplaces known for underpaid employees who work long hours with few benefits and uncertain career prospects while being exhorted to put teamwork before their well-being: campaign offices. In advance of the 2018 midterms, the newly formed Campaign Workers Guild is seeking to organize election staffers, particularly those who work […]
No, the Olympics will not defuse the North Korea crisis 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It was an inspiring sight: North and South Korean Olympic teams marching together behind a single unification flag. Could the opening ceremonies augur a new era of inter-Korean reconciliation?

Not likely. Pyongyang still refuses to abandon its nuclear arsenal or start a dialogue with the United...

St. Paul teachers deal leaves much of union's wish list unfulfilled 16.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The entire agreement stayed within the district's budget of just over $2 million a year in added costs. That budget constraint continually clashed with teacher demands during negotiations and nearly led to a strike Tuesday.
Kremlin confirms Russians were among those killed in U.S. air strike in Syria, but says they were not Russian military 16.2.2018 L.A. Times - World News

After days of evading questions about Russian mercenaries killed in a U.S. air strike in eastern Syria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs admitted Thursday that five of the dead were Russian citizens, but insisted they were not members of the military.

Maria Zakharova, the ministry’s spokeswoman,...

Longest-serving Dutch premier, Ruud Lubbers, dies at 78 14.2.2018 AP Business
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Ruud Lubbers, the Netherlands' longest-serving prime minister who guided his country through economic turmoil to prosperity and helped shape the foundations of the European Union, died Wednesday at 78....
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