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Meet Marriott’s longest-standing employee: A 79-year-old omelet-maker 27.5.2017 Washington Post
Meet Marriott’s longest-standing employee: A 79-year-old omelet-maker
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Maine's latest fishing frenzy is going for $1,200 a pound — and it's not lobster 27.5.2017 LA Times: Nation

It is just past midnight, rain clouds stalking a full moon, and Julie Keene, a 57-year-old grandmother, is out on a muddy riverbank in thigh-high rubber boots and a camouflage jacket, a headlamp strapped over her hair.

As she wrestles with an oversize fishing net, Keene tells how she went from...

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Essential California: Farmers in California need immigrant workers. Will Trump help or hurt? 26.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, May 26, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Farmers counting on visas

Consumer tastes for fresh strawberries and leaf lettuce — two of California’s most stubbornly labor-intensive crops — have...

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For Richard Cabral, 'American Crime' is simultaneously rewarding and heartbreaking 26.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Richard Cabral, the former gang member who turned his back on his criminal past and has won acclaim for his performances on ABC’s “American Crime,” including an Emmy nomination, says working on the show has been rewarding. It can also be “heartbreaking.”

Cabral was nominated for the first season...

Study on proposed mining ban near Boundary Waters will proceed 26.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Trump administration officials speaking at a congressional hearing Thursday said a two-year environmental review of potential copper nickel mining on the Superior National Forest will go forward, despite efforts to block it.
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Jury rules with UC Davis in fight over strawberries 26.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
A renowned strawberry researcher broke patent law and violated a loyalty pledge to his former university by taking his work with him to profit from it in a private company, a jury in San Francisco decided Wednesday. Professor Douglas Shaw formed his own research firm with others after retiring from the UC Davis, where for years he had overseen the school’s strawberry breeding program. Jurors in the federal court decided that he used seeds developed at UC Davis without gaining the university’s permission. The rift struck fear in some farmers in California, the No. 1 strawberry-growing state, that it would stymie research and cause them to lose their competitive edge. The university’s strawberry breeding program is now under new leadership, providing farmers and consumers with new generations of the fruit, school officials said. “This federal jury decision is good news for public strawberry breeders at UC Davis and all strawberry farmers throughout California and the world,” said Helene Dillard, dean ...
The Daily 202: Five fresh setbacks for Republicans, who just can’t catch a break 25.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Only one relates to Russia
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Debate rages in India on IVF for women over 50 25.5.2017 Washington Post: World
To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.
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Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump's United States of Amnesia 25.5.2017 Truthout.com
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) Nonprofit, independent news outlets like Truthout are critical to countering the mainstream media narrative. Help get the real stories out by supporting Truthout with a tax-deductible donation. The Trump administration seems intent on tossing recent history down the memory hole . Admittedly, Americans have never been known for their strong grasp of facts about their past. Still, as we struggle to keep up with the constantly shifting explanations and pronouncements of the new administration, it becomes ever harder to remember the events of yesterday, let alone last week, or last month. The Credibility Swamp Trump and his spokespeople routinely substitute "alternative facts" for what a friend of mine calls consensus reality, the world that most of us recognize. Whose inaugural crowd was bigger , Barack Obama's or Donald ...
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Debate rages in India on IVF for women over 50 25.5.2017 AP Top News
ELLENABAD, India (AP) -- To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest....
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Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming 25.5.2017 AP National
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers....
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Controversial IVF doctor gives hope to older Indian women 25.5.2017 AP Top News
ELLENABAD, India (AP) -- To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest....
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Trump official in charge of food stamps departs from Trump’s plan to gut the program 25.5.2017 Washington Post
Trump official in charge of food stamps departs from Trump’s plan to gut the program
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Colbert Slams Trump Budget ‘Built on Ground Up Bones of Poor People’ 24.5.2017 NewsBusters
Late Show host Stephen Colbert doesn’t hide his disdain for President Donald Trump. He celebrates it. Even the backlash over Colbert’s recent gay sex joke about Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin did little to slow down the host’s anti-Trump ...
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Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program’s $70 billion annual cost. Democrats will oppose any changes to the program, which is designed as a temporary safety net for Americans who find themselves unable to adequately feed themselves or their families. Many Republicans, too, have been wary to overhaul food stamps, even as participation has more than doubled. T...
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Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress 24.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Republicans are still eyeing cuts to the program, but none as large as what Trump has proposed.
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Not so high anxiety: States move fast to protect pot industry 24.5.2017 LA Times: Nation

If a whiff of uneasiness hung over the trade show that drew thousands of marijuana entrepreneurs here last week, it wasn’t because they were just around the corner from a White House that has threatened to shut them down.

They had bigger worries, like sorting out the legitimate business ventures...

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Trump's food stamp cuts faces hard sell in Congress 24.5.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost....
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Agency-by-agency look at Trump's budget 24.5.2017 AP Politics
How President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion federal spending plan would affect individual government agencies....
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Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal got an icy reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and that was just from the Republicans. Longtime GOP Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky declared proposed cuts to safety net and environmental proposals “draconian.” “I don’t think the president’s budget is going anywhere,” said Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, asked if he’s concerned about the message sent by slashing the Medicaid program for the poor and disabled. GOP Rep. Mark Sanford ...
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