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Capitol Police chief: Security will remain high due to State of the Union threat

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Based on that information,” she added, it’s “prudent that Capitol Police maintain its enhanced security posture until we address those issues going forward.” Pittman said existing intelligence has underscored that insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol “weren’t only interested in attacking......

Inside the dual legacies of the NFL’s union boss

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7:00 AM ET Don Van Natta Jr. Close ESPN Senior Writer Host and co-executive producer of the new ESPN series, “Backstory” Member of three Pulitzer Prize-winning teams for national, explanatory and public service journalism Author of three books, including New York Times best-selling “First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers,......

Mariners’ Team President Hands the Union a Weapon

New York Times
Tyler Kepner Until Monday, Kevin Mather was the president and chief executive of a Major League Baseball team with two dubious distinctions. His franchise, the Seattle Mariners, is woeful, both currently and historically. It is the only team to never reach the World Series and owns the longest active postseason......

San Francisco’s heartless teachers’ union

NYPost
Post Editorial Board San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera this week expanded his suit against the city’s school district and Board of Education for dillydallying in reopening schools, which apparently don’t care about the fact that children are killing themselves. The educrats there are independent of mayoral control, but fully......

African Union to set up infrastructure fund for the continent

Reuters
NAIROBI (Reuters) – The African Union is setting up a fund to finance the construction of much-needed roads, railways and power plants on the continent, its infrastructure head said, turning to new sources of cash due to donor fatigue and higher debt levels. Raila Odinga, Kenya’s former Prime Minister and......

Major union that backed Biden in 2020 endorses Foy in Virginia governors race

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Julia Manchester Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jennifer Carroll Foy won the support of a major transit union that backed President BidenJoe BidenBiden balks at K student loan forgiveness plan Biden offers to help woman in obtaining vaccine for son with......

Homeland Security officials scrap Trump-era union deal that could have stalled Biden’s immigration policies

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday moved to scrap a contract signed at the tail end of the Trump administration that could have allowed a union of deportation officers to stall the implementation of certain immigration policy changes.......

Norway union, oil firms agree wage deal, averting strike

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OSLO, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Norway’s oil industry employers struck a wage bargain with the Safe labour union on Tuesday, preventing a strike at the Mongstad crude terminal and shutdowns of major offshore oil and gas fields, Safe told Reuters. Operator Equinor had said a strike could reduce Mongstad’s storage......

How Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Become One of Hollywood’s Biggest Success Stories – E! Online

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Gabrielle Union doesn’t do passive. When she found herself unfavorably comparing her successes to others’–“I felt like you see everyone is having so much more,” the… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Russia says it’s ready to end ties with the European Union

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) hold a joint press conference following their meeting in Moscow, Russia on February 5, 2021. (Photo by Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency......

MLB, union agree on health, safety protocols

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Matt Kelly MLB – For more and to sign up click here Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have reached an agreement on health and safety protocols for Spring Training and the 2021 regular season, sources told MLB Network insiders Joel Sherman and Ken Rosenthal. Yahoo......

South Africa’s Ramaphosa says access to concessional loans key to Africa’s recovery

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Jerome Delay/Pool via REUTERS JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Access to loans on favourable terms will be crucial to Africa’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday. Ramaphosa, who is the outgoing chair of the African Union (AU), told the......

Chicago Teachers Union reports deadlock in talks to reopen schools during pandemic

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Talks between the Chicago Teachers Union and the mayor on a plan to reopen the third-largest U.S. school district amid the pandemic have broken off after the union rejected terms of her “last, best and final offer,” the two sides said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of......

Facing Hearing on Capitol Riot, Trump Resigns From Film and TV Union

New York Times
Facing a union disciplinary hearing over his role in the attack on the Capitol, former President Donald J. Trump resigned from the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists on Thursday, assailing the group in a grievance-filled letter. “I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee......

Amazon loses effort to halt Alabama union drive, voting begins next week

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Peter Endig | AFP | Getty Images Amazon lost out on its push to postpone a closely watched union vote at its Bessemer, Ala.-based warehouse. Last month, Amazon appealed the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to let roughly 6,000......

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