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Judge halts federal execution after lawyers contract virus


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Poll workers contract virus, but Election Day link unclear


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Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract

Pentagon watchdog investigating $  400M border wall contractThe Defense Department’s internal watchdog is investigating a $ 400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The Pentagon’s inspector general sent a letter Thursday to House Homeland Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson telling him the contract awarded to North Dakota-based firm Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. would be audited. Thompson, D-Miss., asked for the review last week, in part over concerns the proposals did not meet operational requirements and prototypes came in late and over budget.



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U.S. defense chief recuses himself from review of $10 billion cloud computing contract

U.S. defense chief recuses himself from review of $  10 billion cloud computing contractU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has removed himself from reviewing a disputed $ 10 billion cloud computing deal because of a possible conflict of interest, a move that could further delay the contract-award process. Esper has delegated decision-making on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud (JEDI) program to Deputy Secretary David Norquist, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. “Although not legally required to, he (Esper) has removed himself from participating in any decision making … due to his adult son’s employment with one of the original contract applicants,” chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement.



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Proposed GM contract lifts wages, closes 4 plants

Proposed GM contract lifts wages, closes 4 plantsGeneral Motors' proposed agreement to end a labor strike includes a wage increase and faster transition to fulltime status for temporary workers but permanently shuts four plants, according to a union summary released Thursday. The United Auto Workers said they achieved "key gains" during negotiations held during a strike launched on September 26, according to a 19-page summary released by the union, while UAW leadership met with local chapters to discuss the deal. The UAW announced Wednesday it had reached a preliminary bargain but said the strike would continue until its national council approved the agreement and the stoppage could be extended until the full membership votes.



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GM, UAW strike deal: Automaker, union reach tentative agreement on new contract

GM, UAW strike deal: Automaker, union reach tentative agreement on new contractGeneral Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a proposed tentative agreement on a new contract Wednesday.



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GM-UAW contract talks focus on temp workers

GM-UAW contract talks focus on temp workersThe union approved the occasional use of temporary workers by U.S. automakers during the last contract talks in 2015, when the two sides agreed to gradually phase out the existing two-tier wage structure. Temporary workers represent about 20% of the workforce at Japanese automakers in the United Sates and are paid an average of $ 50 an hour, according to figures compiled by Automotive News and the Center for Auto Safety. In comparison, GM pays its workers an average $ 63 an hour.



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New Puerto Rico gov suspends contract to rebuild power grid

New Puerto Rico gov suspends contract to rebuild power gridIn one of her first moves as Puerto Rico's new governor, Wanda Vázquez announced late Sunday that she is suspending a pending $ 450,000 contract that is part of the program to rebuild and strengthen the island's power grid, which was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority, which is more than $ 9 billion in debt, had been expected to sign the contract with Stantec, a consulting firm based in Canada. Vázquez did not explain why she was suspending the deal, saying only that transparency is a priority for her administration.



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Democratic senator warns of Trump involvement in Pentagon contract

Democratic senator warns of Trump involvement in Pentagon contractTrump in July had said in July that Amazon’s bid for the contract, called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud, or JEDI, was being reviewed. A Pentagon spokeswoman said on Thursday that Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who assumed his role on July 23, was reviewing accusations of unfairness.



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O'Rourke, other Dems don't want tent city's contract renewed

O'Rourke, other Dems don't want tent city's contract renewedAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Beto O'Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress toured a remote tent city in West Texas on Saturday where they said that 2,700 immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $ 1 million per day.



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