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White House hopeful Warren takes aim at unpredictable work schedules

White House hopeful Warren takes aim at unpredictable work schedulesThe proposal is modeled after a bill that Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, introduced in Congress called the Schedules that Work Act, to require employers in the food service, retail, cleaning, hospitality and warehouse industries to give employees two weeks’ notice of their work schedules. If an employee seeks a change to accommodate caring for a family member, attend training or educational classes or a second job, employers would have to accede to the request unless they provide a “legitimate business reason” why not, according to a preview of the plan Warren detailed on the website Medium. “Many employers – especially in the retail and service industries – have adopted ‘just in time’ scheduling practices that use algorithms to assign workers hours in real time,” Warren wrote.



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Presidential hopeful Klobuchar wants community college to be free but not four-year college

Presidential hopeful Klobuchar wants community college to be free but not four-year collegeU.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar wants to make community college and programs designed to teach technical trades free, but stopped short of joining fellow Democratic hopefuls in backing proposals that would make a four-year college degree free. Klobuchar, who has tried to embrace a moderate lane in the crowded Democratic presidential primary, has criticized some of her opponents, including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, for pledging to make four-year college degrees free and erasing student debt. “We have to make college more affordable — but I don’t think that rich kids should get a free four-year degree funded by the taxpayers,” Klobuchar said on Twitter in June after being asked in the first Democratic debate about her opposition to free college.



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GOP presidential hopeful Joe Walsh: If John McCain were alive, 'he'd be slapping Lindsey Graham upside the head'

GOP presidential hopeful Joe Walsh: If John McCain were alive, 'he'd be slapping Lindsey Graham upside the head'Republican presidential hopeful Joe Walsh slammed Lindsey Graham, hinting the late John McCain would be unhappy he "sold" his soul to Donald Trump.



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Eyeing presidency, Democratic hopeful Gabbard will not seek re-election to Congress

Eyeing presidency, Democratic hopeful Gabbard will not seek re-election to CongressU.S. presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign announced that the Hawaiian Democrat will not seek congressional re-election, so as to focus on her 2020 bid for the highest elected office in the United States. Gabbard, 38, an Iraq war veteran and now a major in the U.S. Army National Guard, has served seven years in the U.S. House of Representatives, having been first elected in 2012.



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Republican threatens Democratic presidential hopeful over gun control

Republican threatens Democratic presidential hopeful over gun controlA Republican lawmaker from Texas issued a barely veiled threat against Beto O’Rourke after the Democrat presidential hopeful said he would seize assault rifles behind many mass shootings in the country. “My AR is ready for you, Robert Francis,” Texas state legislator Briscoe Cain tweeted after O’Rourke’s pledge in the Democratic presidential debate late Thursday, using O’Rourke’s given name. O’Rourke had been asked if he favored confiscating assault weapons, one of which was used to kill 22 people at a Walmart store in his home town of El Paso, Texas on August 3.



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Hundreds of weary, hopeful Bahamas evacuees arrive in Florida by ship

Hundreds of weary, hopeful Bahamas evacuees arrive in Florida by shipHundreds of weary Bahamians, some carrying small bags of belongings and children on their hips, disembarked a cruise ship in south Florida on Saturday after fleeing the catastrophic devastation left by Hurricane Dorian. The evacuees arrived at the Port of Palm Beach after an all-night voyage on the Grand Celebration, a cruise ship operated by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which offered free passage to the U.S. to a limited number of Bahamians. “I feel lost between a rock and a weary line but I guess I will make it through,” said Thomas Stubbs soon after he got off the ship.



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Billionaire Democratic hopeful Steyer releases his taxes

Billionaire Democratic hopeful Steyer releases his taxesDemocratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer made well over a billion dollars over the last decade from holdings that not only include the hedge fund he founded, but also investments in Chinese private equity firms, tech startups, pharmaceutical companies and nursing homes, his tax filings show. On Thursday, Steyer followed through by posting more than 2,600 pages of records to his website.



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Elon Musk Says He Supports 2020 White House Hopeful Andrew Yang

Elon Musk Says He Supports 2020 White House Hopeful Andrew Yang(Bloomberg) — Elon Musk supports Andrew Yang, the Tesla Inc. chief executive officer said in a tweet that could give the tech entrepreneur’s 2020 White House bid a boost.Musk, who often interacts with some of his almost 28 million followers on Twitter, made the declaration while responding to political commentator Dan Carlin, who uses the handle @HardcoreHistory. Carlin’s tweet had cited Yang’s earlier tweet on leadership.Musk said in a separate tweet that universal basic income, an idea Yang supports, is “obviously needed.”The CEO jokingly added that Yang would be the first “openly goth” U.S. president. Yang told Jezebel in April he wanted to be America’s first ex-goth president. The comments came after Yang tweeted some pictures of his younger self and revealed his favorite bands were The Smiths and The Cure.Yang has qualified for the next round of presidential primary debates to be held next month in Houston, the ninth Democrat to do so.“The country heard my message and is ready to talk about real solutions to gun violence, the new realities of the American economy, and how we measure our health and success as a nation,” Yang said in a statement on Thursday. “I’m excited to have those conversations in Houston and throughout the 2020 election.”To contact the reporter on this story: Maria Jose Valero in New York at mvalero3@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Polina Noskova at pnoskova@bloomberg.net, Virginia Van Natta, Ros KrasnyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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U.S. presidential hopeful Harris would spend $60 billion on historically black colleges

U.S. presidential hopeful Harris would spend $  60 billion on historically black collegesDemocratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris will unveil a plan on Friday to invest $ 60 billion in historically black colleges and universities if elected, the latest effort by the U.S. senator from California to reach out to black voters. Harris is one of two dozen Democrats in a field led by former Vice President Joe Biden seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.



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Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Kamala Harris unveils plan to tackle rape kit backlog

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Kamala Harris unveils plan to tackle rape kit backlogU.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Thursday pledged the nation's backlog of rape kits needing review would be processed by the end of her first four-year term if elected president. Harris estimated she would invest $ 1 billion to eliminate the backlog, which she said would cover an estimated 225,000 kits that remain untested. Rape kits are collected when a victim reports an assault and DNA or other physical evidence is collected.



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