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U.S. Senator Warren proposes executive action on women of color pay gap

U.S. Senator Warren proposes executive action on women of color pay gapU.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Friday proposed a plan to help women of color get better wages and a path to the leadership positions they have been denied. Warren announced executive actions she would take on Day One of her presidency if she were elected, the latest plan in the progressive candidate’s policy-heavy campaign that has centered on fair wages, workers’ rights and access to healthcare. “Employers tilt the playing field against women of color at every stage of employment,” Warren said, beginning with using salary histories that lock women of color into lower wages.



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U.S. Senator Warren proposes executive action on women of color pay gap

U.S. Senator Warren proposes executive action on women of color pay gapU.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Friday proposed a plan to help women of color get better wages and a path to the leadership positions they have been denied. Warren announced executive actions she would take on Day One of her presidency if she were elected, the latest plan in the progressive candidate’s policy-heavy campaign that has centered on fair wages, workers’ rights and access to healthcare. “Employers tilt the playing field against women of color at every stage of employment,” Warren said, beginning with using salary histories that lock women of color into lower wages.



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GOP senator: ‘Underestimate Joe Biden at your own peril’

GOP senator: ‘Underestimate Joe Biden at your own peril’Lindsey Graham also says of Kamala Harris: “She’s got game.”



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Strong reaction from Berkeley to Senator Kamala Harris's debate performance

Strong reaction from Berkeley to Senator Kamala Harris's debate performanceSenator Kamala Harris stirred up some emotions in Berkeley during the debate Thursday night when she talked about being bused to school. That school was Thousand Oaks Elementary in Berkeley.



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Teen smashes egg on Australian senator who blamed immigrants for New Zealand mosque attacks

Teen smashes egg on Australian senator who blamed immigrants for New Zealand mosque attacksFraser Anning was speaking to reporters Saturday when cameras caught a 17-year-old standing behind the politician cracking a raw egg on his head.



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'You Are a Good Egg.' Fundraiser for Australian Teen Who Egged Senator Raises Over $30,000

'You Are a Good Egg.' Fundraiser for Australian Teen Who Egged Senator Raises Over $  30,000The teen 'egged' a controversial senator following his Islamophobic comments



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Senator Gillibrand formally launches presidential campaign

Senator Gillibrand formally launches presidential campaignGillibrand, who launched an exploratory committee earlier this year as a precursor, joins more than a dozen other Democrats who have already formally entered the contest to win the nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Someone who isn’t afraid of progress,” Gillibrand says in a video released Sunday morning to formalize her entry into the campaign. Gillibrand opted to use a video instead of a speech at a rally, the traditional method, to formally launch her campaign.



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Teen eggs Australian senator who blames Muslims for attack

Teen eggs Australian senator who blames Muslims for attackCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings.



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Australian premier sides with egger against egged senator

Australian premier sides with egger against egged senatorCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Sunday suggested an anti-Muslim senator should be charged after he slapped a teen who cracked a raw egg over the legislator's head.



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Australia's prime minister says anti-Muslim senator should be charged for striking teen who broke egg on his head

Australia's prime minister says anti-Muslim senator should be charged for striking teen who broke egg on his headAustralia's prime minister on Sunday suggested an anti-Muslim senator should be charged after he slapped a teen who cracked a raw egg over the legislator's head. Sen. Fraser Anning has been widely condemned for blaming Muslim immigration for racist attacks on two New Zealand mosques that claimed at least 50 lives. Will Connolly, the 17-year-old boy who egged Anning, has become an online hero for the incident. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday took Connolly's side, telling reporters: "The full force of the law should be applied to Sen. Anning." Police allege Connolly, who calls himself "Egg Boy" online, assaulted the senator with the egg. Thanks For Support Muslims..eggboy will connolly pic.twitter.com/Zt9Cf1n3aT— Shahajadul Islam (@shahajadul) March 17, 2019 Anning "retaliated and struck the teen twice" before Connolly was dragged to the ground by Anning supporters, a police statement said. "The incident is being actively investigated by Victoria Police in its entirety," the statement said, including Anning's actions. Anning came under blistering criticism over tweets on Friday, including one that said, "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?" "The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place," he said in a later statement. Anning has now been assigned a federal police security detail, a precaution usually reserved for the prime minister. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the first time on Sunday joined the public condemnation of Anning. Asked by a journalist what she thought of Anning's comments, she replied simply: "They're a disgrace." A GoFundMe page set up to raise 2,000 Australia dollars ($ 1,400) to pay for Connolly's "legal fees" and "more eggs" had exceeded AU$ 25,000 on Sunday. Senator Anning strikes the teenager who broke an egg over his head Credit: Australia Pool The site says most of the money will go to Christchurch victims. "Love the spunk of egg boy who puts his egg where we'd like it to be!" donor Val Lehmann-Monck posted. "This kid is awesome. The senator will not get re-elected due to the publicity and those comments and his reaction," donor Nikhil Reddy wrote. After the egging, Anning supporters pinned Connolly to the ground until journalists appealed for him to be allowed back on his feet, The Sun-Herald newspaper reported. Far-right activist Neil Erikson, who was involved in tackling Connolly, shouted for reporters to be removed from the area. "Get the journalists out of here … If you don't like, get out," Erikson was quoted as saying. Police say they arrested Connolly, took his details and then released him without charge. Connolly urged his online followers not to follow his example. "Don't egg politicians. You get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time," he said in a video, using Australian slang for a poor, ignorant white person. "I learnt the hard way," he added.



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