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Christchurch workers, students return after New Zealand mosque shootings

Christchurch workers, students return after New Zealand mosque shootingsPolice Commissioner Mike Bush said police would be out in force to assure people as they returned to their weekday lives in Christchurch, with 200 extra police staff on duty. “You will see a highly visible police presence on the streets, around your businesses, around your schools, and even in the air, right across the country,” Bush said on Sunday. “So you will feel safe to go about what you want to do.” Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday.



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Alabama tornado kills at least 23, workers searching for missing people

Alabama tornado kills at least 23, workers searching for missing peopleFirst responders scoured debris Monday searching for missing people after several tornadoes killed 23 in Alabama



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Amazon invites Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to 'see for yourself' after she alleges 'dehumanising conditions' for workers

Amazon invites Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to 'see for yourself' after she alleges 'dehumanising conditions' for workersAmazon has thrown down the gauntlet to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, inviting the congresswoman to visit one of its facilities after she claimed the tech giant had created “dehumanising conditions” for its workers. The 29-year-old congresswoman was among those who celebrated after Amazon announced this week it was pulling out of plans to open what it termed a second headquarters in New York City. Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who represents the city’s 14th district, which is close to the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens where the facility was to be based, had opposed the $ 3bn in tax incentives the state and city had offered the e-commerce giant, headed by Jeff Bezos.



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GM to lay off about 4,000 salaried workers: source

GM to lay off about 4,000 salaried workers: sourceGeneral Motors is expected to lay off about 4,000 salaried workers under a reorganization announced late last year, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. The layoffs are part of a cost-cutting plan GM announced in November, which will slash 15 percent of its salaried and contract staff and shutter seven plants, including five in North America. Media reports estimated the total job cuts of salaried staff and union workers at about 14,000, including about 6,000 union workers.



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House OKs 2.6 percent pay raise for civilian federal workers

House OKs 2.6 percent pay raise for civilian federal workersWASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a pay raise for civilian federal employees, a step that lawmakers said shows respect for a workforce that just endured a 35-day partial government shutdown.



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Shutdown stories: Federal workers fear another closure as border talks continue

Shutdown stories: Federal workers fear another closure as border talks continue“I was pretty ecstatic, actually. At 35 days, the shutdown was the longest in the nation’s history. “I’m not even sure what is to come,” said Garcia. The shutdown affected approximately 800,000 federal workers, some put on furlough and others required to report to their jobs without being paid.



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12 immigrant workers at Trump Westchester golf course fired, lawyer says

12 immigrant workers at Trump Westchester golf course fired, lawyer saysA dozen immigrant workers at one of President Donald Trump's golf clubs in New York, who are in the U.S. illegally, were fired this month even though managers had known about their legal status for years, a lawyer for the workers said.



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The shutdown today: Workers to get paid 'in the coming days'

The shutdown today: Workers to get paid 'in the coming days'What's up now that the partial government shutdown ended after 35 days:



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Shutdown 5th week: air transport workers warn 'system will break'

Shutdown 5th week: air transport workers warn 'system will break'Air transport workers warned Thursday that the five-week-old US government shutdown could cause US commercial aviation to collapse. Speaking at the US capital’s Reagan Washington National Airport, leaders of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Air Line Pilots Association and Association of Flight Attendants warned that if the deadlock between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress over funds for a border wall does not end soon, flights could be cut back around the country. “We have a growing concern for the safety and security of our members, our airlines, and the traveling public due to the government shutdown,” leaders of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Air Line Pilots Association and Association of Flight Attendants said.



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Shutdown stories: Federal workers say no relief in sight

Shutdown stories: Federal workers say no relief in sight“I don’t see an end in sight to this right now, and I don’t think there will be unless something major happens like a strike among the essential employees who are working without pay.”



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