Prime Minister Theresa May offers a “new” Brexit plan, but nobody’s buying it

Prime Minister Theresa May offers a “new” Brexit plan, but nobody’s buying it

Her attempts to woo the opposition — including a proposed vote on a second referendum — backfired with Brexiteers. British Prime Minister Theresa May offered a “new” Brexit plan Tuesday, in a last-ditch effort to get her still-unpopular Brexit deal approved. But May largely failed to deliver on the “new” part. Instead, she outlined a 10-point strategy that repeated compromises or plans she’s previously offered. The prime minister did offer a few notable concessions, specifically…

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New poll shows black voters want 2020 candidates with big policy plans

New poll shows black voters want 2020 candidates with big policy plans

A new survey from BlackPAC finds that black voters want the country to get “back on track” — and see specific plans to address racism as the way to do it. Black voters are expected to play a key role in the 2020 Democratic primary, and in a large primary field, reaching these voters will be important to any campaign that wants to stay competitive. A new poll shows exactly what black voters want and…

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Hackers have been holding the city of Baltimore’s computers hostage for 2 weeks

Hackers have been holding the city of Baltimore’s computers hostage for 2 weeks

A ransomware attack means Baltimore citizens can’t pay their water bills or parking tickets. Thirteen bitcoins are standing between the city of Baltimore and many of the services and processes its citizens rely on after hackers seized thousands of government computers at the start of the month. The ordeal has been going on for two weeks, and there’s no clear end in sight. Here’s what’s happening: On May 7, hackers digitally seized about 10,000 Baltimore…

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McDonald’s workers are striking and suing the company — in the same week

McDonald’s workers are striking and suing the company — in the same week

They have a lot of complaints. McDonald’s workers are making a lot of noise this week as the company prepares for its annual meeting Thursday with investors. Dozens of women just filed gender discrimination complaints against the company, and cashiers and cooks are planning a nationwide strike Thursday to demand union rights and $15 hourly pay. A group of 25 women in 20 cities said Tuesday that they had just filed sexual harassment complaints against…

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Ben Carson’s first hearing before Maxine Waters’s committee was a disaster

Ben Carson’s first hearing before Maxine Waters’s committee was a disaster

Carson confused foreclosures for cookies — and things didn’t improve from there. On Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson testified before Rep. Maxine Waters’s (D-CA) Financial Services Committee for the first time since Waters became the chair in January. His performance did not go well. Carson — a former brain surgeon and Republican presidential candidate whom President Donald Trump nominated as his HUD secretary in 2017 despite his complete lack of relevant…

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