Why protesters are throwing milkshakes at Nigel Farage

Why protesters are throwing milkshakes at Nigel Farage

The Brexit champion is a divisive candidate in the European parliamentary elections. Protesters are hoping dairy products can stop him. “We will not be selling milkshakes or ice cream tonight,” the sign in the window of a McDonald’s near Edinburgh, Scotland, read. “This is due to police request given recent events.” Those “recent events” are the scourge of milkshakes being flung at European parliamentary candidates across the United Kingdom, specifically those of a certain persuasion:…

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What the leaked IRS memo does and doesn’t say about the Trump tax returns controversy

What the leaked IRS memo does and doesn’t say about the Trump tax returns controversy

The draft memo, written last year, is awkward for the Trump administration. The standoff over President Trump’s tax returns took another turn this week, as news broke that IRS staffers prepared an internal draft analysis that seems to argue the agency is obligated to hand over the president’s returns to House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal (D-MA). The draft IRS memo, first reported by Jeff Stein and Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post,…

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How a Silicon Valley startup is trying to rebrand payday loans

How a Silicon Valley startup is trying to rebrand payday loans

Earnin promotes itself as a way to “get paid the minute you leave work.” Once every few weeks, Myra Haq withdraws $100 or so from Earnin, an app that lets people borrow small sums of money. “I started using Earnin when I was a minimum wage intern so I could pay for [things like] the bus to work and food,” Haq said. Now that she’s no longer an intern making minimum wage — she currently…

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