Where the 2020 candidates stand on raising the federal minimum wage

Where the 2020 candidates stand on raising the federal minimum wage

The issue directly affects 28.1 million low-wage workers. The idea of a $15 federal minimum wage is no longer a fantasy. The vast majority of 2020 candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination have now endorsed it. During a forum with union workers in April, six Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls publicly supported doubling the federal minimum wage. Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, former Housing and…

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Why we need to get to know the “bad gays” of history

Why we need to get to know the “bad gays” of history

LGBTQ history often focuses on the heroes. The creators of the Bad Gays podcast explain their mission to fill in the gaps. LGBTQ Pride Month is a time to celebrate the queer people in history who have fought for equal rights. But how should we talk about influential queer figures who don’t fit that narrative? That’s the idea behind the new podcast Bad Gays from writers Ben Miller and Huw Lemmey. LGBTQ history is often…

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A Republican senator wants the government to police Twitter for political bias

A Republican senator wants the government to police Twitter for political bias

The conservative bill to change how the internet works, explained. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, a conservative attorney with a strong populist background, recently introduced a bill that would give the government new, broad powers to regulate tech companies — an escalation of the right’s push to fight back against what they see as unjust censorship of conservatives on social media sites. Their concerns are myriad — allegations of “shadowbanning” on Twitter, YouTube channels belonging to…

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How a border transformed a subcontinent

How a border transformed a subcontinent

This line divided India and Pakistan. The 1947 partition of India and Pakistan was a traumatic event. It split roads, farms, railroads; but also families and communities. To draw the line that would become the new border, the British tasked Cyril Radcliffe, a lawyer who had never been to the region before. Radcliffe’s line separated the Punjab and Bengal provinces from India into East and West Pakistan. In doing so it separated Muslims and Hindus,…

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Don’t fall for fraudulent messages supposedly issued by I-T department

If you receive, identify a fraudulent email claiming to be from the I-T department, don’t click on any link included in it or download any attachments from it.If you receive any email, check whether the I-T department has sent any such email to users by logging in to your tax filing account Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business…

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The Trump administration is quietly helping people get kidneys

The Trump administration is quietly helping people get kidneys

Two new rules could make sure more kidneys go to recipients who need them. Reducing deaths from kidney disease ought to be a top political issue. I’m biased, as someone who’s donated a kidney, but the numbers are pretty clear: 40,000 people die every year in the US for lack of a kidney transplant, more than all gun deaths. We all agree (or should all agree) that gun deaths are a serious problem. So why…

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There will be more women on the debate stage this week than ever in US history

There will be more women on the debate stage this week than ever in US history

It’s the first time more than one woman candidate will be on the presidential debate stage. This week’s Democratic debates are set to be historic: It’s the first time ever that more than one woman candidate will be onstage at a US presidential debate. On Wednesday, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) will be standing alongside Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) in the first night of the debates. On Thursday, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA)…

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