Amazon workers are celebrating Prime Day with a protest

Amazon has to do more than pay a $15 minimum wage to keep workers happy. Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota are striking during one of the company’s biggest sales days of the year: Prime Day. They’re demanding that the company ease productivity quotas, convert more temporary workers to Amazon employees, and do more to address on-the-job injuries. Workers in Shakopee, Minnesota, which is about 25 miles southwest of Minneapolis, are striking for six hours and…

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The Trump administration is dramatically restricting who can seek asylum

The new regulation will force those traveling to the US southern border to seek asylum protections in another country first, though the rule is likely to be quickly challenged in court. The Trump administration plans to implement a sweeping new rule that would severely limit migrants’ ability to seek asylum in the United States, including those fleeing from Central America. The new policy, which would go into effect Tuesday, would bar people from requesting asylum…

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Kamala Harris just introduced a bill to give housekeepers overtime pay and meal breaks

Domestic workers don’t have basic labor rights. Few US workers are worse off than domestic employees. Housekeepers, nannies, and caregivers have long been excluded from federal labor laws. They aren’t entitled to overtime pay or a minimum wage. They can’t get workers compensation if they’re injured on the job, or unemployment benefits if they’re fired. Heck, it’s essentially legal for employers to sexually harass them in most states. After workers urged Congress to change their…

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You’ve heard of lab-grown meat. Now there’s lab-grown ice cream.

Scientists have created a vegan treat that requires absolutely zilch from cows. Summer is here, and as we all know, that means one thing: delicious, glorious ice cream. It’s the perfect treat — cool, refreshing, silky, sweet, and … grown in a laboratory? Yes, lab-grown ice cream is here. It’s made from whey protein produced by genetically modified yeast rather than by cows. In fact, not a single cow is needed to create this brand-new…

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What makes Zendaya a great celebrity

Why Zendaya is one of the brightest stars of Generation Z: “You can’t manufacture cool.” Zendaya, the 22 year-old star of HBO’s Euphoria and the newest set of Spider-Man movies, has been on the path toward stardom since she was 13. That was 2010, and young Zendaya Coleman was starring next to fellow future star Bella Thorne in the Disney Channel’s Shake It Up!, about two normal teenage girls who also happen to be backup…

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House Democrats will vote to condemn Trump’s racist tweet about 4 progressive lawmakers

Trump may have just solved House Democrats’ infighting — for now. House Democrats will soon vote on a formal resolution condemning President Donald Trump for his racist tweets about four members of Congress. After blasting the president’s words in her own tweet this weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House will go further. Democrats will soon introduce a resolution condemning Trump’s “xenophobic” remarks. The resolution will be sponsored by Reps. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) and…

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