Trump just encouraged 2 countries to interfere in the 2020 election — on camera

Trump during an October 3 appearance with reporters at the White House. | Win McNamee/Getty Images He’s just doing the impeachable conduct in public. Will he get away with it? President Donald Trump just did what Democrats seeking his impeachment are accusing him of doing, this time on camera: He called for Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter. In fact, he escalated it — demanding that China investigate the Bidens…

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Pound euro exchange rate rises on potential Brexit extension

The pound euro exchange rate rose by 0.6 percent today, with the pairing currently trading around €1.129 on renewed hopes for an extension beyond the October 31 Brexit deadline. This follows official EU commentary describing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal for a new deal as not “even remotely” acceptable. The pound euro exchange rate rose by 0.6 percent today, with the pairing currently trading around €1.129 on renewed hopes for an extension beyond the October…

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Why HR is powerless to effectively handle sexual harassment claims

The way most companies handle a sexual harassment claim is deeply flawed. | Christina Animashaun/Vox What happens after you report sexual harassment and hear nothing? Nobody goes looking for a meeting with HR. That had always been Maya’s* thinking. Even after she was sexually harassed by wealthy board members on the job, rather than report the incidents to HR, she did what so many employees do — she tried to manage it. “I side-stepped hugs…

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The US wants to collect DNA from immigrant detainees for a criminal database

A Border Patrol agent apprehends illegal immigrants shortly after they crossed the border from Mexico into the United States on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Rio Grande Valley Sector near McAllen, Texas.  | Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images It raises concerns about privacy rights and the tests’ accuracy. The Trump administration plans to vastly expand a program to collect DNA information from migrants in detention and enter it in a database designed to identify criminal suspects,…

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How to avoid wedding drama

Zac Freeland/Vox Whether you’re planning the event or attending, here’s how to handle plus-ones, drunken guests and — heaven forbid — a canceled wedding. As a former wedding writer, I spent many Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons — nearly 100 of them — watching couples make their way down so many aisles, and gaze at each other across altars or under chuppahs, and exchange vows in typical and truly odd locations, including a cemetery. (Yes,…

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Joker has toxic fans. Does that mean it shouldn’t exist?

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker. | Niko Tavernise / Courtesy of TIFF The new movie is exposing some of the toughest questions about art. I’ve been getting death threats. Not a lot of them. Probably because I gave Joker a lukewarm score of 2.5 out of 5. Also, it’s extremely unlikely any of these people has seen Joker since it doesn’t open in theaters until October 4. That hasn’t kept fans from spiking the IMDb score…

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Warren just released the most ambitious labor-reform platform of the 2020 campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) holds a microphone and raises her hand in the air while speaking at Keene State College on September 25, 2019 in New Hampshire. | Scott Eisen/Getty Images It would rewrite the rules of the labor economy. Sen. Elizabeth Warren just released her labor platform. It’s an eye-popping 14 pages long. Warren makes a long list of promises to close every loophole and fix every broken policy that has…

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