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White House will not overrule $15 minimum wage decision despite progressives' plea – live
Senate to take up Covid relief bill this week, says Schumer

Gabrielle Canon (now), Joan E Greve and Martin Belam (earlier)

01, Mar, 2021 @11:33 PM

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US refuses to say whether crown prince one of 76 Saudis hit by visa ban
State department ‘not in a position to detail the identity’ of those on list as US under heavy criticism for failure to sanction Saudi heir

Julian Borger in Washington

01, Mar, 2021 @11:29 PM

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Cuomo faces new calls to resign amid looming harassment investigation
Ex-aide who accused governor of harassment rejects his apology as former state legislative employees accuse him of ‘gaslighting’

Miranda Bryant in New York

01, Mar, 2021 @10:32 PM

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Spat on, cussed out, assaulted: how Covid is endangering security officers
At least 90 security officers died of Covid-19 last year. But many still lack access to PPE, and none receive hazard pay

Abené Clayton in Oakland

01, Mar, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Trader Joe’s employee says he was fired for requesting better Covid protections
Ben Bonnema says he was dismissed after writing a letter to company’s CEO calling for a series of safety measures for workers

Miranda Bryant in New York

01, Mar, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Wind power company vows to help save critically endangered California condor
The condor, a vulture threatened by giant wind turbines, may be helped by energy company’s breeding project

Richard Luscombe

01, Mar, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Calls to can Goya Foods grow after CEO repeats Trump's election lies
Social media quick to point out Robert Unanue’s CPAC remarks about supposed election fraud are not worth a hill of beans

Martin Pengelly

01, Mar, 2021 @2:03 PM

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US supreme court could deal blow to provision protecting minority voters
Decision could narrow section 2 of Voting Rights Act, which prohibits voting laws that discriminate based on race

Sam Levine in New York

01, Mar, 2021 @1:28 PM

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Trump treads familiar ground with first post-presidential speech | First Thing
Donald Trump peddled debunked election lies and anti-immigrant rhetoric at a conservative conference yesterday. Plus, is the White House being too soft on Saudi Arabia?

Molly Blackall

01, Mar, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Push to recall California governor Gavin Newsom gains steam – but who's behind it?
Effort to oust governor – though unlikely to succeed – reflects political polarization in California that has widened amid Covid

Gabrielle Canon

01, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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A Texas city had a bold new climate plan – until a gas company got involved
The fossil fuel industry is using the same playbook to fight city climate plans around the country

Emily Holden for Floodlight, Amal Ahmed for the Texas Observer and Brendan Gibbons for San Antonio Report

01, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Chicago hunger strike against recycling plant grows: 'We're starving ourselves to save people's lives'
Activists oppose metal shredder moving to East Side, a low-income Latino community reeling from the effects of industrial pollution

Taylor Moore

01, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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