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The US Army deserter Trump wanted executed will serve no jail time

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Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army sergeant who last month pleaded guilty to misbehavior before the enemy and desertion, has received a surprisingly light sentence from a military judge: dishonorable discharge. He had been facing life in prison for abandoning his Afghanistan outpost in 2009, a sentence Donald Trump had famously claimed would be too light. Read More

Liberia’s run-off election has been delayed by an electoral fraud case

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Liberians will have to wait a little longer to choose their next president. More than two million Liberians went to the polls last month to pick a new leader with president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf set to leave office. But the elections resulted in a run-off, slated for Nov. 7, between former soccer star George Weah Read More

Apple released a video on how to use the iPhone X because it’s quite confusing

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Apple’s latest and apparently greatest iPhone hit stores around the world today (Nov. 3). The iPhone X is a break from the last decade of iPhone design, removing the home button that has traditionally sat below the bottom of the screen. As a result, Apple’s had to come up with all sorts of gestures and Read More

The White House’s new climate-change report directly conflicts Trump’s stance

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The US published a much-anticipated report on climate change Friday (Nov. 3), coauthored by 13 federal agencies, that unequivocally confirms three conclusions: We are living in the warmest period in modern civilization The excessive warming is due to human activity Without swift and dramatic action to curb emissions, average global temperatures could rise by a Read More

Tattletales in a Japanese office complained about coworkers’ smoke breaks and won more vacation time

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The problem began in the basement of a Tokyo high rise, in the designated area where the building’s smokers could congregate for cigarette breaks. The drama, though, unfolded 29 floors above, where non-smoking employees at marketing firm named Piala began to notice their smoker colleagues—about a third of the workforce—would spend the same number of Read More

Japan Financial Group SBI Strengthens Commitment to Cryptocurrencies

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Image credit: Cryptocurrency coins Litecoin, Bitcoin and Ethereum, by r.classen, via Shutterstock.com SBI Group, a financial services company based in Tokyo, is increasing its commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain space with several bold initiatives unveiled this week. SBI Holdings, the entity that holds most of the group’s businesses and companies, has signed a deal with Read More

The Republican tax bill would save Donald Trump and his family millions of dollars

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How exactly does the tax bill that US Republicans unveiled yesterday benefit wealthy Americans more than the rest? Let’s use a prototypical example: America’s plutocrat president, Donald Trump. Unlike recent presidents, Trump has refused to make his tax returns public, but one summary return from 2005 (pdf) was leaked to MSNBC. It gives us a Read More

It will take more than two centuries to close the global economic gap between men and women

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Back in 2014, the world was on track to close the global economic gap between men and women in 80 years. Since then, the timespan has ballooned to 217 years. Published 32 mins ago  |  Photo by Reuters/Jason Reed 217 years At the current pace, women won’t achieve equal salaries, participation in the workforce, and representation Read More

In Trump’s labor market, plenty of jobs, not enough wage growth

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The US economy seems back on track after a brutal set of hurricanes—employers added 261,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate edged down to 4.1%. While markets had expected a whopping 310,000 new jobs to replace the ones temporarily lost because of the hurricanes, the news is still good: Unemployment is now at its Read More

@RealDonaldTrump went silent for 11 minutes

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A rogue Twitter employee deactivated US president Donald Trump’s account on Nov. 2. It was down for 11 minutes. Published 11 mins ago  |  Photo by AP Photo/J. David Ake 11 mins The employee worked in customer support and shut down the account on his last day of work. 11 mins Through our investigation we have Read More