New White House Merger Proposal Combines the Education and Labor Departments.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn Thursday, the White House proposed to combine the Education and Labor departments into one Cabinet. The new Department of Education and the Workforce; overseeing both educational and work-related issues. The merger came about because the administration wanted a more efficient agency, and focus more on adapting skills and career technical education for students.  Within that, there will be four sub-agencies. One of the agencies is called the American Workforce and higher Education Administration— which would “bring together current [Department of Labor] workforce development programs…

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Turkey slaps counter-tariffs in US products, responds to trade wars

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAfter being hit by U.S. tariffs as part of the current ongoing trade wars with European countries and China, Turkey has responded to the Trump administration’s measures with retaliatory tariffs. The implanted measures affect 1.8$ billion dollars worth of products, which would represent a set of 266.50$ in tariffs. According to the WHO, the affected products include rice, tobacco, paper and coal. The Turkish tariffs, which are between 5% and 40% of the product’s cost, are a response to the 25% and 10% tariffs implemented…

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Supreme Court Rules a Warrant is Needed for Cell Phone Location Tracking Data

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThis Friday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government generally needs a warrant if it wants to use cell phone data to track someone’s location. This ruling is a win for privacy advocates. In this situation, the government is obtaining information about you from a third party, your cell phone company. The Department of Justice, the losers of this ruling, argue that a person’s privacy rights are lessened when information is voluntarily shared with someone else (a third party). To some, in this case,…

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Fans Are Using Their World Cup IDs To Request Asylum

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppFive people used their World Cup IDs to enter Finland and then request asylum, the Finnish border said on Wednesday. Match ticket holders for this year’s World Cup have permittance to enter Russia without a visa. From there, they can travel across the country’s land border, which is shared with Finland. Finland is in the European Union’s Schengen zone, so it does not require passport checks while moving across borders. Those individuals who have requested Finnish asylum are Nigerian, Moroccan and Chinese nationals. Finnish border…

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Trump Administration Separated 2,300 Immigrant Children From Families Under “Zero-Tolerance” Policy

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end his controversial and immoral policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S. border. However, the way in which affected children are being identified and taken care of by the government has been quite flawed, following his rushed and sudden decision. Finding the exact amount of children who have been separated from their families sent to different cities and sent to different states has proven to be an extremely difficult task for government officials. The…

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