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Without Visas, Carnival Workers Are Trapped at Home in Mexico

As American politicians and business owners wrangle over the limits on the number of H-2B visas for unskilled, nonagricultural workers, Tlapacoyan (pronounced tla-pa-COY-an), with about 60,000 residents in the town and surrounding area, offers a glimpse of how the impasse has stung in Mexico. Last year, Mexicans received more than 70 percent of the approximately 84,000 H-2B visas issued by the United States to migrant workers worldwide. Photo Martín Peña and his mother, Lucía Pérez, in the kitchen of their home outside Tlapacoyan. Mr. Peña spent two seasons with an…

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California man sues lottery over denied $5M Scratcher winnings

A California man sued the state and California Lottery Commission alleging he was wrongfully denied a $5 million Scratchers ticket prize because his 16-year-old son bought the winning ticket. Ward Thomas filed a lawsuit with the Los Angeles Superior Court claiming the commission’s failure to discharge a mandatory duty, breach of contract, negligence and both intentional and negligent representation. The suit seeks unspecified damages. CALIFORNIA TEEN WINS LOTTERY TWICE IN ONE WEEK A California Lottery representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment. Thomas says his son bought five Scratchers tickets at a…

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Trump’s Team of Rivals? President taps past critics, as loyalists get tough treatment

Nine months ago, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman called on Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race over the bombshell “Access Hollywood” video. Fast-forward to this week and Trump, now president, has nominated Huntsman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Russia. Back in 2015, one Anthony Scaramucci called Trump a “hack politician.” On Friday, he was hired to lead the White House communications team. Related Image Expand / Collapse In this Jan. 16, 2012, file photo, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, announces he is ending his campaign for…

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How We Define Clickbait (Which We Do Our Best to Avoid)

I think it’s a misconception that a headline, whether print or digital, must summarize a story. That wasn’t true when I wrote my first print headline for pay, way back in 1981. It’s not true now. The job of a headline is to get people to read the article in a manner that is true to the story. While it often turns out that summarizing a story is the best way to accomplish that, the summary approach has never been a rule in the 20 years I’ve been at The…

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Sean Spicer resigns: White House holds on-camera press briefing — live blog

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House’s principal deputy press secretary, holds a briefing Friday. The event comes after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s sudden resignation.  Follow Fox News’ live blog below. Mobile users click here. Source: Fox News

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Blackstone and CVC Bid for British Payments Processor Paysafe

LONDON — As more people shop online, the race is heating up to grab a slice of the infrastructure that makes e-commerce go. Financial companies are targeting the firms that process payments over the internet, and on Friday, the private equity groups Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners teamed up to make a 2.9 billion pound, or $3.7 billion, preliminary offer for Paysafe, a British payments processor. Paysafe is among a growing number of companies that have taken advantage of the increased prevalence of mobile payments and online shopping, jostling with…

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Nurse stabbed on the job pleads for hospital security law

Elise Wilson, a longtime nurse from Massachusetts, is pushing for a law meant to better protect health care workers. Wilson was attacked by a knife-wielding patient in June. Massachusetts Nurses Association, CBS Boston An emergency room nurse who was brutally attacked on the job is now one of the driving forces behind a bill that would require safety plans for health care workers, CBS Boston reports. Elise Wilson was assessing a patient at Harrington Hospital, in Southbridge, Massachusetts, in June when he suddenly came at her with a knife. “I could have…

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Lyft to Develop Self-Driving Car Technology in New Silicon Valley Facility

Lyft is taking a markedly different approach from Uber. While Uber’s self-driving plans have mostly been a solo effort, Lyft has announced what it calls its Open Platform Initiative, a way to develop autonomous vehicle technology in conjunction with automakers and technology companies. “We want to bring the whole industry together with this, and we think there’s a unique opportunity in time right now for Lyft to become a leader while doing it,” said Raj Kapoor, Lyft’s chief strategy officer, in a press event at the company’s San Francisco headquarters….

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