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Amy Poehler joins fight for better wages in restaurant industry

Before she became a “Saturday Night Live” alum with a bunch of funny films under her belt, Amy Poehler was a waitress juggling low wages and tiny tips. The “Parks and Recreation” star will share her experience with workers, lawmakers ...

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Doctors blast Trump's mental illness focus to fight violence

Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. “The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense,” said Dr. Louis Kraus, ...

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N.Y. Teamsters form ‘sanctuary union’ to fight ICE agents

Worried about federal immigration policies, a New York labor organization is taking steps to protect its own. Across Long Island and throughout the city, some 120,000 Teamsters are getting prepped to become a “sanctuary union.” In 27 shops, business agents, ...

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Buddy Harrelson, battling Alzheimer’s, has a lot of fight left

I wasn’t expecting Buddy Harrelson to answer the phone, after a report detailing his fight with Alzheimer’s disease, but I probably should have known better. The former Met shortstop is nothing if not a fighter, and so, here he was ...

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UV light may be used to fight the flu in public places

It’s the light fantastic — one that fights the flu. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are developing far-UVC — a special type of ultraviolet light — that could be used in public places and offices to kill the airborne ...

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Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

“The largest supercomputers in the world are inside of two companies — Google and Facebook — and where are we pointing them?” Mr. Harris said. “We’re pointing them at people’s brains, at children.” Silicon Valley executives for years positioned their ...

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De Blasio's plan to fight homelessness won't do much, critics say

Mayor de Blasio’s touted his affordable housing plan as unprecedented and ambitious — but advocates for the homeless say it’ll barely put a dent in the population of New Yorkers sleeping in shelters. “We have to tie it to what ...

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Flurry of Lawsuits Filed to Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality

The lawsuits have long been expected. The filings on Tuesday, petitions to begin the suits, kick off what is expected to be an extended legal and political debate about the future of internet policy. Democrats have rallied to fight the ...

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Jeff Bezos Jumps Into ‘Dreamer’ Fight With Gift for Scholarships

Photo Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, made a donation to provide college scholarships to 1,000 so-called Dreamers. Credit Emma Mcintyre/Getty Images SEATTLE — Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, on Friday injected himself into one of the most contentious ...

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‘The Good Fight’ star Cush Jumbo announces pregnancy

Cush Jumbo has a good baby on the way. The “Good Fight” star announced Thursday that she’s expecting her first child with husband Sean Griffin. Jumbo debuted her baby bump on the red carpet at the Critics’ Choice Awards in ...

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