Republican congressman introduces ‘Libby Schaaf Act’ to criminalize immigration raid warnings

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has a new bill in Congress named after her — but it’s not one she’s likely to support. Rep. Steve King, a firebrand conservative Republican from Iowa, announced what he’s calling the “Mayor Libby Schaaf Act of 2018” on Monday, in an attempt to make it illegal for public officials to warn of upcoming immigration sweeps. Under King’s bill, state and local government officials who purposefully “broadcast” information relating to “any imminent action by a federal law enforcement officer or agent” would be guilty of obstruction of justice and could face up to five years in prison, as well as a fine. It’s the latest move… Read More

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Apple’s Siri will get a brand new voice and more at WWDC

Apple’s Siri today began leaking information about the upcoming WWDC event. According to the virtual assistant, it’s getting a brand new voice and another smart speaker. If you’ve got an iPad or iPhone you can ask it yourself. What’s the meaning of this: It looks like Apple is turning to Siri to generate some buzz for the upcoming WWDC event. Users with compatible devices can ask Siri to tell them about this year’s event, it responds: La la la, Siri is getting a brand new voice. Furthermore, as was initially discovered by The Apple Post, the virtual assistant is also… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Elon Musk said Tesla employees haven’t unionized because they don’t want to (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said employees at the company’s production plant haven’t unionized because “they just don’t want to” on Sunday. A unionization effort at the company’s Fremont, California, factory began in 2017, and the United Auto Workers Union filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board claiming Tesla fired employees who had attempted to unionize. Tesla and Musk have denied claims of retaliation toward pro-union employees. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said employees at the company’s production plant haven’t unionized because “they just don’t want to” on Sunday. “They can form a union whenever they want & there’s nothing I can do to stop them,” he wrote. “California is… Read More

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I Only Wore Makeup From Whole Foods For A Week — & This Is What I Loved

Beauty with Mi, hosted by Refinery29’s beauty writer Mi-Anne Chan, explores the coolest new trends, treatments, products, and subcultures in the beauty world. Never miss an episode by subscribing here. “Whole Foods isn’t just a grocery store, it’s a lifestyle,” is an actual sentence I heard a friend say one afternoon. Regardless of your thoughts on the massive chain, there is some truth to her words. Whole Foods has become much more than the purveyor of grain alternatives, 3-for-$5 avocados, and lots and lots of almond milk — it’s a one-stop-shop for everything from supplements to baby products to beauty. The beauty aisle, naturally, is where I found myself lurking… Read More

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Democrats unveil new agenda to drain Trump’s swamp in the run-up to the midterms

Democrats unveiled a new agenda to reform campaign finance, voting rights, and government-ethics laws on Monday, as part of their “better deal” campaign. And this particular aspect of the agenda takes a direct shot at the president and what they call his “culture of corruption.” “The swamp has never been more foul or more fetid than under this president,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday. Democrats unveiled a new agenda to clean up Washington and what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called “one of the most compromised, corrupt administrations in history” on Monday. The effort is part of Democrats’ playbook to take back the House — and possibly the… Read More

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