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New Overtime Bill Passed by House to Affect Working Class

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-May 3,2017- New bill H.R. 1180, or Working Families Flexibility Act 2017-2018, proposes working class earn compensation for paid time off instead of being paid time and a half for overtime. The bill, presented by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) and 17 other co-sponsors, is backed by the Trump Administration and was passed yesterday in a 229-197 vote, with no democrat in favor and 4 representatives not voting at all.  H.R. 1180- Working Families Flexibility Act H.R. 1180 amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to give private-sector employees the…

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Law and Order 

Texas Police Officer Shoots into Vehicle, Killing 15-Year-Old

Via CBS Dallas Fort-Worth: BALCH SPRINGS (CBSDFW.COM) – An investigation continues in Balch Springs after a police officer shot and killed a 15-year-old boy. The shooting happened over the weekend as a group of teens left a party. Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said his department will conduct an internal affairs investigation, but that the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department would take the lead on the officer involved shooting case. So far police haven’t released the name of the victim, but family members have identified him as 15-year-old Jordan Edwards….

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Sports News 

Jockey® Reveals New Campaign Featuring War Orphan Turned Ballerina Michaela DePrince

Her story of hope is the next chapter of the brand’s celebrated Show ‘Em What’s Underneath, Show ‘Em Your Jockey campaign Her story of hope is the next chapter of the brand’s celebrated Show ‘Em What’s Underneath, Show ‘Em Your Jockey campaign KENOSHA, Wis., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Jockey International, Inc. (Jockey), a 140-year-old brand recognized around the world for its premium underwear and apparel, today announced an addition to its inspiring brand campaign “Show ‘Em What’s Underneath, Show ‘Em Your Jockey.” The newest hero, war orphan turned ballerina,…

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Health & Wellness 

Equitas Health Awarded CDC Grant to Expand Health Services for Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Youth

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Equitas Health is among seven community-based organizations in the U.S. awarded funding by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to implement comprehensive HIV prevention programs focused on young transgender and gender non-confirming people of color. Equitas Health’s grant award totaled $1.9 million over five years to launch this program. These new HIV prevention services will complement the nonprofit’s other specialized health services for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, which include specialized primary care, hormone therapy through an informed consent model, behavioral health, and…

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Health & Wellness Law and Order politics 

Lawmakers Revisiting Requiring Those on Medicaid To Work [Associated Press]

WASHINGTON (AP) — A simple question — should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer-provided health insurance? — could lead to major changes in the social safety net. The federal-state Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people covers more than 70 million U.S. residents — about 1 in 5 — including an increasing number of working-age adults. In a break from past federal policy, the Health and Human Services Department under Secretary Tom Price has already notified governors it stands ready to approve…

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Law and Order Sports News 

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Dead After Hanging Self in Cell [Associated Press]

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning, Massachusetts prisons officials said. Hernandez, 27, was found by guards in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said in a statement. The former New England Patriots tight end was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster about…

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Ex-NFL Star Hernandez Aquitted in Boston Double-Murder [Associated Press]

BOSTON (AP) — Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who is already serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted Friday in a 2012 double slaying prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a spilled drink. The former tight end for the New England Patriots wept quietly as the verdicts were read in Boston. A few moments later, he looked back at his fiancee and nodded somberly as relatives of the victims sobbed loudly. A defense attorney hugged him. After six days of deliberations, the jury found Hernandez not…

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politics World News 

North Korea is ‘Ready For War’ if Trump Wants it [Associated Press]

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump’s tweets are adding fuel to a “vicious cycle” of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s vice foreign minister told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Friday. The official added that if the U.S. shows any sign of “reckless” military aggression, Pyongyang is ready to launch a pre-emptive strike of its own. Vice Minister Han Song Ryol said Pyongyang has determined the Trump administration is “more vicious and more aggressive” than that of Barack Obama. He added that North Korea will…

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Music 

New Album: Kendrick Lamar- DAMN.

I’m so here for this new Kendrick Lamar album!  Entitled “DAMN.”, the controversial hip-hop heavy hitter dropped the perfect follow-up to “To Pimp A Butterfly” last night. It’s been two years since his last album was released but K. Dot has been working and it shows! With only two guest appearances from U2 and Rihanna, the 14-track album touch on racism, relationship, black empowerment and an occasional diss to a few of his rap peers. Listen here on Apple Music; album available everywhere!

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