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In prevailing wage suit, California high court asked if offsite equipment mobilization is part of ‘public work’

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:47am
By Lorene D. Park, J.D. In a suit claiming a government contractor employer failed to pay prevailing wages required by state law, the Ninth Circuit certified to the California Supreme Court the question of whether operating engineers’ offsite “mobilization work”—including the transport of roadwork grinding equipment to and from a public works site—was performed “in the ...
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State appeals court justice has qualified immunity from 1st Amendment retaliation claims of employee who reported misconduct

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:45am
By Marjorie Johnson, J.D. The chief justice of a Texas appeals court was entitled to qualified immunity from a First Amendment retaliation lawsuit by a former briefing attorney who claimed his employment offer was rescinded because he reported the justice’s judicial misconduct to the state commission, resulting in an investigation by the district attorney’s office. Reversing ...
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New migrant caravan has left Honduras bound for the US amid government shutdown

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:43am
A new migrant caravan has left Honduras bound for the U.S. amid government shutdown         ...
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Trump signs bill to guarantee retroactive pay to federal employees impacted by shutdown

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:35am
By Pamela Wolf, J.D. On January 16, the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 was signed by President Trump. The bill will ensure that employees of the federal government and District of Columbia get paid retroactively, as soon as possible, for any period of furlough during the government shutdown, as well as for any period ...
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Man leaps from Royal Caribbean ship in video stunt; banned for life

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:35am
A 27-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash., is finding Internet fame this week with a video of himself jumping from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.         ...
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Jason Spindler, U.S. businessman killed in Nairobi terrorist attack, had survived 9/11

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:33am
Jason Spindler was so affected by 9/11 that he quit banking to focus on trying to make a difference overseas.         ...
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There’s A Weird Reason ‘Destiny 2’ Can’t Really Kill Eververse, Even After The Activision Split

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:33am
Even with Activision gone, can Bungie kill Eververse in Destiny 2? The answer may not be so simple, but not for the reasons you think....
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Beto O'Rourke embarks on cross-country road trip as 2020 speculation mounts

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:31am
Beto O'Rourke is behind the wheel of his car again, this time on a road trip that will take him outside the confines of his home state.
     
 
 
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Amid the Brexit Chaos, E.U. Sees a ‘Catastrophic Success’

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:31am
Brussels has celebrated its unity in negotiations with Britain, and it has successfully demonstrated the pain of leaving the E.U. But at what cost?...
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Michigan State Names Satish Udpa as New Interim President After John Engler Resigns

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:29am
Mr. Udpa, a top university administrator, is replacing Mr. Engler, who remarked that some victims of Larry Nassar, the former gymnastics doctor, appeared to be enjoying “the spotlight.”...
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The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:28am
With Brexit, the chumocrats who drew borders from India to Ireland are getting a taste of their own medicine....
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To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:27am
A team in Cremona, Italy, wants to preserve every note from the world’s finest instruments before they become too fragile to play. But perfect recordings need silence. Lots of it....
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USA TODAY Sports' NFC, AFC Championship Game picks: Who advances to Super Bowl LIII?

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:24am
Who's printing tickets for Super Sunday? USA TODAY Sports' panel of experts makes championship game picks for Rams-Saints and Patriots-Chiefs.
     
 
 
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17 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings Of 2019

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:22am
Forbes Travel Guide reveals the shiny new properties that you have to visit this year....
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‘Fortnite’ Season 7, Week 7 Challenges Revealed And How To Solve Them

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Post Date: Thursday - January 17, 2019 - 9:20am
Fortnite's Season 7, Week 7 challenges are live. Here's how to solve them all, from visiting expedition outposts to shooting down Stormwings....
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