The orders would make it easier to fire poor performers, sharply curtail the time federal employees can be paid for union work and direct agencies to negotiate tougher union contracts. The largest federal employee union said the orders “strip federal employees of their decades-old right to representation at the worksite.”
The worst-case scenario of sliding into open armed conflict in the two theaters at once would strain the military to a degree few Americans could fathom, experts say.
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The early count mirrored the results of two respected exit polls that suggested a decisive win for the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which enshrined an “equal right to life” for mothers and “the unborn” and outlawed almost all abortions — even in cases of rape, incest, fatal fetal abnormality or risk to maternal health.
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The announcement came moments before “die-in” protests organized by 18-year-old gun-control activist David Hogg began at several Publix supermarkets.
Female Democratic newcomers capitalize on resistance to President Trump and the outrage of the #MeToo movement to chalk up wins across the country.
The Past, Rediscovered
The third oldest of the 11 Kennedy children supports the call for a re-investigation led by Paul Schrade, who survived being shot during the assassination in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
As Europe’s new privacy law takes effect, Facebook and other big companies scramble to comply, underscoring how the European Union has stepped in to lead where Washington has failed.
Or did they reveal a vital truth that needed to be told? The debate, like the war, seems unlikely to ever really end.
The battle for Damascus ended this week, freeing up the Assad regime’s overstretched military to move against the few remaining rebel pockets near Syria’s borders with Turkey in the north and Jordan in the south.
As the once-powerful movie mogul was arraigned on felony charges, including first-degree rape, the moment offered an opportunity for the public to confront the rare entertainment figure to face criminal charges and by extension to confront the culture of abuse and privilege he came to represent.
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