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Florida Shooter Had Record of Death Threats, Violence Against Women, Racist Statements

February 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

Seventeen people were killed and at least 15 other people were wounded Wednesday at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, in one of the deadliest school shootings in US history. More evidence has emerged showing that the gunman, a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz, shared a common trait with many other men who have carried out mass shootings: He had a record of abusing and threatening women.

New Study Shows Free School Lunches Boost Earnings

February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm

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This article was published by TalkPoverty.org.
A new study from a trio of economists proves the old adage that there's no such thing as a free lunch. According to their research, free lunch actually has payoffs -- to the tune of $11,700 more in lifetime earnings for future workers.

As Paul Ryan Touts a Secretary's $1.50 Weekly Pay Hike, Koch Brothers Reap $1.4 Billion From GOP Tax Plan

February 5, 2018 - 4:00pm

This weekend, House Speaker Paul Ryan touted a story of a woman whose paycheck increased by $1.50 cents a week as a major benefit to middle-class workers. On Saturday, Ryan tweeted a link to an Associated Press report, writing, "A secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week … she said [that] will more than cover her Costco membership for the year." After a deluge of ridicule and outrage, Ryan deleted the tweet hours later.

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