Leaked new document shows details of Trump’s plan to nix diversity and race-related training at federal agencies

Summary List Placement Federal officials could be penalized if their agencies and departments don’t take “immediate and substantive action” to implement President Donald Trump’s new — and controversial — directives to ban certain kinds of government diversity training, according to a memorandum obtained by Insider. The memorandum, written and signed on Monday by Office of […]

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Watch Mercedes-Benz’s “Avatar”-inspired concept car drive without a steering wheel in a new testing video

Summary List Placement Back in January, before the pandemic canceled auto shows and forced new-car reveals to go virtual, Mercedes-Benz showed off a bizarre, futuristic concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Now, there’s some footage of the car actually driving.  The concept is called the Vision AVTR, and Mercedes debuted the otherworldly […]

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690 million people around the world are chronically hungry. Sign up for our free virtual event to learn how you can help.

Summary List Placement Food insecurity is one of the most serious challenges in the world today, with nearly 9% of the global population — or 690 million people — facing hunger, according to the United Nations. COVID-19 is greatly exacerbating the issue: As virus cases continue to increase worldwide, it’s estimated that an additional 83 […]

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Workers say major retailers suppress news of workplace COVID-19 cases, and the agency meant to help workers and customers is powerless to protect them

Summary List Placement Caleb Lawson had 24 hours to make a decision: come back to work at REI and put his partner’s health at risk, or quit. This was in June, when his REI store in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was allowing shoppers back inside for the first time since the coronavirus caused mass retail closures […]

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