The Vermont senator’s call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage? California’s already moving there, with every worker slated to hit that mark by 2023. Legal status for Dreamers, undocumented young people brought into the U.S. as children? The state has moved to block all proposed deportation efforts. Banning for-profit prisons and ending cash bail? California already is working to do just that. … [Read more...] about President Bernie Sanders: Here’s what it would mean for California
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The band, which focuses on 18th and 19th century folk songs of the British Isles, rides into the Chapel in San Francisco on Wednesday as part of an inaugural tour. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Are Facebook and Twitter helping or hurting justice?
The figures, contained in reports by the U.S. government and the United Nations, are far higher than previous estimates of Islamic State strength following its major defeats last year, when the militants were driven out of their territory in Iraq and most of their key strongholds in Syria. The U.S. military has not released any figures since last year, but comments by military officials had indicated there were not many more than 10,000 fighters left. … [Read more...] about 30,000 Islamic State ﬁghters remain in Iraq and Syria, new reports say
As the Senate impeachment trial reconvenes Tuesday afternoon — six hours ahead and 6,700 kilometers away in the Swiss Alps — Trump is scheduled to briefly dine with global business executives but will then have ample time from his hotel suite to follow on television the proceedings on one of the most historic days of his presidency. … [Read more...] about Trump Touts US Economy in Davos, Ahead of Impeachment Trial Presentations
"Fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous joy, and hope, and optimism and action," he added. "But to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday's foolish fortune-tellers... and they want to see us do badly, but we don't let that happen." … [Read more...] about Trump boasts of US economic gains in Davos as impeachment trial gets underway