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  • Mexico Jul 2

    US School Districts Weigh Duty to Migrants in Shelters

    When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers, mobile classrooms and hundreds of computers to make the learning environment resemble one of his schools. While a government contractor...

  • United States Jun 27, 2019

    Wayfair Walkout: Employees Protest Sales to Migrant Detention Centers

    Hundreds of Wayfair employees walked off the job Wednesday to protest the online retailer’s decision to furnish a detention camp for migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The workers walked out from their Boston headquarters at 1:30 p.m. and headed to Copley Square, about a seven-minute walk away. Organizers called on employees who are based in the headquarters and remote...

  • United States Jun 26, 2019

    Wayfair Employees to Stage Walkout to Protest Sales to Border Camps

    Employees at Wayfair are planning a walkout to protest the company’s decision to sell furniture to facilities housing detained migrant children at the southern U.S. border, according to The Boston Globe. An employee, who did not wish to be named, told The Globe that BCFS, a government contractor, placed a $200,000 order of bedroom furniture last week.

  • United States Jun 26, 2019

    Wayfair Employees to Stage Walkout to Protest Sales to Border Camps

    Employees at Wayfair are planning a walkout to protest the company’s decision to sell furniture to facilities housing detained migrant children at the southern U.S. border, according to The Boston Globe. An employee, who did not wish to be named, told The Globe that BCFS, a government contractor, placed a $200,000 order of bedroom furniture last week.

  • United States Jun 26, 2019

    Wayfair Workers to Walk Out Over Sales to Border Camp

    A walkout is looming at Wayfair after employees raised concerns about furniture sales to migrant detention centers.

  • NBC Jun 4, 2019

    Botched Family Reunifications Left Migrant Children Waiting in Vans Overnight

    Last July, 37 migrant children boarded vans for what was supposed to be a 30-minute ride. At the end of the road from Harlingen to Los Fresnos lay the promise of hugs, kisses and long overdue reunification with their parents, from whom they were taken when the Trump administration began systematically separating migrant families who crossed the border illegally. But...

  • NBC Jun 4, 2019

    Botched Family Reunifications Left Migrant Children Waiting in Vans Overnight

    Last July, 37 migrant children boarded vans for what was supposed to be a 30-minute ride. At the end of the road from Harlingen to Los Fresnos lay the promise of hugs, kisses and long overdue reunification with their parents, from whom they were taken when the Trump administration began systematically separating migrant families who crossed the border illegally. But...

  • Reporter May 9, 2019

    Former Air Force Intelligence Analyst Charged With Leaking Obama-Era Drone Secrets

    The Justice Department on Thursday charged a former Air Force intelligence analyst who later became a government contractor with illegally leaking classified information to a reporter, NBC News reported. Daniel Everette Hale allegedly communicated with the reporter for several months, starting at an April 2013 book tour event in Washington. He printed out 11 secret or top-secret documents about U.S....

  • United States Jan 25, 2019

    Federal Worker With Disabilities Eager for Shutdown's End

    A Northern Virginia man who has worked in the Environmental Protection Agency mail room for nearly 30 years is feeling the pain of the government shutdown. News4’s David Culver has the story. 

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Oct 9, 2018

    Treasure Hunters Challenge FBI Over Dig for Legendary Gold

    Surrounded by dozens of stone-faced FBI agents on a frigid winter’s day, Dennis and Kem Parada stared down at the empty hole and knew something wasn’t right. The father-son duo spent years combing this bit of Pennsylvania wilderness with high-end metal detectors, drills and other tools to prospect for a fabled cache of Civil War gold. They felt certain they’d...

  • Donald Trump Aug 23, 2018

    Reality Winner, Leaker of Secret NSA Report on Russian Hacking, Gets 5 Years

    A former government contractor who pleaded guilty to mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization was sentenced to more than five years in prison Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors, who called it the longest sentence ever imposed for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media. Reality Winner, 26, pleaded guilty in June to...

  • NEW YORK Dec 2, 2017

    Senate Votes to Block Special Break for Conservative College

    Senate Democrats on Friday successfully blocked a provision in the Republicans’ sweeping tax bill designed to give a special tax break to a conservative college in Michigan. Democrats said the tax break was designed to help just one politically-connected school: Hillsdale College in southern Michigan. “I can’t find anybody else in America who benefits from this particular provision. That doesn’t...

  • JUDGE Sep 28, 2017

    'I Screwed Up Royally': Accused NSA Leaker Confessed to FBI Agent

    Court records show a young woman charged with leaking U.S. secrets told FBI agents she was frustrated with her job as a government contractor when she tucked a classified report into her pantyhose and smuggled it out of a National Security Agency office in Georgia. Prosecutors included the 78-page transcript of Reality Winner’s interview with FBI agents in a court...

  • United States Jun 28, 2017

    Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner Appears in Federal Court, Trial Date Set

    The young intelligence industry contractor accused of leaking a top-secret report to journalists made her second appearance in federal court on Tuesday, as a judge set her trial date for the fall, NBC News reports....
    Judge Brian Epps set a proposed trial date of October 23 for Winner, who is charged with leaking classified information to the media while she was...

  • Attorney Jun 9, 2017

    Accused Leaker Reality Winner Ordered to Remain Jailed Pending Trial

    A federal judge ordered a young woman charged with leaking classified U.S. documents to remain jailed until her trial after prosecutors argued Thursday she might possess more stolen government secrets....
    Prosecutors also said 25-year-old Reality Winner might try to flee the U.S. if released on bond. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Solari told the judge Winner had written in a notebook: “I...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jun 6, 2017

    Report Suggests Russia Hackers Breached Voting Software Firm

    Russian hackers attacked at least one U.S. voting software supplier days before last year’s presidential election, according to a government intelligence report leaked Monday that suggests election-related hacking penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than previously known. The classified National Security Agency report, which was published online by The Intercept, does not say whether the hacking had any effect on...

  • Facebook Mar 14, 2017

    Gen. Neller to USMC: How Much More Must Women Do to Be Accepted?

    The U.S. Marine Corps Commandant addressed Tuesday the investigation into the “Marines United” Facebook page and the posting of photos of female Marines without their consent, telling Congress that behaviors are “going to be different.”

  • Facebook Mar 9, 2017

    ‘Boys Will Be Boys' Excuse Must Stop: Marine in Nude Pics Scandal

    One of the U.S. Marines whose image was posted without consent to secret Facebook page said Wednesday the excuse that “boys will be boys” must stop.

  • Facebook Mar 6, 2017

    Marines Being Investigated for Sharing Nude Photos of Female Colleagues

    The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without their knowledge....
    The photographs were shared on a secret Facebook page, “Marines United,” that had a membership proof active-duty and retired male Marines, Navy Corpsman and British Royal Marines. Along with...

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