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DeVos says school funds can be used to purchase guns – ThinkProgress

Democrats and education advocates asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos not to allow federal grants to be used for the purchase of guns. The Education Secretary turned them down, saying that when it comes to firearms in schools, she embraces a policy of “flexibility.” “I have no intention of taking any action concerning the purchase of firearms or firearms training for school ...

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Democrats battle over results, representation in Boston primary

Ayanna Pressley is in a hurry. The 44-year-old Boston city councilor, running to unseat veteran Democratic Rep. Mike Capuano with a slogan, “Change Can’t Wait,” evoking President Obama’s insurgent 2008 presidential campaign, hammered that message home in a session with faith leaders and supporters at Roxbury Presbyterian Church on Sunday. “Now is the time to be bold,” Pressley, the granddaughter ...

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Seoul tasks 8,000 workers with searching for hidden cams in public bathrooms — RT World News

South Korea’s capital has expanded its crackdown on the ‘hidden cam’ porn industry, ordering daily inspections of all public bathrooms for spying devices. It comes after a series of mass protests against the porn genre. Seoul authorities unveiled the new plan on Sunday aimed at ensuring that the city’s 20,554 public restrooms are free of secret cameras. Around 8,000 workers ...

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Malaysia’s finance minister acquitted of corruption charges

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A Malaysian court on Monday acquitted Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng of corruption charges brought against him two years ago, state news agency Bernama reported. FILE PHOTO: Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng speaks during a news conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin Lim was charged in 2016 with abusing his position ...

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China’s manufacturing growth hits 14-month low as trade war bites – business live | Business

An electric bus production line at a factory in Liaocheng in China’s eastern Shandong province. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. Today we discover how the world’s manufacturers fared in August, in the face of trade war anxiety and worries over the global economy. ...

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Why Coke is getting into the restaurant business

Coca-Cola is betting coffee shops will bring it closer to total beverage domination. On Friday, the company announced that it has agreed to buy UK coffee chain Costa Coffee for $5.1 billion. It’s an unusual move. Traditionally, big beverage companies build up their portfolios by investing in promising startups. Coke recently took a stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor to ...

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