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Homeland Security announces steps against H1B visa fraud

Dept. of Homeland SecurityThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced steps on Monday to prevent the fraudulent use of H1B visas, used by employers to bring in specialized foreign workers temporarily, which appeared to fall short of President Donald Trump's campaign promises to overhaul the program.

A White House official said Trump may still do more on the program.

Trump had promised to end the lottery system for H1B visas, which gives each applicant an equal chance at 65,000 positions each year.


Susan Rice Denies ‘Unmasking’ Trump Officials

Susan Rice denies 'unmasking'Former national security adviser Susan Rice denied on Tuesday that she was responsible for “unmasking” the names of top Trump officials, as was claimed in reports on Monday. “I leaked nothing to nobody, and never have and never would,” Rice said on MSNBC.

Rice denied that she or any Obama administration official “used intelligence for political purposes.”

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Women are missing from the highest paid jobs

women in high paid jobsIf it's a high-paid job, chances are you won't find a woman in it.

That's the conclusion of a LinkedIn analysis, prepared for Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, of how women fared in the top 100 highest-paying jobs in the U.S. On average, women make up less than 30% of employees in each role. Among the highest-paid roles, only three of them employ more women than men — all within human resource roles.


Indiana's abortion ultrasound requirement shut down by federal judge

Indiana abortion lawA federal judge has prohibited Indiana from enforcing a state-mandated ultrasound at least eighteen hours prior to an abortion procedure.

"Simply put, the State has not provided any convincing evidence that requiring an ultrasound to occur eighteen hours prior to an abortion rather than on the day of an abortion makes it any more likely that a woman will choose not to have an abortion," U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt wrote in her 53-page opinion, issued Friday evening.


5 women got total $13M in settlements after accusing O’Reilly of harassment

O'Reilly tp pay up in harrassment suitFive women accusing Fox News host Bill O'Reilly of harassment received a total of $13 million for agreeing not to pursue litigation or talk about their accusations, the New York Times reported Saturday.

The women were reportedly paid either by Fox or by O’Reilly himself.

The allegations were made by women who either worked for Fox News host or appeared on his program.


Interstate 85 collapses in massive fire in Atlanta

Interstate 85 bridge collapsesA massive fire caused a portion of heavily traveled Interstate 85 to collapse in northeast Atlanta Thursday evening.

Firefighters moved out from underneath the span just in the nick of time to avoid injury, a Atlanta Fire Department spokesman told WSB-TV.

The fire, which started around 6:30 p.m. ET, broke out near the Buford-Spring Connector. Around 7 p.m. the northbound lanes collapsed.


Two former Christie allies sentenced in Bridgegate scandal

Bridget Ann Kelly and Bill Baroni get jail termsTwo former allies of Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms for their roles in the George Washington Bridge lane closures, a bizarre political stunt that was designed to help the governor’s career but ended up halting his rapid march toward the White House.

Bill Baroni, a former Republican state senator who served as Christie’s top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was sentenced to a 24 months of incarceration. Bridget Anne Kelly, Baroni’s co-defendant and a former deputy chief of staff to Christie, was sentenced in the afternoon to 18 months in prison.


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