January 1, 2017

France passes law giving employees the right to not respond to after-hours work emails.   http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/31/507704720/french-law-giving-workers-the-right-to-disconnect-goes-into-effect

Minimum wage to rise in 19 states in 2017.  http://thehill.com/policy/finance/312145-minimum-wage-set-to-rise-in-19-states

“Russian hacking of power company” story way overblown says company. “We detected the malware in a single Burlington Electric Department laptop not connected to our organization’s grid systems.”   https://theintercept.com/2016/12/31/russia-hysteria-infects-washpost-again-false-story-about-hacking-u-s-electric-grid/

Trump reportedly makes childish New Year’s tweet taunting his “many enemies” who “lost so badly”.   http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/donald-trump-taunts-his-many-enemies-who-lost-so-badly-in-new-years-eve-tweet/   Despite losing the popular vote by almost 3 million votes.

New York City restaurant accused of discriminating against minorities and ugly or fat people by making them wait for a table and seating them out of sight of other customers.   http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/new-york-bistro-faces-shocking-accusations-hosts-hid-minorities-at-cramped-tables-out-of-sight/

39 killed, many wounded in terror attack at Istanbul night club.   http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/01/new-year-revelers-slaughtered-in-turkey-was-shooter-dressed-as-santa.html

Attackers free prisoners from jail in Bahrain.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/01/01/armed-men-attack-bahrain-jail-release-inmates.html

Missouri law reportedly makes fighting at school or on a school bus a possible felony, regardless of a student’s age. “Under the statute, students caught fighting could face third-degree assault charges and up to four years in prison…”  https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/30/headlines/missouri_new_law_will_make_schoolyard_fighting_a_felony

Police in Cologne, Germany accused of blocking immigrants from participating in New Year’s Eve celebrations.   http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/01/cologne-police-detain-100s-african-men-over-new-year.html

Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies and social workers accused of not taking child abuse complaints seriously prior to child’s death.   http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-gabriel-fernandez-sheriffs-deputies-20161222-story.html

 

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January 1, 2017

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