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Federal judge in Wisconsin strikes down early-voting restrictions passed in lame-duck session

Breaking News Emails Breaking news alerts and special reports. SUBSCRIBE Jan. 18, 2019, 4:41 AM GMT By Associated Press MADISON, Wis. – A federal judge on Thursday struck down early-voting restrictions Wisconsin Republicans adopted in a December lame-duck legislative session, saying the limits mirror restrictions he blocked two years ago. Republicans voted in December to limit in-person early voting to …

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Kim's Take: Federal judge ruled that the police can not force you to unlock your cellphone

Yesterday, a Northern California federal judge ruled that the police can not force anyone to unlock their smartphones with biometric data – fingerprints or face IDs. . This case is far from over. The Supreme Court ruled several years ago that neither the police nor the government could force smartphone users to hand over passwords in very narrow circumstances that …

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Federal Prosecutor's Office prosecutes Huawei for alleged theft of trade secrets

The prosecution is investigating China's Huawei Technologies Co. for allegedly stealing business secrets from US business associates, including the technology behind a robotic device T-Mobile US Inc. used to test smartphones, by persons who are familiar with the matter. The investigation was partially based on civil suits against Huawei, including one in which a Seattle jury found the robot technology …

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New federal regulations would make drones fly at night and over crowds

Enlarge / A drone will be flown at a real estate inspection after Hurricane Harvey in Houston in 2017. The Federal Aviation Administration suggested on Monday that regulations be relaxed for commercial drone operations. Since 2016, the FAA has allowed the commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles weighing less than 55 pounds under certain circumstances. New rules proposed this week …

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Unemployment claims of Federal employees shot up

The unemployed claims of federal workers rose more than 400% in the last week of December, according to recent figures from the Ministry of Labor. This release shows that in the first week after the shutdown, 4,760 federal employees have applied for unemployment, which is now entering the record-breaking third week of work. Many government contractors are also eligible. "I …

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Thousands of federal workers have just missed their first paycheck

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers have missed their first paycheck of the year due to the ongoing partial closure of the government, as President Donald Trump is no closer to closing a stalemate on his border with Democrats. Pay about 800,000 government officials The staff died nearly three weeks ago, and on Friday begins the first wave of lost …

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This is how the wage stubs of some federal workers look today

This weekend is the first time that many of them receive paychecks without money. Take, for example, William Striffler, an air traffic controller at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey. He has given CNN permission to use this picture of his pay stub. The under "net fee?" $ 0.00. Air traffic controllers are only a small part of the total …

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Acting head of federal lender leaves for industry group

Michael Bright has been running the federal mortgage backer Ginnie Mae as chief operating officer since 2017. Bright was formally nominated to take over the May post, but his confirmation has been bottled up in the Senate. Late Wednesday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that he had submitted his resignation, effective January 16. On Thursday morning, he …

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Jimmy Kimmel provides jobs for federal workers on his show during the shutdown

The frequent critic of President Trump made on Monday evening during his monologue about "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The announcement. "It is unfortunate that these people, these workers, who have nothing to do with this ridiculous wall, will not get paychecks, especially right after the holidays," said Kimmel. "Tonight and every night to a standstill, we'll have a federal employee work …

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