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Teachers striking over pay rise like ‘a teenager wanting a better car’ – Oklahoma governor

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin compared state teachers on strike to teenagers who want a better car. Educators have been on walkout for a third day over low wages and underfunding, despite lawmakers agreeing to meet some demands. “Teachers want more,” Fallin told CBS News in an interview. “But it’s kind of like a teenager wanting a better car.” Oklahoma teacher ...

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‘Crypto-jacking’: Bitcoin rise prompts hackers to ditch ransomware for mining fraud

As bitcoin soared to the $ 20,000 mark last year, cyber-criminals increasingly turned their attention to cryptocurrency users. ‘Cryto-jacking’ cases catapulted in 2017 as cryptocurrency prices rose, according to new research. The sky-rocketing value of some cryptocurrencies in 2017 apparently prompted hackers to move away from tried and tested ransomware as a source of extortion and direct their attention towards ...

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Facebook co-founder says its rise reveals the fault lines destroying the “American Dream”

Andrew KeenContributor Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: 2018 might be Amazon’s year to take a leading role in online advertising More long term greed… Tim O’Reilly’s recipe for a successful 2018 ...

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Arrests & crimes against homeless in Los Angeles on the rise – report

More homeless people in Los Angeles were arrested for felonies and misdemeanors, and were were also subjected to more police use of force in 2017 than in the previous year. Crimes against LA’s homeless have also risen. A new report by the Los Angeles Police Department puts the grim reality of an estimated 34,000 people living rough into figures.  The ...

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Tory troll farm! Russia-obsessed party plots rise of its own battle bots ahead of election

The Tory party has been obsessing for months over Russian ‘bots’ and so-called ‘like-farms’ with –according to them – the ability to influence an entire nation. So obsessed, in fact, that they’ve decided to open their own. An army of Tory tweeters sounds about as dull as, well, a bunch of Tories talking down to us about politics, but we’re ...

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Opioid prescriptions on the rise in England, new study shows

The prescription of highly addictive opioids by GPs in England is steadily rising, especially in deprived areas, a new study shows. The rise comes despite the drugs being potentially dangerous and the ongoing US opioid crisis. Published in the British Journal Of General Practice, the research found an increase in long-term opioid prescriptions by doctors “despite poor efficacy for non-cancer ...

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Misconduct complaints rise in US military, but fewer senior officers found guilty

While the number of complaints filed against senior US military and defense officials increased, fewer Department of Defense officers were actually found guilty of misconduct last year, according to data from DoD investigators. Some 803 complaints were made in the last fiscal year compared with 787 the previous year. Only 144 were considered credible and subsequently investigated by the Inspector ...

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Twitter goes to town on Paul Ryan over $1.50 pay rise tweet

House Speaker Paul Ryan has been accused of being “out of touch” with ordinary Americans after cheering a $ 1.50 per week increase to the weekly wage of a Pennsylvania school secretary. The Republican congressional leader was hailing the effect of his party’s $ 1.5 trillion tax cut on Twitter when he made the gaffe. “A secretary at a public ...

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More men to get a pay rise at BBC after report finds ‘no bias’ against female staff

The BBC has opened itself to further backlash over its gender pay gap as more men than women will receive a pay rise after auditors found there is “no bias” against female presenters. Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found that of the nearly 200 on-air staff needing a pay rise under a new “transparent” structure announced by the BBC in a ...

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High alert: Floodwaters rise in Paris amid warnings of further deluge (PHOTOS)

Some 20 flood warnings have been issued for Paris and surrounding areas, with French authorities putting residents and businesses along the capital’s River Seine on high alert over rising floodwaters. READ MORE: Going nuts for Nutella: French shoppers ‘riot’ over hazelnut spread (VIDEOS) The water level is already nearly on a par with the floods of 2016, when the Seine ...

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