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Amazon workers strike in multiple countries on Black Friday

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www.kxan.com – Brad Dress – 2023-11-24 12:00:32

SUMMARY: Amazon workers in multiple countries, including the UK, Germany, and the US, went on strike for Black Friday, organized by UNI Global Union to protest the e-commerce giant’s labor practices. They are part of the “Make Amazon Pay” campaign, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. Amazon spokesperson denies allegations, stating that the company has created millions of jobs, offers good pay and benefits, and is investing in renewable energy and environmental sustainability. Workers argue that Amazon pays lower wages and lacks health and safety policies, as well as raising concerns about its environmental footprint. The strike is the largest industrial action in Amazon’s history and is growing every year.

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Storm recovery in Houston: CenterPoint works to restore power to half a million customers as temps are expected to rise

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abc13.com – Lileana Pearson – 2024-05-18 10:01:54

SUMMARY: The Houston area continues to recover from severe storms that caused widespread power outages and damage. Nearly half a million customers in Harris County are still without electricity, with temperatures expected to reach the high 90s. CenterPoint Energy has restored power to almost 300,000 people but 520,000 are still affected. The company is focusing on restoring power to homes and businesses, with repairs underway before sunrise. Cooling centers are operating to help residents cope with the heat, with some communities expected to be without power through the weekend. The storm caused an estimated $5 billion in damage to the city.

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Texas restaurant named one of the most beautiful in the US, according to OpenTable

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www.kxan.com – Devin Willems – 2024-05-18 09:00:00

SUMMARY: OpenTable, in collaboration with People’s magazine, has compiled a list of the 50 most beautiful restaurants in America, offering unforgettable dining experiences. From great halls to homes-turned-eateries, these restaurants can be found in every corner of the country. One example is Tillie’s in Texas, located in a 200-year-old Vietnamese town hall with impressive antiques, offering a modern interpretation of classic gourmet dishes. Other restaurants on the list include The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil in California, The Garden Room in Georgia, and Verōnika in New York. To learn more about each restaurant or to book a reservation, check out OpenTable’s full results.

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Former President Trump at the Dallas NRA Convention Saturday Afternoon

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-05-18 08:35:24

SUMMARY: Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association conference in Dallas, leading to the Democratic National Committee placing mobile billboards outside the venue accusing Trump of prioritizing the gun lobby over Texas families. The billboards feature quotes from Trump regarding gun violence and criticize his actions in rolling back reforms that made it easier for criminals to carry guns. The DNC argues that Trump’s loyalty lies with the NRA and not the safety of American families. Despite this criticism, Trump has strong support from the NRA, which spent millions in support of his presidential campaign.

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