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This city is giving residents $500 per month. Some hope it can become a national plan

This city is giving residents $500 per month. Some hope it can become a national plan

Finance
Tomas Vargas, Jr., of Stockton, Calif., says that receiving money through the city's universal basic income experiment has been life changing.Snap Jackson PhotographyA few years ago, Tomas Vargas, Jr., was having a tough time supporting his family.The Stockton, California, resident, a part-time supervisor at UPS, found his paychecks were not enough to cover his expenses. To pick up extra cash, he looked for more work, by fixing cars and helping neighbors out around their houses."I was stressed out," Vargas, 36, said. "I was living paycheck by paycheck but I was having to hustle on top of it to get my bills paid."Then, something changed. He was selected to participate in a new program offered by the city.Called SEED, which stands for Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, the program ...
TikTok says it will no longer operate in Hong Kong due to national security law

TikTok says it will no longer operate in Hong Kong due to national security law

Technology
TikTok has said it will no longer operate in Hong Kong after China's new national security law demanded it hand over user data.Technology giants including Google, Twitter and Facebook have also said they will deny requests for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement while they examine the implications of the new legislation. Professional networking site LinkedIn and video conferencing software Zoom have said they too are "pausing processing data requests from and related to Hong Kong" in light of the law.It comes after the Hong Kong government announced how some aspects of the security law will be implemented late on Monday. Police will no longer have to seek court orders before requiring internet users or service providers to remove posts or aid investigations. ...
National Guardsman dies in non-combat-related incident in Kosovo

National Guardsman dies in non-combat-related incident in Kosovo

Business
July 6 (UPI) -- The Pentagon announced late Monday the death of a National Guardsman who died on Independence Day in Kosovo. Pfc. Alexander Blake Klass, 20, died Saturday as the result of a non-combat-related incident at Camp Novo Selo, in northern Kosovo, the Department of Defense said in a release. Advertisement "The incident is under investigation," the release said. The native of Willamina, Ore., was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon National Guard in Springfield. "This is a tragic situation and our primary focus is supporting the family during this difficult time," Brig. Gen. William J. Prendergast IV, land component commander of the Oregon Army National Gaurd, said in a statement. The Department of Defense said Klass died w...
Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong protests, as analysts weigh in on national security law’s impact

Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong protests, as analysts weigh in on national security law’s impact

Finance
Protesters chant for five demands during street protests on Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China on July 1, 2020.Tommy Walker | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesAbout 370 protesters were arrested in Hong Kong on Wednesday — 10 of them were apprehended for breaching the new security law just one day after it took effect.The new law came into force late Tuesday night, hours after the top decision making body of China's parliament passed the controversial legislation.Police used water cannons to disperse thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong who poured out into the streets. In some cases, the protests turned violent. Seven officers were injured while on duty, police said.Opponents of the law say it undermines the city's autonomy that was promised when Hong Kong was handed over from the U.K. to C
Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

World
China’s legislature has endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong that has triggered new protests in the territory and strained relations with the United States and BritainBy JOE McDONALD Associated PressMay 28, 2020, 10:07 AM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- China’s legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted protests in the territory. The National People’s Congress backed the bill as it wrapped up an annual session that was held under intensive anti-coronavirus controls. The vote was 2,878 to 1, in line with the high-profile but largely ceremonial body’s custom of near-unanimous approval of legal changes decided by the ruling Commun