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Monday, May 15 – Hour 2 Podcast

 

DNC Workers Sue Party for Receiving Sub-Minimum Wages, No Overtime – Washington Free Beacon

Dozens of field workers have filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee, claiming the party that is pushing employers to pay a $15 minimum wage and more in overtime failed to pay overtime and minimum wages to its own employees.

Earth’s Forest Area 9 Percent Greater Than Thought – Hit & Run : Reason.com

“We show that in 2015, 1327 million hectares of drylands had more than 10% tree-cover, and 1079 million hectares comprised forest,” report the researchers. “Our estimate is 40 to 47% higher than previous estimates, corresponding to 467 million hectares of forest that have never been reported before. This increases current estimates of global forest cover by at least 9%.”

FLASHBACK: Surprise! The earth has trillions more trees than we thought – The Boston Globe

The research, published this week in Nature, drew on global satellite imagery and more than 400,000 sample counts from forests around the world in order to estimate that there are currently 3.04 trillion trees on earth. This is 750 percent more than the previous best estimate, which was 400 billion.

Man protecting son from angry goose gets ticket | Fox 59

A local dad is crying “fowl” after he says he got a ticket for protecting his son from an aggressive goose. But county law enforcement says he went too far.

Study suggests many people don’t believe fake news – 95.3 MNC

Despite claims by some politicians, fake news, social media and search algorithms don’t sway public opinion, according to a study by a group of international researchers.

That article and the study are fake news.

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