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Ukraine has launched a criminal investigation of 20 senior Russian officials,
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Ukrainian authorities plan to seek international arrest warrants for the officials,
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The announcement comes days after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the Ukrainian government of sabotaging peace accords during a visit to Crimea and less than a month after Russian intelligence accused Ukraine of sending agents to Crimea to carry out terror attacks, reflecting growing tensions between
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The conflict between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian government troops in eastern Ukraine has killed more than 9,500 people since Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in 2014. In 2015, the fighting was
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At the start of this year, it looked as though Russia was making an increased effort to resolve the crisis, as the Christian Science Monitor’s Fred Weir reported:

President Vladimir Putin appears to have put his best advisers on the case, bolstering hopes that 2016 will be the year the stalled Minsk II agreements, negotiated by France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine to bring peace to war-ravaged eastern Ukraine, gain real traction….

Experts say that suggests the Kremlin is tiring of the long stalemate over the war-torn Donbass region, and is readying for a concerted push to solve remaining issues and prompt an end to the Western sanctions that even Mr. Putin admits are “severely harming” Russia’s economy.

But as tensions have escalated again, so has the violence. The Ukrainian president’s office said on Thursday that three troops had been killed and six wounded in eastern Ukraine, leading President Petro Poroshenko to warn that martial law and military mobilization could be imposed if the fighting worsened.
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That same day, Russian naval and land forces took part in a logistics exercise in moving military hardware and troops to Crimea. On Friday, one day after staging
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A Russian-built bridge connecting Crimea and southern Russia in the works,
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Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who has claimed President Barack Obama’s foreign policy would lead to the rapture, says she is advising Republican
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Speaking to reporters outside a private fundraiser that Trump held in
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“He also recognizes there is a threat around the world, not just here in Minnesota, of radical Islam,” she told Minnesota Public Radio. “I wish our
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Bachmann also serves on the real estate mogul’s evangelical advisory board,
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Last month, she warned that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would create “certain destruction” and “catastrophic decline” if elected president. She also celebrated Trump for his “1950s sensibilities” and “1950s common sense,” and argued that because he “gets and understands religious liberty,” people of all faiths will be allowed to say “Merry Christmas” during a Trump presidency.

Like Trump, Bachmann is an avid conspiracy theorist. Last fall, when she visited Israel, she argued that there is violence and unrest in the country because Jesus is “coming soon.” She warned Christians that they must convert as many people
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In 2011, when Trump raised questions about whether Obama was born in the U.S., Bachmann was among the GOP lawmakers calling for the release of Obama’s
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It was unclear why Trump was campaigning in Bachmann’s home state; a GOP presidential nominee hasn’t won there since 1972. While polling on Minnesota is
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The DOJ issued a memo that directs the federal Bureau of Prisons to either let its contracts with private prisons lapse as they expire or renegotiate them to reduce their scope.

But the new DOJ policy won’t change the fact that private companies enjoy lucrative contracts with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to run immigrant detention centers or with the U.S. Marshals Service to jail immigrants for short periods of time. (The guideline also won’t affect contracts with jails and other facilities run through contracts with state and municipal governments,
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The country’s largest private prison contractor, Corrections Corp of America, has
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“We value our partners, and we will continue to work with them,” CCA spokesman Jonathan Burns wrote in an emailed statement. But, he added, “it’s important to note that today’s announcement relates only to BOP correctional facilities, which make up 7 percent of our business.”

That figure is down from 11 percent last year, according to the CCA’s most recent annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Contracts with ICE and U.S. Marshals Service account for 24 percent and 16 percent, respectively, of its business.

The second largest private prison company, GEO Group, likewise does business with all three federal agencies.

Private prison companies manage more than one-half of all immigrant detention
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“This is a turning point,” Bob Libal, Grassroots Leadership’s executive director,
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A single four-year CCA contract to run a controversial family detention center in Dilley, Texas, brought in $244.7 million in 2015 ― more than one-tenth of the company’s total revenue for the year.

The federal government is currently renegotiating the bloated Dilley contract. ICE agreed to pay CCA a flat fee for the detention center, regardless of how many people were locked up there, according to The Washington Post.

I’m really happy that the DOJ has taken this decision today. Clearly the other agencies of the federal government should follow suit.Bob Libal, executive director of Grassroots Leadership

An ICE official confirmed to HuffPost that Thursday’s memo wouldn’t affect its detention center contracts. Its facilities don’t have the same missions as DOJ facilities, she added. For example, DOJ facilities are punitive and supposed to have rehabilitative services, whereas ICE facilities are intended to be short-term and nonpunitive as individuals go through deportation proceedings.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrests and takes into custody people accused of various federal crimes, but its role in immigration enforcement has grown in recent years. The George W. Bush administration launched a program called Operation Streamline in 2004, which ramped up the prosecution of immigrants for illegal entry or illegal re-entry. The vast majority of these immigrants are
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The program expanded under President Barack Obama to the extent that immigration offenses became the most commonly prosecuted category of federal crime, outpacing drug offenses. The number of immigration prosecutions has
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Isabel García, a lawyer in Tucson, Arizona, who has campaigned against Operation Streamline prosecutions, said she was excited for the DOJ’s new policy, but remained concerned about the agencies left out.

“I have a lot of questions,” García told HuffPost. “What’s going to happen with all these other contracts we have?”

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) applauded the new policy, but said it didn’t go far enough.

“Today’s announcement from the Justice Department is an important first step in addressing this unacceptable situation,” he said in a statement, adding that “we must insist that these changes are adopted by all federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, which relies heavily on private prisons even for housing vulnerable mothers and children.”

ICE is a division of the Department of Homeland Security.

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A group that has promoted “alternatives to abortion” has secured a $1.6 million grant from the “Healthy Texas Women” program, the Texas Tribune reported Wednesday, the second largest award the program granted.

Women’s health groups would normally be alarmed that a group like this is
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The Heidi Group’s website doesn’t offer many details, but has described itself as “promoting life affirming hope and dignity to girls, women, and their families seeking self-sufficiency.” The Texas Health and Human Services Commission told the Texas Tribune that the group has “changed its focus” and “will now be providing women’s health and family planning services required by Healthy Texas Women, including birth control, STI screening and treatment, plus cancer screenings to women across Texas.” But pro-choice groups in the state say that
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Texas’ ultra-strict abortion rules and cuts to family planning organizations like Planned Parenthood have shut down a number of women’s health clinics in the
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This is more concerning in the time of Zika, which has been found to cause birth defects in babies whose mothers were infected during pregnancy. Texas had its first Zika-related death this week, a baby born with microcephaly to a mother who had traveled to Latin America while pregnant. And as Reveal reported last
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“Texas politicians devastated women’s access to birth control and other care, and shut down health centers across the state,” said Sarah Wheat, chief external affairs officer for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, in a statement. “The looming threat of Zika makes the need for this care more urgent than ever.
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1927: Defenseman Bill Gadsby is born in Calgary, Alberta. Gadsby comes to the NHL as a 19-year-old with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1946 after being signed as
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1947: Goaltender Ken Dryden is born in Hamilton, Ontario. Unlike Gadsby, Dryden spends seven full seasons in the NHL after joining the Montreal Canadiens for the final six games of 1970-71 but wins six championships. Dryden plays six regular-season games at the end of the 1970-71 season, but wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP after helping the Canadiens win the Cup in 1971, then wins the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 1971-72. With Dryden in goal, the Canadiens win the Cup in 1973 and take four in a row from 1976-79. Dryden retires after the 1979 championship 258-57-74 with a 2.24 goals-against average and 46 shutouts in 397 NHL games. He wins the Vezina Trophy
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1977: The Los Angeles Kings sign free agent left wing Charlie Simmer, who played 80 NHL games during the previous three seasons with the California Seals/Cleveland Barons franchise. Simmer doesn’t earn a full-time job with the
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Their first game at Barclays Center requires overtime after Islanders defenseman Marek Zidlicky scores 1:18 into the third period to tie the game 2-2. But Kane scores a power-play goal for the Blackhawks 1:49 into overtime and New York is
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“It was a great atmosphere,” Capuano said. “You don’t really know what it’s going to feel like until you get out there, but I thought the fans were into it, it was loud. Obviously a different atmosphere than the Coliseum, but I think the guys were looking forward to this game and dropping the puck tonight.”

27. April 18, 2016: Late Flyers founder Ed Snider honored before Game 3 of
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After losing the owner of their franchise, the Flyers and a capacity crowd at Wells Fargo Center watch an emotional video tribute prior to a playoff game against the Capitals. Snider, who founded the Flyers in 1967, died on April 11 at the age of 83 after a battle with cancer.

Philadelphia forward Michael Raffl scores 57 seconds into the game, but the Flyers then allow six unanswered goals in a 6-1 defeat.

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It was the first playoff series victory for the Predators since 2012.

“It’s a big step,” Laviolette said. “I feel that if you can’t take this one step, you can’t take any more steps. That makes it a really big win for our guys and for our team. When you’re faced with these situations, you’re either going home or going on and playing hockey to continue to fight for the Cup. It was a big night.”

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The Sharks had never reached the Cup Final, but a little luck from a black cat that ran onto the ice prior to the Game 1 of the second round against the Predators perhaps helped change their fortunes.

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That’s just one piece of the law, hailed as groundbreaking by the academics,
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The law is also an indication that the equal pay issue is moving front-and-center into the national conversation. “The hope is that the bipartisan law will help spark change at the federal level,” Amy Traub, a senior policy analyst at Demos said. “There’s more energy behind these issues.”

Hillary Clinton, who’s been outspoken on equal pay, applauded the law Tuesday night. Donald Trump’s campaign did not respond to HuffPost’s questions about the new policy.

Massachusetts was first on equal pay more than 70 years ago, passing the
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Hopefully, this time around, it won’t take nearly 20 years for the feds to follow the lead. There are currently two bills kicking around Congress that seek to strengthen equal pay policy.

“This law is much stronger and goes farther than [other equal pay laws],” Vivien Labaton, a co-founder of nonprofit group Make It Work, which focuses on economic security for women and families, told The Huffington Post. “It’s a big deal.”

Massachusetts’ law is the first to prohibit the salary question ― a pretty standard interview ask.

Proponents say forbidding the question will mean that women won’t have to drag around their low salary from job to job anymore. If you’ve been interviewed for a position, you probably know the stress that question can bring on. If you’re
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How it usually would work is: The interviewer would say, what are you making now? You’d say $25,000 ― even though you know you’re being underpaid and feel like you maybe could double your pay at the new company. Oh well, your employer hears your number and winds up only offering you a 10 to 15 percent
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The law still allows applicants to reveal their pay during the negotiating process.

“It’s a question that plagues people,” said Deborah Kolb, a professor emerita at Simmons College who advises many top female executives on their careers and is the author of “Negotiating at Work.”

It’s particularly agonizing for women who are changing careers ― going from, say, a position in government to the private sector, Kolb said. Don’t answer the question, if at all possible, she advises. You can try to say something like, I expect to be paid fairly or turn it around and ask the interviewer what the range is for the position. That’s harder though if the question is posed in an online application, which is common.

The question prohibition is just one piece of Massachusetts’ new law. The state has also expanded the definition of equal work, emphasizing that women should be paid the same as men for “comparable” work, defined in the legislation as “work that is substantially similar in that it requires substantially similar skill, effort and responsibility and is performed under similar working conditions.”

That could mean a female cafeteria worker at a company could not be underpaid relative to a male janitorial worker. Or the woman who runs the style section of a
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The legislation also goes far in encouraging workers to tell each other how much money they make, regarded as a key component of pay fairness. It’s not always easy to know if you’re underpaid; it helps when you can ask the guy next to you what he makes.

When the legislation goes into effect in 2018, companies will be prohibited from retaliating against workers who openly discuss their salaries.

If the law’s preventive aspects fail workers, Massachusetts has also removed procedural hurdles to filing complaints. The state’s current equal pay legislation only allowed you 300 days to file a complaint if you felt you were paid unfairly. Now you’ll get three years. Other procedural hurdles have also been lifted.

Though Massachusetts was a first mover in pay equity, it’s unclear if the old law as written was effective. Since the 1970s, only 50 cases in the state have even cited it, noted Amanda Baer, an employment lawyer in Westborough,
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Pay unfairness is notoriously tough to prove. A massive group of female Walmart workers famously lost their fight for pay equity at the Supreme Court because it was ruled that their complaints were too different for the women to constitute a clear class with standing to sue.

Lilly Ledbetter, who found out she was being paid far less for years at Goodyear Tire, lost her case at the Supreme Court because the court ruled that under the law she only had 180 days to file her claim after the first instance of unfair pay. Ledbetter found out she was being paid unfairly after years. The federal law was updated after she lost her case.

Women are on average paid only 79 percent of what men make in the United States for a complex stew of reasons, from straight-up discrimination to differences in career choices and more.

In Massachusetts the number is slightly higher, women earn 82 cents for every dollar a man makes. But African-American women earn only 61 cents on the dollar and Latinas 50 cents.

Women in the state lose out on $11 billion a year because of the pay inequity in the state, according to research from the National Partnership for Women and Families. In tangible terms, that would mean 85 more weeks of food for a woman’s family, six more months of mortgage and utility payments or more than 10 more months of rent.

Fair pay wouldn’t just boost the economy it would lift up the millions of families that rely on a woman as a primary or secondary provider.

“Even though equal pay is described as a ‘women’s issue’ it is core to the economic stability of millions of families in this country,” Labaton said.

Laws like Massachusetts’ don’t quite address all of the factors that contribute to pay inequality: women still wind up taking more time away from the workforce for child-rearing and elder-care. And unconscious bias still holds us back from getting promotions or more mission-critical roles.

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The top two ride-hailing companies in China are expected to soon end the costly fight over the largest such market in the world, with Didi Chuxing agreeing to
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Uber will continue to operate independently in China. Uber Technologies and Uber China’s other shareholders will receive a 20 percent economic stake in the combined company as part of the deal, according to Didi.

Didi founder Cheng Wei and Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick will join each other’s boards.

Cheng said: “Didi Chuxing and Uber have learned a great deal from each other
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The move came after the central government legalized ride-hailing services, dispelling regulatory uncertainties over the further expansion of Didi and Uber in China.

Wang Xiaofeng, an analyst at Forrester Research Inc, said the main reason behind the merger is to cut costs in the battle between the companies for
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“It is only natural that passengers will find decreasing subsidies when hailing rides via the apps,” she said.

Uber has spent at least $1 billion a year to gain ground in China, while Didi has been offering its own subsidies to drivers and riders to build its business.

Wang Siyuan, a white-collar worker in Shanghai, said she enjoys using Uber due to the convenience and good fares brought by competition. “If the fare rise is not too much after the merger, I will certainly keep using the apps,” she said.

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Zhang Xu, an Analysys International analyst, said the merger will mean that smaller players in China’s internet-enabled chauffeur service market will soon feel the pinch.

“The combined market share of Didi and Uber in China’s chauffeur service is more than 80 percent. Their dominant position will bring more competition to smaller players and force them to improve the quality of service to gain user loyalty,” he said.

Yao Weiqun, vice-president of the Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center, said that as Didi and Uber China hold dominant positions in the domestic ride-hailing market, the authorities will have to determine whether the merger breaks antimonopoly regulations.

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Kevin Clune, an attorney for Huskins and Quinn, said the court filing showed the city was continuing “its misguided approach of blaming the victim.”

“Denise and Aaron have already experienced unimaginable horror at the hands of Vallejo,” he said. “We have complete faith that the court will hold Vallejo accountable for its outrageous tactics.”

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When Quinn said he was cold, they made a bed for him. Quinn received demands for $8,500, a figure Mustard said he found small for what would be an elaborate kidnapping.

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Quinn also waited hours to report the abduction and told investigators that the couple had been having relationship problems, according to Mustard.

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By not agreeing to sign a waiver,Custom Cowboys Jersey that opportunity will not be in Baltimore.