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The health of hundreds of thousands of meat plant workers in Brazil is at risk from an industry-backed plan to reduce breaks given to employees, say workers’ rights groups in the country. In the midst of a pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 350,000 Brazilians, President Jair Bolsonaro’s government, parliament and the …

Chuck E. Cheese has resumed its Sensory Sensitive Sundays program, which had been on pause because of the pandemic, to give children with autism a more inclusive space to play. The program’s relaunch Sunday coincided with Autism Acceptance Month.  “Every child deserves a place where they feel safe,” said Zoila Gonzalez, the assistant manager of …

If there’s one thing Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant know how to do, it’s play tween characters with almost painful hyper-specificity. Last night’s “Study Buddy” sketch saw McKinnon’s Josh call his wingman, Bryant’s Jason, while the former is on a study date with “the Beyoncé of science class” (played by host Carey …

The sage advice that “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is older than Joe Biden, but apparently he never heard of it. Or doesn’t think much of it.  The president is on a tear, as in tearing up arrangements that were achieving their objectives. His early results are disastrous.  In an act of astonishing …

EDMONTON — Whether he’s breaking a wooden board, a clay tile, cement bricks or stacks of cinder blocks in half, Kevin Olsen says every chop requires the same four skills. “You have to hit it with speed, perfect accuracy, focus and strength,” says the Canadian master of taekwondo with a sixth-degree black belt. “You have …

LITTLETON, Colo. (KDVR) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the number of big game applications for the 2021 season is the highest ever, and now a new record. Elk, mule deer, moose, some of the best big game hunting in North America is right here in Colorado. “The state is attractive for hunting because we have …

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On Thursday, family and friends laid six loved ones to rest in Allen. The Towhid family was found in their home Monday morning after police say two brothers made a pact to kill their family before taking their own lives. Authorities said the brothers had been battling depression. It’s a story that has deeply shaken …

Apr 10th 2021 SAN FRANCISCO THE NEXT big listing on Wall Street will be a disappointment—at least for cryptocurrency purists. When Coinbase, a marketplace for such digital monies, starts trading on April 14th, it will be on a boring, conventional stock exchange, and not—as might befit one of the world’s biggest crypto firms—on a buzzy …

Lenovo’s new Legion Phone Duel 2 is a gaming phone that has two USB-C ports, a pop-up camera, and even built-in fans. There’s so much tech inside that Lenovo decided it’d be best to shove its most crucial, hard-working components into the middle of the phone, making it easier for the fans to keep it …