Tag: Georgia

[Update: Now 4 more nations] YouTube Kids expands to 13 new European countries (including the return of Croatia)

When it comes to watching YouTube Kids you’ll need to be in one of the countries officially supported by the app. That’s because if you download while in an unsupported nation, the app will disable itself and keep you from watching. Today there’s good news for six new countries in Europe who don’t have to worry […]

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Remaining GM Workers on Edge as Layoffs End: We’re ‘Nervous and Afraid’

The remaining American workers at General Motors (GM) say they are on edge as layoffs of thousands of longtime U.S. employees have somewhat concluded at a number of the automakers’ plants. At the beginning of the month, GM executives began laying off 14,700 workers in the United States and Canada, with the majority of the […]

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Heckler to Elizabeth Warren at Georgia Rally: ‘Why Did You Lie?’

A heckler at Democrat 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) Saturday rally in Georgia repeatedly yelled, “Why did you lie?” while holding up a “1/2020th” sign. The man, who was mocking Warren’s exaggerated claims of Native American ancestry, heckled the Massachusetts Democrat as she told her backstory to a crowd of more than 1,000 […]

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21 Savage to Be Released From ICE Custody, His Lawyers Say

Lawyers for the Britain-born rapper 21 Savage say he will be released on bond on Wednesday after spending more than a week in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which said it had arrested him for being in the United States illegally. Kuck Baxter Immigration, the law firm representing […]

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[Update: 7 more] YouTube Kids expands to six new European countries (including the return of Croatia)

When it comes to watching YouTube Kids you’ll need to be in one of the countries officially supported by the app. That’s because if you download while in an unsupported nation, the app will disable itself and keep you from watching. Today there’s good news for six new countries in Europe who don’t have to worry […]

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Democrats Are Urging Stacey Abrams to Run for Senate. She’s Listening.

Stacey Abrams’s defeat in the Georgia governor’s race was only a few weeks old when she arrived in New York in December to meet with campaign donors and political allies. At a reception in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, a supporter asked her what she would do next. Ms. Abrams, attendees recalled, […]

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Rapper 21 Savage Arrested By ICE in Atlanta: ‘His Whole Public Persona Is False’

Rapper 21 Savage was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Atlanta Sunday over alleged immigration violations. A statement from ICE, reported by Fox5 Atlanta, details the alleged immigration violations of 21 Savage, whose real name is Sha Taa Bin Abraham-Joseph. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa […]

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YouTube Kids expands to six new countries (including the return of Croatia)

When it comes to watching YouTube Kids you’ll need to be in one of the countries officially supported by the app. That’s because if you download while in an unsupported nation, the app will disable itself and keep you from watching. Today there’s good news for six new countries in Europe who don’t have to worry […]

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Stacey Abrams to Deliver Democrat Response to Trump’s SOTU Address

Failed Democrat Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the official Democrat response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on February 5. Speaking before reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) revealed Abrams agreed to deliver the speech when the pair spoke by phone three weeks prior. “She has […]

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R. Kelly’s Manager Surrenders on Threat Charge

A manager for R. Kelly turned himself into the authorities in Georgia on Friday on charges that he threatened a man who accuses the R&B singer of holding his daughter captive. The manager, Henry James Mason, 52, of Mableton, Ga., was wanted on a warrant for terroristic threats and acts […]

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FBI Arrests Man Suspected of Plotting Attack on White House with Explosives

A Georgia man has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of planning an attack Thursday on the White House and federal buildings in Washington, D.C. NBC reports the suspect, 21-year-old Hasher Jallal Taheb, possessed a “hand-drawn diagram” of the West Wing’s ground floor and planned to load up a backpack with explosives and approach the […]

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Stacey Abrams Meets With Top Democrats to Talk Possible 2020 Senate Run

Photo: AP Senator Stacey Abrams certainly has a ring to it. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Abrams, who gained interest nationwide after conceding a hotly contested election for the Georgia governor’s seat last year, met with Democratic leadership in Washington, D.C., to discuss a possible 2020 run—for the U.S. […]

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Saudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Whenever her father beat her, or bound her wrists and ankles to punish her for perceived disobedience, the Saudi teenager dreamed of escape, she said. As desperate as she was to leave, however, the same question always stopped her short: How would she get out? If she […]

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Vape Store Clerk Has Meltdown over Customer Wearing Trump Shirt

A store clerk at a vape store was fired Friday evening after he was caught on video screaming at a customer wearing a shirt that said “Trump” and a MAGA hat, demanding for him to leave and refusing to sell him anything. “LEAVE THE STORE! LEAVE THE STORE! LEAVE THE STORE! F-CK OFF! I DON’T […]

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Trump Administration Withdraws Food Stamps from Thousands of Georgia Residents

Image: iStock Because the Trump Administration is hell-bent on inventing new ways to fuck with marginalized groups, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia has decided to be especially cruel to food stamp recipients. As nearly 8,000 people have had their SNAP benefits rescinded between April and October—nearly a 2o-fold increase […]

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Georgia Store Owner, Ten Customers Plead Guilty to Food Stamp Fraud

A Georgia store owner and ten of his customers pleaded guilty on Tuesday to food stamp fraud charges for their involvement in a scheme whereby customers traded food stamp benefits for cash. The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Garland Alford, 75, pleaded guilty to two counts of food stamp fraud for allowing his customers to […]

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Stacey ‘Google Me’ Abrams Says She’ll Run Again, Was Most Searched Politician in US This Year

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Stacey Abrams continues to let the people know she’s not taking her foot off these Republicans’ necks and will be running for office again. It might not be a bad idea—Abrams was the most Googled politician of 2018 in the U.S. People are checking for […]

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Republicans Keep Control of Georgia Elections With Runoff Victory

Widespread anger in Georgia over a voting system that Democrats believed to be rigged against them was not enough to prevent a Republican candidate from winning a runoff on Tuesday for secretary of state, the chief overseer of the state’s elections. Brad Raffensperger, an engineer from the Atlanta suburbs and […]

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Paid apps on the Play Store are available in Georgia and Myanmar, local currency supported in Paraguay and Serbia

We often take a few features of our smartphones for granted. Those of you who live in the US usually get access to all the cool new things first, followed by a few countries like the UK, France, Germany, Canada, and Australia. Living in Lebanon and writing about tech, this feature inequality struggle is part […]

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Stacey Abrams-Backed Group Files Lawsuit Urging Georgia to Fix Its Raggedy-Ass Election System

Photo: Getty Stacey Abrams may have conceded in this year’s hotly contested governor’s race, but the fight to make Georgia elections fairer and more democratic is far from over. A political group backed by Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight Action, filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta on Tuesday against interim Secretary […]

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