Homeless, assaulted, broke: drivers left behind as Uber promises change at the top

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Uber has vowed a shakeup of its scandal-prone executive culture. But its drivers, often left destitute by car rentals and low pay, who are being shortchanged It was billed as one of the most important company-wide meetings in the history of Los Angeles. The 28-year-old rolled up his sleeping bag, put it in the trunk […]

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Uber’s scandals, blunders and PR disasters: the full list

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The company has had a seemingly never-ending string of missteps, from its controversial CEO to questionable tactics and sexual harassment claims Uber has been rocked by a steady stream of scandals and negative publicity in recent years, including revelations of questionable spy programs, a high-stakes technology lawsuit, claims of sexual harassment and discrimination and embarrassing […]

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Trump supporter interrupts controversial Julius Caesar play in New York

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Protester trespassed onto stage in Central Park and shouted: This is violence against Donald Trump A right-wing protester has been charged with trespassing after interrupting a New York production of Julius Caesar during the assassination scene and shouting: This is violence against Donald Trump. The protester, who later identified herself as Laura Loomer, interrupted the […]

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2020 vision? Kamala Harris oversight role gives Democrats a new rising star

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The California senators competence and composure in the face of Republican criticism has stirred feelings that she could be a contender in three years time Kamala Harris, the Democratic junior senator from California, waited nearly two hours for her turn to question Jeff Sessions. The attorney general was appearing before the Senate intelligence committee to […]

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Russia investigation: Mike Pence hires personal legal counsel

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Pences office confirmed he retained Richard Cullen to assist him in responding to inquiries by special counsel Robert Mueller Vice president Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to oversee his response to investigations into possible inquiries by special counsel Robert Mueller. The vice president is focused entirely on his duties and promoting the presidents […]

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Pedal-ins and car burials: what happened to America’s forgotten 1970s cycle boom?

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Bicycle madness once saw US bike sales outstrip cars, and spawned ambitious plans for 100,000 miles of cycle paths. Then the music stopped The bicycles biggest wave of popularity in its 154-year history, gushed Time magazine in 1970 at the start of Americas five-year love affair with the bike. Some 64 million fellow travellers are […]

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The new horsemen: why American riot police embraced the bicycle

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As a new digital era of protest has dawned under Occupy and Trump, riot police across the US have embarked on a fundamental shift in crowd control Early last Saturday afternoon, under clear blue skies, a sparsely attended anti-sharia rally left the grounds of City Hall in Seattle, Washington. Until then, the attendees had been […]

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Britain and the US once ran the world. Now theyre all at sea | Linda Colley

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The parallels are striking. Both were global and political giants. Now both must adjust to their loss of influence Events last Thursday on the two sides of the Atlantic were at once momentous and in some ways connected. In Washington the former FBI director Theresa May squandered her majority. As a result, on both sides […]

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