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Workers don’t know their schedules until the last minute. That’s a big problem

Despite essential workers being hailed as heroes during the Covid-19 pandemic, and a historically tight labor market, schedule instability has improved little over the past two years, new research finds. “Unstable and unpredictable work schedules continue to be the norm for service sector workers — especially for workers of color, and for women of color …

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She was shoveling snow 2 blocks from the bridge when she heard a crash. Here’s what she saw.

Vehicles are seen stranded after the bridge collapse in Pittsburgh on Friday. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) The bridge that collapsed today in Pittsburgh had an “overall condition” rating of “poor,” according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website that tracks bridges across the state. The bridge was built in 1970, was 447 feet long, and made of …

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An Arizona hiker fell 700 feet to his death while trying to take a photo

Richard Jacobson, 21, was found dead around 700 feet below the Flat Iron Trail, sheriff’s office spokesperson Lauren Reimer told CNN by email. A friend who was camping with Jacobson called 911 around 12:45 a.m. to report that Jacobson had gone to the edge of the trail “to take a photo and slipped,” the statement …

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Prince Andrew gives up membership at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews

Scotland’s best golf courses Golf began in Scotland some 600 years ago and the country represents a bucket list destination for many dedicated addicts. St. Andrews (pictured) is known as the “Home of Golf” and its Old Course is arguably the game’s most hallowed turf. Scotland’s best golf courses St. Andrews: Golf has been played …

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Collapsed bridge had been given overall “poor” rating by Pennsylvania’s transportation department

The bridge that collapsed today in Pittsburgh had an “overall condition” rating of “poor,” according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website that tracks bridges across the state. The bridge was built in 1970, was 447 feet long, and made of a steel rigid frame, the website says.    The department’s website says the deck condition was …

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Bridge given an overall ‘poor’ rating by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

The bridge was built in 1970, was 447 feet long, and made of a steel rigid frame, the website says. The PennDOT website says the Deck Condition was rated “4 – Poor,” the Superstructure Condition was also “4 – Poor,” and the Substructure Condition was rated “6 – Satisfactory.” During a news conference Friday, Pittsburgh …

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Opinion: What a difference a Black woman on the Supreme Court could begin to make

President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s going to keep his campaign promise of nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. By doing so, he will help correct generations of bias and under-representation that have kept Black women from interpreting the laws whose worst impacts we are most likely to face. Far more than …

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Consumer sentiment sinks on inflation and Omicron worries

US consumer sentiment in January fell nearly 5% to the lowest level since November 2011, the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment survey showed Friday. Survey respondents felt worse about both the current economic conditions, as well as the outlook for the near-term. Consumer sentiment has been on a roller coaster throughout the pandemic, initially plummeting …

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