05.21.2016

05.21.2016

Today’s Buzz features shorter workdays, Trump’s lies and the end of the world. On this day in 2011, Harold Camping predicted the world would end, but, since we’re still here, let’s celebrate!

Right Now with Emily Leuning

What I’m Doing: Visiting friends in Vancouver, BC

What I’m Listening To: Kids trying to resist naptime

What I’m Reading: Reviews of Vancouver brunch places

 

We’re Buzzin’

The poor pay more for everyday purchases — and it’s getting worse, a new study warns: The poor often spend more on all kinds of things. Households that have less money to spare in any given week, for example, are forced to buy toilet paper and similar goods in small packages, increasing the prices they pay. In addition, poor families must rely on a whole range of alternative financial services, which might charge exorbitant fees and expose customers to serious risks.

 

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50 Nifty

In Sweden, an Experiment Turns Shorter Workdays Into Bigger Gains: Arturo Perez used to come home frazzled from his job as a caregiver at the Svartedalens nursing home. Eight-hour stretches of tending to residents with senility or Alzheimer’s would leave him sapped with little time to spend with his three children.

How Long Can Ivanka Trump Defend Her Father? Trump’s treatment of women threatens to derail his daughter’s very polished brand.

When it comes to lying, Trump is in a class by himself: Stonewaller, shape-shifter, liar. I wrote this week about how an all-but-certain presidential nominee embodied these characteristics, prompting comments from readers observing, with varying degrees of snarkiness, that they had assumed I was referring to Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s income tax returns once became public. They showed he didn’t pay a cent: The disclosure, in a 1981 report by New Jersey gambling regulators, revealed that the wealthy Manhattan investor had for at least two years in the late 1970s taken advantage of a tax-code provision popular with developers that allowed him to report negative income.

Crash of EgyptAir Flight 804The Aviation Herald, a website that closely follows aviation news, reported that during the EgyptAir jetliner’s final minutes of flight, it sent automated technical signals that might indicate a fast-moving catastrophe on board, like an explosion or fire.

Local Gov Confidential

‘I Quit,’ Handcuffed Man Says in Video of Fatal Encounter With Georgia Police: As Chase Sherman was returning home with his parents and fiancée from his brother’s wedding in November, he began to hallucinate. Apparently reacting to synthetic marijuana he had taken days earlier, he bit his girlfriend and tried to jump out of the back seat of the car as the family drove through Georgia toward Florida.

Inside Detroit’s Failing Public Schools: Detroit Public Schools are in crisis. Dropout rates are twice the national average, schools are routinely failing health inspections, and the district is more than three and a half billion dollars in debt.

When a Town Runs Dry: Stratford, California, is located in the Central Valley—where years of drought threaten the livelihood of the community. Lack of water in the region has severely decreased crop yields for farmers, meaning fewer jobs in rural communities.

Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Make Performing Abortion A Felony: The legislation, which was the first of its kind, as NPR’s Jennifer Ludden reported Thursday, would have effectively eliminated abortion in the state. Oklahoma lawmakers passed the bill on Thursday, as the Two-Way reported.