China warns Taiwan against independence and sends a cold threat to the West


One person is dead and three more are hurt after this funeral home shooting

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An Alabama funeral service ended in a shooting that left one man dead and three more people injured, authorities say. The incident occurred just before James Gipson’s casket was set down in the graveyard. Gipson had recently lost his life to cancer, and was surrounded by loved ones when the violence erupted. 

They were paying tribute to Gipson when a car blasting music entered the cemetery. 

“They were asked to turn the music down,” said one family member. “Basically, it instigated from there. A lot of cussing and profanity that went on.”

Shots were then fired, killing Jerry Lee Gipson and injuring others. 

Authorities are looking for a 40-year-old man who was apparently involved in the shooting. 

What else do we know about this incident right now?

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Robinhood fined $70 million for causing “widespread and significant harm” to customers

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced Wednesday that online trading platform Robinhood will pay nearly $70 million in fines for systemwide failures and deceptive communication and trading practices.

During the epidemic, Robinhood, which is set to go public later this year, had numerous days of downtime, leaving consumers unable to trade stocks, options, or digital currency. During some of the busiest trading days in the history of the bear market, the platform was unavailable.

Robinhood was also chastised for the suicide of a 20-year-old trader who believed he had lost a huge sum of money on the platform. The FINRA news statement highlighted the suicide.

The company is expected to still go public later this year.

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Vice President Harris’ staff members are struggling with low morale

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New reports suggest that things aren’t so rosy with Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff. 

Harris is already under fire for her handling of the US border crisis, and now more scrutiny is coming from her own team. According to the reports, staffers are dealing with low morale and a tense working environment. 

Many of the problems are said to stem from communication issues and distrust among top aides and senior officials on Harris’ team. Unnamed staffers have been especially critical of Harris’ chief of staff Tina Flournoy, saying she has contributed to a working environment “where ideas are ignored or met with harsh dismissals and decisions are dragged out.”

What else is going on with Harris’ team? And are any of the problems stemming from Harris? 

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China warns Taiwan against independence and sends a cold threat to the West

Thursday marked the Chinese Communist Party’s 100th year anniversary. Chinese President and leader of the party Xi Jinping commemorated the occasion with a carefully constructed celebration. The politics of the event focused on the recent achievements of the party and its historic struggles, rather than the bloody three decades that plagued China in the twentieth century.

Xi also chose this moment to send a very clear message to the West, especially the U.S. His statement is a blatant threat.

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Effective time management tips for working less and playing more

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Time management is something that very few in this world seem to have conquered. If not so, life hack coaches would not be so popular. There are a certain number of hours in a day, and the really organized ones have aced the art of turning them into good effect. The rest of us spend time looking for productivity hacks, how not to procrastinate, how to manage time— we all know the drill!

While productivity hacks and to-do lists are helpful. Here are some time management tips to help you find your nirvana in doing work right, in time, and without stress.

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