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Northern Star

UK employers fear worker shortages in new immigration plan

By JILL LAWLESS | February 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care.That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K. immigration rules set to be introduced in...

Facebook’s influencers nod shows murky side of campaign ads

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and AMANDA SEITZ | February 14, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's green light for political campaigns to pay prominent social media users to spread their messages is highlighting the difficulties around setting rules for the fast-changing world of online political campaigning.The company's...

Iowa’s coveted voting status in doubt after delay on results

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | February 5, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's coveted position as the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest faces its most daunting challenge in light of problems that kept the state Democratic Party from reporting results.The caucuses were already facing...

Midwestern states consider banning bias based on hairstyles

By JOHN HANNA and TODD RICHMOND | January 28, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Black female legislators in two predominantly white Midwestern states urged their Republican colleagues Tuesday to join a national push to outlaw discrimination based on hairstyles such as braids and dreadlocks.Legislative committees...

Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus

By HARUKA NUGA and GRANT PECK | January 28, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the new normal.Demand for face masks and hand sanitizing...