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On Prime Day New Yorkers Tell Jeff Bezos To Do Better [Video]On Prime Day New Yorkers Tell Jeff Bezos To Do Better

For Amazon Prime Day, a group of around 100 New Yorkers delivered petitions to the $80 million penthouse apartment of CEO Jeff Bezos. The petitions, signed by 275,000 people, demand broad change from the company, says Gizmodo. The 275,000 signatures..

Wochit News -   00:32

Trump Blames AOC For Keeping Amazon Out Of New York [Video]Trump Blames AOC For Keeping Amazon Out Of New York

US President Donald Trump blamed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon's canceled HQ2 in New York City. During the Made in America showcase on Monday he said, "She kept them out." Ocasio-Cortez was one of many politicians who criticized Amazon's..

Wochit News -   00:32

Jeffrey Epstein Court Documents Claim He's Worth $559 Million [Video]Jeffrey Epstein Court Documents Claim He's Worth $559 Million

Jeffrey Epstein, who has pleaded not guilty to sex-trafficking charges, appeared in a New York courtroom on Monday for a bail hearing. Judge Richard M. Berman said he would announce his decision on bail by Thursday, says Business Insider. Berman has..

Wochit News -   00:32

Green New Deal Receives Major Christian Endorsements [Video]Green New Deal Receives Major Christian Endorsements

The Green New Deal has picked up endorsements from two major Christian groups, says HuffPost. The endorsements signify a growing base of support among the faithful as climate change projections look increasingly dire. The Unitarian Universalist..

Wochit News -   00:37

Trump Administration Creates New Barrier For Immigrants Seeking U.S. Asylum [Video]Trump Administration Creates New Barrier For Immigrants Seeking U.S. Asylum

The Trump administration unveiled a new rule to bar almost all migrants from applying for asylum at the southern border. Under the new rule, migrants are required to first pursue safe haven in a third country on the way to the United States. The new..

Wochit News -   00:33

The 'Unique Circumstances' That Shuttered Joe Biden's Cancer Org [Video]The 'Unique Circumstances' That Shuttered Joe Biden's Cancer Org

The Biden Cancer Initiative has suspended its operations, citing 'unique circumstances.' The non-profit organization was started by former Vice President Joe Biden to support cancer prevention and research. The news comes after Biden and his wife..

Wochit News -   00:43

Trump Admin: No, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Isn't On His Way Out [Video]Trump Admin: No, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Isn't On His Way Out

Rumors in Washington are rife that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is on the verge of losing his job. However, Reuters reports U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday forcibly denied it. I have every reason to think Secretary Ross is doing a..

Wochit News -   00:49

As Automation Encroaches Into The Workforce, Does 'Upskilling' Even Work? [Video]As Automation Encroaches Into The Workforce, Does 'Upskilling' Even Work?

Amazon is spending $700 million to retrain 100,000 employees as part of its ‘Upskilling 2025’ initiative. Gizmodo reports upskilling is already being embraced among corporations AT&T, JPMorgan Chase, and Accenture. But labor union United Food and..

Wochit News -   01:10

How Julian Assange Rocked The 2016 US Election While Holed Up In An Ecuadorian Embassy [Video]How Julian Assange Rocked The 2016 US Election While Holed Up In An Ecuadorian Embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received in-person deliveries, during a series of suspicious meetings at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. According to CNN, the Australian founder of Wikileaks potentially received hacked materials related to the 2016..

Wochit News -   00:46

Why Millennials Are Giving Starter Homes A Miss [Video]Why Millennials Are Giving Starter Homes A Miss

Starter homes used to be seen as the gateway to adulthood. Received wisdom touts them as a great way for young people to stop paying monthly rent, build equity, and save up for a larger home. But now, Business Insider reports millennials are choosing..

Wochit News -   00:59

We're Warming Up Earth Just Fine. Now, Scientists Want To Do The Same On Mars [Video]We're Warming Up Earth Just Fine. Now, Scientists Want To Do The Same On Mars

Scientists are looking at ways to make Mars more habitable for humans. According to Gizmodo, one idea is using an insulating material called silica aerogel. It's hypothesized that an aerogel blanket could more easily melt the water on the Martian ice..

Wochit News -   00:50

Bottled Water Brands Sold At Whole Foods And CVS Found To Contain Potentially Dangerous Chemicals [Video]Bottled Water Brands Sold At Whole Foods And CVS Found To Contain Potentially Dangerous Chemicals

Some consider bottled water the safest choice for avoiding drinking-water contaminants like arsenic and lead. However, recent investigations have found that not all bottled water brands are free of potentially toxic chemicals. In June, researchers..

Wochit News -   00:50

Hershey's Has Launched A Caramel-Flavored Whipped Cream [Video]Hershey's Has Launched A Caramel-Flavored Whipped Cream

In 2018, Hershey's launched two new decadent whipped-cream flavors — Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and Hershey's Milk Chocolate. This year, it looks like the iconic chocolate maker is expanding its whipped-cream delicacies for those who love caramel...

Wochit News -   00:40

Eating Excess Sugar May Be Wreaking Havoc On Your Skin [Video]Eating Excess Sugar May Be Wreaking Havoc On Your Skin

Eating foods with a high glycemic index can lead to inflammation in your body, which affects your skin. High-glycemic foods include white bread, soda, salad dressings, candy, and other baked goods and starches. The excess sugar in these refined foods..

Wochit News -   00:41

Judge To Rule On Epstein Bail Thursday [Video]Judge To Rule On Epstein Bail Thursday

A U.S. judge said he will probably decide on Thursday whether Jeffrey Epstein should be released on bail. Epstein is the American financier charged with sex trafficking underage girls. He is petitioning to be allowed to await trial under house arrest..

Wochit News -   00:32

How Did Area 51 Become The Site Of Alien Conspiracy Theories? [Video]How Did Area 51 Become The Site Of Alien Conspiracy Theories?

Area 51 has been the focal point of alien conspiracy theories in America for decades. The remote military base in the Nevada desert has a lot of history. It has been associated with aliens almost since its inception. In 1954, President Eisenhower..

Wochit News -   00:33

Graham Slams Progressive House Graham Slams Progressive House "Squad"

Senator Lindsey Graham waded into the ongoing feud between President Trump and a group of progressive congresswomen. Over the past week, House Democratic leadership has been openly feuding with four freshman congresswomen. Business Insider reports..

Wochit News -   00:37

Peter Thiel Says Google's Ties To China Should Be Investigated [Video]Peter Thiel Says Google's Ties To China Should Be Investigated

Peter Thiel gave the opening speech at the National Conservatism conference on Sunday. According to Business Insider, he used the speech to go after Google for its "seemingly treasonous" relationship with China. He alluded to the search giant's..

Wochit News -   00:32

Trump Family Makes 2020 Reelection Family Affair [Video]Trump Family Makes 2020 Reelection Family Affair

Donald Trump is bringing his family together more structured family reelection effort than he ran in 2016. The 2016 Trump campaign also enlisted family members. At the time had other trusted advisers leading the charge. Now the heavyweights are the..

Wochit News -   00:40

Is The Media Writing Off Bernie Sanders? [Video]Is The Media Writing Off Bernie Sanders?

Is the media writing off Bernie Sanders? Sanders campaign sure thinks so. Politico reports that his staff is unusually vocal in calling out coverage they dislike. This action fuels frustration once again among the senator’s supporters about whether..

Wochit News -   00:32

Juul CEO Apologizes To Parents [Video]Juul CEO Apologizes To Parents

Juul CEO Kevin Burns said he would tell parents whose children are addicted to Juul’s e-cigarettes, “I’m sorry.” Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb blames a teen vaping “epidemic” on Juul. CNBC investigated the e-cigarette debate in a..

Wochit News -   00:32

Beto's Ancestors Owned Slaves [Video]Beto's Ancestors Owned Slaves

On Sunday, Beto O’Rourke said that he and his wife, Amy, are descended from people who owned slaves. Beto made the revelation in a post on Medium.com He said he was recently given documents showing that a paternal great-great-great grandfather of..

Wochit News -   00:33

Donald Trump To Host Event Promoting Religious Freedom [Video]Donald Trump To Host Event Promoting Religious Freedom

The Trump administration will host an event promoting religious freedom from July 15 to July 18. U.S. ambassador Sam Brownback said: “Religious freedom is one of these foundational rights.” According to Politico, Vice President Mike Pence will..

Wochit News -   00:32

US Gov: Storm Barry Cuts 73% Of U.S. Crude Oil Production [Video]US Gov: Storm Barry Cuts 73% Of U.S. Crude Oil Production

Crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been drastically cut. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says Tropical Storm Barry has cut 73% of production. According to Reuters, that's 1.38 million..

Wochit News -   00:39

Whew! Djokovic Beats Federer To Win Fifth Wimbledon Title [Video]Whew! Djokovic Beats Federer To Win Fifth Wimbledon Title

Once again, Novak Djokovic won at Wimbledon on Sunday. Djokovic beat Roger Federer, 7-6 1-6 7-6 4-6 13-12. According to Reuters, it was the fifth Wimbledon win for Djokovic. It also was the Serb’s 16th Grand Slam crown.

Wochit News -   00:34

Former Israeli PM Defends His Business Dealings With Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein [Video]Former Israeli PM Defends His Business Dealings With Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein

Israel's former PM Ehud Barak defended his business dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein Sunday. Business Insider reports Barak made his remarks Sunday morning on Israel TV's 'Meet the Press." Epstein invested millions of dollars into..

Wochit News -   00:43

Tacoma Immigration Center Attacker Was Repeat Assailant [Video]Tacoma Immigration Center Attacker Was Repeat Assailant

A man who was killed after attacking an immigration detention facility had been previously arrested for assault. Willem Van Spronsen, 69, attacked the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma before dawn on Saturday. According to Reuters, Van Spronsen was..

Wochit News -   00:42

Why Buying Just Might Be Better Than Renting Right Now [Video]Why Buying Just Might Be Better Than Renting Right Now

The internet rages with arguments over whether buying a home or renting is a better financial decision. One take on the argument is that while renting is good for the short-term, owning is ultimately better. But according to Business Insider, that's..

Wochit News -   00:50

Studying Bird Dookie May Save The World From Global Flu Pandemics [Video]Studying Bird Dookie May Save The World From Global Flu Pandemics

If left unchecked, a pandemic flu today could kill a total of 150 million people in 20 months. Every pandemic flu, from that Spanish flu in 1918 to the 2009 H1N1 outbreak, has originated in birds. So every year, flu researchers flock to Reed's Beach,..

Wochit News -   00:49

Trump's ICE Raids Set To Target Nine Major U.S. Population Centers [Video]Trump's ICE Raids Set To Target Nine Major U.S. Population Centers

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are set to begin raids on homes in several cities across America on Sunday. According to Business Insider, ICE officials say the homes belong to undocumented immigrants. Targeted cities include: Atlanta,..

Wochit News -   00:36

Want Your Car Insurance To Spike? Get These Types Of Tickets [Video]Want Your Car Insurance To Spike? Get These Types Of Tickets

After housing and food, transportation takes a huge bite out of the monthly budget. And according to Business Insider, it pays to be a good driver. That's because most traffic violations or accidents lead to an insurance rate hike that can last for..

Wochit News -   00:51

Former UK Ambassador's Memo Says Trump Left Iran Deal Because Of Barack Obama [Video]Former UK Ambassador's Memo Says Trump Left Iran Deal Because Of Barack Obama

The U.K.’s former ambassador to the U.S. has a theory on why President Donald Trump left Iran’s nuclear deal. Kim Darroch said Trump abandoned the international deal to spite his predecessor Barack Obama. According to Business Insider, Darroch..

Wochit News -   00:32

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Promises To Fix Trump's Mistakes [Video]Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Promises To Fix Trump's Mistakes

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently campaigned through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. She’s promising the region she will fix the “broken promises” that President Donald Trump made. According to Reuters, Gillibrand is going with a “He..

Wochit News -   00:32

Manhattan Left In The Dark As Widespread Power Outages Sweep Borough [Video]Manhattan Left In The Dark As Widespread Power Outages Sweep Borough

Widespread power outages were reported in parts of New York City’s Manhattan borough on Saturday evening. According to Reuters, subway stations were affected and street lights were out on part of the Upper West Side. The city’s subway system said..

Wochit News -   00:35

Magazine Withdraws 'Inappropriate, Invasive' Op-Ed On Pete Buttigieg [Video]Magazine Withdraws 'Inappropriate, Invasive' Op-Ed On Pete Buttigieg

The New Republic officially retracted an opinion essay about 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Titled "My Mayor Pete Problem," the piece was withdrawn after immediate online backlash. In an Editor's Note, The New Republic said it..

Wochit News -   00:50

BNP Paribas backs away from U.S. private prison industry [Video]BNP Paribas backs away from U.S. private prison industry

France’s BNP Paribas SA on Friday said it will no longer finance U.S. private prison operators. It's the first foreign bank to distance itself from a sector shunned by domestic peers. According to Reuters, the move comes amid controversy over Trump..

Wochit News -   00:35

Anti-Vaxxers Fail In Effort To Overturn Mandatory School Vaccines [Video]Anti-Vaxxers Fail In Effort To Overturn Mandatory School Vaccines

New York state’s recently passed law ending exemptions to school vaccination requirements on the basis of religious beliefs will stand. A New York State Supreme Court Justice on Friday rejected a suit brought by 55 families attempting to block the..

Wochit News -   00:46

Why E. Jean Carroll Sleeps With A Loaded Gun On The Nightstand [Video]Why E. Jean Carroll Sleeps With A Loaded Gun On The Nightstand

Newser reports advice columnist E. Jean Carroll keeps a revolver by her bed, and it's loaded. Carroll accused President Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room decades ago. She says she brought out the ammo after getting death threats..

Wochit News -   00:42

Iran: We Will Continue Exporting Oil, No Matter What [Video]Iran: We Will Continue Exporting Oil, No Matter What

Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions. That's what Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday. According to Reuters, Zarif also said Britain should quickly..

Wochit News -   00:42

How Convicted Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein PR'd His Way Back Into High Society [Video]How Convicted Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein PR'd His Way Back Into High Society

Jeffrey Epstein spent 13 months in jail after being accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls as young as 14 in 2008. However, he salvaged his reputation as a wealthy financier, socialite, and philanthropist upon his release. Business Insider..

Wochit News -   00:42

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