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Calls Renewed for Release of Nashville Sex Trafficking Victim Sentenced to Life for Killing Man Who Bought Her

“This is the story of Cyntoia Brown. There, she testified, she saw a gun cabinet in Allan’s room. During her trial, the prosecution argued that the motive for the killing was not self-defense, as Brown claimed, but rather robbery, since Brown took Allan’s wallet after she shot him. 36.162664
-86.781602 She then met a 24-year-old named “Cut Throat” who, according to the petition, eventually began physically and sexually abusing her and forced her into prostitution. The story behind the posts
According to years of local media reports, a 2011 documentary about her case and court documents detailing Brown’s own testimony and that of a juvenile psychiatrist, Brown suffered from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, grew up in an abusive home and had run away from her adoptive parents’ house prior to becoming involved in prostitution in Nashville. Despite her youth, she was tried as an adult and given a life sentence. Brown said she thought he was “gonna get a gun or is gonna do something to me.” She then said she took a gun out of her purse and shot Allan. How a years-old case ignited new interest
Though it’s unclear why, specifically, Brown’s story came back into the spotlight, a text post describing Brown’s history and trial appeared to pick up serious steam when it was shared by singer Rihanna on Instagram. The convictions carried concurrent life sentences and eight additional years. The details of her crime and trial — including the fact that the man who had paid for sex with her was 43 years old, have started circulating again, catching the attention of A-list celebrities and spawning the viral hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown. did we somehow change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way?? The same post was later shared by Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevigne, and other celebrities, journalists and activists, who questioned why an underage girl involved in prostitution was given such a harsh sentence. She was tried as an adult and convicted of first degree murder, first degree felony murder and aggravated robbery. Still, her advocates are hoping the change, and continued interest in her story, will inspire a change in Tennessee law. “She was staying with different people and using drugs and alcohol,” a 2014 petition for appeal reads. According to Brown, after a childhood marked by abuse and drugs, she was raped and forced into prostitution by a pimp, and ended up killing one of her clients out of self defense when she was just 16 years old. This week, the case of a woman named Cyntoia Brown went viral on social media, even though she has already been in jail for more than ten years. Something is horribly wrong when the system enables these rapists and the victim is thrown away for life! “Your (sic) arrested as (sic) result tried and convicted as an adult and sentenced to life in prison,” it continues. cause….. However, even before the renewed interest, her trial inspired a documentary and was a factor in a major change in how the state of Tennessee deals with child prostitution cases. You end up finding enough courage to fight back and shoot and kill him,” the post reads. Brown’s life sentence caught criticism in Tennessee, and in 2012, a US Supreme Court ruling offered her advocates new hope. #FREECYNTOIABROWN #HowManyMore
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“Imagine at the age of 16 being sex-trafficked by a pimp named “cut-throat.” After days of being repeatedly drugged and raped by different men you were purchased by a 43 year old child predator who took you to his home to use you for sex. The Supreme Court decision banned life without parole for juveniles, stating it was unconstitutional. To each of you responsible for this child's sentence I hope to God you don't have children, because this could be your daughter being punished for punishing already! The reemergence of her story has inspired several petitions asking for a retrial in the case. She will be eligible for parole when she is 69 years old.”
“Something his horribly wrong when the system enables these rapists and the victim is thrown away for life,” Rihanna wrote in her Instagram caption. However, Brown’s conviction does carry the possibility of parole — when Brown is 69 years old. She said she resisted his advances until he appeared to reach under the bed. On August 7, 2004, Brown testified she was solicited for sex by 43-year-old Johnny Mitchell Allan, who picked her up near a Sonic parking lot and drove her back to his house. Brown is serving a life sentence for the murder of a Nashville man in 2004.

What Parasitic Worms Found in North Korean Defector Reveal About Conditions in Hermit Nation

United Nations Command spokesman Col. The soldier was shot up to five times Nov. (Credit: Jung Yeon-Je / AFP / Getty Images)
Intestinal worms are typically transmitted through contact with feces or unwashed hands. “For those who can eat well and are healthy, parasitic infections might not be a big deal. Some of the parasites removed were as long as 27 centimeters (more than 10 inches), according to the South Korean doctors who treated him. 13 while making a run for the South Korean side of the border through the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone, according to dramatic security video released this week. Meanwhile, the UN World’s Food Programme estimates as much as 70 percent of the country’s 25 million people still don’t eat a “sufficiently diverse diet.”
Doctors described the soldier’s condition now as great, with Lee saying all parasites had been removed from his system. David Heymann, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told CNN that the transmission of hepatitis B was usually a good indication of a country’s poor sterilization practices in hospitals. “Hepatitis B is mainly transmitted either through unsterilized needles or syringes … or by sexual activity,” he said. At another briefing Wednesday, Lee revealed the soldier also had hepatitis B, which is a serious risk factor for liver cancer. 22, 2017. Choi Min-ho, a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine who specializes in parasites, told CNN the use of human fertilizer on crops and poor sanitary conditions led to the transmission of parasitic cysts in North Korea. North Korean soldiers fired at him about 40 times, hitting him with bullets from both pistols and an AK-47, violating the armistice agreement between the two countries after the Korean War, the UN Command said. 31.968599
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Soldier Shot While Defecting From North Korea Had 10-Inch Parasitic Worms, Hepatitis B: Doctor But for those malnourished, this can be much more critical as parasites steal much-needed nutrition.”
North Korea has a long history of serious food shortages and famines, including a devastating drought between 1995 and 1999 that killed as many as 1 million people. In a photo taken through the window of a car, pedestrians illuminated by a public television screen walk past the central station in Pyongyang on Nov. “In my 20 years as a surgeon, I have only seen something like this in a medical textbook,” Lee Cook-Jong, the man’s surgeon, told reporters on Nov. A 2015 study of 169 defectors by Dankook University College of Medicine in South Korea found that out of the 17 female subjects who provided stool samples, seven had parasites. 16, 2017. They are so desperate to make ends meet that they cannot take proper preventive measures,” he said. Infections are easily treated with drugs. “It is a vicious cycle that is hard to stop in North Korea. Carroll shows a surveillance TV footage containing the moment of defection of a North Korean soldier, during a press briefing at the Defence Ministry in Seoul on Nov. Parasitic worms and a chronic liver infection identified in a North Korean soldier who dramatically defected are providing clues into health conditions inside the secretive rogue state, experts said Wednesday. There are many soldiers who also die from disease because they’re not given medical treatment.”
Choi said he believed at least half of North Korea’s population were likely to have parasites. (Credit: Ed Jones / AFP / Getty Images)
The defector, whose last name is Oh, required emergency treatment for his wounds, including extensive surgery. 15. Doctors discovered a large number and multiple forms of parasitic worms. It isn’t the first time a North Korean defector has been found to have large numbers of stomach parasites or hepatitis B. “The UN is sending rice and fertilizer and it all goes to the ranking officials under (North Korean leader) Kim Jong Un. “Everyone was hungry, even the soldiers,” he said. One in ten of the total subjects were also discovered to have hepatitis B. Chad G. North Korean defector and former army officer Kang Ri Hyuk told CNN Wednesday that conditions in his home country were “brutal” before he left four years ago. One type of worm they discovered is typically found in dogs.

Holocaust Memorial Built Outside Home of Far-Right German Politician

Höcke also said Germany needed to make a “180-degree turn” when remembering its past and labeled the country’s citizens as “brutally defeated people.” He later described criticism of his remarks “a malicious and deliberately denigratory interpretation” of them. “The reaction has been very positive,” Cesy Leonard, artistic director at the Center for Political Beauty, told CNN. “These so-called ‘artists’ are anything but that,” Moeller said in the video. “After the AfD got 13% of the vote at the election I think people were waiting for the other side to rise up. The activists rented a house close to Höcke’s home and after erecting tents in the garden, worked through the night to build the memorial in secret. Moeller labeled the building of the memorial “an attack on freedom, the integrity of family and a monstrous invasion of one’s life.”

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Prompting Uproar, John Kelly Praises Robert E. The plan was first conceived in the aftermath of Höcke’s controversial Dresden speech in which he said that Germans were the “only people in the world who planted a memorial of shame in the heart of their capital,” referring to the 2,711 gray blocks that were first unveiled in Berlin in 2005. Leonard says the group is now hoping that a crowdfunding campaign that has so far raised over €80,000, or about $71,000, will help ensure the memorial can remain in place over the next five years. 22, 2017, in Bornhagen, Germany. 13, 2017 at the Thuringian regional parliament in Erfurt, Germany. Working through the night
But the plan to erect a Holocaust memorial next to Höcke’s home in Bornhagen, Thuringia, was already well underway before the AfD’s electoral success. Political activists built a replica of Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial outside the home of a far-right German politician to protest his call for Germany to stop feeling guilty about Nazi atrocities. With Germany having the history it has, people are quite happy having us put up the memorial.”
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Björn Höcke, chairman of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the eastern federal state of Thuringia, leaves after giving a statement on Feb. Read: Meet Germany’s new far-right politicians
In response to the erection of the slabs, Höcke posted a video statement from AFD Thuringia spokesman Stefan Moeller on his Facebook page. Lee, Blames Civil War on Lack of ‘Compromise’
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The Center for Political Beauty erected 24 large concrete slabs next to the house of Alternative for Germany (AfD) politician Björn Höcke, to serve as a reminder of the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. Morius Enden and Jenni Moli of the the art collective Centre for Political Beauty pose inside the replica of Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial that was secretly erected overnight near the home of far-right AfD politician Björn Höcke on Nov. (Credit: Hendrik Schmidt / AFP /Getty Images)
The rise of the AfD, which became the first far-right party to sit in the Bundestag in almost 60 years after gaining just over 13% of the vote in September’s election, was met with disdain by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

FBI Narrows Definition of Fugitive, Purging Thousands of Names From Gun Buying Background Check System

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Atty. 5, 2016. The Washington Post first reported the purge of names. Sessions Orders Review of Federal Background Check System in Response to Texas Mass Shooting
Failure to Report Texas Gunman’s Criminal Record Reflects Systemic Problem at Defense Dept.: Sources
Texas Church Shooter Discharged From Air Force After Assaulting Wife, Breaking Infant Stepson’s Skull According to the administration official, the decision to change the definition took place late last year under the Obama administration, after a review by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, but it was officially implemented under the Trump administration in February. On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the heads of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and FBI to undertake a comprehensive review of the national criminal background check database, as the mass shooting in Texas earlier this month exposed lapses in the system. Mark O’Connor fills out his federal background check paperwork as he purchases a handgun at K&W Gunworks in Delray Beach, Florida, on the day President Barack Obama announced his executive action on guns, Jan. “The Justice Department is committed to working with law enforcement partners across the country to help ensure that all those who can legally be determined to be prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm be included in federal criminal databases,” a Justice Department official told CNN. Gen. Tens of thousands of names were removed from the national criminal background check database this year after the FBI narrowed its interpretation of who is a “fugitive from justice,” according to an administration official. (Credit: Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
Under the narrowed definition, in place since February, gun purchases can only be denied to fugitives who have crossed state lines to avoid prosecution for a crime or to avoid giving testimony in a criminal proceeding. The change makes it possible for someone with an outstanding warrant who would have previously been prohibited from buying a firearm to obtain one, unless barred for some other reason.

Soldier Shot While Defecting From North Korea Had 10-Inch Parasitic Worms, Hepatitis B: Doctor

One type of worm they discovered is typically found in dogs. The defector, whose last name is Oh, required emergency treatment for his wounds, including extensive surgery. Choi said he believed at least half of North Korea’s population were likely to have parasites. It isn’t the first time a North Korean defector has been found to have large numbers of stomach parasites or hepatitis B. Doctors discovered a large number and multiple forms of parasitic worms. North Korean soldiers fired at him about 40 times, hitting him with bullets from both pistols and an AK-47, violating the armistice agreement between the two countriesafter the Korean War, the UN Command said. Meanwhile, the UN World’s Food Programme estimates as much as 70% of the country’s 25 million people still don’t eat a “sufficiently diverse diet.”
Doctors described the soldier’s condition now as great, with Lee saying all parasites had been removed from his system. But for those malnourished, this can be much more critical as parasites steal much-needed nutrition.”
North Korea has a long history of serious food shortages and famines, including a devastating drought between 1995 and 1999 that killed as many as 1 million people. “Hepatitis B is mainly transmitted either through unsterilized needles or syringes … or by sexual activity,” he said. Choi Min-ho, a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine who specializes in parasites, told CNN the use of human fertilizer on crops and poor sanitary conditions led to the transmission of parasitic cysts in North Korea. A 2015 study of 169 defectors by Dankook University College of Medicine in South Korea found that out of the 17 female subjects who provided stool samples, seven had parasites. At another briefing Wednesday, Lee revealed the soldier also had hepatitis B, which is a serious risk factor for liver cancer. One in ten of the total subjects were also discovered to have hepatitis B. “For those who can eat well and are healthy, parasitic infections might not be a big deal. Intestinal worms are typically transmitted through contact with feces or unwashed hands. Parasitic worms and a chronic liver infection identified in a North Korean soldier who dramatically defected are providing clues into health conditions inside the secretive rogue state, experts said Wednesday. Infections are easily treated with drugs. “In my 20 years as a surgeon, I have only seen something like this in a medical textbook,” Lee Cook-Jong, the man’s surgeon, told reporters on November 15. Some of the parasites removed were as long as 27 centimeters (more than 10 inches), according to the South Korean doctors who treated him. “It is a vicious cycle that is hard to stop in North Korea. They are so desperate to make ends meet that they cannot take proper preventive measures,” he said. David Heymann, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told CNN that the transmission of hepatitis B was usually a good indication of a country’s poor sterilization practices in hospitals. The soldier was shot up to five times November 13 while making a run for the South Korean side of the border through the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone, according to dramatic security video released this week.

Accused in Dozens of Assaults, Former USA Gymnastics Team Doctor Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct

Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is seen in the 55th District Court where Judge Donald Allen Jr. US gymnasts speak out
Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney, two prominent American gymnasts, recently spoke out about abuse at the hands of Nassar. I wholeheartedly support my teammates for coming forward with what happened to them,” she added. It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar,” the statement said. She also implied she had been abused as well. Three of those charges applied to victims under 13, and three applied to victims 13 to 15 years old. At a follow-up treatment, Nassar unhooked her bra, rolled her onto her side on the massage table and put his hand on her left breast, she said. All 125 victims who reported assaults to Michigan State Police will be allowed to give victim impact statements at Nassar’s sentencing, according to the plea deal. … We need to move forward in a sense of growth and healing and I pray (for) that.”
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Nassar violated the trust of his patients and praised the victims for coming forward. Gabby Douglas speaks
US Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas released a statement Tuesday apologizing for a comment she made that some perceived as victim-shaming, and she shared her own experience with Nassar. “I froze, because I knew that was sexual assault,” she said. Earlier in November, Raisman told “60 Minutes” she was angry at Nassar and the broader culture of USA Gymnastics that she said kept victims quiet for years. “I have no animosity toward anyone. The abuse began at her first visit, when he put two fingers in her vagina. He worked at MSU from 1997 to 2016 and served as the USA Gymnastics physician through four Olympic Games. What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid to speak up?”
Rachael Denhollander, a former gymnast with USA Gymnastics, said in court in May that Nassar sexually abused her on five doctor’s visits in 2000. All members are now required to report suspected sexual misconduct, and adults kicked out of a club will be tracked in a database. “They are superheroes for all of America because this is an epidemic.”
In all, Nassar had been charged with 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and 11 counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct at the state level, Megan Hawthorne, deputy press secretary for state Attorney General Bill Schuette, told CNN in July. “For all those involved, I’m so horribly sorry that this was like a match that turned into a forest fire out of control,” he said. “We are committed to further developing a culture that has safe sport as a top priority throughout the organization,” USA Gymnastics said. Denhollander, a midlevel gymnast, said she went to Nassar because of his esteemed stature with USA Gymnastics. “I didn’t publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful. Several of the first-degree charges pertained to victims under 13, and all of the state-level charges involve former family friends, gymnasts and patients of Nassar, Hawthorne said. Separately, Nassar is also awaiting sentencing on federal charges of receiving child pornography, possessing child pornography and a charge that he hid and destroyed evidence in the case. “You violated the oath that you took to do no harm, and you harmed them selfishly,” Aquilina said. In light of the sex abuse scandal, USA Gymnastics adopted a series of reforms in June that it said will help prevent and respond to future cases of abuse. “Why are we looking at why didn’t the girls speak up?” Raisman said in a short clip released by “60 Minutes.” “Why not look at what about the culture? (Credit: JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Nassar made a short statement apologizing and saying he was hopeful the community could move forward. Other charges were dismissed or reduced as part of a plea agreement. In a statement, USA Gymnastics praised Douglas and her teammates for their willingness to speak out. 44.314844
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Gymnast Aly Raisman Says She Was Sexually Abused by Former Team USA Doctor
Ex-USA Gymnastics Team Doctor Accused in Sex Assaults Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges
Former Michigan Gymnastics Doctor Charged With 22 Counts in Sex Assault Case “I didn’t view my comments as victim shaming because I know no matter what you wear, it NEVER gives anyone the right to harass or abuse you. That hearing is scheduled for Monday. I just want healing. She thought at the time it was a legitimate medical treatment. A number of women, including several gold-medal winning members of the famed “Fierce Five” team of American gymnasts, have accused Nassar of sexual misconduct in his role as the USA Gymnastics doctor. Larry Nassar, the former acclaimed USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting dozens women and girls, pleaded guilty Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in a Michigan court. “The conduct of which Larry Nassar is accused is appalling, and we are very sorry that any athlete has been harmed during her or his gymnastics career,” the organization said. bound him over on June 23, 2017, in Mason, Michigan, to stand trial on 12 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Maroney said Nassar molested her starting when she was 13 under the guise of providing “medically necessary treatment.” Raisman, now 23, said she was first treated by Nassar when she was 15. Nassar was the team physician for the Michigan State University gymnastics and women’s crew teams as well as an associate professor at MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Overturned Milk Tanker Causes Hours of Lane Closures on 5 Freeway in Burbank

AAA predicts it will be the busiest Thanksgiving holiday travel season in the past 10 years. (Credit: KTLA)

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Automobile Club of Southern California Thanksgiving Travel Tips
Nearly 4 Million Southern Californians to Travel for Thanksgiving Holiday: AAA The overturned tanker was leaking thousands of gallons of milk across lanes and blocking traffic. (Credit: KTLA)
A crash involving a big rig hauling milk has left all but one lane of the southbound 5 Freeway closed through Burbank for hours on one of the busiest traffic days of the year. The crash came as more than 4 million Southern California drivers were expected to hit the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday. The crash occurred about 5:30 a.m. 1 lane would remain open until 1 p.m., but the entire freeway reopened by noon, according to Caltrans. Crews working on cleanup, repair and movement of K-rail where truck carrying milk spilled on SB I-5 at Burbank Blvd. 22, 2017. 22, 2017. By 8:20 a.m., CHP was saying only the No. Wednesday just north of Burbank Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident page. Just before 6 a.m., a SigAlert was issued. Only one lane open #ThanksgivingTravel pic.twitter.com/ehOzPWQzBv
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SIGALERT UPDATE IN BURBANK: SB I-5 AT BURBANK BLVD – #2, 3, 4 LANES, AND THE BURBANK BLVD OFF-RAMP BLOCKED UNTIL 1300 HRS DUE TO A COLLISION
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Traffic backs up behind an overturned milk tanker on the 5 Freeway in Burbank on Nov. A milk tanker overturned on the 5 Freeway in Burbank on Nov.

Automobile Club of Southern California Thanksgiving Travel Tips

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Gayle Anderson was live in Burbank with the  Automobile Club of Southern California for Thanksgiving Travel Safety Tips.

Delivery Driver Fired After Getting Caught on Camera Urinating on Colorado Homeowner’s Doorstep

Then he realized the offender was making an Amazon delivery. The video was captured after a package was dropped off at William Washington’s Aurora home, KTLA sister station KDVR in Denver reported Tuesday. He watched as the man – clad in an orange vest –turned toward the wall and began urinating on the doorstep. Williams’ doorbell security system notified him remotely that someone had arrived at his door. “It took me a second to even realize what was happening,” Williams said. “This does not reflect the high standards we have for delivery partners,” spokesman Ernesto Apreza said in a statement. “It’s not till you see the puddle forming below him that …”
Williams said he just bought the house and at first wondered if he was being targeted for some reason. On Wednesday, an Amazon spokesman told KDVR the driver no longer works for the company. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
A Colorado homeowner is furious after seeing video captured by his doorbell camera that shows a delivery driver urinating on his doorstep, and now Amazon says the driver no longer works for the company. He immediately called Amazon about what happened. “This individual is no longer delivering to Amazon customers.”

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Wednesday Forecast: Record Heat Possible

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22-Year-Old Woman Found Dead in Bellflower Home Is ID’d

Her 38-year-old husband at one point stopped cooperating with investigators and detectives needed to obtain a search warrant from a judge in order to examine the home, authorities said. “It’s unusual for a 23-year-old just to lie down and die.”
KTLA’s Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this article. Sheriff’s officials investigate the death of a woman at a home in Bellflower on Nov. After initial questioning, the unidentified husband then “shut down,” a homicide Lt. Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which had said the victim was 23.  

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23-Year-Old Woman’s Death in Bellflower Investigated as ‘Suspicious’; Husband Interviewed: Sheriff’s Department (Credit: KTLA)
Authorities have released the name of a 22-year-old woman who died in her Bellflower home after her husband reported her not breathing following a night of drinking. 20, 2017. “She’s only 23 years old,” Corina said Monday evening. Kenia Avilez’s name and age were released early Wednesday by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. The husband initially told investigators that he and his wife has been “out drinking” the night before, and he awoke to find her unresponsive. John Corina said. Investigators were calling the case a suspicious death. No one had been arrested as of Wednesday morning. The victim was found unresponsive in a bedroom at her home in the 9500 block of Cedar Street about 6:30 p.m.

Volunteers Prepare to Serve 4,000 Thanksgiving Meals at L.A. Mission

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Volunteers are preparing to serve about 4,000 Thanksgiving meals Wednesday at the Los Angeles Mission.

Mexico to Increase Minimum Wage by 10 Percent – to $4.70 Per Day

For Mexican workers, the wage hike is much needed as rising prices have weakened Mexicans’ purchasing power For nearly two years, the Mexican peso has hovered around its all-time low, roughly worth five cents. NAFTA became law in 1994. jobs were lost to Mexico between 1997 and 2013. Mexican government and business leaders agreed on Tuesday to raise the country’s minimum wage starting on December 1 to 88.36 pesos from 80.04 pesos. In fact, one of the Trump administration’s objectives in renegotiating NAFTA is to have stricter enforcement of minimum wage laws across North America, though the issue has been most prevalent in Mexico. national minimum wage at $7.25 per hour – $58 for an 8-hour workday, or 12 times higher than the Mexican wage — Mexico has a clear advantage to attract jobs. The Economic Policy Institute’s Robert Scott estimates about 800,000 U.S. Seen the other way, one dollar has been worth between 18 and 22 pesos since early 2016. It’s one reason why the country frequently has a very low unemployment rate, which currently stands at 3.6%. Nearly 25 million Mexicans are getting a pay raise next week. From $4.25 to $4.70 – a day. Trump blames NAFTA for the loss of many American jobs. unemployment is 4.1% and that’s considered very low by American standards. Cheap labor has attracted American companies to Mexico for decades. 23.634501
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LAX Expected to Be Among Nations Busiest Airports This Thanksgiving

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Nearly 4 Million Southern Californians to Travel for Thanksgiving Holiday: AAA 22, 2107. Eric Spillman reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov.