Why Labor Rules Are Such a Big Issue in Persian Gulf: QuickTake

For decades, Gulf Arab states have attracted scrutiny for migrant sponsorship rules widely criticized as abusive to the foreigners who make up large parts of their labor forces. Governments have taken gradual steps to reduce the scope for exploitation under the so-called kafala system, and in August, Qatar became the first to guarantee foreigners a minimum wage regardless of wage or nationality. It says it will ultimately dismantle kafala, a pledge Bahrain made in 2009 and has yet to completely
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Photos: Lakers cruise past Heat in NBA Finals opener
Anthony Davis and LeBron James played like superstars to lead the Lakers to a 116-98 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Sept. 30, 2020.
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Trump takes his antidemocratic campaign to the people
If you haven't yet read about how President Donald Trump bullied, badgered and interrupted his way through an excruciating 90-minute presidential debate Wednesday night, there's plenty of outrage to choose from.
Trump's latest punt on White supremacy shows a debate rebound will be tough
President Donald Trump's failure yet again to unequivocally condemn White supremacy Wednesday -- to clear up a chilling moment from his debate clash with Democratic nominee Joe Biden -- shows how he may find it impossible to reboot for their next crucial contest.
September 30 coronavirus news
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.
What Is Palantir? Never Profitable Company, Born With Help of CIA Seed Money, Makes Market Debut
Palantir, tech billionaire Peter Thiel's mysterious data analysis company, completed its first day as a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
The Apocalypse, Dystopias, and Social Distancing: Study Explores People's Weird Covid-19 Dreams
The study involved over 4,000 people who answered questions about their sleep and dreams during lockdown.
Arkansas Police Chief Files Lawsuit Against Police Union, Alleging Conspiracy Against Reform
The 95-page lawsuit names 23 defendants and alleges a 20-year campaign to undermine police chiefs and mayoral candidates who sought departmental change.
Gaetz: When It Comes to Hunter Biden -- Chris Wallace Was 'Disgraceful' as Debate Moderator
It did not go unnoticed that during Tuesday's presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace gave openings for former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, to avoid responding to difficult questions, including those about his son Hunter Biden's business dealings. Among those was Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: ObamaCare and the Supreme Court -- can the government force us to eat broccoli?
The Affordable Care Act -- ObamaCare -- is back in the news.
My public charter school is one of my greatest passions
Jalen Rose talks about one of his great passions: the public charter school that he founded.
World Series quest begins despite the lack of playoff atmosphere at Dodger Stadium
The Dodgers are excited to begin the road to their first World Series in 32 years, even without fans in a weirdly quiet stadium against a mediocre opponent.
Ask Amy: Personal trainer needs some personal training
Reader has an affair with a client, gets in fistfight with husband, then is shocked to lose job.
Miss Manners: Job applicant miffed at impersonal responses
Despite investing time in research, reader receives mass emails or none at all.
Hints From Heloise: At the store, there’s no safety in numbers
Reader wonders why people go shopping with friends and relatives during the pandemic.
Maldives set to become world's first country to offer a traveler loyalty program
They won't just be for airlines and hotels anymore -- Maldives is on track to become the first country in the world to have its own hospitality loyalty program.
Sean Hannity tells mainstream media: 'Spare us your phony indignation' over debate fireworks
Americans see right through the mainstream media's "phony" outrage over the fractious nature of Tuesday's first presidential debate, Sean Hannity argued Wednesday.
Anthony Davis, LeBron James lead Lakers to dominating win over Heat in NBA Finals opener
The Lakers defeat the Miami Heat 116-98 to take Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.
Sen. Ted Cruz: We are one vote away from losing our fundamental liberties
The Republican Party followed historical precedent in 2016 and is doing the same in 2020 when it comes to deciding on voting to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat, writes Sen. Ted Cruz. Furthermore, Cruz writes, we need a full court on Election Day, given the high likelihood we're going to see litigation that goes to the court. We need a nine justice Supreme Court that can give a definitive answer for the country.
Michelle Obama shares sympathy with viewers 'turned off' by Trump-Biden debate
Former first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday said she understood those who were “turned off” by President Trump’s behavior during Tuesday's first presidential debate.
Anthony Davis, Lakers take Game 1 of NBA Finals over hobbled Heat
The old saying in basketball goes – you live by the three and you die by the three. The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat took note of that Wednesday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Listen to Episode 38 of ‘Up In The Blue Seats’: Thank You, Henrik Lundqvist
The Henrik Lundqvist era with the New York Rangers came to an end Wednesday, when the team announced they were buying out the final year of his contract. Fifteen seasons, one trip to the Stanley Cup Finals and so many accolades later, King Henrik will move on to the next step in his career. To...
Minnesota Supporters Chant 'Lock Her Up' as Trump Mentions Ilhan Omar
Supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday chanted, "lock her up," when the president referred to recent reporting exposing an organized ballot harvesting scheme in Minneapolis connected to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
Graham slams FBI actions in Russia probe: ‘If that doesn’t bother America, then something’s wrong’
Former Trump 2016 campaign adviser Carter Page "deserves to be compensated" after former FBI director James Comey testified about the Russia investigation before the Senate Judiciary Committee, panel chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told “Hannity" Wednesday.
Millions in China are traveling again. See what it is like
Millions of people in China are traveling again during the first major holiday since the Covid-19 outbreak. As China shows its confidence in containing the pandemic, will getting the country moving around come at a risk? CNN's David Culver reports.
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Trump tells Minnesota rally he trounced Biden in first debate
President Trump on Wednesday told a large campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota, that he defeated Joe Biden during the first presidential debate. “Joe Biden is too weak to lead this country. You know Biden lost badly when his supporters are saying he should cancel the rest of the debates,” Trump said about Tuesday night’s battle....
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Moody's: Joe Biden Will Boost GDP via More Immigration, More Free Trade
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden's plan for more immigration to the United States and more free trade will boost the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), economists with Moody's Analytics say. 
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Chris Cuomo Reminds Ted Cruz That Donald Trump 'Said Your Wife Was Ugly' and 'Called You A Liar'
"You actually wonder why you don't have a lot of Republicans that want to come on your show," Cruz responded.
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Mom drowns on Jersey Shore trying to save children from rip currents
A Pennsylvania mother reportedly drowned while on a family vacation in North Wildwood, New Jersey on Tuesday as she tried to save her three children from forceful rip currents. The 49-year-old woman, from Wernersville, Pennsylvania, entered the ocean around 3 p.m. when she noticed her children — two boys aged 8 and 10, and a...
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SEC approves a handful of intraconference transfer waivers due to 'unique circumstances'
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SEC waived its bylaw that requires intraconference transfers to sit out a year before gaining eligibility.        
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FBI seeks witnesses in unsolved murder of hip-hop producer
A rising young music producer had a premonition – then he was gunned down. Eleven years later, can the case be solved?
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There's only one way to fix the presidential debates
Errol Louis writes that the fatal flaw in Tuesday's Trump-Biden debate was not giving the moderator, Chris Wallace, the power to compel the candidates to follow the rules they'd agreed to.
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Video shows cop ignoring woman who fell head-first on patrol car floor while hogtied
During the nearly 21 minutes she was on the floor, the woman repeatedly told officers she couldn't breathe.
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CBS Evening News, September 30, 2020
Debate commission promises changes after chaotic first face-off; Singer and feminist icon Helen Reddy dies at 78
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First smoke-free resort on Las Vegas Strip opens: 'My clothes aren't smelling'
The MGM Resorts property reopened Wednesday for the first time in seven months with a new rule and the first of its kind on The Strip: No smoking.       
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Hawaii defense contractor accused of $12.8M in fraud coronavirus PPP loans
A Hawaii defense contractor has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for stealing more than $12.8 million in Paycheck Protection Program money meant to assist businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic, federal authorities said Wednesday.
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Susan Rice: Putin Doing 'Happy Dance' over Trump’s 'Unhinged Raving and Ranting'
Former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on Wednesday's broadcast of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" that President Donald Trump's debate performance caused Vladimir Putin to do the "happy dance in the Kremlin."
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Daniel Jones shares wild running stat with Lamar Jackson
Name the two quarterbacks leading their teams in rushing. OK, Lamar Jackson was an easy guess. Next. Russell Wilson? Kyler Murray? Cam Newton? Try the Giants’ Daniel Jones, whose 92 yards in three games are more than the other five ball-carriers — injured Saquon Barkley (34), Dion Lewis (21), Devonta Freeman (10), Wayne Gallman (7)...
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'Ideas Don't Burn Down Buildings' — Donald Trump Mocks Joe Biden Calling Antifa 'An Idea'
"Joe Biden says Antifa is just an idea," Trump said. "Well, ideas don't assault cops and they don't burn down buildings. Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization."
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A rejuvenated Clayton Kershaw set to start for the Dodgers in Game 2 vs. Brewers
Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers in Game 2 of their wild card series against the Brewers, but will we see 2020 Kershaw or 2019 playoffs Kershaw?
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MLB to allow fans to attend NLCS, World Series games
After a season with no fans in the stands, Major League Baseball is set to allow a “limited number” of fans for the NLCS and World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, the league announced Wednesday. Approximately 11,500 tickets will be made available for each game, with 10,550 fans in the stands and...
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Adam Silver won’t rule out Christmas start for 2021 NBA season
With the NBA about to complete its longest, craziest season, commissioner Adam Silver still doesn’t know when the league will be able to tip off next season and isn’t sure what it’ll look like whenever it does. Before tipoff of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Silver said next season won’t start until Christmas at...
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A Pennsylvania mom and her daughter pleaded guilty to killing five family members
A Pennsylvania woman and her daughter are expected to spend the rest of their lives in prison after pleading guilty Monday to killing five of their relatives last year, according to the Buck's County District Attorney's office.
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Donald Trump: Chris Wallace Protecting Joe Biden for Fox News
"Can you believe this guy? I was debating two people last night," President Trump said, speaking to a raucous crowd at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota.  
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Q&A: What is President Trump's relationship with far-right and white supremacist groups?
President Trump's call for the right-wing group Proud Boys to "stand by" has brought renewed attention to his relationship with the far right.
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Newsom vetoes bill to provide rehiring protections for workers laid off amid COVID-19 pandemic
Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed Assembly Bill 3216 on Wednesday, which would have provided sweeping new labor protections for workers laid off during the pandemic by requiring hotel, airport and janitorial employers to rehire based on seniority.
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Yankees-Indians not the same without Terry Francona in dugout
We should start here: Oct. 18, 2004, Fenway Park, top of the sixth inning. It is a fundamental part of telling the Red Sox-Yankees story to reference a year earlier, when the Boston manager famously refused to remove Pedro Martinez even as his pitch count crept over 100, even as he began leaking oil, even...
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Alexandria man killed in fatal shooting
City police investing second homicide of 2020
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Proud Boys organizer, celebrating Trump endorsement, says group will keep battling left-wing activists
Joe Biggs, a leader of the far-right Proud Boys celebrating President Trump's apparent endorsement, said that if left-wing lawlessness persisted, his members were prepared to return to Portland, Ore., "the main center of insurrection around the country."
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