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Matt Litrell, a 22-year-old Amazon employee, was distributing union fliers outside the warehouse where he works this month when the cops showed up.

An Amazon manager had called the sheriff’s office in Campbellsville, Ky., that afternoon to report that protesters trying to start a union were trespassing on company property. While the officers eventually determined that Litrell wasn’t on Amazon’s property and left, Litrell plans to add the incident to the illegal-intimidation charge he filed with the National Labor Relations Board in May.

“We were completely within our rights to be there,” Litrell told The Washington Post. But he said that didn’t stop a low-level manager from confronting him later to ask, “ ‘How’s the revolution going?’ ”

Employees at Amazon facilities around the country whose union hopes were buoyed by the labor victory at a warehouse in Staten Island in April say in labor

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from the oh-the-memories dept

Five Years Ago

This week in 2017, the Sixth Circuit was the latest court to say real-time cellphone location tracking is not a Fourth Amendment issue, and the Supreme Court finally decided to take up the question. Tom Cotton introduced a bill to renew Section 702 surveillance forever, just as Congress was getting pretty mad at the intelligence community for failing to reveal how many Americans are being spied on. In the UK, Theresa May was blaming the internet for the London Bridge attack and introducing a regulatory plan that wouldn’t stop terrorism and might make things worse, especially since the attackers were well known to the authorities and strong encryption was not the problem. Also, amazingly, the Monkey Selfie case continued to get more and more weird.

Ten Years Ago

This week in 2012, the White House offered up a weak response to a petition

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As flights streamed out of Kabul International Airport and images of evacuating Americans and Afghan partners flooded screens across the world, the men of women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection were leaping into action to address the developing crisis.  CBP employees across all organizations worked together to adapt to the unfolding situation, and the CBP One mobile application team stands as a shining example of the agency’s ability to leverage systems and knowledge to overcome obstacles.

CBP One is a mobile application that acts as an intuitive single portal for travelers and stakeholders to access CBP mobile apps and services such as I-94 and appointment features.  The team works in the office of the Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Information and Technology.  They have exemplified adaptability throughout numerous challenges on the Southern Border, and they took those lessons learned to support our partners and the processing of

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If you’re a parent, you already know firsthand that if kids don’t get a good night’s sleep, there will be negative consequences for everyone. If you notice that your kid is sleepier (or moodier) than usual, the cause may be that they’re sleeping on the wrong mattress. 

A new mattress can’t help mitigate the, “Can I just stay up one more hour?” queries, but it can improve your child’s sleep quality once you actually get them into bed. While a child can fit into most beds, the best mattresses for kids are made just for them. They’re typically on the softer side to support their lower body weights, and some have special layers, like waterproof covers, that help ease your mind during potty training or with nighttime accidents.

From memory foam mattresses to hybrid mattresses, to specialized dual-sided beds that you can flip as your children

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