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Coal Mining Deaths Soars After Trump Removes Safety Regulations

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Accidental deaths in coal mines doubled from the previous year in 2017, according to the most recently available statistics from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

A more than 100 percent jump in fatalities — from seven last year to 14 in 2017 — does not correspond even remotely to the 3.7 percent increase in available industry jobs over last year.

By comparison, in 2015, the number of mining jobs was 69,000 — 30 percent more than today — but the number of deaths among those jobs topped off at 12.

Under Trump, the agency’s reach to issue citations for problematic mine management has been drastically reduced, suggesting recent death trends might be indicative of a bigger problem in how the agency is treating the conditions that could lead to preventable fatalities.

Now, rather than issuing official citations, the agency primarily relies on extra training sessions for operators at facilities found operating against code.

United Mine Workers of America issued a statement acknowledging that “safety suggestions” — like those issued by the agency this summer to help combat accidental deaths specifically among newer miners — do not carry the same weight as previous administrations’ use of hard and fast citations and fines.

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  1. Mike Pence

    January 5, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    tRump is a psychopath who is obsessed with money and destruction. Hen needs to be removed. Congress, do your job!

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Estate of Prince Asks Trump to Stop Stealing His Song

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Donald Trump is apparently a fan of late Prince. The President of United States has been using the late singer’s hit song “Purple Rain” at pre-Election Day rallies, including one in Mississippi last week. However, Prince’s family members are not happy about it and have asked Trump to stop playing his songs.

In a statement released through the singer’s half-brother Omarr Baker, Prince’s estate stated, “The Prince Estate have never given permission to President Trump or the White House to use Prince’s songs and have requested that they cease all use immediate

With that, the Prince estate is the latest in a long line of musicians who asked Trump to stop using their music at his rallies. Among them are The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Tom Petty. Recently, Steven Tyler sent him a cease and desist letter asking him to stop using Aerosmith’s music at rallies. It came after Trump played the band’s 1993 hit “Livin’ on the Edge” at a West Virginia rally without Tyler’s permission.

“This is not about Democrats vs. Republicans,” the band’s frontman said in a statement. “I do not let anyone use my songs without my permission. My music is for causes not political campaigns or rallies. Protection copyright and songwriters is what I’ve been fighting for even before this current administration took office. This is one of the reasons why Joe and I have been pushing the Senate to pass the Music Modernization Act. NO is a complete sentence.”

Music Modernization Act legislation itself was officially signed by Trump earlier this week. Kanye West and Kid Rock, as well as executives from the music industry, attended the event.

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Trump Attacks President Lincoln, Embraces Racist Confederate General in Rant

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Trump has decided that the racist confederate leader, Robert E. Lee is really deserving of praise — but President Lincoln, who freed the slaves has some serious issues he wants to talk about.

Near the end of his rally speech, Trump also offered praise for Civil War General Robert E. Lee, saying Lincoln almost developed “a phobia” about being unable to defeat him, until Gen. Ulysses Grant, who Trump noted had “a drinking problem,” but is recognized as a great person.

This is a strange claim, because even Robert E. Lee himself admitted that he waged a war to hold onto legal institution of white supremacy. How Trump is supposed to gain more black voters by praising known racists

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Donald Trump Jr. and Aubrey O’Day Tried to Have A Baby While His Wife Was Pregnant

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Donald Trump Jr. and Aubrey O’Day’s affair was much more than a one-night stand, so much so that they even considered the prospect of starting a family together.

Multiple sources confirmed tothat President Donald Trump’s eldest son, 40, and the former Danity Kane member, 34, began an intimate relationship after meeting on the season 5 set of The Celebrity Apprentice in late 2011. The dalliance continued until March 2012, when his wife, Vanessa Trump, found email exchanges between her husband and O’Day and forced them to stop.

Sources say that Vanessa — who filed for divorcefrom President Donald Trump’s eldest son after 13 years of marriage — was devastated when he told her that he planned to leave her for O’Day.

It seems like the former Celebrity Apprentice adviser was the one who started things. A source told Page Six he “pursued [Aubrey]. It was him who chased her,” and, “he told her that his marriage was already in the process of dissolving” in 2011.

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