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As workers flow into Puerto Rico, residents try to leave

As workers flow into Puerto Rico, residents try to leave

Originally published: NPR Marketplace by Tracey Samuelson

As the plane began its descent into San Juan, Luis Gonzalez looked out the window and quietly wiped away a few stray tears.

“My house is down there,” he said, gesturing at the skyline below. Gonzalez is Puerto Rican, from just outside San Juan. Though he’s lived in Brooklyn for over three decades now, his mother and much of his family still live on the island.

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Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting from your AFA EAP

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting from your AFA EAP

You may be struggling to understand how a shooting could occur and why such a terrible thing would happen. There may never be satisfactory answers to these questions.

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Las Vegas Shooting Kills More Than 50

Las Vegas Shooting Kills More Than 50

A shooting at the end of the Las Vegas country music Route 91 Harvest Festival has reportedly resulted in 50 dead and over 200 injured. Concert grounds are adjacent to Mandalay Bay. 

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‘Catastrophic’ lack of sleep in modern society is killing us, warns leading sleep scientist

‘Catastrophic’ lack of sleep in modern society is killing us, warns leading sleep scientist

September 25, 2017 (Originally published in The Independent) — A “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert has said.

In an interview with the Guardian, Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected “every aspect of our biology” and was widespread in modern society.

And yet the problem was not being taken seriously by politicians and employers, with a desire to get a decent night’s sleep often stigmatised as a sign of laziness, he said.

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Proper Rest for Airline Crew

Proper Rest for Airline Crew

September 22, 2017 – Increasing Rest from 8 to 10 Hours (Safety, Health and Equality: the #Fightfor10)

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Hurricane Maria: Flight Attendants Stay Safe

Hurricane Maria: Flight Attendants Stay Safe

September 19, 2017 — Flight Attendants: The National Hurricane Center is predicting Maria is strengthening with 165 mph winds as it moves across the Caribbean. 

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No Knives Bill Introduced on September 11, 2017

No Knives Bill Introduced on September 11, 2017

September 13, 2017 - As the nation marked 16 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, bipartisan legislation banning knives on planes was introduced in the House and Senate. 

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