PBS NewsHour full episode July 31, 2018

Tuesday on the NewsHour, Facebook detects dozens of fake accounts and deletes bad actors in the countdown to the midterm elections. Also: President Trump’s former campaign manager on trial, 3D printed guns now legal, using lemonade stands to teach kids about finance, congressional gridlock and giving more power to local government and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt7Vp38t_WM

Black man fired by Home Depot after response to racist customer says he won’t accept job back

A black man who was fired by Home Depot over his response to a racist customer has decided to decline the company’s offer to give him his job back.

Maurice Rucker captured national attention last week after he said he was fired by Home Depot after his encounter with a customer who he said verbally assaulted him at the Albany, N.Y., Home Depot where he worked.

After the story went viral, the company said in a statement to The Hill on Friday that it reviewed Rucker’s case and decided to offer him his job back.

 

“We’ve taken another look at this and we are offering Maurice his job back,” a spokesman for the company told The Hill.

Rucker said Monday in an interview with The Washington Post that the company’s decision to offer him his former job back “has nothing to do with me.”

“It has to do with the media reaction to them firing me. … The fact they can fire me after 10 years for reacting to someone who is racist is insane,” the 60-year-old continued.

Rucker then told the publication that he rejected the company’s offer based on his poor experiences as an employee while working for the company for nearly a decade.

“I felt like there wasn’t a whole lot of love for me there,” he said, adding that he felt under-appreciated and underpaid with the company.

According to the Times Union, Rucker’s salary only increased from $12 per hour to $12.78 per hour in the time he spent working for the company.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/398441-black-man-fired-for-reacting-to-racist-customer-wont-accept-his

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlzYq6eE_30

Time-based transfers coming to TTC Presto users in August

TTC riders will soon be able to get off the streetcar, bus, or subway to run errands along their route without having to pay to get back on.

Two-hour time-based fares will be in effect for PRESTO card users starting Aug. 26.

The new time-based fares were approved by the TTC board last November as part of the TTC’s modernization plan.

Riders will now have a two-hour window to stop at any location and get back on the TTC without having to pay for another fare.

The change is estimated to cost $11.1 million to implement for the remainder of 2018 and will cost about $21 million per year going forward.

Speaking to reporters at the East York Town Centre on Monday morning, Mayor John Tory said the move will make the TTC “more convenient” and “more affordable.”

“Think about how this will help people to go shopping, to do errands,” Tory said.

“It gives people flexibility… at no further expense to them.”

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/time-based-transfers-coming-to-ttc-presto-users-in-august-1.4033070