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Saturday May 4th, 2019 night edition

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"What you've got is technicians running around here with cracked Ukrainian John Deere software that they bought off the black market".

The agreement applies to anyone who turns the key or otherwise uses a John Deere tractor with embedded software.

It means that only John Deere dealerships and "authorized" repair shops can work on newer tractors.

"What you've got is technicians running around here with cracked Ukrainian John Deere software that they bought off the black market," he added.

John Deere Service Advisor: A diagnostic program used by John Deere technicians that recalibrate tractors and can diagnose broken parts.

Farmers worry what will happen if John Deere is bought by another company, or what will happen if the company decides to stop servicing its tractors.

"What happens in 20 years when there's a new tractor out and John Deere doesn't want to fix these anymore?" »

'It's because we were union members': Boeing fires workers who organized

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In February 2017, union organizers came up short in attempting to unionize about 3,000 Boeing workers.

As the board reviews the appeals, the union has accused Boeing of firing workers for supporting the union and spying on workers who voted in the election.

The union noted other groups of Boeing workers in South Carolina are waiting on the NLRB decision before proceeding with their own unionization efforts. »

In 1996, a federal welfare reform prohibited convicted drug felons from ever obtaining food stamps. The ban increased recidivism among drug felons. The increase is driven by financially motivated crimes, suggesting that ex-convicts returned to crime to make up for the lost transfer income.

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In 1996, a federal welfare reform imposed a lifetime ban from food stamps on convicted drug felons.

Florida modified this ban, restricting it to drug traffickers who commit their offense on or after August 23, 1996.

I exploit this sharp cutoff in a regression discontinuity design and find that the ban increases recidivism among drug traffickers. »

Donald Trump Is the Most Impeachable President in American History

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Donald Trump is the most impeachable president in American history.

Interestingly, when Republicans in the House impeached President Bill Clinton in 1998, he was more popular in polls than Donald Trump is now.

Clinton’s offenses – lying under oath and obstruction of justice pale in comparison to the many mega offenses of Trump. »

Trump says he spoke with Putin about 'Russian hoax,' didn't warn him against 2020 election meddling

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Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump said he briefly discussed special counsel Robert Mueller's report in a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, but didn't warn his Russian counterpart to not meddle in the next US election.

Earlier, Trump tweeted he'd discussed the "Russian hoax" with Putin, along with other issues, during their hour-long phone call.

In the Oval Office, Trump said "(Putin) sort of smiled when he said something to the effect that it started up as a mountain and ended up as a mouse. »