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Man trades long hair for military service

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/20/19, 12:12 pm

Reynaldo Arroyo has let his hair grow for 15 years. But the 23-year-old finally cut it last week at the U.S. Army recruiting station in Missoula, Mont., where he enlisted. Arroyo donated the trimmings to Locks of Love, which makes wigs for children who lost their hair from medical conditions or treatments. “Hopefully some lucky little girl’s gonna get it,” Arroyo said in a video.

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CEOs say they value more than money

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/20/19, 11:12 am

The leaders of top corporations in the United States say they are shifting away from a “shareholder first” mentality. The Business Roundtable on Monday released a statement signed by 181 CEOs from companies such as Amazon, Apple, American Airlines, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Ford, Goldman-Sachs, IBM, NASDAQ, and Walmart.

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Prisons director demoted over Epstein death

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/19/19, 02:07 pm

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday reassigned the director of the agency in charge of the federal prison where billionaire and accused sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. Hugh Hurwitz will go from acting director of the Bureau of Prisons to a deputy in charge of reentry programs for prisoners.

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