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Donald Trump Hosting $1K Per Person Mar-a-Lago Fundraiser for Florida Candidate

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A Florida congressional candidate backed by Donald Trump is set to hold a fundraising event at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

Anna Paulina Luna, who is hoping to win Florida’s 13th District, which is being vacated by Democrat Charlie Crist as he runs for governor, will be at the event along with Trump on December 7.

Tickets for the private reception at the resort in Palm Beach will cost $1,000. The money will be donated to the APL Victory Fund, a fundraising committee consisting of Luna’s official campaign fundraising account and the APL PAC, Florida Politics reported.

Trump announced he will be backing Luna for Florida’s 13th District in a statement in September, describing the Air Force veteran as a “warrior.”

“Anna Paulina Luna is a great fighter who is running for Congress in Florida. She is an Air Force veteran who puts America First, unlike her RINO [Republican in name only] opponents,” Trump said.

“Anna is committed to strong borders, serving our Veterans, and ensuring Florida’s beautiful coastlines are protected. This is an important race because it is ‘key’ to taking back the House.

“Anna is a warrior, she is a winner, and it’s time for all America First Republicans to unite behind her strong campaign. Anna has my complete and total endorsement.”

Luna previously won the GOP nomination and ran against Rep. Crist in 2020, but lost to the Democrat by more than 6 percentage points.

She was also previously the Director of Hispanic Engagement for Charlie Kirk’s conservative group Turning Points USA.

Boost in the Polls

Trump’s endorsement of Luna appears to be benefiting her in the polls.

According to a St. Pete Polls survey conducted between October 23 and 24, more than 36 percent of registered voters said they would back Luna if they had to decide between her and the other potential Republican challengers Audrey Henson (2.1 percent), Amanda Makki (6.4 percent), and Matt Tito (2.7 percent).

When the poll asked again if they would vote for Luna now they know that she is the only candidate endorsed by Trump, the percentage of voters who said they would rose significantly to 62.4 percent.

Those who were previously undecided about who to vote for also decreased when it was noted that Luna is endorsed by Trump, falling from 52.1 percent to 22.2 percent.

Earlier this year, Luna accused one of her previous GOP candidates, William Braddock, of threatening to kill her and said she had filed to get a permanent stalking injunction filed against him.

In September, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court Judge Doneene Loar dismissed the injunction request filed by Luna, and no criminal charges have been brought against Braddock, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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The Atlantic Ocean is seen adjacent to President Donald Trump’s beach front Mar-a-Lago resort on January 11, 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump is set to hold a fundraising event at resort for congressional candidate Anna Paulina Luna.
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Pregnant women fear losing jobs over Covid safety worries, survey finds | Coronavirus

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More than a third of pregnant women fear losing their jobs due to safety concerns about Covid in the workplace, according to a survey. Research from Maternity Action shows 36% are concerned about their work if they take time off or ask their employer to do more to protect them from Covid.

The charity is urging ministers to immediately overhaul health and safety rules for pregnant women in the workplace, which it says are “not fit for purpose”.

Ros Bragg, director of Maternity Action, said: “The situation for pregnant women is dire and is only getting worse as the pandemic progresses.

“They are frankly right to be worried – because the system that is supposed to protect them is not fit for purpose. There is a vast gap between what the law says and actual employer practice, leaving women under huge pressure to work in unsafe conditions.”

Bragg said officials and organisations given the responsibility of enforcing workplace health and safety had “shown themselves wholly inadequate to the task”. Women are being left with an “unenviable choice” of either taking their employer to a tribunal to get basic health and safety protections or “carrying on working in an unsafe environment”.

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Current evidence suggests pregnant women are no more likely to get Covid-19 than other healthy adults, but they are at slightly increased risk of becoming severely unwell if they do get the disease, and are more likely to have pregnancy complications such as preterm birth or stillbirth.

In the survey of more than 400 pregnant women, over two-thirds (69%) said they were fairly or very worried about catching Covid because of their work. A fifth of respondents (20%) said they took time off or even left their job because they were so concerned about becoming infected.

More than half (59%) raised concerns about their health and safety with their employer but, of these, almost one in five (17%) said their employer took no action to address their concerns.

One pregnant woman told how she was forced to quit her job during the late stages of pregnancy over concerns about Covid safety in the workplace.

“I asked about risk assessment and [was] told it wasn’t necessary,” the woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said. “I just kept saying: ‘Can I work from home today?’ Every day I would go to the office and our office remained a busy environment and not at all Covid-secure. It wasn’t possible to socially distance. We didn’t do anything like wearing masks or take those other ordinary steps.

“I was genuinely afraid. I had a lot of conversations about what I needed from them. It became clear very quickly that none of that was on the table. They weren’t prepared for a moment to accept any changes to my working patterns. I had previous felt valued but suddenly every conversation was a difficult one.

“I was asked to come into a formal meeting and at that meeting it was made clear that my career with my employer was over. I effectively had to leave at short notice, not knowing what I would be going to.

“What you can’t do is look in the paper and find another job, because you are visibly massively pregnant. It was frightening because you’re thinking about your mortgage, and your kids and wondering if you’ll be able to pay the car loan at the end of the month. I had asked for so little, and what I expected was so reasonable but at some point they decided that investing in me wasn’t worthwhile.”

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Covid: Trigger of rare blood clots with AstraZeneca jab found by scientists – BBC News

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VIDEO: Tiger King cast coming to Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The cast of the Netflix hit docuseries “Tiger King” will be featured at a live show at the Spokane First Interstate Center of the Arts in February.

“Uncaged: The Untold Stories from the Cast of Tiger King” show will include featured stars from the Netflix documentary “Tiger King,” including John Reinke, Saff, Joshua Dial and Barbara Fisher.

The cast will engage in a live 70-minute moderated discussion that will include never-before-seen videos, photos and stories. Comedian and podcast veteran Todd McComas will moderate the conversation. Audiences will also interact with the cast by participating in a 30-minutes question and answer session.

Audiences will hear stories about Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Doc Antle and from the people who lived it, the press release says.

The tour for Spokane, which was first scheduled for November, will now take place on Thursday, Feb. 17 2022, at 7 p.m. at the First Interstate Center of the Arts.

People who bought tickets for the November date show will be able to use those tickets for the February show, and those who are unable to attend the new show date have until Nov. 30 to request a full or partial refund. You can use this link to complete the whole refund request process.

Tickets for the show are on sale at the TicketsWest website. The price for adult and children’s tickets is the same, but depending on the seat location, it ranges from $25 to $49.

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Tiger King cast coming to Spokane

Audience will be able to hear untold stories that weren't cover in the documentary and interact with the cast in a 30-minutes question and answer session.

Audience will be able to hear untold stories that weren’t cover in the documentary and interact with the cast in a 30-minutes question and answer session.

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