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Trump’s Foxconn factory deal in Wisconsin is close to falling apart: report

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President Donald Trump’s widely touted deal to bring more manufacturing jobs to Wisconsin looks like it’s on the verge of falling apart.

A new Reuters report claims that Foxconn, which has received billions of dollars in incentives to open a plant in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, is now reconsidering its original plans to manufacture LCD panels in the United States.

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In fact, Foxconn has now said that it “intends to hire mostly engineers and researchers rather than the manufacturing workforce the project originally promised.”

One Foxconn representative told Reuters that the company simply couldn’t afford to pay American workers living wages to manufacture panels.

“In terms of TV, we have no place in the U.S.,” he told the news agency. “We can’t compete.”

Rather than employ the tens of thousands of blue-collar manufacturing workers that Trump had promised when he boasted about the deal at a 2017 White House ceremony, Foxconn is now planning a “technology hub” that will employ a workforce filled with people who have college degrees.

And Foxconn has also walked back its total hiring ambitions: Even though it had projected its plant would hire 5,200 people by the end of 2020, a company source tells Reuters that number now looks closer to just 1,000 workers.

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Matt Gaetz forgot which network he was on: Surprised CNN anchor said ‘I’ve never been called Sean Hannity’

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Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed to confuse cable news networks during a Thursday appearance

Gaetz was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who aggressively challenged Gaetz on the facts as the Florida Republican attempted to defend President Donald Trump.

Despite the fact Cuomo's interview was nothing like the puff segments Gaetz is used to on Fox, the congressman seemed confused by the end.

"Congressman, you are always welcome, wherever I am, at nine or eleven, whenever," Cuomo said.

"Thanks Sean," Gaetz replied.

"Did you just call me Sean?" Cuomo asked. "Did you just call me Sean?"

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California lawmaker who chaired Republican Assembly caucus leaving GOP — to become an independent: report

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On Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported that California Assemblyman Chad Mayes, the former Assembly Minority Leader, is leaving the Republican Party and registering as No Party Preference.

"Instead of focusing on solutions for the big problems that we've got, we focused on winning elections," said Mayes in his announcement. "For me, I'm at the point in my life where I'm done with gamesmanship."

Mayes, a controversial figure who was implicated in an affair with a fellow public official, represents Yucca Valley. He is the second Republican Assemblyman this year to leave the party, after Brian Maienschein of San Diego, who Maienschein of San Diego.

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‘Quantum physics generator’ incident in Ohio results in evacuation — hazmat found no radiation

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Authorities in Columbus, Ohio evacuated dozens of homes after a man called 911 to report being burned by a

"Firefighters say nothing threatening was found in a northwest Columbus garage," WCMH-TV reported. "According to firefighters, a man called and reported that he received ‘RF burns’ while building some sort of ‘quantum physics generator’ in a garage. The man used words like ‘particle accelerator,’ ‘alpha rays,’ and ‘radiation’ while describing how he was burned."

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