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In ‘Ms Monopoly,’ women make more than men

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In the latest update of the classic board game Monopoly unveiled Tuesday, the trademark real estate tycoon has been replaced by his socially-minded niece: an advocate who invests in female entrepreneurs.

In “Ms Monopoly,” players collect inventions made by women, such as WiFi and solar heating.

Female players start out with more money than males and receive $240 each time they pass “go,” more than the $200 that goes to males.

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That’s an inversion on real life, where women make only 81 percent of what men do, according to the US Department of Labor.

The game box shows a bright-eyed Ms Monopoly carrying a coffee cup and announces itself as “the first game where women make more than men.”

The pay disparity “is a fun spin in the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men,” Hasbro said in a news release. “However, if men play their cards right, they can make more money too.”

The game will be available from mid-September in the US as well as in a range of other countries, including France, Germany, Canada, Australia and Malaysia.

Earlier riffs on Monopoly have been based on “Star Wars” and “Game of Thrones,” as well as a “Monopoly for Millennials” version and a “Cheater’s” version.

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Trump abandoned his Treasury nominee after memo criticized her for not indicting McCabe

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In December, President Donald Trump nominated Jessie K. Liu (a former U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia) for a position in the U.S. Treasury Department on the recommendation of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. But on February 11, Trump withdrew the nomination — and a key factor, according to Axios’ sources, was a memo that criticized Liu’s decision not to indict former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

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Louisiana judge admits to exchanging racist texts with cop boyfriend about courtroom employees

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Appearing on a local TV station on Sunday, a district court judge in Assumption Parrish in Louisiana owned up to racist comments she made about African-American employees in her courtroom that she texted to her then-police officer boyfriend.

According to WAFB, Judge Jessie LeBlanc initially denied using the N-word about a black sheriff’s deputy and a black law clerk in her district when texting with former chief deputy, Capt. Bruce Prejean, with whom she was involved while both were married.

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US Supreme Court agrees to decide if taxpayer funded religious adoption agencies can discriminate against LGBTQ people

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The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear a case that could determine if taxpayer-funded religious organizations, including adoption and foster care agencies, can legally discriminate against LGBTQ people. Monday morning the conservative-majority court agreed to hear Fulton v. Philadelphia, which is being litigated by the far right wing Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Catholic Social Services is claiming it has a First Amendment right to discriminate against same-sex couples and LGBTQ people, – including refusing to allow them to adopt or foster children – while still accepting taxpayer funds.

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