Protestors demonstrated outside a Goodwill Industries store
Roughly a dozen protesters gathered outside a Goodwill Industries store on West Blue Ridge Drive in Greenville County on Saturday to voice their opposition to what they call unfair compensation to workers with disabilities, WYFF reports. The protesters, some of whom are members of the National Federation of the Blind, were protesting to draw attention to a section of the Fair Labor Standards Act that allows employers who hold special certificates to pay workers with disabilities below minimum wage. The protest came after the NFB learned about what Goodwill was paying its employees through a request through the Freedom of Information Act.
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In 1995, Shirley Phelps-Roper's home in Topeka, Kansas, was suddenly jolted and shaken by a crude explosive device that came to rest between the family's van and the side of the residence after it had been tossed out of a moving car. The van was severely damaged. Inside Phelps-Roper's home, framed pictures fell off the wall. Windows rattled. And Phelps-Roper's four-day old child slept. Phelps-Roper — whose father, Fred Phelps leads Westboro Baptist Church, which has become synonymous for its hate of both the United States and sexual deviance — has a different understanding and appreciation for explosives today. Today, the church's literature frequently ends with "Thank God for IED's." Improvised explosive devices have been the calling …