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Lots of us use services like Open Table when we travel to make restaurant reservations. Open Table is now expanding their mobile payment option from their test market in San Francisco to New York, and to 20 more cities by the end of year, according to TechCrunch.  “The service competes with similar efforts from a number of companies ranging from smaller start-ups to payment giants like PayPal, all of which have been experimenting with mobile table-side payments in restaurants for much longer. In some cases, those payments are accepted via an app installed on consumers’ smartphones, while in other cases, the business offers a tablet at the table that may also include the restaurant’s menus and promotions, or even games to play while waiting for your food.”

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Riley June Williams inside the Capitol

Screenshot from Scooter Pierce/ Twitter

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

Joining the increasing number of Trump supporters arrested after storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, a Pennsylvania woman who allegedly took a laptop belonging to Speaker Nancy Pelosi was arrested Monday. The woman, identified as 22-year-old Riley June Williams, is charged with intentionally entering into a restricted building without lawful authority in addition to disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. While Williams has not yet been charged with theft, the FBI is investigating the matter and what her intentions were.

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