ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day
73°
Partly Cloudy
H 90° L 68°
  • cloudy-day
    73°
    Current Conditions
    Partly Cloudy. H 90° L 68°
  • cloudy-day
    90°
    Today
    Partly Cloudy. H 90° L 68°
  • cloudy-day
    91°
    Tomorrow
    Partly Cloudy. H 91° L 69°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb news on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb traffic on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb weather on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

Personal Finance
30 jobs in 30 days: Work from home with Amazon Mechanical Turk
Close

30 jobs in 30 days: Work from home with Amazon Mechanical Turk

30 jobs in 30 days: Work from home with Amazon Mechanical Turk

30 jobs in 30 days: Work from home with Amazon Mechanical Turk

All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check in every Monday as he puts new and familiar savings strategies to the test. Sign up for our newsletter to have these stories delivered to your inbox !

If you’re a busy parent, student, retiree or anyone looking to make money from home in your spare time, Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) has thousands of virtual jobs available right now!

Never heard of it? MTurk is a legitimate way to earn money online, but it’s unlike any other job I’ve had before.

Work from home challenge: Complete 30 jobs in 30 days with Amazon Mechanical Turk

For starters, MTurk refers to the micro-jobs it offers as Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs). Each HIT represents a single, self-contained task that a worker can complete and submit for payment.

Various businesses submit HITs to the platform and workers pick and choose the ones that appeal to them.

There are literally thousands of micro-jobs available to complete at any given moment. The time commitment and the pay rate for each HIT can vary significantly — most tasks don’t require any special skills.

What kind of jobs can you expect to find through MTurk? Here’s what the company says on its website:

“Amazon Mechanical Turk is based on the idea that there are still many things that human beings can do much more effectively than computers, such as identifying objects in a photo or video, performing data de-duplication, transcribing audio recordings, or researching data details. Traditionally, tasks like this have been accomplished by hiring a large temporary workforce (which is time consuming, expensive, and difficult to scale) or have gone undone.”

MTurk dashboard
MTurk dashboard

I’ve used MTurk on and off for the past two years and can confirm that it’s not a scam! Earnings are transferred to an Amazon Payments account or can be redeemed for an Amazon.com gift card.

The last time I cashed out, I had earned $25.53 for doing three hours of transcriptions, surveys and other HITs.

To get a better idea of how much money a worker can make with MTurk, I’ve challenged myself to complete 30 different jobs over the next 30 days — spending 30 minutes on HITs daily.

Bookmark this page and check back often for updates on the jobs I’m doing and how much they pay. Let’s get started…

Day 1: Product to interest audit 

On day one of my experiment, I spent 30 minutes completing 307 tasks. The pay? Just a penny per HIT. My job was to look at a product and determine if it was relevant to a particular interest.

Here’s an example: For the interest “vegan recipes,” I was shown a vegan cookbook — it was a match.

This job required very little thinking. All I had to do was answer a simple yes or no question per assignment. Each HIT took only a few seconds to finish.

When completing batches of assignments like these, it helps to activate the “Auto-accept next HIT” feature.

Mturk: Auto-accept next HIT
Mturk: Auto-accept next HIT

Day 2: Search phrases online, enter 3 most popular results 

Next, I took on a job that asked me to search for a phrase online — like “best NFL players of all time” — and enter the three most popular results.

This assignment from the requester Unspun Opinions was simple, but it was also tedious. Each HIT had a reward of 50 cents and I finished six of them in 30 minutes, so I should have $3 added to my account if they’re all approved.

After completing my HITs, I did a Google search for Unspun Opinions and found a Reddit post where people share their experiences with this particular requester. Several users complained about the instructions for the task and slow payment.

In hindsight, I wish I would have checked out the requester before I accepted the work. Here’s a link to that Reddit forum.

Day 3: Enter data from receipts and surveys 

For the third day of my challenge, I searched for jobs at night and struggled to find good HITs that are generally available during regular business hours.

I started by entering information from grocery receipts for less than 10 cents, but the job didn’t pay well enough for the amount of time it was taking me to finish it.

After striking out with that task, I moved on to a batch of surveys with rewards between 20 cents and 40 cents each.

From my previous experience with MTurk, surveys aren’t the best way to make money on the platform, but they’re easy and you can do them while watching Netflix or listening to music.

I was able to complete nine surveys in the 30 minutes I set aside for MTurk today — total earnings $2.50.

What I’m learning is that speed is key, but some HITs are just better than others. For tomorrow’s update, I plan to test out a handy tool that promises to help workers find high-quality assignments.

Day 4: Entering responses to recent news articles and other surveys 

Today was my best day of the challenge so far! If all of my HITs are approved, I’ll have $3.20 deposited into my account for 30 minutes of work.

Like last night, I completed a bunch of different surveys — but there was a difference.

A Clark.com reader suggested that I download Turkopticon 2 Beta, which is a user script that helps Mechanical Turk workers decide if jobs are worth it.

Once installed, the tool helped me choose surveys that would pay the most. Here’s an example:

Turkopticon
Turkopticon

I primarily focus on the pay rate column when deciding whether to accept jobs. Many of the surveys are short and can be completed in just a few minutes.

Some requesters also provide time estimates to help eliminate guesswork for people completing the assignments.

The surveys that I finished today involved a range of topics. One of them asked for my reaction to a news article and another was about consumer spending preferences.

I plan to use the Turkopticon tool before I accept future jobs on MTurk — whether they’re surveys or anything else.

Day 5: Secret survey and more 

For the fifth day of the challenge, I spent a half hour doing only four tasks. That’s quite a drop compared to my first day when I finished 307 tasks in 30 minutes.

The four assignments I accepted were all surveys, but I used a different approach this time.

Instead of bothering with surveys that pay 10 cents or less, I used the filter tool in MTurk to search for jobs with rewards of at least 25 cents — preferably more.

One of the surveys I took, which asked about secrets I’ve kept throughout my life, pays a full dollar.

MTurk tool to filter results
MTurk tool to filter results

After spending 30 minutes a day for five days working on MTurk, I don’t have much money to show for it yet. Most of my earnings haven’t been approved.

My total for today should be $4. Check back Monday and I’ll share my earnings dashboard with you.

Day 6 and Day 7: Transcriptions through CrowdSurf Support 

When I first played around with MTurk a few years ago, I read about a man who said he made $20,000 doing HITs in his spare time and I tried to follow his advice.

One thing I remember him saying is that weekend work was harder to find — it’s better during the week.

This past Saturday and Sunday, I spent 30 minutes each day doing short transcriptions from a requester called CrowdSurf Support, which paid five cents a HIT — plus a bonus.

The transcriptions were short — about 20 seconds each — although I generally had to listen to them at least twice.

My total for the two days (one hour) was a disappointing $4.90, but the time went by quickly because the work wasn’t quite as boring as some of my other assignments.

CrowdSurf Support always has tons of HITs available and is quick with payment, so it’s a good option for fast typers.

Day 8: Survey about shopping habits 

I began the second week of my challenge with a survey about my personal shopping habits. There are so many different surveys on MTurk — often from universities — but I’m really drawn to the ones on consumer habits.

For example, one survey asked me to evaluate products sold at a big-box store and determine if they’re priced competitively.

To make sure that I wasn’t wasting my time on surveys that took too long to complete, I only signed up for HITs that paid at least 20 cents and used the Turkopticon tool that I wrote about earlier in the experiment.

I have $3.90 in pending earnings for today, but here’s a look at how I did during my first seven days:

MTurk earnings
MTurk earnings

That $21 is for 3.5 hours of HITs, which works out to $6 an hour. That’s obviously not a great hourly rate, but I’m hoping that it’ll get better as time goes on.

Day 9: Write titles and descriptions about online retail promotions 

The ninth day of the challenge put my writing skills to the test. I accepted a job from requester NextGen Shopping LLC to visit a retailer’s website and describe the featured promotional offer.

For the HIT, I had to come up with a catchy title and description of whatever “big sale” the retailer had going on.

I completed a handful of these HITs for 15 cents each before moving on to other assignments, including one where I had to view someone’s LinkedIn profile and enter data like the person’s name, job history, education and skills.

Finally, I wrapped up my 30 minutes of work with a few mindless surveys to bring my estimated pay to $3.55 for the day.

Day 10: Select add-on products for an e-commerce site 

Today’s job required me to look at a product being sold online and select add-on items that someone might want to buy.

For example, I was shown a fishing rod and then a few other fishing tools. All I had to do was confirm that the add-on products would go well with the main item.

I completed 10 of these HITs for five cents each before I maxed out and had to move on to other tasks.

A few surveys rounded out my 30 minutes for the day. The last one I took presented a series of headlines from the past two years and I had to determine which ones were fake news!

If all of my HITs are approved, I’ll have another $3.30 added to my account.

Day 11: Longer transcriptions 

I’ve had success with short transcriptions from CrowdSurf Support, so I decided to attempt two longer transcriptions from a different requester with a higher pay rate.

The transcriptions from requester Kenneth Roe were a few minutes long, with rewards of more than $2.

I finished both of them within the 30 minutes I set aside for MTurk today, but I got an error message when I tried to submit the HITs. Other Reddit users also say they’ve had problems with these assignments.

I contacted Kenneth Roe and Amazon, but who knows if I’ll hear back! No earnings today. 😦

Report a HIT with MTurk
Report a HIT with MTurk

Day 12: ‘Short’ surveys 

After apparently getting stiffed by yesterday’s requester, I decided to play it a bit safer today. My strategy was to search “short survey” and complete as many as I could in 30 minutes — I finished eight.

Search all HITs within MTurk
Search all HITs within MTurk

I keep writing about the various surveys I’ve completed, so I wanted to point out that it’s important to read the instructions and never answer questions randomly.

Some surveys have an “attention check” question and will reject your earnings if it’s answered incorrectly.

Completing a series of short surveys instead of only a few longer ones didn’t really pay off for me. I only made $2.87 for 30 minutes of work.

So far, I’ve earned enough to pay my Xfinity Mobile cell phone bill for three months.

Day 13, Day 14 and Day 15: More transcriptions…

I hit the midway point of the challenge over the long holiday weekend. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much work to choose from and I ended up doing transcriptions from CrowdSurf Support.

After 15 days and 7.5 hours of work, I’ve earned $38 and counting. My goal is $100 by day 30.

$38 earned after 15 days
$38 earned after 15 days

Day 16: Evaluate your boss 

Today was my best day so far! It was the first time that I earned more than $5 ($5.33) for my 30 minutes of MTurk assignments.

I completed nine surveys, including one that had me write an evaluation of my boss!

My strategy was a bit different from previous days. In addition to using the Turkopticon tool to identify the highest-paying surveys, I only paid attention to the newest surveys.

I was able to hop on a few easy HITs quickly and avoided clicking on old surveys that I’ve already done.

Click on "Created" to see the newest HITs first
Click on “Created” to see the newest HITs first

Day 17: Comment on an image 

I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of MTurk. I stuck with yesterday’s strategy of only accepting the newest HITs, which post more frequently during normal business hours.

For one job, I was asked to write short descriptions about images for a reward of 20 cents.

After completing a bunch of those assignments, I moved on to a few quick surveys. I often type “short survey” or “quick survey” into the search bar to find these.

If all of my HITs are approved, I’ll have another $4.27 added to my account.

Day 18: Romantic relationships study 

Today was the third day in a row that I earned more than $4 for my 30 minutes of MTurk assignments —$4.78 to be exact.

My highest-paying individual HIT for the day was a romantic relationships study that paid 65 cents.

It took me about five minutes to answer all of the questions. One of them asked me to describe a time when I influenced a significant other to buy a particular product.

The questions weren’t too personal — I probably would have returned the HIT if they were.

There are some HITs that I won’t do. For example, some say there may be adult content and others require the use of your computer’s camera or microphone. No thanks!

If my requesters pay me promptly, I think today is the day I’ll cross the $50 mark!

Day 19: What brand of applesauce would I buy?

After finishing 15 HITs in 30 minutes, I made $5.80 today — a new record for this challenge.

I completed several food-related surveys, including one that asked me how much I would pay for organic vs. non-organic applesauce.

My approach today was to go after jobs that paid the most per HIT. I completed one survey with a $1.25 reward and another that paid $1.70. Most surveys have rewards of 25 cents or less.

Day 20, Day 21, Day 22 and Day 23: Used car review 

I took a long weekend off from my full-time job at Clark.com, but I continued with the 30 jobs in 30 days challenge while I was away.

My favorite assignment was providing a brief review of my car for a reward of $1.

Work typically slows down on the weekends, but I was able to average about $7 an hour over my four-day weekend, which is better than I’ve been doing.

With a week left to go, I’m still more than $30 shy of my $100 goal. We’ll see if I can make it!

Day 24: Costco survey 

Clark’s favorite warehouse club was the subject of one of the surveys I completed today. I was asked to write down three things that come to mind when the word “Costco” is mentioned.

I know that “Clark Howard” was one of my answers, but I can’t remember what I said for the other two.

Another survey I finished today asked me to choose my favorite brand of orange juice: Simply Orange or Tropicana. It paid 30 cents for about a minute’s worth of work.

Day 25: Vocabulary task

I made more than $4 again today for my 30 minutes of MTurk assignments, which included the second day of a 7-part HIT with vocabulary tasks.

For this job, I’ve been given a bunch of words and have to enter the definition for each one from Dictionary.com.

There are multiple bonuses if I finish all seven days of the assignment, so I’m looking forward to that.

In the meantime, my available earnings are $68.68 on day 25 of this experiment. I have at least $5 pending and this vocab task bonus coming soon, so I’m still hoping to reach my $100 goal.

Day 26: Which brand of pancake mix would I buy?

A survey that asked me to choose between two brands of pancake mix based on price and packaging was one of the more interesting HITs that I completed today.

I finished 10 tasks in 30 minutes — mostly short surveys — for a total reward of $4.41.

Today is a Friday and I worked early in the afternoon, but I already started to notice that the higher-paying jobs were hard to come by. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow.

My total for the challenge so far is $72.10, but I have $14 still pending. There are only four days left to reach $100!

Day 27 and Day 28: Weekend of surveys 

My last weekend of the challenge was the first weekend where everything seemed to click. My assignments weren’t memorable, but several of the HITs paid a full dollar each.

I earned more than $4 each day (30 minutes a day), which has been my average lately. Two days to go…

Day 29: Opinions about ridesharing apps 

One of today’s jobs asked me to share my thoughts about ridesharing apps, specifically Uber, and the social media techniques used to recruit drivers.

I was shown a Facebook ad and answered a few questions about how I thought it could be improved.

For my 30 minutes of work, I earned a total of $5.40. That’s the highest since the 19th day of the challenge.

Day 30: The final 9 surveys 

I was slightly distracted during my work today because I was so happy that it’s the last day of the 30-day MTurk challenge.

My strategy also changed a bit. For most of the challenge, I would finish one HIT and then look for the next one. But today, I accepted all nine assignments at once to reduce the time I spent searching for HITs.

This strategy didn’t seem to make much of a difference. I made about $4 in 30 minutes.

I have to wait until all of my work is approved to see if I reached my $100 goal for the entire 30 days (15 hours of work), but it’s looking good. Check back soon…

Are you ready to sign up with MTurk and see if it can help you earn some extra spending money? Here’s what you need to know before you join!

More Clark.com stories about jobs: 

Read More

News

  • A man said his pain medication and a broken back door are what led to his 2-year-old son wandering onto a busy Florida highway. Jacob Krueger, 25, and the child's mother, 28-year-old Yajaira Tirado were both arrested on neglect charges after their son was found on the highway around 10:30 a.m. Monday with a dirty diaper and bug bites covering his arms.  'I'm sorry,' Krueger said after walking out of jail Tuesday. 'I didn't mean for it to come down to this.' Krueger explained that he and Tirado are on medications for conditions that he said kept them asleep during the ordeal. He also blamed a broken door at the home they rent as why his son was able to escape. >>Read: Toddler wearing dirty diaper, covered in bug bites found crossing highway, police say; 2 arrested When asked why there wasn't any attempt to fix the door to prevent an incident like this, Krueger said, 'There's no way. Doesn't matter if I tried doing something to it.' Krueger went on to deny a responding deputy's claim that his home was littered with broken bottles and smelled like feces. >> Read more trending news  'I love my child. I want the best for them (and) don't ever want to hurt them,' Krueger explained.  Officials said they had been to the home in 2018 for another case of child neglect in which Tirado was arrested after a 1-year-old and 2-year-old were left at the home alone, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.  Deputies said the toddler found crossing the highway was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families. Tirado remains in the Volusia County Jail.
  • The Democratic presidential primary debates begin Wednesday with 10 candidates going head-to-head in Miami as the 2020 presidential election season gets underway. >>Read more trending news Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and seven others will likely face questions on border security, health care and climate change on the first night of the two-night event. >>Jamie Dupree: Warren leads Democrats into first night of 2020 debates Here’s what to know about and how to watch Wednesday’s Democratic debate.  When and where is the debate being held? The debate will be broken up into two nights with 10 candidates on the stage to debate each night. The debates will take place on Wednesday and Thursday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. Who will be on the stage on Wednesday? Here is the lineup for Wednesday’s debate: Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey  Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts  Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas  Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii  Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota  Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington  Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio  Where will they stand onstage? The candidates will stand from left to right in this order – de Blasio, Ryan, Castro, Booker, Warren, O’Rourke, Klobuchar, Gabbard, Inslee, Delaney.  Who will be asking the questions at the debate? Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and José Diaz-Balart will moderate the debate. Holt, Guthrie and Diaz-Balart will moderate the first hour, with Holt, Todd and Maddow asking questions in the second hour. How can I watch the debate? NBC is sponsoring the debate, but it will be shown on all three major networks and on cable news channels. It will stream online free (without requiring an account with a television provider) at NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, the NBC News Mobile App and OTT apps, and Telemundo's digital platforms. What time wil it be on? The debate will air from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday. Where can I watch the livestream? Here is the livestream link of the debate from YouTube Live coverage: Come back here beginning at 7 p.m. for live coverage of the first night of the debate. 
  • Police arrested a woman who allegedly tried to kidnap a couple’s children in the atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Saturday morning. Police said Esther Daniels, 26, tried to grab a stroller with a child in it before being fended off by the child’s mother. She then picked up one of the couple’s other children and walked away, but the father took the child back from her, Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee said in an emailed statement. >> Read more trending news  An officer responded a few minutes later and found Daniels in a frenzied mental state, Chafee said. She then allegedly ran toward a nearby family and had to be restrained by the officer, Chafee said.  Daniels, who lives in Kansas, eventually calmed down and was escorted to the police precinct in a wheelchair, the statement said. She was checked out at Grady Memorial Hospital before being taken to the Clayton County Jail. Daniels was charged with kidnapping and obstructing an officer. Her bond has not been set.
  • A Virginia man and woman are facing homicide charges after their 2-month-old daughter died from cocaine and heroin intoxication last year, authorities said. According to WDBJ-TV, police on Tuesday arrested Eugene Chandler Jr., 27, and Shaleigh Brumfield, 26, of Danville, on felony homicide charges in the baby's November 2018 death. Officials also charged the pair with child abuse and neglect, the news station reported. >> Read more trending news On Nov. 24, Danville police and emergency crews responded to a report of an infant who couldn't breathe, according to court documents. The child, identified as Marleigh Rain Chandler, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, the Danville Register & Bee reported. While searching the family's home, investigators discovered evidence of drug use, including marijuana and drug paraphernalia, WSET reported. The Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy, which revealed that Marleigh died from 'acute heroin and cocaine intoxication in a setting of co-sleeping,' officials said. Chandler and Brumfield were booked into the Danville City Jail, where they are being held without bond.
  • When the first Democratic presidential primary debate kicks off Wednesday night, Kirkland Dent will be watching. Dent, 28, a medical librarian at Mercer University in Macon, has been trying to keep up with the sprawling Democratic field aiming to unseat President Donald Trump — “I can probably name 80% of them,” he said. But he is looking forward to seeing them in action. “I’m curious about what their goals are, what issues they want to tackle.” So are Judy Hauser, Michael Murphy-McCarthy and John Chastain. They are among about a dozen Democratic and independent voters in Georgia who have agreed to take part in an informal focus group organized by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution to discuss the 2020 Democratic primary race. The AJC checked in with them for the first time ahead of the debates Wednesday and Thursday in Miami, the first opportunity many voters will get to see the candidates answer questions for a national audience. THE LATEST | Georgia Presidential candidate visit tracker MORE | Democratic presidential hopefuls emphasize Georgia’s big role in 2020 For the most part, the Georgia voters said they have been paying some attention to the race but want to know more. That’s true of Democratic voters nationally, too. According to a poll released this week by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs, only 35% of Democrats who are registered to vote say they’re paying close attention to the campaign. The size of the field doesn’t help, and most of the Georgia voters who talked to the AJC said they are eager for it to thin out a bit. The debates, which will feature 10 candidates on stage each night, won’t give the contenders a lot of time to make their case. “It’s going to be really, really hard to stand out in that big a crowd,” said Murphy-McCarthy, who lives in Peachtree Corners and works in IT. “It will be easier to fall down than to stand out.” Dent said a number of candidates have stood out for him so far: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang. But he’s open to being surprised by lesser-known candidates. “It’s important for our generation to start paying attention a lot more,” he said. RELATED | Biden reverses stance on Hyde abortion amendment at Atlanta event MORE | Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ law targeted by Democratic presidential hopefuls Chastain, 73, lives in largely Republican Cherokee County. “If I say I am a Democrat, it’s like I have the plague,” he joked. He said he’s very interested in the Democratic primary race and wants to hear candidates get specific at the debates. “I’m looking for some action plans,” he said, “I want to know what they are going to do, not just getting Trump out.” He’s retired and said health care is a top issue. Hauser, a registered nurse from Buckhead, wants a candidate who can win. “We need someone who is going to be able to take on Trump and his mouth,” she said. She said she likes Biden but is also interested in Buttigieg and Harris. Biden, she said, “has very good core values. Yes, he’s made some mistakes, but who hasn’t?” His age doesn’t bother her. “I see him as a one-term president that will bring this country back on even keel,” she said. Murphy-McCarthy, 51, said he’s been impressed by Warren but says he’s open to the others. “I’m OK with somebody coming out of nowhere,” he said. DEEPER COVERAGE | Which Democratic candidates have raised the most in Georgia PHOTOS | Top Democratic presidential contenders campaign in Atlanta Howard Giambrone of Coweta County is an independent who has mostly voted for Republicans in the past, but he is considering a Democrat in 2020. It won’t be Bernie Sanders or Warren, who he says are too liberal. He said he is looking for a candidate who is fiscally responsible, supportive of the military and has what he considers a moderate view on immigration. Giambrone’s wife is from Colombia and he doesn’t like Trump’s immigration policies. “I want to strengthen the border but make coming here (legally) less difficult,” he said. So far he thinks Biden and Cory Booker are possibilities. What can the candidates say to win him over? “I want to hear fresh ideas and get away from trashing Trump,” he said. William Black, 38, is a housekeeper in Jones County. He said his top issues are race relations and global warming, and his favorite candidates so far are Sanders and Biden. He isn’t too worried about the size of the field. “They will weed themselves out,” he said. He’s happy to see the enthusiasm. “It’s good for the Democratic Party that there’s that level of interest of people who want to change the country.” How to follow Democratic presidential debates NBC will host the first Democratic presidential debates Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 9 and concluding at 11 each night. Each night will feature 10 candidates. The debates will be broadcast by NBC News and also appear on MSNBC and Telemundo. Telemundo will broadcast the debate in Spanish. They also will stream online free on NBC News’ digital platforms, including NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, the NBC News Mobile App and OTT apps on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, in addition to Telemundo’s digital platforms. NBC News will also stream the debates live and in full on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
  • A 58-year-old man is behind bars after police said he raped a child nightly over a three-year period. According to the Jackson Sun, William Paul Godwin of Parsons, Tennessee, was arrested Sunday and charged with 12 counts of child rape, as well as one count of continuous child rape, authorities said. >> Read more news stories Godwin is accused of forcing the girl into sexual intercourse nightly beginning in fall 2012, when she was 5, the Sun reported. The victim said the rapes continued until summer 2015, according to court documents. Godwin was jailed on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 8, WBBJ reported. Read more here or here.