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Mike Pence 'couldn't have not known' about Ukraine pressure campaign, Lev Parnas claims

Lev Parnas told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Wednesday that he is "100 percent" certain Vice President Mike Pence canceled his trip to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's inauguration last spring because Ukraine refused to announce it was investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani, was indicted last year on campaign finance violations. Giuliani traveled extensively to Ukraine to try to find damaging information on Biden, a 2020...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, News, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Biden, Giuliani, Msnbc, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Maddow, Bidens, Parnas, Volodymyr Zelensky, Zelensky


"Send me a 50k check": College admissions scam emails released

Emails reveal that the children of Loughlin and Giannulli were flagged by their high school counselors who said they knew the two were not on the crew team.
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Samantha Bee Goes Off on CNN: Stop Making ‘Mom and Dad’ Fight!

Samantha Bee opened her first Full Frontal of 2020 Wednesday night by running through the highlights of the previous night’s Democratic debate in Iowa, from a performance by Joe Biden “that critics are hailing as ‘awake,’ ‘standing’ and ‘are you OK?’ to Tom Steyer, who “decided to buy his way into the debate with the most inessential campaign of all time.” “All things considered, Steyer got pretty easy,” Bee said, “especially compared to the much rougher night that mom and dad had.” She was of c...
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Cnn, Iowa, Warren, Biden, Samantha Bee, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Bee, Sanders, Tom Steyer, Steyer, Tucker Carlson Goes Full Bernie Bro


Unwanted no more: adoption offers pour in for baby found in Singapore bin

An abandoned baby rescued from a bin in Singapore has aroused widespread sympathy, drawing several offers of adoption, according to authorities and media in the city-state wrestling with low birth rates. Aside from adoption enquiries received by child protection services, at least six women have written to local daily The New Paper saying they wanted to care for or adopt the baby. "I am willing to do anything for the baby," Shahirah Slamat, 34, said in comments published by the paper.
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Will Big Ben Chime for Brexit? It’s a $650,000 Question

A campaign is underway to get the British Parliament’s great bell to ring when the country leaves the E.U. on Jan. 31. But there are hurdles: the cost and repairs.
Tags: News, European Union, Johnson, Great Britain, Boris, British Parliament, Politics And Government, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Ben Chime


Republican State Senator Faces Sexual Harassment Investigation for Comments Made to Reporter

(LANSING, Mich.) — A Republican state lawmaker will be subject to a sexual harassment investigation for telling a young female reporter she could have “a lot of fun” with a group of high school boys visiting the Michigan Capitol, legislative leaders said Wednesday. State Sen. Pete Lucido, 59, of Macomb County’s Shelby Township, issued a brief apology earlier in the day, after the Michigan Advance journalist published a report detailing their interaction outside the Senate chamber on Tuesday...
Tags: Facebook, News, Senate, Uncategorized, Michigan, Catholic, Detroit, Flint, Jim Ananich, Detroit Free Press, Macomb County, Shelby Township, DONAHUE, Michigan Capitol, Overnight, Onetime


Switzerland: New Quotas Released For Switzerland In 2020 - Fragomen

In November 2019, we provided an overview of the number of quotas available for EU and non-EU citizens,
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United States: OCIE's 2020 Exam Priorities — Key Takeaways For Private Fund Managers - Proskauer Rose LLP

Last week, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations released its 2020 Exam Priorities with a number of areas of interest to private fund managers.
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Donald Trump's autograph is a hot commodity on eBay. Just ask him

Trump, the king of branding, is miffed that anyone but him is profiting from autographed items like MAGA hats selling on eBay and other marketplaces.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Raw sewage 'traps pensioner in Birmingham home'

Alfred Critchley, 99, has had faeces and dirty water flooding his garden in Birmingham for three months.
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United States: Code42 Report Finds Companies Are Not Sufficiently Combatting Risk Of Insider Data Threats - Winston & Strawn LLP

Code 42 recently released its 2019 Global Data Exposure Report which identified employees as being one of the greatest threats to a company's ability to protect its valuable data and found that
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India: Private Client Country Comparative Guide - AZB & Partners

The Income Tax Act, 1961 ("ITA") levies tax on income and capital gains.
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Trump 'knew exactly what was going on', Giuliani aide claims

Lev Parnas, an aide to the president's lawyer, says Donald Trump knew of efforts to pressure Ukraine.
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Distracted Delivery Truck Driver Rear-Ends Big Rig Stopped On I-80 Shoulder

COLFAX (CBS13) — The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Colfax were closed for two hours after a delivery truck crashed into a stopped big rig. (credit: Cal Fire NEU) Cal Fire NEU said the delivery truck driver veered off the highway and rear-ended a stopped big rig on the shoulder of I-80. The delivery truck suffered major damage in the crash. READ: Driver, 20, Killed In Crash On Auburn Boulevard First responders at the scene had to extricate the driver of the delivery truck who sustained...
Tags: News, Local, Interstate 80, AMR, Placer County, Colfax, Cal Fire NEU Cal Fire NEU, Auburn Boulevard First, Sutter Roseville All


United States: Better Late Than Never: DOJ Finally Responds To Senator Grassley, Seeking To Provide Reassurance About Its Use Of (c)(2)(A) (Granston) Dismissals* - Arnold & Porter

In late December, DOJ responded to Senator Chuck Grassley's letter to Attorney General William Barr seeking information about the Department's
Tags: News, United States, Chuck Grassley, Doj, Porter, Grassley, William Barr, Granston Dismissals Arnold


Florida man confesses to killing his wife and 3 children, police say

A man has been arrested in Florida on suspicion of killing his wife and three children -- deaths that were discovered only when federal agents tried to arrest him in a separate investigation, authorities said.
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Dog walker in Sutton Coldfield faces missing pets prosecution

Louise Lawford is accused of losing at least five dogs in her care last June in woods in Staffordshire.
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United States: DOJ Rings In The New Year With FY2019 FCA Stats Release, Announcing $3 Billion In FCA Recoveries - Arnold & Porter

Evidently waiting for Qui Notes to announce our FY2019 False Claims Act recoveries breakdown during our January 9 webinar,
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#NAMA: How proactive monitoring & removals impacts intermediaries; copyright and safe harbour, and whether we should classify intermediaries

If proactive monitoring and takedowns is going to be a rule, it’s undoubtedly going to increase costs for us, said Santosh Panda, CEO of Explara at MediaNama’s discussion on Intermediary Liability: The Way Forward in Bangalore in November 2019. “It will also reduce adoption since the onboarding process will become complex, since we wouldn’t able […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Bangalore, Intermediary Liability, Safe Harbour, Medianama, Nama, Santosh Panda, Intermediary Guidelines Amendment 2018, NAMA Intermediary Liability - November 2019


#NAMA: How proactive monitoring & removals would impact intermediaries? Platforms, online harms, copyright, classification of intermediaries

If proactive monitoring and takedowns is going to be a rule, it’s undoubtedly going to increase costs for us, said Santosh Panda, CEO of Explara at MediaNama’s discussion on Intermediary Liability: The Way Forward in Bangalore in November 2019. “It will also reduce adoption since the onboarding process will become complex, since we wouldn’t able […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Bangalore, Intermediary Liability, Safe Harbour, Medianama, Nama, Santosh Panda, Intermediary Guidelines Amendment 2018, NAMA Intermediary Liability - November 2019


Lev Parnas, Key Player in Ukraine Affair, Completes Break With Trump and Giuliani

In an interview, he said the president knew everything about the effort to push Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and the 2016 election.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Giuliani, Trump, Bidens


Is McGregor trying to win back critics?

Conor McGregor flashed shades of the guy fans fell in love with in 2013. He was frequently clever and apparently sincere in the press conference ahead of UFC 246.
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McGregor trying to win back critics ahead of fight?

Conor McGregor flashed shades of the guy fans fell in love with in 2013. He was frequently clever and apparently sincere in the press conference ahead of UFC 246.
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Empty business rates relief 'costs £1bn'

Experts say the system pits local authorities - which want stable income - against businesses.
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United States: In A Rare Move, ITC Applies Public Interest Factors To Exempt Research-Related Microfluidic Devices From Exclusion Order - Ropes & Gray LLP

This ruling highlights the importance the public interest factors can sometimes play in an ITC investigation, especially in the biotechnology context.
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Hong Kong Leader Says the City’s Semiautonomy Can Endure Beyond the 2047 Deadline

(HONG KONG) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam says the ”one country, two systems” framework under which the city enjoys freedoms unknown in China could continue after 2047 deadline if loyalty to Beijing is upheld. Lam’s comments Thursday at the Legislative Council appeared to be an appeal to those in the city who see Beijing as tightening its control over the semi-autonomous territory’s civic, economic and political life. Hong Kong was handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997 with a promis...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Uncategorized, Beijing, Legislative Council, Carrie Lam, Lam, HONG KONG Hong Kong, Overnight, Onetime


Robert Hyde, Erratic Ex-Landscaper, Is Unlikely New Impeachment Figure

Mr. Hyde, whose electronic messages suggest that he was tracking the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, has a history of turbulent behavior.
Tags: News, Senate, Ukraine, United States, Connecticut, Giuliani, Campaign Finance, Trump, Hyde, Schiff, Lev, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Intelligence, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government


Lev Parnas Hits the Airwaves on the Eve of Trump’s Impeachment Trial

Just hours after a date was set for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, one of the key figures in the Ukraine scandal embarked on a media push on Wednesday night. Speaking publicly for the first time since the impeachment inquiry made him a household name last fall, Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas alleged in a television interview that the President “knew exactly what was going on” in the campaign to pressure Ukraine to investigate Trump’s 2020 rival Joe Biden. “He ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Rachel Maddow, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Ukraine, House, Mitch McConnell, Giuliani, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani


Labor calls on Bridget McKenzie to resign over sport grants for marginal seats

Former sports minister defiant after after scathing audit saying her intervention was actually ‘reverse pork-barrelling’Bridget McKenzie has stared down Labor’s calls for her to resign over a decision to target marginal electorates with $100m of sports grants, even suggesting she was engaged in “reverse pork-barrelling” because Labor seats benefited from her intervention.On Thursday the deputy Nationals leader and former sports minister refused to apologise or resign over the controversy, even r...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australia sport, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, National party, Bridget McKenzie


Rocky Johnson, Professional Wrestler and Father of Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson, Dies at 75

Mr. Johnson battled racism early in his career and later helped train his son, introducing him to the world of professional wrestling years before he became a famous actor.
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