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‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens

Weary of being treated like a second-class citizen, Mona Farhangi left her home country of Iran for the United States in 2013. On Thursday, June 17, she felt a first-class rush. Seera Doreen, 31, of Long Beach who came from Uganda five years ago, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services World Refugee Day naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily ...
Tags: Japan, News, Education, La, Government, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Society, Iran, Uganda, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Ethiopia

AP says it will no longer name people charged with minor crimes

The Associated Press will no longer name people who are suspected or charged with minor crimes unless they're on the run. Often, the AP will publish a minor story — say, about a person arrested for stripping naked and dancing drunkenly atop a bar — that will hold some brief interest regionally or even nationally and be forgotten the next day. — Read the rest
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Florida Gov. DeSantis signed a new law mandating a daily moment of silence in schools for students to 'reflect and be able to pray as they see fit'

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to a question from the media at a press conference at the Eau Gallie High School aviation hangar in Melbourne, Florida, on March 22, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law requiring daily moments in silence in schools. The law will go into effect next school year. It bans teachers from "making suggestions as to the nature of any reflection that a student may engage in during the ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Law, Trends, Cnn, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, Melbourne Florida, DeSantis, Eau Gallie High School, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk

Testicle tattoo lands soldier in prison for 19 months

A soldier in Austria will spend 19 months in prison for the glorification of Nazism (and illegal firearms possession) after downing two bottles of whiskey and having his brother tattoo a swastika on his scrotum. He apparently posted the tattoo online, and showed it off to colleagues and friends while drunk on a separate occasion. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Austria, Military, Nazism, Swastika, Far-right, Actions Meet Consequences, Drunken Mistakes, Illegal Firearms Possession, Testical Tattoo

Mexico: New Law For Transparency, Prevention And Elimination Of Inappropriate Practices In Connection With Advertisement Services - Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

On June 3, 2021, a new Law was published in the Mexican Official Gazette, related to transparency and lawful practices in the advertising industry.
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Former 1st Marine Division general given “career ending” discipline in fatal AAV training accident

A former commanding general of Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Division has been disciplined for his role in training failures in a fatal accident off San Clemente Island and will not return to his job as inspector general, Marine Corps officials announced Wednesday, June 9. Major Gen. Robert Castellvi, whose most recent role had him investigating serious claims of wrongdoing for the Marines Corps at the Pentagon, was suspended as inspector general in May in the wake of a second, broader command inv...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon, Berger, AAV, Marines Corps, Ostrovsky, Camp Pendleton, David Berger, San Clemente Island

Roads shored up after 6 weeks of work by Marines on Catalina Island

A narrow, windy roadway tracing high cliffs and steep drop-offs on Catalina Island has now been shored up and is no longer at risk of washing out during rain storms thanks to some recent work by Marines. For the last six weeks, a group from the Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar has been digging out, smoothing and compacting roads on the island in what was real-world training for the Marines and a savings for the locals that will keep the island’s commerce, ...
Tags: News, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon, Local News, US Army, San Pedro, Garcia, Hartley, Flynn, Catalina Island, Catalina

Marines shore up roadways on Catalina Island as part of training

A narrow, windy roadway tracing high cliffs and steep drop-offs on Catalina Island has now been shored up and is no longer at risk of washing out during rain storms thanks to some recent work by Marines. For the last six weeks, a group from the Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar has been digging out, smoothing and compacting roads on the island in what was real-world training for the Marines and a savings for the locals that will keep the island’s commerce, ...
Tags: News, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon, Local News, US Army, San Pedro, Garcia, Hartley, Flynn, Catalina Island, Catalina

Stuck in a ‘bureaucratic mess,’ deported veteran fights for citizenship interview on U.S. soil

For more than two years, a 53-year-old decorated Marine Corps veteran deported to Mexico in 2008 for a drunken driving conviction has been caught up in a governmental Catch-22 as he struggles to become a U.S. citizen. Twice in 2020, U.S. Customs and Immigration Service officials scheduled Hector Ocegueda-Rivera for required naturalization interviews in Los Angeles. In both instances, Department of Homeland Security denied him entry into the U.S., including once when Border Patrol agents turned h...
Tags: Florida, News, California, Mexico, Immigration, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Military, Veterans, United States, Marine Corps, Marines, Long Beach, Bill

GOP Rep. Mo Brooks served with lawsuit over his role in Jan. 6 sacking of U.S. capitol

House Representative Mo Brooks (R-Al.) was finally served this weekend with a lawsuit, filed by one of his Democratic colleagues, claiming that he took an active role in facilitating the Jan. 6 sacking of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters. Brooks' efforts to avoid being handed the lawsuit had already became comical, and ended in farce Sunday with a Twitter rant about plaintiff Eric Swalwell (D-Ca.) — Read the rest
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The Supreme Court said it won't hear a case challenging why only men have to register for the draft in the US

U.S. Army soldiers from Stryker Brigade Combat Team stand after a live fire drill during joint exercises with South Korea, dubbed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, Monday, March 7, 2011. South Korean and U.S. troops kicked off their annual drills on Feb. 28, while North Korea slammed the maneuvers as a rehearsal for invasion that could trigger a nuclear war on the divided peninsula. Ahn Young-joon/AP The Supreme Court on Monday said it wou...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, North Korea, Court, US, Trends, Military, Sonia Sotomayor, The Supreme Court, U S Army, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Chris Geidner

‘We need good leaders’: Rep Garcia fetes local students headed to military academies

Congressman Mike Garcia (R-CA 25) delivers remarks to the military academy appointees and there families. (Photo: Mark McGreal) Appointees and their families at the Embassy Suites in Valencia (Photo: Mark McGreal) Joshua Kang (left), an appointee to the United States Naval Academy, receives a certificate and a flag as a congratulatory gift. (Photo: Mark McGreal) Gabriella Meccia (left), an appointee to the Air Force Acadmy, receives a certificate and flag from Congressman Mike Garcia (P...
Tags: News, Education, Navy, California, Iraq, Sport, Soccer, Military, Lausd, Valencia, Scholarships, Garcia, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, LA County, U S Naval Academy

A Black soldier’s valor in the D-Day landing may have been under recognized

D-Day, June 6, 1944, is known as the longest day. Today we look at the invasion and a renewed effort to recognize a hero’s valor. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. of Pennsylvania was in his second year of college when he enlisted in the Army a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He tested high enough for Officer Candidate School, but after basic training was told there were no spots available. Instead, Woodson trained as a medic for the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, an all-Black unit that would even...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, News, Congress, Navy, Infographic, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Military, Pennsylvania, Normandy, Bill Clinton, Army, World War Ii

Accused Capitol rioter who yelled at police for 'protecting pedophiles' served jail time for statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl, report says

Sean McHugh, right, is pictured with a megaphone at the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. United States District Court for the District of Columbia During the Capitol riot, Sean McHugh used a megaphone to accuse police officers of "protecting pedophiles." McHugh served jailed time for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl in 2010, CNN reported. He is charged with eight federal crimes relating to the deadly insurrection. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man accused of st...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, California, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Trump, Pedophiles, Capitol, Mchugh, Metropolitan Police Department, UK Weekend, Biden DOJ, Joshua Zitser, Insurrectionists

Pentagon will not allow Pride flags to fly on bases

By Idrees Ali | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said on Friday that it would not make an exception to allow U.S. military installations to fly rainbow Pride flags in June, keeping a policy set by former President Donald Trump that limited the type of flags that could be flown on bases. Earlier this week, President Joe Biden said that nearly 1,500 of his federal agency appointees identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, in a proclamation marking the start of Pride Month celebr...
Tags: Politics, News, Australia, Washington, India, Defense, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Military, Pentagon, Lgbtq, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters

The EU and the UK have launched antitrust investigations into Facebook's Marketplace

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images The EU and the UK have both launched antitrust investigations into Facebook. The EU is investigating whether Facebook gives its classified-ads platform Marketplace an unfair advantage. The UK is investigating both Facebook Marketplace and Facebook dating. See more stories on Insider's business page. The EU and the UK have both opened antitrust investigations looking into whether the way Facebook handles user and advertise...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Law, Advertising, Trends, Eu, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust, Cma, Margrethe Vestager, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Facebook Facebook, Tech Insider

Brain-frying energy weapons actually do exist, say scientists who would know

Since 2016, American and Canadian diplomats at an embassy in Havana, Cuba and US consulates and elsewhere have suffered neurological problems thought to have been caused by a mysterious directed energy weapon. According to several scientists and others who would know, multiple countries, including the US, have developed microwave weapons that could cause the brain injuries now known as "Havana Syndrome." — Read the rest
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Cyprus: Settlement Of Overdue Tax Liabilities – Extension To The Application Of The Law - Ernst & Young Cyprus Ltd

Further to our prior Tax Newsletters issued in relation to the Procedure for Settlement of Overdue Taxes Law (L.4(I)/2017), we would like to inform you that on 29 April 2021 law 79(I)/2021 ("Amending Law") was published ...
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Patrol Base Abbate, named for Marine killed in action, gives others who served strength to push through

Combat Marine veteran Mick Denner workouts in Newport Beach, CA, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Dinner, along with Navy veteran Rick Schunke, are preparing for their annual Memorial Day – “The Ten – ten workouts to remember our heroes who died in service to our country“. The pair were preparing for the Murph, a 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and a 1 mile run while wearing a 20lb weight vest. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Combat Marine veteran Mick ...
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France: The New Divorce Legislation - Soulier Avocats

Law No. 2019-222 of March 23, 2019 on the 2018-2022 Programming and Reform of the Justice System (the "Reform") has amended the divorce process introduced by Law of May 26, 2004.
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Harris cites ‘fragile’ world in speech to Navy grads

[vemba-video id=”politics/2021/05/28/kamala-harris-us-naval-academy-commencement-sot-vpx.cnn”] By Brian Witte | Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Vice President Kamala Harris focused on the challenges of the pandemic, climate change and cybersecurity threats during her keynote speech to graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday, the first by a woman at the 175-year-old institution. Harris, the nation’s first female vice president and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Barber, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Annapolis, Annapolis Md, U S Naval Academy, National News

Murrieta veteran profiles Americans killed on D-Day

Robert “Red” Mulvanny retired from the U.S. Navy in 2002, after 33 years serving his country. But he’s not done supporting his fellow service members. Mulvanny is one of a team of more than 120 volunteers from 37 states profiling each of the 2,502 American service members who died on D-Day. And the Murrieta resident is leading the charge, writing more profiles so far than any other volunteer writing about the D-Day dead. “As of this morning, it’s actually 240,” Mulvanny said Tuesday, May 25, sit...
Tags: Utah, News, Minnesota, Navy, Saudi Arabia, US, Sport, Soccer, Military, Glendale, Normandy, Memorial Day, Vietnam, Illinois, Pearl Harbor, Hemingway

Arrest warrant issued for Marilyn Manson

Prosecutors in New Hampshire issued an arrest warrant for the rock singer Brian Warner, better known by the stage name Marilyn Manson, on misdemeanor assault charges. The details aren't clear, NBC News reports, but it appears Manson is accused of spitting on a videographer at a 2019 concert. — Read the rest
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Marine Corps commandant will assemble board to review amphibious operations in wake of deadly AAV accident

The Marine Corps’ top general on Wednesday spoke for the first time publicly about the investigations into a training accident last summer in which eight Marines and a sailor died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank to the ocean floor, announcing he is convening an outside board to look into the state of the Corps’ amphibious operations. Since the deadly accident, all the ship-to-shore amphibious operations remain suspended. The Marine Corps’ ability to maneuver between water and land is ...
Tags: News, Navy, California, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Military, United States, Middle East, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon, Berger, AAV, Corps, Harker

Prosecutor convenes grand jury to hear Trump evidence

The Manhattan prosecutor overseeing a criminal investigation into Donald Trump has convened a grand jury to hear the evidence, reports The Washington Post (paywall), reports USA Today. Trump's alleged overvaluing of properties and obfuscation of debts in obtaining loans is the subject matter. — Read the rest
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Cyprus: The Cyprus Parliament Voted Amendments To The Procedure For Settlement Of Overdue Taxes Law 4(I)/2017 - PwC Cyprus

On 29 April 2021 an amendment (the "Law Amendment'') to certain provisions relating to the Procedure for Settlement of Overdue Taxes Law 4(I)/2017 (the "Law") was published in...
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The new Florida law that fines tech platforms for removing politicians has a huge loophole for companies that own theme parks in the state

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Bill Clark/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law targeting big social-media companies. Private citizens will be able to sue tech platforms for up to $100,000 if they've been treated unfairly. The rules protecting free speech do not apply to companies that own theme parks in the state. See more stories on Insider's business page. A specific exemption included in a new law signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to draw fire from crit...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Nbc, Law, Censorship, Disney, Trends, Social Media, Comcast, Internet Association, Miami, Silicon Valley

Learn total self defense with John McSweeney

Today in Poe's Law comes this cusp-of-the-90s video touting a "combat karate" course offered by John McSweeney. It appears to be the ultimate "grandpa slaps others and himself" self-defense video. Here are his "Tiger Moves", as discovered and publicized by Found Footage Fest. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Law, Footage, The Art of Self-Defense, John McSweeney

New details of Elizabeth Holmes' luxurious lifestyle might be unveiled during the Theranos founder's upcoming criminal trial

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Lawyers can bring up certain details of Elizabeth Holmes' lavish spending during her criminal trial. The court said lawyers cannot bring up specific purchases, but her wealth is relevant to the case. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' criminal trial is slated for August 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. New details of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' wealth and luxurious lifestyle might come to li...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, UK, News, Law, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Criminal Justice System, Healthcare, Silicon Valley, US District Court, Cnbc, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes

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