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California Wildfire Victims Fear They’ll Be Last In Payout

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $13.5 billion settlement between victims of California’s catastrophic wildfires and the utility blamed for causing them was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation. Instead, the deal has sparked confusion, resentment, suspicion and despair as the victims, government agencies, and lawyers grapple for their piece of the pie. More than 81,000 have filed claims to the settlement fund, setting the stage for a potential scrum as Pacific...
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Mike Bloomberg has already spent more than $400 million on political ads. Here's an inside look at his secretive agency and the people who are helping manage all that money

Former Facebook chief marketing officer Gary Briggs emerged from retirement in late 2019 to lead Hawkfish, the digital agency launched by 2020 presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg. Hawkfish was created as a data-driven marketing operation to support Democratic party candidates, but it's solely working for Bloomberg now. Briggs is said to have played a key role in hiring people from the worlds of politics, advertising, and technology. Hawkfish is central to Bloomberg's aim to topple Donald Tru...
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‘They’re in a World of Hurt.’ 39 States to Investigate Juul’s Marketing Tactics

(HARTFORD, Conn.) — A coalition of 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday. Attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Texas said they will lead the multi-state investigation into San Francisco-based Juul, which also is facing lawsuits by teenagers and others who say they became addicted to ...
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Snowstorm to target interior Northeast as I-95 corridor remains in snow drought

A large storm will spread rain across the Interstate 95 corridor in the Northeast through Wednesday, but like so many others this winter, the storm will send snow elsewhere. In this case, forecasters say it will whiten parts of the central Appalachians and bring the heaviest amounts to the northern tier of the region.The same storm system will produce a swath of heavy snow over parts of the Midwest and southeastern Canada.The snow drought from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, New York City and...
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Newport Hospitality Group Inc., Adds 4 Marriott Branded Hotels

Williamsburg, VA and Richmond, VA (January 2020) Newport Hospitality Group, Inc of Williamsburg, is proud to announce the addition of four Marriott International branded hotels to its management portfolio; The SpringHill Suites by Marriott - Prince Frederick, Prince Frederick, Maryland, TownePlace Suites - University Area, Charlotte, North Carolina, Courtyard by Marriott - Yorktown/Newport News, Virginia and the Courtyard by Marriott Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia.
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Tuesday round-up

Today the justices will hear argument in one case, United States v. Sineneng-Smith, which asks whether a federal law making it a crime to encourage or cause illegal immigration for financial gain violates the First Amendment. Gabriel Chin previewed the case for this blog. Allison Franz and Zora Franicevic have a preview for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Yesterday the court released orders from Friday’s conference, adding Fulton v. Philadelphia, a challenge to Philadelphia’s e...
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Amazon in Music City: The Anticipated Impact on the Lodging Industry | By Marc Greeley & Benjamin A. Levin

Following a nearly year-and-a-half Request for Proposal (RFP) process, Amazon announced that it would split the location of its new HQ2 campus between Long Island City, New York, and Crystal City, Virginia. The company also unexpectedly announced an additional, smaller office called the Center for Operational Excellence in Nashville, Tennessee. Following intense pushback from residents and local politicians in NYC, Amazon withdrew from Long Island City, which left just Crystal City in Vir...
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Virginia lawmakers pass bill to swap holiday honoring Confederate generals for Election Day

State lawmakers in Virginia have passed a bill that would strike a day honoring Confederate generals from its list of state holidays, replacing it with one marking Election Day, instead.
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Virginia Grants Parole Eligibility For Criminals Sentenced As Children

The law makes Virginia the 23rd state to ban sentencing youths to life without the possibility of parole.
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Virginia Grants Parole Eligibility For People Sentenced As Children

The law makes Virginia the 23rd state to ban sentencing youths to life without the possibility of parole.
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Ending JLWOP, Virginia makes all juvenile offenders eligible for parole (and thereby moots SCOTUS consideration of Malvo case)

As effectively reported here by Daniel Nichanian at The Appeal: Political Report, Monday brought big news out of Virginia that had an echo effect on the Supreme Court's docket. The report is headlined "Virginia Makes All Children Eligible For Parole, A Major Shift For This Punitive State," and here are the details: Virginia will give hundreds of people who have been incarcerated for decades, ever since they were kids, a shot at petitioning for release. House Bill 35 will make people who have be...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, Virginia, Court, Alabama, West Virginia, Illinois, Miller, U S Supreme Court, Douglas A Berman, Kent Scheidegger, Munsingwear, Daniel Nichanian, Virginia Legislature, Malvo

National Register of Historic Places Often Ignores Slavery’s Significance on American South

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Antebellum Southern plantations were built on the backs of enslaved people, and many of those plantations hold places of honor on the National Register of Historic Places — but don’t look for many mentions of slavery in the government’s official record of places with historic significance. The register’s written entries on the plantations tend to say almost nothing about the enslaved people who picked the cotton and tobacco or cut the sugar cane that paid for ornate hom...
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Virginia Senate panel advances Northam gun restrictions

A group of seven measures to restrict gun rights in Virginia was advanced by a state Senate committee on Monday.
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New Virginia sentencing law ends high court's DC sniper case

Lee Boyd Malvo, the Washington, D.C., area sniper, and Virginia agreed Monday to dismiss a pending Supreme Court case after the state changed criminal sentencing law for juveniles. Under the new law, signed by Gov. Ralph Northam earlier in the day, people serving life terms for crimes they committed before they turned 18 can be considered for parole after serving at least 20 years. The two sides agreed that Malvo's life term would remain in effect, though he will have a chance at parole early ...
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'D.C. Sniper' Malvo can seek parole after change in Virginia law

Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 when he took part in the deadly 2002 "D.C. Sniper" shooting spree in the Washington area, will get a chance to seek parole in Virginia following a change in state law enacted on Monday, preempting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the matter. The change, signed by Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, allows people like Malvo, now 35, who were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for offenses committed before age 18 to ask for release after 20 years...
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Steve Jobs would have been 65 on Monday. Here's how the late Apple CEO saved the company from disaster and set it on the path to a $1 trillion valuation. (AAPL)

When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1996, the company was in dire straits.  He quickly staged a boardroom coup, becoming CEO once again and working to turn the company around via new products and an investment from Apple's main rival, Microsoft.  During Jobs' tenure, Apple launched the iMac, iBook, iPod, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, and more. These days, the company is worth over $1 trillion. Jobs, who died in 2011 from pancreatic cancer, would have turned 65 on Monday.  Visit Business Insider's h...
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Attack on Utah Gun Rally Smacks of Ignorance, Insults & Projection

Anybody see any “bullies” here, as opposed to fellow Americans and patriots? (UT Gun Rights/Facebook) U.S.A. – -( “People openly carried guns, even assault rifles, to the recent gun rally at the Capitol,” a Friday opinion piece titled “Gun Rally Smacked of Fascism” in The Salt Lake Tribune whines. “The reason for brandishing guns is hard to fathom.” If they were actually brandishing them, it would be. Except Utah criminal code is quite clear that: “‘Threatening manner’ does not ...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, Guns, Virginia, Resistance, Second Amendment, Benito Mussolini, Nra, Fascist, Capitol, The Salt Lake Tribune, David Codrea, National Institute of Justice, Gun Rights News, RKBA, Firearms News

Ginni Thomas, Trump’s Great Deep State Defender

In his defensive, post-acquittal posture, President Donald Trump is more suspicious than ever of the so-called “deep state” that he claims is infecting his government. Conservative activists led by Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, have been fanning the flames of his conspiracy-fueled paranoia by offering him lists of disloyal officials and their optimal replacements, according to reporting from Axios and CNN. One of those memos alleged misdeeds committed by former ...
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Connections: the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty to the ATF Form 4473

Opinion – ATF Changes Form 4473 USA – -( The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is proposing a revision to their ATF Form 4473 ((5300.9) last Revised October 2016). The revision poses an interesting question: “Is the Federal Government, via the ATF Form 4473, desiring to create a future firearms list, or database, of firearm owners?” We need to discuss this because in the past lists have often been utilized to confiscate civilian firearms. First, a lit...
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Seven Fallacies From The Left About Gun Control & Gun Ownership

Opinion 2017 Right To Carry Map,  IMG gunstocarrydotcom USA – -( With the election less than a year away, several well know liberal sources are paying for mainstream media pieces to trash the NRA and gun owners in general. The facts are on our side. Here the seven biggest lies they tell, and how to counter them. Lie Number 1: The whole Nation is calling for gun control. NOPE! Gun Control is not universal, and it is driven solely by a handful of liberal elitists in New York, C...
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LEFT FIELD, BUT SO RIGHT: 1984 Honda Magna V30 by MotoRelic

Written by Martin Hodgson Over the last ten years the custom scene has grown so big that you can practically build a show level bike with off the shelf parts. All the R&D has been done for you and even complex modifications for many models have become mainstream. Despite his demanding schedule, Sean Skinner of Virginia’s MotoRelic decided it was his turn for a bike of his own and chose a left-field option that would be no easy task and sans bolt-on options. But having previously taken out the ...
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Word of the week: Boogaloo

Why is this man wearing an aloha shirt—in Nebraska, in February—while toting a big ol’ weapon inside a government building? And what does all of that have to do with the word of the week, boogaloo? Brett Hendrix of Omaha with an AR-15 in the #Nebraska Capitol. Hendrix said he brought the gun to demonstrate the right to keep and bear arms. He opposes a gun bill that will be heard this afternoon in the #NELeg Judiciary Committee, viewable here:
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"Can algorithms help judges make fair decisions?"

The question in the title of this post is the headline of this lengthy recent public radio piece.  Here are some excerpts from a lengthy article worth the time to read in full: [I]n 2010, the [Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing] worked on an algorithm, a formula, that would allow a computer to predict how likely a person was to commit another crime and recommend when judges should get more information about a case. The goal was to make sentencing more consistent, reduce prison populations, a...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Pennsylvania, George Mason University, Stevenson, Douglas A Berman, Megan Stevenson, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, Mark Bergstrom, Commission on Sentencing

Wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in Georgia kills 6 people, including Virginia parents and their 3 children

Six people, including three children, were killed early Sunday in a head-on crash on Interstate 95, according to the Georgia State Patrol.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Airline Founder Sentenced To Prison – And A Virginia Airport Director Has Been Arrested, Too

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Airline Founder Sentenced To Prison – And A Virginia Airport Director Has Been Arrested, Too...
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How to Be an Expatriate in 2020

Two years ago, Chuck Burgess and Kerstin Michaelsen were comfortably set up in New York City with good careers, a home in Manhattan and another in the Hamptons. But they yearned for something more. Not more in the sense of material things but in the satisfaction derived from new adventures and new lands. They fantasized about moving abroad -- an idea that seemed more attractive as the couple, both 50, settled into midlife.Ultimately it was a "heightened sense of our mortality," Burgess said, tha...
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For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle

When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in the coming days, it will mark the culmination of nearly 13 years of often thankless work for two parents whose children were shot in one of the country's worst mass shootings. Lori Haas and Andrew Goddard started pressing lawmakers to enact new gun laws shortly after a gunman killed 32 people and wounded more than a dozen others at Virginia Tech in 2007. Haas and Goddard have been Virginia's most visible gun-control lobbyists for ye...
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Does Nevada Prove Bernie Sanders Can't Be Stopped?

If Sanders was the insurgent in the 2016 race, he is the favorite in 2020. Polls have him tied for first-place in Virginia, up double-digits in California and leading the pack in Texas. While polling can be notoriously fickle this early in the primary, you can’t blame the Sanders campaign for reading the surveys and smiling.
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Los Angeles’ First Olympics Changed It Forever

What sort of city did spectators, athletes and journalists see when they arrived in Los Angeles in the summer of 1932? It was, to be sure, not the same shambling village that had bid for and won the Olympics nine years before. LA’s population had doubled, to 1,470,516, during the decade. The dusty pueblo had burgeoned into a world center for moviemaking, oil drilling, and citrus production. No fewer than six daily newspapers covered the region, all now boisterously heralding the Olympic Games. O...
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Kihei Clark scores 17 as Virginia holds off Pitt 59-56

Trailing by 14 in the second half, Pitt used a 7-0 run to close to with in two points in the final two minutes. But Pitt guard Trey McGowens' 3-point attempt with under 10 seconds to play went off the rim and Ryan Murphy's last-second heave didn't get off before the buzzer. They attacked, they made some plays and we had too many uncharacteristic turnovers,'' Virginia coach Tony Bennett said.
Tags: News, Virginia, Basketball, Ryan Murphy, Pitt, Tony Bennett, Kihei Clark, Trey McGowens