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  • U.S. Supreme Court Kicks Off New Term, With Justice Thomas Absent

    10/07/2019 9:17:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung 4 MIN READ
    The U.S. Supreme Court kicked off its new nine-month term with a flurry of activity on Monday, hearing arguments in three cases and rejecting numerous appeals that piled up over the summer. With conservative Justice Clarence Thomas absent due to an unspecified illness, the court began hearing its first argument in a case focusing on whether states can discard the so-called insanity defense in criminal prosecutions. The case involved a man sentenced to death in Kansas for fatally shooting four family members while suffering from severe depression. In remarks from the bench before the first argument, Chief Justice John Roberts...
  • Bernie Sanders hospitalized with chest pain, campaign events canceled

    10/02/2019 7:52:19 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 152 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-2-2019 | Kendall Karson
    "During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days," said Sanders senior adviser Jeff Weaver on Wednesday in a statement. "We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.
  • Bernie Sanders Hospitalized For Emergency Heart Procedure

    10/02/2019 7:51:54 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 40 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 10/02/2019 | Ryan grenoble
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had an emergency heart procedure following a campaign event Tuesday evening, his campaign confirmed in a statement. During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort, the campaign said in an emailed statement. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits.
  • Statement from Office of Medical Examiner on Jeffrey Epstein (need more time)

    08/11/2019 4:20:00 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 126 replies
    New Yorks Medical Examiner released a statement after completing the autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein. His determination is that Jeffrey Epsteins cause of death is pending further information at this time
  • Tulsi Gabbard sues Google over censorship claims

    07/25/2019 11:59:53 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a 2020 presidential contender, is suing Google over claims that the tech behemoth violated her right to "free speech." In a federal complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Gabbard alleged Google censored her presidential campaign when it suspended their advertising account for several hours last month. A Google spokeswoman pushed back on Gabbard's claims in a statement to The Hill, attributing the brief suspension to sudden "large spending changes" that set off Google's automated systems. "We have automated systems that flag unusual activity on all advertiser accounts ...
  • Jeffrey Epstein Found Injured in NYC Jail Cell After Possible Suicide Attempt: Sources

    07/24/2019 8:18:06 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 117 replies
    NBCNEWS NY ^ | 7/24/2019 | Jonathan Dienst
    Accused pedophile and wealthy Manhattan financier Jeffrey Epstein was found injured and in a fetal position inside his cell at a New York City jail, according to sources close to the investigation. Epstein, who is being held in Metropolitan Correctional Center during his trial for conspiracy and sex trafficking, was found semi-conscious with marks on his neck, two sources told News 4. Investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened.
  • Rutger Hauer Dies at 75

    07/24/2019 10:25:01 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | July 24 2019 | BBC
    His agent confirmed the star died in the Netherlands on Friday after a short illness. Hauer played the murderous replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, which was directed by Ridley Scott and also starred Harrison Ford. The actor's funeral was held on Wednesday.
  • Trump says U.S. warship destroyed Iranian drone

    07/18/2019 12:30:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    PBS ^ | 07/18/2019 | Staff
    President Trump said Thursday that a U.S. warship had destroyed an Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two nations. This story is developing and will be updated
  • Facebook to be slapped with $5 billion fine for privacy lapses, say reports

    07/12/2019 4:34:55 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, July 12, 2019 | Salvador Rodriguez
    The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Facebook over the company's 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine represents the largest ever imposed by the FTC against a tech company. The FTC began probing Facebook in March 2018 following reports that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly accessed the data of 87 million Facebook users. Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The Federal Trade Commission approved an...
  • Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid pressure from Jeffrey Epstein sex traffic case

    07/12/2019 6:48:11 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 104 replies
    cnbc ^ | 7/12/2-19 | Kevin Breuninger Valerie BLock
    Labor Secretary Alex Acosta said Friday he will resign amid controversy over the way he handled a sex crimes case against wealthy businessman Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago when he was U.S. attorney for southern Florida.
  • Jeffrey Epstein Arrested For Sex Trafficking of Minors: Sources

    07/06/2019 5:49:04 PM PDT · by numberonepal · 223 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.06.19 7:53PM ET | Pervaiz Shallwani, Kate Briquelet, Harry Siegel
    Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly arrested on Saturday and will appear in New York court on Monday to be charged with sex trafficking, according to multiple law enforcement sources. Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, and will appear in court in New York on Monday, according to three law enforcement sources. The arrest, by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force, comes about 12 years after the 66-year-old financier essentially got a slap on the wrist for allegedly molesting dozens of underage girls in Florida.
  • No Signs of Aliens in the Closest 1,300 Stars, Hunt Funded by Russian Billionaire Reveals

    06/19/2019 9:08:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 19, 2019 | Adam Mann,
    While the truth might be out there, technological aliens don't seem to be at least not yet. New results from the most comprehensive Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program ever undertaken which surveyed 1,327 nearby stars for signals from intelligent beings have turned up empty. "There's certainly nothing out there glaringly obvious," ... lead author of a paper about the results, which were published in The Astrophysical Journal, told Live Science. "There's no amazingly advanced civilizations trying to contact us with incredibly powerful transmitters." While the team didn't find anything this time around, Price said that there...
  • Helicopter crashes into roof of building in midtown Manhattan

    06/10/2019 11:16:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06-10-2019 | Staff
    Key Points A helicopter crashed in midtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon. The crash occurred near West 51st Street and Seventh Avenue, on the north end of Times Square. A spokeswoman for the New York Police Department told CNBC the number of possible injuries is unknown.
  • Virginia governor announces special session on gun control

    06/04/2019 7:33:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2019 | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday that hell recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in the coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation, which he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Fridays mass shooting in Virginia Beach. Northam said he plans to convene a special legislative session this summer. The Democrat said in an Associated Press interview ahead of his announcement that he wants the Republican-controlled General Assembly to hear from the public about the need for common-sense law related to guns and accessories. Republicans have previously rejected Northams gun control bills out of...
  • Trump Didnt Change His Hairstyle for the Queen!

    06/03/2019 11:33:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | June 3, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Trumps new hairdo. I have seen the version of Donald Trump that you saw in the news media yesterday and the day before, whatever, last night, today. Four times this year alone. And Ill tell you when it happens. After a round of golf. Now, when I saw this yesterday, video of Trump showing up at the church, I saw he still had his golf shoes on and the slacks that he wears playing golf. He doesnt wear a suit on the golf course, and he had on a blazer. And his hair looked the way it did. What...
  • Trump to impose 5% tariff on Mexico to stop illegal immigration (Twitter)

    05/30/2019 4:50:28 PM PDT · by bkopto · 72 replies
    TheRealDonaldTrump ^ | 5/30/2019 | President Trump
    On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied,.. which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.
  • FBI's Wray: Spying is 'not the term I would use' to describe Trump campaign probe

    05/07/2019 9:03:11 AM PDT · by map · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | May 7, 2019 | JORDYN HERMANI
    FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday that he wouldn't use the word "spying" to describe the bureau's investigative work, breaking from Attorney General William Barr's use of the term in reference to the probe of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign...the FBI was working to help Barr "understand better" how the investigation was launched.

    05/01/2019 12:47:19 PM PDT · by onyx · 108 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 1, 2019 | Amber Athey
    Attorney General Bill Barr sparred with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Wednesday over the AG’s use of the word “spying” to describe the actions the FBI took against the Trump campaign.Barr alleged during his testimony to the House Appropriations Committee in April that “spying did occur” against the Trump campaign as the FBI investigated alleged ties to Russia.Whitehouse grilled Barr about his use of the term “spying” in relation to those efforts, suggesting that the term was not accurate because the activities of the DOJ were “authorized.” “I’m not going to abjure the use of the word ‘spying,'” Barr said....
  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Submits Resignation Letter

    04/29/2019 2:31:08 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 141 replies ^ | 4/29/2019 | Sadie Gurman
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation letter to President Trump on Monday, ending a tumultuous two years in which he tried to steady a rocky Justice Department and its relationship with the White House. His resignation is effective May 11.
  • Massachusetts judge who helped illegal immigrant escape ICE arrest indicted, federal authorities say

    04/25/2019 9:50:05 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 44 replies
    Faux News ^ | April 25, 2019 | Katherine Lam
    A Massachusetts judge and a court officer accused of helping an illegal immigrant flee an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent waiting to take him into custody were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice and three other counts, officials said. U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling was set to officially announce the charges at a 12:45 p.m. news conference, according to a tweet from the office's official account. Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Joseph and the court officer, identified in court documents as Wesley MacGregor, face several charges stemming from an April...