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Sen. John Kennedy walks back earlier criticism of Trump admin’s handling of coronavirus: ‘I’m very pleased’

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Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., praised President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus threat Wednesday night, just a day after he criticized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for underestimating the virus and failing to properly prepare for a pandemic. “I thought the president’s press conference was very effective,” Kennedy told “The Story” Wednesday, moments after Trump spoke at the White House Read More

152 Mississippi inmates, backed by Jay-Z and Yo Gotti, sue prison over ‘barbaric’ conditions

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Attorneys filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Mississippi State Penitentiary on behalf of 152 inmates who they say live in “abhorrent conditions.” The legal team is asking for class-action status to cover all current and future inmates at the state penitentiary in Parchman, Miss. The Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi. (Google Maps) Their lawsuit comes after Read More

Georgia man who transported heroin, meth in kids’ candy sentenced 151 months in prison

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A Georgia man was sentenced Tuesday to 151 months in prison for illegally transporting methamphetamine and heroin inside children’s candy, prosecutors said. Atlanta resident Cleveland James McKinney, 30, pled guilty to the charges last November, according to a press release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). A Georgia man was sentenced to prison Tuesday Read More

‘Data breaches are part of life’? Theft of list from MASSIVE privacy-annihilating facial recognition database downplayed by firm

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Facial-recognition tool Clearview AI has had its client list stolen, though the secretive corporation, which boasts billions of scraped photos in its archive, insists no servers were breached and that the security flaw is fixed. The hacker “gained unauthorized access” to Clearview’s customer list, the shadowy firm told customers on Wednesday in an email obtained Read More

Who is in the presidential line of succession?

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In the aftermath of President Trump’s impeachment and facing an upcoming election where a Democratic candidate will eventually name a running mate, one question that remains in the back of many voters’ minds is: Who is next in line should the president leave office for one reason or another. While most people are aware that the Read More

Trump sues New York Times for libel over Russia ‘conspiracy’ op-ed

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The Trump campaign has filed a libel lawsuit against what it called the “extremely biased” New York Times, saying the paper’s March 27, 2019 op-ed titled“The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo” amounted to a knowingly false smear intended to “improperly influence the presidential election in November 2020.” The lawsuit seeks “compensatory damages in the millions of damages,” Read More

Minsk pact on Ukraine ‘must be implemented’ to ‘build trust,’ PM of Albania, who also holds OSCE chair, tells RT

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Albanian prime minister and OSCE chairperson-in-office Edi Rama has said that the Minsk agreements on the Ukraine conflict “need to be implemented” in their current form in order to “build trust” before they can be reviewed. Speaking to RT, Rama said the Ukraine crisis was the main security challenge for the continent and that his Read More

‘Can’t participate, can’t communicate’: Day 3 of Assange’s US extradition hearing as it happened

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The third day of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing saw lawyers honing in on the particulars of a US-UK extradition treaty, and unexpected drama as the whistleblower spoke to complain about lack of access to his defense team. Proceedings began with a note of housekeeping from Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who said a photograph had been taken Read More

U.S. Supreme Court allows retirement plan lawsuit against Intel

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to back stricter deadlines for workers to sue retirement plans over alleged mismanagement, ruling Intel Corp cannot avoid a suit accusing it of unlawfully making high-risk investments that cost retirement plan beneficiaries hundreds of millions of dollars. FILE PHOTO: U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp’s logo is Read More

Press freedom will be ‘thing of the past’ if British help Americans get their way with Assange – Irish MEP

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Irish MEP Mick Wallace slammed US prosecutors for “undermining” international law” during Julian Assange extradition hearings and warned that, if the whistleblower is extradited, freedom of the press will be a “thing of the past.” Speaking outside Woolwich Crown Court on the third day of the preliminary hearings, Wallace said James Lewis QC, acting for Read More