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Group backed by LeBron James launches a campaign focused on criminal justice reform
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Group backed by LeBron James launches a campaign focused on criminal justice reform

The political organization cofounded by NBA superstar LeBron James launched a new campaign Monday to promote voting rights and criminal justice reform. The campaign, “Protect Our People,” is being spearheaded by James’ More Than a Vote, a voting rights organization; and Uninterrupted, an athlete empowerment brand. “We can’t lose the momentum of last summer,” reads…MORE

Maryland man charged with sending multiple emails threats to Fauci
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Maryland man charged with sending multiple emails threats to Fauci

Federal agents have arrested a man for allegedly sending threatening emails with derogatory slurs to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. Thomas Patrick Connally Jr. was charged on Monday with threats against a federal official and interstate communication containing a threat to harm, according to the criminal complaint filed in the US…MORE

Joey Jordison, former Slipknot drummer, dies at 46
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Joey Jordison, former Slipknot drummer, dies at 46

Joey Jordison, a founder of the heavy metal band Slipknot, has died, his family announced in a statement provided Tuesday to CNN. He was 46. “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021,” the family said. “Joey’s death…MORE

How a mother and daughter rose up in Nxivm, got indicted and eventually turned against Keith Raniere
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How a mother and daughter rose up in Nxivm, got indicted and eventually turned against Keith Raniere

Lauren Salzman was once a high-ranking leader of the purported self-help group Nxivm and a loyal member of founder Keith Raniere’s inner circle. But ahead of her sentencing Wednesday in Brooklyn, she shared in court documents why she eventually cooperated with the government and testified against him. In 2019, Salzman pleaded guilty to racketeering and…MORE

Bipartisan senators urge Biden to continue intel community probe of Covid origins for as long as it takes
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Bipartisan senators urge Biden to continue intel community probe of Covid origins for as long as it takes

A group of bipartisan lawmakers is urging President Joe Biden to continue investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic until the intelligence community has a high degree of confidence in its conclusion about where and how it started, even if that effort exceeds the ongoing 90-day review set to end later this summer, according to…MORE

Robinhood reveals new investigation on the eve of its blockbuster IPO
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Robinhood reveals new investigation on the eve of its blockbuster IPO

Regulators are investigating the fact that Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev is not licensed by FINRA, Wall Street’s powerful self-regulator, the online trading platform announced Tuesday. News of the probe comes more than five months after CNN Business reported that Tenev, the public face of Robinhood, is not registered with FINRA, short for the Financial Industry…MORE

How right-wing networks covered the January 6 hearing after months of soft-pedaling the Capitol attack
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How right-wing networks covered the January 6 hearing after months of soft-pedaling the Capitol attack

While viewers of other TV channels heard House Democrats denouncing the “whitewashing” of the January 6 attack, One America News viewers witnessed the whitewashing first-hand. On OAN, Tuesday’s select committee hearing about the insurrection barely happened at all. The channel’s poorly-produced programs avoided the substance of the hearing; slipped in several factual mistakes; and promoted…MORE

Homeland Security secretary working virtually after contact with employee who tested positive for Covid-19
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Homeland Security secretary working virtually after contact with employee who tested positive for Covid-19

After coming into close contact with a Department of Homeland Security employee who later tested positive for Covid-19, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will work virtually this week, according to a department spokesperson. “The Secretary has no symptoms and has tested negative twice. Official DHS contact tracing is underway,” DHS Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs…MORE

US sells one-of-a-kind copy of Wu-Tang Clan album seized from ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli
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US sells one-of-a-kind copy of Wu-Tang Clan album seized from ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli

The United States has sold the only physical copy ever made of the Wu-Tang Clan album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” after federal authorities seized it from former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, who was convicted of fraud in 2017. The Justice Department did not disclose who bought the album or how much they paid…MORE

Ex-intelligence analyst gets more than 3 years in prison for sharing classified information with reporter
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Ex-intelligence analyst gets more than 3 years in prison for sharing classified information with reporter

A former intelligence analyst and military service member was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to three years and nine months in prison for leaking national classified defense information to a journalist, the Justice Department announced. Daniel Everette Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty in March to illegally obtaining classified national defense information and disclosing…MORE


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