Manhattan man pleads guilty to ‘Producers’ scheme

April 27, 2017

… from. “Through his elaborate overtures to investors, Roland Scahill scammed patrons of the arts to the tune of more than $200,000. We are pleased to have brought his larcenous scheme to a grand finale,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus B. Vance said in a statement. …

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Prosecutor: ‘Brutal’ genital mutilation won’t be tolerated in US

April 27, 2017

… women. FGM will not be tolerated in the United States,” the prosecutor said in a statement. “The federal government is continuing this investigation to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.” The defendants have not entered pleas, but attorneys for all three argue their clients are not guilty of all charges. According to the indictment and a criminal complaint filed against Nagarwala, the investigation into Nagarwala and the Attars dates back to October of 2016. The …

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Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

… have a place to realize these dreams, find stability, make lifelong friends, and discover the strength they have inside to be whoever they want to be,” Van Bramer said in a statement. Burgess said, “It is not easy what we are going through. Some of the girls don’t have the opportunity to get out of their rooms and build those relationships. Having a troop here where there are plenty of girls to support each other is important.” And their troop number, 6000, is one they …

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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

April 20, 2017

… approached by several candidates interested in taking on the [3rd Congressional District], but none as far into their campaign as Kathie Allen, she said. Dr. Allen will now begin to position herself for a run in a open seat. Republicans have a deep bench of talented candidates in Utah who are more than up to this challenge, he said in a statement. The NRCC is very confident in our ability to keep this seat red in November 2018. Allen told HuffPost she hopes the Democratic Party can build off …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …

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DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

April 18, 2017

… continues to embrace the big tent of our party, Perez said in a statement. This includes everyone, from lifelong Democrats to 18-year-olds who cast their first ballot in 2016. Below is a complete list of the commission members: The 21-member commission includes nine members selected by Clinton, seven members picked by Sanders, three picked by Perez, and the chair and vice chair selected by Clinton and Sanders, respectively. Sanders had also already named his selections to the commission. …

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Arkansas inmate has last meal as courts decide fate

April 18, 2017

… Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a statement Monday evening that said, in part, “We have asked the US Supreme Court and hope to get a decision later tonight.” The attorney for Davis and Ward requested stays of execution until the US Supreme Court rules on an upcoming case concerning inmate access to independent mental health experts. The justices are set to hold oral arguments on April 24. …

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Make it a crime to show killing on Facebook

April 18, 2017

(CNN)A manhunt continues for Steve Stephens, who is suspected of shooting dead 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday near Cleveland, and then posting a video of the killing to Facebook. People are calling it a sad statement about social media. No question: it is. Given that live broadcast via social media is here to stay, with Facebook as just the beginning, there’s really no easy way to prevent the next fame-hungry criminal from simulcasting a senseless act of violence. Replay …

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Ted Lieu, Congressman and Twitter King, is beating Trump at his own dumb game

April 17, 2017

… issued a public statement: What makes America great is our peaceful transfer of power. He won the electoral challenge. Give him chance to govern.” Lieu sat on that statement for a few weeks. “By the beginning of January, I came to the conclusion I was wrong.” How Lieu went from under 10,000 followers to over 150,000 in oh, 90 days Lieu keeps two Twitter accounts. His official account, which is run by his staff, is clean and polished exactly what you’d expect from your …

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Uber drivers just won a major victory in Brazil

April 15, 2017

A taxi drivers' protest against Uber in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Image: joe raedle/Getty Images Uber drivers just won a major victory but only in Brazil. A judge in Sao Paulo ruled that a driver in the city had to be considered an employee of the ride-hailing giant. Uber plans to appeal the decision. “By connecting drivers and users, Uber creates thousands of flexible opportunities for generating income,” Uber said in a statement. Uber drivers are considered independent …

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United finally issued an actual apology

April 12, 2017

United Airlines has, two days later, finally issued a true apology after a passenger was pulled from his seat and dragged off a plane when a flight was overbooked. SEE ALSO: United Airlines just lost $800 million in value In a short statement issued Tuesday, CEO Oscar Munoz acknowledged that the incident was “horrific” and provoked “outrage, anger, disappointment.” “Like you, I continue to be disturbed by what happened on this flight and I deeply apologize to …

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To fight Amazon in India, Flipkart buying Ebay’s business in the country

April 11, 2017

… technology,” they said in a press statement. Ebay India and Flipkart believe the convergence of their businesses will offer customers “access to the wide array of global inventory on eBay, while eBays customers will have access to more unique Indian inventory provided by Flipkart sellers.” “Ebay is committed to winning in India in partnership with Flipkart. Our exclusive global trade partnership will allow eBay and Flipkart to reach even more consumers around the …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… visit said she wanted whoever carried it out to be held accountable a statement suggesting she didnt believe the intelligence pointing to Assad.On CNN Friday night, she said she was still skeptical. Gabbard has Spencer before, and she has herself from former KKK leader David Duke, a Spencer ally and Assad fan who has praised Gabbards position on Syria. But the rhetoric from Gabbard and her and allies on the left who say Washington should embrace Assad including former Rep. Dennis (D-Ohio) …

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Sharp rise in A&Es turning away ambulances – BBC News

April 8, 2017

… “The sharp increase in the number of diversions is very worrying. Further steps will be needed across health and social care to address these pressures.” NHS England pointed out many of the diverts would be to hospitals close by so patients were not being sent to hospitals a long way from their homes. In a statement, the organisation added too many ambulances were being dispatched to simply try to hit targets – and it was now reviewing the system to see if there was a more …

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Sheryl Sandberg launches #20PercentCounts campaign for equal pay

April 5, 2017

… from rides taken in more than 240 cities to organizations that serve women and families. “We know that equal pay is just one of a number of barriers that women face in the workplace, and today we strive to do our part to grow awareness and support for bridging the pay gap,” Lyft CEO Logan Green said in a statement. Sandberg’s well-versed in issues around gender equality. Though she became Facebook’s highest paid employee in 2011, she’s been outspoken about the issue …

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Stop with the leggings shaming and let women dress how they want

March 29, 2017

… “sexualized” by others. Though United’s official statement casts its response as simply following a procedure that “most companies” also enforce, on Sunday, Twitter user Dana Schwartz explained why the dress code controversy matters so much. Schwartz encouraged women to vocalize their own thoughts on the incident by sharing an anecdote about her shorts being too short in fifth grade. She also put the problem into visual terms by sharing a powerful drawing of a girl …

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Why Trump the deal-maker came off looking incompetent

March 29, 2017

… the Capitol. As they departed, many said it was one of the most impressive conferences they had ever attended. But when House Speaker Paul Ryan offered little more than a brief statement and dashed off without answering reporters’ questions, the signs of defeat were apparent. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Yup, your internet service provider is now allowed to track and sell your data thanks to the Senate

March 24, 2017

… go through the House of Representatives and get a signature from President Donald Trump to become official. “With todays vote, Senate Republicans have just made it easier for Americans sensitive information about their health, finances and families to be used, shared, and sold to the highest bidder without their permission,” said Sen. Edward Markey (D) in a statement following the vote. I spoke against @SenateGOP bill that will sell your private & personal info to highest …

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Social media has turned me into a sexual oversharer

March 24, 2017

… content to be consumed by complete strangers. Facebook’s mission statement expresses its desire to “give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” According to Dr Deborah Chambers from Newcastle University Facebook’s emphasis on openness suggests that “connectedness is more powerful by being disclosing.” So, am I attempting to strengthen my interpersonal relationships by disclosing intimate details? The confessional society Some …

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Uber President Jeff Jones Quits Amid Company Controversies

March 20, 2017

Uber President, Jeff Jones, abruptly quit the ride hailing tech company on Sunday. Recode, which broke the news, reported that Jones resignation was directly related to Ubers recent pileup of controversies that included a culture of rampant sexism and harassment. It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, Jones said in a statement to Recode. Kalanick was recently caughton a dash …

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Chicago Judge Orders Access To Free Lawyers At Police Stations

March 15, 2017

… executive director of the 24-hour First Defense Legal Aid group, said majorsavings would come from eliminating unnecessary jail stays. I want to ensure that constitutional rights are protected from the earliest point of contact with the criminal justice system,Judge Evans said in a statement Tuesday. The concept of justice demands that we take this step to strengthen an individuals rights and the publics confidence in the system. Solowiejsaid talks with Evans regarding the need for …

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