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    The family of the Stanford goalkeeper has sued the school for pursuing disciplinary measures against her, claiming it was what lead her to suicide.  Katie Meyer, 22, took her own life in February after reportedly being handed a disciplinary letter regarding the moment she spilled coffee on a student who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor.  She was reportedly riding her bike in August when she reportedly spilled her drink on a football player, USA Today Sports, who obtained the lawsuit, said.  It is unclear if Meyer purposely spilled the coffee or not on the unidentified football player.  Her parents, Steven and Gina Meyer have now filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the California school, claiming their daughter's suicide was 'solely in response to the shocking and deeply distressing information she received from Stanford while alone in her room without any support or resources.'  The letter reportedly threatened to charge or remove the goalie from Stanford, USA Today Sports reported.  Katie Meyer's family has sued Stanford for wrongful death, claiming the disciplinary letter she received prompted her suicide Her parents,...
    More On: kanye west Kanye West, Anna Wintour hang out during NYFW and more star snaps Kanye West watches Mayor Eric Adams eat dinner at NYC hotspot Candice Swanepoel stars in Kanye’s Yeezy ads after posing for Kim’s Skims Pete Davidson copies Kanye West’s Met Gala look at Emmys 2022 Kanye West has left the building. The rapper has formally notified Gap that he’s ending his Yeezy Gap partnership, The Wall Street Journal reported. In a letter sent to the retail giant Thursday (and obtained by the publication), West’s legal team alleges that Gap didn’t deliver on promises to release certain styles and open dedicated Yeezy Gap stores as planned, leaving them with “no choice but to terminate their collaboration.” The clothing company “was required to sell 40% of the Yeezy Gap assortment in brick-and-mortar retail stores during the third and fourth quarters of 2021” and declined to do so, the letter claims. West announced his 10-year deal with Gap in 2020 and the first item, a “perfect” hoodie...
    By Jamie Gangel, Zachary Cohen and Ryan Nobles | CNN The US Secret Service erased text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021, shortly after they were requested by oversight officials investigating the agency’s response to the US Capitol riot, according to a letter given to the House select committee investigating the insurrection and obtained by CNN. The letter, which was originally sent to the House and Senate Homeland Security Committees by the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, says the messages were erased from the system as part of a device-replacement program after the watchdog asked the agency for records related to its electronic communications. “First, the Department notified us that many US Secret Service text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021, were erased as part of a device-replacement program. The USSS erased those text messages after OIG requested records of electronic communications from the USSS, as part of our evaluation of events at the Capitol on January 6,” the letter from DHS IG Joseph Cuffari stated. “Second, DHS personnel have repeatedly told OIG inspectors that they were...
    According to the Office of Inspector General Department of Homeland Security (OIG), the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) erased “text messages, from January 5 and 6, 2021.” The letter originally sent to the House and Senate Homeland Security Committees by the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General states that the messages were erased during what the USSS called  “a device-replacement program.” Whether or not this is above board becomes even more questionable, according to OIG’s letter, when you consider that those erased text messages were “after OIG requested records of electronic communications from the USSS, as part of our evaluation of events at the Capitol on January 6.” On top of this, the letter reports that OIG inspectors have been stonewalled in their requests for “records of electronic communications” by the USSS. RELATED STORY: The Jan. 6 committee dropping the hammer on Trump's coup strategist was worth the wait The Secret Service’s involvement in the events of Jan. 6, 2021 and attempted coup d’etat have been under scrutiny for some time now. Vice President Mike Pence, who was key to Trump and “constitutional scholar” and coup...
    The U.S. Army is reportedly taking aim at former U.S. Army General Michael Flynn to recover a portion of the six-figure amount paid to him by Russia and Turkey prior to him being appointed as the U.S. National Security Advisor for the Trump administration. According to a new report published by The Washington Post, the U.S. Army determined that Flynn received close to "$450,000 from Turkish and Russian interests in 2015, including for an appearance in Moscow alongside President Vladimir Putin." However, there are no records to confirm that he followed protocol to seek approval from the government prior to making the appearance. Per HuffPost, the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution "prohibits retired military personnel from receiving money from foreign governments without prior authorization." He also received payment for an appearance at a conference that year sponsored by Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, an organization described as “an entity that appears to be controlled by the Russian government,” according to a previous memo released by the acting Defense Department inspector general Sean O’Donnell. On Thursday, July 7, the U.S. Army...
    Associated Press HAWTHORNE — SpaceX, the rocket ship company run by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has fired several employees involved in an open letter that blasted the colorful billionaire for his behavior, according to media reports. The reports published Friday cited an email from Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president, saying the company had terminated employees who put together and circulated the letter. The letter writers denounced Musk for actions that they said are a “frequent source of distraction and embarrassment for us, particularly in recent weeks.” The New York Times was the first outlet to report the purge, based on information from three employees familiar with the situation. The employees were not named. It’s unclear how many SpaceX workers lost their jobs, but Shotwell left no doubt that the company believed they had crossed an unacceptable line. “The letter, solicitations and general process made employees feel uncomfortable, intimidated and bullied, and/or angry because the letter pressured them to sign onto something that did not reflect their views,” Shotwell wrote in her email, according to the Times . “”We have too much...
    More On: kanye west Caitlyn Jenner: Living with Kanye West was ‘difficult’ for Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian prepares for Kanye to talk ‘mad s–t’ about her in new song Kanye West’s girlfriend Chaney Jones tattoos his name on her wrist Kim Kardashian says she’s ‘having panic attacks’ without Kanye as her stylist Kanye West’s 2020 presidential campaign committee claims they were defrauded out of thousands of dollars, according to a new letter. A letter sent to to the Federal Election Commission Tuesday and obtained by TMZ said the committee conducted an investigation and found someone accessed their account three times between December and February 2021. The campaign reportedly tried to get the money back from the First Bank of Wyoming — where the funds were presumably held — but were unable to do so. It appears the investigation also found that the stolen money, totaling $3,999, was used to pay off an unnamed individual’s credit card. According to TMZ, the FEC was first to flag the seemingly fraudulent activity. No arrests have reportedly been made and West’s former committee is...
    The deputy minister of defence for Belarus has reportedly submitted his resignation and claimed he cannot support the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. Major General Viktor Gulevich, who is also the chief of the general staff, argued that Belarusian military unit personnel refused to take part in hostilities and that the Armed Forces of Belarus could not complete a single battalion group.  Mr Gulevich is among a number of Belarusian officials facing economic sanctions from the UK government because of their closeness with Vladimir Putin. He was accused of directing joint military exercises with Russia, and consenting to the deployment of Russian troops along the border of Belarus with Ukraine - which, the UK government claimed, 'directly contributed to Russia’s ability to attack Ukraine'. The UK Foreign Office previously said the Belarusian military has 'supported and enabled the Russian invasion of Ukraine' by allowing Russian troops to build up on its border with Ukraine.   A scan of Mr Gulevich's statement, which was reportedly addressed to the current Minister of Defence Viktor Khrenin, added: 'Conducting explanatory work with the commanders of military units...
    POLICE are investigating death threats against three Bayern Munich superstars. Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry were reportedly targeted in an anonymous letter sent to German second-flight club St Pauli Hamburg. 4Bayern's Poland hero Robert Lewandowski has reportedly faced a death threatCredit: Alamy 4Germany winger Serge Gnabry is another of the Bayern aces apparently sent a sick message, with police now looking into the matterCredit: Getty 4The third player said to be involved is Bayern's Germany keeper Manuel NeuerCredit: Getty Bild named the trio as the big names mentioned in the highly-abusive message. The letter reportedly said: “Save the league, save the sport of football. Fire and death to the dirty Bayern pigs.” A police spokesman responded: "We are investigating on suspicion of threats and disturbing the public peace by threatening to commit a crime." St Pauli are said to have turned the note over to police after receiving it on January 12. Bayern are yet to comment on the matter. Most read in SportCLEAN SWEEP Curling schedule, fixtures and results for Team GB at Winter OlympicsGOLDEN COUPLE Simone Biles is ENGAGED to NFL star &...
    by Kendall Tietz   A National School Boards Association (NSBA) executive reportedly knew about Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memorandum targeting concerned parents before it was published, according to new information obtained by Parents Defending Education. Chip Slaven, then-interim executive director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) knew about Garland’s memorandum that called on the FBI to “use its authority” against parents who threaten or use violence against public school officials, according to an email obtained by Parents Defending Education (PDE) through a public records request. “I understand Chip knew about the U.S. AG Directives before they were published,” Alabama NSBA member Pam Doyle told Florida NSBA member Beverly Slough in an Oct. 5, 2021 internal email exchange. “So much for communicating with the BOD,” she added. Alabama and Florida have since withdrawn their membership from the NSBA. Doyle Email by Kendall Tietz on Scribd The information furthers evidence that Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the NSBA collaborated by using the federal government to monitor and intervene in the activities of concerned parents regarding their children’s education, according to PDE. In January, emails showed Cardona allegedly solicited the...
    New York (CNN Business)Melinda French Gates may be shifting her approach to how she gives away her vast wealth following her high-profile divorce last year from Microsoft (MSFT) founder Bill Gates.French Gates is said to have decided not to give the bulk of her estimated $11.4 billion fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. Instead, French Gates is expected to donate to other charitable endeavors, according to the report, though she may also continue to give money to the Gates Foundation.The decision is said to have been made official late last year, according to the report, around the time Gates French published her first solo letter for the Giving Pledge, an effort that encourages the world's richest people to give away the majority of their wealth. Gates Foundation adds board members following Bill and Melindas divorce"Along the way, I cofounded the Giving Pledge in 2010 and committed to giving away the majority of my resources in my lifetime. Today, I'm reaffirming that commitment,"...
    The details of a damning phone call have come to light and the witness who overheard the conversation is now speaking out, according to The Daily Beast. Former Florida shock jock, Joseph "Big Joe" Ellicott, now a witness cooperating with federal authorities, has confirmed details about a call that took place between Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and his associate Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector in Seminole County, Fla. During the call, Greenberg reportedly told Gaetz a woman they'd paid to have sex with was actually underage. Ellicott, who recently pleaded guilty on multiple charges as a part of a plea deal with federal investigators, was reportedly present when that call occurred on Sept. 4. While Ellicott was never a direct close acquaintance of Gaetz, he did have a long-time connection with Greenberg and his circle of friends. If Ellicott's account is proven to be true, The Beast reports that it would "contradict Gaetz’s repeated assertions that he never had sex with an underage girl as an adult." Last spring, Gaetz responded to...
    Neil Young performs at Festival d'ete de Quebec on July 6, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada.Scott Legato | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Spotify is working to remove Neil Young's music from the streaming platform following a standoff over star podcaster Joe Rogan's coronavirus comments, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Young posted an open letter to his management and record label on his website earlier this week, calling out Spotify over what he viewed was dangerous coronavirus vaccine misinformation by Rogan. "I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines — potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them," Young's letter reportedly said, according to Rolling Stone. "They can have Rogan or Young. Not both." The letter has since been deleted, but the Wall Street Journal said Young has been in discussions with Warner Records and Spotify. The request to remove the music was reportedly made Wednesday, and the Wall Street Journal said it will take several hours for it to take effect. Young's music was still available on the...
    Carl Court/Getty Images Two Republicans in the House of Representatives have sent a letter to NBCUniversal ahead of its coverage next week of the Winter Olympics in Beijing. Axios first reported the Jan. 24 letter on Tuesday. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Robert Latta (R-OH), the ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, sent a four-page letter to NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell and Gary Zenkel, president of Olympics and Business at NBCUniversal. The Republicans asked the executives how the network will utilize its coverage of the Olympics “to shed light on China’s history of human rights abuses.” “Like our athletes competing abroad, we believe all companies doing business in the U.S. must be examples to the world, as their success has been benefited from our country’s respect for the rule of law, human rights, and entrepreneurial enterprise,” added Rodgers and Latta. The letter goes on to criticize China’s atrocious record on human rights such as its genocide against the Uyghur Muslims. “These well-documented facts should startle...
    In this article SPOTNeil Young performs during the 30th Anniversary Bridge School Benefit Concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 23, 2016 in Mountain View, California.C Flanigan | FilmMagic | Getty ImagesNeil Young reportedly demanded Spotify remove his music over what he said was coronavirus vaccine misinformation spread on the streaming platform by star podcaster Joe Rogan, according to Rolling Stone. It's the latest public pushback against Rogan, who hosts Spotify's most popular podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience." Spotify acquired the exclusive streaming rights to the show in 2020 in a deal reportedly worth more than $100 million. Young posted an open letter to his management and record label on his website, Rolling Stone said, calling for a swift response. The letter has since been deleted. CNBC has not seen the original post and Young's music is still available on Spotify. "I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines—potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them," Young's letter reportedly said. "With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted...
    Trump Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark reportedly refused to answer questions from the January 6 committee Friday. Clark was allegedly one of the key figures in former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Perhaps the wildest revelation was a report that Trump considered a plan to fire Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and replace him with Clark so that they could pressure Georgia specifically. There’s also reporting that Clark claimed he knew of “sensitive information” that Chinese intelligence used smart thermometers to hack voting machines, and yes you are reading that correctly. The January 6 committee subpoenaed Clark last month in their investigation, and on Friday Clark showed up for his deposition. According to Politico, he did not answer questions and is “refusing to cooperate.” “Mr. Clark will, of course, abide by a future judicial decision(s) appropriately governing all underlying disputes with finality, but for now he must decline to testify as a threshold matter because the President’s confidences are not his to waive,” reads the letter, dated Nov. 5 and addressed to select panel...
    New emails reportedly show that a Massachusetts school board association executive was ecstatic about the National School Board Association’s letter calling for the Department of Justice and FBI to intervene with concerned parents. According to documents obtained by the concerned parent group Parents Defending Education and reviewed by the Daily Caller, the executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) sent an email to the CEO and President of the NSBA stating that the committee was “very happy” that the national board “reached out to the FBI.” “We in MASC are all very happy that NSBA has reached out to the FBI and, based on local coverage, has been identified as a key agent for generating federal support,” said MASC director Glenn Koocher. “We are looking forward to collaborating on a possible regional effort and, certainly, doing something significant here in Massachusetts to generate public awareness of the need for Washington to have our backs on protecting our members and students as well.” Screenshot/FOIA Emails/Parents Defending Education The letter was emailed to NSBA CEO Chip Slaven and President...
    Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) personally “summoned” the head of a state agency to her office after the agency rejected her daughter’s application to become a certified real estate appraiser, the Associated Press reports. Kassidy Peters, who was then 26, would go on to obtain the license in question a few months after her mother met with Sherry Bren, the head of the Appraiser Certification Program within the state Department of Labor. Peters applied to become an appraiser in September of 2019, but was set to be denied a license the following July. Bren told the AP she received a text message in July 2020 instructing her to be at the Noem’s office the following morning to discuss “appraiser certification procedures.” The meeting was attended by the governor, her daughter, Bren, the Secretary of Labor, Bren’s supervisor Kristine Juelfs, the governor’s general counsel, and, attending via phone, Noem’s chief-of-staff and an attorney from the state Labor Department. Bren said the meeting lasted about an hour, during which time Noem asked questions about the certification...
    Photo by STAFF/AFP via Getty Images. A U.S. Army lieutenant colonel has reportedly stepped down in protest of the military’s vaccine mandate and what he called the “Marxist takeover of the military” and U.S. government. “First, and foremost, I am incapable of subjecting myself to the unlawful, unethical, immoral and tyrannical order to sit still and allow a serum to be injected into my flesh against my will and better judgment,” wrote Paul Hague in his resignation letter submitted on Aug. 30 after more 19 years of Army service — a letter first shared by his wife on Twitter. “It is impossible for this so-called ‘vaccine’ to have been studied adequately to determine the long-term effects,” he continued. “It simply has not existed for enough time and any claim otherwise is blatantly ignorant and likely an outright lie driven by negligent political agenda. Furthermore, ample studies show that naturally derived immunity based on exposure to the virus offers far superior protection than the mandated ‘vaccine.’” Hague also wrote, “I cannot and will not contribute to the fall of this great...
                        According to Delta Airlines’ privacy policy, the Chinese communist government collects personal information of passengers who use the airline to travel to China. This, according to a new article in The Federalist. “Your personal data will be collected and processed in accordance with Cybersecurity Law of China that became effective in June 2017 … and any other laws and regulations of China that govern this area,” the policy reads. “Any processing of personal data that we perform is in accordance with the provisions of the privacy laws in China, and this data may only be used for the limited purposes discussed in this section. ” The agreement, The Federalist went on to report, also details certain passenger information that Chinese government authorities require, including birthday, sex, “postal address, address while staying in the United States, and email address,” and “biometric information (such as finger, face, voice, or iris).” The Georgia Star News’ attempts to contact Delta Airlines’ communications staff on Monday were unsuccessful. The Federalist reported that Delta...
    The brother of an Afghan translator who worked for the U.S. has reportedly been sentenced to death after he was accused of helping and hiding his brother, according to CNN. In one letter from the Taliban to the unidentified victim, the terrorist organization alleged that the victim is “accused of helping the Americans” and “providing security to your brother … who has been an interpreter for the Infidel Crusaders,” CNN reported Monday. The victim was then told to appear at a court hearing, however, a subsequent letter said that he did not show for his court appearance and his case was sent to the Sharia Court where he will no longer have the right to object to his case, the outlet reported. “You chose this path for yourself,” the letter reads, according to the copy obtained by CNN. A final letter condemns the brother to death. “We found you guilty in absentia and sent your file to an upper Sharia Court where you shall be sentenced to death,” the letter reportedly reads. “These court decisions are final and you will...
    A healthcare worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Mary Altaffer/AP An Alabama doctor is refusing to treat patients who won't get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to an AL.com report.  Dr. Jason Valentine warned patients that some who refuse the shot "end up severely ill or dead."  Since he took his stance, he said patients have reached out asking where they can get the vaccine.  10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. An Alabama doctor is cutting off patients who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to convince more people to get the shot.  Dr. Jason Valentine, who works at Northside's Diagnostic and Medical Clinic in Saraland, Alabama, shared a photo of himself in a since-deleted Facebook post standing by a sign that read: "Effective Oct. 1, 2021, Dr. Valentine will no longer see patients...
    A WOMAN has married the man who was previously convicted of killing her brother - years after she appeared to forgive him in a letter that she had sent while he was behind bars. John Tiejden, 57, was found guilty of killing Brian McGary in 1989. 1Crystal Straus married John Tiedjen at his home in Cleveland, Ohio - years after first writing to him in prisonCredit: @kimlawcrimlaw/instagram Crystal Straus married Tiejden at his home in Cleveland, Ohio at the weekend. She told WKRC: “I love him, obviously. If I didn’t love him I would not be sitting here with him.” The couple reportedly danced to Neil Diamond’s “Forever in Blue Jeans” and Crystal was left with a piece of cake in her face. The wedding came more than a year after Tiedjen first told Crystal that he “loved her”. After decades behind bars, judges threw out Tiedjen’s murder conviction last month as he was granted a new trial. His legal team had submitted new photos that had not been seen previously. Crystal reportedly wrote a letter to John as she...
    CRYSTAL Straus has married the man who was previously convicted of killing her brother after writing to him in prison. John Tiejden, 57, was found guilty of killing Brian McGary in 1989. 1Crystal Straus married John Tiedjen at his home in Cleveland, Ohio - years after first writing to him in prisonCredit: @kimlawcrimlaw/instagram Straus married Tiejden at his home in Cleveland, Ohio during the weekend - after years of writing letters while he was behind bars. She told WKRC: “I love him, obviously. If I didn’t love him I would not be sitting here with him.” The couple reportedly danced to Neil Diamond’s “Forever in Blue Jeans” and Crystal was left with a piece of cake in her face. The wedding came more than a year after Tiedjen first told Crystal that he “loved her”. After decades behind bars, judges threw out Tiedjen’s murder conviction last month as he was granted a new trial. His legal team had submitted new photos that had not been seen previously. Crystal reportedly wrote a letter to John as she appeared to offer her...
    Members of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) are reportedly calling for their president to resign after an investigation by the New York attorney general’s office found that he helped Andrew Cuomo discredit one of the governor’s accusers.  The Huffington Post obtained a recording of a HRC all-staff meeting that took place Wednesday in which employees criticized HRC President Alphonso David for several hours and repeatedly called on him to resign.  “Alphonso, we will band together and take this to the board to request your resignation,” another employee reportedly told him. “Are you willing to take down our org with you?” Members of the nation’s largest LGBTQ rights advocacy group are reportedly calling for their president to resign after an investigation found that he helped Andrew Cuomo discredit one of the New York governor’s accusers. The Huffington Post obtained a recording of a Human Rights Campaign all-staff meeting that took place Wednesday in which employees reportedly criticized HRC President Alphonso David for several hours and repeatedly called on him to resign. David, who served as part of Cuomo’s council...
    A group of over 200 celebrities and Democrat donors signed a letter urging President Joe Biden to halt expansion of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota, NBC News reported. The letter was signed by celebrities involved with the Biden presidential campaign including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Jane Fonda, according to NBC News. Several prominent political figures, such as businessman and former presidential candidate Tom Steyer and Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, also signed the document. “We write now with an urgent plea to stop construction of Line 3 immediately,” the letter read. “This pipeline is virtually identical to KXL [the Keystone XL pipeline] in both substantive climate impact and symbolic importance. Construction of the project is an unfolding human rights crisis.” I am sickened and deeply disappointed that President Biden has given the go-ahead to Enbridge Line 3 in Minnesota. This belies his promises on the campaign trail to follow science and stop new fossil fuel development and cut our carbon emissions in half by 2030. pic.twitter.com/u3gZUqlEtW — Jane Seymour Fonda (@Janefonda) June 27, 2021 ...
    Facebook, Twitter, and Google have reportedly warned the Hong Kong government that they may stop offering their services in the city if Hong Kong authorities proceed with implementing data-protection laws seeking to combat doxing. A letter sent by an industry group representing the tech giants says that the companies are concerned with planned changes to data-protection laws, as they believe the new rules could make them liable for doxing, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Doxing — a practice that was reportedly common during the 2019 protests in Hong Kong — refers to the online sharing of individuals’ personal information, with the hopes that others will use it for malicious intent. In May, Hong Kong’s Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau proposed amendments to the city’s data-protection laws, saying that the changes were needed to combat doxing. The new proposals call for fines of up to 1 million Hong Kong dollars — which equates to about $128,800 — and up to five years in prison. “The only way to avoid these sanctions for technology companies would be to refrain from investing...
    Over one hundred congressional interns will reportedly send a letter Thursday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The letter originated in Republican South Dakota Rep. Dusty Johnson’s office and implored Pelosi and McCarthy to reopen the U.S. Capitol to the public, CNS News reported. “As congressional interns from both sides of the political aisle, our love of country is a shared trait. We’d be thrilled to provide this public service once again to our constituents and fellow countrymen,” the letter said, according to CNS News. “One of the many opportunities we as interns are afforded in a typical semester is the privilege of guiding our districts’ constituents on a tour of the U.S. Capitol Building and grounds. We as a nation have faced so much in the last year, but we are approaching the light at the end of the tunnel,” the letter continued, according to CNS News. “The people are ready, and it’s time for them to see their U.S. Capitol.” ???? from ⁦@Olivia_Beavers in Huddle:⁩ “A group of House interns (yes, you heard that...
    TRISTAN Thompson has slammed the woman who claimed he fathered her child for "ruining his reputation" and has demanded about "$100k in damages." Based on the new legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Tristan, 30, has filed a default judgment against the paternity accuser Kimberly Alexander, who he sued for libel last year. 7Tristant seen as a "troubled athlete" by brands and companiesCredit: E! Networks 7Tristan has file a default judgment against Kimberly AlexanderCredit: Refer to Caption In the docs, Tristan claimed that Kimberly's false accusations have reportedly cost him endorsement deals.  Companies and brands have viewed him "as a troubled athlete," due to her false accusations.  The NBA star is seeking $100k in damages, plus additional costs.  In the latest update by TMZ, Tristan's request for a default judgment has been denied, due to a few "issues" that needed corrections. 7Khloe discovered Tristan reportedly had a "one-night stand" with KimberlyCredit: E! Last year, the basketball player took a paternity test on May 14th after a woman claimed he was reportedly the father of her son. Khloé Kardashian, 36, and Tristan, who have...
    A SWEET unearthed letter from Princess Diana reveals the special bond between her two sons Prince William and Prince Harry. The late Princess wrote the note in March 1985, just six months after her youngest son was born. ???? Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates 5A sweet letter has emerged from Princess Diana to a butler in 1985 speaking of William and Harry's close bondCredit: Getty - Contributor A section of the handwritten letter reads: "William adores his little brother and spends the entire time swamping Harry with an endless supply of hugs and kisses, hardly letting the parents near!" The relationship only deepened over the years, dealing with their mother’s tragic death in 1997, and growing up in the public eye. However, Prince William and Prince Harry are said to no longer be as close as their childhood days, and have been arguing for the past 18 months, journalist Tom Bradby has claimed. He told The Times the princes' relationship "slowly descended into something that was difficult - personally and publicly - really over the...
    Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) on Wednesday raised concerns about the procedures in the Republican-led audit of 2020 election results in Arizona’s largest county, specifically pointing to workers reportedly leaving ballots and computers unattended during the recount. Hobbs in a six-page letter to former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett (R), who is serving as a spokesman for the Maricopa County election audit, outlined several reported and observed practices that the Democrat wrote, “has not been reassuring.” “Mr. Bennett, as a former Secretary of State, you know that our elections are governed by a complex framework of laws and procedures designed to ensure accuracy, security, and transparency,” Hobbs wrote. “You also must therefore know that the procedures governing this audit ensure none of those things.”  Hobbs in the letter pointed out several alleged practices observed by her office that she found “troubling”, including “that the observers associated with the audit are now instructed not to speak with the SOS observers, and that counters are instructed to not to talk when an SOS observer is near their table.”  The secretary of state...
    Joel Greenberg, the alleged wingman for Matt Gaetz under federal indictment, has claimed that the Florida representative had been involved in, and paid for several sexual activities, including a 17-year-old girl. In a “confession letter” obtained by The Daily Beast, Greenberg reportedly wrote that on several occasions, “gas money or gifts, rent or partial tuition payments were made to several of these girls” via Venmo, Cash App or other methods of payment in exchange for sexual favors.” Gaetz was first accused in March of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl by The New York Times. He had previously denied the accusation and claimed he was the target of an extortion plot by a “disgruntled Department of Justice employee.” EXCLUSIVE: The Daily Beast has obtained a confession letter that Joel Greenberg wrote while working with Roger Stone to obtain a pardon… and it directly implicates Matt Gaetz https://t.co/hJNkkmnudq — The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 30, 2021 Greenberg reportedly wrote that he and Gaetz learned that the 17-year-old was underage in 2017, after previously believing she was 19 at...
    Joel Greenberg, a longtime associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz, admitted in a letter that both he and the embattled GOP congressman paid for sex — including with a minor, according to a report on Thursday. The Daily Beast said it obtained three versions of a confession letter that Greenberg apparently wrote last year in an effort to secure a pardon from then-President Donald Trump. In the handwritten letter, Greenberg allegedly revealed that both he and Gaetz were “involved in sexual activities” with a girl who was 17 at the time. “From time to time, gas money or gifts, rent or partial tuition payments were made to several of these girls, including the individual who was not yet 18,” he wrote. Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg wrote a confession letter last year.Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP “I did see the acts occur firsthand and Venmo transactions, Cash App or other payments were made to these girls on behalf of the Congressman.” Greenberg claimed that the girl had lied about her age and that both he and Gaetz believed she was...
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    A school in Miami, Fla., is coming under fire after it reportedly sent out a letter telling vaccinated employees they could not be around students, citing false claims linking the vaccine to changes in women’s reproductive cycles. According to The New York Times, Leila Centner, a co-founder of the Centner Academy in Miami, sent out the letter to staff last week. In the letter, Centner reportedly told employees that they would not be allowed to be around students if they received the coronavirus vaccine, pointing to reports she claimed that “surfaced recently of non-vaccinated people being negatively impacted by interacting with people who have been vaccinated.”  “Even among our own population, we have at least three women with menstrual cycles impacted after having spent time with a vaccinated person,” Centner also stated in the letter, according to the Times. The misinformation comes as medical experts have continued to debunk false claims alleging that coronavirus vaccines could be transferred from those who have received the shot to others that have not.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has told people...
    Loading the player... An attorney representing dozens of news outlets has issued a letter to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) to address the treatment of journalists and media professionals by law enforcement while covering protests over the police killing of Daunte Wright. Read More: CNN correspondent Rene Marsh says son, Blake, 2, has died from brain cancer According to HuffPost, lawyer Leita Walker spoke on behalf of almost 30 journalism and news organizations with detailed accounts of mistreatment. Shared on Twitter by CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter, the letter was also addressed to Commissioner John Harrington, Colonel Matt Langer, and Commissioner Paul Schnell. The detainment and arrest of CNN producer Carolyn Sung are described in detail. Police officers reportedly grabbed her backpack and threw her to the ground. According to the report, she did not resist and displayed her credentials, repeatedly identifying herself as a member of the press. Still, officers placed her under arrest. Sung was yelled at by an officer who commanded “Do you speak English?” as she complained her wrist zip-ties were too tight....
    AN NHS trust is reportedly planning to make Covid-19 vaccinations part of staff contracts. A letter from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust in London to staff reportedly says: "We will be making Covid vaccination mandatory for all our employees and it will form part of the employment contract." ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 2An NHS trust is reportedly planning to make Covid-19 vaccinations part of staff contractsCredit: PA The letter- which The Independent has seen a copy of - reports the document is signed by the trust's chief executive Lesley Watts. Six thousand staff who have "chosen" not to be vaccinated are being called on to change their minds. The letter reportedly states: "We will need to take into account your vaccination status in your occupational risk assessment and this may impact the range of duties you undertake and indeed the environment in which you work." The letter has also reportedly been sent to other NHS bosses in London with the suggestion that they "adapt and use" it in their trusts. It is believed that...
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter Wednesday to the Justice Department and intelligence community asking that documents be handed over to Congress on any information tying Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, to Chinese government-connected foreign nationals he did business with. The top Republicans’ letter was sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines asking for any documents which contain details on Hunter Biden’s financial ties to several Chinese business people. “As you know, we have been reviewing financial transactions and connections between and among members of the Biden family and foreign nationals connected to the communist Chinese government, including its military and intelligence services,” the Republicans wrote. “Hunter Biden had a close and personal relationship with Ye Jianming, who reportedly had links to the communist regime’s People’s Liberation Army.” Text messages from 2017 showed the two communicated on a “regular basis,” and the pair had a “standing once a week call,” they wrote. “Hunter Biden had a close association with Gongwen Dong and Chi Ping “Patrick” Ho, who were also...
    OAKLAND — Days after receiving a letter from the county’s chief public defender that said she “overstepped” her authority — with an appeals court ruling to back it up — Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley withdrew her policy halting informal discussions between county prosecutors and public defenders, according to emails obtained by this newspaper. O’Malley’s policy change is the latest move in a dramatic back-and-forth that has essentially pitted the entire Alameda County DA and public defender’s offices against one another. It started earlier this month when assistant public defender Richard Foxall filed a failed motion to recuse the entire DA’s office from a murder case. The motion argued that misconduct was so rampant in the office the defendant, Shawn Martin, couldn’t receive a fair trial. The short-lived policy instructed O’Malley’s deputy district attorneys to not engage in informal talks with public defenders outside of a courtroom, without a judge and court reporter present. It was widely taken as a response to Foxall’s motion, which a Superior Court judge struck down last week. But days after the policy was...
    An Asian-American California woman received a racist letter celebrating the recent death of her husband, a report said. The woman’s daughter, Claudia Choi, called police Monday to report she feared for her 82-year-old mother’s safety, after the widow received the threatening letter at her home in a Orange County retirement home, according to KTLA. “Now that [your husband] is gone makes it one less Asian to put up with in Leisure World,” the anonymous handwritten letter reportedly began. The letter went on to say that members of the retirement home were not “resting well” with Asian Americans living among them, before warning the elderly woman to “watch out” and “go back to your country where you belong,” the Los Angeles station reported. The menacing missive, which was post marked on the day of Byong Choi’s funeral, “disturbed the family very much,” Seal Beach police Lt. Nick Nicholas told the station. “The real essence of this is that the family felt scared. And if they feel scared, then it meets some of the elements for criminal threats,” Nicholas said, as...
    Photo credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images Lindsey Boylan was the first former Andrew Cuomo aide who came forward alleging sexual harassment. A new report from the New York Times reveals that allies of the governor circulated an open letter to publicly attack her credibility. The letter — which the Times says it doesn’t quote much from “to avoid publishing character attacks that were not made publicly” — apparently accused her of “political retribution” and said, “Weaponizing a claim of sexual harassment for personal political gain or to achieve notoriety cannot be tolerated… False claims demean the veracity of credible claims.” Per the Times: The initial idea, according to three people with direct knowledge of the events, was to have former Cuomo aides — especially women — sign their names to the letter and circulate it fairly widely. Multiple drafts were created, and Mr. Cuomo was involved in creating the letter, one of the people said. Current aides to the governor emailed at least one draft to a group of former advisers. From there, it circulated to current and former top...
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    A Marlboro cigarette.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Marlboro parent Altria is asking the Food and Drug Administration to help it spread the word that nicotine doesn't cause cancer. Bloomberg News said it reviewed a letter that Altria sent to the FDA asking the agency help get the message out about nicotine as part of a proposed advertising campaign about the risks of tobacco use. "We have received the letter and will respond directly to the company," FDA spokeswoman Alison Hunt told CNBC in an email. Altria was not immediately available to comment on the matter. In the letter, Altria reportedly cited government studies about the misperceptions around nicotine, and said that the move would be crucial in helping traditional smokers transition to noncombustible methods for nicotine. While the vast majority of Altria's revenue comes from selling cigarettes and cigars, it also owns a stake in vaping company Juul, a nicotine pouch brand On! and it markets IQOS, a smoke-free tobacco product that heats tobacco instead of burning it, in the U.S. There are at least 60 carcinogens in...
    Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images More than 100 Politico staffers have reportedly signed a letter to publisher Robert Allbritton over the decision to allow right-wing firebrand Ben Shapiro guest-author the Playbook newsletter for one day, according to a Daily Beast report. Shapiro, who has a history of making derogatory remarks about Muslims, African-Americans, women, LGBTQ people, and secular Jewish people, led the January 14 edition of Playbook with a essay titled “The real reason most republicans opposed impeachment,” taking shots at existing Playbook readers, and arguing that conservatives believe that Trump supporters will face “repression everywhere from social media to employment.” The decision to publish Shapiro faced a near-immediate internal – and external – backlash. In the letter, staffers expressed disgust with the decision, reportedly criticizing the choice to let Shapiro guest-write Playbook and saying it had “demoralized a substantial portion of the newsroom,” according to the Daily Beast. The letter also reportedly criticized the response from Politico editor in chief Matt Kaminski, who has defended the decision to hand the newsletter over to Shapiro for the day. According to the Daily...
    Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf is reportedly stepping down. Fox News’ Jake Gibson broke news Monday of Wolf’s resignation, saying he sent a letter to staff reading, “I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration.” Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf just sent a letter to DHS employees informing them of his decision to step down, “I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration,” — Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) January 11, 2021 Wolf publicly condemned the mob riots on the Capitol last week. Hours later news broke that the White House pulled his nomination to be permanent DHS Secretary, though a spokesperson said it was not related. The letter message Wolf sent out says his decision is “warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary.” INBOX: CHAD WOLF, ACTING DHS SECRETARY, IS OUT. pic.twitter.com/mNqig1YnEr...
    Louisville authorities are reportedly seeking to fire the officer who sought the no-knock search warrant of Breonna Taylor's apartment the night she was killed.  According to the Courier-Journal detective Joshua Jaynes received a pretermination letter Tuesday. The letter came from interim Chief Yvette Gentry after a Professional Standards Unit investigation found he had violated department procedures for preparation for a search warrant execution.  Louisville authorities are reportedly seeking to fire the officer who sought the no-knock search warrant of Breonna Taylor's apartment the night she was killed
    Dominion Voting Systems reportedly sent a harshly worded letter Wednesday evening to Sidney Powell, demanding she retract the “wild, knowingly baseless and false accusations” about alleged voter fraud involving Dominion’s machines. “While you are entitled to your own opinions, Ms. Powell,” the letter reads, “you are not entitled to your own facts,” before stating that Powell’s claims were “predicated on lies” and had “endangered Dominion’s business and the lives of its employees.” (RELATED: Republican Georgia Election Official Gabriel Sterling Explodes On Trump For ‘Inspiring’ Violence With Election Claims) A November 19, 2020 photo shows Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC. – US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis reportedly said that Powell is not a member of the Trump legal team. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) The Trump campaign formerly distanced itself from Powell following a November press conference at the Republican National Convention, where she claimed that Dominion had colluded with Hugo Chavez and Venezuelan communists to rig the election, which,...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield reportedly instructed his staff to delete an email from one of President Donald Trump’s top health officials, according to Politico.  Redfield’s alleged order was addressed in a private interview with the House subcommittee while discussing the Trump administration’s coronavirus response. Paul Alexander, who was then the scientific adviser to Health and Human Services spokesperson Michael Caputo, was reportedly looking to make changes in a report on how the coronavirus affects children, according to the head of a congressional oversight subcommittee. Alexander was specifically targeting the CDC’s famed Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports in order to parallel Trump’s attempts to downplay the virus and its impact on children. Although the report was ultimately unchanged despite Alexander’s attempt, Charlotte Kent, editor in chief of the report, claimed that she was told to delete the email. “I went to look for it after I had been told to delete it, and it was already gone,” she told investigators on Monday. In a letter to Redfield and Health and Human Services Secretary...
    PRESIDENT Trump's special adviser on the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Scott Atlas, has reportedly resigned from his position on Monday. According to Fox News, Atlas formally resigned from the administration, which he joined in August as a Special Government Employee (SGE), serving a 130-day detail. 1 President Trump's special adviser on the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Scott Atlas, has reportedly resigned from his positionCredit: EPA Atlas' resignation letter, dated December 1, was obtained by Fox, and reportedly touted the administration's efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The letter reportedly said: "I am writing to resign from my position as Special Advisor to the President of the United States." He added, "I worked hard with a singular focus—to save lives and help Americans through this pandemic,” and that he "always relied on the latest science and evidence, without any political consideration or influence.”
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