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    Getty Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat and Tristan Thompson #3 of the Chicago Bulls battle for the loose basketball. It is good to have friends, and family in places of importance. In the case of Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams, his standing in the eyes of the front office would like a leg up for his older brother, Kobie Williams. But the latter will have to earn his way in and he is taking the steps to do just that. The Bulls G-League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls, held tryouts on September 10. Alongside nearly 200 other hopefuls, Kobie took part in the trials while Patrick sat in attendance. Look who showed up to watch our tryout today! ???? @patricklw4 https://t.co/bi6q1CNgmg pic.twitter.com/zeC63FWCdL — Windy City Bulls (@windycitybulls) September 10, 2022 The elder Williams played two years at Division-II Claflin before transferring to Georgia Southern for the 2018-19 season. He declared for the 2020 NBA Draft but, having gone unselected then, spent this past season with the Windsor Express of the NBL in Canada. Could Kobie join...
    Angola's President Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco (L) speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 4, 2019. Lourenco's MPLA has long maintained close ties with Russia.ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Russia's long-held ties with the Southern African nation of Angola could be in jeopardy as the Moscow-friendly government faces its toughest electoral test in decades. The ruling leftist MPLA (People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola) has been in power for nearly five decades since securing the oil-rich nation's independence from Portugal in 1975.  On Wednesday, however, the party faces what analysts believe to be its tightest election yet, as opposition parties – principally one-time rebel movement UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola) – capitalize on widespread discontent fueled by high levels of poverty and unemployment. This year is the 20th anniversary of the end of the Angolan civil war, which raged for 27 years until original UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi was killed in action.  However, the country's control over its vast reserves of oil and minerals has not...
    Unfortunately, the world is not a very peaceful or safe place for many individuals. From conflict to abuse to exploitation, there is so much cruelty inflicted on both humans and animals. While this can get disheartening and difficult to hear about, petitions are a great way to use your voice for good. Just by signing one, you are a part of helping those who are not treated fairly. You can even share them with your friends and acquaintances to increase your impact. Through petitions, we can reach those in power and demand justice for others. They are valuable tools for making positive changes in the world. If you are looking for a way to help animals and humans, here are 9 petitions you should sign this week, including Urge Communities to Cut Ties with USDA Program that Kills Animals, Tell Congress to Give the EPA its Power Back, Demand Companies Remove PFAs from Their Period Products, and More! We want to thank you for being the change you wish to see in the world and giving a voice to...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India will give a $100 million line of credit to the Maldives to support development projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday after holding talks with his counterpart, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Solih arrived in India on Monday for a four-day visit. The two countries inked six agreements to boost cooperation in several areas, including disaster management, cyber security and affordable housing. The two leaders also marked the start of construction on the Greater Male Connectivity Project, a 6.74- kilometer- (4.2 mile)- long bridge and causeway funded by India that will connect the nation’s capital, Male, to three other islands. Both stressed the importance of close ties between their two countries as vital for peace and stability in the region. “There has been renewed vigor in the friendly ties between India and Maldives. Our closeness has increased,” Modi said, adding that despite challenges sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic, cooperation between the two countries has strengthened. Solih said the two leaders discussed terrorism and the need to “enhance maritime safety and...
    U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray is at the center of controversy as concerns mount about his close ties to former President Donald Trump amid the House Select Committee's ongoing investigation into the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. According to Newsweek, the speculation centers around missing text messages that were sent and received on January 5 and 6, 2021. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell recently shared critical remarks about Murray describing him as "the problem" within the government agency. The MSNBC host also insisted that the agency has the most important text messages in their history because no one there knew that those text messages were important" and accused the Secret Service official of being "a Trump guy." READ MORE: 'Potential unauthorized deletion' of Secret Service Jan. 6 texts prompts probe request O'Donnell also shared details from a NBC News report that detailed the specific orders Secret Service agents were given to preserve text messages. "The senior Secret Service official said it was James Murray's responsibility to make sure all Secret Service texts sent and received on January 6 were...
    Eric Gay/AP Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.This article was produced by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, which is a nonprofit investigative newsroom. Sign up to get their investigations emailed to you directly. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is pretty familiar with Catherine Engelbrecht. He’s been a guest on her podcast, chatting about their shared passion: rooting out voter fraud. They both have gone to great lengths to try to support former President Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen. And when Engelbrecht, founder of the nonprofit True the Vote, has found herself in hot water, Paxton’s office has turned out to be a helpful ally. Most recently, a state judge sided with Engelbrecht’s argument that it should be Paxton’s office—not a court—that should probe allegations made by a True the Vote donor who says he was swindled out of $2.5 million. But more than a year after the case was dismissed, Paxton’s office won’t say whether it ever investigated the donor dispute. Last...
    VIDEO3:3903:39Saudi Arabia will continue to have positive ties with U.S. and China, says al-JubeirCapital Connection Saudi Arabia will continue to strengthen its relationships with both the U.S. and China, one of the kingdom's top diplomats told CNBC as President Joe Biden paid a closely-watched official visit to the country. "We build bridges with people; we don't see one as exclusive of the other," Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told CNBC's Hadley Gamble in Jeddah. "We want to be able to deal with everybody and we want to be able to engage with everybody. This is what we have done," said al-Jubeir, who was recently appointed as envoy for climate affairs. "China is our largest trading partner. It's a huge market for energy and a huge market in the future. And China is a big investor in Saudi Arabia — the United States is of course, our number one partner when it comes to security and political coordination, as well as investments and trade between the two countries." The conversation took place against a backdrop of Biden's...
    TOKYO (AP) — The assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unearthed long-suspected, little-talked-of links between him and a religious group that started in South Korea but has spread its influence around the world. Police and Japanese media have suggested that the alleged attacker, Tetsuya Yamagami, who was arrested on the spot, was furious about Abe’s reported ties to the Unification Church, which has pursued relationships with politically conservative groups and leaders in the United States, Japan and Europe. The suspect reportedly was upset because his mother’s massive donations to the church bankrupted the family. Many Japanese have been surprised as revelations emerged this week of the ties between the church and Japan’s top leaders, which have their roots in shared anti-communism efforts during the Cold War. Analysts say it could lead people to examine more closely how powerfully the ruling party’s conservative worldviews have steered the policies of modern Japan. A look at the church and its deep ties to Japan’s governing party and Abe’s own family: WHAT’S THE UNIFICATION CHURCH? The church was...
    Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin said Thursday that she helped Cassidy Hutchinson provide additional information to the January 6 committee after the top Mark Meadows aide had her initial interview.  'Cassidy actually came to me and said, "There's more I want to share with the committee," a couple months ago,' Griffin said on CNN's New Day. 'I put her ... in touch with Congresswoman Cheney. She got a new lawyer and that's how this testimony came about.'  Hutchinson testified Tuesday that former President Donald Trump knew that his supporters had weapons when they attended his Ellipse rally the morning of January 6.  Hutchinson also told the Democrat-led committee that Trump wanted to join them at the Capitol Building - so much that he threw a tantrum in his SUV - and threw a plate of food at the wall when he found out Attorney General Bill Barr had publicly knocked down his false claims of widespread voter fraud.   Former White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin (pictured) said Thursday that she helped Cassidy Hutchinson provide additional...
    (CNN)After receiving an alarmed 911 call, law enforcement in the city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, arrested 31 men believed to be affiliated with the White nationalist group Patriot Front who allegedly had plans to riot at a local Pride event Saturday, authorities said. The large group was seen piling into a U-Haul at a hotel with riot gear and were later pulled over and arrested, Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White said during a news conference.The group was headed to a "Pride in the Park" event, police said. The event was held at the Coeur d'Alene City Park Saturday and included a Pride walk and performances by local musicians, dancers and drag artists.31 people with ties to White nationalist group arrested for conspiracy to riot near a Pride parade in IdahoCoeur d'Alene Mayor Jim Hammond said in a statement that "hate and violence has no place" in the city. All 31 individuals were from outside of the local area, Hammond said. At least one of those arrested is from Idaho, investigators said.The North Idaho Pride Alliance, which organized the event,...
    Senior Republicans are keeping up their attacks on the Biden administration's attempts to tackle misinformation, claiming internal documents show the Department of Homeland Security's disinformation board would have ruled on what was true and what wasn't across a broad range of issues. Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Josh Hawley on Wednesday wrote to the department demanding more information about how it would have worked. They released a string of internal documents, provided by a whistleblower, they said showed the Disinformation Governance Board (DGB) would have worked with social media platforms to enable the removal of user content. They said the details showed the board would not just have focused on foreign threats but areas of legitimate political disagreement, such as the validity of elections and the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. 'The First Amendment of the Constitution was designed precisely so that the government could not censor opposing viewpoints – even if those viewpoints were false,' they write in their letter.  'DHS should not in any way seek to enlist the private sector to curb or silence opposing viewpoints.  'It is...
    Illinois gubernatorial contender Gary Rabine invoked the devil in his recent pitch to voters, accusing the Democrats of pursuing Lucifer's most sought-after policy objectives. A scathing ad from the Republican highlights Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker's policies on education, abortion, transgenderism, and more, insinuating the governor was doing the devil's bidding. CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES REELECTION BID "If I were the devil, I'd teach children what to think, not how to think. I'd remove God in the Pledge from our public school. Our children would have less appreciation for faith and country. If I'm the devil, I'd teach children graphic sex education," Rabine declared in the ad. "Biological boys compete in girls' sports to diminish long-term competitive opportunities for girls. Lastly, if I were the devil, I'd remove the requirements to notify a parent of a daughter as young as 13 considering an abortion. This would allow human traffickers a better business model in Illinois," he continued. "In other words, if JB Pritzker were the devil, so keep right on doing exactly what he's doing." ...
    A man who was allegedly lured to his ex-lover's house, bound with cable ties, and threatened with a knife said he feared he was going to be sold into the sex trade. The victim was allegedly lured to the home of Eli James Seymour Robinson in Oaklands Park, Adelaide in October, 2020 by his ex-girlfriend Sarah Jane Powell, 22. Once there he was told to strip and was tied up before allegedly being told to hand over his bank details.  Co-accused Sarah Jane Powell (pictured), 22, allegedly lured the victim to the house where her new boyfriend, Joshua Ross Ecclestone Elmsly, 26, allegedly waited 'During the incident I felt that I was going to die or be sold into the sex trade,' the victim said in a statement at the Adelaide District Court on Thursday, reported The Advertiser. 'I felt humiliated and terrified, demoralised…I felt as if I were in a horror movie. 'I recently had an invite to a friend's birthday to go to and had to check with three friends before attending to make sure it was...
    A GROCERY store worker shared secrets to his TikTok followers on how to avoid moldy bread. User @sessionswithseon has worked in grocery stores for over 14 years, according to his bio and often shares hacks to his over 300,000 TikTok followers. 2TikTok user Sessisonswithseon shared secrets on how to get the freshest bread at the grocery storeCredit: TikTok He has a series on his account called “Random Grocery Facts” where he shares the knowledge he has learned from working in the industry. “To determine the freshness of the loaf of bread, all you have to do is check the bowtie indicator,” said Seon. According to Seon, the “bowtie indicator” also called a “bread clip” is the device used to hold the plastic bags containing the bread closed. The ties come in five different colors indicating when the bread was baked, said Seon. More Food HacksSAY CHEESE You've been grating parmesan wrong - I’m a food guru & this is the right waySHORT BUT SWEET I’m a food expert, you’ve been washing strawberries all wrong Blue means the bread was baked...
    THERE'S nothing more disappointing when you’re having a sexy, Bond girl moment getting out of the water and feeling your best to only realise your bikini bottoms are half way down your bum having absorbed half the pool.  Saggy swimwear is one of the unfortunate consequences of being on holiday. 3We love a sunny beach day - but nothing can ruin it quite as much as saggy bikini bottomsCredit: Getty Even swapping to a swimsuit doesn’t stop them from becoming saggy, but there are some helpful tips you can use to make sure it doesn’t happen to you this holiday season.  Here fashion editor Clemmie Fieldsend gives her expert tips on what you can do to prevent baggy bikini bum.  FIT FIRST Panic buying before your holiday is something we’ve all done, but when it comes to your swimwear it's important to try it on first. Consider that when you try on your bikini at home that the bottoms aren’t too loose, of course you don’t want your bottoms digging into your skin but allow for the fact that they...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — America is once again facing a racial reckoning after a mass shooting this past weekend in Buffalo, New York. The attack against a predominantly Black community is being investigated as a hate crime. As that tragedy is being investigated, a Baltimore museum is preparing to open a new exhibit that focuses on the continued fight for civil rights. READ MORE: Maryland Family Has Triple Crown DreamsThe Maryland Center for History and Culture on Park Avenue in Baltimore has a mission to educate a new generation. Allison Tollman told WJZ that the new exhibit will highlight Maryland’s contributions to the struggle for equality. “The Civil Rights was generational and that . . . it happened here in Baltimore. It happened here in Maryland, and it still continues to happen here today,” said Allison Tollman with the Maryland Center for History and Culture. The exhibit focuses on Maryland’s rich but sometimes unknown historic ties to the civil rights movement. In 1968, Gov. Spiro Agnew locked up nearly 300 students who marched for better conditions at Bowie State University....
    (CNN)Special counsel John Durham's prosecutors laid out their case against Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann during opening statements Tuesday, accusing him of scheming "to inject the FBI into a presidential election" by peddling a tip about former President Donald Trump's Russian ties to the FBI's top lawyer in 2016."The defendant's lie was all part of a bigger plan. ... It was a plan to create an October surprise on the eve of the election ... to use and manipulate the FBI," prosecutor Brittain Shaw said.She later said Sussmann was a "high-powered DC lawyer" who "lied to direct the power and resources of the FBI to his own ends, and to serve the agendas of his clients," who were the Clinton campaign and a tech executive.Sussmann has been charged with one count of lying to the FBI, and the case was brought as part of Durham's investigation into potential misconduct related to the FBI's Trump-Russia probe. The indictment accuses Sussmann of falsely telling the FBI he wasn't representing any clients when he provided the Trump-Russia tip in September 2016. Sussmann...
    P&W is a prominent player in the Chinese market and maintains offices in Shanghai and Beijing. P&W also reportedly powers two-fifths of China’s civilian helicopters with its engine technology. The company also manufactures engines for the Chinese state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, which is intimately tied to the People’s Liberation Army. P&W also has joint ventures with Chinese companies including China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) and Xi’an Aircraft. AVIC is a conglomerate owned by the Chinese government and is tied to the People’s Liberation Army. It was previously placed on the Treasury Department’s Non-SDN Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies List and the Commerce Department’s Entity List. Collins Aerospace Systems, Raytheon’s other subsidiary in China, has more than 15 locations and nine joint ventures in the Chinese mainland. The company’s website said, “For close to 40 years, Collins Aerospace has been demonstrating our commitment to China. Our growing presence in China has been made possible by our company’s significant investments in the country as well as strong corporate and personal relationships that have been formed over the last three decades.”...
    WASHINGTON —  The Biden administration plans to exclude Cuba from the upcoming Summit of the Americas, a major global meeting to be held in Los Angeles in June that typically welcomes all governments in the Western Hemisphere, a senior U.S. official told The Times. The summit, which is held every three or four years, is being convened in the United States for the first time since its 1994 inaugural session in Miami. Los Angeles was chosen as the venue earlier this year. The administration’s refusal to invite Cuba is likely to anger several other Latin American countries as President Biden and the State Department attempt to repair damaged relations in the region. “We expect the democratic nations of our hemisphere to gather for a conversation,” Brian Nichols, assistant secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, said in an interview, referring to the summit. Cuba, he said, is decidedly not part of that group, especially after demonstrations in July in which Cubans demanded political and economic freedoms. Many people were arrested and at least one died. In addition, Washington has opposed Russian...
    Hunter Biden flew to Moscow for a meeting with a now-sanctioned Russian oligarch with reportedly close ties to Vladimir Putin, laptop files reveal. Vladimir Yevtushenkov, 73, owns a company which reportedly supplied Putin's forces with drones used for deadly bombing raids in Ukraine and until last year owned key Russian defense contractor RTI. But while he was added to the UK and Australian sanctions lists this month but remains one of a handful of oligarchs unsanctioned by the Biden administration. Hunter's multiple meetings and apparent business deals with him are the latest in a troubling web of his connections to Putin-linked mega-rich individuals which has emerged from his abandoned laptop. Emails show the president's son and his business partners were courting Yevtushenkov for an investment in their real estate company in 2012 and 2013. Emails obtained by DailyMail.com reveal Hunter Biden had courted Vladimir Yevtushenkov (right), a Russian oligarch with close ties to Putin who was added to the sanctions list in the UK and Australia earlier this month  Yevtushenkov - who made his fortune first in Russian telecoms in...
    CRIME attorney, Catherine Shelton is being linked to five men who died under strange circumstances following a long alleged history of violence and controversy. Jenna Jackson, a contributor for 48 hours, has been fascinated by Shelton since meeting her in 2000 when Shelton and her husband, Clint, were suspects in the attack on a married couple. 4A photo of Catherine Shelton from the upcoming 48 hours specialCredit: CBS NEWS 4Clint Shelton is serving a lifetime sentence in prisonCredit: CBS NEWS Michael Hierro and his wife, Marrissa, had been attacked with a shotgun, resulting in Michael's death and Marissa being wounded. Marissa was able to place Shelton at the scene, claiming that she had been the mastermind behind the attack. Clint Shelton is now serving a life sentence for the attack but his wife was never charged in connection with the murder, however, a former prosecutor in the case said that she is still considered a person of interest. However, Shelton claims that neither she nor her husband had anything to do with the crime and is working to get Clint’s...
    Brion Jeannette designed this Italian Villa-style mansion on the site of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson’s former vacation home. (Photo by Preview First for Douglas Elliman) The main living area. (Photo by Preview First for Douglas Elliman) The kitchen. (Photo by Preview First for Douglas Elliman) The house has a private movie theater. (Photo by Preview First for Douglas Elliman) The game room and wet bar. (Photo by Preview First for Douglas Elliman) The pool. (Photo by Preview First for Douglas Elliman) The back patio. (Photo by Preview First for Douglas Elliman) A newly built staircase leads to the beach below. (Photo by Preview First for Douglas Elliman) The former vacation home of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson overlooks Laguna Beach’s protected coastal waters. (Photo by Preview First for Douglas Elliman) David Nelson gave the Ciabattonis the family photos, including the frame, that...
    In this article DDMehmet Oz, celebrity physician and U.S. Republican Senate candidate for Pennsylvania, speaks during a campaign event at a restaurant in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022.Nate Smallwood | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesVeteran physician and Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz has little-known, but close ties to the heirs of the DuPont chemical fortune who are financially backing Oz's Senate run, according to a review of campaign finance records. Oz, who amassed his own multimillion-dollar fortune as the host of "The Dr. Oz Show," is related to Ben duPont by way of the men's respective marriages to sisters Lisa and Laura Lemole. DuPont, who uses a slightly different spelling of the du Pont family name on his company website and LinkedIn, has donated $70,000 to a political action committee that's solely dedicated to helping Oz's run for Senate. Oz has also received $50,000 in speaking fees from a political group founded by Ben duPont's late father, former Delaware Gov. Pete du Pont, who died last year. The family ties also overlap with various business ventures founded...
    A bride who was determined to keep her wedding budget beneath $500 has revealed how she wore a $47 dress for the big day.  After Joel Brokenbrough, from Los Angeles, proposed to Kiara in December last year, the couple knew they were determined to keep the wedding day 'as minimal as possible.' After trying on a variety of $1,500 dresses in a wedding shop, the bride ended up snapping up a $47 gown from Shein, sharing a clip about her experience  on TikTok.  Speaking on Good Morning America, the newlywed explained how guests paid for their own meals and gifted the couple flowers and a cake for the big day, revealing: 'You have a wedding, with witnesses there to witness you, vowing to your spouse, vowing to God that you guys are going to stay together for life. @kiarabrk Reply to @maalikaelise dress included! $47 on @SHEIN ???????? #weddingtiktok #weddingdress #cheapwedding #blackbride ♬ audio credit is rennyxaudios - 70s80s90s00s Kiara and Joel Brokenbrough, from Los Angeles, were determined to keep their wedding budget beneath $500 (pictured, the couple on the big day)  'And...
    In a TV interview clip shown early in Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story, the famous DJ and Top of the Pops host is told that, while his biography Love Is an Uphill Thing features a collection of entertaining anecdotes, it never provides insight into his real off-camera self. As the world found out in the aftermath of his 2011 death—a mere two days before his 85th birthday—Savile most certainly had a private life, as well as good reason to keep it a secret: he was an apex predator, a serial pedophilic sex offender who abused hundreds upon hundreds of innocent children and young adults between 1955 and 2009. Worse still, he managed to shield that ugly side of himself via the very celebrity that afforded him his opportunities for monstrousness, aided by an establishment—be it the media, the public or the prime minister and Royal Family—that was all-too-willing to turn a blind eye to the sordid rumors that dogged him for decades. Rowan Deacon’s Netflix documentary Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story (out now) offers up few bombshells...
    Jeremiah Duggar married Hannah Wissman this weekend, making him the 11th Duggar child to tie the knot. On Saturday, Jeremiah, 23, and Hannah, 26, said 'I do,' five months after the pair revealed that they were courting. It didn't take long for Jeremiah to find a bride after his twin brother, Jedidiah, married Katey Nakatsu in April of last year. Most of Jeremiah's family appears to have been in attendance, including his sister Jinger and her husband Jeremy, who flew in from California — though noticeably absent was oldest brother Josh, who is in prison and awaiting sentencing for having child porn.  Jeremiah Duggar married Hannah Wissman this weekend, making him the 11th Duggar child to tie the knot On Saturday, Jeremiah, 23, and Hannah, 26, said 'I do,' five months after the pair revealed that they were courting 'Mr & Mrs Jeremiah Duggar,' wrote Hannah, while Jeremiah wrote the date Hannah wore a sparkly gown with long, sheer sleeves and a veil The newlyweds both shared the same wedding photo on Instagram on Sunday, showing Jeremiah in a black...
    by Thomas Catenacci   A senior Biden administration official handling global energy policy recently held a high-level position at a Ukrainian state-run natural gas firm but resigned citing corruption. Amos Hochstein, who President Joe Biden appointed to be the State Department’s top adviser for energy security over the summer of 2021, was a member of the energy company Naftogaz’s supervisory board. Hochstein took the position in 2017 after he said government officials persuaded him to accept the offer. “When fears abounded in late 2017 that Ukraine’s efforts to dismantle corruption were weakening, U.S. and foreign officials encouraged me to accept the (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s) request, and join the Naftogaz board to reinforce, and help protect, the progress that CEO Andriy Kobolyev and his team had made, and continue with additional critical reforms,” Hochstein wrote in an editorial published by the Kyiv Post in October 2020. Since 2014, the U.S. has led an effort to reduce corruption in Ukraine’s government from within, he wrote. His role at Naftogaz was a part of this effort, Hochstein said. But Hochstein eventually resigned from the...
    Best friends and now business co-owners — Gene Sanguma, 25, Stevie Moman, 25, Tommy Joyce, 27 — have built a following through meaningful connections. Doing event promotion under their brand “Minneapolis Ties,” their ethic is driven by unity. “Instead of throwing exclusive events, we’re throwing inclusive events for all types of people,” said Sanguma. Now, the young entrepreneurs are building inclusive space. On Mar. 12, they held the grand opening of Ties Lounge & Rooftop, 921 Nicollet Mall, drawing a crowd of 2,000 of ages varying 21 to 80, according to Sanguma. Article continues after advertisement Their goal? To bring people together to heal. The trio got their start in event promotion in 2018, and eventually landed a contract to lead Thursdays at Pourhouse before the pandemic shut down nightlife. Like many, they were driven to action by the murder of George Floyd. “There’s a social separation within our community,” said Sanguma. “There’s one side and then there’s the other side. So we brought it upon ourselves: What’s the one thing that can really bring both sides together? That is...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow,” Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) called for an investigation by Congress or the Department of Justice into any ties between environmental groups and Russia. Cramer said the Green New Deal “paves the way in markets for Russia to sell its much dirtier fossil fuels. And guess who doesn’t benefit from this? The environment. The environment doesn’t. Because American fossil energy is so much cleaner and produced with so much higher standards, environmental standards, labor standards.” He added, “I think every organization that’s received money from Russia ought to be under investigation. That’s — remember, we spent millions of dollars, several years investigating Russian collusion with the Trump campaign and the Trump administration only to have President Trump exonerated. We ought to spend a fraction of that much, and we could probably get to the bottom of this collusion, which has a very negative impact, not only on our economy, but on the environment. And, of course, helps fund, not just Russian oil and gas, but Russia’s war right now. And it deserves...
    TRANSCRIPT: McCabe: Investigative journalist Peter Schweizer, in his new book Red-Handed, documents the financial ties between the Chinese Communist Party and President Joe Biden. He told The Star News Network that Biden and his family have blended public service and private gain. Schweizer: The Biden family has collected some $31 million dollars from deals in China. You’ve got intelligence officials involved, or at least indirectly involved, which raises I think very troubling questions about whether the Biden family is compromised. Because look, we can disagree on a lot of things but I don’t think anybody is going to argue that Chinese intelligence and that Chinese state-linked businessmen are philanthropists. McCabe: Schweitzer said Hunter Biden explained to a colleague in an email the role he plays in the Chinese ventures. Schweizer: It’s very clear that Hunter Biden is not expecting to do a lot of work. It’s very clear that Hunter Biden recognizes he’s not bringing a lot of financial expertise. But what he explains in an email exchange with a colleague is that he’s prepared to be the so-called...
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gives an annual press conference on Russian diplomacy in 2021, in Moscow on January 14, 2022.Dimitar Dilkoff | Afp | Getty Images Russia's foreign minister on Thursday struck a defiant tone in the face of intensifying economic sanctions, saying that his country would recover from the crisis with a "full bill of health" and vowing never again to rely on Western partners. Sergey Lavrov told CNBC that Russia could handle its economy by itself as the pariah state becomes increasingly isolated by international powers seeking to stymie President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. "Regarding our economic problems, we'll sort them out," Lavrov told CNBC's Hadley Gamble in Turkey following his talks with Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. Lavrov noted that Russia has at various other points handled periods of economic isolation and difficulty. The longtime Russian minister added that he was no longer under any illusion that the West could be trusted, accusing it of betrayal. "I assure you: We will come out of this crisis with a full bill of psychological health and a full...
    Mother Jones illustration; AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Four days into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the political arm of the National Rifle Association published an article praising a “valiant” Ukranian army and resistance from “ordinary Ukrainians taking up arms to defend their country and communities.” Since early February, the gun lobbying group had used the coming war as an opportunity to talk up gun rights. “What is happening in Ukraine proves the wisdom of our founding fathers in drafting the Second Amendment,” the NRA now reiterated as the bloodshed grew, a right essential to “preserving human dignity, self-destiny and freedom.” Forgotten in the face of Vladimir Putin’s barbaric attack, it seems, were the cozy ties between top NRA officials and convicted Russian agent Maria Butina. The Kremlin operative didn’t just commit conspiracy against the United States—she also worked on behalf of Putin’s military conquest in the Ukraine region during the same period she was forging alliances, both in the US and in Moscow, with NRA...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an unprovoked and illegal invasion of Ukraine on February 24 The White House raised fresh concerns on Wednesday that Russia could use biological weapons in a dramatic escalation of its invasion of Ukraine. Press Secretary Jen Psaki condemned Kremlin accusations that the United States was building a bioweapons lab in Ukraine as 'preposterous' and pointed out that it was Russian President Vladimir Putin who had a history of using such horrific methods to take out his enemies. Meanwhile, attention has turned to a Soviet-era research facility in Siberia that could be where Putin stores a terrifying 'bioweapons arsenal.' The State Department indicated last year that Russia is running a bioweapons program, though the Kremlin denied the allegation. 'It’s Russia that has a long and well-documented track record of using chemical weapons, including in attempted assassinations and poisoning of Putin’s political enemies like Alexey Navalny,' Psaki wrote on Twitter Wednesday. 'It’s Russia that continues to support the Assad regime in Syria, which has repeatedly used chemical weapons. It’s Russia that has long maintained a biological weapons...
    Representative Mark Green (R-TN-07) has introduced a bill that would stop federal agencies from assisting Hollywood studios that co-produce films with a Chinese company that are subject to the Chinese Communist Party’s content restrictions. Green, in a statement, called his bill The Stopping Communist Regimes from Engaging in Edits Now Act (SCREEN Act). “The bill also requires film companies receiving production assistance from the Department of State or the Department of Defense to report previous films that have been substantially edited by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for Chinese domestic consumption,” according to Green’s statement. “It also ensures Hollywood studios provide written agreements pledging they will not edit their own films at the request of censorship from the Chinese Communist Party.” Green went on say “it’s absurd to think that Hollywood allows the Chinese Communist Party to shape its content.” Last year, Newt Gingrich, referring to the American business community’s new interests in China, said “patriotism should come before capitalism.” “Indeed, corporate America needs to recognize that China is a totalitarian dictatorship, and therefore it’s impossible to have a purely business relationship with...
    New York (CNN Business)DirecTV is cutting ties with RT, the Russia-backed television network infamous for promoting Vladimir Putin's agenda.A spokesperson for the US satellite carrier told CNN on Tuesday that the company had already been reviewing whether to renew the outlet's carriage agreement, which was due for expiration later this year, and that Russia's unprovoked war on Ukraine sped up its decision."In line with our previous agreement with RT America, we are accelerating this year's contract expiration timeline and will no longer offer their programming effective immediately," the DirecTV spokesperson said in a statement.DirecTV has been one of only two major television providers in the US to carry RT, so its decision, first reported by Axios, deals a major blow to the network's reach in the country.DISH (DISH)is the other major television company that carries RT in the US.Read MoreA DISH spokesperson declined to say on Monday whether the carrier would take any action against the channel, but voiced support for the people of Ukraine and said DISH is "closely monitoring the situation."The action from DirecTV is the latest in...
    Hunter Biden had close ties with a company that ran a fraudulent $60million scheme – for which his best friend has now been sentenced – emails obtained by DailyMail.com reveal.  Devon Archer, who has been close to the Bidens for decades, was sentenced to one year behind bars on Monday for his role in a complex scheme to defraud a Native American tribe. Archer, 47, appeared for his sentencing hearing at the Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse in Lower Manhattan, where Judge Ronnie Abrams also ordered him to forfeit $15,700,513 and pay $43,427,436 in restitution. Archer was convicted in 2018 alongside two of his business partners in the Burnham Financial Group for defrauding the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of the proceeds of bond sales. During the trial it emerged that Hunter's name was used in literature promoting the scheme and was named as a witness. Hunter Biden's (second from left) friend and business partner in his controversial deals with the Chinese, Devon Archer, (far right) was convicted in 2018 for his involvement in a $60million scheme to defraud a Native American tribe  Emails show...
    Ukraine's Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova on Sunday called on American businesses to cut their ties with Russia as a way of supporting her country as it fends off Russia's military invasion. Appearing on ABC's "This Week," Markarova expressed gratitude for the support that the international community has given Ukraine so far, but said more defensive weapons and more sanctions were still needed. Markarova said Russia needed to "clearly see that and feel" that it is not OK to attack "a sovereign country without any reason." "I also would like to use this opportunity also to call on American business, because you know this is a full-fledged, unjust war," Markorova said. "And I think it's time for many American businesses also to think — I know how hard it is and I know this is business interests. As the former minister of finance, I understand," she said. "But I think it's time to think about saving reputations and not cooperating with a regime that will end up in the Hague for everything they've done and they're doing now to Ukraine." During her interview, Markarova...
    by Philip Lenczycki   The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the termination of the China Initiative Wednesday citing agreement with Asian-American groups critical of the anti-espionage strategy. While announcing the termination of the China Initiative Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen launched the Strategy for Countering Nation-State Threats, a program aimed to counter espionage stemming from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In addition to the high-profile December 2021 conviction of Harvard nanotechnology professor Charles Lieber, the Department of Justice website lists eight examples of successful 2021 China Initiative cases, which include crimes such as the theft of GE trade secrets, misleading global financial institutions, lying on government grant applications, illegally exporting $100,000 of U.S. goods to a Chinese military university, economic espionage against Coca-Cola, two cases involving the theft of trade secrets related to pediatric medical conditions and the illegal exportation of cesium atomic clocks. Olsen made clear to address China Initiative critics’ claims that the program had “disproportionately” targeted ethnic Chinese, and as a result was racist in nature. “We are focused on the actions of the PRC government, the Chinese Communist Party, and their agents — not the Chinese people or those...
    MASKED Singer star Charlotte Church has told how she had to "cut the ties" with her mum in an heartrending interview with Kate Garraway. The 35-year-old star shares intimate stories about growing up on the ITV show tonight. 5Charlotte Church has been singing since the age of 2005Credit: Rex 5Charlotte Church was revealed as Mushroom on The Masked SingerCredit: ITV Singer and presenter Charlotte Church has revealed how she left home aged just 16 because the star felt like she was being 'stifled.' She shared in an emotional interview with Kate and said: "As far as I was concerned, I needed to be free. "I had to be a specific way for a long time and all of the normal ways in which we grow…were stifled and such." She also added: "I just had to cut the ties. I was at an age where I thought I knew everything. I knew better and I knew what I was doing. They were just trying to protect me but I just saw that as holding me too tight. "It’s only with...
    Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell called for the Biden family’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party to be investigated by a special counsel during an exclusive interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday. “There should be a special counsel just on the Hunter Biden laptop alone,” Grenell said, referring to Hunter Biden’s laptop that revealed deep financial ties between the Biden family and CCP-linked Chinese businessmen. “We’ve got a lot of smoke and it seems like there’s, there’s a whole bunch of fires around the Biden family that have way too close of ties to the Chinese Communist Party and members. And I’m very concerned about that. And I’m so thankful that people like [Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI)] are pushing back,” he added. Grenell said he was working with McClain, who recently introduced a bill called the Stop CCP Act, which would sanction members of the CCP and their relatives. The congresswoman told Breitbart News Saturday earlier, “It’s not surprising to me that Joe Biden is not tough on China. I mean, think about it, his family profits from them.” Breitbart News...
    It isn’t hard to understand why violent white supremacist and white nationalist groups and far-right militia groups try to recruit people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces; they like having new members who are well-trained in the use of weapons. And according to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the left-wing media collective Unicorn Riot, roughly one in five new Patriot Front recruits has a military background. Patriot Front is a White supremacist group that was founded in August 2017 following the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and is an offshoot of the neo-Nazi group Vanguard America, founded in 2015. In an article published by The Guardian on February 9, journalist Maya Yang reports that according to “leaked documents published and reviewed” by the SPLC and Unicorn Riot, “some 18 out of the 87 applicants, or 21%, said they were currently or previously affiliated with the military.” One applicant to Patriot Front, the SPLC reported on its Hatewatch blog, said he was presently employed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ...
    Donald Trump said there would be 'a lot coming' from the special counsel investigating the FBI probe into the former president's alleged collusion with Russia Trump said special counsel John Durham would 'fully expose' the Russian collusion investigation during a Monday interview with the Epoch Times, calling Durham's work one of the most important jobs' in America.   On the show, Kash Patel, a former intelligence and defense official for the Trump administration, asked his former boss his thoughts on Durham's investigation.   Trump said he believes in Durham's investigation despite months of silence and called the collusion investigation against him the 'crime of the century' that affected the 2020 presidential election.  'These are bad people,' Trump told Patel, 'So, I hope John Durham, for the good of the country, comes up with everything that you know took place, and that everybody knows took place, because it has been exposed.  'It would be really nice to have it fully exposed.'  Trump said he believes in John Durham's investigation despite months of silence and called the collusion investigation against him the 'crime of the century'...
    This article was paid for by Raw Story subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. When Republican lawmakers in Arizona convened in December 2020 to forward an alternate slate of electors to Congress in a bid to overturn the election of Joe Biden, they were acting on the advice of a little known conservative constitutional scholar with ties to American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, and Federalist Society member. The role played by Rob Natelson, a former University of Montana law professor and Federalist Society member who serves on ALEC’s board of scholars, in guiding the development of the alternate electoral slate in Arizona has been previously reported, but has received little attention to date. The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol recently issued subpoenas to alternate electors in seven states, including Nancy Cottle and Lorraine B. Pellegrino, two of the 11 electors from Arizona. The subpoenas compel Cottle and Pellegrino to produce documents relevant to the investigation by Feb. 11...
    The Biden family scored $31 million from five deals in China, all with individuals with direct ties to the Chinese spy apparatus, according to a bombshell new book. Multiple financiers with direct ties to Chinese intelligence partnered with Hunter Biden during and after his father’s time as Vice President — including the former head of the Ministry of State Security and the head of foreign intelligence recruitment — and some of those relationships remain intact, according to Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win, by Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer. Schweizer explains that Beijing saw a financial relationship with the Bidens as an opening for “elite capture,” which allowed Hunter Biden to secure meetings and score major deals with people in the highest levels of Chinese financial institutions and the Chinese Communist Party — and in return they would be able to leverage the Bidens’ power for their interests. One of the central early players in the Bidens’ Chinese deals is a tycoon by the name of Che Feng, or “The Super Chairman,” as Hunter and...
    A bombshell exposé by an award-winning investigative journalist takes a deep look into lobbyist and far right wing activist and conspiracy theorist Ginni Thomas, and the ties she has to people, groups – and money – that have or may have business before the U.S. Supreme Court, on which her conservative husband sits. “Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court?” The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer asks point-blank. “Behind closed doors, Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife is working with many groups directly involved in controversial cases before the Court.” Mayer writes that “Ginni Thomas has declared that America is in existential danger because of the ‘deep state’ and the ‘fascist left,’ which includes ‘transsexual fascists.'” But that’s just a small piece of her massive reporting. “Ginni Thomas’s political activism has caused controversy for years. For the most part, it has been dismissed as the harmless action of an independent spouse. But now the Court appears likely to secure victories for her allies in a number of highly polarizing cases—on abortion, affirmative action, and gun rights,” Mayer reveals. How bad and...
    New York (CNN Business)One America News, the right-wing conspiracy channel favored by former President Donald Trump, will be dropped later this year by DirecTV, a spokesperson for the television carrier said Friday evening.The move will deal a significant blow to the fringe outlet. Not only will OAN be removed from the millions of households that use DirecTV as a television provider, it will also suffer a major hit to its revenue.Reuters, citing sworn testimony that an OAN accountant gave in 2020, reported last year that 90% of the channel's revenue came from subscriber fees paid by AT&T-owned platforms, including DirecTV.While DirecTV has since been spun off into a standalone company, AT&T (T) still owns 70% of it. (AT&T also owns CNN, though it is spinning off CNN parent company WarnerMedia in a deal with Discovery (DISCA) expected to be completed this year.)It is unknown what proportion of the channel's revenue currently comes from DirecTV or how many households it will reach once DirecTV stops carrying it. But the network's website only lists a few other national carriers, Verizon FiOS most...
    Laura Ingraham said Joe Biden’s presidency isn’t actually his, but MSNBC’s. Her comment would be unremarkable but for the fact the she and fellow Fox News host Sean Hannity gave advice to Donald Trump while he served as president. Hannity in particular was (and remains) close to Trump. According to one report from 2018, the two spoke on the phone almost every weeknight. “This is the Democrats’ entire political agenda in 2022: ‘We’ll protect from you the insurrectionists,'” Ingraham told viewers on Wednesday night. “This isn’t a hard left country. They’re not going to be able to convince voters to dump the Electoral College, make D.C. a state, get rid of capitalism, or eliminate prisons. Not gonna happen. This isn’t the Biden administration, though. Is it really? It’s the MSNBC administration.” On Tuesday, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection sent a letter to Hannity requesting his voluntary cooperation. In its letter, the committee quoted several of Hannity’s texts to then-chief-of-staff to Trump, Mark Meadows. The committee also has at least one text to Meadows from Ingraham, on...
    By: KDKA-TV’s Shelley Bortz PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Ben Roethlisberger’s legacy will go far beyond his final game on the field. READ MORE: Children's Hospital Opens 2nd COVID-19 Unit As Admissions Surge“I behoove anybody to find another professional athlete who has done so much for law enforcement over the demographic area of the United States,” Center Township Police Chief Barry Kramer said. “He does a lot for communities and police dogs,” Hunter Storks, of Pittsburgh, said. “I’m grateful cause I know a lot of the departments can use them.” The Steelers quarterback created the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, which provides financial grants to police departments across the nation to help with K-9 programs. The Center Township Police Department is just one of the recipients of this funding. The department has been able to buy and train two K-9s over the years, resulting in drug seizures of $100,000 of illegal narcotics each year. “It’s just not a one-time gift, which is great, but he’s consistently been a supporter of law enforcement and has consistently funneled money into help fight drugs,...
    An Iowa plastic surgeon, 72, has been accused by three female employees of subjecting them to vulgar insults, showing them unsolicited pictures of his genitalia and nude girlfriends, and making threatening comments about his alleged ties to the 'Mexican Mafia' when he perceived them as disloyal.  Ronald Bergman, 72, has been a prominent Des Moines plastic surgeon for decades, touting his ability to help women 'discover the beauty within' on his practice's website.  But his actions toward his female colleagues were anything but beautiful, fluctuating between alleged insults like 'dumb c***s,' 'f***ing morons,' and 'worthless' to  creepy pet names like 'sweetie,' 'sexy,' 'honey' and his 'essential oil.'  Two of the three women taking their former employer to court over the last two years have alleged that he eerily name-dropped the 'Mexican Mafia.'  Ronald Bergman, 72, has been a prominent Des Moines surgeon for decades. His former employees accuse him of predatory, insulting and even threatening behavior The plastic surgeon touts his ability to help women 'discover the beauty within' on his practice's website. Rhonda Swanson, who filed the most recent...
    The United Arab Emirates has informed the United States that it will suspend discussions to acquire F-35 fighter jets as part of a $23 billion deal that also includes drones and other advanced munitions. The sale of 50 F-35 warplanes made by Lockheed Martin to the UAE had slowed amid concerns in Washington over Abu Dhabi's relationship with China, including use of Huawei 5G technology in the country. 'Technical requirements, sovereign operational restrictions, and cost/benefit analysis led to the re-assessment,' a UAE official said to the Wall Street Journal. The United Arab Emirates suspended talks on a $23 billion deal to purchase American-made   F-35 planes, armed drones and other equipment President Biden's administration put the deal on hold after he took office, in part due to criticism of the UAE and Saudi Arabia over their yearslong war in Yemen  'The U.S. remains the UAE's preferred provider for advanced defense requirements and discussions for the F-35 may be re-opened in the future,' the official said, adding there were discussions to 'address mutual defense security conditions for the acquisition'. A person...