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Colorado metro districts and developers create billions in debt, leaving homeowners with soaring tax bills 5.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A Denver Post investigation into the workings of metro districts found a governmental system that operates without the usual oversight of voters, restrictions on conflicts of interest, or the usual checks and balances to ensure communities won't spiral into insolvency.
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Carbon monoxide poisoning from portable generators proves predictable, and deadly 5.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Portable generator use increases in winter, raising the risk of deadly carbon monoxide exposure. Safety advocates say the issue transcends user error, but legislative and regulatory efforts stall.
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They Loan You Money. Then They Get A Warrant For Your Arrest. 4.12.2019 Truthout.com
Handcuffs rest on a pile of $100 bills
High-interest loan companies are using Utah’s small claims courts to arrest borrowers and take their bail money.
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Currency manipulation and why Trump is picking on Brazil and Argentina 4.12.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump slapped new tariffs on Brazil and Argentina after accusing them of manipulating their currencies to boost exports. It wasn’t the first time Trump has labeled another country a “currency manipulator” for supposedly meddling to keep its own currency weak or undervalued. China received that epithet from the president long before it felt […]
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House report on Trump-Ukraine scandal is also a damning indictment of Pence and Nunes involvement 4.12.2019 Raw Story
The House Intelligence Committee released a 300-page draft report concluding that President Donald Trump abused his power to pressure Ukraine into helping his re-election campaign.The committee, led by Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., concluded that Trump “placed his own personal and political interests above the national interests of the United States.” This article first appeared in Salon […]
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Tinder lets known sex offenders use the app. It’s not the only one 4.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Match Group, which owns most major online dating services, screens for sexual predators on Match — but not on Tinder, OkCupid or PlentyofFish. A spokesperson said, “There are definitely registered sex offenders on our free products.”
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READ IT: Democrats’ House impeachment report against Trump 4.12.2019 Raw Story
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released their report outlining impeachable offenses committed by President Donald Trump. Read the entire report below. HOME The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report The impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of […]
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Salv, the anti-money laundering startup founded by ex-TransferWise employees, picks up $2M seed 3.12.2019 techCrunch
Salv, an anti-money laundering (AML) startup founded by former TransferWise and Skype employees, has raised $2 million in seed funding. The round is led by Fly Ventures, alongside Passion Capital and Seedcamp. Angel investors also participating include N26 founder Maximilian Tayenthal (who seems to be doing quite a bit of angel investing), former Twilio CTO […]
Bill Barr is gearing up for a major clash in his own department over the Russia probe: report 3.12.2019 Raw Story
Attorney General Bill Barr does not agree with a central conclusion of the forthcoming report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz about the Russia investigation, according to a new report from the Washington Post. As I discussed previously, Horowitz — who has gone out of his way in the past to harshly criticize President […]
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What’s the value of your dog’s life, and why it matters 2.12.2019 Raw Story
Americans love their pets, spending more than US$70 billion last year on their beloved companions. This far exceeds the $7 billion spent on legal marijuana, and $32 billion on pizza, just for two examples. Of the $70 billion, close to $20 billion pays for veterinary care, $16 billion is on supplies and over-the-counter medicines, and […]
Tinder lets known sex offenders use the app — and it’s not the only one 2.12.2019 Raw Story
Susan Deveau saw Mark Papamechail’s online dating profile on PlentyofFish in late 2016. Scrolling through his pictures, she saw a 54-year-old man, balding and broad, dressed in a T-shirt. Papamechail lived near her home in a suburb of Boston and, like Deveau, was divorced. His dating app profile said he wanted “to find someone to […]
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Blockchain’s first revolutionary product could be online ID 1.12.2019 Raw Story
In an interview, PayPal’s chief executive, Dan Schulman, recently discussed the prospects for blockchain – the encrypted, decentralised online ledger system that underpins Bitcoin and myriad other cutting-edge projects. While talking about blockchain’s potential for improving how people make payments around the world, Schulman said: We think there’s a lot of promise to blockchain technology […]
It’s past time Congress reined in the president’s emergency powers 1.12.2019 Raw Story
The full Senate could soon consider legislation that would rein in the president’s emergency powers and bolster the principle of separation of powers that underpins American democracy. This legislation, the ARTICLE ONE Act as amended by a Senate committee, contains sensible reforms of the National Emergencies Act of 1976 (NEA), the flawed and outdated law […]
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‘Malicious, stupid and destructive’: Donald Trump doesn’t understand the damage he’s causing to the military 30.11.2019 Raw Story
Let me tell you why it’s so dangerous for Donald Trump to pardon or otherwise excuse war criminals. Because it makes the enforcement of lesser laws and regulations in the military much more difficult. Trump has no idea what he’s dealing with in the military. The population on an average army post, say, isn’t like […]
Trump’s top border official reportedly broke FBI rules to fund happy hours 28.11.2019 Raw Story
President Trump’s top border official reportedly broke federal ethics rules in a previous job by seeking sponsors to purchase alcohol and expensive meals for FBI happy hours, The San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing a watchdog report it had obtained. This article first appeared in Salon Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection […]
Charles Schwab charitable fund will no longer allow customers to donate to the NRA: report 28.11.2019 Raw Story
The Charles Schwab charitable fund will stop allowing customers to make donations to groups linked to National Rifle Association (NRA), CBS News reports. The decision, which was only recently revealed, comes as the NRA experiences a drop in donations after being the subject of various scandals. As CBS News points out, investigators are looking into […]
Six scientific journals denounce Trump environmental reform 27.11.2019 Raw Story
The editors-in-chief of six major scientific review journals on Tuesday denounced a pending US regulation that would limit the scientific process for developing environmental and public health policies. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has increased acts of environmental deregulation under President Donald Trump. But a new rule — in the process of being finalized […]
Top Trump border official broke federal ethics rules to get ‘sponsors’ to fund FBI happy hours: Report 27.11.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s top border reportedly official broke FBI ethics rules in an effort to get outside “sponsors” to fund happy hours with alcohol and food, and continued to do so even after he was warned in writing that it was against federal regulations. Mark Morgan, President Trump’s acting commissioner of the Customs and Border […]
House committee sues Attorney General Barr in wake of ruling declaring ‘presidents are not kings’ 26.11.2019 Raw Story
The House Oversight Committee wasted no time in filing a lawsuit against Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, suing both Trump appointees for failure to respond to subpoenas demanding documents. Declaring “President Trump and his aides are not above the law,” Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney on Tuesday announced, “I am filing this […]
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NYSE proposes big change to direct listings 26.11.2019 TechCrunch
Companies may soon be able to raise capital through a direct listing.
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