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Judge will appoint trustee to run huge Oregon dairy

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NN: A bankruptcy judge says the U.S. Justice Department can take over the management of the second-largest dairy in Oregon. The Statesman Journal reports that Judge Fredrick Clement issued his...
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Manafort to forfeit five NY properties in exchange for keeping certain assets

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After striking a plea deal Friday morning with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in which he was to forfeit four properties, it seems Paul Manafort did a little negotiating. He is now forfeiting five properties-four in New York City and one home in the Hamptons-in lieu of hanging onto the contents of one of his four seized bank accounts and his Arlington, Virginia home, according to NBC. Together, the properties are estimated to be worth...
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Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?

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WASHINGTON - As Trump associates folded one by one over the last year under the pressure of federal investigators, there was always Paul Manafort. Until suddenly there wasn't. Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, who for months stood resolute in his innocence and determined to fight charge upon charge even as fellow onetime loyalists caved, reached an extraordinary plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday that requires him to assist the Russia investigation and converts him into a potentially vital government cooperator.
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'It's not even a close call': Giuliani is pushing a dubious theory about Paul Manafort's plea deal that experts say is bogus

'It's not even a close call': Giuliani is pushing a dubious theory about Paul Manafort's plea deal that experts say is bogus

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Rudy Giuliani told Business Insider that Paul Manafort's cooperation deal with the special counsel Robert Mueller does not include an agreement to share information about President Trump or the Trump campaign.
Manafort's plea agreement does not include an exception for topics related to Trump or his campaign.
A prosecutor on Mueller's team also told a federal judge that Manafort will cooperate "in any and all matters as to which the government deems the cooperation relevant," including "testifying fully, completely" before a grand jury.
Justice Department veterans cast additional doubt on...
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Forget Putin, Trump is Acting in Every Way Like Netanyahu's Manchurian Candidate

Forget Putin, Trump is Acting in Every Way Like Netanyahu's Manchurian Candidate

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WASHINGTON - In the months leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords , the U.S. has colluded with Israel in a string of policies and decisions that completely undermine the legitimacy of the agreement, not to mention Palestinian claims to justice, freedom and ultimately peace. As these policies unfold, one cannot help recalling the words of the great Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani , who said that talking with the Israelis is “a conversation between the sword and the neck.”
There is a clear common thread that binds several of the U.S. policies enacted by President Donald...
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Paul Manafort Cooperation Will Likely Lead To More Charges By Mueller Investigation, Says Former U.S. Attorney

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"Given how late in the game Mueller was prepared to bargain, more people will almost certainly be charged based on Manafort info," Preet Bharara tweeted on Friday.
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Best contracts of 2019 NBA free agency: Lakers, Warriors find bargains...

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Top Democrat urges FBI and FTC to investigate FaceApp over its Russia ties

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Flynn juggled Trump campaign role with foreign lobbying, jurors told

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