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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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Mueller's findings in the Russia probe could reportedly be delivered as soon...

Mueller's findings in the Russia probe could reportedly be delivered as soon as next week

Attorney General William Barr is ready to announce the end of the Russia investigation as early as next week, CNN reported. The news comes after previous reporting indicated... Read more ...

Samsung announces the Galaxy Fold, a phone that opens into a tablet

Samsung announces the Galaxy Fold, a phone that opens into a tablet

At a press event in San Francisco, Samsung detailed its first truly foldable phone: The Galaxy Fold. Here's everything you need to know. Read more ...

Samsung partners with Unity to help games run better on Galaxy S10

Samsung partners with Unity to help games run better on Galaxy S10

Samsung is working with game engine maker Unity Technologies to make games run smoother on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone. Read more ...

Here's Samsung's New Galaxy Fold Smartphone With ‘Infinity Flex Display'

Here's Samsung's New Galaxy Fold Smartphone With ‘Infinity Flex Display'

Samsung's new Galaxy Fold Smartphone will be available to buy on April 26 and will cost $1,980. The consumer electronics giant revealed the smartphone's price and availability... Read more ...

Sen. Warner blasts Google for hidden Nest microphone: Federal agencies and...

Sen. Warner blasts Google for hidden Nest microphone: Federal agencies and Congress 'must have hearings to shine a light on the dark underbelly' of the digital economy

On Tuesday, Google apologized for not disclosing to consumers that its Nest security system - specifically, its Nest Guard device - contained a microphone that when enabled... Read more ...

The State Department says the ISIS bride begging to return to the US is not...

The State Department says the ISIS bride begging to return to the US is not a citizen and isn't coming back

The Department of State has barred US-born "ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana from returning to the United States. The 24-year-old woman, who her lawyer claims was born in the US in... Read more ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that $3 billion in tax credits should be given...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that $3 billion in tax credits should be given to the public, not Amazon - and a new poll shows that nearly half of Americans agree

Amazon backed out of a deal on February 14 to develop part of its second headquarters - known as HQ2 - in New York City, in exchange for a total of $3 billion in tax breaks it... Read more ...

Jussie Smollett and the case for due process in the court of public opinion

Jussie Smollett and the case for due process in the court of public opinion

There is no due process in the court of public opinion. As a result, narratives shape public perception, sometimes to great societal detriment. When actor Jussie Smollett... Read more ...

Bernie Sanders responds to Trump's revived nickname for him: 'What's crazy...

Bernie Sanders responds to Trump's revived nickname for him: 'What's crazy is that we have a president who is a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and a fraud'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday revived a nickname he used for Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 campaign season: "Crazy Bernie." After Sanders on Tuesday announced he's... Read more ...

11 MPs have just quit their parties - what the hell is going on?

11 MPs have just quit their parties - what the hell is going on?

Seven Labour MPs and four Conservative MPs this week quit their parties to form a new centrist bloc called the Independent Group. The group's members are all vocal opponents of... Read more ...