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In The News:
The California mother suspected of running an illegal marijuana growing operation worth ‘millions of dollars a month’ has said her business is entirely legitimate and will be fully licensed from January 1.
Stephanie Smith, 43, of Pacific Palisades, California, was questioned by cops last Wednesday, shortly after raids were conducted on a pair of warehouses she owns in San Bernardino.
The buildings were found to contain 24,000 cannabis plants, according to the San Bernardino Police Department, who also claimed Smith is raking in ‘millions of dollars a month’ from the drug business.
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Three owners of independent diagnostic testing facilities in Brooklyn, New York, were charged in an indictment unsealed today for their roles in an allegedly fraudulent scheme that involved submitting over $44 million in claims to Medicare and private insurers, which included government-sponsored managed care organizations.
Linda Sarsour, the Pro-Palestinian activist who helped spearhead the Women’s March in Washington earlier this year, allegedly enabled the sexual assault and harassment of a woman who worked for her, according to a report Sunday night.
Allegations of groping and unwanted touching were brought to the attention of Sarsour during her time as executive director of the Arab American Association, The Daily Caller reported.
Asmi Fathelbab told the website Sarsour attacked her for bringing the allegations, often threatening and body-shaming her, because the accused was a “good Muslim” who was “always at the mosque,” The Daily Caller reported.
Prosecutors laid it out in court: A Lincoln Park woman’s night out turned into a nightmare that lasted multiple days in mid-July.
The woman, 22, found a guy she met at a bar in her bed the morning after she’d been out drinking heavily with him and others. With the help of her roommate, she kicked the man out. But he returned the next day,
A conservative New York Times columnist on Sunday wrote a piece on President Trump’s successful approach at taking on the Islamic State and how his strategy has gone unnoticed by the media.
Ross Douthat, who previously endorsed Hillary Clinton, wrote that the Trump administration surprised him in foreign policy, namely in the war on ISIS that Trump has won.
Trump did not explicitly name the former president, but listed many of Obama’s signature policy achievements as major U.S. failures.
“They undercut and short changed our men and women in uniform with inadequate resources, unstable funding and unclear missions. They failed to insist that our often very wealthy allies pay their fair share for defense, putting a massive and unfair burden on the U.S. taxpayer and our great military,” the president emphasized.
At least four senators are urging Al Franken to reconsider resigning, including two who issued statements calling for the resignation two weeks ago and said they now feel remorse over what they feel was a rush to judgment.
Deep State / Government Corruption:
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed to Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro Saturday evening that the House Judiciary Committee will subpoena FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, lawyer Lisa Page, and demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr along with his wife and former Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr “in their ongoing inquiry into claims of bias against President Donald Trump.”
The Obama administration gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations — some of which were unfolding inside the U.S. — to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would stay on track, according to a bombshell exposé in Politico Sunday.
An elaborate campaign led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, known as Project Cassandra, reportedly targeted the Lebanese militant group’s criminal activities. But by tossing a string of roadblocks holding back the project, Obama administration officials helped allow the 35-year-old anti-Israel criminal enterprise to evolve into a major global security threat bankrolling terrorist and military operations, the report added.
MarchForTruth was the “central organizing account” for the 150+ cities that demonstrated on June 3, 2017, “to call for urgency & transparency on
Soros-backed MoveOn.Org is organizing “emergency ‘Nobody is Above the Law’ rallies around the country” in the event Trump fires Mueller.
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A Lebanese Uber driver with “previous criminal violations” was arrested Monday in connection with the murder of a British diplomat, whose body was found on the side of a highway near Beirut over the weekend, according to officials.
Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the British embassy in Lebanon, was found strangled on Saturday after a night out with colleagues. A man was arrested at his apartment after authorities traced his car through security cameras that showed the vehicle traveling from Beirut to the area where Dykes’ body was found, officials said Monday.
No mosque, of course, held a reciprocal event. As is universally the case with “interfaith outreach,” the reaching-out was all one-way. No mosque would have a Christmas celebration if it featured traditional elements of Christian belief about Jesus, because many of those elements contradict Islamic belief. But that should go the other way as well: since Muhammad taught that many basic elements of traditional Christianity are false, why is All Saints Church in Kingston-upon-Thames proclaiming him a prophet and celebrating his birthday?
This is the shocking moment an abandoned baby was saved by a Good Samaritan after being left naked in long grass with its umbilical cord still attached.
Traffic engineering firm worker Alexandre da Silva Dias de Freitas alerted police after spotting the infant at 6.30am on Monday morning in Rio de Janeiro.
Officers took the little boy, who weighed just 5.4lbs, to a nearby hospital where he was put in an intensive care neo-natal unit.
Nearly 200 refugees from Australia’s offshore detention islands of Nauru and Manus will be resettled in the United States in the new year.
But the newly-reinstated travel ban imposed by US president Donald Trump is excluding certain nationalities, including Iranians and Somalis, from resettlement.
A Bosnian Serb residing in North Carolina pleaded guilty today lying to obtain lawful permanent resident status by concealing his military status and criminal activity during the war in Bosnia. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan and Special Agent in Charge Nick Annan of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Atlanta made the announcement.
Commentary / Opinion:
I know there’s a place for the authorities to step in, but I feel like we have become a culture who watches for faults instead of opportunities to help. We have become more separated and condemning, instead of compassionate and loving and serving. If we helped more, we would have to call the authorities less.
It’s time to stop judging each other and start helping each other, or we will only perpetuate isolation, depression, addictions, violence, and suicide. When people are overwhelmed they need help, not condemnation.
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