Allegations emerged this week that jury members followed media coverage of high profile trial, despite orders not toLawyers for convicted drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán intend to petition for a new trial after a news report indicated that multiple jurors followed media coverage of the trial against the instructions of the judge in the case.Allegations of juror misconduct came to light earlier this week in an article published by Vice News. In the piece, [...]
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Democrats plan House vote Tuesday on measure to stop Trump's declaration of emergency at the border
Many Republicans are uneasy with the president declaring a national emergency to get border wall funding, but it's unclear if they'll vote against it. [...]
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Relatives of US oil industry ‘hostages' in Venezuela make emotional appeal for their release
The six men – five US citizens and one permanent resident, and all employees of Citgo, the US subsidiary of Venezuela's state-run Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) – were detained in November 2017 after being called to Caracas from Houston for a meeting. President Nicolas Maduro went on television to denounce them as “traitors”, saying: “They're properly behind bars, and they should go to the worst prison in Venezuela.” Asdrubal Chavez, a cousin of [...]
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The U.S. is running up against a March 1 deadline for trade talks [...]
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Saudi crown prince defends China's right to put Uighur Muslims in concentration camps
Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia''s crown prince, on Friday defended China's use of concentration camps for Muslims, saying it was Beijing's “right”. "China has the right to carry out anti-terrorism and de-extremisation work for its national security,” Prince Mohammed, who has been in China signing multi-million trade deals much to the annoyance of his Western allies, was quoted as saying on Chinese state television. Xi Jinping, China's leader, told the crown prince the two countries [...]
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All of Hollywood's elite will descend on LA's Dolby Theatre Sunday night for the biggest cinema awards event of the year [...]
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The video conferencing company Zoom is aiming to file a public S-1 by the end of March, according to a new report in Business Insider that adds the company could go public as soon as April. Business Insider reported last month that Zoom had filed confidentially with the SEC to go public, just months after Reuters reported that the San Jose, Ca.-based company had chosen investment bank Morgan Stanley to lead its eventual IPO. We've reached out [...]
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Maduro's Troops Kill Two in Border Clash over Humanitarian Aid
Venezuelan troops on Friday killed two indigenous villagers attempting to block their convoy from reaching the Venezuela–Brazil border, where, the villagers believed, the troops planned to prevent humanitarian aid from entering the country.The troop convoy entered the indigenous village of Kumarakapay and fired on a group of residents attempting to block their path, killing one woman, Zoraida Rodriguez, and one man, Roland Garcia, and injuring many others, community leaders told the New York Post.Venezuelan dictator [...]
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Epic Games, maker of the ultra popular Battle Royale game Fortnite, is putting up another $100 million in prize cash for competitive tournaments in 2019. The company made waves in the esports world last year, announcing $100 million prize pool for the 2018 competitive year, dwarfing every other competitive title in one fell swoop. This year, a significant portion of the $100 million will be awarded to participants of the first-ever Fortnite World Cup. Each of the [...]
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Independent Group MP says Labour MPs ‘played' by the leadership over BrexitChris Leslie, one of the seven MPs who quit Labour on Monday to join the fledgling Independent Group, says his former party has been “hijacked” by a “clique”.The Nottingham East MP, who was briefly shadow chancellor in 2015 under Harriet Harman's caretaker leadership, told the Guardian he believed Jeremy Corbyn was promulgating “hard-left” policies, which did not deserve the label of “Labour”. Continue reading... [...]
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