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Any civil rights lawsuit against Kyle Rittenhouse 'will fail,' legal analysts say

Any civil rights lawsuit against Kyle Rittenhouse ‘will fail,’ legal analysts say

By Kaelan Deese, Breaking News Reporter Following the jury’s acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse , the teenager who beat felony homicide charges over the deaths of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin , legal analysts contend any follow-up civil rights case “will fail” if prosecutors push for one. The verdict prompted a condemning response from the likes of House Judiciary Committee Chairman…

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Buyer’s remorse: Five California laws that have come back to bite them

By Tori Richards, Investigative Reporter California has a propensity for starting trends that sweep through the rest of the nation, whether it was the hippie era in the ’60s, high tech in the ’90s, or a host of environmental regulations in the 2000s, to name a few. Politicians have run this fifth-largest economy in the…

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Dow Jones Drops 900 Points on Opening Bell as New COVID-19 Variant Roils Markets

By Tom Ozimek The Dow Jones fell over 900 points just after opening bell on Nov. 26, with other major Wall Street stock indexes—and risk assets more generally—also seeing sell-offs as news of a new COVID-19 variant spreading in South Africa seems to have sparked a broader risk-off sentiment among investors. By 10:30 a.m. New York time,…

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Earthquake Magnitude of 6.1 Shakes Burma-India Border Region

By Aldgra Fredly A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the Burma-India border region around dawn on Friday, but there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 7.5 miles (12 km), and was about 87 miles (140 km) away from Aizawl in northeastern India, according to India’s…

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Oil Prices Drop to 2-month Lows as New COVID-19 Variant Puts Markets on Edge

By Tom Ozimek Oil prices plunged more than 5 percent in early trading on Nov. 26, hitting a two-month low as the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant spooked investors, driving down risk assets like stocks and pushing up havens like gold and bonds. Brent crude, the global benchmark, fell 5.8 percent to $77.49 a barrel by 6:43 am New York time,…

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Epstein Victims’ Fund Hands Maxwell Accusers’ Claims to Maxwell, Prosecutors

By Zachary Stieber Information about women who said they were abused by late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was handed over on Nov. 24 to prosecutors and defense attorneys associated with the case of close Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, who has been accused of helping to recruit and groom the women when they were underage. The information…

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What Americans Say About Rising Prices This Thanksgiving

By Cara Ding, Steven Kovac, Jackson Elliott, Michael Sakal, Allan Stein and Jannis Falkenstern On the verge of celebrating Thanksgiving with her family, Melissa Ngo wasn’t happy after her grocery shopping trip. The high price of gasoline has cut into her family’s budget for everything, she said. She’s now having to shop at three different grocery stores—Giant Eagle, Marc’s, and Aldi—to find the lowest…

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Samsung Picks Texas City for $17 Billion Semiconductor Factory, to Create 2,000+ Jobs

By Naveen Anthrappully Samsung announced on Wednesday that it has chosen Taylor, Texas, for its $17 billion advanced chip-manufacturing plant, which is expected to create 2,000 direct high-tech jobs. “The new manufacturing facility will produce advanced logic chips that will power next-generation devices for applications such as mobile, 5G, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI),” Texas…

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Anti-Police, Prison Rhetoric Unpopular With Biden, Democrat Lawmakers

By Joseph Lord Since the death of George Floyd during the summer of 2020, progressives have pushed for sweeping new changes to policing in the United States, spawning movements like “Defund the Police.” But these movements are far from popular, and President Joe Biden and a wide range of Democratic lawmakers have rejected the rhetoric…

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Dispute Over North Carolina Voter ID Law

By Zachary Stieber The nation’s top court will hear arguments over a North Carolina voter identification law, it announced on Wednesday. The Supreme Court agreed to hear Philip E. Berger et al. v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP et al. Top North Carolina lawmakers, including Senate President Pro Tempore Philip Berger, tried intervening in a challenge…

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National Geographic Photographer Captures Sublime Shots of Two Worlds Above and Below the Sea

By Michael Wing National Geographic photographer David Doubilet’s journey of creating his signature “above and below the sea” shots began three decades ago in Grand Cayman. It was there that two worlds converged on either side of a razor-thin molecular border between sky and sea. Above were the “impossibly blue skies and billowing clouds;” below,…

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CVS, Walgreens, Walmart Contributed to Opioid Crisis, Ohio Jury Finds

By Isabel Van Brugen Three of the nation’s largest chain pharmacies, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, contributed to an opioid crisis in two Ohio counties, a federal jury found on Tuesday. The three pharmacy chains sold and dispensed large quantities of the pain pills in Lake and Trumbull counties, and in doing so, helped fuel an opioid crisis, the jury found. Some of the…

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California: Highest Unemployment Fraud and Unemployment Rate

By James Breslo The California Employment Development Department (EDD) recently reported that its best estimate of fraudulent unemployment payments totals at least $20 billion. That makes it easily the largest fraud in U.S. history and is more than the entire state budget of about half of U.S. states. None of the money has been reported as recovered. As the…

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