Friend or food? China’s ‘civil war’ over dogs

June 22, 2017

… and their families. They are crammed in wire cages on a long-distance journey for days without food and water. They suffer additional injuries when they are smashed to the ground at unloading. Slaughter happens in front of the live dogs who are dying inside many times from witnessing the brutality. A widespread claim is that torture is used to produce better tasting dog meat but my investigation found that torture wasn’t standard industry behavior. “We have no time to torture each …

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Senate intel digs for more Michael Flynn documents

June 21, 2017

(CNN)The leaders of the Senate Russia investigation are probing for more information from former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a process that is ongoing as he provides additional documents in response to their subpoenas. Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the investigation, said they planned to discuss more what they were looking for in the second batch of documents they are seeking from Flynn. …

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Washington Post: Mueller investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

June 17, 2017

Washington (CNN)The business dealings of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing officials familiar with the matter. Mueller’s investigation is still in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear if any criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, the Post pointed out. Sources have stressed to CNN that there is no indication …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… resumes it will do so at one of the most contentious Washington moments in years. A new president, barely in office five months, could soon be under investigation by a special counsel Robert Mueller for obstruction of justice — and is furious about it. Should the investigation produce an impeachment drama, the nation will embark on the most traumatic national political process possible considering whether to remove an elected President before his time. However that ends, it will leave …

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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

June 14, 2017

… solution to this problem, if Trump’s assertions of innocence are true, is not to fire the special counsel but rather to cooperate fully with him toinsure the swift completion of his investigation. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsYour eCommerce Store – Complete Sales Funnel With PLR Brand New, High Converting Biz in a Box You Can Sell As Your Own And Keep 100% Of The Cash In Your Pockets For Years To ComeEasy TV Money 2.0 Platinum Monthly OTO 2 Easy TV Money 2.0 is a …

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The questions that could determine Sessions’ fate

June 13, 2017

(CNN)The Comey hearing certainly lived up to the hype. And now there is buildup to the testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday afternoon. One aspect of the Comey hearing that was overwhelmed by the newsworthiness of his comments was his refusal to speak to the nature of Sessions’ recusal from the Russia investigation in an open hearing. This cast a new spotlight on Sessions and made him a character to watch in the Russia investigation. If he says yes, …

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Brazilian President acquitted in illegal campaign funds case

June 10, 2017

Rio de Janeiro (CNN)Brazil’s top electoral court voted to acquit President Michel Temer and former President Dilma Rousseff following an investigation of allegations they received illegal campaign funds in the 2014 elections. Temer, 76, was the vice-presidential candidate alongside Rousseff in 2014, but Rousseff was impeached last year for illegal fiscal maneuvers aimed at hiding the budget shortfall. She has denied the allegations. …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, the IG sent to a lawmaker last Friday that HuffPost has obtained. The inspector generals move comes in response to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) for an investigation into whether the EPA staffer colluded with the agricultural giant to bias research on glyphosate, a key component of the product …

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Uber Refunds Fares After Uproar Over London Terror Price Surge

June 6, 2017

… prices were shockingly high. Uber has had a recent stretch of bad publicity. The company just posted a $708 million lossfor the first quarter of the year. Kalanick was also captured on video recently berating a male driver. He later apologized and said he needed leadership help. Results of an internal investigation into harassment and discrimination at the company are expected to be released later this month. Related Coverage What Happens If Uber Fails? 16-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Hacks …

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Tesco PwC accounts probe called off – BBC News

June 5, 2017

Auditors switched The investigation stemmed from Tesco’s 2014 accounting scandal, in which profits were overstated by 326m. Tesco said it had incorrectly booked payments from its suppliers. In March this year, Tesco was fined 129m over the affair. It also agreed with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to spend 85m on compensating investors. PwC is no longer Tesco’s auditor, having been replaced by Deloitte in 2015. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsScratch …

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Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

… South Korea. Kalanick promised to change things. Uber announced an investigation into the issue and brought on former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to run it. The report based on that investigation is yet to be released. Meanwhile, Uber has been trying to situate its own problems within the tech industry. An Uber recruiter in March blamed Uber’s problems on “systemic” sexism in tech, rather than Uber’s own issues. With all these problems surrounding treatment of women …

May 27, 2017
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Report: Russian Billionaire Linked To Manafort Seeks Immunity To Testify

Lawmakers have so far turned down the demands of aluminum billionaire Oleg Deripaska, lest an immunity deal compromise criminal investigations into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election,according to the Times. Manafort is said to be a key figure in the FBIs investigation. Manafort was forced out as campaign chairmanshortly after the Republican National Convention last year, when AP revealed he had helped a Ukrainian political party linked to Russia secretly …

May 27, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… has gained new urgency since the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to head the investigation, the sources said. A person in regular touch with the White House said it needed a different structure to focus on the new reality that there would be continued leaks to the media from the law enforcement and intelligence communities, leaks that have increased in frequency since Trump fired former Federal Bureau of investigation Director James Comey on May 9. The White House declined to …

May 27, 2017
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Brazil’s president accused of bribery

Rio de Janeiro (CNN)Brazil’s leadership lurched into another bribery scandal Wednesday, as one of the country’s biggest newspapers accused President Michel Temer of paying a former senate colleague hush money. Temer’s office released a statement denying that he had authorized any bribes to be paid to imprisoned former house speaker Eduardo Cunha in exchange for his silence regarding a long-running corruption investigation. The prominent daily newspaper O Globo reported …

May 18, 2017
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Trump Finds It Harder To Recruit Talent As His Scandals Pile Up

… that began with Trump firing the FBI director while the bureau was investigating the Trump campaigns possible collusion with Russia and was followed by an Oval Office meeting last week with Russian officials during which Trump reportedly revealed highly classified information.ThenTuesdaycame the multiple reports that Trump had asked FBI Director James Comey to end his investigation of Michael Flynn, Trumps first national security adviser. Up to now, many experienced national security hands had …

May 17, 2017
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Gergen: ‘We’re in impeachment territory now’

(CNN)If President Trump truly did ask James Comey to end the investigation into national security adviser Michael Flynn — as the former FBI director is said to have claimed in a memo — then the United States has reached a rare tipping point, David Gergen said Tuesday night. “After watching the Clinton impeachment I thought I’d never see another one, but I think we’re in impeachment territory now for the first time,” he told Anderson Cooper during a live CNN …

May 17, 2017
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