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Attorneys for Michael Cohen, Trump’s Lawyer, Are Quitting His Case

15-Jun-2018

The attorneys for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, are expected to stop representing him in the criminal investigation into his business dealings, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Mr. Cohen doesn’t yet have a replacement law firm but is searching for a federal criminal lawyer in New York, people familiar with the matter said. Stephen Ryan, Todd Harrison and others at the firm McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, which has been representing Mr. Cohen since June 2017, will cease doing so after that review is complete, the person said.

Source: New York Times

Ex-Fraternity Member at Penn State Is First to Plead Guilty in Hazing Death

15-Jun-2018

A former fraternity member at Penn State University on Wednesday became the first person to plead guilty in a case stemming from the death of a pledge after a binge-drinking hazing ritual, an episode that roiled the campus and prompted a move to toughen anti-hazing laws.

Ryan Burke, 21, a former member of the university’s Beta Theta Pi chapter, pleaded guilty in a Pennsylvania court to nine misdemeanor charges, including four counts of hazing and five counts involving unlawful acts related to alcoholic beverages.

Source: New York Times

Senate Aide Accused of Lying to F.B.I. Pleads Not Guilty

15-Jun-2018

A former top staff member of the Senate Intelligence Committee pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of lying to the F.B.I. about his contacts with reporters, and his defense lawyer accused the Justice Department and President Trump of making inappropriate comments about the case that could poison the jury pool.

Mr. Wolfe was indicted last week on three counts of lying to F.B.I. agents working on a leak investigation, but has not been charged with unlawfully disclosing classified information.

Source: Washington Post

White House considered Manchin to lead Veterans Affairs after Jackson withdrew his nomination

15-Jun-2018

This spring to gauge his interest in joining President Trump’s Cabinet as Veterans Affairs secretary after presidential physician Ronny L. Jackson’s nomination imploded, according to several people with knowledge of the discussions.

The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee is awaiting receipt of his paperwork from the White House and has not yet scheduled a nomination hearing.

Source: Washington Post

Devastated by ALS, trying to save others

15-Jun-2018

“His work is really opening new areas of research in ALS that hopefully will benefit others down the line,” said Celeste Karch, a neuroscientist at Washington University School of Medicine who frequently collaborates with Desikan.

He had just begun the biggest study ever of the genetics of ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the disease made famous by Lou Gehrig and Stephen Hawking. He was a rising star at the University of California at San Francisco, a researcher of degenerative brain diseases.

Source: Washington Post

Everything we know about the ‘Wonder Woman’ sequel filming in D.C.

15-Jun-2018

Practice your best selfie face: Filming of the “Wonder Woman” sequel is now underway in the District and surrounding areas. Multiple fan sightings of the movie’s cast and sets over the last few weeks have drummed up some major hoopla for “Wonder Woman 1984,” so we’re here to tell you everything we know about how production is unfolding in the DMV.

If you can’t catch a sight of the stars in person, you’ll have to wait to check out the movie when it hits theaters on Nov. 1, 2019.

Source: Common Domain

Penta Celebrates Relaunch With Exclusive Event

15-Jun-2018

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Dow Jones Media Group officially relaunched Penta, its global luxury and wealth platform, on Wednesday with a celebration in Manhattan.

Source: Washington Post

Redskins end their season ticket wait list, which they once claimed had 200,000 people

15-Jun-2018

For years, the Washington Redskins have maintained that the waiting list to purchase season tickets contained tens of thousands of names.

Even as the team removed seats from FedEx Field at least three times between 2010 and 2015 while ramping up solicitations to former season ticket holders, officials insisted the waiting list remained packed with fans who wanted a way in. For years, the Washington Redskins have maintained that the waiting list to purchase season tickets contained tens of thousands of names.

Source: NBC News

A nutritionist's picks for the healthiest eats at Panera Bread

15-Jun-2018

Taken with another analysis showing that meals from fast-casual restaurants, including Panera, can have significantly more calories than a fast food meal, a several-times-per-week dining out habit (be it breakfast, lunch or dinner), can lead to a lot of unwanted pounds.

That’s true even at Panera, where the health halo of clean ingredients may trick you into thinking that everything on the menu gets the green light.

Source: Washington Post

Teen charged in killing was trying to steal drugs, money, according to police

15-Jun-2018

A 16-year-old charged with murder in the Wednesday fatal shooting of a man in a convenience store parking lot in Northeast Washington was there to rob people of money and drugs, according to newly filed court documents.

Police said they searched for anyone who was in the area of the killing wearing a GPS bracelet, and discovered Titus was nearby. Authorities then sent a helicopter to Titus’s address in Southeast and saw a yellow Dodge that had been spotted leaving the shooting scene parked in that block.

Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Plumber ruling leaves blockage in UK gig economy 

15-Jun-2018

An important ruling by Britain’s Supreme Court on workers’ rights leaves many big questions about the so-called “gig economy” unanswered.

The ruling should make uncomfortable reading for companies, like takeaway courier Deliveroo, that use casual contractors to keep wage bills low and flexible. They may face a significant financial hit if workers are entitled to 28 days’ paid holiday – particularly if the benefit is backdated.

Source: New York Times

Republicans Misplace Blame for Splitting Families at the Border

15-Jun-2018

The White House and prominent Republicans in Congress cited a 1997 court settlement to justify separating migrant children from parents who illegally enter the United States.

Source: Flores settlement text, Ninth Circuit of Appeals, The New York Times, Congressional Research Service, office of Representative Paul D. Ryan

Source: New York Times

Stephen Bannon Buys Into Bitcoin

15-Jun-2018

Stephen K. Bannon, 10 months removed from the job of chief strategist to President Trump and five months after his ouster from the arch-conservative news site Breitbart News, is betting that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can disrupt banking the way Mr. Trump disrupted American politics.

Timothy Lewis, a hedge fund manager who met with Mr. Bannon to talk about cryptocurrencies last month, said he was impressed with the degree to which Mr. Bannon had delved into the details of the technology and the challenges it faces.

Source: Fox News

Las Vegas boy, 17, dies during game of 'Russian roulette' in abandoned home

15-Jun-2018

The report offered a chillingly simple explanation of the game: “Russian roulette is known to be a deadly game of loading a single bullet into a revolver, spinning the cylinder and then pulling the trigger.”

MISSISSIPPI BOY, 9 FATALLY SHOOTS TEEN SISTER IN HEAD OVER VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER. She wrote on the website: “We are beyond devastated and hurting more than imaginable. Minkler’s parents have yet to comment, but a GoFundMe set up by his cousin Leah Robbins-Golden has raised more than $6,400.

Source: Common Domain

Chicago Picks Musk’s Boring Co. for O’Hare Express Service

15-Jun-2018

Elon Musk’s venture was picked to finance and build an express train from the downtown Loop neighborhood to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced.

Mr. Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., created Boring Co. in 2016 as a hobby to build tunnel networks beneath major cities with the goal of increasing speeds dramatically compared with traditional trains and reducing costs by a factor of 10.

Source: New York Times

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
Source: CBS News

Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

Yrsa Daley-Ward on raw Instagram poetry and her new memoir, "The Terrible"

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
Source: NBC News

'The lucky ones': Families who slip through the gap in Trump's zero-tolerance border policy

Wednesday 15:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

In the U.K., the Average Asking Price is 45% Above the Average Sale Price

Today 06:09 GMT
Source: Global News

Reduce taxes, fees to help grow Canada’s airline industry, lower prices: study

Today 03:25 GMT
Source: CBS News

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

Today 20:03 GMT
Source: CBS News

Make Music Day celebrates the musician in everyone

Today 09:03 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s what could happen to Apple’s average selling prices in the next iPhone cycle

Today 20:03 GMT
Source: New York Times

Magnetic Sense Helps Billions of Moths on an Australian Migration

Today 09:04 GMT
Source: New York Times

Chinese Fans Paid Dearly for World Cup Tickets That Never Materialized

Today 09:03 GMT

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