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Source: Fox News

2 convicted Democrats seek political office while behind bars

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Two Democrats are running for a political office despite being behind bars, with one of them expected to win in Texas and celebrate in jail.

He’s a disbarred Missouri City personal injury lawyer convicted in 2015 on multiple misdemeanor charges for illegally soliciting people to his law practice, KPRC-TV reported.

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Source: Common Domain

Jackson Pollock Masterpiece That Sold for $306 in 1950 Seeks $18M

Friday 10:52 GMT

A masterpiece by Jackson Pollock that sold for US$306 in 1950 to former U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller is expected to fetch $18 million when it’s offered for sale for the first time in over seven decades.

Number 16, painted in 1950 by the famed abstract expressionist, has layers of swirls and drips on a silver background, with splashes of yellow, red, and green over thin lines. “The work has classic, wonderful line movement, with a lot of energy and dynamism,” says Robert Manley, worldwide co-head of 20th century and contemporary art at Phillips.

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Source: Washington Post

Trump Tower board seeks $90,000 from estate of art collector who died in 50th floor fire

Friday 08:05 GMT

Six months after a fire in Trump Tower killed 50th floor resident Todd Brassner, the building’s residential board is coming after Brassner’s estate for tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid common charges stemming from a lien on his apartment, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in the Supreme Court in New York County.

Brassner, a longtime Trump Tower resident who lived alone with hundreds of vintage instruments and an elaborate multimillion-dollar art collection, died April 7 after an electrical fire engulfed his apartment, which had no working smoke alarms.

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Source: DW

Brexit: Jewish families in UK who fled Nazis seek German passports

Saturday 03:21 GMT

Individuals who were persecuted by the Nazis and their descendants made up the majority of those applying, a report on Friday said.

Under the article, former German citizens who were deprived of citizenship on "political, racial, or religious grounds" — and their descendants — are entitled to have citizenship restored. Of the 3,731 applications since 2016, 3,408 referred to the German Constitution's Article 116.

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Source: Common Domain

Today’s Logistics Report: Uber’s Loaded Trailers; JD.com Seeking Packages; ‘Self-Declared’ Postal Rates

Friday 16:22 GMT

The e-commerce giant is rolling out a delivery service by opening its logistics network to consumers and businesses, the WSJ Logistics Report’s Jennifer Smith writes, extending its competition in with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. more deeply into logistics operations.

JD.com and Alibaba have both invested heavily in logistics, and JD.com has touted its closed-loop system as a competitive advantage.

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