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Four in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans today are more closely divided than they were earlier in the last century when asked whether some form of socialism would be a good or bad thing for the country. While 51% of U.S. adults say socialism would be a bad thing for the country, 43% believe it would be a good thing. Those results contrast with a 1942 Roper/Fortune survey that found 40% describing socialism as a bad thing, 25% a good thing and 34% not having an opinion.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/257639/four-americans-embrace-form-socialism.aspx
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Five farm workers jailed for gang rape of teenage girl

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Her five attackers Florin Calin, 20, Dorel Diaconu, 23, Oprea Dobre, 18, Alexandru Dobrin, 18, and Marius Dobrin, 24, have each been caged for ten years.

The Romanian farm workers all pleaded guilty to rape charges at the Royal Court in Jersey.

The court heard how the men had all gone to a nightclub in December last year when Marius Dobrin began dancing and flirting with the victim.

He "hardly left her side" for the rest of the night, with the woman, who now suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, appearing to be "very drunk".

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9111980/instagram-model-damaged-statue-poland/
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Ohio and Alabama's new abortion laws seek to punish rape victims as young as 12 years of age

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An 11-year-old girl in Ohio was allegedly raped by a 26-year-old multiple times, leaving her pregnant, according to police reports. A state law passed in April, but not yet in effect, says that victims like her won't have a choice to have an abortion — they would have to carry and deliver their rapist's child.

The law prohibits women from obtaining an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, about five or six weeks into a pregnancy, before most women even know that they're pregnant.

The law provides no exceptions for rape or incest.

In an email to CBS News, the Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost defended the statute. "Sometimes, the evolution of the law requires bold steps," Yost wrote. "In the last 46 years, the practice of medicine has changed. Science has changed. Even the point of viability has changed. Only the law has lagged behind."

When signing the bill, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine focused on the rights of the fetus. "The essential function of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us, those who don't have a voice," he said. "Government's role should be to protect life from the beginning to the end."

Though the 11-year-old in this case won't be subject to the state's pending law, thousands of other women in the future would be. More than 4,000 women were raped in Ohio in 2017, according to data compiled by the FBI. Of those, more than 800 victims were assaulted by a family member. In the future, if women became pregnant as a result of such crimes, Ohio's so-called "fetal heartbeat bill" would prohibit them from receiving an abortion any time after about six weeks, which is before most women even know they're pregnant.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-abortion-heartbeat-bill-pregnant-11-year-old-rape-victim-barred-abortion-after-new-ohio-abortion-bill-2019-05-13/
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Billionaire pays off student debt of 2019 graduating class of Morehouse

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Billionaire investor Robert F. Smith's commitment to pay off the student loan debt for graduates of the historically black Morehouse College covers millions of dollars, the school said.

"When you have to service debt, the choices about what you can go do in the world are constrained," Morehouse President David A. Thomas said Sunday. "(Smith's gift) gives them the liberty to follow their dreams, their passions." Thomas told CNN on Monday that the exact amount of student loan debt to be covered was still being calculated.

Smith's gesture, which Thomas called "a liberation gift," will enable graduates to have more capital to do things like start businesses and support their families.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/05/20/us/morehouse-robert-smith-student-loans/index.html
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Entertainment megastar "Big Daddy Cool" compelled to falsify claims he's a victim of gang rape

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'REALLY SAD' WWE legend Kevin Nash denies he was raped after fake Facebook post and blasts ‘If this were true I’d be in prison for at least manslaughter’
Quotes appeared on social media were attributed to the 59-year-old

A post reportedly appearing on Facebook attributed quotes to the 59-year-old that suggested he had been the victim of a sexual assault in 1992.

This is the post that Kevin Nash was angrily forced to deny.

Alongside a picture of him, it read: "Looking at me, you'd be forgiven for thinking I'm not your typical victim.

"I'm a soldier. I'm a father. I'm a seven-time World Heavyweight Champion.

"I'm 7 feet tall; 320lbs. I thought I could look out for myself in any situation. But in the summer of 1992, I was raped. That's right #MeToo.

"My point is, my attacker didn't have to overpower me to turn me into a victim. If it can happen to me, then it can happen to you."

But Nash, a former basketball player, angrily denied these claims and suggested he would be in jail now in an act of revenge if it were true.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "Really sad. Think this was posted on Facebook which I don't have.

"Just takes away from valid claims of those who have been victims and their pain. If this were true I'd be in prison for manslaughter.

"Guess Zuckerberg wants to write me a check."

The #MeToo campaign is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault that began spreading virally in October 2017.

Nash, known as Big Sexy, was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015 and is one of the three founding members of the New World Order.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/wwe/9121737/wwe-kevin-nash-denies-raped-fake-post/

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Anjem Choudary, Britain's most notorious hate preacher, has been released to his family home amid concern that the banned extremist group that he led is posing a renewed threat to national security.

In the first photograph of Choudary since the convicted terrorist returned home under licence, he smiled for the camera as he embarked on a routine trip to the shops to buy sweets and top up an electricity pre-payment card.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/05/terror-fears-hate-preacher-anjem-choudary-returns-street/
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Man and his Family killed for taking canadian flag down.

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A Saskatchewan man says he ripped down and burned a Nazi flag that was hanging on the roof of a house in the village of Kelliher.

Caleb Pelletier told CTV Regina that he decided to take down the red and black swastika flag after it became clear that “authorities weren’t going to.”

“I believe it affected so many of our people,” said Pelletier, who is from George Gordon First Nation.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/saskatchewan-man-rips-down-burns-nazi-flag-flying-on-house-1.4418595
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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant group is facing collapse

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>Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant group is facing collapse, putting up to 1,300 jobs at risk.
Jamie's Italian chain have lined up KPMG to handle an administration process, expected to be announced later.

Conversations with employees at the chain are understood to be ongoing.

As well as the Italian chain, the administration process would encompass Mr Oliver's remaining Barbecoa sites as well as Fifteen London.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48352026

Students Were Advised to Claim to Be Minorities in College-Admissions Scandal

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/students-were-advised-to-claim-to-be-minorities-in-college-admissions-scandal-11558171800

BOSTON -- The man behind the scheme to help wealthy students get into elite colleges by cheating on tests and faking athletic credentials advised some families to falsely claim students were racial minorities, according to people familiar with the situation.

A son of Marjorie Klapper, a parent scheduled to plead guilty Friday for participating in the scheme, was incorrectly listed on his Common Application as being black and Hispanic, the people said. William "Rick" Singer, the college counselor who has agreed to plead guilty in the case and is awaiting sentencing, also arranged for a proctor to cheat on the ACT admissions test for the teen, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit filed in the case.

Ms. Klapper, who lives in Menlo Park, Calif., was one of many parents charged whose child was misrepresented as a minority, according to one of the people, who is familiar with the investigation.

Mr. Singer frequently gave families the option of misrepresenting race and would say that not doing so could put their child at a "competitive disadvantage," said one of the people, who is familiar with his business.

In looking to present a teen as a minority, Mr. Singer was tapping into a hot-button aspect of college admissions that has led to numerous lawsuits: decisions that take into account, or even give preference to, students of certain races or ethnicities.

Lawyers for Ms. Klapper didn't respond to requests for comment, and efforts to reach Ms. Klapper were unsuccessful. The lawyer for Mr. Singer declined to comment.
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BREAKING: Trump Implicated In Money Laundering

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/19/business/deutsche-bank-trump-kushner.html

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald J. Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog.

The transactions, some of which involved Mr. Trump’s now-defunct foundation, set off alerts in a computer system designed to detect illicit activity, according to five current and former bank employees. Compliance staff members who then reviewed the transactions prepared so-called suspicious activity reports that they believed should be sent to a unit of the Treasury Department that polices financial crimes.

But executives at Deutsche Bank, which has lent billions of dollars to the Trump and Kushner companies, rejected their employees’ advice. The reports were never filed with the government.

The nature of the transactions was not clear. At least some of them involved money flowing back and forth with overseas entities or individuals, which bank employees considered suspicious.

Real estate developers like Mr. Trump and Mr. Kushner sometimes do large, all-cash deals, including with people outside the United States, any of which can prompt anti-money laundering reviews. The red flags raised by employees do not necessarily mean the transactions were improper. Banks sometimes opt not to file suspicious activity reports if they conclude their employees’ concerns are unwarranted.

But former Deutsche Bank employees said the decision not to report the Trump and Kushner transactions reflected the bank’s generally lax approach to money laundering laws. The employees — most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to preserve their ability to work in the industry — said it was part of a pattern of the bank’s executives rejecting valid reports to protect relationships with lucrative clients.
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