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Hasbro completes $3.8bn deal for Entertainment One – TBI Vision

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Peppa Pig

Power Rangers owner Hasbro has completed its $3.8bn deal (£2.9bn) to acquire Entertainment One (eOne), the company behind kids behemoth Peppa Pig and dramas such as The Rookie.

Darren Throop, eOne’s president and CEO, will now report to Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and CEO.

Elsewhere, eOne’s president of family & brands Olivier Dumont will also move to Hasbro, along with former DreamWorks Animation exec Steve Bertram, who heads up film & TV for the Canadian firm, and music president Chris Taylor. All three report to Throop.

The acquisition will see the US play…

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Bossie group runs ads seeking to flip seven House Democrats on impeachment – Washington Examiner

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A group led by conservative activist David Bossie is expanding an ad campaign pushing Democrats in districts won by President Trump to vote against impeachment.

Seven House members are targeted in ads launched Monday, Bossie told the Washington Examiner, expanding an ad campaign the group launched last month.

“They know they can’t compete, so they try to impeach,” the video ads say, after a montage promoting Trump’s accomplishments. Text accompanying the digital ads urges viewers to call the target’s congressional office.

There are 31 House…

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House Foreign Affairs Committee passes Spanberger bill to build national 5G strategy – Augusta Free Press
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House Foreign Affairs Committee passes Spanberger bill to build national 5G strategy – Augusta Free Press

Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission announced its intention to place greater restrictions on Chinese telecommunications companies like Huawei and ZTE due to widespread security concerns. According to a 2018 North Atlantic Treaty Organization report, Huawei’s growing influence as a leading supplier of 5G technology could be exploited by China to engage in espionage, monitor foreign corporations and governments, and support Chinese military operations. The Spanberger-led Secure 5G and Beyond Act would require the administration to develop an unclassified, national strategy to protect U.S. consumers and assist allies in maximizing the security of their 5G telecommunications systems. The strategy would also identify additional ways to spur research and development by U.S. companies in a way that maintains access for all Americans.
House passes bill banning future Grand Canyon uranium mining – Arizona Public Media
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House passes bill banning future Grand Canyon uranium mining – Arizona Public Media

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 236-185 to pass a bill banning the construction of new uranium mines on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon. The proposal sponsored by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva would make permanent a 20-year ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2012. "This bill is a critical safeguard for the Grand Canyon, one of the most iconic landscapes in the world and the vital Colorado River watershed that supplies drinking water for communities throughout the
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Ancestral remains to be returned to Navajo and Hopi nations – High Country News

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Finland will repatriate more than 600 items to 26 tribes.

An Arizona State Museum worker points to baskets in the museum’s collection in this 2015 file photo. These were not excavated from Native American graves, as the items in Finland were, but are the type of objects typically found in burial settings.

Photo by Kristen Hwang/Cronkite News

The Hopi and Navajo are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.

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WCBC » Blog Archive » Cardin, Van Hollen File Brief Supporting DACA – WCBC Radio

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October 7th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.), together with 49 senators and 123 U.S. Representatives and former lawmakers have filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The Supreme Court will hear arguments on DACA on November 12, 2019.  President Trump terminated the DACA program on September 5, 2017, throwing the lives of nearly 800,000 Dreamers into chaos.

 

“DACA recognizes that we should not hold hardworking,…

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Orange County’s mentally ill homeless population is way out of proportion, says ex-mayor of Lake Forest – OCRegister

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Did neglect on behalf of local public officials lead to an outsized increase in the number of severely mentally ill homeless people living on the streets of Orange County?

That’s what James Gardner, the ex-mayor of Lake Forest and a retired clinical psychologist, contends based on research he plans to present to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Gardner’s study of the recent Point In Time homeless count highlights figures that indicate the number of homeless mentally ill people in Orange County more than tripled between 2017 and 2019.

But Susan Price, the director of care…

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