President Trump to return to his MMA past at UFC 244 – Fox Business
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President Trump to return to his MMA past at UFC 244 – Fox Business

On Saturday night, the UFC is set to hold a massively anticipated matchup between two of its biggest rising stars -- Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal -- at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and President Donald Trump will be in attendance, the New York Times White House reported on Tuesday. The relationship between Trump and the UFC goes well beyond their initial venue arrangements back in the early-to-mid aughts.
GOP senators warn quick dismissal of impeachment trial would be bad for everyone – WBAP News/Talk
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GOP senators warn quick dismissal of impeachment trial would be bad for everyone – WBAP News/Talk

Key Republican senators told CNN the Senate should conduct a fulsome trial of President Donald Trump — assuming the House soon sends over articles of impeachment, as expected — and not try to jam through a motion that would allow them to dismiss the case quickly on a partisan vote. A motion of dismissal was attempted in the 1999 impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton when his Democratic allies in the Senate, led by the powerful institutionalist Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, tried and failed to get that case dismissed. Even though Byrd rounded up some support from Republicans who controlled the chamber, his effort fell short and the trial went on for about three more weeks before Clinton was acquitted.
Kamala Harris 2020 campaign cutting costs and realigning staff in major shakeup – CBS News
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Kamala Harris 2020 campaign cutting costs and realigning staff in major shakeup – CBS News

Senator Kamala Harris is significantly curtailing and reshaping her presidential campaign in a bid to cut costs and boost her standing ahead of the the first-in-the-nation state of Iowa. A memo sent Wednesday to campaign staffers and top donors and obtained by CBS News outlines plans to slash salaries, reduce staff size at the campaign's national headquarters in Baltimore and
Georgia Plans to Purge 300,000 Names From Its Voter Rolls – The New York Times
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Georgia Plans to Purge 300,000 Names From Its Voter Rolls – The New York Times

Those voters had received a notice asking them to confirm that they still lived at their addresses, and they were given two additional election cycles to respond. Next week, those who have failed to do so will receive a final notice along with a card they must return to avoid being purged. If they do not respond, their names will be removed. Fair Fight Action, an advocacy organization founded by Ms. Abrams, said Georgia’s removal of registered voters who had not cast recent ballots was wrong. “Voters should not lose their right to vote simply because they have decided not to express that...
Arizonans give Trump low marks, oppose impeachment, poll says – AZCentral.com
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Arizonans give Trump low marks, oppose impeachment, poll says – AZCentral.com

The Emerson College poll shows why both parties see Arizona as a ... Arizonans give Trump low marks, oppose impeachment, poll says. Slightly more Arizona voters disapprove of President Donald Trump than say they approve of him, but overwhelmingly they don't want to see him impeached, according to a new Suffolk University/Arizona Republic poll. ... Even so, a clear majority of respondents, 58 percent, do not want ...
Florida Republicans Want to Hold FBI More Accountable When Dealing With Intelligence on Mass Violence | – Florida Daily
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Florida Republicans Want to Hold FBI More Accountable When Dealing With Intelligence on Mass Violence | – Florida Daily

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., have teamed up on a bill to “hold the FBI accountable for its failures to address critical deficiencies in its handling of actionable intelligence on the perpetrators of mass violence.” Scott announced this week he has reeled in the support of two members of the U.S. Senate for the bill. U.S. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., threw their support behind Scott’s “Threat Information Protocol for Sharing (TIPS) Act.”
NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness – Kokomo Tribune
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NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness – Kokomo Tribune

The United States' largest governing body for college athletics took the first step Tuesday toward allowing amateur athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The NCAA and its member schools now must figure out how to allow athletes to profit while still maintaining rules regarding amateurism. The body's Board of Governors, meeting at Emory University in Atlanta, directed each of the NCAA's three divisions to create the necessary new rules immediately and have them in...
Indiana Supreme Court sets excessiveness standard for forfeiture of property used in crimes – Kokomo Perspective
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Indiana Supreme Court sets excessiveness standard for forfeiture of property used in crimes – Kokomo Perspective

The Indiana Supreme Court is clarifying how property used in crimes can be seized by the government, following a Feb. 20 U.S. Supreme Court ruling advising the Hoosier high court that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states. Chief Justice Loretta Rush said Monday in a 33-page, 4-1 decision by Indiana's top court that lower courts now must evaluate the excessiveness of possible forfeitures by determining both the extent to which the seized property was used in a crime and the personal impact of the seizure relative to the severity of the offense and the owner's culpability.
Pashinski bill could spell trouble for the vaping industry – Citizens Voice
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Pashinski bill could spell trouble for the vaping industry – Citizens Voice

f state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski gets his way, the flavored vaping industry will go up in smoke. The Wilkes-Barre Democrat on Friday introduced a bill, the “Ban on Flavored Vapor Products Act,” that would prohibit stores from selling flavored vaping products in Pennsylvania. “Vapor products have been repeatedly called ‘safe’ or ‘less dangerous’ than cigarettes,” Pashinski said. “While it is true that vapor products contain far fewer carcinogens and toxicants, they still contain significant amounts of nicotine — the drug that makes cigarettes addictive in the first place.”
Mitt Romney explains how he came up with the Pierre Delecto Twitter name, says his son made the fake account – USA TODAY
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Mitt Romney explains how he came up with the Pierre Delecto Twitter name, says his son made the fake account – USA TODAY

Sen. Mitt Romney laughed off being outed as the owner of an anonymous Twitter account, telling USA TODAY in an interview that he didn't put much thought into the account's name when his son created it for him eight years ago. Twitter user Pierre Delecto was found out to be Romney after the Utah senator and GOP presidential candidate mentioned using a private account.....
Ousted Republicans plot rematches as impeachment revs up – POLITICO
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Ousted Republicans plot rematches as impeachment revs up – POLITICO

Trump holds a grip over the Republican base that seems unshakable, even amid the ongoing investigation into alleged efforts by the president to withhold military aid unless Ukraine publicly investigated his political rivals. Trump’s most ardent supporters have already begun organizing in Brindisi’s district, more than a year out from the next election. Pro-Trump groups staged protests outside the freshman Democrat’s office and at some of his public events — including a town hall here in October — to rally local support in New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
ACLU Sues Minnesota, Seeking Restoration Of Felons’ Voting Rights – WCCO | CBS Minnesota
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ACLU Sues Minnesota, Seeking Restoration Of Felons’ Voting Rights – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Minnesota to restore the voting rights of convicted felons who are on supervised release or probation. The group’s Minnesota chapter says the lawsuit filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court would affect more than 52,000 people who live and work in their communities, raise families and pay taxes but can’t vote.
Companies reach $260M deal to settle opioids lawsuit – Bucks County Courier Times
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Companies reach $260M deal to settle opioids lawsuit – Bucks County Courier Times

Across the country, the drug industry is facing more than 2,600 lawsuits brought by state and local governments seeking to hold it accountable for the crisis that has been linked to more than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. over the past two decades. A federal judge in Ohio has been pushing the parties toward a settlement of all the lawsuits for nearly two years.
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U.S. Blacklists 28 Chinese Entities Over Abuses in Xinjiang – The New York Times

The Trump administration said Monday that it had added 28 Chinese organizations to a United States blacklist, effectively blocking those entities from purchasing American products. The 28 organizations have all been implicated in human rights violations and abuses in China’s campaign targeting Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in the autonomous region of Xinjiang, according to a Commerce Department filing.
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Rachel Maddow Warns That Trump Is Deteriorating At An Alarming Rate Due To Impeachment – Politics USA

Donald Trump has always been an unstable and erratic person, but Rachel Maddow pointed out on Monday night that he appears to be deteriorating at an alarming rate as the impeachment process ramps up. The MSNBC host said, “As this impeachment proceeding goes forward and does not slow down and continues to turn up more negative information about the president and his behavior, we are seeing some even weirder than usual behavior by the president.”
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Giuliani Associates Won’t Voluntarily Comply With House Impeachment Requests – TPM

Two of the south Florida businessmen who helped Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani with his pressure campaign against the Ukrainian government don’t intend to voluntarily comply with House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry requests, the Miami Herald reported Monday.  Both Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman don’t plan to respond to the House’s Monday deadline for documents and will not appear for testimony on Thursday and Friday this week.....
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Transgenders ‘Detransitioning’ on the Rise. And the LGBTQ Community Isn’t Helping. – Louder with Crowder

Sit down for this one, the detransitioning transgender community is on the rise. A woman in the UK, Charlie, who has been living as a boy since she was 13 (she’s now 21), and was scheduled to have both of her strapped in ta-tas chopped off, is making a big change: back to herself. But she’s discovered some interesting little bumps along the road. One, she’s found a lot of transgender people who also regret transitioning, and a supposedly tolerant group of people, the LGBTQ community, telling Charlie, and others like her, to talk to the...