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Poland: Bill allowing judges to be punished signed into law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law much-criticized legislation that gives politicians the power to fine and fire judges whose actions and decisions they consider harmful.

The legislation has drawn condemnation from the European Union and international human rights organizations as well as from Poland's opposition and some judges. They say it violates the basic democratic values of judicial independence and the system of checks and balances and puts judges under political control.

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Bice: Board fires two leaders of the 2020 DNC Host Committee

The two leaders of Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention are out.

Late Tuesday, the board for the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee terminated President Liz Gilbert and her chief of staff, Adam Alonso.

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ap215 wrote:Bice: Board fires two leaders of the 2020 DNC Host Committee

The two leaders of Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention are out.

Late Tuesday, the board for the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee terminated President Liz Gilbert and her chief of staff, Adam Alonso.

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I read the whole article and I'm still wondering is Liz Gilbert the author of ‎Eat, Pray, Love‎? ‎

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It's time for the Committee song:

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Police chase happens on Chiefs Super Bowl parade route

People gathering for the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade early Wednesday morning witnessed a police chase along the parade route.

A car somehow got into the barricaded parade route on Grand Street in downtown Kansas City at approximately 8 a.m. It led police on a chase down the route before Kansas City Police pinned the car near the end of the parade route at Union Station.

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Federal judge reverses convictions of border humanitarian aid volunteers

The Trump administration’s yearslong taxpayer-funded mission to criminalize humanitarian aid at the southern U.S. border continues to be rebuked in the courts, with a federal judge on Monday reversing the convictions of four workers who had been charged for their actions volunteering with No More Deaths, the humanitarian aid group whose sole mission has been to prevent agonizing migrant deaths in the border desert.

The Tucson Sentinel reports that Natalie Hoffman, Oona Holcomb, Madeline Huse, and Zaachila Orozco-McCormick had been found guilty of federal misdemeanors early last year for their work leaving water and other lifesaving supplies in the searing desert, Hoffman “for operating a motor vehicle in a wilderness area and entering a national refuge without a permit while Holcomb, Huse, and Orozco-McCormick were found guilty of entering without a permit and abandonment of property.”

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Former L.A. Country Sheriff Lee Baca reports to prison to begin a three year sentence for corruption.
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has reported to prison to begin serving a three-year prison sentence for a corruption conviction, according to federal records.

Agents had been secretly looking into allegations of bribery and inmate beatings by jail guards in 2011, when Baca and his top lieutenants learned that an inmate was acting as an FBI informant.

Baca and top brass hatched an elaborate plot to hide the informant in the jail system by booking him under false names and moving him to different locations. They also tried to intimidate an FBI agent by threatening to arrest her.

Their interference scuttled the investigation into civil rights abuses by guards but exposed corruption among the highest ranks of the department, snaring Baca and his top lieutenant.
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CEO seen on video hurling racist slur against Uber driver 'relieved of his duties'

The CEO of an Arizona company was "relieved of his duties" at his job on Wednesday after video surfaced showing him hurling a racial slur at a black Uber driver.

Hans Berglund, CEO of Agroplasma, a fertilizer company based in Tempe, Arizona, was getting into an Uber on Jan. 31 when the driver asked him to sit in the car's back seat rather than in front, according to NBC affiliate KPNX in Phoenix, which obtained the driver's video of the incident.

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New York Residents Can No Longer Sign Up for Global Entry, DHS Chief Says

The Department of Homeland Security has suspended Global Entry and several other trusted traveler programs for all residents of New York.

Chad Wolf, the Acting Homeland Security Chief, was on Fox News Wednesday night when he told host Tucker Carlson that all residents of the Empire State will be unable to enroll in the programs that make flying both domestically and internationally smoother.

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Number6 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:48 pm wrote:Former L.A. Country Sheriff Lee Baca reports to prison to begin a three year sentence for corruption.



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Six women of color leave Warren campaign in Nevada: report

Six women of color left Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) Nevada team after complaints of racial insensitivity within the campaign, Politico reported Thursday.

The departures have happened over the course of several months starting in November, according to the news outlet. Nevada is known for its large Latino population in contrast to other early primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire. The Nevada primary takes place February 22, a week before Super Tuesday on March 3.

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DOJ dropping antitrust probe into automakers

BREAKING: The Department of Justice (DOJ) is dropping its investigation into four major automakers that sided with California over the Trump administration on emissions standards, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hill.

The probe, announced in September, focused on BMW, Ford, Volkswagen and Honda and examined whether the companies violated the law by agreeing to follow stricter emissions standards advocated by California rather than ones determined by the Trump administration.

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Judge upholds Maryland ban on pet stores' sale of cats, dogs

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit that challenged Maryland's newly enacted ban on the sale of dogs and cats by retail pet stores, a statute billed as a check against unlicensed and unsanitary "puppy mills."

Four pet stores, a dog breeder and a dog broker sued in August to block the law, which took effect Jan. 1. Maryland was the second state after California to pass such restrictions on the sale of dogs and cats.

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24 Marines Discharged Over Human Smuggling, Drug-Related Charges
A dozen Marines have been less-than-honorably discharged as a result of human trafficking and drug-related offenses dating back to July 2019.

Twenty-four Marines were arrested during battalion formation at Camp Pendleton on July 25, 2019, accused of illegal activities.

One of the Marines, with a bad conduct charge, has been confined to the brig for 18-months, confirmed Motz. The other Marine is pending general court-martial, Motz said.

The 15 remaining Marines charged with lesser offenses have also been dismissed from service with less-than-honorable discharges.
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Washington high school principal resigns after attributing Kobe Bryant crash to 'karma'

The principal of a Washington state high school who called Kobe Bryant a “rapist” and said “karma” had caught up to the NBA legend on social media following his death resigned Friday, the Camas School District superintendent confirmed, NBC News reported.

Liza Sejkora, former principal at Camas High School, was placed on leave this week over a now-deleted Facebook post that read, "Not gonna lie. Seems to me that Karma caught up with a rapist today" on Jan. 26.

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Van plows into GOP voter registration tent in Florida

A Florida man plowed with his van into a voter-registration tent full of Trump supporters, scattering the volunteers before giving them the finger and speeding off, police in Jacksonville said.

“Today in Jacksonville, Florida six Trump Campaign volunteers were intentionally targeted while registering voters,” the Republican Party of Duval County tweeted late Saturday afternoon, along with photos of the trashed tent.

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Trump eliminates 70 positions inherited from Obama — including roles on the NSC: report

President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland (U.S. ambassador to the European Union) on Friday, February 7 has been dubbed the Friday Night Massacre — a name inspired by President Richard Nixon’s infamous Saturday Night Massacre of the 1970s. Never Trump conservative Max Boot, in his Washington Post column, predicted that the Friday Night Massacre was only the beginning — and sure enough, the right-wing Washington Examiner is reporting that a lot more firings are taking place. According to the Examiner’s Paul Bedard, Trump and National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien have decided to cut “70 positions inherited from former President Barack Obama” — including positions in the National Security Council (NSC).

Bedard quotes John Ullyot, senior director of strategic communications at the NSC, as saying, “This month, we will complete the right-sizing goal Ambassador O’Brien outlined in October, and in fact, may exceed that target by drawing down even more positions.”

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Sony, Amazon, others drop out of big tech show over virus

LONDON -- Two big Japanese companies are the latest to pull out of a major European technology show due to fears over the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

Electronics manufacturer Sony and mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo said Monday they're scrapping their appearances at Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile industry trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain, this month.

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Philippines Duterte deals blow to U.S. by terminating troop pact

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday terminated a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States (VFA) delivering on threats to downgrade an alliance crucial to U.S. interests.

The mercurial Duterte, who has clashed with the former colonial ruler over several issues, has decided to pull the plug on the two-decade troop rotation pact to enable the Philippines to be more independent with its relations with other countries, spokesman Salvador Panelo said.

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Uber loses early challenge to California gig-worker law

Uber Technologies failed to persuade a judge to shield its drivers from California’s gig-worker protection law while the company challenges the landmark measure in court.

A federal judge in Los Angeles rejected a request by Uber and Postmates to temporarily block enforcement of Assembly Bill 5, which aims to convert gig-economy workers from independent contractors to employees with benefits. Uber and Postmates didn’t ask the judge to shield other companies from the law.

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Associated Press: Zelensky seeks more independence, fires top aide

Ukraine’s president dismissed his chief of staff on Feb. 11 in a sign of intensifying rivalries in his entourage and a possible move to distance himself from a powerful billionaire.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s administration released his decree ousting Andriy Bohdan and putting foreign affairs adviser Andriy Yermak in the post instead.

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Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price Delivers Letter of Resignation

Today, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price delivered the following letter to the IDP State Central Committee and Secretary Don Ruby:

Dear Members of the Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee,

Serving as Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

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Jeremy Roenick dismissed by NBC for inappropriate comments: 'Very disappointed and angry'

Jeremy Roenick’s suspension from NBC Sports in December for comments he made about co-workers Kathryn Tappen and Patrick Sharp while a guest on Barstool Sports’ Spittin’ Chiclets podcast appears to have concluded today with a dismissal.

The former NHL star and broadcaster posted a video on Wednesday with the caption “What a Joke!!” in which he announces he will not be returning to NBC Sports.

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FAU DE dismissed from team after several arrests, allegedly threatening to kill ex-girlfriend

A Florida Atlantic freshman defensive end is no longer with the team after he was arrested three times in the past four months for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Travon Thomas, 18, was first arrested on Oct. 14 after allegedly head-butting his then-girlfriend, who was also a student at Florida Atlantic. He admitted to hitting her and was charged with battery dating violence, per the report, and ordered not to have contact with her.

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Pa. Senate’s most powerful Republican won’t seek reelection

HARRISBURG — The top Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate announced late Wednesday that he is not running for reelection, becoming the second ranking GOP lawmaker in the Capitol to seek retirement in a pivotal election year.

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R., Jefferson) said in a statement that his decision was “personal, not political,” and that he looked forward to spending more time with his family after nearly 20 years in the legislature.

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Manchester City Hit with 2-Season UCL Ban, €30M Fine over FFP Violation

Manchester City have been banned from UEFA club competitions—the Champions and Europa Leagues—for two seasons and fined €30 million (£24.9 million) after being found to have breached the European governing body's financial fair play (FFP) rules.

Rob Harris of the AP shared UEFA's full statement:

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