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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night, succumbing to pressure from more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company helped fuel the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic.

Purdue's board met Sunday evening to approve the long-expected bankruptcy filing, which the company is pursuing to restructure under terms of a proposal to settle the widespread litigation.

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NC GOP senator announces retirement after getting caught on video gerrymandering his district

North Carolina Republican state Sen. John Alexander has announced that he will not seek re-election after he was caught trying to gerrymander his own district.

Alexander made the announcement on Thursday after he was seen on video Wednesday making changes that would have made his district a safe Republican seat.

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Shane Gillis Out From ‘Saturday Night Live’

“Saturday Night Live” is officially cutting ties with Shane Gillis.

“After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining ‘SNL,'” an “SNL” spokesperson on behalf of Lorne Michaels said in a statement. “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for SNL. We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard.”

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Judge rules Amber Guyger's murder trial will remain in Dallas - Dallas New

No Simi Valley juries for you.

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State District Judge Tammy Kemp ruled Monday afternoon that Amber Guyger's murder trial will remain in Dallas.

The jury was chosen Friday. But prosecutors and defense attorneys sparred in court Monday on whether to move the case to another county.

Kemp, who is presiding over the case, had told the attorneys she would rule by the end of the day on whether to move the trial. The trial is expected to begin Sept. 23.

Neither defense attorneys nor prosecutors could comment on the judge's ruling because there is a gag order in the case.

Jurors must ultimately decide whether it was a crime when Guyger, 31, shot Botham Jean in his own apartment. And if it was a crime, was it murder or a lesser crime like manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide? They also could find Guyger not guilty.


Still, they will probably decide it was not a crime or murder or manslaughter. All she has to do is sprinkle the magic pixie dust of "I feared for my life," and she'll walk.

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Judge rules Amber Guyger's murder trial will remain in Dallas - Dallas New

No Simi Valley juries for you.



Still, they will probably decide it was not a crime or murder or manslaughter. All she has to do is sprinkle the magic pixie dust of "I feared for my life," and she'll walk.

Victim Black? If so, slam dunk, walks, innocent.

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Victim Black? If so, slam dunk, walks, innocent.


Cop enters the wrong apartment, mistakes the guy whose apartment it is for a ... whatever, yes he is Black. She immediately shoots, kills.

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Taiwan loses biggest Pacific ally as Solomons embraces China

Taiwan has lost its largest ally in the Pacific after the Solomon Islands confirmed Tuesday that it is switching diplomatic allegiance to China, and observers say other Pacific nations may soon follow.

The switch has geopolitical significance that will be felt as far away as Washington because the Solomon Islands are located directly between Australia and the U.S. and were the site of fierce battles during World War II.

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Big Ben of Pittsburgh is out also.

New York Jets QB Trevor Siemian out for the year with an ankle injury

New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian has been declared out for the season after suffering an ankle injury on Monday night.

And just like that, the New York Jets are down to their third quarterback heading into Week 3. Their opponent is none other than the defending Super Bowl champions—the New England Patriots.

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Republican Rep. Paul Cook to retire from Congress after current term

Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Rep. Paul Cook announced Tuesday that he will retire from Congress to seek a seat on the San Bernadino County, Calif., Board of Supervisors.

The Republican from California issued a statement on Facebook declaring he will leave his post in the House at the end of his term after being elected to Congress in 2013.

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Vaping Flavorpocalypse Comes to New York as State Health Authorities Order Emergency Ban

The New York state Department of Health’s Public Health and Health Planning Council approved an emergency ban of all vaping products with flavors other than tobacco or menthol—and have doubtless started a mad rush on mint, mango, creme, and countless other types of vape juice—amid skyrocketing teen use and hundreds of cases of vaping-related lung illnesses across the country.

Former Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb, a supporter of a federal ban, has described the underage use and vaping-associated pulmonary illness (VAPI) issues as “conflated” and requiring “separate actions and separate public health concerns.” Currently, the seven deaths and 380 confirmed and probable cases that have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control are believed to possibly be linked to black market adulteration of THC products with potentially dangerous chemicals like Vitamin E acetate. However, CDC and state health officials told Stat News that researchers have yet to identify a definitive cause, cautioning that cases seen since April may be instances of long-term vaping damage or be tied to multiple causes.

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Another MAGA white supremacist jackass

A 30-year-old Trump supporter from Rhode Island pleaded guilty to stalking and transmitting a threat this week after he sent dozens of emails to a Harvard professor that included threats to kill and eat them.

CBS Boston reports that Matthew Haviland earlier this year sent 28 emails to an unnamed Harvard professor who had been outspoken in favor of abortion rights and critical of Trump.

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N.Y. Judge Resigns After Posting Image of Noose With ‘Make America Great Again’ Caption

A New York municipal judge has resigned and been permanently barred from judicial office after posting an image to Facebook of a noose with a “Make America Great Again” caption.

Kyle Canning, 29, a town court justice in Altona, New York, posted the image in February of 2018 that read in all capital letters, “If we want to make America great again we will have to make evil people fear punishment again.”

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Massive Central Park makeover announced; will affect Trump-owned ice rink

HARLEM, Manhattan -- The north end of Central Park is about to undergo one of the most significant changes that the park has seen in generations.

The area near the Harlem Meer will be transformed significantly at a cost of $150 million over at least three years' time. Some local residents questioned if it was worth the dollars and the years and they also asked what, if anything, President Donald Trump has to do with it all.

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Giants cancel head coach Pat Shurmur’s weekly radio appearance with Mike Francesa

The New York Giants are 0-2 and, other than maybe Saquon Barkley and the potential of Daniel Jones, there isn’t much hope for Big Blue this season. The critics are out and about, for good reason, and that might mean fewer media appearances from those on the team.

According to Newsday’s Neil Best, head coach Pat Shurmur is no longer going to appear on Mike Francesa’s show on WFAN. Shurmur talked with Francesa weekly on the Giants’ flagship radio station but that seems to be no more.

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Colt is ending production of AR-15s

Colt Firearms will be ending its production and sales of its AR-15 rifles due to lack of public demand amid excess market capacity.

Colt released a statement on Thursday to clarify the decision, which was made because the company simply isn’t selling enough of the rifles in the civilian marketplace to continue devoting the resources into it — a pattern that may be attributed to Colt rifles’ $1,000+ price tag and a market supplied with lower priced competitors.

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U.S. expels two Cuban diplomats at the U.N. suspected of spying

The Trump administration ordered Thursday the immediate expulsion of two Cuban diplomats accused of participating in “influence operations” against the United States.

“The United States requires the imminent departure of two members of Cuba’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations for abusing their privileges of residence,” the State Department said in a statement. “This is due to their attempts to conduct influence operations against the United States.”

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U.S. expels two Cuban diplomats at the U.N. suspected of spying

The Trump administration ordered Thursday the immediate expulsion of two Cuban diplomats accused of participating in “influence operations” against the United States.

“The United States requires the imminent departure of two members of Cuba’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations for abusing their privileges of residence,” the State Department said in a statement. “This is due to their attempts to conduct influence operations against the United States.”

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Georgia substitute teacher fired for allegedly putting students on racist list of ‘angels’ and ‘devils’

On Thursday, the Daily Mail reported that a substitute teacher at Awtrey Middle School in Cobb County, Georgia has been fired after children complained that he was branding “black children as devils and white children as angels.”

Students took pictures of the note and sent it to their parents, causing outrage.

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Former Miami mayor Tomás Regalado resigns as head of Radio and TV Martí

Former Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado resigned on Friday as head of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, the federal agency in charge of Radio and TV Martí, after several scandals that shook those stations.

The United States Agency for Global Media, which overseeing OCB, said it had accepted the resignation.

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TV and Radio Marti are two of the most ridiculous Cold War relics the government still operates. Only geezer gangsters from CANF still fight to keep them operating.

Nobody in Cuba ever sees or hears them - the gov't there has them jammed. I mean, for chrissakes, if you really want to get news to Cuba they can't see due to censorship, there is this interwebz thing ...

TV and Radio Marti are massive pointless wastes of money, they should be shut down.

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Patriots release Antonio Brown after rape allegations

The New England Patriots released Antonio Brown on Friday following sexual assault accusations against the superstar wide receiver.

In a statement, the Patriots said “we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.” The reigning Super Bowl champion franchise signed Brown just 11 days ago after his controversial departure from the Oakland Raiders.

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Gilbert Kaplan Resigns From Key Trump Administration Trade Role

(Bloomberg) -- Gilbert Kaplan, a key figure in enforcing trade rules for the Trump administration as undersecretary for international trade at the U.S. Commerce Department, resigned on Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.

A spokesperson for the Commerce Department declined to comment, and Kaplan couldn’t be immediately reached.

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NFL bans on-field pyrotechnics, reviewing Titans incident

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL has banned any on-field pyrotechnics and ''flame effects'' at any league or team events, including games, in the wake of an incident at last Sunday's game at Nissan Stadium.

A league spokesman said the matter was being reviewed and the prohibition would last at least through the review.

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Large vape shop manufacturing company leaving New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — “It’s unbelievable,” says Ken Gregory on New York’s liquid e-cigarette ban. Gregory is the Vice President of Operations for Bad Drip Labs, that factory directly supplying 16 vape stores in the region.

He says they’re not waiting for the 90-day temporary state ban to end, if it ever does. “The company will survive, but we will not have the opportunity to continue to provide these jobs in New York,” he says.

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Greek police arrest suspect in 1985 TWA Flight 847 hijacking

Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Greek police arrested a Lebanese suspect in the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847, local law enforcement said.

Officials arrested the unidentified man, 65, on the island of Mykonos after he disembarked from a cruise ship Thursday. A review of his passport showed he was wanted by Germany.

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