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Ex-LA council top aide to plead guilty in $1M bribery scheme

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

A former top aide to Los Angeles City Council member Jose Huizar will plead guilty to a federal racketeering charge in a $1 million bribery scheme involving real estate developers, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
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Picking low-profile French PM, Macron bets big on himself

Picking low-profile French PM, Macron bets big on himself

PARIS - Emmanuel Macron appointed low-profile conservative Jean Castex as his prime minister on Friday, in a move that means the French president is effectively betting the... Read more ...

SCOTUS Allows Alabama to Restore Voting Restrictions

SCOTUS Allows Alabama to Restore Voting Restrictions

The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the pandemic... Read more ...

UK looks to the White House with plan to televise press briefings

UK looks to the White House with plan to televise press briefings

LONDON - Boris Johnson's government plans to shake up the U.K.'s system for briefing the press and introduce White House-style televised briefings from Downing Street. Before... Read more ...

Washington Post Editorial Board Spells Out A Stark Truth About The...

Washington Post Editorial Board Spells Out A Stark Truth About The Coronavirus To Trump

“The reality is that the virus is not under control; it is in control," the newspaper's board told the president in its new column. Read more ...

Florida hits new Covid-19 record ahead of Pence visit

Florida hits new Covid-19 record ahead of Pence visit

TALLAHASSEE - Florida set a new record for coronavirus cases, reporting more than 10,100 new infections as Vice President Mike Pence was to meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis Thursday... Read more ...

Senate sends Hong Kong sanctions bill to Trump

Senate sends Hong Kong sanctions bill to Trump

The Senate on Thursday finalized passage of a sanctions bill to penalize China for its new national security law for Hong Kong that U.S. lawmakers say effectively ends the... Read more ...

Russia Investigation Material to Remain Secret Past Election

Russia Investigation Material to Remain Secret Past Election

House Democrats are unlikely to see secret material from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation before Election Day because of a move by the Supreme Court on Thursday. In what... Read more ...

Supreme Court to rule on House access to Mueller grand jury secrets

Supreme Court to rule on House access to Mueller grand jury secrets

The Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to consider whether the House of Representatives should be given permission to access grand jury secrets contained in special counsel... Read more ...

Top conservative lawmaker demands White House disband coronavirus task force

Top conservative lawmaker demands White House disband coronavirus task force

Rep. Andy Biggs, chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, on Thursday called on the White House to shutter its coronavirus task force, claiming the nation's top public... Read more ...

For Skipping The Census, Homes In These 6 Places Get Door Knocks First

For Skipping The Census, Homes In These 6 Places Get Door Knocks First

After delaying in-person visits because of COVID-19, Census Bureau workers are heading to unresponsive homes in Idaho, Maine and West Virginia, as well as parts of Louisiana... Read more ...