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At the state level, Reyes has been active on issues like white-collar crime and human trafficking, and one of his earliest moves was to head to court to preserve Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. Despite his positions, some tech giants have tried to cozy up to Reyes. Facebook, for example, wrote a $10,000 check for the attorney general in October, according to Utah campaign finance data. Microsoft wrote a $1,000 check that month. Before becoming attorney general in 2013, Reyes served as general counsel for eTAGZ, a local media and technology company. His resume includes time spent as a partner at Accelerate Ventures, where he focused on legal issues facing the investment community. The FTC’s current leader, Democratic Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, has said she plans to resign on Feb. 10. After her departure, the agency will have three vacancies: two Republican slots, and one Democratic opening.
Washington Free Beacon
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Apartment Therapy
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Caroline Biggs is one of six people tracking their resolutions with Apartment Therapy in real time. You can read her first installment here . You'd be surprised to discover how often you check Instagram. True you might only spend a few minutes total scrolling through it every day, but if you're anything like me—i.e. committed to staying off social media for a month—you'll come to find you check your apps almost compulsively, at all hours of the day. READ MORE »
TIME - Top Stories
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For six years as Attorney General, Pruitt kept very busy doing the bidding of his financial supporters in the oil and gas industry. E&E News reported last month that, after being elected in 2010, he folded his offices Environmental Protection Unit , which investigated things like water contamination and illegal dumping, and launched a new Federalism Unit devoted to filing legal challenges against the EPA at least 14 of them , 13 of which had industry players as co-parties to the suits and financial contributors to Pruitt's political causes. A Pruitt spokesman says others absorbed the environmental units duties . But its budget was zeroed out by 2014, and one former state environmental official has come forward to say that Pruitt hasn't really done anything to protect Oklahomans . Mercury is a deadly neurotoxin that damages the brains of the developing fetus and young children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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AN APPALLED resident has said that his top floor flat feels like a prison after a lift left out of order for a month has left him trapped. Ancholme Mews, on Bigby Street, Brigg, is accommodation for the over 55s and today (Tuesday, January 17) a resident has contacted the Scunthorpe Telegraph to say that a lift deemed out-of-order on December 23 has still not been mended, leaving residents with limited mobility unable to leave their homes. Residents of the flats pay First Port £200 a...
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On the eve of its possible repeal, Obamacare is at its most popular, according to a poll from NBC and the Wall Street Journal released Tuesday. Forty-five percent of Americans surveyed said they think Obamacare, the outgoing president’s signature legislative achievement formally called the Affordable Care Act, is a “good idea.” Forty-one percent think it is a bad idea. The poll, conducted between Jan. 12 and 15, started asking about Obamacare in April 2009, and this month marks both the highest percentage of respondents who signaled their approval for the law and the first time that more people surveyed said they like it than dislike it. Republicans in Congress and President-elect Donald Trump have vowed to repeal the law and replace it with some alternative, although there is no clear consensus on what form that new legislation might take. The NBC/WSJ poll found that 50 percent of respondents have “little to no confidence that Republican proposals to replace the law will make things better.
BBC One West Midlands
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A further six men have been charged following the rioting at Birmingham Prison last month. Four of the group appeared before magistrates in Birmingham today. West Midlands Police says it's continuing to work with private company G4S - which runs the jail, and eight people have now been charged in connection with the riot.
Voice Of America
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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency after refusing to accept the results of last month’s election in which he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow. In a statement broadcast on state-run television Tuesday, Jammeh said state of emergency would last until the Supreme Court decides on a complaint his political party filed a week after the election citing voting irregularities. “Under this state of public emergency, civil liberties are to be fully respected while all citizens and residents in the [sic] Gambia are banned from any acts of disobedience to the laws of the Gambia, incitement of violence and acts intended to disturb public order and peace,” he said. “The security forces are hereby instructed to maintain absolute peace, law and order throughout the country.” WATCH: Jammeh statement on state of emergency Gambia’s Supreme Court was expected to rule on the case January 10, but postponed the ruling until May because it was unsure that a peaceful political transition would take place.
BBC One East
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But their budget is likely to pass next month with their majority at full council. Armed police are still in the village of Crowfield near Ipswich investigating concerns about the welfare of a man at a house in Stone Street. They were called last night and are trying to talk to the man. They say there are no other people involved.
Western Daily Press
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A man who violently shook a six-month-old boy and hit his head against a hard surface leaving him severely disabled has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.Benjamin Pople, 30, of Woolavington, was found guilty of GBH following a trial at Taunton Crown Court.Pople had denied causing the injuries to the boy which left him with a significant bleed on the brain, retinal haemorrhages and a fractured skull.As a result of the assault in Bridgwater in November 2015 the boy is now severely disabled and...
BBC One East Midlands
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Bristol Post
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A 40-year-old man jailed for nine-and-a-half years for trafficking women for sex in Bristol has been handed a month on top for failing to attend his trial.Vojtech Paloc was arrested in Liberec in the Czech Republic in November last year under a European Arrest Warrant, after leaving the UK before he could stand trial on human trafficking charges.He was jailed in his absence in December last year after being convicted of two counts of trafficking people into the UK for sexual...
The Guardian - Sport
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Wasps flanker has completed concussion protocols after 35-second returnKruis could be available this weekend following scan James Haskell has been passed fit for Wasps and Dai Young has backed the flanker to be available for England. The Saracens coach Mark McCall, meanwhile, has suggested George Kruis will be fit to face France. Haskell recovered from a foot injury to make his first appearance since playing for England against Australia in the summer in Wasps22-16 victory over Leicester earlier this month. Continue reading...
BBC One West
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This was far from a victimless crime - it is hard to believe no-one was injured. And it is just one of a number of attacks on cash machines over a twelve month period. It knocked us back four years. It literally knocked four years of growth off the business. 50% of the time we've been here we've lost.
France 24
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" It was the third announcement of US investment and job creation plans by a major company on Tuesday, just three days before Trump's inauguration. Trump quickly took credit in a pair of tweets that came shortly after announcements from General Motors and Walmart. "With all of the jobs I am bringing back into the US (even before taking office), with all of the new auto plants coming back into our country and with the massive cost reductions I have negotiated on military purchases and more, I believe the people are seeing 'big stuff.'" Monsanto shareholders last month approved the $66 billion takeover of the US company by Bayer. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2017 pending approval by antitrust officials in the US and Europe. Bayer-Monsanto, which will be headquartered in St. Louis, said its US investment will be in "global seeds and traits research and development.
Radar Online
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The 22-year-old explained how their marital issues began when their son Broncs was released from the hospital after a month-long stay in the NICU. When I came home I had postpartum depression, she said. That pushed Josh away. There was no support. He hated who I became . Mackenzie admitted that she became suicidal at the time. PHOTOS: Fights, Friends & Foes! Find Out Who’s Secretly BFFs & Who Hates Each Other In TheTeen Mom 2Cast REVEALED He said, I don't love you, you're crazy,' she confessed. I was suicidal. He said, Go kill yourself, but don't do it in front of me and the kids.' Although their issues led to her texting another man, she insisted she never wanted to be with that guy or talked about being with him. Josh first sparked the infidelity rumors over Facebook when he blasted his wife in a post .
BBC One South East
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Nine-month-old Benji is on powerful medication to control his illness, known as "infantile spasms" or West Syndrome. But many other children are misdiagnosed, causing long-term health complications. Charlie Rose has been to meet the family. Baby Benji started showing the signs that something wasn't quite right when he was four and a half months old.
BBC One East Midlands
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" City commentators say investors will be shocked by the scale of the bribery and corruption. Pre-tax profits are forecast to halve when they're reported next month, and it's thought Rolls Royce's reputation will have taken quite a hit. The man in charge of the investigation with David Green, the director of the Serious Fraud Office.
BBC One Oxford
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Three-year-old Isla Wiggins died and her unborn brother was also lost following the accident. Today, the 58-year-old driver appeared was bailed to appear at Oxford Crown Court next month. Health bosses in Oxfordshire say a major consultation into the future of health services in Oxfordshire's will lead to a more sustainable NHS.
BBC One Oxford
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The 36 you wrote so the products from her shop and was today given a six-month suspended prison sentence. They were ordered to forfeit all illegal products and together pay £127,000 in costs and fines. A lorry driver has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving on the A34. Thomas Hunter from Mansfield was charged after the crash in August last year involving a lorry and seven cars.
Bleacher Report
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Veteran outfielder Josh Hamilton reached an agreement Tuesday to re-sign with the Texas Rangers . Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first reported the new deal and noted the contract includes an option for Hamilton to request his release if he's not on the April 1 roster. Heyman also stated the new pact is for the minimum MLB salary ($535,000), if he makes the team. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram confirmed the minor league deal. Hamilton said he will try to play first base, per TR Sullivan of MLB.com. The 35-year-old slugger has failed to make much of an impact in recent years due to a combination of nagging injuries and off-field issues. He missed the entire 2016 season with the Rangers after undergoing surgery , his third procedure in a 10-month span, to completely reconstruct the ACL in his left knee. In 2015, Bill Madden and Michael O'Keeffe of the New York Daily News reported Hamilton met with MLB officials after suffering a cocaine and alcohol relapse.
Bristol Post
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A 40-year-old man jailed for nine-and-a-half years for trafficking women for sex in Bristol has been handed a month on top for failing to attend his trial.Vojtech Paloc was arrested in Liberec in the Czech Republic in November last year under a European Arrest Warrant, after leaving the UK before he could stand trial on human trafficking charges.He was jailed in his absence in December last year after being convicted of two counts of trafficking people into the UK for sexual...
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Fox News Bill OReilly will interview Donald Trump during the pregame programming ahead of next months Super Bowl. The interview will take place at the White House the morning of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 5, and will be broadcast later in the day during Fox Broadcastings pregame telecast — at approximately 4 p.m.... Read more »