According to Warren’s presidential candidate personal financial disclosure, obtained by The Center for Public Integrity, Warren is worth somewhere between roughly $4 million and $10 million. The exact number is not clear as the report includes ranges for various investments and income streams, rather than exact amounts.
Helicopters swarmed overhead...
Loud booms echoed through the streets...
No, this is not Beirut, Damascus, or Kabul - it's Downtown Los Angeles.
As The LA Times reports, a series of loud booms that rocked downtown LA on Monday night startled some people, but LAPD said there was no need to be concerned, as the noises were part of a U.S. Army training exercise involving aircraft and weapon simulations in urban settings.
The training is set to run through Saturday in Los Angeles and Long Beach.
At approximately 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 1, CBP officers encountered the 66-year-old Mexican citizen as he entered the port of entry driving a Freightliner tractor and towing a trailer containing a manifested shipment of decorative rocks. During a preliminary inspection, a CBP canine alerted to the conveyance, and officers referred the driver for further screening through the port’s X-ray imaging system.
CBP officers reviewed the X-ray scans and detected anomalies inside cavities within the artificial rocks. Officers offloaded the shipment, searched the hollow areas in the rocks, and ultimately discovered 120 wrapped packages of methamphetamine concealed inside.
Once removed, the methamphetamine yielded a total weight of 395 pounds, with an estimated street value of $1.1 million.
William Brown, 24, died after his left internal cartoid artery was dissected due to penetrating trauma from an exploding vaporizer pen, according to a report from the medical examiner.
Brown's grandmother told WFAA he borrowed her car to run errands and stopped at the Smoke & Vape DZ vape store in Keller, where she said he purchased a vape pen. She said he sat back inside the car to use the device when the battery exploded.
A military judge presiding over the court-martial of a decorated Navy SEAL leader alleged to have killed an injured ISIS prisoner of war in Iraq dropped two of the charges that had been facing him.
Special Operations Chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher will no longer face trial for allegedly performing a re-enlistment ceremony next to the corpse of the teenage militant or for operating a drone over it, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
This year’s guests come from all different walks of life, and each has an incredible story to tell. No matter their background, each one has something important in common: They represent the very best of America.
Meet the special people who will join the First Lady and President Trump...
Denver voters will decide in May whether to decriminalize so-called magic mushrooms containing the hallucinogenic drug psilocybin (sy-loh-SY'-bin).
KMGH-TV reported Friday that city elections officials determined that proponents gathered enough valid petition signatures to put the proposal on the May 7 municipal election ballot.
If it passes, it's believed Denver would be the first U.S. city to decriminalize the drug.
However, it would still be illegal under federal law. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies psilocybin in the same category as heroin and LSD.
The letter was produced by Mr. Stone's lawyer, Grant Smith, who sent it to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
The proof that CNN was tipped off by an official within the FBI investigation to Roger Stone's pending indictment and home raid is evident in the damning omission that comes on the final page of the letter:...
The implication that an FBI official is leaking information to control CNN's coverage of the federal agency's activities could lead to another criminal investigation of its own people and be enough to ruin the current two-year probe.
Read the letter by clicking above. It's really damning.
...researchers have been working on ways to grow healthy organs outside the human body. One such method, called blastocyst complementation, has already produced promising results. Researchers take blastocysts, the clusters of cells formed several days after egg fertilization, from mutant animals missing specific organs and inject them with stem cells from a normal donor, not necessarily of the same species. The stem cells then differentiate to form the entire missing organ in the resulting animal. The new organ retains the characteristics of the original stem cell donor, and can thus potentially be used in transplantation therapy.
In summary, the chronic global shortage of donor kidneys leaves many end-stage renal disease patients reliant on continued dialysis treatment. To address the donor kidney shortage, a team led by researchers at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan attempted to grow mouse kidneys inside rats using transplanted stem cells. The resulting kidneys appeared to be functional, providing proof-of-concept validation that this approach could be used to generate human kidneys inside livestock.
A small group of Central American caravan migrants jumped out of government-provided buses in the Mexican border city of Piedras Negras and made a dash for Eagle Pass, Texas.
Video published by the Eagle Pass News Leader reveals the moment when a group of migrants purportedly from the caravan were turning themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents immediately after crossing the river.
On the Mexican side, the majority of the migrants went to a temporary shelter where they will have to wait to be admitted into the U.S. through a port of entry. However, the migrants grew restless overnight and began having brief altercations with local police officers around the shelter. The possibility of a larger conflict and having his police outnumbered by 1,700 migrants led to Piedras Negras Mayor Claudio Mario Bres to request the help of federal authorities to deal with crowd control.
The OIG investigation substantiated that the SSA violated federal law or regulation in making false representations related to two mortgage loans and filing false annual financial disclosure forms by not reporting income received from the contractor. The OIG investigation also substantiated that the SSA violated federal law or regulations, and FBI ethics policies, by working for a contractor that was currently under contract with the FBI, accepting gifts from an applicant for FBI employment and assisting the applicant in the selection process, misusing the SSA’s government vehicle by allowing family members to ride in the vehicle, and exchanging sexually explicit text messages on the SSA’s government cell phone.
The former White House chief strategist is crafting new alliances in Brazil. ‘I’m very proud to join Steve Bannon as the leader of The Movement in Brazil, representing Latin American nations. We will work with him to reclaim sovereignty from progressive globalist elitist forces and expand common sense nationalism for all citizens of Latin America,’ announced Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazil’s president, on Saturday.
[...] Bannon’s incision south of the Rio Grande comes as Washington turns its attention to the region – relatively neglected in recents as the United States became embroiled in the Middle East – with a renewed focus.
[...] And for Bannon, these are happier days. President Donald Trump, strikingly, publicly praised his former aide this weekend for the first time since his political excommunication last year. Speaking to The New York Times, Trump lamented Bannon’s involvement with gossip auteur Michael Wolff, but added: ‘And yet, Bannon, now, if you’ve seen him on an interview over the last six months, I think there’s nobody that speaks better. It’s a crazy situation.’
Melania and I send our greetings to those celebrating the Lunar New Year.
Today, people across the United States and around the world mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year with spectacular fireworks displays, joyful festivals, and family gatherings. This is a sacred time for many people of Asian descent, and it is an opportunity for all Americans to honor the important contributions these communities have made to the story of American greatness.
As families, friends, and loved ones gather to welcome the Year of the Pig, we join in sharing our best wishes for good health, prosperity, and happiness.
One analysis found that the plans offer benefits similar to those in most employer insurance and they haven’t attempted to circumvent Labor Department regulations forbidding them to discriminate against consumers with preexisting conditions. Another analysis examining Land O’ Lakes, a farmer-owned cooperative, found that the plan covered all of the ACA’s essential health benefits with substantially lower premiums than on the individual market.
Meanwhile, the Congressional Budget Office released a report Thursday that predicted coverage gains as a result of the new rule, in conjunction with another rule from the administration that makes it easier for consumers to buy short-term health insurance. (Such short-term plans were also, perhaps more legitimately, criticized for offering “junk” plans.) The CBO projects that, as a result of these two rules, an estimated 5 million people will enroll in either a short-term plan or an association health plan every year over the next decade, including more than 1 million people annually who were previously uninsured. The CBO states that most of the movement (around three-quarters) will be due to association health plans.
St. Petersburg Sen. Jeff Brandes’ closely watched bill that would repeal a ban on smoking medical marijuana nearly died in a Florida Senate committee hearing on Monday.
But after the vote tied and was then reconsidered, it cleared its first hurdle Monday with a tight 6-4 vote.
The Senate Health Policy Committee passed SB 182, which in addition to legalizing smoking medical marijuana also deletes a provision that prohibits a medical marijuana treatment center from selling products like pipes, bongs or rolling papers and also specifies that medical marijuana cannot be smoked in public on any form of public transportation or in a school bus, car, plane or motorboat.
Whitaker joined US Attorney Richard Donoghue in Brooklyn federal court, where he shook hands with prosecutors in the case. His appearance came just after jurors in the case retired to begin discussing the charges against Guzman at the end of the months-long trial.
The 85-year-old justice attended a production of “Notorious RBG in Song” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington.
[...] Ginsburg did not speak, and many in the crowd did not know she was there. She sat in the back, and most saw her only as they left the performance. Michaels did not announce her presence.
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