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Robbery: “New Yorkers who break social distancing rules will now face fines up to $500”

“New York City residents who break social distancing rules will be subject to fines up to $500, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday. As New York battles the spread of coronavirus, the state has ordered nonessential businesses to shut down, … Continue reading

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“Erdogan’s Gamble Backfires As EU Gives Iron-Willed Greeks $780M to Secure Their Border”

“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan thought that by sending tens of thousands of “crying refugees” to invade Greece Europeans would cave and throw open their borders as happened in 2015 — instead he ran into the army of Sparta… The Greek … Continue reading

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SPYING: “NSA’s controversial $100M phone-surveillance program led to zero arrests”

“A National Security Agency (NSA) programme that analysed logs of phone calls and text messages made by Americans cost $100m and yielded one investigation and zero arrests from 2015 to 2019. In that same period it also only twice produced … Continue reading

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“D.C. issues record $1 billion in traffic and parking tickets, AAA calls it ‘predatory'”

“D.C. has long been considered one of the most onerous places in the country for traffic fines, seeing a steady climb year to year in tickets issued and revenue generated. But recently the District broke into stunning new territory, issuing … Continue reading

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“Software firm negotiates $145 million settlement in opioid-kickback scheme…”

“Just days ago, the Justice Department announced a new action tied to its efforts to hold those responsible for the opioid epidemic accountable. The DoJ noted in a press release it had reached a $145 million settlement with a firm called Practice … Continue reading

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POISONOUS BABY POWDER: “Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $750mn in New Jersey talc case”

“US drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will have to pay punitive damages of $750 million to four plaintiffs who allege that the company’s baby powder caused their cancers. The plaintiffs have already been awarded $37.2 million as compensation for … Continue reading

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“No safety net: 2 in 5 would struggle to pay off $400 bill”

“According to a survey of 2,000 U.S. citizens, just one in four Americans have enough savings to cover no more than two months of bills. In the event of unexpected unemployment, or a family emergency, that doesn’t leave a whole … Continue reading

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