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Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for fraud

Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for fraud

CNN — Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison on Friday following her conviction in January for defrauding investors while running the failed blood testing startup Theranos. Judge Edward Davila imposed a sentence of 11 years and three months in prison, with another three years of supervision after Holmes is released. …

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Nearly 200 convictions linked to discredited NYPD cops dismissed at Manhattan DA's request

Nearly 200 convictions linked to discredited NYPD cops dismissed at Manhattan DA’s request

CNN — Nearly 200 misdemeanor convictions tied to eight former New York Police Department officers who were themselves previously convicted of crimes have been vacated at the request of the Manhattan district attorney’s office. “While most law enforcement officials and police officers are dedicated public servants, these eight officers, who played a material role in …

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Former evangelical activist claims he knew of 2014 Supreme Court decision before it was released

Former evangelical activist claims he knew of 2014 Supreme Court decision before it was released

CNN — A former evangelical activist claimed in a letter to the Chief Justice of the United States that he knew about the outcome of a 2014 Supreme Court decision involving contraception and the Affordable Care Act by the court prior to the formal announcement, according to The New York Times . Rev. Rob Schenck …

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Judge weighs 'urgent' decision on whether to allow early voting in Georgia runoff on Saturday after Thanksgiving

Judge weighs ‘urgent’ decision on whether to allow early voting in Georgia runoff on Saturday after Thanksgiving

CNN — A Georgia judge acknowledged on Friday that “time was of the essence” as he decides whether to allow early voting on Saturday, November 26, in the state’s US Senate run-off election, though he did not give a specific timeframe for when he will issue a ruling. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Thomas Cox …

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Former lawyer who threw a Molotov cocktail at an NYPD vehicle during a police brutality protest has been sentenced to 15 months in prison

Former lawyer who threw a Molotov cocktail at an NYPD vehicle during a police brutality protest has been sentenced to 15 months in prison

CNN — A US District Judge has sentenced a former lawyer to 15 months in prison after she made a Molotov cocktail and threw it at an empty New York Police Department vehicle during an anti-Brooklyn police brutality protest in 2020. Urooj Rahman, 34, was sentenced on Friday by Judge Brian Cogan after pleading guilty …

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First on CNN: Incoming GOP chair investigating Biden family businesses won't subpoena President Biden

First on CNN: Incoming GOP chair investigating Biden family businesses won’t subpoena President Biden

CNN — The top House Republican poised to investigate the Biden family said Thursday he’s not planning to subpoena President Joe Biden despite being prepared to issue one to his son, Hunter. “There’s no plans to subpoena Joe Biden. There are plans to subpoena Hunter Biden,” GOP Rep. Jim Comer told CNN in a sit-down …

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Gabby Petito: Family awarded $3 million in wrongful death lawsuit against Brian Laundrie's estate

Gabby Petito: Family awarded $3 million in wrongful death lawsuit against Brian Laundrie’s estate

CNN — At Sarasota County, Florida, judge ruled Thursday in favor of Gabby Petito’s family in a wrongful-death lawsuit against the estate of Brian Laundrie. The final judgment awards $3 million to Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, as the administrator of Petito’s estate. “The Petito family lost their daughter, and they were also denied the opportunity …

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Uvalde shooting: Mayor vows senior cop will be gone 'by the end of this week'

Uvalde shooting: Mayor vows senior cop will be gone ‘by the end of this week’

Uvalde, Texas CNN — Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said he was outraged by the actions of Lt. Mariano Pargas whom a CNN report showed failing to organize help for children he knew were trapped with a gunman. “Lt. Pargas will not be a member of the Uvalde police department. At the very latest at the …

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Larry Brock: Texas veteran who entered Senate chamber in military gear on January 6 found guilty

Larry Brock: Texas veteran who entered Senate chamber in military gear on January 6 found guilty

CNN — A Texas man who served in the US Air Force was convicted on Wednesday of six charges in the US Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, when prosecutors say he entered the Senate chamber dressed in military gear. A federal judge in Washington, DC, found Larry Brock, 55, of Grapevine, Texas, guilty of …

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Elon Musk's $50 billion payday trial: Tesla CEO testifies in his own defense

Elon Musk’s $50 billion payday trial: Tesla CEO testifies in his own defense

Washington, D.C. CNN — Tesla CEO Elon Musk tested this morning in a shareholder lawsuit examining the massive compensation package that helped make him the world’s richest person. Tesla is being sued by plaintiff Richard J. Tornetta, who says that the company was wrong in awarding Musk his compensation package in 2018, which shareholders approved …

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