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Prosecutors Set Their Sights on Donald Trump’s Former Bodyguard, Who Has Now Lawyered Up: Report

Former President Donald Trump’s onetime bodyguard, who now serves as a key manager with the Trump family business, is reportedly being investigated by Manhattan prosecutors. According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump Organization executive Matthew Calamari is being scrutinized by the New York City District Attorney’s Office as part of their wide-ranging probe into whether the company and/or executives there committed fraud. Here, the apparent focus is on whether the Trump Organization and top brass skirted tax laws by providing employees with fringe benefits that were never accounted for in tax filings.
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Grandson of WWII Medal of Honor recipient completes boot camp

Graduation is quite an achievement for young Marines who have conquered boot camp — but this year’s graduation is truly one for the ages. Three hundred fifty young men and women are on the final leg of a life-changing journey through Marine boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. It’s been 13 grueling, sometimes brutal, weeks. And for the first time since COVID-19 hit, all family members are allowed to attend the proud moment.
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Military must better understand sexual assaults to combat them

Sexual minorities in the U.S. military – lesbian, gay, bisexual and others who don’t identify as heterosexual – represent about 12 percent of the active-duty population. But according to our new research, they account for an estimated 43 percent of those who are sexually assaulted. This raises critical questions for...

What Iran's election means for the nuclear deal

The election of conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president injects new urgency into the efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, but could preclude the possibility of a “longer and stronger” agreement. Why it matters: President Biden hopes to put Iran’s nuclear program “back in a box” by...
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Amaney Jamal named next SPIA Dean

Amaney Jamal, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics and Director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, has been named the new Dean for Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). Her appointment was first disclosed by interim dean Nolan McCarty in an email to...
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Pagan Community Notes: Week of June 21, 2021

WILTSHIRE, England – Despite the shift in COVID-19 restrictions being extended and warnings from the English Heritage Trust, hundreds of people showed up at Stonehenge for Summer Solstice. The English Heritage Trust, the charity that manages Stonehenge and other historical sites, had originally planned to welcome back large groups of...
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WhatsApp introduces Spanish vaccine finder to help meet U.S. jab goal

The United States wants to see 70% of its population receive a coronavirus vaccine by July 4 – Independence Day. To help the country reach this goal, WhatsApp now has a tool called Vaccine Finder, available in the Spanish language and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Emails show Hunter Biden ties to head of lobby firm in DOJ probe

Emails found on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop provide new details about his business relationship with the head of a consulting firm reportedly under investigation by the Justice Department. Blue Star Strategies signed on to boost the image of Ukraine-based energy company Burisma Holdings in November 2015, while Hunter Biden was...
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Airline groups ask DOJ to help crack down on violent passengers

Organizations representing airlines and their workers sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday asking him to help crack down on violent passengers amid a string of confrontational incidents. The letter was sent by 10 different groups, NBC News reports, including Airlines for America, Allied Pilots Association, Transport...

China crosses 1 billion vaccinations, with 500 million in one month

China has now administered 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines — 500 million of them in just the past month. That's half of the global total during that period. The big picture: China's vaccine rollout started slowly, due in part to a low sense of urgency and also to the fact that the government was focusing on exporting doses.

Ethiopia holds a vital, flawed election

Ethiopians went to the polls on Monday in long-delayed elections. Well, some did. Millions were prevented from voting due to security or logistical concerns, and others boycotted the vote, citing the repression of opposition parties. Why it matters: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won a Nobel Peace Prize and launched...
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In Unanimous Ruling, Supreme Court Takes Aim at NCAA’s ‘Amateurism’ Model

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that limits on education-related benefits for college athletes violate federal antitrust laws. The opinion, written by Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, is seen as a victory for athletes’ rights and a strong rebuke of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s argument that increasing benefits for athletes will undermine what it says is the enterprise’s signature appeal — that its athletes are considered unpaid amateurs.
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Iran’s president-elect says he won’t meet with Joe Biden

Iran’s president-elect said Monday he wouldn’t meet with President Joe Biden nor negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias, sticking to a hard-line position following his landslide victory in last week’s election.
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Cruise industry continues path toward normal operations out of Florida

Cruise ships are sailing out of Florida again. A Royal Caribbean cruise ship is set to return to Miami on Tuesday after a test voyage with roughly 600 volunteers on board. Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is celebrating a decision from a federal judge last week that says the state would be harmed if an order from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues.