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Police investigating drugs, bullets found in DeSean Jackson’s wrecked truck

Tampa Bay Times, by Greg Auman Posted By: Hazymac- Thu, 28 47 2017 01:47:49 GMT TAMPA — A Chevy Silverado pickup truck registered to Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver DeSean Jackson was found wrecked and abandoned at International Plaza on Sunday night with marijuana and hollow’point bullets inside, according to Tampa police. Now police are trying to figure out who was driving the truck. A spokeswoman for Jackson said in an email to the Tampa Bay Times that a friend had borrowed his truck and that the marijuana and bullets were not Jackson´s. Three days later, no arrests had been made as of Wednesday night. The investigation is ongoing, said Tampa police spokeswoman Janelle McGregor, and Jackson has retained

Jailed Russian says he hacked DNC on Kremlin´s orders and can prove it

Tribune News Service, by By Kevin G. Hall Posted By: delta dave- Thu, 28 05 2017 02:05:14 GMT A jailed Russian who says he hacked into the Democratic National Committee computers on the Kremlin’s orders to steal emails released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign now claims he left behind a data signature to prove his assertion. In an interview with Russia’s RAIN television channel made public Wednesday, Konstantin Kozlovsky provided further details about what he said was a hacking operation led by the Russian intelligence agency known by its initials FSB.

Donald Trump is not attacking the FBI, even as he attacks the FBI

The Hill, by James A.Gagliano Posted By: garnet- Thu, 28 28 2017 02:28:49 GMT There is something purposely inaccurate about how some in certain media circles are attempting to frame the “battle royale” ongoing between the president of the United States and the world’s premier law enforcement agency — the FBI. Let’s be clear. Donald Trump’s considerable ego is at war with those who dare to imply the Russians helped him defeat Hillary Clinton in November of 2016. This has led him to square off against the FBI director he fired this past May, James B. Comey, Jr., who oversaw the early stages of the Russia collusion investigation. Comey’s relief in place thrust Deputy Director Andrew

Democrats Are Headed for a Major Clash over Impeachment

Vanity Fair, by Abigail Tracy Posted By: NorthernDog- Thu, 28 49 2017 02:49:37 GMT After bruising defeats in Virginia, New Jersey, and Alabama, Republicans are bracing for the possibility that Democrats take back the House in 2018—and Democrats, after a year in the wilderness, are beginning to seriously debate the political ramifications of impeaching Donald Trump if they do. For months, the Democratic base has been agitating for leadership to take more aggressive steps to censure the president. Until now, the idea of impeaching Trump has taken a backseat to more prosaic concerns. But if Democrats take back the House, that conversation will quickly enter the mainstream—as will the attendant political risks. Democratic leadership

5 arrests after up to 1,000 youths descend on Cherry Hill Mall

Courier Post [Cherry Hill, NJ], by Phaedra Trethan Posted By: NorthernDog- Thu, 28 56 2017 02:56:55 GMT As many as 1,000 juveniles converged Tuesday night at the Cherry Hill Mall, creating a disturbance that jangled a lot of post’holiday shoppers´ nerves but, police said, did not result in any injuries or property damage. Police responded to the area near JC Penney around 7:30 p.m. for a report of a large group of disorderly teens. They estimated between 700 and 1,000 unaccompanied youths had descended on the area; as police dispersed the crowd, they arrested five people: four juveniles from Camden and one from Cherry Hill. The youths face charges including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The incident

CONFIRMED: Media coverage “far more negative” for Trump than previous presidents

Pew Research has released its year end report called 17 Striking Findings from 2017 and among them was a report on how the media has treated Trump versus other presidents. What they . . .

Principal’s door from Rockwell’s iconic ‘Shiner’ preserved

The door to a New York school principal’s office that served as the setting for one of Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings has been preserved in an exhibit.

Academia faces #MeToo movement over sexual harrassment

Academia — like Hollywood, the media and Congress — is facing its own #MeToo movement over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Activists to copy Illinois ‘gay panic defense’ ban elsewhere

Starting in January, Illinois is outlawing a rare criminal defense argument allowing the use of a victim’s sexual orientation as justification for violent crime.

AL Sec of State: Roy Moore Election Fraud Claim Has ‘No’ Merit — ‘Doug Jones Will Be Certified Today’

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Thursday on CNN’s “New Day,” Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill dismissed a late-night announcement from former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s campaign that it had filed a complaint in Circuit Court in Montgomery, AL to halt the certification of the U.S. Senate special election held earlier this month. Moore, the GOP nominee in that election, was defeated by former Clinton U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee, by a nearly 23,000-vote margin. Host Alisyn Camerota asked Merrill by phone if Moore’s claims had any merit? Merrill answered no and said the certification would proceed at 1 p.m. CT later today. “The short answer to that is no,” Merrill said. “Doug Jones will be certified today at 2 p.m. Eastern time, 1 p.m. Central time. The governor, Kay Ivey, our attorney general, Steve Marshall, and I will meet in the office of the secretary of state in the executive office, and we will sign the documents certifying him as the senator for the state of Alabama. He will be sworn in by Vice President Pence on the third of January when the Senate returns.” Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor