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Brexiteer Nigel Farage steps down as leader of Reform UK

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage holds a Union Jack flag during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Saturday he would step down as the leader of Reform UK, the rebranded......

Lavish-living leader of ‘barbaric’ Medicare fraud scheme that fueled opioid crisis sent to prison

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The sentence marks the first reckoning of a metro Detroit medical professional embroiled in one of the largest healthcare fraud cases in U.S. history        Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

Senegal opposition leader arrested as supporters clash with police

Reuters
By Cooper Inveen, Ngouda Dione DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police in the capital while protesting against a rape accusation he denies. An employee at a beauty salon accused Sonko last month of rape. The......

Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85

New York Times
After graduating from law school in 1960, he became a law clerk to Donald Hollowell, who had a busy one-man civil rights practice in Atlanta. Mr. Jordan worked closely on the case that desegregated the University of Georgia and grew close to Charlayne Hunter (later the journalist and author Charlayne......

Small-launch leader Rocket Lab going public via a SPAC, with plans for bigger Neutron rocket

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck stands with one his company’s Electron rockets. Rocket Lab Rocket Lab, the leader among companies building small rockets to launch satellites, is going public through a SPAC merger that values the company at more than......

Salvador’s Leader, Combative but Popular, May Tighten Grip in Elections

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MEXICO CITY — In his first two years in office, El Salvador’s president marched soldiers into the country’s legislature, defied Supreme Court rulings, published photos of barely clothed gang members crammed together on a prison floor and dispatched......

Proud Boys leader has no sympathy for lawmakers targeted by Capitol riot

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here  ”I’m not gonna cry about people who don’t give a crap about their constituents. I’m not going to sympathize with them,” Enrique Tarrio says.   More than a dozen people affiliated with the often violent, far-right  “Western Chauvinist” group have been charged for their roles in the insurrection,......

INTERVIEW-The school leader getting New Mexico’s tribes online

Reuters
By Jack Graham, Thomson Reuters Foundation * Less than 60% of rural New Mexico’s population has high-speed internet * Students had been using smartphones and parking lot Wi-Fi * Santa Fe Indian School provided laptops to get 700 students online Feb 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Working with rural tribal......

Arrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — Major opposition parties in the South Caucasus nation of Georgia vowed on Wednesday to boycott Parliament until the government releases a prominent opponent detained recently. The instability adds yet another country to a growing list of......

New York GOP district leader Philip Grillo, self-proclaimed ‘Republican Messiah,’ arrested in Capitol riot case

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rioters clash with police trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors, January 6, 2021. Lev Radin | Pacific Press | LightRocket | Getty Images A New York City man who has a leadership role in the Queens County......

Georgian police storm opposition party offices, detain its leader

Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Georgian police stormed the party offices of opposition leader Nika Melia and detained him early on Tuesday, days after the prime minister resigned after a disagreement over whether to take the prominent politician into custody. Melia, chairman of the United National Movement (UNM) opposition party, had been......

Black Lives Matter Leader Aisia Jones Announces City Council Candidacy in Ward 8

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Local activist and Black Lives Matter organizer Aisia Jones has announced her candidacy for Cleveland City Council in Ward 8.  Jones, who says her campaign will be built on transparency and the pursuit of opportunity for all Clevelanders, will challenge longtime incumbent Mike Polensek in an area that includes Collinwood.......

Google fires research leader amid diversity, research freedom controversies

Reuters
By Paresh Dave, Jeffrey Dastin FILE PHOTO: The Google sign is shown on one of the company’s office buildings in Irvine, California, U.S., October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google fired researcher Margaret Mitchell on Friday, they both said, after a weeks-long investigation found she moved......

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