The Mueller Report: Complete Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election – Robert S. Mueller & Special Counsel’s Office U.S. Department of Justice

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The Mueller Report: Complete Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election

Robert S. Mueller & Special Counsel’s Office U.S. Department of Justice

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Publish Date: June 4, 2019

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The long awaited Muller Report is finally published and made available to the public. The results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation provide answers to questions that caught the attention of the entire American public. Since the first evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election came up, the Democratic public has raised suspicion in President Trump's involvement. The special counsel was appointed to examine these allegations and to determine the fact regarding the biggest political scandal in the recent American history. On April 18, 2019, a redacted version of the Muller report was released to Congress and the public. In this report Robert Muller presented his findings regarding the Russian interference interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, allegations of conspiracy or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, and allegations of obstruction of justice. Contents: The Special Counsel's Investigation Russian "Active Measures" Social Media Campaign Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations Russian Government Links to and Contacts With the Trump Campaign Prosecution and Declination Decision Executive Summary to Volume II Background Legal and Evidentiary Principles Factual Results Of The Obstruction Investigation Legal Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-Of-Justice Statutes To The President

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Tamar Braxton Wins ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, Is The U.S. Version’s First Black Winner

Tamar Braxton Is The FIrst Black U.S. 'Celebrity Big Brother' Winner

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Tamar Braxton has been going through it, but she has something to celebrate about. The singer/reality star won the second season of Celebrity Big Brother Wednesday night (Feb.13) becoming the first Black winner of the  U.S. version of the show.

Won’t he do it?

Braxton beat former NFL running back Ricky Williams in a unanimous vote 9-0 putting her in elite company. No one has earned a clean sweep of jury votes since season 10 when Dan Gheesling who is considered to the greatest Big Brother player of all time.

With her victory, Tamar Braxton will take home $ 250,000 in prize money while Williams walks away with $ 50,000 for being the runner up. It was her passionate explanation that helped her seal the deal and walk away on top.

“I am a huge fan of this show. I played the game to the best of my ability,” she explained. “I lost my job publicly in front of everybody. I lost my husband. . . And I almost lost my life.” 

Braxton has seen better days she lost her co-hosting job on daytime talk show The Real back in 2016. She went through a highly publicized and messy divorce with her ex-husband Vince Herbert one year later. Recently the singer revealed on The Wendy Williams Show that she was molested as a child so this win couldn’t have come at a better time for her.

While playing on the show, Braxton won Head of Household competition and one Power of Veto competition giving her complete control and power of the game. Her many confrontations with other houseguests Olympian Lolo Jones comedian Tom Green and Kandi Burress were all over the internet. We are extremely happy for Tamar, you can watch the moment she was announced as the winner below.

Photo: CBS Photo Archive / Getty

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Episode 375 Scott Adams: Putin Puppets CNN and Max Boot Doing Russia’s Bidding by Destabilizing the U.S.

Topics: 

  • CNN’s reaction to President Trump denying he’s a Russian asset
    • First CNN pushes, promotes Russian asset story
    • Now they are gasping in horror he has to deny their BS?
  • Max Boot’s article, 18 reasons President might be Russian asset
    • Laundry list of unrelated stuff other people did or said
  • CNN seems to have given up on Mueller
    • CNN is creating the news they’re reporting

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Wait They Still Exist?: Blockbuster Down To One Last Store In The U.S.

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Blockbuster Video is one of the last few remnants from the 90s. The video rental franchise’s numbers were already dwindling, but after the announcement of the closures of the last two remaining stores in Alaska, is now down to one store in the United Stats. 

General Manager of Blockbuster Alaska, Kevin Daymude revealed via a Facebook post that rental operations will cease in Fairbanks and DeBarr Road stores before they reopen to sell off any remaining inventory until the end of August.

The fall of Blockbuster began around 2013 when Joseph Clayton CEO of the video rental franchise’s parent company Dish Network Corp announced the shift towards digital distribution from physical means. With the announcement followed the closure of 300 stores but the company vowed to continue to serve customers via online through an On Demand app.

The last remaining Blockbuster stores in Alaska gained national attention about two months ago when Last Week Tonight’s host John Oliver spoke on the stores struggling to survive. He pointed out that due to states costly internet service, people were depended on the franchise for videos instead of streaming them online. He made a last-ditch effort to save the DeBarr Road Blockbuster by donating the jockstrap used by Russell Crowe in the film Cinderella Man. The move was a short fix and wasn’t enough to keep the store afloat, unfortunately.

With the closing of those two Alaska stores, a Blockbuster store located in Bend, Oregon as the last one standing. The General Manager Sandi Harding of that location spoke on his franchise being the last one stating: “If you’d asked me 14 years ago, there’s no way I’d thought we’d be the last one. It just seems a little crazy.” Hell, we’re shocked your store exists period.

Blockbuster is on the verge of becoming a thing of the past in the US, but it still has numerous stores and kiosks in Australia.

Photo: Dave Thompson – PA Images / Getty

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U.S. Justices Won’t Hear Hustler Club’s Exemption Case

The nation’s highest court has declined to review a petition from the owner of Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in New York, which asked justices to decide whether the state unconstitutionally denied the club a musical performance exemption from its “place of amusement” admission tax.
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LaVar Ball Returns to U.S. and Says ‘We’ll Be Good’ with Trump

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Tomi Lahren’s Struggle U.S. Flag Halloween Costume Gets Shredded On Twitter

Tomi Lahren is either a troll or really believes some of her Right Wing bombast, so much to the point that she’s draped herself in the American Flag as a Halloween get-up. While Lahren professes to be all about America and the country first, her outfit choice may actually violate a stated law regarding and folks on Twitter are letting her have it.

CBS News writes:

The Instagram photo shows Lahren wearing a star spangled cape-like garment as part of an outfit that included a red tutu, a flag themed fanny pack and a top bearing President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.

Some accused the Fox News contributor of being disrespectful of the flag, including Trump administration critic Keith Olbermann, who claimed her costume was in violation of U.S. flag code. Olbermann wrote in a tweet, “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel…”

Donald Trump Jr. shot back with a picture of Olbermann draped in a flag on the cover of his new book. He tweeted, “Life is hard; it’s even harder when you’re stupid.”

Since the photo was posted just days ago, discussion about Lahren’s choice, and the statements made in the caption have been debated and bandied about. We collected some of the sharpest criticisms of Tomi Lahren’s outfit choice below and on the following pages.

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The Only Way to Fix Healthcare Insurance in the U.S.

Our system of government has been amazingly robust for hundreds of years, but it fails when you have these two conditions:

1. An issue is too complicated for the public to understand.

2. Big companies are willing to distort the system for profits.

That situation describes the healthcare debate going on in the United States right now. Our undersized brains can’t grasp all the nuances and implications of any particular healthcare plan. And when our brains are confused, we default to our biases (usually party loyalty) or to whatever metric is simple enough to understand. With healthcare, the one metric that matters is how many people will be covered compared to Obamacare. If the Republican plan covers more people, it will pass. If not, it will fail. 

Sure, Republicans will argue that the CBO projections are inaccurate. They will argue that comparing a mandatory plan with an optional one is comparing apples to oranges. They will be right about all of that, but it is irrelevant to the outcome. People will look at the number of people covered and stop there. So any Republican bill that covers fewer people than Obamacare is dead on arrival. That’s where we are now. And we don’t have a system of government that can fix this situation. 

But what we do have is an active citizenry and social media. That’s a better system for designing a healthcare system. I’ll describe one way to go about it.

Some of you are aware of Github, a company that lets software developers contribute bits of code that are made available to all other Github users. Github is a big deal, and software developers almost can’t live without it. Perhaps it is time to build a similar system for fixing health insurance in the U.S.

Imagine a website where any interested party can contribute suggestions for improving any individual element of healthcare in the United States, with a focus on lowering costs while improving outcomes. Perhaps you have an idea about lowering drug prices, and I have an idea about online doctors. We submit our ideas, and the Github-for-healthcare users gets to improve on them or ignore them. The system would allow users to rank the ideas. In time, citizens could develop multiple ideas for every element of healthcare. Citizen volunteers could eventually create up to three plans and present them to Congress for a vote.

I’ll get the ball rolling here by framing the problem as an innovation challenge, not a cost issue.

I think Congress can pass a bill that overspends in the short run so long as it comes with a plan (or path) to greater coverage than Obamacare. In my picture above, you see the growing gap between future health care costs and tax revenue. That growing gap can only be closed by some combination of innovation, cutting regulations, improving competition, and improving prevention. Let’s call that a “moon shot” challenge. We don’t know how to get there right now, but Americans are good at figuring out this sort of thing.

My suggestion for getting a healthcare bill passed is for Republicans to create a credible story for how they will cover more people than Obamacare, at a reasonable cost. And the best way to make that case is with visual persuasion, starting with this sort of simple graph and extending to images of startups that promise to lower medical costs.

At the moment, Paul Ryan and the Republicans are trying to sell their plan with facts, concepts, details, and logical arguments. That won’t work. You need an aspirational story about how to get to better coverage than Obamacare via American ingenuity. Everything else is just noise.

I don’t mind letting Congress take its best shot at improving healthcare. But realistically, they can’t. They are not the right form of government for this sort of complexity. 

Perhaps citizens can do what congress could not.

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Iran Bans Further Negotiations with U.S. to Avoid “Influence”

Iran’s Supreme Leader banned further negotiations with the United States because he wants to avoid “influence.”

That’s the sort of thing you say when you are dealing with a Master Wizard and you notice the influence is working.

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Infographic: Pope Francis’ U.S. Itinerary

Pope Francis is making his first visit to the U.S. this week, with stops in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia as he speaks to government officials and conducts large-scale masses. Here is a full itinerary of the pope’s visit:

Tuesday

  • 4:00 p.m.: Check in with God to let Him know he got there okay
  • 8:00 p.m.: Catch some Big Bang Theory while stretched out in bed of Bethesda, MD Econo Lodge

Wednesday

  • 10:30 a.m.: Following meeting with Obama, receive standard White House parting gift of $ 35 million in foreign military financing
  • 1:00 p.m.: Segway tour of National Mall

Thursday

  • 9:20 a.m.: Arrive at Capitol; revel in delight of meeting so many other people who also commune directly with God
  • 10:05 a.m.: Discover five minutes into congressional address that message of love and compassion …




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News in Brief: Study Finds Majority Of U.S. Currency Has Touched Financial Executive’s Nude Body

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Saying their findings pertained to every denomination of banknote, researchers at Harvard University released a study Friday confirming that the majority of paper currency in the United States has been in direct contact with at least one financial executive’s nude body at some point during its circulation. “Our data suggest that, for any given piece of U.S. legal tender, there is a 64 percent chance it has touched a portion of a Wall Street CEO or CFO’s naked flesh, likely when the executive gleefully rolled their nude body around in a large pile of money or dumped a bucket of bills over their head and let the currency cascade over their bare skin,” said professor of economics Robert Barro, noting that several dozen of the $ 10 bills his team randomly tested contained traces of DNA from every executive-level officer and board member at Goldman Sachs …




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News in Brief: Study Finds Harshly Criticizing U.S. Education System Only Causing It To Fall Further Behind Peers

PALO ALTO, CA—Explaining that even the most well-meaning criticism can lead to adverse repercussions, a study released Thursday by researchers at Stanford University has found that berating the U.S. education system has only caused it to fall further behind its international peers. “We often feel compelled to point out flaws and shortcomings when we’re trying to help our nation achieve its goals, but our research shows that criticizing a struggling institution like the United States education system actually lowers its confidence and causes it to perform even more poorly,” said the study’s lead author, Julie Ostel, who noted that authorities’ tendency to harp on the country’s substandard math and science skills was correlated with steady declines in math and science test scores. “People might think they’re helping when they highlight the educational deficits of our school systems by comparing them to academic standouts like …




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U.S. Open Tennis Star Ana Ivanovic’s Beauty Secrets (On and Off the Court)

Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic is serious about sun protection—and with good reason. Because her job takes her outdoors for long stretches, keeping her skin safe is incredibly important to her. So it makes sense…


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Alt-J is one of the top festival acts in the alternative music game, and for a new feature-length film, fans can catch a one-of-a-kind live undersell show. Out Sept. 2, Artists Den Presents alt-J will premiere in over 400 theaters across the United States’ biggest markets.
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News in Brief: U.S. Soothes Upset Netanyahu With Shipment Of Ballistic Missiles

WASHINGTON—Following Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s heated objections to the nuclear deal struck between the United States and Iran, American officials announced Tuesday that they were calming the upset head of government by treating him to a nice, big shipment of ballistic missiles. “Bibi always gets a little cranky when he sees us talking to Iran, but a few dozen short-range surface-to-surface missiles usually cheer him right up,” said State Department spokesperson Daniel Goldman, adding that the shipment of MGM-140 ATACMS missiles should be enough to settle the sullen Israeli leader down at least for the deal’s crucial early implementation stages. “Of course, we try not to spoil him by giving him a whole new tactical ballistics delivery system every single time he throws a fit, but our guy’s pretty good at getting his way. At least we’ll have a couple months of peace and …



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News in Brief: Study: U.S. Wastes 2 Million Hours Annually Figuring Out Where Tape Roll Starts

BLOOMINGTON, IN—A new study published Friday by researchers at Indiana University revealed that U.S. citizens waste approximately 2 million hours annually trying to figure out where a roll of tape starts. “According to our data, thousands of hours are squandered each day by Americans running their fingers along the outside of a roll of tape until they stumble upon the frayed edge where the tape begins,” said the study’s co-author Bethany Cohen, who noted that the amount of time Americans fritter away bringing the roll of tape up close to their face and slowly tracing their fingertips around its perimeter accounts for nearly $ 15 billion annually in lost productivity. “Furthermore, we discovered that when Americans eventually find where the tape starts, they waste an additional 4 million hours per year meticulously picking at the tape with a fingernail until they have a large enough tab to peel …



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News in Brief: Report: Only 47,000 Social Justice Milestones To Go Before U.S. Achieves Full Equality

WASHINGTON—Following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision making same-sex marriage legal nationwide, sources confirmed Friday that only 47,000 social justice milestones need to be reached before the U.S. achieves full equality. “This is a watershed moment for civil rights that finally brings the dream of living in an equitable society one tiny fraction of a step closer to reality,” said civil rights lawyer Helene Najjar, adding that the country could now turn its attention to closing the income gap, ending racial discrimination in law enforcement, and providing equal educational opportunities for all children, among tens of thousands of other issues. “We have been striving for this victory for decades, and we will continue to fight for a more just society until we have reached all 47,000 human rights milestones that still need to be achieved. This win proves that we are inching toward living in a …





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Fore! ”Cheater” Banner Flies Over Tiger Woods at U.S. Open, Club Goes Flying Out of His Hands While He’s Shooting From the Rough

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Keith Olbermann — SUSPEND HOPE SOLO … U.S. Coach Is a Disgrace

Hope Solo should be suspended from the U.S. Women’s soccer team IMMEDIATELY … in the wake of the allegations stemming from her domestic violence arrest … so says ESPN’s Keith Olbermann.  K.O. went off on Solo — and the honchos at Team USA…

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News in Brief: Report: More U.S. Families Living With Multiple Generations Of Xbox Under One Roof

WASHINGTON—Calling the trend a reflection of the nation’s changing social and economic landscape, a report released Friday by the Pew Research Center confirmed that more U.S. families are living with multiple generations of Xbox under one roof. “According to our survey data, over the past decade we have seen a dramatic rise in the number of American households that contain two or even three generations of consoles,” said the report’s author, Sean Corfield, adding that, in many cases, citizens reported that their Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One all share the same room. “The vast majority of Americans we surveyed described feeling an obligation to continue caring for their older consoles as they age, even as they continue to welcome new generations into their homes. At the same time, more Americans are also finding themselves trying to free space in their basement after their Xbox 360 …





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News in Brief: Report Finds Drug Tunnels Most Intact Transport Infrastructure In U.S.

ARLINGTON, VA—Touting the extensive safety precautions, routine maintenance, and limited congestion, a report published Friday by the American Transportation Research Institute revealed that drug tunnels are now the most intact and reliable form of transport infrastructure in the United States. “The nation’s drug-smuggling tunnels have benefited from large-scale investments in new technology, high-quality materials, and regular repairs, leaving them in far better condition than U.S. railways, ports, bridges, and interstates,” the report read in part, which praised the state-of-the-art rail systems in many tunnels for efficiently ferrying narcotics with few, if any, malfunctions. “With advanced ventilation systems to keep fresh air circulating and well-lit passages to prevent accidents, these tunnels are a modern engineering feat, the likes of which are virtually unseen elsewhere in the U.S. transit network.” The report concluded by noting that, with scores of new construction projects underway, U.S. drug tunnels are …





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Lindsay Lohan — I’ll Flee the U.S. for Monaco Before Going to Jail

Lindsay Lohan vows to become a fugitive from justice and will flee to Monaco if she doesn’t complete her community service on time. We know Lindsay is keenly aware of the looming May 28th deadline, and she knows there’s a real chance she won’t…

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U.S. Court Halts Labor Department Protection For Same-Sex Couples

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By Jon Herskovitz

AUSTIN, Texas, March 26 (Reuters) – A U.S. district judge in Texas on Thursday issued a stay to halt the U.S. Labor Department from implementing a rule that would expand medical leave protections for same-sex couples, saying the move impinges on the rights of states that ban gay marriage.

The state of Texas, which has a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, last week sued the Labor Department over the rule that would grant family medical leave protections to all married same-sex couples.

“The public maintains an abiding interest in preserving the rule of law and enforcing the states’ duly enacted laws from federal encroachment,” wrote Reed O’Connor, a district judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Texas was the first challenge to the department’s rule, which is set to take effect on Friday. Arkansas, Louisiana and Nebraska also joined the suit.

The rule requires companies to follow the marriage laws of the states in which their employees were wed, rather than where they reside, for the purpose of applying the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. That law requires employers to grant workers unpaid leave after giving birth or to care for sick family members.

“We are pleased that the Department of Labor’s effort to override our laws via federal rule-making has been halted, and we will continue to defend our sovereignty in this case,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement.

The rule has been hailed by gay rights groups and attorneys who represent workers and has divided employers. Some companies say it will impose a hefty burden on them to know the relevant laws and employees’ personal information. Others say the opposite, that a uniform policy will ease the financial stress of complying with a patchwork of laws.

The U.S. Supreme Court next month is scheduled to consider for the first time whether there is a constitutional right to marry. A ruling in favor of same-sex couples would likely moot the family leave issue.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Additional reporting by Daniel Wiessner in New York; Editing by Eric Beech)

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Chocolate Bars and Oompa Loompas: Primus Set U.S. Tour

Primus will bring their psychedelic tribute to the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory back to North America for a spring run. The band will offer its own brand of chocolate bars and Oompa Loompas first in Minneapolis on April 8th then across the states before ending on May 7th at……
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‘The Interview’: North Korea Responds to U.S. Sanctions

North Korea has issued a response to the sanctions the U.S. Department of the Treasury levied on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) government following that country’s involvement in the Sony cyber attack. “The persistent and unilateral action taken by the White House to slap ‘sanctions’ against the DPRK patently……
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North Korea’s Internet Falls Following Threats To U.S.

After the FBI identified North Korea as the culprit behind the Sony Pictures email leak, the nation’s link to the Internet was cut, taking it completely down.

Centered on the assassination of N.Korea leader Kim Jong-un, the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview received backlash before it was even released, a series of offensive emails from Sony executives was released shortly after. The studio completely pulled the movie after theatres received threats for agreeing to show it, a move criticized by President Obama and more.

Although U.S. Officials have denied any responsibility for the internet hacking they advised that Korea needs to compensate Sony for the damages caused by the film’s removal.

In a letter to Sony, Democrat Brad Sherman wrote“Threats from a dictator in North Korea should not stop Americans from seeing any movie. We have a responsibility to stand up against these attempts at intimidation..”

 

 

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Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial

Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in TokyoBy Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store. The verdict was read in an Oakland, California federal court. The plaintiffs, a group of individuals and businesses who purchased iPods from 2006 to 2009, sought about $ 350 million in damages from Apple alleging the company unfairly blocked competing device makers. Patrick Coughlin, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said "the jury called it like they saw it. …



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U.S. Says North Korea Was ‘Centrally Involved’ in Sony Hack

United States intelligence officials are saying that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the hacking of Sony Pictures’ computers. The White House is still deciding whether or not to accuse the country publicly of a cyber-terrorism, according to The New York Times. The discovery coincides with Sony’s decision……
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U.S. considers updating music licensing accords with ASCAP, BMI

The U.S. Department of Justice is considering changing or scrapping agreements it reached with two music licensing giants more than 70 years ago to freshen them up for the Internet age, the department said in a statement. The move follows a push from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc (BMI), which license about 90 percent of music heard on online services, in movies, televisions and restaurants. ASCAP represents artists including Beyonce, Billy Joel, Katy Perry and Hans Zimmer while BMI is home to Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Rihanna and others.
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U.S. singer Selena Gomez cancels Russian concerts

Gomez waves while greeting fans at the premiere of "Getaway" in Los AngelesBy Liza Dobkina ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – U.S. pop singer Selena Gomez has scrapped two concerts in Russia after falling foul of new visa rules which critics say can be used to keep out Western artists who promote gay rights. The concert organizers said the "Come and Get It" singer pulled out of the planned performances in St. Petersburg and Moscow next week when it became clear she would not be able to secure a visa in time. …



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U.S. singer Selena Gomez cancels Russian concerts

Gomez waves while greeting fans at the premiere of "Getaway" in Los AngelesBy Liza Dobkina ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – U.S. pop singer Selena Gomez has scrapped two concerts in Russia after falling foul of new visa rules which critics say can be used to keep out Western artists who promote gay rights. The concert organizers said the "Come and Get It" singer pulled out of the planned performances in St. Petersburg and Moscow next week when it became clear she would not be able to secure a visa in time. …



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