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A mystery parent caught up in the college admissions scandal allegedly paid $6.5 million to get their kids into top universities

The college-admissions scandal, which has provoked both fascination and ire, led to criminal charges against 50 people — including Hollywood celebrities and business titans, who were accused of paying bribes to get their children into elite colleges. Yet, as noted by the Los Angeles Times, there is still one mystery in the $25 million dollar scam: $6.5 million dollars paid…

William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report is a 2-edged sword that could both help and hurt Trump

President Donald Trump declared he had been vindicated over the weekend, when Attorney General William Barr announced that the special counsel Robert Mueller did not find any evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. With respect to whether Trump obstructed justice — an issue his lawyers believed he faced significant legal jeopardy over —…

UK Parliament Takes Control Of Brexit Process

Watch Video Britain’s Parliament has voted to take control of the direction of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government. U.K. lawmakers passed an amendment Monday that allows them to hold a series of “indicative votes” on alternatives to May’s Brexit deal. Those votes will begin Wednesday. Last week, the EU agreed to postpone Brexit until May 22, but only…

Despite Mueller’s preliminary findings, freshman Democrat Rashida Tlaib is privately urging colleagues to join effort to impeach Trump

Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan sent a letter asking her fellow Democrats to sign onto a resolution urging the House Judiciary Committee to investigate any impeachable offenses committed by President Donald Trump. Tlaib has previously pledged to impeach Trump, as have a handful of other Democratic lawmakers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has attempted to tamp down talk of impeachment, suggesting…

Vaughn Palmer: B.C. LNG bill a slam dunk with Liberals teaming up with NDP

VICTORIA — As the house resumed sitting Monday, Finance Minister Carole James introduced the enabling legislation for the deal that finally landed the $40 billion LNG Canada project for B.C. The combination of tax relief and incentives was valued at $6 billion over 40 years when the New Democrats first dangled the terms this time last year. After extensive consultations…