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U.S. banks weigh whether to embrace or avoid progressive firebrand Ocasio-Cortez

U.S. banks weigh whether to embrace or avoid progressive firebrand Ocasio-CortezBarely a month into the new Congress, financial lobbyists in Washington are already strategizing how to handle the star power of rookie Democrat lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Democratic Socialist and Wall Street critic joined the 60-member House Financial Services Committee in mid-January and more than a dozen lobbyists interviewed by Reuters say the 29-year-old activist and former bartender is too high-profile to ignore. Richard Hunt, chief executive of the Consumer Bankers Association, said he had not encountered a lawmaker like Ocasio-Cortez in more than 20 years in Washington.



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Canadian ambassador: Huawei exec could avoid US extradition

Canadian ambassador: Huawei exec could avoid US extraditionTORONTO (AP) — Canada's ambassador to China said he thinks a top Chinese executive has a strong case to avoid extradition to the United States and said he hopes she will be released soon in remarks one of his predecessors called "mind-boggling."



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How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation MistakesA toddler, still strapped into a car safety seat, survived a fall out of a moving vehicle this week on a Minnesota road—providing a chilling reminder of the importance of proper car seat installa…



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Judge rejects Kevin Spacey's plea to avoid court appearance as actor confirms he will plead not guilty to sexual assault

Judge rejects Kevin Spacey's plea to avoid court appearance as actor confirms he will plead not guilty to sexual assaultA judge in Nantucket has ordered Kevin Spacey to appear in court next week for his arraignment on sexual assault charges, denying the two-time Oscar winner’s plea for him to be excused from what he described as a media circus. Spacey said in court documents, filed on Monday, that will plead not guilty to indecent assault. The 59-year-old actor is accused of groping an 18-year-old employee of the Club Car, a restaurant and bar on the island of Nantucket, in July 2016. In the court documents, obtained by The Telegraph, he asked the judge that he be exempt from the January 7 arraignment, arguing that his presence would "amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with the case." His lawyer added that his presence would heighten the "prejudicial media interest" in the case and contaminate the jury pool. The judge swiftly denied Spacey's request, ordering that he attend the court proceedings.   Kevin Spacey, pictured during his time as director of the Old Vic theatre in London Credit: Clara Molden for The Telegraph His lawyers have been trying for some time to avoid the spectacle of the two-time Oscar winner appearing in court. On Thursday Michael Giardino, the Cape and Islands assistant district attorney, filed a motion saying that the prosecution did not agree to the defence’s request that Spacey be allowed to stay away. The prosecution argued that Massachusetts state rules for criminal procedure require that a defendant appear at arraignment. Lawyers for both sides agreed on the January 7 arraignment date during a December 20 hearing, at which Clerk-Magistrate Ryan Kearney found probable cause to charge Spacey. This allegation was first made public by the accuser’s mother, former news anchor Heather Unruh, in November 2017. Former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh speaks at a press conference in Boston November 8, 2017 during which she accused actor Kevin Spacey of allegedly sexually abusing her son in July 2016  Her son told investigators in the autumn that he was the one who approached Spacey that summer night, wanting a photo, and proceeded to drink heavily with the House of Cards actor after finishing his shift before the alleged assault took place, some time after midnight, police reports in the case show. Spacey’s lawyers on December 20 argued that there were “inconsistencies” in the accuser’s story, and claimed that he didn’t pull away from the actor for three minutes. The accuser has admitted telling Spacey he was 23 – the legal age for drinking in the state is 21. Spacey has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen men — some of them teens at the time of the alleged incidents — but the Nantucket case is the first to result in criminal charges. It carries a possible five years in prison.  



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No 'perp walk' for Kevin Spacey? He's trying to avoid his arraignment on sex-crime charge

No 'perp walk' for Kevin Spacey? He's trying to avoid his arraignment on sex-crime chargeWill Kevin Spacey avoid showing up for his arraignment on a sex-crime charge on Nantucket? Not if the district attorney has anything to say about it.



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How to Avoid Sneaky Car Rental Fees

How to Avoid Sneaky Car Rental FeesWhen Stan Carpenter picked up his car from Dollar Car Rental during a trip earlier this year, he thought he knew what he'd have to shell out. But two months later, he received a letter from Dolla…



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Indonesia says avoid coast near volcano, fearing new tsunami

Indonesia says avoid coast near volcano, fearing new tsunamiCARITA BEACH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities urged people to avoid the coast in areas where a tsunami killed at least 430 people over the weekend in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of the catastrophic 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami.



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FDA: Thoroughly wash avocados before eating to avoid listeria

FDA: Thoroughly wash avocados before eating to avoid listeriaThe FDA said the only way to prevent bacteria and dirt from transferring from the peel to the insides is to wash the skins throughouly before prepping.



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In no-deal Brexit, EU seeks to avoid short-term crash

In no-deal Brexit, EU seeks to avoid short-term crashEvery shipment of live animals or animal products from Britain would face controls at EU borders and Britons would lose the right to travel with their pets using EU pet passports. The European Union would only allow British trucks to carry goods into the bloc, assuming also Britain allowed EU trucks in, until the end of next year. The European Commission, which presented the plans, also warned of higher charges for using credit or debit cards because EU rules limiting such fees would no longer apply.



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Michael Flynn Asks To Avoid Prison Because He Cooperated With Russia Investigation

Michael Flynn Asks To Avoid Prison Because He Cooperated With Russia InvestigationPresident Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn has



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