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In Craig Indictment, a Top Law Firm Tries to Hide Lobbying

In Craig Indictment, a Top Law Firm Tries to Hide LobbyingU.S. prosecutors laid out how Craig, a top partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, took pains to avoid registering his work as foreign lobbying — in part, they allege, out of a belief that registering under the so-called FARA law would prevent him and others from taking government jobs in the future. Craig’s efforts included backdating a letter and invoice to obscure that a private Ukrainian had funded the work and allowing the Ukrainian government to lie about how much the work cost, prosecutors said in a 22-page indictment filed Thursday. Craig will be arraigned on Friday.



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U.S. tourist, guide kidnapped in Uganda freed after 'settlement': tour firm

U.S. tourist, guide kidnapped in Uganda freed after 'settlement': tour firmAmid fears the incident could deter tourists from visiting the East African country, U.S. President Donald Trump called on Twitter for the kidnappers to be found. Ugandan authorities said on Sunday that Kimberley Sue Endecott, 35, and her driver, Jean Paul, had been rescued unharmed after being seized by gunmen in Queen Elizabeth National Park, near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, on April 2. “I don’t have details of the final settlement” New Vision reported on Monday, citing undisclosed sources, that a ransom of $ 30,000 had been paid.



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US tourist, guide, kidnapped in Uganda freed after ransom paid: safari firm

US tourist, guide, kidnapped in Uganda freed after ransom paid: safari firmA US tourist and a safari guide kidnapped by gunmen in a Ugandan national park have been recovered safe and sound after a ransom was paid for their release, a safari firm said on Sunday. The pair were hauled from their safari vehicle by four gunmen around dusk on Tuesday as they drove through the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Mike Walker, manager of Wild Frontiers Safaris, said US tourist Kimberly Endicott and experienced guide Jean-Paul Mirenge, were “back safe”.



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Catholic Church in US state failed to disclose 200 accused clergy: law firm

Catholic Church in US state failed to disclose 200 accused clergy: law firmThe Catholic Church has failed to disclose more than 200 names of clergy accused of abuse in the US state of Illinois, a law firm claimed Wednesday. The firm Jeff Anderson & Associates has previously released names of accused clergy in other parts of the country based on information it compiled from public sources such as lawsuits. Its latest report outlined 395 Catholic clergy and laypersons in Illinois who have been accused of sexually assaulting children.



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Venezuela to move state oil firm PDVSA office from Lisbon to Moscow

Venezuela to move state oil firm PDVSA office from Lisbon to MoscowMoscow has backed Maduro in the face of a political challenge from opposition leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president in January — a move backed by most Western nations. Rodriguez, explaining the decision to move PDVSA’s office at a joint news conference in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said Europe had shown it was no longer able to guarantee the safety of Venezuela’s assets. The PDVSA office move corresponded with plans to expand technical cooperation in extracting oil with Russian oil companies Rosneft and Gazprom, she added.



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Fairfax Accuser Hires Firm that Represented Christine Blasey Ford

Fairfax Accuser Hires Firm that Represented Christine Blasey FordThe unnamed California woman who accused Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault has retained the same law firm that represented Christine Blasey Ford when she publicly accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted sexual assault. The woman recently hired the Washington, D.C.-based firm of Katz Marshall & Banks and is currently discussing with her attorneys how best to proceed after publishing her account of the assault on the right-wing website Big League Politics Sunday night, NPR reported Tuesday. The woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, accused a politician fitting Fairfax’s description of assaulting her in a Boston hotel room at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.



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Obama Spoke at Boeing Retreat After Firm Gave Millions to Library Fund

Obama Spoke at Boeing Retreat After Firm Gave Millions to Library FundGeorge W. Bush addressed the group last year, said people familiar with the matter. Obama dropped in on the leadership sessions while traveling back to the mainland from his year-end holiday in Hawaii, and Arizona’s top-notch golf courses were part of the allure. The former president waived his speaking fee for the informal address, said Katie Hill, Obama’s spokeswoman.



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U.S. Supreme Court rejects mystery firm possibly linked to Russia probe

U.S. Supreme Court rejects mystery firm possibly linked to Russia probeThe court in a brief order turned away a request filed by the company, which is facing a daily fine of $ 50,000 imposed by a U.S. federal judge in Washington for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued in an investigation. As Mueller’s probe already has implicated foreign entities, the subpoena could be linked to the investigation. Russia has denied meddling in the election.



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Trump holds firm on border wall, offers steel option as compromise

Trump holds firm on border wall, offers steel option as compromiseTrump’s comments came at the start of the third week of a partial government shutdown resulting from the dispute that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers idled or without paychecks. Trump threatened again, without providing specifics on where the funding would originate, to declare a national emergency as an alternative way to build the wall, depending on the outcome of talks in the coming days. Democrats have declined to approve the $ 5.6 billion Trump wants to fulfill a 2016 campaign promise to curb illegal immigration.



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Trump Holds Firm on Wall Before Meeting Congressional Leaders

Trump Holds Firm on Wall Before Meeting Congressional LeadersTrump said the U.S. needs a wall “for the security of our country,” and that drones and electronic measures weren’t enough. “It could be a long time” before the shuttered parts of the government are reopened, Trump told reporters Wednesday at the start of a Cabinet meeting. Trump initially suggested he might accept less than the $ 5.6 billion he’s been demanding for border security.



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