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U.S. Embassy tells Americans at gates in Kabul airport to “leave immediately”


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State Department warns US citizens to leave gates of Kabul airport ‘immediately’ due to threats


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Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates finalize their divorce


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Bill Gates admits flying private jet to Paris Accords in new book on how to tackle climate crisis


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Bill Gates said the transition between presidential administrations is ‘complicating’ the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, but ‘we’ll get through this in a positive way’


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Former Trump associate Rick Gates has been sentenced to 45 days in jail, 3 years probation, and a $20,000 fine

Former Trump associate Rick Gates has been sentenced to 45 days in jail, 3 years probation, and a $  20,000 fineSentencing guidelines recommended several years for the types of crimes Gates pleaded guilty to, but the judge noted he cooperated extensively.



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Judge sentences ex-Trump campaign aide Gates to probation and 45 days in jail

Judge sentences ex-Trump campaign aide Gates to probation and 45 days in jailA federal judge sentenced U.S. President Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates to serve an intermittent term of 45 days in jail and 36 months of probation, saying that while she was moved by his extensive cooperation with prosecutors, she still felt some punishment was in order. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she had struggled for some time with how to sentence Gates, who met with investigators more than 50 times and helped the government secure convictions of Republican operatives Paul Manafort and Roger Stone after he pleaded guilty in February 2018 to lying to the FBI and the special counsel’s office and conspiring against the United States.



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U.S. Backs Leniency for Gates, Citing ‘Extraordinary’ Help

U.S. Backs Leniency for Gates, Citing ‘Extraordinary’ Help(Bloomberg) — Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates deserves leniency for his “extraordinary assistance” with offshoots of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, the government told a judge just days before his sentencing.Prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday that they don’t oppose Gates’s request for probation. They also said that Gates deserved praise for standing up to powerful people and weathering “intense media scrutiny.” They wrote, without providing specifics, that “Gates received pressure not to cooperate with the U.S. government, including assurances of monetary assistance.”Gates was a critical witness in Mueller’s investigation of Russian election interference. He was the star prosecution witness in the trial of his former boss Paul Manafort, who was convicted of bank and tax fraud, and he testified against Trump ally Roger Stone and former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig. Gates met with investigators more than 50 times, prosecutors said.But prosecutors also noted Gates’s many crimes.“Gates did not commit crimes only with Manafort,” they wrote. “On a far smaller scale, he also committed crimes on his own and for his own benefit. He failed to report more than $ 3 million in income on his tax returns over several years, failed to disclose his own foreign bank accounts, and stole approximately several hundred thousand dollars from Manafort’s overseas accounts.”Gates also engaged in mortgage fraud by overstating his income, submitted false reimbursement vouchers to employers, and participated in an investment-fraud scheme with a man charged in Manhattan, they said.Gates was Manafort’s right-hand man in his political consulting firm and worked with him for a decade before joining him on President Donald Trump’s campaign. Manafort is serving a 7 1/2-year prison sentence for financial fraud.Indicted in 2017 with Manafort, who was Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman, Gates later pleaded guilty to conspiring with Manafort to hide their work as unregistered foreign agents and to conceal his former boss’s offshore bank accounts.Gates’s lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson to sentence him to probation in a late Monday court filing. He said he accepted responsibility “in every way possible.” He will be sentenced on Dec. 17.Read MoreGates Says He Stole, Lied and Cheated But Trust Him AnywayTrump Hovers Over Stone Trial in Testimony on Clinton LeaksEx-Trump Campaign Aide Gates Testifies in Trial of Gregory Craig(Updates with prosecutors’ praise of Gates in second paragraph)To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Harris in federal court in Washington at aharris16@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: David Glovin at dglovin@bloomberg.net, David S. JoachimFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Elizabeth Warren challenges Bill Gates on 'wealth tax'

Elizabeth Warren challenges Bill Gates on 'wealth tax'Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren offered to meet Bill Gates after the Microsoft billionaire expressed skepticism about her proposal for a “wealth tax” affecting the richest Americans — and assured him he would not have to pay $ 100 billion. Gates would pay $ 6.37 billion from a net worth of $ 107 billion, according to the calculator, slightly less than the $ 6.697 billion that would be owed by Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos.



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Elizabeth Warren willing to show Bill Gates how much she'd tax him: 'I promise it's not $100 billion'

Elizabeth Warren willing to show Bill Gates how much she'd tax him: 'I promise it's not $  100 billion'Bill Gates joked on Wednesday that "when you say I should pay $ 100 billion, OK, then I'm starting to do a little math about what I have left over."



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