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18 Things You Probably Don't Know About Prohibition

18 Things You Probably Don't Know About ProhibitionA century ago, the government effectively banned booze. The details are much weirder than what you remember from history class.



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Russia's entire cabinet resigned en masse in a plan that would help Putin keep power indefinitely. Here's everything we know.

Russia's entire cabinet resigned en masse in a plan that would help Putin keep power indefinitely. Here's everything we know.The resignation came moments after President Vladimir Putin Putin suggested big constitutional changes.



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Giuliani associate Lev Parnas trolled Trump by threatening to release a new photo of them together every time the president claims not to know him

Giuliani associate Lev Parnas trolled Trump by threatening to release a new photo of them together every time the president claims not to know himPresident Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed not to know Parnas. "Every time he says it, I'll show them another picture," Parnas told CNN.



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Five things to know in the case of Huawei's Meng

Five things to know in the case of Huawei's MengHearings into whether a Huawei executive can be extradited to the United States will begin on January 20 in Vancouver, in a case with potential repercussions for ties between the US, China and Canada. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecom giant and daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, was detained in the Canadian city on a US warrant in late 2018. Founded by former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) engineer Ren in 1987, Huawei has grown into one of the world’s biggest technology firms.



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Mexico Doesn’t Know What to Do With Its Presidential Dreamliner

Mexico Doesn’t Know What to Do With Its Presidential Dreamliner(Bloomberg) — A state-of-the-art $ 130 million presidential Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner is becoming a headache for the government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.Mexico is flying back the luxurious aircraft from California after failing to sell it for over a year, Lopez Obrador said Tuesday in his daily press conference, adding that they are rethinking options to get rid of the plane that he has deemed as too ostentatious.AMLO, as the Mexican president is known, put the Dreamliner on the block right after his inauguration in December 2018, choosing to fly commercial airlines instead to make a point about his frugal government style. The plane was flown to a Boeing hangar in Victorville, where the government has been paying maintenance and rent fees while trying to sell it.A dozen potential bidders surfaced last year but no deal was closed, Jorge Mendoza, chief executive officer of state bank Banobras, which is overseeing the sale process, said at the same conference. The plane has a market value of $ 130 million, Mendoza said, down from the $ 219 million that Mexico agreed to pay when it ordered it in 2012.Read More: Mexico Set for Loss on AMLO Sale of $ 219 Million DreamlinerLopez Obrador said he even offered the plane to U.S. President Donald Trump and agreed to receive goods in exchange, to no avail.“We give them the plane, they can pay us in kind. We need X-rays, ambulances, tomographs, laboratories,” he said. “We didn’t get an answer.”The government is now open to renting the plane or splitting ownership among 12 holders, AMLO said, urging Mexicans to make offers for the plane and other aircraft, including helicopters and Gulfstreams, that the government is auctioning. In the meantime, the Air Force will keep the Dreamliner in custody.AMLO has repeatedly criticized the purchase of the plane as too lavish for the leader of a country with millions living in poverty. The president, who has yet to make his first international trip as head of state, also recently argued that the aircraft is too big and expensive for his traveling schedule, given that he can reach most locations in Mexico in less than two hours with commercial flights.\–With assistance from Lorena Rios and Andrea Navarro.To contact the reporter on this story: Cyntia Barrera Diaz in Mexico City at cbarrerad@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Juan Pablo Spinetto at jspinetto@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.



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New York City Increases Police Presence in Jewish Neighborhoods After Possible Anti-Semitic Attacks. Here's What To Know

New York City Increases Police Presence in Jewish Neighborhoods After Possible Anti-Semitic Attacks. Here's What To KnowSome Jewish neighborhoods of New York City will see an increase in police presence after a string of recent anti-semitic attacks.



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What we know: Woman admits to hitting teenage girl with car because girl was 'a Mexican'

What we know: Woman admits to hitting teenage girl with car because girl was 'a Mexican'The Des Moines woman faces a hate crime charge from that evening, but not for either of the intentional hit-and-runs.



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Mitch McConnell rejected Chuck Schumer's impeachment trial proposal. Schumer wants to know what he’s 'afraid of.'

Mitch McConnell rejected Chuck Schumer's impeachment trial proposal. Schumer wants to know what he’s 'afraid of.'Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants to know what his GOP counterpart is afraid of.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday rejected Schumer's proposal to simultaneously agree to witnesses and the parameters of President Trump's possible Senate impeachment trial, accusing him of trying to "short-circuit" their plan to negotiate the trial together. McConnell seemed particularly upset that Schumer released his letter on the matter to the press before discussing it with him first."It's not the Senate's job to leap into the breach and search desperately for ways to get to 'guilty,'" McConnell said.Schumer on Sunday said he wanted multiple Trump administration officials, including Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former National Security Adviser John Bolton, to serve as witnesses in the trial. He is also seeking relevant documents blocked by the Trump administration.McConnell, while he reportedly still wants to meet with Schumer, called the request "dead wrong" and a "fishing expedition."Schumer responded quickly Tuesday, hinting that he thinks McConnell is worried about what the proposal might reveal.> Senator Mitch McConnell has not offered one argument as to why the witnesses I suggested should not give testimony. > > Impeachment trials have witnesses. > > Why does Senator McConnell oppose having a trial that hears from relevant witnesses? > > What is he afraid of? pic.twitter.com/WNNAPENcLm> > — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 17, 2019But not everyone sees it that way, including Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), one of Trump's harshest Republican critics. In Romney's view, McConnell is just trying to stick with the precedent. > Mitt Romney told me he has no issue with McConnell's rejection of Schumer proposal for live witnesses. "My read of his comments were that he's looking for the same process that was employed during the Clinton impeachment trial," adding: "I don't have any reason to question that"> > — Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 17, 2019More stories from theweek.com Adam Driver reportedly walks out of NPR interview after not wanting to listen to himself in Marriage Story How the fall of Elizabeth Warren has shaken up the 2020 race Hundreds of pro-impeachment rallies held across the United States on eve of House votes



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A Barnard Student's Stabbing Death Has Rattled NYC and a 13-Year-Old Is in Custody. Here's What to Know

A Barnard Student's Stabbing Death Has Rattled NYC and a 13-Year-Old Is in Custody. Here's What to Know'We need to support each other and remember Tess'



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What We Know About the Jersey City Shooting Victims, Including a Father-of-5 and a Young Mother

What We Know About the Jersey City Shooting Victims, Including a Father-of-5 and a Young Mother'We are heartbroken'



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