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A Mississippi politician abides by the 'Billy Graham rule,' but his refusal to be alone with a woman other than his wife in a work setting could be illegal, according to an employment law expert

A Mississippi politician abides by the 'Billy Graham rule,' but his refusal to be alone with a woman other than his wife in a work setting could be illegal, according to an employment law expertAn employment law expert told INSIDER that state Rep. Robert Foster's refusal to be alone with a woman could violate anti-discrimination laws.



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Iran Under Pressure: Why America's Sanctions Strategy Will Work

Iran Under Pressure: Why America's Sanctions Strategy Will WorkIran announced on July 1 that it had crossed the threshold of a three-hundred-kilogram stockpile of low enriched uranium that it is allowed under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed later in the afternoon that this was indeed the situation.While the reason that Iran is lashing out has to do with the fact that it is suffering the effects of the sanctions that the United States has put in place as part of its “maximum pressure” campaign, Iran’s message in the nuclear realm is directed primarily to the Europeans. In line with its long-time tactic of “divide and conquer” with regard to the Americans and Europeans, Iran wants to get the Europeans to blame the United States for Iran’s provocations (accepting that Iran “had no choice but to lash out”). It wants to finally secure a financial mechanism that will circumvent U.S. sanctions, and allow economic deals to flourish between Iran and European companies.



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Canadian group blames corporate interests for firing anti-Trump artist whose work went viral

Canadian group blames corporate interests for firing anti-Trump artist whose work went viralA Facebook statement from the president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists took aim at one of Canada's richest men in the controversy over an artist's Trump-critical cartoons.Canadian political cartoonist Michael de Adder, whose previous syndication reached over a million readers a week, was released from his contract to draw for newspapers in his native New Brunswick after he posted sensitive anti-Trump art on social media. The cartoon, which appeared on his accounts June 26th, depicts the American president standing over the bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez and Angie Valeria, two El Salvadoran migrants who recently drowned while attempting to cross the Rio Grande River into Texas (as a caution, the art behind that link can be considered disturbing). In de Adder's piece, Trump holds golf clubs and asks the prone figures if they "mind if he plays through," highlighting Trump's assumed indifference to the human cost of his administration's immigration policies. The art quickly went viral, even more so after de Adder announced that he was let go from New Brunswick newspapers the Times & Transcript, the Daily Gleaner, and the Telegraph-Journal– all of which are owned by Brunswick News.De Adder announced the news on June 28 via Twitter and followed up with the clarification that he was let go from his contract, not fired, as he was not technically an employee; he also expressed sadness over no longer being able to draw for New Brunswick papers but insisted he was "not a victim." > My cartoons will no longer appear in @TimesTranscript @DailyGleaner @TJProvincial @TJGreaterSJ> > — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) June 28, 2019> I've got to admit, it hurts pretty bad. I'm a New Brunswicker.> > — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) June 28, 2019Two days after de Adder lost his contract, the president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists released a statement on Facebook that speculated de Adder was let go to mollify J.K. Irving. The Canadian billionaire (listed at the fourth richest person in Canada) owns both the Brunswick News and J.D. Irving, Limited, a conglomerate with numerous international trade interests. In the statement, association president Wes Tyrell wrote that despite de Adder being known for drawing anti-Trump art, he had been discouraged from doing so for Brunswick News outlets. Tyrell also claimed that while Irving's papers had never published de Adder' Trump cartoons (including the piece in question) the amount of attention de Adder received for this particular cartoon put a target on his back. "Trade has been an issue since Trump took office, trade that affects the Irvings directly," Tyrell wrote, adding, "not to mention a host of other issues. And the President himself is an unknown quantity who punishes those who appear to oppose him."Tyrell connected Irving's dual ownership of Brunswick News and J.D. Irving, Limited and placed the blame for de Adder' situation on the billionaire's shoulders, noting that "whether the powers that be in America would make the connection between de Adder's cartoon and Brunswick News Inc doesn't matter. It seems that the Irving's [sic] don't want to take that chance. So they cut all ties. A solid reason why an oil company has no business owning newspapers."  WATCH: 2018 was the year of the youth activist



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Symone Sanders, Bernie’s Former Press Secretary, Goes to Work on Biden’s Campaign

Symone Sanders, Bernie’s Former Press Secretary, Goes to Work on Biden’s CampaignJP YimSymone Sanders, who rose to prominence as Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) national press secretary during his 2016 presidential campaign, has signed on to work for former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 bid. She will serve as a senior advisor. Sanders, who had been uncommitted throughout the cycle, is a CNN political commentator and has worked with Priorities USA, the largest Democratic Party Super PAC. She was a major hire for Sanders during the 2016 campaign, coming just as he faced criticism over the lack of diversity on his staff. But in the summer of 2016, she quit the campaign, at the time saying she did so of her own volition. Sanders is a prominent progressive voice and a regular presence on cable news, giving Biden a valuable addition to his team. But she hasn’t always been sympatico with the former vice president. Recently, Sanders chastised Biden for cracking jokes in response to the unwanted touching allegations leveled against him by several women with whom he’d interacted during his career. In the segment, she raised a hypothetical about how she would handle communications for Biden. “If I’m Vice President Biden’s communications person, if he comes out and says the words ‘I’m sorry,’ all the chyrons and headlines will say ‘I’m sorry,’ Sanders said encouraging Biden to keep listening and talking to people. Prior to then Sanders had also characterized the conventional wisdom around Biden being the frontrunner in the Democratic primary as being “overhyped.” In the same report though, she acknowledged that he could be “formidable.”The Biden campaign did not return a request for comment but Sanders confirmed to The Daily Beast in a text message on Thursday.Sanders was later featured among the staff hires announced by the Biden campaign on Thursday.“We are incredibly proud of the diverse and talented team that has come together behind this campaign’s vision to restore the soul of this nation, rebuild the backbone of the country, and unify America,” said Greg Schultz, who will serve as campaign manager. “We know this is exactly the kind of change voters are looking for and we are excited to get to work to share Vice President Biden’s vision in every corner of the country.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here



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Sri Lanka bombings: ISIS and local terrorists at work, but much still murky about attack

Sri Lanka bombings: ISIS and local terrorists at work, but much still murky about attackTwo terrorist groups – one small and obscure, the other sizable and well-known – are at the center of the Sri Lankan attacks.



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Duke and Duchess of Sussex 'to work in Africa' as they map out new life as a family

Duke and Duchess of Sussex 'to work in Africa' as they map out new life as a familyThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex are considering a major move to work in Africa after the birth of their first child, as the Duke and his older brother map out their separate working lives. The Duke and Duchess, who are already president and vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, have been in discussions with advisers over a “bespoke” international role for the next phase of their work in the Royal Family. Planning is in its earliest stages, as the couple await the birth of their first child and the life changes that will bring, with their team considering how they can best make a positive impact in the Commonwealth. The move will be viewed as both symptom and cause of the recent formal split in the young royal household of Kensington Palace, with Prince William and Prince Harry working increasingly differently amid rumours of a rift. While Prince William prepares to one day become Prince of Wales and then King, Prince Harry and his wife have built a platform of celebrity allies and social media followers that will ensure them global interest in their next move. Meghan in Rwanda with charity World Vision in 2017 Credit: PA  Growing concern of tension between the two brothers was not aided today by their appearance at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, for the Easter Mattins service, where the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex did not exchange a word in view of the public. Instead, the Duke of Sussex appeared in good spirits as he arrived at church with Peter and Autumn Phillips and left with Zara and Mike Tindall, while the Cambridges walked together as the Royal Family gathered to celebrate the 93rd birthday of the Queen. A spokesman for the Sussexes said: "Any future plans for the duke and duchess are speculative at this stage. No decisions have been taken about future roles. "The duke will continue to fulfil his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador." The Sunday Times has reported that a formal plan to move the couple to work overseas is being drawn up by Sir David Manning, a former special adviser on constitutional and international affairs to both Dukes. Lord Geidt, the Queen's former private secretary and chairman of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, has also been involved, with Simon Case, the Duke of Cambridge’s private secretary, expected to be “pivotal” in negotiating the details of any move with the government, it said. Such a position would be designed to "harness" the star-power of the couple while keeping them within the fold of the Royal Family, it is claimed.   Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Botswana in 2017 Credit: Instagram The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have long been expected to focus their working lives on the wider Commonwealth, after making clear their support for its young people around the world. While posts in Canada and Australia have also been considered, it is understood that a country in Africa is the front runner for a period of sustained, long-term work. The couple are unlikely to make a permanent move abroad, with options under discussion currently including recurring trips to one region for several months at a time to allow them to undertake “meaningful” work in a community. Such a plan could see them change the tried-and-tested royal schedule of taking several high-profile, one-off visits to different countries each year at the request of the government, designed to build relationships between Britain and the rest of the world. Prince Harry has previously spoken of his deep affinity to the continent of Africa, having spent time in Lesotho in his 20s, founding HIV charity Sentebale, and calling Botswana his "second home". Royal baby Sussex | Read more He and the then-Meghan Markle spent time in Botswana while they were dating, with Prince Harry introducing her to elephant conservation work in 2017. A source said an African country was considered an ideal fit for the types of causes the couple want to focus on, which have so far included women’s empowerment, education and young people. Any plans to work overseas would be designed to make use of the couple’s global status, while balancing the need for them to work in support of the Queen and to benefit Britain. Aides will also need to navigate both significant security issues and the shadow of colonialism, requiring a role which could not be open to accusations of a visiting Duke and Duchess patronising Commonwealth citizens. Discussions are said to be in the very earliest stages, with the safe arrival of the Sussex’s first baby being their top priority in the coming days. Newsletter Promotion – Royal Appointment – in article Once the couple have settled in as a new family of three, a source said, they will then "map out the long-term strategy for their working lives over the next few years". A royal source said the Duke of Cambridge would continue to be “fully supportive” of his brother as the pair set out on their separate working lives.



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Ex-Obama lawyer Craig charged in Mueller spin-off probe for lying about Ukraine work

Ex-Obama lawyer Craig charged in Mueller spin-off probe for lying about Ukraine workCraig, 74, faces up to 10 years in prison for charges of making false statements and violating a lobbying law, the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Craig said in a statement he headed a team of lawyers that worked on an independent report for Ukraine’s justice ministry. After researching FARA requirements, they found they did not need to register as foreign agents under the law.



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Ex-Obama lawyer Craig charged in Mueller spin-off probe for lying about Ukraine work

Ex-Obama lawyer Craig charged in Mueller spin-off probe for lying about Ukraine workCraig, 74, faces up to 10 years in prison for charges of making false statements and violating a lobbying law, the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Craig said in a statement he headed a team of lawyers that worked on an independent report for Ukraine’s justice ministry. After researching FARA requirements, they found they did not need to register as foreign agents under the law.



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Removing Turkey from F-35 jet's supply chain could slow work on 75 jets: Navy officer

Removing Turkey from F-35 jet's supply chain could slow work on 75 jets: Navy officerIf Turkey were removed from the F-35 jet supply chain amid a dispute with the United States over its planned purchase of a Russian missile system, it would impact the production rate for up to 75 of the fighters, a Pentagon official said on Thursday. The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy fighter aircraft to Turkey. It was the first concrete American step to block delivery of the jet to the NATO ally in light of the planned purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile defense system.



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Factbox – Brexit multiple choice again: How will UK parliament's indicative votes work?

Factbox - Brexit multiple choice again: How will UK parliament's indicative votes work?The first phase of so-called indicative votes held on March 27 did not show majority support for any options, but lawmakers hope a second round, likely on a narrower range of options, could see parliament coalesce behind a way forward. Since the last round of votes, May’s deal has been rejected for a third time. Last week, speaker John Bercow selected eight Brexit options to be put to a vote, from a list of 16 proposals put forward by lawmakers.



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