August, 10 2022

⚖️ Trump Pleads the Fifth

Former President Donald Trump invoked the right to remain silent in his deposition with the New York Attorney General, Letitia James, today.

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🍿 Hard Day to be Armie Hammer

The story of Armie Hammer's very public fall from grace after allegations of abusive behavior broke will debut Dicovery+ as a three-part docuseries. In the trailer released today, Hammer's victims detail the disturbing messages they received from the actor. The producers also promise to unveil the twisted history of Hammer's family.

💻 Disney's Earnings Beat Expectations

Disney announced their Q3 results today, and they blew past experts' predictions with massive subscriber growth and higher-than-expected top and bottom line earnings. They also announced their intention to launch an ad-supported subscription in December.

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🍿 You Can Be Groot Too

\"I Am Groot\" is now available to stream on Disney+. The movie follows the beloved Marvel character through five shorts as the sassy sapling takes on challenges like his first steps or painting a family portrait of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

💻 Major Blow to Starlink Expansion

Starlink applied for $885 million in subsidies from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to provide internet to rural America, which the FCC approved in 2020. But today, the FCC rejected their application because Starlink failed to demonstrate its ability to provide the service.

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💻 Palm Readers at Whole Foods

Amazon announced that they are rolling out a feature that allows shoppers at 65 Whole Foods locations to scan their palms to check out their groceries. The palm scanning tech, named Amazon One, uses the customer's unique palm print as an identifier which is then linked to a stored payment method.

⚖️ Bolton and Pompeo Targeted in Assassination Plot

The Department of Justice unsealed records today that revealed that former national security advisor John Bolton and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were the targets of an assassination plot by a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Shahram Poursafi.

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🍿 Goodbye Breakfast Club

The radio personality, Angela Yee, is leaving the show, The Breakfast Club with Charlamagne Tha God. She is leaving to host her own daily radio show, Way Up With Angela Yee.

⚖️ China Concludes Drills

China has concluded the military drills which have hammered the island of Taiwan's airspace and ocean borders for the last week. The exercises started after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. China said they would continue to monitor the Taiwan strait and prepare for conflict from their side of the strait.

⚖️ Biden Signs the PACT Act

President Biden signed the PACT Act, which expands healthcare coverage for veterans impacted by toxic burn pits or chemical exposures while in service into law today. The signing ceremony was emotional, as the widow and daughter of a veteran who died from cancer stemming from his exposure to burn pits presented the bill. Biden also spoke about his son Beau, who died of brain cancer after serving in the military.

🍿 Jeanette McCurdy's Book Sells Out

The former actress who starred in iCarly, Jeanette McCurdy, released a memoir about her experience with parental abuse by her mother and the treatment she received at Nickelodeon as a child star. \"I'm Glad My Mother Died\" sold out on Amazon the day after its release and sparked conversations about child stars' treatment.

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The fourth season of Succession will premiere on March 26, 2021. The explosive third season has led some fans to believe that this could be the final season.
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Friday, January 27, 2023

Succession Season Four Announced

The fourth season of Succession will premiere on March 26, 2021. The explosive third season has led some fans to believe that this could be the final season.
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Premiere date revealed

  • The fourth season of the hit "Succession" will premiere on Sunday, March 26, 2021.
  • The third season of the show ended with Logan Roy selling Waystar Royco, screwing over his kids.
  • Fans have speculated that the fourth season will be its last, thanks to the explosive ending of the third season.
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Three men were indicted today in a plot to kill an Iranian-American journalist on US soil. The three members are part of an Eastern European criminal group with ties to Iran.
Three men were indicted today in a plot to kill an Iranian-American journalist on US soil. The three members are part of an Eastern European criminal group with ties to Iran.
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Foiled plot

  • Three members of an Eastern European criminal group tied to Iran have been indicted for a plot to murder a US journalist who was critical of Iran.
  • The DOJ announced the charges against Rafat Amirov, Polad Omarov, and Khalid Mehdiyev.
  • The three were charged with murder-for-hire and money laundering for plotting to kill Iranian American journalist and human rights activist Mashih Alinejad.
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A court released body camera footage and the 911 call from the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi.
A court released body camera footage and the 911 call from the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi.
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Footage released

  • A court released police body camera footage and a 911 call from the October attack on former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband in their San Francisco home.
  • The footage shows the attacker being tackled by police officers after attacking Pelosi with a hammer.
  • The footage was released by the San Francisco Superior Court.
  • Nancy Pelosi declined to comment on the footage.
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