August, 31 2022

💻 Michael Saylor Gets Sued

The co-founder of MicroStrategy and tech billionaire Michael Saylor has been sued by the Attorney General of Washington D.C. for evading an alleged $25 million in taxes. MicroStrategy has been named as a co-defendant for possibly aiding Saylor in avoiding taxes.

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⚖️ Key Ruling in Michigan

The Michigan Supreme Court will likely hear a case over whether to put a constitutional amendment to protect the right to an abortion on the ballot in November.

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🍿 Shake Up Wakes the Dragons

The co-showrunner for the HBO hit House of the Dragon is leaving the series. Miguel Sapochnik will be replaced by an Emmy-winning alum of Game of Thrones, Alan Taylor.

💻 Cloudflare Catches Flack

Cloudflare is the subject of a campaign by users who want the platform to ban Kiwi Farms, which is a forum that fosters hate and harassment towards trans creators.

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⚡️ FDA Approves Updated Boosters

The FDA has approved updated boosters that target the omicron strain of Covid-19 ahead of a Fall push to encourage Americans to rearm themselves against the virus. The boosters from Pfizer and Moderna target the omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 and the original Covid-19 virus.

⚖️ DOJ Releases More Information About Raid

The Department of Justice released more information justifying the raid on Mar-a-Lago on August 8th. The release outlines how the DOJ made a case for obstruction after Trump's team withheld documents from the FBI in January.

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⚡️ Affinity V Blocks the Canal

The Affinity V briefly ran aground in the Suez Canal today before being refloated by tugboats. The oil tanker got stuck in a similar spot to the Evergreen, which blocked the Suez canal in 2021.

🍿 Leo's on the Market for 25 and Under

Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend Camilla Morrone have reportedly split four months after her 25th birthday. The 47-year-old DiCaprio hasn't dated someone over the age of 25 since 1999, aside from four months with Morrone. The two dated for four years.

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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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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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