September, 27 2022

⚖️ Review Submitted

The DOJ submitted a detailed materials list to the special master appointed by the courts to review the documents seized by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago. The list refutes Trump's lawyers' claim that the FBI planted evidence on his property.

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⚡️ Leaks in Nord Stream

Authorities in Germany, Sweden, and Denmark are investigating sudden leaks in the Nord Stream pipeline, which carries natural gas from Russia to Germany, that caused pressure in the pipeline to drop unexpectedly and raised suspicions of sabotage. Sweden's national seismic network detected two large explosions under the Baltic Sea near the leaks.

⚖️ Ken Paxton Runs Away

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton went viral for fleeing his home to avoid being served a subpoena to appear in an abortion case.

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⚖️ Kise Sidelined

Attorney Chris Kise has been sidelined from the investigation into the documents at Mar-a-Lago after being brought on to represent Trump in May. The reason for the shift is unclear, but it could mean that Kise will focus his efforts on the other investigations into Trump's business and January 6th.

⚡️ Students in Virginia Protest Governor

Students across Virginia staged walkout protests today to protest governor Glenn Youngkin's policies toward transgender students. Earlier this month, Youngkin rewrote policies for transgender students, mandating that students must use bathrooms that align with their sex, preventing students from changing their pronouns or names at school, and forcing teachers to tell parents about students who want to transition genders.

💻 Cloudflare Sells the Ultimate Incentive

Cloudflare announced the launch of a $1.25 billion \"Workers Launchpad\" for startups who use the platform. The launchpad will connect the startups with venture firms who have offered to invest in Cloudflare users.

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💻 SEC Fines Oracle

The SEC has fined the software giant Oracle $23 million for bribing foreign officials.

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⚖️ Kyle Young Sentenced

Kyle Young, one of the January 6th rioters, has been sentenced to 86 months behind bars for assaulting D.C. police officer Mike Fanone and another officer. Young will spend more than seven years in jail for his role in the Capitol riot.

⚖️ Manchin Permitting Proposal Cut

The Senate cut a proposal from Senator Joe Manchin which would speed up the permitting process for energy projects to pass a short-term funding bill. The provision was unpopular with both Democrats and Republicans. The bill also includes new aid for Ukraine.

⚖️ House Passes Overhaul

Today the House passed Representative Liz Cheney's overhaul of the Electoral Count Act, which Trump tried to exploit to decertify the results of the 2020 election. The amendments to the act clarified that the Vice President does not have the authority to decertify electoral results and raised the threshold needed to question the validity of state electors.

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Senator Lindsey Graham testifies before a Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury about his involvement in former president Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Politics
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Graham Finally Testifies in Georgia

Senator Lindsey Graham testifies before a Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury about his involvement in former president Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
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Graham testifies

  • Senator Lindsey Graham testified before a Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury investigating attempts to interfere with the results of the 2020 presidential election today.
  • Graham spent months trying to avoid the subpoena from the grand jury before finally testifying today after the Supreme Court rejected an emergency filing from Graham.
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After all

  • Graham was one of Donald Trump's closest allies in Congress.
  • The subpoena issued by the grand jury asked for his testimony about attempts to interfere with Georgia's election results and a scheme to "find" additional votes for Trump.
  • The grand jury questioned Graham about calls he made to Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger.
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The context
The FTC is seeking to block Meta from acquiring the virtual reality fitness platform, Within. The FTC claims that Meta killed in-house plans to develop a VR fitness app in favor of buying Within.
Technology
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

FTC Tells Meta to Look Within

The FTC is seeking to block Meta from acquiring the virtual reality fitness platform, Within. The FTC claims that Meta killed in-house plans to develop a VR fitness app in favor of buying Within.
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No competition here

  • The FTC says that Meta killed plans to design and build its own virutal reality fitness app, instead deciding to poach talent from Within and eventually make an offer to buy the already established virtual reality fitness app maker.
  • The FTC is arguing that the acquistion violates federal antitrust laws because it will decrease competition within the virtual reality fitness market.
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States agree

  • Twenty-three states support the FTC motion to stop Meta from acquiring virtual reality content maker Within.
  • The case argues that the deal would harm industry competition and consumers.
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A Texas regulator has opened a probe into Tom Brady, Steph Curry, and other athletes who promoted the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange, FTX.
Entertainment
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Texas Regulator Tackles Celebs Who Endorsed FTX

A Texas regulator has opened a probe into Tom Brady, Steph Curry, and other athletes who promoted the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange, FTX.
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Probe opens

  • While little federal regulation exists about the status of cryptocurrencies, state securities laws could be an avenue to reprimand celebrities for hawking crypto.
  • Celebrities heavily promoted FTX, and its downfall could be the biggest lesson yet about the legal risks of endorsing cryptocurrency coins or companies.
  • The SEC has pursued legal action against other celebrities for similar endorsements, including fining Kim Kardashian $1.26 million for promoting a crypto token on her Instagram.
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Celebs on notice

  • The Texas State Securities Board began investigating FTX last month to determine whether state residents were dealing in unregistered securities by buying and selling yield-bearing cryptocurrency coins or tokens.
  • When the company filed for bankruptcy on November 11th, the board expanded its probe to investigate celebrities like Tom Brady and Steph Curry, who promoted the exchange to uninformed and vulnerable fans.
  • The probe will look at what FTX told the promoters to say about the exchange, what they were paid, and what they told fans
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