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Rapper and nonprofit co-chair Meek Mill on transforming the justice system
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Rapper and nonprofit co-chair Meek Mill on transforming the justice system

Rapper and nonprofit co-chair Meek Mill on transforming the justice system - CBS News Watch CBS News Rapper and "Reform Alliance" co-chair Meek Mill, along with co-chair Michael Rubin, join “CBS Mornings” to discuss the organization’s work that’s aimed at transforming the criminal justice system. They talk about the new reforms to Florida’s probation system and Reform Alliance’s goal of getting 1 million people out of the probation and parole system. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Tu...
Russian Charged With Using US Groups to Spread Propaganda
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Russian Charged With Using US Groups to Spread Propaganda

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian operative has been charged with using political groups in the United States to advance pro-Russia propaganda, including during the invasion of Ukraine earlier this year, the Justice Department said Friday.Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov is charged in federal court in Florida with conspiring to have U.S. citizens act as illegal agents of the Russian government. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.The Treasury Department also announced sanctions against him Friday, accusing him of giving money to organizations that he and Russian intelligence services thought would create a political disturbance in the U.S. and also looked into ways to support an unspecified 2022 gubernatorial candidate."Iono...
Man Accused of Selling Bleach as COVID Cure Extradited to US
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Man Accused of Selling Bleach as COVID Cure Extradited to US

MIAMI (AP) — A man accused of selling a toxic industrial bleach as a coronavirus cure through his Florida-based church has been returned to the United States after being arrested in Colombia.Mark Grenon, 64, made his initial court appearance Thursday in Miami federal court following his recent extradition, according to court records. Grenon and his three adult sons were indicted last year on one count each of conspiracy to commit fraud and two counts each of criminal contempt.Grenon is the archbishop of the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, based in Bradenton, Florida. The church manufactured, promoted and sold chlorine dioxide as a “Miracle Mineral Solution,” officials said. The Grenons claim the solution can cure a vast variety of illnesses ranging from cancer to autism to mala...
JetBlue Buys Spirit for $3.8 Billion
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JetBlue Buys Spirit for $3.8 Billion

JetBlue is buying Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion, creating the nation's fifth largest airline.The agreement Thursday comes a day after Spirit's attempt to merge with Frontier Airlines fell apart.JetBlue will acquire Spirit for $33.50 per share in cash, including a prepayment of $2.50 per share in cash payable once Spirit stockholders approve the transaction. There's also a ticking fee of 10 cents per month starting in January 2023 through closing.The combined airline will have a fleet of 458 aircraft. The airlines will continue to operate independently until after the transaction closes.Political CartoonsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Source link
Comedian Lil Duval airlifted to a hospital after ATV accident in the Bahamas
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Comedian Lil Duval airlifted to a hospital after ATV accident in the Bahamas

Comedian Lil Duval had to be airlifted to a local hospital after getting into an accident while on his ATV in the Bahamas. On Tuesday, the comedian told his fans he broke his leg after a car crashed into his ATV in a post on Instagram."Somebody hit me in they car while i was on my 4 wheeler. Now my leg broke and i gotta get flown over to Nassau and have surgery," he captioned a clip that showed him being transferred to an aircraft as he laid in a gurney heavily bandaged and looking pained.  On Wednesday, the comedian updated his fans on his condition, saying he is not responding to calls because he is still in a lot of pain following the accident.  "I appreciate everybody checking up on me but if you call and i don't pick up don't take it the ...
How Florida politics can jeopardize the tax-exempt status of churches and nonprofits
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How Florida politics can jeopardize the tax-exempt status of churches and nonprofits

Our many faiths have played roles in campaigns since our nation was founded. Politics can jeopardize the tax-exempt status churches and nonprofits enjoy.“I am running for governor to defeat Ron DeSantis and help you!” Democratic Party candidate for governor Charlie Crist said.Crist had a welcoming audience at the Florida General Baptist Convention conference in Orlando. “God is good, all the time, and (so is) making sure people know what's at stake in this election … that democracy is on the ballot … A woman's right to choose is on the ballot …Public education is on the ballot,” Crist said.Crist's primary opponent, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, was not invited. Her campaign emailed WESH 2 News a statement saying, "Nikki understands that engaging with our religiou...