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Lawsuit Alleges Iowa Tyson Foods Plant Managers Had Betting Pool On Number Of Infected Workers [VIDEO]

Des Moines’ CBS News affiliate reports: A lawsuit filed this week by a deceased Tyson employee’s son, claims managers at the business had bet money on how many employees would test positive for COVID-19. Isidro Fernandez was an employee at Tyson Foods’ Waterloo facility. He died from COVID-19 complications on April 26. Court records show that Sheriff Thompson advised the …

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Vatican: We Knew About Accusations Against Cardinal

The National Catholic Reporter reports: In an explosive report that calls into question the decision-making of three Catholic popes, the Vatican has revealed a series of institutional failures that led to the repeated promotion of now disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick despite rumors of his alleged sexual misconduct with young men as early as the 1990s. The Vatican places an abundance …

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Rudy Giuliani: I Was Only “Tucking In My Shirt”

The Daily Beast reports: Rudy Giuliani issued his first public defense after details emerged from his big cameo appearance in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. While it may look like he was touching himself inappropriately with his hands down his pants in a hotel room alongside an actress posing as a reporter, he swore that he was actually just tucking in his …

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OxyContin Maker Pleads Guilty In $8.3B Settlement

The New York Times reports: Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges of defrauding federal health agencies and violating anti-kickback laws, and faces penalties of roughly $8.3 billion, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. The company’s owners, members of the wealthy Sackler family, will pay $225 million in civil penalties. Still, it is …

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Wells Fargo Fires 100+ For Seeking Bailout Funds

Bloomberg News reports: Wells Fargo & Co. fired more than 100 employees for improperly getting coronavirus relief funds, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, Bloomberg News reports. The firm found staffers who it believes defrauded the U.S. Small Business Administration “by making false representations in applying for coronavirus relief funds for themselves,” according to an internal memo …

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New Orleans Archbishop Burns Altar Where “Demonic” Priest Taped His Threesome With Dominatrices [VIDEO]

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Reacting to the latest scandal in the local Catholic Church, an outraged New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond said Friday that he had burned the altar where a Pearl River priest was accused of taping himself engaged in group sex with two dominatrices. In a video message posted on the archdiocese’s website, Aymond called the Rev. …

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Priest Busted For Threesome With Dominatrix On Altar

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: The lights inside Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Pearl River were on later than usual on Sept. 30, so a passerby stopped to take a closer look. Peering inside, the onlooker saw the small parish’s pastor half-naked having sex with two women on the altar, according to court documents. The women were …

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New Bodycam Footage Show Parscale Accusing His Wife Of Refusing Him Sex And Plotting To Steal His Money

The Daily Mail reports: Tearful Brad Parscale blasts his wife for refusing him sex and claims she’s having him committed to a hospital so she can steal his money in explosive new video obtained by DailyMail.com. “I got fucking tackled like a fucking terrorist for wanting my wife’s attention,’ the former Trump campaign boss sobs while handcuffed in the back …

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Brad Parscale Resigns, His Wife Recants Abuse Claim

CBS News reports: Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has tendered his resignation from President Trump’s reelection bid, and it has been accepted, a campaign source and a former campaign aide confirmed to CBS News. Parscale was demoted from the role of campaign manager over the summer but was still employed as a senior adviser. A Trump 2020 spokesperson did …

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Liberty University Pays Jerry Falwell Jr. Two Years Salary

Lynchburg’s NBC News affiliate reports: Liberty University said it paid its recently resigned president, Jerry Falwell Jr., the two years’ base salary owed under his employment contract Tuesday. The Lynchburg, Virginia-based Christian university issued a brief statement about the compensation that did not provide an exact figure but said previous “media reports regarding the size and terms” of Falwell’s severance …

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Biden Ad Compares Trump’s Taxes To Workers [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The ad, released on Twitter by the Biden campaign late Sunday evening just hours after the Times’ bombshell report was published, features the faces of a number of U.S. taxpayers and their corresponding tax burdens, before comparing their payments to the $750 reportedly paid by Trump during his first year in office. It features no narration. The …

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WaPo Does Deep-Dive Into Falwell’s Pool Boy Scandal

The Washington Post today published a deep-dive into the still unfolding Falwell scandal. Much of what they report may be familiar to those who have closely followed the story, but one section bears re-emphasizing: It was around that time that Michael Cohen got involved. The Falwells had met Cohen during Trump’s visit to Liberty University in 2012. In his new …

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Medicare Chief Spent Millions On Personal Brand PR

Roll Call reports: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma used millions in federal taxpayer funds to pay for communications consultants with strong Republican ties to polish her own profile, potentially violating federal policies, a new report released Thursday by House and Senate Democratic committees alleges. The new report — released jointly after a 17-month investigation — found …

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Pool Boy: The Falwells Are “Relentlessly Harassing Me”

Fox News reports: “I was afraid for a long time and was constantly reminded by the Falwells of how they would come after me if I spoke the truth, which is why it took so long to speak up,” Giancarlo Granda told Fox News in an exclusive interview. Since the scandal broke last month, Granda claims the Falwells “have been …

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Liberty Employees Warned: Don’t Speak With Falwell

The Lynchburg News & Advance reports: Liberty University’s top lawyer instructed staff members to refrain from communicating with ousted former president Jerry Falwell Jr., who he warned had placed “uncomfortable” calls to various employees in the days following his resignation. In an email obtained by The News & Advance, David Corry, Liberty’s general counsel, informed employees they are barred from …

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Evangelical Leader: Satan Is Undermining Liberty U

From the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow: “We need to pray for him and pray for America because his support for Donald Trump was paramount to victory in 2016,” comments Dr. Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College. “I just hope that him crashing like this won’t harm the evangelical vote in 2020.” Dr. McVety, who has a daughter attending Liberty’s …

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Falwell Tells Reuters “You Do Not Want To Mess With Me” When They Probe His Financial Deals With Liberty

Reuters reports: In 2001, property records show, Falwell set up a private company while he was a lawyer for Liberty, used it to buy an undeveloped tract of land from the school, and then developed a strip mall on the plot. The company sold the property five years later at a significant premium. In 2005, property records show, Falwell again …

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BREAKING: Liberty University Reveals Investigation Into Falwell Over “Financial, Real Estate, And Legal Matters”

Via press release from Liberty University: This past week challenged all of us to the core. While we had been willing to extend grace and understanding to Jerry Falwell, Jr. before, once the revelations about his past personal life came more fully to light, we acted swiftly and decisively to ask for his immediate resignation, which we received. Some may …

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Liberty U Car Wins Playoffs Spot In Three-Way Battle

The Sporting News reports: William Byron earned his first Cup Series victory Saturday at Daytona in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 to book his place in the NASCAR playoffs. Byron’s win also drew another round of social media jokes regarding the capitulation of Jerry Falwell Jr., the evangelical president of Liberty University who resigned this past week amid separate social …

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Pool Boy: Falwell Was Drunk And Giggling The First Time He Watched Me Screw His Wife, Said “Go For It”

ABC News reports: The war of words between a former pool attendant and Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki escalated on Friday morning as Giancarlo Granda claimed on “Good Morning America” that Falwell “enjoyed watching” him have sex with the former Liberty University president’s wife. “He was aware from day one of our relationship and he did, in fact, …

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