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Falwell: There Are No Compromising Photos Of Me

Yesterday Reuters reported that Michael Cohen recorded a phone call with Jerry Falwell Jr. in which the evangelical leader pleaded for help in destroying “racy” personal photos that should be “kept between a husband and wife.” Falwell has run to Todd Starnes to deny the story: “This report is not accurate,” Falwell said. “There are no compromising or embarrassing photos …

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Tennessee GOP House Speaker Won’t Resign After Chief Of Staff Quits In Racism, Sexism, And Cocaine Scandal

The Tennessean reports: House Speaker Glen Casada said Tuesday he will not resign from his leadership position, despite participating in sexually charged text messages with his now former chief of staff. Speaking to WTN’s Brian Wilson, the Franklin Republican said he had no intentions to step down, adding, “I’m sorry that I did it and I’m embarrassed that I did …

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Dem Baltimore Mayor Resigns Amid Financial Scandal

The Baltimore Sun reports: Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh resigned Thursday, a month after taking a medical leave amid a growing scandal over her sales of a self-published children’s book series, sources tell The Baltimore Sun. Pugh submitted a letter of resignation dated Thursday. Her resignation is effective immediately, attorney Steven Silverman said at a news conference. She did not …

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Theresa May Sacks Defense Minister Over Security Leak

The BBC reports: Gavin Williamson has been sacked as defence secretary following an inquiry into the leak of information from the National Security Council. Downing Street said the PM had “lost confidence in his ability to serve” and Penny Mordaunt will take on the role. The inquiry followed reports over a plan to allow Huawei limited access to help build …

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NY AG Opens Probe Into NRA’s Tax-Exempt Status

The New York Times reports: Oliver L. North announced on Saturday that he would not serve a second term as the National Rifle Association’s president, deciding to step down as the organization grappled with a bitter dispute over its future and its worst leadership crisis in decades. He made the announcement as the N.R.A. faced a challenge from the New …

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Feds Raid Home Of Baltimore Mayor In Book Scandal

Baltimore’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is at Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s house and City Hall Thursday morning. The FBI confirmed that agents from the FBI Baltimore Office and the IRS Criminal Division are executing court authorized search warrants. Agents also arrived at Maryland Center for Adult Training, one of Mayor Pugh’s businesses and the …

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Kraft Sex Tape Won’t Be Released Until Case Resolved

The Palm Beach Post reports: The public won’t be seeing videos of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly receiving sex at a Jupiter day spa until his case is resolved, a circuit court judge said. In an order issued Tuesday, Judge Leonard Hanser ruled that Kraft’s right to a fair trial trumps the media’s request for the videos to …

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New Federal Charges For Parents In College Scam Case

The New York Post reports: Lori Loughlin and her husband were indicted Tuesday for participating in the college admissions scam — and hit with new charges, prosecutors announced. A federal grand jury in Boston handed up the indictment against the “Full House” star, hubby Mossimo Giannulli and 14 other parents on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud …

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Felicity Huffman, Others Plead Guilty In College Scandal

Reuters reports: Actress Felicity Huffman and 13 other people have agreed to plead guilty to participating in what prosecutors call the largest college admissions scam uncovered in U.S. history, federal prosecutors said on Monday. The 14 are among 50 people accused by federal prosecutors in Boston of engaging in schemes that involved cheating on college entrance exams and paying $25 …

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Anthony Weiner Ordered To Register As Sex Offender

The New York Daily News reports: Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner was ordered Friday to register as a sex offender as he nears the end of a 21-month prison sentence for having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl. A New York City judge designated Weiner a Level 1 offender under the state’s version of what’s known as Megan’s Law, …

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North Carolina GOP State Chairman Indicted For Fraud

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party has been indicted. Robin Hayes had announced Monday that he won’t seek another term as NC GOP chairman. The indictment comes amid an investigation into political donor Greg Lindberg by U.S. Attorney R. Andrew Murray, an appointee of Republican President Donald Trump who oversees federal trials …

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ARIZONA: GOP State Rep Resigns After Revelation Of ’80s Arrest For Paying Underage Boys For Sex [VIDEO]

Tucson’s ABC affiliate reports: Documents gathered as part of the House Ethics Committee’s investigation into the conduct of former Prescott Rep. David Stringer show the lawmaker allegedly paid children for sex acts in the 1980s. Stringer resigned earlier this week rather than comply with the committee’s subpoena as it looked into a 1983 sex abuse case and racially insensitive statements …

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Poll: 37% Of Catholics Mull Quitting Over Sex Scandals

Just out from Gallup Polling: As the Catholic church responds to more allegations of sexual abuse of young people by priests, an increasing percentage of Catholics are re-examining their commitment to the religion. Thirty-seven percent of U.S. Catholics, up from 22% in 2002, say news of the abuse has led them to question whether they would remain in the church. …

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College Admissions Ringleader “Helped” 750+ Families

NBC News reports: The ringleader behind a $25 million college admission scam that implicated dozens of people, including Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, said he has worked with more than 750 families. William Rick Singer, who pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Boston federal court to racketeering, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges, said in a phone …

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Prosecutors To Drop Charges Against Aaron Schock

The Chicago Tribune reports: In a surprise move for a high-profile public corruption case, federal prosecutors in Chicago have agreed to drop all charges against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock if he pays back money he owes to the Internal Revenue Service and his campaign fund. The stunning deal, known as a deferred prosecution agreement, was announced Wednesday during what …

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R. Kelly Denies Charges In Explosive Interview [VIDEO]

TV Line reports: R&B singer R. Kelly, charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual abuse, angrily denied the accusations in a new, at times heated interview with CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King. Looking directly into the camera, Kelly, through tears, screamed, “I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me! I’m fighting for my f—ing life!” Kelly was arrested in …

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NEVADA: Gay Dem Senate Majority Leader Resigns, Pleads Guilty To Personal Use Of Campaign Funds

The Nevada Independent reports: Democratic Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson is expected to resign from the Legislature on Tuesday after pleading guilty to federal charges of misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use. The sudden resignation marks a precipitous fall for Atkinson, the state’s third African-American and first openly gay Senate majority leader. A …

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Neverland Ranch Back On Market At 70% Discount

The New York Post reports: Michael Jackson’s sprawling Neverland Ranch has been put back on the market just days before “Leaving Neverland,” the documentary which details sexual abuse allegations against the late King of Pop, is set to air on HBO on Sunday night. Originally listed in 2015 for $100 million, the palatial 2,698 acre estate now known as Sycamore …

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ISRAEL: Netanyahu To Be Indicted For Bribery, Fraud

NBC News reports: Israel’s attorney general announced Thursday that his office plans to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges after a two-year investigation. The prime minister faces one count of bribery and two counts of fraud and breach of trust. Police have previously recommended indicting Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three different cases. The …

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R. Kelly Remains Jailed, Lawyer Enters Not Guilty Plea

The Associated Press reports: R&B singer R. Kelly’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client Monday as the singer faces multiple charges of sexual abuse in Chicago. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, entered the courtroom wearing an orange jail jumpsuit after spending the weekend in Chicago’s 7,000-inmate jail. He was arrested …

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