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Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers – CBS News

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Sanders’ top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents’ allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People’s United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution. 

According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders’ office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan. 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-and-jane-sanders-under-fbi-investigation-for-bank-fraud-hire-lawyers/

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Home Depot, Menards: Accused of misrepresenting lumber size

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The retailers say the allegations are bogus. It is common knowledge and longstanding industry practice, they say, that names such as two-by-four or four-by-four do not describe the width and thickness of those pieces of lumber.

Rather, the retailers say, those are “nominal” designations accepted in government-approved industry standards, which also specify actual minimum dimensions — 1½ inches by 3½ inches for a two-by-four, for example, and 3½ inches by 3½ inches for a four-by-four.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/06/21/home-depot-menards-lumber-size-lawsuit/415874001/

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NSFW: Gold Membership VR Brings the Gentleman’s Club Home

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Grownup leisure has been an early driver of recent video and digital expertise for many years, and it’s typically cited as a serious affect on the rise of VHS over Betamax, Blu-ray over HD-DVD, the adoption of on-line bank card transaction requirements and the proliferation of high-speed web. So it ought to come as no shock that it’s additionally a serious drive on the daybreak of VR experiences.

-Not Safe For Work-

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Ford to Import Focus from China | Industrial Equipment News

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Ford isn’t the first car company to export vehicles to the U.S. from China. Volvo Cars made the move in 2015. General Motors Co. started importing the low-volume Buick Envision midsize SUV from China in 2016. GM also imports small numbers of a plug-in hybrid-electric Cadillac CT6 sedans from China.

http://www.ien.com/supply-chain/news/20865248/ford-to-import-focus-from-china?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Industrial%20Technology%20Today%2006202017&utm_term=12611&email=john@harrisdigital.net

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Leaked recording: Inside Apple’s global war on leakers | The Outline

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https://theoutline.com/post/1766/leaked-recording-inside-apple-s-global-war-on-leakers

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Crews Build Controversial ‘Homeless Wall’ In San Jose « CBS San Francisco

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http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/06/19/homeless-wall-san-jose/

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California’s $50 million for illegals could help Trump 2020

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One of the great disconnects in 2016 was the fact that so many experts thought candidate Donald Trump’s focus on illegal immigration was political suicide. Instead, it’s clear it was a major boost on the way to his election.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/19/californias-50-million-for-illegals-could-help-trump-2020-commentary.html

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Mark Zuckerberg calls for universal basic income at Harvard speech

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Zuckerberg’s comments reflect those of other Silicon Valley bigwigs, including Sam Altman, the president of venture capital firm Y Combinator.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/25/mark-zuckerberg-calls-for-universal-basic-income-at-harvard-speech.html

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Never Trump Conservatives — Donald Trump Still Hasn’t Won Them Over | National Review

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The first and, by far, the greatest reason is this: They do not believe that America is engaged in a civil war, with the survival of America as we know it at stake. While they strongly differ with the Left, they do not regard the left–right battle as an existential battle for preserving our nation. On the other hand, I, and other conservative Trump supporters, do.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448086/never-trump-conservatives-donald-trump-still-hasnt-won-them-over

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TED: Smart machines to recover lost memories, mind your children

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Not everyone at TED embraced the idea of a future in which machines are smarter and more capable than humans, however.

Stuart Russell, a University of California at Berkeley computer sciences professor, referred to the situation as the “gorilla problem” in that when smarter humans came along it boded ill for evolutionary ancestors.

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-04-ted-smart-machines-recover-lost.html

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