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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017


Oscars org adopts code of conduct after Weinstein expulsion

NEW YORK (AP) – The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced Wednesday that it has adopted its first code of conduct for its 8,427 members. Film academy chief executive Dawn Hudson introduced the new rules to members in an email. In Octobe…

Democratic Senator Franken faces pressure to resign, announcement looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Al Franken faced intense pressure from members of his own party on Wednesday to resign from the U.S. Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct.

Travel ban faces scrutiny from judges who blocked it before

SEATTLE (AP) — Three federal appeals court judges who blocked President Donald Trump's second travel ban earlier this year had some skeptical questions about his third and latest set of restrictions on travelers from six mostly Muslim …

Patagonia joins lawsuits challenging Trump’s monument plans

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor retailing giant Patagonia on Wednesday joined a flurry of lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's decision to chop up two large national monuments in Utah could finally bring an answer to the much-de…

Trump Jr. avoids questions about talks with father

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. refused to tell lawmakers about conversations he had with his father regarding a 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer after emails detailing the meeting had become public, according to the top Democr…

Digital currency exchange NiceHash says bitcoin worth nearly $64 million hacked

(Reuters) – Cryptocurrency marketplace NiceHash said the contents of its bitcoin wallet had been stolen in a security breach and one executive said nearly $64 million had been lost.