Jussie Smollett: Ex-Obama Advisor Threatens to Sue Actor for Hate Crime Scandal

Disgraced alleged hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett is finally learning what most entertainers understand by the end of their first acting class: you won’t ever live down a bad performance. Jussie Smollett Flunks out of $ 130,000 Audition After allegedly staging a phony hate crime on himself, Smollett tried desperately to play the role of “an innocent man” for Chicago lawmakers. The “Empire” actor may have seen the charges against him dropped, but his performance failed to convince officials that he had nothing to do with the crime. Following an expensive investigative process, lawmakers demanded last week that Smollett hand over

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WTF: Wow Air Tailspin Threatens to Tank Iceland’s Economy

Wow Air, a budget airline launched in 2012, targeted younger travel audiences with ultra-cheap airfare with minimal additions. The company struggled for the last two years, hemorrhaging nearly $ 45 million between July 2017 and June 2018. Now, their bankruptcy threatens to ripple through Iceland’s entire economy. Wow Air Bankruptcy Could Cripple Iceland’s GDP, Tank Krona According to a local government task force, Wow Air’s bankruptcy could impact Iceland’s GDP by 3 percent and weaken the Króna by as much as 13 percent. Other forecasts claim as much as a 10 percent drop in exports and a 6 percent increase in

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Chinese Spy Scandal Threatens Trade Deal & Stock Market Recovery

A burgeoning spy scandal threatens to be an 11th-hour stumbling block to the U.S.-China trade deal, and it could take the wind out of the stock market’s sails as it continues to mount a recovery from its 2018 lows. Premier Li Keqiang denied allegations that the Chinese government instructs its companies to engage in corporate spying abroad. The denial comes a day after the Chinese legislature passed a resolution designed to inhibit Chinese officials from compelling foreign companies to turn over intellectual property. The practice has been a barrier in trade talks between the U.S. and China. The news of

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Why This Privacy Watchdog Says the SEC’s Crypto Exchange Crackdown Threatens to Stifle Free Speech

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is taking the SEC to task for potentially repressive policies related to enforcement actions levied against crypto industry firms. Free speech online is the EFF’s wheelhouse, but in a recent blog post, they’ve also addressed other matters in the cryptosphere. The criminalization of “providing an algorithm” is too broad a language for the constitutional watchdogs. EFF: Crypto Exchange Code is Free Speech Taking issue with a specific aspect of the case against EtherDelta co-founder Zachary Coburn, the digital rights organization reminds the SEC that Coburn was within his rights to write and publish an algorithm for

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China First, EU Next? Donald Trump Faces New Major Trade War as Europe Threatens $23 Billion in Tariffs

By CCN.com: Following a threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to slam taxes on cars and auto spares imported from the 28-member European Union, the EU has threatened a 23 billion dollar tariff spike on the United States. Speaking in Brussels to the European Parliament, the director-general for trade within the EEA, Jean-Luc Demarty, said … Continued

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