Tuesday, June 2, 2020

"The truck driver who drove onto the 35W Bridge and narrowly missed hitting protesters over the weekend was released from jail "

Star Tribune:

“Investigators are in the process of gathering additional information and answers to aid in the charging decision”


[The] State Public Safety Commissioner . . . said Monday that the driver “panicked, and he just kept barreling forward”
ABC and CBS on the release.

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International scholar on drug cartels and money laundering pleaded guilty to laundering over $2 million in proceeds from a Venezuelan bribery and corruption scheme

Miami Herald:

[The University of Miami professor is the] author of several books, including “Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today,”


[He was] often quoted by the news media on subjects ranging from violent drug traffickers in Mexico to guerrilla politics in Colombia

Today's funny posts

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The brands that destroy hundreds of millions of dollars of merchandise; another confederate statue removed; advice for the devil; and more

Four free novellas from Tor

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Monday, June 1, 2020

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"Watchdog report says IRS is allowing hundreds of thousands of high-income individuals to duck paying taxes"

WaPo today:

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that 879,415 high-income individuals who didn’t file returns cumulatively failed to pay $45.7 billion in taxes from 2014 to 2016 and that the agency hasn’t tried to collect from many of those taxpayers.

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