Italian PM to address claims League sought money from Russia

Allegations far-right party in coalition accepted funding to be discussed in parliament

Italy’s prime minister will address the country’s senate on Wednesday to discuss allegations that the far-right League party sought money from Russia.

Giuseppe Conte, a technocrat whose appointment was key to the brokering of a coalition between the League and the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), said he would speak to parliament after Matteo Salvini, the deputy prime minister and leader of the League, refused to bow to pressure from M5S to give a detailed response to the claims.

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Taxi mogul Symon Garber and cronies beat, tasered his lover’s husband: suit
Shady taxi mogul Symon Garber and two goons pretending to be cops beat and tasered his lover’s husband, according to a new $10 million lawsuit. Ian Kessler says on July 22 his wife and her beau Garber, who was flanked by two men claiming to be cops, came home to the Kessler’s East 57th Street...
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Cam Newton trade destinations: Could he end up with Bears?
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Impeachment hearings air to a divided nation
As the first public impeachment hearing in more than two decades aired Wednesday, Americans watched the spectacle unfold with curiosity, skepticism and a measure of dismay about just how deeply divided this nation has become.
How watching porn can "rewire" kids' brains – and what to do about it
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Goldman Sachs' new managing-director list is out, and millennials dominated the class
Paul Morigi/Getty Images Goldman Sachs announced its 2019 class of managing directors, with 465 new promotes getting the nod. Of the 465 promoted, 29% are women, and 34% identified as an ethnic minority or LGBTQ. The firm announces managing-director promotions every two years. It's one of the most coveted positions on Wall Street, a step below partner at the premier investment bank. Goldman Sachs just announced a new class of 465 managing directors, and millennials comprised nearly two-thirds of it.  The promotions, which are announced once every two years and are among the most coveted on Wall Street, put recipients one step below partner at the prestigious investment-banking firm.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: WeWork went from a $47 billion valuation to a failed IPO. Here's how the company makes money.See Also:Some cannabis stocks now have the green light from US wealth managers like Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and Wells Fargo. We have details on firms' policies.I'm a senior banker at Deutsche Bank. Here's why I'm worried about its bond business.TD Ameritrade is exploring ways to tap into the red-hot world of sports gambling after it slashed stock-trading commissions to zero
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Bella Thorne has dyed her signature red hair a vibrant shade of green
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Heartbreaking video shows man giving water to koala burned in wildfire
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How to filter data in Microsoft Excel to organize and sort your spreadsheet
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Nancy Pelosi refers to reporter as ‘Mr. Republican talking points’ after whistleblower question
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Teen daughters decided to 'pre-create' a wedding day so they could dance with their father after he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer
Chubby Cheek Photography When Jason Halbert was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, his daughters Kaylee, 18, and Ashlee, 16, told their mother Nicole that they dreamed of having their first wedding dances with him.  The family's Houston community rallied to make the teens' dreams come true, donating everything from wedding dresses to the venue.  Photographer Shalonda Chaddock captured emotional pictures of Jason dancing with his daughters, which have since gone viral.  Nicole told Insider that she hopes the pictures will inspire all families, especially those affected by cancer, to "pre-create" special moments.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When two Texas teens discovered that their father only had months to live, they decided to "pre-create" a milestone moment with him.  Kaylee Halbert, 18, and her sister Ashlee, 16, told their mother Nicole that they dreamed of having their first wedding dances with their father Jason, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  The family's Houston community rallied around them to make the teens' dreams come true, donating everything from the wedding dresses to the pictures, which have since gone viral and touched hearts across the nation.  Insider talked to the Halbert family and photographer Shalonda Chaddock about the story behind the emotional pictures, which they hope will inspire other families affected by cancer to "pre-create" beautiful memories of their own. The Halbert family's world changed forever when Jason, 51, was diagnosed with grade IV glioblastoma multiforme. Chubby Cheek Photography Nicole, 41, told Insider that Jason first began showing symptoms in February. His speech slurred, he had trouble swallowing, and suddenly had issues with his balance and vision.  Doctors discovered a tumor in Jason's brainstem, which was inoperable. They put him on six weeks of radiation therapy, as well as the chemotherapy drug Avastin.  As Jason was going through treatment, Kaylee asked her mother if he was going to be there for her wedding one day.  "I told her I hoped so," Nicole recalled. "But if it came to a point where we weren't sure, we'd find a way to make sure he was part of it."  Doctors discovered cancer cells in Jason's spinal fluid in September. They diagnosed him with leptomeningeal disease. Nicole Halbert "We asked what the worst-case prognosis was and what the best-case prognosis was," Nicole recalled. "The doctor said weeks to two to three months."  "At that moment, the wheels started turning in my head about what I was going to do for my family to make the next couple of months amazing." After Jason received the terminal diagnosis, Nicole asked her daughters what their "bucket-list wish" was. They said they wanted a wedding dance with their dad. Chubby Cheek Photography "I wasn't surprised," Nicole said. "This has been something they've had planned since they were 7."  Nicole was determined to make her daughters' wish come true but, at first, didn't know how she would pull it off. "I figured we'd just do it in our living room in one of their high school dance dresses," she said.  But after Nicole wrote about her daughters' dream on Facebook, the family's community stepped in to help.  Olde Dobbin Station, located in Montgomery, Texas, allowed the family to use its space for free. A videographer also offered to create videos that Kaylee and Ashlee could watch on their wedding days. Dozens of women dropped off their wedding dresses, the woman who gave Kaylee and Ashlee their first haircuts did their hair and makeup for the shoot, and Kaylee's first-grade teacher even made their bouquets.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A couple's smoke-filled wedding photos show them taking their 'first toke' as newlyweds out of 'Mr and Mrs' bongsEvery single Disney attraction that opened in the 2010s13 decorations an interior designer would buy at Walmart right now
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Cara Cara is a new deals site that curates discounts on cool clothing, accessories, and home decor from indie brands
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The New Gannett Will Be the Largest Newspaper Publisher in the U.S.
Shareholders approved a deal to combine GateHouse Media, which has received SoftBank funding, with the publisher of USA Today.
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*The Witcher* Will Get a Second Season on Netflix
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Fed not focused on daily ups, downs of trade deal: Williams
The U.S. Federal Reserve will not make policy based on day to day developments in U.S.-China trade policy or on Britain's exit from the European Union, a U.S. central banker said on Thursday, in part because businesses do not make their decisions that way either.
Women veterans at center of new bill expanding support services
In a post-Veterans Day legislative blitz, House lawmakers passed nine veterans policy measures on Tuesday, including a sweeping bill expanding women veterans support services that had been at the heart of a committee controversy last month. That bill, the Deborah Sampson Act, passed with an overwhelming 399-11 vote and would require more oversight of women’s...
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Chinese internet users flock to Pornhub to slam Hong Kong protesters
Chinese internet users are flocking to Pornhub to bash pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong after similar videos were yanked from more traditional platforms such as YouTube, according to a report Thursday. Propaganda videos boosting the agenda of authorities in Beijing — who have worked to spread the message that protesters are violent separatists — are...
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Pelosi: Impeachment Inquiry Has Yielded Evidence That Trump Engaged In 'Bribery'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi outlines an argument that could shape possible articles of impeachment — that withholding military assistance for political investigations amounts to bribery.
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Wikipedia co-founder wants to give you an alternative to Facebook and Twitter
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Shia LaBeouf says life is hard when he’s not on a set
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The 5 coolest features of Motorola's new $1,500 Razr phone
Motorola/YouTube Motorola just announced a new version of its iconic Razr flip phone from the early 2000s.  The new Razr has a foldable screen, but maintains a design that's very similar to the original. Based on what we know about the new Razr, it seems like it could offer some benefits over rival foldable phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. Its flip-phone-inspired design feels more natural to use, and the crease where the screen folds doesn't seem as noticeable, for example. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's 2019, and the flip phone is making a comeback. Motorola is reviving its iconic Razr flip phone from the early 2000s with a very modern day twist. Yes, it's still a flip phone like you probably remember. But the new version trades out the original Razr's sleek keypad and tiny screen for a high-resolution touch screen that stretches across the entire device and folds in half.  It's available for preorder on December 26 through Verizon for $1,500, and is launching in January. Motorola is the latest smartphone maker to announce a foldable smartphone, following the likes of Samsung and Huawei. However, Motorola's approach to the foldable phone is entirely different than its rivals. Samsung and Huawei are using foldable display technology to expand the size of the phone's screen so that it can function as a tablet when opened and a phone when closed. But Motorola is instead implementing a more vintage design that brings us back to the flip phone era. It's not trying to give you two devices in one — rather, it's trying to make your smartphone more compact at a time when users crave increasingly larger screens. The Razr has a 6.2-inch screen, which is around the same size as the iPhone 11's display, and a small 2.7-inch screen on the front for viewing notifications. There's a fingerprint sensor embedded in the thicker portion of the phone near the bottom, and a 16-megapixel main camera. You'll get 128 GB of storage space, and the phone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 processor and includes 6 GB of RAM.  But none of those features are necessarily what sets Motorola's new Razr apart from other smartphones, including its other foldable rivals. Here's a look at the Razr's standout features. The Razr's hinge looks like it could feel more natural than that of other foldable phones. Motorola The hinge on the Motorola Razr is placed squarely in the middle of the phone's screen, enabling  it to open up and snap shut like a traditional flip phone. It's a revival of a form factor that most people are already familiar with, which I imagine would make it much more natural to use. With the Razr, Motorola isn't asking that you get used to a new form factor like Huawei and — rather, it's creating a sense of familiarity. The hinge also allows both sides of the phone to fold completely flush, and Motorola says it experimented with four versions of the hinge before landing on this one. And based on how the phone looks, it seems like the crease where the screen folds in half won't be very apparent on the Razr. That may be one area in which the Razr holds an advantage over Samsung's Galaxy Fold, which I felt had a noticeable crease running down its screen.  Motorola is fully embracing the Razr's nostalgic appeal with a hidden "Retro Razr" mode. Jeff Roberson/AP If you really want to feel like you're back in 2005, turn on the Razr's secret "Retro Razr" mode. 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You can also turn this feature off to continue the conversation when the device is closed.  That being said, a couple of journalists who went hands-on with the device have said it's not that easy to close the phone with one hand.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Motorola's new foldable Razr solves a problem with smartphones we didn't know we hadMotorola took its time creating a foldable phone that wouldn't break like the early Samsung Galaxy FoldMotorola just announced its stunning new $1,500 Razr foldable smartphone — here's everything you need to knowSEE ALSO: After more than 2 months with the Apple Card, I've never felt more attached to my iPhone
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Logos of videogame consoles from then and now
Graphic designer Reagan Ray compiled more than 100 logos of videogame consoles from 1976 to 2017. (Just a handful seen above.) Oh how I miss the days of the, um, Fairchild Channel F and the Bandai Playdia. Ray writes: This list covers the second (1976) through eighth (present) generation consoles. According to Wikipedia, there were 687 first-generation consoles produced, so I decided that was a rabbit hole I didn't want to enter. I had fun designing the page to look like an old video game ad or one of those posters that came in Nintendo Power. The TV screen borders even made me nostalgic for playing games on an old crappy 19-inch TV. Video Game Console Logos ( Read the rest
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Sondland made no link between US aid, Biden probe: Ukrainian minister
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said that President Trump’s ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland did not explicitly link military aid to Kiev with opening a probe into former veep Joe Biden and his son, according to a report Thursday. “Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and did not tell me exactly, about the relation...
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Legal team ‘optimistic’ for Kemboy despite owners being kicked out of racing
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Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has 'insurance'
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Pinterest Has a New Plan to Address Self-Harm
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Brazilian GP: Lewis Hamilton to negotiate new F1 contract
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Democrats urging gun control on Senate floor as news of school shooting broke
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Walmart hires off-duty cops ahead of El Paso store reopening
Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers for its stores in El Paso, Texas, as it plans Thursday to open the outlet where a 21-year-old man who police say targeted Mexicans gunned down 22 people in August with no guard at the site. The reopening will happen unceremoniously after a brief meeting with employees, according to...
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Daily Fantasy: Lamar Jackson, Melvin Gordon Headline Week 11 Ultimate Lineup
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School principal who banned ‘homosexual’ books charged with possessing child porn
A Kentucky school principal who once banned books with “homosexual content” from classrooms has been indicted on child porn charges. Phillip Todd Wilson, 54, became infamous in 2009 when he banned LGBTQ-themed books, as well as others he deemed “soft pornography,” calling them “inappropriate” for students, according to the Louisville Courier Journal. Wilson has now...
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Chrissy Teigen tried to argue that former Sexiest Man Alive Idris Elba probably wasn't as attractive in 1995, but he proved her wrong with a throwback pic
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP John Legend was recently named 2019's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, succeeding last year's honoree Idris Elba. "1995 John would be very perplexed to be following 2018 @IdrisElba as #SexiestManAlive," Legend wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, sharing a photo of himself at 16 years old. "yeah but let's see an @IdrisElba pic from 1995 (prob still very hot)," Teigen replied. Elba came through on Thursday and shared a dashing photo of himself from "1995-ish." Teigen replied, "sorry @JohnLegend, I tried!!!" Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Idris Elba, 2018's Sexiest Man Alive, gracefully shut down Chrissy Teigen's attempt to defend her husband as the newest honoree. People magazine recently announced that John Legend had been chosen to succeed Elba for its annual Sexiest Man Alive cover, which Legend himself poked fun at on Twitter.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:Chrissy Teigen gives a hilarious retort to People naming John Legend Sexiest Man Alive: 'All downhill from here'Blake Shelton gave John Legend a pair of bedazzled booty shorts on 'The Voice' for being named Sexiest Man AliveHugh Jackman congratulated John Legend on winning People's Sexiest Man Alive with a classic jab at Ryan Reynolds
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How to Decline a Job Offer Respectfully
Congratulations—after a long application and interview process, you got the job! Oh, but you don’t want or need it anymore. What do you do? What should you say? This is a tough situation, but we’re here to talk you through it. Here’s what to do.Read more...
Deval Patrick joins the 2020 race
Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick is making a late-run for president in 2020
'Burrito bond' Mexican restaurant chain in restructuring talks
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Report: NFL Wants Ex-Dolphins HC Joe Philbin to Run Colin Kaepernick Workout
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Clint Capela Won't Play vs. Pacers After Possible Concussion vs. Clippers
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Marie Yovanovitch will testify Friday in the Trump impeachment hearings. Here's what to expect
Scott J. Applewhite/AP Marie Yovanovitch, the US's former ambassador to Ukraine, will be the third official to testify in the public impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump. Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled from her position in May following what she characterized as a smear campaign against her by Trump and his longtime lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. The former ambassador will testify beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Friday to the House Intelligence Committee. She is expected to vividly detail the shadow campaign Giuliani conducted to strongarm Ukraine into acceding to Trump's demands for politically motivated investigations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The public will hear on Friday from one of the most significant witnesses to President Donald Trump's shadow foreign policy campaign in Ukraine. Who is Marie Yovanovitch? Marie Yovanovitch served as the US's ambassador to Ukraine until she was abruptly recalled in May following what she characterized as a smear campaign against her based on "false claims by people with clearly questionable motives."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Bill Taylor and George Kent's vivid testimony in the first open impeachment hearing blew up Trump's defense in the Ukraine scandalA top State Department official blew a hole through one of Trump’s main talking points in the impeachment hearingLongtime diplomat Bill Taylor testifies that he had never seen a US president make foreign aid conditional on their personal or political interestsSEE ALSO: Bill Taylor and George Kent gave devastating testimony in the first Trump impeachment hearing. Here are the biggest takeaways.
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Divers found numerous megalodon teeth in a flooded Mexican cave. The gigantic prehistoric shark grew to 60 feet long.
Wikimedia Commons A diver discovered numerous megalodon teeth in an underwater cavern in Mexico's Yucatán state. Megalodons were prehistoric sharks that grew up to 60 feet long. They preyed on whales and other large marine mammals. The last megalodon went extinct about 3.6 million years ago. Much of what we know about these giant sharks comes from fossilized teeth like these. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Numerous teeth thought to belong to a megalodon, a colossal prehistoric shark that could have eaten the monster from "Jaws" for breakfast, have recently been discovered in a flooded inland cavern.  Kay Nicte Vilchis Zapata, diver and underwater photographer, found the teeth embedded in the walls of water-filled caverns near the city of Mérida in Mexico's Yucatán state, according to local newspaper The Yucatán Times. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The biggest myth about sharks that will make you fear them lessSee Also:Here's where you should really go to stay safe during an earthquakeHere's everyone who's running for president in 2020, and who has quit the race10 tricks for remembering everything you readSEE ALSO: Divers found fossils of an ancient giant sloth hidden in a sinkhole. The creature was 20 feet long.
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Student gunman wounds five at California high school
A California high school student dressed in black is suspected of having opened fire on campus on Thursday, wounding at least five people and triggering a panic before he was wounded and arrested, officials said.
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Venetians rage at flood defence delay: 'Evidently they don’t think of us'
€6bn Mose project designed to protect city from high tides is still not in operation“We don’t know when we will reopen. Thank you Mose!” reads the sign pinned to the door of Pasticceria Rizzardini, a small bakery and coffee shop in the San Polo area of Venice. Established in 1742, the shop has survived many floods; a faded list of the highest records is etched by the door. But Monday night’s deluge, the worst since 1966, and the subsequent acqua alta, or high water, on Wednesday and Thursday have severely damaged the premises. Another high tide, estimated at 1.45 metres, is forecast for Friday. Continue reading...
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Alex Guerrero, Tom Brady’s trainer, says quarterback wants to play at 47
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Deval Patrick is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.
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Google reportedly plans to offer checking accounts starting next year
A report from the Wall Street Journal indicates Google is getting into the banking industry — specifically, it’ll soon offer checking accounts. The project is codenamed Cache (hmm, fitting), and is set to launch sometime next year. The accounts will be managed by Citibank, and a credit union at Stanford. According to Google, Citibank will handle the “financial plumbing.” This feels like bit of a dig at Apple, which claimed its new card — which is backed by Goldman Sachs — was created by a tech company and “not a bank. Google‘s Caesar Sengupta told WSJ the company wants to “partner deeply… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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The one mistake monogamous couples make when considering polyamory, according to a sex researcher
Getty Images People in monogamous relationships often view polyamory as a quick fix for cheating or other problems in their monogamous partnerships, when the exact opposite is true. "Having an open marriage, polyamory, or swinging really should be coming from a sense of deep security and stability like, 'I feel good with my partner. I can do this,' not necessarily from a fragile state," Moors told Insider. Polyamorous relationships aren't all the same and the way one couple chooses to do polyamory may be vastly different than the next, so it's important to discuss all aspects of the potential arrangement before jumping into it. People in open relationships also need to regularly check in on each other to see if the arrangement they discussed still works. Visit Insider's homepage for more. Polyamorous relationships, or when people have more than one emotional or romantic partner, are still quite taboo. For that reason, people in monogamous relationships may have misconceptions about what it takes to starts and maintain a healthy open relationship. According to Amy Moors, a relationship researcher and psychology professor at Chapman University in California, people in monogamous relationships often view polyamory as a quick fix for cheating or other problems in their monogamous partnerships, when the exact opposite is true.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Most people don't act on open-relationship fantasies, but those who do tend to say it exceeded their expectationsPeople who think they'd be too jealous in an open relationship may have bigger problemsMost men who send unwanted pictures of their penises say the messages actually pay off
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Federal Court: Kentucky discriminated by disallowing "IM GOD" license plate
In 2016, Bennie L. Hart applied for a vanity license plate emblazoned with "IM GOD." The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet refused to issue the plate, apparently because it was related to religion. With the support of the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Hart took the matter to court. And finally, U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove ruled that the First Amendment limits the state's power to put the kibosh on the plate. From WDRB: (The judge wrote) that courts have ruled that such plates convey a “personalized message with intrinsic meaning … specific to the owner.” Even the state’s own statute establishing the program describes such plates as consisting of “personal letters or numbers significant to the applicant,” the judge wrote. Further, the judge wrote, if the cabinet’s permission to use a vanity plate constituted a “stamp of approval” from the state, the government would be “babbling prodigiously” and “saying many unseemly things...." “If the Transportation Cabinet genuinely wants to avoid controversy on Kentucky’s highways by preventing ‘promotion of any specific faith, religion, or anti-religion’ from appearing on vanity plates,” the judge wrote, “then it should have denied 'IM4GOD', 'ASKGOD', 'GR8GOD', 'LUVGOD'. But it did not," (Van Tatenhove wrote.) Read the rest
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