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Wednesday December 11st, 2019 night edition

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Former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates, the former Paul Manafort associate who flipped and cooperated with the Mueller investigation, was offered “monetary assistance” not to cooperate with the government, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.

From the government’s motion for downward departure and memo in aid of sentencing (you can read the rest of the filing below):.

Finally, is important to note that the public nature of this case has made Gates and Gates’ family the subject of intense media scrutiny.

Gates received pressure not to cooperate with the government, including assurances of monetary assistance.

Based on his substantial assistance, the government recommends a downward departure and does not oppose Gates’ request for a probationary sentence.

According to federal prosecutors, Gates was promised “monetary assistance” if he did not cooperate?

According to federal prosecutors, Gates was promised ‘monetary assistance’ if he did not cooperate? »

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar

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All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.

It’s a revival of an idea Musk has shared several times, that enough solar panels could power the entire United States.

“The batteries you need to store the energy, so you have 24/7 power, is 1 mile by 1 mile. »

Terpenes in marijuana vaping products may produce toxic chemicals

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Dec. 10 -- Natural compounds added to marijuana-derived vaping liquid produce toxic chemicals in the vapor that users inhale, a new lab study reports.

There's concern that these toxins could harm users, particularly teenagers whose bodies and brains are still developing, Strongin said.

The natural terpenes in marijuana are removed during the distillation process used to produce pure THC, Strongin said. »

the Titanic’s Scottish scapegoat

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Well… There were some accounts in the press of an officer shooting two men and then shooting himself.

‘I was practically the last man, and certainly the last officer, to see Mr Murdoch,’ Lightoller told his widow.

Nic Compton is the author of Titanic on Trial: The Night the Titanic Sank, published by Bloomsbury. »

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected Cosby’s bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction.

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. »