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Wednesday January 1st, 2020 evening edition

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"FFRF respectfully request that the IRS commence an immediate investigation into King Jesus Ministry's violation prohibiting 501(c)(3) organizations from participating in and/or intervening in a political campaign," wrote Markert.

"The IRS should take appropriate action to remedy any violations that occurred or which continue to occur.".

FFRF was founded in 1976 by activist Annie Laurie Gaylor and her mother Anne Gaylor.

The younger Gaylor currently serves as the foundation's co-president along with her husband Dan Barker, a former evangelical pastor.

The group are known for making legal challenges against religious intrusion into government.

"It violated IRS regulations by seemingly expressing its support for a candidate in the November 2020 presidential election.".

"But perhaps it is not surprising, given the president's incessant and untrue mantra that the Johnson Amendment has been repealed. »

Taiwan leader rejects China's offer to unify under Hong Kong model

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FILE PHOTO: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen talks during a graduation ceremony for the Investigation Bureau agents in New Taipei City, Taiwan, December 26 , 2019.

China claims Taiwan as its territory, to be brought under Beijing’s control by force if necessary.

Fear of China has become a major element in the campaign, boosted by months of anti-government protests in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong. »

Illinois governor pardons 11,000 for low-level marijuana convictions

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Illinois governor JB Pritzker granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Tuesday, describing the step as a first wave of thousands of such expungements anticipated under the state’s new marijuana legalization law.

Officials estimate 116,000 convictions for possession of 30g or less of marijuana are eligible for pardons under the new law.

Illinois regulators said 34 dispensaries have been issued licenses to sell recreational marijuana but not all plan to participate immediately. »

In 2020, Apple needs to change iPhone’s call UI because robocalls are killing us – product considerations

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So I thought I’d republish the post since the default UI for incoming calls remains the same.

(For that matter, calls from your contacts will also perhaps be more disruptive than you’d like them to be.).

At the telelphony-infrastructure level, it’s a supremely difficult problem that lacks a short-term fix because the underlying protocol is hopelessly insecure. »