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Thursday April 16th, 2020 night edition

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“Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad” star Bob Odenkirk is launching a new production company, Cal-Gold Pictures, and has signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television.

The company’s mission is to develop stories that are compelling and unique, with dynamic characters and social relevance.

Ian Friedman, who previously served as VP of talent and development at Comedy Central, will join Cal-Gold Pictures as head of television.

Beginning in 2011, Friedman was in charge of production for series such as “Drunk History,” “Corporate” and “South Side,” leading to numerous Emmy nominations.

“I’m incredibly excited to work alongside Bob in this endeavor,” Friedman said.

The deal comes as the critically acclaimed “Better Call Saul,” starring Odenkirk and produced by Sony TV, is wrapping its fifth season.

The show has earned dozens of Emmy nominations, including best drama and best actor for Odenkirk. »

Coronavirus: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos adds $24bn to fortune

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Jeff Bezos now has a fortune of $138bn, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, cementing his position as the world's richest man.

Amazon has benefited from surging internet shopping by people forced to stay home during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Mr Bezos owns an 11% stake in Amazon and on Tuesday, the firm's shares rose by 5.3%. »

Representatives Tim Ryan and Ro Khanna Introduce Legislation to Send Americans Additional Cash Payments

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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) introduced the Emergency Money for the People Act to provide additional cash payments for hard-working Americans who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As millions of Americans file for unemployment week over week, we have to work quickly to patch the dam – and that means putting cash in the hands of hard-working families,” said Congressman Tim Ryan.

“Many Ohioans are just receiving – or about to receive – the first cash payment we passed in the CARES Act. »

Adam Schiff: Russia Is Still Interfering With US Elections—and Trump Is Covering It Up

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In the years since, various intelligence officials have publicly stated that Vladimir Putin intends to intervene again in the 2020 election.

But Trump doesn’t want to hear that—and doesn’t want the public to know that.

In an interview with Mother Jones, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, says that since then the Trump administration has been covering up intelligence on Russian interference. »

US may have to endure social distancing until 2022 if no vaccine is quickly found, scientists predict

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The US may have to endure social distancing measures -- such as stay-at-home orders and school closures -- until 2022, researchers projected on Tuesday.

Those findings directly contradict research being touted by the White House that suggests the pandemic may stop this summer.

"Intermittent distancing may be required into 2022 unless critical care capacity is increased substantially or a treatment or vaccine becomes available," they wrote in their report. »