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Saturday December 19th, 2020 night edition

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Kushner directed Lara Trump, Vice President Mike Pence's nephew John Pence, and Trump campaign Chief Financial Officer Sean Dollman to serve on the shell company's board, the person told Insider.

Despite its $617 million spending through AMMC, the Trump campaign publicly disclosed little information about the company, including how it used the money.

It paid some of Trump's top advisors and family members, while shielding financial and operational details from public scrutiny.

Insider independently verified details of this person's account with other people close to the Trump campaign.

The shell company — incorporated as American Made Media Consultants Corp. and American Made Media Consultants LLC — allowed Trump's campaign to skirt federally mandated disclosures.

Kushner, campaign advisor Lara Trump, and other members of the Trump family before Trump's acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on August 27.

But the campaign spent the bulk of the money at AMMC — $415 million — after Trump fired Parscale as his campaign manager on July 15. »

Blackhawks CEO says team is committed to upholding current name and brand

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“Obviously, we respect the decision the Cleveland Indians made to go down that path, but we continue to deepen our commitment to upholding our namesake and our brand," Wirtz told reporters Thursday morning.

"So, we’re going to continue down this path and continue to hold our brand up in the highest levels of honour,” Wirtz concluded.

In November, the club announced it will read a Land Acknowledgement statement before every home game moving forward. »

NYPD used excessive force during George Floyd protests, city investigation finds

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NEW YORK - The New York Police Department used excessive force during the wave of protests across the city this summer against police brutality and racism, according to a report published on Friday morning by New York City’s Department of Investigation.

The report said the NYPD’s response was excessive in part because most police officers involved had not received “relevant training” in policing protests.

“The NYPD’s use of force and certain crowd control tactics to respond to the Floyd protests produced excessive enforcement that contributed to heightened tensions,” the Department of Investigation said in the executive summary of its 111-page report. »

Alzheimer’s is linked to gum disease – but bad oral health is not the only culprit

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There is an increasing body of evidence to indicate that gum (periodontal) disease could be a plausible risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.

And the fact of the matter is that Alzheimer’s disease is linked with a number of other conditions and not just gum disease.

But before you start panic brushing your teeth, it’s important to remember that not everyone who suffers from gum disease develops Alzheimer’s disease and not all who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease have gum disease. »

Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to UN report

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IRELAND HAS been ranked second in the world for quality of life, according to a new study from the United Nations.

The new Human Development Index from the UN places Ireland second-highest in the world for quality of life, which is based on health, education and income in each country.

The Republic is now second only to Norway, which has been deemed the best country in the world for quality of life. »