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Saturday January 15th, 2022 morning edition

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A federal judge on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 ordered Shkreli to return $64.6 million in profits he and his company reaped from inflating the price of the life-saving drug Daraprim and barred him from participating in the pharmaceutical industry for the rest of his life.

FILE - Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli attends the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 4, 2016.

“Shkreli was no side player in, or a ‘remote, unrelated’ beneficiary of Vyera’s scheme,” Cote wrote in a 135-page opinion.

The trial record included evidence showing Shkreli kept in regular contact with company executives, even after he went to prison.

Zuckerberg “just happens to own the thing, and that’s the way it is,” Shkreli said in one of the recordings.

In 2019, Shkreli was sent to solitary confinement for a time after prison officials discovered him using a contraband smartphone to conduct business. »

First on CNN: US intelligence indicates Russia preparing operation to justify invasion of Ukraine

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Washington (CNN) The US has information that indicates Russia has prepositioned a group of operatives to conduct a false-flag operation in eastern Ukraine, a US official told CNN on Friday, in an attempt to create a pretext for an invasion.

The allegation echoed a statement released by Ukraine's Ministry of Defense on Friday, which said that Russian special services are preparing provocations against Russian forces in an attempt to frame Ukraine.

"Our intelligence community has developed information, which has now been downgraded, that Russia is laying the groundwork to have the option of fabricating the pretext for an invasion," Sullivan said on Thursday. »

Bill Gates’ climate fund looks to funnel billions into carbon removal, green hydrogen, and more

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Bill Gates’ climate investment fund is moving forward with plans to funnel billions of dollars into emerging green technologies.

This week, the fund, Breakthrough Energy, put out a Request for Proposals for projects in Europe through Breakthrough Energy’s Catalyst program.

To help bring costs down and make good on its commitment, Microsoft also launched a $1 billion Climate Innovation Fund. »

Elvira actress Cassandra Peterson: ‘Losing 11,000 horny old men as followers after coming out’ is no big deal

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Elvira actress Cassandra Peterson: ‘Losing 11,000 horny old men as followers after coming out’ is no big deal.

Cassandra Peterson, who has played Elvira for decades, claimed that losing 11,000 “horny old men” as followers was completely worth it if it meant she could finally be herself.

Share and comment on: Elvira actress Cassandra Peterson: ‘Losing 11,000 horny old men as followers after coming out’ is no big deal. »

Capitol rioters called Nancy Pelosi's office looking for a 'lost and found' for items they left behind on January 6, according to Rep. Jamie Raskin

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Capitol rioters called Nancy Pelosi's office on January 7 to ask if there was a lost and found, according to a congressman.

As crews cleaned the US Capitol on January 7, 2021, the phone lines in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office began to ring.

Those surrounding Trump and working to enable his desire to overturn the results of the election constituted the third ring, according to Raskin. »