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Friday July 29th, 2022 evening edition

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Shakira, 45, “trusts her innocence and chooses to leave the issue in the hands of the law,” the PR firm Llorente y Cuenca said in a statement.

Spanish prosecutors charged the singer in 2018 with failing to pay 14.5 million euros in taxes on income earned between 2012 and 2014.

She faces a possible fine and prison sentence, if found guilty of tax evasion.

Shakira’s public relations firm said she has deposited the amount she is said to owe with the Spanish Tax Agency and has no pending tax debts.

Prosecutors allege it was mostly in Spain even though Shakira’s official residence was in the Bahamas.

Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, has two children with Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique. »

Massachusetts grants absolution to its last remaining witch

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Seventeen members of Carrier’s family, including Johnson’s mother who was Carrier’s first cousin, ended up being arrested.

Once the hysteria died down, many of the convicted (or their families) petitioned to have the convictions reversed.

Johnson was once again overlooked and remained the last person in the state guilty of witchcraft in the eyes of the law. »

Blindsided veterans erupt in fury after Senate GOP tanks toxic burn pit bill

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The PACT Act would have expanded VA health care eligibility to more than 3.5 million post-9/11 combat veterans who were exposed to toxins while serving in the military.

When the bill returned to the Senate, the bill had not changed much but the view — and vote — of 25 senators did.

The PACT Act was named after Heath Robinson, a sergeant with the Ohio National Guard who was deployed to Kosovo and Iraq. »

Infowars star at Alex Jones trial admits he failed to verify story that defamed Sandy Hook dad

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AUSTIN, Texas — The defense of Alex Jones at a defamation awards trial where parents are seeking $150 million in damages featured an Infowars video of Jones saying he believed children died in the Sandy Hook massacre but questioned media accounts of the crime.

“Did you hear Alex Jones say on the video, ‘I believe children died at Sandy Hook’?”

“As a corporate representative for Infowars, what is the company’s position as to what it was trying to do with its coverage of Sandy Hook?” »