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for the week ending 4 November 2018

Former Dem Leader In Texas Implicated In
Organized Voter Fraud Ring, AG Says


(PJ Media) — A former Democratic Party leader in Texas funded an "organized voter fraud ring” in Fort Worth with money he received from campaigns, state officials claim.

Earlier this month, four women were arrested and indicted on nearly thirty felony counts of voter fraud: Leticia Sanchez; her daughter, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin; Rosa Solis; and Laura Parra.

The state’s notice of intent in Leticia Sanchez’s criminal case states that "Sanchez engaged in organized criminal activity in collaboration with her three co-defendants" and Stuart Clegg, the former executive director for the Tarrant County Democratic Party.

After learning about the state investigation into her “vote harvesting group,” the elder Sanchez had her daughter send text messages to the others involved in the scheme, advising them not to cooperate with investigators, according to the notice.
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Israel Silent As Iran Hit By Computer Virus
More Violent Than Stuxnet


(Times of Israel) — Iranian infrastructure and strategic networks have come under attack in the last few days by a computer virus similar to Stuxnet but “more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated,” and Israeli officials are refusing to discuss what role, if any, they may have had in the operation, an Israeli TV report said Wednesday.

The report came hours after Israel said its Mossad intelligence agency had thwarted an Iranian murder plot in Denmark, and two days after Iran acknowledged that President Hassan Rouhani’s mobile phone had been bugged.

It also follows a string of Israeli intelligence coups against Iran, including the extraction from Tehran in January by the Mossad of the contents of a vast archive documenting Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and the detailing by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN in September of other alleged Iranian nuclear and missile assets inside Iran, in Syria and in Lebanon.
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Gillum Intern Arrested In Florida For
Throwing Chocolate Milk At College Republicans


(Fox News) — An intern for Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has been arrested and charged with battery after she threw chocolate milk on a group of College Republicans tabling on campus.

The far-left student activist who had the profanity-laced meltdown, Shelby Shoup, is listed as an intern for the Andrew Gillum for Florida Governor Campaign on LinkedIn and a member of FSU Students for Justice in Palestine. Gillum's campaign did not return a Fox News request for comment.

A portion of the profane exchange with the College Republicans on campus was caught on camera.

Shoup threw her drink on SFU College Republicans Vice-Membership Chair, Daisy Judge, and when another student passing by tried to de-escalate the situation, she threw the remainder of her drink on him, according to a statement released by the College Republicans at FSU.
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Russia Blames Failure On Mistake During Assembly

Moscow (AP) — A Russian space investigation has found that sensor that was damaged during assembly forced a Russian rocket to abort its trip two minutes after it was launched, a top Russian official said Thursday.

The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin failed shortly into the Oct. 11 flight, sending their capsule into a sharp fall back to Earth. The two men landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan despite the failed launch, the first of its kind for Russia's manned program in over three decades.

The head of the Russian space agency had earlier blamed the failure on a malfunction of a sensor, but didn't explain why it didn't work.

Oleg Skorobogatov, who led the probe into the accident, told reporters Thursday that the investigation found that the sensor was damaged during the final assembly at the launch pad in Kazakhstan.
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Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Damaged
As Floating Dock Sinks

MOSCOW (AFP) — Russia's only aircraft carrier was damaged and a giant floating dock sank after a crane crashed onto the vessel as it was undergoing repairs near the Arctic city of Murmansk on Tuesday.

Four people were injured and one person is missing after the accident involving the Admiral Kuznetsov at the PD-50 floating dock, the largest in Russia one of the largest in the world, local authorities and media said.

"We are assessing the extent of the damage. A crane fell onto the deck from a height of about 15 meters (45 feet)," the head of Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov told the TASS news agency.

"It is clear there is damage to the hull and the deck. Fortunately, it happened on those parts that are not vital to the work of the" ship.

Local media said the floating dock holding the vessel had sunk.
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 "The Conners" Beaten By Everything
ABC Orders Only 1 More Episode


(Showbiz 411) — "The Conners" dropped in everything last night-total viewers, key demo. In the nightly ratings battle. the "Roseanne" spin off continues to trend downward.
Roseanne may have last laugh
Last night, "The Conners" was beaten by everything- "NCIS," "The Voice," etc. This was their first really objective run, no World Series, nothing to distract potential viewers.

But the key demo sank, which isn't a good sign. And the total viewers were down by 180K, which is a lot, frankly. People are leaving and they're not coming back.

ABC has ordered 1 extra episode to the original order of 10. Sounds to me like a finale. Someone wakes up and says they dreamt Roseanne died. There's a cackle from the next room. Fade to black.
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Whirlpool Asks Bankrupt-Sears For Inventory Back

(Fox Business) — Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool wants its inventory back from now-bankrupt retailer Sears.

Whirlpool – which makes washing machines, refrigerators and dish washers, among other appliances – sent a letter to Sears last week asking that the retailer return items it had received from Whirlpool in the 45 days leading up to its Oct. 15 bankruptcy filing, according to the New York Post.

Whirlpool said that Sears has no right to the products since the company was insolvent when it ordered them, requesting the retailer refrain from selling or disposing of them.

Whirlpool did not have a comment on the report. A spokesperson for Sears also declined to comment.

In a press release earlier this month, Whirlpool said it expected Sears’ bankruptcy to have “a very limited impact” on its operations, adding that as of Sept. 30, only 1 percent of the company’s aggregate accounts receivable exposure was related to Sears. Whirlpool’s net sales to Sears comprised less than 2 percent of its global sales, the manufacturer wrote.
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Here's What Will Happen To Your Sears Warranty
If The Company Goes Bankrupt

(Business Insiders) — Albert Barrera of Odessa, Texas, walked into a Sears store last year with a pressing question for the manager: "If Sears closes, who will service my refrigerator?"

Barrera had bought a Kenmore refrigerator for $529 several months earlier, and along with it, he purchased a three-year service warranty that cost $229 – almost half as much as the refrigerator.

But he later started to worry that Sears could go out of business and that his warranty would be canceled as a result. He says the store manager failed to alleviate his fears.

"He had no answer for me and assured me he had not heard of them shutting down at all, which I highly doubt," Barrera told Business Insider.

Now that Sears is  preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing, many other customers may be having the same fears as Barrera.
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A Couple Onboard A Carnival Cruise Ship Found A Hidden Camera In Their Cabin Pointing At Their Bed

(Business Insider) — A couple traveling on a Carnival Cruise Line ship last October reported finding a hidden camera in their bedroom, according to multiple reports.

The Sun Sentinel reported that Chris and Dana White, a couple from Pensacola, Florida, were traveling on a three-day cruise aboard the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship in October 2017 when they spotted something strange in their cabin.

In an interview set to be broadcast on Inside Edition on Monday, Chris White told the news program he and his wife noticed a device that was hidden amid wires and pointing in the direction of their bed.

"I said, 'Is that what I think it is?'" Chris told Inside Edition. "And she looked at it and she became concerned. And we were just really flabbergasted that there's a camera in the room and it's plugged up and it's working."
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 California Police Thought The Severed Human Head
Was A Halloween Prank. It Wasn't

(Sacramento Bee) — When someone told Oakland, California, police on Friday they'd brought a severed human head to the downtown station, officers at first suspected a Halloween prank, KGO reported. Then they took a closer look, the station reported.

"It was decomposed and had a little bit of flesh on it," Sgt. Michael Cardoza told KGO. "I can say in my years of service I've never had a human skull delivered to the police station."

Two visitors to an Oakland apartment complex had discovered the decaying head in the backyard earlier Friday morning, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

They decided to take it to police.

"They thought it was real enough that it had to be brought to our attention immediately," Cardoza told KGO.
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