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Day: December 21, 2016

Trump on tape saying every racist thing ever claims actor Tom Arnold
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Trump on tape saying every racist thing ever claims actor Tom Arnold

    The actor Tom Arnold has claimed to have video of Donald Trump using racist language, obscenities and denigrating his own son in outtakes of The Apprentice. I have the outtakes to The Apprentice where he says every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever. It was him sitting in that chair saying the N-word, saying the C-word, calling his son a retard, just being so mean to his own children, Arnold told Seattle-based radio station KIRO. The actor and comedian said a contact from the reality TV show passed him the material before last month’s election, but he did not release it because of a confidentiality clause and the expectation that Trump would lose. the people sent it to me, it was funny. Hundreds of people have seen these. It was sort of a Christmas video th...
Brexit memo leak firm Deloitte withdraws from Government contracts worth millions after Theresa May row
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Brexit memo leak firm Deloitte withdraws from Government contracts worth millions after Theresa May row

    The large consultancy firm which fell out with Downing Street after a leaked memo it wrote suggested Theresa May has no Brexit plan, will now forgo what could be millions of pounds worth of Government contracts. Deloitte said it had "put forward a plan to heal wounds with Number 10, after last month’s leaked memo suggested Ms May’s cabinet was riven with splits and unable to come up with a negotiating strategy in time before Brexit talks begin. The firm will now undergo a six month moratorium on pitching for lucrative government work, A spokesman said: Deloitte regrets the publication of the two-page note, and has apologised for the unintended disruption it caused government. The note was for internal audiences and was not a Deloitte point of view. We have put forward a pl...
Barack Obama permanently bans offshore drilling in Atlantic and Arctic before Donald Trump takes office
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Barack Obama permanently bans offshore drilling in Atlantic and Arctic before Donald Trump takes office

    With only a month left in his presidency, Barack Obama announced an indefinite ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and on the Atlantic Seaboard adding a difficult barrier for the incoming Trump administration should they decide to undo Mr Obama’s environmental legacy.  Mr Obama invoked a provision of the obscure 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, a law passed in protection of coral reefs and life in marine sanctuaries.  The action comes as Donald Trump finalises his Cabinet before taking office in January. Mr Trump has vowed to roll back many of Mr Obama’s major environmental policies, and withdraw the US from the Paris global climate change agreement in which nations vowed to lower their emissions significantly.  The President-elect has only reaffirmed...
FBI search warrant into Hillary Clinton emails unsealed
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FBI search warrant into Hillary Clinton emails unsealed

      The FBI had no probable cause to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails just under two weeks before Election Day, according to a federal judge who ordered the unsealing of the search warrant documents. FBI investigators seized a laptop belonging to the husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s husband, Anthony Weiner in a sexting scandal investigation. Agents found thousands of emails sent by Ms Abedin on the laptop, and petitioned a judge to reissue a warrant to search the emails. The agents believed the emails likely contained classified information sent from Ms Clinton’s private server while she was Secretary of State. Democrats, including Ms Clinton herself, attributed Donald Trump’s unexpected victory to a congressional letter from FBI dir...
Drone safety crackdown on reckless users could see mandatory registration introduced
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Drone safety crackdown on reckless users could see mandatory registration introduced

    Proposal part of Department for Transport consultation on improving drone safety over concerns about dangerous flying and use of the technology to deliver drugs and weapons into prisons Mandatory registration for new drones could be introduced in a bid to crack down on reckless users. The proposal is part of a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation on improving drone safety. It is hoped the scheme could help authorities identify the owners of drones that are flown illegally. The consultation will also consider whether there is a need for a new criminal offence for misuse of drones. Professional services firm PwC published a report in May that estimated that the global market for drone use will be worth $127 billion (£103 billion) in the coming years. Aviation minister...