Trump Health Official Wanted Taxpayers to Reimburse Her For Stolen Jewelry, Including an Ivanka Trump-Brand Pendant

Lebanon protesters launch campaign against harassment

As anti-establishment protesters call for an end to corruption, women too are fighting a system that they blame for sexual assaults.

    Lebanese anti-political establishment protesters have been calling for an end to the sectarian power-sharing system, which they blame for corruption and mismanagement.

    Women too are fighting to change that system they say has been unjust to them.

    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, where the protest movement has given them a new platform to raise their voices against sectarian politics, harassment and sexual assaults.

    Peter O'Mahony try enough for Munster to clinch win over Saracens in downpour – As it happened

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    UK's Conservatives 11 points ahead of Labour before election: Deltapoll

    LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has an 11-point lead over the opposition Labour Party although its advantage has been cut slightly, a Deltapoll survey for the Mail on Sunday newspaper showed.

    The Conservatives were on 44%, down one point, and Labour was up one point to 33%, the poll said. The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat Party was down four points on 11%.

    5 questions with… New Hui Fen

    Q What’s on your pre-competition Spotify list?

    A Peaceful piano.

    Q What are you watching on Netflix?

    A The Game Changers, Peaky Blinders, Riverdale, 13 Reasons Why… that’s about it.

    Q What’s your theme song?

    A Speechless by Naomi Scott

    Q Your signature phrase

    A To know and not to do is not yet to know.

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    A Naomi Osaka because she’s so powerful.

    Boxing: Joshua defeats Ruiz to reclaim heavyweight crown

    RIYADH (AFP) – Britain’s Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight crown from Andy Ruiz on Saturday (Dec 7), outclassing the Mexican-American to score a unanimous points victory.

    Joshua, who suffered a stunning knockout defeat to Ruiz in in New York in June, produced a boxing masterclass to regain his IBF, WBA and WBO titles in emphatic fashion.

    Dominating from the outset, Joshua won by margins of 118-110 on two scorecards with the third judge making it 119-109.

    Anthony Joshua Beats Andy Ruiz Jr. on Points to Reclaim World Heavyweight Titles

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    Shooting kills 4 near Mexico’s presidential residence

    Four people were killed and two injured in a shooting on Saturday near Mexico’s National Palace, the presidential residence in the capital’s historic downtown, officials said.

    President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was in southeastern Mexico on Saturday.

    Preliminary reports indicated that an armed man entered a building on a small street near the palace looking to relieve himself, Mexico City police said.

    Harvey Weinstein Rape Trial Is “Moment Of Reckoning,” Ashley Judd & Rose McGowan Declare

    A group of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged victims has issued a statement condemning remarks made by his attorney Friday night on ABC’s Nightline.

    Weinstein appeared in a Manhattan court Friday for a bail hearing. Prosecutors sought to have his bail increased to $5 million from its current $1 million, arguing he violated his terms by allegedly tampering with an ankle monitor. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to allegations of rape and sexual assault. He’s scheduled for a follow-up hearing on Wednesday.

    “The segment displayed to a national audience the same dismissive, manipulative tactics Harvey implemented to silence the voices of so many women for decades and helped create an environment that allowed him to leverage his power to strategically dismantle their reputations and careers.

    “We believe the evidence against Harvey presented in the trial next month will be a moment of reckoning and he will be held accountable for his crimes. We continue to stand together to support those who have been victimized, and empower others to speak their truth.”

    In addition to Judd, Sivan, McGowan and Arquette, the Silence Breakers signing the note included Caitlin Dulany, Dawn Dunning, Dominique Huett, Erika Rosenbaum, Jasmine Lobe, Jessica Barth, Katherine Kendall, Larissa Gomes, Louise Godbold, Louisette Geiss, Lucia Evans, Lysette Anthony, Paula Williams, Rowena Chiu, Sarah Ann Masse, Tara Subkoff and Zoe Brock

    Trump Health Official Wanted Taxpayers to Reimburse Her For Stolen Jewelry, Including an Ivanka Trump-Brand Pendant

    President Donald Trump’s Medicare chief, Seema Verma, filed a $47,000 claim for lost property in an effort to have taxpayers reimburse her for items that were stolen this summer while she was on a work trip. The property that went missing along with Verma’s bags, according to Politico, included an Ivanka Trump-brand pendant that Verma’s jeweler valued at $5,900.

    Verma claimed $43,065 in missing jewelry, two dozen pieces in total, and clothing. The jewelry was appraised three weeks after the theft in San Francisco where she was giving a speech.

    A Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson told Politico that receiving a reimbursement, at a discounted rate, for stolen personal property while on work related trips has been a longstanding policy. The agency ultimately reimbursed her $2,852.40.

    “When paying for such goods, the department pays a discounted rate based on age for the items that were lost. It’s perfectly appropriate that the administrator filed a personal property loss claim for goods stolen while on work travel and this is not an unusual practice for federal employees,” the spokesperson said.

    According to the police report, back in July, when the theft took place, Verma initially estimated the cost of her lost property at $20,000.