Early bankruptcy discharge for musician 50 Cent
201703.31
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Early bankruptcy discharge for musician 50 Cent

March 31, 2017 The rapper 50 Cent paid off more than $22 million, and a federal court discharged the bankruptcy in Hartford, Connecticut, in early February 2017. He originally filed bankruptcy in 2015, reporting assets of less than $20 with $36 million in debt. The court set a repayment plan in motion to the tune…

Orange County DA under investigation for serious accusations
201701.11
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Orange County DA under investigation for serious accusations

Orange County District Attorney Under Investigation for Serious Accusations January 11, 2016 In 2011, Scott Dekraai murdered eight people in a Seal Beach salon in Orange County, California. Three years later, after confessing to the crimes, he was sent to prison pending his court case. In 2015, a California criminal court judge removed the OC…

Cannabis now legal in California
201612.31
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Cannabis now legal in California

December 31, 2016 Although the drug is still illegal under federal guidelines, an Oregon representative believes that the feds will need to reconsider removing federal penalties for the drug so that each state can independently decide what restrictions to pass. He further called the war on drugs “toxic.” States now use this individual approach when…

Supreme Court in Affirmative Action Case
201601.13
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Supreme Court in Affirmative Action Case

January 13, 2016 Last month, the Supreme Court heard arguments in an affirmative action case out of the University of Texas but did not seem to lean toward supporting the plan. A ruling against the school could jeopardize affirmative action in similar institutions across the country. Justice Antonio Scalia went so far as to say…

Sherri Shepherd liable for child via surrogate
201512.21
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Sherri Shepherd liable for child via surrogate

December 21, 2015 A Pennsylvania appeals court agreed with a lower court ruling and determined that actress Sherri Shepherd is financially liable for a child that a surrogate birthed prior to Shepherd’s divorce from her ex. The court upheld the surrogacy contract despite Shepherd’s efforts to void it. The actress and television personality must keep…

Insiders speculate 1% loss in US GDP over west coast ports slowdown
201502.19
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Insiders speculate 1% loss in US GDP over west coast ports slowdown

February 19, 2015 A dispute involving between 14-20,000 port workers in California, Oregon and Washington (accounting for approximately 68-percent of container ship clearing) is causing significant enough bottlenecks to drop the GDP of the entire country, forecasters say. It’s said that outbound cargo has been most significantly affected. The issue arose upon the expiration of…