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If criminal justice reform is the ‘first step,’ then school choice is the second

“President Trump signed into law the , a piece of criminal justice reform legislation with bipartisan support in Congress, on Dec. 21” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Speaking with me at TPUSA’s Student Action Summit, Kirk said he believes the next step to follow criminal justice reform should be school choice. “Why are they going to prison in the first place?. We have fixed the recidivism issue, hopefully. … Now let’s prevent the first 100,000 people from getting there in the first place.” Anthony Leonardi is a contributor to Red Alert Politics. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Student shares photos after horrific attack

“The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser” writes The Sun for dailytelegraph.com.au. There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set.This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon. Source: dailytelegraph.com.au

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Pop star outs married football ‘cheater’

“The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser” writes Fox News for dailytelegraph.com.au. There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set.This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon. Source: dailytelegraph.com.au

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Premier League turn back to BBC’s Tim Davie as new frontrunner for CEO role

“Richard Masters will remain as interim chief executive while Buck, Leicester City chief executive Susan Whelan and Burnley chairman Mike Garlick negotiate over a long-term replacement” writes James Ducker for telegraph.co.uk. A senior BBC manager has emerged as the frontrunner to become the new Premier League chief executive after the shock about-turn by Susanna Dinnage, Telegraph Sport can disclose.Tim Davie, currently CEO of BBC Studios, narrowly missed out on the job when Dinnage was appointed in November, but will now be approached again after her change of heart, sources claim.Dinnage, 51,…

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Russian Anti-Doping Agency on verge of missing Wada deadline for handing over data

“The beleaguered World Anti-Doping Agency was facing major embarrassment as Russia looked all-but-certain to miss the end-of-year deadline to hand over data from its Moscow anti-doping laboratory” writes Sports News Correspondent for telegraph.co.uk. If judicial authorities fail to hand over laboratory data, the agency will again lose its status, raising the prospect of Russia being banned from a second consecutive Olympics and remaining shut out of international athletics. The Russian minister Pavel Kolobkov said last week that his ministry had received a letter from Wada president Craig Reedie outlining “the…

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Investors shun risky debt as markets brace for a rocky 2019

“A surge in high-yield credit spreads to a two-year high has sparked fears that the market for risky debt is seizing up as central banks push up borrowing costs” writes Tom Stevenson for telegraph.co.uk. Junk bonds plunged in December amid concerns of a global slowdown and tightening financial conditions.The spread between high-yield bonds and Treasury yields has also widened as the recent oil price slump hit producers, which are often funded by issuing junk bonds.The iShares Iboxx High Yield ETF has slid 7.7pc in the final quarter of the year…

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Britain facing worst house building crisis since 1940s, think tank warns

“Britain is set to suffer its worst decade for housebuilding since the Second World War, according to research published by a think tank” writes David Wood for telegraph.co.uk. The think tank’s research showed new-build housing completions in England between 2010 and 2019 are set to be approximately 130,000 per year.The think tank said housebuilding figures for England during the 2010s are on course to come in lower than in any decade since the 1940s.It blamed the lack of new housing on a “50-year pattern” which has seen successive governments failing…

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The only way is up for the pound in 2019, experts predict

“The pound hit lows of $1.25 in December on intense political uncertainty but economists suspect this worry is over-done” writes Tim Wallace for telegraph.co.uk. Sterling is set to rise to $1.38 by the end of 2019 according to the consensus forecast compiled by Focus Economics. “We currently forecast the pound to be at $1.41 at end-2019,” said Nick Johnston at Fitch Solutions. “This is predicated on our core view, that despite elevated uncertainty, the UK will be forced into an even softer Brexit than the ‘Chequers’ plan withdrawal agreement tabled…

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Luxury slipper brand Mahabis enters administration

“Mahabis, the start-up slipper brand popular with young consumers, has entered administration” writes Tom Stevenson for telegraph.co.uk. The company said that it had been forced to call in administrators at KRE Corporate Recovery on Thursday night and had ceased trading, closing its website with immediate effect.Founder Ankur Shah had been the poster boy for UK start-ups having previously launched and sold a tech advertising company before establishing Mahabis in 2014 after realising there was no brand producing slippers for a global market. The company was known for its forward-thinking work environment,…

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