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Report: NFL to wrap up Hunt investigation by March

“The NFL is expected to finish its investigation into three different off-field incidents involving running back Kareem Hunt and decide on a final punishment before free agency opens in March, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Hunt also allegedly was involved in an altercation at a restaurant last June, an incident the NFL was aware of and questioned the running back about.The NFL placed Hunt, the 2017 rushing leader, on the commissioner’s exempt list while it investigates all three incidents, meaning Hunt is unable…

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NFL’s investigation of Kareem Hunt expected to end before free agency…

“Kareem Hunt’s NFL future is expected to be determined before the start of free agency” reports sportingnews.com. While the league wants to make sure its investigation into the allegations of domestic violence against Kareem Hunt are thorough, the expectation is a decision on whether he will be allowed to play next season should be announced before free agency begins in March, according to NFL Network, which cited unidentified sources. Source: sportingnews.com

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Hope for justice as top Democrat vows to review investigation

“New Democratic leadership in the investigation into the Flint water crisis has sparked hope among activists that a tougher line will be taken on prosecuting officials and compensating victims of the environmental disaster” writes Tom Perkins for theguardian.com. But critics say there’s been little accountability when Republicans headed the investigation and its targets have been let off lightly.On the criminal side, Nessel asked a Democratic prosecutor to review and take over the investigation.Now newly elected Democratic Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel has taken over the investigation from 1 January. Source: theguardian.com

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Huawei in for a rough year as feds investigate alleged trade secrets theft

“According to the report, the probe is in its advanced stages, and an indictment against the company could soon be coming” writes Digital Trends Staff for digitaltrends.com. A U.S. federal investigation was launched against the company, which will examine whether or not the company stole trade secrets from U.S. companies, according to the Wall Street Journal. Source: digitaltrends.com

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New Zealand Police Confirm Investigation Into Alleged $3.6 Million Hack of Cryptopia

“Police in New Zealand confirmed they are investigating what appears to be a major hack of local cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia worth at least $3.6 million, a press release stated on Jan. 16” writes William Suberg for cointelegraph.com. Cryptopia is fully cooperating with the investigation, the press release states.Cryptopia, which abruptly shut down its website and exchange services on Jan. 14, subsequently said it had detected malicious activity. “The Cryptopia exchange suffered a security breach which resulted in significant losses,” officials wrote in a statement uploaded to the company’s Twitter account.In…

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‘Did pretty well’: Boost for Trump as William Barr impresses Democrats in marathon confirmation hearing

“But Barr told Democrats repeatedly that he wants special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to continue and conclude without interference” reports washingtonexaminer.com. William Barr, President Trump’s nominee to be the next attorney general, not only survived his eight-hour Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday but left it with a strong chance of picking up Democratic votes. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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FBI interview makes big news — so why is it still secret?

“And all because the FBI has decided to keep its secret secret for as long as it can” reports washingtonexaminer.com. In the piece, the bureau’s reasoning was explained by references to … the secret Baker transcripts.But now, the Baker transcripts are making news, even as they sit on FBI desks.Suddenly, the Baker transcripts are hot. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

“The lawsuit was filed Monday in Franklin County against the health system, a pharmacist, a nurse and the doctor, whom it identifies as William Husel” reports thebusinessjournal.com. He said they’ve received cooperation from Mount Carmel, which operates four hospitals around Columbus, and from parent organization Trinity Health, one of the country’s largest Roman Catholic health care systems. Source: thebusinessjournal.com

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James Baker under criminal investigation for media leaks

“Former FBI general counsel James Baker is under criminal investigation for unauthorized leaks to the media” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The revelation of Durham’s investigation marks the latest confirmation of a leak investigation into former FBI officials.Without being apprised of the contours of your leak investigation and Baker’s role, we run the risk of inadvertently interfering with your prosecutorial plans,” Jordan and Meadows wrote. He was also the special attorney in Massachusetts overseeing criminal conduct by FBI and other law enforcement corruption in Boston and their ties with the mafia. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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FCC’s Ajit Pai won’t meet Congress about phone-tracking scandal

“Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai won’t brief a Congressional committee Monday about mobile carriers’ ability to share their subscribers’ location data with third parties” writes Sean Keane for cnet.com. It noted that the investigation would continue once normal FCC operations resume.Frank Pallone Jr., the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, sought Pai for an emergency briefing after a Motherboard investigation revealed carriers are selling customers’ location data. Source: cnet.com

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