Team New Zealand, Rising Power, Closes In on the America’s Cup – New York Times

It is also challenger schooling the defender. Team New Zealand, which led Team USA by 8-1 in San Francisco in 2013 only to suffer a collapse, is navigating the cerulean waters of Bermuda more expertly than its more experienced opponent. Photo Jimmy Spithill, the skipper of Oracle Team USA, after losing a race to Emirates […]

Fugitive Lawyer Behind $550 Million Social Security Fraud Fled America – NBCNews.com

Image: Attorney Eric Conn gestures as he invokes his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 7, 2013.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself. The flamboyant disability lawyer Eric Conn, in an email exchange with The Lexington Herald-Leader […]

In Trump’s America, who’s protesting and why? Here’s our May report. – Washington Post

Rene Bermudez, second from left, looks on with his daughter Danyca, 4, and son Steven, during a protest on behalf of his wife, Liliana Cruz Mendez, an immigrant who lived in Virginia and who had no criminal record but was detained during a regularly scheduled check-in by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Washington on […]

Fraud Trial for Martin Shkreli, ‘Most Hated Man in America,’ Begins Monday – NBCNews.com

December 2015:

Martin Shkreli, often described as “the most hated man in America,” will spark many Americans’ interest in securities and wire fraud for the first time Monday when he stands trial in a federal courthouse. The former pharmaceutical chief executive will face charges of securities fraud in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, more than a […]

America’s Class System: Tackling a Taboo Subject – New York Times

DAVID ANDERSON, WESTON, FLA. To the Editor: Richard V. Reeves makes many valid points about America’s blindness to our class-based culture. As the beneficiary of this system myself, I have long worried about its impact on our country’s future. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Racism is the quintessential American problem, but at least we […]

Team New Zealand, Rising Power, Closes In on the America’s Cup – New York Times

It is also challenger schooling the defender. Team New Zealand, which led Team USA by 8-1 in San Francisco in 2013 only to suffer a collapse, is navigating the cerulean waters of Bermuda more expertly than its more experienced opponent. Photo Jimmy Spithill, the skipper of Oracle Team USA, after losing a race to Emirates […]

Fraud Trial for Martin Shkreli, ‘Most Hated Man in America,’ Begins Monday – NBCNews.com

December 2015:

Martin Shkreli, often described as “the most hated man in America,” will spark many Americans’ interest in securities and wire fraud for the first time Monday when he stands trial in a federal courthouse. The former pharmaceutical chief executive will face charges of securities fraud in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, more than a […]

America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors – POLITICO Magazine

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At a time when one yellow-haired, Twitter-happy personality dominates American discourse, it’s easy to forget how much political energy—and important new thinking—emanates not from the nation’s capital but from city hall. We surveyed dozens of national and local political junkies, and came up with 11 leaders who are compelling for the fights they are waging, […]

America’s Class System: Tackling a Taboo Subject – New York Times

DAVID ANDERSON, WESTON, FLA. To the Editor: Richard V. Reeves makes many valid points about America’s blindness to our class-based culture. As the beneficiary of this system myself, I have long worried about its impact on our country’s future. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Racism is the quintessential American problem, but at least we […]

Box Office: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Bombs In America, Starts Strong Overseas – Forbes

(image courtesy of Paramount) This may be a complicated report, because we’re seeing results that are diametrically opposed to each other. On one hand, Transformers: The Last Knight is a domestic disaster, earning far less than the prior films in its five-day North American debut. But it’s doing relatively well outside of North America. Transformers: The Last […]

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