August 1, 2021

Forget the rocketing Bitcoin price! Here’s why buying UK shares is a better way to make a million

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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Forget the rocketing Bitcoin price! Here’s why buying UK shares is a better way to make a million Unlike Bitcoin, UK share markets haven’t had a year to celebrate in 2020. The FTSE 100 has fallen by a double-digit percentage since January 1. And plenty of top quality stocks have been caught in the bloodbath along with genuinely vulnerable companies.The performance of the Bitcoin price in 2020 couldn’t have been more different. The world’s bellwether digital currency soared to new record peaks above $27,800 this week. Prices have retraced in recent hours, but Bitcoin still remains 273% more valuable than it was at the start of the year.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Plenty of analysts reckon the Bitcoin price should continue to ascend. Jehan Chu, co-founder of Kenetic Capital, reckons the cryptocurrency will hit “$30k levels by mid-2021”. And he’s one of the more cautious Bitcoin forecasters.The Bitcoin bullsNigel Green, chief executive of deVere Group is also bullish over the Bitcoin price looking ahead. He reckons that “the future of money is cryptocurrencies” and that increasing inflationary fears following the Covid-19 crisis have boosted interest in digital currencies.Green notes that huge institutional interest from Wall Street firms and international payments companies has helped bolster consumer interest in Bitcoin. And he reckons that demand from wealthy institutions and individuals will keep on growing. A recent deVere Group survey suggests that “three-quarters of high-net-worth individuals will be invested in cryptocurrencies” by 2022.  Why I’ll be buying UK shares insteadI can’t disagree with everything that the Bitcoin bulls say. Crypto assets like this could well thrive as the digital revolution takes off across the globe. The sea change in interest from institutional investors in 2020 is another reason why Bitcoin prices could keep on climbing.But I still won’t be buying the digital currency myself. Of course, UK share markets are no strangers to extreme volatility. As I say, the FTSE 100 has dropped more than 10% since the start of the year. But the sort of collapse we’ve seen in 2020 only tends to happen during periods of extreme economic, political or social stress. Bitcoin prices, by comparison, can plummet for no good reason.There’s far too much uncertainty for me concerning Bitcoin as an asset class. And this vagueness stretches beyond where prices will be a month from now. Debate rages on over what one of these crypto coins is actually worth and what you’re actually getting for your money. The same can’t be said for UK shares. When you invest your cash here, you know you’re buying a piece of a living, breathing company. This is something tangible that also gives investors the chance to receive dividends. Bitcoin ticks neither of those boxes.Why gamble with Bitcoin, then? Long term, UK share investors tend to enjoy an average annual return of 8% to 10%. Those who buy following the 2020 stock market crash today can make even better returns too. Hundreds of Stocks and Shares ISA millionaires got rich following the 2008 banking crisis by buying low and selling their shares at a premium further down the line. It’s a strategy I believe could make you and I a fortune during the next decade too. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Wasps snatch win from Leicester with classic comeback

first_imgTuesday Sep 21, 2010 Wasps snatch win from Leicester with classic comeback Some superb tries were scored as Dave Walder and Wasps staged a second half fight back against Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership on the weekend, coming back from 30-18 down to win 37-30.Wasps started well with a well taken try by speedster Tom Varndell, but Leicester came back with a try of their own through Matt Smith following a sprint and dummy down the left wing from Alesana Tuilagi.Ben Youngs added to that with a sniping break from a quick tap to score a quality individual try. Varndell then scored again, this time from a lovely inside ball from Walder and then a classy step on hapless Tigers fullback, Geordan Murphy.Billy Twelvetrees scored a soft try straight after that as he burst through fullback Matt Van Gisbergen, then Tom Croft worked his way over the line as Leicester shout out to a commanding 12 point lead at the interval.“We were poor in the first half but at the break we resolved to build a score while locking our back door properly,” said Wasps flyhalf Walder, who then proceeded to kick four penalties, tying things up.With five minutes left in the game Walder took command again, this time putting a neat kick ahead through for the chasing Richard Haughton, who gathered the loose ball for the winning try after Murphy looked dazed and confused, misjudging the bounce horribly.Nineteen unanswered points meant that Wasps could hang on to the lead, despite the Tigers trying in vain with time up. Walder claimed 22 of the total with six penalties and two conversions, as well as two timely assists.“That’s the way it goes with sport,” Walder said afterwards. “I was pleased with my game today and hopefully that will kick-start our season after the Newcastle match.”The defence was shakey at times but some of the tries were superbly taken and the game was played at a great tempo and had high drama. Unfortunately only 8000 fans were on hand to witness it though, two thousand short of capacity. Time: 06:31ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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North Korean women thrive despite imperialist threats

first_imgDPRK team defeats the U.S. to win the women’s World Cup for soccer youth in Papua, New Guinea, November 2016.This is an edited version of a talk given at the Feb. 3 “Women and the Fight for Socialism” forum hosted by Workers World Party in New York City.The Institute of International Studies in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea released a study on Jan. 30 titled “White Paper on Human Rights Violations in U.S. in 2017.”When I read it, I burst out in laughter. The DPRK (also known as north Korea) was mocking the United States for making claims about the status of people in the DPRK.The white paper pointed out all the ways people in the U.S. are being exploited and attacked by the racist, patriarchal, capitalist, settler-colonial state founded on genocide and slavery.As a relatively isolated nation, the DPRK is constantly attacked by outright lies in the Western media and by sanctions on what it can import and export, which limit its ability to take care of its own people. It also faces a constant threat of a nuclear attack by the U.S., which keeps a large military presence in south Korea and Okinawa and on its ships. Following north Korea’s recent move to cooperate with south Korea, the U.S. has only ramped up its aggressive language against the DPRK. In fact, the U.S. war against north Korea has never ended.In November, a United Nations human rights panel claimed north Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace. Recent pieces have come out saying that women and children are being raped and sex trafficked.This is the kind of news that tugs on the heartstrings of liberals and encourages so-called humanitarian intervention — the same humanitarian intervention that destroyed Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. But how many more times will we here in the U.S. tolerate hearing these lies being told about countries the ruling class needs to invade to maintain full spectrum dominance?Let me tell you about what the CIA — the surveillance and terror arm of the U.S. government — reported about north Korean women in their CIA Factbook.More women than men exist in North Korea. Women live to an average of 74 years old, which competes with the U.S. average of 79 years.According to the Library of Congress, “The social status and roles of women were radically changed on July 30, 1946, when authorities north of the 38th parallel passed a Sex Equality Law. The 1972 constitution asserted that women hold equal social status and rights with men. The 1990 constitution stipulates that the state create various conditions for the advancement of women in society.”According to the CIA Factbook, women make up 47 percent of the DPRK’s labor force. Women are obligated to serve in the military from age 17 to age 23. Women who have three or more children are permitted to work only 6 hours a day and still receive an 8-hour-a-day salary.DPRK has better health care, educationNorth Korea is considered a low-income country, but it is on a par with or better than developed countries like the U.S. when it comes to health care and education.For example, the “contraceptive prevalence rate” for women between the ages of 20 and 49 is 78.2 percent. In the U.S., that number is 74 percent. Women here pay for contraception. In north Korea, it’s free. The fertility rate is 1.95 children per woman in north Korea, which is about the same as in the U.S.The obesity rate in north Korea is 6.8 percent. In the U.S., it’s 35 percent among men and 40.4 percent among women, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.North Korea has more hospital beds per capita than the U.S., putting the DPRK on par with south Korea, Japan and Monaco. North Korea has 13.2 beds for every 1,000 people, while the U.S. has only 2.9 beds per 1,000. (Clearly, patients are given more time to recover.)The DPRK is about on par with the U.S. in the number of doctors for every 1,000 people. In north Korea, it’s 2.78; in the U.S., it’s 2.55.The literacy rate for people ages 15 and older is 100 percent. You can’t say that about the U.S., where it’s 86 percent. Everyone in north Korea goes to school through the end of high school, and that’s ­mandatory. That’s not the case here in the U.S. But North Korea makes it easy for people to go to school.After Korean War 1950-53, DPRK emphasized health careAfter losing 20 percent of its population and seeing its landscape decimated during the 1950-53 war when the U.S. attempted to destroy the people’s republic, the DPRK emphasized health care. Between 1955 and 1986, the number of hospitals grew from 285 to 2,401, and the number of clinics from 1,020 to 5,644. There are even hospitals attached to factories and mines.In spite of all the sanctions and the constant threat of nuclear war, north Korea has built and provided a health care system that benefits women. North Korea has even been described as having a health care system that is the envy of the developing world.According to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan, the DPRK has “no lack of doctors and nurses.” North Korea’s government provides universal health care for all citizens. In 2001, north Korea spent 3 percent of its gross domestic product on health care. Despite the U.S. spending close to 18 percent of its gross domestic product on health care — more than any country in the world — it does not have the best health outcomes. It ranks 12th in life expectancy among the 12 wealthiest industrialized countries, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That means the so-called greatest country in the world is at the bottom.WHO criticized an earlier Amnesty ­International report on north Korea for an outdated and factually inaccurate ­report that described “barely functioning hospitals.”Pyongyang Maternity Hospital and North Pyongan Provincial Maternity Hospital were awarded plaques declaring them Baby-Friendly Hospitals in 2009 by the UNICEF Thailand office for attaining all 10 targets of breastfeeding set by WHO and the United Nation’s Children’s Fund. Mothers typically stay in the hospital for 10 days after giving birth, and those who give birth through Caesarean section stay for 15 days. Mothers of triplets are hospitalized until the smallest child weighs at least 13 pounds.The late President Kim Jong Il decided to build the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital in 1978 because he wished no more women would die because of pregnancy complications, which is how his mother died. Current President Kim Jong Un added the breast cancer treatment wing in 2012 because his mother had died of breast cancer.We defend the Korean people’s right to determine the fate of their peninsula, because a threat of invasion by the U.S. military and its allies on behalf of the global ruling class anywhere in the world against oppressed peoples is a threat of invasion and exploitation everywhere.Julie Varughese, a candidate member of Workers World Party, is communications advisor at the Black Alliance for Peace, an organizer with The People’s MTA and co-founder of Antiwar Future, a campaign to build a youth-driven ­anti-war movement in the United States.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Pence Says Immigration Reform Vital for Indiana Agriculture

first_imgBut immigration reform faces an uphill battle, especially among Republicans. According to the Post-ABC poll, 37 percent of Republicans say voting for a path to citizenship is a deal-breaker for them, while 12 percent say voting against it is a deal-breaker. The Q poll, similarly, shows that 36 percent of Republicans would be less likely to support someone who votes for a path to citizenship, while 15 percent would be more likely.  In addition, more than two-thirds of Americans don’t believe that Congress will be able to work together to pass immigration reform, according to a poll released Friday. Previous articleTodd Janzen: Why the Law Recently Favored MonsantoNext articleSeed Consultants 6/3/2013 Market Update with Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter The Senate will begin considering the an  immigration proposal this month, which calls for stricter border security measures and a 13-year path to citizenship plan for people who entered the United States illegally before 2012.  The legislation faces an uphill battle in the House. Facebook Twitter Pence Says Immigration Reform Vital for Indiana Agriculture Home Indiana Agriculture News Pence Says Immigration Reform Vital for Indiana Agriculture SHARE Megan Ritter with Indiana Farm Bureau says, after decades of neglect, immigration policy is finally getting some serious attention in Washington, “Immigration reform has more momentum in Washington than we have had in a long time.” She is optimistic the legislation will continue to move forward and that the agricultural component will remain intact, “There is a recognition that immigration reform without an agricultural package is no reform at all.” She told HAT it is possible that reform legislation will pass Congress by the end of the year. By Gary Truitt – Jun 2, 2013 SHARE Pence Says Immigration Reform Vital for Indiana AgricultureIndiana Governor Mike PenceAs Congress returns to work this week, the Farm Bill will be at the top of the Senate’s legislative list, but work is also continuing on an immigration reform package which is just as important to agriculture as the Farm Bill. The immigration reform package that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last month contains a provision that would provide a way for current agricultural workers to become documented employees.  The program has been endorsed by both farm and labor groups. Indiana Governor Mike Pence says immigration reform is important for the Hoosier Ag economy, “I still think it is possible to obtain immigration reform that meets the needs of our economy especially our agricultural economy, but I hope we can achieve that in a way that confirms our commitment to border security and the rule of law.” Pence supports a guest worker program, but says border integrity is also important, “Hoosiers, like most Americans, are very open to a 21st century guest worker program that meets the needs of our economy both in the cities and on the farm.” Pence told HAT people will support such a program if it adheres to the rule of law.last_img read more

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Farm Bureau Wants Tweaks to Drone Rules

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 23, 2016 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bureau Wants Tweaks to Drone Rules Previous articlePurdue, DuPont Pioneer to Host Plant Science SymposiumNext articleMeat Stays On Military Menus Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Agriculture should be one of the largest industries to benefit from the new drone rules issued Tuesday from the Federal Aviation Administration. The American Farm Bureau says it will continue working with the FAA to tweak certain restrictions in the rules. They suggested several changes to FAA rules, including not requiring drones be operated in the user’s line of sight or not operated directly over people, but those suggestions weren’t adopted. The obvious challenge is farmers have a lot of land to cover and some of it is not contiguous. The group’s Director of Congressional Relations, R.J. Karney, gave the FAA credit for building in flexibility by allowing waivers to those restrictions. He hopes this will help build a case for more fine-tuning of the rules to help the technology take off for farmers and ranchers.Agriculture could make up almost 80 percent of expected commercial drone use. Drones could map terrain or monitor fields for pest and disease pressure, just to name a few of the expected uses.Source: NAFB News Service Farm Bureau Wants Tweaks to Drone Rules SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Taliban target media during Kunduz takeover

first_img March 11, 2021 Find out more News to go further May 3, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s attacks by the Taliban on several media outlets, especially Roshani Radio and TV, when they seized control of Kunduz, a major city in northern Afghanistan and capital of Kunduz province.As they overran the city, the Taliban occupied government buildings and the headquarters of several news media, including Roshani Radio and TV, an independent broadcaster, where they torched and destroyed much of the equipment.Founded by Sadiqa Sherzai, Roshani Radio and TV normally broadcasts 20 hours a day and provides a great deal of coverage of women’s issues. Nine of its 12 employees are women. Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the situation of the media in Kunduz, which continues to be controlled by the Taliban, and about the fate of several journalists of whom there has been no news since yesterday morning.Around 100 journalists work in Kunduz province, which has at least five radio stations, three TV stations and five newspapers, including two dailies. According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the armed forces were unable to protect journalists and media outlets.“We remind all parties to the conflict – both state and non-state actors – of their obligation to protect journalists,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Afghanistan desk.“International law – including the Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols – forbids deliberate attacks by state or non-state actors against media outlets, journalists and other civilians. Attacks on civilian targets constitute war crimes.”Rahimullah Samandar, the head of the Afghan Independent Journalists Association, told Reporters Without Borders: “Some of the journalists were forced to flee by their own means to Kunduz airport, to which the government troops had retreated. All of the media have stopped working.”The seizure of Kunduz has been hailed as a “great victory” by Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was added to the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom” this summer after it was reported that Mullah Omar died in 2013. News Follow the news on Afghanistan Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News RSF_en Receive email alerts RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation AfghanistanAsia – Pacific The Taliban have carried out many previous attacks on media outlets in Afghanistan and have ordered their subordinates to target the media. Areas controlled by the Taliban or by Islamic State and have become information “black holes.” Afghanistan’s leading journalists’ associations, including the Afghan Independent Journalists Association and the Afghanistan National Journalists Union, have condemned the attacks in Kunduz and have appealed for assistance for Roshani Radio and TV. September 29, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Taliban target media during Kunduz takeover Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom”last_img read more

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Community meeting set for Ector Middle School

first_img Twitter Pinterest Representatives from Texas Tech University will be presenting their charter plan for the school’s staff, students and parents, and interested community members Thursday.Parents of students whose elementary schools feed into Ector are also invited to hear the presentation.Ector Middle School’s community partners want to see a large parent turnout, and are providing dinner in the form of free hot dogs, chips and drinks; child care will be available on campus, and door prizes are being awarded, a news release said. WhatsApp Community meeting set for Ector Middle School Facebook Previous articleBlue Ribbon Run XNext articleCHAPMAN: For the Department of Veterans Affairs, a Trump toady admin Facebook Texas Tech logo Twitter WhatsApp 1 of 2 Ector Middle School homepageA community meeting on a proposal from Texas Tech University to create an in-district charter school at Ector Middle School, 809 W. Clements St., is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday with dinner and student performances at 5 p.m.The plan is one of the options available to school board members as a remedy to Ector being in its fifth year of being rated improvement required under state accountability standards.Noel and Pease elementary schools are also in their fifth year of IR. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.ECISD has a total of eight schools on the improvement required list. By admin – April 10, 2018 Pinterest ECISD logo Local NewsEducationlast_img read more

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Highest ever wave in Irish waters recorded off Donegal

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – December 14, 2011 Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Highest ever wave in Irish waters recorded off Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter The highest wave ever recorded in Irish waters was recorded off the coast of Donegal yesterday afternoon, according to Met Eireann.The M4 weather buoy, positioned approximately 16km west of Rossan Point, recorded a maximum wave height of 20.4 metres or 67 feet.The maximum wave height, recorded just after 2 o clock yesterday afternoon, was the highest ever recorded in Irish waters, Met Eireann said on their website.The new record toppled an earlier record wave which was also recorded at the bouy yesterday morning.Just after 11 o clock yesterday morning  a record wave of 20.2 metres was recorded.Met Éireann said a storm passing to the North of Ireland coupled with westerly winds feeding in behind it were likely to have created the record wave.center_img Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleIrish Coast Guard warning people not to go near exposed areasNext articleDeputy McConalogue told that school jobs cuts won’t be reversed News Highland Google+ Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Planners approve hundreds of new homes for Derry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Twitter Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Planners approve hundreds of new homes for Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 7, 2019 Previous articleGlenmore Generation LTD has planning application appealedNext articleGardai warn no lack of speed-checks today despite industrial action News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Detailed plans for a major new housing development comprising over 350 dwellings for the Drumahoe area of Derry have been given the go ahead by members of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee.The proposed residential development of 362 new homes, featuring a mix of 61 detached, 248 semi-detached, 32 quad bungalows and 21 apartments was unanimously granted full permission after the reserved matters planning application was brought by developers Braidwater LTD.Within the application the developer stipulates that the proposed house types are of a traditional design yet modern and attractive.The neighbourhood development will also feature public open space including an equipped children’s play area and all associated landscaping. The site will be accessed from Fincairn Road and Glenshane Road, directly east of Copperthorpe housing development and north of The Beeches, Drumahoe.Planning committee members praised the proposed plans before accepting officers’ recommendation to approve the application. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Police release video of Jussie Smollett with noose around his neck

first_imgChicago Police Department(CHICAGO) — Portions of police video obtained in connection to the Jussie Smollett case have been released, giving a never-before-seen-look into the controversial case.Some 69 hours of police video were released Monday, with two videos showing the moment when police first arrived at the actor’s residence after receiving a 911 call that alleged he was the victim of a hate crime.In the police body camera footage, Smollett is seen with a noose around his neck. The video also records Smollett asking the officers to turn off their recordings.Another group of video clips shows the moment when the police apprehend the two brothers who allege they helped Smollett stage the attack.The videos show Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo as they were arrested on Feb. 13.The two men, Smollett initially said, shouted racist and homophobic slurs at him as a rope was wrapped around his neck and an unknown chemical was poured on him. The alleged assailants, police were told, yelled “MAGA country,” an apparent reference to President Donald Trump’s “Make American Great Again” slogan.The brothers have since filed a federal defamation lawsuit against Smollett’s attorneys, claiming that the lawyers publicly blamed the brothers for the attack.The new release of the video tapes comes days after a judge decided to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the Cook County prosecutor’s original decision to dismiss charges against Smollett.Smollett, an actor who starred on the television show “Empire,” had all of the charges against him dropped, despite prosecutors saying they believed he fabricated the attack. Smollett has maintained that he did not stage the attack.The new special prosecutor investigation isn’t the only one that will be giving a second look at the case. Two law enforcement sources told ABC News in March that the FBI would be reviewing the case.The decision to drop the charges against Smollett was met with an immediate backlash, as the city’s police department had already made public comments about the case, laying out what they said was the evidence that proved Smollett arranged the alleged attack.Shortly after the charges were dropped, the city sued the actor in an effort to recoup some of the tens of thousands of dollars they say the police department spent investigating the case.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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