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Why Kyle Rittenhouse’s Attorney Is Leaving Criminal Case as Arraignment Set For Kenosha Shooter

One of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse‘s attorneys is stepping away from his criminal defense soon after prosecutors argued he should be blocked from representing the 17-year-old due to his fundraising efforts.



a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Kyle Rittenhouse cleans graffiti from a high school near the Kenosha County Courthouse following another night of unrest on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. An attorney for the 17-year-old said he is stepping back from his criminal defense.


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Kyle Rittenhouse cleans graffiti from a high school near the Kenosha County Courthouse following another night of unrest on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. An attorney for the 17-year-old said he is stepping back from his criminal defense.

Los Angeles based lawyer John M. Pierce confirmed will be pulling back from the teenager’s defense and attorney Mark Richards will now be representing Rittenhouse in the criminal trial.

Pierce said he will instead be focusing on raising money for the defense team.

Pierce, along with Rittenhouse‘s fellow attorney Lin Wood, were able to raise the $2m needed to post the teenager’s bail following a successful fundraising campaign.

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Controversial Brexit legislation set to return with trade talks on a knife edge

Boris Johnson will press ahead with plans allowing ministers to tear up the Brexit divorce deal despite the current round of UK-EU talks being at a critical stage.



a close up of a flag: The development came as talks on a post-Brexit deal were continuing, led by Lord Frost and the EU’s Michel Barnier (Jonathan Brady/PA)


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The development came as talks on a post-Brexit deal were continuing, led by Lord Frost and the EU’s Michel Barnier (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The Government confirmed it will ask MPs to reinstate controversial legislation giving ministers the power to break international law by ignoring provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement relating to Northern Ireland.

MPs will vote on the UK Internal Market Bill on Monday, potentially throwing talks on a UK-European Union trade deal into crisis unless an agreement can be reached by then.

The EU has already taken the first steps in a legal action over the legislation.

The Government will also introduce the Taxation (Post-Transition Period) Bill, which reportedly includes measures to override parts of the divorce deal struck

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Westminster vote on school merger divorce set | Local News

WESTMINSTER — The Westminster Select Board has set a special town meeting vote for early January on whether Westminster should get an Act 46 school merger divorce.

On an unanimous vote Wednesday night, the board agreed with a petition drive spearheaded by David Major, the long-time Westminster School Board director, to hold a vote on the 2015 education law. If successful, the Westminster vote would trigger simultaneous votes in Grafton and Athens, setting the stage for another vote by the state Board of Education.

The Westminster special vote was set for Jan. 5, 2021, after Town Manager Russell Hodgkins gave the board the range of  dates that were available, with the earliest being Dec. 30, and the latest Jan. 9. The board opted for the first Tuesday after the holiday season.

Act 46 required school districts throughout the state to merge with other districts, the goal being to improve education

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Coronavirus: Jude Law says scientists on Contagion set warned about pandemics

As coronavirus began to rapidly spread earlier this year, all eyes turned to Contagion, the Steven Soderbergh-directed film that seemingly predicted the pandemic nine years ago.

Now, Jude Law has revisited Contagion in an interview with GQ, and revealed that the scientific experts on set warned that a real pandemic was inevitable:

“There was absolutely the sense that this was going to happen. The great scientists on set with us who had worked with Scott Burns, the writer, and Steven [Soderbergh] were very learned and experienced individuals who knew what to expect and they all said to us that this was going to happen, and it was a case of when rather than if.”

In the film, the actor plays Alan Krumwiede, a conspiracy theorist whose false claims of curing himself of the virus with a homeopathic remedy leads to pharmacies becoming overwhelmed.

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Scientists Warned Jude Law on Set of ‘Contagion’ That a Pandemic Was Inevitable: ‘Alarm Bells Rang’

Actor Jude Law has revealed that scientists warned him that a future pandemic was inevitable on the set of the 2011 drama Contagion.



Jude Law standing in front of a building: Actor Jude Law recently said that scientists on the set of his 2011 film "Contagion" warned him that a future pandemic was inevitable. In the film, Law plays a conspiracy theorist who claims that forsythia cured him from the virulent and deadly disease.


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Actor Jude Law recently said that scientists on the set of his 2011 film “Contagion” warned him that a future pandemic was inevitable. In the film, Law plays a conspiracy theorist who claims that forsythia cured him from the virulent and deadly disease.

“The great scientists on set with us who had worked with Scott [Z. Burns], the writer, and [director] Steven [Soderbergh] were very learned and experienced individuals who knew what to expect. And they all said to us that this was going to happen—and it was a case of when rather than if,” Law said in a recent interview with the men’s fashion lifestyle magazine GQ.

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Hearing set on proposed ban of remote-controlled devices for fishing | Montana Untamed

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a public hearing via a telephonic Zoom platform on Dec. 1, at 10 a.m., to consider a proposed rule banning the use of remote-controlled devices and drones while fishing.

Fish, Wildlife & Parks has increasingly been asked if it is permissible to use a remote-controlled boat, drone, or other remote-controlled device to fish. Currently, Montana law does not specifically address remote-controlled devices or drones, and gives the commission discretion to allow or prohibit this activity. Possible uses of remote-controlled devices and drones while fishing include transporting bait and hooks long distances beyond where anglers can physically cast, transporting bait and hooks to areas that normally are unable to be accessed such as closed areas near dams, scouting large areas above water quickly for fish and filming fish in real time, dropping hooks or bait with exceptional accuracy, and landing fish.

The proposed rule

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Scientists On ‘Contagion’ Set Warned Jude Law And Stars About Impending Pandemic



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Jude Law and the cast and crew of “Contagion” were better prepared for COVID-19 than most.

Law recently caught up with GQ for a video breaking down his most iconic roles. The two-time Oscar-nominee expanded on his performances in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Cold Mountain”, but the details surrounding “Contagion” were the most timely. Law revealed that scientists serving as advisors on the film warned everyone on set about an impending pandemic.

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“There was absolutely the sense that this was going to happen,” Law said. “The great scientists on set with us who had worked with Scott [Z. Burns] the writer and [director] Steven [Soderbergh] were very learned and experienced individuals who knew what to expect. And they all said to us that this was going to happen — and it

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Jude Law Says Scientists on the Set of 2011’s Contagion Warned That a Similar Pandemic Was Coming



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Jude Law revealed that while shooting the 2011 thriller Contagion, scientists involved in the production warned the cast and crew that a similar real-life pandemic was inevitable.

In a new video for GQ, Law discussed some of his most iconic characters, including the conspiracy theorist he played in Contagion, which centers on a deadly virus wiping out humanity.

“There was absolutely the sense that this was going to happen,” Law said. “The great scientists on set with us who had worked with Scott [Z. Burns] the writer and [director] Steven [Soderbergh] were very learned and experienced individuals who knew what to expect. They all said to us that this was going to happen — and it was a case of when rather than if.”

Law continued, “The way they described it, which is exactly

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Georgia’s Republican secretary of state set to certify Biden won state’s 16 electoral votes



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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s top elections official said Friday that he will certify that Joe Biden won the state’s presidential election after a hand tally stemming from a mandatory audit affirmed the Democrat’s lead over Republican President Donald Trump.

His office stumbled on the final step, prematurely announcing that the certification was complete while only unofficial results remained on the public website. Forty minutes after the big news, the secretary of state’s office corrected its news release and said the results would be released later.

“Working as an engineer throughout my life, I live by the motto that numbers don’t lie,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said during a news conference at the state Capitol. “As secretary of state, I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct. The numbers reflect the verdict of the people, not a decision

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Is Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah ‘fit for duty?’ Attorneys are set to argue their cases

Two attorneys are gearing up for a hearing that will decide the fate of suspended Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. 



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Tracy Cole, mother of Alvin Cole, talks to the media outside the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. More than eight months after the shooting death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole in February, the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office ruled Wednesday that Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah was justified in the shooting.


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Tracy Cole, mother of Alvin Cole, talks to the media outside the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. More than eight months after the shooting death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole in February, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office ruled Wednesday that Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah was justified in the shooting.

After a third-party investigator concluded in an October report that Mensah should be fired, citing an “extraordinary” risk of a fourth fatal shooting, Mensah’s attorney said his client’s due process would be violated if he were fired for a shooting that hasn’t occurred yet. Mensah has fatally shot three people in the line of duty in the last five years.

Meanwhile, the attorney representing the families of the

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