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REVEALED: Trump's pardon for Michael Flynn includes immunity from prosecution for any future charges stemming from Mueller investigation

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President Donald Trump's pardon for Michael Flynn includes immunity from prosecution for any future charges, the Department of Justice revealed as it moved to dismiss the government's case against the former National Security Adviser.   The text of the pardon states that Flynn has immunity from any future charges stemming from the Mueller investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election.  It protects him from 'any possible future perjury or contempt charge in connection with General Flynn's sworn statements and any other possible future charge that this Court or the court-appointed amicus has suggested might somehow keep this criminal case alive over the government's objection,' the Justice Department wrote in a filing released on Monday, according to CNN. In pardoning his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, President Trump granted him broad protection against any future charges of perjury, which an outside counsel argued Flynn's attempt

Winklevoss twins say Bitcoin will soar to $500,000 within the next decade and surpass gold as a store of value

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Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss said Monday that Bitcoin is on track to soar to $500,000 within the next 10 years and surpass gold as a store of value. Bitcoin hit an all-time high today as its surge of more than 170 per cent since the start of 2020 saw it break new ground.  '#Bitcoin is an emergent store of value that defends against inflation and has the potential to unseat gold,' Cameron tweeted Monday morning.  'This means it could appreciate 25x in value from $19K. No other liquid asset in the universe can credibly offer this magnitude of asymmetric payoff in the next decade.' On Monday, Tyler told CNBC: 'Our thesis is that Bitcoin is gold 2.0, that it will disrupt gold, and if it does that, it has to have a market cap of 9 trillion, so we think it could price one day at $500,000 of Bitcoin.'  Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss (pictured in 2019) said Monday that bitcoin is on track to soar to $500,000 within the next 10 years and surpass gold as a store of value &#

'Woke' Kentucky mayor is slammed for wanting pull $120,000 from emergency rental fund to pay for 'critical race theory' training for city employees

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A Kentucky mayor has come under fire for a proposal that would see funds being taken from an emergency rental assistance program and instead be used to provide city employees with diversity training.  The Mayor of Lexington, Linda Gorton, is proposing to use the funds that had been earmarked for people suffering financial hardship during the pandemic and instead redirect them towards Critical Race Theory training.  'Lexington's woke mayor is taking funds for poor people and using them to pay a rich white woman so she can teach city employees how to become woke... this is progressivism in the 21st century,' author Ryan James Girdusky said on Twitter. Mayor of Lexington, Linda Gorton, is proposing to use funds from an emergency rental assistance program and instead give council members diversity training Mayor Gorton, is proposing to use the funds that had been earmarked for people suffering financial hardship during the pandemic and instead redirect them towards Critical Rac

Fauci tells Mark Zuckerberg that people will be able to walk into CVS or Walgreens in April for COVID vaccinations and says we can return to normal if 80% of Americans get the shot

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that Americans will soon be able to walk into a CVS or Walgreens to get their COVID vaccine, in an encouraging sign for the nation. Dr. Fauci, the nation's top public health expert, spoke to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday in a Facebook Live chat. He said that 'help is on the way' - but cautioned: 'it's not here yet'.  On Tuesday the advisory committee will meet with the CDC to look at who gets the vaccine first, with healthcare workers and those in nursing homes likely to be first, in December, followed by seniors. The FDA, ultimately in charge of approving the vaccine, is due to meet on December 10. 'By the time we get to April they will have likely taken care of the high priority and then the general population of normal, healthy young men or women, 30, 40 years old, no underlying health conditions, can walk into a CVS or a Walgreens and get vaccinated. Mark Zuckerberg spoke to Dr Anthony Fauci on Monday about a vaccine a

'I grabbed him and just held him': Heartbreaking photo shows Houston doctor in full PPE hugging crying COVID patient who missed his wife on Thanksgiving

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The photo of a doctor comforting an elderly coronavirus patient who missed his wife on Thanksgiving highlighted the emotional toll of the pandemic amid the holidays. Photographer Go Nakamura captured the gut-wrenching photograph of Dr. Varon Joseph and an unidentified elderly patient caught in a vulnerable embrace.  Cloaked in full PPE, Varon wrapped his gloved-hands around the downhearted patient, who was placed in the coronavirus ICU at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas.  According to Varon, the patient had been emotional on Thanksgiving Day because he was lonely in the ICU and desperately missed his wife.  Scroll down for video  Dr. Joseph Varon was photographed hugging an elderly coronavirus patient who missed his wife on Thanksgiving Day in Houston, Texas 'As I'm going inside my covid unit, I see this elderly patient is out of his bed and trying to get out of the room, and he's crying,' Varon told CNN's New Day on Monday. 'So I get close to

Friends pay tribute to 'one of a kind' camper who died in extreme 42C heat after his 4WD got bogged in Alice Springs over the weekend

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A barista has been remembered as 'fantastic, funny and kind' after dying of heat exhaustion during a solo camping trip in central Australia.    Yun-Seob Shin, 37, was found dead with his car bogged on a four-wheel drive track in Finke Gorge National Park, 140km west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory on Sunday. Mr Shin's vehicle got stuck before he succumbed to extreme heat in Boggy Hole, where temperatures reached 42.9C on Saturday.  Barista Yun-Seob Shin , 37, was found dead with his car bogged down on a four-wheel drive track near Boggy Hole in Finke Gorge National Park, 140 kilometres west of Alice Springs, on Sunday Mr Shin worked as a barista and all-rounder at Page 27 café in Alice Springs and told his colleagues he would be camping on Thursday and Friday.  Café manager Kelly Edwards said Mr Shin was an outdoorsman who loved nature.   'He usually goes camping every week. He loved nature and goes out for a night and ends up coming back to work the next day

Chinese company who bought up an idyllic Australian island 'tries to stop Aussies from even setting FOOT there'  and keep it exclusively for Asian tourists

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Wealthy Chinese developers lording over an idyllic island on the Great Barrier Reef are trying to stop Australians from setting foot on the slice of paradise, locals claim. China Bloom bought a 99-year lease to a portion of Keswick Island, 34km north-east Mackay in central east Queensland, in 2019.  Helpless residents have also been forced to endure ongoing restrictions at the hands of the international group, claiming it has become 'property of the Chinese Communist Party'. The company has banned boats from accessing the public ramp, denied them access to the air strip and has attempted to stop them using the beach - with locals claiming it is being kept exclusively for rich Chinese tourists. Keswick Island is located 34km north-east Mackay in central east Queensland - but the public have been banned by a Chinese company 'I just don't think they want Australians on the island. I think that they want to have this island solely for the use of the Chinese tourism marke

Trump campaign lawyer says fired election security chief Chris Krebs should be 'taken out at dawn and shot' for saying vote was the 'most secure in US history'

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President Donald Trump's campaign lawyer Joe diGenova said Monday that fired cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs should be 'taken out at dawn and shot'. In an interview on the Howie Carr show, which airs on Newsmax, diGenova called Krebs a moron for saying the election was the 'most secure in United States history'.  'Anybody who thinks that this election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity,' diGenova said, according to The Bulwark.  'That guy is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot,' diGenova added.  Krebs, a lifelong Republican, was fired by Trump by tweet on November 17, after he declared the election to be secure despite the president's claims of election fraud.  President Donald Trump's campaign lawyer Joe diGenova (pictured on November 19) said Monday that fired cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs should be 'taken out at dawn and shot' In an interview on the

Thousands of Aussie businesses to receive free $100,000 grant after being hit hard by pandemic shut down - so is your company eligible?

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Travel agents can apply to receive grants of up to $100,000 from the government to help them survive amid COVID-19 travel bans and international border closures.  The Morrison government has forked out $128million for the scheme, which will be handed out to travel agencies in one-off grants of between $1,500 to $100,000. Eligible travel agents that make between $50,000 and $20million a year can apply for the grant. The Morrison government has forked out $128million for the scheme, which will be handed out to travel agencies in one-off grants of between $1500 to $100,000 A passenger is greeted after arriving on the first flight from Melbourne at Brisbane Domestic Airport on Tuesday - after a difficult nine months for the domestic travel industry Businesses with a turnover of $50,000 will be handed a $1,500 payment, while $100,000 will go towards travel agents with a $20million turnover Businesses with a turnover of $50,000 will be handed a $1,500 payment, while $100,000 will go towards