A look at James Murdoch in profile as Rupert Murdoch's son resigns from NewsCorporation citing “disagreements over certain editorial content” published bythe media empire’s news outlets. The nature of the disagreements and the newsoutlets in question were not disclosed. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporationcovers media outlets across the globe including The Sun, The Times and TheSunday Times – as well as Harper Collins Publishers in the UK, plus the NewYork Post in the US and the Dow Jones brand, which includes the Wall StreetJournal.
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Ellen Degeneres may be ready to quit her talk show. Anonymous insiders at Telepictures said Ellen is ready quit. The NY Post reports that Degeneres is shocked in the wake of recent allegations about “toxic” workplace conditions. Ellen is apparently telling executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros that she has had enough and wants to walk away from the show. “She feels she can’t go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing for a wealth tax on billionaires for New York state. The tax would be used to help those left out by the federal governments coronavirus stimulus. Sex workers, illegal immigrants, and others would benefit from the billionaires tax. The NY Post and Partnership for New York City claims AOC's tax would lead to a mass exodus of the state’s wealthiest residents.
CNN reports new research reveals a record number of people are giving up their US citizenship. Bambridge Accountants is a New York-based firm specializing in US expatriate tax, UK expatriates, actors, and other creatives in the US and the UK. The firm says more than 5,800 Americans gave up their citizenship in the first six months of 2020. That's compared to the 2,072 Americans who renounced their citizenship in all of 2019.
[NFA] New York state's attorney general sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use. At the same time, the attorney general for Washington, D.C., filed suit against the NRA, alleging the misuse of charitable funds. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Violence in New York City has increased tenfold over the last 45 days. The Daily News reports that murders in the city have skyrockets over 200%. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is dismissing the violence as a natural reaction to unemployment because of the coronavirus. AOC says that "rent struggles" are to blame for the city’s recent crime wave. New York State governor Andrew Cuomo crushed AOC's theory, calling her suggestion “factually impossible.
Tributes have paid to SDLP leader John Hume, who was instrumental in achieving the Good Friday Agreement. Political figures including First Minister Arlene Foster, Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill and Irish President Michael D Higgins were among the limited mourners who attended the ceremony in St Eugene's Cathedral in Derry.
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Former SDLP leader and Nobel laureate John Hume has made his final journeyhome to his native Londonderry after his death earlier this week. His body wasbrought from Moville in Co Donegal 18 miles across the Irish border to StEugene’s Cathedral in the city ahead of his funeral on Wednesday.
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Current SDLP leader Colum Eastwood, who represents the Foyle seat Mr Hume heldfor two decades, said the island had lost its most significant andconsequential political figure of the 20th century. As he signed a book ofcondolence in Derry on Monday, Mr Eastwood compared his political hero to thefamous US civil rights leader. “John Hume was our Martin Luther King,” hesaid. “He was the greatest Irishman ever and he achieved something that no onecould ever achieve before him: he ended the Anglo-Irish conflict, the conflictthat had gone on for 800 years, and he gave my generation the opportunity toachieve our political goals peacefully and democratically, and that is anenormous legacy.”
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Tui is to close nearly a third of its high street stores in the UK and theRepublic of Ireland. The UK’s biggest tour operator said the “difficult”decision to shut 166 shops is due to the need to cut costs because of thecoronavirus pandemic and respond to changes in customer behaviour.
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