Jill Stein Praises Julian Assange, Judge Rejects $100M Uber Settlement With Drivers, RIP Deez Nuts: A.M. Links
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A judge rejected Uber's proposed $100 million settlement with California drivers, saying it low-balled the drivers' claims.
- A Ukrainian lawmaker backed up allegations that a Kremlin-backed Ukranian political party paid Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chair, "to finance services such as carrying out exit polls at elections, buying computers and conducting research. The largest single payment was $3.5 million."
- Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a hero.
- Trolls are "turning the web into a cesspool of aggression and violence" says Time magazine.
- The Federal Election Commission is taking a stand against fake presidential candidates (RIP Deez Nuts).
- The U.S. Attorney's Office is considering whether a Massachusetts town violated federal civil rights law by blocking an Islamic cemetery.
- The administration of Florida Gov. Rick Scott decided to cease fighting a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging a state law aimed at abortion-clinic inspection requirements and funds.
- FiveThirtyEight tackles the gender wage gap.
- Breitbart's Milo Yiannoupolous is launching a "Young British Heritage Society."
- Lawyers for the former CEO of Rentboy.com, the male escort site busted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last summer, said he is finalizing a plea agreement with the state.