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A Twitter logo hangs outside the company's San Francisco offices on Nov. 1, 2022. A top European Union official warned Elon Musk on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that Twitter needs to beef up measures to protect users from hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content to avoid violating new rules that threaten tech giants with big fines or even a ban in the 27-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Twitter lawyer James Baker who blocked Hunter Biden laptop story helped ignite Trump-Russia probe

- The Washington Times

A top Twitter lawyer who supported censoring the bombshell story about the incriminating contents of Hunter Biden’s discarded laptop computer in the weeks before the presidential election also helped to set in motion the FBI’s investigation into now-debunked allegations that President Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.

Then-Rep. David Rivera, R-Fla., speaks in Miami, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Democrats are sharpening attacks on a former congressman who was quietly elected to the Miami GOP's executive committee despite a federal investigation into a $50 million lobbying contract with a favorite Republican target in south Florida: Venezuela's socialist government. Rivera's election to the 160-member committee, which has not been previously reported, was largely overlooked amid the results of Miami's Aug. 18 primaries. AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Ex-congressman arrested in Venezuela probe

- Associated Press

A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government has been arrested in connection to an ongoing federal criminal investigation, law enforcement officials said.

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This May 23, 2020, photo shows rental vehicles parked outside a closed Hertz car rental office in south Denver. Hertz says it will pay approximately $168 million by the end of the year to settle the majority of the lawsuits brought against the rental car company by some of its customers who were wrongly accused of stealing cars they had rented. In April Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr, who took over the role in February, said that he was working to fix a glitch in the company’s systems that led to the incidents. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

Hertz to pay $168 million in bogus theft settlement

- Associated Press

Hertz says it will pay approximately $168 million by the end of the year to settle the majority of the lawsuits brought against the rental car company by some of its customers who were wrongly accused of stealing cars they had rented.