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Israeli police question Netanyahu over alleged gifts: media

netanyahuPolice investigators began questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his official residence in Jerusalem on Monday on suspicion of receiving gifts from businessmen in breach of his role as a public servant, Israeli media said.

The move was authorized by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who decided after a preliminary inquiry that there was enough evidence to open a criminal investigation, Haaretz newspaper reported.

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Doctors, pharmacists indicted in $100M fraud case

pdc, pharmacists caught in hug medical fraudA dozen doctors, pharmacy owners and marketing pros have been accused of a kickback scheme that prosecutors allege involved a sham medical study used to bilk up to $102 million from the publicly funded federal health program for military family members.

The doctors included Walter Neil Simmons, 47, of Gilbert, Ariz., emergency medicine doctor who has worked at two metro Phoenix hospital chains. He was indicted in October in U.S. District Court in Dallas on one count of conspiracy to commit health-care fraud. The federal charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

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New French law gives employees right to ignore work emails

French workers can ignore after hours emails- French workers have the legal right to dismiss work emails outside of working hours under the country's new "right to disconnect" law that began Sunday.

Companies with more than 50 employees must establish defined hours when staff are not allowed to send and answer work-related emails. The new law, introduced in May as part of a series of labor laws, was set up to stop employees from working off-the-clock overtime and decrease work-related stress and anxiety. The country already has a federally mandated 35 hour work week, in place since 2000.

TVNL Comment:  German law prohibits employers from contacting employees after work, on weekends an on vacations.

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Massive road accident kills 25 people in Thailand

25 dead in road accident in ThailandA minivan and a pick-up truck both packed with passengers have collided in eastern Thailand, killing 25 people.

Police said the minivan driver lost control after making a U-turn and ploughed into oncoming traffic in the eastern province of Chonburi on Monday. Both vehicles burst into flames.

"The victims were killed by fire or the impact," police Lieutenant-Colonel Wiroj Jamjamras at Ban Bueng provincial police station told AFP news agency, adding two toddlers were among the dead.

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Donald Trump's False Bragging About His Charitable Giving

Trumps liesEven the most unsparing critic of the news media cannot deny the tremendous effort put forth by Washington Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold as he spent months doggedly trying to document all of Donald Trump’s donations to charity.

The task wasn’t easy—the candidate refused to release his tax returns—so Fahrenthold probed records going back decades, repeatedly questioned the Trump campaign, and contacted more than 400 nonprofit organizations while showing his work.

His thoroughness was a sight to see.

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‘M*A*S*H’ Actor William Christopher Dies at 84

William ChristopherWilliam Christopher, known for his portrayal of chaplain Father Mulcahy on the beloved TV show "M*A*S*H," has died, his agent told CNN.
Christopher passed away Saturday morning, agent Robert Malcolm said. The actor was 84.

The actor had a small carcinoma and had been diagnosed about 18 months ago, said his son, John Christopher, who added that his father was doing great until two or three weeks ago when his health started to decline.

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Fire rips through Jakarta ferry, 23 dead

Inonesia ferry fireAt least 23 people have been killed and 17 others wounded when a ferry caught fire near the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, an official said.  Rescue officials said a further 17 people were still unaccounted for.

The boat caught on fire on Sunday about 1.6km out of port on its way to Tidung Island, a popular holiday destination in the Thousand Islands district, north of Jakarta.

"The report [from the boat] said there were about 100 people on board but we are not sure," Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the country's national disaster management agency spokesman, said.

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Federal judge halts transgender health protections

Transgender health protections haltedA federal judge in Texas on Saturday halted enforcement of federal rules aimed at preventing doctors from discriminating against transgender individuals.

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor granted the temporary injunction, saying the rules "likely violate" the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, according to The Associated Press.

Several states are also part of the lawsuit over the rules finalized in May, including Kentucky, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Kansas, along with several religiously affiliated medical groups.

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Trump kicks biographer off golf course

Trump kicks biographer off golf coursePresident-elect Donald Trump on Friday ejected from his West Palm Beach golf course one of his most critical biographers, Harry Hurt III, who had been preparing to play in a foursome with billionaire mega-donor David Koch.

Hurt is the author of “Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump,” a 1993 book that revealed among other things that Trump was accused of “rape” by his ex-wife Ivana Trump in a sworn deposition during their divorce proceedings.

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