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  • What was it like for clerks after Justice Scalia passed away? Source:
  • MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Dec 29 (Reuters) – A man purporting to be the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a video seen by Reuters on Thursday in which he said the jihadist group had not been pushed out of its stronghold in the Sambisa forest. Source:
  • Maize is a game about sentient corn, sort of. For a long time, I had this vague memory of watching a weird animated Christmas special that featured strange characters I hadn’t seen anywhere else. I remembered a stogie-chomping pink thing that I think was the villain and various bent-nosed forest creatures of indeterminate species. It […]
  • LAGOS, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s central bank sold about $1 billion on the forward market last week to clear a backlog of dollar obligations in selected sectors, traders said on Thursday, its largest special auction since a currency peg was removed in June. Source:
  • Briefly: At Lawfare, Steve Vladeck discusses Hernandez v. Mesa, an upcoming case involving liability for a cross-border shooting, arguing that “if a rogue border patrol agent’s unjustified and unauthorized shooting of an unarmed 15-year-old boy implicates national security simply because the government says so, what doesn’t?” At LawNewz, Elura Nanos looks at American Business USA […]
  • NAIROBI, Dec 29 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. – – – – – EVENTS: *KENYA – The central bank auctions 91-day Treasury bills worth a total 4 billion shillings. GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares slipped on Thursday after […]
  • The petition of the day is: Citizens Against Reservation Shopping v. Jewell 16-572 Issues: (1) Whether, under the Indian Reorganization Act, to have been a “recognized Indian tribe now under Federal jurisdiction” in 1934, a tribe must have been “recognized” at that time; and (2) whether, to have been “under Federal jurisdiction” in 1934, a […]
  • LONDON, Dec 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises. Source:
  • If you take the right people under your wing and genuinely care about their success, it may end up paying substantial dividends in the long run. Source:
  • * Tennessee wants to go all in with the ballot selfie ban. [The Tennessean] * What the hell does the 21st Century Cures Act do? [MedCity News] * Shoe’s on the other foot now, apocryphal Nigerian billionaire. [New York Daily News]
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