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Harvard professor charged with aiding China government

The head of Harvard University’s chemistry and chemical biology department, along with a pair of Chinese nationals, have been charged with aiding the People’s Republic of China, authorities announced Tuesday.

Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged by criminal complaint with making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Zaosong Zheng, 30, who was arrested at Logan Airport on Dec. 10, 2019, was charged with attempting to smuggle 21 vials of biological research to China, in addition to making false, fictitious or fraudulent statements.

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Coronavirus contains “HIV insertions” stoking fears of artificially created bioweapon

Over the past few days, the mainstream press has vigorously pushed back against a theory about the origins of the coronavirus that has now infected as many as 70,000+ people in Wuhan alone (depending on whom you believe). The theory is that China obtained the coronavirus via a Canadian research program, and started molding it into a bioweapon at the Institute of Virology in Wuhan. Politifact pointed the finger at Zero Hedge, in particular, though the story was widely shared across independent-leaning media.

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Trump’s immigrant wealth test cleared by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared President Donald Trump’s administration to start enforcing its new immigrant wealth test, designed to screen out green card applicants seen as being at risk of becoming dependent on government benefits.

In a 5-4 vote along ideological lines, the court blocked a New York federal judge’s ruling that was keeping the policy from taking effect while a legal fight goes forward.

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Federal prosecutors in NY and FBI ask to interview Prince Andrew as part of Epstein investigation

“The Southern District of New York and the FBI have contacted Prince Andrew’s attorneys and requested to interview Prince Andrew, and to date, Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation,” Berman said while standing on the front doorstep of Epstein’s former East 71st Street mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where you can still see where the initials “J.E.” were pasted on the inner wall.

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Mizzou students required to install location tracking app so college can ‘pinpoint’ them

New students at the University of Missouri will be required to participate in a tracking program designed to measure and enforce class attendance, according to a new report from The Kansas City Star.

Despite privacy concerns, officials defended the decision as one to the benefit of students, as the school’s athletics department has already been using the same app, SpotterEdu, to track certain student-athletes.

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