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Exclusive: Malaysia considering seeking return of Goldman Sachs’ 1MDB fees

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia is considering asking the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) to get Goldman Sachs to return nearly $ 600 million in fees it earned from bonds raised for scandal-tainted 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.


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Sara Gilbert Praises ‘Roseanne’ Costar Emma Kenny for Seeking Treatment

Proud mama! Sara Gilbert praised her Roseanne costar and onscreen daughter, Emma Kenny, who recently announced that she’d be seeking treatment after going down a “slippery slope.”

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“I just first want to say, Emma, I’m so proud of you. I know that the whole cast and crew are so proud of you and it takes a lot of courage to… We all have demons and it takes a lot of courage to face them, particularly at 18. I envy you,” gushed Gilbert, 43, on the Thursday, April 12, episode of The Talk. “If I could go back to being 18 and start doing things to better myself at the pace you’re doing, I would be a better person today. So I commend you, I love you and I know you will come out the other side. And thank you for speaking up and being an example of other people.”

Emma Kenney and Sara Gilbert attend Roseanne premiere event with KABC contest winners on March 23, 2018.
Emma Kenney and Sara Gilbert attend Roseanne premiere event with KABC contest winners on March 23, 2018. Matt Petit/ABC

Kenny made headlines on Wednesday, April 11, when she revealed her decision to get help. “I was being naive and very immature and I was doing things I should not be doing because it was illegal and I’m not 21,” Kenny, who portrays Harris on the ‘80s reboot, told E! News. “It was a slippery slap that I did not want to go down. And I knew that I needed to stop. I want to be the healthiest, best Emma that I can be, and by going to treatment that’s what’s going to happen, and I’m going to continue on that positive road.”

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The Shameless star also sent an uplifting message to her loyal following. “I just want to send a message to my fans that it’s OK to admit that you need help, and it doesn’t make you weak. I’m going to come out on the other side, the True Emma that I’ve always been.”

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Kenny’s announcement came two days after she tweeted her decision to take a social media hiatus. “Hello & goodbye (for a bit),” she wrote on Monday, April 9. “I’ve decided to take a break from social media and LA for a minute. This sounds so cliche but this town/industry can really get to you. Going to re-find my peace happiness xo emma.”

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Emma Kenney Is Seeking Treatment After Going Down ‘Slippery Slope’ 

Getting help. Roseanne star Emma Kenney is seeking treatment after “running with a really fast crowd” that was doing “illegal” things, the 18-year-old actress told E! News.

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“I was being naive and very immature, and I was doing things I should not be doing because it was illegal and I’m not 21,” Kenney, who plays Darlene’s daughter Harris on the Roseanne revival, told E! on Wednesday, April 11.

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Emma Kenney and Sara Gilbert on ‘Roseanne.’ Adam Rose/ABC

The Shameless star added that her behavior “wasn’t healthy” and was making her “feel even worse — anxious and depressed.”

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“It was just a slippery slope that I did not want to go down. And I knew that I needed to stop it,” Kenney explained. “I want to be the healthiest, best Emma that I can be, and I know that by going to treatment that’s what’s going to happen, and I’m going to continue on that positive road.”

”I just want to send a message to my fans saying that it’s OK to admit that you need help, and it doesn’t make you weak. I’m going to come out on the other side, the True Emma that I’ve always been.”

Kenney announced that she was taking a break from social media on Monday, April 9.

“hello & goodbye (for a bit) ive decided to take a break from social media and LA for a minute. this sounds so cliche but this town/industry can really get to you,” she wrote. “going to re-find my peace happinessxo emma.”

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Kenney rose to fame as Debbie on Showtime’s Shameless in 2011. She is expected to start filming season 9 of the drama soon, as well as a second season of ABC’s Roseanne revival.

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Rep. Tom Rooney Is the Latest Republican Who Isn’t Seeking Reelection in 2018

Florida Rep. Thomas Rooney is the latest Republican who will not seek re-election in 2018, according to Politico’s Jake Sherman.

In a statement tweeted by Sherman, Rooney said, “After what will be 10 years in the United States Congress representing the good people of Florida’s Heartland, it’s time to “hang em up” as my old football coach used to say.”

“I look forward to serving Florida again in the future in a different capacity,” he continued after thanking his staff and his family. “Keep the faith. Slainte! Rooney out.”

Rooney, whose Florida district included Okeechobee, Sebring, and Punta Gorda, joins a growing list of incumbents not running for re-election in 2018. According to Ballotpedia, nine Democratic and 23 Republican members of Congress have decided not to run for reelection in 2018.

Rooney supported Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in the 2016 election and “un-endorsed” then-candidate Donald Trump after the infamous Access Hollywood tape, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Rooney did not respond to requests for comment Monday.


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IBMM and Hall of Fame Seeking Artifact Donations

The International Bluegrass Music MuseumOwensboro, KY — In preparation for their move to a new location in spring of 2018, the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) is reaching out to the greater bluegrass community in search of artifacts and objects to highlight in the new museum.

Staff at IBMM is working behind the scenes to audit the current collection and determine what artifacts meet the criteria to be exhibited in the newly constructed building, three blocks west of their current location. Over one hundred items within the museum collection have been identified, and IBMM continues to seek needed objects for the new space that includes the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

“We are looking for objects that inspire the story of bluegrass over the years, from its early beginnings to present day,” Curator Savannah Hall explained, “we are reaching out to the community for items that were owned by artists or prominent bluegrass figures. Ideally, a collector would approach us with instruments, clothing, unique memorabilia, or any object that features bluegrass’ captured or unseen past.”

Items can be loaned on a temporary basis or gifted permanently to the museum. The IBMM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax-deductible. All objects will be kept in temperature and humidity controlled environments and will be secured under 24/7 surveillance.

The mission of the IBMM is to gather, preserve, exhibit and disseminate artifacts, history, collections and the performance art of the global history of bluegrass music through an educational experience. While the museum seeks to share the story of the objects in their collection, they value the importance of telling new histories of objects that remain in the homes of fans and friends.

“We see this as an opportunity to work collaboratively with the bluegrass community to share treasured artifacts with the world,” Executive Director Chris Joslin said, “we want our friends in the bluegrass community to join us in this important preservation work, so we hope you will consider partnering with us to loan, or gift, one of a kind bluegrass related items that will surely attract people from across the globe.”

The fully funded Bluegrass Center is a collaboration between the City of Owensboro, the State of Kentucky and IBMM. The $ 15.4 million project will allow IBMM to house the world’s foremost collection of bluegrass artifacts, memorabilia, and music recordings in a safe environment for generations to come.

IBMM, located in downtown Owensboro, KY, is the only full-scale Bluegrass Music Museum in the world. The new building will include a 450-seat concert hall, recording studio, an outdoor concert area to seat 2,000, an expansive museum store, research library, teaching rooms and a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Ohio River.

If you, or someone you know, has unique artifacts or memorabilia please contact the International Bluegrass Music Museum at (270) 926-7891 or via their web site at www.BluegrassMuseum.org

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Nicola Sturgeon Is Seeking a New Scottish Independence Referendum

Scotland’s leader has said she will seek authority for a new independence referendum.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Monday she will move quickly to give Scottish voters a chance to make Scotland an independent country.

Sturgeon said British Prime Minister Theresa May has so far refused to compromise with Scotland over Brexit.

She said it is important for Scotland to take active steps to protect its interests as Britain prepared to trigger its departure from the European Union.

Scottish voters rejected independence in a 2014 referendum, but Sturgeon said that the U.K.’s decision to leave the EU had brought about a “material change or circumstances.”

This is a breaking news story and will be updated


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