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Angelina Jolie’s Children to Appear in Cleopatra


Angelina Jolie has landed roles for all six of her children in ‘Cleopatra.

 

The actress and her fiancé Brad Pitt have previously said they didn’t want their brood – Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and five-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox – to follow them into acting, but it appears they may have changed their mind after they all appeared on set together ready to film.

 

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Their whole family life is rooted in films but Brad and Ange didn’t want the children to follow in their footsteps. However, acting is in their genes, and it could turn out to be the start of something big for the next generation.”

Source: www.femalefirst.co.uk

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Mom Jailed For Dropping Off Her 9 Year Old At Local Playground While She Worked (the story sparks spirited debate online)


You are a working mom who has a 9 year old daughter. You can’t find someone to watch her and you can’t afford daycare. What do you do?

 

For 46 year old Debra Lynn Harrell from North Augusta, South Carolina, she took the only option she felt was available to her. She occasionally dropped off her daughter at a local playground, for hours, while she worked her shift at a nearby McDonald.

 

Now she’s under arrest and is being charged with unlawful neglect of a child; a class E felony. She has lost custody of the minor to the Department of Social services.

Source: linkis.com

According to Business Insider Harrell’s daughter initially played with a laptop at the McDonald while her mother worked. But after the laptop got stolen Harrell agreed to her daughter’s request to drop her off at the park playground, where she typically played with other  kids her age, with a cell phone.

 

But three days after the arrangement an adult asked her were her parent(s) where and her responds prompted a call to the police. The rest is history.

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Swedish court upholds detention order on Assange


STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld its detention order on Julian Assange, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder which has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two years.

Source: news.yahoo.com

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Two Former Utah Attorneys General Arrested For Corruption


FSALT LAKE CITY, July 15 (Reuters) – FBI agents arrested two former Utah attorneys general at their homes on Tuesday and charged them pair with felonies stemming from a two-year investigation into claims of bribery and corruption, prosecutors said.

 

Republicans John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are accused of establishing a pay-to-play culture in office, and of taking bribes to look the other way or offer protection when donors to their political campaigns ran into legal trouble.

 

“This has been a complex, nuanced, large investigation and there are multiple players in it,” Salt Lake District Attorney Sim Gill said at a news conference. “We have filed what we think are appropriate charges. We could have filed more.”

 

Both men deny any wrongdoing. They were booked into Salt Lake County jail and released by midday.

Swallow told reporters outside he would clear his name.

 

“I absolutely maintain my innocence. I look forward to being able to confront my accusers and to have my day in court,” he said.

Source: www.trust.org

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Family Law Week: No specialist lawyers available to Citizens Advice Bureau clients following legal aid cuts


Nine out of ten Citizens Advice Bureaux (92 per cent) are finding it difficult to refer people to the specialist legal advice they need since cuts to legal aid came into effect last year, the charity has found.

Citizens Advice is reporting it is now extremely hard to get legal aid concerning issues such as relationship breakdown, housing or employment disputes. Where limited provision of legal aid remains people have to meet very stringent criteria. The length of time it takes to get legal aid means people’s situations often become far worse than they would have had there been earlier intervention.

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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He’s NOT the father – Jamaica Observer


He’s NOT the father Jamaica Observer In law, under the Status of Children Act, all the children of a married woman are presumed to be the children of her husband, so of course he would be on the birth certificates of the children his wife bore…

Source: www.jamaicaobserver.com

Dear Mrs Macaulay,

 

My partner has just separated from his wife. They have three kids who bear his last name. However, he recently found out that the youngest one isn’t his. His name is on the birth certificate. What can he do? Can he get her charged or fined?

 

Before I deal with the contents of your letter, I must clarify one point. You have described the just separated married man as ‘my partner’. Well, he cannot be nor is he yet in any way ‘your partner’. He is a married man and so he cannot be anyone’s ‘partner’ until he becomes an unmarried man, in other words ‘single’. You may have been his paramour if you and he had your relationship before he separated from his wife, and now you are his lover or companion or friend.

 

I have dealt with this so that you understand that despite the length of time you and he remain in your relationship, which you choose to describe as a partnership, you cannot and will not qualify as a ‘spouse’ in a common-law relationship, which, I am sure you know, is recognised in law. A relationship as a common-law spouse would entitle you to the rights of one, but as long as he remains a married man, though separated, you have no rights as a spouse.

 

You have not said how he found out the child wasn’t his. Was it by rumour, in that someone told him so? Was it as a result of a DNA test? Was it a legally ordered test? Was it a test done with the agreement of his wife? Did his wife say so in the midst of a quarrel? Is it really a fact?

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Making Changes


Life can be a complicated mess sometimes. We all have so many things going that it can be hard to keep track of everything. When your life has become a chaotic affair, where you have to scramble to keep many different things in balance, it might be a good idea to think about making some changes.

 

There are ways an individual can simplify his or hers life in order to maintain a more peaceful existence. By determining what bits of your life are most important and essential to you, and eliminating all the fluff and bad elements that are causing undue stress you can feel much better.

Source: www.rt2eat.com

"To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.”

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United Kingdom – WikiLeaks


*Safely chat about United Kingdom *Submit documents from United Kingdom *Subscribe to press releases for United Kingdom

Source: wikileaks.org

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Ice T on Channel 4 News (Full interview) – YouTube


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzOz1ILh5eQ&feature=youtu.be

Rapper Ice T speaks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about his new documentary ‘Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap’, and explains why he decided to make the film. .

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Power of Attorney judgment puts vulnerable in legal limbo


THOUSANDS of vulnerable Scots could be thrown in to legal limbo after a court questioned the validity of documents that allow loved ones to make decisions on their behalf.

Source: www.heraldscotland.com

Lawyers have warned as many as half of all continuing Powers of Attorney (PoA), papers drawn up by solicitors to let friends or family manage the financial and property affairs of those incapable of doing so themselves, could be invalid.

Their concerns were sparked when Sheriff John A Baird, ­writing in a formal judgment, argued that a single continuing PoA, drawn up in a standard style, was illegal.

 

His view would see thousands of families and institutions forced to redraft PoAs.

 

However, some documents now in doubt may have been signed by people who were of sound mind when they did so, but who are no longer capable of making such a decision.

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