EA’s Tetris mobile game is dead, but an alternative is already here

Tetris is one of those nostalgic puzzle games that has stayed somewhat relevant with times. However, earlier this week, Electronic Arts (EA) announced that its popular mobile games, Tetris and Tetris Blitz, will be taken off the App Store and Play Store on April 21. In an announcement on Twitter, the company noted that in-game and on-store purchases have been disabled. Dear Blitzers, We’ve had an amazing journey with you, but sadly it is time to say goodbye. By April 21, 2020, Tetris® and Tetris® Blitz will be retired. Thank you all for making this journey so memorable 🙂 Please…

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Someone paid protesters to show up at the Huawei CFO’s extradition hearing and pretend they support her

Huawei fake protest paid actors Meng Wanzhou

Two women say they were duped into protesting in favor of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at an extradition hearing in Vancouver, Canada.
They said they were offered between 100 and 150 Canadian dollars to show up and hold signs, along with around 20 others.
Both said they didn’t realize what they were being asked to do, and regret it.
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Unsuspecting members of the public in Canada appear to have been paid by an unknown organization to pretend to be supporters of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at her recent extradition hearing.

Two members of a crowd of about 20 say they were given money to hold signs and participate in a protest while Wanzhou tried to avoid being extradited to the US on fraud charges.

According to the participants who spoke out, they and others in the group were assembled at the British Columbia Superior Court in Vancouver, and told to hold up signs saying “Free Ms Meng” and “Trump Stop Bullying.”

One participant, an actor called Julia Hackstaff, said she was conned into believing she was playing the role of a protester, without realizing it was a real event. She described her experience in a Facebook post the following day

Questions surround the protest outside Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing Monday, as two people now say they were recruited and offered pay under false pretenses to demonstrate in support of the Huawei executive. @anitabathe has the latest.https://t.co/wKJZEvS87a pic.twitter.com/37iBlj2aQm

— CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) January 22, 2020

A second, warehouse worker Ken Bonson, said she was told a vague story about “something to do with a protest” the next morning. She told her story to the Toronto Star newspaper.

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Fox News legal analyst says there is ‘ample and uncontradicted’ evidence that Trump should be removed from office

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he holds a news conference at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano made a forceful case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office in an op-ed published Thursday.
Napolitano argued that a president does not have to violate specific laws to be impeached and removed.
Nonetheless, Napolitano said it can be argued that Trump did indeed break specific laws: bribery and contempt of Congress.
He concluded that there is “ample and uncontradicted” evidence to remove trump from office.
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The most prominent legal analyst for Fox News, Judge Andrew Napolitano, published an op-ed Thursday arguing that there is “ample” evidence that President Donald Trump should be removed from office.

Napolitano’s piece came as the Senate entered day two of opening arguments in Trump’s Senate trial following his impeachment by the House of Representatives last month.

Trump was impeached with charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Both relate to his efforts to pressure Ukraine into launching politically motivated investigations targeting his rivals while withholding military aid and a White House meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The first investigation Trump demanded focused on Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian natural-gas company that employed former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, until last year.

Trump has baselessly accused the Bidens of corruption related to Hunter’s work for Burisma, which was previously investigated by the Ukrainian prosecutor general.

The second investigation centered on a bogus conspiracy theory suggesting Ukraine interfered in the 2016 US election. There is also no evidence to support that claim.

Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog, determined that Trump’s Office of Management and Budget violated the law when, at Trump’s direction, it ordered a freeze on nearly $400 million of military aid to Ukraine.

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