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Deputy FBI director McCabe to retire early

FBI BADGE and gun (FBI photo).

Andrew McCabe, deputy director of the FBI, will retire from his post, the Associated Press reported on Monday. McCabe has been the subject of criticism by President Donald Trump.

The president’s criticism stems from the 2016 acceptance of campaign contributions to his wife from allies of Hillary Clinton during an unsuccessful bid for Senate seat. He linked the contribution to what he felt was a politically biased investigation into Clinton’s deletion of e-mails while she was secretary of state.

While Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate was criticized for using a private e-mail server, she was not charged with any criminal acts.

Presidential press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Monday that there was no connection between Trump’s criticisms and McCabe’s decision to retire now instead of this spring

Farewell to Indians’ logo Chief Wahoo

CHIEF WAHOO (Wikipedia).

The grinning, red-faced Chief Wahoo, logo of the Cleveland Indians, is soon to become sports history. The image, subject of criticism of being a racially offensive caricature, was introduced in 1947 and will be removed from team uniform effective after the 2018 season is concluded.

A big “C” had already replaced Chief Wahoo from Indians’ players’ caps, and the offending design have been removed from Progressive Park, home stadium for the Indians. Merchandise with the old logo will continue to be sold, in order to protect the copyright and trademark, the club announced.

Keurig gulps down Dr. Pepper, Snapple

Will you be able to brew your own favorite soft drinks in your kitchen just as you make a cup of coffee? Could be. JAB – the company that owns Keurig coffee machines – will be acquiring Dr, Pepper-Snapple for almost $19 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The acquisition will include Dr. Pepper, 7Up, Snapple and Sunkist. The new firm will be called Keurig Dr. Pepper. Reuters reported Monday that the Keurig dead makes it more likely that Coca Cola and Pepsi would be bought up as well.

JAB also owns Panera and Krispy Kreme.

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