Members of group honoring FBI boss have longtime Trump ties

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A third board member is Joseph Cinque, also known as "Joey No Socks," a convicted felon whose American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has awarded more than a dozen Trump businesses with shiny plaques called "Star Diamond" awards. Cinque didn't immediately return a request for comment, but a secretary at his business said he was planning on attending the Monday evening ceremony. Trump told the AP in May he didn't know Cinque well and was unaware of his criminal history for art fencing.


Australian twin sisters claim they both intend to get pregnant by same 'very happy' boyfriend

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Anna and Lucy DeCinque doubled down on claims that they were planning to get pregnant by boyfriend Ben Byrne. Two sisters self-described as "the world's most identical twins" aim to get pregnant by their shared boyfriend and, if the law would allow it, marry him. Anna and Lucy DeCinque, who made their announcement on an Australian morning show last month, confirmed to Fox News this week that their communal boyfriend is "very happy" with the plan. The DeCinque twins, 33, appeared on the show Dec. 3 to discuss their decision to eschew plastic surgery despite embracing such procedures in the past, but they soon doubled down on claims that they were planning to marry -- and get pregnant by -- boyfriend Ben Byrne. "If we can change the law in the government, we'd love to marry Ben," one of the women said in a clip from the show, which the DeCinque sisters shared to their YouTube channel on Jan. 2. "This is what works for us. People need to get that. We're not hurting anyone," said the other sister.


The Party Is the Platform

Slate

It was the last day of Italy's earthshaking electoral campaign. Rome's Piazza del Popolo was crowded, and balloons were hovering over the heads of thousands of MoVimento 5 Stelle (Five Star Movement) supporters as their 31-year-old leader, Luigi Di Maio, took the stage. The anti-establishment party, born a decade earlier from the mind and blog of comedian Beppe Grillo, is no stranger to rallies. And yet, the tone on March 2 was entirely different from the gatherings the party was known for. Gone were the obscene insults to the Italian political establishment that used to gather disenfranchised, voiceless citizens by the thousands to hear the party's message.


NY company closely tied to Trump honors Trump businesses

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In this April 26, 2012 photo taken for the Mexico Tourism Board, Joseph Cinque arrives at a celebration of Mexican gastronomy at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Cinque, president of the Academy of Hospitality Sciences, is a longtime friend of developer and presidential candidate Donald Trump. More than a dozen Trump golf courses, hotels, restaurants and clubs have been honored with "Star Diamond" awards from the group. A review by The Associated Press shows that more than a dozen of the Academy's board trustees are Trump friends, relatives or business associates.


Members of group honoring FBI boss have longtime Trump ties

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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. Comey is accepting on Nov. 7, 2016, a lifetime achievement award on the eve of the election at a dinner organized by a law enforcement support group. FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. NEW YORK (AP) -- FBI Director James Comey was honored Monday night by a group whose board includes several people with longtime ties to Donald Trump, including the CEO of the National Enquirer and a convicted felon who goes by the nickname "Joey No Socks."