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Judge rejects Trump’s request to postpone NY hush money trial

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In a setback for former U.S. President Donald Trump, a New York appellate judge has denied his request to delay his upcoming criminal trial scheduled for April 15.

The trial pertains to charges linked to hush money paid to a porn star, with Trump also seeking to relocate the case out of Manhattan.

The ruling, delivered on Monday, marks a significant development in the legal proceedings against Trump, who has been embroiled in various legal battles since leaving office.

The trial specifically revolves around allegations of falsifying business records to conceal payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Despite Trump’s efforts to postpone the trial and change its venue, the appellate judge rejected these requests, signaling that the case will proceed as scheduled in Manhattan.

The decision comes amidst heightened scrutiny of Trump’s business dealings and conduct during his time in office.

It underscores the ongoing legal challenges facing the former president as he navigates various investigations and lawsuits.

Trump’s legal team had argued for the delay, citing the need for additional time to prepare and requesting a change of venue to avoid what they deemed as potential bias in Manhattan.

However, the judge’s ruling indicates a firm stance on maintaining the trial’s timetable and location.

The outcome of the trial could have significant implications for Trump, both legally and politically.

With the proceedings set to unfold just months after his departure from the White House, the case has drawn widespread attention and speculation about its potential ramifications.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan

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China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time

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Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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