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DNC CEO Amy Dacey resigns amid the Wikileaks controversy

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Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey resigned on Tuesday. | Getty

Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey resigned on Tuesday. | Getty

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — A trio of top Democratic National Committee heads have left their posts in the wake of last week’s dump of hacked emails to WikiLeaks, the organization announced Tuesday.

Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey resigned Tuesday, according to POLITICO. Dacey is the first senior aide to depart in the wake of the emails, however, her resignation follows that of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Communications Director Luis Miranda and Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall are also departing.

Marshall has been heavily scrutinized after a mass hack of DNC emails revealed he had suggested questioning Sen. Bernie Sanders’ religion during his primary wars with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president.

The departures were announced formally by the DNC Tuesday in a memo from new head Donna Brazile.

Other senior aides are expecting the ax to fall on them as well. Brazile also announced a plan for a transition team to prepare for the general election and for a new, permanent DNC chair.

“Tom McMahon, who served as Executive Director under then-Chair Howard Dean, and who led the party’s efforts to develop and operationalize the 50-State Strategy, will lead the transition team,” she wrote.

Brazile, who took over for Wasserman Schultz as interim chair, has been in the office since Monday, charged with the process of rebuilding the organization. Press operations have been largely outsourced to the firm SKDKnickerbocker, longtime consultants for the DNC, according to Democratic officials inside and outside the building.

Dacey’s relationship with Wasserman Schultz had soured long before the emails were revealed, according to POLITICO’s report. It said the chairwoman had cut Dacey out of significant decisions, which led to more turmoil and confusion internally. Regardless, Dacey’s departure now calls into question how day-to-day operations at the DNC will function between now and November’s general election.

Meanwhile, Clinton’s campaign is heavily involved in the committee takeover, POLITICO reports. The nominee’s office moved the entire research department to her Brooklyn headquarters last month, and consolidated all rapid response responsibilities to New York as well. Former SEIU official Brandon Davis has been installed as Clinton’s top official at the DNC.

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Missing Hindu woman found mutilated in Pakistan

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The mutilated body of a Hindu woman was found in a field in southeastern Pakistan. Police say 40 year old Daya Bheel was murdered in the latest suspected attack against minorities in the Muslim-majority country. Authorities say they have arrested some suspects but have not determined a motive.

The Khosla family has donated nearly 2 million dollars to the Nudge Institute to help fight poverty. The philanthropists have donated millions of dollars for many other causes.

And disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-fried pleaded not guilty to eight different counts of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy before a U.S. federal court in the Southern District of New York. U.S. prosecutors allege that under Bankman-Fried’s direction, FTX, once considered one of the largest and most-trusted cryptocurrency exchanges, transferred billions in customer assets to his trading firm, Alameda Research. If convicted of these charges, Bankman-Fried faces up to 115 years in prison.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Christmas crash kills Indian American toddler

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Tragic news out of Nevada. Authorities say an Indian American toddler has died in a devastating Christmas day car crash and his mother is in critical condition fighting for her life. Authorities say the accident happened on a busy Las Vegas boulevard and they were returning home from a trip in California.

Anil Beephan is now the first Indian American Republican ever to be elected to the New York State Assembly in Albany. So far only Indian American Democrats have been elected to the state legislature. Beephan will also become the first minority to represent Dutchess County and at 29 years old, he’s the youngest GOP rep in the state legislature. He’s currently in the tech industry and has also worked as a volunteer firefighter.

Vice President Kamala Harris has named Indian American Rajeev Badyal to a key national advisory group, responsible for strategy and recommendations to improve and maintain space policy. Badyal already works for Amazon, helping launch satellites into orbit. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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EXCLUSIVE: Warriors host first-ever Bhangra Night

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The Golden State Warriors first-ever Bhangra Night made its debut during the Warriors-Jazz game at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors say it’s a chance for the team to connect with the Bay Area’s rapidly growing South Asian community and fan base. Only Diya TV was on hand to capture the festivities. This change from the annual Bollywood night was supposed to take place in 2020 but was postponed because of the pandemic.

A federal jury in San Francisco has convicted Sivannarayana Barama of insider trading. Authorities say he used the quarterly financial performance of Palo Alto Networks before that information was released to the public and then traded in that company’s stock while that information was still confidential. Barama worked in IT for several Silicon Valley companies.

U.S. Border Patrol caught more than 4000 Indians illegally crossing the Mexico border in October and November. That’s more than double compared to the same time frame last year. An Indian man recently died climbing a border wall in Texas. The Biden administration is struggling to contain a surge of illegal immigration at the southern border.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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