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  • What the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings reveal about Kamala Harris

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    Kamala Harris’s questioning of Brett Kavanaugh when he was nominated to the Supreme Court won the senator praise for her prosecutorial skill.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:49:59 -0400
  • 43 felony charges, new task forces: Here's what Chicago is doing to combat potential looting

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    Dozens of people have been charged in connection with widespread looting in downtown Chicago earlier this week, the county prosecutor said.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:33:33 -0400
  • Chainsaw-wielding men covered in blood arrested on Toronto beach

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    Two men have been arrested after appearing on a Canadian beach spattered in blood and wielding chainsaws.Witnesses alleged that they menaced and “charged” at various people gathered at Toronto‘s Cherry Beach on Sunday morning, before police quickly intervened, responding to reports of a large fight.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 12:54:00 -0400
  • Bald eagle takes down government drone

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    The device was mapping shoreline erosion when it was attacked in the air.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:24:00 -0400
  • U.S. judge dismisses NRA lawsuit challenging gun shop closures in New York state

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    A federal judge on Friday dismissed the National Rifle Association's lawsuit challenging New York's decision to close gun stores in the state in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision came eight days after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the gun rights group, accusing senior leaders of corruption including the improper diversion of millions of dollars. U.S. District Judge Mae D'Agostino said the NRA lacked standing to challenge on behalf of its members a March 20 executive order by Governor Andrew Cuomo requiring gun stores to close in the state because they were "non-essential" businesses.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:24:00 -0400
  • Venezuela jails 15 for decades over botched invasion

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    Venezuela on Friday sentenced 15 people to more than two decades in prison over a failed invasion plot that President Nicolas Maduro has said was an attempt to overthrow him.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:51:00 -0400
  • The Beirut blast leveled historic neighborhoods. Some fear developers may finish the job

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    Restoring historic districts badly damaged in the Beirut blast will be a tall order given Lebanon's weak economy and developers' eagerness to move in.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:33:40 -0400
  • 3 women arrested for allegedly attacking a Chili's host for enforcing social distancing

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    "I was kind of fighting for my life," restaurant hostess Kelsy Wallace, 17, said. "I was really scared, calling out for my mama."

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:57:00 -0400
  • Hong Kong media tycoon relieved he wasn't sent to China

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    Jimmy Lai had just finished his morning exercise and was catching up on the news when the police arrived. “There were 15, 20 policemen there, and they said I was under arrest and that they were from the national security department,” the Hong Kong media tycoon recounted in a live-streamed video chat Thursday. Lai, 71, said he was worried he could be sent to the mainland, where the legal system has fewer protections.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 04:22:25 -0400
  • Trump says he is holding up coronavirus aid to block Postal Service funds for voting by mail

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    The president said on Thursday that he is willing to block a relief package because it contains money for the U.S. Postal Service that would shore up election infrastructure amid the pandemic.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 11:10:03 -0400
  • Oregon State Police Withdraws from Portland Courthouse after D.A. Announces He Won’t Prosecute Most Rioters

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    Oregon state police are backing out of an agreement to protect the Portland federal courthouse from rioters, after the Multnomah County district attorney announced he will not prosecute most rioters who are arrested.Portland has seen riots almost every night since the May death of George Floyd, an African American man killed during his arrest by Minneapolis police officers. Rioters initially targeted the federal courthouse in the city, but after federal and state law enforcement came to an agreement to jointly protect the courthouse, rioters moved on to attack city police.Multnomah County D.A. Mike Schmidt announced on Tuesday that his office would not prosecute most rioters who have been arrested, except where charges include deliberate property damage, theft, or threat of violence. Police have arrested over 500 people since the riots began, but less than 50 have been prosecuted so far.Oregon state police told KOIN 6 on Thursday that they are ending their deployment at Portland's federal courthouse because of anger over Schmidt's decision after being called in to assist as part of the agreement reached between local authorities and the federal government.“The Oregon State Police is continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority," OSP said in a statement.Governor Kate Brown said the withdrawal was being coordinated between all relevant agencies."This transition was made in coordination with local and federal officials," Brown wrote on Twitter. "If further state support is needed in Portland, OSP troopers will be available to return to the city.""The OSP Troopers assigned to this event demonstrated the best traditions of the agency's commitment to service, however, our initial commitment to the City of Portland has concluded and it is time we integrate this valuable resource back to their respective communities," OSP said in a statement to National Review. "OSP will always be here for Portland, as we have for decades and I'll continue to assess subsequent resource demands with the Portland Police Bureau Chief, whom I have a great deal of respect for and a strong working relationship."

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:50:02 -0400
  • Bison violently attacks motorcyclist in South Dakota

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    A motorcyclist has survived a violent attack by a bison in the Black Hills of South Dakota, sheriff’s officials said.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:04:51 -0400
  • California megachurch defies state coronavirus order and allows thousands for Sunday services

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    A California megachurch pastor has defended the decision to open his church to thousands of people for Sunday services, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, California, has held multiple Sunday services over the last few weeks, which have been attended by at least 6,000 people, pastor John MacArthur told CNN on Tuesday.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:14:19 -0400
  • You Need These High-Design Lawn Games to Maximize Summer Fun

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400
  • Iran briefly seized oil tanker, U.S. military says

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    The U.S. military published a video showing what appeared to be special forces fast-roping down from a helicopter onto the tanker.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 05:45:00 -0400
  • How Beau Biden’s Memory Played a Key Role in Kamala Pick

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    From the moment that former Vice President Joe Biden announced that Sen. Kamala Harris was joining him on the Democratic ticket, his campaign has made the California senator’s longtime friendship with his late son Beau a centerpiece of their new relationship.That friendship, stretching back to when both were state attorneys general and rising stars in the Democratic firmament, may also have helped smooth Harris’ path to joining Biden on the ticket, as longtime Biden advisers and even some family members remained skeptical in the wake of her criticism during the primary campaign of his record on school busing and work with segregationist senators.As the veepstakes were still ongoing, the influence of Dr. Jill Biden, the former vice president’s spouse of more than four decades, and Valerie Biden Owens, his sister and longtime campaign manager and confidante, was considered by those close to the family as a potential hindrance for Harris’ path to joining Biden on the ticket.“While the [Miami] debate was well over a year ago... Dr. Biden and Val certainly carried more hurt from that incident than anyone,” one source close to the Bidens told The Daily Beast. “The polling and focus groups must have provided them the necessary and decisive clarity to support the decision to add Kamala to the ticket.”For both women, as well as for some donors and longtime advisers in Biden’s orbit, the “that little girl was me” moment made the prospect of Harris being rewarded with a spot on the ticket a tough pill to swallow.“She didn’t even endorse until after Super Tuesday,” one campaign bundler grumbled, musing that “the [electoral] math must’ve been undeniable” to sway the skeptics in Bidenworld, where staff and advisers often become decades-old friends and where loyalty and trust are the coins of the realm.Kamala Harris Was in Biden Circle of Trust. Then Came Debate Night.Even amongst the “Council of Elders,” as some younger campaign staffers refer to members of the Biden old guard, Dr. Biden and Biden Owens are considered particularly influential in regards to campaign policy, with the latter having effectively helmed Biden’s two previous presidential campaigns and Senate campaigns. Biden Owens also moved in with her brother after the death of his first wife and his infant daughter in 1972 to help care for his two sons, which further strengthened their relationship.“They’re very close,” said Mike Lux, a Democratic strategist who was a senior campaign staffer during Biden’s 1988 run for the White House. “Joe Biden relies heavily on Valerie for advice and counsel… the vice president, I think, trusts her implicitly on a whole range of things.”That was cause for some concern as Harris’ name came up in early speculation as a potential running mate. Shortly after Biden’s ten-state sweep on Super Tuesday but before she had endorsed his candidacy, Dr. Biden remarked during a fundraiser in Chicago that she admired the senator, but raised eyebrows when she described the debate moment as “just like a punch to the gut.”“Our son, Beau, spoke so highly of her and how great she was,” she said at the time. “And not that she isn’t, I’m not saying that. But it was just like a punch to the gut. It was a little unexpected.”The Biden campaign has downplayed the importance of the first Democratic debate, which occurred more than a year ago, and stressed to The Daily Beast that Dr. Biden’s remarks referred to how she had felt at the time of the debate itself, rather than how she felt eight months later.Rather than feeling a “gut punch,” one spokesman contended, Dr. Biden actually came away from the debate exchange with more respect for Harris.“Dr. B likes strong women of conviction who can hold their own. She watched Senator Harris challenge her husband on the debate stage and hold her own,” said Michael LaRosa, Dr. Biden’s press secretary. “She considers Senator Harris a role model for girls and women, including her granddaughters, and the perfect governing partner for her husband.”LaRosa also dismissed assertions from two sources close to the former second lady that she was privately flippant following Harris’ endorsement in March, calling them “laughable and 100 percent untrue.”Others in Biden’s orbit, including former Sen. Chris Dodd, a member of Joe Biden’s vice presidential search committee, were reportedly resistant to Harris even in the final days of the hunt for a running mate. One donor told Politico that Dodd felt Harris had “no remorse” for the broadside on busing, and that he was pushing for a running mate whose loyalty—and, critics surmised, submission—wouldn’t be in question.Dodd later distanced himself from the alleged remarks in a written statement saying the remarks as reported did not “represent my view on Sen. Harris,” after a social media firestorm stoked by the KHive accused him of misogyny and racism. Biden himself offered some accidental insight into his views on Harris days afterwards, when an Associated Press photographer snapped a shot of his speaking notes. The first note under Harris’ name: “Do not hold grudges.”Biden, speaking during their first joint appearance as running mates on Wednesday, highlighted Harris’ integrity as an opponent, as well as perhaps her most unimpeachable credential in his eyes: her friendship with his late son.“I first came to know who Kamala was through my son Beau,” Biden said, noting the “big fights” that the pair mounted as state attorneys general during the financial crisis. “I know how much Beau respected Kamala and her work, and that mattered a lot to me as I made this decision.”Harris, too, emphasized her friendship with Beau, who served as Delaware’s attorney general before his death from brain cancer in 2015, calling him “the kind of guy who inspired people to be a better version of themselves.”“He was the best of us,” Harris said as Biden looked on, growing visibly emotional. “And when I would ask him where he got that from, he always talked about his dad. The love they shared was incredible to watch.”The formation of a Biden-Harris ticket, multiple sources close to the family told The Daily Beast, speaks to a pragmatic understanding of how Harris—young, a formidable speaker and debater, and a simultaneously history-making and relatively safe choice of running mate—will help the ticket in the final months of the campaign, as well as to Biden’s own understanding that sometimes things shake out differently after a campaign.“Joe literally called Barack Obama ‘clean and articulate,’ and they went on to have an incredibly deep personal and professional relationship,” one longtime friend of the family said.Dr. Biden, a veteran political spouse, also sees in Doug Emhoff, Harris’ husband of nearly six years and a popular figure on the campaign trail—he once gave leftover cupcakes from his wife’s birthday celebration to Biden’s campaign team when the candidates ran into each other in an Iowa airplane hangar—as a promising future partner in a Biden administration.Dr. Biden first met Emhoff during the primary debates and developed a friendship after a joint October appearance at a Pride event in Las Vegas. In an all-staff call on Thursday evening, a campaign official told The Daily Beast, Emhoff delivered “emotional closing remarks” about this experience being welcomed into the “Biden family,” noting how warm the first few days of the joint ticket have been.“Dr. Biden enjoys her time and conversations with Doug whom I envision she sees as a great partner in the White House, similar to her experience with Michelle Obama,” a source close to the Bidens said.“In the end politicians are much more practical than us mere mortals,” said John Morgan, a major bundler for the campaign who told The Daily Beast last month that Harris’ debate performance had been “treacherous” and who had been hoping that Biden would select fellow Floridian Rep. Val Demings as his running mate. “It was his grudge to hold and he chose not to.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. 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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 04:36:04 -0400
  • ‘Disorganized’ depression still forecast to form into Tropical Storm Josephine soon

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    A tropical depression moving through the Atlantic has become “disorganized,” but is still expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Josephine sometime Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:11:43 -0400
  • Decades-old photo of Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell and a Confederate flag lives on and on

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    McConnell said he thinks the photograph was taken during his first term in the Senate at a Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting in Louisville.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:34:42 -0400
  • Trump dismisses concerns that banning WeChat could hurt Apple's iPhone sales: 'Whatever'

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    On Friday, a reporter asked the president what he thinks about the WeChat ban potentially hurting Apple, to which Trump replied, "whatever."

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:09:39 -0400
  • Perseids meteor shower captured in stunning photos worldwide

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    The best meteor shower of the year didn't disappoint.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:31:54 -0400
  • Nigerian police rescue Kano man locked up in his parents' garage

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    The emaciated aged 30 had been left for at least three years without proper care, police say.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 12:52:41 -0400
  • Mexican government forces out over 1,000 immigration officials accused of corruption

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 20:24:14 -0400
  • AOC responds to apparent Democratic party convention speech snub: 'Eternity is in it'

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    Firebrand lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at an alleged snub by the Democratic party after being given just 60 seconds to deliver a speech a next week’s convention.AOC responded on Twitter by posting the poem ‘I have only just a minute’, written by the late Dr Benjamin E. Mays, an American Baptist minister and civil rights leader.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 08:03:33 -0400
  • Ghislaine Maxwell won't be moved to general jail population, prosecutors say

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    Lawyers for the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein claimed she was being held in “uniquely onerous” conditions.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:25:01 -0400
  • Paris Declared ‘Red Zone’ as Second COVID Wave Hits Spain and France

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    ROME—Europe is bracing for a second wave of COVID-19 as the busy tourist season reaches its peak this weekend.In France, the government on Friday declared the cities of Paris and Marseilles and the surrounding regions “red zones” after a spike in new cases sent authorities scrambling to contain outbreaks largely driven by visiting tourists and careless young people.On Thursday, France reported more than 2,500 new infections of COVID-19 for the second day in a row, taking the country back to mid-April levels, when much of Europe was on lockdown.The situation isn’t much better in Spain, where officials there warn of a “critical moment” after the military was dispatched to the northeastern city of Zaragoza to rebuild a field hospital that was taken down four months ago.There Is No ‘Russia Vaccine’ Spain has an infection rate of 100 per 100,000, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, which is the highest in Europe after the tiny country of Luxembourg. France has a rate of 32 cases per 100,000.The United Kingdom, which came into coronavirus restrictions later than much of the rest of Europe, has added France to the list of countries, including Spain, from which visitors must now quarantine for 14 days upon entry, sparking anger among travelers who are still on holiday in France.Italy, which was once the Eurozone’s epicenter for the virus, has a rate of just 8.2 cases per 100,000, but the country is still under very strict guidelines, including a face-mask mandate in all public spaces since March. France, by comparison, only mandated face coverings indoors on July 20.Italy has also started an aggressive testing program under which all travelers from Greece, Croatia, Malta, and Spain must be tested on arrival or present a testing certificate within 72 hours, though there are flaws in the system, especially at smaller airports that do not have adequate resources to carry out the tests or follow up on contact tracing. As of Friday, France looked likely to join the list. A smaller spike in Italy of around 500 new cases a day this week, up from the lower hundreds, has been attributed to young people returning from those countries.The Italian government has extended the state of emergency to Sept. 7, which allows regions to impose restrictions and close certain sectors tied to outbreaks. “We must continue to be cautious in order to protect the results obtained thanks to sacrifices made by all in recent months,” Health Minister Roberto Speranza said this week.How Is New York Having Crazy Parties With No COVID Surge?In the Netherlands, authorities have warned that young people are also to blame for a spike of about 600 new cases a day, up from 40, according to BBC News. The Dutch health ministry spokesperson Joba van den Berg said 70 percent of cases stemmed from private gatherings held by people trying to skirt restrictions on gatherings.“I do understand it is difficult, with summer time, parties, family gatherings, wedding, funerals,” van den Berg told the BBC. “But many people are too close together and they are the source of the enormous increase in infections.” Europeans are now looking to how other countries are handling their outbreak. New Zealand, which went more than 100 days without a single new case, has gone under partial lockdown after a cluster was found that is potentially tied to a frozen food plant.Australia has also successfully fought back a spike by locking down large swaths of the country to mitigate the spread. It is unclear whether plans in place in many European countries to open schools in person next month will be affected by the threat of what clearly looks like it could be a second wave.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 05:42:55 -0400
  • How To Make Mrs. Fields Famous Cookies, Plus 28 More Copycat Dessert Recipes

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    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:23:00 -0400
  • ‘The President Was Not Encouraging’: What Obama Really Thought About Biden

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    Behind the friendship was a more complicated relationship, which now drives the former vice president to prove his partner wrong.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 05:11:19 -0400
  • Meet Trump's new coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, a Stanford physician who frequently criticized lockdown measures and believes in the full reopening of schools

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    Dr. Scott Atlas has been a frequent guest on Fox News since May, where he spoke out against lockdowns and called on college football to restart.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 08:55:50 -0400
  • He used social media to pimp a 14-year-old in Miami airport hotels, cops say. He’s 17

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    A 14-year-old runaway told cops she got sold for sex at hotels across the street from Miami International Airport up to five times a day, according to a police report. The first statutory rapist called himself “Slime,” the girl said. He paid in Percocet.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:45:00 -0400
  • Iowans grapple with aftermath of Monday's deadly derecho, 'a disaster that we have never seen'

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    The National Guard arrived in Cedar Rapids on Friday to assist residents there after Monday's deadly derecho storm that was like a hurricane

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:00:33 -0400
  • Turkey's president warns attack against Turkish ships will pay 'high price'

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    President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that any attack on a Turkish ship exploring for oil and gas in disputed Mediterranean waters would incur a "high price" and suggested Turkey had already acted on that warning.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:55:59 -0400
  • 9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

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    A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution's protection of the right to bear firearms. “Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the panel’s majority. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's office said it is reviewing the decision and he "remains committed to using every tool possible to defend California’s gun safety laws and keep our communities safe.”

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:21:26 -0400
  • Letters to the Editor: Defunding police isn't about money; it's about dismantling a racist system

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    Police have been able to lie and exert force with impunity for years. Efforts to 'defund' them are meant to hold them accountable.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:00:10 -0400
  • US economist proposes $12 trillion in slavery reparations to eliminate black-white wealth gap

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    A renowned economist has said that $12 trillion should be afforded to black Americans in reparation for slavery to help the close wealth gap.Duke University professor, William Darity Jr, and writer, Kirsten Mullen, jointly published a report for The Roosevelt Institute, an American liberal think tank, laying out a case for slavery reparations.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:13:52 -0400
  • Special Tactics Airman Who Fought Off Taliban Despite Concussion Will Get Silver Star

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    For his actions on May 25, 2013, in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, John Grimesey will receive the Silver Star.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:08:13 -0400
  • US 'foils' militant cryptocurrency fundraising

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    The US government seizes millions from the Islamic State group, al-Qaeda and the armed wing of Hamas.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:35:26 -0400
  • Antifa website redirected to Biden’s campaign site causes right-wing conspiracy meltdown

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    The website for anti-facist group Antifa redirected to Joe Biden‘s campaign website on Wednesday, which led some people to claim that the Democrats are connected to the organisation.For a few hours on Wednesday, Antifa.com redirected to JoeBiden.com, the campaign website of the presumptive Democratic candidate for president, before it returned back to the original page of the group Donald Trump has described as being run by “anarchists.”

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:23:43 -0400
  • Trump reacts to questioning of Harris citizenship

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    Harris was born in 1964 in California to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father. According to the article, her parents were not permanent residents at the time of her birth. "So I just heard that. I just heard it today, that she doesn't meet the requirements. And by the way, the lawyer who wrote that piece is a very highly-qualified, a very talented lawyer. I have no idea if that's right. I would have thought, I would have assumed the Democrats would have checked that out before she gets chosen to run for vice-president. But that's a very serious," said Trump. "I'll take a look." The U.S. Constitution requires any person running for president or vice-president to be a "natural-born citizen." In 2011, Trump famously raised concerns in the past about the eligibility of former President Barack Obama to assume the office, claiming he was not born in Hawaii, and maintained that belief despite Obama eventually producing a copy of his Hawaiian birth certificate.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:58:28 -0400
  • 34 Camping Essentials for Your RV, Trailer, or Badass Camper Van

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:11:00 -0400
  • How New Zealand eliminated the coronavirus for over 100 days, only for the virus to return

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    New Zealand had previously celebrated beating the coronavirus, but new cases were reported in mid-August, possibly because of imported food packages.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:09:00 -0400
  • Fact check: Obama did not resettle 70,000 Somali immigrants in Minnesota

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    The claim that Rep. Ilhan Omar's district received a majority of resettled Somali refugees is false.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:21:02 -0400
  • Cops’ helicopter got too close — so Georgia man shot it, feds say. He’s going to prison

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    Terry Kielisch reportedly told investigators “he didn’t like it flying near his home.”

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 18:53:37 -0400
  • French PM likens killing of French aid workers in Niger to 2015 Paris attacks

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    French Prime Minister Jean Castex paid tribute on Friday to the six French aid workers who where killed by a group of gunmen on motorcycles in Niger, likening the attack to the 2015 militant attacks in Paris that shook the country. The six worked for international aid group ACTED and were accompanied by a Nigerien guide and a driver, who were also killed during the ambush on Sunday. "It's very likely the same hatred, the same cowardice, the same inhumanity that was at work in Niger and at the Bataclan," Castex said in front of the repatriated coffins of the six at Paris's Orly airport.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:46:39 -0400
  • New Jeffrey Epstein Victims, Including 11-Year-Old Girl, Come Forward in Lawsuit

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    A Florida woman who alleges Jeffrey Epstein sexually assaulted her when she was 11-years-old is among nine accusers who have filed a new lawsuit against the millionaire pedophile’s estate.The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court, alleges Epstein sexually abused them from as early as 1978—far earlier than Epstein’s previously known instances of abuse—and continued until 2004. Five of the women in the lawsuit claim they were underage when they were abused, including a Tennessee woman who says she was 13 when the financier raped her multiple times. The other four women in the lawsuit were over 18. They were part of a “massive sex trafficking network” run by Epstein for him and his wealthy and powerful friends, it claims.Victoria’s Secret Mogul May Finally Have to Explain His Epstein Ties“These nine Plaintiffs come forward to stand up for themselves and others, after they were sexually abused and assaulted by Epstein,” the lawsuit says. “Some... were raped by Epstein, repeatedly.”Epstein, 66, was found dead by suicide in his jail cell at Manhattan Correction Center last month. The sex offender was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges for allegedly abusing dozens of underage girls over two decades, beginning in the 1990s. The charges came 12 years after the disgraced businessman pleaded guilty in state court in Florida to soliciting prostitution. He was sentenced to 18 months behind bars in a widely criticized plea deal, and served 13 before he was released.Some of the most shocking claims detailed in the new suit relate to the woman from Tennessee, whose alleged abuse started in 1978 when she was 13, and continued for a long period. Epstein “sexually assaulted, abused, battered and raped her multiple times,” the lawsuit says.This assault is the oldest abuse allegation against Epstein, who would have been 25 at the time and working on Wall Street after leaving his teaching gig at the Manhattan prep school Dalton. A woman from Florida alleges in the suit that, in 1993, when she was just 11 years old, Epstein “sexually assaulted, abused, battered and digitally penetrated her on three, separate occasions.” She also alleges Epstein forced her “to perform oral sex on him,” according to the lawsuit. How We Got the Scoop on Jeffrey Epstein’s Arrest“As a result of the aforementioned sexual abuse, [the woman] suffered and continues to suffer from severe and serious injuries including... severe emotional distress and physical manifestations thereof,” the lawsuit states.The women were allegedly sexually abused by Epstein and his associates in New York, Florida, New Mexico, California, and the United States Virgin Islands—but the suit also claims abuse happened in South Carolina, a location not mentioned in previous lawsuits and criminal cases against Epstein. The suit doesn’t detail how the females met Epstein, or how they came to file a lawsuit together. They were able to sue Epstein’s estate due to New York’s Child Victims Act—which allows individuals abused as children to bring claims regardless of the statute of limitations.Dozens of victims have laid claim to Epstein’s estate, which includes his unsold $88 million Manhattan mansion.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:30:01 -0400
  • China attacks new US demand to register Confucius Institutes

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    China accused the United States on Friday of trying to “demonize and stigmatize” relations between the two countries, in a scathing attack on the Trump administration's designation of Chinese-funded language and culture programs in the U.S. as foreign missions of the Chinese Communist Party. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said branches of the Confucius Institute U.S. Center operating at U.S. schools and colleges are a “bridge and link to help people from all over the world learn Chinese, understand China, and strengthen educational and cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and other countries." Zhao said the accusations against the institutes were without basis and were motivated by “ideological prejudice and self-interest."

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 07:17:29 -0400
  • Fox Host makes ominous prediction about Joe Biden then immediately tries to walk it back

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    Fox News host Jeanine Pirro suggested Wednesday night that "something" was going to happen to presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that would keep him from appearing on the ballot come November.Her comment during an appearance on "The Five" as she was answering a question about a recent poll from right-wing outlet Rasmussen that claimed more than half of its respondents didn't believe Mr Biden would survive his first term in office.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:41:43 -0400
  • Scorching temperatures in Death Valley will shatter records in West, southwest

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    Cities like Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson and Salt Lake City could experience record high temperatures in the coming days.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:01:17 -0400
  • After months of haggling, Lockheed moves on German air defense bid

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    Lockheed Martin and MBDA Deutschland have submitted another bid for Germany’s next-generation air defense system, following negotiations throughout the summer that some observers said nearly tanked the project.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 12:55:03 -0400
  • Americans could be staring down the worst public health crisis in recent history if COVID-19 rages on into the flu season, CDC warns

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    "I'm asking you to do four simple things: wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, and be smart about crowds," CDC Director Robert Redfield said

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:38:23 -0400
  • Trump campaign, Republican groups sue Iowa election officials over absentee ballot forms

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    The suits seek to invalidate tens of thousands of ballot request forms already being returned, requiring voters to resubmit before an Oct. 24 deadline

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:15:02 -0400
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