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  • Americans might face a long wait for the COVID economic relief Trump promised in executive order

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    Trump's plan to give $300 per week in unemployment benefits faces a number of legal, logistical and funding hurdles.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:01:10 -0400
  • New Jersey's Atilis Gym, which reopened against COVID-19 emergency orders, loses business license

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    The 5-1 vote by the Bellmawr Borough Council came nine days after the owners of Atilis Gym kicked in a plywood barrier installed by authorities.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:46:25 -0400
  • Appeals court seems wary of ordering dismissal of Flynn case

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    A federal appeals court in Washington appeared inclined Tuesday to let a judge decide on his own whether to grant the Justice Department's request to dismiss the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn. Many members of the court expressed repeated skepticism at arguments from the Justice Department and Flynn's attorneys that a judge was not empowered to probe the motives behind the government's decision to abandon the prosecution of Flynn, who pleaded guilty as part of the special counsel's Russia investigation to lying to the FBI. The case will almost certainly persist for months if the court rejects Flynn's efforts to get a speedy dismissal and returns it to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who refused to immediately grant the department's request to drop the prosecution.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:21:15 -0400
  • Pro Poker Player Was Bound, Sexually Assaulted, ‘Lit on Fire’ After Motel Meeting

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    Susie Zhao, the professional poker player whose charred remains were found in a remote Michigan park in July, was allegedly bound with zip ties and sexually assaulted before she was “lit on fire until she died” after meeting with a convicted sex offender, according to new court documents. Zhao, 33, was last seen around 5:30 p.m. on July 12 by her mother, the White Lake Township Police Department previously told The Daily Beast. The next day, her “badly burned” body was discovered at around 8:05 a.m. in a parking lot near the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, about an hour outside of Detroit. Last week, Jeffrey Bernard Morris, 60, was charged from his hospital bed with first-degree premeditated murder. Authorities discovered the convicted sex offender allegedly met Zhao in a motel room the night before her body was found. Morris, who is homeless and has a “lengthy criminal history” is currently in jail after being denied bail. A Pro Poker Player Was Found ‘Badly Burned.’ Was She Murdered Over Gambling?“This is not the end of the investigation into Susie’s death but the beginning of the pursuit of justice for her and her family,” White Lake Township Detective Chris Hild said in a press conference. “We can only hope that where we are today brings some level of comfort to the healing process.”In new court documents, first obtained by WXYZ, authorities revealed what occurred the night the pro poker player, known on the circuit as “Susie Q,” went missing. Cell phone records indicate Morris and the rising poker star first met on July 12. In an interview with police the night of his arrest on July 31, Morris admitted to picking up Zhao on Watkins Lake Road before they both checked into the Sherwood Motel at around 9:26 p.m.  Morris told investigators the pair left the motel at some point to buy some alcohol and that Zhao left the motel at around midnight and took everything with her. Cell phone records, however, show the 33-year-old’s phone didn’t leave the motel until around 5 a.m on July 13, according to the court documents. Surveillance footage near the motel and cell phone records also show Morris left the room at around 5 a.m., before driving to a secluded section of the Pontiac Lake Recreation area—where Zhao was found. Court documents say that evidence suggests Morris was at the 3,745-acre park for about seven minutes. When Zhao was found the following morning, she was identified by fingerprints and was bound with zip ties. She had been sexually assaulted with a large object before being "lit on fire until she died,” the court documents state. A spokesperson for the Oakland County Medical Examiner told The Daily Beast that Zhao’s cause of death is currently unknown, pending an autopsy and toxicology results. When authorities pulled Morris over on a warrant in Ypsilanti weeks later, investigators found several hairs and other evidence with possible bloodstains. They also found duffle bags with a fitted bed sheet that appeared to have blood on it and a wooden baseball bat that also appeared to have a bloodstain. The items were taken to Oakland County Crime Lab for testing. Authorities are now scrambling to understand the motive behind the “mysterious death” that occurred just weeks after Zhao moved back to her home state of Michigan from California on June 9. Two childhood friends of Zhao previously told The Daily Beast that the poker player bounced between several cities—including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Florida—both for her job and because she was “a jet-setter.” According to PokerNews.com, Zhao was successful in the professional worker world, garnering several deep runs in the World Series of Poker Main Event—placing 90th in 2012 to earn $73,805. Over the course of her career, Zhao won $224,671, according to the poker database The Hendon Mob. Despite earlier speculation, authorities have said there is no evidence that Zhao’s death was connected to her gambling.“I don’t think there was ever anything else that she wanted to do. She was playing poker from a very young age,” Meredith Rogowski, a childhood friend, told The Daily Beast. “It was not a surprise. She was very bold and did whatever she wanted to do. Whenever we talked about her job, she was very nonchalant. But I do know it was exhausting to be in that world—it was long hours and some of the people she met weren’t always genuine.”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.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:29:35 -0400
  • In These Uncertain Hours, the Classic Cool of a Gentleman’s Watch Endures

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    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 08:00:00 -0400
  • Protesters in Minneapolis say they won't clear barricades around the George Floyd Memorial until the city leaders meet their 24 demands

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    Some of the demands include recalling Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman, and ending qualified immunity.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:50:33 -0400
  • Black N.Y. City Council Members Claim Progressive Calls to Defund Police ‘Have Overshadowed Our Fight’

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    In the wake of calls to address racism and police brutality, some black and Latino lawmakers in New York and New Jersey are urging their colleagues to pump the brakes on proposals to slash police department budgets.City councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, a liberal Democrat who represents a West Bronx district where over half of residents are Hispanic and 40 percent are black, said her constituents “want to see cops in the community.”“They don’t want to see excessive force. They don’t want to see cops putting their knees in our necks,” Gibson said. “But they want to be safe as they go to the store.”New York City passed a new budget last month that cut $1 billion from the police department budget and re-purposed the funds for education and social services. The decision came amid calls from activists to slash even more funding from the police budget and as the city suffers a $9 billion revenue loss due to coronavirus lockdown measures."I don't want anyone to misunderstand and think that we don't care and that we have not been working our behinds off to get to a place of equity," Gibson said in early July when the city's new budget was passed, adding that communities must not be "left behind with crime, violence, illegal guns in our communities, no programs, no activities, and no hope for a better tomorrow."Laurie Cumbo, the city council's black Democratic majority leader who represents parts of several Brooklyn neighborhoods including Bedford-Stuyvesant, compared the demands of activists to “colonization.”"These are individuals that have never been seen before, active before,” she said. “This takeover is very similar to many of the movements that we’ve seen in colonization.”Alicka Ampry-Samuel, a black councilwoman who represents Brownsville, one of Brooklyn's poorest neighborhoods, expressed concern that the new voices pushing for reform could overshadow those in her community."We have fought for police reform and more funding every single budget cycle," she said. "This debate is not new to me. What is new are the additional voices of concern added to the conversation, which at times have overshadowed our fight.”Other black and Latino council members, including Antonio Reynoso of Brooklyn, who represents the more gentrified areas of Williamsburg and Bushwick, were more open to cutting funding to the NYPD.“We have wrongly been told our whole lives that police keep us safe,” Reynoso said.In New Jersey, Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, the state's largest city, dismissed calls to dismantle police departments as a “bourgeois liberal” solution to the problem of racism.“I think it’s kind of a knee-jerk reaction,” said the Democratic mayor, who is black.“I think there needs to be significant reforms," he continued. "To get rid of the police department — who would respond to calls for service for violence and domestic abuse?”“At the end of the day, I think that the city and the residents here need police officers in their communities,” Baraka said.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:00:59 -0400
  • Teens and young adults who vape are 5 to 7 times more likely to get coronavirus, a new study found

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    Health experts had warned that vaping could leave lungs susceptible to severe COVID-19 infections. Now they have the data to show it.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:46:00 -0400
  • Police officers set dog on black man and say ‘good boy, good boy’ as it bites his leg

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    A police dog in Salt Lake City was ordered to attack an African American man who was on his knees with his hands in the air.Police officers arrived at Jeffery Ryans’s house in April in Salt Lake City, Utah, after they responded to a call made by someone who said they had heard him arguing with his wife, according to the Daily Mail.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:08:03 -0400
  • Op-Ed: If Biden wins, don't expect Trump to accept defeat and head for the exit

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    The only way to guarantee Trump doesn't ignore election results is a Biden win so decisive it's apparent on election night.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 08:00:02 -0400
  • Monday's derecho damaged 10M acres of crops in Iowa; 600K still without power in Midwest

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    Iowa was especially hard hit, as the potent windstorm devastated the state’s power grid and flattened valuable corn fields.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:04:33 -0400
  • Mother says son with autism was 'kicked out' of church by priest

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    Julia Vicidomini said her son, Nicholas, was instructed to leave the church after he dropped a toy.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:47:00 -0400
  • Israel successfully tests advanced missile defense system

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    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 03:51:15 -0400
  • South Dakota Governor to get $400,000 security wall around residence

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    South Dakota officials said Wednesday they plan to build a security fence budgeted for $400,000 around the official governor’s residence to protect Gov. Kristi Noem.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:21:16 -0400
  • A Florida high school has a COVID problem, and the students haven’t even arrived yet

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    Several employees at a Florida high school have isolated for 14 days after they were exposed to COVID-19 on campus, according to an email from the principal.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:02:43 -0400
  • Hawaii has highest coronavirus transmission rate in the nation: 'We are super spreaders'

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    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:06:00 -0400
  • N95 respirators can be sanitized using crockpots and rice cookers, study finds

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    Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign say this new method can help hospital workers safely disinfect their N95 respirators.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:27:00 -0400
  • Cop posted "Kill em all" on protest livestream, investigation finds

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    The CSPD police chief chose not to fire Sergeant Wrede, calling his actions "an isolated incident of an error in judgment."

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 22:43:00 -0400
  • Trump Campaign Playbook: Paint Kamala as ‘Ruthless’ and ‘Power-Hungry’

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    Sen. Kamala Harris may be on the bottom of the Democratic presidential ticket, but President Donald Trump’s allies plan to portray her as far more than just a running mate. If Joe Biden prevails in November, the line from Team Trump will go, the California Democrat will effectively be the president of the United States.It’s an extension of a line of attack against Biden that the Trump campaign has hammered for weeks: that he is incapable of governing and would effectively be a vessel for other interests in the Democratic Party to govern by proxy. In Harris, Trump allies say, Biden has selected a perfect foil to ramp up that line of attack.“The playbook on Kamala is pretty simple,” a plugged-in Trumpworld source told The Daily Beast. “Right now the message on Biden—and it’s the first effective frame the campaign has sustained on Biden—is that he’s an empty shell for the radical left. Kamala Harris is a power-hungry politician. She comes across as ruthless. So it’s a believable frame that she’d be running the administration for empty shell Joe Biden.”The source, who, like others, requested anonymity to speak candidly about Trump re-election strategy, acknowledged that the strategy will likely elicit cries of sexism from Biden, Harris, and other Democrats. But Trump’s political machine nonetheless sees it as both consistent with recent Biden messaging that they feel has been effective and a line of attack against Harris that Trump and his allies can make stick.Sen. Kamala Harris Tapped as Joe Biden’s VP“Anything Trump says about her will be [portrayed as] sexist,” a former White House aide who worked closely with Trump’s political team told The Daily Beast. “That won’t determine the strategy and it shouldn’t.”Sure enough, the Trump campaign issued a statement moments after Harris was announced as Biden’s pick.“Not long ago, Kamala Harris called Joe Biden a racist and asked for an apology she never received,” Trump campaign senior adviser Katrina Pierson said in a statement. “Clearly, Phony Kamala will abandon her own morals, as well as try to bury her record as a prosecutor, in order to appease the anti-police extremists controlling the Democrat Party.” In fact, Harris specifically said she was not calling Biden a racist in that first Democratic debate last year.Despite the campaign’s use of “Phony Kamala” on Tuesday, President Trump is still workshopping “effective nicknames” for Biden’s now-announced running mate, a source with direct knowledge said.Trump’s Twitter feed also blasted out a “Trump War Room” web video that bashed the Democratic VP selection as someone who started running in the 2020 primary by “rushing to the radical left,” and who later trashed Biden’s “racist policies” before primary voters decisively “rejected” her. The Team Trump video goes on to mock “Slow Joe” for not being “smart” enough to reject her, as well.Trump, for his part on Tuesday, called Harris “nasty” during his daily press conference and rambled for several minutes about various parts of her record he didn’t like. But it was her questioning of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the Senate Judiciary confirmation hearings that truly raised his ire. “I thought she was the meanest, the most horrible, most disrespectful of anybody in the U.S. Senate,” he said. Indeed, the tactic resembles some Democratic efforts to steer Biden away from selecting Harris as his running mate. Behind the scenes, some Biden allies told the campaign that they felt Harris was too “ambitious,” CNBC reported last month. Efforts by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) to encourage a VP pick other than Harris were interpreted in similar fashion.The recriminations and allegations of sexism were loud enough to warrant public pushback from the Biden campaign. “Ambitious women make history, change the world, and win,” tweeted Jen O’Malley Dillon, Biden’s campaign manager. “Our campaign is full of ambitious women going all out for Joe Biden.”The portrayal of Biden as an “empty shell,” as the other Trumpworld source put it, has largely fed an effort by the Trump campaign to portray Biden as in thrall to, and at the mercy of, more radical elements of the Democratic Party. Biden’s selection of Harris complicates that line of attack a bit. She’s considered more progressive than Biden, but not as far to the left as other 2020 Democratic contenders such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.Nonetheless, in conversations prior to Biden’s announcement with three other individuals working on the Trump reelect, each conceded that whether it is Harris or anyone else on the shortlist, tagging Biden with the “radical left” label was going to be the pitch to voters in these final months regardless. Even if Harris’ radicalism remains an elusive sell to voters, the tactic, Trump allies hope, will drive home their central line of attack against Biden: as one source put it, “he's not going to be running the country.” Indeed, Trump himself largely ignored Harris during her run for the Democratic presidential nomination, even as he frequently railed against rivals such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). When he did go after Harris, Trump was uncharacteristically mild in his criticism.Some allies of the president and veterans of his political operation shrugged off the process entirely, suggesting the line of attack would hold no matter who was at the bottom of the ticket. “The VP pick matters much more the day before it’s made than it does the day after,” said Ed Brookover, who served as a senior Trump adviser during the 2016 campaign. “It’s always about the presidential nominees... The differences between the potential selections is very narrow.”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.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:12:59 -0400
  • Ghislaine Maxwell fails to obtain delay in unsealing documents

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    A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell's request for a three-week delay in the unsealing of additional documents related to her dealings with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. Lawyers for the British socialite, who faces criminal charges she aided Epstein's sexual abuses, had on Monday said "critical new information" had surfaced that could affect Maxwell's ability to obtain a fair trial, justifying the delay. Lawyers for Maxwell did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:02:55 -0400
  • Mexican judge orders arrest of 19 former federal police officials

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    The arrest orders were the result of an investigation into the accounts of the previous Interior Ministry, according to Pres. Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:48:59 -0400
  • These states require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test

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    States are opening back up, but some still require or recommend visitors self-quarantine for two weeks. Find out where.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:37:24 -0400
  • 13 Clever-Approved Bookshelves That’ll Make You Look Smart

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    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400
  • Thunderstorms have hospitalized 52K Americans for breathing issues, study says. Why?

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    As global warming continues, more respiratory hospitalizations are expected.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:46:51 -0400
  • Japan appeals court order to recognize 'black rain' victims

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    Japan's government and the city of Hiroshima have appealed a court ruling ordering them to certify dozens of people who were exposed to radioactive “black rain” in the aftermath of the 1945 U.S. atomic bomb attack. The appeal comes after the Hiroshima District Court for the first time on July 30 recognized the “black rain” victims outside of a government-set physical boundary used as a basis for deciding survivors' eligibility for medical benefits. Both the city and the prefectural government joined the appeal.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:17:33 -0400
  • Suspects in recent Chicago looting will likely bail out of jail quickly; Kim Foxx weighs in

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    Suspects in this week's looting across Chicago will likely bail out of jail quickly.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:44:30 -0400
  • MBS is stamping out the final threat to his rule, bringing an end to his 3-year coup marked by power grabs, forced disappearances, and assassinations

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    Crown Prince Mohammed is gunning for Saad al-Jabri and Mohammed bin Nayef, but they are old friends of the US, who want answers from the kingdom.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:23:38 -0400
  • Long a Republican Safety Net, White Middle-Class Voters Are Slipping From Trump’s Grip

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    As Trump tries to appeal to middle-class voters, he may have tipped us off to his biggest threat to a second term.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:08:13 -0400
  • Taiwan says discussing purchase of U.S. mines, cruise missiles

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    Taiwan is in discussions with the United States on acquiring underwater sea mines to deter amphibious landings as well as cruise missiles for coastal defense, Taiwan's de facto ambassador to United States said on Wednesday. Speaking to the Washington's Hudson Institute think tank, Hsiao Bi-khim said Taiwan was facing "an existential survival issue," given China's territorial and sovereignty claims over the island and needed to expand its asymmetric capabilities. Hsiao said Taipei was currently working with the United States on acquiring a number of hardware capabilities, including cruise missiles that would work in conjunction with Taiwan's indigenous Hsiung Feng missile system to provide better coastal defense.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:00:02 -0400
  • An admitted KKK leader has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after driving a truck through a crowd of protesters in June

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    A Virginia man who boasted to police of his Ku Klux Klan rank was sentenced to six years in prison after driving his truck into a crowd of protesters.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:48:04 -0400
  • Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza over fire balloons

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    The Israeli military said Wednesday it carried out overnight strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after incendiary balloons were launched across the border from the Palestinian enclave. Jets, attack helicopters and tanks struck a number of Hamas targets including "underground infrastructure and observation posts," a statement said. Fire services in southern Israel said the balloons caused 60 fires on Tuesday alone but reported no casualties.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 01:45:49 -0400
  • Tiger King's Carole Baskin faces lawsuit from family of husband Don Lewis

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    The family of Don Lewis, who disappeared in 1997, file a lawsuit against his wife Carole Baskin.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:26:50 -0400
  • Air Force helicopter shot at from ground while flying over Virginia, crew injured

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    FBI investigating shot fired at UH-1N Huey flying over Virginia which injured a crew member.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:13:00 -0400
  • 'Terror crocodiles' with teeth the size of bananas once roamed North America preying on dinosaurs

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    "Terror crocodiles" which had teeth the size of bananas and could reach 33 feet in length once roamed North America preying on dinosaurs, according to a new study. Researchers say the Deinosuchus, which means "terror crocodile", was the largest predator in its ecosystem when it roamed the earth between 75 to 82 million years ago, outweighing the largest predatory dinosaurs which existed at the same time. The new study, published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, revisited fossil specimens of the gigantic creatures and found the Deinosuchus had teeth “the size of bananas”, capable of taking down even the very largest of dinosaurs. It also confirmed that the predators grew to as much as 33ft in length, making them nearly as long as some city buses. Researchers also found that there were at least three species of Deinosuchus, two of which lived along western America from Montana to northern Mexico.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:12:48 -0400
  • Andrew Yang on Democratic National Convention: 'I kind of expected to speak'

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    Yang voiced his apparent disappointment in not being on the list of speakers at the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:21:02 -0400
  • 3 charged with threatening R. Kelly accusers

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    Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:58:33 -0400
  • Fox News host baselessly claims that 'something's going to happen' to Joe Biden, forcing her colleague to walk her comment back

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    "I have a sense that something's going to happen before the election, and he's not even going to be on the ticket," she said.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:59:00 -0400
  • Puerto Rico gov sues elections commission in primary debacle

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    The lawsuit filed by Gov. Wanda Vázquez also seeks to stop the release of unconfirmed results from centers where voting did take place on Sunday. The island's Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. “The uncertainty created since the process began in the morning hours caused thousands of voters to leave the voting centers where chaos and confusion reigned,” according Vazquez's lawsuit, filed before the Court of First Instance.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:38:33 -0400
  • Lithuania says Russia is using Belarus crisis to try to draw it closer into its orbit

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    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said on Tuesday that Russia was trying to use a political crisis in Belarus to draw Minsk closer into its orbit by pressuring it to agree to closer integration. President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he wanted neighbouring Belarus to reactivate stalled plans for more integration with Russia after a contested election win left Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, an on-off Russian ally, on the defensive. Linkevicius, speaking to Reuters in a video call, called Russia's actions another "vector of instability" for Belarus.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:55:23 -0400
  • Agnes Chow: the former Hong Kong teen activist China wants to silence

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    Arrested for alleged national security crimes, Agnes Chow hails from a generation of Hong Kong democracy activists who cut their teeth in politics as teenagers and are now being steadily silenced by China. The media cameras flashed incessantly as the 23-year-old was led handcuffed from her apartment on Monday evening by police officers with Hong Kong's new national security unit. For Chow, her arrest was the latest in a long line of confrontations with China's authoritarian leaders and their Hong Kong proxies.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:56:52 -0400
  • Residents of Chicago Neighborhood Eject Black Lives Matter Protesters

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    A small group of residents from Chicago's Englewood neighborhood ejected Black Lives Matter protesters who arrived for a demonstration at a local police precinct.Several activist groups had organized a march leading to the 7th police precinct in Englewood. However, an organizer later told Fox 32 that groups decided to leave after confrontations with nearby residents left them feeling "unsafe.""If you ain’t from Englewood, get the f*** out of here!" resident Darryl Smith shouted at the protesters. Residents engaged in pushing matches with some of the protesters."They were…gonna come to Englewood, antagonizing our police, and then when they go back home to the North Side in Indiana, our police are bitter and they're beating up our little black boys," Smith told Fox. Charles McKenzie, of a community violence-prevention group called God's Gorillas, concurred, saying "We refuse to let anyone come to Englewood and tear it up."Protesters maintained that they had come to demonstrate peacefully in favor of defunding the police. Organizers from one of the protest groups, GoodKids MadCity, said that they were themselves residents of Englewood, but that others in the neighborhood did not support eliminating the police entirely.Englewood has long been plagued by gun violence, including this year as Chicago sees a spike in shootings and homicides. Chicago police recorded 440 homicides and 2,240 shooting victims in the first seven months of 2020, up from 290 homicides and 1,480 shooting victims the previous year.On Sunday, police shot and wounded a 20-year-old who allegedly fired on officers, an incident that sparked confrontations with police after rumor spread that the wounded suspect was a child. That night, what appeared to be organized looters ransacked Chicago's downtown."A lot of people saying the looting sparked from Englewood. We're not having that. It didn't spark from Englewood," Smith said. "Those [looters] are opportunists, and we're tired of Englewood getting a black eye for any and everything that happens."

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:11:26 -0400
  • Salmonella in shrimp ignites a recall at Costco, Fresh Market, BJ’s Wholesale and others

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    The FDA found salmonella in shrimp imported by Kader Exports, causing a recall of various frozen shrimp products, including those sold under the house brands Costco, BJ’s Wholesale and Tops grocery chains.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:24:58 -0400
  • Coronavirus in India: Did men do more housework during lockdown?

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    Some hope the pandemic will prove a lasting leveller for gender relations in the domestic setting.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:06:21 -0400
  • A man was forcibly carried out of an Arizona grocery store after he screamed profanities at an employee over face mask requirements

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    "You are a bunch of idiots wearing masks. You know it's not real," the man yelled in a video that went viral.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 20:08:37 -0400
  • Florida sheriff bans deputies and visitors from wearing face masks

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    "Now, I can already hear the whining and just so you know I did not make this decision easily and I have weighed it out for the past 2 weeks," Sheriff Billy Woods said in an email to employees.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:29:45 -0400
  • Trump criticizes Joe Biden's VP process, saying he disagreed with pledge to consider only women

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    Trump declared Biden had "roped himself" into choosing a woman as a running mate and said he would have been "inclined to go a different route."

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:49:55 -0400
  • 3 killed in southern India in clashes over Facebook post

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    At least three people were killed in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru when police clashed with hundreds of Muslims who attacked a police station and set fire to vehicles during a protest over a Facebook post considered offensive to Islam, police said Wednesday. Senior police officer Kamal Pant said the protesters burned public and police vehicles and attacked the house of a local politician whose relative was accused of posting remarks online reportedly involving the Prophet Muhammad. “Three people died in the police action and more than 110 people have been arrested for attacking the police station,” Pant said.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:13:34 -0400
  • Germany records biggest jump in new coronavirus cases since early May

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    Germany recorded the biggest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in more than three months, data showed on Wednesday, with the health minister warning of outbreaks in nearly all parts of the country due to holiday returnees and party-goers. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 1,226 to 218,519, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) showed. The number of coronavirus deaths remained relatively low, edging up by six to a total of 9,207.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 23:08:49 -0400
  • Philippines' Duterte says will be Russia vaccine 'guinea pig' as talks begin

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    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be a guinea pig for a controversial Russian coronavirus vaccine, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian nation emerged as a frontrunner for overseas clinical trials. Duterte has also expressed "huge trust" in Russia's efforts to stop the contagion.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:33:09 -0400
  • BLM activists march in support of protesters arrested overnight in Chicago

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    iBlack Lives Matter (BLM) protesters marched in Chigaco in an act of solidarity with more than 100 people who were arrested during unrest and violence on Sunday night.More than 100 individuals were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, looting, and battery against the police on Sunday night into Monday, NBC Chicago reported.

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:28:52 -0400
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