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  • New poll shows plummeting GOP satisfaction with direction of country

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    Thanks to a marked shift among Republican voters since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, just 13 percent of Americans surveyed now say they are satisfied with “the way things are going in the United States.”

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:20:13 -0400
  • The deadly explosion that devastated Beirut appears to have been far more powerful than the 'Mother of All Bombs'

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    Weapons experts estimated that the explosion was many times stronger than the most powerful nonnuclear weapon in the US arsenal.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:15:25 -0400
  • Biden asks reporter if he's a 'junkie' in testy exchange over cognitive decline

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    Joe Biden asked an African American reporter if he was a "junkie" for questioning whether the former vice president had taken a cognitive test in response to attacks targeting his mental health.At an event for black and Hispanic journalists, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee compared the question to asking CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett if he was using cocaine during the interview.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:54:58 -0400
  • Georgia prosecutor asks court to revoke bond for former Atlanta policeman charged with murder

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    A Georgia prosecutor has asked a judge to revoke the bond for the former Atlanta policeman charged with murder in the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, saying in court papers that he had violated its terms by taking an out-of-state vacation. Brooks, a Black man, was fatally shot in June in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta, an incident that was caught on video and set off days of protests over racial inequality and social injustice. District Attorney Paul Howard asked the court late on Tuesday to send former officer Garrett Rolfe, 27, back to jail for violating the terms of his bond, which include a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and an order that he stays within the court's jurisdiction.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:28:32 -0400
  • US announces 'highest level' visit in decades to Taiwan

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    The United States on Wednesday announced its "highest level" visit in decades to Taiwan, a move sure to infuriate China at a time when relations between Washington and Beijing are at historic lows. Washington's trade office in Taipei confirmed that health chief Alex Azar would lead an upcoming delegation to the self-ruled island, which China's communist leaders claim and have vowed to one day seize. "This marks... the first Cabinet member to visit in six years, and the highest level visit by a US Cabinet official since 1979," the American Institute in Taiwan said.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 22:34:29 -0400
  • Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf: Federal officers in Portland 'are not the Gestapo, storm troopers or thugs'

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    Oregon officials say the federal government's presence in the city fueled violence, and civil liberties experts raised concerns.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:08:58 -0400
  • I tried making Guy Fieri's signature recipes for a week, and I didn't love my whole trip to Flavortown

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    The Food Network star's known for eating comfort food on "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives," and I tried some of his favorite recipes and meals for a week.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:18:05 -0400
  • Over 20 percent of Minneapolis police officers applying for permanent disability mostly related to PTSD

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    Upwards of 200 Minneapolis police officers have started the process to apply for permanent disability following the George Floyd riots; Mike Tobin reports.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:07:38 -0400
  • Over 100 quarantined in school district after several test positive for coronavirus

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    Six students and one staff member in the 2,700-student district have tested positive for the virus since school began July 27.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:35:00 -0400
  • Interior secretary calls Confederate statue protesters 'bad-doers,' confirms feds are monitoring their social media feeds

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    In his condemnation of protesters, David Bernhardt was wading into the culture wars with a zeal that does not ordinarily attach to the role of interior secretary. And since Bernhardt happens to be in charge of public lands, he can effectively campaign for Trump while claiming to do agency work.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:03:51 -0400
  • Lebanese officials unloaded a 'floating bomb' and apparently ignored warnings for years, according to reports

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    Lebanese officials knew they were storing dangerous, explosive materials at the port in Beirut, but ignored years of warnings.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 22:41:24 -0400
  • Massive Beirut Explosion Shows Mushroom Clouds Aren't Just for Nukes

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    Physics explains why the intense blast produced the menacing mushroom shape.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 08:53:00 -0400
  • Woman charged with assault after mask dispute at Staples leaves customer with broken leg

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    The customer, walking with a cane, asked the woman to put her mask on at the New Jersey location. The woman then threw the customer to the ground.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:49:25 -0400
  • Pelosi says Congress will resolve COVID-19 aid but must help needy: CNBC

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    U.S. lawmakers will resolve their differences over the next batch of COVID-19 aid and reach a deal, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday, but assistance must go to those who need it the most amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:20:51 -0400
  • The story of how Manhattan Project workers tried to stop the atomic bombs 75 years ago

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    Manhattan Project scientists sent petitions to the president to stop the atomic bombs, but they were never delivered.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 05:00:14 -0400
  • Esper says he underestimated how much racial injustice affects service members

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    Defense Secretary Mark Esper called George Floyd's death a wake-up call for military leadership.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 18:31:08 -0400
  • Army secretary: Fort Hood has high rates of murder, assault

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    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:20:12 -0400
  • Chicago rapper FBG Duck killed in brazen daytime shopping attack

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    The attack was committed in the Gold Coast luxury shopping district by four gunmen in two vehicles.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:35:26 -0400
  • Q's your daddy? Republican funders back conspiracy theorists running for Congress

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    Marjorie Taylor Greene appears to be on her way to becoming the first elected member of the House of Representative who openly aligns with the online conspiracy theory known as QAnon.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:27:36 -0400
  • Satellite imagery shows scale of destruction after explosion at Beirut port

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    Satellite imagery from Planet Labs, Inc. and Maxar Technologies shows the damage sustained by yesterday’s explosions at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:32:00 -0400
  • The man behind one of history's most iconic supercars just debuted its $3 million successor — check out the Gordon Murray T.50

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    This may become the greatest modern supercar, thanks to a six-speed manual transmission, a naturally aspirated V12, and and a central driver's seat.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:19:50 -0400
  • Students at Georgia school snapped photos of maskless peers. Now, they face expulsion

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    One student has already been suspended.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:45:17 -0400
  • CDC says some sickened after swallowing hand sanitizer

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    Hand hygiene has been promoted as an important way to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, and the CDC recommends using alcohol-based sanitizer products to clean hands if soap and water are not available. All alcohol-based hand sanitizers approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must contain only ethanol or isopropanol, but some products imported into the country have been found to contain methanol, the CDC said in a report.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:38:46 -0400
  • Black man's life sentence in stolen hedge clippers case is 'cruel and unusual,' Louisiana judge says

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    Repeat offender laws sent Fair Wayne Bryant to prison for life after trying to steal hedge clippers. Louisiana’s Supreme Court won't review the case.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:04:54 -0400
  • A nuclear sea-launched cruise missile will help deter nuclear aggression

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    A Pentagon official argues a nuclear sea-launched cruise missile is a measured response to a growing threat from America's adversaries.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:16:58 -0400
  • N. Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak

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    North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the country’s response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free. In late July, North Korea said it had imposed its “maximum emergency system” to guard against the virus spreading after finding a person with COVID-19 symptoms in Kaesong city, near the border with rival South Korea. State media reported that leader Kim Jong Un then ordered a total lockdown of Kaesong, and said the suspected case was a North Korean who had earlier fled to South Korea before slipping back into Kaesong last month.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 21:27:20 -0400
  • Virginia business owner reacts to employee's house arrest for defending shop from robber

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    Worker arrested after defending himself from armed robbery; Arlington Smoke Shop owner Jowan Zuber speaks out.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 20:56:35 -0400
  • 'Are you a junkie?' Joe Biden bristles when reporter asks him about taking a cognitive test

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    Joe Biden bristled Wednesday when asked about his cognitive ability, snapping back at CBS reporter Errol Barnett.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 20:13:03 -0400
  • Narendra Modi lays Ayodhya temple foundation, delighting Hindus and dismaying Muslims

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    Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, has invigorated his Hindu support base after laying the foundation stone of a controversial new temple on a site contested by Muslims. In November, after a decades-old legal battle, India’s highest court ruled a temple could be built in the city of Ayodhya, where a mosque had stood until it was destroyed by Hindu mobs in 1992. Mr Modi made its construction a key pledge as part of his Hindu nationalist campaign, which saw him re-elected with a landslide victory last year. Many Hindus believe the deity Ram was born at the temple site in Ayodhya, and soil was gathered from more than 2,000 holy sites for its building work. Calling it the “dawn of a new era”, Mr Modi said: “India is emotional as decades of wait has ended. For years, our Ram Lalla [the infant Lord Ram] lived beneath a tent; now he will reside in a grand temple.”

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:57:37 -0400
  • Baltimore is investigating after officials removed 5 approved Black Lives Matter murals

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    The city department blamed a "miscommunication" for the error, but also said a staff member accused of problematic behavior is under investigation.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:54:53 -0400
  • An emergency medicine physician projects that if schools open in the fall, they'll close by the end of October with COVID-19 outbreaks

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    One doctor said reopened schools could shut down again by the end of October, citing the "confluence" of the flu season and increased exposure.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:20:47 -0400
  • In call with Chinese counterpart, Pentagon chief expresses concern about Beijing's activity in South China Sea

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    U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper expressed concerns about Beijing's "destabilizing" activity near Taiwan and the South China Sea in a call with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The call comes as U.S.-China ties have rapidly deteriorated this year over a range of issues including Beijing's handling of the coronavirus, telecommunications equipment maker Huawei [HWT.UL], China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, and a clampdown on Hong Kong. "Secretary Esper also communicated the importance that the PRC (People's Republic of China) abide by international laws, rules and norms and meet its international commitments," Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters, adding that the call lasted for an hour and a half.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:17:32 -0400
  • Seattle City Council Won’t Slash Police Budget, but OKs Cop Layoffs

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    A majority of Seattle’s City Council on Wednesday voted down a proposal to slash the police department’s remaining 2020 budget by 50 percent. But the council did pass a slew of other defunding efforts, including ones that would cut 100 officers from the agency this year through layoffs and attrition.The vote by the budget committee—which came one day after the city’s mayor and police chief held a press conference to criticize the proposal—signaled some progress for Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality advocates who’ve pushed to defund departments across the U.S. and reallocate funds to community services, including housing and youth programs.The budget-cut plan, proposed by council member Kshama Sawant, would have cut $54 million from the Seattle PD immediately through layoffs and reallocated it to programs, including $34 million for affordable housing. Sawant was the only member to vote in favor of the proposal, while another council member abstained and the remaining seven voted against it.While the council’s budget committee voted on a variety of amendments related to police funding, activists marched from a King County juvenile detention facility to City Hall. One reporter on scene captured demonstrators chanting, “Bad boys. Bad boys. Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when we defund you?”Shootings Rise in Big Cities Along With Calls to Defund the PoliceSeattle’s vote comes on the heels of other local governments, including the Washington D.C. Council, passing legislation to dismantle or cut the budgets of police departments. In late June, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a proposal to disband the city’s police department—and replace it with a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention—following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed May 25 by a Minneapolis cop who kneeled on his neck during an arrest.Minneapolis’ charter commission voted 10-5 against the city council’s proposal on Wednesday, saying they needed more time to review it. The decision meant voters won't get to decide on the amendment on a November ballot. The Seattle council’s budget committee unanimously passed a series of amendments, including adding $4 million to the Human Services Department for a community safety initiative which would be an “alternative to traditional policing.” The funding for that effort would come from a loan authorized by separate legislation.They also voted to cut $886,000 from the Seattle PD and reallocate it to a proposal that would add $10 million for community-led organizations “to increase public safety.” (The remaining $9.1 million would come from interfund loan to be addressed in separate legislation.) The cuts approved included $36,000 from the police department’s remaining 2020 budget for implicit bias training; $50,000 from SPD’s 2020 travel budget; and $800,000 from the department’s recruitment and retention activities. > Protesters gathering near the youth jail for today’s march to City Hall. Saw a handful of bike cops on my way over, though they seem to be around the block now. pic.twitter.com/8vf6r3EW9W> > — Heidi Groover (@heidigroover) August 5, 2020The committee also unanimously approved a “consent package” which includes ordering the police chief to eliminate the mounted unit and public affairs unit, each of which has four officers; lay off five members of the community outreach unit; lay off two members of the 29-officer SWAT team; and let go of 30 officers through attrition. All told, the council approved a reduction of 54 officers from the department.This package also included $50,000 in funding to contract with a community-based organization to create a non-police 911 response system.On Monday, KOMO News revealed the proposal to slash the Seattle Police Department’s budget by 50 percent appeared to be “losing steam” among the nine council members. The remainder of the Seattle PD’s unspent budget is an estimated $188 million, the outlet reported.Council member Sawant slammed her colleagues in an interview with the TV outlet and on Twitter, where she claimed Democrats on the budget committee “ganged up against our movement’s proposals to Defund the police...”> To see Democratic Party politicians in their real role, watch today's Seattle City Council Budget Committe, where they ganged up against our movement's proposals to Defund the police by at least 50%, fund community programs, and increase significant funds for affordable housing.> > — Kshama Sawant (@cmkshama) August 4, 2020“I’m not surprised,” Sawant told KOMO News, “but it’s quite interesting to see how council members are now displaying how they actually stand and I hope members of the public are watching.”Last month, protesters targeted the homes of two council members who supported reducing the police budget but wouldn’t commit to slashing it by 50 percent, the Seattle Times reported. The demonstrations allegedly included making noise outside one councilor’s home at night and leaving notes on his door warning, “Don’t be racist trash.”In June, another group visited Mayor Jenny Durkan’s residence, which was tagged with spray paint, according to the Times. Durkan asked the council to probe Sawant for taking part in that protest but council president Lorena González declined. Meanwhile, Police Chief Carmen Best said her neighbors had to stop a “large group of aggressive protestors” from trespassing at her home on Saturday. One of the demonstrators, Nicole Gitaka, told King 5, a local news station: “All we were doing was walking and they met us with guns, I don’t know who the aggressor is at that point, but I don't think it’s us.”> Crowd gathers across from the site for the new youth jail for a march and rally pertaining to the city council’s vote today on defunding the SPD seattleprotest seattleprotests pic.twitter.com/MuTzTIU74h> > — Elizabeth Turnbull (@LizTurnbull5) August 5, 2020This summer, Seattle police swept through an autonomous protest zone known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest Area (CHOP) with blast balls and pepper spray, arresting at least two dozen people after Durkan issued an executive order to clear the area.Previously called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), the six-block stretch near downtown was occupied by demonstrators in the wake of Floyd’s death and Black Lives Matter protests. But the site also brought multiple shootings, including the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy, and injuries to both cops and protesters. One Tacoma man was charged with arson for torching the police department's East Precinct building during the CHOP protest.Last week, the head of Seattle’s police union warned defunding cops would bring higher crime rates and make CHOP or CHAZ “look like child’s play.”Was Seattle’s Notorious Protest Zone Doomed by Recent Shootings?On Tuesday, Durkan and Best held a press conference to ask council members to hold off on deep cuts to the police budget until 2021.Durkan said the city shouldn’t make “hasty decisions” when it comes to defunding the police department. “We should make right decisions,” Durkan told reporters. “That doesn’t mean slow; it just means thoughtful.”“The chief and I, again, we are absolutely committed, committed to reimagining how policing works in the city, to having a better community-based response, to have a public health and harm reduction based response,” Durkan added. “But we also know that policing is complicated and that sometimes you do need a police officer to respond.”For her part, Best said “there are some good approaches” in the council’s proposals and that “some of the ideas SPD already had and has raised before.”“But what is problematic is these are approaches without any clarity on how they will become reality. What is the plan? “ Best asked. “The push from Council and some of our community is to do these large-scale changes in 2020 with no practical plan for community safety. And I believe wholeheartedly that is completely reckless.“Council has directed me to lay off 70 or more officers basically overnight,” the chief added. “And I cannot do that in good faith knowing there are no systems in place to bridge the gap.”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, 05 Aug 2020 18:28:25 -0400
  • Germany floats a new NATO spending yardstick: 10 percent

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    Officials are pushing for a new yardstick to measure Berlin's contributions to NATO, suggesting the country could shoulder 10 percent of alliance requirements.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:39:49 -0400
  • Court reverses order to shut down Dakota Access pipeline

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    A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed a judge’s order that shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with pipeline owner Energy Transfer to keep the oil flowing, saying a lower-court judge “did not make the findings necessary for injunctive relief.” The appeals court said it expects the parties to “clarify their positions” in the lower court.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 17:17:07 -0400
  • Suspect arrested for assaulting woman at NJ Staples

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    Hackensack Police arrested 25-year-old Terri Thomas in connection to an attack on a 54-year-old woman inside a Staples store in New Jersey.

    Tue, 04 Aug 2020 23:36:10 -0400
  • One American is dying every 80 seconds from coronavirus as Trump shrugs off death toll: ‘It is what it is’

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    At least one person in the United States has died every 80 seconds on average over the last seven days, according to new research, as President Donald Trump said the nation’s soaring death toll “is what it is” in a recent interview.The grim figures were first reported by NBC News on Wednesday, which noted its own tally revealed 7,486 people died in the last seven days due to Covid-19.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:19:00 -0400
  • MS-13 gang members charged with sex trafficking, other charges in abuse of 13-year-old runaway

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    Federal prosecutors allege that gang members beat the girl, raped her and prostituted her in Virginia and Maryland.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 20:19:05 -0400
  • A white woman spent years posing online as a Native American scientist and professor, and was caught after claiming the woman contracted coronavirus and died

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    BethAnn McLaughlin admitted Tuesday that she created the @Sciencing_Bi account on Twitter, which had been active from 2016 until July 31.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:40:26 -0400
  • Nearly 100 people in Ohio got sick after one man infected with the coronavirus attended a church service

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    Experts have said that singing and loud speech can fuel virus spread. Gov. Mike DeWine used this case as a warning to Ohio's religious institutions.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 07:06:23 -0400
  • China threatens countermeasures as Taiwan prepares for U.S. visit

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    China on Thursday threatened to take countermeasures over a trip to Taiwan by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, as the Chinese-claimed island geared up for its highest-level U.S. official visit in four decades. The visit, which begins on Sunday, adds to tensions between Beijing and Washington over everything from trade and human rights to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a daily briefing in Beijing that any attempt to deny or challenge the "one China" principle, which states that Taiwan is part of China, would end in failure.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 01:09:48 -0400
  • Here’s how you can apply for up to $2,000 in COVID relief

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    Applications for the program, which kicked off Wednesday, are now available online in English, Creole and Spanish.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:29:27 -0400
  • Michelle Obama as Joe Biden's vice president? Fans just keep lobbying her

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    Joe Biden will soon pick a running mate, and some Michelle Obama fans want her considered. But the former first lady has said she's not interested.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 17:19:37 -0400
  • Syrian refugee hailed as hero in Germany after saving woman from rapist

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    A Syrian refugee has been hailed as a hero in Germany after he stopped a man raping a woman. The 30-year-old Syrian, named only as Faner O under German privacy laws, intervened after he saw a woman being attacked by a man in the early hours of Sunday morning. With the help of another passerby, he overpowered the rapist and held him until police could reach the scene. The rape victim, who has not been named, is understood to be a trainee police officer. Faner O, who fled to Germany from his native Syria four years ago, works as a car mechanic in the west German city of Wuppertal. He was driving home in the early hours of Sunday morning when he saw a woman being pursued by a man. “It was around half past three in the morning. I had just dropped a friend off and was driving home to my wife and daughter, when I saw a woman walking along Friedrich-Engels-Allee and a man in a red T-shirt running after her. Then they disappeared into the bushes,” he told Bild newspaper. Concerned, Faner O stopped his car and followed them into the bushes, where he found the man pinning the woman to the ground. “He had one hand over her mouth and was choking her with the other. She was resisting, but he was very strong.” The would-be rapist fled but Faner O gave chase. A 20-year-old passerby who had heard the sounds of struggle came to his help, and together they were able to overpower the perpetrator. The rapist has not been named but is understood to be a 20-year-old Afghan migrant known to local police in connection with similar incidents. The woman suffered only minor injuries, according to local police. “She fought hard and cried out for help. This alerted witnesses who rushed to her aid and drove off her attacker. They then gave chase and were able to seize him after a short pursuit. They held him until officers arrived,” police said in a statement. Faner O said he was not afraid during the encounter. “At that moment I was only thinking of helping the woman,” he told Bild. “If something like that happened to my daughter, I’d want some one to help her.”

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:46:40 -0400
  • Judge: Doctrine shielding police from lawsuits is wrong

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    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:39:17 -0400
  • Pentagon official reportedly has 'no idea' where Trump's Beirut claims came from

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    The Pentagon is distancing itself from President Trump's claims about the Beirut blast that killed more than 100 people.Trump on Tuesday said his unnamed "great generals" told him they thought the massive explosion was a "terrible attack." In the early aftermath, there was speculation that the catastrophe was intentional, but it the consensus quickly became that it was almost certainly accidental -- albeit brought on by neglect and mismanagement -- and not linked to any foreign power, proxy forces, or terrorist organizations. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and other department officials affirmed they believe it was an accident, as well.The president hasn't repeated his claim from Tuesday, possibly indicating he understands there was no basis for it. But that's what's raised some eyebrows, considering he said he got the information from unnamed high-ranking military officials. A senior Pentagon official, however, told The Associated Press on Wednesday they had "no idea" what Trump was referring to with his comment, leaving some to wonder if it came out of thin air. > So did Trump make it up that US generals told him Beirut was bombed?> > -- Kate Brannen (@K8brannen) August 5, 2020More stories from theweek.com The problem with the rush to disband the Minneapolis police New Lincoln Project ad crowns Jared Kushner 'Secretary of Failure' The Republican problem no one knows how to solve

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:54:00 -0400
  • Reporter reflects on Beirut explosion, burying a dog who made 'dystopia more bearable'

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    Journalist Nadia al-Faour was at the vet when the Beirut explosion struck: "I will miss Loulou as I walk the streets of a broken city."

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:23:28 -0400
  • Teen ‘mastermind’ accused of crippling Twitter hack is linked to deadly home robbery

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    A Florida teenager who is accused of participating in last month’s Twitter bitcoin scam, which saw several of the world’s highest-profile accounts hacked, has reportedly been linked to an attempted robbery that ended in a lethal shooting.An investigation by the Tampa Bay Times has found that 17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark, who is credited by police as one of the “masterminds” of the scam, has also been named in the case of a burglary seven months ago that saw one teenager killed and another wounded.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:03:01 -0400
  • Uber and Lyft just got hit with another lawsuit in California over claims the companies are skirting the state's gig worker law

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    California's labor commissioner is the latest regulator to take the companies to court over their refusal to classify drivers as employees.

    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 17:14:59 -0400
  • Joshua Wong and other Hong Kong activists charged over banned June 4 vigil

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    Two dozen people in Hong Kong, including pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, have been charged with participating in an illegal assembly at a vigil on June 4 commemorating the crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen square in 1989. It was the first time the vigil had been banned in semiautonomous Hong Kong, with police citing coronavirus restrictions on group gatherings in refusing permission for it to take place. The anniversary struck an especially sensitive nerve in the former British colony this year, falling just as China prepared to introduce national security legislation later that month in response to last year's often violent pro-democracy demonstrations.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:02:40 -0400
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