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Sep 22, 2020

'I beat the socialist': Biden reminds voters 'worried about socialism' that he won the party nomination, not Bernie Sanders
"Do I look like a socialist? Look at my career — my whole career. I am not a socialist," the former vice president said.

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Sep 22, 2020

A Georgia woman robbed Florida senior citizens of $1 million, feds say — with a phone
The director and guiding voice behind a phone scam that stole $1 million from senior citizens in Broward, Palm Beach and other Florida counties has been charged in West Palm Beach federal court, prosecutors say.

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Sep 22, 2020

Anne Webster: Australian MP and husband awarded A$875,000 in defamation case
National Party MP Anne Webster sued a conspiracy theorist over a series of defamatory Facebook posts.

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Sep 22, 2020

Archaeologists unearthed 27 sarcophagi in an ancient Egyptian city of the dead. They've been sealed for more than 2,500 years.
Egyptians buried their dead in Saqqara for thousands of years. The ancient city has yielded countless discoveries, including human and animal mummies.

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Sep 22, 2020

Arctic summer sea ice second lowest on record: US researchers
Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest size since records began 42 years ago, US scientists announced Monday, offering further stark evidence of the impact of global warming.

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Sep 22, 2020

Billionaire Bloomberg raises millions to help restore Florida felon voting rights
The fundraising tally comes just over a week after Bloomberg aides said the former New York City mayor, who made an unsuccessful 2020 bid for the Democratic nomination, would spend at least $100 million to help Democrat Joe Biden's campaign against President Donald Trump in Florida. "The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right," Bloomberg said in an emailed statement, adding that he is working with a group that has been helping former felons' pay fines and access the ballot box.

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Sep 22, 2020

College freshmen moved into dorms with hopes of having a 'normal' semester. 3 students told us why they quickly moved back home.
Students at the University of Alabama, University of Missouri, and the University of Michigan told Insider why they decided to move out of their dorms.

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Sep 22, 2020

DeKalb school board member accused of making racist remarks
Joyce Morley, a DeKalb County school board member, said those accusing her of making racially insensitive comments during a recent meeting are mishearing what she actually said. During an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday, Morley explained that video from the emotionally-charged board meeting shows her saying the word "rights" and not "whites" when discussing the school district's plans to reopen schools. During the Monday meeting in question, Cheryl Watson-Harris, DeKalb schools superintendent proposed that students and staff return to in-person learning as early as October, but on a part-time basis.

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Sep 22, 2020

Fact check: Anti-maskers in Indonesia were required to dig graves for COVID-19 victims
A Facebook post is truthful in saying Indonesian leaders ordered eight non-mask-wearers to dig graves.

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Sep 22, 2020

Federal judge rules absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after Election Day
Democrats had sued to extend the deadline in the crucial swing state

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Sep 22, 2020

Florida Republicans: Nominating Lagoa could clinch state for Trump
Top GOP leaders in the nation's largest swing state say the Cuban-American federal judge could win Hispanic votes and shield vulnerable members of Congress.

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Sep 22, 2020

Hawaii Health Department Chemist Cooked Up LSD for Air Force Members: Prosecutors
A government chemist in Hawaii cooked up batches of LSD for active-duty members of the U.S. military who responded to ads for the powerful hallucinogen posted on social media, prosecutors allege.Trevor Keegan, an "extract tech" in the Disease Outbreak Control Division of the state Health Department, was charged earlier this month on one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. His alleged co-conspirator, Austin White, is not known to be affiliated with any government agency. He is facing the same charges as Keegan.The case came to the attention of investigators last September, when a confidential informant tipped off the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) about "an individual [who] was utilizing...Snapchat to advertise and conduct drug sales, particularly with active duty military service members." The existence of the investigation has not been previously reported.Air Force Vet Who Shot Woman for Stealing His Nazi Flag Claims He's Actually the Victim OSI turned the investigation over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which was soon able to identify the Snapchat dealer as White, prosecutors said."White's public Snapchat account showed the public advertisement of various controlled substances for sale with listed prices," says a criminal complaint filed in Hawaii federal court. "One of the advertised controlled substances was Lysergic Acid Diethylamide ("LSD"), more commonly known as ‘acid,' which is a schedule I controll

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Sep 22, 2020

Humpback whale swims free after getting stranded in Australian crocodile-infested river
A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after getting lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia. In the southern part of the country, an estimated 270 pilot whales were stranded.

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Sep 22, 2020

Israel court says woman can be extradited in child sex case
An Israeli court on Monday approved the extradition of a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, potentially paving the way for her to stand trial after a six-year legal battle. Malka Leifer, a former educator who is accused of sexually abusing several former students, has been fighting extradition from Israel since 2014. Leifer maintains her innocence and the battle surrounding her extradition has strained relations between Israel and Australia.

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Sep 22, 2020

Leaked files contain more evidence of Kremlin links to one of the biggest donors to Boris Johnson's Conservative party
The husband of a major donor to Boris Johnson's Conservatives has allegedly been secretly funded by a Russian oligarch with links to Vladimir Putin.

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Sep 22, 2020

Louisville declares state of emergency as city braces for Breonna Taylor decision
The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, declared a state of emergency and closed much of downtown to vehicles on Tuesday ahead of an expected decision by a grand jury on whether to indict the police officers involved in killing Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, in a botched raid. Although the timing of any decision remains unclear, courthouses, offices and restaurants were already boarded up on Tuesday in the mostly deserted blocks around the city's Jefferson Square Park, the site of regular demonstrations against police brutality that have spread across the nation. "Our goal with these steps is ensuring space and opportunity for potential protesters to gather and express their First Amendment rights," Mayor Greg Fischer, a white Democrat, said in a statement.

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Sep 22, 2020

Mueller didn't investigate Trump's finances or question Ivanka Trump due to blowback fears, prosecutor recounts
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian election interference and President Trump's 2016 campaign treated Trump's family and personal finances with kid gloves, mostly out of concern that Trump would shut down the investigation, former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann writes in a new book, Where Law Ends.At one critical juncture in 2017, the Mueller team issued a subpoena to Deutsch Bank for records about Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's Ukraine income, and even though the subpoenas were secret, the White House found out and demanded to know if Mueller was seeking financial information on Trump, Weissmann recounts, according to The New York Times.Mueller authorized his cautious deputy, Aaron Zebley, to assure the White House they had not subpoenaed Trump's financial records, and "at that point, any financial investigation of Trump was put on hold," Weissmann writes. "That is, we backed down — the issue was simply too incendiary; the risk, too severe." He points to other dropped leads, like "payments linked to a Russian oligarch" turning up in the same account from which Trump paid two purported paramours, and Trump's active efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.Weissmann also reveals that even though Ivanka Trump spoke with a Russian delegation that me

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Sep 22, 2020

Officials ID 4 victims killed in airplane crash in Texas


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Sep 22, 2020

Shopper flaunting his gun in checkout line shoots himself in the groin, Oregon cops say
He placed his gun in the front of his pants near the button and accidentally pulled the trigger, police said.

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Sep 22, 2020

Snorkeler attacked by 10ft bull shark in Florida Keys
Victim was airlifted to Miami hospital with a serious bite wound

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Sep 22, 2020

Solomon Islands: Men working for WW2 bomb clearing agency die in explosion
The men were working to help dispose of the many unexploded World War Two bombs on the islands.

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Sep 22, 2020

Trump on Supreme Court vacancy: 'When you have the votes, you can sort of do what you want'
The president on Monday defended the Republican plan to bring his pick to replace the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg to a vote so close to an election, even though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to do the same in 2016.

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Sep 22, 2020

U.S. Space Force deploys troops to the Arabian Desert
The newly formed U.S. Space Force is deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula.

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Sep 22, 2020

U.S. airlines to make urgent call for new bailout ahead of October 1 job cuts
Major U.S. airlines plan to make a last-ditch bid to persuade Congress to grant them a new $25 billion bailout to help avert thousands of employee furloughs set to begin Oct. 1, even as a separate $25 billion in government loans for the sector sits untapped. The chief executives of American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways and major aviation unions were scheduled to hold a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon calling for a six-month extension of a payroll support program that consisted primarily of grants in exchange for keeping workers on the payroll. On Monday, two key Republican senators introduced legislation that would authorize another $25.5 billion in payroll assistance for passenger airlines, but congressional aides said it was unlikely to win passage given aid requests from many other struggling industries.

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Sep 22, 2020

Neon sign blaming Donald Trump for 200,000 coronavirus deaths placed in front of White House
Experts say US could reach 378,000 Covid-19 deaths by new year

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Sep 22, 2020

NASA unveils $28 billion plan to land first woman, next man on the moon in 2024
The mission would mark the first time human land on the lunar surface since 1972 and could pave the way for establishing a base camp on the moon.

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Sep 22, 2020

Police cancel vacations; prepare for Breonna Taylor decision
Louisville, Kentucky, police said Monday that they had canceled vacations and were setting up barricades in preparation for the state attorney general's announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor's shooting death. A statement from the department said all requests for vacation and days off were being canceled "until further notice" as the city awaits Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement. "It is important to note that (Cameron) has said there is no timetable for the announcement," the statement added.

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Sep 22, 2020

Keith Olbermann Airs Out Ex-MSNBC Colleague Chris Matthews for Terrible Take on Trump and RBG
With a ratio of more than 10,000 replies to fewer than than 2,000 retweets and counting, this tweet from disgraced MSNBC host Chris Matthews is already being touted as the worst take of 2020."Trump is right to show respect for RBG," Matthews tweeted Monday morning, after President Donald Trump went on Fox & Friends and baselessly claimed that the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish was some sort of left-wing hoax. "True presidential behavior," he added. "Far too rare."The most eye-popping replies, however, came from Matthews' former MSNBC colleague Keith Olbermann, who tweeted: "Every day. Every day I had to go through this.""I mean, anybody else see him on ‘Mission Accomplished' night? I had to, I was co-anchoring," Olbermann added, appending the facepalm emoji to punctuate his point. I mean, anybody else see him on "Mission Accomplished" night? I had to, I was co-anchoring. ??????????? https://t.co/dj1eA9x578 — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 21, 2020Olbermann, a notoriously fierce critic of President George W. Bush during his eight years as host of Countdown on MSNBC, was referring to the infamous moment the 43rd president gave a speech to troops on an aircraft carrier in front of a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner less than two months after the start of the Iraq War.On that night, May 1, 2003, Matthews gushed over Bush on his show Hardball: "He won the war. He was an effective commander. Everybody recognizes that, I believe,

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Sep 22, 2020

McConnell unexpectedly rejects Democrats' funding bill, leaving U.S. on the verge of government shutdown
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rejected the government funding resolution House Democrats introduced Monday, leaving the U.S. government on the verge of a shutdown.The current government funding package only lasts another nine days, so on Monday, Democrats released a draft resolution that would extend in through Dec. 11. But McConnell alleged the Democrats' proposal "shamefully leaves out key relief and support" for farmers via Commodity Credit Corp. funding — though CNN reports the Trump administration views those funds as "an unaccountable political slush fund." Senior Dem aide says the Trump admin views the CCC funds as "an unaccountable political slush fund." McConnell makes clear Rs want it in any CR. 9 days til government funding deadline.... https://t.co/AgUazyMW2G — Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) September 21, 2020House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday rejected the idea that she'd use the spending bill as leverage to stop Senate Republicans from filling Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat. "None of us has any interest in shutting down government, that has such a harmful and shameful impact on so many people in our country," she said, adding that "we have arrows in our quiver."More stories from theweek.com Democrats have a better optio

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Sep 22, 2020

Mother of IS member loses bid to block UK evidence transfer


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Sep 22, 2020

Jailed Kurdish politician handed another year for insulting Turkey's Erdogan
A former Kurdish parliamentarian jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges has been handed an additional prison term for insulting President Tayyip Erdogan, two of her lawyers said. Sebahat Tuncel was sentenced last week to 11 months and 20 days for calling Erdogan an enemy of Kurds and women in a speech in 2016, comments one of her lawyers defended as legitimate criticism of a political opponent. Tuncel had served in Turkey's parliament for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

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Sep 22, 2020

Four Louisiana police officers indicted in death of Black man with mental illness
The grand jury on Friday returned indictments against four Shreveport police officers in connection with the death of Tommie Dale McGlothen Jr.

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Sep 22, 2020

Ginsburg's style was more than a subtle courtroom statement
The day after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 presidential election, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the bench wearing a black necklace with crystals. Ginsburg's collars were more than a subtle statement every time she entered the courtroom. Along with her glasses, lace gloves and fabric hair ties known as scrunchies, they were part of the signature style of the justice, who died last week at age 87.

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Sep 22, 2020

Fact check: In 2016, Ginsburg said president is 'elected for four years not three years'
A post attributes a 2016 quote to the late jurist about presidential power to appoint Supreme Court justices. The post is missing context.

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Sep 22, 2020

Drought-hit Mexicans demand that water sharing with U.S. end
The treaty of 1944 details water sharing between Mexico and the United States, but Mexico is currently behind on their end of the deal.

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Sep 22, 2020

Conservatives claim Trump is target of 'color revolution'
"Color revolutions" refers to uprisings against authoritarian regimes, such as those that took place in former Soviet countries in the early and mid-2000s. The recent warnings from Trump allies about an American color revolution set off alarm bells for some experts on the topic.

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Sep 22, 2020

Black Lives Matter Removes Language about Disrupting the Nuclear Family from Website
The official Black Lives Matter website no longer includes language encouraging the "disruption" of the "Western-prescribed nuclear family structure."The language had been featured on the site's "What We Believe" page, in which the group had laid out its support for various extreme policies and ideals that went beyond police reform and brutality. Attempts to access the page now yield a message that reads, "Page Not Found. Sorry, but the page you were trying to view does not exist," the Washington Examiner first discovered on Monday.The page had described the group as a "global Black family" that engages "comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts," according to an archive."We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work 'double shifts' so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work," the organization wrote. "We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and 'villages' that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable."The website still features an "About" page that explains the

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Sep 22, 2020

Army gives green light to shape vehicle electrification requirements
The Army has been given the go-ahead to develop requirements to provide electric power to tactical and combat vehicles.

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Sep 22, 2020

28-year-old Texas doctor dies after two month battle with coronavirus
Young doctor fell ill after ER coronavirus rotation and suffered 'massive brain bleed

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Sep 22, 2020

Trump rages against voter fraud after three courts rule against him
Rulings in three states side with expanding vote-by-mail efforts despite campaign's attacks

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Sep 22, 2020

Three jailed after being caught with 109 undersized lobsters in the Keys, police say
Three Lower Keys residents were jailed Friday after state fish and wildlife police said they were found with more than 100 undersized lobsters and a haul of out-of-season stone crab claws.

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Sep 22, 2020

TikTok writes to rivals over suicide clips
The Chinese social media firm was grilled by UK MPs about how it deals with online harms.

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Sep 22, 2020

Trooper wounded in crash faced firing in Black man's death
A Louisiana state trooper was critically injured early Monday in a single-vehicle highway crash that came hours after learning he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth received word Sunday that State Police intended to terminate him following an internal investigation into the May 2019 death of Ronald Greene, a case that has drawn mounting scrutiny and become the subject of a federal civil rights investigation. State Police, despite growing pressure, have repeatedly declined to release body-camera footage and other records related to Greene's arrest, citing the ongoing investigations.

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Sep 22, 2020

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students


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Sep 22, 2020

Reverends to Team Biden: When Will You ‘Learn How to Fight?'
Reverend Greg Lewis was enraged.As executive director of "Souls to the Polls Milwaukee," a program to engage religious Black voters in Wisconsin, Lewis was triggered by a campaign question: Is the Biden team doing enough to reach out to communities of faith like his?"When are these people going to learn how to fight?" Lewis said in an interview Monday afternoon. "They just stand there and just let the Republicans just punch them in the face. And they sit there complaining about getting punched. Do something about it, man. This is crazy! That question right there really hits my gut," he said.In short, his answer was no.The fiery critique, which came just minutes before Biden spoke in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, helped to elucidate the gravity of what's at risk for many religious individuals across the country in just six weeks.Facing the possibility of a second term with President Donald Trump in the White House, some Black faith leaders have railed against a possible extension of what they consider to be Trump's unholy affront to things like morality and inclusion. With so many "social ills" to right, as one minister put it, some see their service to help get votes as even more critical now, especially as the Biden operation has gone entirely digital during the pandemic."It's lucky we've got ‘Souls to the Polls' here because we're going to saturate this community with information," Lewis said, describing faith-based voting programs across denominations.In Lewis' view, registered Milwaukee residents will likely help sway

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Sep 22, 2020

Walmart rolling back two of its COVID-19 precautions as customer behaviors change
Here's how your next trip to the retailer could soon look different.

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Sep 22, 2020

Why Biden is stiff-arming the left on court-packing and the filibuster
The Democratic nominee sees political upside in his old-school institutionalism.

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Sep 22, 2020

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Sep 22, 2020

Andrew Cuomo's Horrific Decisions
Observers of New York politics over the past several years understand that Governor Andrew Cuomo's fanatical obsession with humiliating and overruling his fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio towers over every other consideration in the Empire State. Sometimes Cuomo's habits come across as merely silly, as when he intervened in de Blasio's decision to euthanize a deer found roaming around in Harlem. Sometimes Cuomo has slowed down de Blasio's aggressive moves to the left. But when it came to the coronavirus, de Blasio was the first of the two to decide to take it seriously. As always, Cuomo could not allow de Blasio to seem to be ahead of him on any matter, so he reflexively opposed de Blasio's suggestion to take serious steps to curb the spread of infection. Here at last New York's petty political turf war led to the deaths of innocent bystanders, as surely as if Cuomo had been spraying bullets around in a gang beef. Rarely, however, do gangsters kill more than a few onlookers. Cuomo's intransigence cost the New York area an extra 17,000 lives, according to one study.Throughout January and February, far too many leaders at all levels downplayed the Wuhan virus, but by March 17, New York City's mayor had seen enough. Schools had shut down the day before, and de Blasio said in a news conference that New Yorkers should prepare to "shelter in place" to slow the spread of the virus. The governor's team immediately jumped in to tell de Blasio this idea sounded "crazy." "Phones were ringing off the hook," de Blasio's then-press aide Freddi Goldstein told the Wall Street Jou

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Sep 22, 2020

Curious mountain lion seen on video watching children play in California neighborhood
"I was really afraid for the kids and it was just pure adrenaline."

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Sep 22, 2020

Countries are spending billions to revive fossil fuel industries that collapsed during the pandemic
When fossil fuel industries collapsed during the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world could've used it as an opportunity to transition to renewable energy sources. Instead, they've poured billions of dollars into saving polluting industries instead of meeting their pledges to massively cut greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change, CNN reports.The COVID-19 pandemic led to the collapse of fossil fuel industries around the world: Oil famously tanked below $0 a barrel in April, while coal companies were projected to "never recover" from pandemic losses. But several global economies are doing their best to make sure that doesn't happen.In Poland, for example, the government bought up $35 million in unwanted coal to help that struggling industry, CNN reports. The EU as a whole originally planned to tie its $2 trillion coronavirus relief package with its pledge for carbon neutrality, but Poland was able to wiggle its way out of that deal, and the EU only ended up putting 30 percent of the relief funds toward the climate. Canada funneled $1.1 billion into a new oil pipeline, while Australia is quickly building a new coal mine and India is opening dozens more, all under the guise of helping the economy recover from COVID-19.All of these contradictory moves come as countries claim they're committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and other goals for cutting emissions to avoid devastating climate change. But while emissions did r

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Sep 22, 2020

U.S. Labor Department could make it easier to treat workers as independent contractors
During a phone call with reporters, senior department officials said the rule, if adopted, would provide courts with a "cleaner and easier-to-use process" than the complex multi-factor test currently applied in lawsuits alleging workers have been misclassified. Independent contractors are not entitled to many of the legal protections afforded to employees, such as minimum wage and overtime pay. Employees can cost companies up to 40% more than contractors, according to several studies.

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Sep 22, 2020

Romney supports holding a vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee
If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications," Sen. Mitt Romney said.

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Sep 22, 2020

Dark web drugs raid leads to 179 arrests
About 500kg of cocaine, heroin and other drugs have been seized as well as guns.

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Sep 22, 2020

Airbus has revealed three zero-emission plane designs that could become reality in just 15 years — take a look at the hydrogen-powered aircraft of the future
Airbus announced three new hydrogen-powered concept airplanes. It plans to have a zero-emission aircraft enter service by 2035.

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Sep 22, 2020

Nasa outlines plan for first woman on Moon by 2024
The US space agency (Nasa) formally outlines its $28bn plan to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024.

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Sep 22, 2020

We found the 30 best American cities to live in after the pandemic
Business Insider surveyed 380 metro areas and found the best cities based on factors including cost of living, housing affordability, and education.

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Sep 22, 2020

Pakistan fire: Two to hang for Karachi garment factory inferno
The men were found guilty of starting Pakistan's deadliest industrial fire, killing some 260 people.

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Sep 22, 2020

In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote
For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. Advocates for President Donald Trump say a faithful Catholic cannot vote for Democratic nominee Joe Biden because of his support for abortion rights. Critics of Trump say he is too divisive and callous to merit the vote of any faithful Catholic.

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Sep 22, 2020

Former UK PM May says government putting UK integrity at risk, could damage N. Ireland peace
Former British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that peace in Northern Ireland and the integrity of the United Kingdom could be damaged by the government's plan to pass a bill allowing it to break its European Union exit treaty. "Its willingness to renege on an agreement it has signed will lead will lead to some questioning ... of the willingness of the government to fully uphold the measures in the Belfast Good Friday Agreement," May told parliament during a debate on the bill. "That in turn will lead to some communities having less willingness to trust the United Kingdom government, and that could have a consequence on the willingness of people in Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom."

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Sep 22, 2020

Ren Zhiqiang: Outspoken ex-real estate tycoon gets 18 years jail
Ren Zhiqiang went missing earlier this year after writing an essay said to be critical of President Xi.

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Sep 22, 2020

Ilhan Omar says no Republicans have even privately condemned death threats against her
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, has faced constant threats of violence since her election in 2018. They include public threats from Republicans set to join her in the House in January — and absolutely no condemnation from congressmembers on the other side of the aisle, she tells the The New York Times Magazine.In an interview with the Times, Omar discussed "hateful" attacks against her from Fox News' Tucker Carlson, as well as the rise of Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican House candidate in a far-right Georgia district who held a gun next to a photo of Omar's "Squad" in a campaign video. Greene's video is just one of many "dangerous" people spouting "bizarre, ill-informed conspiracies" about Omar and other Democrats and "terrorizing so many of us," Omar said.But despite receiving "a few death threats that have been very publicized where people have been arrested and are incarcerated for it," Omar said she has received no support or condemnation from Republicans. "I can't remember a public statement or private comment of support," she continued. Interesting juxtaposition here between Biden-esque cries that there are good and decent Republicans who are simply too scared to speak out publicly against Trump and the reality that Ilhan Omar describes. pic.twitter.com/hxAjTS6X

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Sep 22, 2020

Norfolk Shipyard CO Is 4th Navy Leader to Be Fired in a Month
Capt. Kai Torkelson was relieved of command Monday by Vice Adm. Bill Galinis.

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Sep 22, 2020

LAPD officers reportedly used facial recognition 30,000 times in the past decade, contradicting the department's previous denials
Despite frequent denials and refusals to respond to public records requests, the LAPD has been using the controversial technology widely since 2009.

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Sep 22, 2020

Dark Overlord hacker pleads guilty
A UK citizen is sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay £1.1m to victims.

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Sep 22, 2020

EU sanctions Turkish firm over Libya arms embargo violations
The European Union on Monday slapped sanctions on three transport companies for violating the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, including the Turkish shipping firm that operates a vessel at the center of a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea between Turkey and France three months ago. The Avrasya Shipping company, which is headquartered in Turkey, was "found to have violated the arms embargo in Libya." The EU noted that the company operates a cargo ship called Cirkin, which "has been linked to transports of military material to Libya in May and June 2020."

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Sep 22, 2020

Birth rates in Xinjiang, where China's Uighur camps are based, plunged by nearly a third in 2018 but China claims it's not forcing sterilizations
One part of China's response was to say an expert was "deliberately fabricating lies," and call him a religious fanatic.

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Sep 22, 2020

Bulgarian court sentences two men to life in prison for 2012 bus bombing
The two men were tried in absentia over the July 18, 2012 attack at Burgas airport on the Black Sea, and their whereabouts are not known. The Specialised Criminal Court found Meliad Farah, 39, an Australian citizen, and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, 32, a Canadian citizen, guilty of being accomplices and ordered them to pay compensation to families of the victims and the injured.

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Sep 22, 2020

California mom in viral video alleges police harassment during son's traffic stop
The police officer was wearing a ‘Blue Lives Matter' mask. A mother is going through with a formal complaint after her Black son was treated unfairly by a police officer. Sacramento's KCRA reports in a video that has now gone viral where a mother can be seen addressing a police officer who decided to harass her son after he failed to stop at a stop sign.

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Sep 22, 2020

China admits Uighur birthrate has dropped by nearly one-third
Chinese officials have admitted that birth rates have plummeted among its ethnic Uighurs, fuelling claims that Beijing is subjecting its Muslim minority to a campaign of forced birth control. Official statistics show that in Xinjiang, the north-western province where most of the 10 million strong Uighur community live, birth rates dropped by almost a third in 2018. The figures follow accusations that Beijing is attempting to reduce the Uighur population by threatening women with fines or spells in mass detention camps if they flout harsh family planning measures. At least a million Uighurs are believed to have passed through the detention camps in recent years, which Beijing insists are voluntary schools to teach Uighurs of the dangers of Islamic extremism. Human rights groups say they are used to eradicate Uighur culture, in tandem with forced abortion and sterilisation policies that amount to "demographic genocide".

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Sep 22, 2020

Biden warns confirming Supreme Court justice before election would cause ‘irreversible damage' and promises to nominate a Black woman if he wins
'Last thing we need is to add is a constitutional crisis that plunges us deeper into the abyss, deeper into the darkness'

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Sep 22, 2020

'He's loved and will be missed': Firefighter killed in California blaze sparked at gender reveal party ID'd as Charles Morton
Charles Morton died last week battling the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, a wildfire ignited during a gender reveal gathering.

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Sep 22, 2020

‘It affects the elderly. That's it': Trump makes outlandish coronavirus claims as supporters boo masks at Ohio rally
‘I get it, you don't like it,' Lt. Gov. Jon Husted conceded after Trump supporters loudly booed him

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Sep 22, 2020

What it's like to stay at a Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt hotel during the COVID-19 pandemic
What is it like to stay at a hotel during the coronavirus pandemic? We stayed at a Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt.

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Sep 22, 2020

Trump suggests, without evidence, that Justice Ginsberg's "fervent wish" about her replacement was written by Democrats
During an interview on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning, President Trump theorized that a quote attributed to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was manufactured by Democrats. Trump did not offer any evidence for his suggestion. According to NPR, Justice Ginsburg told her granddaughter that her most "fervent wish" was that she would not be replaced until a new president was sworn in.

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Sep 22, 2020

Village broadband mystery finally solved after 18 months of signal failure
Every single day, without fail, for 18 months, an entire Welsh village lost its broadband on the dot at 7am. The mystery left residents and engineers utterly baffled and frustrated. Unable to get online, the 400-strong population of Aberhosan, Powys, repeatedly called telecoms experts, who in turn, repeatedly descended on the village in a bid to identify the problem. In an expensive attempt to solve the problem, they even replaced most of the area's cables. But still, much to their bemusement, the signal continued to plummet from 7am. Eventually, engineers launched an investigation, bringing in a "crack squad" from other parts of the UK. Equipped with a specialist monitoring device called a Spectrum Analyser, the team was dispatched to scope the village from dawn. Michael Jones, an Openreach engineer, said: "We walked up and down the village in the torrential rain at 6am to see if we could find an electrical noise to support our theory.

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Sep 22, 2020

Why do farmers get paid by taxpayers?
UK farmers are complaining of a lack of clarity over how they will be rewarded for tending the land.

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Sep 22, 2020

Why We're Never Buying Rectangular Rugs Again


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Sep 22, 2020

Wisconsin Black man falsely arrested at his own home sues city
As reported by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Keonte Furdge was arrested in his home after a neighbor called the police because he was sitting on the patio. Two police officers entered the house with their guns drawn and handcuffed Furdge, 23.

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Sep 22, 2020

Russia rejects U.S. terms, sees 'minimal' chance to extend New START nuclear pact
Russia sees minimal chances of extending the New START treaty with the United States - their last major nuclear arms pact - as it does not accept conditions set out by Washington, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Monday. "I suspect that after President Trump wins re-election, if Russia has not taken up our offer, that the price of admission, as we would say in the U.S., goes up," Billingslea told Kommersant newspaper in an interview.

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Sep 22, 2020

Satellite achieves sharp-eyed view of methane
A Canadian company debuts a powerful new capability to monitor the potent greenhouse gas.

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Sep 22, 2020

These gloves help fight COVID-19. But they're made in sweatshop conditions
U.S. trade bans are spurring labor reforms in Malaysia, which produces two-thirds of the world's disposable gloves.

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Sep 22, 2020

US offers $5m-reward for Colombian ELN rebel leader
Wilver Villegas Palomino, a leading ELN member, has been charged with "narcoterrorism" by the US.

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Sep 22, 2020

Isis ‘Beatles' can stand trial in US after High Court ruling
UK will hand over requested evidence as result of ruling

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Sep 22, 2020

Trump says aides rejected his request to adjust value of dollar
President Trump on Monday said he was rebuffed when he asked officials to adjust the exchange rate of the dollar.

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Sep 22, 2020

A Kennedy who worked on Jared Kushner's COVID-19 task force said he was asked to distort a coronavirus prediction to make the outbreak seem less bad
Max Kennedy Jr, a Democrat, said he joined Kushner's coronavirus response team hoping that it would rise above politics. It did not.

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Sep 22, 2020

Angered by Arab-Israel ties, Palestine quits chairing Arab League sessions
RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA (Reuters) - Palestine has quit its current chairmanship of Arab League meetings, the Palestinian foreign minister said on Tuesday, condemning as dishonourable any Arab agreement to establish formal relations with Israel. Palestinians see the accords that the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed with Israel in Washington a week ago as a betrayal of their cause and a blow to their quest for an independent state in Israeli-occupied territory. Earlier this month, the Palestinians failed to persuade the Arab League to condemn member nations breaking ranks and normalising ties with Israel.

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Sep 22, 2020

Changing gender won't be made easier, Government confirms, but cost cut to £5
Changing gender will not be made easier, Liz Truss has announced, but the price of a certificate to legally swap sex will be cut to £5. The Minister for Women and Equalities confirmed speculation that the Government will not allow transgender people to self-identity as the opposite sex, stating that gender recognition reform "is not the top priority for transgender people". Instead, they will still be required to live in their acquired gender for two years in order to be granted a gender recognition certificate (GRC), which legally confirms their transition. In 2018, the Government proposed reforming the GRA to allow transgender people to "self-ID" - meaning they would not have to be diagnosed with gender dysphoria by a doctor in order to get a GRC. But campaigners warned such a move would erode women's rights in sports, prisons and single-sex spaces. Responding to the 2018 public consultation on reforming the Act on Tuesday, Ms Truss said the "balance struck in this legislation is correct" because there are "proper checks" in place. Ms Truss announced some changes to the process, including reducing the application fee from £140 to £5 after 34 per cent of transgender people said it was "too expensive". The change comes despite the fact that the majority of people responding to the Government consultation (64.7 per cent) did not believe the fee should not be reduced, with many suggesting that it was not disproportionate in comparison to costs for other legal processes. In the consu

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Sep 22, 2020

Vatican steps up opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide
The Vatican doubled down on its opposition to euthanasia on Tuesday, calling it an "act of homicide" that can never be justified or tolerated. A new document, issued as more countries consider legalising euthanasia or assisted suicide, said legislators and politicians who support such laws are "accomplices". Catholic healthcare workers must never give active or passive collaboration and governments the right to conscientious objection, it said.

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Sep 22, 2020

Bloomberg raises millions to help Florida felons vote
Just days after after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won a court victory to keep felons from voting until they've paid off fines, restitution and court fees, billionaire Mike Bloomberg has stepped in to help them pay off the debts. The former Democratic presidential candidate has helped raise more than $20 million so that felons who completed their prison sentences can vote in the presidential election. Bloomberg also has pledged $100 million to help Joe Biden win Florida.

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Sep 22, 2020

Facebook says it is ready for violent unrest in the US election, and has plans to restrict the spread of inflammatory posts
Nick Clegg, Facebook's head of global affairs, told The Financial Times that the company is preparing in case of chaos after the November election.

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Sep 22, 2020

Jailed Kurdish politician handed another year for insulting Turkey's Erdogan
A former Kurdish parliamentarian jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges has been handed an additional prison term for insulting President Tayyip Erdogan, two of her lawyers said. Sebahat Tuncel was sentenced last week to 11 months and 20 days for calling Erdogan an enemy of Kurds and women in a speech in 2016, comments one of her lawyers defended as legitimate criticism of a political opponent. Tuncel had served in Turkey's parliament for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

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Sep 22, 2020

'Trouble spelling': AOC hits back at ex-QAnon supporter and GOP candidate Marjorie Greene over 'dumb blonde' jibe
Republican said AOC had done a service to blondes everywhere

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Sep 22, 2020

AOC rallies liberals over supreme court battle: ‘This is not the time to give up'
New York congresswoman emerges as one of the high-profile faces of the Democratic response on ways to thwart Republicans' plansNew York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has emerged as one of the high-profile faces of the Democratic response to Republicans' plan to quickly seat a new, conservative supreme court justice.Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most prominent champions of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, was quick to offer a rallying cry to supporters discouraged by the late-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last week."This moment is not the time for despair, it is not the time for cynicism. It is not the time to give up. It is not the time for us to say ‘it's too late' or ‘it's too far gone' or ‘I don't know what to do,' we're going to talk about it right now," The New York congresswoman said in an 40-minute Instagram video posted on Saturday."Because it's that important. Because it is not hyperbole. The actual balance of our democracy rests in the actions that we choose to make - that I choose to make, that you choose to make, that every single individual - chooses to make between now and election day."Ocasio-Cortez has also made appearances alongside New York senator Chuck Schumer, the top ranking Democrat in the Senate. They made a joint appearance Sunday night in Brooklyn to urge supporters to mobilize to fight against Republicans' nominee to replace Ginsburg. That has suggested a strong sense of unity between Ocasio-Cortez and one of the most powerful

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Sep 22, 2020

‘Devastating': Arctic sea ice shrinks to near record low
Scientist says only hope is for humans to act on climate crisis and slow down ice loss

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Sep 22, 2020

‘No Right': Schumer Claims It Would ‘Spell the End' of the Senate If Republicans Fill Ginsburg Vacancy
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) claimed Monday that Republicans have "no right" to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ahead of the November election, and said doing so would "spell the end" of the Senate.Schumer's comments came in a speech on the Senate floor in response to Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell's remarks that President Trump's nominee for a vacancy would receive a vote on the floor of the Senate."By all rights, by every modicum of decency and honor, Leader McConnell and the Republican Senate majority have no right to fill it, no right," Schumer said.Schumer then repeated Ginsburg's alleged statement to her granddaughter in her final days of life that her "most fervent wish" was that she should not be replaced until a new president is installed. He added that Senate Republicans should have "no problem adhering to Justice Ginsburg's dying wish" as Leader McConnell "held the Supreme Court vacancy open for nearly a year in order to ‘give the people a voice' in selecting a Supreme Court justice."He criticized McConnell and Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) for going back on the standard they set in 2016 following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia when Senate Republicans refused to vote on President Obama's nominee Merrick Garland."The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice,"

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Sep 22, 2020

China, WHO Could Have Prevented COVID Pandemic, Congressional Report Concludes
An audit by congressional Republicans to be released on Monday concludes that China covered up the initial spread of coronavirus while the World Health Organization "parroted" Chinese propaganda.Various U.S. government officials and agencies have already alleged that China hid the extent and severity of coronavirus following its appearance in the city of Wuhan in late December, and Republicans have accused the WHO of kowtowing to Chinese assessments of the outbreak. The Monday report by Republican members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which was obtained by National Review, represents one of the most comprehensive attempts to delineate responsibility for the pandemic."It is beyond doubt that the [Chinese Communist Party] actively engaged in a cover-up designed to obfuscate data, hide relevant public health information, and suppress doctors and journalists who attempted to warn the world," the report states. "Research shows the CCP could have reduced the number of cases in China by up to 95 percent had it fulfilled its obligations under international law and responded to the outbreak in a manner consistent with best practices."In particular, the report notes, "as early as mid-December [2019], and no later than December 27th, the CCP had enough information to assess it was legally obligated to inform the WHO that the outbreak in Wuhan was an event 'that may constitute a Public Health Emergenc

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Sep 22, 2020

Jawar Mohammed: Top Ethiopia opposition figure 'proud' of terror charge
Jawar Mohammed did not admit guilt in court but accused the government of targeting opponents.

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Sep 22, 2020

I'm voting third party in the presidential election. Don't tell me I'm wasting my vote.
I keep hearing I'm wasting my vote for the presidential election because I'm voting for Libertarian Party candidate Dr. Jo Jorgensen.

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Sep 22, 2020

Fact check: Kamala Harris is a natural-born U.S. citizen and eligible to serve as president
A post claims Kamala Harris is not eligible to serve as president because of her parents' citizenship. That's false. Harris was born in the U.S.

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