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Sep 27, 2020

China's Xi says 'happiness' in Xinjiang on the rise, will keep teaching 'correct' outlook
Chinese President Xi Jinping said levels of happiness among all ethnic groups in the western region of Xinjiang are rising and that China plans to keep teaching its residents a "correct" outlook on China, Xinhua news agency reported late on Saturday. China has come under scrutiny over its treatment of Uighur Muslims and claims of alleged forced-labour abuses in Xinjiang, where the United Nations cites credible reports as saying one million Muslims held in camps have been put to work.

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Sep 27, 2020

Coldest air yet this season to be unleashed across midwestern US as October begins
Residents of the Midwest may be wondering what month the calendar flipped to later this week, as a November-like air mass plunges in with gusty winds, spotty showers and perhaps even some snowflakes.Following a modest cooldown which will push high temperatures 5-10 degrees Fahrenheit below late-September averages early this week, the region will see a more drastic cool-down for the second half of the week. By Thursday and Friday, cities from Grand Forks, North Dakota to Cincinnati be plunged into conditions more typical of Halloween or early November.Heating demands are likely to ramp up, and jackets and sweatshirts will be needed attire for those that venture outdoors.While average temperatures are beginning their rapid descent at this point in the year due to the decreasing sun angle and shorter amount of daylight, the magnitude of this cold spell is still likely to be significant in terms of departures from normal. However, forecasters say record cold is not in the cards.An amplified jet stream pattern will set up across the country this week, with a northward bulge bringing intense heat to the West and a southward dip allowing for chilly waves farther east. "Temperatures will be 10-20 degrees below normal across the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes by Friday, and then widespread highs of 10-15 degrees below normal will occur Saturday across the Great Lakes, Midwest and Ohio and Tennessee valleys," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said.This will

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Sep 27, 2020

Angry about Breonna Taylor? Do what Barack Obama said in 2016: 'Don't boo. Vote'
There's only one thing to do now that the we know the outcome of the Breonna Taylor case: 'Don't boo. Vote.'

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Sep 27, 2020

Letters to the Editor: No gas cars in California? What's next from Newsom, an order forcing the sun to shine?
We can't even get through extreme heat waves without blackouts. What will happen when everyone in California is plugging in an electric vehicle?

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Sep 27, 2020

Police clash with Portland protesters and press; more than 20 arrested
Police clashed with anti-racism protesters and pushed back members of the press in downtown Portland, Oregon into early Sunday morning, making more than 20 arrests. The violence followed a relatively peaceful rally by the right-wing Proud Boys group and counter protests by anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter activists on Saturday. Videos published online showed police pushing protesters and photographers to the ground and jabbing them with batons as officers drove them out of an area near Portland's federal courthouse.

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Sep 27, 2020

LAPD officer injured after shooting inside station, authorities say
An officer-involved shooting occurred at a Los Angeles Police Department station late Saturday, authorities said.

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Sep 27, 2020

'Taiwan is Taiwan': China name dispute moves from birds to climate change
The dispute over international organisations referring to Taiwan as Chinese has moved from wild bird conservation to climate change, after a global alliance of mayors began listing Taiwanese cities as belonging to China on its website. China has ramped up pressure on international groups and companies, no matter how small or obscure, to refer to democratic Taiwan as being part of China, to the anger of Taiwan's government and many of its people. This month a Taiwan bird conservation body said it had been expelled from a partnership with a British-based wildlife charity after they demanded the Taiwan group change their name and sign documents stating they did not support Taiwan's independence.

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Sep 27, 2020

Remains of 117 Chinese soldiers killed in Korean War returned
The remains of 117 Chinese soldiers who died in the 1950-53 Korean War were returned to China on Sunday in an annual repatriation delayed this year by the coronavirus outbreak. South Korea handed over the remains at a ceremony at Incheon airport outside Seoul, and a Chinese military transport plane flew them to Shenyang, a northeastern Chinese city near the North Korean border. Chinese soldiers fought on the North Korean side against US-led forces in the South during the war on the Korean Peninsula. Most of the 117 remains were found in the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea. It was the seventh annual repatriation, and the largest since the 437 returned in the first one in 2014. In all, the remains of 716 Chinese soldiers have been sent back. This year's return, originally planned for the spring, was postponed for several months because of the spread of Covid-19.

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Sep 27, 2020

Brain-eating microbe: US city warned over water supply
People in Lake Jackson, Texas, are urged to take precautionary measures amid contamination concerns.

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Sep 26, 2020

Momentum drains from West African common currency plans
Hopes raised by West African leaders of finally launching this year their "Eco" common currency, in the pipeline for three decades, have faded as the coronavirus crisis and squabbling over severing the remaining monetary ties to former colonial ruler France snarl progress.

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Sep 26, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court
The nomination of a conservative judge paves the way for a bitter Senate fight as an election looms.

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Sep 26, 2020

Tucker Carlson says 'every story' about Jacob Blake and George Floyd is a lie, the same day a federal judge wrote that viewers don't take Carlson's statements seriously
Carlson's allegations of dishonesty came after Fox News argued in court that he's prone to hyperbole, exaggeration, and "loose, figurative" language.

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Sep 26, 2020

Greece warms to EU asylum pact but refugee groups rage
Greece's government has cautiously welcomed a plan from Brussels to reform the EU's shaky asylum system, but charity groups working with refugees on the ground have blasted a continued "outrageous containment policy".

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Sep 26, 2020

New US threats to Iraq widen rifts, leave PM exposed
Enraged by near-daily attacks on its interests in Iraq, Washington has threatened to close its embassy in Baghdad, in a blow to a premier seen as a bulwark against Iran.

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Sep 26, 2020

Firefighters battling a Brooklyn blaze discovered up to $1 million cash when bundles started falling on their heads
According to local news, firefighters had to cut through a ceiling to extinguish the fire when cash started falling out.

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Sep 26, 2020

'Be very careful in the middle of the street': People have driven into protests 104 times this summer
Amid thousands of protests nationwide this summer, dozens of drivers have plowed into crowds of protesters marching in roadways.

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Sep 26, 2020

Daniel Prude: Newly appointed Rochester police chief faces mounting outrage over death of man having mental health emergency
Ms Herriot-Sullivan becomes chief after spending nearly 24 years with Rochester Police Department

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Sep 26, 2020

Warren rips Trump rush to fill RBG seat as "last gasp of a right-wing, billionaire-fueled party"
"This kind of sleazy double-dealing is the last gasp of a desperate party," Warren said.

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Sep 26, 2020

North Korea warns of naval tensions during search for slain South Korean
North Korea said on Sunday it is searching for the body a South Korean official killed by its troops, but warned that South Korean naval operations in the area threatened to raise tensions. "We urge the south side to immediately halt the intrusion across the military demarcation line in the west sea that may lead to escalation of tensions," KCNA said.

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Sep 26, 2020

After Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett, Senate now must ask these questions
Our View: A Supreme Court confirmation fight just 38 days from a presidential election, after denying Merrick Garland hearings in 2016, harms America.

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Sep 26, 2020

Sole Witness Who Heard Cops Announce Themselves in Breonna Taylor Raid Changed His Story
This week, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron made the bombshell announcement that the cops who fatally shot Breonna Taylor would not be charged with killing her, calling their use of force in the March raid "justified to protect themselves."In that justification, he said that one witness corroborated the three officers' insistence that they knocked and identified themselves at Taylor's Louisville home while executing a search warrant in connection with a narcotics investigation. It contradicted claims from Taylor's boyfriend, Kenny Walker, and 11 other residents, who said they didn't hear the cops announce themselves. Instead, Walker thought he was being burglarized and fired a warning shot that triggered a tragic chain of events.But, according to documents and audio obtained by VICE News on Saturday, that sole witness initially told investigators days after the March 13 raid that he didn't actually hear officers Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove announce themselves.The witness—identified by VICE as Aarin Sarpee but by other outlets and public records as Aaron Julue Sarpee—was picking up his daughter from a unit above Taylor's when the raid took place.It wasn't until he was interviewed a second time, about two months after the raid by a sergeant in LMPD's Public Integrity Unit, that Sarpee said he heard police say, "This is the cops."Sarpee's flip-flop, the latest twist in a case that has made Taylor an icon in the Black Lives Matt

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Sep 26, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett: 5 things to know about the Supreme Court nominee
President Trump announced Saturday that he is nominating Amy Coney Barrett, a respected jurist and conservative darling, to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

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Sep 26, 2020

East Texas county commissioner accused of vote-harvesting
An officer-involved shooting occurred at a Los Angeles Police Department station late Saturday, authorities said.

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Sep 26, 2020

Protesters gather outside McConnell's home on day Trump expected to make Supreme Court nomination
For the second Saturday in a row, protesters gathered outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home.

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Sep 26, 2020

Iran FM demands protection for diplomatic missions in Iraq
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on Saturday called for the protection of diplomatic installations in Iraq as he hosted his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Tehran.

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Sep 26, 2020

Girlfriend of Dating App Killer ‘Got Off Sexually' on Torture: Prosecutors
Bailey Boswell, the woman accused of helping her boyfriend strangle a 24-year-old wooed through Tinder, "got off sexually" from talking about killing and torture, prosecutors alleged on Friday, as the bombshell trial involving claims of a vampire sex cult began.Boswell, 26, is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and improper disposal of human remains for her role in the 2017 slaying and dismemberment of Sydney Loofe, a cashier at a Lincoln home-improvements store.Prosecutors allege Boswell conspired for weeks with her boyfriend, Aubrey Trail, 52, to lure Loofe to her death. Loofe was missing for 19 days after the Tinder date before her body was found in garbage bags scattered among ditches and farm fields in rural Nebraska.Dating App Murder Suspect Cuts Own Throat in Crazy Courtroom OutburstLast July, Trail was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder after jurors heard from witnesses who said the 52-year-old convinced his "cult" members he was a flying, mind-reading vampire with a coven of a dozen witches—who he claimed would gain their powers by killing people.During his dramatic trial—in which he cut his own throat "several times"—he claimed Loofe was accidentally strangled during a "sex party.""They will tell you that Bailey Boswell got off sexually talking about those kinds of things," Assistant Attorney General Sandra Allen said Friday, describing three women who will testify against Boswell.In opening statements in Dawson County

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Sep 26, 2020

An undocumented teen who's called the US home since she was an infant is facing deportation after hospital arrest
The 15-year-old woke up from her surgery, separated from her family, placed in a government shelter, and now faces deportation.

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Sep 26, 2020

What to expect at Trump and Biden's first presidential debate: Yahoo News Explains
On Tuesday, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will face off in the first of three scheduled presidential debates. While the two candidates have been trading jabs via the media for years, this will be the first time either has had the opportunity to confront their opponent in person. The debate, which will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, is expected to be divided into six 15-minute blocks with questions focusing on specific topics selected by the moderator: "The Trump and Biden Records," "The Supreme Court," "COVID-19," "The Economy," "Race and Violence in our Cities," and "The Integrity of the Election." Yahoo News National Politics Reporter Brittany Shepherd explains what we can expect from the candidates on each topic based on recent statements.

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Sep 26, 2020

As U.S., China squabble at U.N., a plea - and warning - from one of world's smallest states
As China and the United States feuded at the United Nations this week over COVID-19 and climate, one of the world's smallest states pleaded for detente. "Micronesia asks our American and Chinese friends to reinforce their cooperation and friendship with each other ... to achieve what is best for our global community," the Federated States of Micronesia President David Panuelo told the U.N. General Assembly in a video address.

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Sep 26, 2020

CBS' Gayle King calls out Pelosi's 'egregious' language when she refers to Trump allies as 'henchmen'
The exchange came after Gayle King asked whether Nancy Pelosi still felt that Joe Biden shouldn't debate Donald Trump.

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Sep 26, 2020

First Black woman named interim police chief in Rochester following death of Daniel Prude
Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a former police lieutenant, is currently deputy executive director at the Rochester Housing Authority.

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Sep 26, 2020

Coronavirus: More than 1,000 New Yorkers test positive in a day for first time since June
Neighbourhoods in Brooklyn, Queens see an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases

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Sep 26, 2020

Here's why the latest Texas polls are so ominous for the GOP — even if Trump wins the state
Some pundits continue to describe Texas a "deep red state," but at this point "light red" may be more accurate

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Sep 26, 2020

Federal judge blocks Texas' elimination of straight-ticket voting
Democrats sued the state in March to overturn the Texas Legislature's removal of straight-ticket voting.

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Sep 26, 2020

Texas man charged with capital murder in deaths of Houston friends missing since 2016
Harvey Lester Cyphers, 53, of Austin, Texas, was arrested and charged with capital murder in the 2016 deaths of friends Sidney Taylor and Krislyn Gibson, both 35, who were visiting Houston for the 2016 Urban Music Festival. They were last seen alive on April 2, 2016. Cyphers was taken to the Travis County Jail where his bond was set at $1.5 million. The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the Austin Police Department are investigating.

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Sep 26, 2020

Hundreds gather in Portland for dueling demonstrations
A planned rally by the far-right Proud Boys was met by anti-fascism protesters.

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Sep 26, 2020

Fact check: Viral meme listing Breonna Taylor 'truths' includes misinformation
Lists claiming to spell out what is true about the Breonna Taylor case are not entirely right. We rate a viral meme with 7 claims to be partly false.

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Sep 26, 2020

Kyle Rittenhouse's mom reportedly received a 'standing ovation' from the crowd at a Republican event in Wisconsin
Kyle Rittenhouse faces multiple felony charges, including homicide, after shooting three people at a Jacob Blake demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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Sep 26, 2020

New tropical depression swirls in the West Pacific
Tropical activity may have settled down across the Atlantic and East Pacific basins, but the West Pacific continues to churn out new tropical systems. A newly formed depression may track toward southern Japan into next week.As what was once Severe Tropical Storm Dolphin passed near eastern Japan late this week and into the weekend, a new tropical feature began taking shape in the West Pacific Basin.This area of showers and thunderstorms organized into a tropical depression near 160 east longitude on Saturday, local time, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). This satellite image shows the newly formed tropical depression (circled) located several hundreds miles to the southeast of Japan on Saturday night, local time. (CIR/RAMMB) This depression will be located in an area of warm water and low wind shear as it tracks to the northwest then the north, which will allow the storm to gradually strengthen through Tuesday.There is potential for the storm to reach typhoon strength with maximum sustained winds of at least 119 km/h (74 mph). This would be equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale used in the Atlantic and East Pacific basins.CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APPThe next storm to reach tropical-storm status in the West Pacific will be given the name Kujira by the JMA.After peaking in strength around Tuesday, the storm is expected to turn to the northeast and begin to lose wind strength as it tracks over cooler water and into an area of increased wind shear. AccuW

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Sep 26, 2020

Why Democrats probably won't boycott Supreme Court confirmation hearings
As Democrats try to beat the odds and prevent the confirmation of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee (almost certainly Amy Coney Barrett) before the November presidential election, some lawmakers and activists have suggested boycotting the Senate Judicary Committee hearings, which are tentatively scheduled for the middle of October. Just don't expect the idea to gain much traction, The Washington Post reports, especially among Democrats who sit on the committee.Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has said he will forego the standard courtesy visit, in which the nominee meets with senators individually, but he does intend to participate in the hearings and he believes "all my Judiciary colleagues will."The risks of skipping out on the hearings seem to outweigh the potential reward, per the Post. If Democrats don't go, Republicans would likely move swiftly though the questioning and toward a committee vote.More specifically, though, a boycott could prevent Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who sits on the committee, from giving a jolt to her own vice presidential campaign, the Post notes. Harris, who is running alongside the Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, has become well-known for her interrogations of Trump's nominees over the last few years, and there's a sense that she could enhance her ticket's chances during the hearings.With all that in mind, it's more likely that Democrats will try to extend questioning as long as possible and make their case for why the nominee should

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Sep 26, 2020

Fact check: Kentucky attorney general is not married to a relative of Mitch McConnell
Viral posts on Facebook falsely suggest that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's wife is a niece or granddaughter of the powerful senator.

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Sep 26, 2020

Op-Ed: Democrats can't stop Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation. They can show how she would take away our rights
The Democrats have no way to stop Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation. But they should use the hearings to show how she would take away rights.

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Sep 26, 2020

CDC Calls Off Minnesota COVID-19 Study After Reports of Racism and Intimidation Against Surveyors of Color
The voluntary and in-person survey was developed by the CDC to examine the impact of public health emergencies

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Sep 26, 2020

Breonna Taylor protest updates: Golf balls thrown at Louisville protesters, L.A. protester hit with officer's riot shield
State and local officials have planned ahead, expecting this weekend's round of protests to continue to intensify.

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Sep 26, 2020

New York reports 1,000 coronavirus cases for first time in months
For the first time since June 5, New York state, the home of the United States' worst coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic began earlier this year, reported just over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period.Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Saturday that the Empire State crossed the quadruple-digit threshold, though he didn't specifically address the number, saying only that New Yorkers should continue to practice social distancing, wear masks, and follow other mitigation guidelines.The state has seen a consistently upward trend in cases over the last week, which has prompted some concern as businesses and college campuses reopen, and officials have noted that spikes in some neighborhoods in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are especially worrisome. But New York also continues to see a high number of daily tests. Data collected by the state shows the positivity rate has remained at 1 percent, or just a tick below, for some time now, indicating that the high volume of tests is a significant factor in the case increase.A new study published by The Lancet on Friday that searched for COVID-19 prevalence in a large nationwide sample of patients on dialysis found that about one-third of those tested in New York showed signs of a previous coronavirus infection. In terms of the study, that's the highest of any state in the U.S. and while it's far from what experts have pinpointed as the target for herd immunity, those experts have also pointed out that numbers like that can still help slow the sprea

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Sep 26, 2020

Palestinians say Egyptian fire killed two Gaza fishermen
Jonathan Mattingly was the Louisville police officer who was injured during the Breonna Taylor shooting. He has hired a civil attorney.

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Sep 26, 2020

Chinese Americans look to new platforms as WeChat's future remains uncertain
The ban "significantly weakens the fabric of the Chinese immigrant community" in America, says one expert.

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Sep 26, 2020

'We are not done': Tropics likely to blossom again in early October
AccuWeather meteorologists warn that another round of tropical activity is likely to return in October, despite the current and brief break in tropical systems across the Atlantic Ocean Basin."After what has been a very busy stretch of tropical activity in the Atlantic, things have seemed to quiet down for the time being," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller.There were no tropical cyclones spinning across the Atlantic on Thursday for the first time since Sept. 6, or the first time in 18 days. Additionally, the National Hurricane Center did not identify any areas that they were monitoring on Thursday for the first time since late August.Miller explained further that a shift in the jet stream, which is normal at end of summer and start of autumn, is partially to thank for the current lull in activity across the basin."When the jet stream starts to shift, it changes the weather pattern across the globe. In this case, high pressure over the central Atlantic has become stronger, helping to limit if not outright suppress thunderstorm activity across the tropical Atlantic for now," Miller added. This high pressure is helping to hold an elongated area of stronger wind shear in place across the middle of the Atlantic Ocean through next week. Wind shear, which is the change in direction and wind speed at increasing heights in the atmosphere. As a result, this is a major factor in suppressing tropical activity through the end of September.Tropical waves and disturbances, although typically less rob

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Sep 26, 2020

At UN, India vows to help produce virus vaccine for world
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to help the world produce and deliver potential coronavirus vaccines while making no mention Saturday of the heavy toll the pandemic has taken on his own country, where the enormous population has suffered among the highest numbers of cases and deaths in the world. Modi's remarks to the U.N. General Assembly — pre-recorded because the gathering is virtual this year — also said nothing about growing tensions with neighboring Pakistan, whose prime minister, Imran Khan, devoted much of his speech Friday to assailing India, leading to a sharp exchange between the two countries' diplomats in the Assembly hall.

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Sep 26, 2020

Scores arrested in protest against Belarus' president
Hundreds of women calling for the authoritarian president to step down protested in Belarus' capital on Saturday, continuing the large demonstrations that have rocked the country since early August. Police blocked off the center of Minsk and arrested more than 80 demonstrators, according to the Viasna human rights organization. Protests, by far the largest and most persistent in Belarus since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, began Aug. 9 after an election that officials said gave President Alexander Lukashenko a sixth term in office.

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Sep 26, 2020

Serbia commemorates daring World War Two airlift mission with monument
A monument shaped like a military transport plane was unveiled on a Serbian hillside on Saturday, commemorating the rescue of hundreds of allied pilots who were shot down by German forces during World War Two. U.S. diplomats and senior Serbian officials raised their countries' flags at the site in central Serbia during Saturday's inauguration ceremony. Radoljub Jankovic, a local resident who was 14 at the time of the airlifts, recounted his memories of the operation in a speech at the ceremony.

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Sep 26, 2020

Fact check: Joe Biden did not botch the Pledge of Allegiance in speech
An eight-second clip from a speech purports to illustrate another Joe Biden gaffe. But what is missing is the rest of the speech.

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Sep 26, 2020

Wisconsin Republicans tried to stifle a plan for poll workers to collect absentee ballots in parks across Madison
Poll workers in Madison, Wisconsin, are expected to allow people to fill out and turn in an absentee ballot at more than 200 parks in the city.

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Sep 26, 2020

Notre Dame profs push back on Amy Coney Barrett portrayals: Not just 'an ideological category'
Law professor Paolo Carozza objected to "reducing Amy to an ideological category," when she she is an "intelligent, thoughtful, open-minded person."

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Sep 26, 2020

An Irish tourist in Rome defaced the Colosseum by carving his initials into the walls of the ancient structure, according to a report
The tourist was reported by security guards on Monday for defacing the inside of the historic site using a metal point, CNN reported.

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Sep 26, 2020

Florida Gov. DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and small businesses as the coronavirus continues to spread
The order ensures all restaurants and small businesses in the state can operate at full capacity and banned fines for refusing to wear masks.

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Sep 26, 2020

Proud Boys Portland rally: Fred Perry tells right-wing group to stop wearing its iconic T-shirts
Proud Boys says rally is ‘free speech event'

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Sep 26, 2020

Voters' poorly marked ovals could lead to contested ballots
Two decades ago, Florida's hanging chads became an unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election. This year, the issue could be poorly marked ovals or boxes. Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever are expected to bypass their polling place and cast absentee ballots for the first time.

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Sep 26, 2020

Yitzhak Rabin memorial: AOC pulls out of event honouring former Israeli leader
Memorial due to take place next month

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Sep 26, 2020

American faces two years in prison for posting unflattering TripAdvisor review of Thailand island resort
An American could face up to two years in prison after leaving a negative review for a hotel in Thailand on TripAdvisor. The Sea View Resort on Koh Chang island claims Wesley Barnes launched a barrage of complaints against them after his stay, forcing them to take legal action. "The Sea View Resort owner filed a complaint that the defendant had posted unfair reviews on his hotel on the Tripadvisor website," Colonel Thanapon Taemsara of Koh Chang police told AFP. Mr Barnes is accused of causing "damage to the reputation of the hotel", as well as arguing with them during his stay about a corkage fee for alcohol brought to the hotel. He was arrested by immigration police and returned to Koh Chang for a brief detention, but is now out on bail. Mr Barnes, who works in Thailand, had penned multiple reviews on different sites over the past few weeks, the hotel alleges. In one posted in July, he claimed to have encountered "unfriendly staff" who "act like they don't want anyone here". Another post, which accused the hotel of "modern day slavery", was removed by TripAdvisor for violating its guidelines. The Sea View Hotel said they only took legal action to discourage further reviews from being posted, and had attempted to contact Mr Barnes beforehand. "We chose to file a complaint to serve as a deterrent, as we understood he may continue to write negative reviews week after week for the foreseeable future," the hotel said. Thailand has n

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Sep 26, 2020

A white supremacist gang member was killed during a shootout with police in California
Christopher Michael Straub hid and then ambushed deputies after fleeing from a traffic stop, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.

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Sep 26, 2020

BMW's most iconic sports car wears a wild grille and starts at $69,900 — check out the brand-new M3
That grille, oh my God that grille. It's bigger than ever. What do you think: good, or the stuff of nightmares?

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Sep 26, 2020

Maine lobster business salvaged its summer despite pandemic
The pandemic has posed significant challenges for the state's lobster fishery, which is the nation's largest, but members of the industry reported a steady catch and reasonable prices at the docks. Prices for consumers and wholesalers were low in the early part of the summer but picked up in August to be about on par with a typical summer. The Maine lobster industry is in the midst of a multiyear boom, and fishermen have caught more than 100 million pounds (45,360,000 kilograms) for a record nine years in a row.

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Sep 26, 2020

'Divided We Fall' author David French on why America could come apart, the loss of free speech culture, and how Trump could be the GOP's new Reagan
The Never Trump conservative writer talks about his new book, "Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation."

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Sep 26, 2020

Judge Napolitano on Trump's Supreme Court nominations
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano weighs in on Trump's Supreme Court track record on ‘Fox & Friends'

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Sep 26, 2020

The Telluride SUV proves Hyundai and Kia are no longer underdogs in the US. But there's still work to do.
Simply look at the Hyundai Veloster N, Genesis G80, and especially the Kia Telluride to know that South Korean automakers are doing something cool.

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Sep 26, 2020

U.S. right-wing group Proud Boys has fewer than expected at rally
Around one thousand supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys group, some armed, rallied in Portland, in the U.S. state of Oregon on Saturday in a largely peaceful event that drew far fewer followers than organizers forecast and state authorities had feared. The rally in a north Portland park ended after a few hours of speeches and chants, many against anti-fascists and Black Lives Matter groups which held a nearby counter-protest. "You're here for the right reasons, the people down the street are against America," said an unnamed speaker in a video posted on the Parler page of the self-declared "Western chauvinist" Proud Boys.

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Sep 26, 2020

Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, with 1 survivor
Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy declared Saturday to be a day of mourning for the crash victims and ordered that flights of An-26 planes be halted pending investigation of the crash cause. Zelenskiy, who visited the crash area on Saturday, called for a full assessment of the condition of the country's military equipment and said he wanted an official report on the crash by Oct. 25.

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Sep 26, 2020

Gusty winds may wreak havoc in Northern California wildfire battle
A ramp up of dry, gusty winds across portions of California has forecasters warning of critical fire danger and power crews in the region preparing for possible electrical shutoffs.Any wildfires that are ongoing or develop in the pattern may be extremely difficult to contain with the anticipated weather conditions. As a result, the use of outdoor power equipment and open flames is strongly discouraged, and residents should be sure to properly dispose of cigarettes and matches.Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced on Friday night that the power might need to be shutoff in portions of 15 counties due to the anticipated conditions, potentially impacting nearly 97,000 customers.Northern California will have gusty east and northeast winds into early next week, including where the largest fires continue to burn, according to AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok. The August, North and Red Salmon Complex fires are among the blazes that have yet to be contained and have charred over 1.2 million acres of land in total.An area of high pressure is forecast to build over the interior western United States, which will help to generate gusty winds over the Great Basin and along the Pacific Coast states."While a major windstorm is not expected, any wind is bad news since the state remains tinder dry and any fires can rapidly spread," Pastelok said.CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APPRed flag warnings have been issued for portions of the Sacramento Valley, western Sierra Nevada and Foothills and

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Sep 26, 2020

A pregnant woman jumped into the ocean to save her husband from a shark attack 'without hesitation' after she saw blood in the water
Margot Dukes-Eddy sprang into action after seeing the shark's dorsal fin and blood spilling into the water next to where her husband had gotten in.

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Sep 26, 2020

An angry woman wrecked the wine display at a supermarket after being asked to follow COVID-19 one-way system
"Corona-rage" has surged across the world as people push back against social distancing measures and regulations instructing them to wear masks.

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Sep 26, 2020

The U.S. could see a second wave soon. Hospitals already on the brink fear 'disaster.'
A second surge of the coronavirus in the fall and winter could be catastrophic for the U.S. It's not just more sick people that doctors worry about.

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Sep 26, 2020

Yom Kippur synagogue attack leaves German Jews still uneasy
As Jews around the world gather Sunday night to mark the beginning of Yom Kippur, many in Germany remain uneasy about going together to their houses of worship to pray, a year after a white-supremacist targeted a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle on the holiest day in Judaism. Since then, security has been increased at Jewish institutions across the country, but many wonder whether it is enough amid reports of increasing anti-Semitism and the Halle attack still fresh in their minds. Naomi Henkel-Guembel was inside the building that day a year ago, and didn't immediately understand what was happening when she heard a loud bang outside.

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Sep 26, 2020

Why Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court would be a climate disaster
Two ways a super-conservative court with Barrett could sideline climate progress

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Sep 26, 2020

Trump falsely claimed an incident where an election worker improperly discarded 9 votes shows widespread 'voter fraud.' Here's what happened.
Luzerne County officials said a "temporary seasonal independent contractor" had "incorrectly discarded (the ballots) into the office trash."

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Sep 26, 2020

'You're not wanted': Trump's proposed college student visa changes worry international students — again
International college students say they feel unwanted after yet another Trump administration proposal to restrict U.S. student visa rules.

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Sep 26, 2020

El Dorado County residents prepare for PG&E power shutoffs
Another round of public safety power shutoffs are scheduled for this weekend, and residents in Placerville and across El Dorado County are getting ready. PG&E expanded the potential PSPS, which could now impact nearly 97,000 customers across 16 Northern California counties. Get the full story in the video above.

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Sep 26, 2020

Taiwan's armed forces strain in undeclared war of attrition with China
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday, offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island's armed forces strain in the face of repeated Chinese air force incursions. This month alone, China's drills have included its jets crossing the mid-line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait and exercising near the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea. Beijing regards Taiwan as a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring the democratic island under its control.

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Sep 26, 2020

Kremlin's World War III Propaganda Meltdown Shows Putin Is Cornered
MOSCOW—Russia these days may look frightening to Americans, who hear often of election meddling and poisoning among other ill deeds. But consider for a moment the view from the other side of the divide, or at least the view presented to Russians by their television sets.The looming potential for World War III has become a regular topic on Russian state propaganda shows. Night after night, Vladimir Soloviev, who is often described as the Kremlin's top propagandist, and his guests condemn the West's "economically suffocating" strategy of imposing sanctions and suggest war is the logical outcome.The conclusion reached by Soloviev and his guests is that the country's politicians and titans of business should break all ties with the West, including communicating with their relatives. A long history of grievances spills out; Soloviev says the conflict between Russia and the West started in the 13th century: "They believe we are barbarians and they are civilized, so they have a right to point out to us how we should live and behave."Trump Followed Russian Media's Lead on SCOTUS PredictionThe show, which is broadcast nightly on state channel 1, heats up quickly. This week, Sergei Kurginyan, a pro-Kremlin political expert close to the secret services, accused the West of tearing Russia apart by creating a fifth column in the Far East, where thousands of Russians have been marching in anti-Putin rallies for two months. Putin's nemesis Alexei Navalny was out East bolstering the opposition rallies when he was po

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Sep 25, 2020

South Africa's indigenous Khoisan seek better recognition
A giant bronze statue of Nelson Mandela overlooks a big black tarpaulin tent that has become a fixture on the emerald lawns of the South African president's office in Pretoria.

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Sep 25, 2020

Russia, China block release of UN report criticizing Russia
Russia and China blocked the official release of a report by U.N. experts on Libya that accused its warring parties and their international backers -- including Russia -- of violating a U.N. arms embargo on the conflict-wracked country, U.N. diplomats said Friday. Germany's deputy U.N. ambassador, Günter Sautter, said he brought the issue to the Security Council after the two countries blocked the report's release by the committee monitoring sanctions on Libya, which Germany heads.

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Sep 25, 2020

Laura Ingraham exposes absurd 'transfer of power' controversy
'Ingraham Angle' host skewers the media, Democrats for thinking Trump will refuse to step aside if he loses the election

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Sep 25, 2020

15-year-old girl facing deportation after hospital arrest
A Texas teen's hospitalization led to her aunt's immigration arrest and her placement in a U.S. government shelter for migrant minors.

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Sep 25, 2020

Marine Lance Corporal Apprehended, Charged with Armed Robbery After Fleeing Camp Lejeune
Lance Cpl. Shawn M. Miller was last seen around 6 p.m. Thursday in Jacksonville, the town outside Lejeune.

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Sep 25, 2020

40 years after Oktoberfest attack, survivor's wounds still healing
That evening on September 26, 1980, Robert Platzer, then 12, was having a great night out. He had been on fairground rides, eaten bags of sweets and even bought a helium balloon -- all that a child dreams of at the Munich Oktoberfest.

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Sep 25, 2020

Eric Trump: President would concede election 'if he got blown out of the water' by Biden
Top Republican lawmakers have dismissed the president's refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power and Democrats have described the comments as chilling.

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Sep 25, 2020

'It worked': In New York City, pandemic-inspired outdoor dining to become permanent
New York is committed to making outdoor dining a permanent option for the thousands of restaurants that have embraced the concept since the coronavirus pandemic struck in the spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday. The city, an early U.S. COVID-19 epicenter, aims to extend to year-round Open Restaurants, a now-temporary program credited with saving 90,000 jobs, the mayor said. The program has proved enormously popular with New Yorkers since it was introduced in June.

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Sep 25, 2020

Cadets among 22 people killed in 'shock' Ukraine military plane crash
At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others seriously injured on Friday when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country, the interior ministry said. Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the death toll to AFP, describing the incident as a "shock", and saying that the cause of the crash was being investigated. Footage of the crash released by officials on social media showed the smouldering remains of the Antonov-26 transport plane. Most of the dead were students of the Kharkiv National Air Force University, the air force said in a statement. There were 27 people on board, 20 cadets and seven crew. Twenty-two have been confirmed dead, two are injured and "the search for three more people continues", the emergency services said. The injured are in a "critical" condition, regional governor Oleksiy Kucher said on Facebook. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the crash as a "terrible tragedy" and said he would travel to the Kharkiv region on Saturday.

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Sep 25, 2020

Cadets among 22 people killed in Ukraine military plane crash
At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others seriously injured on Friday when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country, the interior ministry said. Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the death toll to AFP, describing the incident as a "shock", and saying that the cause of the crash was being investigated. Footage of the crash released by officials on social media showed the smouldering remains of the Antonov-26 transport plane. Most of the dead were students of the Kharkiv National Air Force University, the air force said in a statement. There were 27 people on board, 20 cadets and seven crew. Twenty-two have been confirmed dead, two are injured and "the search for three more people continues", the emergency services said. The injured are in a "critical" condition, regional governor Oleksiy Kucher said on Facebook. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the crash as a "terrible tragedy" and said he would travel to the Kharkiv region on Saturday.

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Sep 25, 2020

Cadets among 26 people killed in Ukraine military plane crash
A total of 26 people, most of them air cadets, have been killed in a military plane crash in Ukraine. Footage of the crash released by officials on social media showed the smouldering remains of the Antonov-26 transport plane. Most of the dead were students of the Kharkiv National Air Force University, the air force said in a statement. There were 27 people on board, 20 cadets and seven crew. On Saturday, the death toll rose after three more bodies were found under the charred remains of the plane and one of the two survivors died in hospital from extensive burns. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the crash as a "terrible tragedy". "We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of the tragedy," he wrote on Facebook. Mr Zelensky visited the only remaining survivor in a military hospital in Kharkiv, posting a picture of the 20-year-old cadet lying in bed with a bandaged head and right arm. He said the cadet, Vyacheslav Zolochevsky, "came to his senses near the wreckage of the An-26." "The plane was destroyed, there was fire, darkness and bodies all around. One of the guys was burning," he said on Facebook, adding that Zolochevsky rushed to try and save him. The second cadet died in hospital. Doctors said that Mr Zolochevsky suffered a concussion but his life was not in danger.

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Sep 25, 2020

Judge blocks Texas' repeal of straight-ticket voting
‘Ninja bomb', which uses 100lb of dense material and six attached blades, has been deployed in targeted assassinations The US military is making increasing use in Syria of a gruesome and secretive non-explosive drone missile that deploys flying blades to kill its targets.Described as less likely to kill non-combatants, the so-called ninja bomb - whose development was first disclosed last year - has been used a number of times in the last year to kill militants in Syria, including those linked to aal-Qaida, most recently earlier this month.Officially designated as the Hellfire AGM-114R9X - usually shortened to R9X and sometimes know as the "Flying Ginsu" - the weapon has been increasingly deployed in targeted assassinations by the US Joint Special Operations Command.The missile, believed to have been first used in 2017 to kill al-Qaida's then No 2 leader, Abu Khayr al Masri, in Idlib province, first came to wider attention when its existence was disclosed by an article in the Wall Street Journal last year.The weapon uses a combination of the force of 100lb of dense material flying at high speed and six attached blades which deploy before impact to crush and slice its victims.Video that emerged in June this year, posted by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, appeared to show the remains of one of the missiles used in a strike on a vehicle, also in Syria's Idlib that killed a Jordanian and Yemen, both reportedly members of Hurras al-Din, a group affiliated with aal-Qaida.The weapon is b

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Sep 25, 2020

Utah family sues police, claiming 'gratuitous violence'
The family of a Utah man who was shot at nearly 30 times and killed as he ran from police filed a lawsuit Friday against Salt Lake City and its police department. The family of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal family allege the officers engaged in "gratuitous violence" by shooting at him between 27 and 29 times after he was already on the ground and incapacitated. "Despite the family's attempts to negotiate, it is apparent that the SLCPD and the Salt Lake City Mayor's Office (are) not interested in real reform," the family's attorneys wrote in a statement.

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Sep 25, 2020

Rep. Doug Collins has a big idea to prevent Supreme Court packing
House Judiciary Committee member joins 'The Story' to discuss his proposed constitutional amendment

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Sep 25, 2020

Democrat says Republican ad claiming he protects pedophiles is aimed at QAnon followers
Rep. Tom Malinowski, locked in a tight reelection race, says an attack ad meant to appeal to QAnon sympathizers has been unleashed on him by Republicans.

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Sep 25, 2020

Tucker Carlson: "Every story" about George Floyd and Breonna Taylor has "at its core" been "a lie"
Fox News recently admitted in court that its star host is not always accurate when he discusses the news on TV

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Sep 25, 2020

Ted Cruz blocks a U.S. Senate resolution to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The war of words on the Senate floor is likely a preamble to a coming brawl to replace Ginsburg

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Sep 25, 2020

Gov. Wolf To President Trump: Stop Holding 'Unsafe Rallies' In Pennsylvania
After President Trump held two rallies in the Pittsburgh area, Gov. Tom Wolf is asking him to follow coronavirus mitigation guidelines when visiting.

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Sep 25, 2020

Marine Lance Corporal at Large After Fleeing Camp Lejeune
Lance Cpl. Shawn M. Miller was last seen around 6 p.m. Thursday in Jacksonville, the town outside Lejeune.

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Sep 25, 2020

Police: Officer suspended for handling of a traffic stop
Memorial due to take place next month

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Sep 25, 2020

Federal judge delivers a blow to AG Barr in the battle against former FBI deputy director McCabe
A federal judge has ruled that Andrew McCabe's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice can continue

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