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  • Coronavirus updates: New York state's positivity rate reaches new low

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    More than 19.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. Latest headlines: New York state reports its lowest positivity rate so far Washington records state's 1st teen to die from virus Maryland positivity rate hits a new low Florida records over 6,200 new cases, 77 new deaths Biden says country's 5 million cases "boggles the mind."

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:22:00 -0400
  • Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

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    Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a second day of anti-government demonstrations triggered by last week's devastating explosion. Fire broke out at an entrance to Parliament Square as demonstrators tried to break into a cordoned-off area, TV footage showed. Protesters also broke into the housing and transport ministry offices.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:59:57 -0400
  • Riot declared in Portland after police union building set on fire

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    Federal authorities left the city at the end of July after weeks of violent clashes between them and protesters, and local leaders have hoped for calm after the federal agents withdrew​.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:04:24 -0400
  • 3 arrested following fights at pro-police rally in Colorado

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    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 15:06:57 -0400
  • 6 French citizens, 2 guides killed by gunmen at giraffe park

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    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 14:55:54 -0400
  • Simon Property, Amazon look at turning mall space into fulfillment centers: WSJ

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    The two companies have explored converting retail space formerly occupied by J.C. Penney Co Inc and Sears Holdings Corp into Amazon distribution centers, while in some cases, Simon and Amazon explored buying out occupied space from the retailers, the report said, citing sources. Simon's discussions with Amazon have been under way for months and began before the coronavirus pandemic, according to the report.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 14:37:04 -0400
  • Kudlow defends Trump's coronavirus executive actions against accusations they are ineffective

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    White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow defended President Donald Trump's executive actions on coronavirus relief Sunday, saying the administration had to take measures after Democrats “rejected various compromises.” "(The action) provides significant economic assistance," he told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" in an interview following Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who called the orders -- signed by the president on Saturday -- "unworkable, weak and far too narrow." "There's still a lot of hardship out there, there's a lot of heartbreak out there, and the point that President Trump made yesterday is that -- on several occasions -- we tried to get for example, a compromise deal on the unemployment assistance," Kudlow said.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 14:26:00 -0400
  • Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself one year ago, setting off wave of conspiracy theories and celebrity denials

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    When Jeffrey Epstein took his life in a jail cell one year ago - dozens of his victims feared their hope for justice died with him. The registered sex offender, who made a mockery of the legal process since at least 2007, undermined the law one last time. Using orange sheets tied to the railing of a bunk bed in his cell, Epstein hanged himself, snapping a bone in his neck in three places. The ...

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 14:14:00 -0400
  • Teen killed, at least 20 people injured, including cop 'struggling for her life,' in Washington, D.C. shooting

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    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 13:40:00 -0400
  • Schumer denounces 'paltry' and 'unworkable' Trump coronavirus executive actions

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    One day after President Donald Trump's response to Congress' impasse over additional coronavirus relief spending by signing a series of executive actions, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer described the directives as "paltry ... unworkable, weak and far too narrow" a solution to address the needs of millions of out-of-work Americans. "The event at the country club is just what Trump does -- a big show, but it doesn't do anything," Schumer, D-N.Y., said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday about the president's Saturday signing ceremony. "If the American people look at these executive orders, they'll see that they don't come close to doing the job."

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 13:24:04 -0400
  • One killed, 20 wounded in Washington D.C. shooting

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    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 13:11:49 -0400
  • 5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border

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    The earthquake was reported near Sparta, North Carolina, at 8:07 a.m., according to the USGS. The tremors were felt from Virginia to South Carolina. If you felt the 5.1 Sparta, NC earthquake then be sure to submit a “Did You Feel It” report.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 13:01:00 -0400
  • German far-right leader welcomes US troop withdrawal

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    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 12:20:41 -0400
  • 'Unconstitutional slop': Democrats blast Trump's executive actions on coronavirus relief

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the "kindest thing I could say" after looking at President Trump's executive orders was that he "doesn't know what he's talking about."

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 11:58:47 -0400
  • New Zealand records 100 days without domestic virus case but warns against complacency

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    New Zealand marked 100 days without a domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday, but warned against complacency as countries like Vietnam and Australia which once had the virus under control now battle a resurgence in infections. New Zealand's successful fight against COVID-19 has made the Pacific island nation of 5 million one of the safest places in the world right now. "We have seen overseas how quickly the virus can re-emerge and spread in places where it was previously under control, and we need to be prepared to quickly stamp out any future cases in New Zealand," he said.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 11:57:07 -0400
  • As Black Lives Matter murals are disposed of or defaced, Minneapolis activists launch effort to preserve the art

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    As protests over the police killing of George Floyd spread across all 50 states, Black Lives Matter art popped up on walls, streets, signs and thousands of boarded up businesses that have been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The murals and graffiti by protesters and professional artists tell a story of pain and resistance – expressions that will become historical artifacts from the largest civil rights movement in U.S. history. Protesters used black paint to deface a Black Lives Matter mural painted in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York City, marking the third time in a week the mural had been vandalized.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:59:00 -0400
  • Pelosi, Mnuchin open door to narrower COVID-19 aid through 2020

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    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday said they were open to restarting COVID-19 aid talks, after weeks of failed negotiations prompted President Donald Trump to take executive actions that Democrats argued would do little to ease Americans' financial distress. Discussions over a fifth bill to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic fell apart on Friday, a week after a critical boost in unemployment assistance and eviction protections expired, exposing people to a wave of economic pain as infections continue to rise across the country. Trump on Saturday sought to take matters into his own hands, signing executive orders and memorandums aimed at unemployment benefits, evictions, student loans and payroll taxes.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:53:06 -0400
  • Vaccine nationalism: Experts warn countries against taking 'me-first' approach

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    As the race for a novel coronavirus vaccine continues, there's growing concern from scientists and economic experts that wealthy nations are prioritizing getting doses for their own citizens at the cost of poorer nations and thus failing to control the global pandemic. In the midst of this debate, wealthy countries have invested heavily in ensuring that their own citizens get the vaccine first.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:29:00 -0400
  • Sweden looks to US model to curb deadly gang shootings

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    Police in Stockholm are considering using a strategy against gun violence pioneered in gang-ridden US cities to counter a wave of shootings including an incident in which a 12-year-old girl was killed in crossfire last week. Senior officers from the Swedish capital have visited the southern city of Malmö, which has greatly reduced its shootings by using the Group Violence Intervention (GVI) methods pioneered in the 1990s in US cities. “They reacted very positively,” Rolf Landgren, the police commissioner who leads the Group Violence Intervention (GVI) programme in Malmö, said. The shooting of the girl at a petrol station in Stockholm has led to renewed calls for police to clamp down on the gang violence that has resulted in close to 100 shootings in the first four months of this year alone. Police believe she was hit by a bullet fired at two men with links to a known gang. Malmö is on track this year to record its lowest number of shootings in a decade, with only nine registered so far, down from a peak of 65 in 2017. This is in line with results in US cities. A study of GVI in Boston found that it led to a 63 per cent fall in youth homicide. Mr Landgren said it had taken years of deadly violence before Malmö’s police began to consider GVI – a method developed by David Kennedy, a criminologist, for Boston during the peak of its gun violence in the Nineties. “We had figures way, way higher than we had ever seen before. We needed to break that spiral,” he said. In Malmö, the programme, called Ceasefire, was launched in late 2018. Known or suspected gang members are offered help to leave gang life and warned that if they continue to engage in gun crime, they risk continual police harassment. Suspects are continually targeted using laws that were designed to tackle football hooligans. The bullet-proof car owned by a 30-year-old suspected gang leader was stopped so frequently that he reported the police to Sweden’s parliamentary ombudsman for harassment. The man has since been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison, after drugs and weapons were found during a raid. He has appealed the sentence.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 09:33:58 -0400
  • Man who was given life sentence for $30 marijuana sale to be freed

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    A man in Louisiana serving a life sentence for selling less than a gram of marijuana is due to be released from prison, his lawyer has said.Derek Harris, who is a military veteran, was arrested in 2008 for selling 0.69 grams of marijuana — an amount worth less than $30 (£23) — to an undercover officer who came to his door.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 09:32:57 -0400
  • North Macedonia police find 94 migrants hidden in truck

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    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 09:17:31 -0400
  • The way forward: How experts would clean up our COVID nightmare if they were in charge

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    With no end in sight for the United States' coronavirus outbreak, which has now topped 5 million infections and 162,000 virus deaths -- accounting for roughly a quarter of the world's fatalities -- many Americans are wondering if anything could help turn the tide. The list of mistakes critics say the U.S. government has made is well-documented, including relying on a slow and patchwork state-led effort instead of a national plan; mixed messaging and politicization of key protective measures like masks; lack of testing and personal protective equipment for front-line workers; and decades-long defunding of America's public health infrastructure. Many state and local governments have similarly faltered in their coronavirus response, delaying restrictions, pushing reopening despite cases not being on the decline and wavering on requiring masks.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:59:00 -0400
  • Summertime storms roll through upper Midwest, August heat is on across Plains

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    A line of thunderstorms is moving across portions of Missouri and Illinois this morning. Flash Flood Watches are in effect as some spots could see as much as 2 to 4 inches of rain with due to thunderstorms. Another round of storms is expected to follow a cold front across Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska as it moves through the region this afternoon and evening.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:08:00 -0400
  • UK names 'Channel threat commander' as boat crossings surge

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    The British government has appointed a former Royal Marine commando to try to stop people crossing the English Channel from France in small boats. The government said Sunday that Dan O’Mahoney, who currently heads the U.K.’s Joint Maritime Security Center, has been named “clandestine Channel threat commander.” Home Secretary Priti Patel said O‘Mahoney would work with French authorities on stronger enforcement measures, including intercepting boats at sea, “to make this route unviable.”

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 07:56:02 -0400
  • When Florida cops punch first, they say it’s for safety. Critics question tactic and training.

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    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 07:00:00 -0400
  • NASA drops 'insensitive' celestial nicknames in effort to address systemic discrimination

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    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that they will stop using nicknames of celestial bodies that are culturally insensitive. In a statement released on Wednesday, August 5, NASA said that it had become clear that certain cosmic nicknames were not only insensitive but actively harmful and that they were taking these initial steps to address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 06:49:42 -0400
  • They tweeted, retweeted photo of a cop at a Black Lives Matter protest. Then came felonies.

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    Legal experts say charging Twitter users with felonies over posts of a New Jersey cop during a Black Lives Matter protest is "a bit of a stretch."

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 06:00:37 -0400
  • With reservations, we recommend Katherine Fernández Rundle for Miami-Dade state attorney | Editorial

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    These are both fragile and explosive times. They call for leaders who are battle-tested, compassionate and possessing the will to find the best path forward for all in our community.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 06:00:00 -0400
  • Storm floods Greek island, leaves 7 dead, including a baby

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    Seven people, including an elderly couple and an 8-month-old baby, have been found dead as a storm hit the Greek island of Evia, authorities said Sunday. One person was still missing and dozens of others were trapped by floodwaters in their homes and cars. Greece's meteorological service said parts of Evia saw rainfall that reached 300 millimeters (11.8 inches), some 80% of the annual rainfall for the area, which is only about 375 millimeters (14.8 inches), usually with negligible rain during the summer.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 05:18:47 -0400
  • 'Don't shut up!' Film spotlights Filipino journalist

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    Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.” Ressa began wearing a bulletproof vest because of threats.

    Sun, 09 Aug 2020 03:08:08 -0400
  • Brazil becomes 2nd country to cross 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

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    The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 725,000 people worldwide. More than 19.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 23:54:00 -0400
  • A military veteran who was sentenced to life in prison for selling under $30 of marijuana is set to be released

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    Derek Harris' lawyer told CNN that Louisiana prosecutors agreed to his client's release from prison after the military veteran served 9 years.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 23:49:27 -0400
  • 9 people test positive for coronavirus at Georgia school that went viral for crowded photo

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    Six students and three staff members who were at the school last week have tested positive, according to a letter sent to parents Saturday that was acquired by ABC News. "We have anticipated that COVID-19 would impact us as it has nearly every community, and the district has worked in partnership with the Department of Public Health (DPH) to proactively implement safety precautions and response plans," the letter reads. The photo showed students crammed wall-to-wall at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 23:27:00 -0400
  • O: The Oprah Magazine will post 26 billboards around Louisville to demand justice for Breonna Taylor

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    The 26 billboards will be placed around Louisiville, Kentucky, to push for the police involved in Breonna Taylor's death to be "arrested and charged."

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 21:09:19 -0400
  • Arrest made in shooting that injured an 11-year-old and a woman in Fort Lauderdale, police say

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    A 60-year-old man with a history of felony convictions has been arrested for his connection to a weekend shooting in Fort Lauderdale that sent an 11-year-old boy and a woman to the hospital, police said.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 20:48:09 -0400
  • Trump signs 4 executive actions on coronavirus relief

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    President Donald Trump signed multiple excecutive actions one day after coronavirus relief negotiations fell apart in Congress. Trump on Saturday signed a memorandum that is supposed to provide $400 a week for additional unemployment insurance benefits -- down from the $600 benefit that expired July 31. An executive order would extend a moratorium on evictions in addition to memoranda that would provide deferments for student loan payments and create a payroll tax holiday for those making less than $100,000 annually.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 20:20:00 -0400
  • Georgia police investigated for firing at car carrying kids

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    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 19:26:42 -0400
  • Pearson supporters make familiar request of Miami-Dade State Attorney Fernández Rundle

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    Supporters of Miami-Dade State Attorney candidate Melba Pearson gathered in front of the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office Saturday to call on incumbent Katherine Fernández Rundle to resign.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 19:03:38 -0400
  • Twitter expressed interest in buying TikTok's U.S. operations

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    It is far from certain that Twitter would be able to outbid Microsoft Corp and complete such a transformative deal in the 45 days that U.S. President Donald Trump has given ByteDance to agree to a sale, the sources said on Saturday. The news of Twitter and TikTok being in preliminary talks and Microsoft still being seen as the front-runner in bidding for the app's U.S. operations was reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 18:46:19 -0400
  • Eastman Kodak's $765 million U.S. loan agreement on hold after recent allegations

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    Earlier this week, senior Democratic lawmakers asked federal regulators to investigate securities transactions made by the company and its executives around the time it learned it could receive the government loan. "Recent allegations of wrongdoing raise serious concerns," DFC said late on Friday in a tweet.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 17:18:10 -0400
  • Lebanese protesters storm ministry buildings as anger over Beirut blast grows

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    Lebanese protesters stormed government ministries in Beirut and trashed the offices of the Association of Lebanese Banks on Saturday as shots rang out in increasingly angry demonstrations over this week's devastating explosion. The protesters said their politicians should resign and be punished for negligence they say led to Tuesday’s blast, the biggest ever to hit Beirut, that killed 158 people and injured more than 6,000, compounding months of political and economic meltdown. A policeman at the scene said the officer died when he fell into an elevator shaft in a nearby building after being chased by protesters.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 17:10:10 -0400
  • U.S. sets record as coronavirus cases top 5 million

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    With one out of every 66 residents infected, the United States leads the world in COVID-19 cases, according to a Reuters analysis. The grim milestone comes as President Donald Trump signed executive orders intended to provide economic relief to Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic after the White House failed to reach a deal with Congress. On Friday, the U.S. Labor Department reported that U.S. employment growth slowed considerably in July, underscoring an urgent need for additional government aid.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 17:01:40 -0400
  • Many questions remain two years after NY mother was gunned down while driving with children in Buffalo

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    La’Kendra Tillmon, 31, was gunned down as she drove on Butler Avenue in Buffalo, New York, on August 2, 2018. Her boyfriend, his son and two of her kids were also in the car. They were not injured. No one has been arrested in her death. The Buffalo Police Department is investigating.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 16:20:00 -0400
  • Kentucky attorney general waiting on ballistics evidence to make decision in Breonna Taylor case

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    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 15:32:00 -0400
  • Newly released video footage shows a jailed North Carolina man repeatedly telling officers 'I can't breathe' days before he died in a hospital

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    John Elliot Neville, 56, died in the hospital on December 4, two days after he suffered a medical episode while in jail on assault charges.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 15:07:57 -0400
  • 11 killed, 10 injured in Czech Republic apartment fire

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    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 14:00:51 -0400
  • U.S. CDC reports 4,920,369 coronavirus cases

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    The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 pm ET on Aug. 7 versus its previous report a day earlier. The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 13:53:36 -0400
  • The former Dallas police officer who killed Botham Jean in his own apartment is appealing her murder conviction

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    Lawyers for Amber Guyger, who is serving 10 years for Jean's murder, argue in the appeal she had the "right to act in deadly force in self-defense."

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:28:05 -0400
  • Murder charge against woman over stillborn baby is condemned by state AG

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    Our laws "do not convict women who suffer the loss of their pregnancy," the California AG said in denouncing charges against a woman whose stillborn baby had toxic levels of methamphetamine.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:18:00 -0400
  • Conspiracy-mongering Republican seeking John Lewis seat gets social media boost from Trump

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    Besides parroting many of President Trump’s talking points, Angela Stanton-King, a Republican congressional candidate, has frequently repeated ideas related to the conspiracy theory QAnon.

    Sat, 08 Aug 2020 11:47:02 -0400
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