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President Donald Trump reportedly scolded his senior aides after criminal-justice reforms passed under his administration failed to energize Black voters. "Why the hell did I do that?" Trump said, according to administration officials who spoke with The Washington Post. Trump has tried to boost his standing among Black voters, though polling figures show he is trailing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in terms of support.
I interviewed to become one of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's law clerks on a humid June afternoon in 2014 in Washington, D.C. At 5 feet, 8 inches tall and nearly eight months pregnant, I felt rather conspicuous and inelegant next to Justice Ginsburg's trim, impeccably dressed 5-foot frame. But the Supreme Court justice never mentioned my pregnancy during the interview — never questioned whether I could handle a notoriously demanding and all-consuming job with a young child — and offered me a job on the spot. Even though we did not discuss it then, it was apparent a year later when I began working for her that she remembered that I had a young child.
Naomi Biden, the oldest grandchild of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, took to Twitter on Wednesday to defend her father, Hunter, amid a storm of political attacks against her family. Earlier in the day, Senate Republicans released a controversial report on Joe and Hunter's former business dealings with Ukraine. The report alleged that Hunter's work in Ukraine constituted a conflict of interest for the Obama administration at a time when Joe was embroiled in foreign policy as vice president.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa, tested positive earlier in the day. Teresa Parson had experienced mild symptoms, including a cough and nasal congestion, spokeswoman Kelli Jones said.
Eric Trump's excuses weren't enough to keep him from addressing a fraud investigation into his family's real estate business. Trump's lawyers said he was willing to meet with investigators regarding a probe into the Trump Organization, but that he was too busy to do so until after the election. New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron shot that request down on Wednesday, giving Trump a deadline of Oct. 7 to testify, The New York Times reports.
In Miami-Dade County, where four in 10 of the county's households have not filled out census forms and the weekly rate of virus cases of 281 per 100,000 residents exceeds the national average of 13.5, early door-knocking efforts have been riddled with setbacks. In 2019, the Miami-Dade School Board voted to support the U.S. Census Bureau Outreach campaign to promote community-wide participation in the 2020 Census and to request that the district's superintendent partner with local government entities to assist in these efforts. Currently, the district has partnered with the U.S. Department of Commerce Census Bureau to have census workers deployed at school sites in hard-to-count Zip codes during meal distributions to assist families in responding to the 2020 Census.
The claim: Joe Biden waved to an empty field after deplaning in Florida. A video that appears to show former Vice President Joe Biden waving to an empty field after deplaning in Florida circulated on social media last week amid unfounded speculation about the presidential candidate's health. The Hodgetwins, a conservative comedy duo, posted to their Facebook page a screenshot of a segment on Fox Business' "Lou Dobbs Tonight" with a chyron that reads "Biden Appears to Wave At No One As He Deplanes In Florida Today."
Portland, Oregon, has denied a permit for a Saturday rally planned by the right-wing group Proud Boys. The city found the group's estimated crowd size of 10,000 people was too big under coronavirus safety measures, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau. The bureau said it had consulted with Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is also the police commissioner, and decided that those attending would not be able to comply with social distancing rules because of the large numbers of people.
President Donald Trump's potential nominee to the Supreme Court previously rejecting the idea of former President Barack Obama filling a vacancy during an election year that she said could “dramatically flip the balance of power” in a recently-resurfaced interview. The interview shows Amy Coney Barrett, a federal judge who sits on the Seventh Circuit, discussing the former president's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court in 2016 following the death of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative stalwart. Ms Barrett suggested in the interview with CBS News that she was against the idea of Mr Obama selecting Mr Garland, often considered an apolitical nominee and centrist judge, because he was not a conservative like justice Scalia.
The spike protein on the novel coronavirus that helps it break into healthy cells has a tiny "pocket" that could make it vulnerable to antiviral drugs, researchers have discovered. In a paper published on Monday in Science, researchers note that common-cold-causing rhinoviruses have a similar pocket, and drugs that fit into the pocket by mimicking fatty acids like LA have lessened symptoms in human clinical trials. This suggests, they say, that drugs developed to target the pocket on the coronavirus spike protein might help eliminate COVID-19.
Jordan Winder wanted to attend St. Augustine High School, a private, all-boys Catholic school in New Orleans. Although his father was enrolled in the school at Jordan's age, the 15-year-old ended up attending public school because his dreadlocks went against St. Augustine's “grooming policy,” which specifically bans the style as well as hair that is longer than 1 inch, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. CROWN is the term being used for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2020,” according to bill H.R. 5309.
A white Nebraska bar owner who killed himself after being charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a Black man during May protests had been waiting to “ambush” people who were breaking into businesses and stealing, a special prosecutor said Wednesday. Special Prosecutor Frederick Franklin detailed more of the evidence against Jake Gardner three days after Gardner killed himself and more than a week after a grand jury indicted him in the May 30 death of 22-year-old James Scurlock. The evidence included text messages and videos of the encounter that Franklin said undermined Gardner's claim that he acted in self-defense.
WASHINGTON – Dozens of prominent Republicans have publicly endorsed or shown support for former vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden instead of their party's incumbent, President Donald Trump. They include elected officials, former Trump administration officials and other prominent Republicans who have slammed Trump for everything from a "bungled" response to the coronavirus pandemic, "terrifying" national security approaches and general divisiveness in the country. Also Tuesday came the influential endorsement of Cindy McCain, wife of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz says Mike Bloomberg may face a criminal probe for paying fines for felons in Florida; reaction from 'Outnumbered.
Gov. Ron DeSantis' proposed bill to discourage violent protesters dominated conversation Wednesday during the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board meeting. For nearly an hour, representatives from several local law enforcement agencies and residents discussed the ramifications of this potential legislation. “What this legislation does is penalize those who are protesting police brutality,” Chire Regans, a teaching artist at Pérez Art Museum Miami, said.
Volkswagen unveiled its first fully electric mass-market car for the United States on Tuesday: the ID.4. VW Group's CEO for North America, Scott Keogh, says the company took many nods from Tesla in designing the new car. Volkswagen knows exactly what it's up against if it wants to actually sell electric cars to Americans, and it's not backing away from the challenge.
The Wednesday decision by a Kentucky grand jury to indict one of the three officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor was met with swift criticism among celebrities and activists. Louisville, Ky., detective Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for shooting into neighboring apartments in connection to the police raid. The grand jury did not proceed with charges against any officers directly involved in Taylor's death, which occurred on the night of March 13 when officers entered her Louisville home during a narcotics investigation.
House Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill to curb presidential abuses, a pitch to voters weeks ahead of Election Day as they try to defeat President Donald Trump, capture the Senate from Republicans and keep their House majority. The legislation, a wide-ranging package of new and revised bills, would limit the president's pardon power, strengthen laws to ban presidents from receiving gifts or payments from foreign governments, better protect independent agency watchdogs and whistleblowers from firing or retribution and require better reporting by campaigns of foreign election interference. Each of the bill's provisions is a response to actions by Trump or his administration that Democrats see as abuses of presidential power.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, forcefully pushed back on assertions about COVID-19 made by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., during a Wednesday hearing, telling the senator he misconstrued the facts and had "done that repeatedly in the past." During a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Paul asked Fauci if he had "second thoughts about your mitigation recommendations." Paul made several claims about herd immunity, Sweden's attempts to fight the pandemic, Asian countries having greater resilience against COVID-19, and virus death rates.
The FDA will require more cautions be included with the Boxed Warning that comes with benzodiazepines such as alprazolam (brand name: Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan) and clonazepam (Klonopin). Wednesday's announcement said the agency's most serious warning, also called a Black Box Warning, now must “describe the risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence and withdrawal reactions consistently across all the medicines in the class.” The Boxed Warning on benzodiazepines since 2016 focused mainly on combining the drugs, used to treat anxiety, seizures and social phobias, with opioids.