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America's most senior general has declared the military will not intervene if Donald Trump were to decline to leave the White House following a disputed US election. In a letter to Congress, Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he did not envisage soldiers playing any role if Republicans and Democrats did not agree on the result. Mr Trump has repeatedly voiced concerns that the election will be undermined by fraud during widespread mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, and suggested that the result may never be known.
In the past week, the police shootings of 21-year-old Jacob Blake and 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin have made headlines as the latest examples to fuel nationwide protests against racism and police brutality. In both cases, officers are reported to have shot the men while their backs were turned, sparking questions about when it is appropriate for police to use such force. Whether these shootings are legally justified depends on whether officers reasonably believed the suspects presented an imminent risk of death or great bodily harm, policing experts told Insider.
Or about his co-executor, 55-year-old Darren Indyke, who served as Epstein's personal attorney for more than two decades and was apparently so close to Epstein that the money manager paid for fertility treatments for Indyke and his wife. Neither man has a public social media account, and both shun press interviews. But both could soon be questioned as part of a lawsuit filed by Jane Doe, who alleges she was 14 when Epstein and his former girlfriend, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, began to groom and sexually abuse her in 1994.
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California is a failed state. After nearly a decade of one-party rule, the once-Golden State is tarnished, possibly beyond repair. Listing all the problems facing our neighbors across the Colorado River would require several books, so I'll only highlight a few.
President Donald Trump participates in a Fox News Town Hall event on March 05, 2020 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Among other topics, President Trump discussed his administration's response to the Coronavirus and the economy. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Professors have asked President Donald Trump's alma mater to investigate his admittance to the university decades ago based on "new evidence" revealed by his niece.
Claim: Says Jacob Blake 'declared he had a gun in the car and was going to go get it' and was 'brandishing' a knife. As we wait for a full Wisconsin Department of Justice report on the Jacob Blake shooting, speculation has run rampant online about whether the 29-year-old Kenosha man was armed — and with what — in the moments before a Kenosha police officer shot him seven times in the back. The lack of detailed information from law enforcement has only added to the speculation.
The US House of Representatives will vote on marijuana legalization in a month, Majority Whip James Clyburn confirmed Friday. The MORE Act would remove marijuana from the controlled substances list, erase the criminal records of those with marijuana charges, and reinvest grants in community programs for people impacted by the war on drugs. The criminalization of marijuana has led to the incarceration of tens of millions of people since the 1970s, a majority of them Black and Latinx.
A Republican student group at Arizona State University is receiving backlash for donating money to the 17-year-old gunman who fatally shot two protesters in Wisconsin. College Republicans United announced this week that half of any funds they raise during the semester will go toward paying for the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse. In a statement Saturday night, the ASU College Republicans denounced College Republicans United “radical, far-right extremist group.”
At least six people have been killed as Hurricane Laura battered the US state of Louisiana. Winds of up to 150mph (240km/h) caused severe damage, with power cuts to more than half a million homes and a chemical fire from an industrial plant. But the feared 20ft (6m) storm surge was avoided as the hurricane, the state's biggest, tracked further east.
An Amazon delivery driver allegedly assaulted a 73-year-old man that asked him to put on a face mask before entering a condo. Ray Breslin, who asked the driver to stay out of the building until he had a mask, returns from their discussion wearing a mask. The driver then shoves a phone in Mr Breslin's face and holds it there for a moment before slamming it into Mr Breslin's head.
A former Department of Homeland domestic terrorism expert said the Trump administration is letting right-wing extremists "start a race war." Elizabeth Neumann stepped down in April from her role as an assistant secretary at the DHS. Neumann criticized speakers at this week's Republican National Convention portraying the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests as "lawless" when it is white supremacists instigating the violence.
Defense attorneys for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, have asked a judge to dismiss the murder charges against him, arguing that Floyd's alleged drug use, not the improper use of force by the officer, was to blame for his death. At the same time, prosecutors in the case against Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers said they plan to seek stiff sentences if the men are convicted. "Despite Mr. Floyd's pleas that he could not breathe and was going to die, as well as the pleas of eyewitnesses to get off Mr. Floyd and help him, Defendant and his co-defendants continued to restrain Mr. Floyd," the prosecutors wrote.
Refusing to give up, some north Mississippi residents are still urging an all-white board of county officials to move a Confederate monument away from an old courthouse on the town square in Oxford. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted in July to keep the rebel soldier statue in place, with one supervisor saying he had been a victim of racism because he's white and others saying that African American leaders had never expressed concerns about the statue. A newspaper's public-records request shows that the Lafayette County supervisors received messages from business people, college athletes and politicians who asked them to relocate the monument because it presents an unwelcoming image in a diverse community.
Brian Kilmeade would do well to remember President Trump and Joe Biden's houses are very much not created equal. On Friday morning, the Fox & Friends host and his co-hosts were discussing controversy over Trump's use of the White House for his Republican National Convention acceptance speech. Critics say it was unethical for Trump to use the federal building for a political purpose, and a violation of the Hatch Act for federal employees who participated in the convention.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's neuroscience startup Neuralink on Friday unveiled a pig named Gertrude that has had a coin-sized computer chip in its brain for two months, showing off an early step toward the goal of curing human diseases with the same type of implant. Co-founded by Tesla Inc and SpaceX CEO Musk in 2016, San Francisco Bay Area-based Neuralink aims to implant wireless brain-computer interfaces that include thousands of electrodes in the most complex human organ to help cure neurological conditions like Alzheimer's, dementia and spinal cord injuries and ultimately fuse humankind with artificial intelligence.
The crew of a passing ferry rescued the toddler, pulling her aboard. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A 4-year-old toddler found herself floating nearly a mile off the coast of Greece on Monday, accompanied only by her unicorn floaty.
A Brazilian court has temporarily removed Rio de Janeiro's governor from office due to corruption charges as authorities on Friday said they were carrying out scores of raids and more than a dozen arrests in the case. Brazil's main prosecutor's office said Wilson Witzel, a former federal judge, was removed from office for 180 days while being investigated. The agency also said it was raiding his official office and residence, as well as the residence of the vice governor, who by law succeeds him while he is suspended.