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He told National Review it is true he was the one who broached the subject with Tabas of having the legislature directly appoint electors, but he denied taking Tabas out of context. He said he never reported that Tabas was actually planning to appoint electors, only that he's discussed the possibility with the Trump campaign. Tabas may be attempting to clarify his position, or “adding things maybe he wished he'd said,” Gellman wrote in his Twitter message.
A Boston University professor was ripped for implying Amy Coney Barrett is a “white coloniser” who uses her two adopted Haitian children as “props.” Ibram X Kendi is now facing backlash and calls for his sacking after making the claims on social media. Ms Barrett, a white woman, has seven children including two Black children she and her husband adopted from the impoverished Caribbean island.
A heavily tattooed French schoolteacher said he was prevented from teaching kindergarten after a parent complained his appearance scared their child. Sylvain Helaine, 35, said the parent of a 3-year-old student at the Docteur Morere Elementary School in Palaiseau complained their son had nightmares after seeing him. Although the boy was not in his class, Helaine said he was removed from the classroom for two months and then prohibited from teaching children under the age of 6 years old.
Labor activists, journalists and whistleblowers in Thailand have been targets in recent years of criminal defamation lawsuits for exposing alleged corporate wrongdoing, but now a disgruntled hotel guest has joined their ranks and could face prison time for his online comments disparaging a hotel. American expat Wesley Barnes, who teaches English in Thailand, said Tuesday he's anxious to end his dispute with the Sea View Koh Chang hotel, which could end up costing him a total of up to seven years in prison for defamation and violating the Computer Crime Act by posting allegedly false information online. The case garnered publicity last week when a popular Western blogger in Thailand publicized Barnes' version of the incident, and the tale spread on social media.
Former special counsel Robert Mueller's team was acutely aware that the "third act in this play would be an inevitable investigation of us, by the Trump administration, when our investigation was complete," Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor who worked on Mueller's team, wrote in his new book. The jokes about "investigating the investigators" became more serious before the November 2018 midterms, when another prosecutor in Mueller's office, Jeannie Rhee, said that if Republicans "retain the House, we all need to retain criminal lawyers. That's how bats--- crazy they are.
Multiple people died at a property in Oregon on Monday during what police described as a "hostage situation". Marion County Sheriff's Office said in a statement deputies responded to reports of a possible hostage situation at an address in Salem, at around 12:30pm. A trained hostage negotiatior was dispatched to the house on Juneva Place, but as the "incident unfolded, shots were fired," the Marion County Sheriff's Office statement added.
There, growing up under the privations of a communist regime, I learned — despite the best efforts of my teachers and the government's propaganda — to admire the United States of America, and I dreamed about one day having the God-given rights, like freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and the right to elect my own leaders, enshrined in and guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Then, as now, I didn't care about so-called political correctness when choosing a candidate; I realize many other Latinos favor more government involvement in our lives and young Latinos trend more liberal, but I'd had quite enough of groupthink in Cuba. Beyond that, Trump delivered on the 2016 campaign promises that were important to me then: He lowered taxes; he appointed judges to the federal bench who hew strictly to the Constitution; he has, at every turn, pushed for merit-based immigration; and he has rescinded a whole host of unnecessary regulations.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes Trump administration foreign policy has made the world safer. Analysis from international relations expert Dr. Rebecca Grant.
A Kentucky police officer who may have fired the shot that killed Breonna Taylor is seeking to retire after receiving “countless threats”, his family has said. According to an online fundraising drive apparently organised by the family of Myles Cosgrove, it is no longer safe for the Louisville officer to remain in his job. It said his relatives were trying to raise enough money for him to stand down from the force, and take care of his family.
Yet, five days after graduation, after Lowe left texts and calls unreturned, Staff Sgt. Ryan Graves drove to Lowe's apartment in Fayetteville, North Carolina, with a bad feeling. On the way there I think it set in that maybe there's something a lot worse going on,” Graves said. Graves opened Lowe's unlocked apartment door to discover his friend had taken his own life.
A second woman has accused Nikola Motors' founder and ex-chairman, Trevor Milton, of sexual assault, CNBC reported Monday. The woman accused Milton, in a formal complaint to the police in Utah on Friday, of digitally penetrating her when she was 15 and he was 22, according to CNBC. Another woman, who described herself as Milton's cousin, alleged in a social-media post last week and later to The Wall Street Journal that he groped her breasts when she was 15 and he was 18.
Donald Trump and Brad Parscale Getty Images/Salon President Trump's 2016 campaign identified more than 3 million Black voters it wanted to deter from casting ballots in the presidential election, according to a massive data leak obtained by the British news outlet Channel 4. The leak revealed that the campaign compiled data on nearly 200 million voters and divided them up into eight different categories. One category, titled "Deterrence," listed 3.5 million Black voters.
The white nationalist nicknamed the “Crying Nazi” after he was featured in a documentary about clashes in Charlottesville has been found guilty of extortion and threatening to rape a woman. Christopher Cantwell, 39, was convicted on Monday of one count of transmitting extortionate communications and one count of threatening to injure property or reputation, according to the US Attorney's Office for the District of New Hampshire. Federal prosecutors said Cantwell used the Telegram messaging app to threaten to rape a Missouri man's wife if he did not give him personal information about the leader of a white supremacist group called Bowl Patrol.
European Union negotiators have signaled that they are willing to begin work on a joint legal text of a trade agreement with the UK, ahead of trade talks that resume on Tuesday, The Times reported on Tuesday. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is ready to begin work on a joint draft version of a free trade agreement, known as a "consolidated legal text", this week, the newspaper reported https://bit.ly/2EHd1Nr. Barnier expects Britain's chief negotiator David Frost to provide more details of fishing quotas and the government's future subsidy policy, the Times report said, adding that EU has also backed away from a threat to suspend trade and security talks.
NBC News reporter Monica Alba says she overheard Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discussing Trump's new COVID-19 task force adviser Dr. Scott Atlas during a commercial airline flight on Friday. "Everything he says is false," Alba heard Redfield say. Redfield confirmed to Alba that he was discussing Atlas after the flight, and the CDC did not dispute what he was heard saying.
Pope Francis has reportedly refused to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to Rome over a dispute between the Vatican and China. Mr Pompeo plans to visit the Vatican this week to protest the imminent renewal of a two-year-old deal between the Catholic church and China, which the secretary of state has claimed would endanger the church's moral authority. He is slated to meet with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the foreign minister for the Vatican.
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged a former finance manager at Amazon.com,Â Inc. and two of her family members with insider trading in advance of the company's earnings announcements between January 2016 and July 2018. The SEC alleged that Laksha Bohra, who worked as a senior manager in Amazon's tax department, acquired and tipped her husband Viky Bohra with highly confidential information about Amazon's financial performance. The complaint alleges that Viky Bohra and his father, Gotham Bohra, then traded on this confidential information, reaping illicit profits of approximately $1.4 million.
Documents obtained by The New York Times show officials in President Donald Trump's administration pressured the Centers for Disease Control to relax guidelines for school reopenings earlier this summer. Dr. Deborah Birx, a physician on the White House Coronavirus Task Force directly took a role in asking the CDC to include documents that undermined the threat of coronavirus to school-aged children in mid-July. In early July, Trump criticized the CDC for advising schools to not reopen.
Multiple people are dead following an officer-involved shooting at an east Salem residence Monday. Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a "possible hostage situation" at about 12:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Juneva Place SE, near Mahrt Avenue SE, officials said. Deputies arrived at the home and Sheriff's Office negotiators called the individual believed to have taken others in the house hostage.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Sunday said to “stay tuned” for more “damning” information after he released records showing the main source for the Steele dossier had previously been the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation for his connections with Russian intelligence. “There's a day of reckoning coming just stay tuned, and there's more coming, there's something else coming, more damning than this believe it or not,” said the chairman of the Judiciary Committee in an appearance on Fox News. As part of the Senate panel's probe into the Russia investigation, Graham released declassified documents that showed the FBI had investigated Igor Danchenko, British former intelligence officer Christopher Steele's main source for his dossier, as a possible “threat to national security” a decade ago as a result of his connections with Russian intelligence.
Brooklyn residents reported receiving absentee ballots with envelopes with the wrong name and address, Gothamist reported. The New York City Board of Elections told THE CITY that a private vendor hired to print and distribute absentee ballots in Brooklyn and Queen is responsible for the error. Voters across Brooklyn reported getting a mislabeled "official absentee ballot envelope," that could potentially invalidate their absentee vote, several local outlets reported.
A gang of mischievous raccoons caused chaos when they “attacked” members of the media at the White House. Four of the furry pests went after journalists with one photographer and a reporter having their clothes grabbed as they worked on the North Lawn. Strong Pawnee vibes at White House this morning as a raccoon attacked multiple news crews on North Lawn.
Italian fashion group Valentino ditched the glitzy setting of central Paris for a foundry on the outskirts of Milan to present its latest collection, a rare live catwalk in the time of COVID-19 with a restricted group of mask-wearing guests. The show brought down the curtain on Milan fashion week, which has hosted a mix of physical and virtual catwalks for its first edition since coronavirus restrictions made the heady mix of glamour, celebrity and hype at such events more complicated. Valentino had never presented a women's collection in Milan, and its last menswear show in Italy's fashion capital was in 2007.
The coronavirus appears to have "one big trick," Shane Crotty, a professor in the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, told Bloomberg. Indeed, new studies published last week in Science found that an insufficient amount of interferon, the production of which may sometimes be inhibited in people with previously "silent" gene mutations and other times is actually disabled by a person's immune response, could signal a more dangerous infection. Writes Bloomberg, the work highlights the potential for interferon-based therapies, which are typically used in in the early stages of a viral infection when it's easier to avoid life-threatening respiratory failure.
The body of a boater who had been missing since mid-August was recovered more than 1,500 feet underwater in Lake Tahoe after a search that lasted over a month, officials said Monday. The City of South Lake Tahoe said it began a missing person investigation with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Aug. 10 after a boat 29-year-old Ryan Normolye rented washed ashore in Glenbrook, Nevada without him in it.
“Enfranchising 16-year-olds would be good for them and good for our democracy.”
“At 16, most kids have little awareness of politics, civics, or American history.”
“Voting is habit forming...which underscores the importance of having as stable an environment as possible for the youngest voters.”
“Keeping the voting age at 18 is not a slap at 16-year-olds. It is recognition that an informed electorate is the best kind.”
“When young people’s participation lags badly, issues important to them receive short shrift in the public discourse.”