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President Donald Trump on Saturday night asked a group of women supporters if their husbands were aware they were at his campaign event in Fayetteville, North Carolina. "I hope your husbands are okay with it," Trump said, speaking to a group of women in the crowd on what their husbands think about their attendance. At a campaign rally Saturday night, President Donald Trump asked a group of women supporters if their husbands were "okay" with them being present at the event in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
A Michigan resident's apparent joke showing disdain for voting by mail is no laughing matter for one election official. The resident put a toilet on their lawn with a sign that says, “Place mail in ballots here.” Barb Byrum, the Democratic clerk of Ingham County, filed a complaint with police over the display, saying it could mislead people who aren't familiar with the voting system.
An overnight shooting that left two young people dead and 14 others injured brought further tumult to a city already gripped by civil unrest and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The two people who died — Jaquayla Young and Jarvis Alexander — were 2019 high school graduates. Both were innocent bystanders at a house party that grew out of control, police said.
Federal buildings in Louisville, Kentucky are set to close from September 21-25 amid the decision of Breonna Taylor's case, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. A judge signed the order on Friday in response to a request from the General Services Administration, which sought to close several buildings in the city to prepare for the "possibility of civil backlash," local outlet WDRB reported. Among the buildings closing for the week is the city's Gene Snyder US Courthouse and Custom House.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Sunday would not rule out impeaching President Donald Trump or Attorney General William Barr if the Senate seeks to push through a Supreme Court nomination during the lame-duck session should Joe Biden win the November election. Speaking with ABC's "This Week," host George Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi about suggestions some have made that if Democrats win this fall and Republicans move forward on a Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the House could move to impeach Trump or Barr in an effort to stall the nomination.
A grocery store employee was terminated for helping an elderly woman get her purse back from a burglar, WCAX reported. Amir Shedyak was working during a shift in August when he was told that a woman's purse was stolen by a man, identified as 29-year-old Adrian Moore, who was running across the store's parking lot. A 20-year-old supermarket staff employee in Vermont was fired from his job after stopping a man who tried to steal an elderly woman's purse, WCAX reported.
Trump supporters Getty/Elijah Nouvelage On Saturday, lines to vote early in Fairfax County, Virginia — an affluent, left-trending area including the suburbs of Washington, D.C. — reached enormous lengths, with many voters telling reporters that they were spurred to vote by the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But Trump supporters showed up at the early voting site to protest, as well. Photos and videos by Washington Informer reporter Anthony Tilghman show Trump supporters blocking the path to the early voting site, standing together waving Trump flags and chanting "Four more years!"
After two maids were lured to their boss' home Saturday, one died trying to escape and the other was found chained to a bed, Texas police say. Both women worked as house cleaners at 59-year-old Jose Soriano's Liberty County residence, KPRC reported. The two women went to Soriano's home, but when they arrived, police said he sexually assaulted one of them and chained her by the ankle to the bed with a rope tied around her neck, KTRK reported.
Senate Republicans will not “cut corners” in considering Donald Trump's nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, an ally of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday as he did not rule out a vote before Election Day. “We will move forward without delay,” Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas told “Fox News Sunday,” adding: “There will be a vote.” When pressed several times, Mr Cotton did not guarantee a vote before 3 November, but he did note there have been times in US history when a Supreme Court confirmation process took fewer than the 44 days remaining before Election Day.
Several hundred "Arizona Republicans for Biden" signs have been damaged or stolen from lawns across the state in recent months, the group who displayed them said. The signs had displayed by a political action committee called "Arizona Republicans Who Believe In Treating Others With Respect." The group's president, Daniel Barker, a former Arizona Court of Appeals judge, told the Arizona Republic that his team had put up 1,000 signs, and they still don't know who's taking them down.
TALLAHASSEE – Federal appeals court Judge Barbara Lagoa of Florida has emerged as a little-known front-runner for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination. If confirmed as successor to the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lagoa, 52, would bring lengthy judicial experience in state courts, as well as potential political benefits: She is a Cuban American from a battleground state Trump needs to win in November. Trump praised Lagoa and another front-runner, appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Despite president Donald Trump's claims that a coronavirus vaccine will soon be available, new polling shows that a majority of Americans have no confidence in him to confirm that it is safe. An ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Sunday shows that 69 per cent of Americans do not have confidence in the president vouching for the effectiveness of a vaccine — 53 per cent saying they have no confidence at all in him doing so. Conversely, just nine per cent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the president to confirm the effectiveness of a vaccine, and just 18 per cent have “a good amount” of confidence.
When former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress in July 2019, he noted that the U.S. Department of Justice has a longstanding policy against indicting a sitting president on criminal charges — and some legal experts have argued that this year's presidential election could mean the difference between whether Trump does or doesn't face any type of prosecution in 2021 or beyond. Journalist Jeff Wise, in an article for New York Magazine published this week, examines the type of prosecutions that Trump, according to legal experts, could face if he loses this year's presidential election to former Vice President Joe Biden in November.
Egypt's antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo that had lain buried for 2,500 years. The coffins were found two days ago during an archaeological dig at the burial spot where another 13 wooden sarcophagi had been discovered last week, the ministry said in a statement. The vast Saqqara necropolis is located around 16 kilometres (10 miles) south of the famed Giza pyramids.
If Democrat Mark Kelly defeats incumbent Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona's high-stakes U.S. Senate race, he may not have to wait long to start work in Washington, D.C. Two Republican and Democratic election attorneys agree that state law and Senate practices would make Kelly eligible to take over the seat once held by Sen. John McCain as soon as Nov. 30, when the state election results are expected to be canvassed. If that happens, Kelly would help to narrow Republicans' 53-47 majority in the chamber in a post-election, lame-duck session when the GOP could seek to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away Friday.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that the government's travel ban earlier this year may have made the coronavirus outbreak in the US worse. Speaking to Fox News in an interview that will be aired on Sunday, the billionaire said that the ban made thousands of people rush back into the country from overseas. "We created this rush, and we didn't have the ability to test or quarantine those people," Gates told "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace.
A Republican congressman and Senate candidate has foregone any gesture of sympathy upon the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, instead using the occassion to suggest pro-abortion laws she “defended” were responsible for the deaths of “innocent babies”. Georgia representative Doug Collins, who is running to unseat fellow Republican Kelly Loeffler, tweeted his unvarnished message in the hours after Justice Ginsburg's death. “RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws,” he wrote.
Hordes of people are descending on fragile Los Angeles-area tide pools to scrape starfish, mussels and other sea life from the rocks, city officials say. The Los Angeles city attorney's office announced charges Thursday against 45 people accused of overfishing, fishing without licenses and taking restricted species at White Point Beach in San Pedro. “I understand how desperate people are in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic — I get it,” said City Attorney Mike Feuer, reported the Los Angeles Times.
In a Palm Beach County school board meeting earlier this week, elementary school teacher Edith Pride implored parents to behave appropriately during their children's remote school days, which are filmed and recorded. In her three-minute speech, Pride asked parents to "have on proper clothing" and avoid "appearing with big joints" in the background of their children's videoconferences during the school day. Several other Palm Beach County school teachers reported similar incidents of alcohol consumption, partial nudity, or drug use in the background of virtual lessons.
At a campaign rally in North Carolina Saturday, President Donald Trump told attendees they'll never see or hear from him again if he loses the election to Joe Biden. In a June interview, Trump refused to say whether he would accept the results of the 2020 election if he did not emerge the winner. Trump made similar remarks in 2016 when he rivaled Hillary Clinton for the presidency: "I don't think I'm going to lose, but if I do, I don't think you're ever going to see me again, folks," Trump said.
A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. Cuomo, a Democrat, said that he'll appoint a commission to choose an artist and oversee the selection of a location for the statue.
Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin were locked in an embrace when they were born at 11:06 a.m. June 11, 2019. Conjoined from their chests to their bellies, the identical twins' arms wrapped around one another as they were carefully lifted from their mother's womb at Michigan Medicine's Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital in Ann Arbor, said Dr. Marcie Treadwell, director of Michigan Medicine's Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center. About 14 months later, the twins returned to Ann Arbor, where they underwent an 11-hour surgery Aug. 5 at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, becoming the first known set of conjoined twins to be successfully separated in Michigan.
Protesters in Portland, Oregon, reported facing tear gas on protests on Friday and Saturday, just about one week after the city's mayor announced local police were banned from using it. In a statement to Newsweek, the local police department said it did not use tear gas, and in a tweet, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said local police didn't use the gas, also known as CS gas. Reports by local journalists suggested that tear gas was used against protesters by federal authorities with the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who did not return Insider's request for comment Sunday.
“The SAT is emblematic of higher education’s failure to keep up with the times...Just the stuff that systemic racism thrives on.”
“These tests create unnecessary stress for young people already dealing with mental health challenges.”
“Dropping the SAT requirement makes it harder for colleges to compare applicants against a common standard.”
“The best predictor of college success overall is a simple one: high school grades.”
“What matters more is a broader push to help minority students get better educations.”