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President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Cindy McCain after the widow of the 2008 Republican nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, formally endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president. I hardly know Cindy McCain other than having put her on a Committee at her husband's request,” Trump tweeted. Joe Biden was John McCain's lapdog.
China is coercing hundreds of thousands of people in Tibet into military-style training centres that experts say are akin to labour camps, a study has said. The report by the Jamestown Foundation is based on state media reports, policy documents and satellite imagery which Reuters news agency has corroborated. The study also compares the situation to what has been documented among ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region.
NASA has released its $28 billion plan to land the first woman and the next man on the moon in 2024. The mission, part of NASA's Artemis plan, would mark the first time humans would land on the lunar surface since 1972. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said astronauts are returning to the moon "for scientific discovery, economic benefits and inspiration for a new generation of explorers."
They carry on now as if the Constitution provides otherwise, but the simple fact is that in our system of self-governance, the president nominates Supreme Court justices and the Senate confirms or rejects them — all at their discretion and on their timetable. I realize reason isn't in fashion these days, but reason is the bulwark of our system. Ask yourself these two simple questions: In voting to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election, would Republicans be doing anything that isn't provided for in the Constitution?
An international police sting targeting dark web sellers has led to 179 arrests. A total of 500 kilograms of drugs, $6.5 million, and 64 firearms were seized. FBI Director Chris Wray said the bust came at a critical time, as the pandemic has come with a spike in opioid overdoses.
A Louisville sergeant at the centre of the Breonna Taylor investigation sent a mass email on Tuesday defending police actions as "legal, moral and ethical". It comes as Louisville police declared a pre-emptive state of emergency in anticipation of findings from the state's attorney general, who has been investigating possible criminal charges against the officers involved Ms Taylor's death. In the email sent to more than 1,000 colleagues about 2 am on Tuesday morning, Jonathan Mattingly said the next few days would be tough whatever the outcome as they were pawns in a political game.
Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday alleging that the work Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son did in Ukraine constituted a conflict of interest for the Obama administration at a time when Biden was engaged in Ukraine policy as vice president. But the report said it was ultimately "unclear" what impact Hunter Biden's position on the board of a Ukrainian gas company had on Obama administration policy with regard to Ukraine. And it offered no evidence to support one of President Donald Trump's more incendiary allegations — that Joe Biden pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor as a way to protect his son.
WASHINGTON – Air Force Two, the airplane used to fly the vice president, was struck by a bird as it took off from a New Hampshire airport Tuesday evening, forcing it to return safely to the nearby airport, according to two senior administration officials speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss details of the vice president's travel. The bird hit one of the engines of the aircraft, which was carrying Vice President Mike Pence and some staff. It then returned to Manchester Airport out of an abundance of caution, an official said.
It's like something that's out of a terrifying movie – a wild pig population that's growing at such a rapid pace, experts are referring to it as a “feral swine bomb” that can go off any minute. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the invasive species of wild pigs has a population of at least 6 million and is growing quickly. The wild pig population has “expanded from 17 states to at least 39 over the last three decades” and causes an estimated $2.5 billion in damage a year, The Atlantic said.
Seventeen Republican senators appear to have had an abrupt change of heart when it comes to the idea of confirming a nominee to the Supreme Court in a presidential election year. In 2016, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, they pushed a new standard for Senate confirmation of a nominee to the high court: that in an election year, deference should be given to the will of the voters. Here's a comparison of the statements that some of the most notable GOP senators have made.
Alexander Lukashenko was abruptly sworn in for a new five-year term as president of Belarus on Wednesday, in an inauguration that came with no warning. The opposition, which has staged mass protests since his disputed election in August, immediately decried the inauguration as illegitimate. And called for its followers to return to the streets.
How a pandemic exposed Singapore's inequalities Migrant workers 'in fear' in Singapore dorms Ms Parti first began working in Mr Liew Mun Leong's home in 2007, where several family members including his son Karl lived. In March 2016, Mr Karl Liew and his family moved out of the home and lived elsewhere. Court documents that detail the sequence of events say that Ms Parti was asked to clean his new house and office on "multiple occasions" - which breaks local labour regulations, and which she had previously complained about.
Anti-Americanism has spread across college campuses like a wildfire, igniting rage and resentment against anything perceived as oppressive — even the American flag. In a Gallup poll this June, only 63% of U.S. adults say they are either “extremely proud” or “very proud” to be American, the lowest level of patriotism ever recorded since Gallup first asked the question in 2001.
The US has become an "object of pity" around the world, President Donald Trump's former top Russia advisor Fiona Hill says. During a CNN interview on Tuesday, Hill explained why she thinks the country's once-supreme reputation has taken a hit in recent years. Hill, who was a key witness in the Trump impeachment hearings last year, said US allies increasingly feel sorry for the nation amid domestic turmoil like race riots and political partisanship.
As Canada's parliament returns and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeks to put an ethics scandal behind him, his government will on Wednesday unveil its plans for the country's pandemic response and recovery. The last time Mr Trudeau's government held a Throne Speech - where a government outlines its policies and programmes as a parliamentary session begins - was less than a year ago. The prime minister also found himself bogged down over the summer by a charity ethics scandal that ended up costing his finance minister his job.
A white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he had been feuding with for months. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident, has remained in federal custody since he pleaded not guilty in January to using the Telegram messaging app to convey the threat last year. The group's name was inspired by the haircut of Dylann Roof, who was sentenced to death for fatally shooting nine Black church members during a Bible study session in Charleston, South Carolina.
Donald Trump, a week before he will be face-to-face with Joe Biden during the first presidential debate, mocked his opponent for wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic and alleged the 77-year-old former vice president had plastic surgery on his face. “What the hell did he spend all that money on the plastic surgery if he's going to cover it up?" the 74-year-old Trump said during a campaign rally near Pittsburgh in battleground Pennsylvania. The president did one of his vocal polls, asking the Moon Township crowd if they think Mr Biden will wear a mask when he comes onstage next week.
Saudi Arabia said that any nuclear deal with Iran has to preserve non-proliferation and continue efforts aimed at making the Middle East a zone free of mass destruction weapons, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The agreement "has to address Iran's destabilising behaviours and its sponsorship of terrorism in the region to prevent it from any provocative actions in the future" it said in a statement issued after weekly cabinet meeting. In 2015 Iran signed a fragile nuclear deal with world powers but the fate of the 2015 pact has been in doubt since U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of it and reimposed sanctions.
The world's health care can thank the horseshoe crab' Since the late 1970s, horseshoe crab blood has been approved to make what's called the Limulus amebocyte lysate test, or the LAL test – an alarm system triggered by a type of bacteria that can cause fever, and in some cases, death. It works like this: A mixture of lysate is made from the horseshoe crab's amebocyte or blood cells. That fluid is added to whatever material a researcher is testing for safety.
NASA says "an unknown piece of space debris" flew uncomfortably close the International Space Station on Tuesday. The debris, which was predicted to zip past the ISS at 6:21 p.m. ET, would have come within 1.39 kilometers (0.86 mile) of the station. The threat of space debris has grown in recent decades more satellites launch, countries test space weaponry, and dead or disabled spacecraft crash into each other.
Democrat Joe Biden said Tuesday that Cindy McCain plans to endorse him for president, a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the GOP's 2008 nominee. Trump has had a fraught relationship with members of John McCain's family since he disparaged the Arizona senator during his 2016 campaign. McCain's backing could help Biden appeal to Republicans disaffected with the GOP president and give the former vice president a boost in Arizona, a crucial swing state that McCain represented in Congress for 35 years.
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he has secured a majority in Parliament to form a new government, but parties in the ruling coalition called it a “cheap publicity" stunt. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Anwar must provide evidence, and “until proven otherwise, my National Alliance government still stands firm and I am still prime minister.” Anwar said he was granted an audience with the king Tuesday but it was postponed because the king was in a hospital for treatment.
Newlyweds Chance and Hannah Buckner loaded dozens of floral arrangements into their pickup and set out Monday for what would be a day of deliveries across San Angelo, Texas. After the couple married on Sept. 19, the thought of tossing out the fresh pink and white roses didn't sit well with Hannah, so she put out a call on Facebook.
The southern German state of Bavaria ordered new measures on Tuesday to fight a resurging coronavirus pandemic, including tighter limits on numbers of people meeting, more mask-wearing and earlier closing for restaurants. Bavaria, which along with the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia has seen the highest number of coronavirus cases in Germany, said the new rules would apply in areas that record more than 50 new infections per 100,000 residents in a week. Germany has kept the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths lower than many European neighbours, but the number of infections has jumped of late, rising by 1,821 on Tuesday, including 412 in Bavaria, the Robert Koch Institute said.
“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.”