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Video shows Chauvin pressing his knee onto Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes while he is handcuffed and yelling that he can't breathe. Cahill also upheld the charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter against the officers – Tou Thao, Thomas K. Lane and J. Alexander Kueng – who were present at the time of the video. More from National Review Atlanta Mayor Orders Protesters to 'Clear Out' After 8-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot Portland DA Declines to Prosecute Host of Riot-Related Offenses, Citing 'Depth of Emotion' Surrounding Racial Justice Ammon Bundy Comes Out in Support of BLM, Calls to Defund the Police
Holly Courtier was found in Zion National Park in Utah on Sunday, nearly two weeks after she disappeared on a day hike. Sgt. Darrell Cashin, who helped the search-and-rescue effort, now says he has questions about Courtier's story and pointed out discrepancies. For example, Courtier's daughter told CNN that her mother hit her head early in the hike and became so dehydrated that she couldn't open her mouth.
Nigerian protesters demanding an end to police brutality defied a curfew as gunfire rang out where they were setting up a blockade Wednesday, a day after shots were fired into a crowd of demonstrators singing the country's national anthem. It's not clear if any protesters were killed in Tuesday night's shooting at the Lekki toll plaza in the West African country's sprawling commercial capital. Lagos' governor said many were injured but no one was killed, but Amnesty International had earlier said there were fatalities and that it had “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces were responsible.
"President Trump and his advisers have repeatedly discussed whether to fire FBI Director Christopher A. Wray after Election Day," less than four years into his 10-year term, The Washington Post reports. "Trump often complains about members of his Cabinet and contemplates dismissing them, without doing so," the Post concedes, but he is "increasingly frustrated" that "federal law enforcement has not delivered his campaign the kind of last-minute boost that the FBI provided in 2016." Specifically, the Post says, Trump is agitated that neither Wray nor Attorney General William Barr has announced that "Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, or other Biden associates are under investigation," as then-FBI Director James Comey did with Hillary Clinton 11 days before the last presidential election, sending Clinton's poll numbers sliding.
U.S. Army officials announced Tuesday that Vanessa Guillén, the 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier who went missing in April, died "in the line of duty." "The Army conducts a line of duty determination for all Soldier deaths," Fort Hood officials said in a statement. The line-of-duty determination means that Guillén's family will receive Army benefits, such as compensation for expenses, the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, allowances and a funeral with full military honors.
Just 18 months ago in Sudan, a young Muslim woman named Alaa Salah stood on a car roof dressed in a white robe and recited a poem to masses of pro-democracy protesters. Last month it agreed to separate religion from the state and respect the right to self-determination. Finally on Oct. 19, the United States announced plans to lift its 27-year designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Emails said to belong to Joe Biden's son Hunter were shopped around in Ukraine last year, while Rudy Giuliani met with officials and businessmen there, sources told Time magazine in a Wednesday report. Two people told Time that they were approached with the emails — with one saying the asking price was $5 million — and that the person making the offer already had a buyer in mind: President Donald Trump's allies. The New York Post shared emails purportedly involving Biden last week, saying they were obtained through Giuliani, who in turn said he obtained them through a laptop that was left at a repair shop in Delaware last year.
Senator Lindsey Graham skipped a debate and insisted he would not return to his home state of South Carolina until Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the senate, as polls showed him facing an increasingly tough re-election bid. The senator did not attend the debate previously scheduled for Wednesday against his Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, stating at a rally earlier in the week that he was “headed back to Washington” and adding: “I'm not coming back until Amy Coney Barrett is a Supreme Court Justice.” Recent polls have shown Mr Harrison, associate chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a former chair of the state's Democratic Party, rising in his bid to unseat the Republican incumbent.
Ghislaine Maxwell strongly denied introducing Prince Andrew to underage partners, repeatedly calling the Duke of York's accuser a "liar" and "fantasist". In comments made under oath in 2016, released for the first time after a long legal battle, Maxwell claimed she did not remember taking Virginia Giuffre, aged 17 at the time, out for a night of clubbing with Andrew in London. "Her tissue of lies is extremely hard to pick apart what is true and what isn't," she said in a combative deposition for a 2016 defamation case, which was unsealed on Thursday. Maxwell, the British socialite, claimed she did not remember the first time she and Ms Giuffre met, and said that the American "lied repeatedly" about her interactions with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. In a revealing deposition that accusers have campaigned to make public, Maxwell stated that she was paid less than $500,000 by Epstein for her work assisting him and that she "would have remembered if it was $1 million". Maxwell, long accused of acting as a 'madam' for Epstein also said that she "liked to think of herself as Epstein's girlfriend" at one stage of their relationship. Follow our live blog for updates on the documents as they come.
China on Thursday threatened to make a "legitimate and necessary" retaliation over the US sale of $1 billion worth of missiles to Taiwan as Beijing becomes increasingly strident over its claims to the self-ruled island. The US State Department said on Wednesday it had approved the sale of 135 air-to-ground missiles to Taiwan in a move Taipei's defence ministry said would build its combat capabilities. Democratic and self-ruled Taiwan lives under constant threat of invasion by authoritarian China, whose leaders view the island as part of their territory.
A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kidnap Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, law-enforcement officials said on Wednesday. On October 4, James Dale Reed left a threatening note on the doorstep of a home with Biden/Harris campaign signs in the front yard, a criminal complaint said. "This is a warning to anyone reading this letter if you are a Biden/Harris supporter you will be targeted," said the note, a picture of which was included in an affidavit.
For months, Congress has failed to pass a coronavirus relief bill, despite the widespread economic devastation and the fact that, under Donald Trump's malicious mismanagement, the pandemic has spiraled out of control, infecting 8.25 million people and killing more than 220,000, as of Wednesday morning. The mainstream media has firmly decided who they blame for the lack of a bill: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats who control the lower house of Congress. Blaming Democrats has been the dominant press narrative, even though it's been obvious from the get-go that Republicans don't want more relief legislation.
Senate Democrats say they will boycott a committee hearing Thursday where Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination is set to move forward, a longshot attempt that is unlikely to stall the federal judge's confirmation to the high court. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote tomorrow afternoon on Barrett's confirmation to the high court, a vote that was expected to pass along party lines and send her nomination to the full Senate for a Monday vote — just eight days before Election Day. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Democrats on the committee said in a statement that they wouldn't show up on Thursday to grant these "sham" and rushed proceedings any legitimacy for a nominee that could "take away health care from millions and execute the extreme and deeply unpopular agenda" that Republicans have attempted for years.
A volunteer in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial in Brazil has died. The man, 28, died from complications of COVID-19, Brazil's O Globo newspaper and CNN Brasil reported. According to O Globo, he was in the control group and was given a placebo instead of the trial vaccine.
Michael Carpenter was as clear as he could be last week, the day the New York Post exposed emails allegedly found on Hunter Biden's laptop tying his father to his Ukrainian business dealings: The story was nothing more than “a Russian disinformation operation.” “I'm very comfortable saying that,” Carpenter, a senior aide with former vice president Joe Biden's presidential campaign, told Politico. In the days after the Post's report, Democratic operatives and many of their allies in the mainstream media arrived at the same conclusion: the Hunter Biden email story was the product of a Russian disinformation campaign aimed at boosting President Donald Trump's flagging reelection chances.
If Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court is approved Thursday by the Judiciary Committee and Monday by the full Senate, it will mark a milestone. For the first time in more than a century, the majority of the court's nine members will have been selected by presidents who reached the Oval Office by losing the popular vote. Also novel is that this nomination is being rammed through in the midst of a presidential election, against 230 years of precedent.
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for the arrest of the House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff for voicing concerns over the source of stories about Hunter Biden's laptop, which he believes are a part of smear campaign originating from Russia. Mr Trump described the congressman as “watermelon-head”, accusing him of always to his “Russia, Russia, Russia” talking points during the election. Mocking him as “Shifty Schiff”, Mr Trump said, “That guy should be locked up.”
The electoral college nearly always operates with a winner-takes-all system, in which the candidate with the highest number of votes in a state claims all of that state's electoral votes. For example, in 2016, Trump beat Clinton in Florida by a margin of just 2.2%, but that meant he claimed all 29 of Florida's crucial electoral votes. Such small margins in a handful of key swing states meant that, regardless of Clinton's national vote lead, Trump was able to clinch victory in several swing states and therefore win more electoral college votes.
A slim majority of voters, including 32% of Democrats, now say the Senate should vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, according to a new Morning Consult poll. 51% of voters said the Senate should confirm Barrett, the poll found, a 14 percentage point increase since late September. A slim majority of US voters now support confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, according to a new Morning Consult poll.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has dodged questioning on Donald Trump's previously unknown Chinese bank account, insisting that Joe Biden has “more of a connection” with the country. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Mr Meadows was asked: “Why does the president have a bank account in China?" The question comes following a report by The New York Times that Mr Trump maintains a previously undeclared Chinese bank account and has been unsuccessfully pursuing major business deals in China for more than a decade.
Chipotle recently started charging for its tortilla side, previously a favorite free-food hack at the chain. Chipotle's chief finance officer Jack Hartung told investors that the company decided to start charging for its tortilla side after restaurant margins declined by 1.3% in the most recent quarter. "If somebody want to buy the tortilla, they can pay," Hartung said.
Emma Corrin, who plays Princess Diana on the fourth season of "The Crown," said there are parallels between the media's treatment of the princess and Meghan Markle. Speaking about Diana to Town and Country, Corrin said: "The coldness, the traditions, and the expectations of behavior … I don't think she expected that." Referencing the present day, Corrin added: "You just want to shake these tabloids and say, can't you see history repeating itself?"
“Until solar and wind power take more of the energy load, I like not paying an arm and a leg to heat my house.”
“It is imperative to ramp down greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible.”
“Any kind of ban on fracking would cause severe damage to our stressed economy.”
“Climate scientists are urging us to leave all fossil fuels in the ground so that they’ll never be burned. That includes natural gas.”
“Any immediate economic repercussions to the economy can be offset if oil-and-gas companies are made to pay their fair share.”