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If President Trump's calls for his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, to join him in taking a drug test before or after Tuesday night's presidential debate were ever serious, they gained little traction. On Tuesday, Trump's campaign moved on to a new demand: that both candidates subject themselves to a pre-debate, third party inspection for electronic ear pieces. The calls came after a conspiracy theory that Biden would wear such a device spread on social media, including several accounts associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory.
A 43-year-old man has died after falling 100 feet from a cliff on the Oregon coast while posing for a photograph in a tree, officials have said. Steven Gastelum of Seaside, Oregon, was trying to take a photo while hiking along the Devil's Cauldron Overlook Trail in Oswald West State Park before he died, Oregon State Police said. According to reports, Mr Gastelum climbed a tree on the trail when a branch broke, causing Mr Gastelum to fall about 100 feet into the Pacific Ocean.
The Fort Lauderdale police department released body camera footage showing former Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, being tackled and arrested outside his home on Sunday evening. The video shows Parscale being tackled by officers after he eventually emerged from his home, shirtless and holding a beer. Responding officers, who observed bruises on Candice's face and body, seized 10 firearms from the couple's home, according to a police report obtained by Business Insider.
Anything can go wrong—from a faulty connection, a verbal slip-up, or, as was the case on Tuesday morning's Fox & Friends, Rudy Giuliani bellowing insane conspiracy theories at the nation with no obvious way to stop him. It's always a risk to allow Giuliani to share his wildly unpredictable stream of consciousness live. The man who was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2001 has long since been reduced to sharing the latest Trumpist conspiracy theories on any cable news channel that has the budget to cover any possible subsequent defamation lawsuits.
President Trump ignored every pressing topic Monday as he welcomed one of his favorite things to the White House. The New York Times dropped a bombshell report Sunday evening revealing Trump leveraged business losses to avoid paying taxes for years, as well as using other dubious financial strategies to lower his tax bills. Trump denied the report in a Sunday press conference, and on Monday, avoided questions about his tax returns altogether as he praised an electric pick-up truck.
US Sen. Mitch McConnell and his challenger in the Kentucky Senate race, Amy McGrath, are sparring over upcoming debates. It all started when Mr McConnell sent a press release from "Team Mitch" accusing his opponent of potentially backing out of a debate in October. In a press release issued Monday, Ms McGrath's campaign alleged that "Amy is ready and willing to debate Mitch, but Mitch is afraid to take the stage unless he dictates every detail."
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its probe into the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, more than three months after the Black man was fatally shot by a white officer outside a fast-food restaurant in Atlanta. Agency spokesperson Nelly Miles confirmed to news outlets Monday that the findings from the investigation have been turned over to the Atlanta Police Department and Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard. Howard has already announced a felony murder charge against Garrett Rolfe, the officer who shot Rayshard Brooks on June 12 after Brooks grabbed a Taser during a struggle and ran, firing it at Rolfe.
The News Corp. building on 6th Avenue, home to Fox News, the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal Kevin Hagen/Getty Images Fox News reported that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may be planning to use listening devices during Tuesday night's debate. During a discussion with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, host Bill Hemmer relayed information from one of his colleagues, which was likely planted by the Trump campaign.
A new advertising campaign from anti-corruption non-profit RepresentUs uses deepfake technology to deliver a message about democracy. In two different videos, deepfake representations of Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un say that Americans don't need foreign interference to ruin their democracy. The campaign is intended to be shocking, and drive viewers to take actions like volunteer to work at polling stations and check their voter registration.
A disastrous stretch limousine crash that killed 20 people was probably caused by an owner who showed an "egregious disregard for safety" by putting the vehicle on the road despite failing a state inspection that cited issues with the brake system, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The federal board met virtually Tuesday to finalize its report on the probable cause of the crash Oct. 6, 2018, in Schoharie, New York, which killed the driver, all 17 passengers and two bystanders. The limousine, owned by Prestige Limousine of Saratoga County, appeared to suffer brake failure and reached speeds of 100 mph as it descended a steep hill toward the "T" intersection of Routes 30 and 30A where the crash occurred, the NTSB found.
The director of the Auschwitz Memorial in Poland has offered to serve time for a Nigerian child who was convicted of blasphemy and ordered to spend ten years in prison by a Sharia court . In an open letter, Piotr Cywinski asked Nigeria's President to intervene and pardon 13-year-old Omar Farouq for the conviction. “As the director of the Auschwitz memorial, which commemorates the victims and preserves the remains of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camps, where children were imprisoned and murdered, I cannot remain indifferent to this disgraceful sentence for humanity,” he wrote.
In 2019, alleged cult leader Keith Raniere was found guilty of seven charges, including sex trafficking. Prosecutors say he formed a secret society within his organization NXIVM, where he preyed on vulnerable women and they were branded with his initials. Now some of his supporters are speaking out for the first time ahead of his sentencing in October.
The former special counsel Robert Mueller issued a statement Tuesday pushing back on claims his former right-hand man in the Russia probe, Andrew Weissmann, put forth in a newly released memoir. Weissmann accused Mueller and his top deputy, Aaron Zebley, of not doing enough to hold President Donald Trump accountable and refusing to take certain prosecutorial steps out of fear that Trump would shut down the investigation. "It is not surprising that members of the Special Counsel's Office did not always agree, but it is disappointing to hear criticism of our team based on incomplete information," Mueller said in his statement.
Federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett has travelled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with senators ahead of her Supreme Court nomination hearings. The nomination was kicked off with Ms Barrett participating in a three-minute press event with Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, which involved answering no questions from the press. We're pleased today to welcome Judge Barrett to begin the process of advice and consent in the Senate.
A 71-year-old mother was found dead after school officials asked police to do a welfare check at her home, according to Texas police. Teachers at the Forney Independent School District “sensed something was wrong” Friday when two students were absent and their parent could not be reached, a district spokesperson told McClatchy. The boys, ages 5 and 7, had not been in class since Monday, Sept. 21, according to KTVT.
A Black student in Texas had guns pointed at her after cops barged into her room in response to her roommates allegedly filing a false report. Christin Evans, 17, is still shaken up after campus police barreled into her room at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with their guns drawn on Sept. The freshman, who was recruited for the SFA cheer squad, recounted the incident at a press conference on Monday, the Washington Post reported.
Indonesian trade unions threatened on Monday to stage a national strike next month after a committee in parliament agreed to move ahead with proposed labour reforms in President Joko Widodo's controversial "Job Creation" bill. Global investors are watching the bill closely to see that its terms have not been watered down in parliamentary debates, as Southeast Asia's largest economy tries to compete for manufacturing investment relocating from China. Lawmakers in the legislation committee held meetings at the weekend to finish debating the bill so that it could be passed before parliament goes into recess on Oct. 9.
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.
Aviation safety expert and famed pilot Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III said that during the pandemic, he will only fly on airlines that leave middle seats empty. Sullenberger, who is known for landing a damaged plane on the Hudson River in 2009, saving all 155 people on board, cited a study from MIT that found that leaving middle seats empty halves the risk of catching the novel coronavirus during a flight. Sullenberger's comments came during a podcast interview with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Brett O'Donnell, who has helped five Republican presidential candidates prepare for debates and was formerly the debate coach at Liberty University, said he expects Trump to say "a lot of what he's already been saying about the courts on the stump. If you watch his debate performances, much of what happens in the debates gets tested out in his town halls,” he said. O'Donnell said he'd expect there would be discussion of Democrats' argument that Republicans are hypocritical for pushing to confirm a justice with Election Day just weeks away, despite their refusal four years ago to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee in an election year when voting was still months off.
Mexico said Monday it had requested more information from the US on medical procedures given to migrants in detention centers, after allegations six detained Mexican women were sterilized without their consent. Rights campaigners alleged two weeks ago that a number of hysterectomies had been carried out at a privately run detention center in the US state of Georgia. The Mexican ministry of foreign affairs said it sent a diplomatic note "to clarify the situation, requesting information on the medical attention that Mexican citizens receive" at the Irwin County Detention Center.
Scott Atlas and Anthony Fauci Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Imahes Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, on Monday called out Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas and Fox News for spreading "misinformation" about the coronavirus. Fauci called out Atlas, a frequent former Fox News guest who has no background in infectious diseases but has pushed the discredited "herd immunity" strategy and questioned the efficacy of masks, during an interview with CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter. "Most are working together," Fauci said of the administration's coronavirus advisers.
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.
India's confirmed coronavirus tally reached 6 million on Monday, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases. The Health Ministry reported 82,170 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, driving the overall total to 6,074,703. New infections in India are currently being reported faster than anywhere else in the world.
“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.”