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European Union foreign ministers called Tuesday for a cease-fire to end days of heavy fighting between the Israeli armed forces and Palestinian militants, but said that a longer-term political solution must be found to end decades of conflict between them. More than 200 Palestinians have been killed in heavy airstrikes so far, including dozens of children, and over 1,400 people wounded. At least 12 people in Israel, including a 5-year-old boy, have been killed in rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip toward civilian areas in Israel.
Albert Watkins, the attorney for Jacob Chansley (perhaps better known as "QAnon Shaman"), spoke on the record with Talking Points Memo about his client's alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In the interview, published by TPM on Tuesday, Watkins used shockingly offensive language in an attempt to defend Chansley's alleged actions, saying Chansley has Asperger's syndrome, and asserting that other participants in the riot have intellectual disabilities that were to blame. "These are people with brain damage," he said.
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court expressed appreciation to the Biden administration Monday for lifting sanctions against her and another ICC official, saying her office “hopes to establish a new relationship with the United States rooted in mutual respect and constructive dialogue.” Fatou Bensouda told a virtual U.N. Security Council meeting at the end of her final briefing on Libya that she welcomed the reversal of the “unprecedented measures” against her and Phakiso Mochochoko, head of the ICC's Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division. The sanctions were imposed under President Donald Trump on Sept. 2, 2020, over the court's investigations into alleged war crimes by the United States in Afghanistan and by U.S. ally Israel in the Palestinian territories.
Three Chester County schools will remain closed and use remote learning Tuesday as a police manhunt continues for an armed suspect who allegedly shot at two sheriff's deputies, officials said. Residents of Richburg have been asked by Chester County Sheriff's Office deputies to lock their doors and stay inside. Richburg is off S.C. 9 and close to Interstate 77.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday slammed the House's Jan. 6 commission deal, and in the process appeared to throw Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), the Republican he reportedly tasked with negotiating the legislation, "under the bus." In a statement, McCarthy specifically complained that the commission was too narrow.
President Joe Biden visited a Ford electric vehicle facility in Dearborn, Michigan following a week of protests in the city against US support for Israel's military strikes in Jerusalem and Gaza. Dearborn is 47 per cent Arab American with one of the largest Muslim populations in the US. On Tuesday, as the president toured the facility to promote his infrastructure agenda, Arab American groups held three protests across the city to demonstrate against Israel's actions in Gaza and the forced removal of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem.
The officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black motorist during an attempted arrest in North Carolina will not face criminal charges. The Elizabeth City district attorney told reporters the police shooting of Andrew Brown, 42, was "justified". Officials say Mr Brown drove his car at police during the 44-second encounter.
Relentless rain has triggered deadly flash flooding and a state of emergency across Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards declared the state of emergency Monday as rounds of intense rain, thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes threatened the southwestern part of the state. Significant flooding has been reported across Louisiana from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles.
Joe Biden visited a Ford electric vehicle facility in Dearborn, Michigan amid Arab American protests in the city against US support for Israel's military strikes in Jerusalem and Gaza. While Biden joked around with reporters, the city's Muslim community was “so angry” after giving the president their support. “No, you can't,” Biden replied.
Rudy Giuliani has complained he is being treated like the head of a drug cartel head amid reports that Donald Trump has abandoned him. Lawyers for Mr Giuliani have condemned prosecutors for the 28 April raid by FBI agents on his New York home and criticised them for gaining electronic access to his accounts. “Unfortunately for Giuliani, and even more unfortunately for the attorney-client privilege and executive deliberation privilege, and the public's perception that those privileges are real, the SDNY simply chose to treat a distinguished lawyer as if he was the head of a drug cartel or a terrorist, in order to create maximum prejudicial coverage of both Giuliani, and his most well-known client – the former President of the United States,” it stated.
During remarks at a Ford electric vehicle facility in Michigan, President Joe Biden told Detroit-area US Rep Rashida Tlaib that he is praying for her family in the West Bank. The Democratic congresswoman, the only Palestinian member and one of two Muslim women in Congress, has criticised the administration's response to Israel's attacks in Gaza and the West Bank, and has called for conditioning aid to Israel on its compliance with international human rights agreements. “I admire your intellect, I admire your passion, and I admire your concern for so many other people,” the president told her in his remarks from Dearborn on Tuesday.
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Darwin's Arch, the famed rock formation in the Galápagos Islands, has collapsed, officials said. The arch was located about a mile away from Darwin's Island, also named for Charles Darwin. UN scientists previously warned that the islands are at risk due to the effects of climate change, the New York Times reported.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order which prohibits state entities from requiring masks. This includes counties, cities, and schools. Prisons, jails, and assisted living facilities are exempt.
US Rep Rashida Tlaib says that some of her Democratic colleagues in Congress express empathy towards the Palestinians in private, but do not in public. The Michigan Democrat made the observation during an interview on MSNBC's The Reid Out on Monday evening. “It is really hard because any of my colleagues that even have some sort of empathy towards Palestinians, they do it quietly with whispering because they continue to be intimidated and bullied by those that want to continue the status quo apartheid in Israel,” Ms Tlaib told host Joy Reid.
While the pandemic's impact on aviation will likely help bring down the industry's emissions, it's far from enough to meet long-term climate goals. Before COVID-19 hit, the sector's carbon emissions were expected to be three times greater in 2050 than in 2015. Dan Rutherford, aviation director at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), a non-profit research group, thinks the increase will now be closer to 2.3 times.
As COVID-19 case counts and deaths continue to climb in the U.S., critics have accused the Trump administration of downplaying the extent of the virus and delaying crucial steps needed to combat the spread. While public health officials warned President Donald Trump early this year about a potential outbreak, social media posts claim Dr. Anthony Fauci sounded the alarm about an infectious disease outbreak years earlier. “Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said there is 'no doubt' Donald J. Trump will be confronted with a surprise infectious disease outbreak during his presidency,” reads a July 10 Facebook post of a screenshot from an article.
Chris Watts, a Colorado man convicted of murdering his wife and two young children in 2018, is an “outcast” in prison, according to a report. Watts, who turned 36 on Sunday, is at a maximum security prison in Wisconsin and, according to a regular contact, is an “outcast” among the inmates, and avoided by staff. Watts is serving five life sentences for strangling his wife, Shanann Watts, in August 2018, and for smothering daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, as CBS Denver reported at the time.
The Treasury Department said Monday that 39 million families are set to receive monthly child payments beginning on July 15.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have formally liquidated one of their sole-remaining British companies, marking the final nail in the coffin for Sussex Royal. Documents filed with Companies House revealed that MWX Trading confirmed on May 5 that it was winding up and a liquidator was appointed on May 14. The couple established the company in August 2019, naming their lawyer, Gerrard Tyrrell, as its secretary and Natalie Campbell, who worked for their charitable foundation Sussex Royal, as director.
A lawyer for Joel Greenberg, an associate of US Rep Matt Gaetz, promised “must-see television” after his client pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges, potentially imperiling the congressman's political career if Mr Greenberg's cooperation with the government implicates Mr Gaetz. The lawyer, Fritz Scheller, made the comments to reporters on Monday when they asked about any potential connections between Mr Gaetz and the case. Mr Greenberg pleaded guilty to six federal charges, which set off a flurry of speculation as to what the plea will mean for Mr Gaetz, who has continually denied any wrongdoing.
At one of the worst points in this pandemic, when the United States was averaging more than 60,000 new cases a day and unemployment stood at 8%, a solid majority of Americans said they wanted the government to do more: more direct involvement in the then-theoretical vaccine, more safety-net programs, more access to healthcare dollars. As some 6,000 people were dying in the U.S. each day — a death toll greater than the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — a Pew survey from August showed 59% of Americans wanted the government to do more to make life better, including a surprising one-third of Republicans. In Washington, that shift among conservatives created an important opening for progressives.
Rep. Katie Porter grilled AbbVie CEO Richard Gonzalez over why the pharmaceutical giant's drug prices have risen. The California Democrat used a whiteboard and paper cut-outs to illustrate her argument. Porter has become well-known for using her "whiteboard of justice" to grill CEOs.
“We are a nation bobbing in multiple crises. Not one of them involves people taking COVID-19 too seriously.”
“The threat is increasingly concentrated among people who are vulnerable by choice.”
“This announcement would be very welcome if not for one big problem: There is no requirement for proof of vaccination.”
“Joining the protected vaccinated minority, which we hope will rapidly become the majority, is simple.”
“Instead of taking giant steps. I think we should be taking small steps toward the same goal.”