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SOUTH BEND, Indiana – When Amy Coney Barrett's colleagues at the University of Notre Dame Law School learned of her nomination for a federal appeals court seat in 2017, they began signing a letter of support for her confirmation. The letter began circulating on a Thursday, recalled professor Stephen Yelderman, who was traveling and could not immediately sign it. When Yelderman returned to the office after the weekend, his colleagues were quick to approach him.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will be in space during the upcoming general election, but won't let that stop her from voting. "We consider it an honor to be able to vote from space, and so we fill out a form and we vote via absentee ballot," she told the Associated Press. Texas, where most US astronauts live, allows them to vote via a secure electronic ballot, which, once completed, is forwarded to the country clerk by Mission Control.
While Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee reportedly do not intend to boycott the confirmation hearing for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, the party's senators will likely do whatever they can to slow the process, Politico reports. Some of the tactics available for Democrats, who believe Republicans set a precedent for blocking Supreme Court nominations in the lead up to a presidential election in 2016, that Politico lists include: invoking the "two-hour" rule — which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.
Bodycam footage and investigation files obtained by VICE News show some of the Louisville Metro Police Department officers who fired shots during the drug raid that killed Breonna Taylor violating departmental rules. The footage shows three involved officers wandering the scene unescorted, violating a departmental policy that requires involved officers to be escorted by another officer and separated from the other officers involved. One such officer told investigators that he actually interviewed witnesses and can be seen in the footage walking down the stairs that lead to Taylor's upstairs neighbor's apartment.
A Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher spent a career building a $425,447 retirement nest egg. Licensed pilot Michael Atkins spent three years convincing her to loan it to him. Now, Atkins will spend four years and three months in federal prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud and identity theft.
This means the presidency may not be decided by the party that controls the House itself but by the one that controls more state delegations in the chamber. And right now, Republicans control 26 delegations to Democrats' 22, with Pennsylvania tied and Michigan a 7-6 plurality for Democrats, with a 14th seat held by independent Justin Amash. A battle inside the House could be brutal, even more politically bare-knuckled than Trump and Senate Republicans pushing through a Supreme Court nominee days before the election.
A Kentucky State Police report couldn't prove if a bullet that struck a Lousiville Metro Police Department officer during a raid came from Breonna Taylor's boyfriend's, Kenneth Walker, gun. Walker admitted to firing a warning shot, after which officers unloaded more than 30 bullets into Taylor's apartment, killing Taylor in her bed. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said on Wednesday the investigation had ruled out "friendly fire" for the bullet that hit an officer.
President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that he was "strongly demanding" Democratic nominee Joe Biden take a "Drug Test" either before or after Tuesday's first presidential debate. "His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly." Trump has previously speculated, without evidence, that Biden had taken drugs to improve his performance at the Democratic Party's primary debates.
A man in Ohio was arrested Friday after federal officials say he posed as a Black Lives Matter leader and used more than $200,000 in donations to a fake non-profit on myriad items, including a home, suits and guns. Investigators said actor and activist Sir Maejor Page, also known as Tyree Conyers-Page, 32, created social media and GoFundMe pages under the name Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta (BLMGA), indicating that it was non-profit, according to an FBI news release. A bank account was set up for BLMGA in 2018, with Page as the sole signatory, the FBI said.
Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, has further eased lockdown restrictions imposed after a surge in coronavirus cases, allowing most children to return to school from next month and sending more than 125,000 people back to work. Melbourne and surrounding parts of rural Victoria state were placed under strict “Level 4” lockdowns on Aug. 2, shuttering schools and non-essential businesses, imposing a nighttime curfew and prohibiting public gatherings. The restrictions were scheduled to be eased Sunday if the rolling 14-day average of new infections was between 30 and 50 cases.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Sunday refused to discuss his tax returns after a report said he paid only $750 in personal federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, and he paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years. Trump dismissed a New York Times investigation into his tax records, which revealed a string of financial losses that helped him avoid paying taxes, and showed the president is beset by hundreds of millions in personal debt that will come due within the next four years. The analysis also found Trump earned millions abroad after he took office, raising questions about whether it conflicts with his role as president.
Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei accused Western countries on Saturday of attempting to sow "chaos and anarchy" in the former Soviet republic, which has been rocked by street protests since an election last month. "We are seeing attempts to destabilize the situation in the country," he told the United Nations General Assembly in a video statement. "Interference in our internal affairs, sanctions and other restrictions on Belarus will have the opposite effect, and are harmful for absolutely everyone."
The former top manager of President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, Brad Parscale, was taken to a hospital Sunday after his wife reported that he was armed and threatening to harm himself, authorities said. Parscale, 44, had multiple guns when police officers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, arrived at his home, Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw, a police spokeswoman, said in a statement. Greenlaw said Parscale was the only person home at the time.
Jordan's King Abdullah dissolved parliament on Sunday, officials said, paving the way for an election in November at a time of rising popular discontent over worsening economic conditions and curbs on public freedoms under emergency laws. Under constitutional rules, the government must resign within a week. In July, Jordan's electoral commission set Nov. 10 as the date for a parliamentary election after the monarch called for countrywide polls to be held at the end of the parliament's four-year term.
Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild over the weekend, law enforcement officials confirmed on Sunday. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Montana told deputies that his grandchild was sleeping in a playpen on Saturday when an unknown woman entered their home in Malibu and grabbed the child. Montana and his wife, Jennifer, confronted the woman, whom authorities later identified as Sodsai Dalzell, tried to “de-escalate the situation” and asked her to give back their grandchild.
Italian fashion group Valentino ditched the glitzy setting of central Paris for a foundry on the outskirts of Milan to present its latest collection, a rare live catwalk in the time of COVID-19 with a restricted group of mask-wearing guests. The show brought down the curtain on Milan fashion week, which has hosted a mix of physical and virtual catwalks for its first edition since coronavirus restrictions made the heady mix of glamour, celebrity and hype at such events more complicated. Valentino had never presented a women's collection in Milan, and its last menswear show in Italy's fashion capital was in 2007.
The governor of Oregon has declared a state of emergency ahead of far-right demonstrations in Portland, where groups including the Proud Boys are expected to hold a rally following months of protests against police brutality and federal intervention. Governor Kate Brown warned that "significant crowds of people are expected to join – some people will be armed, with others ready to harass or intimidate Oregonians," she said during a press briefing on Friday. The city estimated that as many as 10,000 people could attend, prompting the Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau to deny groups a permit for the protest under Covid-19 restrictions.
Hours after Christina Anstead shared a lengthy post on Instagram, Ant Anstead shared his own statement as well. This was the first time the British television personality had publicly commented on his separation from his wife of almost two years, who announced their split via social media on Sept. "Anyone who really knows me knows that I don't like to share private matters publicly," the "Wheeler Dealers" host said.
The Dallas Stars have been inside the NHL bubble in Edmonton for two months, staying in a hotel connected to the arena. Tampa Bay's only trip since this unusual postseason began was traveling 1,700 miles from the East hub in Toronto before both conference finals and the Stanley Cup Final were played on the same ice. Other than Tampa Bay's flight west three weeks ago, the movements of players this postseason can easily be calculated by fitness trackers instead of odometers.
Manny Pacquiao, 41, a senator of the Philippines, could return to the boxing ring in a mega-fight involving Conor McGregor. McGregor tweeted Friday that he would be boxing Pacquiao next in the Middle East. Pacquiao's representative Sean Gibbons laughed off the suggestion it had all been agreed, implying that the Irishman may have been drinking when he tweeted.
Britain's royal family have released pictures of Prince William, wife Kate and their three children joining the naturalist David Attenborough in the gardens of Kensington Palace. The photographs were taken earlier this week after the 94-year-old broadcaster joined Prince William, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and second-in-line to the throne, to watch an outdoor screening of Attenborough's upcoming film. The film, "David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet," sets out his "witness statement" on the destruction of the environment and ideas on how humans can still put it right.
President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that it will be "a big WIN" for the US if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. "Obamacare will be replaced with a MUCH better, and FAR cheaper, alternative if it is terminated in the Supreme Court," he wrote, less than a day after nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democrats condemned Trump's message with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeting that the president had all but admitted that he plans to invalidate Obamacare.
Tyronn Lue was the frontrunner to succeed Luke Walton, but Lue rejected a three-year offer to coach a team that was coming off a non-playoff finish and was thrust into turmoil when Magic Johnson unexpectedly resigned as president of basketball operations. Vogel, who earned respect for his smart defensive strategy while coaching Indiana but stumbled with mediocre Orlando teams, might not have been the Lakers' second choice. Monty Williams, then an assistant in Philadelphia, was prominent in the mix of candidates, but Williams took a five-year offer from Phoenix while the Lakers sorted through their options.
“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.”