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Donald Trump said he was "saddened" to hear the news of Congressman John Lewis' death after the civil rights leader died on Friday. Earlier on Saturday, Congresswoman Karen Bass, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, told the president he should not issue a statement so people could "mourn in peace". The president ordered earlier for the flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other public buildings for the remainder of the day.
Screenshot/Fox News Ed Mullins, the head of the NYPD sargeants union, appeared on Fox News on Friday via remote video with a mug placed behind him emblazoned with the symbol of a far-right conspiracy theory. Mullins refused to say whether the mug was his or whether he endorses the QAnon conspiracy in a call with Business Insider. "Our country is falling apart, New York City is in crisis, and the only thing the news media is concerned about is a mug," Mullins told Business Insider on Friday.
A "wartime state" has been declared in Urumqi, the capital of China's western Xinjiang region, after a spike in cases of coronavirus. Officials on Saturday said 17 new cases had been recorded and strict measures on movement had been imposed. Although the figure appears low, China has recorded very few significant outbreaks since Covid-19 emerged in the city of Wuhan late last year.
A Pennsylvania police officer was justified when he pressed his knee into an intoxicated man's head while restraining him outside a hospital, a prosecutor said Friday after reviewing an incident that was caught on video and generated allegations of police brutality. The officer and a second police officer used reasonable force to restrain the man, who was agitated, acting erratically and posing a danger to himself and others, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said. “I have concluded that there is absolutely no evidence to support filing criminal charges against either of the Allentown police officers involved in this incident,” Martin said in a news release.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States was "deeply disappointed" in a ruling on Thursday by Europe's highest court that a trans-Atlantic data transfer deal is invalid because of concerns about U.S. surveillance. Pompeo said in a statement that the United States would review the consequences and implications of the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union that could disrupt thousands of companies that rely on the agreement. "We are deeply disappointed that the Court of Justice of the European Union ... has invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework," Pompeo said.
Jared Siskin/Getty Images The National Museum for African American History and Culture removed a chart listing "whiteness" attributes after receiving criticism from Donald Trump Jr and conservative media. The chart listed "hard work," "respecting authority," and "objective, rational linear thinking" as some of the attributes of "white dominant culture, or whiteness." Donald Trump Jr. criticized the graphic earlier this week, tweeting: "These aren't 'white' values.
Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., confirmed Thursday night that won't be seeking re-election to Congress this year. Amash also retweeted a report from The Detroit News that said he wasn't campaigning for re-election. In April, Amash said in an interview with Reason magazine that he didn't intend to return to his congressional campaign because he was focused on running for president.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered more good news Saturday in the state's ongoing fight battle against COVID-19 while expressing his dismay over the growing number of cases in the nation's hot spots. The latest statewide New York numbers continued to decline, with the number of hospitalized patients down by 22 on Friday compared to the day before. Another 94 New Yorkers were discharged from hospitals, boosting that figure to 72,064 statewide, Cuomo said.
French authorities are opening an investigation into accusations of complicity in acts of torture against the powerful crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, sources said Friday. Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told AFP that a French investigating magistrate had been mandated to take on the probe, which will notably look at acts allegedly committed in the war in Yemen. An initial investigation had been opened in October 2019 against the prince, who is known as MBZ, after two complaints were filed when he came to Paris on an official visit in November 2018.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Friday that she thinks it's no coincidence that Georgia's governor filed a lawsuit against her over her city's mask law a day after she said President Donald Trump violated it during his visit Wednesday. This filing of a lawsuit is simply bizarre, quite frankly,” Bottoms, a Democrat, said in an interview with NBC's “Today” show. Bottoms noted that Savannah implemented a mask order on July 1 and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's hometown of Athens instituted one on July 8.
A former Arizona prosecutor known for winning a conviction in the Jodi Arias murder case agreed on Friday to be disbarred in an ethics case in which he was accused of sharing the identity of an Arias juror and sexually harassing female law clerks in his office.
The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, criticized Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, described her as "derelict" when it comes to dealing with crime. "The derelict mayor of Chicago should step up and ask for help, because she's doing a very poor job of securing her streets," McEnany said. The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, criticized Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, describing the Midwesterner as "derelict" when it comes to dealing with crime in her city.
Two men were charged Friday in an alleged assault against a Black man who was seen in a viral video being held against his will in the woods near an Indiana lake on the Fourth of July. Sean Purdy and Jerry Cox are charged with various crimes, including confinement and battery against a 36-year-old Bloomington, Ind., man, Vauhxx Booker, according to the Indianapolis Star. Monroe County Prosecutor Erika Oliphant has filed two active warrants for the two men and says Booker will face no charges.
Urumqi, the capital of China's far western region of Xinjiang, has gone into "wartime mode" and launched an emergency response plan after the city reported 16 new coronavirus cases on Friday. State broadcaster CCTV cited unnamed officials as telling a press conference on Saturday that the city had suspended gatherings and ordered communities to restrict visits to other households. It urged people not to make unnecessary trips outside the city and ordered infection tests for anyone who needed to leave Urumqi, aiming to prevent the spread of the virus.
A boy was left with arm, head, and chest injuries after the shark attack near Stanley, on the northwest coast of Tasmania, Australia. Ambulance Tasmania said in a statement on Facebook that the boy was on a fishing expedition when a shark grabbed him from a boat and pulled him into the water. Hours before the attack, police said a "large shark" was seen near Stanley and encouraged people to "take necessary precautions," according to the Australian Associated Press.
On Thursday the Supreme Court, responding to an emergency appeal, issued an order that will make it impossible for thousands of former prison inmates convicted of felonies to vote in Florida's primary election. It's an ominous ruling in an election year already thrown into confusion by the COVID-19 pandemic and haunted by the specter of partisan disputes about voter fraud and voter suppression. In 2018, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment restoring the right to vote for most people convicted of felonies after they completed all terms of their sentence, including parole or probation.
CNN anchor Poppy Harlow on Friday shut down Trump campaign spokesperson Mercedes Schlapp over the president's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, pointing out how many times the president has said the virus that's killed nearly 140,000 Americans would just “go away” and “disappear. In a contentious 15-minute CNN interview, Schlapp was steamrolled almost immediately by Harlow, who came prepared with a list of facts to push back on the Trump flack's inevitable spin. After tangling over the issue of mask mandates and how experts show they could stem the spread of the disease, Harlow brought up a patient who recently died, noting he expressed regret for believing coronavirus was a hoax.
Repentant bandits in Nigeria's north-western state of Zamfara are being offered two cows for every AK-47 they surrender. It is an attempt to encourage them to give up a life of crime and live a normal life as responsible citizens, Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle said. Motorcycle-riding armed bandits have been terrorising the state.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, citing a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, took President Donald Trump to task Thursday over the federal coronavirus response. The governor touted the report because it backs his argument that the virus came to New York through Europe, not China. “It will be a double-barreled shotgun of incompetence,” Cuomo told reporters during an afternoon phone conference.
Kuwait's 91-year-old ruler was admitted to the hospital Saturday for a medical checkup and the country's crown prince temporarily took some of his powers in his absence, the oil-rich nation's state-run news agency reported. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah was in “good health,” the KUNA news agency said, citing a statement from the country's royal court minister. A later statement said Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah had assumed some of Sheikh Sabah's powers temporarily, without explaining why that was necessary.