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Biden Campaign’s Statement On Defunding The Police Is ‘Weak’, Trump Camp Says

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Monday called on former Vice President Joe Biden to personally fully explain his position on a budding movement to defund police forces around the country. A statement opposing the defunding of police departments from the Biden campaign’s rapid response director Andrew Bates is not good enough, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said in a ...

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Trump Issues Federal Disaster Declaration After Cristobal Hits Louisiana, Weakens To A Tropical Depression

Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression Monday morning after smashing into Louisiana and other parts of the southern United States Saturday, bringing with it 50-mile per hour winds and heavy rainfall. President Donald Trump granted Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ request for financial assistance to pay for the state’s disaster response. Edwards, a Democrat, declared a state of emergency Thursday ...

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Censorship, Antitrust Probes: Big Tech Is Back To Fighting Familiar Foes After Taking On Coronavirus

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Big tech companies are facing criticism on antitrust issues, claims of censorship, and other serious problems less than three months after government officials asked them for help stemming the flow of a virus pandemic.  President Donald Trump signed an executive order that could seriously curb Twitter’s business model after the company censored him, and Amazon is facing calls for CEO ...

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De Blasio Rolls Out Plan Shifting Funds Away From NYPD Amid Calls To Defund The Police

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to shift funding away from the city’s police department and toward youth programs Sunday, as activists push for defunding police departments. De Blasio’s plan is part of a suggestion from the mayor’s task force on racial inclusion, which is chaired by his wife, activist Chirlane McCray. Decisions about police funding ...

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Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Deputy Killed In Alleged Ambush By Man With A Stockpile Of Bombs

A Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputy was killed and other officers were injured after a man who was stockpiling an arsenal of bombs and guns opened fire on them Saturday, according to local media reports. Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, 38, was fatally shot after officers while responding to reports of a suspicious van near Ben Lamond, California, Sheriff Jim Hart told ...

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Fake Trump Campaign Website Redirects Visitors To A Left Wing Group’s Donation Page

A fake President Donald Trump re-election campaign website is directing visitors to the Democratic Party’s digital fundraising arm, which in turn is asking them to donate money to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. A website called LocalTrump2020.com is directing visitors to left-wing group ActBlue’s donation page, which is requesting visitors donate to the NAACP, according to ...

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‘It Was Insane’: State Officials Slam CDC For Letting Potentially COVID-Infected Air Travelers Into US 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s system to track potentially infected air travelers went offline during the early part of the pandemic, causing local officials to worry that coronavirus infections would increase without good data, according to The New York Times. Local health officials contacted the CDC to express concern that infected travelers could begin mixing with the general ...

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‘Trying To Rig The 2020 Election’: Trump Campaign Rails Against Snapchat For Not Promoting POTUS’ Content

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President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign lashed out at Snapchat Wednesday after the social media company decided not to promote the president’s content. Snapchat’s “Discover” feature, which highlights content from celebrities, regularly spotlights the president’s account. “We are not currently promoting the President’s content on Snapchat’s Discover platform. We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving ...

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Left-Wing Amazon Employee Faces Multiple Charges For Inciting Riots During Pittsburg Protests, Police Say

A left-wing Amazon employee who allegedly incited multiple riots during Saturday protests in Pittsburgh turned himself into authorities Monday night, police reports show. Brian Bartels, 20, is accused of starting violent riots in Pittsburgh during a Saturday demonstration against George Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, according to video of the incident. ...

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Zuckerberg Reportedly Defends Move Not To Nix Trump’s ‘THUGS’ Post, Leans On Free Speech Principles

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly pushed back Tuesday against company employees who lashed out at him for not nixing a post on President Donald Trump’s profile calling rioters “THUGS.” Facebook’s adherence to free speech principles “show that the right action where we are right now is to leave this up,” he said during a question and answer session on a ...

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George Floyd Had ‘Fentanyl Intoxication’ And ‘Recent Methamphetamine Use,’ Autopsy Shows

George Floyd had fentanyl in his system and had recently used methamphetamine before his death, which was ruled a homicide, according to a county medical examiner autopsy released Monday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s autopsy report said Floyd experienced “fentanyl intoxication” and “recent methamphetamine use” were “significant conditions” leading to his death. The report ultimately deemed his death a “homicide” ...

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Twitter, Reddit Fight State Dept’s Order Requiring Visa Applicants To Detail Their Social Media Handles

Twitter and Reddit filed an amicus brief last week in support of a lawsuit challenging federal rules requiring visa applicants to register their social media handles with the United States government. The amicus brief supports a lawsuit the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed in 2019 after the State Department instituted the rule, which reportedly impacts roughly 14.7 million ...

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Video Of Protests Nationwide Show Images Of Chaos, Mass Violence

Protests and demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Arizona, and Chicago morphed into scenes of chaos and violence Saturday night as activists took to the streets and confronted police officers, reporters and citizens alike. Rioters briefly set fire to City Hall in Nashville, Tennessee, while two police vans were filmed plowing through protesters in New York City, reports show. Meanwhile, Minnesota Gov. ...

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Twitter Censors White House Account For Quoting Trump’s Flagged ‘THUGS’ Tweet

Twitter censored the White House’s official Twitter account after it shared and quoted a tweet from President Donald Trump Friday that the company’s moderators hit for “glorifying violence.” The account shared a tweet Trump composed early Friday morning in which he called people rioting and looting in Minneapolis, Minnesota “THUGS” and suggested that he will send in the military, adding ...

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EPA’s Andrew Wheeler Calls Out Senate Dems For ‘Politicizing’ Agency’s COVID Response

Sens. Tom Carper and Ed Markey are “politicizing” the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to the coronavirus, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told the Daily Caller News Foundation.  Wheeler criticized Markey for using what the administrator said was a faulty study to claim the EPA is hurting minority communities and people of color.  The study’s researchers used an “ill-fitting statistical model” to ...

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