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‘We Don’t Need Or Want Your Help’: Portland Mayor Tells Feds To Stay Inside Or Leave City, Despite Facing 6th Straight Week Of Unrest

The mayor of Portland told Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents on Twitter that the city does not “need or want their help,” despite the locality facing its sixth straight week of violent demonstrations. Democratic Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler claimed he didn’t want DHS personnel on the streets due to the “life-threatening tactics” they allegedly employ to curb demonstrations. He ...

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Two Washington Police Officers, Killing One

A man who allegedly shot and killed a Washington police officer and injured another during a traffic stop was arrested Monday night, according to police. Officers with the Bothell Police Department outside of the Seattle-metro area tried to pull over a car around 9:40 p.m. Monday, but the driver allegedly refused to yield, police told KOMO News. The driver fled ...

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GOP Lawmakers Urge Attorney General To Defend St. Louis Couple’s Gun Rights After Firearm Confiscation

GOP lawmakers wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr Friday, urging the protection of the firearm rights of the St. Louis couple that saw their guns confiscated after they went viral for defending their home against demonstrators, according to reports. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were seen in a video brandishing a M16A2-style rifle and small handgun outside of their ...

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Man Allegedly Ran Over Marine Veteran And Former Police Officer For Being White

A Wisconsin man who was allegedly “targeting a white person” used a pickup truck to purposefully ram and kill a motorcyclist, deputies said in a Thursday press conference. Daniel Navarro was suspected of using his father’s 2004 Dodge pickup to swerve into oncoming traffic and kill a motorcyclist July 3. The victim was later identified as 55-year-old Phillip Thiessen, a Marine ...

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Arizona ICU Beds Running Low, Tucson Mayor Says They May Have To Send Patients To Different States

Arizona is in short supply of intensive care unit (ICU) beds and may have to send patients elsewhere as coronavirus cases soar in the border state, according to the mayor of Tucson. “Any day, we’re going to have to be sending patients to other states because of our lack of capacity,” Tucson Mayor Regina Romero told CNN Tuesday. “We need help. ...

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Berkeley Students Set To Create In-Person Class To Stymie ICE And Avoid Student Visa Deportations

Hundreds of students and one faculty member at the University of California Berkeley reportedly orchestrated a plan to create a student-guided, in-person class to help students with education visas elude deportation. The plan was meant to circumvent Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Monday ruling that non-immigrant students holding F-1 or M-1 visas must leave the U.S. if their course load ...

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Kansas Teacher Stockpiled Over 200 Images, Videos Of Same Fourth Grade Girl, Prosecutors Say

A Kansas schoolteacher was allegedly found in possession of over 200 photos and numerous videos of a fourth grade student on multiple devices, released court documents reveal. Elementary school teacher James Loganbill, 58, allegedly told other educators at the Meadow Lane Elementary School in Olathe that he was attracted to the 10 to 11-year-old girl, according to documents and prosecutor ...

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105 University Of Washington Fraternity Brothers Test Positive For COVID-19

At least 105 University of Washington students residing in fraternity houses near campus have tested positive for coronavirus, according to statements from university personnel Thursday. UW announced Tuesday that 38 fraternity members in nine different houses had COVID-19. This number jumped by 62 students by Thursday. The university inter-fraternity council (IFC) estimated that 105 students total in 15 greek houses ...

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LA City Council Okays Replacing Cops With Community Responders For Non-Violent Calls

The Los Angeles City Council approved a measure Tuesday that would allow unarmed community responders to step in for uniformed officers on non-violent calls, according to news reports. The local government’s initiative was unanimous and will replace cops on calls for drug overdoses and mental health issues, among other non-violent situations, according to CBS Los Angeles. The city is likely ...

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Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Law Banning Magazines Greater Than 15 Rounds

The Colorado Supreme Court upheld a law Monday banning the possession of gun magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition despite opposition from gun rights advocates. Justice Monica M. Márquez wrote the majority opinion, calling the gun control legislation “a reasonable exercise of the police power that has neither the purpose nor effect of nullifying the right ...

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Iran Issues Warrant For Trump’s Arrest Following The Killing Of Top Iranian General In January

An Iranian prosecutor on Monday demanded the arrest of three dozen United States politicians and military leaders, including President Donald Trump, after a U.S. drone strike killed a top military general in January. Tehran Prosecutor Ali Qasi Mehr issued arrest warrants for the 36 Americans on “murder and terrorism charges” after Trump ordered a pinpointed attack on Jan. 3 that ...

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DC Mayor Tells Residents To Stay Home For 4th Of July, Promotes Black Lives Matter Gatherings

Democratic Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told residents to spend the 4th of July at home, despite encouraging Black Lives Matter (BLM) gatherings that took to the streets en masse amid the coronavirus outbreak. “Just because there are going to be fireworks downtown — doesn’t mean I have to go,” Bowser said in a press conference Thursday. She said she ...

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‘Lawlessness’: Businesses, Residents From Within Seattle’s CHOP Sue City

Businesses, workers and residents sued the city of Seattle on Wednesday, saying local leadership enabled and endorsed the occupied zone at the detriment of “basic public safety.” At least a dozen businesses filed the class-action lawsuit, which came as a result of Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP)’s continued proliferation in the city. “Rather than seeking to restore order and ...

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