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Seattle Strikes Down Drug And Prostitution Loitering Laws, Because … Racism

The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Monday to ditch an ordinance allowing police officers to arrest loiterers if they’re suspected of drug dealing or prostitution, citing its racial origins. The rejection of the loitering bill, which reportedly affected black communities at a higher rate, has moved to Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s desk for final approval before the law is ...

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Pro-Trump Super Pac Rolls Out Ad Questioning Whether Biden Has Dementia

A super PAC supporting President Donald Trump released an advertisement Wednesday questioning whether former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden is suffering from a form of dementia that could hurt his ability to govern the United States. “Does Joe Biden have the mental capacity to keep America safe?” asks a narrator in the ad, titled “Lost His Mind.” ...

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U.S. Army Soldier Charged with Terrorism Offenses for Planning Deadly Ambush on Service Members in His Unit

The Department of Justice announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging Ethan Melzer, 22, of Louisville, Kentucky, for allegedly planning an attack on his U.S. Army unit by sending sensitive details about the unit – including information about its location, movements, and security – to members of an extremist organization named Order of the Nine Angles (O9A), an occult-based neo-Nazi ...

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University Of Michigan Withdraws From Hosting October Debate

The University of Michigan officially withdrew from hosting the Oct. 15 presidential debate over coronavirus concerns. “It is with great disappointment that I must ask for the University of Michigan to be released from its agreement with the Commission on Presidential Debates to host the Presidential Debate on Oct. 15, 2020,” Mark Schlissel, the president of the University of Michigan, ...

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Lack Of Kentucky Polling Places Threatens To Derail Primary

Kentucky holds its presidential and down-ballot primaries Tuesday amid growing fears over long lines, understaffed polling places and delayed results. The state could be the latest to have its primary unfold in a chaotic manner, mirroring scenarios previously witnessed in Georgia and Washington, D.C.  In Louisville, the state’s largest city with approximately 600,000 people, all in-person voters will have to ...

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US Adds Four Chinese Media Outlets To List Of Beijing-Controlled ‘Propaganda’

The Trump State Department on Monday added four Chinese media outlets to a list of organizations considered to be the equivalent of foreign embassies because of their close ties to the Chinese Communist government. The move to flag the outlets as “foreign missions” is part of the U.S. government’s effort to identify Beijing-controlled propaganda organs, which have ramped up their ...

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Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Latinos Are Black… We Run An Entire Racial Spectrum’

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued Monday that some Latino people are black during an interview about how the pandemic is impacting the Latino community. “I always say Latinos are black. We are Afro-Latina and we — we run an entire racial spectrum,” she said during an interview on Telemundo. Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive Democrat, is running for re-election after beating ...

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‘Tear Them Down’: Shaun King Demands ‘White European’ Jesus Statues Be Removed

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King called Monday for the removal of statues, murals and stained glass windows that depict Jesus as a “white European,” which he claimed “are a form of white supremacy.” “Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” King, a former surrogate on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s ...

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CBP Field Operations Seizes $3.1 Million in Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted alleged liquid methamphetamine worth $3,108,000 concealed within a commercial truck arriving from Mexico with merchandise. “This was an outstanding interception of hard narcotics that our officers accomplished utilizing all available tools and resources,” said Carlos Rodriguez, Port Director, Hidalgo/ Pharr/Anzalduas. “Our ...

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‘Arrogant And Selfish’: Sarah Sanders’ Upcoming Book Calls Bolton ‘Drunk On Power’

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders described former National Security Advisor John Bolton as “arrogant and selfish” and “drunk on power” in excerpts from her upcoming book. Sanders and other White House staff members were pulled over by the U.K police to wait for Bolton’s motorcade during a trip to dinner at the U.S. ambassador’s house during a ...

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South Korea Says Bolton Book ‘Substantially Distorts Facts’

South Korea’s National Security Advisor says that former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s new book “substantially distorts facts.” “The Room Where It Happens,” is scheduled to release Tuesday — a book filled with criticisms of President Donald Trump. The Justice Department sued Bolton Tuesday to delay the release of book, but a federal judge on Saturday denied the Trump ...

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‘They Don’t Know What They’re Talking About’: Trump Campaign Manager Addresses Allegations Trump Rally Was Trolled

The Trump campaign rejected a claim alleging that President Donald Trump’s Saturday rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma was trolled by an army of TikTok users. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale denied the allegation in a statement Sunday and attacked the media for pushing the story, according to Politico. “Leftists and online trolls doing a victory lap, thinking they somehow impacted rally ...

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Seattle’s CHOP Worse Than The ‘Complete And Total Anarchy’ Of Occupy Wall Street, NY Police Union Exec Says

Vice president of Sergeants Benevolent Association Vincent Vallelong compared the Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011 to the present-day Seattle occupation known as CHOP. He fears the Seattle occupation is far more grave than what he saw in 2011 in Manhattan and suggests Seattle PD is being stymied by local officials.  Vallelong said Seattle law enforcement missed a critical opportunity ...

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