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|In wake of Gardner's suicide, special prosecutor offers new details about events leading up to James Scurlock shooting
One day before Jake Gardner fatally shot James Scurlock outside his bar in downtown Omaha, President Trump threatened to send the military to Minneapolis in response to violent clashes between police and protesters following the death of George Floyd in police custody, tweeting “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 6:39 PM
|Vaccination effort will not be complete until July, CDC director says
Dr. Robert Redfield of the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention cautioned on Wednesday that mass vaccination of the American public is still many months away.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 3:18 PM
|New Mexico Democrats hold up Trump judicial appointments
New Mexico's Democratic senators have placed the judicial confirmations for two U.S. District Court vacancies on hold until after the Nov. 3 election. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall interrupted the vetting of two possible lifetime appointments in response to a White House news conference — prior to the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18 — in which Trump invoked the president’s authority over hundreds of recent and future federal judicial appointments as a rallying cry to political supporters.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 8:44 AM
|‘I’m very ashamed’: Argentine lawmaker suspended after kissing woman’s breast during virtual session of congress
Juan Emilio Ameri faces potential expulsion following the ‘serious offence’ on Zoom
POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 7:29 AM
|After declining for months, U.S. coronavirus cases are rising again. Has the 'fall wave' begun?
Though it might be too soon to say whether a fall wave has begun, it’s not too soon to see the recent rise in U.S. cases for what it is: a warning.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 9:22 AM
|GOP Sen. Cory Gardner stayed mum on meatpacking coronavirus outbreaks as he received industry donations
Some of the biggest and most deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S. stemmed from the meatpacking industry. But Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was reluctant to call for accountability, including when it came to a Colorado-based plant Gardner received donations from, Business Insider reports.Early in the pandemic, meatpacking factories' close quarters became home to massive COVID-19 outbreaks throughout the country. An outbreak at the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colorado led to at least 291 confirmed cases and six deaths — the biggest localized outbreak in the state. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) explicitly called for an investigation at the facility, as did a JBS employee union, which called out Gardner for failing to provide promised coronavirus tests for workers. But Gardner wouldn't discuss the situation with Business Insider, and similarly avoided questions about JBS in a local radio interview.Throughout his Senate career, Gardner has been one of the top recipients of donations from JBS; He has received $24,000 from the company over the years. This election cycle, he received the second most money from JBS of any senator, as well as the second largest contribution total from the meatpacking industry as a whole. Gardner is considered one of the most vulnerable senators this fall as he faces former Gov. John Hickenlooper (D).More stories from theweek.com America needs to hear the bad news first A mild defense of Republican hypocrisy on the Supreme Court Trump is the only one being honest about the Supreme Court fight
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 5:14 PM
|Amy McGrath, Mitch McConnell's Senate opponent, demands that Kentucky's AG release the full grand jury report that led to no charges for Breonna Taylor's killing
"Let's have a transparent investigation," she said. "In the meantime, let's focus on making sure we elect leaders who will work for change."
POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 1:52 AM
|Palestinian rivals agree to hold election in six months
Palestinian factions have agreed to hold an election within six months, in the latest of many attempts to end more than a decade of infighting between President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement and his Islamist rival Hamas. The factions renewed reconciliation efforts after Israel reached diplomatic accords this month with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, an event that dismayed Palestinians and prompted their leaders to try to present a united front. "The two sides have agreed in principle to hold elections within six months," said Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas official in Istanbul, where officials from both groups met over the past two days.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 11:03 AM
|A nightmare comes true for 12 Hong Kongers arrested at sea, now in Chinese detention
What sparked Hong Kong's mass protests last year — fear of extradition to mainland China — has become a dark reality for 12 Hong Kong families.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 7:00 AM
|Trump met with chants of 'Vote him out' while paying respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
As President Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court on Thursday, they were met by spectators who chanted “Vote him out.”
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 11:35 AM