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|Amy Coney Barrett: 5 things to know about the Supreme Court nominee
President Trump announced Saturday that he is nominating Amy Coney Barrett, a respected jurist and conservative darling, to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 5:33 PM
|Lawyer says officer thought Blake was trying to kidnap child
The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month told investigators he thought Blake was trying to abduct one of his own children and that he opened fire because Blake started turning toward the officer while holding a knife, the officer’s lawyer contends. Sheskey saw Blake put a child in the SUV as he arrived, but he didn’t know that two other children were also in the back seat, Matthews said.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 1:11 PM
|Lindsey Graham Hints There is ‘More Damning’ Information about the Russia Investigation to be Released
Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Sunday said to “stay tuned” for more “damning” information after he released records showing the main source for the Steele dossier had previously been the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation for his connections with Russian intelligence."There’s a day of reckoning coming just stay tuned, and there’s more coming, there’s something else coming, more damning than this believe it or not," said the chairman of the Judiciary Committee in an appearance on Fox News.As part of the Senate panel’s probe into the Russia investigation, Graham released declassified documents that showed the FBI had investigated Igor Danchenko, British former intelligence officer Christopher Steele's main source for his dossier, as a possible “threat to national security” a decade ago as a result of his connections with Russian intelligence.The declassified information was revealed to Graham in a letter last week sent by attorney general William Barr, in which the AG referenced what Graham may be hinting at. “I have also alerted the Director of National Intelligence to certain classified information in the possession of the intelligence community, also brought to my attention by [U.S. Attorney John] Durham, which bear upon the FBI’s knowledge concerning the reliability of the dossier,” Barr said in his letter. “Mr. Durham confirms that the disclosure of that information would not interfere with his investigation, and the Department otherwise defers to the DNI concerning the handling of this information.”Durham is leading an investigation into the Russia investigation on behalf of the Justice Department.On Sunday Graham spoke about alleged wrongdoing in the Russia investigation saying there was “three buckets,” including whether there was “any legitimate reason” for special counsel Robert Mueller to be investigating Trump’s campaign for a crime involving Russia."In 2017, there was no evidence that anybody on the Trump campaign was working with the Russians," Graham said.The other two areas of concern are how the FBI may have misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court to obtain warrants to wiretap a member of President Trump’s team and the case against Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 9:10 AM
|Fact check: Kentucky attorney general is not married to a relative of Mitch McConnell
Viral posts on Facebook falsely suggest that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's wife is a niece or granddaughter of the powerful senator.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 1:44 PM
|Social media reacts to 13,000-gallon red wine spill: 'Thanks, 2020'
Many compared the blood-red spill to the iconic elevator scene in "The Shining," where a torrent of blood rushes into the hallway.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 11:29 AM
|Army Leaders Want to Keep Pace with Diversity in Changing US Population
The plan promotes diversity through 2025 in an attempt to adapt to the country's shifting demographics.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 10:44 AM
|New York City authorities worry over neighborhood coronavirus hotbeds
Coronavirus infection rates have increased at "an alarming rate" in several New York neighborhoods, particularly among the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, city health authorities warned Sunday, threatening to sanction certain schools if they fail to comply with anti-virus regulations.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 11:28 PM
|Australia begins disposal of over 350 dead whales after mass stranding
Officials were able to rescue 108 whales from the nation's largest-ever mass beaching.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 7:00 AM
|California law requires prisons to house transgender inmates by gender identity
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Saturday that requires California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity, only if the state does not have “management or security concerns.”
POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 11:34 AM
|Her words: Amy Coney Barrett on faith, precedent, abortion
President Donald Trump on Saturday announced he was nominating Barrett to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. — 2013 article in the Texas Law Review, citing Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that recognized a woman’s right to abortion.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 5:10 PM