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String fullTitle = "AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019";
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String comment = "Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence.
The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security adviser John Bolton also told colleagues he briefed Trump on the intelligence assessment in March 2019.
The White House did not respond to questions about Trump or other officials’ awareness of Russia’s provocations in 2019. The White House has said Trump was not — and still has not been — briefed on the intelligence assessments because they have not been fully verified. However, it is rare for intelligence to be confirmed without a shadow of a doubt before it is presented to top officials.
Bolton declined to comment Monday when asked by the AP if he had briefed Trump about the matter in 2019. On Sunday, he suggested to NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Trump was claiming ignorance of Russia’s provocations to justify his administration’s lack of a response.
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String fullTitle = "2 weeks after Tulsa Herman Cain Hospitalized With Coronavirus";
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String comment = "July 2, 2020
Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate, announced on Twitter on Thursday that he had been hospitalized with the coronavirus.
Mr. Cain, 74, attended Mr. Trump’s indoor rally in Tulsa, Okla., on June 20. A few hours before the event, the Trump campaign disclosed that six staff members who had been working on the rally had tested positive for the virus during a routine screening. Two members of the Secret Service also tested positive there, people familiar with the matter said.
“Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert,” the statement read, adding that he beat stage 4 colon cancer in 2006 and is a “fighter.”
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String fullTitle = "Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 states";
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String comment = "Four U.S. states — Arizona, California, Florida and Texas — reported a combined 25,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday as the infection curve rose in 40 of the 50 states heading into the July Fourth holiday weekend.
With the number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide climbing past 50,000, an alarming 36 states saw an increase in the percentage of tests coming back positive for the virus.
“What we’ve seen is a very disturbing week,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious-disease expert, said in a livestream with the American Medical Association.
In a major retreat that illustrated how dire things have become in Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the wearing of masks across most of the state after refusing until recently to let even local governments impose such rules.
The surge has been blamed in part on Americans not covering their faces or following other social distancing rules as states lifted their lockdowns over the past few weeks. Fauci warned that if people don’t start complying, “we’re going to be in some serious difficulty.”
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String fullTitle = "China is Mad again";
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String comment = "China warned Britain on Thursday it could retaliate with “corresponding measures” for London’s decision to extend a broader path to citizenship for the residents of Hong Kong.
Britain’s offer came in response to a sweeping new security law that China unveiled for the former British territory this week.
The Chinese embassy in London stressed that “all Chinese compatriots residing in Hong Kong are Chinese nationals”.
The British plan covers almost three million Hong Kongers who either have a British National Overseas (BNO) passports or are eligible to apply for one.
The embassy said these people were Chinese nationals as well.
“If the British side makes unilateral changes to the relevant practice, it will breach its own position and pledges as well as international law and basic norms governing international relations,” it said in a statement.
“We firmly oppose this and reserve the right to take corresponding measures,” it said without elaborating.
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String fullTitle = "U.S. Warns Businesses Over Supply Chains Tied to Rights Violations in China";
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String comment = "WASHINGTON—The U.S. warned companies that have suppliers or customers in China of legal and reputational risks linked to human-rights violations there, part of the Trump administration’s broader effort to limit business ties with the country.
Companies face peril for involvement with entities blamed for human-rights abuses, including forced labor or the mass detention of Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region, according to a 19-page memo released Wednesday from the Commerce, Treasury, Homeland Security, and State departments.
The memo repeatedly cited technology companies whose products can be used for the surveillance of Uighurs.
“CEOs should read this notice closely and be aware of the reputation, economic and legal risks of supporting such assaults on human dignity,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Wednesday.
A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington urged the U.S. to “respect facts, drop biases, stop wrongful words and deeds that harm others and themselves and stop meddling in China’s domestic affairs with Xinjiang as a cover.” Beijing says that its efforts in northwest China are meant to counter extremist tendencies among Turkic Muslims.
The Trump administration notice doesn’t have legal force and won’t add new rules for businesses. Still, the coordinated warning from four U.S. agencies is a signal that the Trump administration will enforce the laws on the books in ways that could make many companies think twice about doing business in China.
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String fullTitle = "Georgia man sentenced to 1,000 years for child porn gets parole";
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String comment = "A former Troup County commissioner once called a prolific collector of child pornography will have a chance to spend the rest of his 1,000-year prison sentence on parole.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles released Peter Mallory on parole May 27, three weeks after an appeals court found the sentence for Mallory’s 2012 conviction was appropriate. District Attorney Herb Cranford said he opposed the decision “but was powerless to stop it.”
Cranford on Tuesday released a statement explaining his opposition after he said several members of the Troup County community expressed concern over Mallory’s release.
Mallory, 72, a former owner of LaGrange television station WCAG-TV, was convicted of 60 counts of sexual exploitation of children, three counts of invasion of privacy and one count of tampering with evidence in December 2012 after a three-week trial.
He was charged as a result of a LaGrange Police Department investigation initiated in February 2011. According to prosecutors, police were alerted to more than 600 suspected child porn files linked to a computer in LaGrange, which led them to the television station Mallory operated.
More than 26,000 files of child pornography were seized.
“The evidence demonstrated that Mallory knowingly and intentionally sought out, gathered, downloaded and saved these images and videos of children being raped, tortured and sexually exploited,” Cranford said in a prior news release.
The invasion of privacy counts stemmed from a hidden camera Mallory installed in his office that he used to secretly record young women, Cranford said.
At sentencing a few months after the trial, Coweta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon called Mallory “probably the most prolific collector of child pornography in the entire world.”
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String fullTitle = "WaPo Tries Debunking Claim The Democrats Run Most Dangerous Cities – Fail Miserably…";
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String comment = "The Washington Post attempted to debunk President Trump for saying “the most dangerous cities are run by democrats.” After an extensive effort, and a voluminous article reviewing all manner of methodology for citation, this is what they came up with:
A republican mayor was elected to Jacksonville in the last election; therefore the Washington Post has declared that President Trump’s claim: “the most dangerous cities are run by democrats”, is false. There is a top-crime city now run by a republican.
This level of FAIL is so ridiculous, it presents itself almost as if the Washington Post intentionally trying to beclown themselves.
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String fullTitle = "CHOP is doing great!";
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String comment = "Just kidding it just had its fourth shooting in three days.
SEATTLE — A man in his 30s was injured Tuesday morning in the third shooting since Saturday near the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" zone, also known as CHOP.
The Seattle Fire Department said crews were dispatched to a designated area near the perimeter of the CHOP around 4:40 a.m. after receiving reports of a shooting victim requiring emergency medical attention.
>Community organizers are BEGGING PEOPLE TO GO HOME
SEATTLE — Tuesday was Night 15 of the "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” and some protesters weren’t budging even after the Mayor of Seattle asked for people to start clearing out.
Early Tuesday morning a fourth person was shot near the "CHOP."
The new violence comes after a 19-year-old was shot and killed Saturday. Another man shot Saturday is in the hospital in satisfactory condition, a 17-year-old shot Sunday night is out of the hospital and a man shot Tuesday morning is in satisfactory condition.
Community leaders and neighbors are telling protesters to go home before someone else gets hurt.
Kelly Forsythe says gunfire woke him up Tuesday as commotion unfolded feet away from his apartment by Cal Anderson Park.
Forsythe said even before the shootings, he wrote to city leaders fed up with crime and harassment."
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String fullTitle = "Professor Forced To Resign Over SCIENTIFIC Research";
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22 Jun 2020
Michigan State Research VP Stephen Hsu Resigns After Pressure over Research on Intelligence
Michigan State University Vice President for Research and Innovations Stephen Hsu was forced to resign this week over his research on intelligence. Over 800 faculty members and students signed a petition that called on the university to remove Hsu from his position over his research. Although Hsu has been forced out of his VP position, he remains a member of the Michigan State faculty.
According to a local news report, Michigan State University Vice President Stephen Hsu announced his resignation on Saturday in response to a campaign by students and faculty for his removal.
Breitbart News reported last week that faculty circulated a petition that argued that Hsu’s research on the alleged biological basis for intelligence made him unfit for a leadership position.
Prior to his resignation, Hsu argued that the campaign for his removal was reflective of the growing threat to academic freedom at American universities and colleges.
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String fullTitle = "Adam Savage of 'Mythbusters' allegedly raped sister as a kid";
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String comment = ">Former "Mythbusters" co-host Adam Savage allegedly sexually abused his younger sister for years while calling himself the "raping blob" during the late 1970s, the woman says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
>Miranda Pacchiana, 51, claims the abuse happened when she was between 7 and 10 years old when the siblings lived in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
>"Beginning in or about 1976 and continuing until approximately 1979, Adam Savage, would repeatedly rape Miranda Pacchiana and force oral sex upon her, and forced Miranda to perform oral sex on him, along with other forms of sexual abuse," says her lawsuit, filed in Westchester Supreme Court.
>The suit says Savage, who was between 9 and 12 years old at the time, would prevent Pacchiana from leaving the bed and anally rape her.
>He allegedly nicknamed himself the "raping blob" while masking the abuse as a game, according to the complaint.
>The 52-year-old special effects whiz is best known as the former co-host of "Mythbusters," a Discovery Channel series that tests the validity of popular myths and legends.
>Pacchiana, of Newtown, Conn., is a social worker who blogged about losing her family after coming forward about the alleged sexual abuse.
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String fullTitle = "Mississippi Removes Traitor Design From State Flag, Trump Threatens Troops Funding";
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After more than 120 years of flying over the state of Mississippi, the Confederate battle flag is no longer a part of the state's official flag.
On Tuesday, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed into law a bill fast-tracked by the Mississippi Legislature over the weekend that calls for a new design.
In a somber ceremony, Reeves said he was signing the law to turn a page in Mississippi.
"A flag is a symbol of our present, of our people, and of our future," Reeves said. "For those reasons, we need a new symbol."
First adopted in 1894 by white supremacists reclaiming power after Reconstruction, the old flag incorporated the Confederate battle emblem – a red background with a blue X lined with 13 white stars.
Since the civil rights movement, activists have been calling for its removal, arguing it's an outdated banner in a state that has a 38% African American population.
But state elected officials had not been willing to go against the nearly 65% of voters who approved keeping the flag in a 2001 referendum.
It finally fell this week amid the outcry for racial justice happening across the U.S., much like Confederate monuments that have come down elsewhere around the South.
"People who wanted to keep the flag couldn't ignore what it meant anymore," says Democratic state Rep. Robert Johnson, the minority leader in the Mississippi House.
He says it makes no sense that it took this long, but he feels a sense of relief.
"You can't live in Mississippi as an African American and don't every day feel angry when you see that flag," Johnson says. "It is like somebody waving a weapon, a gun or a threat at you. And then it represents your ancestors' servitude and slavery.""
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String fullTitle = "Based homosexual David Starkey could lose Cambridge fellowship after 'no damn blacks' outburst";
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String comment = "David Starkey, the historian, could have his honorary fellowship of a Cambridge college withdrawn for saying there are “so many damn blacks” in Britain and Africa.
He made the comments during an online discussion about slavery, in which he dismissed “the idea that slavery is this kind of terrible disease that dare not speak its name”.
Starkey told a Right-wing website: “Slavery was not genocide. Otherwise there wouldn’t be so many damn blacks in Africa or in Britain, would there? An awful lot of them survived.”
In response, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, released a statement that said: “Fitzwilliam College does not tolerate racism. We support and promote freedom of speech in our academic community, but we have zero tolerance of racism. Dr David Starkey’s recent comments on slavery are indefensible.
“Fitzwilliam was founded upon values of fairness and mutual respect and we are proud of the College’s inclusive and diverse membership.
“The matter of Dr Starkey’s Honorary Fellowship will be considered by the Governing Body at its meeting next Wednesday.”
His remarks were also condemned by Sajid Javid, the former Home Secretary, who said: “We are the most successful multi-racial democracy in the world and have much to be proud of. But David Starkey’s racist comments (‘so many damn blacks’) are a reminder of the appalling views that still exist.”
Prof Kate Williams, a fellow historian who has appeared on panels alongside Starkey, said: “If he gets lots of work after saying that slavery was not genocide because there are ‘so many damn blacks in Africa’ we will all know what’s going on in this society.”
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String fullTitle = "Black cops say discrimination, nepotism behind U.S. police race gap";
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String comment = "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thomas Boone has spent 22 years as a police officer in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a predominantly Black suburb of Washington, proudly wearing his uniform and driving his patrol car to coach kids’ football and basketball teams.
Some of those athletes are now 18 to 20 years old, including his own son. They might have pursued careers in law enforcement, Boone believes, but the death of George Floyd has made that less likely due to the anger directed at police, particularly in Black communities
“When we go to the grocery store in town, we have to get stopped to be asked, ‘Why do you all do this to us?’”, said Boone, a lieutenant.
Floyd's killing by a white policeman in May has triggered fresh scrutiny of police brutality against African Americans. Black men are more than twice as likely to die in an interaction with U.S. police than white ones, a 2018 study here showed. [https://www.reuters.com/article/us
Some policing experts believe one way to address the crisis is to attract more Black Americans to law enforcement, and promote them to the top ranks. U.S. police forces remain generally whiter than the community that surrounds them, despite decades of attempts to reform.
Whites accounted for 71.5% of the 701,000 sworn local police officers in the United States in 2016, Bureau of Justice Statistics data here show [https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pd
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String fullTitle = "AOC vs. The Jews";
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A dozen Democratic lawmakers have signed on to a hotly debated letter spearheaded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that calls for placing conditions on aid to Israel if it moves forward with plans to unilaterally annex parts of the West Bank or continues related actions, according to a copy obtained by POLITICO.
The letter, parts of which were previously leaked to the media, was condemned Monday by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee as harmful to America’s interests before the statement or its signers were finalized.
“Should the Israeli government continue down this path, we will work to ensure non-recognition of annexed territories as well as pursue legislation that conditions the $3.8 billion in U.S. military funding to Israel to ensure that U.S. taxpayers are not supporting annexation in any way,” Ocasio-Cortez’s letter reads. “We will include human rights conditions and the withholding of funds for the offshore procurement of Israeli weapons equal to or exceeding the amount the Israeli government spends annually to fund settlements, as well as the policies and practices that sustain and enable them.”
The letter, addressed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, also said that annexation “would actively harm prospects for a future in which all Israelis and Palestinians can live with full equality, human rights and dignity, and would lay the groundwork for Israel becoming an apartheid state, as your predecessor John Kerry warned in 2014.”