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  • How to watch the presidential debate live on Yahoo

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    Live on Yahoo: Here's how to watch the presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:06:38 -0400
  • CDC study on COVID-19 in kids bolsters case for elementary school reopening

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    The study adds nuance to prior findings that the risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, increases with age.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:26:13 -0400
  • Breonna Taylor: Officer who may have fired fatal shot looking to retire after receiving 'countless threats'

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    A Kentucky police officer who may have fired the shot that killed Breonna Taylor is seeking to retire after receiving “countless threats”, his family has said. According to an online fundraising drive apparently organised by the family of Myles Cosgrove, it is no longer safe for the Louisville officer to remain in his job. It said his relatives were trying to raise enough money for him to stand down from the force, and take care of his family.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 20:20:42 -0400
  • Portland police seize shields, arrest 24 before march; one officer hospitalized

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    At least 24 people were arrested when police broke up a planned march, then declared an unlawful assembly when protesters reorganized.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:29:12 -0400
  • ‘Defund the police’ message on Starbucks cups gets barista fired in Texas

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    Starbucks called the incident “unacceptable.”

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:00:56 -0400
  • A hacker published thousands of students' grades and private information after a Nevada school district refused to pay ransom

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    The school district suffered a ransomware attack during its first week of online classes and said law enforcement was investigating.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:09:08 -0400
  • Singapore Airlines drops 'flights to nowhere' after outcry

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    Singapore Airlines said Tuesday it had scrapped plans for "flights to nowhere" aimed at boosting its coronavirus-hit finances after an outcry over the environmental impact.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 05:36:53 -0400
  • 'Utter devastation': Three dead as multiple wildfires in California explode in size

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    "This was pretty devastating," one official said. "Just literally hundreds and hundreds of homes devastated with nothing standing."

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 01:37:00 -0400
  • Amnesty International to halt India operations

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    The human rights watchdog tells the BBC that the move comes due to reprisal from the government.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:48:22 -0400
  • Fox News host floats bonkers conspiracy theory that Joe Biden will use listening devices at debate

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    “The Trump team asked to inspect the ears of each debater for electronic devices or transmitters,” Bill Hemmer says

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:41:51 -0400
  • John Oliver concedes sad defeat on the Supreme Court, urges Democrats to go big to save U.S. democracy

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    Maybe there's some irony in a British immigrant preaching pro-democracy revolution in America, but these are strange times. The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Oliver said on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, "was distressing enough" before President Trump rushed to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by "a liberal icon with an extremely conservative justice who's being called 'the female Antonin Scalia,'" Amy Coney Barrett, 48."Look, this has been a very dark week for a lot of people," Oliver said. "The Supreme Court is about to lurch to the right for the foreseeable future. And if things seem hopeless right now, it's because -- to be completely honest -- they basically are.""The fact is, when Barrett is confirmed, a president who lost the popular vote will have picked a quarter of the federal judiciary and a third of the Supreme Court, and his choices will have been rubber-stamped by a Senate Republican majority representing 15 million fewer people than the Democratic minority," Oliver said. "And if that sounds absurd to you, it's because it clearly is, especially when those courts have allowed Republicans to set wildly unpopular policy that wouldn't actually pass muster with voters." So what can be done?If the Democrats manage to win the White House and Congress, they need to go "bold" and enact "significant structural change," Oliver said. That's risky -- "expanding the court is a bit like doing yoga naked -- one way to dampen your enthusiasm for the idea is to picture Donald Trump doing it, too," he said -- but "it is past time for big change." Eliminating the Electoral College and granting statehood to Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, he argued, "would actually make our system more democratic.""The unavoidable truth here is that the system is already rigged, and its rigged in a way that has allowed a party without popular support to drastically reshape an entire branch of government for the foreseeable future by appealing almost exclusively to white voters in some of the least populous regions of the country," Oliver said. "That is not a mandate, and it's not democracy, it's a f---ing travesty. We're at the end of a generational battle, and the heartbreaking thing is, we lost.""But the next battle has to start right now," he said, and "we must be willing to fight tirelessly and with every tool and tactic at our disposal." Watch below. More stories from theweek.com Trump literally can't afford to lose the election Trump avoids tax return questions as he brings yet another truck to the White House The bigger truth revealed by Trump's taxes

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:05:50 -0400
  • Mitch McConnell ‘refusing to debate his election rival if there is a female moderator’

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    ‘He continues to resist allowing women to host debates,’ said McConnell’s opponent in the Kentucky Senate race

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:57:57 -0400
  • Police storm Black student’s dorm room with guns after roommates allegedly file false report

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    A Black student in Texas had guns pointed at her after cops barged into her room in response to her roommates allegedly filing a false report. Christin Evans, 17, is still shaken up after campus police barreled into her room at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with their guns drawn on Sept. 14. The freshman, who was recruited for the SFA cheer squad, recounted the incident at a press conference on Monday, the Washington Post reported.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:00:48 -0400
  • Mom’s sudden death left children fending for themselves for five days, Texas cops say

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    School officials asked for a welfare check at the home when the 5- and 7-year-old brothers didn’t show up all week.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:46:32 -0400
  • Massacre in Mexican bar leaves 11 people dead

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    A massacre in a Mexican bar left 11 people dead on Sunday (September 27). The attorney general's office in the central state of Guanajuato said the bodies of seven men and four women were found at the scene in the city of Jaral del Progreso in the early hours. Authorities added that another woman was also found with gunshot injuries. It comes as the country grapples with a record homicide rate - despite the government's promises to tackle gang violence. Guanajuato, a major car-making hub, has become a recurring scene of criminal violence in Mexico, ravaged by a turf war between the local Santa Rosa de Lima gang and the powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel. In July, gunmen killed 24 people at a drug rehabilitation center in Guanajuato. It was one of the worst mass slayings since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office - pledging to reduce record levels of violence.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 08:55:44 -0400
  • Brooklyn voters report getting ballot return envelopes with the wrong name and address. The error could invalidate their vote.

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    "This is not my ballot, we have this random lady's ballot — it's like they messed this up in a big way," Victoria Edel told THE CITY.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:42:51 -0400
  • Indian rape victim dies weeks after assault, hundreds protest at hospital

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    A woman from the lowest rung of India's caste system died on Tuesday weeks after authorities said she was raped by a group of men, triggering protests in New Delhi with hundreds gathering at the hospital where her body lay. Every 15 minutes on average, a woman in India is reported raped, according to 2018 government data released this year. The 19-year-old victim, belonging to the Dalit community, was attacked and raped Sept. 14 at a field near her home in Hathras district, 100 km (62-mile) from Delhi, authorities said.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:00:46 -0400
  • Lindsey Graham Hints There is ‘More Damning’ Information about the Russia Investigation to be Released

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    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.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 09:10:34 -0400
  • Fact check: False claim that Biden and Harris said the other 'wasn't fit to run the country'

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    A post claims that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris questioned each other's fitness to be president during the Democratic debates. They did not.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:18:42 -0400
  • Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett puts years of gun safety progress at risk

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    Over 145,000 Americans have been killed by guns with Trump in office. If Barrett replaces Ginsburg, gun safety laws and more US lives are endangered

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 05:00:23 -0400
  • Alabama town removes statue of Confederate soldier in the middle of the night

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    The town will pay a $25,000 fine for removing the 115-year-old monument

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 18:34:46 -0400
  • California governor signs law requiring trans inmates to be housed by gender identity

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    The law requires inmates to be asked how they identify, then they must be housed accordingly. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law on Saturday that will require California prisons to house transgender inmates according to their gender identity. The law requires officers to privately ask inmates if they identify as transgender, nonbinary or intersex.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:53:34 -0400
  • Veteran facing border wall scam charges with Steve Bannon: ‘Not a penny’ was taken

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    When ‘Build the Wall’ amputee veteran Brian Kolfage was arrested, officers forbade use of prosthetic legs, now he plans to sue

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 19:30:28 -0400
  • British Museum 'won't remove controversial objects' from display

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    Cultural institutions received a letter from the government warning them not to remove artefacts.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 08:10:02 -0400
  • Body camera footage shows Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale being tackled by police outside his Florida home

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    Candice Parscale called 911 on Sunday, saying her husband had loaded a firearm and threatened to hurt himself, according to a police report.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:30:28 -0400
  • Auschwitz director offers to serve time in place of 13-year-old Nigerian sentenced to 10 years for blasphemy

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    The director of the Auschwitz Memorial in Poland has offered to serve time for a Nigerian child who was convicted of blasphemy and ordered to spend ten years in prison by a Sharia court . In an open letter, Piotr Cywinski asked Nigeria’s President to intervene and pardon 13-year-old Omar Farouq for the conviction. “As the director of the Auschwitz memorial, which commemorates the victims and preserves the remains of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camps, where children were imprisoned and murdered, I cannot remain indifferent to this disgraceful sentence for humanity,” he wrote. Omar Farouq was arrested earlier this year by religious police in Kano, Nigeria’s second-largest city, after he had a ‘blasphemous’ conversation with an older man. His conviction by a religious court has provoked condemnation by the United Nations and global human rights groups. Mr Cywinski told The Telegraph that he felt he had to act when he heard about Omar. “When I heard about this story last week, I remembered that [Nigeria’s] President Buhari visited Auschwitz in 2018. So I thought that maybe a voice coming from this difficult place would have some effect on him... I have kids that age. "There are some times we have to stop our own silence and try to do something. It’s not enough to just like something on Facebook or retweet it.” Mr Cywinski added that since he sent the letter last week, no one from the government had responded yet. Kola Alapinni, Omar’s lawyer, told The Telegraph that the adolescent has been held in a prison for adults and not been allowed to see any legal representation. If Omar had been older, Mr Alapinni says, he would have been sentenced to death. At a federal level, Nigeria is a secular state. But 12 of the country’s northern Muslim-dominated states have a Sharia system running in parallel to the secular courts. These courts can only try Muslims and regularly serve out medieval-style punishments. Mr Alapinni, a graduate of the University of Essex and a secularist campaigner, says he will keep fighting Omar’s corner. “Section 10 of the constitution says Nigeria is a secular state. We are not Iran; we are no Saudi Arabia; we are not the Vatican. We are a multi-religious state with freedom of thought, expression and religion enshrined in the constitution,” he says. “This should not be happening.”

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:58:09 -0400
  • The number of children with COVID-19 has risen 'dramatically' over the past 5 months, report finds

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    Children make up 10% of COVID-19 cases, a big rise from 2.2% in April, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports. Increased testing isn't to blame.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:01:00 -0400
  • Video shows alleged ballot harvesting in Ilhan Omar's district

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    Minneapolis police announce investigation; Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe joins 'Hannity' to discuss

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:47:41 -0400
  • Veteran GOP strategist predicts Trump's debate performance will suffer thanks to tax bombshell

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    GOP political consultant Mike Murphy predicts President Trump will be distracted at tonight's debate as a result of reports on his taxes.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:23:40 -0400
  • McConnell shields Judge Amy Coney Barrett from questions about election outcome as she meets with senators

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    The Senate majority leader refused to answer if Ms Barrett should recuse herself from election-focused cases

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:51:10 -0400
  • South Carolina city apologizes to Black residents for racial injustice resulting from its policies

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    The Spartanburg city council unanimously approved a resolution that acknowledges systematic racism.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:49:15 -0400
  • Tow company sold vehicles of Texas military members while they were on duty, feds say

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    One of the service members was at basic training when his car was towed, officials say.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 19:29:55 -0400
  • Alicia Silverstone defends her 9-year-old son’s long hair

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    "We would never impose any social ideas about what hair on a boy or girl should look like," the actor wrote.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 23:21:00 -0400
  • A 2nd woman has reportedly accused Nikola Motors founder Trevor Milton of sexual assault

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    Two women have filed police reports against Milton, both accusing him of sexually abusing them when they were 15, CNBC reported.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 02:08:35 -0400
  • Breonna Taylor case grand juror: We weren’t given the option of indicting the two cops who shot her

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    Grand juror said AG Daniel Cameron misrepresented the deliberations. Cameron agreed to release grand jury recording

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:25:01 -0400
  • China's UK envoy warns Britain to avoid lectures over human rights

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    China's ambassador to London has told Britain that it will suffer "setbacks" in its relationship with Beijing if it continues to raise issues about human rights. The warning came after a junior Foreign Office minister took Beijing to task at a Chinese embassy function on Monday, held to mark the 71st anniversary of the People's Republic. In his remarks, James Duddridge said that while Britain wanted to retain good relations with China, it was also concerned about Beijing's erosion of democracy in Hong Kong and its treatment of the Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang. Mr Duddridge’s comments drew a cool response from Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador, who is understood to have replied pointedly that as Hong Kong was no longer under British rule, Beijing was not obliged to listen to British concerns. Mr Liu added that China's policies in Xinjiang, where the government has been accused of putting up to two million people into "re-education" camps, were designed to combat terrorism. Unless Britain and China observed a policy of "non-interference" in each other's internal politics, he continued, their relationship "would suffer setbacks or even retrogression." Mr Liu, 64, who has been China's envoy to London since 2010, is one of a new generation of Chinese diplomats who have eschewed the low profile traditionally favoured by their predecessors. Earlier this year, he hinted that some Chinese companies might pull out of Britain after the government reversed its decision to allow telecoms giant Huawei a key role in the 5G network. Last year, he also criticised the then Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, over his support for pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, saying the protests were "a matter about breaking laws". His robust reply to Mr Duddridge's comments, which were made during an online gathering of guests, will be seen as a further indication of how relations between London and Beijing have cooled. Traditionally, routine diplomatic functions are not seen as forums where political differences are aired. Other Chinese ambassadors have already taken up a much more aggressive tack than Mr Liu, developing what become known as "wolf-warrior" diplomacy - a new, assertive dialogue to remind the world that China is now a superpower. Named after a Chinese film in which Beijing's troops defeat US enemies in Africa and Asia, the "wolf warrior" tactic was pioneered by Zhao Lijian, until last year China's envoy to Pakistan. In July last year, he got in a vicious Twitter spat with Susan Rice, a former advisor to Barack Obama, about China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, in which he suggested America improve its own record on race relations. It culminated in Ms Rice urging the Chinese government to recall him to Beijing.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:56:34 -0400
  • A 3-Michelin star restaurant in Napa has burned down in California's latest wildfire

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    The Restaurant at Meadowood was engulfed by Napa Valley's Glass Fire on Monday morning and couldn't be saved.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:06:06 -0400
  • 'He has dementia': Rudy Guiliani makes unfounded claims about Biden during rambling Fox News interview

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    The president’s lawyer left Fox News hosts looking uncomfortable as he ramped up his fake conspiracies against Joe Biden

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:41:16 -0400
  • Supreme Court nominee Barrett prepares for meetings this week on Capitol Hill

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    President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, will begin meeting with senators this week as Republicans push ahead with a rapid Senate confirmation process ahead of November's presidential election over the objections of Democrats. Barrett will meet Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) at the U.S. Capitol, Graham's office said.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 06:04:28 -0400
  • Brake failure, 'egregious disregard for safety' caused NY limo crash that killed 20 people, NTSB says

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    Two years after the country's worst road transportation disaster since 2005, the NTSB finalized its report on the cause of the Schoharie, New York, crash.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:12:25 -0400
  • ICE reverses COVID-19 measure, says it will resume arresting non-criminal migrants

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    U.S. immigration officials quietly announced they would resume regular apprehension and detention practices, an apparent reversal from an earlier temporary suspension of non-criminal enforcement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:46:07 -0400
  • Germany walks away from Lockheed, Boeing cargo helicopter offers

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    The surprise decision halts an acquisition race that was scheduled to a see a contract awarded in 2021.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:09:52 -0400
  • A third of American parents say they won't get their kids flu shots this year, despite the looming threat of flu season during COVID-19

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    Experts have warned that simultaneous flu and COVID-19 cases could overwhelm healthcare systems and spark a further public health crisis in the US.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:28:04 -0400
  • They Protested at a Police Station. They’re Charged With Trying to Kidnap Cops.

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    The July 3 protest in Aurora, Colorado, seemed, at least on the surface, like just another of the hundreds of racial justice protests that have swept the nation this year. Demonstrators sat outside a police station chanting and playing music. Although they said they wouldn’t leave until their demands were met, the protesters were cleared out by police around 4:30 a.m.Colorado Protest Erupts in Panic as Car Drives Into Crowd, Shots Fired But several of the protest leaders are facing felony attempted kidnapping charges for allegedly imprisoning police officers in their own precinct during the protest—charges their fellow activists are calling absurd.Lillian House, Joel Northam, and Whitney “Eliza” Lucero are among a group of Denver-area activists facing a slate of charges related to their protest activities this summer. Local prosecutors say the activists tried to kidnap police by holding a short-lived “occupation”-style protest outside the precinct and blocking its doors. But activists allege a crackdown on the most visible members of their movement, leading to terrifying SWAT arrests and the threat of years in prison.“This characterization that someone quote-unquote kidnapped officers is absolutely ridiculous,” Ryan Hamby, an organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation, the Marxist group with which House, Northam, and Lucero are affiliated, told The Daily Beast.“It would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious,” he added.The July 3 protest was one of many that called for the termination of officers involved in the killing of Elijah McClain, a young Black man who died in Aurora Police custody last year. McClain was not accused of any crime but became the subject of police suspicion while walking home from the convenience store when someone called 911 to report him “look[ing] sketchy.” Police placed McClain in a now-banned chokehold, causing him to vomit and lose consciousness. Paramedics later injected him with the sedative ketamine.An autopsy did not conclusively identify a single cause of death, and two of the three arresting officers have not been fired. The third arresting officer was fired for responding “ha ha” to pictures of other officers re-enacting and mocking McClain’s death. (That officer is suing the city over his termination.)The firings of the police who re-enacted McClain’s death were announced July 3, the same day as the protest outside the police precinct where demonstrators believed the remaining officers worked. Media reports—and even police tweets from most of the night—characterize the demonstration as peaceful, with some 600 protesters sitting around. Police ordered protesters to disperse at 2:30 a.m., tweeted a half-hour later that protesters were throwing things, and had cleared out the site by 4:30, the Denver Post reported at the time.But a statement from the Adams County district attorney this month accused protesters of holding cops hostage. Protesters “prevented 18 officers inside from leaving the building by barricading entrances and securing doors with wires, ropes, boards, picnic tables and sandbags,” the statement read. (The district attorney was unavailable for comment. In a call with Denver’s 9News, defendant Lillian House said she was unaware of the alleged barricade.)Those allegations come alongside serious criminal charges for six protest leaders, including three who are accused of attempted kidnapping, inciting a riot, and inciting a riot by giving commands, all of which are felonies.The protesters and prosecutors both point to a mid-protest phone call between activist Lillian House and Aurora’s interim police chief Vanessa Wilson, which House broadcast to protesters over a microphone. House called on Wilson to fire the remaining officers involved in McClain’s death; Wilson said she didn’t have the authority to do that but thanked the protesters for not trying to enter the precinct.“I appreciate that you haven’t breached the building and I hope that you continue to keep that promise,” Wilson said.Activists like Hamby have pointed to the call as evidence that protesters stayed within their rights.“Like, why would you even say that?” Hamby said of Wilson’s call. “She’s basically admitting on the phone that we have not done any of the things that they’re now claiming we did in this affidavit.”On the phone call, House, who is also accused of a felony count of attempting to influence a public servant, affirmed that the protesters wouldn’t enter the building. But they wouldn’t leave, either, until the two remaining officers in McClain’s killing were fired.“I just want to make it perfectly crystal clear that everyone here has agreed that we are going to sit here,” she said. “We’re not going anywhere. We’re not going in, we’re not going out, we’re sure not going out, and neither are these pigs that are inside the building. So we’re not doing anything wrong. We’re standing here.” (The protesters did, in fact, reportedly leave before sunrise, when police advanced on them.)House’s statements appear to be part of the basis for the prosecution’s claims that the protest was actually a kidnapping attempt. What followed, fellow activists allege, was a heavy-handed roundup of the protest’s most visible faces.Hamby, who organizes with House, Northam, and Lucero, claimed the busts were an attempt to “strike fear into organizers, strike fear into the movement.”House and Lucero were arrested by multiple squad cars—House while driving and Lucero while in her apartment—and detained in jail for eight days, Hamby said. Fellow organizers have accused corrections officers of verbally abusing the two women and failing to provide adequate COVID-19 protections. Another protester, John “Russel” Ruch, was followed from his home in unmarked cars and scooped up in a Home Depot parking lot around dawn by officers who gave him “no information” about the cause for his arrest, Hamby claimed.In the most aggressive instance, multiple organizers claimed a SWAT team showed up to arrest protester Joel Northam, allegedly banging on the door and refusing to slide a warrant underneath. Aurora Police did not return a request for comment.“He was on the phone with a lawyer the entire time, and the lawyer ended up telling him, ‘You need to comply with what they’re saying,’” Hamby said. “Because at that point we were worried that they were going to bust down the door and kill him.”If convicted on all counts, the activists accused of attempted kidnapping could face decades in prison. The charges come as other activists associated with Black Lives Matter protests face heavy-handed charges, including a Utah protester who faced life in prison for allegedly purchasing paint that was used in a demonstration (the most aggressive charging enhancements in that case have since been dropped).Hamby said protesters planned on further mobilizing around a call to drop the charges. “If anything, the fight-back will be strengthened and emboldened,” he said.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. 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    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 04:36:18 -0400
  • U.S. missile destroyer ship breaks Navy record for longest stint at sea

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    The USS Stout reached 208 days at sea Sept. 26 as the Navy has imposed restrictions on port visits to protect sailors from the coronavirus.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:15:00 -0400
  • A creepy presidential debate ad shows a deepfake of Putin telling Americans they're ruining their own democracy

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    In an ad campaign from non-profit RepresentUs, deepfakes of Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin warn Americans that they're ruining their own democracy.

    Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:50:57 -0400
  • Police officer who choked black man during stop will never serve again

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    Officer captured on camera saying he had choked Desmond Marrow

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:46:23 -0400
  • Donald Trump argues he was entitled to limit tax payments as Democrats go on the attack

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    Donald Trump has attempted to justify minimising his tax payments as the Democrats argued reports he contributed nothing in federal income taxes for a decade showed he was out of step with ordinary Americans. The US president said in a tweet he was “entitled” to leverage business losses and tax credits to limit his tax payments “like everyone else” as he tried to contain the fallout from the New York Times investigation. Mr Trump continued to deny the reporting was accurate, claimed the information was illegally obtained and said he had paid “millions of dollars” in taxes. He also hinted he could release financial statements showing his wealth, though gave no timeline. The comments suggested a two-pronged strategy: To both delegitimise the reporting, which said he paid no federal income taxes in 11 of the 18 years the paper scrutinised, and argue that limiting tax payments showed business savviness. The campaign of Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, released an attack advert going after Mr Trump’s reported payment of just $750 dollars in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the election, and again in 2017, his first year in office. The 30-second video compared the average annual amount certain workers had paid in income tax, such as $7,239 for an elementary school teacher and $5,283 for a firefighter, with Mr Trump’s $750 figure.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:32:41 -0400
  • With EU help, Taiwan gets rare win in China naming dispute

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    Taiwan said on Monday the European Union had stepped in to help after a global alliance of mayors stopped referring to Taiwanese cities as part of China, in a rare win for the island amid growing Chinese pressure. China has ramped up efforts to get international groups and companies to refer on their websites and in official documents to democratic, self-ruled Taiwan as being part of China, to the ire of Taiwan's government and many of its people. Over the weekend, Taiwan officials expressed anger after the Brussels-based Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy began listing on its website its six Taiwan member cites as belonging to China.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 01:50:49 -0400
  • Texas sheriff indicted and booked in own jail after probe into Black man's death

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    A Texas sheriff has been indicted on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in custody of a Black man, Javier Ambler, that was filmed by the police reality TV series “Live PD," prosecutors said Monday.

    Mon, 28 Sep 2020 19:52:54 -0400
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