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  • Joe Montana and wife rescue grandchild from attempted kidnapping

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    Police arrested the suspect, who allegedly broke into the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback's home on Saturday evening.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 16:12:33 -0400
  • Ballistics report raises questions in Breonna Taylor shooting

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    The ballistics report from the Kentucky State Police could not determine that the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor shot one of the officers who responded to the scene. ABC News has obtained a portion of the Kentucky State Police's ballistic report indicating that the bullet that struck Sgt. John Mattingly "was neither identified nor eliminated as having been fired" from Kenneth Walker's gun "due to the limited markings of comparative value." Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot to death in her own apartment in March as police were executing a "no-knock" warrant.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 16:03:00 -0400
  • Greek police arrest 3 human traffickers, free 7 captives

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    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 15:54:50 -0400
  • Russian dissident Navalny recovering faster than expected

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    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is recovering from the suspected assassination attempt last month faster than expected, one of his aides said Sunday. Navalny, who collapsed on a plane from Siberia to Moscow on Aug. 20 and spent nearly three weeks in a coma, was discharged last week from the Berlin hospital where he was being treated. “He is doing much better, I would say unexpectedly better," Leonid Volkov, Navalny’s chief of staff, told German broadcaster RTL.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 15:23:00 -0400
  • Mali transitional government appoints new prime minister

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    Mali’s transitional president appointed former minister of foreign affairs, Moctar Ouane, on Sunday as the West African nation’s prime minister days after being sworn into office. The appointment of a civilian prime minister was a major condition imposed by the West African regional economic bloc, ECOWAS, on Mali to lift sanctions that were imposed after an Aug. 18 coup. ECOWAS had closed borders to Mali and stopped financial flows to put pressure on the junta to quickly return to a civilian government.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 14:40:37 -0400
  • Kentucky legislator urges police to drop charges against her and fellow Breonna Taylor protesters

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    State Representative Attica Scott, the only Black woman in the Kentucky legislature, was arrested along with her 19-year-old daughter, prominent activist Shameka Parrish-Wright and others on Thursday during protests against a grand jury decision on Wednesday to clear police of homicide charges in the shooting death of Taylor. Louisville has become the latest flashpoint in U.S. protests against racism and police brutality, following months of demonstrations that erupted after the May 25 death of George Floyd when a Minnesota police officer knelt on his neck.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 14:32:26 -0400
  • Breonna Taylor protests: NYPD criticised for charging at BLM demonstrators among diners in Manhattan

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    Police were filmed charging into small, calm crowd after clearing protesters from park

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 14:19:38 -0400
  • AG Cameron’s claim that Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend shot cop unsupported by ballistics

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    The ballistics report provided by the Kentucky State Police does not support Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s claim that Breonna Taylor‘s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker shot a Louisville police officer the night she was killed. Cameron told reporters that the investigation into Taylor’s March 13th death ruled out “friendly fire” from former officer, Brett Hankison, who stood outside, blindly shooting ten rounds into Taylor’s apartment.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 13:12:52 -0400
  • Lawyer says officer thought Blake was trying to kidnap child

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    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.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 13:11:59 -0400
  • Woman arrested after driving car into California protest

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    A woman who authorities say drove a car into a crowd during a Southern California demonstration against police brutality, striking and injuring two people, has been arrested for investigation of attempted murder and assault. The Orange County Sheriff's Department said in a statement late Saturday that 40-year-old Tatiana Turner of Long Beach was booked into jail. Turner drove a car into a crowd at a demonstration against police brutality and systemic racism Saturday that drew protesters and counter-protesters to the city of Yorba Linda, the statement said.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 13:10:51 -0400
  • Man convicted of collecting urine from boys now faces child porn charges, Ohio cops say

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    Officials say the man liked to drink the urine he collected.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 12:59:32 -0400
  • Three Florida police officers fall ill after 'potential poisoning' on night out

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    Investigators await test results to show whether group was drugged

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 12:54:31 -0400
  • Prince Charles pays tribute to Matt Ratana, saying police officers' commitment is 'often taken for granted'

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    The “extraordinary commitment” of police officers is “so often taken for granted,” the Prince of Wales said yesterday, as he paid tribute to Sgt Matt Ratana. Prince Charles said the 54-year-old’s death was the “latest heartbreaking evidence” of the daily risks officers face. Leading tributes to fallen officers on National Police Memorial Day (NPMD), he said such deaths were “losses we can never replace, sacrifices we can never repay”. The annual service, held virtually due to the pandemic, came just two days after Sgt Ratana, a father-of-one, was killed in the line of duty at Croydon Custody Centre. Sgt Ratana is the eighth police officer to be shot dead in the UK in the last 20 years and the first to be killed inside a police station. The NPMD service, led by the National Police Chaplain, the Rev Canon David Wilbraham, featured pre-recorded messages from families who have lost loved ones.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 12:48:44 -0400
  • Officer pistol-whipped with his own gun inside a Los Angeles police station, cops say

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    “I am grateful that the officer who was in this incident tonight ... did not lose his life.”

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 12:48:28 -0400
  • New aftermath footage of police raid that killed Breonna Taylor shows Louisville officers violating investigation policies

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    The footage shows officers involved in the raid on Taylor's apartment walking throughout the scene unescorted, a violation of their police department rules.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 12:24:30 -0400
  • Key witness in Breonna Taylor case changed his story about police actions: report

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    When Louisville police officers executed a no-knock search warrant that led to the March killing of Breonna Taylor in her apartment, investigators found one witness who said they heard what happened when gunfire broke out. Aarin Sarpee, the witness, was visiting the complex when officers arrived to Taylor’s unit. Sarpee stopped by his brother’s apartment, a unit above Taylor’s residence, to pick us his daughter from a visit to her uncle.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 12:12:42 -0400
  • Pelosi expresses hope deal can be reached with White House on COVID-19 relief

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    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, said on Sunday she thinks a deal can be reached with the White House on a coronavirus relief package and that talks were continuing. Formal talks between Pelosi, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows aimed at hammering out a relief package broke down on Aug. 7 with the two sides far apart.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 12:04:24 -0400
  • Valentino picks Milan over Paris for rare live fashion show

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    Italian fashion group Valentino ditched the glitzy setting of central Paris for a foundry on the outskirts of Milan to present its latest collection, a rare live catwalk in the time of COVID-19 with a restricted group of mask-wearing guests. The show brought down the curtain on Milan fashion week, which has hosted a mix of physical and virtual catwalks for its first edition since coronavirus restrictions made the heady mix of glamour, celebrity and hype at such events more complicated. Valentino had never presented a women's collection in Milan, and its last menswear show in Italy's fashion capital was in 2007.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 11:56:54 -0400
  • California woman arrested for allegedly ramming protesters with car

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    A man and a woman were seriously injured and taken to a nearby hospital. Both are expected to recover.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 11:24:15 -0400
  • Creator of bogus BLM charity used $200,000 in donations to buy home, suits, FBI says

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    Officials say he also spent the money on other clothing, entertainment and guns.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 11:19:12 -0400
  • Maryland man gets year in prison for hosting large parties, ignoring gathering limits

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    A Maryland man has been sentenced to a year in prison for throwing house parties in March that violated the state’s coronavirus protective orders. Shawn Marshall Myers, of Hughesville, Maryland, was arrested that month after hosting the second of two large parties at his home and received his punishment on Friday. More than 50 people attended the first party and more than 60 attended the second party days later, which came after the governor issued a stay-at-home mandate prohibiting residents from unnecessary social gatherings and trips outside the home, Washington Post reports.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 11:18:00 -0400
  • Judge plans to decide on TikTok U.S. app store ban by end of day

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    A U.S. judge in Washington said he plans to decide later on Sunday whether to block a Trump administration order banning Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google from offering Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok for download in U.S. app stores. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols said after a 90-minute Sunday morning hearing that he plans to issue a public order later in the day. The Commerce Department TikTok app store ban is set to take effect at 11:59 p.m. EDT (0359 GMT).

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 11:15:18 -0400
  • Key Judiciary Republican says Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation shouldn't hinge on single issue

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    A key Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee argued Sunday that Judge Amy Coney Barrett's potential future on the nation's highest court shouldn't hinge on how she may rule in regard to "a single case," such as Roe v. Wade. "You know, only time can tell what will happen to any one precedent," Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who supports Barrett's Supreme Court nomination, said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. "In any event, you can't look at the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice and and boil down that jurist's contribution to the law, past and future, to what they might do with a single case," he continued.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 11:00:00 -0400
  • Daimler Investors push for independent chairman as Zetsche bows out

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    Investors welcomed former Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche's decision to forego his role as chairman of the German carmaker, announced at the weekend and starting a race to find an independent head of the company's supervisory board. Zetsche, 67, a former head of the Mercedes-Benz brand, was due to take a seat as chairman of the board of directors at the Stuttgart-based company after a two-year cooling off period. In a surprise move, he announced in an interview in Sunday newspaper the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that he would renounce his position, breaking a decades-old practice among German companies of promoting board members to directors.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:24:45 -0400
  • Prince William and Kate share 2 new photographs with their children

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    Two new photos of Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with their children have been released by Kensington Palace, and the kids are all smiles! Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte surround William and Kate in one image that also includes broadcaster David Attenborough, who, according to a release, visited the gardens of Kensington Palace so he and William could attend an outdoor screening of Attenborough's upcoming documentary, "David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet."

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:05:34 -0400
  • An Atlanta-based activist 'posing' as a Black Lives Matter leader is facing federal charges for misusing $200,000 worth of donations, FBI says

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    The FBI arrested an Atlanta-based activist who spent over $200,000 designated for the BLM movement on personal items like clothing, guns, and a house.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:01:20 -0400
  • Mississippi to vote on Jim Crow-era law designed to secure 'white supremacy' in state politics

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    Mississippi voters have never elected a Black candidate to statewide office, despite having the largest proportional Black population of any U.S. state at nearly 40%. Mississippi is the only state with a multistep process for electing statewide positions like governor, attorney general and secretary of state. If it doesn't, they say it will serve as a painful reminder of the state's deep history of voter suppression.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:01:00 -0400
  • What America owes: How reparations would look and who would pay

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    Many say that the existence of that gap has been perpetuated by systemic racism in America -- a combination of laws and institutions that perpetuate inequality -- and necessitates reparations to address those wrongs. Since the end of slavery, Black Americans have been in a fervent and mostly futile race to catch up economically to their white counterparts. The Black-white wealth gap has been and remains vast -- the net worth of the average white family is 10 times greater than the average Black family, according to a 2016 report from the Brookings Institute.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400
  • Homespun BLM products include cookie kits, garden gnomes

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    A few weeks after nationwide protests erupted over the police killing of George Floyd, Julie Muller looked for something positive she could contribute to the movement from her Houston home. The 67-year-old white woman, who has been selling homemade cookie-decorating kits online since March, decided to offer one with a Black Lives Matter theme. The kit comes with cookie cutters imprinted with former President Barack Obama’s face, sprinkles and icing in red, black and green — the colors of the Pan-African or Black Liberation flag.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 09:38:05 -0400
  • Kamala Harris' Supreme Court hearing participation could be unprecedented

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    On the campaign trail, Sen. Kamala Harris often mentions that her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, told her she "may be the first to do many things," but it's unlikely questioning a Supreme Court nominee just a few weeks before Election Day ever came up. Harris is uniquely positioned as a Democratic vice presidential nominee and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which offers recommendations on Supreme Court nominees before the Senate holds a vote. "This hasn't happened -- this is unprecedented," said Joel Goldstein, a professor at St. Louis University who's studied the vice presidency extensively.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 08:07:27 -0400
  • With classroom time reduced, U.S. college students demand tuition cuts

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    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 07:06:26 -0400
  • French president says longtime Belarus leader 'must go'

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    France is stepping up the pressure on Belarus’ longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko, with President Emmanuel Macron telling a prominent French weekly that “Lukashenko must go.” The European Union said Thursday it does not recognize Lukashenko as president of Belarus because of large-scale protests by Belarusians who question the results of last month’s presidential election that Lukashenko claims he overwhelmingly won. Opposition members and some poll workers in Belarus say the vote was rigged.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 06:44:20 -0400
  • Dangerous fire conditions developing West with Santa Ana winds coming to California

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    The weather pattern is beginning to turn more conducive for fire development across parts of the Western U.S. once again. High pressure building over the region will cause temperatures to rise and dry gusty winds to develop over parts of the region, especially California. There are fire weather watches and red flag warnings issued for parts of California, Utah and New Mexico due to the increasing dry and windy conditions.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 06:43:24 -0400
  • 3 cases that hint at Amy Coney Barrett's views on policing

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    Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has heard three notable cases on controversial policing issues -- specifically qualified immunity and the Fourth Amendment -- during her three-year tenure on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett, 48, on Saturday, a week after the death of longtime Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, 87. Republicans have said they intend to hold a vote on Barrett, but Democrats decried a potential vote, saying whoever wins the election in November should nominate the next justice.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 06:16:14 -0400
  • From Kennedy-Nixon to Trump-Biden: 60 years of U.S. presidential debates

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    - 1960: The first televised debate pitted Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy against Republican Vice President Richard Nixon, who was recovering from a hospital visit and had a 5 o'clock shadow, having refused makeup. Kennedy won the election. - 1976: In the first TV debate in 16 years, Democrat Jimmy Carter faced unelected incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 06:14:34 -0400
  • U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett would have final say on recusal calls

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    Democrats are urging U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself from any election-related cases because of President Donald Trump's comments that he expects the justices to potentially decide the outcome, but there is no way to force her to do so. Trump on Saturday nominated Barrett to the vacancy created by the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18. If confirmed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate, Barrett would give the court a 6-3 conservative majority.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 06:04:31 -0400
  • Biden, fellow Democrats focus on healthcare in Supreme Court fight

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    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and fellow Democrats on Sunday made it clear that their opposition to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, will focus on the possibility she could cast a decisive vote to strike down the Obamacare health law. With Republicans controlling the Senate, Democrats have little leverage to prevent a quick vote on Barrett before the Nov. 3 election and almost no hope of preventing her confirmation. Instead, their attacks appeared aimed at energizing their political base with an issue that is already a talking point for Biden, who gave a speech on the subject in Wilmington, Delaware on Sunday.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 06:01:57 -0400
  • A USPS under fire for slowdowns now reveals it has no reliable means of tracking mail theft

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    Anecdotal accounts suggest mail theft is on the rise in parts of the country. Postal inspectors don’t have a reliable internal system to track the crime.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 06:00:00 -0400
  • Indonesia reports 3,874 new coronavirus infections, 78 new deaths

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    Indonesia reported 3,874 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 275,213, official data from the COVID-19 task force showed. The southeast Asian country also reported 78 new deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 10,386. A total of 3,611 people recovered from the virus on Sunday, the data showed, bringing the total number of recoveries to 203,014.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 04:29:13 -0400
  • Police veteran among 2 officers injured after violent incident at station

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    A Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Division veteran with more than 30 years of experience is recovering in the hospital this morning after a violent encounter with man inside the police station late Saturday night. The incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. at the Harbor Station in San Pedro, California, when, an individual described as a Hispanic male who was approximately 29-years-old walked into the station and the officer went to meet him in the lobby area. An altercation then allegedly began after a brief discussion and, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, the officer's weapon was taken from him and rounds were fired by the individual at the officer.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 04:29:00 -0400
  • Republicans are pushing state-level measures to block defunding of police

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    Republicans are using threats, histrionic pledges and legislation to scare cities considering police reform

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 03:42:51 -0400
  • Czech Republic reports 1,985 new coronavirus cases

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    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 03:23:51 -0400
  • Between the economy and coronavirus pandemic, Biden keeps his advantage nationally: POLL

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    In a race defined by economic views and pandemic fears, and riven by wide gender and education gaps, Joe Biden retains a 10-point lead nationally against Donald Trump in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, contracting to six points with third-party candidates included. Biden's 54%-44% advantage over Trump in a two-way contest precisely matches the last national ABC/Post poll in mid-August. Biden's support slips to 49% when the Libertarian and Green Party candidates are included, versus 43% for Trump.

    Sun, 27 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0400
  • Tucker Carlson says 'every story' about Jacob Blake and George Floyd is a lie, the same day a federal judge wrote that viewers don't take Carlson's statements seriously

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    Carlson's allegations of dishonesty came after Fox News argued in court that he's prone to hyperbole, exaggeration, and "loose, figurative" language.

    Sat, 26 Sep 2020 23:05:33 -0400
  • A woman is impaled by a corn rake, but do her fatal injuries add up to murder?

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    A farmer's wife is found in a shed on their Iowa farm with a corn rake lodged in her back. The rake has just four tines – so why does she have six puncture wounds?

    Sat, 26 Sep 2020 23:04:00 -0400
  • Missouri man faces prison for assault after police officer broke hand punching him

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    Officer injured in fight to arrest suspect after speeding stop

    Sat, 26 Sep 2020 21:36:17 -0400
  • Mainland China reports 14 new COVID-19 cases vs 15 a day earlier

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    Mainland China reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 26, compared with 15 cases announced a day earlier, the national health authority said on Saturday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that all the new cases were imported infections involving travellers from abroad. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed COVID-19 patients, fell to 26 from 30 a day earlier.

    Sat, 26 Sep 2020 21:06:32 -0400
  • Belarus tells UN sanctions would be 'harmful for everyone'

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    Belarus' foreign minister warned Western nations Saturday against imposing sanctions over the country's disputed presidential election and crackdown on protesters, saying their expressions of concern are “nothing but attempts to bring chaos and anarchy to our country.” With the European Union and Britain contemplating sanctions, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei told the virtual U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders that “interference in our internal affairs, sanctions and other restrictions on Belarus will have the opposite effect and are harmful for absolutely everyone.”

    Sat, 26 Sep 2020 20:40:59 -0400
  • California will house transgender inmates by gender identity

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    Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Saturday requiring California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity — but only if the state does not have “management or security concerns.” Advocates say this is dangerous, particularly for transgender women housed in facilities for men. The law Newsom signed Saturday says officers must ask inmates privately during the intake process if they identify as transgender, nonbinary or intersex.

    Sat, 26 Sep 2020 20:39:18 -0400
  • From big family to U.S. high court, Barrett 'used to being in group of nine'

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    As the parent of seven children, Amy Coney Barrett knows about working with a large group: it is an experience she will have again if confirmed as the ninth justice on the U.S. Supreme Court - and its first mother with school-age children. In a flag-bedecked White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated the 48-year-old Barrett for the seat left open by the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Husband Jesse Barrett and their seven children were on hand and visited with Trump in the Oval Office.

    Sat, 26 Sep 2020 20:38:06 -0400
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