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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
|CDC study on COVID-19 in kids bolsters case for elementary school reopening
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.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 2:26 PM
|Brain-eating microbe: US city warned over water supply
People in Lake Jackson, Texas, are urged to take precautionary measures amid contamination concerns.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 1:08 AM
|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
|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
|'Cake Boss' gets emotional recounting son’s heroics during gruesome bowling machine accident
Buddy Valastro wiped away tears as he talked about his son's role in rescuing him after his hand was impaled by a machine in the family's in-home bowling alley.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 9:37 AM
|Joe Montana thwarts alleged kidnapping of 9-month-old grandchild
Police said Montana's wife was able to pry the child out of the alleged kidnapper's arms after a tussle between her and Montana.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 6:56 AM
|Jury finds white nationalist guilty of rape threat
A self-proclaimed white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was found guilty Monday by a federal jury of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing and bullying him. Christopher Cantwell, a 39-year-old New Hampshire resident and radio host, was found guilty of extortion and threatening to injure property or reputation but not guilty of cyberstalking related to a series of threats he made toward a Missouri man over the Telegram messaging app. “We're pleased that justice has been done and we're glad to have been vindicated,” Assistant U.S. Attorney John Davis said after the verdict.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 10:25 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
|Democrats, not Republicans, are hypocrites on filling SCOTUS seat
Democrats accuse Republicans of being hypocrites in the issue of the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, but it is Democrats who are full of hypocrisy.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 2:47 PM