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Democratic Candidates, Causes Rake in $300 Million in Small Dollar Donations after Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Democratic Candidates, Causes Rake in $300 Million in Small Dollar Donations after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death

Democratic candidates and causes have been flooded with small contributions totaling more than $300 million since Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on September 18, according to ActBlue.Liberal donors had already smashed the previous record for most dollars raised in a single day, dollars raised in one hour, and dollars raised in one day on ActBlue, a nonprofit online platform designed to help Democratic candidates and progressive nonprofits raise money, in the immediate wake of the 87-year-old justice's death. Donors gave $6.3 million in just one hour on September 18 and $70.6 million on September 19, the platform said. The previous daily record was nearly $42 million,...

Saudi Arabia says it busted terrorist cell trained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Saudi Arabia said on Monday it had taken down a terrorist cell this month that had received training from Iran's Revolutionary Guards, arresting 10 people and seizing weapons and explosives. The spokesman for the presidency of state security said in a statement on state media that three of those

Commentary: We need to talk about those Breonna Taylor T-shirts
Commentary: We need to talk about those Breonna Taylor T-shirts

Recent events have sparked a surge in Black Lives Matter merchandise. It can be difficult to conclude where proceeds from these products actually go.

Texas sheriff indicted after probe into Black man
Texas sheriff indicted after probe into Black man's death

A grand jury on Monday indicted a Texas sheriff on charges accusing him of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in custody of a Black man, Javier Ambler, that was filmed by a police reality TV series "Live PD." Williamson County records show Sheriff Robert Chody is facing the third-degree felony charge that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. In June, Williamson County prosecutors announced an investigation "involving possible tampering with evidence" following the 40-year-old Ambler's death in March 2019.

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China's UK envoy warns Britain to avoid lectures over human rights

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...

$20M settlement reached in police killing of handcuffed man
$20M settlement reached in police killing of handcuffed man

A Maryland county has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the family of a man who was handcuffed in a patrol car when a police officer shot and killed him, a county official said Monday. The Prince George's County police officer who killed William Green in January was arrested on charges including second-degree murder and has a trial scheduled for next year. Michael Owen Jr., who was a 10-year veteran of the police department, has been jailed since his arrest.

Pelosi warns Democrats the election may be decided by the House - where the GOP holds an edge
Pelosi warns Democrats the election may be decided by the House - where the GOP holds an edge

If the Electoral College is tied, each state delegation gets a single vote. Republicans currently control 26

'Or gas them': Germany's far-right AfD fires official over migrant comment

Germany's hard right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party fired an official on Monday who had been caught on a hidden camera discussing gassing refugees. In footage, recorded secretly by ProSieben television in February, Christian Lueth, then a party spokesman, was filmed in a Berlin cafe talking to someone he believed to be a sympathiser about the challenges the AfD faced. Asked if the AfD wanted to see more immigrants, he replied: "Yes."

Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after self-harm threats
Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after self-harm threats

He "is a member of our family and we all love him," a Trump campaign official said.

Anti-English sentiment on rise in Scotland, Rennie tells Lib Dems
Anti-English sentiment on rise in Scotland, Rennie tells Lib Dems

English people in Scotland are being made to feel like "strangers in their own homes" as a result of rising nationalist bigotry, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has warned. Willie Rennie, in his speech to his party's virtual conference on Sunday, said that the pandemic was being used by some to "spread hate" and said he felt "uncomfortable" with "the growing anti-English sentiment in Scotland". He highlighted border protests in the summer in which masked demonstrators waved banners urging motorists crossing the border into Scotland to stay away.

Laurence Fox says new
Laurence Fox says new 'culture wars' party has received £5 million in donations

A new party set up by the actor Laurence Fox to fight Britain's culture wars has already received £5 million in donations, he has claimed, nearly matching the war chest assembled by Labour prior to last year's election. The sum was declared by Fox on Sunday as he officially launched Reclaim, a group he said would seek to promote free speech, overhaul allegedly biased public bodies and celebrate Britain's national and cultural history. It comes after The Sunday Telegraph disclosed that Fox had attracted over £1 million in funding, including substantial sums from former Tory donors. The Rada-educated actor, the son of James Fox and who is best known for playing the lead role of DS James...

Koch-backed advocacy group launched a
Koch-backed advocacy group launched a 'full-scale' campaign to push Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation

The Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity will start phone banking to encourage lawmakers in 11 key states to support Trump's SCOTUS nomination.

Transcript: Don McGahn on "Face the Nation"
Transcript: Don McGahn on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of an interview with former White House Counsel Don McGahn that aired Sunday, September 27, 2020, on "Face the Nation."

NASA astronaut says voting is
NASA astronaut says voting is 'critical' to democracy so she plans to cast an absentee ballot from space

"It's really important for everybody to vote, and if we can do it from space, then I believe folks can do it from the ground too," Kate Rubins told AP.

OTR: Simmering feud between Gov. Charlie Baker, President Donald Trump boils over
OTR: Simmering feud between Gov. Charlie Baker, President Donald Trump boils over

The two Republicans have very different takes on mail-in voting, as the president lashed out at the Governor of Massachusetts on Twitter.

Thousands of protesters gather to call for Netanyahu
Thousands of protesters gather to call for Netanyahu's resignation, despite a strict second lockdown

Thousands of Israelis protested outside the residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, demanding his resignation over how the government has handled the coronavirus pandemic. The protests continue weeks of anti-Netanyahu demonstrations despite a strict lockdown order and one of the worst infection rates in the world. Draconian new lockdown measures came into force on Friday that closed many businesses, banned large gatherings and ordered people to stay close to their homes. Protesters say Mr Netanyahu's government is bungling the response to the pandemic. The Knesset, Israel's parliament, failed to pass a measure that would ban the right to protest more than a...

Salt Lake City airport just opened a massive new terminal with canyon-themed art as Delta relies on the hub as a gateway to the west - see inside
Salt Lake City airport just opened a massive new terminal with canyon-themed art as Delta relies on the hub as a gateway to the west - see inside

The brand-new terminal comes at a $4.1 billion cost and uses immersive artwork to welcome passengers to Salt Lake City and the Mountain West.

Niagara Falls: Free admission and other things you may not know about this tourist spot
Niagara Falls: Free admission and other things you may not know about this tourist spot

Did you know that Niagara Falls actually consists of three falls and that it's a state park that doesn't charge an admission fee?

The Comey Rule makes the fatal mistake of thinking James Comey
The Comey Rule makes the fatal mistake of thinking James Comey's intentions matter

Some think he is a hero, some a villain. Others just want him to please shut up.Wherever you stand, it has been four extremely long years since then-FBI Director James Comey released his statement calling Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton "extremely careless" over her handling of sensitive emails. In the weeks that followed, the FBI would announce that it was reopening its investigation, and then, with mere hours to go before the election, close it again. Trump would subsequently win the Electoral College, and Comey would have his now-infamous dinner with the commander-in-chief, where he was reportedly pressured to pledge his loyalty. Shortly thereafter, he was...

Morocco faces down COVID spread with tough rules
Morocco faces down COVID spread with tough rules

With air and sea borders closed for months and eight cities barring people from entering or leaving, Morocco has been pulling out the stops to stanch the spread of coronavirus. Morocco first decreed lockdown measures on March 20, but has been gradually easing restrictions. Marrakech, a major tourist destination, is at a standstill, while police checks are part of the scenery in hard-hit Casablanca, the country's economic powerhouse.

California braces as hot, dry fire weather expected to return
California braces as hot, dry fire weather expected to return

Temperatures in the 100s and offshore winds were expected in parts of the state already hard-hit by wildfires.

Police: 3 arrests at right-wing rally in Portland, Oregon
Police: 3 arrests at right-wing rally in Portland, Oregon

The rally began at noon and was largely dispersed by 3 p.m. Police arrested three people at a right-wing rally Saturday afternoon in Portland, Oregon, and authorities say they're also investigating an assault after one person who was documenting the event was pushed to the ground and kicked in the face. Several hundred people, dozens of them wearing militarized body armor, had gathered - far fewer than the 10,000 organizers had expected to show to support President Donald Trump and his "law and order" reelection campaign as tensions boil over nationwide following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky, for killing Breonna Taylor.

Australia begins disposal of over 350 dead whales after mass stranding
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.

Mexico issues arrest warrants on sixth anniversary of disappearance of 43 college students
Mexico issues arrest warrants on sixth anniversary of disappearance of 43 college students

Mexican authorities have issued dozens of arrest warrants for police and soldiers whom they believe may have participated in the 2014 disappearance of 43 Mexican college students, head of the investigation said on Saturday. Omar Gomez, head of the special prosecutor's office for the case, told a new conference in Mexico City the warrants had been issued for the "material and intellectual authors" of the crime, including military members, and federal and municipal police. The announcement came during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City on the sixth anniversary of the students' kidnapping.

TikTokers are being called out for a
TikTokers are being called out for a 'ghost photoshoot' trend that critics say reminds them of KKK robes

A "ghost photoshoot" TikTok trend, in which people dress up as bedsheet ghosts and take photos, drew criticism following a viral Twitter thread.

Pennsylvania sheriff switches from Democratic to Republican Party amid unrest
Pennsylvania sheriff switches from Democratic to Republican Party amid unrest

'Fox & Friends Weekend' co-host Will Cain talks to a formerly Democrat sheriff who changed party affiliation to Republican over the unrest and violence in cities across the country.

Federal judge delivers a blow to AG Barr in the battle against former FBI deputy director McCabe
Federal judge delivers a blow to AG Barr in the battle against former FBI deputy director McCabe

A federal judge has ruled that Andrew McCabe's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice can continue

Temp worker tossed Pennsylvania ballots Trump complained about, official says
Temp worker tossed Pennsylvania ballots Trump complained about, official says

The Justice Department announced an inquiry into the discarded ballots on Thursday, which was promoted by the White House and the president's re-election campaign.

Florida sends thousands of voter registration invites - to already registered voters
Florida sends thousands of voter registration invites - to already registered voters

Those who claim a special public records exemption because of their government jobs were targeted.

Louisville protesters faced off with an extremist militia on the 2nd day of unrest following no charges for the police involved in Breonna Taylor
Louisville protesters faced off with an extremist militia on the 2nd day of unrest following no charges for the police involved in Breonna Taylor's killing

Protesters in support of Black Lives Matter were met with counter-protesters including an armed extremist anti-government group.

Biden said he will win Scranton. Trump said he will only lose if it
Biden said he will win Scranton. Trump said he will only lose if it's rigged. Who's right?

A federal investigation into discarded ballots in Luzerne County is adding fuel to President Trump's doubts about election integrity in Pennsylvania.

Fact check: What
Fact check: What's true and what's false about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, misinformation about her life and legacy is already spreading online.

New Mexico Democrats hold up Trump judicial appointments
New Mexico Democrats hold up Trump judicial appointments

New Mexico's Democratic senators have placed the judicial confirmations for two U.S. District Court vacancies on hold until after the Nov. 3 election. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall interrupted the vetting of two possible lifetime appointments in response to a White House news conference - prior to the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18 - in which Trump invoked the president's authority over hundreds of recent and future federal judicial appointments as a rallying cry to political supporters.

Kremlin says EU move not to recognise Lukashenko amounts to meddling in Belarus
Kremlin says EU move not to recognise Lukashenko amounts to meddling in Belarus

Russia said on Friday that the European Union's decision not to recognise Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus contradicted international law and amounted to indirect meddling in the country. Lukashenko, in power since 1994, was inaugurated on Wednesday in a secretive ceremony after weeks of huge protests. Russia is a close ally of Belarus and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday that the move not to recognise him would complicate the EU's dialogue with Belarus, but not affect Belarusian ties with Moscow.

The Latest: Barber: Justice for Taylor should lead to voting
The Latest: Barber: Justice for Taylor should lead to voting

A prominent activist says people demanding justice for Breonna Taylor need to show their collective strength by voting in the November election. Protesters have taken to the streets around the country after the grand jury announced Wednesday that no officers would be charged in Taylor's shooting death. A Kentucky grand jury has brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong.

Argentine lawmaker quits after lewd act during virtual session

An Argentine lawmaker has resigned after being caught on a live camera caressing his partner before appearing to partially pull down her top and kiss her breast during a virtual session of the country's lower house of Congress on Thursday. The lower house of deputies said in a statement on Twitter

Trump heckled as he pays respects to late justice Ginsburg
Trump heckled as he pays respects to late justice Ginsburg

Protesters shouting "Honor her wish" heckled US President Donald Trump as he paid his respects on Thursday to Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court, invoking the liberal justice's deathbed plea not to be replaced until after the November election.

FBI chief says U.S.
FBI chief says U.S. 'Antifa' demonstrators are targets of multiple probes

At a hearing of the Republican-led Senate Homeland Security committee, Christopher Wray said that the Bureau had seen "organized tactical activity at both the local and regional level." Wray added that the bureau is conducting multiple investigations "into some anarchist violent extremists, some of whom operate through these nodes." Antifa, short for anti-fascist, is an amorphous movement "who believe in active, aggressive opposition to far right-wing movements," according https://www.adl.org/resources/backgrounders/who-are-antifa to the Anti-Defamation League, which tracks extremists.

Parents knowingly sent kids with coronavirus to school, Wisconsin officials say
Parents knowingly sent kids with coronavirus to school, Wisconsin officials say

"A handful of irresponsible parents could be responsible for closing down entire school districts," the Washington-Ozaukee public health director said.

Democrats alert inspector general that GOP
Democrats alert inspector general that GOP's Biden probe "directly implicated" Perry in corruption

Republicans tried to smear Biden, but instead "succeeded in implicating former Secretary Perry in a corrupt scheme"

Hunter Biden allegations display media double standard: Sen. Lindsey Graham
Hunter Biden allegations display media double standard: Sen. Lindsey Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Trump's potential Supreme Court pick and new allegations on Hunter Biden.

Police: Violence at Portland protest escalates to firebombs
Police: Violence at Portland protest escalates to firebombs

Protesters in Portland hurled several firebombs at officers in Oregon's largest city during a demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury's decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, police said, escalating tensions in a city that's already seen nearly four months of nightly protests over racial injustice and police brutality. Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis said Wednesday night's demonstrations were the most violent that Portland has seen thus far in four months of nearly nightly unrest since the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in Minnesota after a white officer held a knee to his neck.

Q&A: What were the results of Breonna Taylor investigation?
Q&A: What were the results of Breonna Taylor investigation?

Six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in her Kentucky apartment, a grand jury delivered a long-awaited answer about whether the officers would be punished. The jury on Wednesday did charge one of the officers, Brett Hankison, with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing shots that went into another home with people inside. Cameron said the other two officers were justified in firing their weapons because Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, had fired one shot at them.

Breonna Taylor shooting: Reporter describes unrest in Louisville
Breonna Taylor shooting: Reporter describes unrest in Louisville

Townhall.com reporter Julio Rosas gives 'The Ingraham Angle' an eyewitness account

Judge orders Eric Trump to sit for N.Y. attorney general deposition before the election
Judge orders Eric Trump to sit for N.Y. attorney general deposition before the election

Eric Trump had tried to delay answering questions in Attorney General Letitia James' investigation of the Trump Organization.

Californians on 2035 new gas engine car sales ban
Californians on 2035 new gas engine car sales ban

There was reaction Wednesday to an announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that California will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035. Gov. Newsom says the move will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the state. (Sept. 23)

How Germany avoided Covid catastrophe - with
How Germany avoided Covid catastrophe - with 'luck and tests'

While there are various theories about why coronavirus infection rates are lower in Germany than the UK, one thing is clear: it has nothing to do with Boris Johnson's assertion that Britain is a more "freedom-loving country" where people are less likely to follow the rules. While parts of central London resemble a ghost town, central Berlin is busier than ever. The pubs are overflowing, and people routinely ignore the requirement to wear facemasks unless sitting. Police had to break up a "floating rave" a few months ago, when 3,000 club-goers ignored social distancing rules and jammed the city's narrow canals with rubber dinghies. In Munich this week, pubs responded to the cancellation of...

Volkswagen made 4 key moves to give the all-electric ID.4 a shot at outselling Tesla - and the gas-powered competition
Volkswagen made 4 key moves to give the all-electric ID.4 a shot at outselling Tesla - and the gas-powered competition

Mass-appeal is a tricky thing. But Volkswagen seems to have checked all the boxes to ensure that the first EV it's ever offered in the US takes off.

Mexican leader: Protesters welcome to camp near his office
Mexican leader: Protesters welcome to camp near his office

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that conservative protesters demanding his resignation are welcome to camp out in Mexico City's main plaza outside his offices in the colonial-era National Palace. López Obrador himself led numerous protest encampments in his decades as an opposition leader, and he offered some advice to the more novice opposition of today. "Don't playact," López Obrador said.

Mark Zuckerberg claims he
Mark Zuckerberg claims he's 'probably been the most outspoken CEO in the country' against Trump

In leaked audio recordings from internal Facebook meetings obtained by The Verge, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg can be heard attempting to juggle the calls from his generally liberal-leaning employees to take a harder line against the Trump administration and complaints about censorship of posts from the site's more conservative user base.Zuckerberg's comments weren't too far off from those he's made publicly, and he maintained his belief that Facebook has to "take into account that there are different views on different things, and that if someone disagrees with a view, that doesn't necessarily mean that they're hateful or have bad intent."In one recording, Facebook's chief...


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