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|In wake of Gardner's suicide, special prosecutor offers new details about events leading up to James Scurlock shooting
One day before Jake Gardner fatally shot James Scurlock outside his bar in downtown Omaha, President Trump threatened to send the military to Minneapolis in response to violent clashes between police and protesters following the death of George Floyd in police custody, tweeting “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 6:39 PM
|Democrats prepare bill limiting U.S. Supreme Court justice terms to 18 years
Democrats in of the House of Representatives will introduce a bill next week to limit the tenure of U.S. Supreme Court justices to 18 years from current lifetime appointments, in a bid to reduce partisan warring over vacancies and preserve the court's legitimacy. The new bill, seen by Reuters, would allow every president to nominate two justices per four-year term and comes amid heightened political tensions as Republican President Donald Trump prepares to announce his third pick for the Supreme Court after the death on Sept. 18 of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with just 40 days to go until the Nov. 3 election. "It would save the country a lot of agony and help lower the temperature over fights for the court that go to the fault lines of cultural issues and is one of the primary things tearing at our social fabric," said California U.S. Representative Ro Khanna, who plans to introduce the legislation on Tuesday, along with Representatives Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts and Don Beyer of Virginia.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 5:35 PM
|‘Unlike anything we’ve seen in modern history’: Attacks against journalists soar during Black Lives Matter protests
Arrests of US journalists halfway through 2020 outnumber number of jailed reporters in China in 2019
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 9:15 AM
|"Zombie" storm regains strength in bizarre 2020 season
"Welcome back to the land of the living, Tropical Storm Paulette," the National Weather Service said.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 6:50 AM
|Kenosha protesters who say they were assaulted by right wing militias are suing Facebook for hosting a 'Kenosha Guard' page
The lawsuit challenges the precedent of Section 230, a federal law that shields platforms like Facebook from being held liable for users' posts.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 11:53 AM
|Florida AG requests investigation into Bloomberg felon voter donation
Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg says he’ll spend millions to help Biden win in the Sunshine State. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has asked the FBI to investigate Mike Bloomberg’s pledge to spend $16 million to help convicted felons regain their right to vote. The former New York mayor’s donation to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition comes just weeks after NBA star LeBron James pledged $100,000 to the same organization.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 9:04 AM
|China 'coercing' thousands of Tibetans into mass labour camps - report
Researchers warn the "militarised vocational training" can lead to a loss of cultural heritage.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 4:54 AM
|Bank manager finds 9.07-carat diamond in Arkansas state park
A bank manager discovered a 9.07-carat diamond at a state park in southwestern Arkansas after thinking the precious gem was a piece of glass. Kevin Kinard of Maumelle found the second-largest diamond in the 48-year history of Crater of Diamonds State Park on Labor Day, according to a news release from Arkansas State Parks. Kinard said he and his friends hauled sifting equipment to the state park in Murfreesboro.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 4:38 PM
|Conjoined twins are successfully separated after being locked in embrace
Amelia and Sarabeth Irwin were born attached at the chest and upper abdomen in June 2019. Luckily, the conjoined twins did not share a heart.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 3:28 PM
|Investigators say they found thousands of child porn images in the home of a popular kids' YouTuber
The science educator behind the popular children's YouTube channel "The Happy Scientist" has been indicted on child pornography charges.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 2:50 PM