Monthly Archives: September 2020

Unseasonably hot, dry weather conditions stoke devastating California wildfires

High winds that spread new fires this week in the Napa and Sonoma wine country and in a far northern area of the state were reduced to breezes, but vegetation remained ripe for burning in high temperatures amid very low … Continue reading

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U.S. election: A look at Trump’s claims about mail-in voting

In the final segment of the contentious debate between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, Trump launched into an extended argument against mail voting, claiming without evidence that it is ripe for fraud and suggesting mail ballots may be “manipulated.”

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Too real? Deepfake Putin, Kim Jong Un ads pulled from U.S. debate

The realistic-looking videos feature ‘Putin’ and ‘Kim’ talking about democracy and the importance of voting.

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Kentucky attorney general asks court to delay release of Breonna Taylor grand jury files

Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office filed a motion asking a court in Louisville for a week’s delay to allow the names of witnesses and their personal information, including addresses and phone numbers, to be redacted.

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FAA carries out test flight of Boeing jet revamped after fatal crashes

The planes have been grounded since March 2019, after the second fatal crash.

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‘Incredibly disturbing’: Trump draws ire for ‘legitimizing’ white nationalist group

U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned the Proud Boys during the debate Tuesday evening, calling on them to ‘stand back and stand by.’

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2nd U.S. presidential debate will have new rules to aid ‘orderly discussion’

The Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonpartisan group that has organized the events since 1988, said it would make unspecified changes to the format to prevent chaos.

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Clare Bronfman sentenced to prison in branded NXIVM sex slave case

Seagram’s liquor fortune heir Clare Bronfman appeared in federal court in Brooklyn.

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Portland asks U.S. attorney’s office to end deputization of city police as protests continue

Oregon Public Broadcasting reported that deputizing the Portland officers gives federal prosecutors the option to charge anyone arrest by those officers with federal crimes, which often come with more severe penalties than the state crimes for which local police usually … Continue reading

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Getting warmer: Trump acknowledges human role in climate change during election debate

Pushed by moderator Chris Wallace, and at one point by rival Joe Biden, Trump also pushed back on scientific findings that his environmental rollbacks would increase climate-damaging pollution.

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