Berman Refuses To Step Down After Barr Moves To Oust Him, ‘Investigations Will Move Forward’

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoff Berman refused to step down on Friday night after Attorney General Bill Barr issued a press release announcing that he had resigned. “Our investigations will move forward without delay or interruption,” Berman said in the press release, where he denied Barr’s statement. pic.twitter.com/hFNvQs5orV — US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) June 20, 2020 Barr had issued a statement claiming that Berman had resigned on Friday night. But Berman, ...
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Barr Tries To Sack U.S. Attorney Probing Trump’s Pals. But Geoffrey Berman Says He’s Not Leaving.

Attorney General William Barr announced late Friday evening that he had nominated a Trump appointee to replace the Manhattan U.S. Attorney who had investigated and convicted some of President Donald Trump’s closest associates. It was a shocking announcement even to the prosecutor he intended to replace, Geoffrey Berman.“I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was ‘stepping down’ as United States Attorney,” Berman said in a statement. “I have not resigned, and have n...
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Guatemala reporta 34 decesos por COVID-19, su máximo registro en un solo día

Guatemala, 19 jun (EFE).- Guatemala sumó este viernes 34 fallecidos por COVID-19 y 641 nuevos contagios, los registros más altos en un día desde que se detectara el primer caso de coronavirus en el país el pasado 13 de marzo.
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Puja por Portezuelo. Mendoza se prepara para defender la "obra del siglo"

Mientras Portezuelo del Viento, la "obra del siglo" de Mendoza, sigue bajo la mirada de la Nación y cuestionada por La Pampa, el gobernador mendocino Rodolfo Suarez dio a conocer el plan que llevará a la reunión con los gobernadores que pusieron reparos al avance del megaproyecto, principalmente vinculados a los estudios ambientales.Así, el mandatario cuyano, luego de que el presidente Alberto Fernández señalara que se trata de una obra cuestionada también por las demás provincias que integran e...
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Coronavirus hoy en la Argentina y el mundo: minuto a minuto y las novedades del 20 de junio

La cantidad de muertos alrededor del mundo a causa de la pandemiade coronavirus, que se originó a fines del año pasado en Wuhan, China, supera las 453.200 personas y los contagiados ya son más de 8.500.000.Estados Unidos lidera el ranking de naciones con mayor cantidad de casos (alrededor de 2.200.000) y registra casi 119.000 víctimas fatales. El segundo país en cuanto a infectados es Brasil, con aproximadamente 978.000 casos, y lo sigue Rusia, con 560.000.Europa comienza a dejar atrás el confin...
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US attorney who oversaw cases of Trump allies steps down

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON — The U.S. attorney who oversaw key prosecutions of allies of President Donald Trump and an investigation into Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is resigning from his post, officials said Friday. Geoffrey Berman is stepping down as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Attorney General William Barr said in a statement. Barr said Trump intends to nominate Jay Clayton, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to t...
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WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence Outright REFUSES to Say “Black Lives Matter,” Even on Juneteenth

During an interview with an ABC affiliate in Pennsylvania on Friday (Jun. 19), Mike Pence refused to say the words “Black lives matter,” instead saying that “all lives matter.” Via CNN: “Let me just say that what happened to George Floyd was a tragedy,” Pence told 6ABC Action News in Philadelphia when asked directly if he would say that Black lives matter. “And in this nation, especially on Juneteenth, we celebrate the fact that from the founding of this nation we’ve cherished the ideal that all...
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Facebook and Twitter Remove Trump's Doctored 'Fake News' Video After Copyright Complaint

Unsurprisingly, it turns out parents aren’t too keen on their toddlers being co-opted for presidential propaganda. Read more...
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Inflation puts alcohol taxes at historic lows, says study

Photo by Chris F from Pexels Are you taking dad out for a Father's Day brunch, in a properly-precautioned restaurant of course, complete with toasts to what a great pop he's been? Or maybe giving him a bottle of his favorite whiskey? Here's a present for you, the potent potables purchaser. A new study says alcohol taxes are at historic lows. No, it's not because alcohol excise taxes have been statutorily reduced. Fan of single malts can thank inflation. Or rather the lack of it. The new s...
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Jim Acosta to Kayleigh McEnany: Doesn't sharing fake videos make you fake news?

CNN's Jim Acosta presses White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany about a video posted by President Donald Trump on Twitter, which the social media site has since labeled "manipulated media."
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Court set to rule on Trump attempt to stop aide's damning book

A judge weighed President Donald Trump's last-ditch bid Friday to stop former top aide John Bolton's bombshell book from publication, but with much of the damning contents already out there was little hope for the White House. "It certainly looks difficult to me about what I can do about those books all over the country," Judge Royce Lamberth said at a hearing in Washington, DC, federal court, referring to copies of "The Room Where it Happened" that have already been distributed and dissected i...
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A permanent DACA fix is still as needed as ever

On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s effort to terminate the Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals program. While this ruling for now protects DACA recipients from unreasonable efforts to remove them from the country they call home, there is still as much need as ever for a permanent solution from Congress. The DACA program was created by President Barack Obama in 2012 to shield qualified young people brought to the United States as minors and who...
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Acosta to McEnany: Doesn't sharing fake videos make you fake news?

CNN's Jim Acosta presses White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany about a video posted by President Donald Trump on Twitter, which the social media site has since labeled "manipulated media."
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Schwarzenegger Says Anyone Who Politicizes Wearing Masks Is An ‘Absolute Moron’

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California’s last Republican governor is siding with Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom on the statewide mask mandate. In a tweet on Thursday, Arnold Schwarzenegger gave a big endorsement to Newsom’s mask order as coronavirus cases have started to spike again. The former governor argued that the science is clear – and had harsh words for people who have come out against wearing masks. RELATED: California Issues Statewide Mask Mandate As Coronavirus Cases Spike Amid Reopening “It’s...
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LA mayor requires city to address racial equity, be ready to reinstate affirmative action

By ERIC HEINZ | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an executive directive Friday to address racial equity in Los Angeles by requiring city departments to plan for the reinstatement of affirmative action in California and for city employees to take implicit-bias training. “We have a lot of work to do to correct the inequities that are baked into a system much bigger than just the city of Los Angeles, but LA will — make no mistake — we will be the ones to march into a bette...
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Maryland police chief latest to face reckoning amid protests

A Maryland police chief resigned this week within hours of a court filing that portrayed his department, one of the state’s largest, as an agency poisoned by a racist culture. A complaint cited by the filing said a Prince George’s County police sergeant had a personalized license plate with an acronym for a vulgarity directed at President Barack Obama. A lieutenant derided Black Lives Matter protesters in comments quoted in a New York Times article.
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Coronavirus: Is the pandemic getting worse in the US?

Some states are seeing a spike in cases, but the White House says not to worry. So what's going on?
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Symposium: SCOTUS 2020 and the DACA decision: just another reason to wish it were still 2019

Kimberly Hermann is General Counsel at Southeastern Legal Foundation, which filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. The date is June 19, 2020. The America we live in today is drastically different from the America we lived in when the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. In the past six months, our country has endured a pandemic, economic instability, tragedy, hard yet overdue conversations and riots. I...
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Symposium: DACA déjà vu

Nicholas Bronni is the solicitor general for the state of Arkansas, which joined an amicus brief in support of the federal government in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. Yesterday, the Supreme Court concluded that Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke acted arbitrarily and capriciously when she rescinded the Obama administration’s memorandum creating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But although that decision is important,...
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WH: Trump Hires Aides He Later Dumps On Because He Wants ‘Team Of Rivals’

Asked why President Trump keeps hiring officials he later fires, insults and demeans, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Friday that Trump simply strives to build a “team of rivals” in the mold of Abraham Lincoln. [email protected]: "Why does the president keep hiring people who are dumb as a rock, overrated, way over their heads, whacko and incompetent?"@PressSec: "…he likes the model of having a Team of Rivals, like with what we saw in President Lincoln's administration."...
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McEnany says she will not wear a face mask at Trump’s Tulsa rally

At a press conference on Friday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she will not wear a face mask at President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday. The CDC recommends that adults wear face coverings to stop the spread of coronavirus.
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We need highly formal rituals in order to make life more democratic

Benedictus, Benedicat, per Jesum Christum, Dominum Nostrum. Amen.Please be seated. It's dinner time in St Paul's College, Sydney, where I'm dean and head of house at Graduate House. The members of the High Table, wearing academic gowns, have processed into the refectory to a table laden with candelabra and silver accoutrements from the college treasury, each place set with cutlery and glasses. The students, also in gowns, rise from their seats to acknowledge the High Table, and stand until the p...
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Melania Trump Posts Juneteenth Tweet And Gets Reminded Of ‘Birther’ Past

The first lady was lambasted for previously accusing President Barack Obama of faking his birth certificate.
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Melania Trump Posts Juneteenth Tweet And Gets Dragged For ‘Birther’ Past

The first lady was lambasted for previously accusing President Barack Obama of faking his birth certificate.
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John Bolton memoir reveals UK's fragile relations with Trump

Former US national security adviser reveals series of tensions and pressure points Donald Trump dashed British hopes that he would take a tougher line on Hong Kong, including by refusing to condemn the Tiananmen Square massacre, according to John Bolton’s book about his time as the US president’s national security adviser.In one of many episodes in the book that reveal the fragile nature of the UK’s relations with the Trump administration, Bolton writes that the president said Tiananmen Square w...
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Apple and Google not told of UK plans to use their tech with NHS app

Matt Hancock had doubts about US software’s accuracy in measuring proximity to potential coronavirus carriers Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageApple and Google did not know the UK government planned to build a “hybrid model” bringing their contact-tracing system together with the NHS app until Matt Hancock promised to do so on television.While the California companies knew the UK was about to change course and begin using their tech, senior figures had no idea that the...
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Ohio GOP censures former head who's parted ways with Trump

Ohio Republicans on Friday censured a former party head who has drawn scorn for campaigning against Donald Trump's reelection and asking GOP voters to pick Democrat Joe Biden. “I get that there’s folks who are mad at me now, but when they look back at all this, they’ll just be mad at themselves,” Matt Borges said. "The party, and the people in it, are too good to have their standard-bearer be Donald Trump, who is so bad.”
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Symposium: The Supreme Court again rejects flawed administrative action targeting Latinos

Nina Perales is vice president of litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which filed an   on behalf of the state of New Jersey and defendant-intervenor DACA recipients in Texas v. United States – an ongoing lawsuit challenging the legality of DACA – in support of the respondents in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, Trump v. NAACP and Wolf v. Vidal. The sequence of events is familiar by now: The White House decides to take...
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UK coronavirus live: all children in England will be back at school in September, says Gavin Williamson

News updates: education secretary says guidance will be issued to schools in next two weeks; Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.56pm BST The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 among prisons in England and Wales continues ...
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UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson holds Downing Street daily briefing

News updates: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173; infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in LondonCoronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm BST Q. Northern Ireland has already done this, why are we waiting?Williamson says...
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