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Four arrested for damage to Andrew Jackson statue near White House

Four men have been charged in connection with damage to a statue of President Andrew Jackson during protests near the White House, the U.S. Justice Department said on Saturday. The four people, who were from Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Maine and Virginia, were charged with destruction of federal property in connection with their alleged effort to tear down Jackson's statue on June 22, the Justice Department said. "This office remains steadfast in its commitment to protect the sacred First Amen...
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Justice Dept. announces first felony charges in attempted toppling of Andrew Jackson statue near White House

The charges — the first brought in a federal court — come after President Donald Trump had promised a crackdown on those attempting to topple or deface monuments.
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Biden Criticizes Trump Over Intelligence on Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops

The White House denied that President Trump was briefed on the classified assessment, even though his staff has been discussing the matter since March.
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Four men charged for trying to bring down statue of Andrew Jackson

The Justice Department has charged four men with destruction of federal property in connection with the attempt on Monday to bring down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park near the White House, the US Attorney for Washington, DC and other law enforcement officials announced Saturday.
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Four men charged for trying to bring down statue

The Justice Department has charged four men with destruction of federal property in connection with the attempt on Monday to bring down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park near the White House, the US Attorney for Washington, DC and other law enforcement officials announced Saturday.
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Biden slams Trump over reported bounties placed on US troops

By LYNN BERRY | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Saturday over a report that he said, if true, contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia. The New York Times reported Friday that American intelligence officials concluded months ago that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troops in A...
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Pence cancels some political events due to coronavirus spikes

By ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence called off campaign events in Florida and Arizona this coming week as the states experience a surge in new coronavirus cases. Pence will still travel to those states, which have set records for new confirmed infections in recent days, the White House confirmed, saying he will meet with governors and their health teams. Pence said Friday during a briefing by the White House’s coronavirus task force that he would be visiting ...
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Biden Calls Trump’s Knowledge Of Bounties On US Troops A ‘Betrayal Of The Most Sacred Duty’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Saturday over a report that he said, if true, contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia. The New York Times reported Friday that American intelligence officials concluded months ago that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The report sa...
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Trump Signs Executive Order To Protect Monuments

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to protect federal monuments and statues. The order instructs federal law enforcement to prosecute people who damage federal monuments, and threatens to withhold federal funding from state and local governments that fail to protect their own public monuments and statues.
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Beverly Hills police arrest 28 protesters under new nighttime law

BEVERLY HILLS — An overnight demonstration in Beverly Hills, quelled by police who declared it an unlawful assembly under a recently passed city ordinance banning most nighttime gatherings of 10 or more people, netted 28 arrests, a police sergeant said Saturday. The arrests, mostly for unlawful assembly, were made about 1 a.m. and included one suspect being arrested on suspicion of arson, Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Thomas West told City News Service. Black Lives Matter mob shouts “eat the rich” ...
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Starmer overtakes Johnson as preferred choice for prime minister

Opinium poll also shows Labour more trusted over Covid-19 responseLabour leader Keir Starmer has overtaken Boris Johnson as the public preferred choice for Prime Minister, according to the latest Opinium poll for The Observer.Starmer is preferred to lead the country by 37% of voters polled on Thursday and Friday last week, compared with 35% who say Johnson would be the best Prime Minister. Continue reading...
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Pence cancels some political events because of virus spikes

Vice President Mike Pence called off campaign events in Florida and Arizona this coming week as the states experience a surge in new coronavirus cases. Pence will still travel to those states, which have set records for new confirmed infections in recent days, the White House confirmed, saying he will meet with governors and their health teams. Pence said Friday during a briefing by the White House’s coronavirus task force that he would be visiting Florida, Texas and Arizona to receive a “grou...
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Mike Pence postpones Florida campaign tour as push to reopen US stalls

Miami closes beaches while state grapples with record rise in daily cases for second day in a row * Coronavirus – latest US updates * Coronavirus – latest global updatesAs reopening plans went into a dramatic reverse or stalled across the US in the face of a resurgent virus, Mike Pence called off a planned campaign bus tour in Florida amid a surge in confirmed Covid-19 cases.The vice-president had been set to appear in Lake Wales at an event next week organized by pro-Trump group America First...
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Russia offered bounty to kill UK soldiers

Moscow accused of trying to give money to the Taliban as part of its campaign to destabilise America and its alliesThe Russian intelligence unit behind the attempted murder in Salisbury of the former double agent Sergei Skripal secretly offered to pay Taliban-linked fighters to kill British and American soldiers in Afghanistan, according to US reports.The revelation piles pressure on the UK to take robust action against the Kremlin amid continuing anger over the government’s delay in publishing ...
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Putin is up to no good. But Johnson needs little help in creating chaos | Nick Cohen

The ‘gobocracy’ that surrounds the PM is capable of doing Russia’s work for itAs Boris Johnson is leading Britain’s first government of pundits, “a gobocracy”, if you like, it is worth repeating Humbert Wolfe’s scathing poem on the press: “You cannot hope to bribe or twist,/ thank God! the British journalist./ But, seeing what the man will do/ unbribed, there’s no occasion to.”In a gobocracy, there’s no need to become too conspiratorial about why a prime minister betrays his country. Put a Teleg...
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Lisa Nandy leads calls for sanctions on Israel over West Bank annexations

Labour hardens stance to apply imports ban if highly controversial proposals go ahead in face of mounting international opposition The UK must ban the import of goods from illegal settlements in the West Bank if the Israeli government presses ahead with annexation plans this week, Lisa Nandy, the shadow foreign secretary, has said.The move would be a “major step” and require “courage that so far ministers have not been willing to show”, she told the Observer. But “such a blatant breach of intern...
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Lisa Nandy urges ban on imports of West Bank goods

Labour leads calls for sanctions on Israel if it presses ahead with annexation plansThe UK must ban the import of goods from illegal settlements in the West Bank if the Israeli government presses ahead with annexation plans this week, Lisa Nandy, the shadow foreign secretary, has said.The move would be a “major step” and require “courage that so far ministers have not been willing to show”, she told the Observer. But “such a blatant breach of international law must have consequences”.
Tags: Politics, UK, Israel, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Labour, West Bank, Boris Johnson, Benjamin Netanyahu, Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy


Robert Jenrick admits Israeli billionaire he had meeting with is family friend

Tory minister under pressure over official meeting with Idan Ofer while considering rival mining projectLabour has called on the beleaguered housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, to explain a ministerial meeting with a “family friend” who had a financial interest in the future of a rival mining project that Jenrick was overseeing.The Guardian revealed this week that Jenrick met the Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer while the then exchequer secretary to the Treasury was considering a request for financi...
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New Numbers Showing Coronavirus Spread Intrude on a White House in Denial

WASHINGTON -- In the past week, President Donald Trump hosted an indoor campaign rally for thousands of cheering, unmasked supporters even as a deadly virus spread throughout the country. He began easing up on restrictions that had been in place at the White House since Washington instituted a stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus in March, and he invited the president of Poland to a day of meetings. Then, Thursday, he flew to Wisconsin to brag about an economic recovery that he said...
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A Brave Trump Takes ‘Strong’ Action To Protect Inanimate Statues

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday to protect monuments, memorials and statues facing new scrutiny amid fresh debate over the nation’s racist beginnings. Trump had promised to take action earlier this week after police thwarted an attempt by protesters to pull down a statue of Andrew Jackson in a park across from the White House. The order calls on the attorney general to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law any person or group that destroys or van...
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Dr. Peter Hotez tells CNN's Victor Blackwell that ...

Dr. Peter Hotez tells CNN's Victor Blackwell that the White House coronavirus task force needs to improve their briefings or risk losing the confidence of the general public.
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Micheál Martin becomes Irish taoiseach in historic coalition

Fianna Fáil leader forms government with Fine Gael and Greens vowing end to ‘civil war politics’The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has been elected as the Republic of Ireland’s taoiseach – prime minister – after the formation of an historic coalition government.The three-way coalition of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green party is the first time the first two parties – former civil war rivals – have been in government together. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK News, World news, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland, Green Party, Sinn Féin, Micheal Martin, Gael, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael


Doctor on Covid-19 task force briefings: 'Stop screwing around'

Dr. Peter Hotez tells CNN's Victor Blackwell that the White House coronavirus task force needs to improve their briefings or risk losing the confidence of the general public.
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'We opened too quickly': Texas becomes a model for inadequate Covid-19 response

State shuts down again after seven weeks with coronavirus cases skyrocketing, after ignoring inconvenient data and fighting party-political turf warsWhen Donald Trump welcomed Texas governor Greg Abbott to the White House in May, the US president hailed his fellow Republican as “one of the great governors” and lauded the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and predicted boom times ahead.“When you look at the job he’s done in Texas, I rely on his judgment,” Trump said. Continue reading.....
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Outrage mounts over report Russia offered bounties to Afghanistan militants for killing US soldiers

Fierce response from top Democrats after US intelligence finding was reportedly briefed to Trump in March, but the White House has yet to actOutrage has greeted a bombshell New York Times story that says American intelligence officials believe a Russian military intelligence unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing foreign soldiers in Afghanistan, including targeting Americans.The story, citing its sources as unnamed officials briefed on the matter, said that the US had come...
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John Bolton Doesn't Need Copyright Protection (techdirt)

Leaving aside the many legal and ethical questions associated with the publication of John Bolton's The Room Where it Happened, there's one question nobody (to my knowledge) has asked: Why should John Bolton get copyright protection? As a matter of law, this is what lawyers call a "stupid question." Under virtually every copyright regime in human history, Bolton's book would be eligible for copyright. But when asked concerning the economics of the publishing industry and the public's right to ...
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What next for the UK's deserted public transport network?

Train and bus firms urgently need to find a route back to viability amid the Covid-19 crisisSince the fall of Mussolini, few politicians can have declared quite so unselfconsciously as Grant Shapps that: “I just want to make the trains run on time.” But, as the transport secretary ruefully told MPs this week: “I didn’t expect to see that happen by having a fraction of people using it.”More than 98% of services ran punctually in April, underscoring the old rail industry joke that it would all wor...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Road transport, Transport policy, Mussolini, Grant Shapps, Rail industry, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump bruised as polls favour Biden – but experts warn of risk of dirty tricks

The president has had a difficult period and is trailing his rival by double digits. But he has time to fight back – and fight dirtyIt was the death of a salesman. With tie undone and crumpled “Make America great again” cap in hand, Donald Trump cut a forlorn figure shambling across the White House south lawn on his return from his failed comeback rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Some observers likened him to Willy Loman, the tragic protagonist of Arthur Miller’s benchmark drama.The US president, criti...
Tags: White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Arthur Miller, Trump, Tulsa Oklahoma, Willy Loman, US elections 2020


Robert Jenrick admits Israeli billionaire in donor row is family friend

Tory minister under pressure over meeting with Idan Ofer while considering rival mine projectLabour has called on the beleaguered housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, to explain a ministerial meeting with a “family friend” who had a financial interest in the future of a rival mining project that Jenrick was overseeing.The Guardian revealed this week that Jenrick met the Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer while the then exchequer secretary to the Treasury was considering a request for financial support ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Society, UK News, Mining, Treasury, Richard Desmond, Sirius Minerals, Ofer, Idan Ofer, Robert Jenrick, Jenrick, Cleveland Potash Continue



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