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Trump defense on Russian bounty story falls flat, even with Republicans

Trump defense on Russian bounty story falls flat, even with RepublicansWhite House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has defended the president over reports that Russia offered Taliban fighters a bounty on U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan.



Italian police seize record amount of amphetamines shipped from Syria

Italian police seize record amount of amphetamines shipped from SyriaItalian police said on Wednesday they had seized about 14 tonnes of amphetamine pills worth around 1 billion euros ($1 billion) arriving from Syria, in what they described as the world's single largest operation of its kind. The shipment was hidden among counterfeit clothing items.



Texas Lt. Gov. blasts Fauci as state coronavirus cases rise: ‘I don’t need his advice’

Texas Lt. Gov. blasts Fauci as state coronavirus cases rise: ‘I don’t need his advice’“No thank you, Dr. Fauci.”



An Italian teenager is one miracle away from becoming the first millennial saint

An Italian teenager is one miracle away from becoming the first millennial saintCarlo Acutis coined the phrase: "Everyone is born an original, but many die like photocopies," to warn people not to lose themselves on the internet.



Prosecutor launches investigation after white couple seen pointing guns at St. Louis protesters

Prosecutor launches investigation after white couple seen pointing guns at St. Louis protestersThe Circuit Attorney for St. Louis said Monday that her office is investigating a confrontation between protesters and an armed couple.



The Air Force's Masterplan to Make the F-15 Fighter Even More Deadly

The Air Force's Masterplan to Make the F-15 Fighter Even More DeadlyHere are the upgrades the Pentagon wants.



Russian envoy says North Korea anger over leaflets was for depiction of Kim’s wife

Russian envoy says North Korea anger over leaflets was for depiction of Kim’s wifeA series of condemnations over leaflets distributed in North Korea were driven by fury over “dirty, insulting” depictions of leader Kim Jong Un’s spouse, Russia’s top envoy in the reclusive country has said.



Couple married for 53 years dies of COVID-19 an hour apart

Couple married for 53 years dies of COVID-19 an hour apartTheir son said it was a thoughtful ICU nurse who decided to bring the couple together one last time.



With a pen stroke, Mississippi drops Confederate-themed flag

With a pen stroke, Mississippi drops Confederate-themed flagWith a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem — a symbol that’s widely condemned as racist. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed the historic bill Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion, immediately removing official status for the 126-year-old banner that has been a source of division for generations. “This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to lead our Mississippi family to come together, to be reconciled and to move on," Reeves said on live TV just before the signing.



Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masks

Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masksAs the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage large swaths of the U.S., leading Republicans and even some right-wing TV personalities have come out in favor of wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus.



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Judge Blocks Trump Admin. Rule on Third-Country Asylum Seekers

Judge Blocks Trump Admin. Rule on Third-Country Asylum SeekersA federal judge has overturned a Trump administration policy mandating that asylum seekers first apply for asylum in countries they pass through on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border.The policy was aimed at deterring illegal immigration from Central American countries including Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly of Washington, D.C., a Trump appointee, said that the administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act when adopting the policy. The APA requires that the federal government allow time for Americans to weigh in on certain proposed federal policy changes."There are many circumstances in which courts appropriately defer to the national security judgments of the Executive," Kelly wrote in his opinion. "But determining the scope of an APA exception is not one of them."Among the plaintiffs were advocacy groups for migrants as well as individual petitioners, who argued that the Trump administration policy violated the Immigration and Nationality Act. Kelly wrote that the law generally allows asylum seekers to petition no matter what country they passed through.The Trump administration will likely appeal the ruling. However, it is unclear if the ruling will have any immediate effect because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on illegal immigration.U.S. Immigration, Customs and Enforcement has since mid-March returned almost all migrants caught crossing the border back to Mexico, fearing possible outbreaks of coronavirus in holding facilities. As a result, the pace of illegal immigration has drastically slowed during the pandemic. ICE has also refrained from arresting migrants who do not pose a public danger, and has not attempted arrests at health care facilities to allow migrants to receive medical care.



Ex-Atlanta policeman charged in Brooks' death freed from jail, official says

Ex-Atlanta policeman charged in Brooks' death freed from jail, official saysThe former Atlanta police officer charged in last month's death of Rayshard Brooks, which touched off days of anti-racism protests, has been released from jail on bail, an official said on Wednesday. A Georgia County judge on Tuesday set bond for Garrett Rolfe, 27, at $500,000, and added numerous conditions, including that he wears an ankle monitor and obeys a curfew. Rolfe left Gwinnett County Jail at 12:27 a.m. EDT (0337 GMT) on Wednesday, according to county Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Shannon Volkodav.



Feud ends in gunfire as pastor kills two in front of his daughter, Las Vegas cops say

Feud ends in gunfire as pastor kills two in front of his daughter, Las Vegas cops sayThe man, a pastor at a Las Vegas church, killed his 71-year-old neighbor and her friend with a shotgun, police say.



Military Mystery: What Happened to Russia's New T-14 Tank in Syria?

Military Mystery: What Happened to Russia's New T-14 Tank in Syria?Last month multiple media reports suggested that the Russian military's new T-14 Armata tank had been "battle-tested" in Syria.




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