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Top Trump aide says president is 'eager to return to the campaign trail' amid reports a planned rally was scrapped

Top Trump aide says president is 'eager to return to the campaign trail' amid reports a planned rally was scrappedTrump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh held a press conference call with reporters on Tuesday where he said the president is “eager to return to the campaign trail and to keep campaigning and keep connecting with Americans.” 



Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook is 'not gonna change' in response to a boycott by more than 500 advertisers over the company's hate speech policies

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook is 'not gonna change' in response to a boycott by more than 500 advertisers over the company's hate speech policies"My guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough," Zuckerberg told employees, according to The Information.



`You broke my wrist!' Police sued for taking down wrong man

`You broke my wrist!' Police sued for taking down wrong manBody camera video shows Antonio Arnelo Smith handing his driver's license to a Black police officer and answering questions cooperatively before a white officer walks up behind him, wraps him in a bear hug and slams him face-first to the ground. “Oh my God, you broke my wrist!” the 46-year-old Black man screams as two more white Valdosta officers arrive, holding him down and handcuffing him following the takedown. One eventually tells Smith he's being arrested on an outstanding warrant, and is immediately corrected by the first officer: They've got the wrong man.



Texas Bar Owners Sue Over Reimposed Coronavirus Restrictions

Texas Bar Owners Sue Over Reimposed Coronavirus RestrictionsSeveral Texas bar owners on Monday sued over Governor Greg Abbott’s order to shut down their businesses again as coronavirus cases in the state soar.Texas reported a record high on Monday of 5,913 individuals hospitalized for the coronavirus, and new cases of the virus rose on Saturday to a record daily high of 6,263 confirmed new cases. Deaths from the virus have remained level, however.The bar owners filed lawsuits in Austin, Houston, and Galveston, charging that the governor has exceeded his authority under the state constitution to order bars to close again and claiming that the restrictions are being unfairly imposed on bars while other businesses, such as nail and hair salons, are allowed to continue operating. The owners are demanding that Abbott call the state legislature into a special session to handle the issue.“Gov. Abbott continues to act like a king,” said Jared Woodfill, a lawyer representing the bar owners. “Abbott is unilaterally destroying our economy and trampling on our constitutional rights.”Abbott rolled back his state’s reopening process on Friday, singling out activity in bars as a driving factor of the spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations Texas has experienced.“As I said from the start, if the positivity rate rose above 10%, the State of Texas would take further action to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” the Republican governor said. “At this time, it is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars.”The governor’s slowdown of the reopening process reimposes restrictions on businesses he had allowed to reopen at partial capacity, including bars, restaurants, gyms, malls, and bowling alleys. Bars were required to close at 12 p.m. on Friday but are allowed to remain open for delivery and take-out orders. Restaurants may operate dine-in service at 50 percent capacity, down from the 75 percent capacity Abbott approved earlier this month. The majority of gatherings of 100 or more people must gain approval from local governments.The announcement came two days after Abbott warned that the coronavirus is now spreading in Texas at an “unacceptable rate” and pleaded with residents to wear masks in public and continue practicing social distancing.Several other states have seen their coronavirus cases spike in the last several weeks, including Florida, Arizona, and California. Along with Texas, Alabama, Missouri and Nevada.



‘Beat it, little f***er.’ Officers laugh after shooting rubber bullets at protesters.

‘Beat it, little f***er.’ Officers laugh after shooting rubber bullets at protesters.Warning: This article contains profane language.



Simon Cheng: UK asylum for ex-consulate worker 'tortured in China'

Simon Cheng: UK asylum for ex-consulate worker 'tortured in China'Simon Cheng is granted asylum in the UK almost a year after he was detained by Chinese authorities.



Did a Cyber-Weapon Blow Up an Iranian Missile Factory—And Is This Cyber-War?

Did a Cyber-Weapon Blow Up an Iranian Missile Factory—And Is This Cyber-War?Israeli and U.S. officials have denied any responsibility.



Fact check: Picture of a massive dust cloud is over Phoenix, not Puerto Rico

Fact check: Picture of a massive dust cloud is over Phoenix, not Puerto RicoA post incorrectly attributes a 2018 photo to the recent Sahara dust storm and misstates that Puerto Rico was damaged by the storm.



Pakistani PM says 'no doubt' that India was behind stock exchange attack

Pakistani PM says 'no doubt' that India was behind stock exchange attackPakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan told parliament on Tuesday he had no doubt that India was behind an attack on the stock exchange building in the southern city of Karachi. Four gunmen armed with grenades attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday, killing two guards and a policeman before security forces killed the attackers. "There is no doubt that India is behind the attack," Khan said in his address to parliament - a charge that India had denied a day earlier.



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.



Couple recorded pulling weapons on protesters outside their St. Louis home

Couple recorded pulling weapons on protesters outside their St. Louis homeSunday night's demonstration was sparked by mayor releasing names and addresses of "defund police" advocates.



Police chief defends pepper spray at Elijah McClain vigil

Police chief defends pepper spray at Elijah McClain vigilA police chief spent over four hours defending her officers’ tactics to leaders in a Denver suburb after police unleashed pepper spray and used batons on demonstrators during a vigil for Elijah McClain, a Black man who died after police put him in a chokehold last year. Aurora Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said the officers were responding to a small group of agitators among the largely peaceful crowd Saturday. McClain's name is among those used as a rallying cry during nationwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality.



More than 400 US Army paratroopers flew almost 5,000 miles to practice a long-range Pacific island invasion

More than 400 US Army paratroopers flew almost 5,000 miles to practice a long-range Pacific island invasionThe drill "demonstrated that we are capable of deploying anywhere in the US Indo-Pacific Command area at a moment's notice," a commander said.



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.



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