Friday, August 19, 2022

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GOP Picks Jacksonville, Florida, For Trump Convention Speech

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville, Florida, has been selected to host the celebration marking President Donald Trump’s acceptance of his party’s nomination for reelection, the ...

NJ State Trooper Who Shot Man Should Be Charged, Victim’s Mom Says

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NEW JERSEY (AP) - A New York man fatally shot by a New Jersey state trooper last month during a traffic stop was treated worse than a dog, and the officer should be charged with mu...

Senator Asks If Hygiene Is Reason ‘Colored’ People Get Virus

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican lawmaker questioned on the Senate floor if “the colored population” is contracting coronavirus at disproportionate rates because they do not wash the...

Man Accused Of Falsely Claiming Air Purifier Kills COVID-19

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man is accused of falsely claiming that an air purifier he was selling would kill the coronavirus, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Stephen Matthew “M...

Police: 7 Arrested For Vandalizing Columbus Statue In Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Seven people have been arrested for vandalizing statues of Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León in Miami, the city's police said. The arrests happened Wednes...

Trump Slams Seattle Mayor For Letting Anarchists Turn Spot Near Police Precinct Into Festive Scene

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SEATTLE (AP) — Following days of violent confrontations with protesters, police in Seattle have largely withdrawn from an area of the Capitol Hill neighborhood that has been transf...

LA City Council Member Leading Push to Defund Police, Ends Her 24/7 Security Detail Following Outcry

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LOS ANGELES (VINnews) — A Los Angeles city council member cancelled her 24/7 security detail after being accused of being a hypocrite. Los Angeles City Council President Nury Ma...

Rapper Ice Cube Tweets Mural Critics Have Called Anti-Semitic

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LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Rapper Ice Cube tweeted an image of a mural that was removed from a wall in London in 2012 after complaints that the image was anti-Semitic. In the tweet, th...

Biden Says Questions About 1994 Crime Bill Are ‘Legitimate’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that questions raised about his support for the 1994 crime bill are “legitimate.” But the presumptive Democratic presidential nom...

Volunteers, Smithsonian Want To Save White House Protest Art

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost as soon as the towering black fencing was erected last week to seal off Lafayette Park, the barrier became an art gallery and a sounding board for the demo...

Tables Turned, Ocasio-Cortez Plays Defense In Primary Fight

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's turn to defend her record and battle accusations that she's lost touch with her district. The out-of-nowhere winner of 201...

Chinese Officials Call For Improved Ties With US

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BEIJING (AP) — Beijing will honor its trade deal with the U.S. and wants to see better ties with Washington, senior Chinese officials said Thursday. Zhu Guangyao, a former finan...

WATCH: NJ Police Officer Charged Over Pepper-spray Incident

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NEW JERSEY (VINnews) - The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, announced that a Woodlynne Police Department officer has been charged after he allegedly used Oleoresin Capsicum spray...

Trump OKs Sanctions Against International Tribunal Employees

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lobbed a broadside attack Thursday against the International Criminal Court by authorizing economic sanctions and travel restrictions again...

Trump Resumes Fundraising To Build Cash Lead Against Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is resuming in-person fundraising events after a three-month hiatus as his campaign works to maintain a cash advantage over Democrat Joe Bi...

Coronavirus Survivor in US Receives Double Lung Transplant

CHICAGO (AP) - Surgeons in Chicago have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus. Only a few other COVID-19 survivors, in China and...

U.S. Army Gen. Says He Was Wrong To Accompany Trump On Church Walk

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation's top military officer, said Thursday he was wrong to have accompanied President Donald Trump on a walk to a church through Lafa...

Many Forces Behind Alarming Rise In Virus Cases In 21 States

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NEW YORK (AP) — States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn't done with the U.S. Cases are rising in nearly half the states, according to an Associated Press anal...

1.5 Million More Laid-Off Workers Seek Unemployment Benefits

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WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many Americans are still losing their jobs even as the economy ...

Young People Turned Out To Protest. Now, Will They Vote?

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CHICAGO (AP) — Young adults have filled streets across the country on a scale not seen since the 1960s to protest for racial justice after the death of George Floyd. But whether th...