Politics

Twitter To Label Posts From State-Run Media Outlets

Like most of their recent changes, this is long overdue: Twitter will start labeling the accounts of media outlets affiliated with the governments of countries on the U.N. National Security Council, it announced Thursday. The new labels won’t apply to all media outlets that receive government funding — only “outlets where the state exercises control over editorial content through financial …

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Beirut Crowds Mob French President As He Offers Help

CNN reports: Large crowds mobbed French President Emmanuel Macron in Beirut as he toured a neighborhood of the Lebanese capital devastated by Tuesday’s massive explosion. “Revolution, revolution!” people chanted, as shock at the devastation in the city gave way to anger on Thursday. New information reveals that Beirut officials had ignored repeated warnings about a stockpile of dangerous chemicals linked …

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Missouri Becomes Sixth Red State To Expand Medicaid

Forbes reports: Voters in Republican-leaning Missouri supported a ballot measure to extend Medicaid benefits to more than 200,000 low-income adults in the latest vote testing the popularity of the Affordable Care Act during the Covid-19 pandemic. The vote by a narrow margin of Missourians to expand Medicaid under the ACA is a political blow to Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who …

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Former Spanish King Appears To Flee Country [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Spain’s former King Juan Carlos has left the country for an unknown destination, weeks after he was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption. Juan Carlos, 82, announced the move on Monday in a letter to his son, Felipe, to whom he handed power six years ago. He said he would be available if prosecutors needed to …

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Bolsonaro: I’ve Got “Mold” In My Lungs, Wife COVID+

CNN reports: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he felt weak and might have “mold in the lung” having spent weeks in isolation after catching Covid-19. In his first Facebook live video since recovering from Covid-19, Bolsonaro said: “I’ve just taken a blood exam. I was a bit weak yesterday. They have also found a bit of an infection. …

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Notre Dame Won’t Host First Debate Due To COVID

Politico reports: The Commission on Presidential Debates, the nonprofit that has conducted the general election debates for decades, announced on Monday that Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic will co-host the first presidential debate on Sept. 29 between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The debate will be held on the Health Education Campus, a joint …

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Ex-Dem Rep Busted In 70s “Abscam” Scandal Charged With Eight Felony Counts Of Bribery And Ballot Stuffing

The Philadelphia Enquirer reports: A former congressman convicted in the 1970s Abscam investigation was charged Thursday with new allegations that he bribed a poll worker to stuff ballot boxes in local elections. Federal prosecutors alleged that U.S. Rep. Michael “Ozzie” Myers, now working as a campaign consultant, paid a South Philadelphia judge of elections to fraudulently add votes to candidates …

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Former Redskins Unveil Temporary New Team Name

ESPN reports: Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the “Washington Football Team” pending the adoption of a new name, the franchise announced. This is not a final renaming and rebranding for the team; this is the name it wants to use until pending adoption of a new name at some point. The team will continue the process of retiring the …

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Ukraine President Ends Hostage Standoff By Complying With Demand To Promote 2005 Joaquin Phoenix Movie

The BBC reports: A stand-off in Ukraine has ended with security forces freeing 10 hostages from a bus in the city of Lutsk and detaining the gunman, after a bizarre intervention by the president. Pictures showed the gunman lying on the ground after his arrest. Just before the man’s arrest, President Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to comply with his demand to …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Second Positive COVID Test

Reuters reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has had another positive result for the novel coronavirus in the third test he has taken since falling ill on July 7, a secretariat of the Communications Ministry said on Wednesday. “The test carried out on the president yesterday, on the 21st, showed a positive result,” a statement said. “President Bolsonaro is still in …

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Kanye West Claims He’s Seeking Divorce, Wife Kim Kardashian Begs For Empathy For His “Bipolar Disorder”

Page Six reports: Kanye West claimed he is trying to divorce his wife, Kim Kardashian, while also accusing her mother, Kris Jenner, of engaging in “white supremacy” in the latest rant from the outspoken rapper. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” West wrote on Twitter early Wednesday. West …

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54% Of Americans: You Don’t Need God To Be Moral

The Christian Post reports: A majority of Americans do not believe they need God to be moral or have good values, but most with politically conservative leanings still do, according to a global survey by the Pew Research Center. The nonpartisan polling firm recently published a survey that measures the connection between people’s beliefs about God and morality. The survey, …

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Kanye West Claims Wife Wants To Have Him Committed

Reuters reports: Rapper Kanye West posted a series of tweets late on Monday claiming his wife was trying to have him locked up on medical grounds, comparing himself to Nelson Mandela and suggesting the movie “Get Out” was based on his own life. The late night flurry of activity on West’s official Twitter account – the bulk of which was …

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REPORT: Suspect In Killing Of Federal Judge’s Son Was Notorious “Men’s Rights” Activist, Had Case Pending

The Daily Beast reports: The gunman who shot the husband and son of a federal judge in New Jersey is believed to be a lawyer and men’s rights activist who was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound hours later, two law-enforcement sources told The Daily Beast. Roy Den Hollander was discovered in the upstate New York town of …

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Notorious RBG Getting Chemo For Cancer Recurrence

Via press release from Notorious RBG: On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy (gemcitabine) to treat a recurrence of cancer. A periodic scan in February followed by a biopsy revealed lesions on my liver. My recent hospitalizations to remove gall stones and treat an infection were unrelated to this recurrence. Immunotherapy first essayed proved unsuccessful. The chemotherapy course, …

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Rep. Justin Amash Won’t Seek Reelection: “I’ll Miss It”

The Detroit Free Press reports: When U.S. Rep. Justin Amash ended his exploratory bid for the presidency, Libertarian activists held out hope he would run for re-election to his seat in the U.S. House, where he is the first and only Libertarian to serve in Congress. It seems they are about to be disappointed. A top Amash aide reiterated this …

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SCOTUS Rules Against Felons In Florida Voting Case

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court refused Thursday to let Florida felons who have completed their sentences vote in an upcoming primary without first paying fees, fines and restitution, as the state requires. Voting rights groups had challenged the requirement as unconstitutional, given that state voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2018 giving hundreds of thousands of felons the right …

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Notorious RBG Released From Hospital, “Doing Well”

USA Today reports: Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a four-time cancer survivor, was released from a Baltimore hospital Wednesday after treatment for a possible infection. Ginsburg, 87, the court’s oldest justice, had experienced fever and chills Monday night and underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins Hospital the following day to clean out a bile duct stent that …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Hospital For “Possible Infection”

CNN reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been taken to the hospital and treated for a possible infection, according to a court spokeswoman. “Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said Tuesday. “She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. …

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Maxwell To Be Held Without Bail Until July 2021 Trial

The BBC reports: Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and ex-girlfriend of the late US convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has been denied bail in a high-profile sex case. At a hearing via video link, a New York judge said she would remain in custody while awaiting trial on charges of trafficking minors for Epstein. Ms Maxwell, who pleaded not guilty, …

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