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Barr Set To Replace Brooklyn US Attorney With Crony

CNN reports: The Justice Department is considering replacing the US attorney in Brooklyn with a senior department official close to Attorney General William Barr, officials briefed on the matter said. On Thursday, Richard Donoghue, the US attorney for the Eastern District of New York, told his staff he’d be stepping down to move to Washington as the Justice Department’s principal …

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Texas Gov Issues (Mostly) Statewide Mask Requirement

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott issued a nearly statewide mask mandate Thursday as Texas scrambles to get its coronavirus surge under control. The order requires Texans living in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth while inside a business or other building open to the public, as …

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Lincoln Project: Trump Will Never Be On Mt. Rushmore

Out today by the Lincoln Project: The latest ad released by The Lincoln Project, “Rushmore,” contrasts the American leaders enshrined on South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore and our current President, ahead of Trump’s planned visit to the monument this Fourth of July weekend. As the nation reckons with a complicated legacy regarding historical monuments, Trump need not worry that any of …

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Soldiers Were Issued Bayonets For DC Civil Unrest

The Associated Press reports: The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of the service members who were mobilized to Washington, D.C., last month in response to civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd were issued bayonets. Defense documents obtained by the AP show some were not trained in …

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Four Trump Ambassadors Dumped Stocks In January

CNBC reports: Several U.S. ambassadors actively shed their stock holdings as President Donald Trump tried to downplay the coronavirus outbreak in its early stages. Ambassadors to Uruguay, France, Morocco and Italy sold shares in transactions that could have made them millions of dollars, according to financial disclosure filings reviewed by CNBC. Much of their sales were in January and continued …

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St. Louis Couple Has History Of Brandishing A Gun

The Associated Press reports: The white St. Louis couple who became internationally famous for standing guard with guns outside their mansion during a protest have pulled a gun before in defense of their property, according to an affidavit in an ongoing case. The McCloskeys and the trustees of Portland Place are involved in a three-year legal dispute over a small …

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Florida Sees Single-Day Record With 10,000 New Cases

Reuters reports: Florida shattered records on Thursday when it reported over 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the biggest one-day increase in the state since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally. Outbreaks in Texas, California, Florida and Arizona have helped the United States break records and send cases rising at rates not seen since April. In June, Florida infections rose …

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Pence Chief Of Staff Has Not Divested From Companies Affected By COVID Pandemic, Keeps Meeting With Them

From the government watchdog group CREW: New evidence has emerged that suggests Vice President Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short appears to have participated in three additional meetings with companies whose stock he held, which could violate criminal conflict of interest law, according to a letter sent today to the FBI by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). …

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Veteran Broadcaster Hugh Downs Dies At Age 99

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Hugh Downs, the congenial broadcaster whose thousands of hours on network television included two decades on the ABC primetime newsmagazine 20/20 and nine years as the head man on NBC’s Today Show, has died. He was 99. Downs, who also served as Jack Paar’s announcer/sidekick for five years on The Tonight Show and hosted the game …

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