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Proud Boys Denied Permit For Massive Portland Rally

The Williamette Week reports: Portland Parks and Recreation has denied a permit for a planned Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer rally in Delta Park on Saturday. In a statement, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who oversees city parks, said the rally of right-wing groups would violate social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. It remains unclear whether the permit denial will …

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Bill Would Ban Federal Cops From Wearing Camouflage

The Stars & Stripes reports: Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., introduced a bill Wednesday that would ban the use of camouflage uniforms by federal law enforcement following criticism during the summer that federal agents assigned to control racial protests looked like National Guard troops. “The Trump administration’s decision to deploy federal law enforcement officers outfitted in camouflage uniforms in response to …

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200+ Retired Generals And Admirals Endorse Biden

NBC News reports: More than 200 retired generals and admirals endorsed Joe Biden for president in a letter published Thursday, saying he had the character and judgment to serve as commander-in-chief instead of President Donald Trump, who has failed “to meet challenges large or small.” Some of the officers who signed the letter supporting Biden had retired only in the …

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Two Louisville Cops Shot In Night Of Protests [VIDEO]

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: Two Louisville Metro Police officers were shot in downtown Louisville Wednesday night, just eight hours after an indictment was returned in the Breonna Taylor case. Interim LMPD chief Robert Schroeder confirmed two officers were shot and sustained non life-threatening injuries. One officer is in surgery, and the other is alert and in stable condition. Schroeder …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports: Fox has locked in two of the tentpoles of its Sunday animation block for two more years. The network has renewed flagship Family Guy for Seasons 19 and 20 and the Emmy-winning Bob’s Burgers for a 12th and 13th season. The two long-running series, along with animated stalwart The Simpsons, come from 20th Television. The Simpsons was …

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Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration To Be Virtual

Gothamist reports: Event organizers today announced that this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square will be “a virtually enhanced celebration.” Organizers say there will be “an extremely limited group of in-person honorees, socially distanced, who will reflect the themes, challenges and inspirations of 2020.” Otherwise, their announcement makes it sound like Times Square will be mostly human-free for …

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Trump Won’t Commit To Peaceful Transfer Of Power

CNN reports: President Donald Trump would not commit to saying he would provide a peaceful transition of power after Election Day. “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens. You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster,” Trump said at a press briefing at the White House on Wednesday evening, …

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Florida AG Orders Probe After Bloomberg Helps Felons

NBC News reports: Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody on Wednesday called for an investigation into an effort backed by Mike Bloomberg to help restore the voting rights of thousands of felons ahead of the November election. “Today, I sent a letter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation into potential violations of election laws,” …

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GOP Missouri Gov And Wife Test Positive For COVID

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Gov. Mike Parson postponed an event in St. Louis Wednesday and a debate on Friday after First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19. Later Wednesday, in a brief statement, Parson said he also has tested positive, but was awaiting the results of a second test to confirm that result. Earlier Wednesday, Kelli Jones, a …

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TX Republicans Sue Gov Over Expanded Early Voting

The Texas Tribune reports: Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a lawsuit over his extension of early voting for the November election from prominent members of his own party — including state party Chair Allen West, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and members of the Texas Legislature. In July, Abbott added six days to the early voting period, moving the start …

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