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Lawyer: KKK-Loving AL State Rep Won’t Resign After Arrest, He’s “Convicted In His Faith And His Heritage”

The Birmingham News reports: The attorney for state Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, said today Dismukes disputes the charge that he stole money from a former employer and expects him to put up a vigorous defense. Attorney Trey Norman said he has not asked Dismukes, 30, if he is going to resign his seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. But …

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Chicago Lifts Downtown Bridges After Night Of Looting

CBS Chicago reports: Streets and bridges are being closed as downtown Chicago is shut down amid looting and unrest Monday. All bridges are being raised along the river throughout The Loop. Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management announced street closures throughout areas in the Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast and South Loop. CTA bus and train service to The Loop has been …

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Amazon Eyes Empty Mall Spaces As Fulfillment Centers

The Verge reports: Amazon has had talks with Simon Property Group about converting some of its mall spaces into fulfillment centers. The conversations started before the coronavirus pandemic, and before the latest wave of bankruptcy filings by mall stalwarts like Lord & Taylor, JCPenney, and Nieman Marcus. It’s a bit of an on-the-nose example of how e-commerce is overtaking the …

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Politico: Republicans Seeks To Inflame BLM Backlash

Politico reports: Facing possible electoral calamity, Republicans are now turning to a familiar playbook: stoking fear by trying to redefine the Black Lives Matter movement as a radical leftist mob looking to sabotage the white, suburban lifestyle. Republicans are using two lines of attack: the Trump administration, candidates in safe red seats and right-wing social media channels seek to label …

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97,000 Kids Tested COVID+ In Last Two Weeks Of July

The Washington Post reports: More than 97,000 U.S. children tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, more than a quarter of the total number of children diagnosed nationwide since March, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. The report cited data from 49 states, New York City, Washington, …

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Christie To Help Trump Prepare For Biden Debates

Axios reports: Two weekends ago, President Trump met with a group of his closest aides in the conference room of his Bedminster golf club to discuss a subject that has been weighing heavily on his mind: the three scheduled debates with Joe Biden. In the room with Trump were his son-in-law Jared Kushner, campaign manager Bill Stepien, senior adviser Jason …

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Trump: Rushmore Story Is Fake News But Good Idea

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday night denied reports the White House had reached out to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) about adding his face to Mount Rushmore. The New York Times reported earlier Sunday that a White House aide had contacted Noem’s office in 2019 to ask about the process for adding new presidents to Mount Rushmore. …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports: President Donald Trump’s recent mispronunciation of Yosemite – in which he referred to the national park as “Yo-semites” – is causing some merriment on social media. And one of the biggest revelations is that a beloved cartoon character bearing the park’s name may actually be a Semite. “It being a strange world, Yosemite Sam is actually Jewish,’ …

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Texas AG: Local Governments Can’t Delay Evictions

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton advised today that local Texas governments’ attempts to delay evictions for renters grappling with the COVID-19 recession amounted to rewriting state law — something they can’t do, he said in nonbinding legal guidance. “While local officials do possess certain emergency powers … statewide eviction procedures far exceed the requirement that those …

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World Leaders Pledge $300M To Aid Beirut [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: World leaders and international organizations pledged nearly $300 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Beirut in the wake of the devastating explosion, but they warned on Sunday that no money for rebuilding the Lebanese capital will be made available until the country’s authorities commit themselves to the political and economic reforms demanded by the people. Over 30 participants …

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