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 2022-08-15 20:11 

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Republican efforts to breach Michigan's voting machines underscore a national problem: report...

From Pennsylvania to Georgia to Michigan, far-right MAGA Republicans — falsely claiming that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump — have tried to access voting machines. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has called f...

 2022-08-15 19:45 

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'Might as well plead guilty': Rudy Giuliani laughs off being a target of Georgia investigation...

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that he "might as well plead guilty" on Monday after finding out that he is a target of an election interference investigation in Georgia. On his Monday WABC radio program, Giuliani said that he was confuse...

 2022-08-15 19:37 

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Trump's declassification claims 'almost certainly a lie' and a sign of his desperation: John Bolton...

An MSNBC report this Monday chronicled the shifting explanations offered by former President Donald Trump regarding the FBI's recovery of classified documents during a raid on his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach. Trump has so far offered multiple expl...

 2022-08-15 19:23 

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Pennsylvania man charged with threats to kill FBI agents after Trump's attacks on law enforcement...

Threats against FBI agents and other federal law enforcement have grown even worse Monday a week after a search warrant was executed at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club. In response, Trump has attacked law enforcement and the FBI, with ...

 2022-08-15 18:43 

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Russians, Ukrainians again trade blame for new shelling near nuclear power plant...

By Natalia Zinets KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian and Russian-installed officials reported shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine on Monday, with both sides blaming each other days after the world nuclear watchdog warned of disaster if...

 2022-08-15 18:34 

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Trump's latest claims of 'attorney-client privilege' are completely bunk according to a legal expert...

This Sunday, former President Donald Trump called on the FBI to return documents they recovered at Mar-a-Lago that he says are are protected by attorney-client privilege. Trump was referencing a Fox News report that the FBI seized information covered by a...

 2022-08-15 18:28 

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Former Trump White House legal advisor who testified at J6 hearing subpoenaed by federal grand jury...

Attorney and former senior advisor to then-President Donald Trump, Eric Herschmann , has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury, after his explosive primetime testimony before the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack last month. "A fed...

 2022-08-15 18:25 

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As jury selection set to begin, judge denies request to remove any who've seen 'Surviving R. Kelly' docu-series from pool...

CHICAGO — The judge presiding over R. Kelly's second federal trial sped through a slew of pretrial decisions Monday before prospective jurors were brought in, ruling in favor of prosecutors on several high-profile requests. Judge Harry Leinenweb...

 2022-08-15 18:25 

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'Nonsensical defense': MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan tears apart Republican 'lies' about Mar-a-Lago search...

When FBI agents conducted a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago on Monday, August 8, it didn't take long for former President Donald Trump's allies — from Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia to far-right pundits at Fox ...

 2022-08-15 18:03 

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Trump claims FBI seized his passports during Mar-a-Lago search: 'This is an assault!'...

Donald Trump claims FBI agents seized his passports when executing a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago. Investigators seized 11 sets of classified documents during the Aug. 8 search for possible violations of the Espionage Act, and the former president complai...

 2022-08-15 17:58 

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Neurologist who sexually assaulted patients in 3 states found dead in jail, report says...

Ricardo Cruciani, a neurologist specialized in treating chronic pain who was convicted of sexually assaulting over a dozen patients in three states, was reportedly found dead Monday morning in a New York City jail. The jail on Rikers Island confirmed an i...

 2022-08-15 17:56 

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Trump attorney who told John Eastman to get a 'great criminal defense lawyer' gets Jan. 6 grand jury subpoena...

Eric Herschmann, the former Trump administration attorney who told fellow attorney John Eastman to get " a great effing criminal defense lawye r," will soon be testifying in a criminal probe. Politico's Betsy Woodruff Swan reports that Herschm...

 2022-08-15 17:47 

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Target of Bolsonaro attacks to become Brazil election court chief...

Openly reviled by President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilian judge Alexandre de Moraes may have to show the stuff that earned him the nickname "RoboCop" as arbiter in polarizing, disinformation-plagued elections to decide the far-right incumbent's fa...

 2022-08-15 17:27 

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'It's mind-blowing': Trump-linked firm copied sensitive data from Georgia voting systems...

Donald Trump's lawyers directed computer experts to copy sensitive data from Georgia election systems as part of a broad and well-organized effort to access voting equipment in multiple states. Emails and other records obtained by the Washington Post ...

 2022-08-15 17:09 

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Assange lawyers sue CIA for spying on them...

Washington (AFP) - Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the US Central Intelligence Agency and its former director Mike Pompeo on Monday, alleging it recorded their conversations and copied data from their phones and computers. The attorneys,...

 2022-08-15 17:03 

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Rudy Giuliani has been told that he is the target of a criminal election interference probe: report...

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has been informed that he is now the target of a criminal probe related to election interference in the state of Georgia, according to New York Times reporter Danny Hakim . Giuliani, the former Republican mayor of New York Cit...

 2022-08-15 16:52 

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Trump-loving conspiracy theorist gets sued by Michigan GOP clerk after she lobbed accusations of bribery...

Melissa Carone , who served as a "star witness" for attorney Rudy Giuliani in his failed attempts to get President Joe Biden's win in Michigan overturned, is now being sued by a Republican clerk whom she had accused of a wide variety of crimes...

 2022-08-15 16:48 

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Which microbes live in your gut? A microbiologist tries at-home test kits to see what they reveal about the microbiome...

When you hear about the gut microbiome, does it ever make you wonder what tiny creatures are teeming inside your own body? As a microbiologist who studies the microbiomes of plants, animals and people, I've watched public interest in gut microbes grow...

 2022-08-15 16:46 

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'Life hates surprises': can an ambitious theory unify biology, neuroscience and psychology?...

In the early 1990s, British neuroscientist Karl Friston was poring over brain scans. The scans produced terabytes of digital output, and Friston had to find new techniques to sort and classify the massive flows of data. Along the way he had a revelation. ...

 2022-08-15 16:41 

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Butterfly decoys trick predators into attacking them in conservation study...

Most people don't realize how hard it is to be a butterfly. They live in a dangerous world, facing environmental challenges like habitat loss and climate change . They also have to contend with predators, including birds, wasps and dragonflies. But bu...

 2022-08-15 16:39 

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House Republicans could place Trump above the law if they retake the majority — here's how...

Republicans have all but declared that Donald Trump exists above the law, and Democrats expect them to make that official if they retake the House. Trump loyalists treat any investigations into the former president as illegitimate, and Democrats have begu...

 2022-08-15 16:30 

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Joe Biden has been on a winning streak of late — never mind what the media says...

I fail to understand why so many people have long made such a big deal about Joe Biden's lousy poll numbers. Don't they know their history? Haven't they bothered to research recent presidents' first-term performance ratings? It just so hap...

 2022-08-15 16:26 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene: White men watch porn because they are 'most persecuted identity' in US...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) asserted over the weekend that white men watch pornography and play video games because they are the "most persecuted" group in the United States. In an interview with podcaster Daniel Schmidt, Greene lashed out ...

 2022-08-15 16:12 

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'Arsonist' Trump criticized for ratcheting up anger in Fox News interview as he claims he 'will do whatever' to help...

Donald Trump and Fox News are both being criticized for a Monday interview in which the right wing media outlet quotes the former president repeatedly ratcheting up the anger in his base over the FBI's lawful execution of a search warrant while claimi...

 2022-08-15 16:06 

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'Outrageous rhetoric': Maryland governor blasts fellow Republicans for 'defund the FBI' proposals...

After the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago on Monday, August 8, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called for the federal government to "defund the FBI" and "dismantle the DOJ" — and her rhetoric has been echoed by other far-righ...

 2022-08-15 15:54 

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Amber Heard hires new attorneys for Johnny Depp trial appeal, replacing Elaine Bredehoft...

Amber Heard's legal team is getting a shakeup. The actress hired attorneys David L. Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown of the Ballard Spahr law firm to represent her as she appeals the ruling in Johnny Depp's defamation case. They replace attorney Elaine ...

 2022-08-15 15:37 

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Hacker conference permanently bans Trump-loving OAN for repeatedly breaking rules...

Embattled Trump-loving cable news network One America News is no longer welcome at the DEF CON hacker conference after it repeatedly broke rules about taking photos and video at the event that could compromise hackers' identities. Vice News reports th...

 2022-08-15 15:30 

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'Scary stuff': GOP election deniers surge to victory in 2024 battlegrounds...

In six key battleground states that played a decisive role in the 2020 presidential race, Republican candidates who have openly embraced former President Donald Trump's "Big Lie" have won nearly two-thirds of the GOP nominating contests for po...

 2022-08-15 15:26 

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Afghan opposition 'very weak' despite mounting public anger against Taliban...

One year after the fall of Kabul, many of the opposition commanders famous for their stand in Panjshir Valley remain exiled in Tajikistan. Analysts paint a picture of a weakened armed resistance against the Taliban and an Afghan population that increasing...

 2022-08-15 15:07 

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DeSantis has rendered himself a 'Mar-a-Lago beta' with efforts to defend Trump in latest scandal: columnist...

While it was once believed that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would challenge former President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, Atlantic columnist David Frum argues that he's now put his ambitions in the back seat while Trump tries...

 2022-08-15 14:55 

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Six Flags shooting victims were a boy, 17, and a woman, 19, officials say...

Gurnee, Illinois, police released new details overnight related to the shooting outside the Six Flags theme park in Gurnee Sunday, which left three people injured, two of them suffering gunshot wounds. Authorities said a white sedan entered the parking lo...

 2022-08-15 14:54 

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Steve Bannon vows MAGA will destroy 'Gestapo' FBI: 'We are a threat to the American state'...

Conservative podcast host Steve Bannon on Monday declared that his followers "are a threat to the American state." During opening remarks on his War Room: Pandemic podcast, Bannon argued that the FBI should be defunded because agents served a sear...

 2022-08-15 14:49 

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Trump warns 'terrible things are going to happen' in Fox News rant against FBI's 'sneak attack'...

Donald Trump offered to help lower the temperature after the FBI searched his Mar-A-Lago home, but he didn't sound particularly enthusiastic about it. The former president gave his first interview since investigators executing a search warrant seized ...

 2022-08-15 14:34 

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'Nothing Trump said was accurate': CNN fact checker shreds former president's claims that Obama stole secret docs...

On CNN Monday, fact-checker Daniel Dale criticized former President Donald Trump for spreading false claims related to his alleged retention of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. This comes as the FBI investigates Trump's possession of the documents,...

 2022-08-15 14:06 

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Andrew McCabe: Trump is inflaming violent followers 'because he knows the effects it will have'...

On CNN Monday, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe tore into former President Donald Trump, accusing him of deliberately inflaming violence against the federal agents investigating him for retaining highly classified information at his Mar-a-Lago res...

 2022-08-15 14:00 

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'Cut his wife's head off, cut his kid's head off': Congressman posts audio of death threat...

Democratic U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California posted audio of a violent death threat against him and his family, with the speaker calling for "all Democrats" to be killed and ending with a call for "Trump 2024." Swalwell, married with t...

 2022-08-15 13:42 

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Fox News host asks Trump to call off 'violent rhetoric' against FBI for 'just doing their job'...

Fox News host Steve Doocy asked former President Donald Trump to denounce violent rhetoric and threats against law enforcement by his supporters after the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago estate. During a Monday segment about the FBI search on Fox & Friends , ...

 2022-08-15 13:34 

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Judge rejects Lindsey Graham's effort to avoid testifying before Georgia grand jury...

A federal judge has denied Sen. Lindsey Graham's attempt to avoid testifying before a Georgia grand jury. The South Carolina Republican had attempted to quash a subpoena for his testimony before a special grand jury called by Fulton County district at...

 2022-08-15 13:27 

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Trump's DOJ won a 2018 case that undermines claims about his broad declassification powers...

Allies of former President Donald Trump have claimed that he unilaterally declassified every single government document that he took with him to Mar-a-Lago on his way out of the White House in 2021. Many legal experts have cast doubt on claims that Trump ...

 2022-08-15 12:55 

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Investigators 'may even check for fingerprints' on seized Trump documents to determine who accessed them: report...

On Monday, ABC reported that experts are warning of critical national security implications for former President Donald Trump's stash of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago country club in Palm Beach, Florida. This comes after previous reporting th...

 2022-08-15 12:48 

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White House plans campaign to highlight policy wins ahead of midterm elections...

By Steve Holland and Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House is seeking to improve President Joe Biden's low approval ratings by launching a campaign to highlight some of the recent key policy wins by the administration ahead of the Novem...

 2022-08-15 12:45 

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Trump thinks running for president will save him from prosecution -- but it will likely backfire: legal expert...

Former President Donald Trump seems to believe that running for president again might allow him to wriggle out of possible criminal charges, but one national security expert argued that only makes him more likely to be indicted . The twice-impeached forme...

 2022-08-15 12:14 

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GOP consultant slams Republicans' 'ridiculous' excuses for Trump Mar-a-Lago documents scandal...

Republican campaign consultant Scott Jennings on Monday called out some conservatives for making outlandish claims to defend former President Donald Trump from charges that he illegally stashed top secret documents away at his Mar-a-Lago resort. Appearing...

 2022-08-15 12:09 

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'Fire to burn': Criminologist warns Trump supporters could react violently if he is indicted...

On Thursday, August 11 — three days after the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago in South Florida — a Donald Trump supporter was killed during a violent confrontation with law enforcement. The armed suspect, identified by the Washingt...

 2022-08-15 11:46 

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Trump allies increasingly concerned about latest scandal: 'This one is different and deeply serious'...

MSNBC's Jonathan Lemire revealed that Donald Trump's allies are increasingly concerned about the investigation into his handling of highly sensitive government documents . The FBI executed a search warrant last week at Mar-A-Lago and seized 11 set...

 2022-08-15 11:29 

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Violent threats against FBI soar as Trump lies about Mar-a-Lago search...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into an "unprecedented" number of threats against its staff and facilities in the wake of last week's search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago palace, including some against the pa...

 2022-08-15 11:27 

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US basketball star Brittney Griner appeals drug conviction in Russia...

US basketball star Brittney Griner, who was found guilty of drug possession and trafficking in Russia, has appealed her nine-year jail sentence, her lawyers said Monday. The two-time Olympic basketball gold medallist and Women's NBA champion was arres...

 2022-08-15 11:25 

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On Social Security's 87th birthday, progressives warn GOP wants to 'take a chainsaw to it'...

Advocates and progressive lawmakers on Sunday celebrated the 87th birthday of Social Security—one of the most popular and successful federal programs in U.S. history—and warned that its modest benefits remain under serious threat as Republican...

 2022-08-15 11:22 

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Longtime GOP insider: America is 'not going to recover from Donald Trump'...

The numerous catastrophes of the Age of Trump could all have been averted, or greatly mitigated. But too many Americans, including at the highest levels of government and society, instead chose to remain silent about the nature of the emergency, or to nor...

 2022-08-15 11:11 

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He was accused of sexual assault, she of using drugs. The military dealt with them very differently....

By Ren Larson , Vianna Davila and Lexi Churchill , The Texas Tribune and ProPublica Aug. 15, 2022 " He was accused of sexual assault, she of using drugs. The military dealt with them very differently. " was first published by The Texas Tribune, a ...

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