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    Vatican report on disgraced ex U.S. cardinal McCarrick expected this month: sources British grocer Sainsburys is cutting 3,500 jobs and closing more than 80% of Argos stores The Justice Department said armed federal officers can be sent to investigate fraud in state ballot counting, sending a potentially chilling message © Rebecca Cook/Reuters Poll challengers chant "stop the count" outside the door of a ballot counting room in Detroit, Michigan, November 4, 2020. Rebecca Cook/Reuters A Justice Department official has said it is possible for armed federal officers to investigate potential fraud at ballot-counting stations after Election Day, The New York Times reported.  Armed federal officers are barred from being posted during an election, but a top official said this does not mean they cannot be posted after Election Day is over, The Times reported. The message came at a time of high tensions, just before President Donald Trump...
    THE terrorism threat from white supremacist groups is "on the rise" after a year of high-profile attacks across the globe, the State Department has warned. The threat of "racially or ethnically motivated terrorism, particularly white supremacist terrorism" remains a challenge globally, according to the department's 2019 report on terrorism. 1 The State Department said the threat of white supremacy terrorism is "on the rise"Credit: Getty Images - Getty The department said the high-profile 2019 attacks - including the shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand in March, the shooting in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart last summer, and a shooting in a synagogue in Halle, Germany last fall - continue a troubling trend that began in 2015. The counter terrorism bureau has increased its efforts to combat racially/ethnically motivated terrorism as violence seems to be both "on the rise and spreading geographically," it added. Targets of these white supremacist...
    A 24-year-old Northern Fairfield County man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill police on Twitter. On Wednesday, June 24, Connecticut State Police Headquarters received a complaint from a resident in the state of Virginia reporting a disturbing tweet on Twitter, the department said. According to police, the tweet said: "imma kill a cop today and when they ask me why I did it, imma tell them he was acting nervous and looked at me wrong." The department's Western District Major Crime Squad was assigned to investigate the incident and was assisted by State Troopers from Troop A, Southbury. The squad was able to identify Alexander Hassinger, of Sandy Hook, as the alleged sender, and arrested him at his home around 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, state police said. He was charged with harassment and breach of peace, state police said.  Hassinger was released after posting a $10,000 bond and is scheduled...
    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — More than 10,700 pot plants were eradicated in Humboldt County during an investigation of illegal cannabis cultivation in the Dinsmore area, authorities said Thursday. Search warrants were served Wednesday on two parcels that did not have the required county permit or state license for commercial cannabis cultivation, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis division assisted the operation. Multiple violations were issued for water diversion and pollution and trash deposits near a waterway. There were no arrests. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: California
    The State Department on Monday designated four more Chinese news outlets as propaganda organizations. The State Department is carrying out this action under authorities granted by the Foreign Mission Act, according to documents obtained by Fox News. The outlets are China Central Television, China News Service, People’s Daily and Global Times. The State Department has previously designated five other outlets. These nine entities are now marked as “foreign missions,” meaning they are “substantially owned or effectively controlled” by the People’s Republic of China. Entities designated as such must adhere to the same administrative requirements as foreign embassies and consulates in the U.S., requiring them to provide information about their personnel and property holdings in the U.S. TRUMP CONFIRMS NEW VISA RESTRICTIONS COMING “The Communist Party does not just exercise operational control over these propaganda entities, but it has full editorial control over their content,” Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell told Fox News....
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. State Department says COVID-19 infections have been reported at its embassy in the Afghan capital and affected staff include diplomats, contractors and locals. The State Department did not say how many were affected. An official at the embassy in Kabul, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media, said up to 20 people were infected, the majority of them Nepalese Gurkhas, who provide embassy security. “The embassy is implementing all appropriate measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” the State Department said in a statement late Friday. The infected staff are in isolation in the embassy while the remainder on the compound are being tested, said the embassy official. That official added that embassy staff were told they can expect tighter isolation orders. The State Department said...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed police reform legislation into law on Friday, more than two weeks after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis sparked a nationwide movement.  The governor signed into law a bundle of police reform bills passed by the legislature this week. Among them are a repeal of law 50-A, a statewide ban on chokeholds, automatic appointment of a special prosecutor to cases of police killing unarmed civilians, and a law making fake race-based 911 calls a crime.  Cuomo also said he is signing an executive order Friday that will withhold funds from police departments that do not enact reform. The "NYS police reform & reinvention collaborative" requires departments to work with their communities to draft reform before April 1, or lose state funding.  Coronavirus: The Race To Respond Cuomo signs "long overdue" police reform legislation Beijing closes 2 food markets as more COVID cases confirmed COVID-19 liability...
    Washington — The State Department's inspector general who was recently fired by President Trump told lawmakers that senior department officials knew his office was examining two matters involving Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's conduct at the time of his removal, Democrats revealed Wednesday. Steve Linick, who was terminated last month, participated in a closed-door interview with members of the House Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform Committees, as well as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to answer questions on his firing. According to Democratic leaders present for the interview, Linick "confirmed that at the time he was removed as IG, his office was looking into two matters that directly touched on Secretary Pompeo's conduct and that senior State Department officials were aware of the investigations." In this December 10, 2014, file photo Steve Linick, State Department inspector general, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP The ongoing probes involved allegations...
    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Tuesday that the state's department of human rights is launching an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department. The investigation will not only look into the death of George Floyd but will the review department's practices over the past 10 years. According to Walz, the state will investigate "systemic practices against people of color" in the police department, marking the first time the state has launched a human rights investigation into a police department. "We're not going to restore peace on our streets by having the National Guard show up," Walz said. "We're going to restore peace by addressing the systemic issues that caused it in the first place." Protests Over Police Violence State of Minnesota launches civil rights probe into Minneapolis police Trump threatens to send in military as violence flares across U.S. Reverend says she was tear-gassed so Trump could "look Christian" "BBQ Man"...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California state buildings “with offices in downtown city areas” Monday, a sweeping mandate that covers everything from Department of Motor Vehicles offices to offices that license workers and provide health care. “After consultation with the California Highway Patrol and Office of Emergency Services, the decision was made this evening to advise all state departments with offices in downtown city areas to close tomorrow, and to notify staff of the decision,” said Amy Palmer, a spokeswoman for the state Government Operations Agency. The directive was sent Sunday evening and it was left up to officials at individual agencies to determine which buildings should be closed. TOP STORIES Trump: U.S. to designate Antifa as terrorist organization Asphyxiation not the cause of George Floyds death: Autopsy Officer Derek Chauvins wife harassed and threatened over false claim,...
    The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees on Friday announced they are expanding an ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recent firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. Mr. Linick was ousted from his role on May 15 after President Trump said he no longer had the “fullest confidence” in the inspector general, who had been in the position since 2013. In the wake of Mr. Linick’s firing, Democrats quickly launched a probe into the matter and have said the move could be linked to an investigation into Mr. Trump’s emergency declaration to push a controversial weapons deal with Saudi Arabia last year. They have since recommended that Mr. Linick’s firing be reversed. TOP STORIES Cardi B: Looters who torched AutoZone, ransacked Target and liquor store had no choice Amy Klobuchar missed chance to prosecute Minneapolis cop now at center of George Floyd...
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