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  • Natalia Wallace, 7-Year-Old Fatally Shot July 4th, Was ‘Sweet, Shy, Loving, And Good At Math,’ Family Says

    07/06/2020 7:16:08 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    cbs ^ | July 5, 2020 | Marissa Parra
    Natalia Wallace, 7, was shot in the head in South Austin, a Chicago neighborhood, around 7 p.m., according to the Chicago Tribune.Natalia, known to her family as Natalie, had just finished the first grade at Crown Community Academy of Fine Arts Center. “Natalia was a very quiet and sweet little girl,” her school, Crown Community Academy of Fine Arts, said in a statement. “She completed every assignment during class, got along with all of her peers, and colored the most precious pictures ever given to me. Natalia never hesitated to ask for clarity when needed. Sometimes, her quiet spirit gave...
  • [Cancel Culture Culmination] Portland restaurant group Toro Bravo Inc. dissolving in wake of founder’s Facebook outburst against trans person

    07/02/2020 9:19:58 AM PDT · by nwrep · 39 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 2, 2020 | Michael Russell
    Chef John Gorham ------------------------------------------------------------ Wife and Restaurant Group Leader Renee Gorham Toro Bravo Restaurant, Portland, OREGON Toro Bravo Inc., a restaurant group that once included nearly a dozen restaurants and a gleaming Pearl District “gastronomic society,” will be dissolved in the wake of a Facebook outburst directed at a trans woman of color by chef John Gorham, his wife Renee Gorham told staff at a meeting Wednesday morning, sources told The Oregonian/OregonLive. The closures will include destination Spanish restaurant Toro Bravo, brunch-focused sister restaurants Tasty n Alder and Tasty n Daughters as well as the Pearl District events space Plaza...
  • Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany

    07/01/2020 11:04:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT A bipartisan group of senators is trying to place limits on President Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany unless the administration is able to meet a slew of requirements. The proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), would prohibit the administration from reducing the number of active-duty troops in Germany below 34,500 unless the Pentagon can certify to Congress that it is in the national security interest of the United States and would not negatively undermine European alliances or NATO....
  • House panel votes to limit Trump's Germany withdrawal

    07/01/2020 10:52:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/20 10:47 PM EDT | REBECCA KHEEL
    House panel votes to limit Trump's Germany withdrawal BY REBECCA KHEEL - 07/01/20 10:47 PM EDT House panel votes to limit Trump's Germany withdrawal The House Armed Services Committee has approved a bipartisan amendment seeking to constrain President Trump’s ability to withdraw U.S. troops from Germany. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment, offered by Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.), would block funding to reduce the number of troops in Germany and Europe at large until several certifications are made. It was approved in a bipartisan, 49-7 vote. “At this time, we can’t afford to reduce our...
  • Are we being set up for another stunning Trump win?

    07/01/2020 11:53:22 AM PDT · by Signalman · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/01/2020 | Richard Lim
    With five months until the election, things couldn’t look any worse for the president of the United States. His approval rating is down to 40%. People are getting tired of his antics and the insults he hurls at his opponents. The media is increasingly confident that, come November, the voters will elect a new chief executive. This might sound like June 2020, but I’m actually referring to June 1948 — when President Harry Truman, a Democrat, was running to keep his job against Republican Thomas Dewey. The similarities between the 1948 and 2020 elections are striking. Like President Trump, Truman...
  • Joe Biden: I Am ‘Constantly Tested’ For Cognitive Decline

    06/30/2020 12:41:01 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 130 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 06/30/2020 | Ryan Saavedra
    Presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden said during a press conference on Tuesday that he is “constantly tested” when asked by a reporter if he has been screened for cognitive decline. Some have speculated that you are subject to some degree of cognitive decline,” the reporter said. “I’m 65, I don’t have word recollection that I used to have, I forgot my train of thought from time to time. You got 12 years on me, sir.”
  • Botched painting restoration gives Virgin Mary a cartoon face

    06/25/2020 1:18:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    UPI ^ | June 23, 2020 / 4:31 PM | Ben Hooper
    June 23 (UPI) -- The Spanish owner of a painting by famed artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo said he paid more than $1,300 to have it restored and the process made a mess of the Virgin Mary's face. The Valencia owner of The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables by baroque artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo said he paid $1,356.69 to have a furniture restorer clean the painting, but the attempt destroyed the face of the Virgin Mary. The owner said the restorer made two attempts to restore the face, and the results left the painting with a cartoon-like visage. The botched restoration...
  • Three Wilmington (NC) Police officers fired over racist rants

    06/25/2020 10:23:33 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 4 replies
    WCTI 12 ^ | June 24, 2020 | AP
    Three members of a North Carolina police department have been fired after a department audit of a video recording captured one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready. The Wilmington Police Department took the action on Tuesday against Cpl. Jessie Moore, and officers Kevin Piner and Brian Gilmore. Each was accused of violating standards of conduct, criticism and use of inappropriate jokes and slurs. After conferring with the city council, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham cleared Police Chief Donny Williams to release the details. “When I...
  • Black Lives Matter Releases Policy Agenda

    06/22/2020 8:24:47 PM PDT · by Borges · 59 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/1/2016 | Trymaine Lee
    It has been nearly two years since the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off outrage and a national movement to save black lives from state violence. Now, just days ahead of the anniversary of Brown’s death, a coalition of organizations that grew from that uprising have launched a policy agenda calling for deep criminal justice and policing reforms. The Movement for Black Lives — under the catch-all banner of the Black Lives Matter movement — has put together what it describes as a “clear vision of the world where black humanity and...
  • Scottsdale PD: 34 arrested so far in Fashion Square looting.

    06/22/2020 8:42:45 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 78 replies
    Fox 10 Phoenix ^ | June 12, 2020 | Staff
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Several more people were arrested after the Scottsdale Police Department says they took part in riots and looting on May 30th. Scottsdale Police say they have made a total of 34 arrests related to the looting. Angelo Brady II, 24, was arrested for trespassing after police discovered his involvement through a video he had posted online. Madison Mateevici-Dailey, 18, was arrested for stolen property and trafficking stolen property. Ariana Burrell, 24, was arrested for stolen property charges as well. Tyree Eubanks, 35, was arrested for stolen property, trafficking stolen property and weapons violation. Police released mugshots on...
  • GOP divided in fight over renaming bases

    06/16/2020 1:29:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/20 06:00 AM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP divided in fight over renaming bases BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 06/16/20 06:00 AM EDT GOP divided in fight over renaming bases A legislative fight over whether to rename military installations named after Confederate generals is quickly dividing Senate Republicans and creating campaign headaches. GOP strategists warn that a misstep could prove costly, giving GOP senators heartburn in a year when they have to defend 23 seats, compared to just 12 for Democrats, who are growing increasingly confident of their chances to win back the majority in November. The hot-button issue took shape last week when a group of Republicans...
  • Ford’s Mustang Mach-E Electric Car Will Come with a Few Free Charges

    06/16/2020 12:12:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Car & Driver ^ | Jun 15, 2020 | By Roberto Baldwin
    The amount is 250.0 kWh, or roughly three to five fill-ups of free power, and it's supplied by partner Electrify America. ======================================================================= Ford and partner Electrify America have announced they'll provide 250.0 kilowatt-hours of free power for Mustang Mach-E drivers. The offer is equivalent to three to five fill-ups, depending on the battery pack of the Ford EV. Ford also announced that its $799 Ford Connected Charge Station wall box is now available from dealers. =========================================================================================== Ford continues to ramp up excitement about the upcoming battery-electric Mustang Mach-E, which is set to go on sale later this year. Now it's...
  • Trump has trouble lifting glass of water and walking down ramp at West Point graduation

    06/14/2020 6:53:21 PM PDT · by snarkytart · 97 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 06/14/202 | Me
    He’s trembling again. President Trump struggled to lift a glass of water Saturday during his speech to U.S. Military Academy graduates at West Point. Trump started to lift the glass with his right hand but seemed unable to guide it all the way up to his lips. The president used his left hand to steady the glass and tilt it into his mouth. After his speech, Trump also looked unsteady as he walked down a set of stairs after a lethargic speech to the graduates of the Army college. Apparently rattled by the coverage, Trump defensively took to Twitter late...
  • Chris Wallace warns Trump better get on board with this ‘major cultural shift’ over race

    06/14/2020 2:44:50 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 134 replies
    Wallace, Trump, ^ | June 13, 2020 | Frieda Powers
    Fox News’ Chris Wallace warned that President Donald Trump risks being “left behind” unless he conforms to the cultural shift going on in the nation. The frequent Trump critic spewed his narrative in a discussion with Fox News colleague Bill Hemmer on Friday as he cited the latest examples of woke apologies being made in society, notably in liberal strongholds of culture. Wallace expressed his agreement with a Wall Street Journal column from Kimberly Strassel titled, “Trump Is Beating Trump.” “Biden wants to make the race a referendum. The president needs to make it a choice,” the op-ed read, arguing...
  • Former Defense Secretary: 'At least' Trump 'hasn't started any new Wars'

    06/14/2020 10:37:49 AM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/20 11:59 AM EDT | BY REBECCA KLAR
    Former Defense Secretary Michael Gates on Sunday offered measured support for President Trump, noting that "at least" the president hasn't started a war and has funded the military. NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked Gates if his assessment of Trump has changed since 2016 when he said Trump, “is stubbornly uninformed about the world and how to lead our country” and “temperamentally unsuited to lead our men and women in uniform.” “I would say this Chuck, first of all, unlike his three predecessors, and I write about this in the book, at least he hasn’t started any new...
  • Biden Leads Trump in New Polls, But He May Face an Enthusiasm Gap

    06/08/2020 10:02:24 PM PDT · by Signalman · 41 replies
    US News ^ | 6/8/2020 | Susan Milligan
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump has a dramatically more enthusiastic voter fan base than Joe Biden, according to a new poll. But the presumptive Democratic nominee still leads, nationally, benefiting from a deep desire among his supporters to get Trump out of office. The national survey, conducted by SSRS for CNN, found that 7 in 10 Trump voters are voting to reelect the president primarily because they support Trump, with 27% saying their decision is a vote against Biden. The former vice president, meanwhile, has a less-devoted following, with 37% of Biden voters saying they plan to cast a pro-Biden vote, and...
  • Mattis's Trump broadside underscores military tensions

    06/05/2020 12:57:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/04/20 06:49 PM EDT | MORGAN CHALFANT AND REBECCA KHEEL
    Mattis's Trump broadside underscores military tensions BY MORGAN CHALFANT AND REBECCA KHEEL - 06/04/20 06:49 PM EDT Former Defense Secretary James Mattis’s stunning public criticism of President Trump is underscoring growing fears in the military that the president is compromising the integrity of the U.S. Armed Forces by threatening to use them against protesters. Trump has urged governors to deploy National Guard troops to “dominate the streets” and stop violent demonstrations, saying he would dispatch U.S. military forces to states and cities that do not meet his demands. On Monday, streets near the White House were forcibly cleared of peaceful...
  • Amash readying legislation allowing victims to sue officers

    06/05/2020 8:46:19 AM PDT · by RandFan · 43 replies
    clickondetroit ^ | June 4th | Grant Hermes
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – In a letter to congressional colleagues, Libertarian Rep. Justin Amash (MI-3) said he'll be introducing a bill to do away with the law that protects police officers from being sued while doing their jobs. Sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Amash said it was time for congress to open-up individual officers to legal punishments who use brutal tactics on suspects. “This pattern continues because police are legally, politically, and culturally insulated from consequences -- that must change so that these incidents of brutality stop happening" the Congressman wrote. “He's going...
  • NJ NAACP Leader Calls For Paterson Mail-In Vote to Be Canceled Amid Corruption Claims

    05/28/2020 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Jonathan Dienst and Joe Valiquette
    A Paterson NAACP leader said the recent city council vote-by-mail election was allegedly so flawed that the results should be thrown out and a new election ordered. “Invalidate the election. Let’s do it again,” said Rev. Kenneth Clayton said amid reports more that 20 percent of all ballots were disqualified, some in connection with voter fraud allegations. “These kinds of acts make people not want to vote anymore. They feel disenfranchised, disconnected that their votes don’t count, and that is not fair to people," he said. Rev. Clayton said the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will...
  • Protesters hang effigy of Kentucky governor

    05/25/2020 7:18:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/25/20 07:46 AM EDT | BY JUSTIN WISE
    A group of protesters in Kentucky on Sunday hung an effigy of Gov. Andy Beshear (D) outside the state capitol during a rally celebrating the Second Amendment and opposing coronavirus restrictions. The demonstration was organized by the group Take Back Kentucky and billed on Facebook as an opportunity for individuals to "celebrate freedom and to fight back against the unconstitutional shutdown over the Coronavirus." The event attracted approximately 100 people to the Kentucky State Capitol, The Louisville Courier-Journal reported. As the rally entered its final stages, organizers reportedly led a crowd to the governor's mansion as part of an attempt...