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Federal government executes inmate who blamed murder victim for using witchcraft on him

(CNN)The federal government on Tuesday executed an inmate who raped and murdered a 30-year-old nurse in Georgia 19 years ago and blamed the victim for using witchcraft on him.William Emmett LeCroy, 50, was found guilty in March 2004 of carjacking resulting in death by a jury in the US District Court for the Northern District…

Fight over Supreme Court already shaking up Senate races

(CNN)The brawl over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor began before her body was buried. Within hours of her death on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate." Since then, almost every Republican senator running for reelection has announced their support…

Pelosi and Mnuchin reach agreement to keep government funded until December 11

(CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin clinched an agreement Tuesday to take the threat of a government shutdown at the end of the month off the table. The bipartisan accord, which comes after several days of back-and-forth between Democrats and Republicans over the stopgap funding measure, would fund the government through December…

Independent autopsy shows Dijon Kizzee was struck 15 times by LA Sheriff’s deputies, according to family attorneys

Los Angeles (CNN)An independent autopsy commissioned by the family of 29-year-old Black man Dijon Kizzee found that he was struck 15 times by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies last month, attorneys for the family said Tuesday. Seven of the shots fired by deputies struck Kizzee on his back side, including arms and hands, said…

Cindy McCain, wife of late GOP senator, is endorsing Joe Biden

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday that Cindy McCain, the wife of late Republican Sen. John McCain, is endorsing his presidential bid following President Trump’s alleged remarks about U.S. services members as reported by The Atlantic.“Maybe I shouldn’t say it but I'm about to go on one of these Zooms with John McCain's wife, who is…

In Biden, China Sees an ‘Old Friend’ and Possible Foe

Some in China believe Biden, if elected, might do damage to the nation’s ambitions, taking a harder line on human rights and rallying allies to stand up to Beijing.Joseph R. Biden Jr., then the vice president, with Xi Jinping, now China’s leader, and their translators outside the Chinese city of Chengdu in 2011.Credit...Peter Parks/Agence France-Presse…

As US neared 200,000 Covid deaths, Trump claimed it “affects virtually nobody”

Instead of taking a moment to grieve the nearly 200,000 Americans who were confirmed to have died from Covid-19 as of his rally Monday evening in Swanton, Ohio, President Donald Trump erased them. “It affects virtually nobody,” Trump said of the coronavirus. “It’s an amazing thing.” By Tuesday morning, the disease had officially had killed…

The U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 200,000, and it’s just ‘the tip of the iceberg’

The coronavirus, which was first confirmed in the United States about eight months ago, has killed more than 200,000 people across the country as of Tuesday as U.S. officials rush to approve and manufacture a vaccine.  The U.S. had reported at least 200,005 confirmed Covid-19 deaths as of mid-day Tuesday, more than any other country…

Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as Trump’s favorite

(CNN)Judge Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as President Donald Trump's overwhelming favorite to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to several people familiar with the deliberations, who say the President's view was solidified during a lengthy meeting at the White House on Monday.Trump has not finalized his decision, and with days…

Lindsey Graham says Trump ‘has the votes’ to confirm his Supreme Court nominee

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham declared that Donald Trump 'has the votes' to confirm his Supreme Court nominee after two key Republican swing voters voiced their support for the president's plan to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat before the election. The South Carolina senator hit out at Democrats trying to delay the confirmation process in…

Trump claims Covid-19 only affects the ‘elderly’ as rally boos masks

Donald Trump made incorrect and outlandish claims about Covid-19 at an Ohio rally on Monday night. The president told the tightly-packed crowd at Toledo airport to ‘take their hats off’ to the immune system of young people. He added: “Now we know it affects elderly people. Elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have…

Joe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country | TheHill

Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Trump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report MORE’s campaign is inching into Trump country, putting money behind new ads in Iowa and Georgia as it seeks to expand the battleground…
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ICE whistleblower: Mexico investigating US immigrant ‘sterilisations’

Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightKaren Duceyimage captionProtestors have previously called for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centresMexico is investigating claims that six Mexican women were sterilised while in a US migrant detention centre, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday.A whistleblower last week alleged that hysterectomies were being performed on immigrants in the…

Belarus: Lukashenko inaugurated in unannounced ceremony

Publishedduration3 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionPresident Lukashenko's motorcade swept through MinskBelarus President Alexander Lukashenko, whose re-election in a disputed poll last month led to weeks of mass protests, has been inaugurated for a sixth term in an unannounced ceremony.State media said several hundred people attended the ceremony at the Palace of Independence in central Minsk.Streets were…

Alexei Navalny: Russian activist discharged from Berlin hospital

Publishedduration32 minutes agoimage copyrightEPAimage captionAlexei Navalny shared a picture of himself looking gaunt and thin but standing unaidedPutin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from a Berlin hospital where he was being treated for Novichok nerve agent poisoning.The Charité Hospital said it was ending acute medical care because his condition had sufficiently improved.Mr Navalny posted…

Important for Alli to perform – Mourinho

Dele Alli (left) signed for Tottenham from MK Dons for £5mJose Mourinho said he was "tired" of questions about Dele Alli and expects the midfielder to stay at Tottenham beyond this transfer window.The Spurs boss did suggest the 24-year-old, limited to just 45 minutes' play this season, needed to improve.Alli has been included in the…