Saturday , 24 October 2020

US

Lincoln Memorial vandalized

The Lincoln Memorial was shut down Friday morning after being vandalized overnight, U.S. Park Police said. The memorial — including the statue of Abraham Lincoln and parts of the floor — were splashed with green paint, police said. Authorities believe the vandalism happened around 1:30 a.m. Police are reviewing surveillance footage, but no information has been released about possible suspects. …

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Justice Department wants renewed authority over #Texas voting laws

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice will ask a federal court to reinstate its authority over Texas voting laws, part of a new Obama administration strategy to challenge state and local election laws it says discriminate by race, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday. “This is the Department’s first action to protect voting rights following the Shelby County …

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Michigan: the Islamic capital of the US

As of 2005, Michigan held the largest and still growing Muslim population in the United States and the second largest Arab population outside of the Middle East. Outside of Muslim-run countries, Paris — which still experiences nightly vehicle torchings and mayhem in its Islamic neighborhoods — has the largest. It is estimated that eight million Muslims now live in the …

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#California Senate Takes Up Digital License Plates That Can Track Movements, Collect Fees

The California State Senate is considering a statewide conversion to non-renewable digital license plates that would be able to collect electronic information, such as determining whether a motorist has pre-paid a road toll, in a bid to do away with what sponsors feel is the costly, inconvenient process of producing, distributing and renewing traditional license plates. According to CBS San …

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Jimmy #Carter Defends Edward #Snowden

Former President Jimmy Carter announced support for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden this week, saying that his uncovering of the agency’s massive surveillance programs had proven “beneficial.” Speaking at a closed-door event in Atlanta covered by German newspaper Der Spiegel, Carter also criticized the NSA’s domestic spying as damaging to the core of the nation’s principles. “America does not have a …

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#Detroit Goes Bankrupt, the Largest City to Do So in U.S.

DETROIT — Detroit, the cradle of America’s automobile industry and once the nation’s fourth-most-populous city, has filed for bankruptcy, an official said Thursday afternoon, the largest American city ever to take such a course. The decision to turn to the federal courts, which required approval from both the emergency manager assigned to oversee the troubled city and from Gov. Rick …

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Treasure hunters find 300-year-old #gold coins off #Treasure #Coast (video)

WABASSO BEACH, Fla. – For Captain Greg Bounds, Saturday on the “Capitana” started like any other. “From getting on the boat, and getting ready, it’s hard work,” Bounds said. “We’re out there, all day, pulling ropes and diving, and lifting anchors, big heavy anchors. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever had in my life.” Bounds and his crew headed offshore, …

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U.S. Repeals #Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News To Americans

For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in …

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