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Trump repeats election fraud claims & calls for termination of Constitution
Former President Donald Trump called for the "termination" of the US Constitution on Truth Social as he repeated his claim that the 2020 presidential elections were fraudulent. Trump wrote, "A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution."
Authorities investigate mass power outage in NC’s Moore County
Nearly 40,000 homes and businesses lost power in Moore County, NC, at about 7 PM on Saturday. The incident has been described as a "targeted attack" and is being investigated as a criminal occurrence. On Sunday, authorities announced a daily mandatory county-wide curfew from 9 PM to 5 AM to protect citizens and businesses.
Former LA police chief & councilmember sentenced for violating election laws
A former Amite City police chief and councilmember were each sentenced to a year in prison for a conspiracy to pay or offer to pay voters for voting in the Open Primary Elections and Open General Elections in 2016. Former police chief Jerry Trabona and former councilmember Kristian Hart were candidates in the 2016 election. They participated in a scheme to pay or offer to pay voters residing in Tangipahoa Parish.
China eases COVID restrictions in several cities
Several cities in China are announcing an easing of lockdown restrictions, indicating a potential easing of the country's strict zero-COVID policy that recently triggered widespread protests. During a meeting with the National Health Commission, Vice Premier Sun Chunlan noted that China was entering a "new stage" in its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
SF allows police to deploy robots that kill in extreme situations
Supervisors in San Francisco have voted 8-3 to approve a proposal allowing the city police to use remote-controlled robots equipped with explosive charges in emergencies. A limited number of high-ranking officers will be allowed to authorize the use of these robots if alternative means or de-escalation tactics to subdue a suspect fail.
British royal aide steps down from role after making racist comments
A member of the British royal family's household stepped aside from their role after making comments about race and nationality to a woman at an event on Tuesday. Ngozi Fulani, a British national working for a support group called "Sistah Space" for African & Caribbean heritage women affected by abuse, said a royal aide had repeatedly asked her, "What part of Africa are you from?"
Egyptian petitions call on British Museum to return Rosetta Stone
Thousands of Egyptians have signed petitions calling on the British Museum to return the Rosetta Stone as it marks the 200th anniversary of the decipherment of hieroglyphics. The organizer of one of the petitions, Monica Hanna, Dean at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, noted that the Rosetta Stone was seized illegally and was thus a "spoil of war."
5 officers charged after man paralyzed during transport in police van
On Monday, five New Haven police officers were arrested and charged in connection to an incident that left a 36-year-old Black man paralyzed from the chest down earlier this year. On June 19th, the police arrested Randy Cox on suspicion of illegally possessing a handgun. Cox was in a police transport van when the driver made an abrupt stop causing Cox to injure his neck and spine.
Australia to urge UNESCO not to list Great Barrier Reef as endangered
A report released by an UN-backed panel of scientists that visited the Great Barrier Reef in March has recommended listing it as a World Heritage Site "in danger." The report said the Reef's resilience to recover from the impacts of climate change is "substantially compromised," and "utmost urgency" is required to save it.
Stoltenberg says Russia trying to “weaponize winter” in Ukraine war
Ahead of the NATO Foreign Ministers meeting in Bucharest, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said Russia's President Putin was trying to use winter as a "weapon of war" in Ukraine. Stoltenberg claimed Putin was failing in Ukraine and, therefore, is responding with more brutality and attacking critical infrastructure to deprive Ukrainians of water, power, and heating.