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Probe launched into Bolton book for possible disclosure of classified info

Probe launched into Bolton book for possible disclosure of classified info

A criminal investigation has been launched by the Department of Justice, with the investigation aiming to ascertain if John Bolton, the former NSA had illegally disclosed information which was classified, in his memoir released earlier in the year. A grand jury has reportedly been convened and publisher Simon & Schuster has been subpoenaed for records related to communications surrounding the book

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Chris Coons, John Carney win Delaware’s Democratic primary

Chris Coons, John Carney win Delaware’s Democratic primary

The Democratic primary battle in Delaware was won by U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Gov. John Carney on Tuesday. Carney defeated David Lamar Williams Jr. and Coons bested progressive challenger and political newcomer Jessica Scarane to advance to November’s general election. Carney announced that he intends to continue working on racial justice issues and wants to strengthen public schools.

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US bans import of some Chinese goods citing Uighur slave labor

US bans import of some Chinese goods citing Uighur slave labor

The Trump administration issued new import curbs on some Chinese companies making apparel, computer and hair products saying they are using slave labor from China’s Xinjiang province where a large number of ethnic Uighur Muslims are incarcerated in prison camps. One of Xinjiang’s forced-labor camps, which Beijing calls ’vocational skills education and training centers,’ is also named in the order.

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Carl Bernstein a ’total nut job’, says Trump

Carl Bernstein a ’total nut job’, says Trump

After Carl Bernstein, a political analyst with CNN described President Donald Trump as ’homicidal’, the President hit back and called Mr. Bernstein a ’nut job’. The President further claimed that he did not have ’a lot of respect’ for Mr. Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who is Mr. Bernstein’s former Watergate reporting partner. Mr. Woodward’s upcoming book is reportedly critical of President Trump.

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You are going to see a rigged election, says Trump

You are going to see a rigged election, says Trump

President Donald Trump again raised concerns about the upcoming presidential election in November, and said that the election would be a ’rigged’ one. During an interview with ’Fox & Friends’, the President hit out against Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, who had accused the President of taking ’reckless and selfish actions that are putting countless lives in danger here in Nevada’.

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Schumer demands Azar’s resignation over ’chaos’ in coronavirus response

Schumer demands Azar’s resignation over ’chaos’ in coronavirus response

Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader on Tuesday called on Alex Azar, the Secretary of the Health and Human Services, to resign. The demand was made by Mr. Schumer as he alleged that Mr. Azar had failed to stand up to President Trump in a response to the novel coronavirus crisis. ’We need a Secretary of Health and Human Services who will look out for the American people’, Mr. Schumer said.

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New ad by Democrats accuses Trump of ’lying’ about coronavirus

New ad by Democrats accuses Trump of ’lying’ about coronavirus

A new ad by Democrats, which will reportedly run in battleground states, refers to journalist Bob Woodward’s recently released recordings of his interviews with President Donald Trump. The Democrats are using the information from the recordings to slam the President and accusing him of ’lying’ to US citizens regarding the danger of the novel coronavirus crisis.

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Donald Trump accepts challenge to debate moderated by podcaster Joe Rogan

Donald Trump accepts challenge to debate moderated by podcaster Joe Rogan

President Trump on Monday agreed to participate in a four-hour debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden moderated by popular podcaster Joe Rogan. Trump shared a tweet from a retired mixed martial artist Tim Kennedy.

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Green Party kept off ballot in Wisconsin, absentee balloting resumes in state

Green Party kept off ballot in Wisconsin, absentee balloting resumes in state

The Green Party was kept off the ballot in Wisconsin as the Supreme Court of Wisconsin on Monday voted 4-3 to this effect. The ruling is widely seen as being necessary in avoiding further election delays, and will also allow absentee ballots to resume being mailed to voters. The court had ordered the mailing of absentee ballots to be paused till it decided on the fate of the Green Party.

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Democrats invited by White House to signing ceremony with Bahrain, Israel, UAE

Democrats invited by White House to signing ceremony with Bahrain, Israel, UAE

Senior Democratic lawmakers have been extended invitations by the White House for them to attend a ceremony where representatives from Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates will sign an agreement with Israel in order to normalize relations. An official from the administration said that while a large number of Democrats have been invited, at least some are expected to attend the ceremony.

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Bipartisan COVID-19 relief deal to be offered by centrist House group

Bipartisan COVID-19 relief deal to be offered by centrist House group

A bipartisan group comprising of nearly 50 House lawmakers will, on Tuesday, reportedly offer its own coronavirus relief plan in an effort to revive the stalled negotiations between the White House and Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker. The group, named the Problem Solvers Caucus is made up of centrist Democrats and Republicans and is looking to propose a package worth $1.5 trillion.

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Coronavirus vaccine coming in a ’matter of weeks’: Donald Trump

Coronavirus vaccine coming in a ’matter of weeks’: Donald Trump

President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that a vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be approved in a ’matter of weeks’. The President was appearing on Fox & Friends when he made the claim. Asserting that he was making the claim not for political reasons but because he wants the vaccine ’fast’, the President said that he had ’speeded up the process’ with the FDA.

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Kamala Harris accidentally touts plans under a ’Harris administration’

Kamala Harris accidentally touts plans under a ’Harris administration’

Kamala Harris, during a virtual roundtable with small business owners in Arizona, raised eyebrows after she accidentally touted plans under a ’Harris administration’. ’A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States’, she said while presenting her economic plan. She quickly clarified, ’The Biden-Harris administration’, detailing the plan.

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Republicans slated to unveil contrast agenda ahead of election day

Republicans slated to unveil contrast agenda ahead of election day

Republicans are expected to publish their agenda on Tuesday, which lawmakers anticipate will help them offer a contrast to policy of the Democrats prior to Election Day. It is a 3 step agenda which includes ’Restore Our Way of Life,’ ’Rebuild the Greatest Economy in History’ and ’Renew the American Dream,’ as per ’Dear Colleague’ letter sent by House Minority Leader McCarthy to members on Fri.

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Plan to pre-pay postage for mail ballots rejected by Ohio GOP board

Plan to pre-pay postage for mail ballots rejected by Ohio GOP board

Republican on a key panel in Ohio decided against approving a postage plan for mail in ballots in the state. As a result, it is now all but impossible for ballots to get stamped in time for the presidential election in November. The proposal, which was put forward by Frank LaRose, the Republican Secretary of State, failed in a 2-4 vote. GOP members on the Controlling Board opposed the proposal.

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