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Trump’s former national security adviser says President’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power is disappointing

Trump’s former national security adviser says President’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power is disappointing

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser H.R. McMaster lamented Thursday the President’s refusal to commit to providing a peaceful post-election transition of power on Thursday and dismissed the notion of potential military involvement. Retired Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster added to a chorus of high-level officials grappling with the comments while promising a smooth…MORE

Countries should meet these five criteria before easing lockdowns, study says. Many aren’t even close

Countries should meet these five criteria before easing lockdowns, study says. Many aren’t even close

Countries should not ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions until they meet five criteria — and many nations are not even close, according to a new analysis published in The Lancet medical journal. The research, published Thursday, said that the prerequisites for easing Covid-19 measures are: knowledge of infection status, community engagement, adequate public health capacity, adequate…MORE

Youth-focused groups say they had record numbers for National Voter Registration Day

Youth-focused groups say they had record numbers for National Voter Registration Day

Youth-focused voter engagement organizations saw record high voter registration and engagement numbers on National Voter Registration Day. Motivated in part by the Covid-19 death toll, the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and what organizers describe as the urgency of the 2020 election, organizations including Rock the Vote, NextGen America and When We…MORE

Federal inmate executed after Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday

Federal inmate executed after Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday

Federal inmate Christopher Vialva was executed Thursday night in Terre Haute, Indiana, after the Supreme Court denied a request to stop the execution. His execution is the seventh federal execution since the Justice Department restarted the practice this summer after a 17-year hiatus. Thursday’s unsigned order from the Supreme Court was the Court’s second refusal…MORE

China says US has ‘created enough troubles for the world’ as UN spat continues

China’s Ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that the US has “created enough troubles for the world already” as the two nations continued to spar over the coronavirus pandemic during a tense meeting of the UN Security Council. US Representative to the UN Kelly Craft criticized China over what she said was a “decision…MORE

Solicitation charges dropped against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft

Solicitation charges dropped against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft

Two solicitation of prostitution charges filed against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in Florida were dropped Thursday, court documents show. “Although there was probable cause to make an arrest, the evidence cannot prove all legally required elements of the crime alleged and is insufficient to support a criminal prosecution,” State Attorney David Aronberg wrote…MORE

White House touts unusual Justice Department announcement about ‘discarded’ Trump ballots in Pennsylvania

White House touts unusual Justice Department announcement about ‘discarded’ Trump ballots in Pennsylvania

The Justice Department said Thursday that it is investigating “potential issues with mail-in ballots” in the swing state of Pennsylvania and, in a highly unusual disclosure, revealed that several ballots marked for President Donald Trump were “discarded.” US Attorney David Freed said a preliminary inquiry determined that nine “military ballots were discarded” and that seven…MORE