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Trump: Republicans pressure Garland as intrigue deepens over FBI search of Mar-a-Lago (Analysis)

Opinion: Trump is worried after FBI search — and he should be

First, with the search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence now public, it shows the possibility of alleged crimes that are significant. The warrant is based upon probable cause to believe, first, that taking large quantities of materials to Mar-a-Lago violated the core federal criminal document preservation statute related to presidential records. It forbids the willful …

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Biden administration does not plan to release frozen Afghan assets soon over concerns they may be diverted to terror groups

Biden administration does not plan to release frozen Afghan assets soon over concerns they may be diverted to terror groups

“We do not see recapitalization of the Afghan central bank as a near-term option,” said Tom West, the State Department’s special representative for Afghanistan. West said that “the Taliban’s sheltering of al Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reinforces deep concerns we have regarding diversion of funds to terrorist groups.” A National Security Council spokesperson pointed to …

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The US economy didn't get the recession memo

The US economy didn’t get the recession memo

The brutal GDP report released on July 28, showing the economy had contracted for a second quarter in a row, led some to insist the much-feared recession had already arrived. And in some ways that makes sense: Since 1948, every period of back-to-back quarters of negative growth coincided with a recession. But the recession-is-already-here argument …

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Rudy Giuliani told by prosecutors he is a target in Georgia 2020 presidential election probe

Rudy Giuliani told by prosecutors he is a target in Georgia 2020 presidential election probe

A prosecutor from the Fulton County District Attorney’s office called Giuliani’s Georgia counsel on Monday to inform him that Giuliani is now considered a target of their investigation, said Bob Costello, another attorney for Giuliani. “This comes on the heels of us asking him probably six or seven times” whether Giuliani was a target, Costello …

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Lindsey Graham must testify in Georgia 2020 investigation, judge rules

Lindsey Graham must testify in Georgia 2020 investigation, judge rules

In her written decision on Monday, US District Judge Leigh Martin May sent the case to the Superior Court of Fulton County to hear further proceedings on the US Constitution’s “Speech or Debate” clause, the centerpiece that Graham’s attorneys argued immunized the US senator from South Carolina from having to testify in this case. “Because …

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Ricardo dos Santos: Sprinter 'not surprised' to be pulled over by London police for second time

Ricardo dos Santos: Sprinter ‘not surprised’ to be pulled over by London police for second time

Ricardo dos Santos, a Portuguese sprinter, was pulled over early on Sunday morning while driving in Britain’s capital. Dos Santos had previously been arrested and searched by the same police service alongside his partner and child in July 2020. In a series of tweets, dos Santos posted dashcam footage from his car of Sunday’s incident …

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William Ruto defeats Raila Odinga to win Kenyan presidency

William Ruto defeats Raila Odinga to win Kenyan presidency

Ruto won with 50.49% of the vote, narrowly defeating veteran opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who was contesting his fifth election. He will become Kenya’s fifth President since independence, winning the seat on his first attempt. Ruto’s party, the Kenya First coalition, has won a majority of seats in Kenya’s senate, the …

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Suspect accused of shooting a coach during a Dallas-area youth football game turns himself in

Suspect accused of shooting a coach during a Dallas-area youth football game turns himself in

Yaqub Salik Talib, 39, the brother of former NFL star and Super Bowl winner Aqib Talib, pulled out a gun after the opposing teams’ coaching staffs had a disagreement over officiating during the game in Lancaster, police said. Michael Hickmon, a grandfather and father of three from Lancaster, was killed. “The altercation became physical, leading …

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Chinese anime fan claims police interrogated her for wearing a kimono

Chinese anime fan claims police interrogated her for wearing a kimono

Wearing a white kimono decorated with images of red flowers and green leaves, the young woman said she was waiting in line for a snack on Wednesday evening in Huaihai street, a lively food strip popular for its Japanese bars and restaurants, when she and her photographer were suddenly surrounded by police. The woman, who …

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David Alaba free kick gives Real Madrid 2-1 win and perfect start to Spanish title defense

David Alaba free kick gives Real Madrid 2-1 win and perfect start to Spanish title defense

CNN — David Alaba’s inch-perfect free kick earned Real Madrid a 2-1 comeback victory on Sunday night and gave it the perfect start to its La Liga title defense. The Austrian whipped his effort in off the post with his first touch of the game having come off the bench, earning the reigning champion a …

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