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Trump flashes anger about Alabama forecast as Dorian bears down on Carolinas

Trump flashes anger about Alabama forecast as Dorian bears down on CarolinasThe president tweeted multiple times on Thursday about his dubious meteorological claim.



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Residents, protesters converge on Mong Kok Police Station to vent anger at Hong Kong officers

Residents, protesters converge on Mong Kok Police Station to vent anger at Hong Kong officersThe tense scene followed a stand-off earlier near Tamar Park in Admiralty.



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Residents, protesters converge on Mong Kok Police Station to vent anger at Hong Kong officers

Residents, protesters converge on Mong Kok Police Station to vent anger at Hong Kong officersThe tense scene followed a stand-off earlier near Tamar Park in Admiralty.



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Trump stands by antisemitic trope that sparked anger among Jewish Americans

Trump stands by antisemitic trope that sparked anger among Jewish AmericansPresident repeated view that voting Democrat was ‘disloyal to Jewish people’, remarks that have caused shock and disdainDonald Trump on Wednesday repeated an antisemitic trope that has prompted dismay among prominent American Jews, saying that voting Democratic was “disloyal to Jewish people and … very disloyal to Israel”.Prominent US Jews have reacted with shock and disdain to Trump’s renewed adoption of a longstanding antisemitic trope that implied that American Jews had divided loyalty to America and to Israel. Over almost 24 hours he has repeatedly described Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats as showing “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”.The president ignited the storm when he appeared to accuse Jewish Americans of having dual loyalties in remarks from the Oval Office on Tuesday. Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, pointed out on Twitter that charges of disloyalty “have long been used to attack Jews … It’s long overdue to stop using Jews as a political football”.J Street, the progressive Jewish American lobbying group, released a statement in which it called Trump’s remarks “dangerous and shameful”. It noted that 70% of American Jews voted for Hillary Clinton against Trump in the 2016 presidential race, adding: “This vast majority of our community rejected and continues to abhor the xenophobia, bigotry and extremism of Donald Trump and his allies.”Trump reiterated his contentious comments on Wednesday morning, bragging about the praise he had received overnight from a notorious rightwing conspiracy theorist. Wayne Allyn Root, a conservative talk radio host who has championed many virulent untruths, including the “birther” conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was not a US citizen, lauded Trump on air as “the greatest president for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world”.In a stream of tweets, Trump cited Root as saying that Israelis loved the US president “like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God.”A reference to the second coming was unfortunate, given the context.The president returned to the subject yet again later on Wednesday as he addressed reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before his Marine One departure to Kentucky, where he was scheduled to speak to military veterans. Despite the furor surrounding his claims, he made his most specific suggestion yet that American Jews intrinsically have divided fealty.“If you vote for a Democrat, you’re being disloyal to Jewish people and you’re being very disloyal to Israel,” he said, denying that his words were antisemitic.Trump ignited the storm on Tuesday afternoon when he unleashed a barrage of disparaging comments against the Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Trump, who recently encouraged Israel to block Tlaib’s visit to see her family in the occupied territories, lashed out after the congresswomen criticized Benjamin Netanyahu’s government for denying them entry, vowing that the Israeli leader would not “succeed in hiding the cruel reality of the occupation from us”.Calling Omar a “disaster” for Jews, Trump said he didn’t “buy” the tears Tlaib had shed Monday at an emotional press conference during which Tlaib talked about her decision not to travel to Israel to see her elderly grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank.“Where has the Democratic party gone?” Trump asked reporters at the White House. “Where have they gone, where they’re defending these two people over the state of Israel? And I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”This was not the first time that Trump has been castigated for apparently invoking the “dual loyalty” antisemitic trope. In April, he called Netanyahu “your prime minister” in front of the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas.Leading Jewish Democratic politicians also excoriated Trump for his comments. Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who is a contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination, pronounced himself to be “a proud Jewish person”.Sanders said: “I have no concerns about voting Democratic. And in fact I intend to vote for a Jewish man to become the next president of the United States.”Ted Deutch, a Democratic congressman from Florida who has supported aspects of Trump’s Israel policy in the past, including the decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem, was also harshly critical. Talking to the CBS franchise in Miami, he called on Trump to apologize.“It would be an enormous start if we can all acknowledge there is no place for language like that,” he said.Deutch, who is Jewish, told the TV station that after Trump made his contentious remarks he had received a text from a friend whose 98-year-old mother was a Holocaust survivor. She wanted the congressman to know, he said, “that the language she heard today was language she heard as a kid in Germany”.Deutch added: “I’m not making a comparison. I’m simply telling you how people who have experienced the worst heard a statement like that.”



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UPDATE 1-Viral clip of Russian policeman punching female protester stirs anger

UPDATE 1-Viral clip of Russian policeman punching female protester stirs angerVideo footage of a Russian police officer punching a young woman in the stomach has stirred anger among many Russians who believe the authorities have used excessive force to disperse weeks of political demonstrations in Moscow. The clip, filmed on Saturday and later circulated online by Russian celebrities with millions of followers, shows the moment two helmeted riot policemen drag the woman, Daria Sosnovskaya, to a waiting police bus. Sosnovskaya, 26, is seen struggling to break free and trying to trip up one of the police officers who responds by punching her in the stomach, prompting one of the reporters filming the incident to sarcastically call the policeman “a hero”.



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Epstein death anger soars, conspiracy theories swirl

Epstein death anger soars, conspiracy theories swirlOutrage and intrigue over the apparent suicide in prison of well-connected sex-trafficking accused Jeffrey Epstein soared Sunday as lawmakers pushed for answers, including whether “criminal acts” played a role in his death. Epstein, a convicted pedophile who hobnobbed with countless politicians and celebrities over the years, was found dead in his cell Saturday while awaiting trial on charges he trafficked underage teen girls for sex. The discovery came a day after a court released documents in which an alleged victim of Epstein’s claimed she was forced to have sex with well-known American political and business personalities.



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'Justice must still be served': Epstein accusers express anger over his death

'Justice must still be served': Epstein accusers express anger over his deathVictims of his alleged sex trafficking operation say they wanted to see him held accountable and call for investigations to continue‘I am angry Jeffrey Epstein won’t have to face his survivors of his abuse in court,’ Jennifer Araoz said. Photograph: APVictims of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking operation have reacted with anger that his apparent suicide in jail will prevent the disgraced financier from facing justice.As they detailed the traumas they still deal with, they also called for investigations to continue in the hope that anyone who aided and abetted Epstein’s alleged actions would still face potential charges.Jennifer Araoz, who accused Epstein of raping her when she was 15, said his death would do little to heal the deep scars left by his actions.“I am angry Jeffrey Epstein won’t have to face his survivors of his abuse in court,” she said in a statement to NBC News.“We have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives, while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed, the pain and trauma he caused so many people. Epstein is gone, but justice must still be served. I hope the authorities will pursue and prosecute his accomplices and enablers, and ensure redress for his victims.”Lawyer Brad Edwards, who has represented other Epstein accusers, said Epstein’s death had seen him avoid being held responsible.“While we engaged in contentious legal battles for more than a decade, this is not the ending anyone was looking for,” he said in a statement. “The victims deserved to see Epstein held accountable, and he owed it to everyone he hurt to accept responsibility for all of the pain he caused.”Others involved in the effort to bring Epstein to justice said his death would not end their efforts to secure financial damages.Sigrid McCawley, lawyer to Virginia Giuffre and other victims, said in a statement that Epstein’s suicide was “no coincidence”.“We are hopeful that the government will continue to investigate and will focus on those who participated and facilitated Epstein’s horrifying sex trafficking scheme that damaged so many. The victims await the true justice they have sought and deserve,” she said.Civil rights lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents several alleged victims, called for Epstein’s estate to be held for his accusers. She tweeted: “I am calling today for the administrators of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate to freeze all his assets and hold them for his victims who are filing civil cases. Their lives have been shattered by his sexual assaults, their careers derailed. They deserve full and fair compensation NOW.”



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Trump attacks black congressman for second day in a row amid growing anger over racist use of 'infested'

Trump attacks black congressman for second day in a row amid growing anger over racist use of 'infested'Donald Trump has attacked a senior Democratic congressman of colour for the second day in a row, after sparking backlash over claims Elijah Cummings represented a “rodent infested” district in tweets widely viewed as racist.The president continued his criticism of the Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings on Sunday after tweeting that he “does NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district” a day prior.He also attacked Nancy Pelosi and her San Francisco district on Sunday morning, while insinuating it was the House speaker with racial issues rather than the president himself, writing.It came amid mounting criticism of his attacks against a growing list of minority politicians. Many people noted how the president has often used the term “infested” to describe cities and entire countries with large black populations, including CNN anchor Victor Blackwell, who delivered a tearful defence of his hometown of Baltimore in response to the president’s attacks. “There are challenges, no doubt, but people are proud of their community,” he said, speaking of Mr Cummings’ hometown and the district he grew up in. “I don’t want to sound self-righteous, but people get up and go to work there. They care for their families there. They love their children who pledge allegiance to the flag just like people who live in districts of congressmen who support you, sir. They are Americans too.”The president’s incendiary tweets were just the latest in a weeks-long series of insults he has used against minority members of Congress. Mr Trump used an old, racist trope against freshmen Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar just last week when he said to “go back” to their countries — despite all of them being US citizens and only one having been born outside of the country.> Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > > July 27, 2019This weekend, it was Mr Cummings turn. The president shared videos posted by other Twitter users alleging to show run-down portions of the congressman’s district, adding tweets that read, “why don’t you focus on your district?!” and “Cummings has done nothing but milk Baltimore dry”. Mr Trump said Mr Cummings was a “brutal bully shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous".The criticism drew sharp, immediate backlash nationwide and on Capitol Hill, where Ms Pelosi described Mr Cummings as “a beloved leader in Baltimore” and a “deeply valued colleague”.“We all reject racist attacks against [Mr Cummings] and support his steadfast leadership,” she wrote, adding the hashtag ElijahCummingsIsAPatriot. Mr Trump, who was reportedly golfing on Sunday, also attacked Democrats over former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s public testimony last week, writing: “The Democrats are still doing the Russians dirty work as they continue to push the fake crime”.The former special counsel described in detail the extent of Russian interference in the 2016 election, adding that the Kremlin was continuing its operations “as we sit here” and that Mr Trump was not cleared of obstruction of justice and other potentially criminal wrongdoings in the nearly 448-page report.



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Trump attacks black congressman for second day in a row amid growing anger over racist use of 'infested'

Trump attacks black congressman for second day in a row amid growing anger over racist use of 'infested'Donald Trump has attacked a senior Democratic congressman of colour for the second day in a row, after sparking backlash over claims Elijah Cummings represented a “rodent infested” district in tweets widely viewed as racist.The president continued his criticism of the Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings on Sunday after tweeting that he “does NOTHING for his very poor, very dangerous and very badly run district” a day prior.He also attacked Nancy Pelosi and her San Francisco district on Sunday morning, while insinuating it was the House speaker with racial issues rather than the president himself, writing.It came amid mounting criticism of his attacks against a growing list of minority politicians. Many people noted how the president has often used the term “infested” to describe cities and entire countries with large black populations, including CNN anchor Victor Blackwell, who delivered a tearful defence of his hometown of Baltimore in response to the president’s attacks. “There are challenges, no doubt, but people are proud of their community,” he said, speaking of Mr Cummings’ hometown and the district he grew up in. “I don’t want to sound self-righteous, but people get up and go to work there. They care for their families there. They love their children who pledge allegiance to the flag just like people who live in districts of congressmen who support you, sir. They are Americans too.”The president’s incendiary tweets were just the latest in a weeks-long series of insults he has used against minority members of Congress. Mr Trump used an old, racist trope against freshmen Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar just last week when he said to “go back” to their countries — despite all of them being US citizens and only one having been born outside of the country.> Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > > July 27, 2019This weekend, it was Mr Cummings turn. The president shared videos posted by other Twitter users alleging to show run-down portions of the congressman’s district, adding tweets that read, “why don’t you focus on your district?!” and “Cummings has done nothing but milk Baltimore dry”. Mr Trump said Mr Cummings was a “brutal bully shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous".The criticism drew sharp, immediate backlash nationwide and on Capitol Hill, where Ms Pelosi described Mr Cummings as “a beloved leader in Baltimore” and a “deeply valued colleague”.“We all reject racist attacks against [Mr Cummings] and support his steadfast leadership,” she wrote, adding the hashtag ElijahCummingsIsAPatriot. Mr Trump, who was reportedly golfing on Sunday, also attacked Democrats over former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s public testimony last week, writing: “The Democrats are still doing the Russians dirty work as they continue to push the fake crime”.The former special counsel described in detail the extent of Russian interference in the 2016 election, adding that the Kremlin was continuing its operations “as we sit here” and that Mr Trump was not cleared of obstruction of justice and other potentially criminal wrongdoings in the nearly 448-page report.



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The Latest: Hong Kong police seek to defuse public anger

The Latest: Hong Kong police seek to defuse public angerHong Kong’s police commissioner says only people who committed violence will be charged with rioting during clashes between police and protesters outside the legislature on Wednesday, in an apparent attempt to defuse widespread public anger over aggressive police tactics. It included the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and steel batons against protesters who removed barriers. Protesters in Hong Kong have gathered outside the office of the city’s leader, demanding that she resign for her handling of an unpopular extradition bill.



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