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'Storm Area 51' event pushes rural Nevada county to declare emergency

'Storm Area 51' event pushes rural Nevada county to declare emergencyLincoln County commissioner pre-signed an emergency declaration ahead of the "Storm Area 51" raid event that's drawn more than 2 million RSVPs.



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Antifa: Trump says he could declare antifascist movement a terrorist organisation

Antifa: Trump says he could declare antifascist movement a terrorist organisationDonald Trump has warned that the antifascist movement Antifa could be labelled as a terrorist organisation.The president said “consideration” was being given to declaring the movement, which is composed of autonomous left wing groups and individuals in the US, a “major organisation of terror”.The announcement followed a resolution proposed by senators Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy earlier this month that condemned the movement and called for its designation as a domestic terrorist organisation.While it is unclear how seriously Mr Trump is considering the idea, he appeared to be supportive of the move and said it “would make it easier for police to do their job.”“Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats,” he wrote on Twitter on Saturday.Antifa is known for its use of direct action, which can include property damage, physical violence and harassment against those they view as fascist, and members of the movement have often clashed with Trump supporters.Mr Trump added that the international criminal gang MS-13, which has often been referenced by Republicans in immigration debates, could also be labelled as a terrorist group.> Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others). Would make it easier for police to do their job!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > > July 27, 2019Although some conservatives have called for Antifa to be stopped, the threat posed by the movement is disputed.A report by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) found that extremist-related murders in 2018 were “overwhelmingly linked to right-wing extremists”.The ADL said it recorded zero killings in 2018 related to left wing extremism and found that “left wing extremists have not been particularly violent over the past 20 years”, with the majority of violence related to property damage. Hina Shamsi, director of the national security project at the American Civil Liberties Union, told The Washington Post this week that she opposed labelling the group as domestic terrorists.“It is dangerous and overly broad to use labels that are disconnected [from] actual individual conduct,” she said.Mr Cruz has said Antifa is an organisation “composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence.”He added: “Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views." Antifa received attention in June when Andy Ngo, a conservative writer, was attacked by antifascists amid demonstrations in Portland, Oregon.Mr Ngo was beaten by protesters who were opposing a march held by the Proud Boys, a far-right group.



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Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to declare climate emergency

Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to declare climate emergencyVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support from one of Sanders’ fellow Democratic presidential candidates. The legislation introduced Tuesday night in the House is designed to highlight Democrats’ focus on global warming and push back on President Donald Trump, who has declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is competing with Sanders for the support of liberal voters in the presidential primary, plans to sign onto the resolution when it’s introduced in the Senate, according to a spokeswoman.



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Media quick to declare Trump as Mueller's winner

Media quick to declare Trump as Mueller's winnerNEW YORK (AP) — A media narrative declaring President Donald Trump the clear victor of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian electoral tampering investigation settled in Sunday before more than a handful of Mueller's actual words has become public.



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Nebraska underwater: 74 cities, 65 counties declare emergencies as flooding envelops state

Nebraska underwater: 74 cities, 65 counties declare emergencies as flooding envelops stateSeventy-four cities, 65 counties and four tribal areas in Nebraska declared states of emergency Tuesday as swaths of the Midwest battled flooding rivers.



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Venezuela's Guaido calls for new rally as lawmakers declare 'alarm'

Venezuela's Guaido calls for new rally as lawmakers declare 'alarm'Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday called for a new mass demonstration as the country’s devastating blackout that has left millions without power entered its fifth day. “Tomorrow at three o’clock in the afternoon, all of Venezuela will be on the streets” to protest against President Nicolas Maduro, Guaido said in a speech to the National Assembly legislature, which he heads. Parliament accepted the 35-year-old’s request to declare a “state of alarm” to pave the way for the delivery of international aid, 250 tons of which has been stuck for a month at Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil.



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Trump set to declare border emergency, sign shutdown-averting bill

Trump set to declare border emergency, sign shutdown-averting billTrump was also expected to sign a bipartisan government spending bill approved by Congress on Thursday that would prevent another federal shutdown by funding several agencies that otherwise would have closed on Saturday morning. The Republican president was scheduled to deliver remarks on the issue at 10 a.m. EST (1500 GMT) in the Rose Garden at the White House. The bill, lacking any money for his wall, is a defeat for Trump in Congress, where his demand for $ 5.7 billion in barrier funding yielded no results, other than a record-long 35-day December-January partial government shutdown that damaged the U.S. economy and his poll numbers.



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Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency: McConnell

Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency: McConnellPresident Trump will sign a spending bill to avert another government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency to obtain funds for his border wall.



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US senate passes border bill as Trump prepares to declare national emergency

US senate passes border bill as Trump prepares to declare national emergencyThe US Senate has passed a major spending bill that would effectively avoid another federal government shutdown, sending the legislation to the president’s desk for a signature. Now, the only question is whether Donald Trump intends to sign it. The bipartisan measure is the product of weeks of negotiations after the longest government shutdown in history, in which Mr Trump demanded billions of dollars towards his campaign promise of building a wall sprawling across the entirety of the US-Mexico border.



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AP Explains: Can Trump declare emergency to build his wall?

AP Explains: Can Trump declare emergency to build his wall?WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency and take other executive action to allow construction of the president's long-promised southern border wall, after bipartisan congressional negotiations provided less than a quarter of the $ 5.7 billion Trump wanted to start building more than 200 miles of wall.



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