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Trump adviser: Expect more aggressive poll monitoring in 2020

Trump adviser: Expect more aggressive poll monitoring in 2020One of President Trump’s top reelection advisers told influential Republicans in Wisconsin that the party has “traditionally” relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states, according to an audio recording obtained by the Associated Press. The adviser said later that his remarks referred to accusations that Republicans use such tactics.



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North Dakota gov wants more monitoring after pipeline leak

North Dakota gov wants more monitoring after pipeline leakNorth Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appealed to Keystone pipeline owner TC Energy to review its inspection and monitoring of the line after it leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) in the northeastern part of the state. Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki said the Republican governor spoke Thursday night to officials at the Calgary, Alberta-based company formerly known as TransCanada. North Dakota regulators said some wetlands were affected, but not any sources of drinking water.



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Trump administration considers monitoring smartphones of people with mental health problems

Trump administration considers monitoring smartphones of people with mental health problemsThe Trump administration is considering a proposal to combat mass shootings which suggests phones and smartwatches may be used to track people with mental health problems.The idea began with Bob Wright, a former NBC chairman and longtime Trump confidant, who first proposed creating a government research arm, called the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), to tackle health problems.



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Forecasters monitoring several areas for tropical activity in the Atlantic this week

Forecasters monitoring several areas for tropical activity in the Atlantic this weekBehind Dorian, AccuWeather meteorologists are keeping a close eye on a few areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic basin this week.One area of disturbed weather is a tropical wave that pushed off the western shores of Africa last week. As of Sunday morning, it was located several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.While the showers and thunderstorms associated with this wave were looking disorganized on Sunday, there is a 40% chance that this system gradually strengthens while tracking westward through the central tropical Atlantic Ocean this week."Another wave is expected to move off the coast of Africa through Monday and will bear watching for tropical development later this week," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty said.With wind shear not looking to be an issue and dry air dissipating as these waves move westward, tropical development of one or both of these waves is possible. All interests across the Lesser Antilles and northern Caribbean should closely monitor the path of these waves as they traverse the open water this week. Possible impacts to these areas would occur around the middle of September.The next names on the list for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season are Humberto and Imelda.These tropical waves are not alone out in the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, there is one being monitored closer to the United States."A disturbance will pass to the north of the eastern Caribbean and into the Bahamas early this week," Douty said. "It will have to be monitored as it tracks generally to the west to west-northwest." Regardless of whether or not this disturbance organizes into a tropical system, Douty expects it to enhance rainfall across Florida late this week. The northern Bahamas, which suffered a devastating blow from Dorian, may also experience an uptick in wet weather."This disturbance is expected to move into the northern Gulf by next weekend," Douty said. "There is pretty strong wind shear from the Bahamas into the northern Gulf, so we are only allowing for a low chance for development with this at this time."Still, all interests across the Bahamas and the Southeast and Gulf coasts should continue to monitor the forecast and check AccuWeather.com for further updates on these potential tropical threats.Meanwhile, Gabrielle continues to churn over the central Atlantic."Gabrielle is expected to peak in intensity as a strong tropical storm or minimal hurricane early this week," Douty said. Luckily for Bermuda, the Caribbean and the United States, the strengthening storm will be steered away and will not pose a threat to North America.By midweek, Gabrielle will drift northward into cooler waters, allowing it to lose most of its tropical characteristics. However, the system will pass north of the British Isles, delivering a burst of gusty winds to the United Kingdom later this week.



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GPS monitoring violates some sex offenders’ rights, NC Supreme Court rules

GPS monitoring violates some sex offenders’ rights, NC Supreme Court rulesSex offenders have rights, too, and in some cases the state has been violating those rights, the NC Supreme Court ruled on Friday.



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Huawei exec seeks Canada bail, proposes electronic monitoring

Huawei exec seeks Canada bail, proposes electronic monitoringA top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei sought release from Canadian detention Monday, offering to submit to strict electronic monitoring, as Beijing escalates its protests over her arrest on a US warrant. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, faces US fraud charges related to alleged sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran, and has been awaiting a Canadian court’s bail decision — which after two days of hearings was put off until Tuesday. Beijing’s latest outcry over the case also led to the suspension of a planned Canadian forestry trade mission to China this week.



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TSA Has Been Secretly Monitoring Travelers Who Aren't Listed On Government Watch Lists

TSA Has Been Secretly Monitoring Travelers Who Aren't Listed On Government Watch ListsFederal air marshals have been secretly tracking dozens of American travelers



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U.S Coast Guard monitoring stranded cruise ships: chief

U.S Coast Guard monitoring stranded cruise ships: chiefThe U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring two cruise ships that have been unable to dock due to tropical storm Harvey and is preparing alternative arrangements, one of its commanders said on Saturday in a press conference. Three cruise ships operated by Carnival Corp carrying about 20,000 passengers have been stranded in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico waiting to dock at Galveston port. “We talk daily with the cruise ship operators as well as the city of Galveston and the Galveston Port Authority in order to try to identify opportunities to be able to get these cruise ships in,” said Kevin Oditt, commander of the Coast Guard sector Houston-Galveston.



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Virginia white supremacist rally: Two die after police helicopter monitoring violence crashes

Virginia white supremacist rally: Two die after police helicopter monitoring violence crashesTwo people have been killed after a police helicopter monitoring violent clashes between white supremacists and anti-fascists in Charlottesville, Virginia, crashed. In a message on Twitter, Donald Trump said: “Deepest condolences to the families and fellow officers of the Virginia State Police who died today. Some were dressed in paramilitary uniforms and carried assault rifles, while others were had shields, helmets and gas masks.



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UAE wants international monitoring of Qatar

UAE wants international monitoring of QatarA senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said international monitoring was needed in the standoff between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, adding he saw signs that the pressure exerted on Doha “was working”. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar on June 5, cutting diplomatic and transport ties with the tiny Gulf monarchy, accusing it of financing extremist groups and allying with Gulf Arab states arch-foe Iran. Doha denies the accusations.



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