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‘We thought we were going to lose him for sure’: 3-year-old Missouri boy suffers coronavirus-related stroke


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‘We were complicit’: Lawyer who worked for Trump administration pens op ed apologising to US


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Pro-Life Dem Confronts Buttigieg over Party’s Commitment to Abortion: ‘We Have No Part in the Party’

Pro-Life Dem Confronts Buttigieg over Party’s Commitment to Abortion: ‘We Have No Part in the Party’South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg was confronted by a pro-life Democratic voter over the party's position on abortion during a Fox News town hall event on Sunday.“I am a proud pro-life Democrat,” audience member Kristin Day said. “Would you support more moderate platform language [regarding abortion] in the Democratic Party to ensure that the party of diversity and inclusion really does include everybody?” Currently, the Democratic party platform supports abortion up to nine months into pregnancy.“I support the position of my party, that this kind of medical care needs to be available to everyone, and I support the Roe vs. Wade framework that holds that early in pregnancy there are very few restrictions and late in pregnancy there are very few exceptions,” Buttigieg responded. “The best I can offer is that we may disagree on that very important issue and hopefully we will be able to partner on other issues.”The exchange happened two days after President Trump became the first U.S. president in history to address the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.“Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House,” Trump told the audience at the march.The highest-ranking Democrat to address the march was Louisiana state representative Katrina Jackson, who wrote legislation in 2014 that restricted abortion in the state.“Louisiana is the number one pro-life state. And do you know why? Because in Louisiana, the majority of Democrats who are elected are pro-lifers,” Jackson said. “Every day that I walk into the state capitol, I am greeted by pro-lifers regardless of whether they’re black, white, Republican, Democrat, male, female.”



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AOC criticises Democratic Party: ‘We don’t have a left party in the United States’

AOC criticises Democratic Party: ‘We don’t have a left party in the United States’New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained that the Democratic party does not represent the political left in the United States, calling the organisation a “centre or centre-conservative” party that “can’t even get a floor vote” on nationalising health care.She said: “We can’t even get a floor vote on Medicare for All — not even a floor vote that might get doubled down.”



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Rep. Ilhan Omar Says ‘We Must Stop Detaining’ Illegal Immigrants

Rep. Ilhan Omar Says ‘We Must Stop Detaining’ Illegal Immigrants“This should never be the case,” she wrote. “The cruelty of our immigration system becomes clearer every day. We must stop detaining immigrants and start giving them pathways to citizenship.”



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Horowitz Pushes Back on Claim that He Exonerated FBI of Political Bias: ‘We Did Not Reach that Conclusion’

Horowitz Pushes Back on Claim that He Exonerated FBI of Political Bias: ‘We Did Not Reach that Conclusion’Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz clarified Wednesday that his investigation into the FBI's FISA abuses “did not reach” the conclusion that the bureau was unaffected by political bias during its 2016 Russia investigation.Following the release of the report, Democrats and former FBI officials were quick to point to Horowitz’s statement that he “did not find documentary or testimonial evidence” of political bias in the opening of Crossfire Hurricane, arguing that the statement proved President Trump’s claims of a politically-motivated “witch hunt” were false.In an op-ed published after the report’s release, James Comey attacked Trump and attorney general William Barr, saying “those who smeared the FBI are due for an accounting.” On Sunday, the former FBI director attributed to “sloppiness” the 17 "significant errors and omissions" included in the FISA application to surveil Trump-campaign adviser Carter Page.Appearing on CNN with former FBI former deputy director Andrew McCabe, former FBI general counsel James Baker said that Trump should “apologize to me, to my colleagues” because “there was no hoax, there was no conspiracy to overthrow anybody, there was no sedition, there was no treason, there was no evidence of any of that.”But under questioning from Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.), Horowitz explained his investigation did leave the door open to possible political bias because his team could not accept the explanations FBI members gave on why there were “so many errors” in their investigation.“We have been very careful in the connection with the FISA’s for the reasons you mentioned to not reach that conclusion,” Horowitz told Hawley. “As we’ve talked about earlier — the alteration of the email, the text messages associated with the individual who did that, and our inability to explain or understand, to get good explanations so that we could understand why this all happened.”Horowitz’s clarification comes after U.S. attorney John Durham released a statement saying his office did “not agree with” the report’s statements regarding the origins of the FBI’s 2016 Russia probe.The inspector general also said during testimony that his team was looking further into whether the FBI’s “basic errors” in the case were potentially systemic.



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Savannah Guthrie: ‘We Are Disturbed to Our Core’ by Lauer Rape Allegations

Savannah Guthrie: ‘We Are Disturbed to Our Core’ by Lauer Rape AllegationsSavannah Guthrie said Wednesday that she, Hoda Kotb, and everyone on NBC’s Today show were “disturbed to our core” over the fresh allegations of rape against former show anchor Matt Lauer. Anchors Guthrie and Kotb addressed viewers directly after a report on allegations published in Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill. According to excerpts of the book obtained by Variety, the ex-NBC staffer Brooke Nevils claimed Lauer had raped her in a Sochi hotel room during the 2014 Winter Olympics. “I feel like we owe it to our viewers to pause for a moment,” said Guthrie. “This is shocking and appalling, and I honestly don’t even know what to say about it. I want to say that I know it wasn’t easy for our colleague Brooke to come forward then. It’s not easy now. And we support her and any women who come forward with claims. It’s just very painful for all of us at NBC and at the Today show, and it’s very, very difficult.”Matt Lauer Blames His Accuser: ‘She Certainly Did Not Cry’Kotb said she was having a flashback to two years ago when the women sat together on air to tell viewers about Lauer’s firing. The women had prayed upstairs before today’s show, Kotb said. “It’s like you feel like you’ve known someone for 12 years… and all of a sudden a door opens up and it’s a part of them you didn’t know.” The allegations were not of an affair, emphasized Kotb, but “of a crime. That’s shocking to all of us who have sat with Matt for many, many years.” Kotb said that they would “continue to process this part of this horrific story… Our thoughts are with Brooke. It’s not easy, what she did, to come forward, it’s not easy at all.”“I think I speak for all of us: We are disturbed to our core,” added Guthrie.Guthrie ended the segment by saying that they would “continue to keep viewers informed” as the story developed. In a statement, NBC News said: “Matt Lauer’s conduct was appalling, horrific and reprehensible, as we said at the time. That’s why he was fired within 24 hours of us first learning of the complaint. Our hearts break again for our colleague.”In a somber opening to the Today show’s third hour, both Al Roker and Craig Melvin also reacted to the news.“It's a really sad, sad day,” Roker told viewers about what he called “horrific allegations” against Lauer. “We feel really badly for Brooke Nevils. Our heart goes out to her.”Melvin, meanwhile, praised, Nevils for the “courage it takes to come forward, knowing that this is the kind of accusation that stays with you for years to come—that’s a special kind of bravery."Dylan Dreyer lamented that Nevils and her colleagues at NBC “have to re-live this all again.”Later in the morning, Lauer responded to the fresh allegations with a stunning letter in which he said his involvement with Nevils was with her explicit consent during what he said was a mutual encounter in Sochi.He accused Nevils of being a liar, and saying the story she tells “is filled with false details intended only to create the impression this was an abusive encounter.”“Nothing could be further from the truth,” he writes. “There was absolutely nothing aggressive about that encounter. Brooke did not do or say anything to object. She certainly did not cry.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Schiff Told MSNBC ‘We Have Not Spoken Directly with the Whistleblower’ after Intel Aide Did Just That

Schiff Told MSNBC ‘We Have Not Spoken Directly with the Whistleblower’ after Intel Aide Did Just ThatHouse Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said last month that his team had not spoken to the whistleblower who raised concerns about President Trump's communications with Ukraine, even though the anonymous member of the intelligence community reportedly gave Schiff's committee early information about the accusations.On September 17, after the whistleblower filed a formal complaint against the president, Schiff was asked on MSNBC what basis he had for insinuating that Trump was attempting to block the complaint from being transferred to Congress."We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower," the California Democrat responded. "We would like to, but I'm sure the whistleblower has concerns that he has not been advised as the law requires by the inspector general or the director of national intelligence just as to how he is to communicate with Congress."But on Wednesday, the New York Times and other outlets reported that, before filing the complaint, the whistleblower had told an Intelligence Committee aide in vague terms of his concerns about the president's conduct and his intent to make those concerns public, and the aide had passed that information to Schiff without revealing the whistleblower’s identity.House Democrats opened a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump's actions last week, focusing on accusations contained in the complaint that he withheld military aid from Ukraine in an effort to prompt a Ukrainian investigation of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden.“Like other whistle-blowers have done before and since under Republican and Democratic-controlled committees, the whistle-blower contacted the committee for guidance on how to report possible wrongdoing within the jurisdiction of the intelligence community,” a spokesman for Schiff said.



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Schiff Told MSNBC ‘We Have Not Spoken Directly with the Whistleblower’ after Intel Aide Did Just That

Schiff Told MSNBC ‘We Have Not Spoken Directly with the Whistleblower’ after Intel Aide Did Just ThatHouse Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said last month that his team had not spoken to the whistleblower who raised concerns about President Trump's communications with Ukraine, even though the anonymous member of the intelligence community reportedly gave Schiff's committee early information about the accusations.On September 17, after the whistleblower filed a formal complaint against the president, Schiff was asked on MSNBC what basis he had for insinuating that Trump was attempting to block the complaint from being transferred to Congress."We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower," the California Democrat responded. "We would like to, but I'm sure the whistleblower has concerns that he has not been advised as the law requires by the inspector general or the director of national intelligence just as to how he is to communicate with Congress."But on Wednesday, the New York Times and other outlets reported that, before filing the complaint, the whistleblower had told an Intelligence Committee aide in vague terms of his concerns about the president's conduct and his intent to make those concerns public, and the aide had passed that information to Schiff without revealing the whistleblower’s identity.House Democrats opened a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump's actions last week, focusing on accusations contained in the complaint that he withheld military aid from Ukraine in an effort to prompt a Ukrainian investigation of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden.“Like other whistle-blowers have done before and since under Republican and Democratic-controlled committees, the whistle-blower contacted the committee for guidance on how to report possible wrongdoing within the jurisdiction of the intelligence community,” a spokesman for Schiff said.



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‘We are preparing for the worst’: Storm Area 51 event could be disaster, locals fear

‘We are preparing for the worst’: Storm Area 51 event could be disaster, locals fearLocal residents are "preparing for the worst" as fans of the viral Storm Area 51 Facebook event descend on a town near the secretive military base.The event could become a disaster as people struggle with the difficult conditions in Nevada without proper preparation, they have warned.



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