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'I don’t see any path for Biden to win the nomination without South Carolina'

'I don’t see any path for Biden to win the nomination without South Carolina'The former vice president is betting it all on the black vote.



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Meghan McCain Clashes With ‘View’ Co-Hosts: ‘I’m Not Living Without Guns’

Meghan McCain Clashes With ‘View’ Co-Hosts: ‘I’m Not Living Without Guns’Returning for its 23rd season on Tuesday morning, The View started off right where it left off this summer: With conservative co-host Meghan McCain clashing with her colleagues on a hot-button social issue while grousing about being outnumbered by her liberal cohorts.Discussing this past weekend’s mass shooting in Odessa that left at least seven people dead, the panel noted that the shooter had actually failed a federal background check but was able to purchase a firearm due to the gun-show loophole. This prompted the majority of the table—including former Fox News host Abby Huntsman—to lament the lack of action on behalf of the Republican-led Senate to address gun violence.“If nothing is going to happen after Sandy Hook, I don’t know what it’s going to take,” Huntsman sighed.Moments later, McCain weighed in as the “chick on the panel that spent most of her break shooting.”Stating that there need to be more reporters in mainstream media on the “gun beat” because there are a lot of people on TV “talking about guns that clearly have never shot a gun,” McCain complained about Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s proposal for a mandatory gun buyback.“I will say this is a ground-level issue for me,” she added. “If you’re going to be a gun-grabber, you don’t get my vote, period. We got to have a different conversation.”Liberal co-host Joy Behar—a regular sparring partner of McCain’s—pointed out that there have been gun restrictions passed by previous Democratic administrations, specifically noting that the Clinton White House passed an assault-weapons ban.“The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America, by far,” McCain declared. “I was just in the middle of Wyoming, if you're talking about taking people’s guns from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”“But they lived without them for many years during the ban,” Behar retorted.“I’m not living without guns,” McCain exclaimed. “It’s just that simple!”Hostin, meanwhile, asked if she could live without assault weapons, causing McCain to reiterate that the AR-15 was very popular before complaining that she was being “virtue signaled.”Huntsman, however, responded to her close friend, wondering if they could live in an America where you could “walk in a mall and not be nervous that someone is going to pull out a shotgun.”McCain asserted that she felt safe because she could protect herself because “I have guns at my house” before stopping herself short as she felt the audience wasn’t with her.“All right, welcome back,” she sarcastically muttered, sipping from her coffee mug.As the segment came to a close, McCain would pipe up once again about O’Rourke’s gun buyback proposal, insisting that her guns are “not for sale.”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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Ex-Pentagon chief Mattis warns US cannot survive without allies

Ex-Pentagon chief Mattis warns US cannot survive without alliesFormer US Defense Secretary Warned Wednesday that the United States cannot survive without its allies, days after the G7 summit showed President Donald Trump out of step with America’s key partners. “An oft-spoken admonition in the Marines is this: When you’re going to a gunfight, bring all your friends with guns,” Mattis wrote in the Wall Street Journal, in his first public comments since quitting in a policy dispute with Trump last December. “A leader must display strategic acumen that incorporates respect for those nations that have stood with us when trouble loomed,” Mattis wrote.



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Montana is back among states without state-funded preschool

Montana is back among states without state-funded preschoolMontana enters the upcoming school year back among the handful of states without publicly funded preschool, and the unions and education groups that are otherwise staunch allies of Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock are a big reason why his fledgling pre-kindergarten program fizzled. The state briefly broke from those ranks with a 2017 budget item that provided funding for preschool programs through 10 school districts and seven private providers. Bullock, who is now running for the Democratic nomination for president, touted it as a major win for one of his top priorities of his final term: early childhood education.



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U.S.-Taliban talks end without deal, both sides to consult

U.S.-Taliban talks end without deal, both sides to consultTalks on a pact that would allow the United States to end its longest war and withdraw troops from Afghanistan ended on Monday without agreement and both sides saying they would consult their leaders on the next steps. Held in Qatar since late last year, the talks have brought hopes for a deal allowing U.S. troops to leave in exchange for a Taliban promise that Afghanistan will not be used by Islamist militants as a base from which to plot attacks abroad. The eighth round of talks, which began on Aug. 3 and focused on technical details, ended in the early hours, according to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.



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UPDATE 1-U.S.-Taliban talks end without a deal, both sides to consult – Taliban

UPDATE 1-U.S.-Taliban talks end without a deal, both sides to consult - TalibanTalks on a pact that would allow the United States to end its longest war and withdraw troops from Afghanistan ended on Monday without agreement and both sides would consult their leaders on the next steps, the Taliban said. The talks, held in Qatar since late last year, have brought hopes for a deal allowing U.S. troops to leave in exchange for a Taliban promise that Afghanistan will not be used by militants as a base from which to plot attacks abroad. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the eighth round of talks, which a U.S. official said earlier involved technical details of the implementation of the pact, ended in the early hours and both sides would consult their leaders.



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Saudi Arabia's reforms to allow some women to travel without men's permission will do nothing to help many of the vulnerable people trapped in the kingdom

Saudi Arabia's reforms to allow some women to travel without men's permission will do nothing to help many of the vulnerable people trapped in the kingdomMany of the 1,000 women who flee Saudi Arabia each year are under 21, and must still escape abuse in dangerous and secretive circumstances.



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El Salvador’s new president celebrates country’s first day without a murder for two years

El Salvador’s new president celebrates country’s first day without a murder for two yearsEl Salvador’s new president has touted a rare day without a homicide in the small Central American nation where such violence is a part of daily life. The last day of July proved somewhat of an exception, when not a single killing was recorded – only the eighth murder-free day in 19 years.The last time it went a full day without was more than two years ago – on 13 January 2017, and again two years previously on 22 January 2015, with another in 2013 and two in 2012, Al Jazeera previously reported. President Nayib Bukele, who is in his second month in office, announced the occasion for his often violent-riddled nation. The attorney general’s office and the mortuary confirmed the president’s comments that there were no homicides on Wednesday 31 July. Justice minister Rogelio Rivas said there were a total of 154 killings in July – down from 291 during the same month last year.Criminologist Ricardo Sosa said a murder-free day has only been witnessed eight times since the year 2000.Mr Sosa said while this could be seen as a sign that Mr Bukele’s efforts against gang violence were working, the challenge would be sustaining the results.The new president, who announced he’d won the elections in February this year, ahead of assuming office in June, has pledged to improve security and encourage youth away from a path of crime. In July, he launched a new security strategy called “Secure El Salvador” to tackle crime and violence. The plan, which Mr Bukele had flagged earlier in the year, has five objectives; to prevent crime and violence; improve the justice system; do more to rehabilitate criminals; provide greater protections for victims; and strengthen institutions keeping citizens safe. The security plan would be carried out over the next few years, starting in Ciudad Delgado where it was launched, before expanding into other cities and municipalities. El Salvador has what Human Rights Watch has described as one of the world’s highest homicide rates. The organisation said gangs played a large part in this as they exercised territorial control. “Gangs kill, disappear, rape or displace those who resist them, including government officials, security forces, and journalists,” it said. “Security forces have been largely ineffective in protecting the population from gang violence and have committed egregious abuses, including the extrajudicial execution of alleged gang members, sexual assaults, and enforced disappearances.”The government attributes the cause of the violence on turf wars between the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang and its rival gang Barrio 18, who it said were involved in drug trafficking and organised crime.It also estimated there are about 60,000 gang members across El Salvador.Additional reporting by Associated Press



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Police: A 69-year-old Arizona woman is missing in California's Mojave Desert without supplies, cellphone

Police: A 69-year-old Arizona woman is missing in California's Mojave Desert without supplies, cellphoneAuthorities in California are searching for Barbara Thomas, a 69-year-old woman who went missing while hiking in the Mojave Desert.



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'Help': Photos from US migrant detention centres reveal despair and overcrowding as people go a month without showers

'Help': Photos from US migrant detention centres reveal despair and overcrowding as people go a month without showersConditions at five US migrant detention centres in Texas have been described as a “ticking time bomb”, as photographs emerged of people crammed in their dozens into cells far too small for the purpose.Official investigators found thousands of people had been in Border Patrol custody for longer than the agency’s own 72-hour limit, while some had not been given access to showers for a month. Children at three of the five centres had no access to showers.Two sites did not give child detainees hot food until inspectors arrived, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) representatives were forced to leave one centre early because “when detainees observed us, they banged on the cell windows, shouted, pressed notes to the window with their time in custody, and gestured to evidence of their time in custody”.One man was pictured holding a scrap of cardboard bearing the words, “Help 40 Days Here”. He was among 88 men being held in a cell designed for 41, the DHS inspector general’s office (OIG) said.In a report on conditions at several Border Patrol sites in the Rio Grande Valley released on Tuesday, OIG added that “at one facility, some single adults were held in standing-room-only conditions for a week”. Most single adult detainees were still wearing the clothes they arrived in “days, weeks and even up to a month prior”.And despite rules ordering Border Patrol agents to recognise people’s dietary and religious needs, “many” adults were being fed only bologna [processed sausage] sandwiches. “Some detainees on this diet were becoming constipated and required medical attention,” OIG’s report said.Images showed children sleeping on the floor in chain-link cages with only foil blankets for comfort. Inspectors said overcrowding had become “dangerous” and quoted a senior manager at one facility as calling the situation a “ticking time bomb”, and a hazard for both staff and the people detained.It comes just weeks after the watchdog rapped Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials over “egregious violations” of standards at two of their facilities, where staff were found to be serving spoiled food.Donald Trump‘s administration has faced criticism for its handling of the flow of people trying to enter the US from Latin American countries. Mr Trump has called the asylum system broken, saying that some take advantage of it with frivolous claims.The OIG report noted that the Rio Grande area of Texas had seen a 124-per-cent increase in attempted border crossings in the last year. Border Patrol facilities were holding about 8,000 people during the inspectors’ visits in June, with 3,400 detained longer than the 72 hours permitted. Of those,1,500 had been held more than 10 days.Eight hundred and twenty-six of the 2,669 children at Border Patrol’s facilities had been held longer than the 72 hours generally permitted under the customs agency’s standards and a prior court finding.Of the 1,031 children held at the centralised processing centre in McAllen, 806 had already been processed and were awaiting transfer to Health Department custody. Of those, 165 had been in custody longer than a week. More than 50 were less than seven years old.



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