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DHS to replace military-style uniforms for federal police officers

DHS to replace military-style uniforms for federal police officers

The Department of Homeland Security is moving “rapidly to replace” uniforms used by some of its federal law enforcement personnel after criticism over the military-style gear used by officers in Portland, Oregon, a senior department official said Tuesday. Some Customs and Border Protection personnel, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, have worn camouflage…MORE

US satisfaction falls to lowest point in 9 years, poll finds

US satisfaction falls to lowest point in 9 years, poll finds

US satisfaction in the state of national affairs is at 13% — falling from a 15-year high just before the coronavirus pandemic hit to the lowest it has been in nine years, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. The poll, conducted from July 1 to 23, found that 13% of Americans said they were…MORE

US defense officials contradict Trump: No indication yet of attack in Beirut

US defense officials contradict Trump: No indication yet of attack in Beirut

Three US Defense Department officials told CNN that as of Tuesday night there was no indication that the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday were an “attack,” contradicting an earlier claim from President Donald Trump. While speaking to reporters at the White House on Tuesday, Trump offered sympathy and assistance to the people of…MORE

Fact check: Trump litters briefing with false, unsubstantiated claims on voter fraud, Covid response and Beirut explosion

President Donald Trump’s Tuesday coronavirus briefing featured more Trump dishonesty about the pandemic, another repeated false claim about voter fraud and a sensational but uncorroborated claim about the deadly explosion in Beirut. The explosion in Beirut Trump began the briefing by offering sympathies to Lebanon for the massive explosion in Beirut that has killed at…MORE

Primary results: Key takeaways from Kansas

Conservative firebrand Kris Kobach and indicted Rep. Steve Watkins lost their primary bids in Kansas on Tuesday, providing the Republican party establishment its best chance to keep the Senate and House seats in their control. Here are the early takeaways from Tuesday’s elections. GOP establishment gets its man in Senate race The Senate Republican primary…MORE

Lacy Clay defeated by progressive primary challenger, CNN projects

Cori Bush, a progressive activist and veteran of the racial justice protest movement, defeated 20-year incumbent Missouri Rep. William Lacy Clay in a Democratic primary on Tuesday, a stunning victory for the party’s insurgent left. The US House seat, based in St. Louis, has been held by Clay and his father, former Rep. William Clay…MORE

FBI says audit found only minor errors in FISA warrants

FBI says audit found only minor errors in FISA warrants

The FBI said it found only “minor” errors in 29 warrant applications to the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, after the agency came under heavy criticism for its handling of politically sensitive cases and reviewed a sampling of its past efforts. The agency’s audit filed with the FISA court looked at almost 7,000 facts in…MORE

Third party mailers muddle absentee ballot process in Georgia

Third party mailers muddle absentee ballot process in Georgia

Outside groups in Georgia are sending absentee ballot applications to voters, potentially causing confusion and delays in mailing ballots. The Patriots Foundation, a self-proclaimed watchdog group, has been conducting a nonpartisan voter turnout effort in various states around the country, according to the group’s president, Craig Robinson. The effort has come after the state of…MORE

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