Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kidnap Wichita mayor over Covid-19 mask mandate

Meredith Dowty, 59, is facing a criminal threat charge after officials were “alerted to threatening statements directed toward city of Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple,” according to a news release from Wichita police. Whipple told CNN he gets threats periodically, but the details of “this one seemed different.” He said a detective called him and read […]

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‘So brave’: Republican governor mocked for writing ‘Ronald Reagan’ on ballot in protest against Trump

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is facing backlash from both ends of the political spectrum after announcing that he voted for the long-dead Ronald Reagan for president as a protest against Donald Trump. Speaking to the Washington Post about his decision, Hogan admitted his vote was “simply symbolic,” but said, “I thought it was important to […]

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Bolivia: UN urges calm, ahead of Sunday’s general elections

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the country’s political and social actors, as well as State institutions, to commit to the holding of peaceful elections, his spokesperson said on Friday.  He encouraged all actors to respect the electoral process, in particular the final results of the vote.  The UN chief “reaffirms his support to the aspiration of […]

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Citing Risk of Wildfires, Utility Plans to Cut Off Power to 50,000 in California

Pacific Gas and Electric Company said Wednesday that it would shut off power to more than 50,000 Northern California customers because of high winds and low humidity that could lead to “catastrophic wildfires.” The first phase of the “de-energization” plan began around 6 p.m. affecting 33,000 customers in Nevada, Sonoma and parts of nine other […]

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California woman who went on hike in Zion National Park one week ago is still missing

Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, was last seen on October 6 on a shuttle into the Utah park, her daughter Kailey Chambers told CNN affiliate KCAL. Her travel plans were unknown, a statement from Zion National Park says, but both park rangers and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are investigating her whereabouts. Courtier had been traveling […]

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Amy Coney Barrett vows to keep politics out of law, but Democrats & Republicans have other ideas as confirmation hearings begin

As Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing kicks off, the Trump-nominated judge has vowed to leave politics out of the law. The hearing itself, however, promises to be a hyper-partisan battle. The Senate Judiciary Committee meets on Monday to get the ball rolling on Coney Barrett’s nomination process. In her opening remarks, Coney […]

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Discover the Culinary History of Witchcraft and Join a Digital Self-Care ‘Crawl’

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication. Monday Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a panel hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian. Young Native activists will discuss how mascots, statues and monuments have informed […]

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Florida prosecutor’s office stops pursuing most resisting arrest cases, causing concerns for local police

Police have used resisting arrest charges to stifle protests and free speech, said State Attorney Aramis Ayala, whose jurisdiction covers almost 1.8 million people in Orange and Osceola counties. “I would not be surprised if there was an attempt for some type of political gratification, but I’m just defining alternative methods of prosecution,” she told […]

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FBI foils alleged militia plot to KIDNAP Michigan Governor Whitmer – by a group that called her ‘tyrant b***h’ over Covid-19 rules

The FBI has reportedly thwarted a plan by anti-government extremists to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to help boost recruiting and build a new society based on the US Bill of Rights. At least six men have been identified as being involved in the conspiracy, including 24-year-old Ty Garbin, whose home northwest of Detroit was […]

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Distrust of China Jumps to New Highs in Democratic Nations

SYDNEY, Australia — Xi Jinping celebrates China’s battle against the coronavirus as a success. But in the United States and other wealthy democracies, the pandemic has driven negative views of China to new heights, a survey published on Tuesday showed. The illness, deaths and disruption caused by the coronavirus in those countries have intensified already […]

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