Judge questions San Francisco tactics in homeless sweeps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge in federal court Thursday questioned San Francisco’s tactics in homeless encampment cleanups, suggesting the city is not following its own policies of offering shelter beds to people being asked to leave a public area. Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu in U.S. District Court in Oakland did not issue a […]

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Matt Gaetz Tells Tucker Carlson It’s ‘North Korea-Style’ to Stand for Zelensky

Fox News Florida Republican congressman Matt Gaetz insisted Thursday that had he joined the vast majority of his colleagues in standing and applauding Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky before his speech to lawmakers Wednesday, it would have been a “North Korea-style” act. Appearing on Tucker Carlson’s show, the right-wing representative was introduced as “one of the […]

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High school football incidents spark racism talks, programs

Superintendent Torie Gibson felt she had no choice but to make the unpopular decision. When learning Amador High’s football team had a group chat titled, “Kill the Blacks,” filled with derogatory language and racial slurs, she ended the Northern California school’s varsity season. That meant the 100-year anniversary game between rivals Amador and Argonaut was […]

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When fishing boats go dark at sea, they’re often committing crimes – we mapped where it happens

<img class="caas-img has-preview" alt="Workers flood a Vietnamese-flagged boat caught operating illegally off West Kalimantan, Indonesia on May 4, 2019 in order to sink it. AP Photos/William Pasaribu” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/xeWLlG90BG.oE4D5kXFc2Q–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTQ3MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/the_conversation_us_articles_815/e3c13344a7e5bb2587b66c1561ab4186″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/xeWLlG90BG.oE4D5kXFc2Q–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTQ3MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/the_conversation_us_articles_815/e3c13344a7e5bb2587b66c1561ab4186″> Workers flood a Vietnamese-flagged boat caught operating illegally off West Kalimantan, Indonesia on May 4, 2019 in order to sink it. AP Photos/William Pasaribu In January […]

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Transcripts reveal link between Trump, Nevada fake electors

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New transcripts of closed-door testimony to the Jan. 6 House committee show Donald Trump and his allies had a direct hand in the Nevada Republican Party’s scheme to send a phony electoral certificate to Congress in 2020 in a last-ditch attempt to keep the former president in power. The documents made […]

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Kayleigh McEnany tried to ‘actively avoid’ Trump after the election because he wanted her to talk about Dominion from the White House podium, ex-aide testified

Former President Donald Trump and Kayleigh McEnany, former White House press secretary.Alex Wong/Getty Images Sarah Matthews testified the White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was avoiding Trump after the election. Matthews said Trump was pressuring McEnany to talk about conspiracy theories involving Dominion. McEnany was concerned about violating the Hatch Act from the White House […]

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Arizona lawyers: Kari Lake election loss lawsuit lacks merit

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Kari Lake didn’t offer evidence to back her claims of widespread, intentional misconduct on Election Day at her two-day trial challenging her loss to Democrat Katie Hobbs in Arizona governor’s race, lawyers for the state said Thursday. Lake also never established her claim that printer problems at Maricopa County polling places […]

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City in Oklahoma says Air Force charter jet damaged runway

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A military cargo jet carrying the U.S. Air Force Academy women’s basketball team damaged a regional airport runway when it allegedly landed without prior authorization in Stillwater, Oklahoma, city officials said Thursday. The C-17 Globemaster aircraft is 45 tons heavier than the runway’s maximum weight capacity, city officials said in a […]

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Thousands trapped on Pine Ridge burn clothes for warmth in wake of storm

With a twinge of cold in her toes and a tone of concern tinted by exhaustion, Anna Halverson relayed the message: “We’re in a really extreme emergency down here. Winter Storm Diaz blanketed the Pine Ridge Reservation in more than 30 inches of snow – incredible enough on its own – but it was amplified […]

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