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DOJ arrests man for alleged vandalism of Andrew Jackson statue

bpperry / iStockBy Alexander Mallin, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Federal prosecutors have charged another individual allegedly involved in vandalizing the statue of former President Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Park last week.Jason Charter, who self identifies in social media profiles as a supporter of the anti-fascist movement antifa, was charged Friday with two counts of…read more »

ACLU sues AG Barr, feds to delay execution amid coronavirus pandemic

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. BoghosianBy LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The American Civil Liberties Union has joined with a law firm to sue Attorney General William Barr and other federal officials in order to delay a federal execution that’s scheduled to be carried out later this month, claiming it is unsafe because…read more »

Trump administration slow to respond to protective gear shortages: Democrats

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration was slow to respond to warnings about the country’s dwindling supply of protective equipment as the start of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to persistent shortages as the virus continues to surge across the country, according to a new report from…read more »

Biden, DNC raise more money than Trump, RNC for second straight month

ABC NewsBy WILL STEAKIN, MOLLY NAGLE and JOHN VERHOVEK, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Joe Biden is surging in the polls and in his bank account.The former vice president, in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee, announced a massive fundraising haul for June, raising $141 million, and $282.1 million last quarter, both record sums that outpace the…read more »

COVID-19 may have killed 7,000 in assisted living, congressional report finds

shapecharge/iStockBy ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A new survey of assisted living facilities found that close to 7,000 seniors residing in these types of communities may have died from the novel coronavirus.Because deaths in assisted living are not counted in federal records of nursing home deaths, the actual number is unknown.The survey, conducted as part…read more »

Five-term GOP congressman loses primary to owner of restaurant with gun-toting servers

3dfoto/iStockBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A gun rights advocate known for defying Colorado’s lockdown orders at her open-carry restaurant won a primary on Tuesday over a GOP congressman endorsed by President Donald Trump.Lauren Boebert, 34, had been considered a long shot, even in a deep-red district, against Rep. Scott Tipton, a moderate who’s served…read more »

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