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Biden Vs. Trump

Biden Vs. Trump 2020 Fundraising Match Up

Posted: August 25, 2020 at 12:39 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S.

With a little over two and a half months left until Biden Vs Trump Election faceoff, the Republican and Democratic candidates continue to amass hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign funds through individual and corporate donations. Together, President Donald Trump’s and former Vice President Joe Biden’s candidate primary committees have received at least $621.6 […]

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Weekend Review: Steve Bannon, Indicted for Fraud

Posted: August 23, 2020 at 1:44 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

Steve Bannon was arrested this week and charged with fraud stemming from the ‘We Build the Wall’ campaign, an online fundraiser turned non-profit. The organization operated under the vow that all funds would be dedicated to building parts of the Trump promised border wall, and none of the architects would receive a payout. Audrey Strauss, […]

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democratic national convention

Democratic National Convention Kicks Off With Unity Against Trump

Posted: August 18, 2020 at 8:17 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, U.S.

The first night of the Democratic National Convention was held virtually for the first time in its history Monday, August 17. The new format was a striking reminder of how much our lives and politics themselves have changed over the last six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic that is still surging across the country. […]

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USPS

USPS in Turmoil Amid Pandemic, Election Season

Posted: August 16, 2020 at 3:40 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

After months of growing attention and concern from lawmakers and the public, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has continued to cut back services and complicate the upcoming election. In May, President Donald Trump appointed Louis DeJoy as the new Postmaster General. DeJoy, a Trump campaign donor and ally, has taken several steps to “reorganize” […]

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Beirut

Weekend Review: Violent Protest In Beirut After Blast

Posted: August 9, 2020 at 12:42 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

A Tuesday explosion at the Beirut port killed at least 158 people, injured thousands more, and caused up to $15 billion in damage to more than half of the city. Approximately 300,000 people are now homeless in Beirut due to the blast, which officials from Lebanon admitted was ignited when the fire reached a stockpile […]

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West Virginia Officer

West Virginia Officers Facing Lawsuit Violated Department Policy, Contrary To Chief’s Statement

Posted: August 7, 2020 at 8:30 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Investigative Report, U.S.

WESTOVER, W.Va — An investigation by Caracal Reports has found that two West Virginia police officers facing a lawsuit following a 2019 altercation violated the official Use of Force policy laid out in their department’s policy and procedures, contradicting a public statement from their police chief. The city and it’s police department also attempted to prevent release of the body camera footage to an attorney.

In January 2019, former Westover (W.Va.) resident Andrew Howton was pulled from his home and beaten by Westover Police Department (WPD) officer Zachary Fecsko, and the incident was captured on fellow officer Aaron Dalton’s body camera. The lawsuit alleges Westover Police Chief Richard Panico “publicly condoned the other Defendants’ behavior and stated that it was aligned with the Westover Police Department (WPD) policies,” according to local media sources.

In addition, the encounter isn’t the department’s first brush with excessive use of force or police
misconduct, with investigation yielding previous instances, including one involving current Police Chief Panico. This history and the current lawsuit have raised questions among the community if the persisting problem exists inside the WPD.

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Suburban Voters

Suburban Voters Could Prove Key to 2020 Elections

Posted: August 6, 2020 at 8:39 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

With 90 days until the nation elects its chief executive, President Donald Trump appears to be at risk of a humiliating defeat. His sinking favorability, mostly among suburban voters, opens the door for Democrats to take back the White House and the Senate in November.  Trump Unpopularity Grows Among Suburban Voters In 2016, Trump surprised […]

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Emergency Committee on COVID-19 Says Virus Remains A Public Health Threat

Posted: August 3, 2020 at 9:01 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news

The Emergency Committee on COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) under the International Health Regulations (IHR), held its fourth meeting last week. After a discussion on the evidence regarding COVID-19, the Emergency Committee unanimously agreed that the virus remains an international public health threat. The official terminology for such a concern […]

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Compiled Intelligence

Weekend Review: DHS Compiled Intelligence on Journalists During Protest

Posted: August 2, 2020 at 12:48 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

According to a report from the Washington Post, the Department of Homeland Security compiled intelligence reports on two journalists who published a leaked F.B.I. memo, an action usually reserved for terrorists and other violent suspects. The information in the memo, dated July 16 and marked unclassified, contained a disclaimer prohibiting distribution. The specific journalists, the […]

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stimulus package

GOP, Dems Miles Apart From A New Stimulus Package

Posted: July 31, 2020 at 5:49 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

Congressional Democrats and Republicans continue to struggle in negotiating a new stimulus package addressing the coronavirus’ economic impact. All the while, a key provision from the first economic stimulus bill—a boost to unemployment insurance benefits—is set to expire, potentially imperiling millions of jobless Americans. Lawmakers returned to Washington two weeks ago to hash out COVID-19 […]

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