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President Trump holds July 4 celebration at White House
"Packard President. Trump, Unusually a day of unity for politicians making speeches used the July 4th celebration to also talk about enemies on the Civil War. Independence Day for hundreds of invited guests in the White House South lawn meant music, military flyovers, fireworks and the U. S president attacking China for the Corona virus, and amid rising cases and deaths in many states, we've made a lot of progress. Our strategy is moving along well, and we Now in the process of Defeating the radical left, accusing the media of slandering Confederate soldiers, insisting that they fought For racism. They fought for freedom, says the
Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Tyson Brummett, and 3 others die in plane crash in Utah
"A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tyson Brummett and three others have died in a plane crash in rural Utah. Utah County Sheriff's Office says the small plane crash near box elder peak in American for Kenyan Greg Rawlings, hiking with his kids witnessed the crash says first responders helped him on how to help his kids. After what they saw how to just, uh You know, make sure they're okay. As we go into the future, um, just making sure that the trauma of what we saw and experience Doesn't continue to infect them. National Transportation Safety Board now
Protesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore
"Baltimore, the sound of protesters knocking down a statue of Christopher Columbus and throwing it Into the inner harbor demonstrators last night using ropes to topple the monument near Baltimore's Little Italy. Neighborhood protesters mobilized by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police calling for the removal of statues of Columbus, Confederate figures and others. President Trump signing an executive order imposing a tough sentence against anyone caught toppling statues related to the country's heritage
As Statues Come Down Nationwide, Trump Seeks to Establish a 'Garden' of U.S. Heroes
"The White House has unveiled an executive order to create a national garden of American heroes. It'll feature statues of prominent Americans, including Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. Ronald Reagan and Harriet Tubman, just to name a few. The executive order establishes a task force that'll use funding from the Interior Department to establish. The site has 60 days to submit a report to the White House detailing the options for the creation of the National Garden, including potential locations. The president mentioned that order in his speech at Mount Rushmore last
President Trump holds July 4 celebration at White House
"At the White House today hosted by President Trump, including the U. S Marine Band and U. S Navy Band Sea chanters on the national anthem during the Salute to America. Fourth of July celebration filled with a military air show and fireworks displays. Speaking from the South Lawn of the White House, the president says the architects of the United States were brave people. The Patriots who built our country We're not villains. They were heroes whose courageous deeds improve the earth. Beyond measure. The beauty and the glory of our constitutional system is that it gives us the tools to fight injustice. To hell Division and to continue the work of our founding fathers by expanding and growing The blessings of America. The crowds on the mall were thinner than gathered for last year's celebration on the National Mall. Many who showed up warm asks at the White House. Several 100 invited guests assembled on the South Lawn gathering around tables. Decorated with flowers and small U. S flags. As a military rock band played. Most guests were unmasked trumps guests were doctors, nurses, law enforcement officers and military members, as well as officials from the administration. A New
The Latest: Pope praises UN efforts for worldwide cease-fire
"Pope Francis is praising United Nations Security Council efforts for worldwide cease fires to help tackle the Corona virus pandemic. In remarks Sunday to the public in ST Peter's Square, Francis hailed the Security Council's request for a global and immediate cease fire, which would permit the peace and security indispensable for supplying so urgently needed humanitarian assistance. Pontiff called for the prompt implementation for the good of the so many persons who are suffering. He also expressed hope that the Security Council resolution be a courageous first step for the future of peace. The resolution calls on parties to armed conflicts to immediately cease fire for at least 90 days. To enable safe, sustained delivery of humanitarian assistance, including medical evacuations.
State flags moved to Museum of Mississippi History
"Is moving its old flag with its Confederate imagery to a museum. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. The flag has been taken down from state buildings. Under a law approved last week, the state flag, first adopted by white supremacists in 18 94 incorporated the Confederate battle emblem. The banner will now be housed in the state's history museum. That's the the proper proper context context for for it, it, says says Pamela, Pamela, Junior Junior director director of of the the Mississippi Mississippi Civil Civil Rights Rights and and History History Museums. Museums. After After 126 126 years, years, we're retiring this flag and putting it in a place in a museum, where people can be educated and and long and be able to interpret looking. Interpret that flag. Commission will design a new Mississippi state flag that will be put to popular vote in November. Debbie Elliot
Report: Sheriff's official says 2 dead, 8 wounded in South Carolina nightclub shooting
"People are dead, eight injured after a shooting early this morning at a nightclub in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville, County Sheriff Hobart Lewis. Moments ago We were working on identifying suspects. We don't really know what started the shooting inside the club. We don't know who initiated it. There was a band or a group performance. I think they were. They had some involvement. I don't know if they initiated it, but they were involved in sheriff's deputies and police are looking for atleast two people. The shooting happened in a place called the lavish Lounge.
Seattle protester dies after being hit by car on closed highway
"A protest in Seattle that closed down the I five Freeway turned tragic early yesterday when a car drove onto the closed highway and struck two people in the crowd. One of the demonstrators who was hit 24 year old summer Taylor of Seattle, died yesterday evening. Washington State Patrol District Commander Ron Meet The freeway is not a safe place for pedestrians, whether they're protestors whether they're homeless, whether they're broken down motorists and we've worked tirelessly to separate motorists from pedestrians, fearing A tragedy like this could very well
Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher among 4 killed in plane crash
"Pitcher Tyson brother was one of four people killed when a small plane crashed in Utah. Authorities say the 35 year old was piloting that plane. Witness said he saw the plane started to spiral down and then moments later. Heard the crash. Moment was drafted in the fifth round by the Phillies Back in 2007. He spent five years in the minors, making one appearance in the majors. In a statement, the Filles offered their condolences to Rome. It's family and the families of the other victims, the NTSB and the FAA. Both investigating the cause of the crash.
Joey Chestnut Wins Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for 13th Time, Sets New World Record with 75
"Joey Chestnut continues his reign as the hot dog eating champion of the world. Chestnut set a new record at this year's annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest at New York's Coney Island Chestnut, 8 75 hot dogs, buns and all in 10 minutes, beating his competitors by 33 dogs. It's chestnuts 13th time taking home the mustard yellow belt over the past 14
Atlanta Braves star Freeman, several others test positive for virus
"Pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the Corona virus pandemic. The five time All Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn't take part. In the 60 game season, scheduled to begin on July 23rd. His announcement comes a day after Angel Storm Mike Trout said he was not comfortable with the current climate and might not play trout on why, with a child on the way he has for now decided to come to camp and play. We want to play and it is going to come down how safe we're gonna be if there's an outbreak or something happens. These next few weeks. You definitely gotta see I gotta I gotta reconsider. You know, it's just there's a lot of questions I gotta do. Obviously, they saw I love baseball. But I gotta do is right for my family sometimes and The majority. It's hard to do everything with my family. You know it's going to be tough decision if something happens up down the road and like price, Braves right hander Felix Hernandez has opted out of the MLB season for the same reason. Speaking of the Braves, four time all Star Freddie Freeman reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the Corona virus. Royals catcher Salvador Perez testing positive for covert 19 for Twins players, including third baseman in Miguel's, too No. And Yankees infielder deejay LeMay Hewas Wells pitcher Luis Assessable testing positive while four members of the Miami Moreland's have as well it's
WHO discontinues two COVID-19 drug trials
"Correspondent Marla's. Majerus reports. Trials for two drugs to Fight Corona virus have ended The World Health Organization says it's discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxy Clara Quinn. And a combination HIV drug in hospitalized patients with Koven, 19 after they failed to reduce mortality. The United Nations Agency said that the decision taken on the recommendation of the trials International steering Committee Does not affect other studies where the drugs are used for non hospitalized
Epstein's alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell set to be arraigned next week
"Maxwell. epsteins closest associates. And helped him exploit girls. who were as young as fourteen years old? Mental played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify the friend and groom minor victims for abuse. In some cases, Maxwell participated in the abuse herself. Okay if you thought the Jeffrey Epstein case was over after his apparent suicide in his jail cell last year. Thank again you'll remember that Epstein was the disgraced financier and convicted sex offender who socializes powerful men like Prince Andrew Bill Clinton and Donald Trump on Thursday, his longtime associate d'alene Maxwell, was arrested and charged for allegedly helping Epstein recruit groom, and sexually abused girls as young as fourteen years old. She has denied any wrongdoing. Here's more of what the US attorney from the southern. District of New York had to say about it. Max will and Epstein had a method. Typically. They would befriend these young girls by asking them questions. About their lives, pretending to be taking an interest in them. They would take them to the movies. And treat them to shopping trips. Maxwell would encourage these young girls to accept offers from Epstein to pay for their travel and their education. Making these young victims feel indebted to Jeffrey Epstein. Developing a rapport with Victims Maxwell then try to normalize sexual abuse with a minor victim. Joining me now. Our our sisters in Law Maya Wiley Professor at the new school and NBC legal analysts Barbara Maclead, former US attorney and MSNBC contributor and Joyce vans, also a former US attorney, and also MSNBC contributor so ladies first I love the all female panel, but I will say starting out I used to be a field producer for America's most wanted, and my beat was covering missing and exploited children. On, this and ask you if you could. How important is the role of the person WHO's The enabler? The person who is recruiting these young girls and my experience, that person was integral to abuse cases when I was a journalist covering these types of cases so. What what say you on that? Yeah. You're absolutely right, tiffany. This is this person and the person who plays the role that. Just Lane Maxwell accused of playing is a Predator is just as culpable as. Jeffrey Epstein or anyone else who sexually assaults anybody? The reason it's so critical to have a person play the role maxwell is accused of is because it's manipulation gain. We have three hundred thousand young people in this country estimated to be sex trafficked domestically, and what that means is finding young kids met male and female. We shouldn't pretend that it's just girls here. In this country who are vulnerable, who need help who need the support of a system hasn't provided it. These are young women who were disadvantaged in many different ways, and what the role that Maxwell played was to play on their need. Get them to trust and being a woman who does that is particularly important, because if you're a vulnerable young woman, you're more likely to let your guard down and believe that the person who is offering you help means it so her role. Is Pivotal in enabling essentially the victimization of a lot of young women and girls, and it happens all over the country. One of the things that so important about this arrest is that predators who are powerful too often go unpunished. So something I found interesting reporting coming out of the Tampa. Bay Times highlighted that this case is actually being handled by the Office of Public Corruption Unit so I. WanNa ask you, Barbara. What does that say about the scope of this? Nation is that. Link to anyone in the current administration. Is it possible that Labor Secretary Alexander Costa's entangled in this break it down for those of us who don't necessarily know how the inner workings of the Southern District. It's a really interesting detail. Tiffany of the press release that was put out by this other district of New, York. This is also true when the case was originally just against Jeffrey Epstein that the public corruption unit is involved, that's a unit that has specialized training and expertise to deal with public officials who get charged there a lot of nuanced issues that arise when public officials are involved and so it says to me that this case. Case at least touches in some way public officials. Now as you said we know that Alex Kosta had some involvement with this. We don't know that he is a subject or a target of the investigation, but his involvement in negotiating sweetheart plea deal a number of years ago. With Jeffrey Epstein could be a reason. We also know that Prince. Andrew has been implicated as recently as last month Jeffrey Berman. The former US attorney recently ousted. Ousted was demanding an opportunity to talk with him and Prince Andrew was a dodging that request to be interviewed. It may be that he is only a witness and not a subject or a target, but this no doubt touches some people who have positions of power, and that could explain why the involvement of public corruption unit or could be others as yet unknown I think four names I be looking at immediately or not public. Public officials, but enablers as Maya, was talking about. If you look at the plea non-prosecution agreement that was negotiated with the Southern District of Florida back in two thousand eight. You'll see the names of four individuals that Jeffrey Epstein specifically wanted to protect. Those are very likely to be people who were enablers recruiters I'd want to get to the bottom of their role. and I think that this case is not done being charged yet. I want to turn the Joyce. Barbara brought up Berman and his abrupt firing. Do you see any connection here with what the dismissal of Berman and the FCC case? So, Tiffany I think it's very hard to know. We know that. The Attorney General Poll Day late Friday night effort to usher Berman out the door, unceremoniously in the southern district of New York and that didn't work became public when Berman refused to go along and instead of having the Attorney General's political appointee in place. We ended up with a woman who was. was already in the office, a career employee, a career prosecutor who will hopefully be playing things straight up so it's difficult to make any sort of direct political line there what we do know is that this is the classic type of an indictment that looks like prosecutors aren't done. It looks like they're headed in further direction, and that's something that there could perhaps. Perhaps be powerful. People who are interested in shutting off when I say it's a classic indictment. What I mean is this indictment comes in six counts, and there's a I can't. That's a conspiracy count and the maximum penalty. There is five years, but there are also substantive counts and conspiracy counts of enticement and transportation of minors, and those counts actually range from ten. Ten years to lifetime sentences, and so as MS Maxwell, is forced to confront the potential charges. She's looking out. Does she want to go to prison for the rest of her life, or is she willing to cooperate and become a witness and look at lesser charges? Perhaps five year sentence that I think will give some powerful people some reason to sleep poorly. All right. Am I GONNA? Go back to you. What do you think that gain maxwell will do you anticipate that she? Said they say. It's hard to know. We're looking at a case as both Barbara Jo of a choice have said where there are powerful people connected to Maxwell and Epstein. There's the mysterious death of Jeff Jeffrey Epstein that has still raised questions in people's mind. And I think the question becomes. Where do you feel more vulnerable? Do you feel more vulnerable from law enforcement, or do you feel more vulnerable other ways we don't really know. We're not going to know, but the one thing we do know and I think is important to remember is this is an over for the victims? This is only the beginning of what will be a very deeply difficult. Possibly re traumatizing process that they have really bravely stood up and faced down despite the fact that I don't think there's any illusion for them. They will have to protect themselves from further victimization in the way, in which the defense will be mounted for Maxwell. So if there's any decency at all left in this woman, she will certainly spare them.
Protesters in Baltimore pull down statue of Christopher Columbus, throw it into harbor
"Baltimore protesters pull down a statue of Christopher Columbus Late last night, Demonstrators use rope to topple the monument in the Little Italy neighborhood, then threw it into the city's inner harbor. They say the Italian explore is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of native people in the Americas. Statues of Columbus have also been toppled or vandalized in cities such as Miami, Richmond, Virginia and
Protesters in Baltimore pull down statue of Christopher Columbus, throw it into harbor
"Protesters pulled down the statue of Christopher Columbus, Demonstrators use the rope to topple the monument in the little filly neighborhood. Then through It into the city's inner harbor. They say the Italian Explorer is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of native people in the Americas. Statues of Columbus have also been toppled or vandalized in cities like Miami, Richmond, Virginia and Boston.
History of the Fourth of July - Brief History & Early Celebrations
"You know, the first Independence day was actually celebrated on July 8th, 17 76. The official signing of the declaration. Independence took place on August 2nd. Only two men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 17 76. That was Charles Johnson and the infamous John Hancock, where the other only the only two who actually signed the declaration on July 4th. The other 54 delegates signed over course of the next month. One who signed later recanted the declaration of Independence. That was Richard Stocked in a lawyer from New Jersey. New Jersey E can't do that East Coast accent or the dam. He became the only signer declaration independence, too. Recant his support of the revolution. After being captured by the British in November 17 76 and was thrown in jail. Thean ended. The declaration of Independence was written on a laptop, not the modern day laptop, but still, Thomas Jefferson drafted the declaration of Independence. On a writing desk that could fit in one's lap. This device was referred to at the time as a laptop with White House celebrated the Indian Independence Day for the first time in 18 0 for Of men. Love fireworks, a $1,000,000,000 worked. According to America American Pyrotechnic Association. American spend more than a $1,000,000,000 on fireworks each year.
Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher David Price Says He Won’t Play In 2020 Due To Pandemic
"Pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the Corona virus pandemic. The five time All Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn't take part. In the 60 game season, scheduled to begin on July 23rd. His announcement comes a day after Angel Storm Mike Trout said he was not comfortable with the current climate and might not play trout on why, with a child on the way he has for now. Decided to come to camp and play. We want to play. It's gonna come down to how safe we're gonna be. If there's an outbreak, er something happens in the next few weeks. He definitely got it. I got it. I got it reconsider. You know, it's just there's a lot of questions I gotta do. Obviously, they saw I love baseball, but I gotta do is right for my family. Sometimes, you know, Majority Tiger, do everything with my family. You know, it's going to be tough decision. If something happens up down the road and like price, Braves right hander Felix Hernandez has opted out of the MLB. A season for the same reason.
Trump makes divisive speech at Mount Rushmore
"President Trump Gave a fiery speech on divisive issues as he and his supporters ignored Corona virus precautions at Mount Rushmore on Tom Foley what the nation's covert 19 death count approaching 130,000 ahead of Independence Day President Trump was in South Dakota for fourth of July ceremonies featuring cheers and fireworks. No social distancing, and few massed his focus to mostly elsewhere. Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history to fame are heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate Children. Those claims in reaction to what has been going on after the Minnesota police death of George Floyd and other incidents like
Baltimore protesters toppled a Christopher Columbus statue and threw it in a harbor
"Of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore is no longer standing. Protesters pulled it down last night. And throw it into that city's inner harbor. Demonstrators reportedly use ropes to topple the Christopher Columbus Monument in Baltimore's Little Italy. Neighborhood statues honoring Columbus were among those called for removal by protesters mobilized by the in custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. They said the Italian Explorer is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of date of peoples in the Americas. Columbus Statues have also been toppled or vandalized in cities, including Miami, ST Paul, Minnesota and Boston, where one was decapitated. I'm
Every Dog Year Is Not Equal To 7 Human Years, Houston Researchers Now Say
"All heard this for many years. One human year equals seven dog years Well, a new study says. That's not true. At the University of Houston School Medicine, University of California School of Medicine. They have debunked the popular way of calculating a dog's age in human years. The study says that dogs reach maturity faster but slowdown in ageing after doing so. The lead author of the study says the 127 year ratio doesn't make sense because a dog can reproduce when it's less than a year old, while a human cannot reproduce at the age of seven
Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend tests positive for coronavirus
"Is the number of Corona virus cases continues to climb. More big names continued to test positive, including seven time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. He won't race this weekend and Kimberly Guilfoyle she's the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr Both were in South Dakota, but not in contact. Back with the president. Trump campaign groups as the president's eldest son tested negative but will self isolate
Trump Uses Mount Rushmore Speech to Deliver Divisive Culture War Message
"President Trump stood in the shadow of Mount Rushmore last night railing against what he called angry mobs trying to tear down statues of Confederate leaders and other racially insensitive statues. The movement is happening globally after months of protest over racism and police brutality. Following the killing of George Floyd. The The president president says says the the protesters protesters are are trying trying to to erase erase US US history history and and Mount Mount Rushmore Rushmore will will be be left left alone. alone. His His left left wing wing cultural cultural revolution revolution is is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. This monument will never be desecrated. Thes heroes will never be defamed. The president says. Protesters are trying to erase US history and Mount Rushmore will be left alone. Native American protesters were arrested after blocking a road to the South Dakota landmark criticizing the president for the risk of spreading the Corona virus. CBS CBS News News
Coronavirus is surging in Florida
"Record day for new covert 19 cases comes as the state is testing more people more than 85,000 in the latest batch of testing. But what experts say to keep an eye on is the percent positive of new cases that was 14%. Many doctors tell us that is still above what they'd like to see an indication that the virus is spreading beyond just increased testing.
High tides flood California coastline
"They're bracing for the possibility of more flooding tonight in an area of the Newport Beach, where high tide and large waves turned out to be a scary bitch last night cost some serious flooding in a residential neighborhood along the Balboa Peninsula that's nearly popular surfing spot known as the Wedge. CBS CBS to to Stacey Stacey Butler Butler says says people people who who live live on on the the affected affected blocks blocks that that had had no no warning warning about about what what was was gonna gonna happen. happen. Just Just after after a a 30 30 last last night, night, people people say say it it just just kept kept coming coming for for an an hour. hour. The The water water just just filled filled the the streets. streets. I I even even branded branded a a sailboat. sailboat. It It was was tossed tossed and and turned turned in in the water right at the wedge. Several people were aboard that boat when it was capsized and pushed onto the shore. If they all came out, okay with the help of some good Samaritans, who granted the same water was as much as two feet deep as a rushed ahead of the seaside neighborhood flowed into some homes and garages. The war general exactly how much damage all that caused.