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‘Adios to Donald Trump’: Democrats tussle on debate night while vowing to oust the president

AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThe Democratic candidates who took the stage Wednesday for the inaugural debate of the 2020 election cycle offered broad agreement on some of the biggest issues, while occasionally bitterly tussling with each other over small differences on others.But they had unanimous agreement on one thing: Any of the Democrats in the unwieldy…

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‘Adios to Donald Trump’: Democrats tussle on debate night while vowing to oust the president

AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThe Democratic candidates who took the stage Wednesday for the inaugural debate of the 2020 election cycle offered broad agreement on some of the biggest issues, while occasionally bitterly tussling with each other over small differences on others.But they had unanimous agreement on one thing: Any of the Democrats in the unwieldy pack of White House hopefuls would be better than Trump.”On January 20, 2021, we will say adios to Donald Trump,” said former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, the only Hispanic candidate among the 24 vying to be the party’s nominee, drawing some of the biggest applause of the night.The back-and-forth was sometimes tense as the candidates detailed their vision of America in chunky, minute-long responses and even shorter rebuttals as they waded through a rapid round of questions on the economy, health care, immigration, abortion, gun safety, and foreign policy. But through it all, the ten White House hopefuls on stage for the first of back-to-back nights of presidential debates seemed most focused on creating a memorable moment that would set them apart from the pack of two dozen candidates vying to take on Trump in November 2020.Some did better than others.“Who is this economy really working for,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked rhetorically in response to NBC moderator Savannah Guthrie’s question about whether her plans to levy taxes on the rich would harm a booming economy. “It’s doing great for a thinner and thinner slice at the top.”Tense moment: Democratic debate’s first moment of friction involves Bill De Blasio and Beto O’RourkeThe hot topics: Health care, climate change, immigration: What issues will be front and center at the 2019 Democratic debate(L-R) US Representative for Ohio’s 13th congressional district Tim Ryan, former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, US Senator from New Jersey Cory Booker, US Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren, former US Representative for Texas’ 16th congressional district Beto O’Rourke, US Senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar, US Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district Tulsi Gabbard participate in the NBC News Democratic Candidates debate at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, on June 26, 2019. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: AFP_1HV8Y2 (Photo: JIM WATSON, AFP/Getty Images)The debates in Miami mark the biggest showcase to date in a crowded contest where the majority of candidates are struggling to generate much support in the polls in the very early going.There has been relatively little movement in the race since former Vice President Joe Biden announced his candidacy, making the moment all the more important for the pack chasing him. He has maintained a double-digit lead over all candidates in most polling. Biden is set to appear Thursday with nine other candidates on the second day of the debate.Many candidates marked Wednesday as the moment the race would start in earnest.What they talked aboutWarren, who has recently climbed in the polls, offered nods to various issues, including canceling college debt and assisting working Americans with childcare as she continues to try to take the lane as an progressive alternative to Biden. She plans to pay for the programs by raising taxes on individuals and families that make more than $50 million.Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke showed his eagerness for taking the fight to Trump and broke into Spanish while answering some questions. And Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota made the pitch for pragmatism, proposing free community college as a more feasible way to help ease college costs and backing calls for a public option instead of a Medicare for all.Castro, who is trailing in the polls but appeared to have a breakout moment Wednesday, drew big cheers from the audience when he lambasted Trump’s immigration policy.Castro noted the haunting image from the U.S.-Mexico border that went viral in recent days showing Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter drowned in the Rio Grande. The two were making their way toward Texas in hopes of seeking asylum. “It’s heartbreaking and it should piss us all off,” Castro said. “If I were president today, I would sign an executive order than would get rid of Trump’s zero tolerance policy, the remain in Mexico policy and this metering policy.”Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has struggled in the polls, landed a punch on corporate titans taking home huge profits while their workers struggle with sub-poverty wages and lashed at Trump for his resistance to promoting alternative energy jobs.And Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, one of three candidates who served in the U.S. military, slammed Trump as a “chicken hawk” for taking America to a brink of dangerous war in Iran.Others on stage – New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and former U.S. Rep. John Delaney – struggled to grab the attention badly needed as they try to shore up their fundraising, broaden their appeal and ultimately maintain viable candidacies. The trio both effectively delivered well-honed talking points on policing in America, environmental policy and health care. But it was unclear that they created the sort of viral moment likely needed to give their campaigns much-needed oxygen.O’Rourke also had his unsteady moments.Castro went after O’Rourke for declining to endorse repeal immigration code, which criminalizes unauthorized entry into the United States. Castro argued the code is what leads to border agents incarcerating the parents and then separate them.O’Rourke struggled to push back, noting that he introduced legislation while serving in Congress that would ensure “we don’t criminalize those who are seeking asylum and refuge in this country.”‘I don’t think it’s asking too much for people to follow our laws when they come to this country,” O’Rourke added.But Castro continued to hammer at O’Rourke that without decriminalizing unauthorized entry you leave undocumented immigrants vulnerable.“If you did your homework on this issue, you should know we should repeal this,” Castro said to O’Rourke. Castro did not let up after the debate, telling reporters that it was “ironic that a senator from Massachusetts and a senator from New Jersey are the ones who understand this border policy and this law better than Congressman O’Rourke.”Health care divisionsDelaney and de Blasio’s biggest moment may have come in a tense back-and-forth with O’Rourke.The exchange started with de Blasio inserting himself as O’Rourke told moderator Lester Holt he opposes abolishing private insurance in a health care overhaul.“Private insurance is not working for tens of millions of Americans when you talk about the co-pays … the premiums, the out of pocket expenses, it’s not working,” de Blasio chimed in.O’Rourke and de Blasio, who is hovering around 1% in most national polls, talked over each other before Delaney, who has been an outspoken opponent of Medicare for All, chimed in.“I think we should be the party that keeps what’s working and fixes what’s broken,” Delaney said.Troops in AfghanistanIn another tense exchange, Gabbard and Ryan disagreed on whether U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan.“If the United States isn’t engaged, the Taliban will grow and they will have bigger, bolder terrorist acts,” Ryan argued.Gabbard, who served in Iraq and Kuwait with the National Guard, argued that the Taliban were there long before the U.S. engaged in Afghanistan.“When we weren’t in there, they started flying planes into our buildings,” Ryan said.“The Taliban didn’t attack us on 9/11,” Gabbard shot back. “Al-qaeda did.”Will Trump throttle is reaction: Republicans want Donald Trump to ignore the Democratic debate fray. He’s making no promises.Who is a bigger champion on abortion rights?The candidates tried to outdo each other in championing themselves as champions of abortion rights. With several states passing laws this year severely restricting women’s access to abortions, most in the field have hammered at the issue as a central argument for why voters need to elect a Democrat in 2020.The stage is seen prior to the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 26, 2019. (Photo: SAUL LOEB, AFP/Getty Images)Inslee noted his record of defending abortion rights as governor.Klobuchar shot back, “I just want to say that there are three women up here who have fought pretty hard for women’s right to choose.”“I don’t believe only in reproductive freedom, I believe in reproductive justice,” Castro chimed in.Warren vowed to enshrine Roe v. Wade into federal law, “It’s not enough for us to expect the courts to protect us.”No ‘JV debate’ stageWith a crowded field, DNC officials decided to split the inaugural 2020 debate into two nights with 10 candidates at a time taking the stage. Three major declared candidates who failed to get contributions from 65,000 Americans or hit 1% in three major polls — the DNC’s criteria for making the debates— as well as a fourth candidate who announced his candidacy this week were left off the stage.Four of the top five candidates in national polling — Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Kamala Harris of California— were slotted for the second night of the debate on Thursday. DNC officials said they picked who would appear on which stage through a random drawing.DNC chairman Tom Perez pushed against the notion that the Night 2 is more loaded with plausible candidates.“There’s no JV-Varsity, we’ve got a deep bench,” Perez told MSNBC in an interview.Debate details: First night of Democratic debate: Wednesday debate time, how to watch and who’s onstageDo these early presidential primary debates matter? In a University of Missouri study, only 40% of debate-watchers supported the same candidate at the end that they did at the beginning. (Your mother was right: You never have a second chance to make a first impression.) https://t.co/fItszCoxJf— Susan Page (@SusanPage) June 26, 2019Ahead of the debate, Sen. Cory Booker set a modest goal for the evening: Introduce himself to a national audience that, for the most part, is just beginning to pay attention to the 2020 presidential race, the New Jersey senator’s campaign manager Addisu Demissie wrote in a memo ahead of his appearance.Indeed, the vast majority of 2020 voters aren’t paying a whole lot of attention to the next presidential election yet. Only 35% of registered Democrats say they’re paying close attention to the campaign thus far with nearly two-thirds saying they are paying some or no attention, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs poll published this week.He offered an impassioned plea for why voters should give him a hard look.“Donald Trump wants us to fight him on his turf and his terms,” Booker said. “We will beat him — I will beat him — by calling this country to a sense of common purpose again. This is a referendum on getting rid of him but it’s also a referendum on us, who we are and who we must be to each other.”President Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House in Washington, DC on June 26, 2019. – Trump is traveling to Osaka, Japan, for the G20 Summit. (Photo: ANNA-ROSE GASSOT, AFP/Getty Images)Trump, Republicans brand Dems as socialistsPast history would suggest that Trump, who leads the country at a time of low unemployment and modest wage growth, should be in a strong position for reelection.But the unconventional president has seen his popularity dragged by the special counsel investigation in the 2016 presidential election, constant internal White House personnel intrigue, and criticism from Democrats that he’s upended political norms by coarsening the national conversation. But Trump’s job approval rating stands at 44.3% with 51.6% saying they disapprove of his performance, according to the RealClearPolitics average of the president’s national polling data.Trump has sought to paint the entire Democratic field as being overrun by its most liberal wing. Only one candidate in the field, Sen. Bernie Sanders, describes himself as a democratic socialist, but Trump and Republican officials have sought to cast the entire party as lurching toward socialist ideology.”Tonight, 2020 Democrats argued over fringe ideas that are completely out of touch with our values and would have a negative impact on Americans’ everyday lives,” said Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “Voters recognize the success of President Trump’s pro-growth policies, in contrast to the Democrats’ radical proposals like a government takeover of health care, open borders, no protections for human life, and massive tax hikes.Who’s a socialist? Bernie Sanders to defend democratic socialism in face of attacks from right and leftAll the candidates who qualified in Miami should have another chance to make their cases next month at the second round of debates in Detroit.But many of the campaigns — more than half the field is registering in single digit percentages or lower in national polls—  could be running on fumes by the end of the summer.The DNC has also set higher polling and fundraising bars to qualify for the third and fourth debates set for the fall, making it likely that the unwieldy field will be smaller before long.Higher bar: It just got harder to make the later 2020 Democratic debatesDemocratic debates: Four hours. 20 candidates. And a race, defined.The contenders: Who is running for president in 2020? An interactive guideWill the debates create new movement?Since his entry in the race in late April, Biden has maintained a commanding lead in most national and early state polls.The former vice president is on stage Thursday, but that didn’t stop President Trump from taking shots at him Wednesday.Trump, who was on Air Force One en route to Japan for the G-20 Summit during the debate, took to Twitter to reference Biden’s role during his time in Senate shepherding the 1994 crime bill, which imposed mandatory minimum sentences for some drug crimes. The law has been widely criticized more recently for increasing prison populations and having a disproportionate impact on African Americans.  “Ever since the passage of the Super Predator Crime Bill, pushed hard by @JoeBiden, together with Bill and Crooked Hillary Clinton, which inflicted great pain on many, but especially the African American Community, Democrats have tried and failed to pass Criminal Justice Reform,” Trump posted on Twitter.The Wednesday lineup of Democrats did made no mention of the frontrunner, but threw plenty of darts at Trump.In their closing arguments, several of the candidates touched on populist themes, arguing that Trump in his 2016 run had vowed to fight for the little guy. His promises proved to be hollowed, they argued. “Instead, we have a country that is of, by and for the rich and powerful,” Gabbard said. “This must end.”Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/06/26/2019-democratic-debate-hopefuls-try-to-emerge-from-and-land-big-moment/1570096001/
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Israel is winning on the world stage, but losing the plot at home

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CNN’s Scott McLean reports from Westminster.”},{“title”:”Why some Swedes express skepticism over Covid-19 vaccine”,”duration”:”03:53″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/21/sweden-coronavirus-covid-19-europe-surge-vaccine-foster-newday-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/21/sweden-coronavirus-covid-19-europe-surge-vaccine-foster-newday-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200921121850-sweden-coronavirus-foster-pkg-1-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/21/sweden-coronavirus-covid-19-europe-surge-vaccine-foster-newday-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”CNN has learned that the Swedish government won’t be recommending a future coronavirus vaccine to anyone under the age of 18 as the government stands by its belief that children only transfer the virus in a “limited” way. CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/max-foster” target=”_blank”>Max Fosteru003c/a> visits Sweden to examine the country’s strategy.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN has learned that the Swedish government won’t be recommending a future coronavirus vaccine to anyone under the age of 18 as the government stands by its belief that children only transfer the virus in a “limited” way. CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/max-foster” target=”_blank”>Max Fosteru003c/a> visits Sweden to examine the country’s strategy.”},{“title”:”Here’s how Taiwan is beating coronavirus”,”duration”:”02:31″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/21/taiwan-coronavirus-covid-19-post-pandemic-life-hancocks-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/21/taiwan-coronavirus-covid-19-post-pandemic-life-hancocks-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200921154307-screenshot-taiwan-covid-19-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/21/taiwan-coronavirus-covid-19-post-pandemic-life-hancocks-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”While the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, life in Taiwan is starting to return to normal. The island’s coronavirus response has been praised and studied around the world as a model to follow. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/paula-hancocks” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Paula Hancocksu003c/a> visits Taipei to see what Taiwan has done right. “,”descriptionText”:”While the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, life in Taiwan is starting to return to normal. 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CNN’s Scott McLean reports from Westminster.”},{“title”:”Why some Swedes express skepticism over Covid-19 vaccine”,”duration”:”03:53″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/21/sweden-coronavirus-covid-19-europe-surge-vaccine-foster-newday-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/21/sweden-coronavirus-covid-19-europe-surge-vaccine-foster-newday-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200921121850-sweden-coronavirus-foster-pkg-1-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/21/sweden-coronavirus-covid-19-europe-surge-vaccine-foster-newday-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”CNN has learned that the Swedish government won’t be recommending a future coronavirus vaccine to anyone under the age of 18 as the government stands by its belief that children only transfer the virus in a “limited” way. CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/max-foster” target=”_blank”>Max Fosteru003c/a> visits Sweden to examine the country’s strategy.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN has learned that the Swedish government won’t be recommending a future coronavirus vaccine to anyone under the age of 18 as the government stands by its belief that children only transfer the virus in a “limited” way. CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/max-foster” target=”_blank”>Max Fosteru003c/a> visits Sweden to examine the country’s strategy.”},{“title”:”Here’s how Taiwan is beating coronavirus”,”duration”:”02:31″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/21/taiwan-coronavirus-covid-19-post-pandemic-life-hancocks-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/21/taiwan-coronavirus-covid-19-post-pandemic-life-hancocks-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200921154307-screenshot-taiwan-covid-19-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/21/taiwan-coronavirus-covid-19-post-pandemic-life-hancocks-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”While the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, life in Taiwan is starting to return to normal. 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The island’s coronavirus response has been praised and studied around the world as a model to follow. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/paula-hancocks” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Paula Hancocksu003c/a> visits Taipei to see what Taiwan has done right. “},{“title”:”Mariachi musicians fight pandemic blues in Mexico “,”duration”:”02:35″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/?refresh=1″,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/18/mexico-mariachis-covid-rivers-pkg-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/18/mexico-mariachis-covid-rivers-pkg-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200918083502-mexico-mariachis-covid-rivers-pkg-vpx-00015420-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/18/mexico-mariachis-covid-rivers-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Mariachi, a musical tradition in Mexico, and its musicians have been forced to adapt as crowded plazas are no longer safe during the coronavirus pandemic. CNN’s Matt Rivers reports. “,”descriptionText”:”Mariachi, a musical tradition in Mexico, and its musicians have been forced to adapt as crowded plazas are no longer safe during the coronavirus pandemic. CNN’s Matt Rivers reports. “},{“title”:”Corruption scandals complicate South Africa’s Covid-19 response”,”duration”:”03:26″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/18/south-africa-covid-housing-project-investigation-mckenzie-pkg-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/18/south-africa-covid-housing-project-investigation-mckenzie-pkg-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200918080035-mckenzie-south-africa-housing-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/18/south-africa-covid-housing-project-investigation-mckenzie-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Temporary houses constructed for South Africans as part of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic are now falling apart. The government’s Special Investigating Unit told CNN they are looking at more than 700 companies linked to emergency Covid-19 contracts for possible crimes. CNN’s David McKenzie reports. “,”descriptionText”:”Temporary houses constructed for South Africans as part of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic are now falling apart. The government’s Special Investigating Unit told CNN they are looking at more than 700 companies linked to emergency Covid-19 contracts for possible crimes. CNN’s David McKenzie reports. “},{“title”:”Hear from outgoing US ambassador to China on US-China relationship”,”duration”:”02:34″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/18/terry-branstad-xi-jinping-donald-trump-china-culver-intv-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/18/terry-branstad-xi-jinping-donald-trump-china-culver-intv-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200918095347-terry-branstad-xi-jinping-donald-trump-china-culver-intv-intl-ldn-vpx-00012909-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/18/terry-branstad-xi-jinping-donald-trump-china-culver-intv-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Speaking to CNN’s David Culver in Beijing, China, the outgoing US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad denounced Beijing’s initial handling of coronavirus, saying that “what could have been contained in Wuhan ended up becoming a worldwide pandemic.””,”descriptionText”:”Speaking to CNN’s David Culver in Beijing, China, the outgoing US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad denounced Beijing’s initial handling of coronavirus, saying that “what could have been contained in Wuhan ended up becoming a worldwide pandemic.””},{“title”:”See how Indonesians who didn’t wear mask were dealt with”,”duration”:”01:21″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/17/indonesia-coronavirus-covid-19-grave-diggers-wang-lok-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/17/indonesia-coronavirus-covid-19-grave-diggers-wang-lok-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200917135627-indonesia-coronavirus-covid-19-grave-diggers-wang-lok-00001111-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/17/indonesia-coronavirus-covid-19-grave-diggers-wang-lok-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”Villagers who refuse to wear masks are being forced by local authorities to dig graves for victims of Covid-19 in one part of rural Indonesia to help convince others to do their part to help stop the pandemic. CNN’s Selina Wang reports.”,”descriptionText”:”Villagers who refuse to wear masks are being forced by local authorities to dig graves for victims of Covid-19 in one part of rural Indonesia to help convince others to do their part to help stop the pandemic. CNN’s Selina Wang reports.”},{“title”:”Philippines confirms first case of coronavirus”,”duration”:”00:40″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://edition.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/01/30/philippines-confirms-first-case-wuhan-coronavirus-seo-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/01/30/philippines-confirms-first-case-wuhan-coronavirus-seo-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200130101641-philippines-confirms-first-case-wuhan-coronavirus-seo-intl-ldn-vpx-00001505-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/01/30/philippines-confirms-first-case-wuhan-coronavirus-seo-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”The Philippines has u003ca href=”https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-01-30-20-intl-hnk/h_196b88233baee37963f367f8481eb226″ target=”_blank”>confirmed its first case of the Wuhan coronavirusu003c/a>, according to the country’s Health Secretary Francisco Duque. The patient, a 38-year-old female from China, arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan via transit in Hong Kong, Duque says.”,”descriptionText”:”The Philippines has u003ca href=”https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-01-30-20-intl-hnk/h_196b88233baee37963f367f8481eb226″ target=”_blank”>confirmed its first case of the Wuhan coronavirusu003c/a>, according to the country’s Health Secretary Francisco Duque. The patient, a 38-year-old female from China, arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan via transit in Hong Kong, Duque says.”},{“title”:”How hospital in hard-hit French city is preparing for second surge”,”duration”:”02:26″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/16/france-bordeaux-hospital-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-surge-bell-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/16/france-bordeaux-hospital-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-surge-bell-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200916083646-france-bordeaux-hospital-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-surge-bell-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx-00005719-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/16/france-bordeaux-hospital-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-surge-bell-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”CNN’s Melissa Bell gets access to a hospital in Bordeaux, France, to see how doctors and staff are coping with a second surge in coronavirus cases, and what lessons they learned from the first surge.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Melissa Bell gets access to a hospital in Bordeaux, France, to see how doctors and staff are coping with a second surge in coronavirus cases, and what lessons they learned from the first surge.”},{“title”:”Here’s how England’s new coronavirus rules will work”,”duration”:”02:03″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/09/15/uk-england-covid-19-coronavirus-rules-mclean-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/09/15/uk-england-covid-19-coronavirus-rules-mclean-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200915091839-uk-england-covid-19-coronavirus-rules-mclean-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx-00015511-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/09/15/uk-england-covid-19-coronavirus-rules-mclean-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”England is adopting new Covid-19 rules that ban any gatherings over 6 people, after the old rules were criticized as complicated and confusing. CNN’s Scott McLean reports from London to find out how the public is reacting to the new rules. “,”descriptionText”:”England is adopting new Covid-19 rules that ban any gatherings over 6 people, after the old rules were criticized as complicated and confusing. CNN’s Scott McLean reports from London to find out how the public is reacting to the new rules. “},{“title”:”Vaccine maker warns it could take until 2024 to vaccinate everyone”,”duration”:”02:48″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/health/2020/09/14/coronavirus-vaccine-availability-2024-jones-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2020/09/14/coronavirus-vaccine-availability-2024-jones-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200903034347-02-us-coronavirus-thursday-0807-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/09/14/coronavirus-vaccine-availability-2024-jones-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”The world’s largest vaccine maker, Serum Institute, says it may take until 2024 to get everyone a Covid-19 vaccine if the vaccine requires two doses. CNN’s Athena Jones reports.”,”descriptionText”:”The world’s largest vaccine maker, Serum Institute, says it may take until 2024 to get everyone a Covid-19 vaccine if the vaccine requires two doses. CNN’s Athena Jones reports.”},{“title”:”Inside Venezuela’s desperate hospitals battling Covid-19″,”duration”:”03:46″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/video/data/3.0/video/health/2020/09/14/venezuela-covid-19-hospitals-motels-quarantine-soares-pkg-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2020/09/14/venezuela-covid-19-hospitals-motels-quarantine-soares-pkg-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200914144535-venezuela-covid-motels-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”http://rss.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/09/14/venezuela-covid-19-hospitals-motels-quarantine-soares-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus-intl/”,”description”:”A mother in Venezuela tells CNN she was quarantined against her will in a motel for 23 days. Doctors say Venezuela’s government has been using motels and other makeshift facilities to quarantine patients suspected of having the novel coronavirus, in a bid to keep them from overburdening the country’s already crumbling hospitals.”,”descriptionText”:”A mother in Venezuela tells CNN she was quarantined against her will in a motel for 23 days. 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‘Vigorous’ self-defense laws likely prevented homicide charges in Breonna Taylor’s death, experts say

CLOSE Former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison has been indicted on criminal charges after shooting into the apartments next door to Breonna Taylor. USA TODAYLOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the end, the case went down just as many criminal law experts predicted. No homicide charges were filed against any of the three Louisville Metro Police officers who…

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Former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison has been indicted on criminal charges after shooting into the apartments next door to Breonna Taylor.

USA TODAYLOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the end, the case went down just as many criminal law experts predicted. No homicide charges were filed against any of the three Louisville Metro Police officers who fired their weapons during the aborted March 13 search that ended in Breonna Taylor’s death. The identity of the grand jurors who made that decision Wednesday is secret by law, so unless they volunteer to speak, their reasoning may never be known. But it likely hinged on what Attorney General Daniel Cameron told reporters Wednesday: Kentucky’s “vigorous laws on self-defense.” Cameron said there were no homicide charges again Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officer Myles Cosgrove — who together fired 18 shots, six of which hit Taylor — “because they were justified in firing after being fired upon.” Criminal defense lawyers said they were not surprised by the outcome — including the decision to indict only former Officer Brett Hankison, who already had been fired for shooting blindly into Taylor’s apartment. The biggest surprise in Hankison’s indictment on three counts of wanton endangerment, they said, is that charges were for bullets that went into an adjoining apartment — not Taylor’s apartment.Breonna Taylor updates: Protesters begin marching; ex-cop indicted; 2 others said to be ‘justified’ in use of force’The decision: What is wanton endangerment, the charge one Louisville officer faces?CLOSE

Some of the most high profile court cases started with a grand jury. Here’s how they work and why some have faced criticism.

USA TODAYAttorney: Once shot is fired, it’s ‘pursuant to training’ for officer to return fireSeven criminal defense experts with an average of 37 years of practice told The Louisville Courier Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network, earlier this summer that homicide charges against the other two officers were unlikely because they had a right to return fire once Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired one “warning shot” that police say struck Mattingly in the femoral artery, nearly killing him.Walker has said he didn’t know police were at the door before they broke in with a battering ram while trying to search for drugs and cash.Frankfort, Kentucky, attorney William E. Johnson, who was admitted to practice in 1957 and is considered the dean of Kentucky criminal defense lawyers, said when “a shot is fired by someone in the house, it is logical and pursuant to training that the officer or officers would return fire.” Even though Taylor was not armed, she was near Walker, who was, he said. The grand jury had the option of indicting the officers on any of four degrees of homicide — from reckless homicide to murder, and prominent athletes and celebrities across the country demanded the most serious charge.  But the attorneys predicted that would never happen because in Kentucky, a murder conviction requires that a defendant act intentionally to cause a death. In other words, his conscious objective must be to kill someone. To prove the wanton endangerment charges against Hankison, which are each punishable by one to five years in prison, special prosecutors must show that under circumstances demonstrating extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct that created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person. Cameron said one of the apartments Hankison shot was occupied by a couple and a young child. Was a case against Mattingly or Cosgrove ever presented to grand jury?Former prosecutor Brian Butler told The Louisville Courier Journal the case against Hankison will be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt if evidence shows he opened fire immediately after Mattingly was shot.  “If it was nearly instantaneous, he could argue he was returning fire in defense of others. If time elapsed, it will be harder for him to argue that he was defending the other officers,” Butler said. “It will depend on how much time elapsed.” Although the charges were expected, some lawyers said Cameron’s announcement — and his refusal to say what his prosecutors recommended — leave troubling questions. Louisville attorney Jan Waddell said it is possible that no case was ever presented against Mattingly or Cosgrove to the Jefferson County grand jury. He noted that Jefferson Circuit Judge Annie O’Connell announced only that Hankison was indicted — not that a “no true bill” had been returned against the other two officers, which is customarily done when a grand jury decides not to charge potential defendants. AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideLes Abramson, a professor of criminal procedure at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law, said the absence of a “no true bill” suggests the grand jury never voted on whether to indict Mattingly and Cosgrove. A spokeswoman for Cameron, Elizabeth Kuhn, did not immediately respond to questioning about the “no true bill.”. Cameron told reporters he would not disclose if he made a recommendation to the panel because of grand jury secrecy rules.But commonwealth’s attorneys in Jefferson County in previous police shootings have disclosed that.Despite the decision, Cosgrove and Mattingly are not entirely exonerated.  Abramson noted that the case could be presented to another grand jury and that the Justice Department could seek a federal indictment for a civil rights violation. Follow reporter Andrew Wolfson on Twitter: @adwolfsonA ‘superhero’ who ‘never quit’: Justice Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court for final timeOpinion: My generation is being raised to hate America — it’s time to stand up for our historyRead or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/23/kentucky-self-defense-laws-homicide-charges-breonna-taylor-decision/3510392001/Find New & Used CarsNew CarsUsed CarsofPowered by Cars.com
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Hundreds of pilot whales die in record mass stranding in Australia | CBC News

The majority of a 470-strong pod of pilot whales found stranded off Australia’s remote southern coast has died, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers struggled in freezing waters and fading light to free those still alive. The group, which is the biggest beaching in the country’s modern history, were first spotted on a wide sandbank…

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The majority of a 470-strong pod of pilot whales found stranded off Australia’s remote southern coast has died, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers struggled in freezing waters and fading light to free those still alive. The group, which is the biggest beaching in the country’s modern history, were first spotted on a wide sandbank during an aerial reconnaissance of rugged Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania state on Monday.After two days of a difficult and dangerous rescue attempt, state marine scientists said at least 380 of the long-finned pilot whales had died. This image made from aerial video on Wednesday shows numerous stranded whales along the coastline near the remote west coast town of Strahan on the island state of Tasmania, Australia. (Australian Broadcast Corporation via AP) By late Wednesday, around 50 of the mammals were freed, but experts said there was a high likelihood they would return as many did during the rescue attempt a day earlier, creating an exhausting loop for rescuers who cannot work through the night. The outlook for the remaining 30 stranded and still-alive pilot whales, a species of oceanic dolphin that grow to seven metres (23 ft) long and can weigh up to three tonnes, was bleak. “As time goes on, they do become fatigued and their chance of survival reduces,” said Nic Deka, Parks and Wildlife Service incident controller. “We do expect to rescue more but increasingly our focus is what do with the carcasses.” In this Sept. 22 photo, members of a rescue crew stand with a whale on a sand bar near Strahan, Australia. (Brodie Weeding/Pool Photo via AP) The re-floating process involves as many as four or five people per whale wading waist-deep in freezing water, attaching slings to the animals so they can be guided out of the harbour by a boat. The stranding, about 200 kilometres northwest of the state capital, Hobart, is the biggest on record in modern Australia and one of the largest in the world, drawing attention to a natural phenomenon that remains a mystery to scientists. “It’s certainly a major event and of great concern when we potentially lose that many whales out of a stranding event,” said Peter Harrison, a professor at the Southern Cross University Whale Research Group. “Quite often, we only get to really see them when there are bad outcomes, such as this stranding event. We absolutely need some more investment in research to understand these whales in Australian waters.” In 1996, 320 pilot whales washed up on the coast of Western Australia, in what was then reported to be the country’s biggest mass stranding. About 600 pilot whales beached in nearby New Zealand in 2017. A dead pilot whale calf lies on the beach in Macquarie Heads, Tasmania, on Sept. 22. (Bilal Rashid via Reuters)
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