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Tornado warning issued for part of N.J. as Tropical Storm Isaias hits state – NJ.com

The tornado warning, which means the threat is imminent, is in place for parts of Cumberland County until 9:45 a.m.

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A tornado warning – meaning the threat of a tornado is imminent – has been issued for parts of Atlantic and Cape May counties as Tropical Storm Isaias beings to pound New Jersey with heavy rain and strong winds, according to the National Weather Service.
A warning for parts of Atlantic and Ocean counties expires at 10:45 a.m.
Shortly before 10 a.m. a weather service trained spotter reported a tornado on the ground with debris in the air near Route 50 in Strathmere, a section of Upper Township…

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Ricin: Letter containing poison addressed to Trump at White House – BBC News

The FBI and the Secret Service investigate the letter, intercepted before it reached the White House.

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The letter was intercepted by law enforcement before it reached the White House, officials said
A package containing ricin poison that was addressed to US President Donald Trump has been intercepted before it reached the White House, officials told US media.
The letter was discovered at a screening facility for White House mail earlier this week, the officials said.
They said a substance found inside the envelope was identified as ricin, a poison fou…

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Australia reports lowest coronavirus cases in three months: Live – Al Jazeera English

State of Victoria reported 14 new infections – the lowest since June 19; Brazil and Argentina join vaccine alliance.

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  • Australia reported 14 new cases on Sunday – the lowest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in three months as strict lockdown in Melbourne reduces infections sharply.
  • Brazil and Argentina have announced that they are joining a global alliance seeking to pool the purchase and distribution of future COVID-19 vaccines.
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Rushing to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, McConnell shows power trumps principle – The Guardian

The justice who died on Friday night stood for the integrity of democracy. The Senate leader stands only for Republican gains

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People in public life tend to fall into one of two broad categories those motivated by principle, and those motivated by power.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday night at the age of 87, exemplified the first.
When he nominated her in 1993, Bill Clinton called her the Thurgood Marshall of gender-equality law, comparing her advocacy and lower-court rulings in pursuit of equal rights for women to the work of the great jurist who advanced the cause of equal rights for Black people. G…

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