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Army National Guard major told Congress feds requested heat ray and stockpiled ammunition before clearing DC protest – CNN

Federal officials looked into getting a heat ray that makes targets’ skin feel like it’s burning and amassed thousands of rounds of ammunition in preparation fo…

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(CNN)Federal officials looked into getting a heat ray that makes targets’ skin feel like it’s burning and amassed thousands of rounds of ammunition in preparation for clearing a peaceful protest in Lafayette Square in June, according to written House testimony from an Army National Guard major who was at the scene.
Maj. Adam DeMarco described such preparations — including officials’ failure to acquire a loud announcement device for warning protesters to disperse — in an August letter respondi…

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Live updates: CDC acknowledges coronavirus often spreads through aerosols – The Washington Post

Updated guidance on the agency’s website states that the virus most commonly spreads when people come into close contact and such particles are “inhaled into th…

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The British governments chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, was set to warn on Monday that the country is heading in the wrong direction, as hospitalization rates and the number of daily new cases are surging.
A transcript of Whittys remarks was obtained by Reuters and other news organizations ahead of a briefing that is set to take place later on Monday.
The warnings comes amid reports that the British government is considering the imposition of new restrictions in London or potentially acro…

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Live Updates: Tropical Storm Beta crawls towards Texas and Louisiana – Fox News

Tropical Storm Beta, in an especially busy 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, is crawling off the coast of Texas and Louisiana and threatens to bring flash floodin…

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Tropical Storm Beta, in an especially busy 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, is crawling off the coast of Texas and Louisiana and threatens to bring flash flooding to areas still impacted by Hurricane Laura.
Beta could bring up to 20 inches of rain to some areas of those states over the next several days. It was set to make landfall along Texas’ central or upper Gulf Coast late Monday night.
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Biden takes huge cash lead over Trump while outspending him 2-to-1 – POLITICO

A massive fundraising surge has built up bigger reserves for Biden and let him spend more than the president at the same time.

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Just looking at the presidential campaign committees themselves, Biden ended August with nearly $181 million on hand to Trumps $121 million.
Meanwhile, in August, Biden also outspent Trump more than 2-to-1, $130 million to $61 million a disparity felt most acutely on TV, when the Trump campaign went dark in several key states.
Trumps TV ad cutback stunned Republicans last month, but campaign manager Bill Stepien has said
that he is trying to carefully manage the budget of the massive reelect…

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