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Mayor claims Arizona town declared martial law

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Quartzsite, Arizona Mayor Ed Foster says the town’s council declared martial law Sunday in a secret, illegal meeting.

Foster told The Associated Press that the council put Police Chief Jeff Gilbert in charge of the city, making the mayor “deputy chief executive of nothing right now.”

The council members reportedly told Foster that they had declared a state of emergency because they had received death threats after a video of activist Jennifer “Jade” Jones being arrested at a previous meeting went viral.

In the video, Jones appeared to be complaining about tax increases, but several council members said she was out of order.

The Arizona Republic reported that residents of the town’s nearly 70 mobile-home parks had become enraged after the council raised water and sewer rates for the first time in a decade.

Foster has previously asked Gov. Jan Brewer’s office, the Attorney General’s Office and the FBI to investigate corruption in the town.

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The mayor is facing a recall election in August.

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Soccer star slams Trump for attacking her teammate: He hates women he ‘cannot control or grope’

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On Wednesday, U.S. Women's Soccer champion Ali Krieger rebuked President Donald Trump for his attacks on her teammate Megan Rapinoe, saying that the president feels threatened by women that he "cannot control or grope":

In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.

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Bernie Sanders: ‘I intend to be the Democratic nominee’

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Bernie Sanders intends to be the 2020 Democratic nominee - and he's not planning to back down anytime soon. Not even with 23 other Democratic presidential hopefuls in the running alongside him.

MSNBC's Kasie Hunt spoke with Sanders for an interview prior to the first Democratic debate night where he plainly said, "I intend to be the Democratic nominee."

In the interview, Sanders also discussed his plan to end student loan debt and Medicare for all. But before that, he said there was another pressing issue.

"Our goal right now is to win it," Sanders said. "And by the way, as you you may know, poll after poll shows what against Trump? Shows me beating Trump by 8, 9 or 10 points. We're going to beat Trump, we're going to win the Democratic nomination."

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Justice Department sues Omarosa Manigault Newman over financial disclosures

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The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who campaigned for President Donald Trump and later worked for him in the White House, alleging she failed to file a required public disclosure report after she left 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, claims Manigault Newman "knowingly and willingly" failed to file the financial disclosure report after corresponding multiple times with attorneys for the White House. It accuses her of violating the Ethics in Government Act (EIGA) by not filing the report, which was required because her salary exceeded $124,406, despite several oral and written reminders from White House ethics lawyers.

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