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‘Thuggery toward women’: Male Trump aide roughs up conservative reporter over ‘tough question’

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Michelle Fields (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The campaign manager for Donald Trump is under fire for getting rough with a female reporter.

The Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein took to Twitter on Tuesday night to report that his girlfriend, Breitbart’s Michelle Fields, was grabbed by the arm and almost taken to the ground by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at a press event in Florida.

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Weinstein says the incident happened when Fields tried to ask Trump a tough question.

An unnamed witness corroborates Weinstein’s account, according to Politico.

“Fields was attempting to ask Trump a question as he exited the press conference. Secret Service was starting to clear a path, when Fields was forcibly grabbed on her arm by Lewandowski, moving her out of the way and nearly bringing her down to the ground, a source who witnessed the situation told POLITICO.”

The witness told Politico that Fields was “clearly roughed up.”

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Breitbart, a politically conservative website, has been overwhelmingly supportive of Trump. Unnamed sources from inside the organization even complained to Buzzfeed in August that they believed Trump was giving money to the publication in exchange for glowing coverage.

In a statement, Breitbart CEO Larry Solov called the incident “unacceptable” and said “Corey owes Michelle an immediate apology.”

Fields isn’t the only female reporter to be mistreated by Trump and his staffers. Trump initiated an ongoing campaign against Fox’s Megyn Kelly after she asked him pointed questions at the first GOP debate.

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Last month, TIME photojournalist Chris Morris was put in a choke hold and thrown to the ground by a Secret Service agent in an incident that is under investigation.

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Moon may be richer in water than thought — and it could help propel humans farther from earth

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There may be far more water on the Moon than previously thought, according to two studies published Monday raising the tantalising prospect that astronauts on future space missions could find refreshment -- and maybe even fuel -- on the lunar surface.

The Moon was believed to be bone dry until around a decade ago when a series of findings suggested that our nearest celestial neighbour has traces of water trapped in the surface.

Two new studies published in Nature Astronomy on Monday suggest there could be much more water than previously thought, including ice stored in permanently shadowed "cold traps" at lunar polar regions.

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Asymptomatic coronaagvirus sufferers lose antibodies sooner: study

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Asymptomatic coronavirus sufferers appear to lose detectable antibodies sooner than people who have exhibited Covid-19 symptoms, according to one of the biggest studies of its kind in Britain published on Tuesday.

The findings by Imperial College London and market research firm Ipsos Mori also suggest the loss of antibodies was slower in 18–24 year-olds compared to those aged 75 and over.

Overall, samples from hundreds of thousands of people across England between mid-June and late September showed the prevalence of virus antibodies fell by more than a quarter.

The research, commissioned by the British government and published Tuesday by Imperial, indicates people's immune response to Covid-19 reduces over time following infection.

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Early voting to be hit by heavy rain and flooding as Hurricane Zeta barrels towards the Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall near Louisiana's border with Mississippi on Wednesday evening as campaigns work to get supporters to the polls and convince any undecided voters to back their candidate.

"Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are possible along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches are in effect," the National Hurricane Center warned.

"Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta. This rainfall will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding," the center explained.

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