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RNC opens in chaos as #NeverTrump delegates demand nomination be put to roll-call vote

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The conservative #NeverTrump faction made itself heard despite the wishes of Republican officials as the party’s national convention began on Monday.

According to Kendal Unruh, one of the movement’s leaders, delegates from 10 states submitted the paperwork necessary to implement a roll-call vote on the nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate. Footage posted from the event captured loud calls for the vote, as seen below:

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However, the Washington Post reported that they were not recognized, effectively stifling any hopes that Donald Trump could be removed from consideration as the party’s presidential nominee on a procedural basis.

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Some pro-Trump delegates countered the “roll call vote” chant by either chanting the candidate’s last name in response, or “U-S-A,” more commonly used to drown out protesters at Republican events. At one point, as seen below, supporters of the real estate mogul raised a banner in his honor:

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According to Commentary magazine’s Noah Rothman, delegates from Iowa and Colorado left the floor at one point during the uproar.

Watch more footage of the protests, as posted online, below.

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California bill to establish nation’s second public bank applauded as ‘historic challenge to Wall Street domination’

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"If California is serious about addressing racial and income inequities, we must create a banking system that centers people not profits."

In a move advocacy groups celebrated as a "historic challenge to Wall Street domination of municipal finances," a pair of California state lawmakers on Thursday unveiled legislation that would establish the nation's second publicly-owned bank and empower the institution to lend to businesses and local governments fighting to stay afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What is China doing to stop Beijing’s new coronavirus outbreak?

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Over 1,000 flights have been cancelled, schools shut and residents urged not to leave Beijing, as Chinese authorities race to contain a fresh outbreak linked to the capital's largest wholesale food market.

The number of confirmed cases in the capital has shot up to 137 within the last week after two months of no cases, and four other provinces have revealed cases linked to the Beijing cluster.

How did the outbreak begin, and what measures are Beijing taking to contain it?

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Beijing had turned into a virtual fortress at the height of the pandemic, with people arriving from other regions or countries required to undergo quarantines.

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Democrats and Never-Trumpers gaming out ‘doomsday scenarios’ if president refuses to leave office: report

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According to a report in the New York Times, Democratic strategists and Never-Trumper conservatives fear Donald Trump will refuse to leave office should he lose in November and are making plans and figuring out their legal options should such an unprecedented state of affairs come to pass.

The report, by the Times' Reid Epstein, begins with one such possible scenario.

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