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Norwegian man arrested in Maine after email threat: ‘Time for more police to die’

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A Norwegian man was arrested on Wednesday after sending emails threatening to kill police in Maine with explosives and high-powered rifles, officials said.

Police departments across the United States are on high alert following attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge last month that killed eight police officers.

Portland police said in a statement that Espen Brungodt, 28, sent the threats to the Portland Police Department and local media outlets around 8:45 a.m. (1245 GMT) on Wednesday and was arrested unarmed and without incident roughly four hours later.

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Police said Brungodt entered the United States on July 26 through Boston and was traveling with family members.

The Portland Press Herald newspaper published online a copy of the email it had received from Brungodt, which stated in part: “Time for more police to die.”

“Very soon, my partners will head down to Portland Police Department … There they will shoot and kill as many police officers as they can,” the message read, according to the newspaper.

The message also said a nearby parking garage had been booby-trapped with explosives.

Police said the threats prompted the closure of the Cumberland County Courthouse after investigators determined the suspect was likely in the area.

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Brungodt faces federal charges related to transmitting threatening communications, Portland police said.

The police statement said local authorities were assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

It was not immediately clear if Brungodt had retained an attorney. A spokesperson for the police department could not be immediately reached for comment.

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(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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