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NYC bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami in custody after shootout with cops

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28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was wanted by police for his suspected role in this weekend’s bombings in New York and New Jersey, has been taken into custody.

CNN reports that Rahami was arrested following a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey this morning. Rahami was shot by police officers during the incident and was brought to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for his wounds.

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One police officer was shot in the chest during the shootout, although he was spared from serious injury because he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Police first identified Rahami as a suspect in the bombing on Monday morning, when they released his name and photo to the public and asked for information on his whereabouts.

In addition to placing an explosive device inside of a dumpster in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea, Rahami is also believed to have left a knapsack filled with explosives at a train station in his hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Rahami is a naturalized American citizen who was born in Afghanistan.

Watch a live stream of the Rahami story as it develops below.

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‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

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‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

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As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

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The real story behind Trump’s new lawsuit against the New York Times

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Wednesday was an ominous day for freedom of the press in this country, and I want to tell you why.

You may have heard or seen that President Trump filed a libel suit against the New York Times. Perhaps you weren’t surprised: the president is known to frequently disparage the Times even as he reads it obsessively. Borrowing a page from what I’ve referred to before as a Mount Rushmore of totalitarians, Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, Trump loves to call the press the “enemy of the people.”

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