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Secret Service is asked to investigate Sen. Richard Burr after he suggests Clinton should be shot

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has been reported to Secret Service after he was caught on tape this week joking that gun owners should think about shooting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

In an audio tape obtained by CNN, Burr said that “nothing made me feel better” than seeing Clinton’s picture on the front of a rifle magazine during a recent visit to a gun shop.

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“I was a little bit shocked at that — it didn’t have a bullseye on it,” he quipped to supporters.

Burr later apologized and acknowledged that the remarks were “inappropriate.”

The group Democratic Coalition Against Trump on Monday asked the Secret Service to take the threat seriously.

“On Monday evening, the Democratic Coalition Against Trump reported the threats made against Secretary Clinton by Senator Richard Burr to the North Carolina Secret Service,” according to a statement from the group.

“Thanks to Donald Trump’s place at the top of the ticket, Republicans, namely Senator Richard Burr, believe that they can joke about bullseyes being placed on the back of someone running for the highest office in the country,” Democratic Coalition Against Trump Senior Advisor Scott Dworkin explained. “We cannot allow this type of rhetoric to continue in our political system- I can only hope it all will end when Trump is defeated next week.”

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Watch CNN’s report about the incident below.


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China vows to retaliate for Trump’s Rose Garden press conference — and could impose new sanctions on America

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US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ending preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and had signed into law an act that authorises sanctions on banks over China's clampdown in the international finance hub.

In a discursive news conference dominated by attacks on his domestic rivals, Trump declared himself to be the toughest president ever on China, a country he is increasingly positioning as his nemesis ahead of November elections.

Trump announced that he had issued an executive order on Hong Kong as he predicted decline for the restless city, on which Beijing recently imposed a tough new security law.

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Trump’s former White House doctor Ronny Jackson wins GOP runoff for Congress in Texas

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Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician and President Donald Trump's onetime nominee for secretary of veterans affairs, has won his bid for the Republican nomination for a solidly red congressional seat in the Texas Panhandle.

With 100% of polling locations reporting, though some mail-in ballots will still need to be counted, Jackson held a lead of 11 percentage points over Josh Winegarner, a veteran agriculture expert and lobbyist. Jackson and Winegarner were competing for a seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, who is retiring and held the seat since 1995.

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Ivanka Trump’s tweet raises eyebrows: ‘Why is a senior White House official endorsing a food product?’

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As her big brother was dragging their 14-year-old half brother into the 2020 campaign, senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump was endorsing a line of canned food products.

If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno. pic.twitter.com/9tjVrfmo9z

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 15, 2020

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