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WATCH: Clapper schools GOP senator who doesn’t know difference between classified and unclassified material

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Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) on Monday took President Donald Trump’s advice, attempting to corner former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates over whether they have ever leaked “classified or unclassified information” to the press.

Unfortunately for Kennedy, it’s not “leaking” if it’s unclassified information, a detail Clapper gleefully pointed out to the GOP senator.

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“General Clapper, have you ever leaked information—classified or unclassified—to the press?” Kennedy asked.

“Not wittingly or knowingly, as I said in my statement,” Clapper replied.

“Classified or unclassified?” Kennedy pressed.

“Well, unclassified is not leaking,” Clapper explained.

Following Kennedy’s flub, the room broke into laughter.

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Hours before Yates was scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump took to Twitter to implore his Republican lackeys to question Yates about whether she “knows how classified information got into the newspapers.” The Trump administration has faced an onslaught of sensitive leaks, including classified information surrounding the ouster of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn—a subject of Monday’s hearing.

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In February, Trump insisted the “real story” surrounding Flynn’s resignation pertains to “illegal leaks coming out of Washington” and not Flynn’s relationship to Russia.

Watch the video below, via CNN:

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New Zealand may postpone general election after 4 test positive for COVID-19: PM Jacinda Ardern

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New Zealand locked down nursing homes nationwide Wednesday after a 102-day streak without the coronavirus ended, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the outbreak could force her to postpone next month's general election.

Ardern said authorities were scrambling to trace anyone who had been in contact with four Auckland residents who tested positive Tuesday, ending the dream run in which the virus had been contained at New Zealand's borders.

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city with a population of 1.5 million, was announced on Tuesday night and went into force at lunchtime on Wednesday.

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Android phones to get ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake warnings — and phones may double as tremor detectors

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Android phones will receive warnings triggered by a "ShakeAlert" earthquake early-warning system implemented on the West Coast by the US Geological Survey and partners.

ShakeAlert uses signals from hundreds of seismometers across the state to trigger warning messages that "an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent," according to the system's website.

"We saw an opportunity to use Android to provide people with timely, helpful earthquake information when they search, as well as a few seconds warning to get themselves and their loved ones to safety if needed," principal software engineer Marc Stogaitis said in a blog post.

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‘Don’t talk about racism, racist’: Trump scorched after claiming Biden-Harris campaign has a ‘racism problem’

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President Donald Trump continued to lash out at Kamala Harris after the California Democrat was chosen to join the 2020 Democratic Party ticket as presumptive nominee Joe Biden's running mate.

At a news conference following the selection, Trump complained about Harris being "nasty."

After 10 p.m. on Monday, Trump tweeted out an attack ad claiming "Joe Biden has a racism problem."

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's line of attack:

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