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More than half of possible jurors in Bill Cosby retrial say they’ve already made up their minds

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — More than half of those summoned as potential jurors Monday in Bill Cosby‘s second sexual assault trial said they already have made up their minds about the case. And less than 10 …

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‘Scary and reckless’: Kentucky governor blasts McConnell-backed AG’s attack on COVID-19 restrictions

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear blasted his state's attorney general for trying to roll back the coronavirus restrictions that have so far prevented an explosion of infections.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron, an acolyte of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, filed a motion Wednesday to block all of Beshear's executive orders under the COVID-19 state of emergency, arguing the governor's actions are arbitrary violations of constitutional rights, reported the Courier-Journal.

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Extremist Proud Boys have been trying to ally themselves with Philly cops — and showed up at a local police event: report

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Philadelphia is a Democrat-dominated city with a decidedly left-of-center district attorney (Larry Krasner, an ally of Sen. Bernie Sanders) and Black female police commissioner (former Portland, Oregon Police Chief Danielle Outlaw) who was quick to speak out about the death of George Floyd and stress that she encouraged nonviolent protests. But it’s also the city where the infamous Frank Rizzo, who was often accused of police overreach, once served as police commissioner and later, mayor. The far right doesn’t have a lot of influence in Philly, yet in a July 16 article for the Daily Beast, reporter Kelly Weill discusses the efforts of extremist Proud Boys to ally themselves with Philly police officers.

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Trump’s chief of staff not happy as the administration engages in a ‘mindboggling’ war with itself

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At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration put medical experts front and center in an effort to reassure the public that it was tackling the health crisis. Now, as NBC News' Josh Lederman points out, the administration is going to war with itself by allowing its "vicious internal power battles" to be on full public display months before an election that polls show Trump is losing.

"In the span of a few days, the White House launched an anonymous smear campaign against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the nation, then turned on the presidential trade adviser when he did the same thing on the record," Lederman writes, adding that the CDC and the HHS are publicly feuding over hospital data, along with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Vice President Mike Pence dismissing CDC warnings about children returning to school.

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