Police officers on motorcycles were part of a Tuesday evening motorcade escorting U.S. Army tanks through the streets of Washington, DC.
President Donald Trump ordered the tanks for his Fourth of July rally.
The military hardware was spotted near the Washington National’s ballpark.
— Cole (@eloc8) July 3, 2019
The tanks weren’t the only large vehicles preparing for Trump’s Independence Day event.
Currently on E Street in DC….
About that whole politics-free Fourth of July… pic.twitter.com/5SKAFODa9T
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) July 2, 2019
Nikki Haley tries to stop national outrage: It was other people who saw Confederate flag as ‘service, sacrifice, heritage’
Former UN Ambassador and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is trying hard to stop the national outrage over an interview she gave in which she suggested the Confederate flag stood for "service, and sacrifice, and heritage" until white supremacist Dylann Roof slaughtered nine Black church-goers attending a Bible study class.
Ocasio-Cortez takes victory lap after Amazon goes to NYC — even after she helped block $3 billion in subsidies
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was one of the progressive leaders in New York City credited with blocking $3 billion in public subsidies for Amazon to open an additional headquarters.
But Amazon is moving into NYC despite the lack of subsidies.
"The giant online retailer said it has signed a new lease for 335,000 square feet on the city’s west side in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood, where it will have more than 1,500 employees," The Wall Street Journal reported. "Amazon is taking the space without any of the special tax credits and other inducements the company had been offered to build a new headquarters in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City, the company said."
Indian police shot dead four rape-murder suspects in custody — sparking celebrations
Indian police on Friday shot dead four gang-rape and murder suspects, prompting celebrations but also accusations that they were extrajudicial executions.
The men, who had been in custody for a week over the latest rape case to shock India, were shot in the early hours during a re-enactment of the crime organised by police in Shadnagar, outside the southern city of Hyderabad.
"The police brought the accused to the crime spot as part of the investigation. The accused then started attacking the police with stones and sticks and then snatched the weapons and started firing," police commissioner V.C. Sajjanar said.