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Pence says Trump raid by FBI raises concern, presses Garland

Former US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Young America's Foundation Student Conference on July 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. Pence outlined a conservative agenda and took questions about Taiwan and his relationship with former President Donald Trump.Nathan Howard | Getty ImagesFormer Vice President Mike Pence expressed "deep concern" Tuesday about the FBI's search of ex-President Donald Trump's resort home Mar-a-Lago, calling it "unprecedented" and pressing the Department of Justice to explain the shocking move."No former President of the United States has ever been subject to a raid of their personal residence in American history," Pence said in a trio of tweets.Pence's statement came a day after Trump announced that a "large group of FBI agents" conducted an unannounced "...
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FBI search of Trump Mar-a-Lago home raises questions. We have answers.

The FBI's execution of a search warrant at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Monday has prompted questions about the methods federal law enforcement officials use in their investigations.Here are answers.How does a federal search warrant work?The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. However, federal law enforcement officials may seek search warrants if they believe criminal evidence they seek could be moved, concealed, altered or destroyed if they used less intrusive measures to obtain it. First, they must swear, under oath, to a series of facts in an affidavit to a federal magistrate judge or district court judge in the area where the warrant is to be executed. The application must show "probable ca...
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Olivia Newton-John and the resilience of living with cancer

Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in 1978's "Grease," died of breast cancer at age 73 on Monday.She had cancer three times in a 30-year span, yet continued to perform and act up until her death.Experts say her ability to live life to the fullest is an inspirational example of resilience.After a decades-long battle, Olivia Newton-John, a self-proclaimed "breast cancer thriver," died "peacefully" Monday at the age of 73. Fans and Hollywood mourned the legendary "Grease" actress, remembering her for her inspiringly positive outlook on life ("I'm winning," she would frequently remind fans in interviews). But what outsiders may not recognize is the mental strength and bravery required not only to live with cancer, but also thrive amid a life-changing condition."I am strong and I am back ...
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Taiwan simulates with live fire how to defend itself against a Chinese invasion

Taiwanese soldiers fire shells during drills in Pingtung on Tuesday. / AFPPelosi defends her trip to the island and accuses Xi Jinping of acting like "a scared thug" by ordering Beijing's biggest maneuversNot wanting to be intimidated by the largest military exercises in China's history, the Taiwan Army flexed its muscle this Tuesday by simulating with live fire how to repel a possible invasion. With flares and artillery fire, Taipei troops practiced their response in southern Pingtung county before a crowd of onlookers watched. The tests further upset the Beijing regime, which on Monday began new maneuvers that have taken over from those carried out last week to show its fury at the visit of the spokeswoman for the United States Congress, Nancy Pelosi, to the island on last August 2...
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The minor who was hospitalized in Don Benito after receiving a puncture is discharged

Two complaints have already been filed in Extremadura, one in Castuera and another in Madrigal de la Vera The minor who remained admitted to the Pediatrics area of ​​​​the Don Benito-Villanueva hospital after having suffered punctures has already been discharged. The Extremadura Health Service has confirmed TODAY that the young woman has already left the hospital. In Extremadura, two complaints have already been filed for punctures: one in Madrigal de la Vera and another in Castuera. The family of one of the two minors who suffered a puncture last Sunday, August 7, resident in the Badajoz municipality of Castuera, has filed a complaint with the Civil Guard of that town for the events. The complaint was filed the same Sunday. From the Civil Guard they confirm that the minor has not bee...
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What to know about his Palm Beach home

Former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago, his permanent residence and winter home, was searched on Monday by the FBI.Two people familiar with the search told USA TODAY the action was connected to Trump's alleged removal of documents from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago property when his term in office was over in January 2021.Here's more about the 20-acre oceanfront estate. Latest:Ex-Bush AG Gonzales says Mar-a-Lago search likely had approval from 'highest level'- live updatesWho owned Mar-a-Lago before Trump?Charles William Post, a breakfast cereal businessman, left an inheritance of $11 million for his daughter Marjorie Merriweather Post.She used $2.5 million in the 1920s to build a palace.How many rooms does Mar-a-Lago have?It was built in 1927 and included 58 ...
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Afghan entrepreneurs struggle to stay afloat under Taliban rule

With the return of the Islamists to power a year ago, which has been a abrupt deterioration of women's rights in Afghanistan, and added to the serious economic crisis due to sanctions, Afghan entrepreneurs They see their businesses in danger. Such is the case of Saqi Jana Popalzai, who managed to get her shampoo business into Kabul stores by personally distributing the product that made her a promising businesswoman. Nevertheless, his project now succumbs with the return to power of the Taliban. Her compan...
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Serena Williams is the GOAT, but that isn’t enough to describe her

There are any number of ways to measure greatness for an athlete. The titles won, the records broken, the years played.Even taken together, those would not be enough to do Serena Williams justice.She will be remembered as one of the greatest athletes of all time for her triumphs on the court, of course. But she will be celebrated, and cherished, long after her career de ella ends for the way she forced society to change how it sees and appreciates women, Black women in particular.“I don't particularly like to think about my legacy. I get asked about it a lot, and I never know exactly what to say,” Williams said, announcing in a first-person essay for Vogue published Tuesday that the US Open will likely be her last tournament.“But I'd like to think that thanks to opportunities afforde...
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Russian airbase on western coast of Crimea damaged in explosions | crimea

A Russian airbase deep behind the frontline in Crimea was damaged by several large explosions on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least one person, although it was not immediately clear whether it had been targeted by a long range Ukrainian missile strike.Multiple social media videos showed explosions and clouds emerging from the Saky military base in Novofedorivka on the western coast of Crimea, prompting questions about how a location more than 100 miles from the frontline could have been attacked. Later a senior Ukrainian official appeared to claim responsibility, without giving details.Russia's Ministry of Defense told the RIA Novosti news agency that the explosions took place at about 3.20pm local time, and that “several aviation munitions detonated” in a storage area. He said it wa...
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Editorial: Trump’s paradise lost? American justice comes to Mar-a-Lago

Never mess with an archivist.That seems to be the lesson emerging from Mar-a-Lago this week where the FBI searched former President Donald Trump’s Florida resort home, possibly in connection to documents that the National Archives had been trying to track down. The search seemed to be a surprise to Trump who said Mar-a-Lago was “under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.” It all seemed so shocking, to hear Republicans exclaim. Unless, of course, you’ve been paying attention, or, in the case of Trump, you’ve been under ongoing investigation from the Department of Justice. The incident set off the usual partisan pyrotechnics. Gov. Greg Abbott did his part for the party, calling it “next-level Nixonian” and saying the search was a p...