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Fox News Host Highlights 'Disturbing' Trump Sign

Anchor Eric Shawn pauses interview to comment on it

(Newser) - A Fox News interview came to a halt Saturday when the anchor noticed what he called a "disturbing" sign at the "Million Maga March," Newsweek reports. Fox News' Eric Shawn was talking to Axios co-founder Mike Allen when the sign appeared among thousands of President Trump supporters... More »

Thousands Rally for Trump

The president's motorcade draws cheers before heading to a golf course

(Newser) - Fervent supporters of President Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election and swarmed his motorcade when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town, the AP reports. "I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know... More »

As Trump Supporters Converge on DC, Airbnb Takes a Stand

Rental service pulls alleged Proud Boys member's reservation in advance of planned protests Saturday

(Newser) - Last Saturday, the streets of DC filled with people celebrating that the presidential race had been called for Joe Biden. This Saturday, crowds will once more gather, but this time they'll be made up of supporters of President Trump, who still hasn't conceded to President-elect Biden. The Washington ... More »

This Election Day, It's a Common Sight

Storefronts boarded up across the country in anticipation of protests

(Newser) - This Election Day looks different. Federal officials on Monday erected "non-scalable" fencing around the White House in anticipation of protests, per ABC News . Some businesses are following suit. "If you go downtown, everything is boarded up," a manager at Commercial Glass Door Repair in Washington, DC, tells... More »

Thousands March in Washington for Trump

Many appear to be students from Liberty University in Virginia

(Newser) - Thousands of people packed the National Mall in downtown Washington on Saturday to pray and show their support for President Trump, the AP reports. The march, which stretched from the Lincoln Memorial to the US Capitol, was held just hours before Trump was set to announce he was nominating a... More »

Whistleblower: DC Protesters Faced 'Unprovoked Escalation'

National Guard major says protesters were peaceful, did not receive ample warnings

(Newser) - The senior-most DC National Guard officer at Lafayette Square on June 1, the day protesters were forcibly removed before President Trump did a photo-op at a nearby church, has claimed federal officials sought crowd control devices too unpredictable to be used in war zones and moved in without clear, repeated... More »

Smoke From West Coast Fires Reaches DC, New York

And it has reportedly also reached Midwest, Canada, Europe

(Newser) - From Washington state to Washington, DC—the National Weather Service said Monday that smoke from the wildfires on the west coast of the US could be seen across the country at the National Mall. The NWS says the smoke caught a jet stream, moving at an altitude as high as... More »

Rand Paul: Cops Just Saved My Life

Senator says he was 'attacked' by mob after Trump speech

(Newser) - Rand Paul says he was leaving the final night of the RNC on Thursday when he was "attacked by an angry mob." The Republican senator from Kentucky thanked Metropolitan Police "for literally saving our lives" in an early Friday tweet , saying he'd been swarmed by more... More »

Giant Panda Delivers 'Miracle' Cub' at DC's National Zoo

Mei Xiang, 22, is oldest giant panda in US to give birth, also first to do so in US using frozen semen

(Newser) - "A precious giant panda cub has arrived!" That was the excited tweet Friday evening from the National Zoo in Washington, DC, announcing the birth of what the Washington Post calls a "miracle cub." Giant panda Mei Xiang, 22, delivered a "wonderful, wiggly cub" at 6:... More »

Mass Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, Some 20 Injured

An off-duty police officer is 'struggling for her life'

(Newser) - A dispute that erupted into gun fire during a large outdoor party in Washington, DC, early Sunday left one person dead and some 20 others injured, including an off-duty officer "struggling for her life," according to police, per the AP . Christopher Brown, 17, died in the shooting that... More »

Brazen Shooting on Busy DC Street Kills One, Injures 8

Police believe it was a targeted attack

(Newser) - A man was killed and eight others were wounded in a brazen Sunday afternoon shooting on a busy street in northwest Washington, DC. Three men opened fire on a group of people standing on the street in the Columbia Heights neighborhood just before 5pm, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham... More »

Australia Wants Investigation After Its Journalists Assaulted

Police seen punching cameraman, hitting reporter with baton near White House

(Newser) - Bellingcat senior investigator Nick Waters documented 100 cases of police attacks on journalists in four days of protests before describing the 101st case as coming outside the White House on Monday. Two Australian journalists, 7News correspondent Amelia Brace and cameraman Tim Myers, were reporting live around 6:25pm local time... More »

This Is the State With the Worst Drug Abuse

Missouri gets unwanted distinction in WalletHub list

(Newser) - As America remains mired in a drug crisis , the added weight of the coronavirus pandemic has only made things harder. That's per WalletHub , which looked at all 50 states and DC to see which areas are affected the most by drug abuse. It looked at nearly two dozen metrics,... More »

Appeals Court Delivers Bad News to Trump on Hotel

Justices refuse to dismiss suit about president profiting from foreign business

(Newser) - President Trump lost a court battle Thursday over accusations that he's illegally making money from foreign governments while serving as president. A federal appeals court in Virginia refused to dismiss a case brought by the attorneys general of DC and Maryland in regard to the Trump International Hotel in... More »

Man Admits to Plotting White House Attack

Hasher Jallal Taheb indicated 'his obligation to engage in jihad'

(Newser) - A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to plotting to attack the White House, which authorities say was just one of his targets. Hasher Jallal Taheb of Cumming had been under investigation for close to a year when he was arrested in an FBI sting operation in January 2019. He'd... More »

Coronavirus Arrives in DC

Trump says he's not concerned 'at all' about virus getting closer to White House

(Newser) - A man in his 50s tested positive Saturday for coronavirus—the first presumptively confirmed case in the nation’s capital—and another person who traveled through the city tested positive in Maryland, the AP reports. District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said the man in the initial case started exhibiting... More »

Jury to Former PBS Host: You Owe at Least $1.5M

Tavis Smiley loses court case over sexual-misconduct claims

(Newser) - Tavis Smiley suffered a crushing legal blow Wednesday when jurors decided he has to pay at least $1.5 million to PBS over relationships with six female employees, the Washington Post reports. The Washington, DC, jury needed about 1 1/2 days to determine that the former talk-show host had violated... More »

10 Best, Worst US States for the Ladies

Massachusetts comes in at No. 1, Louisiana is dead last

(Newser) - Women make up just over half of the population in America, so one would think that health care, job opportunities, and goodwill toward working parents as they relate to women would be a top priority. WalletHub took a look at all 50 states, plus the District at Columbia, analyzing two... More »

Thousands of Women Target World's 'Biggest Bully'

Women's March rallies are happening nationwide

(Newser) - Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as part of the nationwide Women's March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration, the AP reports. Hundreds showed up in New York City and thousands in Washington, DC, for the rallies, which aim... More »

Feds Photoshop Pic of Women's March

But the National Archives says it had good reason

(Newser) - Visitors to the National Archives will have to fill in the blanks after officials there altered a photo of a women's rights march, the Hill reports. In fact, the Archives altered multiple signs carried by women at the Women's March in Washington, DC, the day after President Trump'... More »

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