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Portland Mayor Urges Restraint After Fatal Shooting During Protests

During a press conference on Sunday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler urged individuals of all political persuasions to join in renouncing violence, after an escalation of protest-related violence caused one fatality. Officials are pointing to social media posts vowing revenge for a fatal shooting amid weekend street clashes between supporters of President Donald Trump and counter-demonstrators. ...Read more

President Trump Formally Accepts Republican Nomination For President on Night 4 Of RNC

The Republican National Convention concluded on Thursday with President Donald Trump formally accepting the GOP nomination for a second term as president in a speech delivered from the White House South Lawn.  Chants of “four more years!” broke out at White House, after Pres. Trump called the upcoming presidential contest “the most important election in the history of our country.”  In stark contrast, however, as the president delivers his acceptance speech, protesters gathered at Black Lives Matter plaza near the White House chanting “vote him out.”   ...Read more

New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit Protecting U.S. Postal Service

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Trump administration aimed at stopping the disruption of operations at the U.S. Postal Service.  The lawsuit names President Donald Trump, the postal service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and asks to vacate recent changes made to the U.S. Postal Service and to stop it from implementing additional service reductions. A planned overhaul of the post office has worried Democrats concerned that voters will be prevented from casting ballots by mail because of potential delays in receiving voting materials or returning them. ...Read more

California Supreme Court Overturns Death Sentence Of Scott Peterson

On Monday, the California Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of Scott Peterson, who was convicted in 2004 of killing his wife, Laci, and their unborn son on Christmas Eve 2002. Peterson, now 47, has been held on Death Row in San Quentin prison since his sentencing in 2005.  A California jury convicted Peterson of killing Laci, a 27-year-old substitute teacher, and the fetus of their son Connor in December 2002, at their Modesto home and dumping their bodies from a boat in San Francisco Bay, where they washed ashore months later. ...Read more