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Donald Trump’s lawyers have accused him of unlawfully withholding official government documents after losing the presidential election and failing to hand the papers over to national archivists.

In a motion filed earlier this week, the former president’s legal team argued that some of the documents seized by the FBI during a search of Trump’s Florida resort may be subject to executive privilege. They are seeking the appointment of a so-called special master to determine what materials the justice officials can review.

“It is not clear whether the administrative law would even be relevant to the particular crime for which he is being investigated, and yet in this file he admits that he possesses them, which is what the government is trying to establish,” said Asha Rangappa. , a former FBI agent and former associate dean at Yale Law School.

  • Possible obstruction. Justice has been engaged in a battle for months to get data back from Trump. He has previously returned 15 boxes of documents to the National Archives, but the FBI has removed additional classified material from his possession.

Charlie Crist Challenges Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

“The fact that he has already stripped a woman of the right to choose with the law he signed, the 15-week law that has no exceptions for rape or incest, is barbaric,” Crist said of DeSantis.
Photo: Chris O’Meara/AP

Former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who previously served as a Republican before crossing the floor and becoming a Democratic congressman, will contest the November vote against incumbent Ron DeSantis after comfortably winning the primary against progressive Nikki Fried.

His campaign was defined by his touting his experience in office and opposition to the 15-week pregnancy abortion ban signed by DeSantis, who is a likely contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. Crist has promised to sign an executive order. that it undoes the abortion law on its first day in office.

He suggested that the victory would undermine any of DeSantis’ aspirations for higher office. “This man wants to be president of the United States of America and everyone knows it,” Crist said. “But if we beat him on November 8, that show is over.”

  • War of words. Crist has already branded DeSantis an “absentee” governor for constantly attacking Joe Biden’s policies and campaigning out of state. “He’s campaigning this weekend in New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and I think another state, but he’s been campaigning for a year, maybe longer,” Crist said.

Dr Oz team makes dubious claim over rival Fetterman’s stroke

The aide to Republican candidate Dr.  Oz said John Fetterman, pictured, would not have suffered if he had 'eat a vegetable at some point in his life'
Republican candidate Dr. Oz’s aide said John Fetterman, in the photo, would not have suffered if he had “eaten a vegetable at some point in his life.” Photo: Gene J Puskar/AP

An aide to the Republican Senate nominee in Pennsylvania, Mehmet Oz, said his Democrat opponent might not have had a stroke if he had “eaten a vegetable at some point in his life.”

The answer, probably incorrect, came after Fetterman, currently Lieutenant Governor, mocked a video in which Oz complained about the price of raw food as he mutilated the names of two Pennsylvania supermarkets. “In PA, we call this a…veggie tray,” Fetterman tweeted.

Rachel Tripp, senior communications advisor to Oz, replied: “If John Fetterman had ever eaten vegetables in his life, he might not have had a massive stroke and shouldn’t have to lie about it all the time. ”

  • Weight loss diet. Fetterman is six feet and once weighed over 400 pounds, but by 2018 he had “changed the way he ate, by cutting out grains and sugar…started walking more and falling about 10-12 pounds a month” , and was “up to 270 pounds,” according to local media. He suffered a stroke in May and returned to the trail this month.

In other news…

Relatives watch over the body of Mexican journalist Fredid Roman in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico, after he was murdered Monday afternoon.
Mexican journalist Fredid Román was murdered Monday afternoon. Photo: Jesus Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mexican journalists are still under siege, after a 15th media worker this year was killed on Monday. A local journalist who ran an online news program was shot dead in the south of the country amid a ‘climate of impunity’. [which] continues to fuel these attacks”.

  • A diplomat at the UN, South Sudanese Charles Oliha, has evaded a possible rape charge in New York City over diplomatic immunity after reportedly being released by police on such grounds. However, the United States Department of State has the option to revoke diplomatic status.

  • Eurotunnel passengers were stranded at subsea level for nearly five hours yesterday after the train broke down under the Channel. They had to walk through a service tunnel, with videos of travelers carrying suitcases and taking their dogs.

  • Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has apologized for a photo taken in her official residence of two kissing womenlifting their tops to bare their torsos and covering their breasts with a sign that reads “Finland,” as she continues to criticize a video of her parties.

Statistic of the day: Twice as many people died of Covid in the UK this summer compared to 2021

More than 5,700 deaths of people with Covid have been recorded in the UK since June 8, compared to 2,936 last year.
More than 5,700 deaths of people with Covid have been recorded in the UK since June 8, compared to 2,936 last year.
Photo: Maureen McLean/Rex/Shutterstock

According to analysis of new data, there were twice as many deaths from Covid in the UK this summer as last summer. Although the total number of deaths of people with Covid in 2022 remains well below last year, the summer months have broken that trend, write Carmen Aguilar García and Pamela Duncan. More than 5,700 Covid deaths have been recorded since June 8, 95% more than in the same period last year.

Prof Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, said the “increase in infections associated with the BA.5 wave” was responsible for the increase in deaths. “But we will see fewer deaths in August this year than last year,” he added. “I suspect we’ll see in the next three months” [that Covid] deaths [are] a lot lower than last year and it will probably stay that way all winter.”

Don’t Miss: Popular Weed Killer Roundup Tried Again as Cancer Victims Demand Justice

A view of the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer's compound in Berlin.  US juries have ruled that the blockbuster drug Roundup, made by Monsanto and acquired by Bayer, causes cancer.
A view of the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer’s compound in Berlin. American juries have ruled that the blockbuster Roundup, made by Monsanto and acquired by Bayer, causes cancer. Photo: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Mike Langford, 72, has had cancer five times despite multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. Now he struggles with chemo-related neuropathy in his arms and legs, and new tests show the cancer is back, write Carey Gillam and Aliya Uteuova.

Looking back, he admits it’s absurd that he didn’t know that the popular herbicide Roundup was classified as probable carcinogen when he sprayed his gardens with the chemical. He is taking the German company Bayer AG, which took over the old Roundup maker Monsanto, to court.

Climate check: Wind turbine blades ‘can be recycled into gummy bears’

Two gummy bears made from the composite resin that can be used to make wind turbine blades.
Two gummy bears made from the composite resin that can be used to make wind turbine blades.
Photo: Reuters/John Dorgan

The next generation of wind turbine blades could be recycled into gummy bears at the end of their service, scientists say. Chelsie Henshaw writes that researchers have created a composite resin for the blades by combining glass fibers with a plant polymer and a synthetic one; once the blades reach the end of their life, the materials can be broken down and recycled to make new products, including more turbine blades — and chews.

“We extracted food-grade potassium lactate and used it to make gummy bear candies, which I ate,” said John Dorgan, one of the authors of the article. “The great thing about our resin system is that we can dissolve it at the end of its use cycle, freeing it from the matrix it’s in so it can be used over and over in an infinite loop. That is the goal of the circular economy.”

Last Thing: ‘Lost in a Meditation’ – American Country Life, in Photos

Holly Lynton's beautiful photos reveal the spiritual state of being that comes from nature and tradition
Holly Lynton’s beautiful photos reveal the spiritual state of being that comes from nature and tradition Photo: Holly Lynton/The Guardian

Returning to specific communities year after year, photographer Holly Lynton goes beyond mythology to reveal a complex US social landscape steeped in tradition but unburdened by nostalgia, for a collection, Bare Handed, published by L’Artiere Edizioni, writes the Guardian’s photo team.

“On the shrimp boat, it wasn’t just the work of shrimp fishing, it was the sea, the weight of the humidity in the air and the dolphins and birds following us,” Lynton said. “The idea of ​​a collective (and specific) cultural visual memory that leads us to see many meanings in images is important to me and something I use in my work.”

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