What to know about how Trump gets, or doesn't get, intelligence briefings

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Gun sales spike amid coronavirus crisis, George Floyd protests
First there was toilet paper. Then there was hand sanitizer. Now there’s a run on guns. US gun sales surged in recent months as Americans grappled with unprecedented coronavirus lockdowns and massive protests against police brutality, a new report says. The FBI ran about 5.4 million background checks for gun purchases from April to June,...
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Editorial: The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee was about politics, not justice
William Barr's rush to resume federal executions flouts justice, and the Supreme Court just enabled it.
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Helping ex-cons land federal small business relief loans
Business owners with prior criminal convictions are now landing emergency loans after previously being barred.
US and UK ban airline after it is discovered over 25 percent of its pilots may not have legitimate licenses
It’s probably better that airline pilots have real licenses.
Watch live: Trump holds press conference at White House
A CBS News Battleground Tracker poll​ released Sunday showed the coronavirus pandemic has shaped Mr. Trump's falling support in Florida and other swing states.
Viola Davis says ‘The Help' was created in ‘cesspool of systemic racism’: ‘I betrayed myself and my people’
Viola Davis has previously said she has one major acting regret and its starring in “The Help. Now, Davis is speaking out about the film again.
Chiefs, Chris Jones agree to 4-year, $85M extension
The Kansas City Chiefs and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones agreed to a four-year contract that could be worth up to $85 million on Tuesday, the latest in a lavish spending spree by the Super Bowl champions as they continue to lock up their core pieces as training camp approaches.
Patrick Mahomes tweaks $500 million critics after Chiefs re-sign Chris Jones
Patrick Mahomes heard the critics who said his $503 million contract would limit the Chiefs’ spending, and he reminded everyone about it on Tuesday after another big signing by the Super Bowl champs. After star defensive tackle Chris Jones inked a four-year, $85 million deal, Mahomes tweeted: “And yall thought we couldn’t ….” He added...
Cleveland Browns, Myles Garrett close to deal that would make him NFL's highest-paid defensive player
Cleveland's star pass rusher will average $25 million annually once his new five-year extension is finalized and takes effect in 2022.
Ghislaine Maxwell asked to stay in luxury NYC hotel – instead of lockup – until trial
Jeffrey Epstein's alleged perverted cohort Ghislaine Maxwell asked to be allowed to stay in a luxury New York City hotel -- instead of federal lockup -- until her trial, it surfaced Tuesday.
Robinson Cano returns to Mets camp after undisclosed absence
The concern around Robinson Cano’s status has been quelled. Mets manager Luis Rojas said Tuesday afternoon the veteran second baseman was at Citi Field and set to practice with the team later in the day. Cano, 37, was absent from camp for the last week with no reason given. He reported to spring training 2.0...
JetBlue will continue to block middle seats until at least September
JetBlue has announced it will be extending its middle seat ban through summer. The carrier revealed Monday it will continue to block off middle seats on its larger aircraft and aisle seats on smaller planes in bookings through Sept. 8, in an update on its “Safety from the Ground Up” post about the steps JetBlue...
21-year-old brought home coronavirus, dad on ventilator now
Florida mom Michelle Zymet tells CNN's Brianna Keilar what the experience has been like to have her entire family test positive for coronavirus and her husband hospitalized on a ventilator after their 21-year-old son unknowingly brought coronavirus into their home.
Louisiana man accused of killing wife has trial delayed due to coronavirus: report
A Louisiana man accused of killing his wife nearly a decade ago is having his trial delayed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.
Ghislaine Maxwell held without bail on sex abuse, Epstein-related charges
Ghislaine Maxwell was ordered held without bail Tuesday — with a federal judge ruling that she “poses substantial actual risk of flight” after she purposely hid from authorities. “The nature and circumstances of the offense here weigh in favor of detention,” said Judge Alison Nathan during a video conference in Manhattan federal court. “The government...
‘Dirty Dancing’ redux? Jennifer Grey to star in and produce new dance film
EXCLUSIVE: A new untitled dance movie is taking shape at Lionsgate, set in the 1990s and starring and executive produced by “Dirty Dancing” Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Grey. While details are being kept very quiet, there’s some rumblings that a new “Dirty Dancing” movie could be in the works. Sources aren’t confirming but they aren’t putting...
Ghislaine Maxwell Is Denied Bail by Judge Who Calls Her a Flight Risk
The longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with helping him recruit, groom and ultimately sexually abuse girls as young as 14.
'Police reform failed for hundreds of years'
History professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and activist Deborah Peterson Small trace the stain of racism in the criminal justice system from slavery to now.
Brazil's President Bolsonaro bitten by ostrich-like bird during coronavirus quarantine: local media
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday was bitten by an ostrich-like bird he was trying to feed while entering into his second week of quarantine at the presidential palace.
Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail: Judge determines Epstein cohort is 'substantial flight risk' because of wealth, 'foreign connections'
A New York judge on Tuesday denied Ghislaine Maxwell's bail request and push for home confinement as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges.
Wellspring CEO takes leave after explosive rape allegations against his son
A New York buyout baron has taken a leave of absence from his fund after an explosive lawsuit claimed last week that he threatened an ex-employee to keep quiet after she accused his son of raping her. Bill Dawson is taking time off from his $2.2 billion private equity firm Wellspring Capital Management, which will...
Michigan business owner likens journalists to Hitler in ranting Facebook post
A Michigan business owner is backtracking after mistakenly posting a bizarre rant on his eatery’s Facebook page — instead of his personal page — likening the press to Adolf Hitler, referring to the coronavirus as the common cold, and claiming he saw a presumed-murdered woman years after she went missing. In a 1,200-word rant, Carl...
John Sununu: Biden's 'self-defeating' energy policies won't play well in battleground states
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu said on Tuesday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s energy plan will not “play well” in rustbelt states Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia and others.
White House invites Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to work on police reform
Deputy Assistant to the President Ja'Ron Smith touted the Trump administration's work with other Democratic mayors while sending a public message to the Chicago mayor.
California pulls access to LAPD gang data in database after prosecutors say officers falsified records
As 16 Los Angeles police officers remain under investigation for possibly fabricating evidence, California's attorney general revoked access to data that the LAPD entered in a state gang database.
Michigan man killed by police after mask dispute at store
A Michigan man stabbed a shopper who confronted him about not wearing a mask at a convenience store Tuesday -- before being gunned down by law enforcement, authorities said.
Meet the mind-blowing bakers behind those viral cake videos
These bakers are giving Twitter just desserts.
In Reversal, U.K. Will Ban Huawei Equipment From Its 5G Network
British regulators say they had little choice after the U.S. imposed sanctions that could affect the viability of Huawei products. Existing 5G equipment must be removed from the network by 2027.
McEnany dismisses Hillary's suggestion Trump won't leave office 'quietly' if he loses: 'Quite comical'
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told "Outnumbered Overtime" Tuesday she found it "comical" that top Democrats, like Hillary Clinton, have suggested President Trump may not leave office if he loses his bid for reelection in November.
Apple customers can now submit claims as part of settlement over slowing down iPhones
Apple customers who purchased certain previous iPhone models can now submit claims for about $25 per phone as part of the company's settlement of a class action lawsuit that accused it of slowing down older devices.
Utah issues warning for Zion National Park river after dog dies of algal bloom exposure after swimming
Scientists believe the pup died from contact with the aggressive algae.
Tribalism and triumphalism
If Dems had to start all over again, would Joe Biden be able to repeat his performance?
Miracle Mets MLB Veteran Ron Swoboda: I'd Love for Baseball to Avoid Politics
Professional baseball would so well to avoid politics, assessed Miracle Mets major league baseball legend Ron Swoboda.
The ‘30 Rock’ Reunion Special Will Not Air in More Than Half the Country
Good God, Lemon!
US lawmakers welcome UK’s ouster of Huawei from its 5G networks
A number of U.S. lawmakers have welcomed the U.K.’s decision to remove Huawei from the country’s 5G networks by 2027.
Trump to hold Rose Garden press conference
President Trump will hold a press conference in the Rose Garden.
Stay-At-Home Improvement: DIY Builders Help Drive Up Lumber Prices
With summer travel plans on hold because of the pandemic, a lot of Americans are putting money into projects around the house. That's taxing lumber supplies and pushing prices higher.
RG3, Emmitt Smith and Calvin Johnson teaming up with team Biden
Joe Biden’s getting a helping hand from one current and two retired National Football League football stars.
Biden proposes $2 trillion to spur development of 100% clean energy by 2035
Other elements of Biden's proposal include nationwide investment in infrastructure, confronting foreign efforts to move jobs overseas and investing in the workforce.
Remains of Aztec palace, house built by Hernán Cortés found near Mexico City plaza
Mexican officials said the remains of the Aztec palace and house built by Hernán Cortés were found near the Plaza del Zócalo.
The Supreme Court’s Late-Night Death Penalty Decision Isn’t Just Cruel. It’s Legally Indefensible.
The five conservative justices abdicated their duty to ensure that executions comply with the Constitution.
Broward County superintendent pushes for full online classes if coronavirus cases don't decline
Officials in Broward County Florida are not optimistic that coronavirus cases will decline low enough to reopen schools at the start of the semester.
Fact Check: Has New York Handled the Coronavirus Pandemic Better than Florida?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) continues to remain a media favorite, despite the fact that New York has seven times more coronavirus deaths than Florida, a state which has faced intense scrutiny from the establishment media for its handling of the pandemic.
Amber Heard denies defecating in Johnny Depp’s bed
“This accusation is completely untrue and has been designed purely to humiliate Ms Heard," a spokesperson for Heard told The Post.
Jameela Jamil calls herself an 'anti-celebrity,' refuses to project image of the 'perfect woman'
Jameela Jamil referred to herself as an “anti-celebrity” during a recent interview in which she declared that she refuses to project the image of the “perfect woman.”
Biden: Can't turn corner on Covid-19 without leadership
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said that without presidential leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, Americans cannot get back to work safely.