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Donald Trump's chief of staff attacks FBI Director Chris Wray after his testimony casting doubt on complaints of widespread voter fraud

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray a day after Wray told Congress he'd never seen any evidence of widespread voter fraud.   'Well, with all due respect to Director Wray, he has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI let alone figuring out whether there's any kind of voter fraud,' Meadows said on 'CBS This Morning' Friday when asked about Wray's testimony.  Meadows and his boss, President Donald Trump, have pushed that widespread mail-in balloting will be ripe for fraud, as Democrats have pushed for greater access to this kind of voting due to the coronavirus pandemic.  White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray after he testified before Congress that there's been no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the United States  Christopher Wray was on Capitol Hill Thursday and told lawmakers he had, 'not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud ef

Democratic donor Ed Buck cites coronavirus and gum disease as he asks to be released on bail and offers to put up $400K bond over charges of giving drugs to a man who died at his West Hollywood apartment

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Ed Buck, the Democratic party donor in whose house two men died of drug overdoses, is planning to ask to be released from jail and await trial from home. On Friday, at a bail reconsideration hearing, Buck's defense attorneys are set to argue that Buck, 66, is at high-risk of contracting coronavirus if he remains locked up.      According to court papers obtained by City News Service, Buck says he is willing to pay a $400,000 signature bond as well as be electronically monitored and confined to his home.  The attorneys also argue that Buck suffers from gum disease and needs specialized cardiac care that the criminal justice system is unable to provide. But federal prosecutors are against his release, saying Buck is a fight risk and he represents a potential danger to the public.   Ed Buck is expected to be asked to be released from jail at a bail reconsideration hearing on Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured: Buck appears in Los Angeles Superior Court on September 19 Bu

Head teacher says ALL pupils need government-funded catch up lessons after suffering ‘stress and anxiety’ during pandemic and warns extra £80 per child is not enough to reverse damage done by lockdown

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Schoolchildren have been left riddled with anxiety and stress at the thought of taking exams after missing crucial time at school, the head teacher of a Yorkshire school has said.   Pepe Di'Iasio has seen a greater number of pupils coming forward with feelings of uncertainty and nervousness to teachers at Wales High School in south Yorkshire. The 51-year-old also praised the government for putting education high on the agenda, but warned that not enough was being done to support students who have fallen behind.  He said: 'We've got an increased number of students who are coming forward to our pastoral team to share that they have increased anxieties and stresses around the uncertanties of the next year.'  Head teacher Pepe Di'Iasio has seen a greater number of pupils with anxiety and stress at Wales High School in south Yorkshire Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an aid package for school children earlier this year that is set to provide £1billion funding to sc

Barbados adds UK to its 'high risk' Covid list - meaning arriving British holidaymakers must quarantine for up to a week

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Barbados has added the UK to its list of 'high risk' countries, meaning arriving British holidaymakers will be quarantined for up to a week. New restrictions will be implemented from October 1 after a surge in coronavirus cases in the UK, where another 6,634 infections were recorded yesterday alone. Tourists will be required to show evidence of a negative Covid-19 PCR test on arrival, or risk being refused entry to the idyllic Caribbean country. Those who fly in from Britain will be quarantined and monitored for up to seven days at a designated 'holding hotel or approved villa' at their own expense, or at a government facility free of charge. Barbados has added the UK to its list of 'high risk' countries, meaning arriving British holidaymakers will be quarantined for up to a week. Pictured: Bathsheba, Barbados After four or five days, they will be retested and can leave quarantine if they receive a negative result. Other 'high risk' countries include Fra

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pay their respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a service held by a female rabbi as the former SCOTUS judge makes history again by becoming first woman to lie in state at the Capitol

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality, made history again on Friday as the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris joined officials, lawmakers and the justice's grieving family including her daughter Jane and son James in paying their respects to the legal pioneer and champion of women's rights at the memorial service held by a female rabbi Friday morning. Mourners gathered at the socially distanced ceremony in National Statuary Hall, where Ginsburg's flag-draped casket lay encircled by sculptures of prominent Americans. Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the high court since 1993, died last Friday at age 87. Known simply as RBG, she was an icon to millions of Americans - including young girls - after a long legal career built on fighting for women's rights. Her family plans to hold a private burial next week at Arlington Nati