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Donald Trump’s lawyers have indicated that he illegally possessed official government documents after losing the presidential election and failing to turn over the papers to the 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 could be subject to privilege. executive. They demand the appointment of a so-called special master to determine what documents justice officials can examine.

“It’s not clear that executive privilege would even be relevant to the particular crime he’s being investigated for and yet in this case he’s essentially admitting he has it, which the government is trying to establish,” said Asha Rangappa. , an old FBI officer and former associate dean at Yale Law School.

  • Potential hindrance. The Justice Department has been embroiled in a battle to recover Trump’s records for months. He previously returned 15 boxes of documents to the National Archives, but the FBI recovered additional classified documents in his possession.

Charlie Crist will challenge Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

“The fact that he’s already taken away a woman’s right to choose with the law he signed, the 15-week law that has no exceptions for rape or incest, is barbaric,” Crist said. about DeSantis.
Photograph: 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 challenge the November vote. against holder Ron DeSantis after comfortably winning the primary against progressive Nikki Fried.

His campaign has been defined by his boasting of his experience in office and his opposition to the ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy signed by DeSantis, who is a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. Crist s’ is committed to signing an executive order overturning the abortion law on his first day in office.

He suggested the win would upend any aspirations DeSantis might have for higher office. “This guy wants to be President of the United States of America and everyone knows that,” Crist said. “However, when we defeat him on November 8, that show is over.”

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

Dr. Oz’s team makes questionable claim about rival Fetterman’s stroke

The Republican candidate's aide Dr Oz said John Fetterman, pictured, would not have suffered if he had
The Republican candidate’s aide, Dr Oz, said John Fetterman, pictured, would not have had a stroke if he had “never eaten a vegetable in his life”. Photograph: Gene J Puskar/AP

An aide to Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Mehmet Oz says his Democratic opponent might not have had a stroke if he “had ever eaten a vegetable in his life”.

The likely erroneous line came after Fetterman, currently lieutenant governor, mocked a video in which Oz complained about the price of raw vegetables while mutilating the names of two Pennsylvania grocery stores. “In PA we call it a… vegetable platter,” Fetterman tweeted.

Rachel Tripp, Oz’s senior communications advisor, replied: “If John Fetterman had ever eaten a vegetable in his life, then maybe he wouldn’t have had a major stroke and he wouldn’t wouldn’t have to constantly lie about it.”

  • Weight loss diet. Fetterman is 6ft 8in and once weighed After over 400 pounds, but by 2018 he had “changed the way he ate, cutting out grains and sugar…started walking more and lost about 10-12 pounds a month,” dropping “to 270 pounds,” according to local media. He had a stroke in May, then returned to the track this month.

In other news…

Relatives watch over the body of Mexican journalist Fredid Roman in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico, after he was killed on Monday afternoon.
Mexican journalist Fredid Román was murdered on Monday afternoon. Photograph: Jesus Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mexican journalists continue to be besieged, after a 15th media worker this year was killed monday. A local journalist who ran an online news program was shot dead in the south of the country, in a “climate of impunity [that] continues to fuel these attacks”.

  • A A degree, Charles Oliha from South Sudan, evaded a potential rape charge in New York due to diplomatic immunity after he was allegedly released by the police on these grounds. However, the US State Department has the ability to revoke diplomatic status.

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

  • Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has apologized for a photo taken at his official residence of two women kissinglifting their tops to bare their torsos and covering their breasts with a sign that read ‘Finland’ as she continued to come under fire over a video of her party.

Stat of the day: Twice as many people have died with 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, up from 2,936 last year.
More than 5,700 deaths of people with Covid have been recorded in the UK since June 8, up from 2,936 last year. Photography: Maureen McLean/Rex/Shutterstock

Twice as many deaths involving Covid have occurred this summer in the UK compared to last summer, according to analysis of new data. Although the total number of deaths of people with Covid in 2022 remains much lower than last year, the summer months have reversed this trend, write Carmen Aguilar Garcia and Pamela Duncan. Over 5,700 Covid deaths have been recorded since June 8: 95% more than the same period last year.

Paul Hunter, professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, said “the increase in infections associated with the BA.5 wave” was behind the rise in deaths. “But we will see fewer deaths in August this year than last year,” he added. “I suspect that over the next three months we will see [that Covid] deaths [are] much less than last year and this will probably remain the case throughout the winter.

Don’t miss this: Popular weedkiller Roundup on trial again as cancer victims demand justice

Man sitting on a chair
Mike Langford sitting in the living room of his Phoenix home. Contemplating what his latest biopsy results will reveal. Photograph: Matt Williams/The Guardian

Mike Langford, 72, has had five cancer recurrences, despite several rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. Now he has chemotherapy-related neuropathy in his arms and legs, and new tests show the cancer has returned, write Carey Gillam and Aliya Uteuova.

Looking back, he acknowledges that it was absurd not to know that the popular weedkiller Roundup was classified as a probable carcinogen when he sprayed his garden with the chemical. He is suing Germany’s Bayer AG, which took over longtime Roundup maker Monsanto.

Climate control: Wind turbine blades ‘could be recycled into gummy bears’

Two gummy bears made from the composite resin that could be used to make wind turbine blades.
Two gummy bears made from the composite resin that could 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 said. Chelsie Henshaw writes that the researchers made a composite resin for the blades by combining fiberglass with a plant-based polymer and a synthetic; once the blades have reached the end of their lifespan, the materials can be broken down and recycled to make new products, including more turbine blades – and chewy candy.

“We salvaged food-grade potassium lactate and used it to make gummy candies, which I ate,” said John Dorgan, one of the paper’s authors. “The beauty of our resin system is that at the end of its use cycle, we can dissolve it, and that releases it from whatever matrix it’s in so it can be used again and again. still in an infinite loop. This is the objective of the circular economy.

Last thing: “Lost in meditation” – rural American life, in pictures

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The beautiful photographs of Holly Lynton reveal the state of spiritual being that emerges from nature and tradition Photography: undefined/Holly Lynton

Returning to specific communities year after year, photographer Holly Lynton goes beyond mythology to reveal a complex social landscape in the United States steeped in tradition but stripped of nostalgia, for a collection, Bare hands, published by L’Artiere Edizioniwrites the Guardian’s photography team.

“Being on the shrimp boat wasn’t just the work of fishing the shrimp, it was the sea, the weight of the humidity in the air, and the dolphins and the birds following us,” said Lynton. “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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