First thing: Mar-a-Lago a magnet for spies, officials warn | American News

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Mar-a-Lago – the Palm Beach resort and residence where Donald Trump allegedly stored nuclear secrets among a trove of highly classified documents for 18 months since leaving the White House – is a magnet for foreign spiesformer intelligence officials said.

The Washington Post reported that a document outlining an unspecified foreign government’s defenses, including its nuclear capabilities, was one of several top-secret documents Trump removed from the White House when he left office. in January 2021.

There were also documents marked SAP, for Special Access Programs, which often relate to US intelligence operations and whose circulation is severely restricted, even among administration officials with higher security clearances.

Potentially most disturbing of all were papers stamped HCS, Humint Control Systems, involving human intelligence collected from agents in enemy countries, whose lives would be in danger if their identity were compromised.

  • When will Trump be prosecuted? Granting Trump’s request for ‘special teacher’ gives Justice Department no good options. The need to prosecute Trump as soon as possible after November’s midterm elections indicates avoiding the delay an appeal could cause and simply moving forward with the special examination of the master’s documents.

Suspect arrested for mass knife attack in Canada dies from self-inflicted wounds

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Police found a knife in the truck, which officers had driven off the road into a ditch. Photograph: Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images

Fugitive wanted in massive stabbing attack in Canada that killed 10 and injured 18 a died in hospital after arrestpolice confirmed, with sources saying his death was the result of self-inflicted injuries.

Myles Sanderson went into “medical distress” after his arrest and was taken to hospital, where he died, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said at a press conference Wednesday evening . Police found a knife in the truck, which officers had pushed off the road into a ditch before arresting Sanderson, but Blackmore would not comment on the cause of his death.

Sources close to the situation confirmed earlier that Sanderson died shortly after being taken into police custody from self-inflicted injuries. Police sources gave similar accounts to Canadian news outlet Global News and Associated Press.

With Sanderson dead, police may never understand what motivated him in the mass stabbings, Blackmore said.

  • Who were the victims? They were named as follows: Thomas Burns, 23, Carol Burns, 46, Gregory Burns, 28, Lydia Gloria Burns, 61, Bonnie Burns, 48, Earl Burns, 66, Lana Head, 49 years old, Christian Head, 54 years old, Robert Sanderson, 49 years old. and Wesley Petterson, 78.

  • What do we know about them? All were residents of the James Smith Cree Nation, an Aboriginal community, except for Petterson, who lived in Weldon, in northern Saskatchewan. Police said some of the victims appeared to have been targeted, while others appeared random.

‘Telling that fuller story’: Michelle and Barack on their White House portraits

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the unveiling of their official White House portraits.
Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the unveiling of their official White House portraits. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Even after all these years, Michelle Obama admitted she still felt a little weird and uncomfortable inside the White House, writes David Smith. “Growing up on Euclid Avenue [on Chicago’s south side]“I never could have imagined that all of this would be part of my story.

Yet, from yesterday, his face will grace the walls of America’s most famous address for as long as it exists and presidents still call it home. In their first visit as a couple to the White House since leaving in 2017, the Obamas unveiled their official portraits at a ceremony in the east room.

Large formal portraits of presidents and first ladies adorn the walls, hallways and rooms of the White House. Usually, a former president returns for the unveiling during the term of his successor. But the Obamas, who have remained popular since their departure from power, did not have their ceremony while Donald Trump was in office.

The unveiling rekindled a bipartisan tradition held a decade ago, but this being the Obamas, no portrait is a mere punchline or just a cold, lonely beautiful piece of art. It is also a metaphor for America and tells its story. Hearing them speak was a reminder that while current President Joe Biden speaks in prose, the Obamas speak in poetry.

  • What did Michelle say? “Because as Barack said, if we can find ourselves together on the walls of the most famous address in the world, then, again, it is so important for every young person who doubts himself to believe he can too. That’s what this country is all about.”

In other news…

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Steve Bannon is expected to face charges of embezzling $1 million of personal expenses from public donations to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
  • Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon is expected to surrender to New York authorities today to face state fraud charges for his role in a fundraising effort to privately finance the construction of the US-Mexico border wall, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • Two women were sentenced to death in Iran because of their ties to the LGBTQ+ community, human rights groups have reported. Zahra Seddiqi Hamedani, 31, and Elham Choubdar, 24, were found guilty on September 1, but details of their sentencing only emerged this week.

  • The Biden administration has sent a message to Liz Truss on his second day in office, warning against “efforts to overturn the Northern Ireland Protocol”. He came from the White House briefing room, where a spokeswoman, Karine Jean-Pierre, was asked about Britain’s new prime minister.

  • A local official was arrested suspected of murder after a Las Vegas reporter, Jeff German, was found dead, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Robert Telles, Clark County Public Administrator, had been the subject of several investigative reports by German.

Don’t miss this: From sober mom teams to anti-anxiety textbooks, do the new AA alternatives work?

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New ways to quit drinking have blossomed during the pandemic, reaching out to women who feel marginalized by the abstinence program. Illustration: Rita Liu/The Guardian

A Sober Girls Guide is one of a cohort of online sobriety groups that became popular as more people struggled with alcohol issues at the start of the pandemic, and groups seem to be here to stay. They have less rigid standards than A.A., which has dominated alcohol recovery groups since their inception in 1935. Many organizations were founded and centered on women, including drinking and binge drinking. – even before the pandemic, in which statistics on alcohol abuse soared – was catching up with that of men. Women, however, were less likely to seek drug treatment.

…or this: Supreme Court fears spur ‘shotgun’ LGBTQ marriages

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In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry nationwide regardless of state laws. Photography: David McNew/Getty Images

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a concurring opinion that the court had a “duty to” correct the “established” error in several landmark civil rights and privacy cases. , including 2015’s Obergefell v Hodges, which enshrined marriage equality. Other conservative judges wrote that Obergefell was not on the chopping block, but many people found that hard to trust. Some LGBT couples are don’t wait to find out.

Climate balance sheet: The Southern Ocean absorbs more heat than any other and the the effects will be felt for generations

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“The Southern Ocean’s heat absorption accounts for nearly all of the warming of the planet’s oceans, which will only increase if we can’t stop emitting carbon dioxide.” Photography: Cultura Creative Ltd/Alamy

Over the past 50 years, the oceans have worked in overdrive to slow global warming, absorbing around 40% of our carbon dioxide emissions and more than 90% of the excess heat trapped in the atmosphere. But, Maurice Huguenin, Matthew England and Ryan Holmes write for The Conversation their research, published today in Nature Communications, found that some oceans work harder than others. They found the The Southern Ocean dominated global heat absorption. In fact, heat absorption from the Southern Ocean accounts for nearly all of the warming of the planet’s oceans, controlling the rate of climate degradation.

Last thing: the vineyards await the classification of Saint-Émilion wines after a 10-year gap compared to the results of 2012

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A woman working in a vineyard in Saint-Émilion, in southwestern France. Photography: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Winemakers in France’s historic Saint-Émilion vineyard hope the prestigious wine rankings unveiled today will put an end to more than a decade of court cases, legal wrangling and controversy. The quiet district of Saint-Émilion, with its Romanesque architecture and its set of vineyards classified as World Heritage, is at the center of a long dispute over its famous classifications, decided every 10 years and compared to the influence of the Michelin Guide. on catering.

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