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Friday August 30th, 2019 morning edition

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DeMarcus Cousins sought on arrest warrant for domestic violence charge.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

The phone conversation was recorded by Cousins’ ex-girlfriend and a copy was provided to the Mobile (Alabama) police department.

Mobile police spokesperson Charlette M. Solis told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday that "an arrest warrant has been issued.”

“Yes, a warrant has been signed,” Cousins' ex-girlfriend told USA TODAY Sports in a text message Thursday.

The charge is a Class A misdemeanor, meaning Cousins would face a maximum of a year in jail.

"We are aware of the allegation involving DeMarcus Cousins and, of course, take this claim seriously," the Lakers said in a statement Tuesday. »

US spies say Trump's G7 performance suggests he's either a 'Russian asset' or a 'useful idiot' for Putin

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But "it would not surprise me in the least if the Russians had at least one asset in Trump's inner circle.".

That was the assessment an FBI agent who works in counterintelligence gave Insider of President Donald Trump's performance at this year's G7 summit in Biarritz, France.

The Russian media analyst Julia Davis noted that Kremlin-controlled media reacted to Trump's G7 performance with laughter and mockery. »

Case against Jeffrey Epstein dismissed following his death

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday formally dismissed the criminal sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein, a move that was expected following the financier’s death in jail earlier this month. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman had said at a hearing on Tuesday that he was legally bound to dismiss the case.

The FBI is examining two cameras that were outside the cell that malfunctioned, a law enforcement source has told Reuters.

Tuesday’s hearing featured emotional testimony from 16 women who said Epstein had abused them, many of whom lamented that he would never face justice in court. »

Trump Tweets 2020 Campaign Ad With Logo Used by White Supremacists

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Former Snopes Managing Editor Brooke Binkowski was among the first to point out the problematic use of the logo.

Thank you for the support as we MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2019.

Mediaite tracked the image back even further, to a tweet by a self-described Dutch white nationalist, who Trump thanked for his support on Twitter in 2015 and whose Twitter account has since been suspended. »

Depression, anxiety rising among U.S. college students

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She noted that this was around the time smartphones became common and social media moved from being optional to mandatory among youngsters.

University counseling centers have been reporting increases in students’ use of campus mental health services.

The rate of moderate to severe depression rose from 23.2% in 2007 to 41.1% in 2018, while rates of moderate to severe anxiety rose from 17.9% in 2013 to 34.4% in 2018. »