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Wednesday May 13rd, 2020 day edition

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It’s unclear just how strong the evidence is against the former Saudi Embassy official — it’s been a subject of sharp dispute within the FBI for years.

But the disclosure, which a senior U.S. government official confirmed was made in error, seems likely to revive questions about potential Saudi links to the 9/11 plot.

“It demonstrates there was a hierarchy of command that’s coming from the Saudi Embassy to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs [in Los Angeles] to the hijackers.”.

Still, Eagleson acknowledged he was flabbergasted by the bureau’s slip-up in identifying the Saudi Embassy official in a public filing.

The reference is to Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah, a mid-level Saudi Foreign Ministry official who was assigned to the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., in 1999 and 2000.

But all of the FBI evidence the agents had gathered about Jarrah and his communications about the hijackers remain under seal.

In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, investigators quickly concluded that 15 of the 19 hijackers were of Saudi origin. »

Black woman shot and killed after Kentucky police entered her home as she slept, family says

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A black woman was asleep in her Louisville, Kentucky, home when three police officers forced their way inside, "blindly fired" and killed her, according to a lawsuit filed by the woman's family.

"We stand with the family of this young woman in demanding answers from the Louisville Police Department," he said in a statement Monday on Twitter.

The three officers entered Taylor's home "without knocking and without announcing themselves as police officers," the suit states. »

Democrats try to ban Internet shutoffs until pandemic is over

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A proposed US law would make it illegal for telecom providers to terminate Internet or phone service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

That money, if approved, would be given to ISPs that provide discounts to low-income households and people who lose their jobs.

Merkley, Sanders, and Wyden want to prevent the shutoffs from happening at all and force ISPs to reconnect customers who were disconnected after the pandemic began. »

Leaked White House data shows infections spiking more than 1,000% in rural areas that backed Trump

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A leaked unreleased White House coronavirus task force report showing cases spiking in areas across the country has undercut President Donald Trump's claim that cases are declining across the nation.

Though cases are decreasing in 14 states, they are rising in nine states, according to The New York Times.

A lack of widespread testing in 27 other states, plus Washington and Puerto Rico, suggests that cases in those areas are being undercounted. »