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Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 morning edition

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection arm confirmed on Tuesday it has deployed officers from three paramilitary-style units to join a federal crackdown on protests against police violence in Portland, Oregon.

“We have agents and officers from our special operations groups deployed,” a CBP official said in an email.

The official did not respond to questions about the number of officers deployed.

CBP, which patrols land borders and operates checkpoints for people arriving at U.S. airports and other transportation hubs, has three specially trained units that have deployed officers to Portland, the official told Reuters.

Homeland Security official insists arrests in Portland are lawful.

CBP said it also sent agents from its Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue and Special Response teams to Portland.

“Donald Trump has no justification for deploying paramilitary troops to the streets of Portland or any other American city,” Wyden said. »

Trump says he wishes accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell well and has 'met her numerous times'

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Donald Trump says he wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well as the British socialite faces charges of facilitating the abuse of minors by her boyfriend and former associate Jeffrey Epstein.

A reporter asked the president whether he believed Maxwell was going to "turn in powerful men" as she faces trial.

Maxwell was arrested nearly a year after Epstein allegedly killed himself in jail while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges. »

German state bans burqas, niqabs in schools

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Baden-Württemberg's city council's decision to ban full-face coverings, typically worn by ultra-conservative Muslim girls, matches the ban for teachers that is already in effect.

Kretschmann said that full-face veiling did not belong in a free society.

But he added that such a ban at the university level, where students are adults, was a more complex question. »

Cannabis May Reduce Deadly COVID-19 Lung Inflammation: Researchers Explain Why

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, researchers have started to look for solutions in an unlikely place - the cannabis plant.

In the article, researchers explain that “recent reports have suggested that acute infection is associated with a cytokine superstorm, which contributes to the symptoms of fever, cough, muscle pain.”

The authors explain that this “suggests its feasibility to reduce SARS-CoV2 induced lung inflammation/ pathology and disease severity.”. »

Alexander Litvinenko: the man who solved his own murder | Luke Harding

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The former Russian spy was poisoned with a cup of tea in a London hotel.

Working with Scotland Yard detectives, as he lay dying, he traced the lethal substance to a former comrade in the Russian secret service.

He is a strikingly tall, chunky-looking bloke wearing a padded black jacket and what resembles a hand-knitted Harry Potter scarf. »