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Saturday August 29th, 2020 evening edition

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Washington (CNN) America's most senior general, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, told members of Congress that the military will not play a role in November's election and won't help settle any disputes if the results are contested.

"The Constitution and laws of the US and the states establish procedures for carrying out elections, and for resolving disputes over the outcome of elections ...

I do not see the US military as part of this process," Milley said in a letter released on Friday responding to questions from two members of the House Armed Services Committee.

"In the event of a dispute over some aspect of the elections, by law U.S. courts and the U.S. Congress are required to resolve any disputes, not the U.S. Military," Milley added.

"I believe deeply in the principle of an apolitical U.S. military," Milley wrote.

Milley's answers came in response to questions from Democratic Reps. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan and Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey following a July hearing of the Armed Services Committee. »

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Thousands of Russians protest against President Vladimir Putin, suspected poisoning of Alexi Navalny

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Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Russia's far eastern city of Khabarovsk to protest against President Vladimir Putin's handling of a regional political crisis and the suspected poisoning of his most vocal critic.

Mr Navalny, 44, was airlifted to Germany last week after collapsing during a flight to Moscow from the Siberian city of Tomsk.

Despite calls from Germany, France and a growing list of other nations, Russia has ruled out any investigation into the suspected poisoning. »

Atheists are more likely to sleep better than Catholics and Baptists

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DARIEN, IL – A new study of sleep, religious affiliation, and perceptions of heaven found that atheists and agnostics are significantly more likely to be better sleepers than Catholics and Baptists.

SLEEP is the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.

Established in 1975, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is advancing sleep care and enhancing sleep health to improve lives. »

Turkish lawyer Ebru Timtik dies on hunger strike demanding fair trial - Region - World

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A human rights lawyer in Turkey has died of a hunger strike she launched in prison to demand a fair trial for herself and colleagues, an attorney's group said.

Ebru Timtik, 42, died in a hospital in Istanbul late Thursday, the Progressive Lawyers' Association said.

Timtik's death comes months after two members of a left-wing popular folk group that is banned in Turkey also died of a hunger strike. »