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Saturday September 26th, 2020 evening edition

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Witnessing the Trump administration attempt to handle the COVID-19 pandemic in a tense election year is akin to watching the fall of the Roman Empire, a Canadian mayor has said.

Mike Bradley, the mayor of Sarnia, a city neighboring Michigan known for its petrochemical industry, told The New York Times: "Personally, it's like watching the decline of the Roman Empire."

Bradley's comments were published alongside those of other politicians as well as experts from around the world concerned by the situation the superpower has found itself in.

The report was published on Friday, the day the U.S. reported its 7 millionth case of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.

For months, the U.S. has had the world's worse COVID-19 case and death counts.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the U.S. in a particularly fraught election year, which has seen the resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests.

Trump told a White House press briefing on Wednesday he would "have to see what happens.". »

Federal judge removes acting Bureau of Land Management director after finding he has served unlawfully for 424 days

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Washington (CNN) A federal judge on Friday ordered acting Bureau of Land Management Director William Perry Pendley to step aside, blocking him from exercising any more authority after finding that he has served unlawfully for more than 400 days.

"Pendley has served and continues to serve unlawfully as the Acting BLM Director," Morris wrote in his opinion.

Pendley unlawfully served as Acting BLM Director after the President submitted his permanent appointment to the Senate for confirmation -- another violation of the FVRA. »

Louisville police tell protesters to use sidewalks then call unlawful assembly when that doesn't happen

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Hide Caption 8 of 44 Photos: In pictures: Breonna Taylor decision sparks protests Protesters march through Louisville on September 24.

Hide Caption 35 of 44 Photos: In pictures: Breonna Taylor decision sparks protests Louisville officers detain protesters following the announcement.

Hide Caption 39 of 44 Photos: In pictures: Breonna Taylor decision sparks protests A demonstrator in Louisville confronts a police officer. »

White supremacist killed in shootout with California deputies

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(CNN) A white supremacist was killed in a shootout with deputies in Templeton, California, according to a San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office news release Friday.

The shooting took place Thursday morning when deputies at first tried to conduct a traffic stop on Christopher Michael Straub, 38, near a cemetery.

Straub continued evading deputies and attempted to return to his vehicle through the vineyard, but additional deputies arrived on scene and intercepted him as he tried to regain access to his vehicle. »