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Wednesday October 14th, 2020 day edition

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The guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain crossed through the South China Sea, passing near the disputed Paracel Islands, on Friday.

Beijing is doubling down on its assertion of total control over the South China Sea, swarming warships and aircraft around a US destroyer as it sailed through international waters at the weekend.

The warship's presence is part of Washington's ongoing "Freedom of Navigation" campaign to assert what it calls common practice.

The post-World War II Law of the Sea determines the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait to be international waters.

He warned of tougher measures to come, stating Beijing would take "all necessary" measures to safeguard its national security.

Ruling aside, China insists its alleged sovereignty makes it illegal for foreign militaries to send vessels and aircraft through these waters without permission. »

‘Mad Max’ Spinoff ‘Furiosa’ In The Works At Warners With George Miller Directing & Anya Taylor-Joy In Title Role; Chris Hemsworth & Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Along For Ride

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The standalone movie will reveal the origins of Furiosa and be played by Glass actress Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role.

The movie will track the genesis of Furiosa before she teamed up with Max Rockatansky in Fury Road.

Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will also star in a movie that Miller will also direct, co-write and produce with his longtime Oscar-nominated producing partner Doug Mitchell. »

Kyle Rittenhouse won’t be charged for gun offense in Illinois: prosecutors

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The Lake County state’s attorney’s office says it will not file additional charges against Kyle Rittenhouse in connection to the gun he allegedly used to fatally shoot two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Also, there is no evidence the gun was ever possessed by Rittenhouse, 17, in Illinois, prosecutors said.

Rittenhouse is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the killing of two protesters and attempted intentional homicide in the wounding of a third. »

Twitter suspends accounts for posing as Black Trump supporters

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Twitter has suspended a network of accounts claiming to be owned by Black supporters of Donald Trump and his re-election campaign due to spam and platform manipulation, it said Tuesday.

NBC News also reported spam operations from fake accounts posing as Black Trump supporters in August.

It did not say where it believed the network of people posing as Black Trump supporters originated or whether it was state-backed. »

Thousands of Amazon workers demand time off to vote

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Thousands of Amazon tech workers Tuesday signed an internal petition urging the company to offer paid time off for its workforce to vote on or before Election Day.

More than 1,500 Amazon tech workers added their support to the petition one hour after it was launched internally Tuesday morning.

Other American companies, such as Target, PayPal and Apple, likewise provide paid allotted time for workers to vote. »