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Tuesday August 16th, 2022 evening edition

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Kash Patel said that as president, Trump had the power to instantly declassify government documents.

A former CIA chief discounted the claim, saying there is a thorough declassification process.

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The former CIA director dismissed a claim by a Donald Trump ally that the former president had the power to instantly declassify government documents, calling it "pretty much BS.".

Panetta's comments came after Kash Patel, a former Pentagon official under Trump, claimed that Trump had declassified all the documents he took to Mar-a-Lago.

"This is a key fact that most Americans are missing: President Trump, as a sitting president, is a unilateral authority for declassification," Patel said.

While presidents can declassify documents without having to go to other government authorities for approval, this is very rare, The Times reported. »

Sacheen Littlefeather receives formal apology for mistreatment at 1973 Oscars

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The Academy also acknowledged the toll the experience has taken on Littlefeather in her personal and professional life.

"As a result, Sacheen was professionally boycotted, personally harassed and attacked, and discriminated against for the last fifty years," Rubin wrote.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, after hearing the apology, Littlefeather said, "I never stood up onstage in 1973 for any kind of accolades. »

More human remains found at Lake Mead as basin sees beneficial monsoon rains

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BOULDER CITY, Nev. – More human remains have been found along the shores of Lake Mead, despite water levels appearing to temporarily halt their steady decline.

The National Park Service said the latest gruesome discovery happened Saturday along Swim Beach in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

A megadrought and an increase in consumption from Lake Mead caused water levels to drop to an 80-year low. »

War in Ukraine Has Sparked a New Race to Succeed Putin

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The war in Ukraine and ensuing sanctions have failed to cement Russia’s power vertical or unify the country’s influential business and political groups.

The war has, therefore, set in motion a public race of the successors.

But whatever that future looks like, there appears to be less and less room in it for Putin. »