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Honolulu, HIKITV.com

Police body cam video revealed in deadly Sykap shooting

Graphic body camera footage played in District Court, showing what happened when 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap was shot and killed by Honolulu police. In the preliminary hearing for Zachary Ah Nee, Christopher Fredeluces and Geoffrey Thom, both the prosecution and defense wanted the footage to be shown. Because each side believes seeing the shooting, which only took a few seconds of time, but was captured from several different angles -- is critical to proving their case.
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Rochester, INinkfreenews.com

Mistrial Declared For Teen Accused Of Plotting Columbine-Type Massacre

ROCHESTER — After about seven hours of deliberation, a 12-person jury came to an impasse in reaching a verdict on John Lawrence Schultz IV’s case. Schultz, 19, is accused of conspiring to plot a Columbine-type massacre. After closing arguments and final jury instructions were given, the jury entered deliberation around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 28.
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Boise, IDIdaho Statesman

A Boise Navy reservist becomes a casualty of COVID-19, dying at age 47 in hospital

A 47-year-old Navy reservist and former Ada County sheriff’s deputy died Monday while hospitalized with COVID-19-related complications, according to the Navy Times. Navy Reserve Master-at-Arms 1st Class Allen Hillman, a Boise native, was a member of the Navy Reserve Volunteer Training Unit in Boise, according to The Associated Press. Hillman...
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Can President Biden Order The Military To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

With a resurgent coronavirus and troops still having the choice to get the jab, we investigated. Here's what we found out. Joseph Trevithick View Joseph Trevithick's Articles. President Joe Biden is expected to announce that federal employees will be subject to new rules regarding being vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus tomorrow, but those provisions are reportedly not set to apply to military personnel. At present, the Department of Defense is not mandating uniformed or civilian personnel get one of the available vaccines under established rules that allow individuals to refuse such medications that have not been formally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The President does have the authority, at the request of the Secretary of Defense, to waive this right to refuse on national security grounds. However, the highly politicized nature of the pandemic means that this would almost certainly be a controversial decision.
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The Associated Press

US defense secretary broadens cooperation with Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met his Vietnamese counterpart on Thursday to deepen cooperation in security and pandemic recovery, after Washington vowed support for Southeast Asian nations embroiled in territorial rifts with China. Vietnam and the Philippines, Austin’s next stop, are among China’s fiercest opponents in...
Public HealthNewsweek

Defense Department Now Requires Masks Indoors, Regardless of Vaccination Status

The Department of Defense (DOD) is now requiring people to wear masks inside of all its indoor facilities, regardless of their vaccination status. All service members, federal employees, onsite contractor employees and visitors must now wear a face mask indoors at any installations and other facilities owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the DOD, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks wrote in a memorandum issued Wednesday.
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Los Angeles Times

Editorial: The federal debt limit drama isn’t a fight over spending

The federal government’s finances are in the red and the White House is occupied by a Democrat, which means it’s time for renewed drama about the federal debt limit. The limit — a cap on borrowing by the Treasury — is set to go back into effect in August after a two-year suspension. By using stopgap measures, the Treasury should be able to keep paying the federal government’s bills until sometime in October, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, although Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen predicts that the money could run out sooner.
Economynationaldefensemagazine.org

2020 Was Good Year for Contractors

Federal contract obligations reached a record high of $682 billion in fiscal year 2020, the fifth straight year of spending growth, according to Bloomberg Government. The recently released “BGOV200 Federal Industry Leaders Study” ranked the top 200 vendors by value of prime, unclassified contracts awarded by U.S. agencies. The annual...
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How much improvement can the Lions defense make?

The Detroit Lions‘ new general manager, head coach, and quarterback have received the majority of the headlines. But how much can the defense improve this season?. Defense has long been a staple of NFL champions. In the Motor City, it has most frequently been spotty or missing. Fans need to look no further than the last three seasons for a very vivid image of those defensive shortcomings.
California Staterenewablesnow.com

BOEM to consult on offshore wind area extensions in California

July 29 (Renewables Now) - The US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Wednesday said it is taking forward the federal wind leasing process off the coast of California with two actions. One is a move to determine industry interest in two new areas --...
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