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Florida congressional candidate accuses rivals of plotting to kill her

A Florida congressional candidate has accused her potential rivals in the GOP primary of plotting to kill her. Anna Paulina Luna, who has previously been endorsed by former President Donald Trump in the race, obtained a temporary restraining order Friday against fellow Republican William Braddock, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
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On Secret Tape, GOP Candidate Says Russian 'Hit Squad' Will Murder Opponent

In a Politico bombshell report William Braddock, a Florida Republican congressional candidate can be heard saying he has access to Russian and Ukrainian hit squads, "billions of dollars" in offshore cash, and would "end" the life of one of his Republican political opponents, a Trump-endorsed candidate named Anna Paulina Luna, "if it needs to be done."

POLITICO Playbook: The inside view from the West Wing on infrastructure

JUST POSTED: Friend of Playbook Olivia Nuzzi profiles New York gubernatorial candidate ANDREW GIULIANI for the next issue of New York magazine. Lots of juicy details: DONALD TRUMP is mad at him. He gave a partially false story to the New York Post about his wife’s ”American Dream” immigration story. New York Republicans want him to end the campaign he just started. And RUDY isn’t invited to the 12-person Giuliani family group chat. “Maybe I’m just a glutton for punishment,” Andrew tells Olivia.
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Hong Kong Sends 500 Police to Raid Pro-Democracy Newspaper Apple Daily

Hong Kong security chiefs sent some 500 police officers to raid a pro-democracy newspaper Thursday while the editor-in-chief and four other executives were arrested at their homes. Journalists at the Apple Daily livestreamed the 7:30 a.m. raid on Facebook, showing police searching reporters’ computers. According to BBC News, police said that the newspaper had published more than 30 articles calling on foreign countries to impose sanctions on Hong Kong and mainland China.
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Philly Can’t Ditch Contract With Catholic Adoption Agency for Refusing LGBT Couples: SCOTUS

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that Philadelphia could not cancel a contract with a Catholic foster agency over its refusal to let same-sex couples adopt. The court’s opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, stated that the city’s decision violated the First Amendment’s freedom of religion clause. “[Catholic Social Services] seeks only an accommodation that will allow it to continue serving the children of Philadelphia in a manner consistent with its religious beliefs; it does not seek to impose those beliefs on anyone else,” he wrote. “The refusal of Philadelphia to contract with CSS for the provision of foster care services unless it agrees to certify same-sex couples as foster parents cannot survive strict scrutiny, and violates the First Amendment.”
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Israeli Cop Who Killed Autistic Palestinian Man Is Charged

The Israeli police officer who shot and killed an unarmed autistic Palestinian man—allegedly firing at him while he was cornered and again after he was wounded—has been charged with reckless manslaughter. The absence of a murder charge is sure to infuriate critics who have accused Israel of trying to whitewash the death of Eyad Hallaq, 32, in May 2020. The Associated Press reports that in announcing the charges against the unnamed border officer, prosecutors—who claim that there is somehow no security footage of the encounter in Jerusalem’s surveillance-heavy Old City—called it a “serious and unfortunate incident.” Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint List of Arab parties in Israel’s parliament, said the manslaughter charge was “denigrating.”