WASHINGTON — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local):
Republican Mike Pence will press the Trump campaign’s “law and order” message at the vice presidential debate against Democrat Kamala Harris.
Pence’s guests in the debate hall Wednesday night will include Ann Marie Dorn, the widow of retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn, who was shot to death on June 2 after a violent night of protests.
President Donald Trump and his campaign have seized on the scattered violence that has broken out amid otherwise largely peaceful protests demanding racial justice. Trump has wrongly claimed that such violence has been condoned by his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, and has warned it will continue if Biden wins in November.
Ann Marie Dorn also spoke at the Republican National Convention.
Pence will also be joined by the parents of Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian aid worker who was
Irina Slavina, the founder and editor of the independent Russian news site Koza Press, died on Friday after setting herself on fire in a protest of the Russian government. She was 47 years old.
Before she self-immolated in front of the police headquarters in Nizhny Novgorod, a city located in Central Russia, Slavina posted on her Facebook page, “I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death.”
Koza Press confirmed Slavina’s death in a post published on Friday and noted that police had searched Slavina’s apartment on Thursday looking for “brochures, leaflets, accounts” related to Open Russia, an opposition organization funded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an exiled oligarch.
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Downing Street’s COVID-19 press conferences to return on weekly basis, according to report
It comes as coronavirus infections continue to accelerate in second wave of pandemic
Boris Johnson also leading special briefing on Wednesday
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The government’s coronavirus press conferences are set to return, according to a report.
The Times has reported that the Downing Street briefings, a key feature of the first wave of the pandemic, will be reintroduced on a weekly basis.
Like the 92 daily press conferences between March and June, the new weekly briefings will reportedly be rotated between cabinet ministers, with Boris Johnson held back for “special occasions”.
It comes as the government continues to face criticism for alleged mixed and confusing messaging over its coronavirus restrictions in different parts of the country.