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Broken beer bottles sit in a cage after participants took part in “Glassphemy!”, a project from artist and developer David Belt, on May 20, 2010, in Brooklyn, New York. “Glassphemy!,” is billed as a psychological recycling experiment, in which people stand on a high and a low platform set on each end of a 20-foot-by-30-foot clear box, with high walls made of steel and bulletproof glass. Those on the higher platform take empty glass bottles and throw them at their compatriots across the way protected by a bulletproof glass. The bottles smash at the tempo of artfully designed lights flash. The idea is to make recycling a more direct, visceral experience and to purge some of New York aggression simultaneously. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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At about 4 a.m. on Saturday, Miguel Jiminez and a friend were thrown out of a Flatbush Avenue restaurant near Beverley Road, prompting a physical fight between the two. After taking a punch, Jiminez “fell onto a sidewalk littered with broken bottles and slashed his right bicep open,” according to the New York Post. Instead of stopping to tend to the injury, Jiminez started chasing after his buddy. He eventually collapsed and was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he died from blood loss and became yet another argument against toughing itout.
Intelligence community sources are pushing back a DNI official’s claim that Russia was trying to help Trump get re-elected
The US intelligence community has assessed that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election and has separately assessed that Russia views Trump as a leader they can work with. But the US does not have evidence that Russia’s interference this cycle is aimed at reelecting Trump, the officials said.
“The intelligence doesn’t say that,” one senior national security official told CNN. “A more reasonable interpretation of the intelligence is not that they have a preference, it’s a step short of that. It’s more that they understand the President is someone they can work with, he’s a dealmaker.” …
One intelligence official said that [DNI official Shelby] Pierson’s characterization of the intelligence was “misleading” and a national security official said Pierson failed to provide the “nuance” needed to accurately convey the US intelligence conclusions.
Trump’s NSA is apparently denying Russia’s support for Trump while attacking Sanders
National security adviser Robert O’Brien tells ABC in interview to air tomorrow that he hasn’t seen any evidence of Russia seeking to help Trump. Asked whether Russia might be helping Sanders, he says reports could be credible. “That’s no surprise. He honeymooned in Moscow.”
Concerns linger as some [caucus] volunteers say they haven’t received hands-on training with the iPads the party purchased to help tabulate results. Other volunteers are worried about executing the caucus’ new voting alignment system, which includes the extra complication of adding early-vote totals to day-of results — a step that even Iowa, with all its problems, didn’t have to deal with.
Multiple presidential campaigns are anxious that the state party won’t finish tabulating the enormous number of early votes by Saturday — and they want more transparency on how those votes will be divvied up to individual precincts.
Finally, there are signs the state party is worried about unflattering internal details about the caucus being divulged. On Thursday night, the Nevada Democratic Party sent an email to volunteer precinct chairs in rural areas asking them to sign a non-disclosure agreement and simultaneously offering a stipend.
Well-funded social media campaign, or bot network?
The Bloomberg campaign broke the rules with its paid social media blitz, says Twitter. It just suspended 70 accounts, some belonging to campaign employees who were copy-pasting messages. Scoop from @suhaunah and me. https://t.co/M065RB0Ogm