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Here's why former intelligence officials are worried about Trump's massive debt

Here's why former intelligence officials are worried about Trump's massive debtFor many observers, the biggest takeaway of the New York Times’s report on President Trump’s finances is how often in recent years he has paid little to no income tax, but for former intelligence officials, it’s the potential of his massive debt to make him susceptible to foreign influence.



Breonna Taylor case grand juror: We weren’t given the option of indicting the two cops who shot her

Breonna Taylor case grand juror: We weren’t given the option of indicting the two cops who shot herGrand juror said AG Daniel Cameron misrepresented the deliberations. Cameron agreed to release grand jury recording



Joe Biden tweets joke mocking 'earpiece' and 'drug' allegations with photo of headphones and ice cream

Joe Biden tweets joke mocking 'earpiece' and 'drug' allegations with photo of headphones and ice cream"I’ve got my earpiece and performance enhancers ready," Biden wrote on Twitter with a photo of tangled earbuds and a pint of ice cream.



Chinese rail stations and airports swamped during holiday, raising fears of fresh Covid outbreak

Chinese rail stations and airports swamped during holiday, raising fears of fresh Covid outbreakPeople have begun swarming into China’s rail stations and airports as the country where the coronavirus pandemic emerged enters into its first major public holiday week after lockdowns began easing, potentially raising the risk of new infections. Nearly half of the country’s 1.4 billion people are expected to hit the road during China’s “Golden Week,” kicking off on Oct 1 as the nation celebrates its founding anniversary. Chinese authorities have relaxed some travel restrictions as the number of daily infections have begun dropping significantly. About 30 people were confirmed with the coronavirus through Tuesday this week, a figure that could rise given increased movement of people over the holiday. As such pandemic precautions remain in place, including detailed contact tracing via mobile phone apps that allow users to flash a green, yellow or red code – a health contagion profile that determines whether someone might pose an infection risk.



11-Year-Old Boy Among Several Dead After Oregon Siege

11-Year-Old Boy Among Several Dead After Oregon SiegeA hostage situation inside a Salem, Oregon home took a deadly turn Monday afternoon after a 34-year-old killed two people—including an 11-year-old boy—and wounded a third before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.Oregon State Police said Tuesday Jesus Lopez-Tinoco held multiple people hostage in the home before killing 24-year-old Diari Bustos-Bustos and the 11-year-old, whose name has not been released, and injuring a third person.Authorities haven’t revealed what sparked the hostage situation in the home about an hour outside of Portland, or the relationship between Lopez-Tinoco and his victims.Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a hostage situation at around 12:30 p.m. on Monday at 244 Juneva Place SE, the Oregon State Police said in a statement. After driving to the scene, deputies were able to establish communications with Lopez-Tinoco “in an attempt to resolve the situation peacefully.”Without warning, however, gunshots rang out inside the home, prompting officers to force entry. One officer fired “a yet-to-be-determined number of rounds,” the statement said.Inside the home, deputies found 43-year-old Laura Rocio-Bustos with a gunshot wound. She was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Bustos-Busto and the 11-year-old were found fatally shot nearby.“A 13-year-old male was rescued from inside the residence and uninjured,” the Oregon State Police said. “Lopez-Tinoco was located deceased with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”The incident was described by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office as an “officer-involved shooting” but it wasn’t clear if any of the injuries were a result of shots fired by deputies.Oregon State Police said one deputy, Ricky Kittelson, who has been on the force for 2 years, was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.The Marion County Sheriff’s Office declined The Daily Beast’s request for comment, stating the Oregon State Police is leading the investigation.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



The White House is upping its offer to Democrats to pass a new stimulus bill including $1,200 direct payments, report says

The White House is upping its offer to Democrats to pass a new stimulus bill including $1,200 direct payments, report saysTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are yet to strike a deal but say they are hopeful and talks will continue.