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January 1, Trump, RNC’s Huge Cash Haul Dwarfs Dems Q3 Fundraising



This Day in History | 1789

George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments, which became known as  The United States Bill of Rights  to the States for ratification.

Good Morning Middle Americans!

Top Democratic White House hopefuls took in a collective $56 million over the last three months, but in a sign of what they’re up against, President Donald Trump and his allies swamped them all by raising $125 million. Also today, the conviction of white Dallas officer in black neighbor’s death stuns some African Americans. A federal judge has temporarily blocked Georgia’s restrictive new abortion law. And in Oregon, authorities say the bizarre deaths and mutilations of five bulls in might have been caused by humans. But they have no leads. Read all about it!

– Fraser Dixon

Trump Campaign, RNC Raised $125 Million

(CBS News) – President Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee raised $125 million to support the president’s reelection in the third quarter, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager announced on Tuesday. The enormous haul overshadows the fundraising announcements of Democratic candidates like Senator Bernie Sanders, who reported $25.3 million in contributions on Tuesday.

Find out more from CBS News

Jurors Weigh Sentence for Dallas Cop Convicted of Murder

(The Dallas Morning News) – Amber Guyger, 31, fatally shot 26-year-old Jean in his apartment last year. She was off-duty but still in uniform when she shot Jean with her service weapon. She had said she mistook his apartment for her own and thought Jean was a burglar. She is the first Dallas officer convicted of murder since the 1970s.

A Dallas County jury on Tuesday convicted Amber Guyger of murdering Botham Jean in his apartment last year, in a trial that renewed international outrage over white police officers killing unarmed black men.

Find out more from the Dallas Morning News

Federal Judge Blocks Georgia Anti-Abortion Law

(Atlanta Journal Constitution) – A federal judge handed an early win to abortion rights activists Tuesday by blocking Georgia’s restrictive law from going into effect — but it is only the first step as a lawsuit makes its way through the court system.

Read more from the Atlanta Journal Constitution here

Mysterious Oregon Cattle Killings, Mutilations Alarm Ranchers

(Oregon Live) – Cattle sometimes die suddenly on the ranch’s 140,000 acres in Harney County — struck by disease or felled by a broken leg and unable to find a way out of the rugged, forested terrain.

But by the time ranch hands discovered four more dead bulls within 24 hours, they knew they were likely dealing with deliberate, premeditated killings.

They’re still baffled by the circumstances. There were no wounds. No signs of a struggle. And the bulls’ genitals and tongues had been carefully removed.

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