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Users Give Russians Ownership To Phone Images, Voice, Messages And Access To Contacts With FaceApp

(Washington, DC) – Country singer Carrie Underwood posted, “Everybody’s doing it,”  as she shared a photo of herself and Mike Fisher looking older with the FaceApp Aging function. But guess what?  That doesn’t mean you should do it.

You’ve probably seen your timeline flooded with images of people exploring what they might possibly look like as the FaceApp rushes through several birthdays so you can see what you’ll look like with grey hair and wrinkles.

But what’s alarming is that users have completely signed over the contents in their phones for the images and are being warned that this could be another infiltration by the Russians.

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On Wednesday, the Democratic National security chief sent an alert saying FaceApp was developed by Russians, and that they have “significant concerns” about the app “having access to your photos.” That’s not the only thing they have access to.  Your voice, your name, messages and pretty much anything else you might have in your phone becomes theirs for life.

071719_faceapp_webIn 2016, the DNC and Democratic campaigns were attacked by Russian hackers….meaning…you just never know.

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Articles Of Impeachment Filed Against Trump In U.S. House

(Washington, DC-AP) — Articles of impeachment against President Trump are being introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Al Green filed the articles Tuesday despite objections by Democratic leaders.

Still, a number of Democrats have called for beginning impeachment proceedings. One reason is it will give more teeth as they battle the Trump administration in courts over the White House refusals to comply with subpoenas.

Under the Constitution the House starts impeachment proceedings. If a majority vote that the president has committed “treason, bribery, or other high crimes” they can start hearings. Then a majority would have to vote to impeach the president.

In that case, the U.S. Senate would hold a trial. It would take two-thirds vote of the Republican-controlled Senate to remove the President from office. Only two presidents have been impeached in U.S. history. Andrew Johnson was the first in 1868, followed by Bill Clinton in 1998 and ’99. Neither was removed from office. Proceedings against Richard Nixon were underway when he resigned before a vote to impeach.

House Approves Dem Resolution Condemning Trump

(Washington, DC) — The House has passed a resolution condemning President Trump’s attacks on four minority Democrats. The Democratic resolution calls Trump’s comments racist. Yesterday’s vote was mostly along party lines, though four Republicans did join Democrats in voting for the resolution.

A controversy grew after a weekend tweet from Trump saying the lawmakers should go back to their countries. The Democratic women are all American citizens, with only one having been born outside the U.S.

Four Republicans voted with Democrats to condemn President Trump. Congresswoman Susan Brooks of Indiana is retiring after this session. The other three who voted with Democrats in calling the tweet “racist” are Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Will Hurd of Texas and Fred Upton of Michigan. All three represent moderate districts and face competitive elections.

R. Kelly Held Without Bond

(Chicago, IL-AP) — R-and-B singer R Kelly is staying behind bars. A federal judge ordered he be held without bond on sex crime charges.

This means Kelly will be taken from Chicago to New York to face a separate count of allegedly sexually abusing girls across the country. Kelly was arrested Thursday evening and faces a total of 18 charges in Chicago and New York.

Kelly’s attorney argue there’s no evidence he’s a risk to children, but prosecutors say the 52-year-old is an “extreme danger.”

Indiana Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Man Is Resigning

(South Bend, IN-AP) -A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man is resigning. Yesterday, officials said Sergeant Ryan O’Neil has resigned after having to deal with job-related stress, a lawsuit and the negative media attention.

On June 16th, O’Neill fatally shot 53-year-old Eric Logan after he allegedly approached the officer with a knife. The death sparked a huge controversy because O’Neill’s body camera wasn’t on so the shooting wasn’t recorded.

Many locals became angry with Democratic presidential nominee and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, because he launched the body camera initiative.

Buttigieg also already faced heat for demoting the city’s first black police chief.

70 Current And Former CBP Employees Reportedly Under Investigation

(AP) – Seventy current and former U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees are reportedly being investigated after inappropriate posts in a secret Facebook group.

Customs officials said the employees allegedly made jokes about dead migrants and made sexist comments about Latina Congresswomen.

Sixty-two of the employees in the probe are current employees and eight are former. Officials say so far, investigations into two employees have wrapped up and their cases have been handed over to CBP for disciplinary action. But, it’s unclear what kind of action they’ll face.

R. Kelly Due In Chicago Federal Court Today

(Chicago, IL-AP) – R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago federal courtroom today. The singer is charged with federal sex crimes and racketeering in two separate indictments filed last week in Chicago and Brooklyn, New York.

The judge is expected to consider whether the R&B star should be freed from jail as he awaits trial. Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti represents three victims in the federal cases.

He claims Kelly paid two-million-dollars to keep the alleged victim and her family off the witness stand in the 2008 child pornography trial that ended with the singer’s acquittal.

All Democratic Candidates File Second Quarter FEC Reports

(Washington, DC-AP) — We’re getting a look at finances in the Democratic race for president as the candidates faced a deadline on Monday to file their second quarter fundraising totals.

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised the most at nearly 25 million. Former Vice President Joe Biden was next at 21-and-a-half, followed by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at 18 million.

The only other candidate in double figures in the millions was California Senator Kamala Harris with just under 12 million. None of the other Democratic candidates was able to top five million.

Meghan Markle Finally Meets Beyonce At Lion King Premiere

(London) –– British royalty meets Hollywood royalty at the Lion King premiere in London. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were at the premiere last night, and mingled with Lion King star Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z.

Beyonce reportedly talked with the Duchess of Sussex about her new baby, Archie. Other celebrities at the premiere included Seth Rogen, Elton John, Taron Egerton and Vin Diesel. The new live-action version of The Lion King hits U.S. theaters this Thursday.

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No Decision Yet On Epstein Bail Request

(New York, NY-AP) — A federal judge says he needs more time to decide whether to release accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein on bail. Judge Richard Berman says he will issue his decision on Thursday morning. Epstein will remain behind bars at the Manhattan Detention Center until then.

His attorneys are hoping he can be released on 77-million dollars bail by putting up his Upper East Side mansion and other assets. The 66-year-old hedge fund manager is currently being held without bail, after his arrest on new accusations that he abused dozens of girls in his New York and Florida homes.

He’s been kept behind bars without bail after prosecutors argued that he was a flight risk