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At impeachment trial, Democrats address Biden corruption allegations as Graham promises more developments

At impeachment trial, Democrats address Biden corruption allegations as Graham promises more developmentsSen. Lindsey Graham made it clear that he plans to make Hunter Biden a much bigger part of the impeachment debate in the coming days.




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 9:31 PM

Exclusive: The inside story of how the U.S. gave up a chance to kill Soleimani in 2007

Exclusive: The inside story of how the U.S. gave up a chance to kill Soleimani in 2007In the first years of the occupation, Qassem Soleimani had moved back and forth between Iran and Iraq “constantly,” but had always taken the precautions to be expected from a seasoned intelligence officer, said John Maguire, a former senior CIA official stationed in Baghdad in the mid-2000s. Soleimani disguised his rank and identity, used only ground transportation and avoided speaking on the phone or the radio, preferring to give orders to proxies and subordinates in Iraq in person.




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 5:00 AM

Residents left in Wuhan — which China quarantined to stop the coronavirus — are desperately stockpiling food and fuel, leaving empty shelves and prices skyrocketing

Residents left in Wuhan — which China quarantined to stop the coronavirus — are desperately stockpiling food and fuel, leaving empty shelves and prices skyrocketingChina shut off the city on Thursday. One person wrote on social media: "Right now people are fighting over supplies. Soon they may just be fighting."




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 9:26 AM

Macron grows angry with Israeli security during church visit

Macron grows angry with Israeli security during church visitFrench President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday lost his temper with Israeli security agents during a visit to a French church in Jerusalem and angrily ordered one of them to leave the premises. The incident occurred during a spat between Israeli forces and Macron's own security detail as he entered the Church of St. Anne. The church, located in Jerusalem's Old City, is French state property and Macron did not want the Israeli guards leading him inside.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 12:39 PM

White Nationalists Arrested ahead of Richmond Rally Planned to Kill Gun-Rights Demonstrators to Spark Civil War

White Nationalists Arrested ahead of Richmond Rally Planned to Kill Gun-Rights Demonstrators to Spark Civil WarThree alleged members of a white supremacist group were plotting to murder demonstrators at Monday's gun rights rally at the Virginia Capitol before they were arrested by the FBI last week, according to court documents.The men were caught discussing their plans on a hidden camera set up in their Delaware apartment by FBI agents.“We can’t let Virginia go to waste, we just can’t,” said Patrik J. Mathews, one member of the hate group "the Base" that promotes violence against African-Americans and Jews.According to authorities, the 27-year-old former Canadian Armed Forces reservist also discussed creating "instability" in Virginia by killing people, derailing trains, poisoning water, and shutting down highways in order to "kick off the economic collapse" and possibly start a "full blown civil war."Mathews also discussed the possibility of "executing" police officers and stealing their belongings and remarked that, “We could essentially be like literally hunting people.”“Virginia will be our day,” said 33-year-old Brian M. Lemley Jr., adding, “I need to claim my first victim.”“Lemley discussed using a thermal imaging scope affixed to his rifle to conduct ambush attacks,” the court filings read.The two were arrested along with a third man, 19, last Thursday. They are charged with federal firearms violations and “transporting and harboring an alien,” referring to Mathews, who is a Canadian national. Four more members of The Base have also been arrested and charged in Georgia and Wisconsin.In a search of the apartment, prosecutors said that FBI agents found propaganda fliers for The Base, communications devices, empty rifle cases, "go bags" with "numerous Meals-Ready-to-Eat," knives, and materials for building an assault rifle.Tens of thousands of gun rights advocates rallied in Richmond on Monday to protest the state’s Democratic legislature's gun-control agenda. Critics raised fears beforehand that militant white supremacists could disrupt the rally, but the day ended peacefully with no violence.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 2:04 PM

The night the iguanas fell: Cold snap chills Florida, and lizard meat is up for sale

The night the iguanas fell: Cold snap chills Florida, and lizard meat is up for saleThe weather in Florida has been so cold, iguanas are falling from trees. People are selling their meat.




POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 8:57 AM

Residents paint a picture of Epstein's life on "Pedophile Island"

Residents paint a picture of Epstein's life on "Pedophile Island"When Epstein was convicted and serving time for procuring an underage girl in Florida for sex, word of his 13 month sentence and his alleged crimes made their way to St. Thomas.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 9:07 PM

Are North Korea's Vaunted Submarines Actually Any Good?

Are North Korea's Vaunted Submarines Actually Any Good?Let's take a look.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 4:20 AM

The brazen (and careless) Russian assassination team behind the Salisbury poisonings has been spotted in Europe, again

The brazen (and careless) Russian assassination team behind the Salisbury poisonings has been spotted in Europe, againThey keep failing to kill their targets. And they leave lots of evidence behind them.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 10:34 AM

Steyer: U.S. reparations for slavery will help 'repair the damage'

Steyer: U.S. reparations for slavery will help 'repair the damage'The billionaire presidential candidate Tom Steyer reiterated his support Wednesday for reparations for African- Americans suffering from the legacy of slavery.




POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 5:52 PM

CLAYCORD.com

Musical Dinner Show And Auction Benefits Northgate Music Students – Early Bird Tickets On Sale Through Jan. 24
The Mt. Diablo Unified School District is unable to provide monetary support for the Northgate High School instrumental music program this year, so parents of the nearly 150 music students are relying heavily on fundraisers like the annual Orchestra and Band on the Run musical dinner show and auction, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. […]

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 3:49 AM
PG&E Offering More Than 150 College Scholarships Totaling Nearly $500,000
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that scholarship applications are now being accepted for college-bound high schoolers as well as current college and continuing education students living in Northern and Central California. More than 150 scholarships totaling nearly $500,000 are being made available through PG&E. PG&E’s scholarships are available through these groups: Access […]

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 12:51 AM
UPDATE: Pier 1 Imports Expected To Close Walnut Creek Store, Concord To Remain Open
Pier 1 Imports is expected to close 450 of its stores nationwide, including the one on Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Walnut Creek, according to a post from BusinessInsider. The Concord store on Diamond Blvd. will remain open, as will the stores in Antioch and Dublin. Fun Fact: Did you know, Pier 1 Imports used to […]

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 9:31 PM
The Water Cooler – Do You Own Any Historical Memorabilia?
The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it. The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday in the noon hour. QUESTION: Do you, or does anyone you know own any historical or Hollywood-related memorabilia? If so, what is it, and would […]

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 8:00 PM
PG&E Announces Agreement With Bondholders On Financial Proposal
PG&E Corp. announced in San Francisco Wednesday it has reached an agreement with a group of bondholders that had a competing plan for the utility’s financial reorganization and exit from bankruptcy court. Under the agreement, the bondholders will withdraw their proposal and support PG&E’s plan, known as the Restructuring Support Agreement, if U.S. Bankruptcy Judge […]

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 6:00 PM
Elephant Bar Being Demolished To Make Room For Medical Office Building, Dialysis Center
The former Elephant Bar restaurant on Willow Pass Rd. in Concord is in the process of being demolished in order to make way for the construction of a 17,000-square-foot medical office building and dialysis center. The project is expected to cost about $2.2-million. bottom image credit: Harriman Kinyon Architects, Inc., Concord Design Review Board agenda

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 4:00 PM
Alamo Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested In Fairfield, Released On Bail A Short Time Later
A 37-year-old bank robbery suspect has been arrested, according to the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. On Tuesday just after 11 a.m., the Union Bank on the 3100 block of Danville Boulevard in Alamo was robbed. A short time later, a female suspect matching the description of the person responsible for the bank […]

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020 3:28 AM
California Gas Prices A Dollar More Than National Average
The national gas price average is $2.54, which is three cents cheaper than last week, a penny less than last month, yet 30-cents more than a year ago, according to AAA. Gas prices edged cheaper in the last week as gasoline stocks grew. “Motorists across the country are paying less to fill-up as U.S. gasoline supply outpaces demand […]

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2020
Contra Costa Human Trafficking Awareness Event Set for Jan.24
The Contra Costa Family Justice Center is hosting a “Human Trafficking Awareness Event” on Friday January 24, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Human Trafficking Awareness event intends to educate community members on how to recognize signs of human trafficking and inform them on how they can help prevent it. The event will […]

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 10:00 PM
The Water Cooler – City Of Oakland Bans Criminal Background Checks For Prospective Tenants
The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it. The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon. Today’s question: The City of Oakland has become the first city in California to ban criminal background checks on potential renters, according to […]

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 8:00 PM

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