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Special Report-Reuters unmasks Trump supporters terrifying U.S. election workers

Nov 09 2021

In Arizona, a stay-at-home dad and part-time Lyft driver told the state’s chief election officer she would hang for treason. In Utah, a youth treatment center staffer warned Colorado’s election chief that he knew where she lived and watched her as she slept.

New U.S. legislation seeks to expand protections for election workers

Oct 04 2021

WASHINGTON A U.S. senator introduced legislation on Monday to broaden protections for election workers, their family members and physical polling locations in response to a Reuters investigation into threats against election administrators.

U.S. lawmakers seek to protect election workers after Reuters investigation

Sep 10 2021

Democratic Congress members called for tougher legislation to address death threats against U.S. election administrators following a Reuters report that exposed a lack of arrests in response to a wave of intimidation targeting the workers since November’s presidential election.

Special Report-Terrorized U.S. election workers get little help from law enforcement

Sep 08 2021

(Reuters) -The death threats brought Staci McElyea to tears. The caller said that McElyea and other workers in the Nevada Secretary of State’s office were "going to f------ die.” She documented the threats and alerted police, who identified and interviewed the caller. But in the end, detectives said there was nothing they could do – that the man had committed no crime.

Special Report-Terrorized U.S. election workers get little help from law enforcement

Sep 08 2021

The death threats brought Staci McElyea to tears. The caller said that McElyea and other workers in the Nevada Secretary of State’s office were "going to f------ die.” She documented the threats and alerted police, who identified and interviewed the caller. But in the end, detectives said there was nothing they could do – that the man had committed no crime.

Threats of violence to U.S. election officials highlight legal gray area

Sep 08 2021

A patchwork of state and federal laws can be used to prosecute the people behind a barrage of personal attacks and intimidating messages that are being sent to America’s election administrators. But legal scholars and current and former prosecutors say authorities must walk a fine line between America’s laws against criminal threats and its constitutional protections on political speech.

Fauci backs COVID-19 vaccine mandate for U.S. school children

Aug 31 2021

WASHINGTON Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said on Sunday he supports COVID-19 vaccine mandates for children attending schools as the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to fuel a surge in cases in the nation.

U.S. Attorney General urges election officials to share threats

Aug 26 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland urged state and local election officials on Thursday to immediately provide the FBI any threatening communications they receive following a rise in threats against U.S. election administrators.

U.S.-led coalition aircraft shoots down drone over Syria

Aug 22 2021

WASHINGTON A fighter jet with the U.S.-led coalition shot down a drone in eastern Syria on Saturday after the unmanned aircraft was deemed a threat, the U.S. military said.

Afghan refugee gives birth on U.S. evacuation plane

Aug 22 2021

WASHINGTON An Afghan woman gave birth on board a U.S. evacuation plane on Saturday, moments after landing at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, the U.S. Air Force said. | Video

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