3 Things To Know Today

1 Car Drives Through BLM Protest In Times Square

Horror in New York’s famed Times Square last night as a driver plowed through a group of peaceful protestors – hitting several people on foot and on bicycles. In clips posted online, a dark sedan is seen first stopping, then honking several times. Suddenly, the car lurches forward through the intersection leaving a chorus of screaming people in its wake – and at least one person was confirmed injured. According to police, the car came from a small pro-Trump rally nearby. Officials are now searching for a black Ford Taurus with a bull bar in the front – and asking the public for their assistance.

2 Agreement Reached To Avoid Government Shutdown

It appears the government is going to avoid a shutdown at the end of the month. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration have reportedly informally agreed to work on a stopgap funding bill. It would also be separate from ongoing talks on a new coronavirus stimulus package. The agreement was apparently made Tuesday, but details such as how long funding would last were not released. The federal government was set to run out of funding on September 30th. For what it’s worth, everyone involved seems to be playing nice...for the moment. A Pelosi spokesman noted, “House Democrats support a clean continuing resolution.” And later, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany: "We do believe that we'll be able to get funding to avoid a shutdown."

3 Trump Denies Report He Called Dead Soldiers "Losers"

President Trump is denying a report he made disparaging remarks about fallen American soldiers. The Atlantic is claiming Trump called dead soldiers "losers" and "suckers" after scrapping a visit to an American war cemetery in France two years ago. Speaking out via Twitter, Trump maintains he's never called fallen soldiers anything other than heroes. He called the report “fake news.” Trump also pushed back on the article's claim that he called the late Arizona Senator John McCain a “loser.” He also denied the report when asked about it by journalists. "To think that I would make statements negative to our military and fallen heroes when nobody has done what I've done," for the U.S. armed forces, Trump said. "It's a total lie ... It's a disgrace."

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