After she was convicted of two counts of sexual battery, Laura Dunker was sentenced to two years in prison
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The first thing you notice about Donald Trump in the flesh is his size. He has a rugby player build: 6ft 3in and 17 stone. His sheer physicality is never quite captured on television. Neatly cut suits hide his bulk from the camera, but in person - especially side-on - it is unavoidable. The second thing is the hair, swept across and back and fixed in place. It is like a crashing wave frozen in motion. And then there is the skin complexion. A warm, yellow hue that draws your eyes after all the speculation about sunbed use. At least, that is the order I remember when seeing him first after moving to Washington DC as The Telegraph’s US Editor in October 2017. After years covering Westminster, I had been sent to try to unpack the Trump phenomenon to British readers, the nature of his appeal and how he was wielding power. For the next three years and four months my working life revolved almost entirely around the president - his moods, his decisions, his controversies, his tweets. There were rallies across America, where he was welcomed like a saviour. There were foreign trips to Hanoi, Singapore, Brussels, Helsinki and London, where he was treated with caution. Most of the time you simply felt swept along by an unrelenting current of news, much of it directed by Mr Trump himself, a master media manipulator.
(Bloomberg) -- Authorities have ordered evacuations in parts of California as a drenching storm known as an atmospheric river is poised to dump rain and snow, potentially setting off mudslides in a state that’s still recuperating from its worst-ever fire season.More than 5 inches (13 centimeters) of rain will wash down across California’s coast, and snow will pile up in the Sierra Nevada in the first of two storms expected to hit this week, said Tony Fracasso, a forecaster with the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. Officials have urged residents in the Santa Cruz Mountains around San Jose to flee their homes.“The rain is going to be pretty heavy,” Fracasso said. “In the Sierras, there could be several feet of snow -- 100 inches over the next several days is not out of the question.”California suffered through a record-breaking fire season in 2020 that has left hillsides and mountains devoid of vegetation and primed for mudslides carrying down burned logs and other debris. A house can fill with mud within five seconds, leaving residents little time to flee once the rains start pouring down, according to the National Weather Service.Atmospheric rivers can unleash about the same amount of water that flows out of the mouth of the Mississippi River. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study found that such events caused 84% of flood damage across 11 western states over a 40-year period. They cost an average of $1.1 billion in damages annually.Fracasso said after this storm starts to pull away on Thursday, a second could arrive late Friday and last through the weekend.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
“I think I would say the election was not fraudulent," he finally confessed after getting schooled by Pamela Brown.
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