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Anti-Trump Republican Evan McMullin is launching an independent presidential bid.
“We have been left with two candidates who are fundamentally unfit for the profound responsibilities they seek,” McMullin wrote in a statement on his campaign website on Monday.
Apart from his low profile, his candidacy will face other substantial hurdles in gaining traction — especially with ballot access and fundraising. But people close to the effort suggested McMullin would have the backing of serious Republican donors and fundraisers.
Though McMullin’s announcement included some bipartisan appeals to disaffected voters in both parties, he made clear he would be running as a conservative. Evan McMullin / Via evanmcmullin.com
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Fifty former Republican officials have signed a letter warning that Donald Trump would be a “reckless” and “dangerous” president. It’s the latest attempt both within and outside the Republican Party to paint Trump as someone whose bombastic style has concealed a candidate who ultimately is unfit for the presidency. The Trump campaign panned the letter as politically motivated and blamed the signatories for the Iraq War, the deaths of Americans in Benghazi, and the rise of ISIS.
The Bingham Cup is played in memory of Mark Bingham, who was a founding member of two of the US's first rugby clubs and who died on Flight 93 on Sept. 11. Joe Buglewicz / BuzzFeed News
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Last week police in Rome were called to a block of apartments after someone reported hearing crying and shouting. Four officers went to the scene and found 84-year-old Jole and her 94-year-old husband, Michele. The elderly couple, who’ve been married for nearly 70 years, had started to cry while watching television. They told the officers how their loneliness was, at times, so suffocating with only a TV to keep them company. So three of the officers sat down to chat with them while another prepared the couple a plate of pasta. Bravissimi.
Rome police shared the story on their Facebook page and said they simply had to reassure a couple who needed help and some warmth. Questura di Roma/Facebook