Republicans defend Trump after record-breaking search

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Republicans defend Trump after record-breaking search

After an unprecedented F.B., Republicans continued to defend Donald Trump. Deep fissures were visible in the party's support for law enforcement after a search of the former president's residence in Florida. While some congressional Republicans attacked the F.B. I. and other top law enforcement agencies were more restrained in their criticism and chastistised their colleagues. On Friday a federal judge unveiled a warrant authorizing the search and an inventory of items removed from Trump's property by federal agents. The F.B. showed that. I. had retrieved 11 sets of classified documents as part of an investigation into possible violations of the Espionage Act and two other laws. Many Republicans have called for the release of the affidavit supporting the search warrant, which would reveal what had persuaded a judge that there was probable cause to believe a search would find evidence of crimes. These documents are usually not made public before charges are filed.

Rushdie was put on a ventilator on Friday after hours of surgery at a hospital in Erie, Pa. His son, Zafar Rushdie, said the author was receiving extensive treatment. Although his life-changing injuries are severe, his usual feisty and defiant sense of humor remains intact, he said. Rushdie's 1989 novel, The Satanic Verses, fictionalizes parts of the life of Prophet Muhammad with depictions that offended some Muslims. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who led Iran after its 1979 revolution, issued an edict known as a fatwa on February 14, 1989, ordering Muslims to kill Rushdie, who went into hiding for years.

The main front in Russia's military assault on Ukraine appears to have shifted dangerously to the south, risking a catastrophe at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear station, Europe's largest nuclear power plant. Over the weekend, Russia used territory around a nuclear power station, which it seized from Ukraine in March, as a staging ground for attacks on Ukrainian positions. Local officials said it fired a barrage of howitzer fire on the nearby Ukrainian-held town of Nikopol. The more aggressive battles near the plant, about 60 miles from the Russian-occupied city of Kherson, have sent residents fleeing and alarming about the potential dangers from radiation far beyond Ukraine.

The risk-tongue reinforced concrete containment structures protect the reactors from direct hits, according to engineers at the nuclear power plant. International concern has grown that shelling could cause a fire or other damage that could lead to a nuclear accident. Californians have long been feared that the superstorm will take shape one winter in the Pacific, near Hawaii. The vast expanse of tropical air around the Equator will cause atmospheric currents to pluck out a long tendril of water vapor and flow it to the West Coast. One climate scientist said we were lucky to have avoided it in the 20th century. I would be very surprised to avoid it occurring in the 21st.