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Trump arrives in New York to face charges

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A plane carrying former U.S. President Donald Trump flew from a Florida airport bound for New York City

 
Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in New York City on Monday, walking into Trump Tower ahead of his historic arraignment on Tuesday to face charges stemming from a probe into hush money paid to a porn star before the 2016 election.

Security was high outside the Manhattan courthouse where Trump is likely to be fingerprinted and photographed Tuesday afternoon.

At a news conference, New York City Mayor Eric Adams warned protesters to behave themselves or face the consequences.

“While there may be some rabble rousers thinking about coming to our city tomorrow, our message is clear and simple: control yourselves. New York City is our home not a playground for your misplaced anger.” (flash)

“As always, we will not allow violence or vandalism of any kind and if one is caught participating in any act of violence, they will be arrested and held accountable, no matter who you are.”

Trump left his Florida home midday Monday to cheering supporters as his motorcade drove by to take him to his private plane at the airport which flew him to New York.

The Republican who is seeking to regain the presidency in 2024, is the first sitting or former U.S. president to face criminal charges.

A grand jury voted to indict him last week.

Trump was due to surrender at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday before appearing before a judge where he is expected to plead not guilty. The specific charges have yet to be disclosed.

Trump has said he is innocent and his allies have portrayed the charges as politically motivated. The Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, who is leading the prosecution, is a Democrat.

Former New York state deputy attorney general Danya Perry explains what will likely happen inside the courtroom.

“Mr. Trump will be brought to the courthouse on the 15th floor of the criminal court in Manhattan, and he will appear in front of a judge who will then tell him what the charges are against him, ask him how he pleads and will set, in this case, there will certainly be no bail. And so he will release the former president on his own recognizance and will set some schedule for the next court appearance and potentially for discovery and for motion practice. And that’s fairly typical. Of course, in some ways, this is a first of its kind. There will be a Secret Service detail. There will be a lot of security and law enforcement presence to make sure that there is no violence and no disruptions.”

Trump is expected to fly back to Florida after Tuesday’s arraignment and deliver primetime remarks at his Mar-A-Lago estate. #trending #featured

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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan

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China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time

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Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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