Pro-Trump Group Closes Campaign by Shopping Dirt on the Lincoln Project

President Donald Trump’s official super PAC is shopping around opposition research to members of the media on the Lincoln Project, a political group founded by Never Trump Republicans who have run millions of dollars in ads this year attacking Trump and vulnerable Senate Republicans.

America First Action, an ostensibly independent outfit supporting the president’s re-election, recently circulated a memo to “interested parties” breaking down the Lincoln Project’s ad spending and the data it’s reported to the Federal Election Commission. The memo, titled “Lincoln Project discrepancies,” purports to demonstrate the exorbitantly high fees that the group’s principals have pocketed as it buys television ads through their consulting firms.

While the memo does not include sweeping condemnations of the group based on its findings, the implication is clear: that the people running the Lincoln Project are in it to enrich themselves. It’s a charge leveled at the group by a number of

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Stella McCartney Closes Paris Fashion Week With Her ‘McCartney A To Z Manifesto’

For her SS21 womenswear collection, fashion designer Stella McCartney used, as she is calling ‘our global summer of pause’ to be reminded of why she’s a fashion designer so that she can give back her art to the world. Collaborating with twenty-six artists, people she has known throughout her design journey, McCartney asked if they’d pick one letter in the English alphabet and visualize the letter with free rein.

Putting her thoughts on what matters most, McCartney wanted to re-enter the post lockdown world being mindful and conscious, ‘but how does one do that,’ she pondered for months. She put what really matters the most into words and came up with a manifesto- The McCartney

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Vuitton closes Paris Fashion Week with slogans

PARIS (Reuters) – French luxury label Louis Vuitton on Tuesday showed off its latest collection on the last day of Paris Fashion Week, featuring slogans splashed onto tops and dresses in pop colours – and which included a sweater stating “Vote”.

The look was the first one to cross the runway – housed inside a spectacular Art Deco building in Paris – and was followed by others like “Skate” or “Bounce”, on outfits with a skater-vibe.

The brand, owned by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, provided no specific context for the slogans, though the show comes weeks before the U.S. presidential election.

Vuitton’s womenswear designer Nicolas Ghesquiere said in show notes that the collection was focused on the increasingly fluid boundaries between genders, with some oversized T-shirt styles for instance which could be masculine or feminine.

“On some styles, prints are made up of words that are like positive injunctions,” Ghesquiere

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Iceland, an early coronavirus role model, closes bars and gyms as cases rise

The country, home to about 360,000 people, has recorded fewer than 3,000 cases of the novel coronavirus.

Ten people have died on the island after contracting the virus. But in the past two weeks, it has seen around 156 domestic cases per 100,000 residents, and officials worry the number of new infections will continue to rise.

“The epidemic is still growing,” state epidemiologist Porolfur Gudnason said Monday, as reported by Icelandic news site Kjarninn.

Icelandic officials on Monday also voiced concern over a growing number of people testing positive for the virus who had not previously been identified as having been exposed to it — a first indication the country’s contact tracing system may be starting to buckle under the strain of new cases.

Iceland’s tracing program, implemented earlier this year, earned praise early in the pandemic, alongside an ambitious testing plan, in which the country teamed up with a

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Beauty spot cafe closes amid tighter restrictions

Ponderosa cafe

The Ponderosa at the top of the Horseshoe pass is a popular meeting spot for visitors, from bikers to walkers, cyclists and families.

Simon Clemence, who runs the family business with his wife and children, said the difficult decision was made to reduce temptation for people to travel into Denbighshire.

Denbighshire joined Wrexham and other counties on the north Wales coast on a local lockdown on Thursday, meaning that people could not enter or leave the local authority area except for work, or education.

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A review will be undertaken by the Welsh government in two weeks.

Mr Clemence said: “As a result of this update we have made the difficult decision to immediately close the takeaway and other parts of the cafe – the toilets and car parks – in order to reduce the temptation for people to travel into Denbighshire.

“This will initially be

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