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Domestic Terrorism

Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas.

“People have a right to peacefully protest. These men are agitators and instigators. Their point was to hijack the protests into violence,” Nicholas Trutanich, U.S. attorney in Nevada, told AP. He referred to what he called “real and legitimate outrage” over Floyd’s death.

The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on Wednesday said they self-identified as part of the “boogaloo” movement, which U.S. prosecutors said in the document is “a term used by extremists to signify coming civil war and/or fall of civilization.”

Of Course

Trump is incapable of doing anything right or good.

“I don’t want President Trump speaking for St. John’s,” Budde told The Washington Post after Trump’s visit. “I am outraged.”

“I am the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and was not given even a courtesy call that they would be clearing with tear gas so they could use one of our churches as a prop, holding a Bible, one that declares that God is love and when everything he has said and done is to enflame violence,” she added.

New Phone. Who Dis?

There are a lot of people trying to reach celebrity entrepreneur Elon Musk. Sometimes, though, they get Lyndsay Tucker, a 25-year-old skin care consultant.

Tucker, who works at a Sephora beauty store in San Jose, Calif., had never heard of the Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO until a couple years ago, when she began fielding a steady stream of calls and text messages intended for him.

“I asked my mom, ‘Hey, I keep getting these text messages’ — and I was also now starting to get phone calls — ‘for this guy Elon Musk. I don’t know who this is,’ ” Tucker said. “And my mom’s jaw just dropped.”

Turns out, Tucker’s cellphone number used to be registered to Musk. On any given day, she receives at least three calls or texts intended for Musk, whom she has never met.

Duh

A study released by a British auto safety group this week reveals that cars equipped with digital entertainment systems are endangering motorists and other drivers they share the roads with.

Motorists using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while they drive were found to display slower reaction times to obstacles in the road and to veer out of lanes while engaging with music app controls, according to the study.

More shocking, researchers found response times for drivers distracted by music apps were nearly five times longer than for drivers who test at the permitted limit for alcohol consumption (0.08 percent) and nearly three times longer than for cannabis smokers.