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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday (05/25/18)


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North Korea Comes Crawling Back, Stressing “Desperate Need” For Summit “Whenever, However” – Zero Hedge

Update: As if the earlier begging was not enough, it appears Kim wants to make sure that President Trump is aware of his efforts and desire to meet.

Yonhap reports that North Korea’s state media said Friday the demolition of its only known nuclear test site has demonstrated its “peace-loving” efforts and pursuit of a “total halt” to nuclear tests.

As we detailed yesterday, North Korea officially demolished the test-site overnight, inviting a number of reporters to witness the event.

And today, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in English:

“The dismantlement of the nuclear test ground is a vivid manifestation of the DPRK government’s fixed peace-loving stand to join in the international aspiration and efforts for total halt to the nuclear test and make positive contribution to building a nuclear free world,”…

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Three FBI Agents Set To Testify, Including Lead Investigator Into Clinton Email Probe Who Quit Over Sham Investigation – Gateway Pundit
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House Republicans are set to interview three witnesses in early June regarding the sham Hillary Clinton email investigation. According to The Hill, Bill Priestap, the assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, and Michael Steinbach, the former head of the FBI’s national security division.

Bill Priestap was the FBI official who changed the wording in the James Comey July 2016 speech to remove the word “President” and replace it with “another senior government official” to hide this fact from the American public.

The third witness is John Giacalone who preceded Steinbach as the bureau’s top national security official and oversaw the first seven months of the Clinton probe…

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Capitol Police Accidentally Gave Evidence To House Hacking Suspect’s Defense Attorney – Daily Caller

The Capitol Police turned over a trove of evidence in the alleged Imran Awan House cyberbreach and theft case to the defense attorneys when they were supposed to deliver it to prosecutors instead, according to court documents and a source.

And hours after The Daily Caller News Foundation asked prosecutors about the disclosure, Awan’s lawyer said he had learned of the forthcoming story from a source on Capitol Hill. TheDCNF had not told anyone other than prosecutors about it.

“The cop came to [Awan’s defense attorney] Chris Gowen’s office with a stack of papers… Then he came back and said, ‘I thought you guys were the other party.’ He was very, very angry. But Gowen made copies,” the source, who’s familiar with The Awans, told TheDCNF.

Awan, three relatives and a friend ran IT for one in five House Democrats and could read all their emails and files until they were banned on Feb. 2, 2017, for “numerous violations of House security policies.”…

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NFL Players Already Planning New Ways To Piss Off Fans Following Kneeling Ban – Sean Hannity
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Professional athletes of the National Football League are reportedly planning “new forms of protests” after the NFL changed their on-field guidelines; requiring all players to stand in a “dignified posture” during the U.S. national anthem.

According to the Today Show, not all athletes are happy with the revised regulations, with one reporter saying some players are already discussing alternative methods of protesting that skirt the league’s new rules.

“I talked to a former NFL player yesterday who has said that players are already talking about other ways in which they can protest,” said Craig Melvin. “We’ll be talking about this for some time.”…

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Morgan Freeman Accused By At Least 8 Women Of Sexual Harassment – Washington Times

Actor Morgan Freeman is officially a part of the #MeToo movement for all the wrong reasons.

The man who played “God” in “Bruce Almighty” and “Red” in “The Shawshank Redemption” is accused by at least eight women of harassment and inappropriate conduct. The charges are part of a months-long investigation conducted by CNN involving 16 sources.

“[Mr. Freeman] kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear,” one accuser said.

CNN entertainment reporter Chloe Melas claims that Mr. Freeman, 80, looked her up and down – during her pregnancy – while saying things like, “I wish I was there” and “you are ripe.”

Footage aired by CNN includes at least one instance of the “I wish I was there” remarks, which prompted actor Michael Caine to give him a side-glance.

Tyra Martin, an entertainment producer at Chicago’s WGN-TV, also claims that he told her not to pull down her skirt while exiting an interview…

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Trump Cutting Foreign Aid To Home Countries Of Illegal Aliens – Washington Examiner
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President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. will begin to deduct foreign aid from countries whose residents illegally enter the United States.

“Many of these countries we give tremendous amounts of aid to. Tens of millions of dollars. And we’re working on a plan to deduct a lot of the aid,” Trump said at an event in New York denouncing the Salvadoran gang MS-13.

“We’re going to work out something where every time someone comes in from a certain country, we’re going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid, if we give them aid at all,” Trump said. “We may just not give them aid at all.”

Trump did not specify which countries would be targeted…

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Court Says Doctors And Nurses Can Pretty Much Commit Sexual Assault If Directed By Police – Law & Crime

A federal court has ruled that doctors and nurses can perform forced medical procedures against innocent women – invasively violating them anally and vaginally – without their consent so long as police claim it’s necessary and acceptable.

Judge James E. Graves Jr. delivered the panel opinion of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a tidy summary of the facts of the case, Graves noted [emphasis added]:

Gloria Bustillos (“Bustillos”) is a [56-year-old] U.S. citizen. On September 19, 2013, Bustillos was crossing the Paso del Norte bridge from Juarez, Mexico, to El Paso, Texas. Bustillos did not have any illegal drugs or contraband. After presenting her passport to Customs and Border Protection agents, Bustillos was immediately taken into custody despite telling agents that she was not in possession of narcotics. An increasingly intrusive series of searches followed.

In the final sentence of the above summary, Graves commandeers euphemism and drives it higher than the Guadalupe Mountains. Here’s how those “searches” unfolded…

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Trump Grants Posthumous Pardon To First Black Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Johnson – Reuters
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion, who was jailed a century ago due to his relationship with a white woman.

“I believe Jack Johnson is a worthy person to receive a pardon, to correct a wrong in our history,” Trump said.

In a case that came to symbolize racial injustice, Johnson was arrested in 1912 with Lucille Cameron, who later became his wife, for violating the Mann Act. The law was passed two years earlier and made it a crime to take a woman across state lines for immoral purposes.

Johnson died in 1946…

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Deep State Update: DOJ Employee Donations Overwhelmingly Favor Democrats – Washington Free Beacon

Political donations from those who work at the Department of Justice (DOJ) overwhelmingly favor Democratic candidates so far this cycle, data shows.

Individuals at the DOJ have contributed a total of $192,534 so far this election cycle, with $159,800 (83 percent) of this amount going to Democrats. Republicans, on the other hand, have been the recipients of just 14 percent of the total contributions from those at the agency, pulling in $27,129 in donations.

Throughout the 2016 election cycle, employees at the DOJ also overwhelmingly favored Democrats.

DOJ workers handed out nearly $950,000 in total political donations in 2016. Of this amount, $818,985 went to Democrats, or 87 percent of the total donations. Republicans garnered $108,882 in donations from those at the agency in 2016, or 12 percent of all the money given…

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President Trump Awards Medal Of Honor To Former Navy SEAL Britt Slabinski – Circa
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President Donald Trump has awarded the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002.

Trump presented the nation’s most prestigious honor for battlefield bravery to Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski at the White House Thursday.

Trump says Slabinski is a “special man” and a “truly brave person.”

The White House says Slabinski repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire from more heavily armed al-Qaida forces during the March 2002 assault. Slabinski later carried a seriously wounded teammate down a sheer cliff face while leading an arduous trek across challenging terrain through waist-deep snow…

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Trump Cancels Meeting With Kim Jong Un Hours After NK Blows Up Tunnels, Buildings At Nuclear Site – WGNO

North Korea appeared to destroy at least three nuclear tunnels, observation buildings, a metal foundry and living quarters at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site on Thursday, in a process observed by invited international journalists.

A CNN crew at the remote mountain site in the country’s north witnessed explosions at nuclear tunnels 2, 3 and 4, from observation decks about 500 meters away. They were among two dozen journalists invited into the country to observe the apparent destruction of the site.

Hours later, the White House canceled a planned meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump which had been billed as a historic opportunity to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.

The move followed days of heightened rhetoric from North Korea – which had itself threatened to pull out. In a letter addressed to Kim, Trump said: “Based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”…

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At Least 6 And Potentially 7 Known And Suspected Intelligence Informants Accused Of Spying On Trump Campaign – Gateway Pundit
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As the Russia meddling into the 2016 US election unwinds, the meddling by the Obama Administration’s CIA and FBI, is becoming surprisingly more and more clear.

Internet sleuth, former D.C. Bureau Chief for Investors Business Daily, author and Hoover Institution Media Fellow, Paul Sperry, tweeted a list of 6 or 7 individuals that worked for or were suspected of working for the FBI/CIA and who were involved in spying on President Trump.

Sperry tweeted:

Partial list of known and suspected FBI/CIA informants/assets who have spied on or informed on the Trump campaign.

1. Steele/Dearlove…

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Leftist Nightmare Update: Feds To Spend $685 Billion On Obamacare Subsidies This Year – Washington Standard

Yes, we continue to be plagued by the unconstitutional legislation known as Obamacare, and sadly there are too many people who want government to usurp its constitutional authority and steal from one citizen to pay for another citizen’s health care.

According to a Congressional Budget Office report released Wednesday, the central government will spend $685 billion in taxpayer money to subsidize healthcare for people under 65 in 2018.

According to the report, “In an average month in 2018, about 244 million of those people will have health insurance, and about 29 million will not. By 2028, about 243 million are projected to have health insurance and 35 million to lack it.”

However, the question is why? It seems that this is a result of the elimination of insurance penalties under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Among those who will be uninsured, 20 percent will be illegal immigrants…

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Federal Prosecutors Launch Sex-Crimes Investigation Into Harvey Weinstein – Daily Telegraph
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Federal prosecutors in New York have opened a criminal investigation into sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein, it has been reported, marking a significant escalation in the proceedings against the disgraced Hollywood producer.

More than 80 women have come forwards to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault and, in some cases, rape, since the scandal first broke in October 2017.

On Wednesday Gwyneth Paltrow, one of the first women to accuse Weinstein, told a radio show that Brad Pitt, her then boyfriend, had confronted him in 1995 after Weinstein lured her to his hotel room, saying: “If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you.”

Criminal investigations have been opened by police in New York, Los Angeles and London…

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Billionaire Enviro-Weenie Paying Convicted Felons To Gather Signatures For Arizona Ballot Initiative – Daily Caller

An organization backed by environmentalist Tom Steyer is allegedly paying convicted felons to gather signatures for a ballot initiative in Arizona – a crime in the state.

Steyer, an environmentalist billionaire who has spearheaded numerous climate change initiatives across the country, is behind a push to increase Arizona’s renewable energy portfolio.

The California activist, through his national NextGen America organization, has completely funded Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona – a group that is campaigning to force utilities to obtain 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, by 2030.

Such a sweeping mandate requires an amendment to the Arizona Constitution, meaning supporters have to collect 225,963 valid voters’ signatures by July to make the 2018 ballot. Their signature effort might endure a severe setback if accusations by Arizonans for Affordable Electricity, a group opposed to the mandate, are accurate…

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Security Troops On U.S. Nuclear Missile Base Caught Dropping Acid – Circa
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One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, “I absolutely just loved altering my mind.”

Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America’s arsenal. Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press show they bought, distributed and used the hallucinogen LSD and other mind-altering illegal drugs as part of a ring that operated undetected for months on a highly secure military base in Wyoming. After investigators closed in, one airman deserted to Mexico.

“Although this sounds like something from a movie, it isn’t,” said Capt. Charles Grimsley, the lead prosecutor of one of several courts martial…

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Underwater Robot Discovers ‘Holy Grail’ Shipwreck Containing $17 Billion In Treasure – Breitbart

An underwater robot discovered the shipwreck of a Spanish ship more than 300 years old containing gold and treasure worth up to $17 billon, according to a report. Though the shipwreck was discovered three years ago, the underwater robot’s part in the discovery has only just been revealed.

According to WBUR News, “A Spanish galleon laden with gold that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean off the coast of Colombia more than 300 years ago was found three years ago with the help of an underwater autonomous vehicle operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.”

“The exact location of the wreck of the San Jose, often called the ‘holy grail of shipwrecks,’ was long considered one of history’s enduring maritime mysteries,” they explained, adding that the treasure found on board “is worth as much as $17 billion by modern standards.”

The underwater robot, REMUS 6000, was donated to the search by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution…

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Senator Mike Lee: Justice Kennedy Retiring At Term’s End A ‘Very Real Possibility’ – Washington Times
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Sen. Mike Lee says the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is a “very real possibility” that could take place before July.

The Utah Republican added that Justice Kennedy, a Reagan appointee who has split with conservative jurists on issues like gay marriage and abortion, would prefer to be replaced by a Republican president.

“A lot of chatter suggesting that Justice Kennedy might be preparing for retirement as soon as this year,” Mr. Lee said Tuesday on Fox News Radio’s “Benson & Harf.” “Sometime between now and the end of June or first day or two of July would be when we would expect an announcement from Justice Kennedy if he were going to do it…

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NFL Teams To Be Fined If Players Kneel During National Anthem – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NFL owners approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Donald Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said the change was approved unanimously by the owners at their spring meeting in Atlanta, though San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York told reporters his team abstained from the vote.

The decision was also met with immediate skepticism by the players’ union.

“We want people to be respectful of the national anthem. We want people to stand,” Goodell said. “That’s all personnel, and to make sure they treat this moment in a respectful fashion. That’s something that we think we owe. We’ve been very sensitive on making sure that we give players choices, but we do believe that moment is an important moment and one that we are going to focus on.”…

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Trump Vows To Eradicate Violent Illegal Alien Gang During Long Island Visit – Newsday
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President Donald Trump returned to Long Island Wednesday to highlight the region’s spate of MS-13 gang-related deaths as part of his push for stricter immigration enforcement.

“These are not people – they are animals,” the president said at an afternoon roundtable discussion, continuing to double down on a term that has drawn heat from critics.

Trump blamed Democrats for refusing to strengthen laws that would keep out undocumented immigrants. “Democrats have to abandon their resistence to border security,” he said.

In discussing the situation on Long Island, Trump said – erroneously – that MS-13 had killed a police officer, saying, “they killed a cop for the sake of making a statement.”…

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Ex Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw Secures Landslide Victory In Texas GOP Runoff – Washington Free Beacon

Retired Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw notched a landslide victory Tuesday in the Texas Republican primary runoff for the seat of the retiring U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R.), securing nearly 70 percent of the vote to his opponent’s 30 percent.

Crenshaw’s definitive win came less than two months after he finished a distant second behind state Rep. Kevin Roberts in the March 6 primary election, upending early predictions by party operatives that the ex-SEAL didn’t have a shot.

“We spent our entire campaign trying to create this fire that spread throughout the district and I think we succeeded,” Crenshaw told the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday.

“Political experts miss this all the time because they lose sight of the heart behind politics. They take a very cerebral approach to politics with polling, statistics, looking at the money raised and the power brokers in the race, that’s all they care about, so they completely lose sight of what you can accomplish if you know why you’re there and you’re willing to connect with people…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Wednesday (05/23/18)


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Bill Nye Proposes ‘Free-Market’ Tax On Cow Farts – PJ Media
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On Monday, mechanical engineer-turned-science TV host Bill Nye called for a government-mandated “fee” on cow farts. He even had the gall to refer to this tax as a “free-market” proposal.

“Well, this is what we can do and it’s a win-win: to have a fee on carbon,” Nye suggested. “So if you are raising livestock and producing a lot of carbon dioxide with your farm equipment and the exhaust from the animals, then you would pay a fee on that and it would be reflected in the price of meat, reflected in the price of fish, reflected in the price of peanuts.”

Nye told the Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern that this “would be a free-market way to reckon the real cost of a meat diet on the world.”…

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FBI’s Embedded Trump-Campaign Spy ‘Vanished’ In Sept. 2017; Is Halper Dead Or Playing Dead? – True Pundit

Stefan Halper is officially missing. And he has been for a long time. The shocking revelation adds more intrigue to an already mysterious and illicit story unfolding inside the FBI. It would appear someone with top access in the FBI likely tipped Halper off in the fall of 2017 to go underground, or perhaps something worse is at play.

“He went underground,” one federal law enforcement source said. “We don’t think he is dead but he might be playing dead.”

Halper is a professor at the University of Cambridge in the UK. No one has seen him there in months. Halper is an American citizen living in the UK. With an expertise in Chinese culture and commerce, Halper could be somewhere in Asia, one source said.

And FBI sources said they fear he’s “in the wind.” Just like a cheap spy novel.

Sources said they have canvassed Halper’s associates and relatives in Virginia and West Virginia and they do not know Halper’s current whereabouts…

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Comcast Preparing “Superior” All-Cash Bid For Parts Of Fox In Challenge To Disney Deal – Hollywood Reporter
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Comcast Corp. on Wednesday confirmed that it is considering and preparing to make what it called a “superior” all-cash bid for large parts of 21st Century Fox, controlled by the Murdoch family, in a challenge to the Walt Disney Co.’s $52.4 billion deal for the same businesses.

The cable giant, which owns NBCUniversal, had in December bowed out of the bidding process just before Fox accepted the Disney deal, which includes the 20th Century Fox movie and TV studio, all the international pay TV properties including its stake in Sky, as well as a number of other assets.

Comcast said it would offer to buy the same assets after the spinoff of what has been dubbed “New Fox.”…

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Dangerous Times For The Constitution And Freedom – Bruce Thornton

While We the People distract ourselves with porn stars and royal weddings, the cracks in our Constitutional order continue to multiply and widen.

Evidence continues to mount that a sitting president, Barack Obama, colluded in using the nation’s security and surveillance apparatus to subvert the campaign and then presidency of a legitimately elected candidate and president.

This effort consisted of numerous illegalities: a mole planted in Donald Trump’s campaign; a FISA warrant granted on the basis of false opposition research paid for by his rival; the outgoing president’s expansion of the number of people allowed to unmask the identity of Americans mentioned in passing during surveillance; a rogue FBI director, James Comey, who illegally usurped prosecutorial powers to exonerate a felonious Hillary Clinton; and other FBI agents colluding in the plot to damage Trump.

And don’t forget a Deputy Attorney General appointing the close friend of the fired and disgraced Comey as a special counsel to investigate the non-crime of “collusion,”…

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Sean Hannity Beats Out Rush Limbaugh As Top Talk Radio Host In America – Daily Caller
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Sean Hannity is now the most popular talk radio host in America, beating out the former long-time title holder Rush Limbaugh, according to a site that ranks radio hosts. Talkers.com rated Hannity first and Limbaugh second. Other hosts in the top 10 include Mark Levin, Howard Stern and Michael Savage.

Limbaugh is widely credited with inspiring many conservative talk show hosts and is one of the most popular commentators in the United States.

Hannity has had a great year, with monster ratings not just on his radio talk show but also on his Fox News show “Hannity.” For many months out of the last year, Hannity’s show on Fox has been the highest-rated cable program on TV…

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Deutsche Bank To Fire 10,000 Employees – Zero Hedge

Well that escalated fast: one month after Bloomberg reported that Deutsche Bank would cut 1,000 jobs in the U.S., roughly 10% of its total U.S. labor force, as part of new CEO Christian Sewing’s restructuring process, the WSJ this morning writes that executives at the biggest German lender have “zeroed in” on plans to eliminate close to 10,000 jobs, about one in 10 employees, as part of the bank’s epic cost-cutting scramble.

The latest plan, part of a process that has divided senior executives and left investors unconvinced, “would extend into 2019, follows months of thorny debate over how fast and deep job losses should be at the beleaguered German lender.”

So far investors remain unconvinced the plan will work, and as a result the bank’s shares have fallen by nearly a third this year, making DB stock one of the worst performing European stocks, and at its lowest since a crisis of confidence hit the bank in late 2016.

Meanwhile, high-level clashes over staffing and budgets and conflicting opinions from outside investors and bank executives reveal the depth of Deutsche Bank’s continuing struggles…

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Publix Censors ‘Summa Cum Laude’ Cake Mom Ordered For Her Son’s Graduation – Sun-Sentinel
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Saturday was Jacob Kosinski’s big day. His whole family, many from out of town, saw the Charleston, South Carolina, student graduate from his Christian-based homeschool program with a 4.89 grade point average and the coveted honor of summa cum laude.

His mother, Cara Koscinski organized a graduation party for her 18-year-old son. For the occasion, she ordered a cake online from her nearest grocery store, Publix, which lets customers build their own cakes complete with a customized inscription, which they enter into a little message box.

Carefully, she typed in the message she wanted on the cake: “Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude class of 2018.”…

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The Real Origination Story Of The Trump-Russia Investigation – Andrew C. McCarthy

Exactly when is the “late Spring”?

Of all the questions that have been asked about what we’ve called the “Origination Story” of the Trump-Russia investigation, that may be the most important one. It may be the one that tells us when the Obama administration first formed the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative.

See, it has always been suspicious that the anonymous current and former government officials who leak classified information to their media friends have been unable to coordinate their spin on the start of “Crossfire Hurricane” – the name the FBI eventually gave its Trump-Russia investigation.

The Original Origination Story: Carter Page

First, they told us it was an early July 2016 trip to Moscow by Carter Page, an obscure Trump-campaign adviser…

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Box Office Poison: Jim Carrey’s New Movie Goes Straight To Video – Breitbart
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Last year, Jim Carrey’s The Bad Batch, managed to gross just $181,000 in theaters — and that is the good news. Carrey’s latest movie, the $4.5 million thriller Dark Crimes, just went directly to home video.

Yep, for a measly $6.99, you can watch Jim Carrey’s latest in the comfort of your home; that is, if you really want to. Dark Crimes earned a bad-as-bad-can-be 0% at Rotten Tomatoes, so you might want to wait for Netflix, or skip it altogether.

What a fall. What a collapse.

What a breathtaking implosion of the aging Carrey’s career, a juggernaut that began in 1994 with the come-from-nowhere blockbuster Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and held on for another 14 years…

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Trump Administration Moves To Ban Federally Funded Clinics From Giving Abortion Referrals – The Hill

Family planning clinics that refer patients for abortions or share locations or finances with abortion providers will be ineligible for funding through a decades-old federal family planning program, the Trump administration announced Tuesday.

The Department of Health and Human Services unveiled proposed regulations that would reshape Title X – the federal government’s only program solely dedicated to family planning services for low-income women and men.

President Trump is expected to tout the proposed restrictions Tuesday evening during his speech at an annual fundraising gala for the Susan B. Anthony List, a national anti-abortion group based in Washington. Administrative officials also briefed anti-abortion groups on the proposed regulations late last week.

The long-expected restrictions on the Title X grant program were advocated for years by anti-abortion groups and other conservatives…

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Sources: FBI Agents Want Congress To Issue Them Subpoenas So They Can Reveal The Bureau’s Dirt – Daily Caller
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Many agents in the FBI want Congress to subpoena them so they can reveal problems caused by former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, three people in direct contact with active field agents tell TheDC.

“There are agents all over this country who love the bureau and are sickened by [James] Comey’s behavior and [Andrew] McCabe and [Eric] Holder and [Loretta] Lynch and the thugs like [John] Brennan – who despise the fact that the bureau was used as a tool of political intelligence by the Obama administration thugs,” former federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova told The Daily Caller Tuesday.

“They are just waiting for a chance to come forward and testify.”…

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Bank Profits Soar To Record $56 Billion On Tax Cuts – Washington Examiner

Bank profits soared to a record $56 billion in the first three months of 2018, federal regulators announced Tuesday, as tax cuts stoked the already hot industry.

Profits would have been a record even if banks’ tax rates had remained the same, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Martin Gruenberg estimated, but the GOP tax law tacked on roughly $6.6 billion in additional profits.

Altogether, bank net income is up more than a quarter over the year. For community banks, the increase is nearly a fifth.

The good news for the banking industry came the same day as the House is scheduled to deliver another victory to small and regional banks by sending a bill that would reduce their regulatory burdens to President Trump’s desk.

Congressional liberals have argued that banks’ profitability means that they should not be given regulatory relief…

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Judge Orders 30-Year-Old Dipshit To Move Out Of His Parents’ Home – Circa
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A 30-year-old man has been ordered by a judge to leave his parents’ home in Camillus, N.Y.

New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood ruled Tuesday afternoon that Michael Rotondo must remove himself.

In filings to the court last week, parents Christina and Mark Rotondo said they’ve been trying to get their son to leave their home for several months.

The filing includes five written notices that the couple said it has left for Michael, starting with this note on Feb. 2:

A second note, dated Feb. 13, told Michael he is “hereby evicted” from the couple’s home “effective immediately” and tells him he has until March 15 to move out…

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Trump To Sign Rollback Of Leftist Dodd-Frank Banking Rules – Washington Times

The White House said Tuesday night that President Trump will sign into law a sweeping overhaul of bank regulations “as soon as possible” to help boost the economy by spurring more lending from community banks to small businesses.

“This is a really important win,” said a senior administration official. “This is another milestone in our efforts to revitalize the American economy.”

The president hopes to sign the measure into law before Memorial Day, administration officials said.

The House voted 258 to 159 to approve the legislation Tuesday, giving the president a chance to make good on his campaign pledge to “do a big number” on the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 that cracked down on the banking industry.

House leaders voted on the compromise bill, which had support from moderate Senate Democrats, in exchange for a promise to vote later this year on a broader set of House-passed regulatory rollbacks. Senate Democrats have said they will oppose further changes…

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MS-13 Gangbanger Named ‘Animal’ Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For Stabbing Boy To Death – Fox News
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A member of the notorious MS-13 street gang known as “Animal,” who admitted to the 2015 killing of a teenage boy in Massachusetts, was sentenced to 40 years in prison, officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts announced that 23-year-old Joel Martinez will be subject to deportation once he’s released from federal prison.

Martinez pleaded guilty in December to RICO conspiracy and admitting to stabbing 15-year-old Irvin Javier de Paz Castro to death on Sept. 20, 2015, according to prosecutors.

President Trump, who has made the fight against the street gang a notable part of his domestic policy, recently referred to dangerous MS-13 gang members as “animals,” which some media organizations took out of context to make it appear that he was talking about illegal immigrants…

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The DNC Just Had Its Worst Fundraising Month Since 2006 – NTK

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) posted its worst April fundraising numbers since 2006 on Monday, raising less than $8 million in the month of April.

According to the DNC’s Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, the struggling DNC raised just $7.9 million, which is the organization’s worst April fundraising numbers since April of 2006.

The DNC has raised $95.6 million so far during the 2018 election cycle and has just $8.7 million cash on hand, while also carrying $5.3 million in debt.

By comparison, the RNC has shattered fundraising records under the leadership of RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

According to the RNC’s FEC filings, they raised $13 million in April and have raised $184.5 million so far in the 2018 election. The RNC also has $43.8 million cash on hand with no debt.

Under the leadership of DNC Chair Tom Perez, one person is benefiting, despite the group’s financial difficulties…

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Florida Issues ‘Extreme Zombie Activity’ Alert During Power Outage – Your News Wire
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Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for zombies. People living in Lake Worth, Florida received the alarming warning on Sunday in an official alert that said the area had “extreme zombie activity.”

A bulletin sent to city residents at 1:41 a.m. warned of a “power outage” and “zombie alert” The warning said: “Power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus… there are now far less than seven thousand three hundred and eighty customers involved due to extreme zombie activity.”

RT reports: ‘Terminus’ is actually a fictional town from the hit zombie TV show, ‘The Walking Dead.’…

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Voters Choose Nominees As Election Day Unfolds In 4 States – Circa

Four states will cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Voters in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky hold primaries, while Texans settle several primary runoffs after their first round of voting in March. Some noteworthy story lines:

IN THIS #METOO MIDTERM, A BIG DAY FOR WOMEN

Texans will settle an all-female congressional runoff between liberal activist Laura Moser and Houston attorney Lizzie Fletcher in a Houston-area House race that has become a proxy for the Democratic Party’s battle over style and substance. The winner faces Republican Rep. John Culberson in the fall.

Women also could claim nominations in two other Texas congressional districts on Democrats’ national target list. In the metro-Dallas district now represented by Republican Pete Sessions, it’s attorney Lillian Salerno vs. attorney Colin Allred. Both are former Obama administration officials; Allred’s also a former player for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys…

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Rep. Paul Gosar Calls For Paul Ryan’s Removal As Speaker, Replacement With Jim Jordan – Breitbart
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Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) on Monday evening became the first sitting GOP member of the House of Representatives to publicly call for the removal of House Speaker Paul Ryan now, rather than on Ryan’s planned schedule post-election, during an interview on Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM.

During a discussion with host and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour about Ryan’s failures on immigration with a looming pro-amnesty discharge petition hanging in the balance, Gosar hammered the entire current leadership team.

“Part of the problem is I think the whole leadership team is toxic,” Gosar said. “And that’s part of the problem. How did we choose this?…

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House Conservatives Introduce Resolution Calling For Second Special Counsel – The Hill

House conservatives introduced a resolution on Tuesday calling for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate possible misconduct by the Department of Justice and the FBI during the 2016 presidential race.

“The Justice Department cannot be expected to investigate itself,” Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), flanked by 11 other Republican lawmakers, said at a press conference announcing the measure.

Zeldin said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should tap an independent investigator to examine whether FBI and Justice Department officials obtained surveillance warrants with insufficient evidence.

The Republicans also want a probe to look into the government’s decision to end the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and the reasoning behind the government’s decision to launch a probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia…

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Red Wave: GOP Surges To 2018 Generic Ballot Lead In New Reuters Poll – Townhall
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As Cortney mentioned yesterday, a new CBS News poll shows yet another uptick in Americans’ economic optimism, with 64 percent of voters describing the U.S. economy has ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ good, and even more – 68 percent – giving partial or “a great deal” of credit to President Trump.

That same survey of likely voters also measured a variant of the generic Congressional ballot, confirming the still-tightening trajectory of that election year metric.

It’s a strange way to ask the question, but when you add up the options, it’s a topline Democratic lead of just two points. This is exactly why the party is growing anxious about its slipping fortunes…

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China Unexpectedly Slashes Auto Tariffs After Trump Trade Truce – Zero Hedge

In an unexpected, but notable, victory for President Trump’s aggressive trade agenda and exporters of cars around the globe, China’s Ministry of Finance announced Tuesday morning that it would slash passenger car duties to 15%, further opening up the market that’s been a key target of the U.S. in its trade fight with Beijing.

This comes less than a month after China decided to ease restrictions on foreign competition in its auto sector and also address some of the US’s concerns about intellectual property theft.

The reduction follows a truce that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced during a Sunday appearance on “Fox News Sunday”. In response, the US has continued to reverse its policy of pressuring telecom giant ZTE, with Trump taking steps to rescue it.

“This is, without a doubt, positive news,” said Juergen Pieper, Frankfurt-based head of automobiles research at Bankhaus Metzler who spoke with Bloomberg…

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Rep. Steve King Introduces Act To Imprison Politicians Who Help Illegal Aliens Evade Deportation – Breitbart
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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has introduced legislation named after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf – who infamously helped criminal illegal aliens evade deportation – that would imprison sanctuary city politicians.

As Breitbart News has reported, back in February Schaaf tipped off illegal aliens and businesses who employ illegal aliens of a pending raid by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Schaaf’s warning of the ICE raid allowed illegal aliens convicted of sex crimes to evade deportation, as Breitbart News reported. As Breitbart exclusively reported, Schaaf is facing a lawsuit by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI)…

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Starbucks Opens Up Its Cafes To Loiterers, Vagrants And Drug Addicts – Your News Wire

Starbucks has opened its cafes and restrooms to non-paying loiterers, vagrants and drug addicts as part of its new anti-racist inclusive policy. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn’t purchased anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks.

AP reports: Company executives have said its previous policies were loose and ambiguous, leaving decisions on whether people could sit in its stores or use the restroom up to store managers.

Starbucks said it has told workers to consider anyone who walks into its stores a customer, “regardless of whether they make a purchase.” The company said anyone can use its cafes, patios or restrooms without buying anything, but it noted workers should still call the police if someone is a safety threat.

“We are committed to creating a culture of warmth and belonging where everyone is welcome,” Starbucks said in a statement…

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Boom: Team Trump Cuts Nearly Twice As Many Regulations As Promised – Washington Examiner
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The Trump administration is showing no signs of slowing its slashing of Obama-era regulations, beating their plans to cut two for every new rule and saving more than double what was hoped for, according to a new report.

“The Trump administration is making substantial deregulatory progress,” said a new report from American Action Forum.

“The administration is prioritizing deregulation, and it is set to double its goals of a two-for-one deregulatory-to-regulatory ratio and $686.6 million in net savings,” said the report from forum experts Dan Bosch, director of regulatory policy, and Dan Goldbeck, a senior analyst.

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Nanoparticles Derived From Tea Leaves Destroy Lung Cancer Cells – EurekAlert

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian team has shown.

The team made the discovery while they were testing out a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots. These are tiny particles which measure less than 10 nanometres. A human hair is 40,000 nanometres thick.

Although nanoparticles are already used in healthcare, quantum dots have only recently attracted researchers’ attention. Already they are showing promise for use in different applications, from computers and solar cells to tumour imaging and treating cancer.

Quantum dots can be made chemically, but this is complicated and expensive and has toxic side effects. The Swansea-led research team were therefore exploring a non-toxic plant-based alternative method of producing the dots, using tea leaf extract.

Tea leaves contain a wide variety of compounds, including polyphenols, amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants…

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Dow Jumps Nearly 300 Points, Tops 25,000 As U.S.-China Trade Tensions Recede – MarketWatch
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The Dow industrials climbed back above 25,000 and the S&P 500 finished at a roughly nine-week high as investors applauded easing trade animosities between the U.S. and China. Meanwhile, the Russell 2000 index of small capitalization stocks booked a fourth record close in a row.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.21% rose 298.20 points, or 1.2%, to 25,013.29, marking its highest close since March 12.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.74% rose 20.04 points to 2,733.01, a gain of 0.7%. All 11 primary S&P 500 sectors closed in the green, with industrials – the sector with some of the highest correlation to trade issues – gaining 1.5%. The benchmark index also booked its best finish since mid March.

The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.54% rose 39.70 points, or 0.5%, to 7,394.04…

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‘Party Like It’s 1776’ Theme Too Offensive For New Jersey School Prom – Daily Caller

A New Jersey high school principal apologized Friday for a “Party Like It’s 1776” theme at prom.

Dr. Dennis Perry, principal of Cherry Hill High School, posted on his Twitter feed an apology for the theme printed on prom tickets, calling the decision “insensitive and irresponsible,” reported Fox News.

“I especially apologize to our African American students, who I have let down by not initially recognizing the inappropriateness of this wording,” Perry wrote in a statement.

To make up for what he deemed an indiscretion, the principal said students would not need to bring their prom tickets in order to get into the event – they would instead only need to state their names to be matched up with a list of who bought tickets.

Cherry Hill High School would also give every student attendee a “commemorative” ticket displaying a new design at the prom. Perry stated that a “diverse group of people” would review information distributed by the school prior to its dissemination, in the future…

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FBI Informant Stefan Halper Paid Over $1 Million By Obama Regime; Spied On Trump Aide After Election – Zero Hedge
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Less than a week after Stefan Halper was outed as the FBI informant who infiltrated the Trump campaign, public records reveal that the 73-year-old Oxford University professor and former U.S. government official was paid handsomely by the Obama administration starting in 2012 for various research projects.

A longtime CIA and FBI asset who once reportedly ran a spy-operation on the Jimmy Carter administration, Halper was enlisted by the FBI to spy on several Trump campaign aides during the 2016 U.S. election. Meanwhile, a search of public records reveals that between 2012 and 2018, Halper received a total of $1,058,161 from the Department of Defense.

Halper’s contracts were funded through four annual awards paid directly out of the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment…

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John Brennan Fires Warning Shot At Ryan And McConnell After Trump Orders DOJ To Investigate FBI’s Campaign Infiltration – Gateway Pundit

Former CIA Director-turned-Twitter troll, John Brennan lashed out at Trump on Sunday evening after the President ordered the DOJ to investigate the FBI’s infiltration of his campaign.

Brennan also fired a warning shot to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, claiming they will ‘bear the majority of the responsibility of the harm done to our democracy’ if they don’t stop Trump.

As previously reported by TGP’s Kristinn Taylor, President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon he is ordering the Justice Department to investigate whether the Obama administration spied on his 2016 presidential campaign.

The order comes on the heels of leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post that the Obama administration had an “informant” make several approaches to three Trump campaign officials, included one that involved an offer of cash and another an offer to “advise” the campaign…

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What Obama And His Political Choom Gang Did Is Far Worse Than Watergate – Charles Hurt
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At the end of all the scandal and drama, all of the breathlessly reported lies and false accusations, at the end of all the money wasted on some zany kabuki swamp dance choreographed to the thrumming of giant bullfrogs and yipping of excited coyotes – at the end of all of this – it comes down to precisely what we said it was a year and a half ago.

The Obama administration – with or without the knowledge and direction of President Obama himself – perverted one of the most powerful, clandestine spying operations in the world and used it at the very height of a presidential campaign to spy on political opponents, punish them and, ultimately, silence them through extortion.

If this was orchestrated without the express knowledge of Mr. Obama, then it reveals just how blatantly he instructed by example the weaponizing of the entire federal government…

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Lava From Kilauea Volcano Enters Ocean, Creates Toxic Cloud – Circa

White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago.

Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay away from the toxic steam cloud, which is formed by a chemical reaction when lava touches seawater.

Further upslope, lava continued to gush out of large cracks in the ground that formed in residential neighborhoods in a rural part of the Big Island. The molten rock formed rivers that bisected forests and farms as it meandered toward the coast.

The rate of sulfur dioxide gas shooting from the ground fissures tripled, leading Hawaii County to repeat warnings about air quality.

At the volcano’s summit, two explosive eruptions unleashed clouds of ash. Winds carried much of the ash toward the southwest…

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Venezuela’s Socialist Nightmare Continues With Re-election Of Maduro – Daily Mail
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Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a dictatorship.

Victory for the 55-year-old former bus driver, who replaced Hugo Chavez after his death from cancer in 2013, may trigger a new round of western sanctions against the socialist government as it grapples with a ruinous economic crisis.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is threatening moves against Venezuela’s already reeling oil sector.

Venezuela’s election board, run by Maduro loyalists, said he took 5.8 million votes…

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How The FBI And CIA Restarted The Cold War To Protect Themselves – Thomas J. Farnan

On December 29, 2016, the Obama Administration – with three weeks remaining in its term – issued harsh sanctions against Russia over supposed election interference. Two compounds in the United States were closed and 35 Russian diplomats were ordered to leave the country.

Russia responded by calling the actions “Cold War déjà vu.”

In the two years that have elapsed since, it has been learned that the “intelligence” that formed the basis for the sanctions was beyond dubious.

A single unverified “dossier” compiled by an ex-British spy with no discernable connections to Russia was shopped to FISA judges and the media as something real.

The dossier was opposition research by the Hillary Clinton campaign, a fact that was not disclosed and actively hidden by off-the-book transactions through the law firm Perkins Coie.

As a dog that chases its tail, the fake dossier was being used to cause the investigation which itself lent credibility to the notion of Russian interference…

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Rod Rosenstein Asks DOJ Inspector General To Review Possible Trump Campaign Infiltration – Washington Examiner
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asked the Justice Department’s inspector general Sunday to review whether there was improper politically motivated surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016.

Rosenstein made the request shortly after a tweet from President Trump saying that he would “officially” ask “that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes.”

In a statement, Rosenstein said: “If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action.” The attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has recused himself from Russia-related matters…

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NC Police Find $90 Million In Meth Hidden In Truck Driven By Alleged Illegal Alien – Breitbart

Officials in Linden, North Carolina, discovered 120 gallons of liquid methamphetamine hidden inside the fuel tank of a semi truck being driven by an alleged illegal alien, reports say.

Harnett County Sheriff’s officers pulled the truck over on May 19 and discovered the large amount of the liquefied drug. According to WRAL, the liquid was destined to be turned into 454 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and would have had a street value of $90.8 million.

The seizure was part of a wider investigation into the trafficking of meth in the area.

The truck was crewed by Raul Topete Arreola, 49, and Aquileo Perez Pineda, 48. Pineda was quickly put on an immigration hold while immigration officials looked into Arreola’s immigration status.

The pair were charged with three counts each of trafficking methamphetamine and placed under a three million dollar bond…

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Government Improperly Paid $571 Million In Disability Benefits To People Who Already Had Jobs – Western Journal
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The Social Security Administration improperly disbursed an estimated $571 million in disability benefits to people who had already returned to work, according to a government audit report.

Of the overpayments, nearly $201 million of the improperly disbursed benefits checks was due to the administration’s slow processing, and almost $371 million was the fault of the beneficiaries who didn’t complete paperwork on time, the Office of the Inspector General wrote in a report released Tuesday.

Analyzing a sample of disability cases from 2012, the IG found a total of $1.3 million in overpayments, $446,000 of which were made as a result of administrative errors, as well as $823,000 due to individuals failing to report wages that would disqualify them from benefits…

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All Of Chile’s 34 Bishops To Resign En Masse Over Sex Abuse Scandal – Reuters

In an unprecedented move, all of Chile’s bishops offered to resign on Friday after attending a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in the South American nation.

Several victims invited by the pope to Rome earlier this month said they wanted all 34 bishops sacked and replaced by more moral candidates, and for the Vatican to extend punishment to others implicated in the scandal.

The offer of mass resignations on Friday by the bishops summoned to Rome marks the first time that all the senior Roman Catholic prelates of a country have taken such a step, a Vatican official said. A Vatican official declined to speculate on the pope’s response.

“We have put our positions in the hands of the Holy Father and will leave it to him to decide freely for each of us,” the bishops said in a joint statement read out by a spokesman for them, Bishop Fernando Ramos…

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‘Consensus’ Reached To Slash $370 Billion U.S. Trade Deficit With China – Breitbart
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In a joint statement released Saturday, the United States and China announced that a “consensus” was reached to “substantially reduce” the $370 billion trade imbalance between the two countries.

“There was a consensus on taking effective measures to substantially reduce the United States trade deficit in goods with China,” the joint statement said, adding, “To meet the growing consumption needs of the Chinese people and the need for high-quality economic development, China will significantly increase purchases of United States goods and services.”

“The statement concluded joint talks on Thursday and Friday between the two countries, which included several U.S. cabinet secretaries and China’s State Council Vice Premier Liu He,” reports Channel NewsAsia…

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Beijing Showing Signs Of Compromise In Trade Talks With U.S. – Associated Press

China is sending conciliatory signals as U.S. and Chinese negotiators meet in Washington to try to head off a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

Beijing has dropped an anti-dumping investigation into imported U.S. sorghum, which it had accused the United States of unfairly subsiding. It has also given approval for a U.S. private equity firm to buy Toshiba’s memory chip business.

Those gestures could suggest a thaw with the U.S. as trade talks went on for a second day Friday in Washington.

“China has come to trade,” Larry Kudlow, the top White House economic adviser, told reporters. “They are meeting many of our demands. No deal yet, to be sure, and it’s probably going to take a while – it’s a process.”

China’s Commerce Ministry said Friday that it was ending its inquiry into whether the U.S. was dumping sorghum in the Chinese market at artificially low prices…

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Harry And Meghan Wed At St George’s Chapel In Windsor – Daily Mail
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Meghan Markle has launched her own mini-revolution as she married Prince Harry today in a multi-cultural and U.S.-influenced wedding the likes of which Britain’s royals and the millions watching have never seen before.

The newlyweds shared tears, laughter and a passionate kiss in front of their hundreds of VIP guests dominated by Hollywood stars including the Clooneys, the Beckhams, Idris Elba, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hardy and James Corden.

Elton John, who sang at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, performed at the lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen in a poignant nod to Harry’s late mother.

All the senior British royals were also there to support the couple including Her Majesty…

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RINO Update: Ryan’s Super PAC Gives Millions To GOP’s Amnesty Discharge Signers – Breitbart

A Super PAC funded by retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan is spending more than $10 million to help the GOP representatives who are trying to pass a cheap-labor amnesty via the discharge-petition process.

The amnesty-boosting funds are being collected and shared via the Congressional Leadership Fund, which was described in a May 17 Politico article:

TUSTIN, Calif. – Republicans have amassed a sprawling shadow field organization to defend the House this fall, spending tens of millions of dollars in an unprecedented effort to protect dozens of battleground districts that will determine control of the chamber.

The initiative by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC aligned with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), now includes 34 offices running mini-campaigns for vulnerable Republicans throughout the country. It has built its own in-house research and data teams and recruited 4,000 student volunteers, who have knocked on more than 10 million doors since February 2017…

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IG Horowitz Finds FBI, DOJ Broke Law In Clinton Probe, Refers To Prosecutor For Criminal Charges – Zero Hedge
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As we reported on Thursday, a long-awaited report by the Department of Justice’s internal watchdog into the Hillary Clinton email investigation has moved into its final phase, as the DOJ notified multiple subjects mentioned in the document that they can privately review it by week’s end, and will have a “few days” to craft any response to criticism contained within the report, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Those invited to review the report were told they would have to sign nondisclosure agreements in order to read it, people familiar with the matter said. They are expected to have a few days to craft a response to any criticism in the report, which will then be incorporated in the final version to be released in coming weeks. – WSJ…

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Johnny Manziel Signs With Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Smoke Room

Johnny Manziel announced Saturday that he signed a two-year deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The Texas A&M Heisman winner tweeted, “Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break. Very grateful for everyone that’s been supporting me along the way. I believe this is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I’m eager for what the future holds.”

He also released a short video through Barstool Sports explaining his decision and showing his excitement to get back to playing some football.

It’s been a long time coming for Manziel to get back into professional football, and this is a great step in the right direction for him to get back to the NFL. Two great years in the CFL could pay huge dividends down the road. Most of all, I’m just happy to see Manziel finally bounce back after the tough time he had upon getting to the NFL…

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Notorious Never-Trumper Glenn Beck Switches Sides, Endorses The Donald – Breitbart
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Glenn Beck, the staunch Never-Trump radio host and founder of The Blaze, announced on Friday that he is supporting President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election bid.

Beck said his decision to finally support the President came after watching the “dishonest and corrupt” media mischaracterized Trump’s comments, in which he described MS-13 gang members as “animals,” on Thursday.

“Media, if you can get me, Glenn Beck, to do this,” he said, “If you can drive me to the point to where I say, ‘You know what, I’ve had enough; I’ll vote for him in 2020’ – you’re making a gigantic mistake.”

During this monologue, Beck put a red “Make America Great Again” hat on his head and announced the symbolic act to his radio listeners…

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Cuba: Boeing 737 Explodes In A Ball Of Flames Moments After Taking Off From Havana Airport – Daily Mail

A Boeing 737 plane has crashed moments after taking off from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport – just one day after more than a third of its fleet were grounded over safety concerns.

At least 100 are dead after the internal Cubana de Aviacion flight, which was carrying 113 passengers and crew, including five children, crashed into a yuca field near a high school, in the Santiago de las Vegas neighborhood, on Friday.

Just four survivors were recovered and taken to hospital in critical condition, according to Cuban media. One has since died in hospital.

Photos of the scene show fire crews attempting to put out the still smoking wreckage of the aircraft which was devastated in the crash. Debris was left scattered across the surrounding area after the explosion.

A shocking video of the aftermath shows a victim being stretchered away from the scene…

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Joe DiGenova: Frustrated President May Fire ‘Clowns’ Sessions And Rosenstein – PJ Media
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Attorney Joe diGenova predicted that both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ days are numbered at the Department of Justice during a telephone interview with Newsmax’s Howie Carr Wednesday.

DiGenova’s claim came after the New York Times published a report titled “Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation”. The report has been interpreted by many as an attempt by sources within the “Deep State” to cushion the blow of the imminent DOJ inspector general report, which is expected to be explosive.

In March, President Trump considered adding diGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing to his legal team, but conflicts of interest reportedly prevented him from hiring them…

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Scumbag Shoots Up Texas High School, Killing 10 – Washington Times

A gunman descended on a Texas high school Friday morning and opened fire, claiming the lives of 10 people, the majority of them students.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a news conference that there were between eight to 10 fatalities, but warned these were still initial reports. CNN later reported that 10 people were dead, nine students and one adult.

He also said the accused gunman, identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was arrested and one person was detained as well. Both were believed to be students at the school, according to the sheriff.

Mr. Gonzalez says the majority of the dead are students.

School officials did not have an exact number of people injured.

Santa Fe Independent School District tweeted that possible explosives have been found in and around the campus…

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Member Of Hillary’s ‘Resistance’ Opens Fire At Trump’s Dural Golf Club In Miami – The Hill
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A man yelling “anti-President Trump rhetoric” was arrested early Friday morning after exchanging fire with police in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Miami resort.

The suspect, who police identified as Jonathan Oddi, was yelling about Trump when Miami-Dade and City of Doral police officers responded to the scene, a Miami-Dade Police spokesman said.

“We are not saying this is terrorism… We are not discounting anything at this point,” according to Juan Perez, director of Miami-Dade Police. Oddi is in custody.

Police received a call about the man at 1:30 a.m. and encountered a man armed with a handgun who fired on officers from the lobby of the resort…

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Durango, Colorado Makes It Illegal To Sit Or Lie On Sidewalks – Your News Wire

A Colorado city council has approved an ordinance that prohibits anyone from sitting or lying down on downtown sidewalks, curbs and other public areas. Anyone who violates the ordinance, which goes into effect this summer in Durango City, will face fines of up $200

Critics claim the move represents an attack on the homeless.

RT reports: The move is seen by some as an effort to try and clean up the downtown area and make it safer for residents. Business owners and councilors in particular were in favor of the motion.

“People can stand with a sign on Main Avenue all day long and they are absolutely within their First Amendment rights,” Councillor Dick White said. “I think this is achieving what we are trying to achieve,” he added.

Critics argued that it was an attack on homeless people and beggars and that it wouldn’t solve the city’s homeless problem…

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Campbell Soup CEO Calls It Quits – Reuters
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Campbell Soup Co Chief Executive Officer Denise Morrison unexpectedly stepped down on Friday, at the same time the company said it would embark on a review of its vast array of brands and issued a bleak forecast for the year.

Campbell’s stock fell 11 percent in morning trading, hitting a more than five-year low and putting it on track for its worst one-day decline since 1999.

Shares of B&G Foods, General Mills and Kraft Heinz also slipped after Campbell said it anticipates higher import tariffs and freight costs to weigh on profit margins until its fiscal year 2019 ends in August next year.

Morrison, 64, departs the company after seven years at the helm…

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Trump Cuts Funding To Baby-Killers At Planned Parenthood – Washington Times

The Trump administration will announce Friday long-sought cuts in federal funding to Planned Parenthood, multiple news outlets reported.

The proposed rule change in Title X, a $260 million federal program for contraception and “family planning,” will interpret the 1970 law as requiring absolute separation between contraception and abortion activities, effectively making Planned Parenthood ineligible.

“The proposal would require a bright line of physical as well as financial separation between Title X programs and any program (or facility) where abortion is performed, supported, or referred for as a method of family planning,” a Trump administration official said in an email to the Weekly Standard.

The law says that “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” However, except for a brief period in the Reagan administration, federal bureaucrats have interpreted that as merely requiring that federal money not directly fund abortions…

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Trump Signs Over Presidential Paycheck To VA – Hannity
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President Trump continued to make good on his campaign pledge to donate his presidential salary to charity this week; unveiling his plans to give his first quarter 2018 paycheck to the Office of Veterans Affairs.

The President announced his decision Thursday, saying the VA will receive his quarterly salary to help the agency promote the well-being and health of America’s heroic service members and their families. The money will reportedly be used to help the VA’s “Caregiver Programs.”

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie officially accepted the presidential donation, saying “President Trump understands the critical role of caregivers in meeting the essential needs of veterans.”…

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Baby-Killing Leftists At Planned Parenthood Slam Trump For Not Recognizing Humanity Of MS-13 Gangbangers – Independent Journal Review

After President Donald Trump referred to MS-13 as “animals” on Wednesday, Planned Parenthood and its former president Cecile Richards ironically called him out for failing to recognize the violent gang members as humans.

“Immigrants are people,” the organization, which performed 321,384 abortions over this past year, tweeted. “They are our neighbors, our friends, and members of the Planned Parenthood family. One hateful man will never, ever speak for all of us.”

Richards also slammed the president, writing, “This moment calls for the President to do serious self-reflection.”

Other leaders in the abortion industry also took to social media to blast President Trump’s words. NARAL, for example, accused him of “dehumanizing” rhetoric.

“Immigrants are human beings and vital members of our communities who deserve dignity and respect – not dehumanizing, racist rhetoric,” the pro-choice organization tweeted…

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Gina Haspel Confirmed A First Female CIA Director, Despite Democrat Obstructionism – Fox News
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Gina Haspel was confirmed Thursday as CIA director, becoming the first woman to lead the agency and overcoming initial Democratic opposition regarding her role in post-9/11 interrogation and detention practices.

The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm President Trump’s nominee, with six Democrats supporting and two Republicans defecting. Haspel, whose nomination was endorsed by the Senate Intelligence Committee a day earlier, previously was deputy director and has spent her career with the agency.

Trump tweeted his congratulations after the vote.

Haspel earned emphatic support from GOP lawmakers as well as intelligence community members from both Democratic and Republican administrations…

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U.S. Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low – LiveScience

The number of babies being born in the United States continues to fall, with the birth rate reaching a new record low in 2017, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last year, about 3.8 million babies were born in the U.S., which is 2 percent lower than the number born in 2016, and the lowest recorded number of births in 30 years, according to the report.

What’s more, there were about 60 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44, which is 3 percent lower than the rate in 2016, and the lowest recorded rate since the government started tracking birth rates in 1909.

The decline in the U.S. birth rate from 2016 to 2017 was the largest single-year drop since 2010, the researchers wrote in the report, which was published today (May 17). The teen birth rate fell 7 percent from 2016 to 2017, to a rate of 19 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19…

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Michigan: First-Ever Muslim Candidate For Governor Comes Unhinged Over Question About Sharia – Creeping Sharia
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Michigan’s first-ever Muslim candidate for governor, Dr. Abdul al-Sayed, took a shot at fellow gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck on Thursday that some Republicans are saying was below the belt.

Colbeck, speaking at a candidate’s forum in East Lansing, expressed his concerns about Sharia law and the extremist Muslim Brotherhood’s tactic of civilization jihad. Colbeck took exception with an article he says was planted by Sayed supporters in the left-of-center website Buzzfeed, which painted Colbeck as a fringe extremist using “unfounded conspiracy theories” against Sayed.

Rather than address Colbeck’s concerns, Sayed called Colbeck a racist Islamophobe whom Muslims “definitely hate.”…

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Nancy Pelosi: Murderous MS-13 Gangbangers Are “God’s Children” With The “Spark Of Divinity” In Them – Daily Caller

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended violent MS-13 gang members in a press conference Thursday, saying they are not “animals,” a term President Trump dubbed MS-13 members earlier this week.

Pelosi first alluded to God, saying, “Some of us who are attracted to the political arena, to government and public service” believe that “we are all God’s children” and “there is a spark of divinity among every person on earth, and we all have to recognize that as we respect the dignity and worth of every person.”

She went on to say we must recognize that divinity in others, and it is our responsibility to do so because we have “divinity in us.”

Pelosi then took a soundbite that has been perpetuated throughout the media out of context from the president’s comments on MS-13 gang members and attributed it to all immigrants…

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Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash 6 Miles Into The Sky – USA Today
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, the biggest explosion yet driving a plume of ash and debris 30,000 feet into the air and putting Big Island residents on further notice that a bigger blast could still be percolating in the volatile crater.

The state Civil Defense agency said the plume was drifting northeast and warned residents to shelter in place. Driving conditions may be dangerous due to low visibility, the agency warned.

“At any time, activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent,” the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Kilauea status page. The steam-driven explosion occurred within Halema’uma’u Crater at Kilauea’s summit at about 4:17 a.m. local time…

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Report: Inspector General Will Declare FBI, DOJ Broke Law In Clinton Email Probe – Breitbart

A new report suggests an imminent Inspector General (IG) report may rule that FBI and Justice Department officials broke the law in their handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Investigative reporter Paul Sperry said Thursday that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has “found ‘reasonable grounds’ for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Clinton investigation/s,” adding that the top watchdog official has “referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution.”

In response to growing calls for a second special counsel to probe the Clinton email probe, along with FISA abuses that took place during the 2016 election, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in March the appointment of Utah’s top federal prosecutor, John Huber, to probe potential wrongdoing.

It was revealed this week that the Inspector General’s highly-anticipated report was submitted for review…

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Petrified 911 Caller Reports Gunman Near Church; Turns Out It Was Only A Guy Playing A Bassoon – Washington Standard
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Someone in Springfield, Ohio called 911 on a musician after being unable to tell whether the bassoon he was playing was a gun or not. I kid you negative!

Twenty-two-year-old Eric Barga had given three music lessons at Kenton Ridge High School on April 5, 2018 and then drove to Covenant Presbyterian Church for practices of the bell choir.

Barga had arrived at the church about half an hour early. Since the weather was nice outside, he decided to enjoy it a bit in the parking lot while playing his custom-made Fox 610 red maple bassoon.

Apparently, the ignorance of someone in Springfield is so great that they not only couldn’t distinguish a bassoon from a gun but couldn’t hear the music he was playing either…

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Judge Who Let Cop Killer Out Of Jail Keeps Heroin Dealer Out Of Jail Because He Needs To Buy His Kid More Jordans And Doesn’t Want Him Deported – Turtleboy Sports

Last month Judge Timothy Feeley out of Essex County let career criminal, drug dealing, violent felon John Williams out on just $5,000 bail, despite being arrested with unregistered guns, and the fact that the had just crashed while driving impaired.

He had actually lowered the bail from $7,500, which another hack judge had previously lowered. As a result John Williams was free to continue his life as a drug fueled violent felon when he inevitably murdered Officer Eugene Cole in Maine.

You would assume that Judge Feeley would’ve learned his lesson since he literally got a cop killed due to his “easy on crime” policy, and naive belief that violent offenders like this will not offend again.

But wait until you see what he did yesterday…

Source: A Peabody man found with more than half an ounce of heroin hidden in a secret compartment of his Volvo three years ago won’t have to serve time in prison…

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Hero Mom Fatally Shoots Armed Man Who Was Trying To Rob Families Outside Of School – MOR
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A gunman who targeted a group of families gathered for a Mother’s Day celebration at a school in Brazil was fatally shot by an off-duty cop. Katia Sastre was praised by local officials for her bravery and was credited with saving the day.

According to the Washington Post, the governor of Sao Paulo congratulated Sastre on Twitter: “I went… today to pay homage to a very special mother: Corporal Katia Sastre. Her courage and accuracy saved mothers and children yesterday at the door of a school.”

Frightening surveillance video of the incident shows the gunman rush toward a group of elementary-age schoolchildren. He tries to grab a bag as women pull their children away. That’s when 42-year-old Sastre, who was with her 7-year-old, pulled out her weapon and shot the robber three times.

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Miami Cheesecake Factory Employees Threaten And Harass Black Trump Supporter – PJ Media

A black Trump supporter and his family were allegedly threatened and racially harassed by a group of employees at a Cheesecake Factory in Miami, Florida, on Mother’s Day, terrifying a little girl at the table and forcing the family to retreat from the restaurant, The Daily Wire reported.

The fracas reportedly began when a female employee saw 22-year-old Eugenior Joseph’s red “Make America Great Again” hat and gathered about a dozen other staffers to come over and harangue him.

“Her finger was literally on top of his head, we were all looking at her like ‘what is happening?'” a witness told The Daily Wire. “She was pointing at him, calling her other coworkers, telling them to look at this guy wearing a Make America Great Again hat.”

According to Izabella Victores, Joseph’s girlfriend, the employees allegedly circled his table and made threatening comments like, “I’m gonna punch his head in so hard that I’ll knock the hat off.”…

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4,000 Google Employees Threaten To Quit Over ‘Deep State’ Collusion – Your News Wire
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Over a dozen Google employees have quit and a further 4,000 are threatening to walk out over the company’s ongoing ties to the ‘Deep State’.

Amid a total media blackout, thousands of Google workers are demanding that Google end their participation in a ‘Deep State’ project with the Pentagon called Project Maven.

Engadget.com reports: Project Maven seeks to help the military analyze drone footage faster through machine learning, as the AI detects people and objects for human review.

Those who resigned from Google cited ethical concerns over the use of AI in drone operations and the company’s broader involvement in political and military spheres – Google recently sponsored the Conservative Political Action Conference, for instance…

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Nanny State Update: Democrats Now Targeting E-Cigarettes – Washington Free Beacon

Democrats are pressing federal regulators to crack down on the flavors available in electronic cigarettes and other smoking alternatives.

Congressional Democrats are circulating a petition asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban artificial flavors in e-cigarettes, a popular quitting tool, and cigars. Rep. Diana DeGette (D., Colo.) joined Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D., Conn.) and other liberal members of Congress to urge FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb to take quick action to curb cigarette alternatives.

The letter pointed to the existence of “chocolate and cotton candy” flavors as proof the cigar and vape industries are marketing to children. Flavors, they say, risk attracting new users among young people and create nicotine addictions even without tobacco.

“FDA must move quickly to ban flavored e-cigarettes and cigars or it risks letting a new generation of young Americans develop an addiction to nicotine, which could undermine their health,” DeGette said in an email to colleagues…

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Man In A Dress Files Human Rights Complaint Against Spa For Refusing To Wax His Genitals – Windsor Star
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The owner of a local waxing spa is mounting a public campaign to clear the name of his business after he was served a human rights complaint for denying service to a transgender woman.

Jason Carruthers, the president of Mad Wax on Walker Road, said he was surprised at the legal move since he had explained to the complainant that the spa did not offer Brazilian wax services on male body parts.

“I have no male wax staff,” Carruthers said Friday. “We are not able to provide that service.”

A local transgender woman claims she was denied services based on her gender identity and gender expression and is seeking $50,000 for “immense harm to my dignity.”…

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach All-Time High In Democrat-Run California, Leading To Spike In Stillbirths Due To Syphilis – USA Today

The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a record high last year and officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis, state health authorities said Monday.

More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in 2017, a 45 percent increase from five years ago, according to data released by the California Department of Public Health.

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are most common among people under 30, the report said. Rates of chlamydia are highest among young women, while men account for the majority of syphilis and gonorrhea cases.

If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Syphilis can result in blindness, hearing loss and neurologic problems.

The figure that caused the greatest alarm for researchers and administrators was 30 stillbirths…

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Pet Dog Raised By Chinese Family For Two Years Turns Out To Be A Black Bear – The Independent
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When Su Yun bought her family a puppy two years ago, she was surprised by how much the dog ate. “A box of fruits and two buckets of noodles every day,” she told Chinese media.

There was, it turns out, a reason for its prodigious appetite: the animal has grown into a 250lb bear. The family realised their error when the pet did not stop growing and started showing a talent for walking on two legs.

“The more he grew, the more like a bear he looked,” said Ms Yun, a villager living near the city of Kunming in Yunnan province. “I am a little scared of bears.”

The animal has now been taken into care at the Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Centre after the family got in touch requesting help…

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Experimental Vaccine To Be Used Against Ebola Outbreak In The Congo – Stat

A campaign to vaccinate people at risk of developing Ebola in the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo could begin by the end of this week, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, said Sunday.

Tedros said the government of the DRC has formally asked to use an experimental vaccine being developed by Merck. The WHO has a stockpile of 4,300 doses of the vaccine in Geneva; the company also has 300,000 doses of the vaccine stockpiled in the United States. Merck has given its permission for the vaccine to be used in this outbreak.

“Everything is ready for the vaccine. They want it,” Tedros, who goes by his first name, told STAT in an interview from Kinshasa.

The WHO and its partners are responding quickly, concerned that this outbreak has the potential to spread because of its location. The epicenter, a town called Bikoro, is difficult to reach by vehicle because of poor roads between it and the regional capital, Mbandaka…

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Race Card: NAACP President In SC Says He Was Racially Profiled; Body Cam Video Shows Otherwise – WPDE
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Timmonsville NAACP President the Rev. Jerrod Moultrie posted on Facebook on April 13 that he was racially profiled when a Timmonsville police officer pulled him over for a traffic violation near his home on Harkless Court in Timmonsville.

Moultrie was stopped for failing to use a turn signal and a problem with his license plate, according to police.

Moultrie’s post said, “Tonight, I was racially profiled by Timmonsville Officer CAUSE I WAS DRIVING A MERCEDES BENZ AND GOING HOME IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD.”

Moultrie recounted his conversation with the officer in the post…

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DHS Shuts Big Loophole To Deter Illegal-Immigrant Students, Workers – Breitbart

Federal officials are closing a little-known loophole in immigration law which allows millions of foreigners to dodge penalties for overstaying their student or seasonal-work visas.

The prior 1997 rules did not start counting the length of a person’s overstay until a federal enforcement agency first formally recognized that the person had not gone home on time. The new rules clearly say the overstay clock will start when a foreign student’s course is complete, or when a foreign employee’s seasonal work-permit expires.

The new policy is important because it shows foreigners the penalty they will get for breaking the overstay rules – and it provides a clear mechanism for immigration officials to prove the penalty is proper.

Under current law, once the overstay count reaches 180 days, the overstaying person is punished by getting locked out of the United States for the subsequent three years or ten years, or permanently…

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Law Banning Sports Betting – The Hill
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The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that banned sports betting in almost every state, a precedent-shattering decision that opens the door to legalized sports gambling nationwide.

New Jersey has been fighting since 2010 to make sports wagering legal at racetracks and casinos in the state, but had repeatedly been blocked by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992.

The court ruled 6-3 that PASPA’s provisions prohibiting states from authorizing and licensing a sports gambling scheme violate the anti-commandeering rule. In delivering the opinion of the court, Justice Samuel Alito said legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not the court’s to make…

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Hundreds Of Millions Stolen After Wave Of Transfer-Heists Rock Mexican Banks – Zero Hedge

Lorenza Martinez, director of the Payment System of the Bank of Mexico, informed Reuters in a telephone interview last week that more than five Mexican financial institutions have recently observed “unauthorized transfers,” resulting in hundreds of millions of pesos stolen.

Cybercriminals siphoned 400 million of pesos ($20.4 million) out of Mexican banks, including the second largest bank: Grupo Financiero Banorte, by generating “phantom orders that wired funds to fake accounts and promptly withdrew the money,” sources close to the government’s investigation told Reuters.

Sources explained how cybercriminals “sent hundreds of false orders to move amounts ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of pesos from banks including Banorte, to fake accounts in other banks.”

Once the funds landed in the fraudulent accounts, accomplices would then go to local branch offices around the country and drain the accounts…

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AG Sessions Puts The Kibosh On Obama’s Insane ‘Transgender’ Prison Policy – Breitbart
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ deputies are ending President Barack Obama’s last-minute decision to impose the transgender ideology in federal prisons. Obama’s January 2017 transgender policy directed prison officials to allow men to move into women’s prisons if the men claim a female “gender identity.”

Sessions’ revised policy says officials “will use biological sex as the initial determination” when assigning people to either male or female prisons, according to the policy document published May 11 by Buzzfeed.

Critics said Obama’s transgender policy would have created huge risks of rape because few people who say they are transgender have undergone genital cosmetic surgery…

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Mother, Father And Four Children Bomb Three Churches In Indonesia – CNS

“Violence and terrorism should not be associated with any religion,” the bloc of Islamic nations declared on Sunday, condemning a series of suicide bombings on Christian churches in Indonesia reportedly carried out by six members of the same family – mother, father, two teenage sons, and daughters aged nine and 12.

At least 11 people were killed and more than 40 wounded in the blasts that targeted three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, minutes apart on Sunday morning.

Indonesian police said the father of the family detonated a car bomb in the grounds of a Pentecostal church, while his two sons, ages 16 and 18, carried out a bombing on two motorcycles near the entrance of a Catholic church. His wife and two daughters, whom he had dropped off before heading for his target, bombed a Presbyterian church.

In addition to the 11 victims, all six members of the family were killed in the blasts. Police said the family had recently returned from Syria, via Turkey which had deported them…

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Making History In Jerusalem – Joseph Klein
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The United States is officially opening its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem today, making May 14, 2018 an historic day for the Jewish State of Israel.

Other U.S. presidents have made campaign promises to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, only to abandon their promises in deference to the foreign policy establishment and “international” opinion.

In moving forward to fulfill his promise to move the embassy to Jerusalem, President Trump ignored the foreign policy establishment and “international” opinion, much as President Harry Truman did when he gave de facto recognition to the newly created State of Israel only eleven minutes after Israel’s proclamation of its independence…

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Australian Man Saved 2.4 Million Babies In 60 Years – Daily Wire

An Australian man who’s estimated to have saved the lives of some 2.4 million babies was forced into retirement on Friday. James Harrison, an 81-year-old dubbed the “man with the golden arm,” has extremely rare blood, which contains antibodies that fight hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN).

In an act of service, Mr. Harrison gave blood once a week for 60 years, totaling in over 1,000 donations. According to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Harrison’s blood has likely saved 2.4 million babies’ lives.

HDFN occurs when a pregnant woman’s blood is incompatible with her unborn baby’s. Essentially, the mother’s blood attacks the blood cells of her baby in the womb, and without Harrison’s supply of Anti-D, the baby will suffer from severe brain damage or die.

“Australia owes a big thank you to James Harrison, Australia became the first country in the world to be self-sufficient in the supply of Anti-D, and cases of HDN are rare,”…

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Former Democrat Speaker Of The New York State Assembly Found Guilty In Multimillion Dollar Corruption Case – New York Post
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The ex-speaker of the New York state Assembly Sheldon Silver was found guilty on Friday of selling his office for $4 million in kickbacks – affirming a 2015 conviction on the same charges that had been overturned on appeal.

A jury of seven women and five men found Silver, 74, guilty of all seven counts against him, including two counts of honest services mail fraud and money laundering. He faces as much as 130 years in prison when sentenced on July 13.

Silver showed no emotion as the jury read the verdict to the judge.

“Obviously I am disappointed,” the Lower East Side Democrat said outside of court, adding that he will appeal the verdict…

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Philadelphia Election Worker Pleads Guilty To Intimidating Voters Who Wanted To Vote For Non-Democrat Candidates – KYW

A North Philadelphia election worker has pleaded guilty to election fraud during a 2017 special election for a state House seat in the city. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says 59-year-old Thurman George, a machine inspector at Poll 43-7, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to frauds by election officers.

George, along with three other election workers, was accused of harassment and intimidation against voters who wanted to vote for candidates of their choice, but not the candidate being pushed by the city’s Democratic Party machine.

Minority inspector Calvin Mattox previously pleaded guilty to not meeting the qualifications of election officers for living outside the district in which he was working, while Dolores Shaw, the judge of election at Poll 43-7, received an accelerated rehabilitative disposition for compromising the local election board.

A pre-trial conference for Wallace Hill, a bilingual translator, has been scheduled for June 6…

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New Law: Kansas Cops Can’t Have Sex During Traffic Stops – Wichita Eagle
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A new Kansas law makes it a crime for police to have sex with people they pull over for traffic violations or detain in criminal investigations.

The new law bans sexual relations “during the course of a traffic stop, a custodial interrogation, an interview in connection with an investigation, or while the law enforcement officer has such person detained.”

Now, you may be asking, wasn’t that illegal already? Actually, it wasn’t. Kansas was one of 33 states where consensual sex between police and people in their custody wasn’t a crime.

That came as a surprise to members of the House Judiciary Committee, who got the new law passed in a bundled bill with several other law-enforcement measures…

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Iowa: Catholic University Opens Sex-Segregated Prayer Space For Muslim Students – Washington Standard

How wonderfully ecumenical and broadminded! When will the local Islamic school open a chapel for Christian students? What’s that? It doesn’t work that way? Why not? Meanwhile, this is the sort of thing that the Muslim students will be praying in their dedicated prayer room at St. Ambrose University:

Jesus is not the Son of God and belief in the Trinity is “excess”: “O People of the Book! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter anything concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and his word which he conveyed to Mary, and a spirit from him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and do not say ‘Three.’ Cease! It is better for you! Allah is only One Allah. It is far removed from his transcendent majesty that he should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.” – Qur’an 4:171

And: “It is not befitting to Allah that he should beget a son. Glory be to him! When He determines a matter, he only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.” – Qur’an 19:35…

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North Korea Says It Will Dismantle Nuke Test Site May 23-25 – Washington Times
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North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site on May 23-25, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong-un’s summit with President Donald Trump next month.

Kim had revealed plans to shut down the country’s northeastern testing ground by the end of May during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last month. Analysts say the closure of the site is mostly symbolic and doesn’t represent a material step toward denuclearization.

In a statement carried by state media, North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said that all of the tunnels at the site will be destroyed by explosion, and that observation and research facilities and ground-based guard units will also be removed…

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Court Transcripts: Mueller Indicted Russian Company That Didn’t Exist – Daily Wire

This week, one of the Russian companies accused by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of funding a conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was revealed in court to not have existed during the time period alleged by Mueller’s team of prosecutors, according to a lawyer representing the Defendant.

U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey asked Eric Dubelier, one of two lawyers representing the accused Russian company, Concord Management and Consulting LLC, if he was representing a third company listed in Mueller’s indictment.

“What about Concord Catering?” Harvey asked Dubelier. “The government makes an allegation that there’s some association. I don’t mean for you to – do you represent them, or not, today? And are we arraigning them as well?”

“We’re not,” Dubelier responded. “And the reason for that, Your Honor, is I think we’re dealing with a situation of the government having indicted the proverbial ham sandwich.”…

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellite With New Upgraded ‘Block 5’ Falcon 9 Rocket – Fox News
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SpaceX successfully launched its upgraded ‘Block 5’ Falcon 9 rocket Friday afternoon, carrying Bangladesh’s first satellite into orbit. The company had aborted its first attempt to launch the rocket on Thursday.

Falcon 9 took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 4:15 p.m. Flight controllers watched as the rocket took off without a hitch, successfully completing each stage of the mission.

The satellite launch, done on behalf the Bangladesh government, will allow internet access to all corners of the country. The successful takeoff comes one day after the company was forced to abort its first launch attempt…

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Law Protecting Faith-Based Agencies From Leftists – Circa

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill late Friday that gay rights advocates say would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians in placing children.

The bill written by Republican Sen. Greg Treat provides legal protections to faith-based agencies that won’t place children in LGBT homes because of religious or moral convictions or policies.

It was supported by the powerful Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and the state’s Catholic bishops. An industry group representing major tech companies, including Microsoft, Amazon and Google had opposed the bill.

Treat, currently the Senate majority floor leader who is the president pro tem designate, has said he’s convinced some faith-based groups are hesitant to participate in adoptions for fear of being sued for discrimination…

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U.S. Postal Service Loses $1.4 Billion, Burns Through $62 Billion In Past Decade – Zero Hedge
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With the U.S. Postal Service recently in the crosshairs in the on again/off again feud between the world’s most powerful man, U.S. President Donald Trump and the world’s richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, today’s otherwise boring earnings release by the USPS got some additional scrutiny by the investing public.

The report had some good, but mostly bad news, because whereas revenue increased modestly in the quarter, largely thanks to a 5% jump in package volume – thanks Amazon – even as mail volumes declined by 2.1%, expenses soared by 5.7% in the quarter, mostly as a result of unsustainable increases in retiree health benefits, which surged by $766 million. The result: a total quarterly loss of $1.3 billion…

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Woman Accused Of Stalking Sent Man 65,000 Text Messages, Police Say – Circa

An Arizona woman is accused of stalking a man that she met online. Court documents say she was sending the man hundreds of text messages per day.

When police arrived to the man’s home last month, officers say they found Jacqueline Ades, 31, in his bathtub. The victim says he met her online and the pair went on one date more than a year ago, and now she won’t leave him alone.

Court documents indicate Ades is accused of trespassing onto his property last July, and again in December.

She is also accused of sending him more than 65,000 text messages. Some of the messages, according to records cited by KNXV, are threatening and disturbing. She also said that she wanted to wear his body parts and bathe in his blood, court paperwork said.

Officers found a butcher knife in her car when she was most recently arrested, police say. She’s now in jail with no bond…

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The Death Of Free Speech: Twitter Ramps Up Censorship Of “Hate Facts” – Zero Hedge
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Twitter is banning conservatives and others who don’t subscribe to the leftist mentality plaguing social media. Using the excuse that people are posting “hate facts,” the social media outlet is just shutting down accounts that post any truth that doesn’t fare well for the liberal agenda.

By now, it should be well understood that the terms “hate facts” and “hate speech” are nothing more than buzzwords used by the left as an excuse to suppress the speech of those with which they disagree.

This is becoming more and more apparent as we devolve quickly toward a fully totalitarian system too. Breitbart reported that the most high-profile individual to be banned on this basis was Islam critic Tommy Robinson…

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Autistic 5th-Grader Handcuffed, Arrested For Brandishing An “Imaginary Rifle” At School – KRIV

Handcuffed and hauled away. It happened Monday to a 5th grade autistic student at Conroe Independent School District’s Bozman Intermediate school. The offense alleged against 12-year-old David Sims is brandishing an “imaginary” rifle at his art teacher, an educator who apparently felt threatened.

“She (CISD Police Officer) just put handcuffs on me and told me I need to go with her,” said David Sims.

“They just said, ‘We don’t tolerate that. We take it as a threat.’ A threat? He didn’t threaten anyone. He didn’t do anything but play,” said Amy Sims, David’s mother. Amy Sims says she wasn’t notified of the classroom incident until after her son was in custody.

Like many students challenged with autism, Amy says her son simply didn’t understand “make believe” gunplay on campus has become inappropriate behavior. “Being put in handcuffs, not knowing what he did wrong, I could have had a talk with him and told him look, I know you like to play guns, but you can’t do it in school,” said Amy Sims…

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Leftist Insanity Update: New Jersey Allowing Illegal Aliens To Apply For State Financial Aid – Brietbart
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The governor of New Jersey signed a law Wednesday allowing illegal aliens to apply for state financial aid programs to help pay for college beginning this fall, and the state has wasted no time in implementing it.

The New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application for illegal aliens went live on the state’s financial aid website as of Thursday, allowing non-citizens not legally in the country to apply for the same financial aid benefits as U.S. citizens.

Illegal aliens – including Dreamers brought to the U.S. illegally as children – can apply for financial aid if they graduated from a New Jersey high school, attended high school in New Jersey for at least three years, and promise to legalize their immigration status…

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ISIS Leaders Captured: Five ‘Most Wanted’ Commanders Taken Prisoner In Iraq – Daily Express

ISLAMIC State’s (ISIS) five “most wanted” commanders have been captured, President Donald Trump has said. The high-ranking jihadist leaders were taken prisoner in a joint U.S.-Iraqi operation as they attempted to cross into Iraq from Syria.

Intelligence officers had tracked them for three months as they made their way through Turkey and Syria, the New York Times reported.

The group has been shown on Iraqi TV dressed in yellow prison uniforms. Their pictures appeared next to images taken from ISIS propaganda. In one image too gruesome to show, one of the captured commanders can be seen grinning and posing next to a row of severed heads.

The ISIS leaders are said to have featured in a series of sick execution videos, filmed when the extremist group controlled large swathes of Iraq.

In a tweet this afternoon, the US leader said: “Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!”…

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Avenatti Exposed: Stormy’s Lawyer May Face Disbarment, Legal Action As Past Catches Up – Zero Hedge
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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti has some explaining to do. After appearing on CNN 59 times to claim the moral high ground over President Trump’s alleged decade-old affair with Daniels, skeletons in Avenatti’s closet are now beginning to pour out.

Questions have emerged over who’s funding Avenatti, how he was privy to Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s bank records – and how exactly did he obtain banking transactions for two men also named Michael Cohen, who he wrongly accused in a seven-page “dossier” released this week.

Other questions have come to light over a bankrupt coffee chain Avenatti left in smoldering ashes with $5 million in unpaid taxes to the IRS, an alleged $160,000 owed for unpaid coffee, and over 45 lawsuits filed in connection with the failed venture…

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CNN’s May Ratings Already Collapsing By 20-Plus Percent – Breitbart

While Fox News and MSNBC are more or less holding steady this week when compared to the full month of May last year, the far-left CNN is already in a total ratings freefall by 20 percent and more.

With three weeks of May still remaining, the Stormy Daniels Network might be able to mount (if you’ll pardon the expression) a comeback, but as of right now the month is looking like it could be a serious humiliation for CNN – and not just in total viewers but the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age demo, as well.

During primetime hours throughout May of last year, CNN averaged 1.12 million total viewers and 399,000 demo viewers.

During the first week of May this year, CNN averaged just 859,000 total viewers and 286,000 demo viewers, which represents a jaw-dropping collapse of 23 percent and 29 percent, respectively…

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FCC Sets ‘Net Neutrality; Repeal For June 11, Senate To Vote – Circa
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The Federal Communications Commission has set June 11 as the repeal date for “net neutrality” rules meant to prevent broadband companies from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet.

Among other things, the rules prohibited companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from favoring some services and apps over others.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says the repeal aims to replace “heavy-handed” rules with a “light-touch” approach to internet regulation. The FCC voted in December to gut the rules.

Currently, more than half of states have introduced legislation to preserve net neutrality in their states. A Senate vote on a federal bill is expected next week…

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Israel Launches Most Extensive Strike In Syria In Decades After Iranian Rocket Barrage – Haaretz

Israel attacked dozens of Iranian targets in Syria in what the military said was the most extensive strike in the neighboring country in decades. The strike was carried out in response to a barrage of 20 rockets that were fired from Syria at Israeli military outposts.

The Israeli military accused the Revolutionary Guards’ Al Quds force and its commander, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, of launching the attack at the Israeli Golan Heights. This is the first time Israel has directly accused Iran of firing toward Israeli territory.

Four of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system and the rest of the rockets exploded on Syrian territory, the military said. Israel said there were no casualties in the attack.

Israel said its targets included weapons storage, logistics sites and intelligence centers used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. It also said it destroyed five Syrian air-defense battaries after coming under heavy fire. It said none of its warplanes were hit…

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Freedon Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows Threatens Contempt Of Congress Charges Against Jeff Sessions By End Of Week – Gateway Pundit
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Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) joined Lou Dobbs on Tuesday night to discuss the latest stonewalling by the Jeff Sessions Department of Justice.

Mark Meadows told Lou either the DOJ turns over the subpoenaed documents this week or the House Intelligence Committee will press contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

This was a remarkable interview. Meadows also said the Sessions DOJ is no better than the Obama DOJ. t really is past time for Jeff Sessions to step down.

Mark Meadows: I know he (Chairman Nunes) is meeting with some of his Intel Committee Members right now as we ramp up the pressure…

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Pompeo Returning From North Korea With American Prisoners – New York Post

North Korea released three American captives on Wednesday in what the White House described as a “goodwill gesture” ahead of President Trump’s summit with the rogue nation’s leader.

“I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong-un. Date & Place set” for their meeting. Five minutes later, he updated with the news of their impending arrival.

“Secretary Pompeo and his ‘guests’ will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2:00 A.M. [Thursday] morning. I will be there to greet them. Very exciting!” Trump wrote.

The White House, in a statement, said Trump “appreciates” Kim’s release of the American citizens and “views this as a positive gesture of goodwill.”…

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Alleged Child Molester Paid Off In Union Negotiation By Michigan American Federation Of Teachers – Project Veritas
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Project Veritas has released undercover footage and documents obtained from the American Federation of Teachers Michigan affiliate office in Lake City, which reveals that the union protected a teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct with a seven- or eight-year-old girl arose.

This long-awaited release comes after a federal judge ruled in favor of Project Veritas and the First Amendment after Michigan AFT tried twice – and failed twice – to halt the release of the video.

Despite the damning evidence against him, Project Veritas decided to redact the identity of the now former teacher because he was never charged or arrested.

Undercover footage of AFT Union Representative, Johnny Mickles, reveals how AFT and the Lake City Michigan school district defended the alleged child molesting teacher…

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GOP Primary Winners In West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Triumphed By Following Trump’s 2016 Playbook – Fox News

Results of Republican primaries in four states Tuesday provided fresh evidence that President Trump changed the way to win a Republican nomination with his victory in the crowded 2016 GOP presidential primaries.

Candidate Trump spoke to Republican concerns for economic and personal security. His business background of creating jobs drove his wins among Republican primary voters, including social conservatives. His ideas for driving job creation centered on lowering taxes, reducing government regulations and getting fair trade deals for American workers.

Accordingly, Patrick Morrisey in West Virginia, Mike Braun in Indiana, and Jim Renacci in Ohio each followed the Trump playbook and won the Republican Senate nominations in their states Tuesday. They understood that connecting with voters on the issues that mattered most in deciding how to cast their ballots was the key to victory.

In West Virginia, Morrisey’s campaign pushed his support for lowering taxes, eliminating regulations put in place by President Obama and creating jobs…

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John Kerry’s Stealth Lobbying Backfired, Helped Kill The Iran Deal – Daily Caller
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News of former Secretary of State John Kerry’s alleged collusion with the Iranian government played a role in President Donald Trump’s decision to scuttle the Iran deal, two White House sources with direct knowledge of the president’s thinking tell The Daily Caller.

Trump announced he was pulling out of the deal Tuesday, just a few days after news broke that Kerry had been parlaying with Iran in an attempt to keep the deal alive.

A source inside the White House with knowledge of the decision process tells TheDC that the Iran deal was “done” when Trump found out about Kerry’s lobbying behind the scenes. “Trump was headed that way but Kerry just took away any of the teeth of the detractors,” the source said on background. “[Kerry’s] bulls**t ultimately killed the deal.”…

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Revolution Sweeps Armenian Opposition Leader Into Power – Reuters

Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected Armenia’s prime minister on Tuesday, capping a peaceful revolution driven by weeks of mass protests against corruption and cronyism in the ex-Soviet republic.

Moscow, which has a military base in Armenia, is wary of an uncontrolled change of power which would pull the country out of its orbit, but Pashinyan has offered assurances that he will not break with the Kremlin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Pashinyan on his election.

The election of Pashinyan, a former newspaper editor who spent time in prison for fomenting unrest, marks a dramatic rupture with the cadre of rulers who have run Armenia since the late 1990s.

Minutes after parliament voted to make him prime minister, Pashinyan traveled to a square in the capital, Yerevan, where tens of thousands of cheering supporters, many wearing T-shirts bearing his portrait, waited to greet him…

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Promise Kept: Donald Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of Insane Obama-Concocted Iran Deal – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iran deal on Tuesday, keeping his campaign promise to end the agreement reached by former President Barack Obama.

“This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,” Trump said. “It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will.”

The president announced his decision in a speech at the White House in the Diplomatic Room as Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Vice President Mike Pence looked on.

Trump signed a memorandum to end the deal, reinstating the nuclear sanctions against Iran originally put in place by the Obama administration…

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Man Nicknamed ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ Accused Of Huffing Glue, Kicking Cops – WGHP

A man nicknamed “Captain Jack Sparrow” was arrested on May 2 after police say he huffed glue and kicked several Tennessee officers, WVLT reports. At about 4:30 p.m., several people flagged down an officer in downtown Knoxville to report the man’s “odd behavior.”

Knoxville police say Brian Zielinski refused to stop when approached and was “talking incoherently and appeared to be under the influence of some type of inhalant.”

During a search, they found two bottles of super glue and small light bulbs with straws attached. He told investigators that the items were for huffing glue. After he was handcuffed, Zielinski tried to run away and then asked police officers to kill him as he repeatedly smashed his head against the sidewalk. He also reportedly kicked officers as they were putting leg shackles on him.

Zielinski was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, evading arrest, inhale and possess intoxicants for unlawful purposes, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities, and resist, stop, arrest, search…

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Trump Effect: CBO Reports Record #218 Billion Busget Surplus In April – Daily Wire
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In April, the federal government took in a record sum of $515 billion in taxes, according to a newly released Congressional Budget Office report. During that time, we spent $297 billion. Yes, you read that correctly: We actually took in more than we spent – a lot more.

That $218 billion surplus is, in fact, a new record, beating the previous record set back in 2001 ($190 billion) by $28 billion.

As The Washington Times points out, the amount of the surplus surprised CBO analysts, who were predicting about $40 billion less, though some of that has to do with a shift in timing of payments. In its report, the CBO suggests that the unexpectedly high tax revenues was a result of “stronger-than-expected” economic growth last year and in early 2018…

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Washington Nurse Arrested For Knowingly Infecting Patients With Hepatitis C – Fox News

A Washington nurse accused of infecting at least two patients with hepatitis C was arrested last week.

Cora Weberg, 31, could face second-degree assault charges as prosecutors claim she stole injectable drugs from Puyallup’s Good Samaritan Hospital, where she worked, and knowingly infected patients with hepatitis C, The News Tribune reported.

“Good Samaritan and local and state health department officials have conducted a thorough investigation and determined that one of our nurses was removing higher-than-normal amounts of narcotics from our dispensing system and admitted to diverting medications intended for patients,” the MultiCare Health System said in a safety alert last week.

The hospital system said it informed two patients treated in December 2017 by the nurse that they were infected with the disease while at the hospital. MultiCare Health System encouraged people who visited the emergency room between August 2017 and March 2018 to be tested…

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North Korea’s Kim Meets With China’s Xi Ahead Of Trump Summit – Chicago Tribune
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a northern Chinese port city and pledged his continuing commitment to denuclearization ahead of his expected summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, state media said Tuesday.

The meeting Monday and Tuesday in Dalian is the second between Xi and Kim in recent weeks, following Kim’s March visit to Beijing – his first since taking power six years ago.

In comments carried Tuesday night by Chinese state media, neither leader was quoted as directly referring to either the planned Trump meeting or Kim’s summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in late last month. However, state broadcaster CCTV quoted Xi as saying China “supports North Korea to stick to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula…

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Takeda Moves To Join Pharma Giants With $62 Billion Shire Deal – Bloomberg

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is joining the drug industry’s giants with Japan’s biggest overseas takeover – a $62 billion deal for much larger rival Shire Plc.

Chief Executive Officer Christophe Weber capped a drawn-out pursuit of the U.K.-listed company with an acquisition he described as transformational that will give Takeda wider reach into the world’s biggest drug market and strengthen its global pipeline for lucrative drugs that treat rare diseases.

“The two combined create a rich pipeline in all stages – early and late stage, which is very important,” Weber said on a call after the deal was announced Tuesday. “We are in a good momentum and in a strong position.”

Takeda’s largest acquisition would catapult the company into the top 10 within the global pharmaceutical industry and add drugs like Shire’s Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to its roster…

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Felon/Tranny/Democrat Bradley ‘Chelsea’ Manning Running For U.S. Senate From Maryland – The Guardian
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After seven years in military prison for carrying out one of the largest leaks in U.S. history and coming out as a transgender woman, Chelsea Manning is embarking on the next stage in her epic journey: running for a seat in the US Senate.

The former U.S. army private, who was held in military lockup for far longer than any other official leaker in modern times, has declared in a federal filing her intention to run in this year’s Democratic primaries for a Maryland Senate seat.

Now 30, she confirmed she was entering the race in a video posted on Twitter on Sunday under her now established internet trademark #WeGotThis. “We live in trying times. Times of fear, of suppression, of hate,” Manning said in the video dressed in black and holding a red rose…

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Eric Schneiderman, Powerful NY Democrat Accused Of Violence Against Women And Drug Abuse, Resigns As State Attorney General – Fox News

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his resignation Monday night, hours after The New Yorker magazine published allegations of physical abuse and controlling behavior by four women who had romantic relationships or encounters with him.

“It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me. While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on [Tuesday].”

It was not immediately clear who would succeed Schneiderman, a Democrat who was seeking a third term as attorney general this November and had been tipped as a possible successor to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo…

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Lt. Col. Oliver North To Become New NRA President – CNS
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Decorated veteran, best selling author, and former National Security Council member Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC (ret.) will become the new president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in a few weeks, the pro-Second Amendment organization said in a May 7 press release.

“This is the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our Association,” said NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre. “Oliver North is a legendary warrior for American freedom, a gifted communicator and skilled leader,” said LaPierre. “In these times, I can think of no one better suited to serve as our president.”

North, who is retiring from Fox News, said, “I am honored to have been selected by the NRA Board to soon serve as this great organization’s president…

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Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Destroys 26 Homes In Eruption – Washington Standard

As lava continues to spew over 200 feet into the air, homes in Kilauea’s path continue to be destroyed. The number of homes destroyed by lava shooting out of openings in the ground created by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has climbed to at least 26, and five other structures have also been destroyed.

Authorities have told CBS Honolulu affiliate KGMB-TV that Hawaiian officials say ten fissures have opened since Thursday and some of the more than 1,700 people who evacuated prepared for the possibility they may not be able to return for quite some time.

“I have no idea how soon we can get back,” said Todd Corrigan, who left his home in Leilani Estates with his wife Friday as lava burst through the ground three or four blocks from their home. They spent the night on the beach in their car and began looking for a vacation rental to stay in for a longer term.

On Saturday, Amber Makuakane said she received alerts from her security system that motion sensors throughout the house had been triggered…

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Hafthor Bjornsson Crowned 2018 World’s Strongest Man – Bleacher Report
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Icelandic powerlifter Hafthor Bjornsson was crowned 2018 World’s Strongest Man on Sunday after winning three of the final weekend’s six events in Manila, Philippines. Bjornsson, famous for his role as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on Game of Thrones, finished second in the 20-ton truck pull before winning the loading race to secure his maiden first-place finish in this competition.

The World’s Strongest Man Facebook page confirmed Sunday’s result. His victory also made him the first athlete to win World’s Strongest Man, Europe’s Strongest Man and the Arnold Strongman Classic all in the same calendar year.

Omid Amiri, president of the World Strongman Federation-USA, posted a photo of the hulking Bjornsson atop his podium…

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Nestle And Starbucks Strike $7.15 Billion Coffee Licensing Deal – Reuters

Swiss-based Nestle , the world’s largest food and beverage company, will pay Starbucks Corp $7.15 billion in cash for exclusive rights to sell the U.S. chain’s packaged coffees and teas around the world, tying a premium brand to Nestle’s global distribution muscle.

The agreement announced on Monday could rev up Starbucks’ roughly $2 billion business selling packaged Starbucks coffee, Teavana tea and other products through grocery stores and other retailers, including in China.

The alliance, which amounts to a licensing arrangement, frees Seattle-based Starbucks to focus on improving its mainstay U.S. cafe business, where traffic growth has stalled amid competition from fast-food chains and upscale coffee houses, while rapidly adding shops in China.

Starbucks will use proceeds to increase planned stock buybacks to $20 billion from $15 billion through fiscal 2020. It said the deal would add to earnings per share by 2021. Nestle said it expects the alliance to add to its earnings by 2019, but will not alter its share buyback plans…

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Rosie O’Donnell Repeatedly Broke Federal Campaign Finance Laws – New York Post
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Rosie O’Donnell made illegally over-sized campaign donations to at least five Democratic federal candidates, according to a Post analysis of campaign filings.

The liberal comedian has regularly broken Federal Election Commission rules limiting the total any one person can give to an individual candidate at $2,700 per election. The limit applies separately to primaries, runoffs and general elections.

“Nothing nefarious,” the outspoken star and Donald Trump arch-nemesis wrote in an email to the Post. “I was not choosing to over donate. “If 2700 is the cut off – [candidates] should refund the money,” she wrote. “I don’t look to see who I can donate most to… I just donate assuming they do not accept what is over the limit.”…

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Sweden: Underage Schoolgirl Gang Raped, Police Don’t Want To Describe Attackers – Breitbart

Police in Sweden seeking three men who ambushed and raped an underage girl on her way home from school do not want to release their descriptions. The minor was assaulted in a cemetery at 3 o’clock in the afternoon in Östervåla, a locality with a population of just 1,600 in Heby Municipality, Uppsala, SVT reports.

The public broadcaster’s report indicates that “at least” one of the men raped her, and police investigator Daniel Nilsson confirmed the authorities “have a clear picture of what has happened and there is no doubt that the crime occurred inside the cemetery.”

Nilsson also confirmed police have a “good description” of the attackers – but say they will not disclose this description to the media while they are pursuing “other threads” despite the fact the offence occurred some days ago and they have yet to secure any arrests.

The Swedish government was one of the most enthusiastic recipients of supposed refugees at the height of the migrant crisis…

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Leftist Gun Control Update: 84 People Shot In Democrat-Run Chicago Last Week – USA Today
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At least 84 people were shot in the nation’s third-largest city over the last seven days, a troubling uptick of violence for a metropolis that has seen some recent success in reducing shooting incidents.

The surge in violence, which includes nine people who were fatally shot, comes as Chicago Police Department officials have expressed optimism in recent months that gun violence was on the downward trend in a city that tallied more than 1,400 homicides in 2016 and 2017 combined.

Chicago recorded a 22.3% reduction in murders and a 26.5% decline in shooting incidents for the first four months of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017, according to police department data….

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Over 1,600 Detained As Anti-Putin Protests Sweep Russia – Western Journal

In a wave of rare public protests, thousands of Russians took to the streets Saturday to condemn the March election that saw Russian leader Vladimir Putin re-elected as president.

Putin, who has been Russia’s leader for 18 years, will be inaugurated Monday to begin a new six-year term. The Russian strongman’s critics have said the election he won was rigged.

Protests took place all across Russia, including St. Petersburg, not far from Russia’s western border, and Yakutsk, far to the northeastern part of the vast nation. The group OVD-Info said roughly 1,600 people were arrested in 20 cities overall.

The size of the protests was in dispute. The BBC reported that Moscow police said about 1,500 people marched in Russia’s capital. However, Reuters said its reporters at the scene estimated there were several thousand people present.

Protest organizer Alexei Navalny was among those arrested in Moscow, where protesters chanted, “Putin is a thief!” and “Russia will be free!”…

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Devin Nunes: AG Jeff Sessions Should Be Held In Contempt Of Congress – Fox News
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is going to push Congress to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress.

The Californian Republican’s committee has been looking into allegations that the Justice Department and the FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in their scrutiny of the Trump campaign.

“On Thursday we discovered that they are not going to comply with our subpoena,” Nunes said on “Fox and Friends Sunday,” adding, “the only thing left to do is we have to move quickly to hold the attorney general of the United States in contempt and that is what I will press for this week.”…

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Supreme Court Of Finland: Sex Between 23-Year-Old Muslim Migrant And 10-Year-Old Girl Is Not Rape – Voice Of Europe:

Finland’s Supreme Court upheld the ruling, rejecting a request from the prosecution to appeal a three-year jail term for a 23-year-old asylum seeker who had sex with a 10-year-old saying it didn’t constitute rape.

The man is named as Juusuf Muhamed Abbudin and he was convicted of aggravated sexual abuse, which the prosecution had sought the harsher sentence of aggravated rape.

The incident took place in autumn of 2016 in the southern Pirkanmaa region near the city of Tampere. He had sexual intercourse with a girl, 10-years-old at the time, after having exchanged sexually charged messages with her.

The Prikanmaa District Court and the Appeal Court, in Turku charged the man with aggravated sexual abuse and a three-year prison sentence in 2017 saying the girl wasn’t forced into the act or overcome by fear.

The asylum seeker was also ordered to pay the girl 3,000 euros…

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Woman Facing Life In Prison For Embezzlement Kills Herself In Front Of Walmart – Fox News
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A Texas woman shot and killed herself in front of a Walmart on Wednesday just hours before she was slated to be sentenced for embezzling $1.2 million.

Paige Moody Bisher, 43, of Spring, Texas, was facing up to life in prison after admitting to stealing $1.2 million from a small Houston company, where she was employed as a part-time administrative assistant, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Science said Bisher shot herself in the chest in the parking lot of a Walmart in Humble, Texas. The medical examiner ruled her death a suicide.

Bisher admitted to embezzling the money in January and was slated to be sentenced by District Judge Nikita Harmon on Wednesday…

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Leftist Insanity Update: De Blasio’s New York To Open Druggie ‘Shooting Sites’ – PJ Media

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday revealed four sites where he plans to open controversial drug-injection centers – and they are near schools and in the heart of stroller-mom territory. The proposed sites – where addicts would be allowed to inject illegal drugs under supervision – are located on the Park Slope-Boerum Hill border in Brooklyn, in Hell’s Kitchen and Washington Heights in Manhattan and in Longwood in the Bronx.

And residents are fuming. “It’s not a good idea at all. We have kids to raise,” said Keisha Brandon, a 28-year-old mother of two from Park Slope. Nobody should be able to shoot up legally. That’s saying to kids that people are allowed to do it, so it’s a possibility for you.”

Yeah, well – tough. This is what you vote for when you vote for “compassion,” “tolerance,” and “fairness.” Even former addicts think it’s a bad idea (which of course it is):

“People will line up in the streets,” said Marg Flynn, a 72-year-old recovering addict who lives near the Hell’s Kitchen site and has been sober for 33 years…

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Wisconsin Man Chows Down On His 30,000th Big Mac – FDL Reporter
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Don Gorske gobbled down his 30,000th Big Mac Friday at the same McDonald’s where he got his first taste of the beefed-up burger in 1972. “At the time it was the only McDonald’s in town and I had just gotten my driver’s license,” Gorske said, just prior to setting a new world record for “Most Big Macs consumed.”

The popular fast-food chain promoted the Big Mac enthusiast’s monumental ingestion, held at 3 p.m. under the “golden arches” on Military Road and attended by McDonald’s Fox Valley’s franchise owner D.W. Rause.

“Don has a passion for Big Macs like no other,” Rause said. “He has been an extremely loyal customer at my Military Road McDonald’s for more than 45 years and I am excited to celebrate him and his new record.” …

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Reports Net Loss Of $1.14B In Q1 – Fortune

Warren Buffett has warned about the “ nightmare” tied to new accounting-rule changes. Now it’s beginning.

The rules, which require Berkshire to report unrealized gains or losses in equity investments in net income, helped fuel a $1.14 billion loss at Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in the first quarter, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said Saturday in a statement. That marked the company’s first net loss since 2009.

The “requirement will produce some truly wild and capricious swings in our GAAP bottom line,” Buffett said in his annual letter to shareholders released in February. The accounting change “will severely distort Berkshire’s net income figures and very often mislead commentators and investors.”

Buffett has said operating results are a better barometer of company performance, in part because Berkshire’s more than $170 billion stock portfolio can fluctuate from quarter to quarter…

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‘Send In The G Men’: Devin Nunes Calls For John Kerry To Be Arrested By The FBI – Raw Story
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The chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is calling for former Secretary of State John Kerry to be the very first person ever arrested under a constitutionally dubious 1799 law.

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) made his demand to imprison the former Massachusetts Democrat under the Logan Act, which could theoretically result in three year in federal prison.

The allegations followed a new Boston Globe report on former Secretary of State Kerry working to save the Iran nuclear deal.

Rep. Nunes retweeted the story, saying it was time to “Send in the G Men.”…

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How Department Of Justice And The FBI Are Using Bogus Secrecy Claims To Protect Their Own – RedState

The FBI and Department of Justice has been engaged in a low level guerrilla war against committees in the House and the Senate… and to a certain extent the White House, itself… by withholding information that they deem to be secret. This has played out time and again.

For instance, back in January, Chuck Grassley called out the FBI and Justice for bad faith redactions of documents:

In his floor speech Wednesday, Grassley said that his efforts to declassify the memo detailing the allegations had been stymied by FBI, which he said “is falsely claiming that three of our unclassified paragraphs each contain the same, single classified fact.”

“If FBI really believed this fact was classified, then the FBI and the Department should take better care to act consistent with that belief. Unfortunately, I suspect something else is really going on here,” Grassley said. “It sure looks like a bureaucratic game of hide the ball, rather than a genuine concern about national security…

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