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News and Headlines. 2/13/2018

In todays News and Headlines categories, Commentary/Opinion, In The News, Deep State/Government Corruption, American Bias and Hate, World News.

In The News:

Who Is Danielle Herrington? Everything to Know About the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Star

The highly anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover was finally unveiled Tuesday morning, and the cover girl is a fresh face to the pages of SI. Instead of tapping a swimsuit issue regular, the editors of SI Swim went with newcomer Danielle Herrington, who was first featured as a Rookie in 2017.

Who Is Danielle Herrington?

The highly anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover was finally unveiled Tuesday morning,

So who exactly is the 24-year-old up-and-comer? Read on to find out how she got her big break, which SI Swim veteran inspired her to get into modeling and what she hopes to do next.

Oregon Assisted Suicide Deaths Hit Record High in 2017

Researcher uncovers hidden problems with the Oregon assisted suicide act.

In December, Fabian Stahle, a Swede who is concerned about assisted suicide, communicated by email with a representative of the Oregon Health Authority.

Stahle confirmed that the definition of terminal illness, used by the Oregon Health Authority includes people who may become terminally ill if they refuse effective medical treatment.

The responses to Stahle from the Oregon Health Authority also confirmed that their is no effective oversight of the Oregon assisted suicide law.

Teenager’s dying words lead deputies to her suspected killers

MODESTO , Calif. — Two people are behind bars thanks to the dying words of a Tracy woman who was brutally beaten and stabbed in Alameda County. CBS Sacramento reports a driver found the 19-year-old victim early Monday morning on Tesla Road near Livermore.

“This victim really tried to survive,” said Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. “She fought, and she fought. The last thing we believe she was able to do was to point us in the direction of the people who killed her.”

Body found inside burning car in Garden Grove parking lot

Police are investigating the death of a person found inside a burning car behind a bank in Garden Grove on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Mother charged after 14-year-old son allegedly stockpiled weapons for school shooting

The mother of a 14-year-old who police say planned to shoot multiple classmates at his Pennsylvania high school was charged on Monday in connection to the foiled plot, authorities said.

Lenora Ann Hendrix, of Markleysburg, Pennsylvania, was charged with knowingly and intentionally delivering or providing a firearm to a minor, according to ABC affiliate WTAE, after her son threatened to carry out a mass shooting at Uniontown High School last month.

Big changes coming to CNN after revenue loss, tanking ratings

After years of declining ratings and inherently biased coverage, big changes are expected to rock CNN.

According to Vanity Fair, CNN will lay off up to 50 employees this week from their digital department to try an offset revenue losses.


Intrusion Suspect Picks Wrong Home, Awakes Federal Agent, Gets Shot Dead

A home intrusion suspect was shot dead in Pinecrest, Florida, on Monday after breaking into the home of a federal agent who was able to quickly grab her gun.

ABC News reports that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent, 55-year-old Maria Otero, was sleeping when “28-year-old Robert Young III smashed in a glass sliding door” around 1:30 a.m.

Mom of 2 dies of the flu after deciding medication was too expensive

A 38-year-old mother of two died of flu complications on Sunday just days after deciding the medicine she was prescribed to treat the illness was too expensive.

A 38-year-old mother of two died of flu complications on Sunday

A 38-year-old mother of two died of flu complications on Sunday just days after deciding the medicine she was prescribed to treat the illness was too expensive.

Holland went to a doctor and was prescribed flu medication, but when she went to pick it up and learned about the $116 copay, she decided to forgo the prescription, believing it wasn’t worth the money.

Heartbroken family explains why 3-year-old who died from flu wasn’t vaccinated

An Indiana family that decided against vaccinating a 3-year-old is now haunted by that decision, wondering if a flu shot could have saved the girl’s life.

Alivia had a blazing temperature of 106 degrees when the family took her to a local medical clinic last Tuesday, Stettler said.

3-year-old Alivia Viellieux, of Muncie, Indiana, died

3-year-old Alivia Viellieux, of Muncie, Indiana, died at home Monday morning, just days after being diagnosed with the flu.

The hospital sent her home on Thursday after she appeared to be doing better, but the progress didn’t last. Alivia died in her sleep on Monday morning.

National Consumer Bankruptcy Law Firm Sanctioned for Harming Financially Distressed Consumers and Auto Lenders

After a four-day trial, a national consumer bankruptcy law firm and its local partner attorneys were sanctioned and enjoined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia for causing “unconscionable” harm to their clients. The court found that the law firm and its attorneys, among other things, systematically engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, provided inadequate representation to consumer debtor clients, and promoted and participated in a scheme to convert auto lenders’ collateral and then misrepresented the nature of that scheme, Director Cliff White of the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees announced today.

ISIS Supporter Sentenced to Prison for Firearms Offense

According to court documents and statements made in court proceedings, Spain was in prison for over seven years after being convicted for abducting a 15-year-old girl with the intent to rape her.  Separate and apart from this incident, Spain previously served time in prison for stabbing an individual with a sword.  During his most recent period in prison, Spain became radicalized and swore a pledge of loyalty, commonly known as bayat, to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS.  Spain also obtained a tattoo of the ISIS flag on his back, and repeatedly expressed a desire to engage in acts of violence.  Spain was reportedly fixated on attacking a target such as the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, and was excited about potentially attacking police stations, as well as an armory in Richmond.

Washington is budgeting a $5.1 billion taxpayer bailout for Fannie and Freddie

The U.S. Treasury expects to pay $5.1 billion to prop up Fannie Mae FNMA, and Freddie Mac in the coming year, according to budget documents released Monday.

The draw from Treasury has been long anticipated, as Congress directed the mortgage finance giants to steadily eliminate the amount of capital they held and remit the quarterly balances to Treasury.

World News:

Mass exodus from ‘Mad Max violence’ in Venezuela: Thousands flee across bridge to Colombia amid desperate hunger and soaring crime following economic crisis

Thousands of desperate Venezuelans are trying to enter Colombia in a bid to escape the hunger and soaring crime rate caused by the spiralling economic crisis.

Refugees trying to flee hunger,

Refugees trying to flee hunger, inflation and the political crisis threatening to engulf the country. Many people are struggling to feed their families

Incredible pictures show the mass exodus of refugees crossing the Simon Bolivar international bridge trying to flee the political crisis threatening to engulf Venezuela.

Colombia is attempting to deal with the mass migration at an uncertain period

More than 2,000 additional military officers will be deployed to control the hundreds of dirt-road crossings known as ‘trochas’ that dot Colombia’s 1,370-mile (2,200-kilometer) border with Venezuela

Deep State / Government Corruption:

REPORT: Dirty Cop Comey Told Lawmakers General Michael Flynn DID NOT Lie Under Oath

James Comey reportedly told lawmakers last year that FBI agents who interviewed General Michael Flynn did not believe that Flynn had lied to them.

Newt Gingrich: In Any Reasonable System Of Law, Hillary Would Already Be In Jail (VIDEO)

Here’s a partial transcript via Real Clear Politics:

“I mean, I think you probably have the president [Obama] involved. You have the Attorney General Loretta Lynch who you’ll remember met in secret with Bill Clinton the week they were interviewing Hillary,” Gingrich said. “You now have evidence that Comey, the director of the FBI at the time was writing the statement exonerating Hillary two months before the interview. I mean let’s go down this list and then on both the protect Hillary side and the get Trump side, it is the most extraordinary example of the deep state totally abusing the rule of law.”

Declassified Susan Rice Email: Obama Contemplated Hiding Russia Intel from Incoming Trump Administration

The email contains Rice’s impressions from a January 5, 2017 meeting on “Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election” between then-President Barack Obama, then-FBI Director James Comey, and “intelligence community leadership.”

According to Rice, President Obama and Comey had a “follow-on conversation” after the formal meeting during which Obama told Comey that “from a national security perspective” he wanted “to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.” President Obama then asked Comey to inform him of any changes that would affect how his White House should share classified information with the incoming Trump administration.

Clinton Will Be Tied to All FBI Sources in Trump Probe, Solomon Says

It’s likely that all four sources the FBI used to start spying on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign have connections to Bill and Hillary Clinton, according to a top investigative journalist

American Bias and Hate:

Liberals accuse Sessions of racism, forget Obama used this phrase several times

Liberals across social media are accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of being a racist for noting the “Anglo-American heritage” of the office of the sheriff.

While many falsely labeled him as a racist and claimed using such a term was insulting, liberals have apparently forgotten former President Barack Obama used the exact same term numerous times while in office.

Commentary / Opinion:

‘Drunken Marxists’: Mark Levin unloads on DC swamp creatures

Conservative radio host and commentator Mark Levin unloaded on “drunken Marxists” in Washington for passing “the Swampiest of the Swamp budgets” last week.

Levin made it clear he was not pleased with the establishment passing a catastrophic budget, the new infrastructure plan that adds $1.5 trillion to the nation debt, and the looming decision on the Obama-era Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals Program.