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Newly released overhead surveillance footage shows the final moments of Tech Sgt. John Chapman, an Air Force combat controller, who will receive the Medal of Honor this month for his bravery during one of the Afghanistan War’s early battles.
Chapman received the Air Force Cross posthumously for his actions on Roberts Ridge in March 2002, as part of an elite special operations team charged with locating and targeting al-Qaida fighters entrenched on Takur Ghar mountain in eastern Afghanistan along the Pakistan border.
President Donald Trump will present the upgraded award – the nation’s highest military honor — to Chapman’s spouse, Valerie Nessel, on Aug. 22. The award is at least partially the result of new drone footage, officials said.
Chapman will become the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, and just the 19th in the service’s history.
The Department of Justice launched a federal civil rights probe into allegations of rampant sexual misconduct by correctional officers and horrific conditions inside a Florida women’s prison.
The investigation comes after years of complaints by former and current inmates who described the Lowell Correctional Institution in Central Florida as a “brothel,” “legal prostitution,” and “a predator’s playground” in a 2015 Miami Herald investigation detailing how inmates were forced to have sex in exchange for basic necessities such as soap and toilet paper.
The inmates also alleged a lack of basic medical care.
During an interview with late night host Jimmy Kimmel Thursday, West explained his decision to publicly support the President and his overall philosophy about free thinking.
“Just as a musician, African-American, guy out in Hollywood, all these different things, you know, everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me. And then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over,” West said. “Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community, they can’t bully me. Because at that point, if I’m afraid to be me, I’m no longer Ye. That’s what makes Ye.”
For the first time in the agency’s 94-year history, the U.S. Border Patrol will have a female chief, Carla Provost.
The new chief’s service record places her in border sectors in Texas, Arizona, and California. Provost will take the reigns as the 18th chief after decades of active service in several positions.
The new chief hopes her role will encourage more women to join the green line, according to AZ Central.
An 81-year-old woman was busted attempting to smuggle 92 pounds of heroin — valued at more than $870,000 — across the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego, officials said.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection detector dog at the Tecate border crossing reportedly alerted officers Wednesday to the driver-side rocker panel of a 2011 Chrysler 200 trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico at about 11:30 a.m.
On the “Call Your Girlfriend” podcast, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) struggles to name a single “win” as senator.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old self-described “democratic socialist” who unexpectedly toppled a top Democratic incumbent in the primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District, is a sudden media star even though she has not been elected to Congress.
With celebrity comes scrutiny. Ocasio-Cortez has come under fire for dismissing concerns about the anticipated costs of her proposals and offering too-glib answers.
The leading Democratic candidate for governor in Arizona has reportedly accepted the resignation of a campaign staffer after a conservative blog uncovered some inflammatory tweets.
In November 2012, on Election Day, Orona reportedly tweeted, “An open letter to Arizona: F— you,” according to a screenshot published by PJ Media.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney beat President Barack Obama in Arizona in 2012 with more than 54 percent of the vote.
Democratic congressional candidates are revolting against Nancy Pelosi in even bigger numbers, amid fears that her grip on power could hurt the party’s chances in the midterms and hold back its next generation of leaders.
The Washington Post counts at least 27 Democratic House candidates who won’t commit support.
Another count published by NBC News says over 50 Democratic candidates and incumbents would not support Pelosi for speaker —should the party take back the 23-seat majority from Republicans
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) warned of possible subpoenas if the Justice Department ignores congressional committees’ requests to question former FBI official Bruce Ohr and others about the infamous anti-Trump dossier.
Gowdy referenced reports from Fox News and The Hill, which recall how Ohr — who was not involved in the use of ex-British spy Christopher Steele as an FBI source — continued to communicate with Steele after the FBI cut ties with him.
The Next Revolution’ host says the former FBI director and special counsel used their government service for financial gain.
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Fox News senior strategic analyst Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) on President Trump’s ‘Space Force and U.S. tech’s growing resistance to working with the military.
Lokman Tsui didn’t mince words.
The Intercept on Friday published an interview with Tsui, Google’s former head of free expression for Asia and the Pacific until 2014. The former Googler characterized Google’s plan to build a censored search engine that complied with the demands of the Chinese government as “stupid.”
Tsui also suggested that such a search engine would likely violate human-rights standards.
The U.S. ambassador to Germany urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to stop the massive payment transfer after it was revealed in July that they were seeking to circumvent the upcoming sanctions.
“We are grateful to our German partners for recognising the need to act. Iran’s malign activities throughout Europe are a growing concern,” the U.S. ambassador to Berlin, Richard Grenell, told Fox News. Mr. Grenell was a former Fox News contributor and led the campaign to prevent the cash transfer.
Germany’s central bank’s new anti-Iran rule is scheduled to go into effect on 25 August. The U.S. embassy to Berlin said in a tweet: “Close partnership = results. Thank you to our German counterparts for acting to stop Iran’s activities.”
JERUSALEM – The Latest on tensions between Israel and the Palestinians (all times local):
Israel’s military says its forces have struck a Hamas position in Gaza after Palestinians rallying at the Gaza border threw a grenade and explosive devices at troops stationed there.
Two police officers were among the four people shot and killed Friday morning in the Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, police said.
Fredericton Police tweeted “one suspect” was in custody, however, it was unclear if authorities were seeking any other suspects. Police said the suspect was “currently being treated for serious injuries related to this morning’s shooting incident.”
A Dutch city council member reportedly committed suicide just hours after posting a video online in which she claimed to have been gang-raped by a group of Muslims who were following the orders of a former fellow member of her anti-immigration PVV party.
Willie Dille, a 53-year-old who represented the PVV in parliament from 2010 to 2012 and later became a city councilor at The Hague, killed herself Wednesday after she “could no longer bear what had happened to her and the reactions she had had,” local PVV leader Karen Gerbrands told Dutch News.
In a video Dille reportedly posted online earlier in the day, she claimed former PVV parliament member Arnoud van Doorn – who apparently disliked her — ordered the attack, which allegedly happened in early 2017.
Last weekend, Chicago saw 74 people shot and thirteen killed, some of them children. At the same time, a music festival attracted thousands to a lakefront Grant Park, where they danced with little regard for the deaths and chaos happening just a few miles west.
For some, outside the Chicago cultural bubble, questions are asked. How could this happen? What can be done about it? Why doesn’t the mayor care?
I made clear that my commentary had nothing to do with race or ethnicity, but rather a shared goal of keeping America and her citizens safe and prosperous.
The prevailing wisdom among the professional political prognosticators is that it’s all gloom and doom for Republicans come the November midterms.
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Dinesh D’Souza joined Rush Limbaugh to discuss the release of his new movie “Death of a Nation” and to talk about the Democratic Party’s cozy relationship, both past and present, with fascism and racism.