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In The News:

Gunman seen carrying out attack at Trump resort in Florida, dramatic video shows

Prosecutors released video of the man accused of exchanging gunfire with police at the Trump National Doral Golf Club in May.

The footage, which was released by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office on Wednesday, appeared to show the suspect, Jonathan Oddi, 42, who was dressed in all black, walking into the lobby with a gun as employees scatter. The gunman is then seen unfurling a large American flag over the counter of the golf resort’s lobby. The gunman is also seen shooting at the ceiling.

Florida seen as ‘region of interest’ in package bomb probe, sources say

Postal markings on packages with explosive material sent to prominent Democrats have helped federal investigators refine the focus of their investigation, with Florida described as a “region of interest,” two sources told Fox News on Thursday.

The investigators have not said whether they believe the suspect or suspects are in Florida, or if all the packages were mailed from the state.

New York and Maryland are also in focus, Fox News has learned.

Police: White man kills 2 black customers at grocery store

An arrest report says Gregory Alan Bush walked into the store outside Louisville, pulled a gun from his waist and shot a man in the back of the head, then kept shooting him multiple times “as he was down on the floor.” The report says Bush then reholstered his gun, walked outside and killed a woman in the parking lot.

Bush, 51, was jailed on $5 million bond Thursday on two counts of murder and 10 counts of felony wanton endangerment.

Video:Accused Kroger shooter had history of mental illness and racist comments

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) – The man charged with shooting and killing two people at a Jeffersontown Kroger had a history of mental problems and racist language and threats, according to court records.

In 2009, Bush’s father said his son got angry and said, “Tonight might be black death,” according to court records. It is unclear from the father’s narrative whether the comment was made in a racial context.

He also called his ex-wife racist slurs, according to court records.

Florida man suspected of multiple rapes arrested for 1983 case after DNA linked him to crime

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Leslie Lovan Hammock was arrested in the 1983 rape of a woman. (Orange County Inmate Records)

A man was arrested Monday in the 1983 rape of a Florida woman after DNA linked him to the crime — two years after he was released from prison following a conviction for a similar attack.

Leslie Lovan Hammock was booked into Orange County Jail and charged with sexual battery with a deadly weapon and physical force. Hammock, who is being held without bond, is accused of raping an unidentified woman 35 years ago, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Rapper Kaalan Walker charged with 9 counts of felony sexual assault

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Rapper and actor Kaalan “KR” Walker, here at a special screening of “SuperFly” on June 10, 2018, (Getty)

Rapper Kaalan Walker was charged with nine counts of felony sexual assault, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday.

Walker, who recently had a role in the 2018 thriller “Superfly,” is being accused of a series of sexual assaults that date back to 2016. According to the LAPD, Walker contacted aspiring models on social media “with the premise of being hired to work professionally.”

Texas man allegedly searched dark web to find young girl to murder and eat

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Alexander Nathan Barter, 21, allegedly posted on the dark web looking for a young girl to kill and eat. (Shelby County Sheriff’s Office)

A Texas man was arrested after he allegedly posted on the dark web searching for a young girl to kill and eat, an arrest affidavit stated.

The arrest affidavit filed in Shelby County stated an undercover officer, who worked with the Texas Department of Public Safety, saw posts Barter allegedly wrote, which described how he was looking for “anyone interested in allowing him to commit necrophilia and cannibalism to contact him,

“Nice! I’m in East Texas. How old is your daughter? Can we kill her?” Barter allegedly replied.

Maryland teen sentenced to 25 years for intentionally running over fellow student

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Nicolas Kyle Hoffman was sentenced to 25 years in prison. (Anne Arundel County Police)

A Maryland teen was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison after he was convicted of running over a fellow high school student for allegedly stealing marijuana.

Nicholas Kyle Hoffman, 18, of Davidsonville, Md., was 17 when he was charged as an adult with attempted murder in November 2017. Charging documents said the 16-year-old victim was targeted for allegedly stealing marijuana from Hoffman’s friend.

DC ‘mansion murders’ suspect Daron Wint convicted on all 20 counts

Daron Wint,

Daron Wint, the man charged with the brutal murders of a Washington D.C. family and their housekeeper. (Courtesy Bill Hennessy)

A man accused of brutally murdering three members of a wealthy Washington D.C. family and their housekeeper in a crime dubbed the “Mansion Murders” was found guilty Thursday of all 20 counts against him.

Daron Wint was accused of first-degree murder in the deaths of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, Amy, their son, Philip, and the family’s housekeeper, Vera Figueroa. He was also charged with burglary, aggravated kidnapping, theft, and arson.

Airline says man fought flight attendant, opened door of taxiing Frontier plane

The man tried to get off Frontier Flight 87 as the plane was taxiing to the runway, authorities said.

A passenger on the flight, Kathleen Ingham, recorded video showing the man struggling with crew members and passengers.

Trump says new proposal will lower US drug prices

Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan that he said would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay higher prices for prescriptions than people do for the same drugs in other countries.

“We are taking aim at the global freeloading that forces American consumers to subsidize lower prices in foreign countries through higher prices in our country,” Trump said during a brief speech at the Department of Health and Human Services.

New Zika Warning Issued After Cases Seen in Mexico Near Arizona Border

Officials are warning pregnant women not to travel to southern Arizona or Mexico’s Sonora state after cases of Zika recently cropped up.

Mexico has never left the list of countries affected by the virus, but the increase in cases in Sonora, with 45 confirmed in the last two weeks, has concerned officials and prompted the warning.

“We want to make sure that if someone is going on vacation and they are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, that they know about the risks,” Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, medical director for disease control at Maricopa County Public Health, told KSAZ.

As Many as 14,000 Heading to United States in Migrant Caravans: Report

migrant-caravan-1200x801Some 14,000 Hondurans are currently heading north to the United States, spread across multiple migrant caravans, officials in Mexico told El Universal.

Municipal authorities, Tepachula’s diocese, and the National Migration Institute told the agency that the Hondurans are partially in the main caravan, which was in southern Mexico and heading north.

The Latest: Migrants hit snags with Mexican immigration

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico – The Latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to travel through Mexico to the U.S. (all times local):

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Mexican immigration officials appear to be intervening more aggressively with the movements of Central American migrants trying to make their way through Mexico and to the U.S. via a sprawling caravan.

A taxi driver in the southern Mexico town of Mapastepec recounted Thursday having seen immigration agents force migrant passengers out of cabs at a checkpoint. Later, hundreds of migrants were given free passage at the same checkpoint as Mexican officials watched.

Hundreds of US troops heading to the border to deal with migrant caravan, official says

Hundreds of U.S. troops are set to make their way to the southern border to help Homeland Security and the National Guard as a caravan with thousands of migrants pushes north with the goal of crossing into America, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.

The official said roughly 800 soldiers will be sent to the area to offer “logistical support,” including providing tents and vehicles.

Grassley sends criminal referral for attorney Michael Avenatti and Kavanaugh accuser

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Thursday he has referred attorney Michael Avenatti and client Julie Swetnick — who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during confirmation proceedings — for criminal investigation regarding a potential “conspiracy” to provide false statements to Congress and obstruct its investigation.

Grassley penned a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray Thursday, claiming Swetnick and Avenatti’s allegations were leveled at a “suspicious” time.

Sarah Sanders to CNN’s Jeff Zucker: Blame the Mail Bomber, Not President Trump

“I think it is absolutely disgraceful that one of the first public statements we heard from CNN yesterday put the blame and responsibility of this despicable act on this president and on me personally,” Sanders said on Fox News.

Sanders was responding to a Wednesday statement from CNN President Jeff Zucker after the bomb scare, demanding that both President Donald Trump and Sarah Sanders take responsibility for their “attacks on the media.”

“The person that is responsible for this is the person who made and created and put these suspicious packages in the hands and in the arms of innocent American citizens,” she said.

STEVE SCALISE CALLS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES TO REMOVE TRUMP ASSASSINATION SHORT STORY

Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise told The Daily Caller News Foundation Thursday that The New York Times should take down and apologize for a short fictional story about assassinating President Donald Trump published Tuesday.

“The media needs to take accountability for the role they are playing in promoting dangerous rhetoric and division in this country, particularly against President Trump and his supporters,” Scalise said in a statement to TheDCNF. “The decision by The New York Times to run this piece is irresponsible and offensive, and they should remove it and apologize.”

Arizona State Troopers Association Yanks Endorsement Of Sinema

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Arizona senatorial campaign of Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, whose candidacy has been beset by the continuing series of revelations revealing her to be a radical leftist who only poses as a moderate, took another blow this week when the Arizona State Troopers Association withdrew its endorsement of her.

The association represents Arizona Department of Public Safety employees and retirees, and they were displeased that the association endorsed Sinema. Members told The Arizona Republic that the association’s executive board voted to endorse Sinema without consulting them.

Son of Immigrants Trying to Become First Muslim GOP Congressman in Southern CA Race

A man whose parents emigrated to California in the 1970s is seeking to become the first Muslim Republican in Congress, attempting to unseat Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.

Omar Qudrat, whose parents came to Los Angeles from Afghanistan, is a former Department of Defense counter-terrorism prosecutor and served in Afghanistan as a civilian in 2011-12.

Qudrat said Thursday that the media is trying to give his opponent a “free pass,” lamenting the failed liberal policies that have brought the state “to near total destruction,” with rising homelessness in major cities and an “exodus” of small businesses.

Google reportedly paid Android creator $90M after sex misconduct claim

Google is about to pay Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, the last installment of his $90 million exit package — a golden parachute he received despite his being credibly accused of coercing a female employee into performing oral sex, it was revealed today.

Google had investigated the woman’s claims and found them credible, two company execs told The New York Times.

But instead of firing Rubin — and paying him a goodbye pittance — the company began paying him $2 million a month for four years, with the last payment scheduled for next month, sources with knowledge of the terms told the paper.

Tech Watch:

Facebook is building glasses that could beam virtual friends into your home

Facebook has confirmed it’s working on a pair of augmented reality glasses.

The sci-fi goggles would let you see virtual objects in the real world – as if they were actually there.

The social network’s AR chief Ficus Kirkpatrick told TechCrunch: “Yeah! Well of course we’re working on it.”

VICE NEWS ABLE TO PURCHASE ADS ON FACEBOOK LISTED AS ‘PAID FOR’ BY ISIS

Despite Facebook’s promises to crack down on hateful content and fake news, Vice News was able to purchase political advertisements that they claimed were “paid for” by ISIS.

Vice revealed the con in an article published Thursday, explaining that they submitted fake advertisements on behalf of several prominent politicians and the “Islamic State.” All of the ads were approved.

World News:

ISRAEL STRIKES BACK AFTER HAMAS ROCKET ATTACK

proxyIsrael struck eight Hamas targets in Gaza early Thursday morning following a rocket attack in the southern part of the country.

Israeli military officials say the targets were spread across three Hamas compounds, according to The Associated Press.

It was not immediately clear if there were injuries or casualties on either side.

The attacks come a week after Hamas launched rockets into Beersheba, which hit a house in a residential area. In response to that attack, Israeli military officials decided to launch a counter-strike.

Italy arrests 3 in teen’s slaying that fuels migrant debate

ROME – Italian police have detained three suspects, all immigrants, in the slaying of a teenage girl who was drugged, gang-raped and left in an abandoned building in Rome known as a drug den.

The case has drawn outrage over the degradation in parts of the Italian capital that have been taken over by gangs and drug dealers.

The suspects, two Senegalese citizens and one Nigerian, were being held on suspicion of murder, group sexual assault and distributing drugs in the death last week of 16-year-old Desiree Mariottini, Italian authorities said Thursday.

Commentary/Opinion:

Desperate Acts of the Deep State — Vote Red

Sending fake bombs and then reporting fake news. Acts of the evil and insane. “No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is doing is worse than you imagine.” – William Blum (former U.S. State Dept. employee)

There is a system in place, a clandestine, sophisticated network that controls the world we live in.

How Diverse is Elite America?

This is what “diversity” means in elite America. Elites claim to deeply value equality for gay people, women, immigrants, and “people of color”—but only as long as those people can pony up the private school tuition and country club fees. Of course, a rainbow of skin tones, genders, and nationalities isn’t very “diverse” if everyone in the room lives in Pacific Heights and went to Stanford.

That’s not diversity. That’s surrounding yourself with people exactly like you. In a glaring display of psychological projection, elites accuse narrow-minded Americans in flyover country of doing exactly that.

When Democrats’ tactics backfire

schumerchuck_w_protesters_10242018Some leading Democrats haven’t seemed to figure out that the harder they’ve worked to expose, silence, scream at, attack and bully those with whom they disagree, the more they’ve invigorated the other side.

Radical “Antifa” protests covered on cable TV news only serve to energize the Republican base.

Viral videos of leftists attacking Republican politicians in public places only motivate formerly apathetic conservatives.

Bill Warner PhD: Muslim Candidates

We are seeing many Muslims run for office at the local, state and Federal levels. The day will come when there will be a Muslim candidate on every ballot, both Democratic and Republican. To combat this means that political action will have to happen long before the elections. Last minute panic will not help.

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