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INCYMI:

From The Story, Martha MacCallum

Fox News Video: Community’s touching tribute to a fallen American hero

Major Brent Taylor, mayor of North Ogden

Major Brent Taylor, mayor of North Ogden

Major Brent Taylor, mayor of North Ogden, Utah, was killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan.

In The News:

Rhoden family execution-style murders: 4 family members arrested in 2016 Ohio killings

Four members of a family have been arrested in connection with the brutal, execution-style murders of seven adults and one teen at a home in Ohio in 2016, the state’s attorney general announced Tuesday.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the suspects, a husband, wife, and their two adult sons, were arrested in connection with the Rhoden family murders.

American tourist, University of Colorado graduate killed while vacationing in Mexico, family wants answers

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A trip to a Mexican resort town to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday ended in tragedy Friday when a California man was found stabbed to death in a park near the famed beaches of Playa del Carmen.

Taylor Kristopher Meyer, 27, arrived Wednesday at the popular beach vacation spot with a group of friends, including some members of his fraternity from his years at the University of Colorado. His body was found Friday at the Lázaro Cárdenas park, located just a block from the beach, after a reported fight, according to Riviera Maya News.

Texas woman on life support after trying to get plastic surgery on nose in Mexico, family claims

Laura Avila

Laura Avila is on life support following the attempted procedure in Mexico,

A Texas woman who traveled to Mexico for a plastic surgery procedure on her nose is now fighting for her life, her family says.

In October, Laura Avila — who gives “everyone a reason to smile,” according to her sister, Angie — traveled to a Juarez, Mexico, medical clinic for a nose job.

But Avila apparently suffered complications from the anesthesia. The anesthesia was administered into her spine and allegedly traveled to her brain, causing severe swelling. She also suffered a heart attack, Angie told the news station and explained in a GoFundMe post.

US Hardens Border at Tijuana as Migrant Caravan Arrives

U.S. military personnel install barriers requested at the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego,

U.S. military personnel install barriers requested at the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego, US, as seen from the Mexican side of the border in Tijuana. (Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. government said it was starting work on Tuesday to “harden” the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico.

Customs and Border Protection announced it was closing four lanes at the busy San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry in San Diego, California.

It said the closures were needed “to install and pre-position port hardening infrastructure equipment in preparation for the migrant caravan and the potential safety and security risk that it could cause.”

Death of black security guard brings call for investigation

Jemel Roberson.

This photo provided by Avontea Boose shows her baby Tristan Roberson and the boy’s father Jemel Roberson.(Avontea Boose via AP)

CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago alderman has called for Cook County prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar where the guard worked.

Authorities have said little about the scene early Sunday that ended with the death of 26-year-old Jemel Roberson, who was apparently wearing a hat emblazoned with “security” across the front when he was shot outside Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins, a predominantly black community just south of Chicago.

At the time, according to witnesses and a lawsuit, Roberson was attempting to detain a suspect in a separate shooting that wounded several other people at the tavern.

The Latest: Trump official to visit wildfire zones

A large wildfire plume from a recent flareup near Lake Sherwood, Calif.

A large wildfire plume from a recent flareup near Lake Sherwood, Calif., is visible from Thousand Oaks, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Amanda Myers)

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he’s cancelled a planned trip to Asia at the direction of the White House and will instead travel to California to support efforts to contain the deadly wildfires scorching large areas of the state.

Zinke said Tuesday he will visit the Northern California fire that wiped out the town of Paradise and killed 42 people. He will travel later to Southern California, where another fire is burning that has killed two people.

Man banned from Disney World after displaying Trump sign on Splash Mountain

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A man who held up a political sign on a ride at Walt Disney World has been banned from the park for the second time.

Dion Cini shared a photo of himself on Splash Mountain with a large Trump 2020 banner along with a note from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office saying he would no longer be allowed on the property, Fox 35 reports.

“Trespassed from all of Walt Disney World properties to include, but not limited to, Theme Parks, Water Parks Resorts and Disney Springs. Conduct not welcome on WDW Property,” the note read.

Fox News Stops Using Twitter, Boycotts Platform

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The Fox News Channel and all their associated accounts on Twitter (Fox Business, Fox News Research, etc.) haven’t sent out a single tweet since November 9th, and it’s not just a coincidence.

While some initially speculated that Fox’s accounts were compromised, in reality, they’re boycotting the website for how they handled the harassment of Tucker Carlson. Namely, Fox’s issue is with Twitter allowing Antifa-associated accounts to spread the personal address of Carlson and his brother right as masked lunatics were rioting outside his house.

According to Mediaite:

“A source at Fox News told Mediaite the network’s social media shut-down is a response to the protestors that mobbed the home of Tucker Carlson on [last] Wednesday night. ‘[This] is a conscious decision in light of what was done to Tucker,’ the source said. They suggested Twitter was fostering a dangerous climate and was not responsive to requests to remove content that targeted the Fox News host.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez participates in protest outside Nancy Pelosi’s office

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., arrives for orientation for new members of Congress, Nov. 13, 2018. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the most prominent of the progressive millennials elected to Congress in the midterm elections, joined a protest led by left-wing groups Justice Democrats and the Sunrise Movement outside House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s personal office calling for House Democrats to put forward a climate plan.

Protesters called for Democrats, who will have a substantial majority in the House next year, to create a select committee to develop a plan to switch to 100 percent renewable energy.

Fox News Video: Rep. Scalise on Democrat women playing the ‘gender card’

On ‘America’s Newsroom,’ the House majority whip reacts to Democrats claiming a ‘pink wave’ in Congress and discusses his new book ‘Back in the Game.’

WITH HATE CRIMES DROPPING AGAINST MUSLIMS, WHITES FACE MORE MORE THAN HISPANICS

White people constituted a greater number of victims of hate crimes versus Hispanics and attacks against Muslims decreased in 2017, according to data released by the FBI Tuesday.

Over 7,000 hate crime incidents took place in 2017, with 4,000 of those taking place against individuals even as crime across the United States continued to drop, according to the FBI’s annual results of its Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Based on the bureau’s analysis, an overwhelming amount of the hate crimes committed were because of an individual’s race or ethnicity — 59 percent — whereas sexual orientation was 15.8 percent and “gender-identity bias” was 1.6 percent.

NUMBER OF INCOMING DEMOCRATS SUPPORTING TRUMP IMPEACHMENT IS SURPRISINGLY LOW

The number of newly elected Democrats in the House of Representatives who are putting immediate impeachment at the top of their agenda is surprisingly small for the level of chatter the subject has received since Donald Trump became president, according to an analysis of their statements.

As the freshmen class of House Democrats heads to Capitol Hill for orientation, an analysis from The Washington Post revealed Tuesday that only 11, or 21 percent, have said they want to immediately begin the impeachment process for Trump.

Thirteen Democratic freshmen oppose the move despite the loud impeachment calls early on in his presidency by Democrats.

In Florida vote recount, slow and steady may not win the race

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After days of delays, the recount in Broward County, Florida, officially began Tuesday morning. In the 40 hours that preceded it, not a single vote had been counted because officials were busy sorting ballots, and calibrating and testing machines. Down the road in Miami-Dade County, which is also dealing with a recount, workers were more than halfway finished and on track to meet Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline.

This year, Florida’s all-too-familiar election recount is not only about deciding winners and losers, but highlights the dramatic difference in efficiency and trust in Broward – a largely Democratic county that has a history of election missteps.

No charges in land deal led by Bernie Sanders’ wife, aide says

Bernie and Jane Sanders

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“Jane Sanders has been informed that the U.S. Attorney in Vermont has closed its investigation of the Burlington College land deal and has decided not to bring charges of any kind,” Jeff Weaver, a Sanders adviser, said in a statement.

Federal prosecutors have ended an investigation into a land deal overseen by Jane Sanders, wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders, without bringing any charges, an aide said Tuesday.

Investigators had been looking into a $10 million real estate deal that Jane Sanders led when she was president of the now-defunct Burlington College between 2004 and 2011.

 SCOTUS: Court adds two new cases to merits docket

This morning the justices issued orders from last week’s private conference. They added two new cases to their merits docket for the term and denied review in a group of capital cases from Florida, with the latter spurring three separate (and sometimes strongly worded) opinions.

The justices will once again return to the subject of racial gerrymandering, in a case from Virginiachallenging the districting plan drawn in 2011 for the state’s House of Delegates. In 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that a three-judge district court had applied the wrong legal standard when it upheld 12 districts against claims that they were the product of racial gerrymandering.

The justices sent the case back to the lower court, ordering it to take another look at 11 of those districts – and, in particular, whether race was the primary factor used to draw the districts. (The justices upheld the 12th district.)

Bullets that don’t miss, weaponized insects and more: Innovations from DARPA, America’s secret lab

The terminator-style robot

The terminator-style robot could wield firearms Credit: YOUTUBE / ROBERTO LEONES MASINI

A top-secret US government body called the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is behind these space-age innovations, which it has developed as part of its mission to revolutionize the way America fights the wars of the future. (Just think of Q’s lab in James Bond, but for the US army).

Ever since it was established in 1958, DARPA has been the subject of conspiracy theories claiming – among other things – that the agency was covering up UFO landings, trying to develop mind control and working on Earth-shattering super-weapons like death rays.

However, as far-fetched as these claims may be, the truth is that DARPA has already developed new technologies which are just as fantastical and which are just as likely to change the world – perhaps beyond recognition.

World News:

Merkel joins Macron in calling for EU army to complement NATO

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STRASBOURG — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday endorsed the creation of an EU army, siding with French President Emmanuel Macron whose similar call in recent days drew a fusillade of wrathful tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Merkel threw her support behind the idea in an address to the European Parliament, part of a series of leaders’ speeches on the future of Europe.

“Jean-Claude Juncker already said that a common European army would show the world that there would never again be war in Europe,” Merkel said, referring to the European Commission president, who was in the Parliament chamber.

LAWLESS BRITAIN Shocking video shows machete gang chasing, kicking and slashing victim as UK knife violence spirals out of control

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At least seven yobs are seen circling the victim and raining blows with feet and weapons.

Massive Missile Attack on Israel after Qatar Funds Hamas

A bus burns near Kfar Aza, Israel, on November 12, 2018, after being hit by an anti-tank guided missile fired

A bus burns near Kfar Aza, Israel, on November 12, 2018, after being hit by an anti-tank guided missile fired by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip. (Image source: Hamas video screenshot)

Last week, as efforts were underway to achieve a new truce between Hamas and Israel, this author asked a legitimate and straightforward question: Can Hamas be trusted?

Since yesterday, Hamas and its allies in the Gaza Strip have been firing hundreds of rockets into Israel.

The current barrage began hours after Hamas terrorists attacked Israeli commandos inside the Gaza Strip, killing an Israeli officer and moderately wounding a soldier. In response, the Israeli army killed seven terrorists, including a top Hamas military commander — Sheikh Nur Baraka.

Israel Defense Forces Verified account
@IDFSpokesperson

What Israelis are dealing with.

‘Jesus’ face’ uncovered at ancient church in the Israeli desert

The painting of Christ was discovered

The painting of Christ was discovered at an ancient Byzantine church in southern Israel. (Photograph by Dror Maayan/Antiquity)

A previously-unknown 1,500-year-old painting of Christ’s face has been uncovered at a Byzantine church in Israel’s Negev desert.

The discovery in the ancient Byzantine village of Shivta has thrilled archaeologists. Although the painting is fragmented, experts from Israel’s University of Haifa were able to make out the facial outline. Their research was published recently in the journal Antiquity.

The painting, which is believed to date from the sixth century A.D., depicts Jesus as a short-haired youth.

Commentary/Opinion:

Ingraham: ‘Becoming’ or unbecoming?

Michelle Obama’s attack on President Trump and her dismissal of whole chunks of the electorate is surprising, but not unexpected.

Dana Loesch on Democrats’ gun control agenda

NRA spokesperson, Dana Loesch says it makes no sense to disarm law-abiding American citizens.

A recent survey of more than 3,000 Americans found that Democrats view Republicans largely as racist, bigoted and sexist.

(Watch) Survey: Majority of Democrats View Republicans as ‘Racist,’ ‘Sexist’ & ‘Bigoted’

The survey, conducted by Axios, showed that 61 percent of Democrats saw the GOP in a negative fashion, and a combined 9 percent saw Republicans as “fair,” “thoughtful” or “kind.”

Republicans, too, seemed to view Democrats in a similar light, with 54 percent of those surveyed saying their counterparts are “spiteful” and 49 percent as “ignorant.”

Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce said Monday that Americans aren’t as divided as the media portrays them to be.

Here’s What Happens When ‘Diversity’ Trumps An Individual’s Rights

“Affirmative action” is a euphemism for preferring one job candidate or college applicant over another based on race. The actual name for this government policy is racial preferences. It’s also racial discrimination.

The idea was to find well-qualified racial minorities. But that plan unraveled when they couldn’t find enough to reach their goal. Under affirmative action, the government lowers standards to hire and admit more of certain kinds of minorities.

The problem is obvious. Hiring or admitting individuals based on race means other candidates are rejected based on race. It is inherently unfair, and all Americans should reject government-sanctioned racial discrimination in contracting, hiring, and college admissions. Law and government policies should be racially neutral; all taxpayers should demand it.

President Donald Trump reversed Barack Obama’s “guidelines” that called on colleges and universities to consider an individual applicant’s race when making decisions to admit or reject.

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