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National Parents’ Coalition ‘Thrilled’ Trump Exposed ‘Indoctrination’ in Government Schools

AP Photo/Jessie L. Bonner
AP Photo/Jessie L. Bonner

In comments sent to Breitbart News following Trump’s address at the Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration on the evening of July 3, United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) agreed with the president that America’s children have been indoctrinated “through fake history and the outright hatred they have learned in government classrooms.”

The parents’ coalition observed that, through the use of the federally-incentivized Common Core Standards, even young children have been taught “how to create arguments, write persuasive opinions using emotional words, and take action in their communities and country based on their opinions alone.”

“We continue to encourage President Trump to create and implement policies that will eradicate this shameful wrongdoing to our children,” USPIE said.

Nearly 19,000 bottles of hand sanitizer recalled over methanol concerns

ITECH 361’s one-liter bottles of All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant may contain methanol, which can be poisonous if absorbed through the skin or ingested, according to an announcement posted by the Food and Drug Administration on Monday.

The recalled product is used as a hand sanitizer and moisturizer and is packaged in plastic bottles with the UPC Code 628055370130, the FDA said.

Substantial exposure to the toxic chemical can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death, the FDA’s warning reads.

“Racist” College Researcher Ousted After Sharing Study Showing No Racial Bias In Police Shootings

The vice president of Research and Innovation at Michigan State University, physicist Stephen Hsu,
The vice president of Research and Innovation at Michigan State University, physicist Stephen Hsu,

GEU Vice President Acacia Ackles said: “It is the union’s position that an administrator sharing such views is in opposition to MSU’s statements released supporting the protests and their root cause and aim.”

That’s when Hsu said the social media attacks began: “This started as a twitter mob attack, with very serious claims: that I am a Racist, Sexist, Eugenicist, etc.”

He also said he was under attack for blogging about research involving genetic differences of races. The GEU subsequently circulated a “Fire Stephen Hsu” petition that demanded Hsu’s firing.

While more than 800 signed the petition to get him fired, days later Hsu had compiled over 2,000 signatures in a support petition.

“Over just a few days, 1700+ individuals from around the world signed the support petition… Among the signatories are hundreds of professors from MSU and around the world, and an even larger number of PhD degree holders,” Hsu
said.

On June 19, Hsu was asked to resign from his position.

U.S. Government Awards $1.6B Contract To Novavax To Help Develop Coronavirus Vaccine

The contract was announced Tuesday as a part of the White House’s ‘Operation Warp Speed‘ program. It’s the largest award given under the program yet.

The company is aiming to produce 100 million doses of its vaccine by January of next year.

The CEO of Novavax, Stanley Erck, said a large portion of the donation will be spent on phase three of its trial, which it hopes to begin by October.

Navarro Calls On FDA To Reinstate Emergency Use Authorization For Hydroxychloroquine

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro speaks with reporters at the White House, Thursday, June 18,
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro speaks with reporters at the White House, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

While speaking to reporters Tuesday, he touted recent studies showing hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness in lowering the mortality rate of virus patients.

Navarro said that study is different because it focused on treating the virus during its earlier stages.

“The previous studies that have shown no efficacy for this drug have been skewed toward late treatment, the 8 to 14 days when you’re already on your way to dying, and this drug won’t work,” he explained.

“But if you get it within the first seven days when you simply have a fever, dry cough and a profound sense of fatigue…your lungs have not yet turned to glass…the virus has not yet penetrated all your other organs…and it works.”

Trump, Melania discuss safely reopening America’s schools

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools.

ICE steps up partnerships with local law enforcement

In an effort to better serve local communities, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is collaborating with state and local law enforcement.

The project helps to protect immigrants who witness crimes and prevent the release of violent criminals into the community.

One America’s Christina Bobb has more on the initiative.

3 dead, officer injured, in neighborhood dispute sparked by dangerous dog

The gunman is believed to have been a neighbor and dog owner. His dog was ruled dangerous in court earlier in the day.

The shooting reportedly happened when both parties came home from the courthouse.

The officer and deputy both “encountered the suspect inside the home and exchanged gunfire.”

An adult man was found dead inside the garage of the home.

The 13-year-old girl was found critically injured inside the house and was pulled to safety by law enforcement. She was transported to the hospital, where she later died.

Tennessee church donates $1,000 to each member of local police department in wake of defund movement

Pastor Perry Cleek pictured with Jonesborough Police Officer, Major Jamie Aistrop and his family during the Independence Day ceremony honoring law enforcement at the Washington County Court House on July 4, 2020.
Pastor Perry Cleek pictured with Jonesborough Police Officer, Major Jamie Aistrop and his family during the Independence Day ceremony honoring law enforcement at the Washington County Court House on July 4, 2020. (Cheryl Gray Photography, Blountville, TN)

Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church made a “bold statement of support” by giving $1,000 to every member of the town’s police department, totaling $23,000, The Christian Post reports.

“We at Lighthouse believe enough is enough,” Pastor Perry Cleek said in his decision to support law enforcement on the courthouse steps in downtown Jonesborough on July Fourth.

“It’s past time for the silent majority of Americans who do not approve of lawlessness and anarchy in the streets, who do not support any movement that calls for the murder of police officers, who are willing to condemn those who loot and vandalize and destroy both public and private property, to stand tall and firm and let our voice be heard,” the Baptist pastor added.

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Antifa Is Posting Videos on Social Media on How to Smash Windshields and Assault Drivers Who Will Not Obey Them During Street Protests

Antifa is posting videos online on how you can smash windshields, cut seatbelts and drag people from their vehicles.

It’s unlikely the manufacturer did not intend for its product to be used by criminals.

Dunkin’ to close 450 stores permanently by end of 2020

Before the closure announcement, Dunkin' had been making moves to expand its brand and offerings. (iStock)
Before the closure announcement, Dunkin’ had been making moves to expand its brand and offerings. (iStock)

Though the locations that will be closing are all reportedly located inside Speedway gas stations, and not free-standing cafes.

The big news comes as part of termination of the coffee shop’s partnership with Hess, owner of Speedway gas stations, Today Food reported.

“By exiting these sites, we are confident we will be better positioned to serve these trade areas with Dunkin’s newest Next Generation restaurant design that offers a broader menu and modern experience,” Kate Jaspon, Dunkin’s chief financial officer, told Today of the Speedway locations via email.

Eagles’ DeSean Jackson on anti-Semitic posts: ‘I definitely didn’t mean it to the extent that you guys took it’

Jackson promoted quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler and praised noted anti-Semitic preacher Louis Farrakhan.

A passage highlighted and posted in his Instagram Stories read: “Hitler said, ‘because the white Jews knows [sic] that the Negros are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will black mail America.

Jackson then posted two pictures of noted anti-Semitic preacher Louis Farrakhan.

In one caption, Jackson wrote: “This man powerful I hope everyone got a chance to watch this !! Don’t be blinded. Know what’s going on.”

Jackson also posted a video on his Instagram Stories relating to Bill and Melina Gates talking about vaccines.

Phoenix police release bodycam video from fatal officer shooting that sparked protests

Screengrab from bodycam footage from a police-involved shooting on July 4. (Phoenix Police Department )

The footage belongs to an officer who was not involved in the shooting but arrived on the scene to assist in the aftermath, the department said.

The July 4 shooting of James Porter Garcia, 28, sparked protests organized by Black Lives Matter and Poder In Action, Fox 10 Phoenix reported Monday.

The shooting took place as Garcia was sitting in a car in a driveway, according to police.

A cellphone video shot by a bystander that was posted on social media shows officers with guns drawn shouting at Garcia, threatening to shoot him.

Videos show car hitting Indiana protesters who were calling for arrests in alleged attempted lynching

The intersection in Bloomington, Ind., where the car was seen on video driving into two protesters. (Google Maps)
The intersection in Bloomington, Ind., where the car was seen on video driving into two protesters. (Google Maps)

Footage taken by local media later showed the woman being loaded onto a stretcher by first responders who arrived on scene.

As of Tuesday, the driver and a passenger seen in one of the videos getting out of the car and throwing a scooter that had been obstructing its path have not been identified.

In the alleged incident that sparked Monday’s demonstration, Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, claimed he was “almost the victim of an attempted lynching” that left him with a minor concussion and some bruises.

California Marines Corps base ends shelter-in-place order, individual treated for ‘self-inflicted gunshot wound’

A CH-53E Sea Stallion Helicopter flies in for a simulated medical evacuation ,
A CH-53E Sea Stallion Helicopter flies in for a simulated medical evacuation during the Tank Mechanized Assault Course aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twenty-nine Palms, California. Dated 2014. (Universal Images Group via Getty)

Military police responded to shots fired at 6:30 a.m. PT at the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Capt. Nicole Plymale, public affairs officer for the base, told Fox News.

There have been no reports of injuries at this time, Plymale said. Military police have the suspect cordoned off and are in contact with him. There is a shelter-in-place order in effect.

A screenshot of a text message security alert sent out at 7:07 a.m. said the entrance to the base and hospital were restricted.

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO – Gunman Carries Out Double Murder in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s NYC

NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison/Crime Stoppers
NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison/Crime Stoppers

A gunman corners three individuals outside the door of an apartment at 306 East 171 Street and opens fire.

The three individuals bunch together and try to get the door open to escape.

Gun crime is surging in New York City and nearly every shooting victim in the month of June 2020 was part of the minority community.

Moreover, as of July 6, every shooting victim for the month of July was a minority.

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Georgia deploys National Guard in Atlanta; Doug Collins weighs in

Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins reacts on ‘Fox & Friends.’

Politics:

Bob Woodson says the left has abandoned all pretense of striving for social justice

FOX NEWS VIDEO: Commentary/Opinion:
Low-income Blacks are collateral damage in the left’s efforts to destroy America’s civic institutions, says Bob Woodson, founder of The Woodson Center.

Tucker: Can the left lead a country they hate?

Commentary/Opinion:
**Make no mistake, this leftwing Cultural Revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution.

In so doing, they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery and progress.

To make this possible, they are determined to tear down every statue, symbol and memory of our national heritage.

Ingraham: Why the left lies

Commentary/Opinion:
If lying was an Olympic sport, Democrats would be draped in gold medals.

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson backtracks on proposal to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth

Last week, Johnson, R-Wis., and Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., rolled out a proposal as an amendment to bipartisan legislation introduced by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

Johnson and Lankford, in introducing their amendment, said they supported celebrating emancipation with a federal holiday but believed the U.S. “should eliminate a current holiday in exchange.”

But amid criticism, Johnson and Lankford withdrew the amendment, and Johnson proposed a modified amendment to “achieve the same goal” of protecting taxpayers “from the fiscal burden of having to fund an 11th paid holiday for federal employees.”

Mollie Hemingway: Democrat-run cities are allowing ‘chaos to flourish’

Commentary/Opinion:
“It is important to note that these are Democrat-run cities with Democratic district attorneys who are declining to prosecute people who are violating the law,” Hemingway urged.

“The Democratic mayors are not themselves enforcing the rule of law. They are allowing the chaos to flourish.”

Her statements come following a tumultuous holiday weekend that resulted in turmoil and death.

“And, these are the natural results of policies that a lot of people have been bullied into accepting, regarding defunding the police, not persecuting rioters, and it has horrifically tragic consequences,” Hemingway stated.

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YouTube runs Trump, Biden campaign ads alongside videos from white supremacists and Russian media

(Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

The findings — from the nonprofit Global Project Against Hate and Extremism — showed Trump and Biden ads were displayed alongside videos from Ruptly, a Berlin-based media outlet controlled by the Kremlin, as well as on YouTube channels connected to the so-called Identitarian movement, a trans-Atlantic group of white supremacists.

Neither campaign actively chose to have their ads run against Russia-backed or white supremacist content.

After the report was published, Google said a technical error had allowed ads to run against the white supremacist channel, a glitch that has now been fixed.

White House eyes about $1 trillion for next pandemic relief bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, on Monday said that his caucus has discussed a trillion-dollar package and projected that his chamber would pass a final coronavirus relief bill before August.

The House approved a $3.5 trillion relief bill in May that the Senate is not expected to take up. T

he measure extended the $600 unemployment “bonus” payment into next year. It is currently scheduled to expire at the end of the month, and McConnell does not want to extend it.

McConnell supports providing a five-year liability shield protecting businesses and schools that have reopened from coronavirus lawsuits and delivering another stimulus check to those who earn less than $40,000 a year.

World News:

Russia Holds Space Agency Aide, Ex Journalist on High Treason Charge

FILE – Ivan Safronov looks at a photographer in his working place in Kommersant Publishing House in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 10, 2016.

Safronov, who started his current job in May, used to work for leading Russian newspapers Kommersant and Vedomosti.

He was fired from Kommersant last year after writing an article about the possible resignation of Valentina Matviyenko, the chairwoman of the Russian parliament’s upper chamber.

His dismissal led to a crisis at the paper after all of the journalists in Kommersant’s politics department resigned in protest.

In June 2019, media reports surfaced saying that Kommersant might face administrative lawsuits for making state secrets public.

It was not clear which state secrets had been made public, but one of Safronov’s articles about Russia’s plans to deliver Su-35 military planes to Egypt was removed from the newspaper’s website.

Dutch Police Arrest 6 Men After Discovery of ‘Torture Chambers’

This screen grab taken from video and made available by the Dutch police July 7, 2020, shows the interior of a shipping container outfitted as a torture chamber, in Wouwse Plantage, Netherlands.

In their statement, officials said they discovered seven converted sea shipping containers in a warehouse in Wouwse Plantage, a small village in the southwestern part of the Netherlands, close to the border with Belgium.

Police say the discoveries were originally made last month after investigating leads generated by data from encrypted telephones used by criminals that were cracked recently by French police. Detectives in Britain and the Netherlands have already arrested hundreds of suspects based on the encrypted messages.

The police said they were tipped off by messages from an EncroChat phone that included photos of the container and dentist’s chair with belts attached to the arm and foot supports.

Trump administration submits notice of withdrawal from World Health Organization

A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres confirmed Tuesday that the organization received U.S. notice to withdraw.

In the course of the same statement, Trump announced a number of measures aimed primarily at China in response to its conduct on a number of fronts including trade, the coronavirus and its recent crackdown on Hong Kong.

Trump added that the State Department’s travel advisory for Hong Kong would be revised to reflect the increased danger of surveillance and punishment by the Chinese.

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China trying to force Chinese nationals living in US to return home – FBI chief

Christopher Wray said of Fox Hunt: ‘The Chinese government wants to ,
Christopher Wray said of Fox Hunt: ‘The Chinese government wants to force them to return to China, and China’s tactics to accomplish that are shocking.’ Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images

In a speech about the security threat posed by China, Christopher Wray gave the example of one Fox Hunt target who was given a choice of going back to China or killing themselves.

Fox Hunt was launched six years ago by President Xi Jinping, ostensibly to pursue corrupt officials and business executives who had fled abroad.

He told the Hudson Institute in Washington: “China describes Fox Hunt as some kind of international anti-corruption campaign. It is not.

Instead, Fox Hunt is a sweeping bid by Xi to target Chinese nationals who he sees as threats and who live outside of China, across the world.

The FBI director said: “Hundreds of these Fox Hunt victims that they target live right here in the United States, and many are American citizens or green card holders.

The Chinese government wants to force them to return to China, and China’s tactics to accomplish that are shocking.

Slavery Rampant In Africa, Middle East; The West Wrongly Accuses Itself

Today slavery still exists in many parts of Africa and Middle East, but the self-flagellating Western public is obsessively focused only on the Western past of African slavery rather than on real, ongoing slavery, which is alive and well — and ignored.

For today’s slaves, there are no demonstrations in the streets, no international political pressure, and virtually no articles in the media.

“We must not forget that Arab-Muslims have been champions in this field,” Kamel Bencheikh, a Muslim poet, wrote in Le Matin d’Algerie.

An investigation by BBC Arabic found that domestic workers in Saudi Arabia are even being sold online in a slave market that is booming.

According to Bencheikh,

Commentary/Opinion:

Roger Stone Releases New Epstein/Ghislaine Maxwell Information

Alex Jones interviews Roger Stone days before his prison sentence is set to begin as he releases new information in the Ghislaine Maxwell / Jeffrey Epstein case.