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Home invasion suspect picks the wrong home to enter — and ends up dead when he meets armed homeowner

Two witnesses said that the suspect was banging his fists on neighborhood doors and appeared to be so drunk he could barely remain on his feet.

When the suspect arrived at what would be his final destination and began pounding on its door, the homeowner reportedly retrieved a gun and opened the door.

At that point, the suspect reportedly lunged at the homeowner, who, in turn, fatally wounded the would-be intruder.

Surveillance video captured the moments that led to the fatal shooting.

Student killed, another injured in shooting at New Jersey school field

Police investigating a shooting that left one high school student dead and another injured on June 6, 2021 in Maplewood, New Jersey.
CBS New York
CBS New York

Moussa Fofana, 18, was fatally shot at Underhill Field in Maplewood around 9:40 p.m. Sunday, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The 11th-grade student at Columbia High School died at the scene nearly an hour later, the agency said.

The other male student, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the leg and treated at a nearby hospital, cops said.


NYPD hunting for gunman who killed boy, 10, over weekend of citywide violence, protests

The New York City police department responded to 16 shootings over the weekend that wounded to 19 victims citywide, including a 10-year-old boy who died from his injuries, officials said, as officers were also out in droves to enforce a newly instituted curfew at one of Manhattan’s popular parks.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) reported 19 people were wounded in 16 shootings from Friday through Sunday.

Four people were killed, including a sixth grader who was gunned down in Queens on Saturday, just days before his birthday, according to officials and reports.

 Justin’s father, 57-year-old Albert Wallace, told the Post on Sunday he was in the basement of the home when he heard gunshots and went to investigate. 

Critics hit Twitter for suspending conservative after mocking Brian Stelter: ‘Don’t you dare insult CNN!’

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Conservative commentator Mike Davis sounded off on the bias of Big Tech on Monday after Twitter briefly suspended him for comparing CNN’s Brian Stelter to “The Gimp” in the film “Pulp Fiction,” flagging it as a violation of their “hateful conduct policy.”

Twitter lifted the suspension of Will Upton, the author of the Stelter critique, shortly after he filed an appeal.

But the platform still chose to suspend Davis for defending Upton’s tweet.

Twitter let Davis back on the platform on Monday afternoon.

California woman brutally beaten at gas station pump in apparent random attack, authorities say

The victim, a Hispanic female, was pumping gas when the suspect, who appeared shirtless, parked directly in front of her car and calmly gets out of his vehicle, the sheriff’s department said.

Video shows the shirtless suspect walk over to the victim and, without any apparent provocation, punch her, knocking her to the ground.

While she was on the ground, the suspect repeatedly punched her in the head and face, the sheriff’s department said.

He also grabbed the victim’s hair and slammed her head against her car and onto the ground multiple times. 

Minneapolis sees 4th night of BLM demonstrations after Black man shot dead by federal task force

Community members face off against police, late Sunday, June 6, 2021,
Community members face off against police, late Sunday, June 6, 2021, . (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

Crowds marched Sunday evening in response to Thursday’s fatal shooting of 32-year-old Winston Boogie Smith Jr. in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.

Officers stood watch during the demonstrations. There were no immediate reports of injuries or arrests stemming from Sunday’s demonstrations. A police spokesman said he didn’t have any details Monday morning.

Authorities said Friday that Smith was wanted on a weapons violation and fired a gun before two deputies shot him while he was inside a parked vehicle.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were trying to arrest him on a warrant for allegedly being a felon in possession of a gun.


Guatemala’s prez blames Biden for border crisis as protesters tell Kamala Harris ‘Trump won’

Protesters holding up a up sign saying “Trump won” waited for Vice President Kamala Harris outside Guatemala’s presidential palace.
Protesters holding up a up sign saying “Trump won” waited for Vice President Kamala Harris outside Guatemala’s presidential palace. @eInuevoestado/Twitter

The rally was visible to Harris’ motorcade as she arrived to meet with Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei one day after he blamed the US for luring his constituents north.

“Kamala, Trump won,” read a large sign near the Central American country’s presidential palace.

“Kamala, Mind Your Own Business,” another sign said, according to a pool report.

Images posted to Twitter show other signs, including one that tells Biden’s migration czar: “Kamala, Go Home.”

On D-Day anniversary, Lincoln Project actually equates left-wing Antifa thugs with soldiers who stormed Normandy’s beaches and fought Hitler, Nazis

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @ProjectLincoln (left); Twitter video screenshot via @SRodd_CPR (right)
Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @ProjectLincoln (left); Twitter video screenshot via @SRodd_CPR (right)

The Lincoln Project — the notorious group of supposed conservatives who were out to get former President Donald Trump but ended up disgraced and humiliated — continues to demonstrate a stunning lack of self-awareness and basic intelligence.

Joining the legion of left-wingers who sing the praises of Antifa — the lawless, militant thugs who disguise their identities while ganging up and terrorizing those who get in their way —

the Lincoln Project used the anniversary of D-Day to equate Antifa with the soldiers who stormed Normandy’s beaches to fight Adolf Hitler and Nazis in World War II.

Incredibly, the tweet has received over 10,000 likes since Sunday, as well as a number of kudos-drenched comments. But not everybody is buying what the Lincoln Project is trying to sell:

New Self-Driving EV Sucks up Pollutants From Other Cars as It Drives

Airo cleans the air using its HEPA filtering system that actively sucks up the pollutants from other cars around it, leaving the surrounding air cleaner than before. 

“Airo isn’t simply another electric car that doesn’t pollute the air. Instead, using the latest HEPA filter technology, it goes further by also vacuuming-up pollutants from other cars as it drives along,” says Thomas Heatherwick, Founder of Heatherwick Studio. 

Not only will Airo clean the air, it’ll do so in style. 

The interior of the car can be customized and configured into a number of different styles, and for different functional spaces: from regular car to dining room to bedroom. The seats rotate from the regular driving position to fully face each other so that four people can sit facing each other for a chat or to enjoy a meal with the foldable four-leaf table in the middle.

FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts

In this undated image from video provided by Biogen in May 2021, vials of the medication aducanumab are handled by machines during manufacturing in Switzerland.
In this undated image from video provided by Biogen in May 2021, vials of the medication aducanumab are handled by machines during manufacturing in Switzerland. (Biogen via AP)

The Food and Drug Administration said it granted approval to the drug from Biogen based on results that seemed “reasonably likely” to benefit Alzheimer’s patients.

It’s the only drug that U.S. regulators have said can likely treat the underlying disease, rather than manage symptoms like anxiety and insomnia.

The decision, which could impact millions of older Americans and their families, is certain to spark disagreements among physicians, medical researchers and patient groups.

Supreme Court Rules Against Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants With Temporary Protected Status

(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that federal immigration law prohibits TPS recipients from seeking green cards if they entered the country illegally.

The justices noted that federal law requires immigrants to have been “inspected and admitted or paroled” in the U.S. prior to seeking permanent residency.

The Supreme Court took up the case in January and oral arguments began in April. In the court’s decision Monday, the justices determined that Sanchez “was not lawfully admitted, and his TPS does not alter that fact.”

SCOTUS Declines to Review Male Only Draft Registration

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

In a decision with no noted dissenting opinions, the court declined to take the case. In the opinion, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that the court had decided to defer the matter to Congress, as it “actively weighs the issue.”

The question of whether it’s unconstitutional to require men but not women to register could be viewed as one with little practical impact.

The last time there was a draft was during the Vietnam War, and the military has been all-volunteer since.

But the registration requirement is one of the few remaining places where federal law treats men and women differently, and women’s groups are among those arguing that allowing it to stand is harmful.

Florida cop attacked by crowd in Jacksonville

Fraternal Order of Police President Steve Zona argues the officer being thrown to the ground in Jacksonville is just another indication of what happens when anti-law enforcement rhetoric comes from activists, elected officials.

Top 3 Reasons Why CNN Is Struggling. (Hint: It’s Not Because They Suck)

Commentary/Opinion:
Why is CNN losing so many viewers?

It’s not that hard to figure out. Here’s The Simple Truth!

How COVID Science Was Distorted to Shape Behavior—Dr. Nicole Saphier Talks “Panic Attack” | CLIP

At the Wuhan Institute of Virology, “they have published data that they were actually introducing furin cleavage sites,” says Dr. Nicole Saphier, Director of Breast Imaging at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

That mutation would make a virus much more dangerous, she said. In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Nicole Saphier to discuss the Wuhan lab leak theory, Dr. Fauci’s newly released email trove, and her new book, “Panic Attack: Playing Politics With Science in the Fight Against COVID-19.” “

When you have the CDC coming out saying young children still need to be wearing masks outdoors, even when they’re physically distancing, until they’re vaccinated—this makes no sense,” Dr. Saphier said.

Politics:

The Biden Administration’s Orwellian Erasing of the ‘Abraham Accords’

AP Photo/Alex Brandon
AP Photo/Alex Brandon

“The Biden administration’s attempt to diminish and marginalize the Abraham Accords by referring to them as ‘normalization deals’ is both unfortunate and insidious,” said Victoria Coates, a former senior official on the Trump White House’s National Security Council.

“It’s a shame to try to undermine such a monumental, historic achievement because it was reached by the previous administration.

But the term ‘normalization’ is even worse—as they are well aware, the term carries a regional stigma, particularly with the Palestinians, of being a sell-out.

Where’s the dignity and respect we were promised by Joe Biden?
Attempting to rebrand and diminish the importance and significance of the Abraham Accords is wrong on so many levels.

Trump’s success in achieving peace between Israel and its neighbors should be bipartisan… or better yet, nonpartisan.

Ron DeSantis Signs Bills Cracking Down on China

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R.) / Getty Images
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R.) / Getty Images

Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R.) signed two bills Monday cracking down on Chinese influence in the state’s businesses and schools.

One of the bills addresses the influence of foreign adversaries by upping penalties for corporate espionage conducted on behalf of foreign regimes or companies.

The second bill forbids agreements between public entities in Florida and seven “countries of concern,” including China, Russia, and Iran.

DeSantis said in a Monday press conference the second bill would kick Confucius Institutes—cultural centers funded by China that some U.S. officials have labeled a national security threat—off of college campuses in Florida.

Biden Taps Union Ally for Board of Federal Labor Arbiter

Biden nominated Gwynne Wilcox to a long-vacant seat on the five-person National Labor Relations Board.

Wilcox is associate general counsel for the largest local chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the second-largest labor union in the United States.

The union spent nearly $28 million to back left-wing super PACs and contributed more than $3 million to help get Democratic candidates elected.

The SEIU also stands to benefit from Biden’s policies. In April, he proposed $400 billion in spending as part of an overall infrastructure package that would devote the funding to Medicaid “in-home” care.

In many Democrat-controlled states, health workers are required to join the SEIU, which boasts nearly two million members.

Mo Brooks says Capitol riot lawsuit was served after team unlawfully snuck into his home

Rep. Mo Brooks accused Rep. Eric Swalwell's team of breaking into his home in order to serve the lawsuit papers.
Rep. Mo Brooks accused Rep. Eric Swalwell’s team of breaking into his home in order to serve the lawsuit papers.REUTERS

“Swalwell’s process server entered the Brooks’ home without Martha Brooks’ knowledge and without her consent,” rep Clay Mills told the Washington Post, referring to Brooks’ wife.

“Then he refused to leave when Mrs. Brooks demanded it.

The lawsuit alleges that Rep. Mo Brooks, along with former President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Rudy Giuliani, broke DC laws by inciting the Jan. 6 riot.

Rep. Mo Brooks has reportedly filed a complaint with police over the alleged break-in.


Trump addresses the North Carolina GOP | FULL SPEECH

Former President Donald Trump addresses the crowd at the North Carolina GOP Convention – Via Newsmax.

World News:

China’s ‘massive cover-up’ on COVID still happening: WHO advisory board member

“The Chinese have engaged in a massive cover-up that is going on until this day, involving destroying samples, hiding records, placing a universal gag order on Chinese scientists and imprisoning Chinese citizen journalists asking the most basic questions,” Jamie Metzl told “America’s Newsroom.”

China is reportedly planning to build dozens of biosafety level three labs and one biosafety level four lab over the next five years, as investigators take another look at the possibility that the coronavirus could have leaked out of a laboratory in Wuhan, China.

“The more that China stonewalls, the more suspicious that it looks,” Metzl said. “We can’t give China a veto over whether or not we investigate the world’s worst pandemic in a century and then do everything we can to make everybody safe.”

Metzl stressed the importance of doing everything possible to have a “full investigation” into the pandemic, including the U.S. working with allies to have a “parallel” process if China does not cooperate. 

Iran-backed militias using explosive drones to attack US targets in Iraq, officials say

Impact crater at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, following a rocket attack on March 3, 2021.
Impact crater at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, following a rocket attack on March 3, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christie R. Smith)

The drone-bomb attacks have managed to evade U.S. defense systems to carry out attacks late at night and have targeted Iraqi military bases, including those used by the CIA and U.S. special operations units.

Iran backed militias have been suspected in numerous drone and rocket attacks that have targeted U.S. personnel in the country in recent months.

One drone attack took place shortly before midnight on April 14, when a drone targeted a CIA-operated hangar inside an airport complex in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. That attack caused no injuries.

In the early morning hours of May 8, another drone targeted the Ayn al-Asad air base, from which the U.S. operates MQ-9 Reaper drones. That attack caused no injuries but did damage an aircraft hangar.

Tensions-mount in Jerusalem over transition-of-power, Shin Bet urges calm – TV7 Israel News 07.06.21

1) Tensions are seemingly on the rise across Israel over the expected transition of power in Jerusalem.

2) outgoing-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labels the newly emerging unity government as the greatest fraud in the history of politics.

3) Designate-Prime Minister Naftali Bennett calls on Parliament Speaker Yariv Levin to schedule an immediate parliamentary vote in order to ratify the new government as soon as possible.

France fines Google for abusing ‘dominant’ ads position

(AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
(AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

The search engine giant is also promising to overhaul the way its platform is used for buying and selling digital ads, at least in France, which could have repercussions on its ongoing legal fights with regulators elsewhere in Europe, the U.S. and around the world.

Google’s advertising practices have harmed its competitors along with publishers of mobile websites and applications, the French Competition Authority said Monday. The authority said it is the responsibility of a company with a dominant market position to avoid unfairly undermining its competition.

Google, based in Mountain View, California, did not dispute the facts and opted to settle after proposing some changes, according to a prepared statement from the Competition Authority.

At Least 45 People Reportedly Dead After Two Trains Crash In Pakistan. Rescuers Still Searching For Survivors

Security personnel carry out rescue operations at the site of a train accident in Daharki area of the northern Sindh province on June 7, 2021. (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
Security personnel carry out rescue operations at the site of a train accident in Daharki area of the northern Sindh province on June 7, 2021. (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

More than 100 were injured in the collision, which occurred in the southern province of Sindh, and emergency crews worked alongside villagers to pull the survivors from the trains, according to The Associated Press. 

Railway officials said more than 1,100 people were on board the two trains, according to the AP. People with critical injuries from the crash were flown by helicopter to a hospital nearby.

Pakistan’s railway system has experienced numerous deadly accidents, and there has been little effort to improve the country’s signal system and aging tracks, according to the AP.


Commentary/Opinion:

EXPOSED: Yale speaker makes VILE statements about ALL white people (Part 1)

Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Child Study Center recently hosted a ‘virtual talk’ with Forensic Psychiatrist Aruna Khilanani.

Glenn plays some of the audio from her speech — which was sent to and released by writer Bari Weiss — and her remarks are SHOCKING.

Not only does Khilanani make vile statements about all white people, but she also describes her fantasies about hurting them, too.

Ep. 1536 An Explosive New Detail Emerges Which Could Explain the COVID Origin – The Dan Bongino Show

What did China know about the coronavirus?

A shocking piece in the NY Post alleges that the Chinese communists are hiding something big.

How Experts Disguised Their Agendas as Science (Pt. 1) | Sohrab Ahmari | SPIRITUALITY | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Sohrab Ahmari, the author of “The Unbroken Thread” about how public health authorities used scientism instead of science to push through their preferred policies, how logic and reason led him from atheism to evidence for God, and how the decline of religion has led to the rise of the secular religion of social justice. Sohrab first discusses his book “The Unbroken Thread” and the importance of tradition, ritual, and how to live a meaningful life.

He explains why it is so vital for young people to have a sense of purpose.

He warns against the mindset of politicians like AOC who use climate change to advocate for not bringing children into this world.

He also discusses how the scientific method is amazing at understanding things in our universe, but that it is extremely limited for answering more philosophical questions.

He explains how experts used scientism masquerading as science to justify their COVID pandemic related policy prescriptions.

Inez Stepman: How Cancel Culture Conditions Society to Accept the Absurd | CLIP

History is being rewritten in schools across the country in line with the ideas of critical race theory.

The Department of Education has proposed a rule to prioritize funding for education programs that incorporate the ideas of the New York Times’ 1619 Project and critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of a dramatic cultural shift occurring in America today—from separating kids in school based on race to the debate about transgender athletes participating in female sports.

In prisons in some states, biological males who identify as female can now be housed with females.

In this episode, we sit down with Inez Stepman, a senior contributor at The Federalist and senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum, to understand our current cultural moment and how woke ideology is transforming America.

Are Fathers Necessary?

Until recently, the need to explain why fathers are necessary would have been regarded as, well, unnecessary.

But that’s not the case anymore.

Dennis Prager explains why this isn’t just concerning—it’s dangerous.

Full Measure: June 6, 2021

Nearing the end of our sixth season, a special wrap up, where we highlight some of our most significant investigations as well as your favorite stories and ours, too.

We’ll showcase some of these interesting reports with guest appearances by Scott Thuman and Lisa Fletcher.

This past year, international travel was ruled out due to the Covid-19 shutdowns and restrictions.

So we kept our focus exclusively on American assignments… and here, we continued to find amazing stories and vistas.

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