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Woman, dog stabbed to death in Piedmont Park, $10K reward offered

Atlanta Police shared a photo taken from a Midtown security camera before the victim's murder. (Atlanta Police Department)
Atlanta Police shared a photo taken from a Midtown security camera before the victim’s murder. (Atlanta Police Department)

According to police, officers were called to the entrance of the park at 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

A veteran officer with the APD told FOX 5 the stabbing was unlike anything he had seen before and that the victim had been stabbed multiple times.

The victim is described as a woman who appears to be in her 40s. Currently, her identity and the reason she was in the park so late are unknown.

Wednesday afternoon, officials released a photo taken from a Midtown security camera of the victim and her dog shortly before the murder. 


Migrant child coronavirus outbreak: Whistleblowers say they were told to downplay infections at Fort Bliss

The complaint, which was sent to four Congressional committees and government watchdogs, was filed by the nonprofit Government Accountability Project on behalf of Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold – who they say are “career federal civil servants” and “whistleblowers” who “served as volunteer detailees at the Fort Bliss Emergency Intake Site from April through June 2021.” 

“COVID was widespread among children and eventually spread to many employees. 

Hundreds of children contracted COVID in the overcrowded conditions,” the complaint says. “Adequate masks were not consistently provided to children, nor was their use consistently enforced.” 

The complaint added that “regularly, when detailees reached the end of their term, a sheet was passed around with detailed instructions from the HHS Public Affairs Office on how, when asked, to make everything sound positive about the Fort Bliss experience and to play down anything negative.” 

Dusty Hill, ZZ Top bassist, dead at 72

"We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.
“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.

Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of the Texas-based trio issued a statement to Fox News writing:

“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.  We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’”

“You will be missed greatly, amigo,” the statement added.

Hill had been dealing with a health concern related to a hip issue as recently as Friday, the band revealed, adding that they were awaiting “a speedy recovery” and hoping to “have him back pronto.”


US Army forcing unvaccinated troops in Italy to wear masks outside; bans them from gyms, restaurants on base

(U.S. Army Garrison Italy photo by Cristina Piosa)
(U.S. Army Garrison Italy photo by Cristina Piosa)

The new masking guidelines for U.S. Army posts in Italy were first revealed by an Instagram user last week.

The Instagram account, Informedwithanthony, shared photos of an apparently leaked email distributed among USAG Italy personnel on July 16, which said “non-vaccinated personnel will wear a mask indoors and outdoors while on USAG Italy installations” and “are no longer authorized in any indoor Athletic facility (with or without a mask)” and are “not authorized to dine-in at any indoor dining facility” other than a base dining facility (DFAC).

The leaked email shared by the Instagram account added that although the command would require unvaccinated personnel to wear masks even when outside, it would “acknowledge that this is counter to [host nation] directives.”

Italy officially lifted its own outdoor mask mandate in June.

Top Democrat Donor Ed Buck Found Guilty in Fatal Drugs-for-Sex Cases

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

A federal jury convicted Buck of all nine felony counts, which could lead to a life sentence, AP reports.

The verdict came exactly four years after one of the victims was found dead of an overdose in the West Hollywood activist’s apartment.

The jury deliberated for more than four hours after a two-week trial. Prosecutors said Buck paid men he contacted on gay dating sites and provided drugs in return for various sex acts.

Prosecutors said he exploited vulnerable men by paying them to come to his home to use drugs and engage in sex play to satisfy a fetish. Many were destitute drug users and were involved in sex work to support their habit, as Breitbart News reported.

DC police make arrest in mass shooting that killed 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney

Marktwan Hargraves, 22, is charged with first-degree murder while armed, Police Chief Robert Contee announced at a press conference Wednesday. 

A barrage of bullets sprayed out on a street in the Congress Heights neighborhood of southeast Washington around 11 p.m. on July 16. Police officers who were nearby responded to the scene about 34 seconds after the first gunshot was heard and rushed the girl to a local hospital in a police car.

Courtney was pronounced dead. Her mother, another woman and two men suffered gunshot wounds that were not life threatening. Contee said investigators believed that someone in a passing vehicle opened fire, and a reward of up to $60,000 was offered for information leading to an arrest.  

Man charged in fatal ‘Forever Purge’ movie theater shooting

Joseph Jimenez Corona Police Department
Joseph Jimenez Corona Police Department

Joseph Jimenez was arrested late Tuesday, a day after he allegedly gunned down 18-year-old Rylee Goodrich, and left her TikTok influencer friend, Anthony Barjajas, 20, wounded inside the theater in Corona, ABC News reported.

Jimenez allegedly shot the pair Monday during a 9:30 p.m. showing of the latest installment of the “Purge” horror series — with the victims only found by staff after the movie ended.

Jimenez was arrested at his home, where police found a gun matching the caliber of the murder weapon, the Corona Police Department said in a press release.

Barajas remains on life support after the shooting. He is a TikTok personality with more than 1 million followers.

The national strategy to fight ‘domestic extremism’ just got SCARIER

Our biggest tech companies (like Facebook & Microsoft) now are partnering with government to expand the types of extremist content shared between firms in a ‘database.’

Information within that database — about anyone deemed extremist or anti-government — could be shared with multiple firms in multiple countries.

It’s all part of a national strategy, Glenn explains, to combat domestic extremism. Or, at least, that’s what the government wants you to think.

Really, Glenn says, this is all about furthering FEAR because fear is their VIRTUE.

Pete Hegseth rips liberal elites’ ‘white privilege’ for ignoring crime surge

The ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ host discusses rising crime and the media silence on the recent attack on Sen. Barbara Boxer.

San Francisco shoplifting: Women caught on video allegedly bolting from CVS with bags full of stolen goods

Witness Steve Adams told Lee that the four women were “picking the place dry” and that when he asked store employees if they were going to call police, “they just shrugged.”

“This sort of thing is becoming so normal,” the witness told Lee.

Retail thefts have been troubling major cities in recent months, forcing some stores to close their doors or limit operating hours.

Multiple incidents in California have been captured on camera, including a viral video from earlier this month that shows a group of shoplifters dashing out of a Neiman Marcus department store in San Francisco and jumping into idling getaway cars.

Maryland police show bodycam video of fatal officer-involved shooting at McDonald’s drive-thru

(Montgomery County Police Department)
(Montgomery County Police Department)

 Law enforcement authorities played body camera video at a press conference Tuesday of the fatal officer-involved shooting of a man who was seen with a weapon in his vehicle at a McDonald’s drive-thru and non-compliant with responding officers.

Police initially responded to a call regarding a customer who refused to pay or move his vehicle out of the drive-thru lane. Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones narrated a 28-minute-long compilation of body camera footage excerpts and a recorded phone call between police and the driver, Ryan LeRoux, 21, before the July 16 shooting in Gaithersburg,

Jones said the first officers to arrive on scene saw a handgun in the front passenger seat. As a result, they called for additional help after LeRoux refused their commands to step out of the vehicle. Hence, a half-hour standoff ensued.

Walmart offering free college to attract employees amid worker shortage

EmployBridge Workforce Chief Analyst Joanie Bily discusses companies offering perks to entice workers as the U.S. labor shortage continues. 

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Politics:

AOC tangles with Sinema over $3.5 trillion spending package

“While I will support beginning this process, I do not support a bill that costs $3.5 trillion — and in the coming months, I will work in good faith to develop this legislation,” Sinema said on the same day she neared finalization of her own bipartisan physical infrastructure bill.https://d845feabf629e089ca170a68c5f40a5c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

The two efforts, paired together, represent Biden’s jobs and families plan. And her statement is both good news and bad news for Democrats. On one hand, it shows she will help pass a budget before the August recess.

On the other, it shows that Democrats have to eventually further slim their ambitions as they seek to finish Biden’s agenda via budget reconciliation, which requires only a simple majority in the Senate.

The One Institution That Isn’t Taken Over By the Left (Pt. 2) | Jim Jordan | POLITICS | Rubin Report

In this clip Jim discusses the irony of Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Democrats wanting to crack down on misinformation on social media after they have lied about mostly peaceful protests, how Republicans allegedly wanted to defund the police, the Russian collusion hoax, and how the Hunter Biden laptop was actually a part of a Russian disinformation campaign.

Jim discusses how past antitrust law could easily justify the breaking up of big tech.

Jim also acknowledges that while the left may control big tech, Hollywood, higher education, and sports they cannot control local and state governments. This is where he suggests people need to fight back.

Kash Patel on the Jan. 6 Commission | CLIP

Kash Patel speaks about the Jan. 20 transition, explaining that the instructions from the White House were very clear: “proceed with the transition in full force,” describing the claims that a coup was planned as false.

Dr. Paul Addresses the Delta Variant and Covid Misinformation at SFRC Hearing – July 28, 2021

Dr. Paul Introduces Amendment to Lower Foreign Aid by 10 percent During SFRC Hearing – July 28, 2021

General berates Americans on Twitter acting as ‘armed enforcer’ of Biden admin

American Majority CEO Ned Ryun reacts to US general calling a student a ‘Putin shill’ for disagreeing with him.

Tucker: Biden won’t declassify new report on Swalwell’s relationship with spy

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host and Breitbart Editor in Chief Alex Marlow discuss allegation’s the administration is hiding the report.

World News:

Vast majority of European nations limit elective abortions after 15 weeks, US outside mainstream: study

The anti-abortion Charlotte Lozier Institute reported on Tuesday that 47 out of 50 European nations limit elective abortion after 15 weeks – the gestational limit to be considered by the Supreme Court next term.

While the majority of European countries limit elective abortions to 12 weeks, five countries limit it to 14 weeks. CLI noted that eight countries don’t allow elective abortions at all, although some allow the procedure for specific medical or socioeconomic reasons.

“Mississippi’s law brings the United States a small step closer both to European and global norms,” said Angelina B. Nguyen, an associate scholar who authored Tuesday’s study.

Advocates like NARAL, however, argue that abortion is a fundamental human right and a critical part of women’s health. In Congress, Democrats are currently pursuing measures that would allow taxpayer funding of both overseas and domestic abortions.

Vigilantes raid southern Mexico town, abduct 21, burn homes

Vigilantes of "El Machete" as they call themselves, an armed group made up mostly of indigenous people to defend themselves against drug cartels, are seen during an assembly with indigenous communities,
Vigilantes of “El Machete” as they call themselves, an armed group made up mostly of indigenous people to defend themselves against drug cartels, are seen during an assembly with indigenous communities, in Pantelho, Mexico on July 18. (Reuters)

Officials blamed a newly formed vigilante group called “El Machete,” which announced its existence only a week earlier, pledging to fight the incursion of drug cartels in the largely Indigenous mountain communities of Chiapas.

On Monday afternoon, masked men carrying rifles spread out through the town of Pantelho, moving street by street in search of alleged criminals, authorities said.

The action caused a panic in the community as the men set fire to some homes.

The vigilantes, who appear to include members of the Tzotzil Indigenous group, are calling themselves a “self-defense force,” a phenomenon seen for years in some western Mexican states.


Turkey builds wall to stop Afghan influx

Turkey is building a wall along a 40-mile stretch of the Iranian border in the eastern province of Van, where many migrants cross. Soraya Ali has more.

People Smugglers Lead at Least 57 to Their Deaths as Migrant Boat Shipwrecks

ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP via Getty Images
ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP via Getty Images

At least 20 women and two children are thought to be among the 57 victims of the shipwreck, which took place off the Libyan coast near the port of Khoms. Local fishermen and the Libyan coastguard rescued a further 18 people.

At least 20 women and two children are thought to be among the 57 victims of the shipwreck, which took place off the Libyan coast near the port of Khoms. Local fishermen and the Libyan coastguard rescued a further 18 people.

The website notes that many migrant boats that leave Libya or Tunisia often do so either at night or during bad weather, which allows them to avoid detection from the coast guard but increases risks to those on board, especially when boats are overloaded.


UK wants world vaccinated by middle of 2022, Raab says

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned on Wednesday (July 28) that the world would not be vaccinated until 2024 under current rates and urged other countries to join Britain in donating shots to poorer nations to bring that date forward to the middle of next year.

Indian teenager beaten to death, hanged for wearing jeans

Women protest in New Delhi, India, after Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat criticized females for wearing ripped jeans on March 19, 2021.Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Women protest in New Delhi, India, after Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat criticized females for wearing ripped jeans on March 19, 2021.Hindustan Times via Getty Images

“She had kept a day-long religious fast. In the evening, she put on a pair of jeans and a top and performed her rituals. When her grandparents objected to her attire, Neha retorted that jeans were made to be worn and that she would wear it,” Shakuntala Devi Paswan told BBC Hindi.

When the argument turned violent and a gang beating left the girl unconscious, male relatives said they were calling a driver to take her to the hospital, according to the report.

“They wouldn’t let me accompany them so I alerted my relatives who went to the district hospital looking for her but couldn’t find her,” Shakuntala Devi reportedly said.

The next morning, the girl’s mother found Neha’s body hanging from a bridge over a river, according to the article.

Commentary/Opinion:

Gregg Jarrett:  Pelosi’s Jan. 6 committee is a charade that smacks of a cover-up. What was her role?

(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Mark Twain once mused that if you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. 

There will be no pause or reflection by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol. 

That became abundantly plain as the hearings opened on Tuesday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t allow it. Her narrative of what happened that terrible day will be the only one permitted – all other facts be damned.   

Pelosi’s Democratic Party is the majority in the House of Representatives, albeit narrowly. 

As speaker, she rules like a tyrant. She abides no dissent, tolerates no differing opinion, and is contemptuous of the truth. Only her truth is indulged. Any contrary evidence will be suppressed or covered up.  

What You Were Told About Jan. 6th Is a Lie | Ep. 29

Nearly all of the media coverage of the January 6th events is inaccurate.

Now, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are actively spreading their own bullish*t narratives.

Liz breaks down everything you need to know about Pelosi’s January 6th committee and asks the real question—why is no one investigating the Antifa and BLM violence?

Plus, cancer patients and nursing home residents are the real victims of Democrat COVID power trips, but no one is talking about it. Here’s why.