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Bullet flies through couple’s windshield during freeway shootout, missing them both — and it’s all caught on dashcam video

Image source: KGO-TV video screenshot
Image source: KGO-TV video screenshot

Garrett Mason and Tina Do — who are planning a December wedding — shared their terrifying ordeal with KGO-TV.

On June 14, Mason and Do had just left work in San Leandro — about a half hour east of San Francisco across the San Francisco Bay — and hopped on the eastbound Interstate 580 around 5 p.m., the station said.

It would not prove to be your average Tuesday afternoon rush-hour hassle.

Instead they found themselves in the middle of a shootout as one vehicle cut them off and another tailed them, KGO said.

“Maybe within 15 seconds of getting on the freeway, the first vehicle shot back at the second vehicle lined up on the freeway,” Mason told the station.

Did the far-left COVER UP this AWFUL crime to push abortion?

While speaking about abortion access last week, President Biden told the story of a 10-year-old girl in Ohio who was forced to travel across state lines to receive an abortion after a horrific sexual assault.

But we now know there’s MUCH more to the story that the far-left likely never wanted you to know.

Glenn is joined by investigative journalist Megan Fox, who provides details that suggest the unimaginable:

The far-left may have COVERED UP the truth in order to push their pro-abortion agenda. There are still several details yet to be released, Glenn says, but it is TIME FOR ANSWERS.

Ivana Trump, ex-wife of former President Trump, dead at 73

Ivana Trump has died at 73.
Annie Wermiel/NY Post
Ivana Trump has died at 73.Annie Wermiel/NY Post

Ivana Trump, the Czech American ex-wife of former President Donald Trump and mother of Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr., died Thursday. She was 73.

“Our mother was an incredible woman – a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend,” Eric Trump said in a statement announcing her death. “She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren.”

Trump, born Ivana Marie Zelníčková, married the former president in 1977. The two divorced in 1992, but she kept onto her ex-husband’s name. She held many roles in Trump family businesses through her life.

“I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City,” former President Trump wrote on Truth Social, his social media platform. “She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life.”

Environmentalists are blocking forest management methods saving iconic sequoias amid Yosemite wildfire

The Earth Island Institute, a California-based organization, filed a federal lawsuit in June asking the court to halt a “biomass removal and thinning” project proposed by Yosemite National Park and the National Park Service (NPS). The lawsuit argued the plan would benefit commercial loggers, negatively impact endangered wildlife and was unnecessary, asserting dead tree density was irrelevant to potential wildfire proliferation.

Under the proposal, the NPS had planned to cut down “hazard trees” and remove biomass like fallen dead trees that could contribute to wildfires, according to project documents. On July 5, though, Yosemite National Park agreed to halt its plans pending a court decision in the case.

Previous fuel reduction treatments, meanwhile, have helped protect historic sequoia trees in Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove amid a raging Washburn wildfire that has ripped through the park since July 7, two days after the NPS plan was halted.

Firefighters have been able to contain 25% of the wildfire which has spread across 2,340 acres of the park.

“It’s very telling that the loudest voices opposing the SOS Act are the same ones actively thwarting scientific forest management,” one of the bill’s co-sponsors House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., told Fox News Digital. “Just last week, the John Muir Project successfully blocked a forest restoration project in Giant Sequoia groves in Yosemite, hours before the Washburn Fire started in the park.”

FBI seeks public help IDing tattooed ‘Jane Doe’ who appears in video in child sex investigation

Investigators say they believe the video was created in May of this year. It shows the woman’s hand and arm.

She is described as “a White female with a distinctive tattoo on her left wrist.” 

She is also seen wearing a wedding ring, and investigators released additional background images showing the interior of a room with brown floors, a broom and a few pieces of furniture. There are metal grates leaning against a door and a wall, as well as a yellow blanket and light-colored pillow on the floor.

She can be heard ordering the child to “stand up,” as another woman’s voice is heard in the background.

Anyone with information about her identity is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI. People abroad with information are asked to contact their nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Uber Sued by 500+ Women over Sexual Assault Claims

Uber driver Harbir Parmar accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman (FBI)
Uber driver Harbir Parmar accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman (FBI)

CNBC reports that Uber is being sued by more than 500 women claiming that they were assaulted by drivers who use the ridesharing platform. A complaint was filed by attorneys with the Slater Slater Schulman firm in San Francisco County Superior Court on Wednesday that claims that “women passengers in multiple states were kidnapped, sexually assaulted, sexually battered, raped, falsely imprisoned, stalked, harassed, or otherwise attacked” by Uber drivers.

In a press release, the law firm stated: “As early as 2014, Uber became aware that its drivers were sexually assaulting and raping female passengers; nevertheless, in the eight years since, sexual predators driving for Uber have continued to attack passengers, including the plaintiffs whose claims were alleged in today’s action.”

The filing comes just two weeks after Uber shared its second safety report. In the report, the company claimed that it received 3,824 reports of the five most severe categories of sexual assault in 2019 and 2020 which ranged from “non-consensual kissing of a non-sexual body part” to “non-consensual sexual penetration,” or rape.

Texas dad high on meth while driving truck that hit college golf team’s van in fatal collision: investigators

The head-on collision happened around 8:20 p.m. on a two-lane road in Andrews County, Texas, on March 15. (KWES via AP)
The head-on collision happened around 8:20 p.m. on a two-lane road in Andrews County, Texas, on March 15. (KWES via AP)

Initial findings suggested that the 13-year-old boy was driving the pickup truck on a two-lane road in West Texas when it struck the van carrying University of the Southwest men’s and women’s teams and coaches, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said two days after the March 15 collision.

On Thursday, the NTSB said that DNA testing confirmed the boy’s father, 38-year-old Henrich Siemens, was driving the pickup. Toxicological testing also showed the presence of methamphetamine in Siemens’ blood.

Siemens and his son died in the crash along with six members of the men’s and women’s golf teams and their coach.

Video Shows Intense Shootout Between 18-Year-Old Suspect & Lake County Deputies

The Lake County sheriff’s office released body and dash cam video that shows the moments an 18-year-old identified as Jonny Santiago got into a shootout with Lake County deputies during a high-speed chase, that ended with him crashing a truck into a Mount Dora synagogue on Monday, according to authorities.

On Sunday, July 10, 2022 the agency received a call at about 11 p.m. from the teen’s mother, who is in New York, concerned about an argument Santiago had with his father at their Deltona home, while she was on the phone with her spouse.

Twitter suspends group responsible for publishing home addresses of Supreme Court justices

Law enforcement officers stand guard as protesters march past Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home on June 8, 2022, in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  ((Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images))
Law enforcement officers stand guard as protesters march past Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home on June 8, 2022, in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  ((Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images))

The group, Ruth Sent Us, published the addresses of the six conservative Supreme Court justices in May following leaks indicating the court would soon overturn Roe v. Wade.

“Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights,” the group’s website read at the time. “We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics.”

Ruth Sent Us previously received a ban on its TikTok account in May, but the company soon reinstated the group’s privileges.

The group had initially published an interactive Google map showing the home addresses of the justices in the Washington, D.C., area. Google disabled the map soon afterward, however.

The group had used its Twitter account to hint at targeting Justice Barrett’s children and church, among other things.

Judge orders discovery phase in social media collusion lawsuit against Biden administration

President Joe Biden, members of his administration and select social media companies must turn over documents and answer questions within the next 30 days during a discovery phase of a lawsuit alleging collusion to suppress freedom of speech, a court ruled.

The attorneys general of Louisiana and Missouri filed a lawsuit in May alleging Biden and eight high-ranking members of his administration and the government colluded with and/or coerced social media companies Meta, Twitter and YouTube to suppress “disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content on social medial platforms.”

On Tuesday, Terry Doughty, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, ruled there is “good cause” for the discovery process and set a timetable, including specific deadlines for depositions.

Kentucky mom believes she was poisoned by fentanyl from picking up dollar bill: ‘It was taking over my body’

A Kentucky mother who was hospitalized after picking up a dollar spoke out Thursday as officials warn against the dangers of fentanyl-laced bills amid a surge of overdose deaths. 

Renee Parsons and her husband Justin joined “Fox & Friends First” to discuss what led up to the incident and why they believe some of their questions remain unanswered.  

“I felt this feeling over my body that it really started at my shoulders and started going down,” Renee told co-host Carley Shimkus. “And it really became not necessarily hard to breathe because I was gasping for air, but hard to breathe because it was almost taking over my body, as in relaxing me so much I didn’t necessarily care to breathe.” 

How to Protect Yourself From Cellphone Radiation

In the real world, however, most people carry their phones close to their bodies, usually in a pocket.

Many women even tuck their phone right into their bra which, by the way, is the absolute worst area for a woman to put it, as it could raise their risk of both heart problems and breast tumors, their two leading risks of death.

What’s more, while the safe use information is provided by all cellphone manufacturers, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has actually been able to find the message on their phone, without detailed instructions on where to locate it.

Harvard Law School Instructor Calls for Harassment of Supreme Court Justices

Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press
Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press

George Washington University Law School scholar Jonathan Turley spoke out against Caraballo’s call for harassment:

As noted by Campus Reform, Caraballo is also an advocate for censorship, calling for Twitter to ban the popular conservative site “Libs of TikTok” as a “terrorist” enterprise because it shows liberals talking about themselves.

I have defended the right of people to protest justices, but having a right does not mean that you cannot abuse that right. Hounding and harassing justices and judges because you do not like their conclusions is wrong and dangerous. Most Americans are appalled by this conduct and we need to collectively condemn those who seek to mete out their own retaliatory justice.

As more on the left call for aggressive protests and public confrontations, this harassment is more and more likely to turn violent. There are many unbalanced individuals who will see such calls as a license for violent action. A justice or judge should not have to put his or her family at risk to serve on our courts. These academics are fueling a sense of mob justice that will cause untold harm to our judicial system and the rule of law.

Caraballo was profiled last year by Harvard Law School as “one of the first two transgender women of color to teach at Harvard Law School.”

Larry Kudlow on latest inflation reports: ‘I don’t see any good news’

FOX Business host Larry Kudlow provides analysis of the ‘disastrous’ inflation reports and argues a spending and tax hike package would be the ‘worst thing in the world.’

Exclusive — Ship of Fools: 62 Percent of Biden Officials Who Handle Economic Policy Have Zero Years Business Experience Per Report

Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty
Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty

An explosive new analysis published by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity reveals that Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has very few business-oriented officials in the administration and that the vast majority of people handling economic policy for the United States government under Biden have no business experience whatsoever.

The 15-page report, authored by economist Steve Moore and the Committee to Unleash Prosperity‘s executive director Jon Decker, was provided to Breitbart News exclusively ahead of its public release. The headline of the report is: “Not Ready for Prime Time Players: Majority of Biden Appointees have Zero Years of Business Experience.” The report analyzes the backgrounds of the “top 68 officials in the Biden administration, starting with the president himself, and including cabinet members, regulatory officials, and White House advisers.”

In the executive summary, the authors detail some key findings in the report. First and foremost, 62 percent of Biden’s top political appointees and staffers “who deal with economic policy, regulation, commerce, energy and finance have virtually no business experience.”

Biden’s inflation message unraveled by reality

President Joe Biden’s attempts to ease concerns over historic inflation are being deflated by data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and even statements from his own White House.

Wednesday’s consumer price index saw headline inflation rise to 9.1%, the highest level in 40 years, outpacing both White House and private sector projections.

The energy sector accounted for half of the monthly increases, yet year-over-year core inflation, which factors our energy and food costs heavily affected by the war in Ukraine, failed to decrease at the rate predicted by the White House and stayed virtually constant with the rate posted in May.

Monthly core inflation rose by .1% in June, according to BLS, and prices continue to rise in sectors not affected by the war, specifically used cars and shelter, which registered increases of 7.1% and 5.6%, respectively.

Court: Air Force Cannot Discharge Troops Who Filed for Religious Exemptions from Vaccine Mandate

Noah Berger, File/AP
Noah Berger, File/AP

Judge Matthew W. McFarland granted a motion brought by airmen to extend a court order from March that prohibited the Air Force from disciplining or separating plaintiffs fighting the mandate based on their religious beliefs to all airmen who filed requests for religious accommodation as a “class.”

The court order is a temporary restraining order (TRO), which is an emergency measure to preserve the status quo for up to 14 days while the judge is considering granting a preliminary injunction (PI), which would in turn last through the entire litigation process. If the judge continues to believe that the mandate is illegal, then the court will convert the TRO to a PI at the end of that window, effectively protecting all of these service members while the Biden administration appeals the decision to the Sixth Circuit appellate court.

The court granted the plaintiffs’ further motion on Thursday to treat all airmen who filed religious accommodation requests as a “class.”

More than 260,000 Troops Not Fully Vaccinated, Many Face Discharge Under Biden Administration Mandate

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images
OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images

Republicans are still fighting to end the mandate, although since they are in the minority, they have been limited as to what they can do.

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) proposed an amendment that would have revoked a congressional waiver allowing Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to serve, since he had not surpassed the requisite time a general officer must be out of uniform before serving as defense secretary, if he did not end the mandate. Democrats and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) voted the amendment down.

Reps. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) also proposed additional amendments, but both of their amendments were ruled out of order by the Democrat-controlled House Rules Committee and not given a vote.

Other Republicans have also blasted the vaccine mandate at a time when the military is facing historic recruiting shortfalls. As Breitbart News previously reported, the Army announced it was reducing its size due to recruiting difficulties for the first time in its history.

“The U.S. Army is getting rid of the best of the best,” Andrew Crapuchettes, CEO of RedBalloon, a company that links anti-vaccine mandate job seekers with prospective employers, said in an email statement.

“The kinds of service members who are courageous, have a backbone, and think critically are the kinds of service members that we need to defend our freedoms,” he said.

“Our military continues to struggle with recruitment. Perhaps, potential service members aren’t willing to risk the threat of woke policies,” he said. “They’re putting a bullet in the recruitment process, and the guns aimed the wrong way. Deep-six the policies, not the military!”

Politics:

Episode 20 | Open Society Institute | Rip-Off Of The Week 2022

WELFARE FOR A WEALTHY ORGANIZATION When does it end?!

OpenTheBooks is investigating a $6 MILLION grant payment to the Open Society Foundation, which is one of the largest private foundations world, spearheaded by #GeorgeSoros.

Sen. Cotton: Biden’s actions are ‘pathetic’

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., reacts to the president’s goals for his Middle East visit and slams nuclear deal talks, energy policies that put America and its allies at risk.

Liberal group lands $171M gov’t contract that could reach $1B to help illegal immigrants avoid deportation

There have been more than 100,000 unaccompanied minor encounters in fiscal year 2022, which began in October.  (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
There have been more than 100,000 unaccompanied minor encounters in fiscal year 2022, which began in October.  (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A left-wing nonprofit working to end mass incarceration landed a $171.7 million taxpayer-funded government contract that could potentially hit $1 billion to help unaccompanied minors avoid deportation, Fox News Digital has discovered. 

The Vera Institute of Justice, a New York-based group that supports defunding police and views immigration enforcement agencies as a “threat” to civil liberties, was awarded a Health and Human Services-funded contract in March to provide legal assistance to unaccompanied minors, according to a federal database.

The arrangement lasts until March 2023 but can reach as high as $983 million if renewed until March 2027, the agreement shows. This appears to be the largest federal contract Vera has secured for immigration-related services for any single year dating back to the mid-2000s. 

AOC says Capitol Police were ‘opening the doors’ for Jan. 6 rioters

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tore into U.S. Capitol Police for failing to forestall the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, alleging some officers were sympathetic to the event.

Ocasio-Cortez stressed that authorities never “got to the bottom” of whether officers aided and were “opening the doors” to rioters who stormed the Capitol while warning fellow lawmakers, “We’re not safe” at the Capitol.

It is not clear what Ocasio-Cortez was referencing when she mentioned officers were “opening the doors” to the rioters, but dozens arrested in the riot argued in court documents that officers had either not stopped them from entering the building or never told them they weren’t allowed inside.

This leads to the brink of nuclear war with Russia: Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard: Biden is leading us closer and closer to the brink of a nuclear war with Russia.

Newt Gingrich: You can’t make this stuff up

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., joins ‘Jesse Watters Primetime’ to sound off President Biden’s multiple crises with reaction and analysis.

Tucker Carlson: This is shameful

Fox News host Tucker Carlson calls out the Biden administration for sending billions of dollars to Ukraine while Americans suffer with record-high inflation on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

World News:

Have scientists found the breakthrough cure for depression? | 60 Minutes Australia

It’s the hardest thing in the world for a man to do. To admit he’s scared – that he needs help.

All the more reason to admire the courage of the men in this story – among them, footballer Mat Rogers, who lost his father Steve to depression earlier this year. And the Rogers family isn’t alone.

One in four Australians will suffer from depression – five Australian men take their own lives every day. Five suicides a day. But there is good news. Scientists now say they’ve isolated the gene that actually causes depression.

And there’s a bold new prevention programme aimed where it can do the most good – at the most vulnerable, our teenage kids.

Taiwan conducts largest-ever disaster preparedness exercise

It’s an effort to boost Taiwan’s civil defense response amid rising tensions with the mainland China.

Sri Lankan president resigns one day after fleeing country

Rajapaksa’s resignation comes one day after he fled the country amid demonstrations outside his office earlier this week, prompting the country’s prime minister to declare a nationwide state of emergency. His statement of resignation was given to the country’s government late Thursday, with an announcement expected on Friday after the letter is authenticated.

The resignation letter was delivered to Sri Lanka’s Parliament from the country’s high commission in Singapore just hours after Rajapaksa arrived there Thursday. Singapore’s government has allowed the former Sri Lankan president to stay there on a private visit, confirming he has not requested or been granted asylum.

Rajapaksa initially fled to Male, Maldives, with his wife and two bodyguards on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press, ending a family dynasty that has ruled the country for almost two decades. In his departure, Rajapaksa appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the acting president in the interim.

Countries with strict gun control hit by recent mass shootings and gun violence

A body is removed from the scene of an overnight bar shooting in Soweto, South Africa, Sunday July 10, 2022. A mass shooting at a tavern in Johannesburg's Soweto township has killed 15 people. (AP)
A body is removed from the scene of an overnight bar shooting in Soweto, South Africa, Sunday July 10, 2022. A mass shooting at a tavern in Johannesburg’s Soweto township has killed 15 people. (AP)

South Africa’s strict restrictions have led to a large black market for guns in the country, with almost 13,000 people being arrested in the country for illegal possession of firearms in 2020/2021, according to the Associated Press. 

Denmark has similarly restrictive gun regulations, with GunPolicy.org also classifying the country’s laws as restrictive. But the strict laws were unable to prevent last week’s mass shooting at a mall in Copenhagen, where a lone gunman opened fire on shoppers, killing three people and injuring seven more.

Danish citizens hoping to obtain a license to own a firearm have to prove there is a genuine reason to own a gun and pass a background check including criminal and mental health, while the government keeps a record of citizens that are currently allowed to buy, own, or sell guns. 

In neighboring Sweden, authorities have been grappling with an increase in gun crime over the last several years despite similar laws. According to a report by ITV News London, Sweden recorded 342 shootings and 46 gun murders in 2021, an increase from only 25 shootings as recently as 2015. Like Denmark and South Africa, Sweden’s gun regulations have been classified as restrictive by GunPolicy.org.

Fatal Stabbing at Swedish ‘Politician Week’ Now Considered Terrorist Act

HENRIK MONTGOMERY/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images
HENRIK MONTGOMERY/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

The Swedish Public Prosecutor’s Office put out a press release this week saying that the investigation into the murder of 64-year-old Ing-Marie Wieselgren, who was stabbed to death while at the Politician Week where she was attending several seminars.

Police later detained 32-year-old Theodor Engström in connection with the fatal stabbing, with some claiming he also has previous ties to the neo-Nazi group Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR), broadcaster SVT reports.

While initially, Engström, who has confessed to the killing, was suspected of murder, the case has now been upgraded to terrorism.

It is unclear whether or not the alleged ties to NMR are relevant to the new classification of the crime as previously Prosecutor Petra Götell stated that Ms Wieselgren was chosen due to her links to psychiatry.

Self preservation… only works when people have something to lose

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