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News and Headlines 11/17/2021: Keeping you informed.

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US NEWS:

LA model found dead outside hospital after being dumped

A model was found dead on a sidewalk in Los Angeles on Saturday after three unidentified men dumped her lifeless body outside a hospital. 

Her friend Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26, was left in critical condition outside a Kaiser Permanente hospital in West LA by the same men two hours after Giles.

She ‘remains on life-support with no brain activity with little possibility of recovery,’ ABC 7 reported. 

Her husband, Jan Cillers, told ABC 7 that video captured his deceased wife being left by three men dressed in black and masked in bandanas driving a Prius without licenses plates. 

Giles reportedly went out with two girlfriends, including Cabrales-Arzola Friday night while Cillers was visiting his father in San Francisco. 

Cillers claims to know the men who his wife and Cabrales-Arzola left with. He and Giles’ best friend have reportedly been receiving messages from other women sharing other similar bad nights with the men. 

EXCLUSIVE Footage of Ashli Babbitt Shooting & Aftermath

Judicial Watch received multiple audio, visual and photo records from the DC Metropolitan Police Department about the shooting death of Ashli Babbitt on January 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Building.

The records include a cell phone video of the shooting and an audio of a brief police interview of the shooter, Lt. Michael Byrd.


Jan. 6 rioter who carried spear, wore horns, draws 41 months

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Jan. 6 rioter who carried spear, wore horns, draws 41 monthsBy JACQUES BILLEAUDAssociated PressThe Associated Press

Jacob Chansley, the spear-carrying Jan. 6 rioter whose horned fur hat, bare chest and face paint made him one of the more recognizable figures in the assault on the Capitol, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 months in prison.

Chansley, who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding, was among the first rioters to enter the building.

Though he isn’t accused of violence, prosecutors say Chansley, of Arizona, was the “public face of the Capitol riot” who went into the attack with a weapon, ignored repeated police orders to leave the building and gloated about his actions in the days immediately after the attack.

Support for gun control falls to 7-year low: Gallup

American’s support for gun control has fallen to the lowest level in seven years, according to a Gallup survey released Wednesday.

According to the poll, 52% of U.S. adults say they want stricter gun laws, a five-point decrease from Gallup’s last survey and the lowest reading since 2014. The findings come as violent crimes and homicides are rising in the U.S. and after Americans set a record for firearms purchases in 2020.

Support for gun control fell by 15 percentage points among Independents, which drove the overall 5% decrease in support recorded.

Democrats remain nearly unanimous in support for stricter gun laws, while a majority of Republicans (56%) like gun laws as they are now, The remainder of Republicans are split between favoring increased gun control (24%) and wanting fewer gun restrictions (20%).

Don’t Worship an FBI That Took the Steele Dossier Seriously

(Alex Edelman/ZUMA Press/Newscom)
(Alex Edelman/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

And Stephens is not the only one apologizing for getting the story wrong. Some media outlets, including The Washington Post, have had to issue corrections and removed inaccurate reporting about the infamous Steele Dossier, which attempted to show corrupt ties between Trump and the Russian government that both left him open to potential blackmail and threatened national security.

The Post has now updated that reporting online, including editor’s notes explaining the changes and why they made them.

Stephens notes that the media’s handling of the Steele Dossier is itself a scandal, but he’s more focused on how FBI agents misled the overseeing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court when they filed warrant applications to wiretap Carter Page and downplayed and omitted information that might have caused the FISA judges to question or even reject the warrants.

This is a consistent problem for the FBI and a reminder, as Stephens observes, that the agency has a history of not being trustworthy. It’s also a reminder that the bizarre faith that Trump’s critics placed in Comey was entirely misguided.

Welcome packet reveals concierge travel service for Biden illegals, courtesy of nonprofits

Like travel agents preparing customers for a cruise, nonprofits working with the Biden administration have created detailed itineraries and information packets to help illegal aliens travel to wherever they want to go in the U.S., according to documents obtained by a Texas congressman. 

Often courtesy of American taxpayers struggling to pay their bills during surging inflation, illegals are given free quality hotel rooms, plane tickets and transportation to the airport, travel maps, and instructions to TSA to bypass photo ID requirements, according to the documents shared with Just the News.

For the week of Nov. 1-7, for example, it housed 429 people, including 73 children, primarily from Russia, Ukraine and Jamaica. It arranged their travel to 173 destinations in California in that week alone, and to 368 destinations in other states — also putting together travel itineraries like the Honduran’s. 

While federal law requires all travelers in the U.S. to show photo ID and go through security prior to boarding a commercial plane, illegal aliens are given preferential treatment by the Biden administration: no lines, no photo ID, and express security access.

Purdue psych professor specializing in ‘happiness’ allegedly locked son in dog crate, beat wife

Purdue University professor of psychology John Froiland  (Purdue University)
Purdue University professor of psychology John Froiland  (Purdue University)

The professor was upset that he did not know where his wife was all day and held her against the wall, his wife told police. 

He then allegedly put a 10-year-old boy into a dog crate, who the student newspaper later identified as Froiland’s son. He then broke off the leg of a wooden rocking chair and reportedly struck his wife across her arms while the child watched from the dog cage. 

Froiland also allegedly took his wife’s phone so she couldn’t call the police, according to the police. 

Froiland was subsequently arrested and later released on a $500 bond, the outlet reported. School officials announced on Monday that Froiland had been placed on “paid administrative leave” following the alleged domestic battery. 

Drug overdose deaths, fueled by fentanyl, hit record high in US

The super-strong painkiller fentanyl is often disguised as other, less potent painkillers. (Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office via AP)
The super-strong painkiller fentanyl is often disguised as other, less potent painkillers. (Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office via AP)

There were an estimated 100,306 drug deaths in the 12 months running through April, the latest CDC data show. This marks a nearly 29% rise from the deaths recorded in the same period a year earlier, indicating the U.S. is heading for another full-year record after drug deaths soared during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s telling us that 2021 looks like it will be worse than 2020,” said Robert Anderson, chief of the mortality statistics branch at the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.

Bootleg versions of fentanyl are often made by drug cartels in Mexico with chemicals from China, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

While fentanyl hit hard in places like New England, Appalachian and Midwest states several years ago, the drug is a fast-growing problem in western parts of the U.S. now, too. The DEA recently warned of a proliferation in fake pills containing fentanyl.

Vials of deadly virus accidentally discovered at Pennsylvania research facility while cleaning freezer: CDC

A vial of dried smallpox vaccination is shown Dec. 5, 2002, in Altamonte Springs, Florida. (Photo by Scott A. Miller/Getty Images)
A vial of dried smallpox vaccination is shown Dec. 5, 2002, in Altamonte Springs, Florida. (Photo by Scott A. Miller/Getty Images)

Several frozen vials labeled “smallpox” were discovered by a laboratory worker while cleaning out a freezer in a facility that conducts vaccine research in Pennsylvania, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed to Fox News.

“There is no indication that anyone has been exposed to the small number of frozen vials,” a CDC spokeswoman said via email. 

 The last natural outbreak of smallpox in the United States occurred in 1949.

The virus is considered so deadly that only two labs in the world are authorized to store samples of it, one in Russia and the other at the CDC in Atlanta. 

Loudoun school parents ‘livid and sickened’ after being kept in dark about sex life survey

Parents and community members attend a Loudoun County School Board meeting, just 40 minutes from Fairfax, Virginia. (REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein)
Parents and community members attend a Loudoun County School Board meeting, just 40 minutes from Fairfax, Virginia. (REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein)

The Virginia Department of Health (VDOH), which developed the Virginia Youth Survey, states that written notification must be given to parents by the school division at least 30 days before administration, and that parents have the right to review the survey and opt-out.

But Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville mistakenly administered the survey without first notifying parents, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) told Fox News in a statement. 

The survey for high schoolers asks questions like, “Are you transgender?” “Have you been tested for a sexually transmitted disease?” “Have you ever had sexual intercourse?” and, “[W]ith how many people have you had sexual intercourse?”

Students are asked not to write their names on the survey and to skip any questions they feel uncomfortable answering.

Joe Concha blasts PolitiFact: They’re agenda-driven, not fact-driven

The Fox News contributor discusses PolitiFact’s ‘fact-check,’ and Joy Reid’s defense of Biden’s approval rating.

OSHA Suspends Enforcement of Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

The OSHA website page dedicated to the COVID Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) reads: “While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation.”

Some lawmakers and pundits have speculated that Biden’s strategy with the vaccine mandate recognized that the order would likely be indefensible in court but hoped that its chilling effect would pressure employers to comply in advance of any litigation.

After the federal appeals court first issued a motion to stay the order, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki still urged employers to implement coercive measures to increase vaccination numbers among their labor forces, although without the teeth of government enforcement.

After courts block Michigan university’s COVID vaccine mandate, school grants religious exemptions

A trial judge previously issued an injunction, later upheld by a federal appeals court, prohibiting the student athletes’ removal from the football, baseball, women’s basketball, women’s soccer, dance team, and cross-country programs.

The 6th Circuit, whose rulings are binding on Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, is now hearing all legal challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s employer vaccine mandate, as determined Tuesday by a federal panel on “multidistrict litigation.”

The 5th Circuit had already blocked the mandate nationwide.

Again! Nearly 100 students get wrong dose of COVID vaccine at school

For the second time in less than a week, dozens of children in the Washington, D.C., area were given the wrong dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Parents of 98 children were notified by phone of the mistake on Monday. To make up for the diluted amount, the kids who received the incorrect dosage will receive an additional shot this Wednesday. If the child can’t attend that, their parents will have to schedule a make-up dose appointment when they can.

The incident came just a week after another D.C.-area vaccination issue involving diluted Pfizer doses, this one in Loudoun County, Virginia — ground zero for bad news involving minors as of late, apparently.

These are two events in one metro area over the space of one week. It’s not even counting the children who’ve been given adult doses of the vaccine in Garland, Texas, or Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Politics:

The Government is Not Us – No Control at Southern Border

On November 16, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in regard to America’s unprecedented border crisis.

Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Marsha Blackburn, Tom Cotton, Thom Tillis, John Kennedy, Lindsey Graham.

Former Defense Sec Miller on IG’s Jan. 6 report: ‘Horrifying’ for media to ‘beat up’ military

former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller 
former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller 

After being vindicated Wednesday by the Defense Department inspector general for his response to the Capitol riot, former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller said the news media and politicians had unfairly criticized the Pentagon for how it deployed the National Guard during the Jan. 6 incident.

Miller told the John Solomon Reports podcast in an exclusive interview that it “broke my heart” to see the military, which “responded really with alacrity and professionalism,” just “get thrown under the bus by the politicians.”

The new IG report shows Miller and other Defense Department officials acted correctly, despite being scapegoated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the media for an allegedly slow deployment.

“We also determined that DoD officials did not delay or obstruct the DoD’s response,” the report reads.

Adam Schiff still can’t admit he was wrong

Even after the Steele dossier was proven false to the very core, Democrats STILL can’t admit they were wrong.


Stanford study backs Rep. Nunes effort to keep Calif. power plant open

A new study out of Stanford University supports congressman Devin Nunes efforts to keep a California power plant open. One America’s John Hines has more from Capitol Hill.

World News:

Gravitas: 3 companies. 2 Covid-19 vaccines. $34 Billion in profits

Did Pfizer, BioNTech & Moderna prioritise their Wuhan virus vaccine supplies to rich countries to make billions in profits?

A report has claimed that the companies are making $1000 per second in profits from their shots. Palki Sharma tells you more.

European Natural-Gas Prices Jump Again Following German Delay Of Nord Stream 2

European natural-gas prices continued to soar on November 17 after Germany delayed the approval process for Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Germany on November 16 announced it was suspending the approval process because the Swiss-based consortium behind the Russian pipeline needed to form a German subsidiary in order to secure an operating license.

That dimmed hopes the pipeline would be operational in the coming months and ease a European energy crunch caused by a host of factors, including lower-than-expected production from wind and surging demand as economies reopen.

Russia has also been accused of withholding additional supplies of natural gas to Europe through existing pipelines transiting Ukraine in order to pressure the EU to fast track the Nord Stream 2 approval process.

U.S., U.K. Express Concern Over Russian Military Activity Near Ukraine

Russia held military exercises in Crimea in April.
Russia held military exercises in Crimea in April.

The United States and United Kingdom once again expressed concern about a large buildup of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine as concerns grow over the Kremlin’s endgame.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on November 17 that the Russian troop movements “certainly have our attention” and he urged Russia to be “more transparent” about its intentions.

Earlier in the day, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned a panel of senior lawmakers that it would be a “tragic mistake” for the Kremlin to undertake “military adventurism.”

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said earlier this month that up to 90,000 Russian troops remained near its border to the north, despite the end of military drills.

That has raised concern over possible Russian aggression against Ukraine and prompted the U.K. to announce that it would be sending 600 troops to the country.

Meanwhile, the United States has stepped up naval visits to the Black Sea, sparking Kremlin anger.

U.S. needs allies to host missiles to deter China: panel

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful test in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense.   © Reuters
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful test in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense.   © Reuters

In its 2021 report to Congress, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission expressed strong concern over a potential invasion of Taiwan by the mainland. The commission, comprised of former senior government officials, compiles an annual report with input from U.S.-China experts that is watched closely by the government and Congress.

People’s Liberation Army “leaders now likely assess they have, or will soon have, the initial capability needed to conduct a high-risk invasion of Taiwan if ordered to do so by Chinese Communist Party leaders,” the report said. “The PLA has already achieved the capabilities needed to conduct an air and naval blockade, cyberattacks, and missile strikes against Taiwan.”

The report also discussed the possibility of a preemptive Chinese attack on American forces in Japan to delay the U.S. response to a Taiwan Strait crisis.

Israel to confront Iran regardless of deal; Damascus accuses IAF of strike TV7 Israel News 17.11

1) Prime Minister Naftali Bennett asserts that Israel is utilizing the existing period of relative quiet to prepare for war – at a time when global power lack firmness toward the Islamic Republic of Iran.

2) The International Atomic Energy Agency warns that it is unable to verify Iran’s exact stockpile of enriched uranium – while the former IAEA Deputy Director General Dr. Olli Heinonen asserts that the Islamic Republic is, in-fact, a so-called “nuclear threshold state.”

3) Unidentified Aircraft reportedly strike a structure south of Damascus city.

Commentary/Opinion:

Should We Have Vaccine Mandates?

Will Witt asked students at the University of North Texas their opinion of vaccine mandates.

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