Mexican police release El Chapo’s son after arrest turns into shootout

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One of the sons of the infamous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested — but subsequently released — by security forces after his detainment sparked intense fighting in northern Mexico Thursday night.

More than 30 militarized police and National Guard members were patrolling the northern city of Culiacan – the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state – when they were fired upon from a house, officials said.  Continue reading

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Iowa police shooting: Two Guthrie County sheriff’s deputies shot serving arrest warrant; two others injured in officer-involved shooting

Des Moines Register

STUART, Ia. — Four people, including three law enforcement personnel, were injured after an attempt to serve an arrest warrant led to gunfire at a central Iowa apartment building.

Three Guthrie County sheriff’s deputies and a Stuart police officer went to 615 SW Seventh St., Apt. 1, in Stuart at 10:40 p.m. to deliver a warrant, said Adam DeCamp, special agent in charge with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.  Continue reading

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Alabama student faces 20 years for bomb threat

AOL

Connor Bruce Croll was just a couple months into his freshman year at the University of Alabama, a floppy-haired 19-year-old from small-town Virginia who joined a fraternity to ease his transition.

Then at 9:31 p.m. Tuscaloosa time on Saturday, according to authorities, he decided to play what appears to be a joke. Croll told police that, “his friend was on the verge of losing a big bet,” in the Florida-LSU game that was being played at that time.  Continue reading

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Guy Martin vs Michael Dunlop @ 200mph! Pure Adrenaline! On Bike POV Lap! Isle of Man TT Races


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Patton Assassinated to Suppress His Criticism of Post-War Policy

Winter Watch – by Russ Winter

Before his death in 1999, an OSS special agent openly talked about his role in incapacitating Gen. George S. Patton (1885-1945) via a staged automobile fender bender on Dec. 9, 1945. Using the pandemonium of the traffic collision as a distraction, agent Douglas DeWitt Bazata sniped Patton in the neck with a specially made gun firing a non-piercing bolt. Patton survived the incident with a dislocation of a vertebrae and never knew what hit him.  Continue reading

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NYPD sergeant fatally shoots man in the Bronx: cops

New York Post

A chaotic Bronx car stop ended Thursday with the driver shot dead by an NYPD sergeant, according to cops, police sources and witnesses.

Cops spotted the man driving without a seatbelt near Bainbridge Avenue and East 211th Street around 3 p.m. and pulled him over, police and sources said.  Continue reading

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Rep. Ashby calls for Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen to step aside in wake of ‘offensive’ secret recording

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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) – A revealing recording has caused some of the Texas House Speaker’s colleagues to call for him to step aside, including Republican Rep. Trent Ashby of Lufkin.

According to the Texas Tribune, a conversation that was recorded in Austin in June revealed that Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen urged hardline conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan to target members of their own party in the 2020 primaries. Bonnen was heard speaking disparagingly about a number of Democrats, calling one house member “vile” and suggesting that another’s wife “was gonna be really pissed when she learns he’s gay.” Continue reading

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Texas A&M System employees were asked to teach office pet birds to say “howdy.” It didn’t go well.

The Eagle

Last fall, employees in a Texas A&M University System office space were alerted that three parakeets had been placed in the building’s light-filled atrium, and that more were on the way.

They were to be greeted warmly: “The first word we would like to teach them is ‘HOWDY!’” an employee for Chancellor John Sharp wrote in an October 2018 email. “Please help them learn by addressing them this way when you see them.”

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China detains 2 U.S. citizens who ran teaching program

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BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday it detained two U.S. citizens on suspicion of organizing others to illegally cross the border, amid sharpening tensions between the sides over trade, technology and other sensitive issues.

Police in the eastern province of Jiangsu arrested Alyssa Petersen and Jacob Harlan on Sept. 27 and Sept. 29, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.  Continue reading

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Mulvaney’s quid pro quo admission took things from ‘very, very bad to much, much worse,’ Schiff says

Yahoo News

The G7 at Doral might be the only thing President Trump can look forward to right now.

After announcing that the Group of Seven summit would be held at Trump’s Miami resort next year, acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney took Trump’s impeachment inquiry to a place he certainly didn’t want it to go. Mulvaney essentially admitted to a quid pro quo agreement with Ukraine over security funding, and House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) says it has made things “much, much worse” for Trump and company. Continue reading

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry To Resign

NPR – by Jeff Brady

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry plans to leave his position at the end of the year, President Trump confirmed to reporters Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. Trump praised Perry and said he already has a replacement in mind.

“Rick has done a fantastic job,” Trump said. ” But it was time.”  Continue reading

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OC sheriff’s investigator allegedly pulls gun on teens at San Clemente skate park

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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KABC) — An Orange County sheriff’s investigator has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly pulled a gun on a group of teenagers at a San Clemente skate park over the weekend.

Video shows a confrontation between the teenagers and the sheriff’s investigator, who was off-duty at the time.  Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion Protesters Climb On Top of Underground London Train


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Israel’s Mistress of Sex Entrapment Escapes Justice

Another Day in the Empire – by Kurt Nimmo

According to the New York Post, two of the supposedly late sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein’s co-conspirators in the rape of minor girls—Ghislaine Maxwell and Jean-Luc Brunel—are hiding out in the Brazilian Rivera of Santa Catarina. 

A former cop traced the pair through their phones to the posh resort, according to the New York newspaper.   Continue reading

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Pronouns Gone Wild: Obsession Moves From Campus To Politics

Legal Insurrection – by Mike LaChance

Over the last several years, we have seen the migration of progressive culture from the halls of college campuses to the mainstream. The creation and recognition of ‘International Pronouns Day’ is a perfect example.

If you haven’t heard of International Pronouns Day, you’re not alone. It’s new, having been first recognized just last year. It occurred again yesterday and is already being treated by many as completely mainstream.  Continue reading

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Drivers With DUIs Shouldn’t Be Armed

Bloomberg Editorial

The combination of guns and alcohol is especially dangerous, and far too little has been done to address it. Federal law doesn’t restrict access to guns by people with a history of alcohol abuse, and fewer than half of U.S. states impose prohibitions of this kind. The risks to public safety are increasingly clear, and the issue demands more careful attention than lawmakers have allowed up to now.  Continue reading

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Pence announces Turkey has agreed to temporary ceasefire in Syria

Axios

Vice President Mike Pence announced from Ankara on Thursday that Turkey has agreed to cease its military operation in northern Syria for 120 hours so that Kurdish forces can withdraw from the area.

The big picture: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan previously said that he would “never” agree to a ceasefire, after the U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria paved the way for Turkey to begin a military assault on U.S-allied Kurdish forces that they view as terrorists. The breakthrough came after five hours of negotiations between Pence and Erdogan and followed the authorization of sanctions against Turkish officials earlier this week by President Trump.

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Pelosi: ‘The Voters Are Not Going to Decide’ Impeachment Issue

Breitbart – by Pam Key

On Thursday at her weekly press briefing, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the American people were “not going to decide” if President Donald Trump should be impeached. Continue reading

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Surge: Ken Cuccinelli cites 22 million illegal immigrants, nearly twice previous tally

Washington Examiner – by Paul Bedard

President Trump’s top immigration spokesman on Wednesday said that there are potentially 22 million illegal immigrants inside the United States, nearly twice the estimate regularly cited.

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which handles the legal immigration process, said the number comes from a study done by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That study put the number at 22.1 million. Continue reading

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