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Man Arrested By Secret Service Near White House After Threatening to Kill ‘All White Police’

On Monday, the Secret Service arrested a man near the White House after they had been told to be on the lookout for a man who allegedly threatened to kill “all white police.”  Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, alerted the U.S. Secret Service that the man planned to go to Washington with the purpose of killing officers at the White House. Secret Service officers later spotted him on Pennsylvania Avenue near Lafayette Park, according to the statement. He was arrested without incident and officials say charges are pending.... [Read Full Story]

Mystery Deepens Over Assault On Senator Rand Paul

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is recovering at his home after being physically assaulted Friday afternoon by a neighbor. Paul sustained five rib fractures, caused by high-velocity severe force and lung contusions.  The assailant, 59-year-old Rene Boucher, was arrested by Kentucky State Police and charged with fourth-degree assault.  Boucher’s attorney said in a statement that “the unfortunate occurrence of Nov. 3 has absolutely nothing to do with politics or political agendas.”... [Read Full Story]

Former DNC Head Donna Brazile Calls Out Critics Of Her New Book

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile responded to pushback against her forthcoming book about the Democratic Party, telling her critics to “go to hell.”  Amongst other revelations, Brazile has claimed in her new book that she considered replacing Hillary Clinton with then-Vice President Joe Biden as the party’s nominee, mere weeks before Election Day.... [Read Full Story]

Up To 27 Killed In Mass Shooting At Texas Church

A gunman opened fire inside a rural Texas church on Sunday, killing about 25 people and injuring at least another 27. Following the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, law enforcement officials identified the gunman on Sunday evening as Devin Patrick Kelley, age 26, of neighboring Comal County. He was later declared dead, though it was not clear if the gunman shot himself or was taken out by authorities.... [Read Full Story]

Thousands Are Lining Up For The iPhone X Around The World

Thousands of Apple users around the world lined up to get their hands on the new iPhone X that became available in major markets on Friday.  The iPhone X, Apple’s 10th anniversary offering, is loaded with plenty of high-end hardware and new features, including Face ID that unlocks the phone when users look at it. It is also pricey, starting at $999 for the entry-level model.... [Read Full Story]

US Treasury Yields Tick Lower After Jerome Powell Selected For Fed Chair

U.S. government debt yields ticked lower after President Donald Trump announced the selection of Jerome Powell as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve. Powell will run the Federal Reserve once current Chair Janet Yellen’s term expires, in a move widely expected and one unlikely to disturb the roaring stock market. Trump made the announcement Thursday afternoon. ... [Read Full Story]

Donald Trump Dismisses Campaign Adviser As ‘Young, Low Level Volunteer’

President Trump on Tuesday downplayed the role of his former foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, calling him merely a “young, low level volunteer,” whom “few people knew.”  The President’s Tuesday morning tweeted his first comments about Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about being offered information from the Russian government regarding Trump’s 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday. ... [Read Full Story]

Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In Russia Probe

Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of the Trump campaign was indicted on 12 counts related to money laundering, including “conspiracy against the United States.”  A former Manafort colleague, Rick Gates, also has been charged. Gates and Manafort both surrendered to authorities on Monday morning.  The two men pleaded not guilty to all charges during a court appearance later that same day.... [Read Full Story]

Kevin Spacey Apologizes After Allegation Of Decades-Old Sexual Advance On A Minor

Actor Kevin Spacey apologized Sunday night for what he said “would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior” after actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making a sexual advance on him 31 years ago, when Mr. Rapp was 14 years old.  Spacey, who has long been private about his personal life, said in a statement that he did not remember any such encounter and also added that the accusation “has encouraged me to address other things about my life” and that he “choose now to live as a gay man.”... [Read Full Story]

Former Fox News Host Eric Bolling’s Son’s Death Ruled Accidental

Former Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling confirmed Thursday that his son, Eric Chase Bolling Jr., died of an overdose of opioids last month in Boulder.  The Boulder County Coroner’s Office had previously confirmed that the younger Bolling, who was 19 and a student at the University of Colorado-Boulder, was indeed found dead in early September.  The elder Bolling had said initially there was “no sign of self harm” on his son when he was found.... [Read Full Story]

Two Abortion Restrictions Struck Down By U.S. Judge In Alabama

On Thursday, October 26 a federal judge struck down two abortion restrictions in Alabama that limited how close clinics can be to public schools, as well as banning a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester.  U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson in the Middle District of Alabama found the laws unconstitutional and permanently enjoined the state from enforcing the measures.... [Read Full Story]

Secret JFK Assassination Files To Be Released Thursday

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration will release classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Thursday, the deadline Congress set for making the files public. Congress mandated the release to the public of the documents, including FBI and CIA files, barring any action by the President to block the release of certain documents.... [Read Full Story]

Journalist Mark Halperin Apologizes After Five Woman Accuse Him Of Sexual Harassment

Veteran political journalists Mark Halperin is “taking a step back” in the face of five sexual harassment accusations. The story broke as five women came forward and made the allegations to CNN.
Halperin co-wrote the best-selling book “Game Change,” about John McCain’s now infamous decision to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 against Barack Obama.... [Read Full Story]

2 Dead After Campus Shooting At Grambling State University

Two men were fatally shot early Wednesday morning on the campus of Grambling State University in northern Louisiana, authorities said.  Grambling State University Director of University Communications Will Sutton said the victims were Earl Andrews, a senior at GSU, and Monquiarious Caldwell, who was not a student. Both men were 23 years old and from Farmerville, Louisiana.... [Read Full Story]

​Vietnam War Medic Receives Medal of Honor​

President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to a retired Army captain during a White House ceremony on Monday.   Gary Rose, 69, was awarded the honor for extraordinary heroism during a special forces secret mission in November 1970 against North Vietnamese forces in the Laotian jungle called “Operation Tailwind”.... [Read Full Story]

Serial Killer Fears In Tampa Florida Area After 3 Killings

Fears of a serial killer have police in Tampa escorting children to school in one neighborhood near downtown, and a city bus changed its usual route.  Three people have been shot to death in the past two weeks within a 1-mile radius in the normally quiet Seminole Heights neighborhood. Police believe the shootings are linked by proximity and time frame, but they don’t have a motive or a suspect.... [Read Full Story]

Nearly 40 Women Accuse Director James Toback Of Sexual Harassment

Oscar-nominated Hollywood film-maker James Toback has been accused by nearly 40 women of sexual harassment.  Reports state that 31 of the women had spoken on the record about their experiences, which span over the last 30 years.  Toback has denied the allegations and said he had never met any of the women in question or, if he did, it “was for five minutes and have no recollection”.... [Read Full Story]

Maryland-Delaware Shooting Suspect Arrested

The suspected gunman who allegedly killed three people and wounded three others in shootings across two states was apprehended Wednesday night.  The suspected gunman, Radee Prince, 37, was apprehended by U.S. agents and others, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office saids. Prince was also being sought for a shooting in Delaware that took place after the Maryland shooting.... [Read Full Story]