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Gun Rights Activists Attend Second Amendment Rally At Virginia’s Capitol

On Monday, thousands of Second Amendment supporters carrying long firearms and wearing stickers reading “Guns Save Lives” descended upon Virginia’s Capitol in Richmond for a widely publicized rally to protest a recent push by state Democrats for comprehensive gun control.  The activists who gathered in Richmond on Monday were heard in large groups reciting the Second Amendment in unison, while others broke out in chants of “we will not comply!” When one speaker asked the crowd if they were ready for gun control, the crowd yelled back, ”No!”... [Read Full Story]

Georgia Parole Board Grants Clemency To Death Row Inmate Hours Before Scheduled Execution

The Georgia parole board granted clemency to a death row inmate on Thursday, hours before he was to be executed for the murder of a convenience store clerk three decades ago. Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles said in a statement they commuted the death sentence of 58-year-old Jimmy Fletcher Meders to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.  He had been scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7 p.m. EST.... [Read Full Story]

Mother Of “Baby John Doe” Found Dead In 1988 Is Finally Found By Police

With the help of DNA technology, the mother of an unidentified baby was found dead in a Connecticut parking lot in 1988 has been identified.  The unidentified newborn boy was discovered in a parking lot in South Meriden, Connecticut, back on Jan. 2, 1988. According to the Meriden Police Department, he had died of exposure to the frigid temperatures. Police gave the little boy the name “David Paul.”  For years, the police department tried to identify the baby and his mother, but the case wasn’t solved until investigators used forensic genealogy, submitting the mystery baby’s DNA to GEDmatch, a third-party genealogy site.... [Read Full Story]

Suspect In Custody After Family Of Four Are Found Dead At Home In Disney World Community

Florida police have a suspect in custody following the discovery of four bodies inside a home that were linked to a Connecticut family missing for over a week. Sheriff’s deputies from Osceola County were called to the home in Celebration, Florida after neighbors called police to check on the family, according to local reports. Celebration is a planned gated community designed and built in the 1990s by the Walt Disney Company, located just 4 miles from Walt Disney World.... [Read Full Story]

Arrest Made After Eight People Are Stabbed In Colorado Springs

Authorities state that a man was arrested after allegedly stabbing eight people in and around downtown Colorado Springs early Monday morning. Officers were dispatched to the area of 8th Street and Limit Street for a reported stabbing around 1:30 a.m. local time. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, two victims were found with injuries, as well as several more victims nearby in the America the Beautiful Park.... [Read Full Story]

Man Survives Weeks In Remote Alaskan Wilderness After Cabin Is Burned Down

A man survived three weeks in the Alaskan wilderness after his remote cabin burned down. The man, 30-year-old Tyson Steele, was rescued last week by Alaskan State Troopers who spotted an “SOS” signal stamped in the snow. The troopers said in a news release that Steele was found Thursday at a makeshift shelter at his remote homestead about 20 miles outside of Skwentna, located about 70 miles northwest of Anchorage. Officials were conducting a welfare check on Steele after he had not been heard from for “several weeks” when they arrived in a helicopter in the remote area to find the 30-year-old waving for help and “SOS” stamped in the snow.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Says Iran Appears To Be “Standing Down” Following Missile Attack; Vows New Sanctions

 In a 10-minute White House speech on Wednesday, President President Donald Trump said Tehran “appears to be standing down” after its missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq.  Trump vowed to keep up the pressure on Iran with “punishing” new sanctions on top of the heavy economic restraints already in place, but didn’t suggest the U.S. would be taking any additional military action in response. “Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world,” Trump said. “No American or Iraqi lives were lost because of the precautions taken, the dispersal of forces and an early warning system that worked very well.”... [Read Full Story]

Dozens Killed In Stampede At Iranian General’s Funeral

More than 50 people were killed in a stampede Tuesday during a massive funeral procession in Iran for a top general assassinated in a US drone strike. As crowds packed the hometown of Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani, a hugely popular figure in the Islamic republic, more than 50 people were killed and 212 people injured in a stampede in Kerman.... [Read Full Story]

Harvey Weinstein Charged In Los Angeles With Four Counts Of Sexual Assault

Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein was indicted Monday, January 6 for raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in Los Angeles. This indictment came the same day that his sex assault trial commenced in New York City.Weinstein was charged with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force, and sexual battery by restraint.... [Read Full Story]

Iran Abandons Commitments To Nuclear Deal After Soleimani Killing

Iran abandoned the nuclear deal between itself and world powers Sunday, following the U.S. killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani on Friday. Iran said it would no longer abide by any and all “operational restrictions” on its enrichment of uranium, a key part of the terms of the 2015 nuclear accord that prevented Iran from acquiring sufficient material to build a nuclear bomb.  A government statement said it would be Iran’s last move away from the deal since the Trump administration exited the agreement in May 2018. Iran said it would return to full compliance with the deal if the U.S. lifts economic sanctions imposed against it. ... [Read Full Story]