Schiff sets stage for impeachment hearings, warns GOP about going after Bidens

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff set the stage for the first public hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry by vowing to keep questions at Wednesday’s lead-off session focused on the Ukraine controversy — in an implicit shot at Republican members who have signaled an interest in turning the tables on Democrats as they defend President Trump. “It is important to underscore that the House’s impeachment inquiry, and the Committee, will not serve as venues for any Member to further the same sham investigations into the Bidens or into debunked conspiracies about…

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School apologizes after it accidentally hands out flyers for free birth control to young children

School officials in Tennessee were forced to apologize after second-graders at an elementary school in Sullivan County were handed fliers promoting free birth control services. The fliers sparked outrage among some conservative Christian parents and activists, who accused school officials of teaching children as young as seven about condoms and birth controls pills, which runs counter to their religious beliefs. Sullivan County Director of Schools David Cox contended during last week’s school board meeting that the information about contraceptives ended up on the fliers by accident. Handout hullabaloo: This flier…

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Connecticut man accused of killing Anguilla hotel worker sought after skipping hearing, bench warrant issued

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Scott Hapgood, the Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker who he claims attacked his family while vacationing in Anguilla earlier this year. Hapgood has now been labeled a fugitive after he failed to show up for court on Monday. Hapgood, a 44-year-old banker from Darien, was scheduled to appear in court in the British Caribbean territory for his latest pretrial hearing, per bail conditions, Anguilla’s Attorney General Dwight Horsford said in a press release Tuesday. SCOTT HAPGOOD, ACCUSED OF…

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Wild video shows lunatic waving around pistol, vandalizing school

A gun-toting nut wandered East Flatbush pistol-whipping a passerby, vandalizing an elementary school and even pointing the gun to his own head, new video released by the NYPD shows. The disturbing series of events began just after 8 p.m. Friday near Lefferts and New York avenues in Brooklyn when the unidentified man pistol-whipped a 23-year-old man after “engaging him in conversation,” police said. Video released Monday shows the man walking down Lefferts Avenue, kicking a garbage bag into the air on the way — all the while holding a pistol…

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Roger Stone told Donald Trump more hacked emails would be coming from WikiLeaks, trial told

The Trump Campaign viewed the Russian hack of Democratic Party emails damaging to Hillary Clinton on the eve of the 2016 election as a ‘gift’ that brought them ‘happiness,’ a court heard today. Former campaign official Rick Gates told Roger Stone’s lying-to-Congress trial that senior colleagues held ‘brainstorming’ sessions to decide what to do about the plundered material before it was released. Months after Stone first predicted the explosive development in private conversations, the likes of former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort were growing skeptical it would ever happen, Gates said.…

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Mick Mulvaney says he will obey White House’s order and refuse to testify in impeachment inquiry

Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday he will obey the White House instructions to refuse to cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry, walking back on his plans to file a lawsuit asking the courts to decide if he needed to listen to the president or Congress. The news comes after Trump’s acting chief of staff decided Monday he would withdraw his request to join an ongoing lawsuit and instead bring his own case – after it was widely shared that one of the defendants in the ongoing case is Donald Trump. His…

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Man, 27, is arrested in east London on suspicion of plotting a terror attack 

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in east London today on suspicion of plotting a terror attack.    The man was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Terrorism Command at a residential address on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.   He was also detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and taken to a south London police station, where he remains in police custody.  Both men remain in police custody in south London and inquiries are ongoing (stock image) A 21-year-old…

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Former Chief of the Defence Staff Lord Bramall who fought on D-Day dies aged 95

Lord Bramall, former head of the British military who fought on D-Day, has died aged 95. The veteran, who was a part of nearly every major UK military campaign from the Second World War until his retirement in 1985, passed away at his home in Crondall, Hampshire.  His final years had seen him hit by false allegations by fantasist Carl Beech, known as ‘Nick’, who had made a series of abuse claims.   The veteran, who was a part of nearly every major UK military campaign from the Second World War…

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Supreme Court sharply divided over Trump’s DACA repeal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared sharply divided over President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE‘s move to end Obama-era protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children, as the justices heard oral arguments in one of the most closely watched cases of the term. At issue is the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants deferral from deportation to nearly 700,000 undocumented young adult…

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John McAfee thinks Jeffrey Epstein was murdered, and claims suicide ‘was not possible’

Antivirus pioneer John McAfee says Jeffrey Epstein could not have committed suicide ‘if you add up’ all the factors in the pedophile’s prison death.  The 74-year-old tech millionaire, who says he is wanted by the US government over tax evasion, made the startling comment to news.com.au in an interview where he listed the reasons why the disgraced financier could not have killed himself.   Noting the pedophiles height, as well as claims by a pathologist hired by the Epstein family that his death was more consistent with homicidal strangulation than by suicide, McAfee argued…

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