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Unlicensed Nebraska midwife charged after baby dies following home birth

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An unlicensed Nebraska midwife was arrested Wednesday after a baby died following an unsuccessful delivery at home.

Angela Hock, 36, of Riverdale, was charged with negligent child abuse resulting in death after the baby died at an Omaha home on June 15, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

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Paramedics were called to the home at around 9:25 p.m. and they found Hock attempted to help Emily Noe, 25, deliver a breech baby in the home, the newspaper reported, citing a Douglas County affidavit. Noe was on her hands and knees as another woman held the partially undelivered baby.

The baby was eventually delivered by emergency personnel but wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse, according to the World-Herald. The baby was taken to a neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital and placed on life support. Dr. Katherine Lessman, an OB-GYN who was on call at the hospital, said Noe told her she had been pushing for an hour before paramedics were called.

The baby was pronounced dead June 17.

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Noe told authorities her water broke at around 9 p.m. June 14 and Hock, who runs Nebraska Birth Keeper, arrived at 6 a.m. the next day, according to the affidavit. Hock asked whether Noe wanted to continue the delivery at home and told her she had training in delivering breech babies, the paper reported. Hock then called authorities after another half-hour.

Lessman told authorities she believed the birth was handled negligently.

“[Hock] placed the child in a situation that endangered her life … and deprived (her) of necessary medical care,” Deputy Douglas County Attorney Molly Keane said. “Her actions in doing so resulted in the death of this child.”

Investigators believe Noe paid Hock and Hock’s husband, Crayton, between $3,000 and $4,000 to handle midwife services, according to the World-Herald.

Chief Deputy County Attorney Brenda Beadle said this is the first time in her career she’s seen an unlicensed person being charged in connection with the death of a baby during a home birth.

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Hock was booked into the Douglas County Jail and is awaiting her first court appearance.

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Vanessa Oblinger-Santos: This Independence Day, let’s celebrate the patriotism Buzz Aldrin has exemplified

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“Beautiful view.”

These were Buzz Aldrin’s first recorded words after stepping onto the moon on July 21, 1969. As the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin — along with commander Neil Armstrong and command module pilot Michael Collins — was one of the first three human beings to land on the moon, and the second to set foot on its surface.

Aldrin and Armstrong firmly planted the American flag more than 238,000 miles away from our planet. Aldrin then became the first American serviceman to salute his country’s flag on an extraterrestrial world, a moment captured in one of the most iconic photos from the mission.

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This July, we not only celebrate the 243rd anniversary of our nation’s founding, but just as momentously, we celebrate the moment that American courage and ingenuity reached beyond the ends of the Earth.

From defending us against our enemies to bravely expanding our knowledge of the universe, Buzz Aldrin has stood as an example of the best of America’s great patriotic tradition.

Edwin Aldrin’s journey to the furthest frontier of human exploration began in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, where he was born in 1930. His father was a World War I veteran, part of the first generation of U.S. Army flyers. “Buzz” — who got his nickname when his sister, just a year older, called him “buzzer” instead of “brother” — was destined for the air.

He studied mechanical engineering at West Point and graduated in 1951, just in time to take to the skies over Korea as a newly-commissioned Air Force F-86 Sabre jet pilot. He flew 66 combat missions and shot down two MiG-15 aircraft.

When the war was over he went back to school, earning a doctorate in astronautics from MIT. The natural next stop was NASA, which he joined in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3 and from which he retired — with the rank of full colonel in the Air Force — in 1972. In between, in 1969, he made history.

One the millions of Americans tuned in at that moment was my father, then a 12-year-old boy in Garden City, Michigan. He remembers it like it was yesterday. The temperature in the suburbs of Detroit that day was well into the 90s, and while other kids in the neighborhood headed for the local pool, dad stayed glued to the clunky television set in the living room, determined not to miss a minute of the coverage. He spent his life fascinated with space, and even wanted to become an astronaut himself, but was told he was too tall and his eyes weren’t good enough.

So he transferred his fascination to me and my sister— or at least he tried. He showed us every space movie that came out, from “Apollo 13” to the “Star Wars” trilogy. For “fun,” the three of us spent an entire week painting and assembling the pieces of an intricate model of the Apollo 11 lunar module. It came complete with a little plastic American flag, which I admit I was honored to place on the model.

Maybe my sister and I didn’t turn out to be the future astronauts or astrophysicists that Dad tried to mold us into. He got over that. But though we may not have followed in Buzz Aldrin’s footsteps, we knew he was every inch an American hero — and not just because he made it to the moon.

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Aldrin’s war in Korea had been our family’s war, too. Aldrin sped through the air in his F-86 Sabre blasting Communists out of the sky, and closer to the ground, our grandfather, Army Lt. Col. Harold K. VoVilla, was flying MEDEVAC helicopters to rescue wounded soldiers under communist fire. It is that courage and devotion to duty that helped forge this nation in 1776, and which continues to sustain it to this day.

From defending us against our enemies to bravely expanding our knowledge of the universe, Buzz Aldrin has stood as an example of the best of America’s great patriotic tradition. His whole life has been spent in the service of his country. He carried our flag to another world. His courage and that of his Apollo 11 comrades on their mission 50 years ago this month continues to inspire the nation. This July — and every day — let us honor that patriotism.

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Chelsea hires former midfielder Lampard as manager

Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s all-time record scorer and one of its greatest ever players, returned to the club on Thursday as its 12th manager in 16 years under Roman Abramovich’s ownership.

The former Chelsea midfielder left second-tier club Derby, where he came close to securing promotion to the Premier League in his first season in management.

Lampard, who scored 211 goals for Chelsea from 2001-14, won every major honor at the club including three Premier League titles and the Champions League.

“Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared,” Lampard said in a Chelsea statement announcing his arrival. “However, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead.

“I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.”

Lampard is the first English coach to manage Chelsea on a full-time basis since Glenn Hoddle in 1996 — and the first Englishman hired by Abramovich to control the team since his takeover in 2003.

He replaces Maurizio Sarri, who lasted only one tumultuous year at Chelsea before returning to his homeland in Italy to coach Juventus. Sarri secured not only a third-place finish in the Premier League but also ended his reign by winning the Europa League in May.

The 41-year-old Lampard, who has signed a three-year deal, will have to contend with an inability to strengthen the squad because Chelsea is subject to a transfer ban which covers the two trading periods across the upcoming season.

United States winger Christian Pulisic and Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic have been signed up in advance but they will be the only arrivals at Stamford Bridge, meaning Lampard might have to call upon youth-team players during the early part of his tenure — something previous Chelsea managers have often been reluctant to do.

If anyone knows about the highs and lows of Stamford Bridge, it is Lampard.

“Frank possesses fantastic knowledge and understanding of the club and last season he demonstrated he is one of the most talented young coaches in the game,” said Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.

“After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goalscorer, we believe this is the perfect time for him to return and are delighted he has done so.”

In its statement, Chelsea praised Lampard’s “dedication to improvement, versatility and reading of the game.”

The last former Chelsea player to take over as coach was Roberto di Matteo, who won the Champions League and FA Cup in 2012 with Lampard in his squad. He was fired after only eight months in charge.

Lampard’s first two competitive games as Chelsea manager will be against Manchester United, on Aug. 11 in the opening weekend of the Premier League, and Liverpool, in the UEFA Super Cup on Aug. 14 in Istanbul.

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Singer’s ‘indecent liberties’ with 14-year-old girl — pardoned by Jimmy Carter — get him nixed from folk music festival

An 81-year-old member of the 1960s folk group Peter, Paul and Mary has been disinvited from a music festival to be held in upstate New York this fall over his 1970 jail sentence for taking “indecent liberties” with a 14-year-old girl, the festival board announced Tuesday.

Peter Yarrow — whose offense was later pardoned by former President Jimmy Carter — was removed from the lineup at the Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival. The board announced its decision Tuesday, citing negative reactions on social media to Yarrow’s inclusion. The singer was to perform Sept. 8.

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“When booking this artist we were not aware of news stories about an incident involving Yarrow in 1970,” Colorscape’s board president Melissa DeCordova told the Press & Sun-Bulletin, a newspaper based in Binghamton, N.Y.

“When booking this artist we were not aware of news stories about an incident involving Yarrow in 1970.”

— Melissa DeCordova, board president, Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival

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​​​​​​​Peter Yarrow, of the 1960’s era musical trio “Peter Paul and Mary,” performs during a memorial tribute concert for folk icon and civil rights activist Pete Seeger in New York City, July 20, 2014. (Associated Press)

“Some members of our community expressed concern, and after further investigation and careful consideration, the decision was made to remove Yarrow from the music schedule,” DeCordova said in a statement to the newspaper.

Yarrow was sentenced to three months in jail in 1970 for taking “indecent liberties” with a 14-year-old girl after she and her 17-year-old sister went to his hotel room in Washington in 1969 to ask for an autograph and Yarrow answered the door naked. Former President Carter pardoned Yarrow in 1981 the day before Ronald Reagan succeeded him in the Oval Office.

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An undated photo of the 1960’s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. (Associated Press)

Peter, Paul and Mary mingled their music with liberal politics, both onstage and off. Their version of “If I Had a Hammer” became an anthem for racial equality. Other hits included “Lemon Tree,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and “Puff (The Magic Dragon).” Yarrow and his bandmates were early champions of Bob Dylan and performed his “Blowin’ in the Wind” at the August 1963 March on Washington.

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The trio was vehement in its opposition to the Vietnam War, managing to stay true to their liberal beliefs while creating music that resonated in the American mainstream.

The Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival board will announce a performer to replace Yarrow at a later date. “America’s Got Talent” performance painter Robert Channing and world-champion slam poet Buddy Wakefield are both scheduled to headline the Colorscape event, the Post reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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The ‘sunflower’ pose is a big hit with celebrities on Instagram

Summer is officially underway, and with our bikinis and tans at the ready, it’s key to be familiar with the latest pose for those all-important Instagram snaps.

And this year it couldn’t be easier – as stars like Nicole Scherzinger and Vogue Williams have proven – because all you need to ace the newest trend is a hat and to tilt your head.

One of the simplest Instagram trends to date, the ‘sunflower’ involves stretching out the neck and tilting the head to one side while holding on to a floppy hat.

And not only does it make pictures appear candid, with celebs preferring to smile into the distance, it also has a slimming effect on the subject by ensuring there’s no dreaded double chin in sight.

The elongated nape ensures perfect posture too, instantly trimming down the figure and enhancing your beach-ready bikini body – frequently demonstrated by pose expert Nicole.

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Always ensuring she has a new, colorful photo prop hat, the 41-year-old singer has been spotted working the ‘sunflower’ all over the world.

Most recently while holidaying in Capri, Italy, Nicole sported the pose as she sunbathed on the rocks in a pink velvet bikini – part of her birthday celebrations last weekend.

The Pussycat Doll got further practice in as she stopped for a snap on a yacht, again using her right hand to hold onto her hat while throwing her head back.

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And the ‘neckbreaker’ isn’t just reserved for holiday looks, as Nicole too struck the pose as she performed at Kanye West’s Sunday church service.

But the singer isn’t the only celebrity to master the look – as reality stars Zara McDermott and Montana Brown have also cottoned on to the slimming trick.

Read the full article on The Sun.

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Newly crowned Miss Texas 2019 is ‘floored’ by pageant win — and so is her mom

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How did Chandler Foreman, 22, take the news last week that she was the new Miss Texas 2019?

She was literally floored. The University of North Texas student dropped to the floor and slapped the stage after winning the 84th annual state pageant in Richardson, last Saturday, according to reports.

“I didn’t even see it, because I went to the floor as well,” the beauty queen’s mother, Courtenay Foreman, told the Houston Chronicle.

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Foreman will now represent the Lone Star State in the 2020 Miss America Competition — a long way from last year’s competition when she was only named third runner-up.

“The whole audience was screaming, but I had jumped out of my seat when they got down to the final two, and I stood against the wall,” Foreman’s proud mom continued. She said she realized her daughter had won as soon as she heard the first syllable of the first runner-up’s name being called.

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“I dropped to my knees. I didn’t see Chandler crowned or receive her sash,” Courtenay Foreman said. “When my nerves finally allowed me to get up, people said, ‘She is definitely your child. Your reactions were the same.’”

Chandler Foreman advanced to the Miss Texas pageant this year after being crowned Miss Park Cities, a Dallas-area title, the newspaper reported. She was also crowned Miss Houston in 2017.

Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.

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John F. Kennedy Jr. should not have flown the night he died, says pal: ‘That is not easy for me to say’

Steve Gillon said July 16, 1999 will forever haunt him.

That was the day when the plane of his pal, John F. Kennedy Jr., crashed into the waters off Martha’s Vineyard, killing him and his two passengers, wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette.

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Gillon, who first met Kennedy at Brown University, wrote the upcoming biography “America’s Reluctant Prince,” which is scheduled to hit bookstores on July 9. It offers an in-depth reflection of Kennedy’s life based on personal conversations from over the years. It also highlights interviews with some of Kennedy’s closest friends, including some of those who are speaking out for the first time.

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John F. Kennedy Jr. and his mother, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, in 1989. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)

People magazine recently reported that in his book, Gillon described how on the afternoon of July 16, Kennedy, 38, checked the weather before he left the office for the airport in Essex, N.J, where he kept his plane.

The forecast indicated clear skies, which “was crucial since he was flying under visual flight rules rather than relying on instruments,” Gillon wrote. According to the outlet, Kennedy had only completed half of the lessons in his instrument training course at that time.

However, the weather deteriorated between the time Kennedy left the office and when he arrived at the airport. By the time his plane took off at 8:38 p.m., Kennedy was heading into a thick fog. People shared that shortly after 9:40 p.m., Kennedy became disoriented and his plane entered a downward spiral.

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John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Carolyn walk with their dog Jan. 1, 1997 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)

“He should not have gone up that night,” Gillon told the outlet. “At the first sign of danger, he should have done what a lot of pilots did that night and flew inland, away from the ocean, spend the night somewhere and then pick up the next morning.”

Gillon said that this realization “was difficult to write.”

“It was [John’s] poor judgment that led to his death and the death of his wife and his sister-in-law, and there’s no way around that,” said Gillon. “John bears the responsibility of his recklessness that night and John alone. That is not easy for me to say, but when I wrote this book I decided my responsibilities as a historian superseded my responsibilities as a friend. The historical truth is what it is.”

But Gillon didn’t just focus on Kennedy’s tragic death. He also explored the many traumatic events that shaped the son of late president John F. Kennedy over the years. He also interviewed a psychologist at Columbia University who specialized in trauma to make sense of it all.

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John F. Kennedy, Jr. gives his wife Carolyn a kiss during the annual White House Correspondents dinner May 1, 1999 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Tyler Mallory/Liaison)

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“John experienced more death in his brief life than most people do,” said Gillon, noting his father’s assassination in 1963, as well as the killing of his uncle Robert Kennedy in 1968, among others.

“When you think about the trauma that John had, it’s not just his father’s assassination, it’s his uncle who became like a father figure, and then Aristotle Onassis, who was his stepfather,” explained Gillon.

“The trauma is compounded by the fact that John leaves the only house he ever knew, the White House,” he continued. “They moved to four different homes in the year after the assassination. And then there’s the Secret Service, a constant reminder of what happened to his father and that his own life might also be in danger.”

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A young John F. Kennedy Jr. exploring his father’s desk. (Getty)

“What I learned was that one of the ways people respond to that type of trauma is to seek out danger. Because they realize life can be snuffed out at any minute, they want to live life to the fullest. At the same time, they’re drawn to danger and the possibility of further trauma… [John] had escaped death and danger so many times… I think John just always believed something was going to save him, but it just didn’t that night. It’s just one possibility among many.”

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Gillon said that his book will shed new light on not just Kennedy’s death, but also the incredible life he briefly led.

“He will always be remembered for the promise that went unfulfilled,” said Gillon. “[John should] be remembered for who he was: a complicated and an extraordinarily decent human being.”

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John F. Kennedy Jr. with his assistant Rosemarie Terenzio. (Courtesy of Rosemarie Terenzio)

Back in 2017, Kennedy’s former assistant Rosemarie Terenzio told Fox News she had a difficult time coping with her friend’s death. At the time, Carolyn was stressed by her husband’s non-stop schedule with George magazine, along with the growing attention from pestering paparazzi, compelling her not to attend a Kennedy family wedding. Terenzio said she convinced the 33-year-old to attend to avoid questions being raised on any reported marital woes. Carolyn would go on that fatal flight, which haunted Terenzio for years.

“It was very difficult,” Terenzio admitted at the time. “It took time for me to get back up and figure out what I wanted to do next… there was a lot of trial and error.”

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Terenzio chronicled her memories with Kennedy in the 2012 memoir “Fairy Tale Interrupted,” which helped her cope. Today she is the founder of a publicity firm. And while Terenzio’s career continues to flourish, she still thinks of her friends and what could have been.

“I don’t think he felt any pressure or felt any burden [to pursue politics] because of his name,” she said. “I think he saw it as a wealth of opportunity. And that he was very lucky. He thought about it. He certainly talked about running for office, but his priority was to make George a success.”

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Man, 61, dies in fireworks mishap as neighborhood kids watch: ‘They’re probably traumatized right now’

An Ohio man was killed in front of neighborhood children this week after a mortar firework hit him in the chest and exploded, according to reports.

The tragedy happened in north Toledo around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Witnesses said Floyd Temple, 61, had been setting off fireworks all day for neighborhood children who were present when he was killed.

Temple lighted a firework display that tipped after it went off and struck him in the chest, the Toledo Blade reported, citing fire officials.

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An Ohio was killed Tuesday after he was accidentally struck in the chest by a firework display.  (fire.lacounty.gov)

“He tried to fire off a rock that goes up into the sky and it backfired and took his chest off,” Temple’s friend Benjamin Avalos told Toledo’s WTOL-TV.

Police said Temple died instantly. Neighbor Rick Tuggle told the station that the kids ran over to his house and told him what happened.

“(The kids) were sitting over there,” Tuggle said. “They’re probably traumatized right now.”

“I never thought this would even happen over here,” Tuggle added. “Kids ran, bro!”

Another neighbor said he tried to save Temple after the accident until rescue crews arrived.

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Neighbors described Temple as a man who was well-liked by everyone. They said he loved to set off a firework display for the neighborhood every year.

“He’s a really nice guy, nice guy,” Avalos said. “He’s my brother, bro. I really love him with all my heart.”

“In this case, it was a very preventable accident,” Pvt. Sterling Rahe, a spokesman for the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department, told the Blade.

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Harry Kazianis: Trump haters wrong to criticize him for Fourth of July celebration

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Once again, the radical left has found a new way to create a national controversy over something that should be celebrated by all Americans as a source of pride. But this time, they’ve gone too far and need to be called out.

Fueled by their hatred of President Trump, some on the left are telling us it is politically incorrect to honor America’s battle for freedom against tyranny and what keeps such tyranny at bay – our world-class armed forces.

In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Keep in mind, when the Declaration of Independence was issued on July 4, 1776, it did not transform America from 13 British colonies into an independent nation. It was just a statement of what our founders wanted.

It took the Revolutionary War – fought by brave patriots with the best weapons they could get their hands on – to convince the British to give up their colonies and recognize the United States of America was now truly independent.

Without a military force, which was led by Gen. George Washington, the 13 colonies might have remained under British rule for decades longer. Keep in mind that our neighbor Canada did not gain independence from Britain until 1867, and Britain held onto colonies in other parts of the world well into the 20th century.

Yet progressives, NeverTrumpers and of course The New York Times are outraged that President Trump is showcasing our armed forces in the celebration of Independence Day in our nation’s capital, which the president is calling a Salute to America.

The Greatest Generation didn’t defeat Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan and Fascist Italy by staging peace rallies and protest marches, or by diplomatic negotiations. It took the deadliest war in history – claiming an estimated 70 million to 85 million lives – to end the dreams of world conquest by the Axis powers.

Let’s face it: without a strong military, we not only would have failed to win our freedom in the Revolutionary War, we would have failed to keep it in later conflicts.

The Greatest Generation didn’t defeat Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan and Fascist Italy by staging peace rallies and protest marches, or by diplomatic negotiations. It took the deadliest war in history – claiming an estimated 70 million to 85 million lives – to end the dreams of world conquest by the Axis powers.

So the idea that the U.S. armed forces will play a big role in this year’s Independence Day festivities should not be considered shocking, offensive or inappropriate. Without a strong military, we could be dominated by another nation today.

The firepower on display on the National Mall will be impressive – as it should be. M1 Abrams tanks and world-class military gear will be displayed – and no, they aren’t rolling down the streets, but will be stationary.

There will also be a flyover by some of America’s most powerful aircraft, such as the B-2 stealth bomber, and the F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.

President Trump is showing off the best America’s armed forces have to offer – and calling attention to the brave men and women who have volunteered to put their lives on the line defending our nation.

But that is not all you will see if you head to the festivities or view them on TV. The celebration will be capped off by a speech by President Trump and a grand fireworks display.

This is something we should do every year – regardless of whether a Democrat or a Republican occupies the Oval Office.

No American should ever fear symbols of our national power. There are countless airshows, National Guard events, and open military base events around the country that act as symbols of pride in our country.

I will never forget how when I was a boy I was able to get close to a now-retired F-117 stealth fighter and speak at length to the pilot who flew it. That interaction might even be part of the reason why I work in think tank studying national security issues today.

In fact, the only people that should ever fear our awesome weapons are our foreign adversaries.  

What am I missing? What is wrong with taking pride in a U.S. military that is the finest in the world? How can we be upset by celebrating the wonderful men and women who defend our country and keep us free?

I would be willing to wager most Americans are – like me – are proud to see such a display of our nation’s strength. In fact, it was President Trump who made it a centerpiece of his presidential campaign to ensure our armed forces would receive the military equipment they need after years of lean budgets and budget sequestration when President Barack Obama was in the White House.

The support our current president gives daily to our military and his constant shows of patriotism should be a unifying force. These should be universal principles we all support, regardless of party, politics or anything else.

However, any conservative knows by now that anything involving President Trump is a triggering event to the left – and that’s a real shame.

Clearly, our nation has much bigger concerns to worry about these days than the celebration of our independence. Let’s have a meaningful debate on things like immigration reform, what to do about Iran or North Korea, how to fund our entitlement programs, how to keep our promises to seniors, or the state of America’s crumbling infrastructure.

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Fighting over the celebration of the Fourth of July is simply a waste of our time.

Happy Fourth America, and thank you to all who serve in our armed forces to keep us free.

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California desert town aims to be ‘sanctuary city’ for gun owners

An Old West desert town in California has declared itself a “sanctuary city” for law-abiding gun owners.

Needles is a town of about 5,000 that borders Arizona and is a few miles from the southern tip of Nevada. Last month, the City Council voted unanimously to declare itself a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary City,” for people who feel California’s strict gun laws tread on their constitutional right to bear arms.

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Needles’ city attorney has been directed to draft a resolution asking the state’s Legislature to allow gun owners from other states to carry firearms in town. But Councilman Tim Terral, who sponsored the measure, admitted the request is a longshot in California’s Democrat-controlled governing body.

“They want to pick and choose what they follow,” Terral said of California’s sanctuary status for illegal immigrants. “It’s ‘We’re going to shield this person, but we’re going to go after that person.’ And in our opinion, they have violated the Second Amendment of the Constitution in many ways.”

“They want to pick and choose what they follow. It’s ‘We’re going to shield this person, but we’re going to go after that person.’ And in our opinion, they have violated the Second Amendment of the Constitution in many ways.”

— Tim Terral, Needles council member

Terral and other city officials said the measure has less to do with making the city a Wild West town and more to do with ensuring out-of-state visitors with legally registered guns from outside California don’t face a felony arrest.

“We have had that happen,” City Manager Rick Daniels said. “Now not a lot. Not a lot. But occasionally that occurs.”

Needles’ proposal comes amid heightened restrictions for gun owners and would-be gun owners alike in California. A state law that took effect Monday mandates that gun owners undergo a background check to purchase ammunition and outlaws people from bringing ammunition into California from other states.

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Most Needles residents buy their ammunition in neighboring Arizona because the nearest California stores are more than 100 miles away.  City leaders want residents to be able to continue purchasing in neighboring states.

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That and a request that California recognize concealed carry permits from other states will be spelled out in another resolution the City Council plans to consider July 9.

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