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Autopsy report for Saoirse Kennedy Hill shows ‘no trauma,’ cause of death pending

An autopsy report released Friday on Saoirse Kennedy Hill revealed her body suffered “no trauma.”

The official cause of death for the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy has not been determined, pending the results of a toxicology report, according to The Boston Herald.

Kennedy Hill was found unresponsive at the family’s Hyannisport, Mass., compound Thursday afternoon. She is believed to have died of a drug overdose, according to reports.

DEATH OF RFK’S GRANDDAUGHTER IS LATEST IN STRING OF KENNEDY FAMILY TRAGEDIES

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Saoirse Kennedy Hill

Members of the Kennedy family were seen arriving at the compound Friday, including Kennedy Hill’s grandmother Ethel Kennedy and mother Courtney Kennedy Hill, who were seen on a boat with several others. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Anthony Shriver were also seen nearby, the Herald reported.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. posted a remembrance of his niece on Instagram.

“Saoirse was fierce, both in her love for her family and yearning for justice,” he wrote. “A fearless adventurer, she inspired curiosity and daring in her friends. But her greatest gift was to find humor in everything and to give us all the gift of her laughter — and our own. The gaping hole that she leaves in our family is a wound too large to ever heal.”

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Kennedy Hill had struggled with depression throughout her life and wrote about it in an essay for her high school newspaper.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report. 

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Sister, 30, held in slaying of ex-Portland State basketball player, 22; two other family members hurt

A 22-year-old athlete who played basketball and football at Portland State University in Oregon was fatally shot Friday afternoon, allegedly by his 30-year-old sister, who was later taken into police custody.

There was no immediate word on a motive for the crime, which police said happened in a home in northeast Portland. Two women, identified as an aunt and grandmother of the siblings, were wounded but expected to survive, according to authorities.

The death of Deante Strickland, who had recently graduated, was confirmed by the school Friday. Strickland was also a state champion football player in high school, according to OregonLive.com.

GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL SHOOTER IDENTIFIED AS SANTINO WILLIAM LEGAN AS POLICE WORK TO FIND MOTIVE

Police say Tamena Strickland is suspected in the shootings and was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, OregonLive reported.

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Tamena Strickland (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

“Everyone is shocked,” Deante’s uncle, Damien Strickland, said. The grandmother was shot nine times, Damien said.

The uncle told OregonLive that Deante left the house after he was shot and asked contractors working across the street to help him.

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He said, “‘My sister shot me … I don’t want to die,’” according to Damien, who said the contractors helped the victim until paramedics arrived.

Portland State said in a statement the school “mourns the tragic loss” of Strickland.

“My heart is broken,” said Valerie Cleary, the university’s athletic director. “Strick was one of the best. He put so much dedication into all he did on and off the court. He truly represented our Viking values and his hometown of Portland. I will never forget his smile.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Maher fawns over Marianne Williamson after urging her, others to ‘get the f— out’ of the race

It seems “Real Time” host Bill Maher has drastically changed his view of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, the author and spiritual guru who he previously urged to “get the f— out” of the race.

Before going on a monthlong hiatus in late June, Maher listed 10 candidates who he believed should drop out following the first round of Democratic debates. Williamson was one of them. (The others were Michael Bennet, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Tim Ryan, Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Yang — and Eric Swalwell, the only one in the group who has dropped out.)

PRO-TRUMP HECKLER DISRUPTS ‘REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER’

But during Williamson’s appearance on “Real Time” Friday night, Maher seemed much more excited about her candidacy, telling her she’s “too interesting to run for president.”

“I think it’s interesting because people are just coming to you through politics,” he told her. “I’m old enough to remember — you’ve been around, you’re big! You were Oprah’s spiritual adviser!”

“I don’t know about that,” Williamson responded, “but she was very generous to me, that’s for sure.”

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Marianne Williamson’s candidacy now seems to interest comedian Bill Maher, who previously spoke of her as an also-ran.

The HBO star praised Williamson’s debate performances, telling her she “always goes to the root of things” about the issues.

“I love that. Everyone else is talking surface,” Maher said, “and you say, ‘What about immigration? Let’s talk about why they’re coming here,’ … and health. You and I are simpatico on health. … What you say is what I’ve always said! We’re never gonna fix this health care crisis because we don’t ask about why people are so sick!”

Williamson responded: “Well, our current politics, our current political establishment — what I call ‘Yada, yada, yada’ politics — is based in 20th-century thinking. This is now the 21st century.

“In the 21st-century mindset,” she continued, “we have a far more whole person, holistic understanding of things. We understand that there’s effect, but there’s also a cause. There’s external symptoms, but there’s also what people feel, what people think. There are underlining forces and dynamics in peoples lives that must be addressed if we are to transform one life. And all a nation is, is a group of individuals.”

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She added, “There’s a 21st-century political conversation that the old establishment doesn’t seem to understand, but — what’s most dangerous now — doesn’t seem to be open to. And that must change or we will not beat Trump and we will not bring forth a future that we want for our country.”

Maher also defended Williamson over her scrutinized views on anti-depressants, saying “I agree with everything.”

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Bill Maher: 2020 Dems just need to ‘come off less crazy’ then Trump — and ‘they’re blowing it!’

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Before closing his show Friday night, “Real Time” host Bill Maher urged the 2020 Democrats to “come off less crazy” than President Trump in order to win the 2020 election.

Maher began by describing the “Trump fatigue” that he says Americans are feeling based on polls that say the president “tweets too much” and that he “isn’t presidential.” He also mocked the president, saying his June interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous drew lower ratings than “Celebrity Family Feud.”

PRO-TRUMP HECKER DISRUPTS ‘REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER’

“Fatigue is the best thing we’ve got going for us. The majority of Americans aren’t tired of winning, they’re tired of looking at his fat f—ing face!” Maher told the audience. “It’s hard to beat an incumbent in a good economy. Every incumbent since FDR has won if they avoided a recession leading up to an election year and consumer confidence is sky high. … The voters that Democrats need to win, moderates who have Trump fatigue, will vote against a good economy, I think, just to get back to normalcy, but they won’t trade it away for left-wing extremism.”

“Moderates who have Trump fatigue will vote against a good economy … but they won’t trade it away for left-wing extremism.”

— Bill Maher

The HBO star argued that the upcoming election is about “fatigue” as well as “fear” that Trump pushes onto voters, citing the fear of “socialism,” “open borders,” and “getting rid of private health insurance.”

“All the Democrats have to do to win is to come off less crazy than Trump — and, of course, they’re blowing it!” Maher said. “Coming across as unserious people who are going to take away all your money so migrants from Honduras can go to college for free and get a major in ‘America sucks.’”

Democrats are “coming across as unserious people who are going to take away all your money so migrants from Honduras can go to college for free and get a major in ‘America sucks.’”

— Bill Maher

Maher said that he doesn’t “really” want Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden to be president, but stressed that the former vice president is the “only candidate” who can beat Trump in Ohio.

“He’s like nondairy creamer,” Maher said of Biden. “Nobody loves it, but in a jam, it gets the job done.”

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He continued, “It’s the fatigue, stupid! Let’s make it hard for Trump to play on voters’ fears and let the fatigue win the election for us. We’ll get to the revolution, but remember, put on your oxygen mask before assisting your child.”

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San Francisco airport to ban sale of plastic water bottles

San Francisco International Airport will ban the sale of single-use water bottles this month in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

Plastic water bottles will be removed from airport restaurants, cafes and vending machines. In their place, travelers can buy metal or glass ones.

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San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles. The change will take effect Aug. 20. (Associated Press)

The airport already requires single-use foodware to be compostable. It’s unclear if venders will be penalized if they sell plastic bottles after the ban takes effect Aug. 20.

Approximately 4 million water bottles are sold each year at the airport.

The ban is part of a city ordinance approved in 2014 that prohibits the sale of plastic water bottles on city property.

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The city also plans to cut net carbon emissions and energy use to zero and eliminate nearly all landfill waste in the next two years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Google wants Trump to lose in 2020, former engineer for tech giant says: ‘That’s their agenda’

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A former Google engineer who claims he has been blacklisted by the tech giant says he believes the company will try to influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

“They really want Trump to lose in 2020. That’s their agenda,” Kevin Cernekee said Friday on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“They have very biased people running every level of the company,” Cernekee continued. “They have quite a bit of control over the political process. That’s something we should really worry about.”

“They really want Trump to lose in 2020. That’s their agenda. They have very biased people running every level of the company.”

— Kevin Cernekee, former Google employee

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Cenekee was fired in June 2018 after Google told him he was terminated for misuse of the company’s equipment, including its software system for remote access. However, Cernekee, who describes himself as a whistleblower, maintains he was terminated for his outspoken conservative views.

“They have quite a bit of control over the political process. That’s something we should really worry about.” 

— Kevin Cernekee, former Google employee

The former Googler told the Wall Street Journal that, after his posts to the tech giant’s internal message boards in early 2015 annoyed some of his colleagues, he received an official warning from Google’s human resources department. His conduct had reportedly been deemed “disrespectful and insubordinate.”

The Journal reports that around that time a senior manager at the company wrote on the message boards that he had added the engineer to a “written blacklist” of Google employees with whom he refused to work.

Cernekee spent the next three years fighting the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm over the alleged violations and arguing that conservative employees were being treated unfairly, according to the report, which cites interviews, documents and copies of posts on the company’s internal message boards.

Carlson asked Cernekee if he thought Google would try to “influence” the 2020 election and attempt to “prevent” Trump from being reelected.

“I do believe so. I think that’s a major threat. They have openly stated that they think 2016 was a mistake. They thought Trump should have lost in 2016,” Cernekee responded.

Cernekee called the Google operation “highly ideological” and “plagued with bias.”

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The engineer also claimed employees dragged their feet to correct a Google search bug that involved President Trump.

“If you do a Google search for ‘Crippled America,’ which is Donald Trump’s book, you would get results that would show ‘Mein Kampf’ instead,” Cernekee said, referring to the book by Adolf Hitler. “I reported that, I filed a bug, I escalated it, I tried to run it up the chain. They took nine months to fix that bug.”

Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this article.  

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Anti-ICE protest in Portland leads to at least a dozen arrests

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At least a dozen anti-ICE protesters were arrested in Portland, Ore., on Friday after blocking a driveway to the local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The protest, which reportedly remained nonviolent, was part of a nationwide “Never Again” effort led by the Jewish Voice for Peace Portland, OregonLive reported.

JEWISH ACTIVISTS BLOCK THE ENTRANCE TO AN ICE FACILITY IN MINNESOTA

The participants demanded the defunding of ICE, the closing of migrant detention centers and protections for refugees and those seeking asylum in the U.S.

Law enforcement warned the protesters they could be arrested for remaining in the driveway, according to OregonLive.

“We didn’t really know what would happen when they went onto the driveway,” Jewish Voice for Peace Portland’s media director said.

He added that the organizers were working to bail out those who were arrested.

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Before reaching the driveway, the protesters marched through the streets blocking traffic, according to OregonLive.

Portland has been the scene for previous protests by anti-ICE demonstrators. Last summer a group called Occupy ICE created a campsite outside the city’s ICE office that was ultimately dismantled when city police officers cleared them away, leaving the city with a massive cleanup of the site afterward.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler drew the wrath of local ICE agents, who accused the Democrat of abetting the protesters.

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Pro-Trump heckler briefly disrupts ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’

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An audience member apparently angry over some panelists “trashing our great president” and “our great country” briefly interrupted Friday’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

The disruption came during a panel discussion about the withdrawal of President Trump‘s nominee for director of national intelligence, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas. Host Maher and guest Buck Sexton, a former CIA intelligence officer, were debating the politicization of past and present intel officials.

Suddenly, the audience member began shouting, drawing boos from Maher’s largely liberal crowd.

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“I do not know him, by the way,” Sexton joked during the commotion.

“I see you brought a guest,” Maher quipped.

After briefly trying to calm the gentleman down from the set, Maher later said he felt an urge to take matters into his own hands.

“This isn’t the first time I’ve had to go in the audience,” Maher said as he stood up, “but we’ve got to get faster-moving security people. I mean, I’m telling you.”

The HBO star told the heckler, “I know you’re going to make America great again, but… yeah… You’ve made your point. I don’t know what it was, but you’ve made your point. I think your point was that you like Trump. And there are a lot of people who like Trump.”

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Maher quickly told security, “Make sure he doesn’t have a gun,” sparking laughter from the audience.

This wasn’t the first time “Real Time” was disrupted. As Maher referenced, he confronted 9/11 conspiracy theorists who interrupted a panel discussion in 2007. Another incidenyt occurred in 2011.

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Coal miners’ struggle continues amid Trump promises, Democratic plans

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As he stands atop a crosstie, effectively blocking a rail shipment of coal, Chris Rowe and many other coal miners in Harlan, Ky. fret about the future.

“Every time I look at my seven-year-old it gets worse,” he says. “Because me as an adult, I can survive. But when it comes to my little boy, he needs more than what I do.”

The laid-off miners have been blocking coal trains for five days now while they demand back pay from the Blackjewel Coal Company, which has declared bankruptcy and has put its assets up for auction.

At Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Detroit, the party’s presidential contenders added to the miners’ despair.

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When asked if there would “be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a [Joe] Biden Administration,” the former Vice President and current Democratic frontrunner replied: “No … we would work it out. We would make sure it’s eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those, either. Any fossil fuel.”

Biden added that his proposed phase-out of fossil fuels would take place over thirty years. The Green New Deal, supported by many Democrats, would phase them out over ten years.

It may be a perilous strategy.

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In March of 2016, Hillary Clinton said in a CNN town hall: “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” She then added an important qualifier. “We’re going to make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people. Those people labored in those mines for generations, losing their health, often losing their lives to turn on our lights and power our factories.”

It wasn’t enough.  In her post-defeat book “What Happened,” Clinton described the town hall remarks as “her greatest campaign misstep.”

No wonder then, that after Biden’s comment Wednesday night, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted: “Bye bye coal, Democrats & @JoeBiden just said they are done with you. How do you feel about that Pennsylvania?”

In its own statement, the Trump campaign added: “Jobs gone, auto and manufacturing industries crushed, lives ruined. Reckless and dangerous.”

But reality suggests that for all of the president’s promises to coal miners, little has changed in the thirty-one months of his administration. Neither Democrats nor Republicans have caused the damage. It’s the free market —  specifically fracking — that has been coal’s undoing.

“Over the last few years, the United States has become the largest producer of natural gas and last year the largest producer of oil in the world,” U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Administrator Dr. Linda Capuanotold listeners at this year’s Energy Outlook Conference.

As a result, coal production and consumption has declined precipitously since 2010. Even last year’s export of 116 million tons of US-mined coal barely dents the decline.

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Most Democrats believe the shift to wind and solar will produce new economic benefits. At Wednesday’s debate, Biden cited 10 million new jobs. Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper believes such promises are fantasy.

“That is a disaster,” he said. “You might as well FedEx the election to Donald Trump.”

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Playboy reporter, CNN analyst Brian Karem says White House suspended his credential over clash with Gorka

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Playboy senior White House reporter and CNN political analyst Brian Karem said Friday that the Trump administration temporarily suspended his credentials over a fiery spat with radio show host Sebastian Gorka last month.

Karem tweeted that he’d received an email from the White House telling him that as of Monday, his press pass would be “suspended for 30 days.”

“Yes, I can and will appeal this decision,” Karem added.

CNN reported that the White House cited Karem’s behavior at the July 11 White House social media summit. While waiting for a presidential press conference following the summit, Karem and Gorka got into a shouting match after Karem described the summit attendees as “group of people that are eager for demonic possession.”

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“You’re a journalist, right?” Gorka shouted from a distance.

“C’mon over here and talk to me, brother,” Karem responded. “We can go outside and have a long conversation.”

Gorka, a former White House aide, then asked Karem if he was “threatening” him in the Rose Garden.

“You’re a punk, you’re not a journalist, you’re a punk,” Gorka yelled at Karem, who responded by urging Gorka to “get a job.”

The “America First” host celebrated the suspension on Twitter by taunting Karem.

“Thank you @realDonaldTrump, thank you @PressSec,” Gorka told the president and White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham. “On behalf of Americans who’ve had enough of FakeNews punks like @BrianKarem.”

The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Last November, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta had his press pass suspended “until further notice” hours after he engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with the president at a press conference following the midterm elections.

“Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN,” Trump told Acosta at one point.

Nine days later, a federal judge granted CNN’s request for a temporary restraining order and ordered that Acosta’s press pass be restored.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw, Nicole Darrah and Brian Flood contributed to this report.

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