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Stunning dinosaur skull discovery turns paleontologists’ assumptions upside down

A newly discovered dinosaur skull has shaken paleontologists’ assumptions to the core, throwing a wrench into the idea that all dinosaurs had symmetrical faces.

The fossilized skull of the Styracosaurus was unearthed and researchers were surprised that it had horns that were not symmetrical. They were also surprised that the differences on the left and right halves of the skull were so extreme, that if they were found separately, paleontologists could have guessed they were from two different species.

“When parts of one side of the skull were missing, paleontologists have assumed that the missing side was symmetrical to the one that was preserved,” said Scott Persons, who discovered the skull, in a statement. “Turns out, it isn’t necessarily.”

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Hannah’s skull, seen from all sides. The jacket used to recover Hannah’s skull weighed 2, 500 kilograms — requiring a helicopter to retrieve from the field! (Credit: Scott Persons)

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“Today, deer often have left and right antlers that are different in terms of their branching patterns. Hannah shows dramatically that dinosaurs could be the same way,” Persons, who is one of the study’s co-authors, added.

The Styracosaurus has been nicknamed Hannah, after Persons’ dog. It was discovered in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2015.

“As in the type, the right lateral parietal bar bears seven epiossifications, but the left parietal bar has eight,” the researchers wrote in the study’s abstract. “Epiossifications p3‒p6 are asymmetrical with respect to size, orientation, and position relative to the midline. A re-evaluation of variation in Styracosaurus that includes this skull expands the morphological range of the taxon to incorporate Rubeosaurus ovatus, requiring the synonymy of the latter with the former.”

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Despite naming the dinosaur after his dog, Hannah, it’s unclear whether the dinosaur was actually a female. But the 3-D laser scan of the skull that was done, in conjunction with other researchers, has wide-ranging implications for the future of paleontology, Persons added.

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Paleontologist Scott Persons, pictured alongside the partially uncovered skull. The Styracosaurus skull has implications for how horned dinosaurs are identified. (Credit: Scott Persons)

“This is the future of paleontological collections: digital dinosaurs.”

The research has been published in the scientific journal, Cretaceous Research.

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World Series champ Aubrey Huff chided over gun range photo suggesting civil war prep

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World Series champion Aubrey Huff caught some flak on social media Monday when he posted a photo of himself at a gun range in San Diego and suggested he was preparing for a civil war.

Huff tweeted he took his children to the range to train them how to use a gun for the “unlikely” possibility Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., defeats President Trump in the 2020 general election.

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“Getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020. In which case knowing how to effectively use a gun under socialism will be a must. By the way most the head shots were theirs,” he wrote.

While the tweet ultimately appeared harmless, Huff caught some heat from some Twitter users. One person tweeted at Huff, “So you’re training how to shoot fellow Americans? Police Officers? US Military? Who exactly are you training to shoot Aubrey?”

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The former infielder replied: “Ummmm crazy people rioting and trying to break into my house for food or shelter. And yes that includes Americans. And they aren’t fellow Americans if they are breaking into my house and trying to harm my family dumba*s.”

Others decided to pan Huff’s post as well.

Huff was also thrust into the spotlight earlier this week when he ranted about divorce rates among athletes. He was commenting on a Black Sports Online story about Michael Strahan’s ex-wife reportedly wanting more support after their divorce.

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“Divorce rates amongst athletes will continue to rise until the justice system is rightfully fixed. No way women who have never threw a touchdown pass, hit a game winning 3, or hit a 2-0 slider deserve half of a mans hard earned money just for having his babies,” he wrote.

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Huff played 13 seasons in the majors with the Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants. He won two World Series titles with the Giants before retiring after the 2012 season.

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Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant avoids injury after taking scary spill into cameraman

Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant appeared to avoid a serious injury after crashing into a cameraman on the baseline during a game Monday night against the Indiana Pacers.

Morant was going in for a layup over Myles Turner when it was blocked and the point guard stumbled and fell backward into the media lined up on the end line.

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He hobbled off the court with an apparent back injury but luckily returned later in the third quarter.

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The Murray State product scored 19 points and recorded 10 assists in 30 minutes. However, the Pacers pulled off the win 126-114.

His fall started a larger conversation on social media over whether the NBA should push the cameramen along the baseline back further to prevent a possible catastrophe for a player.

Morant has put himself into the conversation for NBA Rookie of the Year early in the season. He is averaging 19.1 points, 6.3 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game.

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He’s helped Memphis to a 5-11 record this season

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FBI got it ‘wrong’ in the Jimmy Hoffa case: Former top DOJ official

One of the top legal scholars in the nation who held one of the highest positions in the U.S. Department of Justice and oversaw the legality of the actions of the FBI is now taking the bureau to task about the way it handled the investigation of Jimmy Hoffa.

“The main reason I say that they have been wrong is because that they now acknowledge to me — many of them on the record in my book — that they made a mistake about Chuckie forty years ago,” Jack Goldsmith said about longtime Hoffa case suspect Chuckie O’Brien, his stepfather.

Goldsmith, who appeared on “America’s News HQ” on Sunday, used his legal background and access to voluminous government files while writing “In Hoffa’s Shadow, A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and my Search for the Truth,” his book about the case. He is the Henry L. Shattuck professor of law at Harvard University Law school, and served in the administration of President George W. Bush as an assistant United States attorney general.

Goldsmith headed the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, the department that advises the president and executive agencies about the legality of governmental policies, and the FBI came under his purview.

The FBI has long believed O’Brien was driving the car that picked up Hoffa from the parking lot at the Machus Red Fox in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., on July 30, 1975, the day he disappeared. O’Brien has denied any involvement, despite the suspicions of Hoffa’s family.

O’Brien was called the “foster son” of Jimmy Hoffa and grew up with Hoffa’s daughter Barbara and son James P. Hoffa, the current International Brotherhood of Teamsters president.

The exclusive investigation into Hoffa’s disappearance is part of our second series of “Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa,” which is now available on the streaming service, Fox Nation. The series has uncovered new evidence and has raised new questions about once held beliefs regarding Hoffa’s fate.

“The reasons that they think they were wrong is that they concluded that it was practically impossible for him to have actually been at the Machus Red Fox to pick up Hoffa at the time he was alleged to have done so, that a lot of the circumstantial evidence which seemed so probative at the time now seems to be the opposite,” Goldsmith said. “A lot of the circumstantial case fell apart, they found reasons to think that he couldn’t have been there, and they developed a different theory of the case and different evidence that pointed in a different direction…Chuckie was not there that day.”  

Goldsmith also took issue with the current Martin Scorsese – Robert De Niro film “The Irishman,” which recounts the story of mobster Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, who claims that he shot Hoffa.  Goldsmith said that the story is false.

Sheeran claimed that he was in the passenger seat of the car that picked up Hoffa to take him to his death and that O’Brien was behind the wheel.

“There is absolutely zero evidence of that,” argued Goldsmith, who called the claim “preposterous.”

DeNiro has said that he believes Sheeran and has defended the film, but Goldsmith called Sheeran’s story a “fictional confession.”

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“The bottom line is that there is no evidence to support it, there are a lot of reasons to think Sheeran couldn’t have been involved and of all of the many of the FBI investigators who over the decades covered the case that I spoke to, agreed that he couldn’t have been involved.”

As for his stepfather, Goldsmith said being considered a Hoffa suspect has loomed over him unfairly far too long.

“It’s been terrible for him, it ruined his life basically, to have been accused from the beginning and to be accepted in the public mind,” he said.  “It’s been devastating to him and terribly dishonorable. It ruined his reputation.”

He said the FBI backed off sending him a letter that would exonerate O’Brien.

Goldsmith said he hopes the government will “clarify what they think about the Sheeran movie and the Sheeran book. They have a lot of information that’s never been made public that could bring a lot of clarity to this case and I hope that they reveal it.”

Fox Nation has called for the government to release the parts of the FBI’s Hoffa files that remain secret to this day. Department of Justice documents seen by Fox Nation name Hoffa’s killer as New Jersey Genovese crime family hitman Salvatore “Sally Bugs” Briguglio. However. much of the information in the files is redacted and is still being withheld from the public. Goldsmith is also calling on the government to release the files.

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President of the Teamsters’ Union James Hoffa attends the start of trucking contract talks at the Washington Hilton Hotel, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1967. (AP Photo)

“The FBI knows a lot more than they have reported,” he contended.

The Hoffa family also supports releasing the files so that they can finally learn the truth.

“I feel terrible for the Hoffa family. They’ve had to deal with this case and the circus around this case and the accusations about the case for 44 years,” Goldsmith said. “It’s been brutally difficult for them, I’m sure.  And I’m sorry that they still have to go through it.”

Fox Nation requested comment from the FBI about Goldsmith’s claims but has yet to hear back.

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Tucker Carlson: Democrats have lost the Trump impeachment war. Even Adam Schiff knows it

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The Democrats have been talking about impeachment since the very day that President Trump was inaugurated. But until recently, no one here in Washington took that idea very seriously. Maxine Waters would rant about a trial. Then Pilates moms in Santa Monica would fantasize on Twitter about removing Trump by force.

But the adults in the party — Nancy Pelosi, for example, the House Speaker — opposed impeachment on the grounds that it was bad politics, and might boomerang on them.

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And then in what seemed like a day, everything changed completely. Suddenly, we had impeachment hearings playing out live in TV. Nobody explained why. Looking back, what exactly happened? Well, part of the answer is the Democrats were simply responding to their own cheerleaders on cable news.

Lawrence O’Donnell, host of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on MSNBC: If precedent means anything in the Trump era, Donald Trump will be, must be impeached.

Chris Matthews, host of “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on MSNBC: But if they don’t impeach, Democrats will abdicate a clear, constitutional chance to hold this president fully accountable.

Chris Todd, MSNBC host: The national nightmare is upon us. The basic rules of our democracy are under attack from the president. We begin tonight with a series of admissions by the president that all but assures his impeachment in the House of Representatives.

Nicolle Wallace, MSNBC host: I don’t understand why the fact that impeachment is polarizing is some sort — it makes them just as cowardly as the Republicans.

Eddie Glaude, Princeton University professor and MSNBC contributor: Absolutely. And to my mind, it also is an abdication of their constitutional responsibility.

Don Lemon, CNN host: Will there be any consequences for this president, who is continuing to defy the rule of law?

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“The rule of law.” Hear that, Mr. and Mrs. America? It’s a national emergency! And if they don’t impeach, Democrats — listen carefully — Democrats will abdicate their solemn, constitutional responsibility. Democrats literally have no choice but to undo the 2016 election.

Yeah. That’s what the hair hats on TV, the men who wear makeup and yell at their assistants, were telling Democratic leaders night, after night, after night. And remarkably — and it is remarkable looking back — Democrats believed them.

So, what happened next? Let’s see. Have you read the new Vanity Fair? Sorry, rhetorical question. Nobody reads Vanity Fair anymore. It likely won’t exist by this time next year.

But before the title disappears forever, check out this month’s issue. There’s a fascinating piece by Ken Stern that assesses new polling on impeachment. Here’s the headline: Among independents, the only group that matters in an election, support for impeachment — impeaching Trump — has dropped by 10 points since the process started.

How to explain this? In political terms, this is the Andrea Doria, a routine cruise that suddenly becomes a disaster, a debacle. They spent two weeks telling you that Donald Trump is a criminal. And by the end, more people sympathized with Donald Trump.

How’d that happen? Take a close look at the numbers and it’s obvious how it happened. Independent voters were asked to rank 11 issues in order of their importance. First on the list was fiscal health. Seventy-four percent of independent voters said that the budget deficit was their main concern. Seventy-two percent said health care was the main concern. Seventy percent said infrastructure. Pretty conventional.

This is what happens when you let Jeff Zucker run your political party. You start to imagine that CNN’s primetime lineup somehow speaks for America, rather than for a tiny, out of touch little part of it.

Impeachment? That came in dead last, 11 out of 11. Only 37 percent of independents thought it was a priority — at all. By a margin of 3 to 1 — and this is hilarious — independents said that impeachment was more important to politicians and to the media than it was to them.

These are not subtle numbers. So, how did Democrats miss them? Well, because they only talk to each other. This is what happens when you let [CNN President] Jeff Zucker run your political party. You start to imagine that CNN’s prime time lineup somehow speaks for America, rather than for a tiny, out of touch little part of it.

Zucker tells you that impeachment is the only issue that matters. His unit agrees with him. And you believe them. Come fall, you lose the election.

In a moment like this, weirdly, it’s the non-politicians who seem to see things the most clearly. Here’s Andrew Yang after last week’s presidential debate.

Andrew Yang, 2020 presidential candidate: When I talked to voters around the country, well, I have to say, I get very, very few questions about impeachment. I know that there are people who are very intent on the impeachment proceedings day-to-day, but that doesn’t line up with what I’m hearing from voters here on the ground.

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Wolf Blitzer: So, would Democrats, you believe, be better off simply wrapping up this impeachment process sooner rather than later?

Yang: I do think that the more time that goes on, the less time the Democrats have to present a positive vision for the country that will get people excited and help us win in 2020.

Out in Santa Monica, the Pilates moms are looking at that and saying, “Andrew Yang? Did he just criticize impeachment? Is he a right-winger?! Is he a racist?! Is he telling us that voters want politicians to care more about their lives than they want politicians to extract symbolic, televised revenge on their political enemies?”

If you watch MSNBC, it’s hard to believe that that could be true. But that’s what Yang is claiming.

In the wake of those poll numbers we just read, other Democrats appear to be considering the same thing. Even Adam Schiff may be coming around.

Jake Tapper, CNN host: Do you think President Trump should be impeached?

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee: I want to discuss this with my constituents and my colleagues before I make a final judgment on it.

Tapper: And you’ve also said that what you’ve seen is, “far more serious than what Nixon did.” Explain to me how you have not come to the conclusion that the president should be impeached? I mean, it sounds like you think he should be impeached.

Schiff: Well, I certainly think that the evidence that’s been produced overwhelmingly shows serious misconduct by the president. But I do want to hear more from my constituents, and I want to hear more from my colleagues. This is not a decision I will be making alone.

Yeah. He’s not going to make the decision alone.

Just to make sure you got this clear: The man in charge of impeachment in the House, the member you just watched for two full weeks shepherding the impeachment hearings — the guy who cried on television just thinking about how much Donald Trump needed to be impeached right now — that guy isn’t really sure he’s for impeachment.

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You know, he needs to talk to his colleagues. He needs to hear more from his constituents. It’s a lot to think about. He’s going to prayerfully consider it over the holiday weekend, just alone. Just in some reflection. That’s Adam Schiff’s position now.

In other words, it’s over. Democrats lost.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Nov. 25, 2019.

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NASCAR may add street racing in 2021, report says

NASCAR may be hitting the street.

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The racing series is considering adding temporary tracks in city centers or sports stadium parking lots to the season as soon as 2021, Sports Business Journal reports.

Along with its signature oval tracks, NASCAR currently competes on two road courses (Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International) and a so-called “roval” set up in the infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sources tell SBJ that NASCAR is aiming to add 8 new markets by 2022, which would likely require the elimination of several current events.

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Possible scenarios include teaming up with Indycar at one of its street-racing venues, like Long Beach, Calif., where sports cars and the Stadium Super Trucks series also compete. Formula One is currently in discussions to hold a race in the parking lots and access roads outside Hard Rock Stadium in Florida, and all of the top metro areas in the United States have a facility that presents a similar opportunity for NASCAR.

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NASCAR has not commented on the report, but president Steve Phelps said at a press conference last week that “we’re having a lot of discussions right now on the 2021 schedule, and we’re looking at three things when we’re looking at that race schedule: where we’re going to have the most competitive racing we can have, where we’re going to have full grandstands, and what does that market look like — is it a new market we can service?”

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NASCAR is launching an all-new car design for 2021 that includes an independent rear suspension, which is better suited to the type of street racing being proposed than the current cars are. Phelps has also previously said that a hybrid powertrain is in the works and could debut as soon as 2022, which would be aimed at tracks that require a lot of braking, where electric motors could use the energy to charge batteries then discharge it under acceleration to improve power and efficiency. The addition of new markets and track types could also help NASCAR attract new manufacturers to the motorsport.

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NASCAR may add street racing in 2021, report says

NASCAR may be hitting the street.

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The racing series is considering adding temporary tracks in city centers or sports stadium parking lots to the season as soon as 2021, Sports Business Journal reports.

Along with its signature oval tracks, NASCAR currently competes on two road courses (Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International) and a so-called “roval” set up in the infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sources tell SBJ that NASCAR is aiming to add 8 new markets by 2022, which would likely require the elimination of several current events.

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Stadium Super Trucks are part of Long Beach, California’s annual street racing events. (Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

Possible scenarios include teaming up with Indycar at one of its street-racing venues, like Long Beach, Calif., where sports cars and the Stadium Super Trucks series also compete. Formula One is currently in discussions to hold a race in the parking lots and access roads outside Hard Rock Stadium in Florida, and all of the top metro areas in the United States have a facility that presents a similar opportunity for NASCAR.

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NASCAR has not commented on the report, but president Steve Phelps said at a press conference last week that “we’re having a lot of discussions right now on the 2021 schedule, and we’re looking at three things when we’re looking at that race schedule: where we’re going to have the most competitive racing we can have, where we’re going to have full grandstands, and what does that market look like — is it a new market we can service?”

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NASCAR is launching an all-new car design for 2021 that includes an independent rear suspension, which is better suited to the type of street racing being proposed than the current cars are. Phelps has also previously said that a hybrid powertrain is in the works and could debut as soon as 2022, which would be aimed at tracks that require a lot of braking, where electric motors could use the energy to charge batteries then discharge it under acceleration to improve power and efficiency. The addition of new markets and track types could also help NASCAR attract new manufacturers to the motorsport.

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Telemundo TV actor Alejandro Sandí rescued, ‘in good health’ after being abducted in Mexico

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A French citizen and a Mexican actor who played secondary roles in the Telemundo TV narco series “El Senor de los Cielos” were let go by their abductors Monday, a day after robbers snatched them and stole the SUV they were driving in near a popular mountain peak west of Mexico City.

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The Mexico State prosecutor’s office confirmed in a statement late in the day that actor Alejandro Sandí and the unidentified French citizen had been released, and “are in good health.” It gave no other details. France’s Foreign Ministry also reported their release without giving any other information.

Two actresses who are friends of Sandí had posted a video on social media sites early Monday saying they had filed a crime report about Sunday’s incident.

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Actress Esmeralda Ugalde said she was driving in an SUV with Sandí and another actress when thieves cut them off, took Sandí and the vehicle.

The Nevado de Toluca is a snow-capped volcanic peak and a popular weekend getaway for capital residents.

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The French Foreign Ministry had refused to give the name or other details about the abducted French citizen for security reasons.

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Massive Colombia anti-government protests continue amid heightened violent crackdown

The massive anti-government protests that have erupted in several Latin American countries have boiled over into Colombia as thousands have taken to the streets in recent days, sparking fear and violence throughout the country.

The protests, which began November 21 in central Bogota, have been mostly nonviolence and peaceful, but the government of President Ivan Duque Marquez has taken an aggressive stance against the movement.

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An anti-government demonstrator with red tears painted on his face joins protest in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Security forces have used tear gas and other repressive methods to end the protests, which have disrupted and somewhat paralyzed the city for nearly a week.

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At least one person – 18-year-old high school student Dilan Cruz – has died. However, some reports have put the death toll at three.

David Torres, a 30-year-old master’s student studying chemistry in Bogota, told Fox News that there have been “many abuses from authorities” against demonstrators. He participated in one of the first rallies.

“The atmosphere is hopeful because people saw the results in Chile, and also they can see the abuses of police and the fear that authorities spread, especially on Friday,” Torres said via Twitter message. “But there is some uncertainty because the government does not decide to speak with the citizens and also keeps such an aggressive position.”

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Youth attend a vigil for Dilan Cruz, who was injured during clashes between anti-government protesters and police, in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. President Ivan Duque said he was ordering an urgent investigation to determine who was responsible for the injuries of the 18-year-old student, who is in hospital in critical condition after he was hit in the head Saturday, apparently by a tear gas canister. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

The mood among protesters is “hopeful,” but they are also worried, Torres said, adding that people will continue to strike, despite the continued government crackdown.

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An estimated 250,000 anti-government demonstrators, including students, teachers and working-class union members, rattled Colombia when they took to the streets last week and voiced strong opposition to Duque’s conservative policies. It’s the largest protest Colombia has seen in years.

Unlike the protests in countries across Latin America, which are driven by the steep drop in commodity prices, there is no one single issue that is motivating Colombians to mobilize against the incumbent government.

Sergio Guzman, director of Colombia Risk Analysis, said the unfocused nature of the protest movement will make it difficult for it to negotiate with the government.

“The protesters are a hodgepodge of people with so many different agendas that it will be difficult to find a common narrative,” Guzman told Fox News.

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Anti-government demonstrators march in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Protests against the government of President Ivan Duque continued for the fifth consecutive day as students, women’s groups and indigenous people marched through the center of the nation’s capital. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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However, there is a shared sense of indignation in Colombia – and across the region – over the failure of the government to address the corruption and rising inequality that leave people struggling to survive while affluent and well-connected elites enrich themselves — at the expense of everyone else.

“The sentiment in the street is, overall, a lot of frustration with the government and the current situation, Guzman said. “Colombia’s growth is a radical departure from the rest of the region, the second-highest in the region – but there are vast inequalities that don’t allow ordinary people to participate in that prosperity.”

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Riot police detain an anti-government protester in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Authorities in Colombia are maintaining heightened police and military presence in the nation’s capital following two days of unrest. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

The government’s proposal to slash the minimum wage, salaries, and pension funds would likely exasperate these inequalities and was also a driving force behind the uprising.

“Broadly speaking, the protestors want Duque’s government to engage more with opposition groups, not introduce any proposals to cut pensions or try to implement labor reform, increase funding for economic development in rural areas, and not make any cuts or reform to public education,” Jeffrey Hawn, Global Security Analyst at Stratfor, told Fox News.

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Duque, a key U.S. ally who took office in 2018, met with recently elected governors and mayors Sunday night and held talks with business leaders and some unions Monday. He is facing the most significant threat to his presidency thus far.

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Colombia’s President Ivan Duque talks during a meeting with mayors and governors in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Duque called for a national dialogue in an attempt to quell protests decrying a range of social and economic woes. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

One of the somewhat less talked about issues that is unique to Colombia is the 2016 peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group.

Colombia and the FARC were engaged in a 50-year civil war, the longest civil conflict in Latin America, which left 220,000 dead, 25,000 disappeared, and 5.7 million displaced since the insurgency began in the 1960s.

The government and the rebels finally came to a peace agreement to end the conflict in 2016 and have remained a focal point of Colombian public policy since the peace deal was signed. A major component of the peace agreement, and integral to war termination and conflict resolution in general, called for rebels to demobilize and surrender their arms to a U.N. commission. The demobilization process included in the peace agreement allowed for political representation from former rebels.

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Soldiers leave from a military base to patrol the streets in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Authorities in Colombia are maintaining a heightened police and military presence in the nation’s capital following two days of unrest. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Now, three years later, key components of the deal have not been implemented and some of the rebels appear to be abandoning the reintegration process and rearming for renewed conflict.

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Although the peace agreement is not central to protester demands, people feel that Duque has mismanaged security overall and has allowed some militants to reassert control and violence in rural areas.

As violence is flaring once again in rural parts of the region and ungoverned spaces where the FARC once thrived, people are concerned that the government will not be able to fully implement the peace agreement.

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Anti-government demonstrators run during a protest in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Authorities are maintaining a heightened police presence amidst scattered unrest in the aftermath of a mass protest that drew about 250,000 to the streets Thursday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Duque has claimed the people have the right to protest and voice their concerns over government policy, but some in his government are employing rhetorical strategies by other right-wing regimes in Latin America, asserting that the grassroots uprising is a left-wing plot to overthrow the government.

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Some rogue elements have taken advantage of the instability and committed acts of vandalism and looting, potentially damaging the credibility of the otherwise peaceful and legitimate grievances held by the protesters.

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Colin Kaepernick releases hype video after NFL workout: ‘We stay ready’

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Colin Kaepernick released a hype video Monday, days after he worked out for a handful of NFL teams at an Atlanta-area high school in hopes of making a still elusive return to the league.

The video showed Kaepernick launching passes to receivers during his workout at Charles Drew High School. It also included a message to the media after his workout that he was ready to come back and compete again in the NFL.

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His tweet thanked the receivers he threw to, his trainer and those aligned with the high school. RA Vision Media produced the video.

“A huge thank you to all the people that made this happen in ATL. From our receivers @brice_butler, @BruceElling10, @TheJordanVeasy, @ariwerts – my trainer Josh Hidalgo, the educators at Charles Drew HS & so many more. Can’t thank everyone enough. We stay ready.”

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There have been conflicting reports on whether NFL teams are actually interested in the quarterback after his midseason workout. ESPN reported Sunday that no teams have reached out to Kaepernick to work him out further, while his attorney appeared on Adam Carolla’s podcast last week and said at least two teams were interested. The attorney didn’t specify which teams may be interested.

Kaepernick’s workout drew a ton of controversy. He and his team took issue with an injury waiver the NFL wanted the free-agent quarterback to sign. After a back-and-forth, Kaepernick and his team decided to change the workout location from the Atlanta Falcons’ training facility to the high school about 60 miles away.

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Kaepernick has been out of the league since the 2016 season. He started a national firestorm when he decided to kneel during the national anthem before games to raise awareness about perceived social injustices across the U.S. He accused NFL owners in a grievance of blackballing him from the league because of the anthem protest but the two sides settled earlier this year.

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