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Biden pushes back on report refuting disputed war story: ‘I don’t see what the problem is’

Westlake Legal Group AP19240659092556 Biden pushes back on report refuting disputed war story: 'I don't see what the problem is' Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/politics/elections/democrats fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 1dd00a99-f141-58eb-b56b-b6a0d8ee1d97

Former Vice President Joe Biden responded Thursday to a Washington Post report claiming that a military story he shared on the campaign trail “never happened,” saying in an interview “I don’t know what the problem is.”

The Democratic frontrunner’s blunder took place earlier this month when Biden recounted a story he claimed to be “God’s truth” at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

Biden offered an emotional account of his decision to travel to Afghanistan, despite concerns about visiting a war-torn area, in order to honor a Navy captain for retrieving the body of his dead comrade during battle.

According to Biden, he brushed off concerns about the risk of him traveling to the deadly area. “We can lose a vice president,” he said, recounting his words to a crowd during an event on Friday. “We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.” His story involved the captain dramatically telling Biden he didn’t want the medal because his comrade ended up dying.

CNN PUNDIT DEFENDS BIDEN FOR WAR STORY BY COMPARING HIM TO REAGAN

The Washington Post reported Thursday that the event “never happened,” after speaking with a dozen military and campaign sources.

“It appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story,” The Post’s Matt Viser and Greg Jaffe wrote. “In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony.”

During an interview on Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart’s Cape Up podcast, Biden acknowledged that he had not read the report but stood firm against the criticism.

“I have not read the article but my response is similar to a story you had about the fact that, you know, ‘Joe Biden, you know talked about the assassination of Barack Obama.’ Well, everybody understood the context. It was a totally different context that it was all about. Later, everybody clarified it,” Biden began. “There was no gaffe there. I was making the point to a group of young people that imagine if your generation were confronted with the things that happened in mine.”

WATCH: JOE BIDEN SAYS HE DOESN’T KNOW THE NEW BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, JOKES HE ‘LOOKS LIKE DONALD TRUMP’

“The assertion I made was there was a young man who I attempted to pin a medal on at the request of the commander and he said, ‘I don’t want it. He died, he died’ Well, it turns out that’s true,” Biden continued. “There was a separate incident that occurred at a different time and a different circumstance, but what I was talking about was a young man- I mean, what was the gaffe when I said there was a young man I tried to pin a medal on and he said, ‘I don’t want it, sir. He died, he died, he died.’

“It was a young man, my recollection was, that he pulled a colleague of his out of a burning humvee and he risked his life doing it and the young man died that he tried to save. His commander has asked me to pin a medal on him when I was in theater and when I went to do it, he said ‘I don’t want it, sir. He took it, I pinned it on him, but he said, ‘He died, sir. He died.

“I was making the point about how courageous these people are, how incredible they are, this generation of warriors, these fallen angels we lost. And I don’t know what the problem is. I mean, what is it that I said wrong?”

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Capehart then read an excerpt from the Post’s report; “Almost every detail in this story appears to be incorrect based on interviews with more than a dozen U.S. troops, their commanders, and Biden campaign officials. It appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story of bravery, compassion, and regret that never happened.”

“You just confirmed it happened,” Biden shot back.

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US labels Lebanon bank with Hezbollah ties a ‘global terrorist,’ sanctions Iranian networks linked to regime

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The U.S. designated Lebanon-based Jammal Trust Bank a “global terrorist” Thursday over its ties to the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group, one day after it slapped sanctions on Iranian networks it claimed facilitated “tens of millions of dollars’ worth” of activities that benefited Iran’s military and regime.

Washington, in partnership with Oman, also announced sanctions against four individuals accused of moving tens of millions of dollars between Iran’s elite Quds Force and the military wing of the Islamic militant group Hamas in Gaza.

“Treasury is targeting Jammal Trust Bank and its subsidiaries for brazenly enabling Hezbollah’s financial activities,” Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker said in a statement. “Corrupt financial institutions like Jammal Trust are a direct threat to the integrity of the Lebanese financial system. Jammal Trust provides support and services to Hezbollah’s Executive Council and the Martyrs Foundation, which funnels money to the families of suicide bombers.”

UN PEACEKEEPING PATROL FILMED COMING UNDER ATTACK BY HEZBOLLAH IN LEBANON

On Wednesday, the Treasury Department sanctioned two Iranian networks that it says engaged in “covert procurement activities benefitting multiple Iranian military organizations.”

One of the now-sanctioned networks used a front company in Hong Kong to evade sanctions imposed by the U.S. and other nations, and oversaw “tens of millions of dollars’ worth” of activity that targeted U.S. technology on behalf of people tied to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the regime’s missile program, according to the Treasury Department.

The second network acquired aluminum alloy products for entities controlled or owned by the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics.

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The Treasury Department’s statement accused several Iranian nationals of playing critical roles in the schemes. Two of them, Hadi and Hamed Dehghan — along with the latter’s company, Ebtekar Sanat Ilya — had several Iranian military clients, including Rastafann Engineering Company, the DOJ said. It’s unclear if the men are related.

Rastafann had provided support to Iran’s Naval Defense Missile Industry Group and the IRGC in the past. Ebtekar Sanat Ilya company also had customers including Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA), the Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group (SBIG) and the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG).

“Since 2017 alone, these actors have used a network of intermediary companies, including a Hong Kong-based front company, to facilitate more than 10 million dollars’ worth of proliferation-related transactions,” Treasury said.

IRAN’S PRESIDENT WANTS TRUMP TO LIFT SANCTIONS BEFORE ANY POSSIBLE TALKS

Hamed Dehghan also owned Hong Kong-based Green Industries, which he used as a front to buy military equipment from U.S. suppliers on behalf of Iranian entities that could not purchase the equipment otherwise because they were blacklisted for being involved in activity surrounding Iran’s weapons of mass destruction, authorities said.

A third Iranian national, Seyed Hossein Shariat, owned Asre Sanat Eshragh Company, which for years obtained aluminum alloy products for several Iranian organizations.

“Since at least 2016, Asre Sanat Eshragh Company has procured large amounts of aluminum alloy products for multiple Iranian entities, including Iran Electronic Industries (IEI) and Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO),” according to the Treasury Department.

“As the Iranian regime attempts to use complex schemes to hide its efforts to bolster its WMD [weapons of mass destruction] program, the U.S. government will continue to thwart them at every turn,” Mandelker said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this week walked back the idea of possible talks with President Trump regarding the countries’ nuclear impasse, saying Iran would meet with the U.S. only if Trump agreed to lift sanctions.

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“Without the U.S.’ withdrawal from sanctions, we will not witness any positive development,” Rouhani said in a speech Tuesday. “If someone intends to make it as just a photo-op with Rouhani, that is not possible.”

Trump had said Monday, during the close of the G-7 summit in France, that there was a “really good chance” he and Rouhani could meet. French President Emmanuel Macron had tried to intervene at the G-7 summit and bring the nations together.

Fox News’ Ben Evansky contributed to this report.

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Tennessee man sues Popeyes over fruitless (or chickenless) hunt for sold-out sandwich

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A Tennessee man who spent “countless time driving” from one Popeyes to another in search of its popular chicken sandwich is suing the fast-food chain after he was left hungry.

“I can’t get happy; I have this sandwich on my mind. I can’t think straight,” Craig Barr told The Chattanooga Times Free Press on Thursday. “It just consumes you.”

Barr’s suit accused Popeyes of deceptive business practices and false advertising, the paper reported. He said he was scammed out of $25 by a man claiming to be a Popeyes employee who said he was selling sandwiches behind a restaurant.

Once he gave the scammer the money, he never saw him again, Barr said. He also claimed he blew out a tire and damaged a rim driving from one Popeyes to another and was humiliated when his friends laughed at his ordeal.

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Barr said various locations turned him away after their supply of the in-demand edible sold out. He claimed the chain overhyped the item and purposefully lowered quantity to increase demand.

And speaking of demand, he’s demanding $5,000.

“It’s totally deceptive. Who runs out of chicken? It’s a big fiasco,” he told the paper. “Someone has to stand up to Big Corporate. Everyone is captivated by these sandwiches.”

Messages to Restaurant Brands International, the owner of the Miami-based chicken chain, were not immediately returned.

Demand for the new sandwich exceeded expectations, with the item selling out within days of its Aug. 12 launch.

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When one North Carolina location ran out of chicken, a Chick-fil-A employee across the street handed out the competitor’s sandwiches to Popeyes workers.

The new Popeyes menu item gained widespread popularity after a feud with Wendy’s over social media about which company had the best sandwich.

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Terrapin turtle trafficker gets 6 months in prison — and he’ll have to shell out $250G

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced this week to six months in prison — and he’ll have to shell out $250,000 — for illegally trafficking thousands of threatened diamondback terrapin turtles, prosecutors said.

David Sommers, 64, of Levittown, poached the protected turtles and their eggs from New Jersey marshes, sold them online and illegally shipped them over the course of nearly six years, from November 2011 until October 2017, the Justice Department said Thursday.

A grand jury indicted him on July 10, 2018. On Feb. 4 he pleaded guilty to falsely labeling packages containing the protected critters.

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Turtle advocate Karen Testa feeds diamondback terrapins at her group’s rehabilitation center in Jamesport, N.Y. (AP)

TWO-HEADED TURTLE SPOTTED ON SOUTH CAROLINA BEACH: ‘WE THOUGHT WE HAD SEEN IT ALL’

“The defendant had a simple business plan: Poach protected turtles and their eggs from their natural habitat, advertise them for sale online and then illegally ship them to customers by concealing the actual contents of the packages,” U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain said. “Sommers represented himself as a legitimate reptile breeder when he was, in fact, endangering the lives of these animals and breaking the law.”

Diamondback terrapin turtles are native to the eastern and western U.S. and are known for their diamond-shaped shell markings. While coveted, their population is shrinking, and New Jersey banned the collection, transportation and possession of diamondback terrapins in 2016.

GREEN TURTLES ARE DYING BECAUSE THEY’RE EATING PLASTIC THAT LOOKS LIKE FOOD

The turtles are protected by New Jersey state law, as well as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which listed the species as threatened in 2013.

“Sommers used a sham business to shamelessly mask an illegal trade in threatened and protected species,” Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark said. “The Justice Department and our law enforcement partners will safeguard our nation’s natural resources and biodiversity and prosecute wildlife traffickers to the fullest extent of the law.”

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Steve Hayes: Comey claim he’s not a leaker is ‘hard to justify’

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Former FBI Director James Comey made an unlikely claim that he is not a “liar” or a “leaker” after the release of the Justice Department IG’s report, according to Steve Hayes.

“If you think about James Comey’s tweet that he’s neither a ‘liar’ nor a ‘leaker’ — it’s really hard to justify that claim by him at this point,” Hayes said Thursday on “Special Report.”

COMEY DEFIANT AFTER IG REPORT SAYS HE VIOLATED POLICIES

Comey defended himself on social media in the wake of the report, which determined that he violated Justice Department policy in his handling of memos recording conversations with President Trump.

Hayes also pointed to discrepancies between Comey’s congressional testimony and statements he made to “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier in 2018 and said Comey’s denial that he lied is also questionable.

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“It’s hard to conclude that he didn’t lie,” Hayes said. “What James Comey did here is something that would get the 35,000 people who are in the rank-and-file at the FBI in serious trouble. He avoids those consequences.”

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On Twitter, Comey pointed out that the Justice Department declined to charge him for the infractions laid out in the report.

“And to all those who’ve spent two years talking about me ‘going to jail’ or being a ‘liar and a leaker’—ask yourselves why you still trust people who gave you bad info for so long, including the president,” he said.

The former director added he is not expecting a public apology from detractors, but remarked a message of “‘sorry we lied about you’ would be “nice.”

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R. Kelly asks judge to release him from ‘unconstitutional’ solitary confinement while awaiting trial: report

R. Kelly is trapped in a jail cell.

Lawyers for the embattled former R&B star filed an emergency motion on Thursday arguing he should be released from solitary confinement while awaiting trial on child pornography charges.

Kelly is getting no sunlight, no “meaningful interaction with other humans,” limited email access and is allowed to shower just three times a week, his lawyers said in the motion.

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He’s being unfairly targeted because of his charges and because of his celebrity status, his lawyers said.

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In this courtroom sketch, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in New York. Kelly pleaded not guilty to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls. The 52-year-old Kelly was denied bail in a Brooklyn courtroom packed with his supporters. (Aggie Kenny via AP)

Kelly is being held in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Chicago after being arrested by federal authorities on child pornography and sex abuse charges in July.

After his arrest, the Bureau of Prisons determined Kelly could not be held in general population at the prison for his own safety, according to the motion.

R. KELLY CHARGED WITH SOLICITING A MINOR IN MINNESOTA 

But when Kelly requested to be transferred out of solitary confinement, BOP said he would not be eligible for a transfer to general population “because of his alleged offense and notoriety,” according to the motion.

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Instead of moving him to a number of floors that are available outside of general population, BOP moved Kelly to “the most restrictive floor,” according to his lawyers.

“In essence, even though he has not violated a single BOP rule, Mr. Kelly is being unconstitutionally punished and segregated from the rest of the prison population,” they wrote in the motion.

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Kelly’s also being denied any access to recreation and fresh air and any access to the prison’s “day room,” where inmates can watch television, the motion states.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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Ilhan Omar says questions about alleged affair, misuse of campaign funds are ‘stupid’

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., dismissed what she called “stupid questions” from reporters on Wednesday about allegations she misused campaign funds to reimburse her purported paramour for personal travel expenses.

The National Legal and Policy Center, a nonprofit focusing on ethics in public life, this week filed a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint against Omar claiming she misused more than $200,000 in campaign funds and failed to itemize travel reimbursements to Tim Mynett’s E. Street Group, LLC, a political consulting group.

Mynett’s wife filed for divorce Tuesday and claimed he told her about an affair with Omar earlier this year.

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“Congresswoman, why are you dodging these questions?” a reporter asked Wednesday at one of Omar’s official appearances at a north Minneapolis grocery store.

“Because they’re stupid questions,” she responded.

ILHAN OMAR ISSUES TERSE DENIAL ON ALLEGATIONS OF AFFAIR WITH MARRIED DC CONSULTANT

One of Omar’s aides then blocked reporters from getting any closer to the congresswoman, Fox 9 reported.

Later, at a roundtable, Omar addressed reporters directly.

“I will just say I have no interest in commenting on anything that you are about to ask about my personal life, so you can chase me all you want,” she said.

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Omar’s campaign paid E. Street Group around $230,000 since 2018 for fundraising consulting, digital communications, Internet advertising and travel expenses, according to federal election records. The FEC complaint was filed the day after Beth Mynett submitted divorce papers in Washington, D.C., Superior Court, alleging her husband said he was having an affair with Omar.

The married Minnesota congresswoman has denied the affair, and her attorneys called the FEC complaint a “political ploy.”

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.

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Jason Chaffetz: IG report shows Obama-Biden legacy is politicizing government agencies

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The Justice Department inspector general’s report on ex-FBI Director James Comey shows the Obama administration’s legacy will be the politicization of various bureaucratic agencies, according to Jason Chaffetz.

Agencies that are supposed to be above partisanship have been tainted by people like Comey and others who worked under former President Barack Obama, Chaffetz claimed Thursday on “The Five.”

“I think the Obama-Biden legacy is going to be the politicization — putting politics into the worst of the worst,” he said.

“You’re supposed to have an FBI, a Department of Justice, the IRS, the Federal Reserve — they’re all supposed to be above and beyond politics.

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“Yet where we are eight years later is they have politicized some of the institutions that should be beyond politics.”

That development, the Fox News contributor and former Utah Republican congressman said, makes everyday Americans believe there is no longer, “equal application of justice under the law.”

In addition, Chaffetz said Comey is free to claim he is absolved of any purported lawbreaking but should be wary of what Connecticut federal prosecutor John Durham may find in his DOJ-sanctioned probe into the origins of the Russia investigation.

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“James Comey is not out of the woods yet,” he said. “If James Comey thinks he has won the day, are you kidding me? The first report on him said he acted as insubordinate. This is as damning as any report you’ll ever see from an inspector general.”

If Durham’s probe reveals wrongdoing, it may fall to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to potentially punish anyone criminally implicated.

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“The chief justice of the Supreme Court — once the inspector general does the FISA report — they could very well hold people in contempt,” he said.

“James Comey’s autograph is on one of those [applications]. The Supreme Court should actually hold them accountable from misleading on the FISA abuse.”

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NFL free agent Ryan Russell comes out as bisexual, hopes to return to league

NFL defensive end Ryan Russell has come out as bisexual and said he hopes to be the first openly LGBTQ athlete to play in a regular season game.

Russell, 27, went public with his sexuality in an ESPN.com article published Thursday

Judging from the fact that there isn’t a single openly LGBTQ player in the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball or the NHL, brings me pause,” Russell said. “I want to change that — for me, for other athletes who share these common goals, and for the generations of LGBTQ athletes who will come next.”

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NFL free agent and defensive end Ryan Russell, 27, is looking to become the first openly LGBTQ athlete to play in the major American sports teams. (Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images, File)

Russell, a Texas native who played college football at Purdue University in Indiana, said he decided to speak out as “a talented football player, a damn good writer, a loving son, an overbearing brother, a caring friend, a loyal lover, and a bisexual man.”

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Russell was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was released prior to the 2016 season and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he spent the next two seasons. He signed with the Buffalo Bills in the summer of 2018, but was released as part of roster cutdowns due to a shoulder injury.

In the article, Russell said that his transparency would help, not hinder, his production with an NFL team.

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“Have I lied to teammates, coaches, trainers, front-office executives and fans about who I am? Not exactly,” he said. “But withholding information is a form of deceit. And I want the next part of my career — and life — steeped in trust and honesty. During the season you spend more time with your team than with your own family; truth and honesty are the cornerstones of a winning culture.”

In 2014, Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team when the St. Louis Rams selected him in the seventh round. Sam played in four preseason games before the Rams released him. Sam also spent time on the Cowboys practice squad and with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes before retiring from football in August 2015 due to mental health reasons.

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Pennsylvania woman, 19, wanted in stabbings of 2 sisters turns herself in, faces murder charge: police

The Pennsylvania woman accused of stabbing two sisters, killing one and critically wounding the other, turned herself in and has been charged with murder, the Philadelphia Police Department announced Thursday.

The department told Fox News that Tiana Thomas, 19, who was wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 attack, surrendered herself to Philadelphia homicide detectives Friday evening.

Investigators said Thomas stabbed 23-year old Shawntae Garrison multiple times in the chest, back and legs during a clash investigators believe started as a neighborhood dispute.

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The Philadelphia Police Department told Fox News that Tiana Thomas, 19, who was wanted in connection with two stabbings, surrendered herself to Philadelphia homicide detectives and has been charged with murder.  (Philadelphia Police Department)

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Garrison was rushed to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead about half an hour later.

Thomas also allegedly stabbed Garrison’s 28-year-old sister, who police said “sustained lacerations to her lip, forehead and wrist.”

The sister, whom police did not name, was transported to the same hospital and was listed in critical condition. Her current condition was not immediately known.

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Investigators said video showed as many as seven other women with Thomas at the time of the stabbings, taking part in the attacks, Fox 29 reported.

Thomas lived across from the sisters in the Brewerytown neighborhood of West Philadelphia, WPVI-TV reported.

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Thomas also has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault and related offenses.

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