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’90 Day Fiancé’ stars Tim and Rebecca on why they dated people outside the United States

90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days” is peeling the curtain back on how dating someone who lives in another country affects your life.

The dating show, currently in its third season, follows seven Americans who have fallen in love online with people who live overseas. The Americans travel to their partner’s home country in the hopes of taking their relationship to the next level with a marriage proposal, even though they’ve never met in person.

“The couples get to know each other in a foreign land with the ultimate goal of being together in America,” revealed the TLC series.

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Fox News spoke to two cast members: Rebecca, 47, from Canton, Ga. who is dating 26-year-old Tunisian Zied; and Tim, 38, from Charlotte, N.C., who is dating Colombian Jeniffer, 25.

“Rebecca has three kids and three failed marriages, including one to a Moroccan man she brought to America on a spouse visa, but she’s ready to try again. She met Zied online and fell in love, despite the concerns of her friends and family that she’s making the same mistakes over again,” the show explained.

Meanwhile, Timothy was instantly attracted to Jennifer’s online profile and “now, he’s traveling to Colombia to meet her in person for the first time and plans to propose. But with Jeniffer being a total knockout, he’s worried she won’t fall head over heels when they finally meet.”

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Fox News: What made you want to be part of the reality show?

Tim: Well, to be honest, I was told my entire adult life that I was made for reality. I’ve got a very expressive face and I enjoy being in front of the camera. You know, I’d always wanted to be on TV so I thought that this was the perfect opportunity.

Rebecca: I’ve always been just kind of adventurous and always up for new experiences. But nobody really knows what they’re getting into when they agree to do something like this. But I was, yeah, I was just excited for a new adventure.

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Tim, 38, from Charlotte, NC, is dating, Jeniffer, 25, from Colombia. (TLC)

Fox News: So what were the reactions of your family and friends when you told them you were going to be part of this show?

Tim: It was split down the middle. Half of them were very excited; the other half were very concerned. Obviously, there’s a lot of negativity sometimes that can follow you when you’re on reality TV and my parents just wanted me to be happy. They were supportive but they were cautious. Everybody knows I’m crazy and I’m a risk-taker so I don’t think it was a surprise to anyone.

Rebecca: They weren’t super excited about it. Not so much because it was a reality show, a bit more because of what it was about.

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Fox News: What’s your response to people who say that dating somebody from another country is an online scam?

Tim: I get it. I deal with it even with my inner circle of people. I’m the only person I know that has left the country to date someone in another country. It’s a very scary idea for a lot of people. And of course, the media just shows you all of the nightmare stories. I mean obviously, it’s something you have to approach very delicately and make sure you do your research. But if you’re smart about it and patient, I think there can be some very big rewards at the end.

Rebecca: I’ve been hearing that for a long time because of my previous relationships. So I kind of just let that go. I don’t let it bother me. That’s just not something that I worry about. Ultimately no one else was involved in my relationships and I’m the only one that has to pay the consequences of them. Although it does affect my children to some degree — my children are grown.

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Rebecca, 47  from Canton, Georgia is dating Zied, 26, from Tunisia. (TLC)

Fox News: What was the most difficult part about going to another country?

Tim: You’re nervous. Anytime you meet somebody that you’ve met online in person for the first time you get nervous. I had anxiety. I just want to make sure [the family] likes me and that they’re not disappointed.

Fox News: If your relationship with a man from another country didn’t work out before, why do it again?

Rebecca: I did have some serious reservations and I talked it over with my kids to make sure they weren’t going to disown me if I tried to do that. I did give it a lot of thought but ultimately I just don’t believe that you should ever limit yourself based on geography. I enjoy the traveling and the adventure.

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Fox News: What’s some advice you can give other people who are interested in dating people from other countries?

Tim: You need to familiarize yourself with the culture because that’s a huge hurdle for anyone. Anytime there are cultures coming together and trying to make a romantic relationship — that can be very challenging. You’re definitely gonna have to compromise to make the relationships work and obviously, you need to start learning the language.

Rebecca: Every single instance is so completely different that I avoid giving advice. Even the fact that I’ve done this twice does not make me an expert, because if I do it five times, I’m going to have five different results.

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“90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days” airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. CT on TLC.

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Overstock CEO resigns amid ties to Russia probe, says he received ‘fishy orders’ from ex-FBI official Strzok

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know as you start your Friday and the weekend …

Overstock CEO resigns amid ties to Russia investigation, says he received ‘fishy orders’ from ex-FBI official Strzok
Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne resigned Thursday after 20 years at the company amid his ties to a government investigation related to the 2016 election, and he made a series of controversial allegations in interviews with Fox Business and Fox News. In an interview with Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.,” Byrne said the investigation is “all about political espionage” and that he thinks “we are about to see the biggest scandal in American history.”

Then, in an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on “The Story,” he said he had helped the federal government with investigations twice in the past, including to “help them take down people on Wall Street.” However, several years after his last contact with the government, Byrne said FBI officials – whom he characterized as “the Men in Black” — reached out to him in 2016 and asked him for a “third favor.” “I was given some fishy orders and I carried them out in 2015-2016, thinking I was conducting law enforcement,” he said.

“I didn’t know who sent the orders, but I did them. Last summer, watching television and some congressional hearings, I figured out where these orders came from. They came from a guy named Peter Strzok.” Byrne also named other individuals, with MacCallum reminding him those officials or former officials worked at the FBI. Byrne did not describe specific actions he was allegedly told to take, but characterized them as “political espionage.” Click on the videos above to watch the interviews. 

Federal court ruling undercuts progressive efforts to nullify Electoral College
In a major blow to state-by-state progressive efforts to effectively replace the Electoral College with a nationwide popular vote, a federal appeals court has ruled that presidential electors in the Electoral College have the absolute right to vote for presidential candidates of their choice. Prominent Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, have slammed the Electoral College in recent weeks, calling it a racist “scam.” Democrats have increasingly sought to erase the Electoral College’s influence by promoting state laws that would force electors to back the winner of the national popular vote. Those laws were now in jeopardy as a result of the court’s ruling, legal experts said. The decision on Tuesday, however, also raised the prospect that electors could legally defect at the last minute, and decide the occupant of the White House on their own in dramatic fashion, weeks after Election Day.

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Leading House Dem slams ‘Squad’ members and Trump for allegedly spreading anti-Semitism
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., called out both his fellow Democrats, Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, and President Trump on Thursday, claiming they helped further anti-Semitism in the nation’s “political dialogue.” “The growing anti-Semitism in our political dialogue is repugnant,” Nadler said. He pointed to Trump’s comments about “disloyalty” in Jews who voted for Democrats, as well as a cartoon forwarded by the two progressive congresswomen already in the news for a failed attempt to enter Israel. Last weekend, Tlaib and Omar both shared a cartoon from an artist who came in second in Iran’s International Holocaust Cartoon contest. The cartoon displayed a Star of David in the center and appeared to show Trump trying to silence Omar. It also showed Tlaib with what appeared to be Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hand over her mouth.

Fox News Exclusive: Contractor shares pic of another disturbing Epstein painting
Odd and often creepy details continue to surface in the aftermath of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide, giving a glimpse of the twisted extravagance that was a staple of his life — right down to the art he chose to display on his walls. The latest revelation involves a massive painting showing a young woman of indeterminate age wearing a wedding ring and cuddled up beside a roaring big cat. A photo of the artwork was taken by a contractor who worked at Epstein’s sprawling New Mexico home in 2013 and provided exclusively to Fox News. The contractor requested anonymity in order to speak freely. Click here to read the rest of the exclusive Fox News Digital feature.

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‘Star Wars’ could break the Internet on Friday
The Internet may break on Friday. Why? The first ‘trailer for the first live-action “Star Wars” TV series is expected to drop – and there will be a force with it. “Star Wars: The Mandalorian,” Disney’s newest entry into the iconic sci-fi property based on past experiences just might set a new YouTube record for views. Three of the “Star Wars” movies rank in the top 20 most-watched “previews”  in 24 hours, reaching more than 330 million viewers. Also, “The Mandalorian” is the flagship franchise for its new streaming service Disney+.

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Iowa prof says ‘I am Antifa’; once posted desire to bash Trump with baseball bat

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A college professor in Iowa openly declared his support for the violent far-left Antifa movement after coming under fire for inflammatory social media posts that included the desire to bash President Trump with a baseball bat.

Jeff Klinzman, an adjunct English professor of nearly 10 years at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, made the remark after a local TV station questioned him over his social media activity.

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“I affirm that I am Antifa,” Klinzman told local ABC affiliate KCRG-TV, which found the professor’s numerous posts both on his personal page and on an “Iowa Antifa” page. He stood behind his comments — though added he’s willing to apologize to any Christians offended by them.

“I affirm that I am Antifa.”

— Jeff Klinzman, Kirkwood Community College professor

The outlet reported that in one post, Klinzman shared a poem containing the words, “Kill them all and bury them deep in the ground,” to which he added the comment, “It’s not pretty, and I’m not proud, but seeing what evangelical Christians are doing to this country and its people fills me with rage, and a desire to exact revenge.”

“Seeing what evangelical Christians are doing to this country and its people fills me with rage, and a desire to exact revenge.”

— Jeff Klinzman, Kirkwood Community College professor

The professor was also an active participant in a local Antifa group on Facebook, according to KCRG, where he made the apparent comment about attacking Trump.

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“Yeah, I know who I’d clock with a bat…” he said in response to a tweet by Trump where the president slammed Antifa, tweeting “Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting… people over the heads with baseball bats,” with Klinzman saying “Yeah, I know who I’d clock with a bat…”

The Secret Service didn’t confirm to the outlet whether an investigation has been opened, but said the agency is aware of the professor’s comments.

Antifa, which is short for anti-fascist, has been facing scrutiny and calls to be labeled as a domestic terrorist organization, particularly after a series of violent incidents in Portland, Ore.

Trump appeared to be open to such consideration, tweeting last week that “major consideration” is being given by his administration to designating the group as a terrorist organization.

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“Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR,’” the president tweeted just before Antifa protests in the city. “Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!”

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Coast Guard suspends search for firefighters lost at sea after Florida fishing trip

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The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday suspended its search for two firefighters who vanished after embarking on a fishing trip off the coast of Florida almost a week ago.

SEARCH FOR FIREFIGHTERS WHO VANISHED WHILE FISHING INTENSIFIES, NEXT 24 HOURS CRITICAL

Hundreds of local, state and federal agencies– as well as civilian volunteers– have scoured tens of thousands of miles along the East Coast in a six-day long search for two off-duty firefighters, Justin Walker and Brian McCluney. The two failed to return from a trip on a 24-foot fishing vessel off the coast of Cape Canaveral on Friday.

“We have reached a point where our computer modeling and our ability to search a given location are no longer allowing us to search with any reasonable degree of probability of success,” Capt. Mark Vaun, commander of the Coast Guard Sector in Jacksonville, told news outlets.

Officials called on civilian boater volunteers at ports in Savannah, Ga., South Carolina and even as far north as New England to help with search efforts, as the Gulf Stream current may have pulled the vessel northward along the East Coast, Orlando’s WESH reported

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McCluney works for the Jacksonville department while Walker is a master technician with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in Virginia, just outside the nation’s capital. The vessel they were aboard belonged to McCluney’s late father and has experienced mechanical problems in the past, McCluney’s wife told WKMG-TV.

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Recent NBC intern Erin Edwards killed by mom in murder-suicide

A Boston University student and former intern at NBC 4 New York was shot to death by her mother on Wednesday, the news station reported.

Erin Edwards, 20, and her 24-year-old brother were both killed by their mother inside their home near Atlanta, authorities said. The mother, Marsha Edwards, then fatally shot herself, police said.

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Erin interned for NBC New York’s digital team this summer while on a break from Boston University, the station reported Thursday.

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Erin Edwards, who interned at NBC New York, was shot by her mother in Atlanta in an apparent murder-suicide. (New York Post/Facebook)

“All of us in the newsroom just shocked to hear this news,” evening anchor Stefan Holt said in a newscast Thursday.

“Erin was a special person — exuberant, cheerful, a gifted story teller who just had a passion for journalism and it showed,” he added.

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It was not clear whether there was a motive for the killings.

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Amazon fires turn political as Bolsonaro calls out Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday took to Twitter to urge countries from around the world to respond to the massive fires in the Amazon, but his remarks were met with hostility by Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who essentially said to stay out of it.

The comments played out on Twitter as news reports indicated that there is international concern about Bolsonaro’s environmental policy and its effect on the forest. The European Union called the forests there the world’s “lungs and life support system.”

The exact number of burning fires is somewhere around 2,500. Sao Paulo was in the dark for about one hour Monday afternoon as a result of the fires about 1,600 miles away. One Twitter user posted a photo of the clouds and said, “Imagine how much has to be burning to create this  much smoke.”

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research counted 47,155 wildfires as of Tuesday, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

Bolsonaro, who admitted that farmers may be intentionally setting the fires to clear land, admitted that his country does not have the resources to control the fires, Reuters reported. He lashed out a Macron for what he said Is an attempt to “make personal political gains in an internal matter for Brazil and other Amazonian countries.”

Reuters reported that farmers in Brazil—if not outright—had “tacit” encouragement from Bolsonaro who has maintained that the Amazon should be utilized for Brazil’s economy. The news agency reported that a so-called “Fire Day” was designated to show the president that farmers were eager to work.

Bolsonaro’s office has denied claims by the EU that deforestation is at historic levels, but did mention the difficulties of policing an area of land “bigger than Europe.”

“How will you fight criminal fires in such an area?” he asked. About 60 percent of the Amazon is in Brazil. It is home to more than 30 percent of  the world’s plant and animal species.

Marcon appeared to take the EU’s position and stressed the urgency of the matter.

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“Our house is  burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest—the lungs which produce 20% of our planet’s oxygen—is on fire,” he said. “It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let’s discuss this emergency first order in two days!”

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang contributed to this report

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Amazon fires turn political as Bolsonaro calls out Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday took to Twitter to urge countries from around the world to respond to the massive fires in the Amazon, but his remarks were met with hostility by Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who essentially said to stay out of it.

The comments played out on Twitter as news reports indicated that there is international concern about Bolsonaro’s environmental policy and its effect on the forest. The European Union called the forests there the world’s “lungs and life support system.”

The exact number of burning fires is somewhere around 2,500. Sao Paulo was in the dark for about one hour Monday afternoon as a result of the fires about 1,600 miles away. One Twitter user posted a photo of the clouds and said, “Imagine how much has to be burning to create this  much smoke.”

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research counted 47,155 wildfires as of Tuesday, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

Bolsonaro, who admitted that farmers may be intentionally setting the fires to clear land, admitted that his country does not have the resources to control the fires, Reuters reported. He lashed out a Macron for what he said Is an attempt to “make personal political gains in an internal matter for Brazil and other Amazonian countries.”

Reuters reported that farmers in Brazil—if not outright—had “tacit” encouragement from Bolsonaro who has maintained that the Amazon should be utilized for Brazil’s economy. The news agency reported that a so-called “Fire Day” was designated to show the president that farmers were eager to work.

Bolsonaro’s office has denied claims by the EU that deforestation is at historic levels, but did mention the difficulties of policing an area of land “bigger than Europe.”

“How will you fight criminal fires in such an area?” he asked. About 60 percent of the Amazon is in Brazil. It is home to more than 30 percent of  the world’s plant and animal species.

Marcon appeared to take the EU’s position and stressed the urgency of the matter.

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“Our house is  burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest—the lungs which produce 20% of our planet’s oxygen—is on fire,” he said. “It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let’s discuss this emergency first order in two days!”

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang contributed to this report

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Wisconsin too cheesy for Dems? Many 2020 delegates snag hotels closer to Chicago: reports

Nearly half of the delegations scheduled to attend the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee next July will stay in hotels across the state line in Illinois — stretching as far as the Chicago area, officials said.

But if Democratic leaders in Wisconsin were upset about a neighboring state getting all that business, most weren’t showing it.

“People eat, drink, celebrate and build the economy not when they’re asleep, but when they’re awake,” Ben Wikler, chairman of the Democratic party of Wisconsin, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “And DNC delegates will spend every possible waking moment in Wisconsin.”

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Madison, the Wisconsin capital, is about 10 miles closer to Milwaukee than Chicago is, but no state delegations will be staying there, according to the paper. The city’s mayor was unfazed.

“Though we’re not on the list to host any state delegations, we’ve actually got a lot of interest in room blocks for other folks,” Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway told the Journal Sentinel. “You know, we’re just looking forward to helping Milwaukee make this convention as much of a success as possible.”

“Though we’re not on the list to host any state delegations, we’ve actually got a lot of interest in room blocks for other folks.”

— Satya Rhodes-Conway, mayor of Madison, Wis.

Republicans, however, were quick to jab at Democrats over the accommodations for the convention.

“Dems can’t even go all in on Wisconsin!” tweeted Pat Garrett, a former spokesman for the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

“Democrats continue to look at states like Wisconsin and say, ‘It’s a nice place to visit, I just don’t want to stay there’,” Charles Nichols, a spokesman for the Wisconsin state GOP, told the Journal Sentinel.

“Democrats continue to look at states like Wisconsin and say, ‘It’s a nice place to visit, I just don’t want to stay there’.”

— Charles Nichols, spokesman for the Wisconsin state GOP

The Democratic National Committee revealed delegation hotel assignments during its summer meeting in San Francisco on Thursday. Local newspapers received the list of hotel assignments from their state’s Democratic Party.

Next year’s convention, where the party will nominate its sole presidential candidate to take on President Trump in the general election, will be held in Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum arena from July 13-16.

A total of 57 delegations are scheduled to attend the convention. Twenty-six of them will stay in clusters of hotels in Illinois’ Rosemont village, which is located directly next to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in Cook County, and in the neighboring Lake County, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Milwaukee and Chicago sit approximately 92.1 miles apart along the shores of Lake Michigan. It takes about 90 minutes to travel between the two cities.

DNC Convention CEO Joe Solmonese explained why many delegates will sleep in the Land of Obama rather than closer to the convention site.

“Illinois has large hotels which lets us house delegations under one roof,” he told the Sun-Times.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, welcomed the business the DNC convention will bring to his state’s economy. In fact, his spokeswoman sounded almost as if the convention would take place in Chicago.

“Pritzker fought to bring the convention to the Midwest in part because it’s great for Illinois businesses. Illinois will proudly welcome guests to the 2020 Democratic convention as we play a major role in showcasing the vitality and importance of the Midwest to the nation,” the spokeswoman, Emily Bittner, told the Chicago Sun Times.

“The thousands of visitors staying in Illinois or traveling here will provide a boost to our economy, and people from all over the United States will get to enjoy the world-class hospitality of our state,” she said.

“The thousands of visitors staying in Illinois or traveling here will provide a boost to our economy, and people from all over the United States will get to enjoy the world-class hospitality of our state.” 

— Emily Bittner, spokeswoman for Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker

DNC Chair Tom Perez told the Journal Sentinel that local organizers secured 17,000 hotel rooms for the convention in both Wisconsin and Illinois.

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Nov. 7, 2017. (Reuters)

About 50,000 people, which include delegation members as well as media, donors, activists and volunteers, need lodging in order to attend.

Five thousand hotel rooms in Illinois were booked for delegation members. The large California delegation will stay in hotels in Rosemont, Ill., directly adjacent to Chicago. Members of the swing state of Pennsylvania’s delegation will stay further north, closer to the Wisconsin border, in Illinois’ Lake County.

Rosemont hotels will also host delegations from Alabama, American Samoa, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

Lake County hotels will accommodate Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, Northern Marianas, Pennsylvania and Utah, the Sun-Times reported.

The remaining 31 delegations will stay in the Milwaukee area, both within the city and in neighboring suburbs, according to a list obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. About 11,000 hotel rooms were booked in Wisconsin for these delegates.

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Arizona, Democrats Abroad, Washington, D.C.; Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina and South Dakota delegations will stay in Milwaukee airport hotels.

The Illinois delegation, which will require at least 200 rooms, will not stay within its home state, but instead in Waukesha, Wis., a Milwaukee suburb, the Journal Sentinel reported.

The Michigan delegation will also stay in Waukesha, located southwest of Milwaukee.

Indiana, Maine, Montana, Oregon and West Virginia delegations will stay in another suburb, Wauwatosa.

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Serial killer who targeted gay men executed in Florida after eating hearty last meal

A mass murderer known as the “I-95 killer,” who spent the majority of 1994 targeting gay men — including a Navy World War II veteran — ate three burgers, fries and bacon before he was executed late Thursday in Florida.

Gary Ray Bowles, 57, was pronounced dead at 10:58 p.m. Thursday evening after receiving a lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke, the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said. Bowles had already eaten his last meal by 3 p.m. that afternoon, prison officials told WJXT.

EXECUTION OF ‘I-95 KILLER,’ WHO TARGETED GAY MEN ALONG BUSY CORRIDOR, DELAYED AS LAWYERS APPEAL

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal filed by Bowles’ attorneys earlier Thursday that argued their client was not mentally fit to receive the death penalty, clearing the way for his execution to proceed as planned.

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In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree in 1994 that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Florida State prison. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)

Bowles was condemned to die for his murder conviction in the 1994 slaying of Walter Hinton, a 42-year-old who was strangled and had his head smashed with a concrete block, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. That was one of the six known killings that terrorized the Interstate 95 corridor that year and earned him the nickname of the “I-95 killer.” In each case, Bowles had a signature: He stuffed the victims’ throats with objects, including rags, toilet paper, dirt, leaves — even a sex toy.

Police were on Bowles’ trail after his first killing in 1994 in Daytona Beach. Bowles left investigators a slew of evidence, including a probation document left at the scene and ATM footage showing him trying to withdraw money from the victim, John Hardy Roberts,’ bank account.

Milton Bradley, a Navy World War II veteran, was living in Savannah when he met the serial killer in May 1994 at a now-closed gay bar in the Georgia city’s historic district, a former police detective told the Associated Press. His body was found bludgeoned at a golf course with leaves and dirt stuffed down his throat.

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Bowles maintained he was heterosexual but has acknowledged letting gay men perform sex acts on him for money. Prosecutors said it was how the self-described hustler survived: often using his targets for money or a place to stay, but eventually snapping and killing them.

The mass murderer was raised in West Virginia, where he experienced drugs and violence at a young age. His father was a coal miner who died of black lung disease before he was born. His mother remarried multiple times, and his first two stepfathers were abusive, according to court records.

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His mother and brother have testified that Bowles began drinking, smoking marijuana and huffing glue when he was 11. When he was 13, he fought back against his second stepfather, smashing a rock into his head and nearly killing him, The Associated Press reported, citing court records.

He also had a history of violence against women. Bowles was convicted of beating and raping his girlfriend while living in Tampa in 1982 and sentenced to eight years in prison. The victim reportedly sustained severe injuries.

Fox News’ Greg Norman, Vandana Rambaran and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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This Day in History: Aug. 23

On this day, Aug. 23 …

2008: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama introduces Joe Biden as his choice for vice president.his running mate.

Also on this day:

  • 1305: Scottish leader William Wallace is executed in London.
  • 1914: Japan declares war on Germany in World War I.
  • 1939: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty.
  • 2000: Approximately 51.7 million people watch the season finale of the first season of “Survivor” on CBS.   
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