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Northam’s Virginia Capitol weapons ban upheld by judge ahead of pro-gun rally

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A Richmond Circuit Court judge upheld Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order temporarily banning guns on Capitol Grounds to prevent violent uprisings at a gun rally scheduled for Monday, despite pushback from pro-gun groups.

Judge Joi Taylor denied a lawsuit brought forth by the Virginia Citizens Defense League — a pro-Second Amendment nonprofit group and organizer of the “Lobby Day” rally — as well as  Gunowners of America seeking an injunction against the Democratic governor’s ban.

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David Browne, an attorney representing the gun-rights groups, argued that prohibiting rallygoers from carrying guns would violate their Second Amendment right to bear arms and their First Amendment right to free speech because carrying guns is a form of symbolic speech.

The court disagreed, and Taylor wrote in a three-page opinion filed Thursday that “the Capitol Grounds ban [on weapons] does not impinge upon a right protected by the Second Amendment.”

Northam defended the ban after the ruling saying: “I took this action to protect Virginians from credible threats of violence. These threats are real — as evidenced by reports of neo-Nazis arrested this morning after discussing plans to head to Richmond with firearms.”

The court’s ruling came hours after the FBI announced they had arrested three people in Maryland with ties to a violent white-supremacist group, who allegedly intended to attend the rally and commit acts of violence against blacks and Jews. The suspects also discussed ways to make improvised explosive devices and their desire to create a white “ethnostate,” in encrypted online chat rooms, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit.

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Northam implemented the ban Wednesday based on “credible intelligence” from “mainstream channels, both offline and online, such as alternative dark web channels used by violent groups and white nationalists from outside Virginia,” which law enforcement says have “malicious plans” that include storming the state Capitol building and stirring up violence at Monday’s rally.

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Rare ‘Martian’ mineral mounds appear in Utah’s Great Salt Lake

Mounds of a rare crystalline mineral emerged above the surface of Utah’s Great Salt Lake.

The four white mounds, which are up to 3 feet high and dozens of feet across, were first seen in October, according to a blog post by Utah State Parks officials.

After they tested the mounds, state geologists discovered that they are layered formations of a mineral known as mirabilite, a crystalline sodium sulfate.

However, the unique-looking mounds won’t be around forever.

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Mirabilite deposits have been found beneath the waters of the Great Salt Lake before, but this is the first time the mineral has formed exposed mounds above the surface. (Utah Geological Survey) (Utah Geological Survey)

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“When temperatures rise above freezing, the impressive clear mirabilite crystals that form the mounds at the Great Salt Lake will dehydrate to form a white powdery mineral called thenardite (Na2SO4),” parks officials said. “As such, these mirabilite mounds will disappear with changing temperatures and the rising lake levels.”

Although mirabilite has not actually been found on Mars, scientists think ancient mound-like deposits of similar sulfate minerals could still contain some fossilized traces of ancient Martian microbes — hence the nickname “Martian” mounds.

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Trump eyeing return to New Hampshire on eve of presidential primary

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — He’s already heading to Iowa just a few days before the state’s caucuses kick off the presidential nominating calendar, and now there’s word that President Trump may also hold a reelection campaign rally on the eve of New Hampshire’s first-in-the nation primary on Feb. 11.

Republican sources on Thursday confirmed to Fox News that Trump reelection campaign aides and GOP officials both in Washington, D.C., and New Hampshire are targeting Feb. 10 as the likely date for the quick trip by the president to the state that gave him his first decisive victory in his 2016 march toward the Republican nomination and eventually the White House.

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But the sources say the date has yet to be locked in.

There are only a few venues in New Hampshire large enough to hold a rally by the president. The most obvious venue would be the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Arena in downtown Manchester, the state’s largest city. Trump packed the arena with rallies on the eve of the February 2016 primary and on the eve of the November 2016 presidential election. He returned to the SNHU Arena last August for a reelection rally.

But there’s an issue.

The New Hampshire Democratic Party (NHDP) is holding a large event, which is expected to attract all of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates, at the arena on the night of Feb. 8. That’s just two days before primary eve — and wouldn’t give the president’s campaign much time to build up for a Trump rally, which normally takes more time to complete.

The state Democratic Party predicts that a Trump visit just ahead of the primary will energize Democratic voters.

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NHDP Communications Director Holly Shulman forecast that the likely trip “is the best thing that could have happened to new Hampshire Democrats.”

The president’s rally in Des Moines will take place on Jan. 30, just days before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses.

News of the likely Feb. 10 trip to New Hampshire was first reported by WMUR.

Fox News’ Rob DiRienzo contributed to this report.

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Border patrol agents in California arrest teen boy with drugs strapped to his body

A 14-year-old Mexican teen was caught at a U.S.-Mexico border checkpoint in California with three bundles of crystal methamphetamine strapped to his body, authorities said.

The boy was with two other minors and one adult, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said, when he approached the State Route 94 checkpoint in Jamul, east of San Diego, Monday night.

As border agents questioned the group, who were in a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, a drug-sniffing K-9 alerted the agent.

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A 14-year-old boy was caught at the U.S.-Mexico border with crystal methamphetamine strapped to his waist Monday night, authorities said. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego )

The group was moved to another area for a secondary inspection. They were searched and the packages of drugs were found on the teen’s waistline, a news release said.

Another 49 plastic-wrapped packages were found in three backpacks inside the car. In total, agents discovered 54 pounds of drugs worth an estimated $102,000.

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Border agents in California found $102,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine during a search of a group of four people that included three teenagers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego )

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Authorities arrested the 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, both Mexican nationals. The driver, a 34-year-old man, and another 16-year-old, both American citizens, were also taken into custody.

Agents in the San Diego sector have seized 42 million worth of methamphetamine since Oct. 1.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Scenes from inside the opening of Trump’s impeachment trial

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The Senate chamber was particularly quiet as each senator’s name was called up to sign the impeachment trial “oath book.”

One exception was Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., who was having a robust conversation with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., as they sat together in the back of the chamber at their wooden desks.

All senators were present for this rare moment in history, except for GOP Sen. James Inhofe, who was in his home state of Oklahoma helping a family member with a medical issue.

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It wasn’t a typical day in the Senate. Chief Justice John Roberts was presiding. Senators had to take a special oath and were required to stay in their seats.

The press were subjected to additional access restrictions at the Capitol and required new press badges to be present. A special yellow ticket was also needed to enter the press gallery and watch Day One of the impeachment trial of President Trump.

Senators were banned from bringing electronic devices and cell phones to their seats. That left a unique situation for those in the gallery staring down at this fishbowl moment in history.

First, senators solemnly stood and raised their right hand and pledged “impartial justice” in the trial of the president. Afterward, the senators were called up to affirm their oath by signing their names.

As aides with clipboards ushered the senators to sign the “oath book,” the vibe on either side of the Senate was different.

The Democrats seemed like astute students in the classroom ready to learn. Many had paperwork covering their wooden desks, notepads and pens out. Some were already jotting down notes.

On the GOP side, their wooden desks were largely bare. Some sat stiffly like they were prisoners to a process they believe shouldn’t be happening at all.

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Sen James Lankford, R-Okla., were GOP exceptions, and both were spotted taking notes.

At one point, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was reading a book that a Cruz aide identified as the Constitution. Cassidy had a book on Senate procedures at his desk, open to the section on impeachment.

An aide later said Cassidy and Perdue were discussing the Prevent Government Shutdown Act and ways to reform the budgeting process. But largely senators only spoke in soft murmurs as they shared an exchange with their neighbor as the name-signing procession continued.

The biggest outfit stunner was Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who wore a bright red v-neck cocktail dress with a cape. The Arizona Democrat channeled a superwoman vibe for the momentous occasion in a normally buttoned-up Capitol.

For such a big day in the Senate, attendance never reached capacity. Though not all sections are open to the public, there were roughly a couple hundred seats vacant. One notable guest in the senators’ family section was Jane Sanders, wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

For his part, Sanders sat with a pen in hand ready to take notes at the trial opening. When it was his turn to sign the oath book, he greeted Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., with a handshake.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., walked so quickly and purposefully to sign the oath book, that she almost collided with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., when he stopped in front of her in line. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a moderate who has preached on the presidential campaign trail about her ability to work in a bipartisan fashion, made a beeline for the GOP side of the aisle after the Senate trial adjourned. She had a conversation with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee.

Klobuchar, a daughter of a journalist, earlier this week expressed concerns about the severe press restrictions during impeachment and said she had raised the issue with Blunt.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, sat next to each other without notes or paperwork on their desks. The two moderates are often partners when they break with their party on some thorny issues. Democrats are counting on them to be the two of the four senators they need to vote in favor of allowing witnesses and documents into the trial.

Collins said Thursday she’s inclined to support a motion to call witnesses after the first phase of the trial is complete.

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The Senate trial adjourned until Tuesday. Senate Democrats told reporters afterward they hoped the solemnity and gravity of the occasion would shake loose some more Republican votes over the weekend.

“We should have a trial — not a cover-up — that features documents, evidence (and) witnesses, rather than a historic sham that fails to meet the moment,” Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said.

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James Comey focus of FBI leak investigation, report says

The Justice Department is investigating whether then-FBI Director James Comey illegally leaked secret information concerning a Russian document to The New York Times and The Washington Post, the Times reported late Thursday.

The new review, which the Times downplayed as a possibly politically motivated probe, reportedly concerned a Russian intelligence document “claiming a tacit understanding between the Clinton campaign and the [Obama] Justice Department over the inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server,” as the Post described it in May 2017.

Dutch intelligence accessed the document on Russian computers and provided it to the FBI. Included in the document was a discussion between Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., then the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and Leonard Benardo, who worked with the George Soros-founded group Open Society Foundations.

Schultz told Benardo in the document that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch would ensure Clinton was not prosecuted in the email probe.

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The two have denied the conversation, and citing “people familiar with its contents,” the Post reported in 2017 that the document “has long been viewed within the FBI as unreliable and possibly a fake” by Russians.

Now, suspicion has fallen on Comey being one of those “persons familiar with” the document’s contents, according to the Times’ reporting.

The document played a role in Comey’s decision to unilaterally announce in the summer of 2016, without seeking Lynch’s approval, that no “reasonable prosecutor” would charge Clinton. Comey was worried that Russia could leak the email and undermine the investigation’s appearance of impartiality otherwise, the Times reported.

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Daniel Richman, a Columbia Law School professor and longtime Comey friend who helped him leak memos of private conversations with President Trump that ultimately led to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment, was quoted in the Times’ 2017 article describing the Russian document.

The DOJ decided last year against prosecuting Comey for leaking classified information following a referral from the department’s inspector general. The IG did find, however, that Comey had violated FBI policy in his handling of the memos, which contained the “code name and true identity” of a sensitive source.

COMEY MEMOS CONTAINED FAR MORE SECRET MATERIAL THAN PREVIOUSLY KNOWN, INCLUDING CODE NAME AND TRUE IDENTITY OF CONFIDENTIAL SOURCE

“Everyone at the DOJ involved in the decision said it wasn’t a close call,” one official told Fox News at the time. “They all thought this could not be prosecuted.”

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Sources familiar with Daniel Richman’s status at the FBI told Fox News that he was assigned to “special projects” by Comey, and had a security clearance as well as badge access to the building.

Comey penned memos memorializing his interactions with Trump in the days leading up to his firing. He then passed those documents to Richman, who gave them to The New York Times. Comey admitted to that arrangement during congressional testimony.

After the fact, the FBI classified two of those memos as “confidential.”

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz had referred Comey for potential prosecution as part of an internal review.

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But, one of the key factors leading to the DOJ declining to prosecute apparently was the fact that the two memos were labeled “confidential” after he set in motion the chain of events that led to them ending up with the press.

Trump, for his part, has called Comey corrupt repeatedly, saying his termination was justified.

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Comey’s former deputy at the FBI, Andrew McCabe, has admitted he lied to investigators about his own leaks to the media.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Library takes a ‘lonely’ book out and gives it a day it’ll never forget

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This book just had a better day than you.

While going through their records, the Royal Holloway Library in Egham, England, made a “sad” discovery: a single book that had not been checked out in a very long time. They decided to fix that in the most special way possible.

“Loyal followers. We bring sad news,” the RHUL Library account wrote Wednesday on Twitter. “As part of our research into the Top Five Most Borrowed Books 2019, we found that one book hadn’t been borrowed for a very long time. It’s just been there, collecting dust, staring out the window at other books achieving their book destiny.”

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The library decided that “this could not stand,” so they decided to do “the honorable thing.”

They “took the book out on loan for a day that it would never forget.”

“Here’s what we got up to on our book date with ‘There and Back’ by George MacDonald,” the library said.

Obviously having some fun with the concept, the librarians tweeted about the book’s big day.

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“We took it to all the best spots in the library,” they wrote. “The Mezzanine, the Feature Wing. We settled down for a good read on the bridge in the Atrium. You can’t say we don’t know how to show a book a good time. It’s also a prime spot for keeping an eye on the queue for coffee.”

They also marked some of their favorite passages (using sticky notes, of course, because librarians know a thing or two about proper book etiquette). They even pretended to show the book around one of the library’s exhibits.

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The Twitter thread concluded with the library making an announcement. “Not sure if we’re supposed to submit a form somewhere to do this,” they said, “but without consulting anyone else we’re declaring 15th January 2021 to be ‘Borrow a Lonely Library Book Day.’ It’s a date.”

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Gilgo Beach cold case investigators unveil piece of evidence, seek help via new website

The trail of a prime suspect in a spate of long-unsolved murders along a desolate coastline of Long Island, N.Y., has led to no new developments for years, leading investigators to look to the public for help.

Suffolk Country Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart held a news conference Thursday to present what the agency called a “previously undisclosed piece of evidence” in the Gilgo Beach murders, in which a serial killer was believed to have killed up to 16 people over a period of nearly two decades. Most of the victims were women and believed to have been involved in prostitution. Their bodies turned up in areas along the south shore of Long Island.

“This investigation is perhaps the most well-known and most complex that our department has seen,” Hart said before introducing evidence which, until this week, was not released to the public. “A black leather belt found on the site, we believe, was from the suspect … not the victims.”

The belt turned up at one of the crime scenes along Ocean Parkway during what Hart described as “the initial stages of the investigation.”

The belt was embossed with two letters, believed to be the initials “WH” or “HM.”

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Investigators say that this belt found at one of the crime scenes related to the Gilgo Beach murders likely belongs to a suspect. (Suffolk County Police Department)

Hart also announced that Suffolk County officials are launching their own website, GilgoNews.com, for ongoing updates in the case and as a way to crowdsource new tips from the public that could lead to an arrest.

“We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver justice and in doing so give a sense of closure,” Hart said.

As of early Thursday afternoon, Gilgo News was experiencing technical difficulties and was not accessible by the public.

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The search for a suspect in the killing began back in May 2010, when Suffolk County Police led a search for Shannan Gilbert, a missing 24-year-old woman from New Jersey.

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Shannan Gilbert, seen in an undated photo provided by the Gilbert family’s attorney, had vanished in 2010.

Gilbert, a 24-year-old sex worker, vanished in spring 2010 after leaving a client’s house on foot and disappearing into the marsh.

Months later, a police officer and his cadaver dog were looking for her body in the thicket along Ocean Parkway when they happened upon the remains of a different woman. Within days, three other bodies were found, all within a short walk of one another.

By spring 2011, that number had climbed to 10 sets of human remains — those of eight women, one man, and one toddler — all found along several miles of the parkway. Some remains were later linked to dismembered body parts found elsewhere on Long Island, making for a puzzling crime scene that stretched from a park near the New York City limits to a resort community on Fire Island and out to far eastern Long Island.

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Police found the skull of a sex worker named Jessica Taylor, who was 20 when most of the rest of her body was found in a wooded area of Manorville shortly after she disappeared in 2003. Body parts found on Gilgo Beach were also linked to another corpse found in Manorville in 2000. That female victim has never been identified.

Gilbert’s body was found in the marsh in the community of Oak Beach in December 2011, about 3 miles east of where the other 10 sets of remains were discovered.

Fox News’ Jeremy Copas and Cristina Corbin contributed to this report.

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Suspended Texas high school student stabbed 2 classmates, police say

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A suspended student at a Texas high school stabbed two of his classmates in an early morning attack on campus before fleeing the scene, police said Thursday.

The suspect was arrested almost 30 minutes after the 8 a.m. incident at Abilene High School, police spokesman Rick Tomlin told KTXS-TV

Both victims were rushed to Hendrick Medical Center and their conditions are unknown.

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Police said the attack appeared to be targeted and a result of a “previous altercation” between at least one of the victims and the suspect, Tomlin said.

“He showed up here this morning, apparently, directly targeting the two victims,” he said.

All three of the male students involved in the incident are minors and are “around 16” years old, police said.

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The stabbing happened right outside the school’s cafeteria and there was an increased police presence on campus following the attack.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Sen. Tom Carper echoes Joe Biden: ‘Malarkey’ to think Hunter should testify in Trump impeachment trial

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Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., echoed his former colleague Joe Biden Thursday when asked if the former vice president’s son Hunter should testify in the Trump impeachment trial.

“That’s hogwash.bOr, as Joe Biden would say, ‘that’s malarkey’ — that’s crazy.” Carper told “Fox News Reporting” anchor Trace Gallagher in an apparent nod to the elder Biden’s “No Malarkey” presidential campaign tour.

Gallagher had asked whether Republicans should be able to subpoena Hunter Biden to come before the Senate if Democrats are able to call former National Security Adviser John Bolton and other Trump administration officials. Hunter Biden has been the subject of allegations of wrongdoing connected to his time on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company.

“The key here, Trace, is witnesses with relevant information,” Carper said. “The charges here are against Donald Trump.”

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Carper said it is urgent to get to the bottom of whether Trump violated the law or his oath of office, noting that House Democrats have charged that the president used his powers to bribe the leader of a foreign country.

Gallagher followed up, noting Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has stated that Hunter Biden is central to that exact investigation.

Carper reiterated that the charges are against Trump not a member of the Biden family.

“We can find plenty of relevant witnesses,” Carper said. [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer has asked for four. There’s maybe others.”

Carper also said he takes his oath seriously in regard to the impeachment trial, recalling his own U.S. Navy service and how his state of Delaware was the first to ratify the Constitution.

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“Delaware is the first state to have ratified the Constitution, 232 years ago last month, he said. “One of the greatest concerns … [delgates] in Philadelphia at that Constitutional Convention agreed on [was] they did not want a king.”

“They disagreed about a lot of other things but they didn’t want to have a king,” he added, pointing to “checks and balances” that he said are in place to rein in presidents like Donald Trump.

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