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Student buried by avalanche developed seizures triggered by Sudoku

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Avid skiers know there are risks that come with the sport. But one German student probably didn’t expect he’d need to give up Sudoku after a 2015 skiing incident.

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The 25-year-old had already suffered trauma when he got buried underneath an avalanche during a ski trip, a JAMA Neurology case study reports.

The dire situation left the student oxygen-deprived for 15 minutes, although he survived.

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But the young skier also started experiencing muscle twitches following the accident, according to the case study. The muscles around his mouth would twitch while talking, as would his leg muscles during walking.

However, the student later realized his left arm shook when he concentrated on Sudoku puzzles, states the case study. Doctors think these seizures were caused by damage to the brain during the student’s entrapment without oxygen.

The treatment? Leading a Sudoku-free life.

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As long as the young man avoids this concentrated mind puzzle, he simply doesn’t experience seizures.

Sudoku is a puzzle that consists of a 9 by 9 grid with 3 by 3 grids within. Each row, column, grid and sub-grid must have numbers 1 to 9 in them in order to win the game.

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Adriana Cohen: Ellen DeGeneres and George W. Bush show us how to be tolerant, respectful and kind

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In a deeply polarized nation, Ellen DeGeneres deserves praise for practicing tolerance toward others and not choosing her friends based on how they vote — an anomaly these days, especially in far-left Hollywood and the #Resistance movement, whose rabid followers have allowed their political persuasions to extinguish any semblance of civility, open-mindedness and respect for different points of view.

Luckily for American pop culture, Tinseltown still has a sliver of rational folks within its city limits. In DeGeneres’ case, she spread goodwill at a football game in Texas last weekend and did more to unify the country than half the pols in Washington.

It started with a photograph that went viral of the affable talk show host and former President George W. Bush sitting next to each other at a Dallas Cowboys game, smiling and enjoying each other’s company. That should be viewed as positive, but it instead triggered an onslaught of online backlash from the left, so much so that DeGeneres was compelled to address on her hit TV show the Twitter mob who lashed out at her for sitting next to a conservative and being friendly toward him.

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“When we were invited, I was aware that I was going to be surrounded with people from very different views and beliefs. And I’m not talking about politics. … I was rooting for the Packers,” DeGeneres joked. “So I had to hide my cheese hat in Portia’s purse.”

“People were upset,” DeGeneres said, referring to the social media trolls who were unhappy about the unorthodox friendship. “They thought, ‘Why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?’ … A lot of people were mad. And they did what people do when they’re mad: They tweet.”

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“Here’s the thing,” she continued. “I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different, and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK that we’re all different. … But just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them.

“When I say, ‘Be kind to one another,’ I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do,” she said. “I mean be kind to everyone.”

DeGeneres finished by thanking Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his daughter, Charlotte Jones, who invited her to the game, as well as George and Laura Bush, for a “Sunday afternoon that was so fun.”

Appreciative of her kind words, George Bush’s spokesman, Freddy Ford, told CNN via a statement this week: “President and Mrs. Bush really enjoyed being with Ellen and Portia, and they appreciated Ellen’s comments about respecting one another. They respect her.”

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Can you imagine how much better off our country would be today if everyone were to practice that type of tolerance, respect and genuine kindness toward one another? It’s a utopian fantasy, perhaps, especially as our nation marches toward the impeachment of the president, which the half of the nation who voted for Trump believes is a political hit job, not a legitimate inquiry.

Nonetheless, all Americans should follow DeGeneres’ lead and practice tolerance for one another despite political differences. After all, America was founded on the notion of freedom in all its forms: freedom of speech, freedom of thought and the liberty to cultivate one’s own beliefs, political and otherwise.

And come Election Day, we should select our representatives without prejudice or penalty.

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No one should take for granted the enormous sacrifices our brave military and veterans have made throughout our nation’s history to protect those precious liberties. As bestselling author Nicholas Sparks expressed in his novel “Safe Haven”: “It’s never too late to do the right thing.”

That “right thing” in American pop culture today is to listen to one another more and discriminate less.

If an entertainer and former president are leading the way, God bless. That’s a bandwagon all Americans ought to follow.

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Rose McGowan rips Hillary Clinton over ties to ‘predators’ Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein

Rose McGowan called out Hillary Clinton last week over a report that Clinton’s publicist told journalist Ronan Farrow that his investigation into Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged history of sexual misconduct was “a concern” for the Clinton camp.

“I knew that Hillary Clinton’s people, were protecting the Monster,” McGowan wrote, referring to Weinstein. “I can’t believe I used to support her. I guess predators are her style.”

“I can’t believe I used to support her. I guess predators are her style.”

— Rose McGowan, commenting on Hillary Clinton

The last remark in McGowan’s tweet appeared to also apply to former President Bill Clinton, to whom McGowan referred mor clearly in separate Twitter message.

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“Hillary Clinton, did you have any concern for your husband’s victims? And what about HW victims? No? Didn’t think so,” McGowan wrote.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Farrow writes in his new book, “Catch and Kill,” that Clinton publicist Nick Merrill had contacted Farrow, who was seeking an interview with Clinton as part of work on a foreign policy book. At the time, Farrow was also working on his award-winning New Yorker magazine story about Weinstein.

Merrill told Farrow the “big story” he was working on was a “concern for us,” according to The Reporter. Farrow writes that Weinstein had leveraged his relationship with Clinton as a means of applying pressure on Farrow, the outlet reported.

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Harvey Weinstein tried to leverage his relationship with Hillary Clinton to put pressure on journalist Ronan Farrow, according to a report.

McGowan was one of Weinstein’s first accusers and has been an outspoken leader of the #MeToo movement.

She added that she is “against abuse of power, whether it be Trump, Clinton, HW, @NBC … the list is long. I’m not raging, I just really, really dislike liars and those who protect them.”

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Merrill responded to the article on Twitter.

“I genuinely respect Ronan’s work, but have no idea what Weinstein was saying to people to save himself. What I do know is simple: I’d already rejected a Weinstein Co proposed doc about the election before talking to Ronan. If HW misrepresented facts, it wouldn’t be the 1st time.”

Weinstein also reportedly contacted NBC and even Farrow’s father, Woody Allen, to try to keep the story from going to print.

Weinstein’s trial on rape charges is scheduled for January.

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Canada’s Justin Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat: reports

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest onstage Saturday night as he delivered a speech amid heavy security after authorities learned of a security threat, according to reports.

Trudeau, leader of the nation’s Liberal Party, is seeking reelection Oct. 21. He addressed an audience of about 2,000 supporters in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside Toronto, the CBC reported.

Liberal officials would not disclose the nature of the security threat, but the event was delayed for about 90 minutes, according to the Toronto Star. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police also would not comment.

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The prime minister’s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, did not introduce him to the audience, as was originally planned, the CBC reported.

When he finished speaking, Trudeau mingled with some members of the crowd before leaving.

No unusual incidents occurred during Trudeau’s appearance, according to the CBC.

Trudeau’s security detail was more numerous than usual, the CBC reported. Two weeks ago, a protester at a climate change event in Montreal was arrested after approaching Trudeau.

Leaders of the rival Conservative Party and New Democratic Party expressed concern for Trudeau’s safety.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wrote on Twitter:

Very upsetting to hear that Justin Trudeau had to wear a bulletproof vest tonight at a campaign event. Threats of violence against political leaders have absolutely no place in our democracy. Thank you to the RCMP for taking these threats seriously and keeping us safe,” he wrote.

New Democratic leader Jagmeet Singh posted the following:

“Any threat made against @JustinTrudeau, or any leader, is troubling to all of us,” he wrote. “No matter how you vote or believe, no one should face threats of violence. To the officers who protect all of us – thank you.”

On Wednesday, Trudeau had an awkward exchange with some schoolchildren, who asked him about a past incident in which he darkened his skin as part of a party costume.

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“Why did you paint your face brown?” a girl asked.

“Ooh, it was something I shouldn’t have done because it hurt people,” he said. “It’s not something that you should do and that is something that I learned. I didn’t know it back then but I know it now — and I’m sorry I hurt people.”

Trudeau apologized last month for wearing brownface makeup to an “Arabian Nights” party at the private school where he was teaching in 2001, saying, “I should have known better.”

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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Canada’s Justin Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat: reports

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest onstage Saturday night as he delivered a speech amid heavy security after authorities learned of a security threat, according to reports.

Trudeau, leader of the nation’s Liberal Party, is seeking reelection Oct. 21. He addressed an audience of about 2,000 supporters in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside Toronto, the CBC reported.

Liberal officials would not disclose the nature of the security threat, but the event was delayed for about 90 minutes, according to the Toronto Star. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police also would not comment.

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The prime minister’s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, did not introduce him to the audience, as was originally planned, the CBC reported.

When he finished speaking, Trudeau mingled with some members of the crowd before leaving.

No unusual incidents occurred during Trudeau’s appearance, according to the CBC.

Trudeau’s security detail was more numerous than usual, the CBC reported. Two weeks ago, a protester at a climate change event in Montreal was arrested after approaching Trudeau.

Leaders of the rival Conservative Party and New Democratic Party expressed concern for Trudeau’s safety.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wrote on Twitter:

Very upsetting to hear that Justin Trudeau had to wear a bulletproof vest tonight at a campaign event. Threats of violence against political leaders have absolutely no place in our democracy. Thank you to the RCMP for taking these threats seriously and keeping us safe,” he wrote.

New Democratic leader Jagmeet Singh posted the following:

“Any threat made against @JustinTrudeau, or any leader, is troubling to all of us,” he wrote. “No matter how you vote or believe, no one should face threats of violence. To the officers who protect all of us – thank you.”

On Wednesday, Trudeau had an awkward exchange with some schoolchildren, who asked him about a past incident in which he darkened his skin as part of a party costume.

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“Why did you paint your face brown?” a girl asked.

“Ooh, it was something I shouldn’t have done because it hurt people,” he said. “It’s not something that you should do and that is something that I learned. I didn’t know it back then but I know it now — and I’m sorry I hurt people.”

Trudeau apologized last month for wearing brownface makeup to an “Arabian Nights” party at the private school where he was teaching in 2001, saying, “I should have known better.”

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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Yankees top Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener behind Torres hitting, Tanaka pitching

HOUSTON — The youngest Baby Bomber is all grown up. Any surprise Gleyber Torres is doing so well in October?

“I mean, not really,” he said.

The 22-year-old Torres kept up his postseason surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his playoff resume and the New York Yankees blanked the Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday night in the AL Championship Series opener.

Torres did his part in this matchup of 100-win behemoths with a go-ahead double, a solo homer, a two-run single and an RBI grounder. Moved up to third in the batting order after mashing in a sweep of Minnesota, the two-time All-Star became the youngest AL player to drive in five runs during a postseason game.

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“Prepare really well to be here and help my team. So now I got opportunity,” he said.

Brett Gardner, one of New York’s older players at 35, raved about the young second baseman.

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New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres rounds the bases after a home run during the sixth inning in Game 1 of baseball’s American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Oct. 12, 2019, in Houston. (Associated Press)

“It’s kind of scary for opposing pitchers, but exciting if you’re a Yankees fan,” he said. “He’s just so talented and has a knack for putting the bat on the baseball. No moment is too big for him.”

With so much attention focused on the Astros aces, Tanaka showed he more than belonged on this stage, too. He threw one-hit ball for six innings to outpitch Zack Greinke, improving to 5-2 with a 1.32 ERA in the postseason.

Giancarlo Stanton and Gio Urshela also homered and right fielder Aaron Judge turned in the key play, catching a line drive and doubling Alex Bregman off first base when it was still 1-0.

“Loved our look today,” manager Aaron Boone said.

The Yankees will try to build on their early momentum when James Paxton starts against 21-game winner Justin Verlander in Game 2 on Sunday night.

Houston hardly resembled a club that led the majors with a franchise-record 107 victories. Jose Altuve, Bregman and their teammates were held to three singles.

“I don’t think we’ve really done anything offensively this postseason,” Bregman said. “We need to string together some at-bats.”

The Astros had homered in 30 straight games — every game since Aug. 31 — and their streak was the second-longest in major league history behind a 31-game string by the Yankees this year.

Greinke, acquired at the trade deadline for these kind of moments, produced another lackluster playoff start.

“The Yankees, they can come at you in a lot of different ways,” Astros manager AJ Hinch said.

Tanaka, who won Game 1 of the ALDS, struck out four and walked one. He faced the minimum through six innings thanks to a pair of double plays. The 68 pitches he used to get through six innings are the fewest a pitcher needed to get through six in a postseason game since Atlanta’s Greg Maddux through 67 in six innings in the NLDS against the Giants in 2002. Three relievers finished up the shutout.

“Obviously the number’s there and I guess I’m flattered. But the happiest thing for me is us being able to get the W,” Tanaka said through a translator.

Torres picked up right where he left off in the division series where he hit .417 to lead the team — he batted sixth in those games, but was moved higher as Boone tinkered with his lineup to break up the team’s lefty hitters.

Torres put the Yankees out front with an RBI double in the fourth.

There was one out in the sixth when he hit a fastball from Greinke into the seats in left field. Greinke knew it was gone off the bat, and pounded his fist into his glove as soon as Torres left the batter’s box.

Torres singled in the seventh to make it 5-0. He has an RBI in all four of New York’s playoff games this year.

“He likes playing these situations and he’s confident in his ability to produce. And that leads to a dangerous player,” Boone said.

Stanton homered with two outs in the sixth.

The Astros and Yankees were meeting in the playoffs for the third time in five years and facing off in the ALCS for the second time in three seasons. New York’s road win on Saturday night comes after the home team won every game of the 2017 ALCS that Houston took 4-3.

The Astros got Greinke, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, from Arizona in July, hoping to bolster a rotation starring Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Greinke went 8-1 with a 3.02 ERA in 10 regular-season starts after the trade, but has struggled in the postseason and lost both starts.

He was put off when asked if he felt he had to pitch perfectly with no run support.

“I don’t like that question,” he said.

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Greinke took the loss in Game 3 of the ALDS against Tampa Bay in allowing five hits, four of which were homers and six runs in 3 2/3 innings.

Urshela added a solo homer on rookie Bryan Abreu’s first pitch of the postseason to pad the lead in the ninth. Torres drove in another run with a groundout later in the inning.

The Yankees led 1-0 when Bregman drew a leadoff walk in the fifth. Yordan Alvarez followed with a drive that Judge caught on run, and he made a strong throw that first baseman DJ LeMahieu scooped for the double play. Bregman stumbled a bit trying to get back and was nabbed.

“Being able to kind of shut down that inning was huge,” Judge said. “I was excited about that.”

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Trump says Obama ‘hiding’ from questions about Bidens and Ukraine: ‘I think he knows all about it’

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Former President Barack Obama has been hiding from questions about former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and Hunter’s work for a gas company in Ukraine, President Trump insisted Saturday night.

“I think he knows all about it,” Trump said of Obama during an exclusive interview on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

“I think he knows all about it.”

— President Trump, referring to Barack Obama regarding the Bidens and Ukraine

Trump once against defended his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which has served as the catalyst for an impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats, notably House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

“If you take a look at it, Adam Schiff made up a phony, fraudulent statement,” Trump told host Jeanine Pirro, referring to Schiff’s self-described “parody” account of the phone call during a hearing last month. “My phone call was a perfect call — congenial, friendly, no pressure, no blackmail, as he [Zelensky] said.”

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What Schiff did was “horrible,” and he “made it up out of thin air,” the president continued. “Very strong action should be taken against this guy.” Trump also called “Shifty Schiff” a “failed screenwriter” for producing a “phony, fraudulent statement.”

“Very strong action should be taken against this guy.”

— President Trump, referring to Rep. Adam Schiff

Democrats have subpoenaed several Trump administration officials and diplomats for documents as lawmakers probe issues surrounding the phone call. House Democrats have accused Trump of violating his oath of office by asked him to investigate Ukraine’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election and the activities of Biden, a top contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and his son Hunter, a former board member of gas company Burisma Holdings. They have also accused Trump of withholding military aid from Ukraine until Zelensky’s government could launch the investigations.

The impeachment probe was launched last month after an intelligence community whistleblower’s complaint raised concerns about the call.

On Saturday, Trump again referred to the impeachment inquiry as a “hoax” and “so bad for our country,” adding that he released a memorandum of the conversation with Zelensky to show it was a “perfectly fine call.”

When Pirro asked why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wasn’t calling for a formal vote to open an impeachment inquiry, Trump said it was because she “can’t get the votes because we’re [the GOP] doing so well right now.”

Trump held two rallies in as many days this week, and both drew such large crowds that they could have sold both out many times over, he said.

“We’re winning and we’re winning big,” Trump said. “That’s why I think they want to stay away. If you look at what’s happening, the electricity for the Republican Party, they’re so angry at what’s taken place.”

“We’re winning and we’re winning big. That’s why I think they want to stay away.”

— President Trump

Trump also expressed confidence in his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, despite the arrest this week of two associates of the former New York City mayor on campaign finance charges.

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“He’s a great gentleman. He was a great mayor, one of the greatest, maybe the greatest mayor in the history of New York,” the president said. “He was a fantastic prosecutor. I know nothing about him being under investigation … I can’t imagine it.”

“He’s a man that looks for corruption and whatever he does I really believe he’s a totally, I mean, I know he’s an honorable man,” Trump added.

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Texas police officer fatally shoots woman in her home after welfare check

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A black Texas woman was shot and killed by a white Fort Worth police officer who was called to the woman’s home for a welfare check, authorities said.

In a statement, the department said it received a call at 2:25 a.m. reporting an open front door at a residence. Responding officers searched the perimeter of the house and saw a person standing inside near the window, according to police.

“Perceiving a threat, the officer drew his duty weapon and fired one shot, striking the person inside the residence,” the department stated. In body camera video released by police, two officers search the home from the outside with flashlights before one shouts, “Put your hands up, show me your hands.” One shot is then fired through a window.

Officers entered the house and located an individual and a firearm, and began performing emergency medical care.

Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth identified the woman as 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson. She succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. There were no other injuries.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, according to police. He has been with the Fort Worth Police Department since April 2018.

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The department released bodycam footage of the incident “to provide transparent and relevant information to the public as we are allowed within the confines of the” investigation, it stated. Any video taken inside the house could not be distributed due to state law.

The neighbor who called 911 about the open front door told Fox 4 the police officers didn’t announce who they were or knock on the door before searching the outside of the house.

“When I made that non-emergency call, I didn’t say it was a burglary. I didn’t say it was people fighting. I didn’t say anything to make them have a gun. All they needed to do is ring the doorbell,” James Smith said.

“They didn’t park up front, they parked on the side. They sent SRT, which is the special response team. They didn’t have a plainclothes officer to knock on that door,” Pastor Kyev Tatum told Fox 4.

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The incident comes less than two weeks after a white former Dallas police officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing her black neighbor inside his own apartment. Amber Guyger said during her trial that mistook Botham Jean’s apartment for her own, which was one floor below Jean’s.

Guyger, 31, was convicted of murder for Jean’s September 2018 death.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Trump announces $50M in aid to Syrian aid groups amid outrage over pullout, Turkish offensive

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President Trump announced Saturday that he had authorized the release of $50 million in aid to Syrian human rights groups and other aid organizations in the war-torn country in an apparent attempt to counter criticism of his pullout of U.S. forces there.

“Other presidents would not be doing that, they’d be spending a lot more money but on things that wouldn’t make you happy,” Trump said while addressing the Values Voters Summit’s Faith, Family and Freedom gala dinner.

“The U.S, condemns the persecution of Christians and we pledge our support to Christians all over,” said Trump, who claimed that under the Obama administration, Christians in Syria had “almost no chance” to immigrate legally to the United States and that Muslim Syrians had a much better shot.

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that the money “will provide emergency financial assistance to Syrian human rights defenders, civil society organizations, and reconciliation efforts directly supporting ethnic and religious minority victims of the conflict.

“It will also go toward increased accountability, removal of explosive remnants of war, community security for stabilization assistance, documenting human rights abuses and international humanitarian law violations, and support for survivors of gender-based violence and torture,” the statement continued.

The U.S. pullout came days before a Turkish push against mostly Kurdish fighters, which the Ankara government has described as a national security threat. The Trump administration has been criticized for abandoning the Kurds, who have been steadfast allies in the five-year-long fight against the ISIS terror group.

“Don’t forget they are fighting for their land. They haven’t helped us fighting for our land,” Trump told his audience Saturday night. “Let them have their borders, but I don’t think our soldiers should be there for the next 15 years guarding a border between Turkey and Syria when we can’t guard our own borders.”

“I said, ‘We just spent billions in Iraq and it was the single worst mistake we’ve ever made,’” Trump said, explaining his rationale for pulling U.S. forces out of the area. “We defeated ISIS, we did our job, now we have to go home … You wouldn’t believe how the military-industrial complex came down on me.”

Turkey’s military said Saturday that it had captured the key Syrian border town Ras al-Ayn, the latest in a series of villages in northern Syria to fall to Turkish troops and allied Syrian opposition fighters.

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The invasion also has forced nearly 100,000 people to flee their homes amid concerns that ISIS might take advantage of the chaos and try to rise again after its defeat in Syria earlier this year.

The Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, said the United States should carry out its “moral responsibilities” and close northern Syrian airspace to Turkish warplanes, but that it didn’t want the U.S. to send its soldiers “to the front lines and put their lives in danger.”

France’s defense and foreign ministries said Saturday that the country was halting exports of any arms to Turkey that could be used in its offensive.

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also announced that Berlin would curtail its arms exports to Turkey. Maas told the weekly Bild am Sonntag that “against the background of the Turkish military offensive in northeastern Syria, the government will not issue any new permissions for any weapons that can be used by Turkey in Syria.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey won’t stop until the Syrian Kurdish forces withdraw at least 20 miles from the border.

Kurdish news agencies including Hawar and Rudaw said that Hevreen Khalaf, secretary general of the Future Syria Party, was killed Saturday as she was driving on the M-4 highway which connects the towns of Manbij and Qamishli. Rudaw’s correspondent blamed Turkish forces for targeting Khalaf’s car, and Hawar blamed “Turkey’s mercenaries.”

The Observatory said six people, including Khalaf, were killed by Turkey-backed opposition fighters on the road that they briefly cut before withdrawing.

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In a statement late Saturday, the State Department said it had seen reports of Khalaf’s death, as well as those of SDF fighters captured by rival rebel groups allied with Turkey, and found them “extremely troubling.”

“We find these reports to be extremely troubling, reflecting the overall destabilization of northeast Syria since the commencement of hostilities on Tuesday,” the department said. “We condemn in the strongest of terms any mistreatment and extrajudicial execution of civilians or prisoners, and are looking further into these circumstances.”

Fox News’ John Roberts and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Polls close in Louisiana primary as Democratic governor seeks to avoid runoff

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Polls have closed in Lousiana‘s primary election, which will determine whether Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards will face a runoff election next month against one of two GOP contenders.

Under Louisiana’s so-called “jungle primary” system, all the candidates of both parties appear on a single ballot and a runoff is triggered if no candidate achieves a simple majority.

Voters went to the polls one night after President Trump held a rally in Lake Charles in a last-ditch attempt to encourage voters to vote for either U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham or businessman Eddie Rispone in order to prevent Edwards from hitting the magic number of “50 percent plus one.” A runoff would take place on Nov. 16.

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Trump was careful not to throw his weight behind either of the Republican challengers running and instead was joined on stage by both Abraham and Rispone at the “Keep America Great Rally.”

Abraham, 65, a third-term congressman from rural Richland Parish in northeast Louisiana, touted his background as a doctor. He pledged tax cuts while promising new spending on early childhood education, roads and public safety. He didn’t explain how he would balance the budget with less revenue.

Rispone, 70, founder of a Baton Rouge industrial contracting company, is a long-time GOP political donor running for his first elected office. He largely self-financed his campaign, pouring $11 million in the race. He presented himself in the mold of Trump, describing himself as a conservative outsider who would upend the traditional political system of Baton Rouge.

Edwards dealt with a crisis on Saturday morning after a portion of the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in downtown New Orleans collapsed killing one person and injuring dozens more. Rescue efforts were ongoing inside the building as law enforcement officials said two people remained trapped inside even as a 270 feet tall crane remained unstable, requiring possibly larger equipment to stabilize it.

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Republicans sought to prove that Edwards’ longshot victory in 2015 was a fluke, aided by a flawed GOP opponent, David Vitter, who was hobbled by a prostitution scandal and attacks on his moral character from fellow Republicans in the primary.

Democrats want an Edwards reelection win to show they can compete even in a ruby red state that Trump won by 20 points. Throughout his campaign, Edwards sought to make the election a referendum on his performance rather than a commentary on Louisiana’s views on national politics.

Edwards, a West Point graduate and former Army Ranger opposes abortion and gun restrictions, talks of working well with the Trump administration and calls the U.S. House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry a distraction to governing in Washington. He signed one of the nation’s strictest abortion bans, but also expanded Louisiana’s Medicaid program, adding nearly a half-million new people to government-financed health care and lowering the state’s uninsured rate below the national average.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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