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Democratic Texas judge apologizes for joke about accident that left governor paralyzed

A Democratic judge in Texas apologized Friday for saying the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, ‘hates trees because one fell on him,’ a reference to an accident 35 years ago which left Abbott paralyzed.

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt made the quip during a discussion at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin about the Texas Legislature overriding local ordinances such one in the state capital regarding the cutting down of trees.. Eckhardt’s comment drew laughs from the panel’s audience.

The comment was first reported in a tweet by The Federalist political editor John Daniel Davidson.

“In my panel today at the Texas Tribune Festival on ‘Public Enragement’ I spoke about the importance of being able to disagree without being disagreeable. Then I said something disagreeable,” Eckhardt said in a statement, according to The Texas Tribune. “I want to apologize to Governor Abbott. I made a flippant comment that was inappropriate. The comment did nothing to further the debate I was participating in, much less further the political discourse in our community, state, and nation. While the Governor and I disagree on a number of issues, that is no excuse to be disagreeable.”

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Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. (Facebook/Nick Wagner, Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Abbott, 61, was left paralyzed from the waist down since 1984 when an oak tree fell on him while he was jogging in Houston. He has used a wheelchair ever since.

Travis County Republican Party chairman Matt Mackowiak said Eckhardt’s remark showed a “profound lack of compassion” towards someone with a disability.

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“Judge Eckhardt apparently believes that his disability is open to ridicule if it helps her make a political argument. This joke represents a profound lack of compassion from Judge Eckhardt,” he said in a statement. “There is no place for insulting Americans with disabilities and Judge Eckhardt should know better.”

Abbott’s office could not immediately be reached for comment.

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After his injury, Abbott sued the homeowner whose tree fell on him, along with the tree service company that had inspected the tree before it fell on him. Abbott received a multi-million dollar settlement in 1986, which he has said he would gladly give back to regain the use of his legs.

“Money doesn’t heal anything. Money doesn’t allow me to walk. It doesn’t allow me to dance with my wife. It doesn’t allow me to pick up my daughter. It doesn’t allow me to walk my daughter down the aisle when she gets married,” Abbott told The Texas Tribune in 2013, during his first campaign for governor. “If you could name the person I could write the check to, I’d send all this money right back if I could walk again.”

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Man declares love for wife on 8 local billboards: ‘Amy, I love you more!’

One Oklahoma woman doesn’t need to go looking for a sign that her marriage is strong, as her husband has declared his devotion for all the world to see by renting out eight local billboards that proclaim “Amy, I love you more!”

Josh Wilson has been married to wife Amy for five years and was recently inspired to make his passion known by splashing the love note across eight billboards in their hometown of Tulsa, Fox 23 reports.

Josh owns Living Water Irrigation and bought the ad space to advertise the lawn sprinkler system company’s services. When he realized the promotion wasn’t doing much for his small business, he looked to his heart and decided to blast “Amy, I love you more!” across all of the digital billboards.

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To ensure that Amy knew just who the love note was from, Josh, naturally, left the Living Water Irrigation’s logo in the corner of the signs.

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Josh Wilson admitted that though his friends first suspected he was in the “doghouse” after seeing the signs, he insists that the ads are just a small token of his love for his partner. (Courtesy of Fox 23/WZTV)

The man admitted that though his friends first suspected he was in the “doghouse” after seeing the signs, he insists that the ads are just a small token of his love for his partner.

“I’m not in trouble. I’m not in the doghouse,” Wilson told Fox 23. “I’m just in love with my wife.”

“She tolerates me and lets me build this little company and lets us have fun,” he told KOKI. “It’s the least I could do to tell her I love her.”

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By putting the message front and center, Wilson acknowledged that he’s quite literally raised the stakes for his Green County peers, in matters of the heart.

“A lot of text messages and a lot of phone calls from friends saying, ‘Thanks a lot, buddy. Now I have to do something,’” he joked. “So, that’s always good. As long as I can make my wife feel good for all that she does for me and my family, it was a joy to do so.”

In the near future, the Living Water Irrigation signs will change to reflect affections for another beloved member of the Wilson clan – the family’s dogs, KOKI reports.

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O’Rourke calls on Trump to resign over Ukraine controversy, says it would ‘bring the country together’

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Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke called on President Trump to resign Saturday over the controversy surrounding Trump’s July call with the Ukrainian president — saying it would be the best chance to bring the nation together.

“This country is as divided as it’s ever been, is being driven further apart every day by this president,” the former Texas congressman said at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. “The single best thing to bring the country together would be Donald Trump’s resignation — much in the same way that President [Richard] Nixon as his high crimes became public…he made a decison — ultimately in his best interests for his legacy and the consequences he faced — but also for this country, to ensure we could heal and unify again ”

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Democrats in the House and on the 2020 campaign trail largely have backed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s formal launch of an impeachment inquiry this week after details of President Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were made public.

The transcript of that call, which was released after the surfacing of a whistleblower complaint, shows Trump seeking assistance in investigating Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Specifically, Trump asked Zelensky about Biden’s role in securing the firing of a prosecutor who was investigating an energy firm to which Hunter had ties.

But an impeachment push faces a tough climb, particularly in the Republican-dominated Senate, where a two-thirds majority vote is needed to convict the president.

O’Rourke, however, said that he believed that Senate would convict Trump, and said it would be better if the president stepped down instead. He repeatedly mentioned Richard Nixon, who resigned in 1974 before being impeached due to the Watergate scandal.

“Those closest to Donald Trump, many of whom are alarmed by his behavior and his lawlessness and the crimes that he’s committed, need to sit down…and help him to make that same decision,” O’Rourke said. “Republican senators today in 2019, much as they did with Richard Nixon need to sit down with the president and make clear to him that there is no way out of this without a trial in the Senate, a trial which I believe will convict the president of these crimes.”

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O’Rouke’s calls are unlikely to be heeded by the White House. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Sky News Friday that he would like to testify to Congress and has said that everything he did was “perfectly legal.”

Trump, meanwhile, has defended himself vigorously and has gone on the attack against his Democratic opponents. On Saturday, he accused prominent members of the opposition party of acting like “savages.”

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Diplomats walk out in protest as Venezuela attempts to fill UN General Assembly with supporters

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In a week when President Trump and his administration placed the spotlight on the humanitarian crisis brought on by Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, a number of diplomats led by the U.S. walked out Friday during a speech by Maduro’s vice-president, Delcy Rodriguez.

The walkout came as a note from the Venezuelan mission claimed the United States and partners were planning a vote at the General Assembly to prevent the representative of the Caracas regime from speaking.

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Diplomats dismissed the exercise as a gimmick to get more countries in to watch the speech. The note sent out to missions from the Venezuelans, and reviewed by Fox News, appealed for allies to come out in force and be ready to vote against any US proposal to challenge the credentials of the regime.

It read in part: “The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations must inform hereby of the intention of a group of delegations to request a vote in the General Assembly Hall in the afternoon of this coming Friday, 27 September 2019, to object the participation of and prevent H.E. Ms. Delcy Rodríguez Gómez, Vice-President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, from addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations.”

The memo pleaded with allies to come and oppose any attempt to stop the speech and support Venezuela “in the General Assembly of the United Nations as its delegation does, both in the relevant procedural and substantive votes there may be at the time.”

Venezuela has descended into economic and social ruin, with conditions worsening as Maduro has been engaged in a tug-of-war for power with Juan Guaido, the U.S.-recognized president since elections this year. Its population has since been dogged by malnutrition, disease and violence, as well as accusations that the government is engaged in money laundering and supporting terrorism.

In his address to the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that 4 million people have fled the country, which he called “one of the largest displacements in the world.”

President Trump, meanwhile, pulled no punches on the deteriorating situation in Caracas. In his speech to the General Assembly, he called Maduro “a Cuban puppet, protected by Cuban bodyguards, hiding from his own people, while Cubans plunder Venezuela’s oil wealth to sustain its own corrupt communist rule.”

Isaias Medina, a former Venezuelan U.N. diplomat who resigned in protest against the policies of the Maduro regime, told Fox News on Saturday that “yesterday’s gaslight performance by the criminal Chavista regime…is clear evidence that the U.N., in accordance with the current practice of cooperation with regional organizations, must consider the importance and unavoidable consequence of the 2019 [Organization of American States] resolution to reject Maduro’s illegitimate regime, as it should also reflect the U.N. membership on the grounds of human rights violations, and ongoing crimes against humanity in breech of the principles of the U.N. Charter.”

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Medina said the “diplomatic walkout was a sign of what many other members think but are still bound under interests other then human rights.”

The U.S. mission to the U.N. said that the regime’s “lies and deceit” corrupt the U.N. charter.

“We gather to solve the world’s problems, not stand by while Maduro starves the people of #Venezuela,” the mission said in a tweet. “That’s why we joined other nations to walk out…when Maduro’s crony took the stage.”

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Rodríguez, in her speech, claimed that she came on “behalf of the only Venezuela,” a reference to a rival delegation of diplomats that opposition leader Guaido sent to the annual gathering of world leaders. She condemned U.S. sanctions “focused on strangling the Venezuelan economy” but made little reference to years of hyperinflation, power outages and food and medicine shortages that have led the the mass exodus. She also later told reporters that the number cited by Guterres of how many had fled was “a lie.”

The regime, meanwhile, is reported to be on the roster to join the U.N.’s controversial Human Rights Council next month — a move that would likely be seen as vindication by the U.S. for its decision last year to leave the body, in part because of the roster of countries with poor human rights records who sit on the council.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Oprah Winfrey wishes Disney CEO Bob Iger were running for president

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Oprah Winfrey is one of the most powerful people in pop culture, and she just endorsed someone not running for president.

In the latest episode of her “Super Soul Sunday” series, the media mogul, 65, sits down with Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger, 68, and tells him she wished he was running for president in 2020.

“If Bob Iger had decided to run for president, I would be canvassing in Iowa right now,” she admitted in a clip from their conversation. “I would be going door to door.”

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“More than ever, every day, I wish you had done it,” she added.

In an Instagram post, Winfrey doubled down on her comments. “This is the man I wish was running for President of the USA. His decency prevails in all decision making,” Winfrey captioned.

“His 10 steps for leadership revealed in his new book #RideOfALifetime apply to every business and every life. Watch my conversation with Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger,” the Emmy winner continued.

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Iger, who just wrote a memoir titled “Ride of a Lifetime,” admitted that he did have conversations with President Obama about running but joked the first lady, Michelle Obama, and their two daughters thought Iger already had the better job.

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The businessman’s contract with Disney expires at the end of 2021, and as of right now, he plans to retire as CEO and chairman.

“Super Soul Sunday” airs on OWN Sunday, Sept. 29, at 12 p.m. ET.

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Woman born with congenital amputation dresses as Cinderella with glass arm

If “a dream is a wish that your heart makes,” one California woman’s wish to celebrate differences as a body-positive congenital amputee has come true. The avid cosplayer recently dressed as Cinderella proudly wore a glass arm in lieu of the princess’s famed lost slipper in a series of pictures that have gone massively viral on social media.

Mandy Pursley was inspired to dress up as the famous princess after her 8-year-old daughter studied the fairy tale in school, Yahoo Lifestyle reports. Born without her right forearm, the Oceanside woman joked that that “glass slippers are SO last year” and proudly rocked the special glass arm for the portrait session.

“I realized that even though there were so many beautiful tales from around the world, there were still no princesses who looked like ME!” she wrote Facebook last week. “When I was growing up with a physical difference, I never saw girls like myself represented in the media, so it took me a long time to realize that what makes us different can also be the thing that makes us strong, beautiful, and unapologetically unique.”

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Mandy Pursley was inspired to dress up as the famous princess after her 8-year-old daughter studied the fairy tale in school. (Mandy Pursley)

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“So what do you do when you can’t find a princess like you? You make up your own!” she said.

Sharing the photos to Facebook in a post that has since gone incredibly viral with more than 28,000 shares and 38,000 likes, the cosplayer smiled and posed in an elaborate Disney Cinderella-inspired costume (that she sewed herself), complete with the character’s iconic hair and makeup and, of course, a bespoke glass arm.

The fairytale photoshoot was made complete by pictures with Mandy’s husband, Ryan Purlsey, a Marine staff sergeant at MCAS Miramar, NBC San Diego reports, who dressed as a real-life Prince Charming in an outfit that Mandy also made by hand.

In one emotional picture that has since been liked over 5,000 times, the couple recreated the famous scene where the prince called after Cinderella as she fled the ball – but instead of holding her lost glass slipper, Ryan held his wife’s glass forearm.

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According to NBC, Mandy had the Cinderella planned to wear the Cinderella outfit to a recent Comic-Con that she ultimately had to miss after getting sick. The mom explained on social media that she was planning to save the look for next year, when a friend reached out and asked if she had any special pictures of herself to share with a little girl who had also been born without one arm.

Compelled, Mandy coordinated with her friend and photographer Kelly Anderson for the photo session in which she proudly wore the clear resin arm, made by artist and “fairy godfather” Gilbert Lozano for the storybook session.

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Born without her right forearm, the Oceanside woman joked that that “glass slippers are SO last year” in proudly rocking the special glass arm for the portrait session. (Mandy Pursley)

“This costume is dedicated to all the little girls learning to navigate the world with their “lucky fins” or other challenges,” Mandy wrote online. “I hope you know you are beautiful, and that you are UNSTOPPABLE!!! Write your own story, and be your own kind of princess.”

In a larger sense, the California woman said she never expected the special images to go as far and wide as they did – but she couldn’t be happier about it.

“When we share our stories and learn to celebrate the beauty in our differences, we make the world a better place,” Mandy told Yahoo. She detailed on Facebook that she’s been “blown away” by the positive response to her now-viral photoshoot, and her favorite consequence of the now-famous story has been hearing from young “‘lucky fin’ princesses and princes” who were born with congenital amputations too.

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“I think it sends a really great message to little girls, especially,” photographer Anderson told NBC of her pal’s inspirational tale.

“You can be creative. You can be beautiful. You can be the main character in your own story,” she told NBC.

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Britney Spears tells fans she took time off ‘to focus on what I really want’ amid life ‘transition’

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Britney Spears has been going through a difficult time as the drama around her conservatorship continues.

But the singer took to social media to let fans know she’s okay and appreciative of their support.

“I hope y’all haven’t forgotten about me!!!” the 37-year-old wrote Friday on Instagram. “I’m taking this transition in my life to focus on what I really want.”

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“I’ve been working nonstop, well, since I was 8 years old in the business. Sometimes it’s good to stop and reflect !!!! Miss you all … I really do have the best fans in the world !!! #fbf,” she added.

On September 18, a hearing to review the court conservatorship that controls the money and affairs of Spears ended with no decisions made. The Grammy-winner did not attend.

The pop star’s 67-year-old dad, Jamie, temporarily stepped down earlier this month from his role as conservator over Spears’ personal life, though he maintained financial control over her assets.

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He had been Britney’s conservator since her 2008 breakdown but suffered a ruptured colon in November 2018. To help her father focus on his health, Spears took an indefinite hiatus from her Las Vegas residency in January,

TMZ reported that Spears’ care manager, Jodi Montgomery, was named a temporary conservator for Spears after the pop star’s dad asked the court to let him step down.

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Montgomery will reportedly fill the role until Jan. 31, 2020, at which point it’s speculated that Jamie will try to renew his role.

Fox News’ Mariah Haas and Jessica Sager contributed to this report.

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Casey Anthony wants to have children again, ‘biological clock is ticking’: report

Casey Anthony has found her way back into the spotlight after a source revealed this week that the South Florida woman acquitted of the 2008 murder of her daughter is thinking of having children again.

A source close to Anthony told People magazine Friday that she “feels like her biological clock is ticking” and she’s hoping to “find some meaning in her life.”

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The source went on to say that Anthony isn’t the same “young girl who everyone saw on trial” and she’s now looking toward her future – “marriage, family, the white picket fence” included.

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Casey Anthony cries next to her attorney Jose Baez (L), after she was acquitted on first-degree murder charges of her daughter Caylee at the Orange County Courthouse Orlando, Florida July 5, 2011. (Reuters)

“In some ways, that’s very appealing to Casey. She’d want things to be less dysfunctional than the family she had growing up, but she likes the idea of stability,” the source said.

Anthony became a media sensation after her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, vanished in the summer of 2008. After 31 days, Anthony’s mother, Cindy, reported Caylee missing. The girl’s remains were eventually found in a wooded area near the family home.

Anthony was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges on July 5, 2011 but was convicted of four counts of lying to police – though two counts were later dropped. She served about three years in prison while awaiting trial.

While she has maintained a relatively low-profile, Anthony has previously floated the idea of having children again.

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In 2017 she told The Associated Press “If I am blessed enough to have another child — if I’d be dumb enough to bring another kid into this world knowing that there’d be a potential that some little snot-nosed kid would then say something mean to my kid — I don’t think I could live with that.”

Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

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Syria demands withdrawal of U.S., Turkish troops, warns of ‘countermeasures’

Syria’s foreign minister on Saturday demanded the withdrawal of all U.S. and Turkish troops, warning that the Syrian government had the right to take “countermeasures” if they remain.

Walid al-Moallem made the demand in an address at the U.N General Assembly Saturday.

There are about 1,000 U.S. troops in Syria to battle Islamic State militants. Turkey has forces in Syria targeting ISIS and Kurdish fighters.

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“The United States and Turkey maintain an illegal military presence in northern Syria.” al-Moallem told the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday. “Any foreign forces operating in our territories without our authorization are occupying forces and should withdraw immediately.”

“If they refuse, we have the right to take any and all countermeasures authorized under international law,” he said.

Over more than eight years, Syria’s devastating civil war has drawn numerous foreign militaries and thousands of foreign fighters battling for power.

Most of the country has returned to government control. But rebels and extremists still hold Idlib in the northwest, and the oil-rich northeast, held by U.S.-backed Kurdish groups.

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Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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President Trump last year ordered the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria – but then agreed to let some forces remain to ensure ISIS militants cannot regroup, Reuters reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Syria demands withdrawal of U.S., Turkish troops, warns of ‘countermeasures’

Syria’s foreign minister on Saturday demanded the withdrawal of all U.S. and Turkish troops, warning that the Syrian government had the right to take “countermeasures” if they remain.

Walid al-Moallem made the demand in an address at the U.N General Assembly Saturday.

There are about 1,000 U.S. troops in Syria to battle Islamic State militants. Turkey has forces in Syria targeting ISIS and Kurdish fighters.

POMPEO ACCUSES SYRIA OF USING CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN MAY ATTACK

“The United States and Turkey maintain an illegal military presence in northern Syria.” al-Moallem told the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday. “Any foreign forces operating in our territories without our authorization are occupying forces and should withdraw immediately.”

“If they refuse, we have the right to take any and all countermeasures authorized under international law,” he said.

Over more than eight years, Syria’s devastating civil war has drawn numerous foreign militaries and thousands of foreign fighters battling for power.

Most of the country has returned to government control. But rebels and extremists still hold Idlib in the northwest, and the oil-rich northeast, held by U.S.-backed Kurdish groups.

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Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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President Trump last year ordered the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria – but then agreed to let some forces remain to ensure ISIS militants cannot regroup, Reuters reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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