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Arizona’s Nikola Motor Company touts production of hydrogen-powered semitrucks

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Zero-emission semitrucks that don’t operate on diesel, but use hydrogen fuel cells instead, have been unveiled at Nikola Motor’s “Nikola World 2019” event.

“It’s the first production truck that I know of around the world that is a fully … true fuel cell truck from the ground up,” said Trevor Milton, founder and CEO.

Milton started the Nikola Motor Company in his basement and now aims to contribute to the clean, renewable-energy movement via trucking worldwide.

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“It’s the first production truck that I know of around the world that is a fully … true fuel cell truck from the ground up,” said Trevor Milton, Nikola founder and CEO. (Fox News)

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“I grew up driving diesel trucks,” Milton said. “I think there’s a place for them. But I also got more and more mad every time I’d go out running and it’s like you go up over sitting on a mountain, you look down, you see the gray soot everywhere that you’re breathing as you run. … I want to scream. … That’s just what needs to change. And no one will do it. Finally, I just did it.”

Milton brought the company to Arizona, where it is now headquartered in Phoenix. It plans to break ground in Coolidge in 2020 on over 400 acres and a million-square-foot manufacturing facility.

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Milton started the Nikola Motor Company in his basement and now is hoping to contribute to the clean, renewable-energy movement via trucking worldwide. (Fox News)

The plan is to have the company begin full production by 2022, building up to 35,000 trucks per year.

“The No. 1 thing is around the emissions, getting rid of the emissions across the board,” Milton said. “I didn’t want regulation to come in and say people are only changing because government’s forcing you to. I want my generation to actually be ahead of the government, to say, ‘You know what, we can innovate faster than the government forces us.’“

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Visitors look at the Nikola Two cab.  (Fox News)

The Nikola Tre was also on display, to be rolled out in the European market. Like the Two, it has digital camera mirrors and a digital cockpit.

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The Nikola Tre was also on display that will roll out in the European market. Similarly to the Nikola Two, the Nikola Tre has digital camera mirrors and a digital cockpit. (Fox News)

There are more than 13,000 Nikola trucks on order and Anheuser-Busch has ordered 800 class 8 zero-emission trucks from Nikola as part of its sustainability strategy.

Nikola Motor Company isn’t releasing the price point of the trucks but said it’s leasing for a million miles, including hydrogen fuel maintenance.

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Zero-emission semitrucks that don’t operate on diesel but instead on hydrogen fuel cells were unveiled to the public for the first time at Nikola Motor’s “Nikola World 2019” event. (Fox News)

Nikola Motor Company plans to add 2,000 Arizona jobs by 2022.

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Beto O’Rourke, no longer the shiny new candidate, says he’s still ‘in a good place’

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Beto O’Rourke isn’t the shiny new thing anymore in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Indeed, the media spotlight and the momentum appear to have shifted in recent weeks to South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, whose candidacy has surged over the past month.

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But O’Rourke, a former three-term congressman from El Paso, Texas, says he’s not fretting.

“I feel great,” he told Fox News on Thursday. “I feel like we’re in a good place.”

He added: “I think more than any other candidate, we’ve been showing up answering questions. I think we’ve answered nearly 600 questions so far in a little bit more than a month. Have visited more communities. That’s what I want to do. That’s democracy.”

O’Rourke spoke with Fox News during stops in Derry and Concord, N.H., making his second trip since launching his campaign to the state with the first primary in the race for the White House.

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O’Rourke was soaring in the polls and was posting eye-popping fundraising figures as he basked in generous media attention and large crowds on the campaign trail in the weeks after he declared his candidacy in last month.

But even if the sheen has diminished to some degree, O’Rourke remains a draw on the campaign trail. Derry’s Grind Rail Trail Cafe was packed with voters eager to get a look at the former congressman, who nearly upset Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas last year. And a crowd of a couple of hundred watched him at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, a key stop for Democratic White House hopefuls.

“We show up for everyone. We take no one for granted,” he told the audience.

In an interview after the event, O’Rourke pointed to the calendar, emphasizing that “we’re still roughly 10 months out from the first votes being cast. And that’s a lot of time, a lot of miles, a lot of hours, a lot of town halls, a lot of questions, and I’m up for it and I’m looking forward to it.”

He discounted early polling, saying, “I just am not concerned about, nor am I following, the polls. You may know that throughout the Senate campaign we never hired a pollster or participated in a focus group.”

O’Rourke raised more than $9 million in the 18 days from the launch of his campaign through March 31, which was the end of the first quarter of fundraising. Asked if he can keep up that pace in the second quarter, he noted that “there are more people who have given to us (in last year’s Senate campaign) that can give for the first time in this race, or who can give additional amounts. I think that speaks to our ability for capacity and pace.”

He said he’ll tap his nascent campaign war chest to increase staff in New Hampshire and other early-voting states, and “use that money doing what we’re doing here, ensuring that we have an ability to show up everywhere, in every part of every state that we go to.”

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O’Rourke’s trip to the Granite State came days before a likely presidential announcement by onetime Vice President Joe Biden.

O’Rourke said Biden “would be a great addition to an already outstanding field of Democratic contenders. He certainly brings something to the conversation, to the debates.”

Ahead of O’Rourke’s arrival in New Hampshire, the Republican National Committee painted him as one more too-liberal Democrat supporting fringe proposals.

“Beto’s socialist schemes would kill jobs, hike taxes and reverse our country’s roaring economic success,” RNC spokesperson Mandi Merritt told Fox News.

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Hans von Spakovsky: Mueller report clearing Trump should prompt Congress to halt endless investigations

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The report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller released Thursday by Attorney General William Barr confirms that Barr was completely accurate when he told Congress in March that Mueller found no evidence of collusion or coordination between the Trump election campaign and Russian officials.

The second half of the nearly 450-page report also confirms Barr’s legal conclusion that there was no obstruction of justice by President Trump.

Portions of the report have been redacted to protect the confidentiality of grand jury material, ongoing prosecutions and national security. But these redactions affect only a relatively small part of the overall report.

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Even with these redactions, the report makes it clear that no Americans – including no one in the Trump campaign – cooperated, coordinated, or colluded with Moscow’s attempts to influence our 2016 election.

It is also evident that – despite his anger and frustration at what he perceived to be a politically motivated investigation – the president took no actions that actually obstructed the Mueller investigation.

Internal White House conversations and meetings described in the Mueller report make the extent of the president’s anger clear. He was innocent of the accusations being made and “thought the Russia story was developed to undermine the legitimacy of his election,” according to the report.

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The inaccurate reporting of the collusion claims for two years by some in the media – and the Hillary Clinton campaign’s involvement with the Steele dossier that helped instigate the investigation – make the president’s indignation appear fully justified.

Trump wanted Mueller fired – not because the president wanted to obstruct or undermine an investigation, but because he knew there was nothing to investigate. In the end, however, he let the pointless exercise continue.

It would be very difficult to make an obstruction charge out of actions that were simply discussed but never implemented – particularly when there seems to be no corrupt motive involved, such as an intent to cover up an actual crime.

In his news conference Thursday, Attorney General Barr made a number of important points that must be kept in mind when reviewing this report and Barr’s conclusion that no obstruction of justice occurred.

First, Barr said President Trump placed no restrictions or limitations on Mueller or anyone else at the Justice Department. Mueller was given complete authority and all of the resources and money he needed to do a wide-ranging, comprehensive investigation.

Second, Mueller got complete access to look at all of the information, documents, and witnesses needed to thoroughly investigate the collusion and obstruction of justice claims.

Even though he could have, President Trump did not assert executive privilege. The president also gave the special counsel full access to White House staff, including White House Counsel Don McGahn, who was interviewed for 30 hours by lawyers working for Mueller.

Some will point out that Mueller did not get to interview President Trump. Mueller makes clear in his report that he believes a “criminal investigation during the President’s term is permissible” and that he therefore had the power to subpoena the president.

The fact that Mueller never did subpoena Trump is evidence that Mueller felt he had obtained all the information he needed without a face-to-face interview with the president.

Contrast that with President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege during the congressional probe into Attorney General Eric Holder and Operation Fast and Furious, a botched investigation of gun smuggling from the U.S. into Mexico.

Many consider Fast and Furious to be one of the most reckless law enforcement operations ever carried out by the Justice Department. Yet the Obama White House obstructed a full and thorough investigation by barring access to critical documents and information.

Third, Barr gave President Trump’s personal attorneys a chance to also review Mueller report –something Barr characterized as standard Justice Department procedure. Trump’s lawyers, however, did not request any redactions from the report.

So what do the president’s political opponents make of all this?

Leading Democrats still insist that further investigation is required. Mueller’s investigation involved his own team of 19 lawyers, as well as 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts and forensic accountants. It racked up 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, 230 orders for communication records, 50 orders for pen registers, 13 requests for evidence from foreign governments, and interviews with 500 witnesses.

Are we to believe that this wasn’t enough?

I seriously doubt that the public will support the efforts by Democrats to keep alive a now-failed narrative that claims that when the American people voted to elect Donald Trump president, the Russians made them do it.

Yes, the Mueller report contains many he conflicting claims by different people; a lot of speculation and assumptions that have not been proven in a court of law; and a great deal of discussion of legal issues like the applicability of obstruction of justice statutes to a president in the exercise of his constitutional authority and powers.

But let’s focus on the bottom line.

Mueller’s “investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” the Mueller report found.

Moreover, the report concluded that “the evidence does not establish that the President was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference.”

In addition, there is ample support in the second half of the Mueller report for Attorney General Barr’s conclusion, in consultation with other senior Justice Department officials, that the evidence developed by Mueller “is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice” offense.

Some Democrats dream that if the House of Representatives brings in Mueller to testify, he will produce some kind of “smoking gun” withheld from the report.

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They will be disappointed. And they will have wasted even more of our time and taxpayer money in what will be hard to see as anything other than a partisan witch hunt.

Enough is enough. It is time for Congress to get on with dealing with the real problems facing our country.

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DNC boss Perez appears to sidestep impeachment question

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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman, Tom Perez, seemed to sidestep a question on Thursday about whether it was wise for his party to file articles of impeachment in the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election.

“Do you think politically, as the chairman of the Democratic Party, that that is the right thing for the Democratic Party to do?” Fox News host Bret Baier asked during his show, “Special Report.”

Perez didn’t give a “yes” or “no” answer, instead saying that Democrats could “walk and chew gum” by pushing policies, like coverage for pre-existing conditions, while conducting effective oversight in Congress. “I think that there are more questions to be asked here,” Perez said after Baier repeated the question.

“We don’t know whether obstruction occurred. There were 954 redactions,” he said in reference to the investigative report released by the Justice Department earlier in the day.

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While Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report did not formally accuse Trump of obstructing justice, it also didn’t “exonerate” the president. Instead, the report listed 10 items concerning potential obstruction — details that congressional Democrats could well use to continue pressing the administration.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has already requested that Mueller testify before his committee, and said he would subpoena the full, unredacted report. Although some Democrats have previously raised the prospect of impeachment, the House Democratic leadership recently rejected the idea.

Impeachment proceedings could arise out of further investigation into whether the president committed obstruction of justice. And according to Perez, that was still a possibility. He pointed to Mueller’s own language, which indicated his team wasn’t confident that Trump hadn’t obstructed justice.

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“The notion that there’s no obstruction is just hogwash,” Perez asserted. He also suggested that Rudy Giuliani, the president’s attorney, jumped the gun in arguing that the president didn’t have corrupt intent.

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Lili Reinhart shows off her pole dancing skills while filming ‘Hustlers’

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Lili Reinhart is making sure she’s ready for her upcoming role in “Hustlers.”

On Thursday, the 22-year-old actress shared a behind-the-scenes photo of herself prepping for the movie, which follows a group of strip club employees who join together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

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Lili Reinhart is set to star in the upcoming film “Hustlers” alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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“Really nailing this whole pole thing,” Reinhart captioned a picture on her Instagram Story which shows the “Riverdale” star — wearing a black top and matching shorts paired with heels — hanging upside down on a pole.

The movie — written and directed by Lorene Scafaria — is inspired by a 2016 New York Magazine story, according to Deadline.

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The star-studded cast also includes Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles and Mercedes Ruehl.

The drama began shooting in New York City last month and is set to be released in September.

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Texas Rep. Gohmert says Dems will drag out Mueller report as way to put off prison

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Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said on “The Todd Starnes Show” that Dems’ obsession with the Mueller report exists for good reason: to cover up their own misdeeds.

Said the lawmaker, “As long as the Democrats in their minds … can drag this thing out, and keep throwing rocks at Trump, then the better chance that no Democrats will be going to prison.”

The release of the full investigative report, with redactions, on Thursday was, to some observers, a moment of closure nearly two years in the making. At the same time, though, others saw it as just the start of a new round of partisan conflict.

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The report aligned with the findings revealed in Attorney General Bill Barr’s four-page memo from a month ago — no collusion with Russia, no clear verdict on obstruction. But it also added new layers of detail about Trump’s purported efforts to thwart the investigation.

Looking ahead, both sides were already using the findings to reiterate and amplify arguments about Trump’s conduct, Republicans cast him as a victim of harassment, while Dems painted the president as stepping far over the line to derail the investigation.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Pennsylvania is rolling the dice with a casino in the heart of Amish Country

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MORGANTOWN, Pa. — For the past two years, Pennsylvania has quickly expanded its gaming laws to include Internet lotteries, sports betting, online gaming, and the approval of 10 satellite casino licenses, or “mini-casinos.”

More than 1,000 of Pennsylvania’s 2,500 municipalities opted out of hosting, these mini-casinos, Caernarvon Township did not.

And, the region known as the gateway to Amish Country was selected by Penn National to host Hollywood Casino Morgantown, an 81,425-square-foot casino, featuring 750 slot machines, 30 table games, and an entertainment lounge.

A decision, Edward Kurtz, 86, whose Mennonite grandparents once owned and tilled the now 36 vacant acres where Penn National plans to build, says is troubling.

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“Right about where my grandparents’ house was they want to put a casino, so I’m upset and very sad for me and my community,” said Kurtz, a longtime resident, and former Mennonite Reverend.

Kurtz along with many community members in the religiously conservative area are opposed to the development. Red and white signs line many yards, and read, “Don’t gamble with our future,” residents’ polite way of saying “no” to a casino in their neighborhood.

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Edward and Helen Kurtz pray over the land where the casino is projected to be built. (Fox News/Talia Kirkland)

An Amish elder, who wished to keep his identity private said he “doesn’t see any good coming from a casino,” which he regards as inherently dishonest.

“It’s the opposite of what this community is built on, hard work and honesty,” he said.

The elder, who spent much of his 80-odd years working and living in the townships, fears that if a casino is built in town, many of his Amish brothers may relocate to more southern parts of the region.

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Other Christian leaders in the community share many of the elder’s concerns of crime, sex trafficking, and predators that would be drawn to the casino.

“A casino has the potential to bring unwanted financial instability to community members, who may begin gambling,” said Rev. Coleen Painter, pastor of the Elverson United Methodist Church, which helped organize a petition that got more than 1,000 signatures opposing the casino.

“If they move forward with a casino these Christian folks will be at your door,” Painter jokingly said, “Preaching the good news to your clients and I think that great but you [Penn National] may not.”

Despite overwhelming opposition and a standing-room-only crowd at last month’s public hearing with Penn National, township leaders argue the casino project is a major boost to the town’s tax base.

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Allen Styer, the chairman of the Caernarvon supervisors argues the casino will bring much-needed funds to the community. (Fox News/Talia Kirkland)

“The kind of stuff they were bringing up is crazy,” said Allen Styer III, the chairman of the Caernarvon Township Supervisors.

Styer says with the additional funding the township can finally add more emergency services, and fix roads in their community.

“Right now our entire budget is $2.6 million. The casino will contribute an additional $1.6 million. That’s more than half, that’s’ a huge benefit to the community,” said Styer.

The casino project also projects more jobs for the region, opportunity community members like Allen Eagle welcome.

“It will be jobs that aren’t manufacturing jobs,” said Eagle.

In a statement, Jeff Morris, the Vice President of Penn National Gaming, Inc. stated: “We look forward to the opportunity to bring approximately 275 new construction jobs and 250 new permanent jobs to the area.”

“Frankly I don’t want to work a job where I could lose my life [referring to manufacturing jobs the region currently offers], nor am I qualified, but I can be trained to deal cards,” said Eagle.

Some local business owners have also come out in support like Donna Pollard who when asked what she thought of the potential casino said, “I saw potential in this community that’s why I invested here, so I am happy to see a big business validate those feeling.”

Penn National, a homegrown Wyomissing, Pa., company that began with a single Dauphin County racetrack and is now a publicly traded firm with 30,000 employees and 41 properties nationwide, has already paid a $7.5 million license fee to the state to locate a satellite casino in the area, which Styer and supporters view as a done deal.

But with the Gaming Control Board likely to vote on the licenses starting in May. Kurtz is hoping the social impact, and desires of his community are taken into consideration.

“All we can do is pray for our township.”

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Strong storms roar eastward through Louisiana, Mississippi

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Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, toppling trees and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

National Weather Service forecasters say they believe multiple tornadoes hit southwest and central Mississippi, although they won’t be sure until damage is surveyed. Heavy wind and hail also was reported in central and southeastern Louisiana.

The storm system is expected to push east overnight through Alabama and Georgia.

Two injuries were reported in Harvey, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans, when a power pole fell on two vehicles. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ray Coleman says no deaths or injuries have been reported in that state.

Damage was heavy in the tiny hamlet of Learned, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Jackson. Large oaks were uprooted from saturated ground, landing on at least a dozen houses.

One belongs to the family of Jesse Qualls, a Mississippi State University student who was on his way home for Easter when the storms hit. He says his mother had gone to pick up his sister from school and returned to find a pecan tree had crashed through Qualls’ bedroom and bathroom. His dog Dukey was uninjured.

Qualls said he got a tearful call from his mother, but he struggled to make it home, using his truck to push fallen trees off roads leading into town.

“I saw the house and I started freaking out,” Qualls said, as residents and emergency workers sawed up other trees off streets in the 100-resident town. “My dad passed away a while ago and this is all I have left of him.”

Qualls, though, said his family will be fine and the storm is likely to spark a long-delayed renovation.

“We’ve got a lot of people to help,” Qualls said. He said his family likely would stay with relatives in nearby Clinton, where two cars were flipped in a Walmart parking lot.

To the northeast, Scott County Emergency Management Director Mike Marlow said reports indicated a number of homes were damaged near Morton and the roof blew off a gas station near Lena.

Schools and colleges sent students home early across much of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. In Jackson, state Auditor Shad White said his staff huddled in a stairway in a high-rise state office building while tornado sirens wailed, winds howled and rains poured. Spokeswoman Cathy Hayden said employees at Hinds Community College in Raymond hid in an underground bookstore storage room.

The same system produced tornadoes and hail earlier in North Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas.

Seven tornadoes were reported across the Plains from the northeastern Texas Panhandle to southeastern Kansas. Strong winds hit elsewhere Wednesday evening, toppling utility poles and trees and downing power lines in parts of North Texas.

No significant structural damage was reported, but heavy rainfall caused flash flooding that prompted the shutdown of Interstate 30 in central Arkansas and the closure of several schools around Little Rock.

The National Weather Service received numerous reports of hail pelting the storm-struck areas. Egg-size hail was reported about 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth.

The threat came days after more than 40 tornadoes from East Texas to Georgia left at least nine dead. That outbreak damaged more than 250 homes, businesses and public buildings across Mississippi.

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Rabid fox attacks New Jersey woman, daughter uses ax, shovel to kill it: report

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A woman was bitten twice by a rabid gray fox in New Jersey on Saturday afternoon, prompting her daughter to use an ax and a shovel to try to kill the animal, according to Animal Control officials.

The woman, who lives on a farm in Blairstown, N.J., had gone outside to feed her cats when she was attacked, according to the New Jersey Herald.

Animal Control Officer Scott Hendricks told the outlet that the fox had already killed one cat when it went after the woman.

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“The woman had cat chow in her hand and threw it at the fox to deter it, but it attacked her and bit her twice on the leg before she made her way inside her house,” he said.

Her daughter heard the commotion and went outside. At first, she mistook the gray fox for a cat, after it went under the front porch, according to the Morristown Daily Record.

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A woman was bitten twice by a rabid gray fox in Blairstown, N.J., on Saturday, according to Animal Control officials. The fox killed one of her cats and the woman’s daughter tried to kill it by throwing an ax at it and hitting it with a shovel. (iStock)

“The fox came out after her,” Hendricks told the outlet. “She had an ax, which she threw at it and missed. The fox went after the ax, then turned back at her.”

The second time around, the daughter reportedly used a shovel to hit the fox on the head. She “kind of knocked it out,” Hendricks said, and by then two men in a truck heard her calling for help.

“They stopped, the one guy got out, took the shovel and held the fox down until it was deceased,” Hendricks told the Daily Record. “He actually suffocated it.”

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The woman was taken to a nearby hospital. Hendricks arrived after the ambulance left and picked up the fox’s body.

He had to keep it refrigerated until Monday before he could take it to the Blairstown Animal Hospital to have the fox’s head removed so it could be sent to the Department of Health to be tested for rabies.

By Tuesday, Hendricks was told the fox had tested positive for the disease.

He called the woman and her daughter and thankfully she had reportedly already started rabies treatment at the hospital.

“If a person gets bit by a suspect animal, they have five days before they need to begin treatment,” Hendricks told the Daily Record. “We were right up against that five-day buffer.”

The woman had also received a tetanus shot, according to the New Jersey Herald. The outlet also reported she had received two of her four rabies shots by Wednesday.

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Trump campaign’s rejection of Moscow’s ‘forbidden fruit’ reflects well on president, lawmakers tell Cavuto

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Sen. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, appearing Thursday on “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” said the Trump campaign’s refusal to accept “forbidden fruit” while interacting with Russian operatives intent on influencing the 2016 election was a good thing for America.

“”What I take away from this multiple times — and the attorney general was clear about this — multiple times they dangled forbidden fruit in front of people, in front of the Trump campaign, and they didn’t bite,” Jordan told Cavuto.

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“That is reassuring. That … reflects well on the president of the United States. Multiple times they had opportunities to collude, and they didn’t take them up on it, which is critically important information.”

Jordan and Meadows were reacting to the Mueller report’s release on Thursday. The report did point to an array of controversial actions and requests made by the president that were examined as part of the investigation’s obstruction inquiry, though it ultimately made no finding of collusion with Moscow.

Cavuto asked the senator and congressman what they could do stop Russian interference in future elections, or if they would be concerned with any 2020 campaign staff taking meetings with Russian officials.

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Meadows said the Obama administration was aware that the Russians were looking to interfere in the 2016 election, even as Donald Trump was in the dark.

“Interesting enough that the only people who knew the Russians were involved during the 2016 election were the Obama administration. It wasn’t the president of the United States today. It was the president back then,” Meadows said.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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