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Brian Kilmeade: Trump was ‘right’ to appear angry after Mueller’s appointment

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Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade said Thursday President Trump was “right” to appear angry after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment, adding “It’s been two years of hell for him.”

Kilmeade made the statement while joining Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry on “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino” and in response to an excerpt in the Mueller report that Perino said could be “misinterpreted” by some of President Trump’s opponents.

According to the excerpt, which was released to the public on Thursday morning, Trump said his presidency was finished, going so far as to state he was “f—ed”, after being told of Mueller’s appointment by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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“According to notes written by (Sessions’ chief of staff Jody) Hunt, when Sessions told the President that a Special Counsel had been appointed, the President slumped back in his chair, and said, ‘Oh my God.  This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f……’,” the report reads.

“The President became angry and lambasted the Attorney General for his decision to recuse from the investigation, stating, ‘How could you let this happen, Jeff?’

“I think the critics are going to pounce on this,” said Henry, adding that the excerpt could be misinterpreted to mean that it was at this point the President knew he was in trouble because “he did criminally bad things and he’s going to get caught.”

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Henry added, “That’s not what the President was saying based on the rest of the report in the full context. In fact, there are other lines right after that that suggest what we’re saying, that the president knew politically, this is going to be so damaging and he couldn’t believe that Jeff Sessions had recused himself.”

“By the way, he (President Trump) was right. It’s been two years of hell for him,” Kilmeade said.

“Two years of wasted parts of his presidency,” said Henry in agreement. “Meanwhile the economy is still doing pretty well. He’s still trying to crack down on immigration.”

Henry then brought up what the president said at a news event on Thursday, shortly after Barr held a press conference discussing the Mueller report.

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“He (President Trump) talked about the acting defense secretary and wiping out ISIS. All of that has been going on while Washington and others have been consumed by this (the Mueller investigation) which turns out to be a whole lot of nothing,” said Henry.

“I don’t want to say nothing all together, there’s some troubling information about alleged obstruction. But we’ve been told for two years by Adam Schiff and others, there’s evidence, not allegations, evidence of collusion and there’s not.”

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Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk, study finds

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Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate.

The test examines more than 2 million spots in a person’s genetic code, seeking variants that individually nudge a person’s obesity risk up by a tiny amount. The researchers drew on previously published data about those variants to create a risk score.

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A high score didn’t guarantee obesity, nor a low score rule it out. But middle-aged people with scores in the top 10 percent were 25 times as likely to be severely obese as those in the bottom 10 percent, scientists reported in a paper released Thursday by the journal Cell.

Those two groups were separated by an average weight difference of about 29 pounds, researchers said.

Analysis showed the genetic propensity to obesity began having an effect on weight around age 3. Up to about age 8, “you might be able to make a difference in the kids who are born susceptible to obesity,” said one author of the study, Dr. Sekar Kathiresan of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

But it will take further research to see whether intervening would work, Kathiresan said.

The results for middle age came from a study of about 288,000 people. Overall, the risk-score research included data from more than 300,000 people at various ages. Severe obesity was defined as a body mass index of 40 or more.

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Results show genetic inheritance “plays a large role in how heavy one gets,” Kathiresan said. The risk score probably takes about half of a person’s genetic propensity into account, he said, and it shows similar accuracy in predicting ordinary obesity, defined as a BMI of 30 or more.

Even if one inherits a propensity for obesity, he said, “you still have control over your fate. You’re not fated to be obese, but it’s very clear those individuals who’ve inherited susceptibility have to work that much harder to keep the weight off.”

Among study participants with the highest scores, he noted, 17 percent were of normal weight. Other analyses show that people who remain lean despite an inherited propensity for obesity tend to eat better and have more physical activity than others with a high score who got fat.

“So you can do something about it,” he said.

Ruth Loos, a professor of environmental medicine and public health who did not participate in the study, said the risk score explains more of people’s genetic tendency than previous studies did. But she doubted it would be useful in a doctor’s office.

It is “never going to be a good predictor,” said Loos, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York.

She noted that in one test of the score’s predictive power, only 58 of the 371 subjects scoring in the top 10 percent ended up severely obese. And many other severely obese people didn’t score in the top 10 percent, she said.

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Simply asking about family history of obesity would probably work better, she said. The large role of lifestyle in obesity means a purely gene-based predictor will never be perfect, she said.

Kathiresan, a cardiologist, said the risk score is best seen as a risk indicator, like high cholesterol. Most people with high cholesterol don’t get heart attacks, he said, but they do run a higher risk than others.

Jason Boardman of the University of Colorado Boulder said genetic variants might affect body size indirectly, through an impact on lifestyles or other social and behavioral traits. Other research suggests the effect of genes on size depends on what kind of social and physical environment a person lives in, including such factors as access to unhealthy foods, he said in an email.

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MSNBC’s Brian Williams likens ‘Baghdad Bill Barr’ to Iraqi propagandist

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MSNBC host Brian Williams derided Attorney General William Barr after his news conference on Thursday, suggesting that it would be logical for headline writers to compare Barr to an infamous propagandist for Saddam Hussein during the Iraq War.

“We would not be surprised if some headline writer somewhere came up with ‘Baghdad Bill Barr’ for what we saw today,” Williams said. Williams was referring to Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, whose nickname, “Baghdad Bob,” became a moniker for people making obviously false claims.

Williams was himself suspended for six months at NBC News in 2015 after he admitted he’d embellished some of what he witnessed while reporting in Iraq. NBC later moved Williams to MSNBC, where he eventually got another show.

The MSNBC anchor took issue with Barr’s numerous statements clearing the president and his associates of Russian “collusion.” Turning to Joyce Vance, a former U.S. attorney under the Obama administration, Williams said collusion wasn’t a “term in the law.”

Vance suggested that Barr used that term in order to appease the president. “It’s clear that as the attorney general, Bill Barr knows how to speak the president’s language,” she said.

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“It is a sad day for all of us,” she said after claiming that Barr’s conduct weakened the public’s confidence in the Russia investigation’s outcomes.

Her comments echoed those of many media figures who knocked Barr’s credibility in the lead-up to the Justice Department releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Also on Thursday, Williams’ colleague Nicolle Wallace accused Barr of helping the president continue to degrade the “rule of law.” “The rule of law had a deficit because Donald Trump had been kicking it in the teeth for 22 months, and what the country’s attorney general did was walk in there and back up the guy doing the kicking,” she said.

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Williams similarly suggested that Barr might be prioritizing service to the president over service to the American people. “The questions are out there whether or not he views the president as his clients or the people of the United States of America,” he said after Vance’s “sad day” comment.

Mueller’s report highlighted 10 items that raised concerns about obstruction of justice. Many have speculated that Democrats will seize on that information in order to further congressional investigations into the president’s conduct.

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Man charged with killing wife last seen 4 decades ago

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A man was charged Thursday with killing his wife nearly 40 years ago and plotting to murder a suburban Philadelphia police sergeant who investigated the case in the 1980s.

William W. Korzon, of East Prospect, Pennsylvania, was charged with criminal homicide in the death of Gloria Korzon, who has not been seen or heard from since 1981.

William Korzon, 76, who is known as Bill, was jailed after being arraigned at district court in Jamison, and court workers said no attorney appeared for him at the hearing. He was also charged with solicitation to commit criminal homicide, forgery and perjury.

He denied killing Gloria Korzon after the arraignment.

As he was led from the courthouse Thursday, he told reporters “she went to Florida” and that he has no idea where her body is.

Gloria Korzon, who would be 75 years old, was declared dead in 1997.

Gloria Korzon’s brother, Ralph Kidder, of Springfield, Massachusetts, said the arrest gave him hope.

“It’s been a long time waiting to have justice,” Kidder said Thursday. “Until we find out what happened and where she is, it’s still not going to be put to rest. This is a step in the right direction, but until we absolutely know, it’s still not over.”

A police affidavit said Korzon repeatedly abused his wife over many years. Kidder said the couple met while working at an electronics plant in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

About a year after their 1967 marriage in Massachusetts, he was committed to a psychiatric facility following an arrest on charges he threatened to kill her.

The abuse continued after the couple moved to Pennsylvania in 1968, police said in the affidavit. The couple had no children.

“During these incidents of domestic violence, Gloria suffered multiple injuries, including a broken arm, a broken collarbone, damage to her nasal bone and a black eye. Many of these injuries required hospitalizations,” police said. Gloria Korzon documented the abuse in letters to her attorney.

Gloria Korzon was last seen working at an electronics plant in the Philadelphia suburb of Horsham on March 6, 1981. A few days later, police said, Bill Korzon told her employer to terminate her because of mental and physical health problems, retrieved her belongings and directed that her last paycheck be mailed to their home.

“In the months and years following Gloria’s disappearance, Bill Korzon engaged in a series of actions to lie, conceal and profit from it,” police said.

He allegedly forged her signatures on two checks in 1981 and filed a joint tax return months after she disappeared, police said.

A tenant who lived in the Korzon home in 1981 told police five years later that Korzon had asked him to help ambush and kill a Warrington Township Police sergeant who was investigating Gloria Korzon’s disappearance, the charging documents allege.

The Bucks County Courier Times said police dug up the Korzon home’s yard in 1986, but found only the remains of a dog.

Police said that Korzon told them earlier this year he had battered his wife for years, including breaking her collar bone.

“Korzon further admitted that following the date that Gloria was last seen alive, he forged Gloria’s final paycheck, credit union check and tax return so that he could illegally access Gloria’s money,” the affidavit said. “He further admitted to having perjured himself during a 1988 Orphan’s Court hearing that he initiated, in order to determine what percentage of property he was entitled to from Gloria’s estate.”

During the police interview this year, investigators say, Korzon admitting signing a 1981 Mother’s Day card in Gloria Korzon’s name and sending it to her mother to make her think her daughter was still alive.

He’s also alleged to have asked investigators this year: “Did you find the body?”

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Hailey Baldwin gushes about Justin Bieber in Instagram post: ‘You make me happier than I’ve ever been’

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Model Hailey Baldwin took to Instagram Wednesday to convey her love for her husband and singer and songwriter Justin Bieber.

“My love,” the 22-year-old began the post, which showed a photo of the now short-haired Bieber standing in front a green screen and donning a tie-dye T-shirt that appears to be from his clothing line, Drew, per People.

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“You are an incredible man, you make me a better human being, you make me happier than I’ve been. Insanely proud of who you are and who you’re becoming. I love you more every single day,” Baldwin continued.

More than 2.3 million people liked Baldwin’s sweet post — which received more than 35,000 comments, many praising the newlyweds.

“Oh the hair is so good,” commented one Instagram user.

“Awwwww,” wrote fellow model Ashley Graham in response.

“One lucky girl,” another wrote.

“You are so cute,” said a fourth.

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The sweet shoutout came not long after Bieber, who announced in March he was temporarily pumping the brakes on new music to focus on his mental health, penned a sweet poem to Baldwin gushing about how he falls “more in love” with her every day — and how the model has given him “so much strength, support, encouragement and joy.”

Bieber and Baldwin tied the knot last September. Earlier this month, they reportedly moved into a home in Beverly Hills together, according to People.

Fox News’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.

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Veterans to return to Normandy for first time for 75th anniversary of D-Day

With each passing day, hundreds of World War II veterans are laid to rest – but, their stories of sacrifice, resilience and victory are forever etched in American history.

As the 75th anniversary of D-Day approaches, organizations like Forever Young, help ensure that the Greatest Generation is never forgotten. The group is sending more than a dozen veterans to France to revisit the place where they gave up so much.

“Their stories of sacrifice are so important. If they’re not told then they’re gone forever,” Forever Young founder Diane Hight said. “We just care about these men and women and we want to give back to them. We want to honor them.”

Onofrio “No-No” Zicari, from Geneva, New York was just 21 when he waded through the water onto Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 before getting pinned down by gunfire.

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“We had the beach secured,” No-No recalled. “We had to go down and clean up the bodies on the beaches because we had new troops coming in. I told them I’m not going to touch anybody, I’ll pick up the equipment but I’m not touching no soldiers … but they were picking up the bodies and throwing them on this pick-up truck and they were bringing them up to wherever they were going to be buried.”

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Onofrio “No-No” Zicari, 96, stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day during World War II. (Ben Brown/Fox News)

“Father Flannagan was there giving the last rites to the boys and he was crying, tears coming down and he was mad, real mad. He says, ‘You take my boys and you lay them down. You don’t pile them on top of one another. You lay them down, they’re my boys,’” he added. “’To this day, I get emotionally upset every time I think about that.”

Now at 96, for the first time since the war, No-No will travel back to France where he will get the chance to visit the gravesites of some of his fallen comrades and the hopes of finding closure.

“I wanted to go back almost every year. I wanted to go back then I changed my mind,” No-No told Fox News. “What do I want to go back for? And then my lady friend Diane, she says you should go back.”

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No-No said it was during a cruise with Diane, who also acts as his caretaker, that he experienced a moment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“We were on this little craft, and more or less just circling around and I smelled that diesel oil and I flinch and she says, ‘What’s the matter?’ And I said, ‘I don’t know. I’m having a flashback.’ I broke out in a cold sweat. I smelled that diesel oil and I was back in Normandy,” Zicari said.

The 96-year-old never had the funds to return to where he had fought at such a young age and needed his caretaker to accompany him if he were to ever make the more than 12-hour flight.

“We don’t usually raise money for caregivers or family members because it’s hard enough raising money for the veterans and the medical team … But I just had to do this. It is important to me for him to go,” Hight said.

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Forever Young raised about $12,000 to send Zicari and his caretaker back to Europe for the anniversary in June, along with the funds to help send roughly 15 other veterans including 102-year-old Major Wooten, who served as a private during WWII.

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Major Wooten, 102, served as a private in World War II repairing railroad and hospital cars to help support the front lines. (Hannah Pruett/Euphoria Photography)

“It’s going to bring back memories. Of course, I know things won’t look the same, but it’s going to be the same for me,” Wooten told Fox News.

Wooten is one of 12 children and served in the war along with three of his brothers – one of whom was killed in battle. He worked on repairing the railroad and hospital cars that had been bombed so they could help get supplies to the front lines.

The war hero hopes to reunite with a little girl named Rosemary, who he met during his time overseas.

“She was everybody’s sweetheart. I just wonder if she’s still living now,” Wooten said. “I would like to see her when we go back over there. All we had to give her was candy, I’ll never forget that girl.”

Frank Blazich, lead curator of military history at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History underscored the importance of remembering those who served as “approximately 250 veterans are passing away each day.”

“The last figure I saw was that there were 496,000 I believe alive in 2018. So, it is highly likely at this point we have at we’re around 400,000 or less World War II veterans. I think by say 2030 or 2036 we’ll be fortunate if we even have a thousand left alive,” Blazich said. “It’s imperative we try and save their oral histories and save the context of what they experienced and the changes that they experienced to better comprehend the present and hopefully shape our future.”

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There are very few moments in American history where a single day transformed the nation, but June 6, 1944 “is one of those moments,” Blazich told Fox News.

“The way to think about it is kind of a counterfactual. If the landing had not succeeded, what wouldn’t have happened in American history? And that gives hopefully pause to say, ‘well would Eisenhower have become president? Would the United States have become the leader of the democratic world and really the leader of the world the free world if you will?’”

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Partner of accused ex-cop: Feared ambush before woman shot

The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime testified Thursday that he heard a thump on the officers’ squad car right before the shooting and feared a possible ambush.

Officer Matthew Harrity’s testimony echoed a key claim by attorneys for Mohamed Noor, who fired a single shot at Justine Ruszczyk Damond as she approached the officers’ squad car on July 15, 2017. Damond had placed two 911 calls that night to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. Struck in the abdomen, the 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia quickly bled to death in an incident that sparked anger and disbelief in both countries.

Prosecutors have questioned the defense narrative of a thump on the squad car, saying investigators found no forensic evidence that Damond touched it. They’ve also questioned the timing of the claim, saying Harrity first mentioned it days after the shooting and after investigators raised the possibility.

Noor never talked to investigators and it isn’t clear whether he will testify.

On Thursday, Harrity described a tense scene, with he and Noor rolling down the dark alley with headlights off, using a spotlight to search for any evidence of a woman in trouble. Harrity, who was driving, said that at one point he took a safety off his holster, but that when they neared the end of the alley without finding anything, he thought he had replaced it.

Harrity — wearing his uniform and appearing composed on the stand — testified that he then had a “weird feeling” to his left but couldn’t make out what it was.

“At this time, I hear something hit the car and I also hear some sort of murmur,” he said. He immediately drew his gun and held it to his ribs pointing downward, he said.

Prosecutor Amy Sweazy asked Harrity whether he always pulled his gun when startled. He said it depends.

“In this situation, with the thump and being startled, I went straight to, ‘This could be an ambush,'” Harrity answered. He added: “My first thought is, I’m going to make sure whatever it was is not a threat to me.”

Harrity said that as he tried to make sense of what was happening, he heard a pop and looked over to see that Noor had fired across him and through the driver’s side window.

Neither officer had their body cameras running at that point, something Harrity blamed on what he called a vague policy that didn’t require it. Both men switched them on afterward, and a portion of Harrity’s was played Thursday.

It shows efforts by the two men to save Damond with CPR. Damond’s labored breathing is heard, with Harrity saying, “Stay with me, stay with me, stay breathing.” He also is heard addressing his partner: “Noor, breathe, just breathe.”

At one point, as Harrity steps away to get medical supplies, he cautions Noor to slow down the CPR, and reassures Noor that an ambulance is coming.

A medical examiner testified earlier that Damond was hit in a key artery and lost so much blood so quickly that even faster medical care might not have saved her.

Damond was white. Noor , 33, is a Somali American whose hire two years before the shooting was celebrated by Minneapolis leaders as a sign of a diversifying police force in a city with a large population of Somali immigrants.

Much of the prosecution’s early case focused on the handling of the crime scene by police and state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents, including possible missteps. They also highlighted officers turning their body cameras on and off repeatedly after the shooting.

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Mueller must come to Hill to discuss report: Rep. Debbie Dingell

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, a Michigan Democrat, says that Rep. Jerrold Nadler is within his rights to subpoena the full special counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

In an interview with Fox News host Harris Faulkner on Thursday, Dingell said that as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Nadler, D-N.Y., “has the right” to issue the subpoena. Dingell also called on the special counsel, Robert Mueller, to “come to the Hill” and talk about the report.

“We need to have these hearings, we need oversight, we need to understand,” said Dingell, who is co-chairwoman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

Nadler said Thursday that he’ll be issuing a subpoena for the full special counsel report and the underlying materials. The Justice Department is expected to fight that subpoena.

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Nadler said the report “outlines disturbing evidence” that President Trump engaged in misconduct.

Nadler said Attorney General Wiliam Barr’s decision to withhold the full report from lawmakers is “regrettable, but no longer surprising.”

He said it now falls to Congress to hold the president accountable for his actions relating to the Russia probe. The chairman has asked Mueller to testify before the panel by May 23.

Dingell said Barr’s demeanor when speaking earlier Thursday at a press conference about the report concerned her.

“Today I was a little concerned listening to the attorney general that he did sound more like a defense attorney than the chief law enforcement officer of this country.”

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Dingell said she did not want to comment on specific parts of the report until she’d read the document for herself.

“I think too many of us are commenting on other people’s comments,” Dingell said. “I want to read all 400-something pages before I make comments. I think we have to be very careful with this ‘he said she said’ stuff.”

Dingell said both lawmakers need to focus on the everyday concerns of Americans.

“I’m frustrated with everybody,” she said in answer to Faulkner’s question about whether the congresswoman was frustrated with her fellow Democrats.

“We’ve got to come together,” Dingell said. “I’ve got people in my district … that are worried about the cost of prescription drugs. When I think about a single mother who is working two jobs and is still at poverty level and has got an inhaler for a child who is asthmatic that is $700 …

“We can’t have Russians intervening in our elections, but we’ve got to do something about prescription drugs.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Man called out for wanting to propose with engagement ring customized for ex-girlfriend: ‘Hell no’

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This bride-to-be wasn’t expecting her “something old” to be her engagement ring.

A concerned woman took to Reddit seeking advice after she learned her boyfriend was planning to propose to her with an engagement ring he had custom made for his ex-girlfriend.

The woman explained her boyfriend asked her if she would be OK with the second-hand ring, noting “it’s just been sitting in his cupboard.”

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“He and his ex were together for about 4 years and he had planned to propose to her, however the proposal did not happen because the girl had broken his heart again and again and he finally had enough. Before that though, he had ordered a customized a ring from overseas for her. I’m not sure what the actual value of the ring was, but according to him he spent few thousand dollars on the ring in total. This was not even including the money spent flying to and fro,” she wrote in the post.

Though the woman claimed she could “see the practicality of it,” she confessed “something in my heart just can’t get over the fact that the ring was originally made for someone else in mind.”

“He assured me that she never wore it, but I just don’t want something that wasn’t made for me. Am I being unreasonable? I don’t need an expensive ring, and I don’t need diamonds, but I’d like the ring to be bought with me in mind,” she wrote.

Those on Reddit were quick to tell the bride-to-be that she was not being unreasonable.

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“No girl! You’re not being unreasonable. Rings carry stories and history,” one person commented.

“I like to think of myself as a practical person who is also not superstitious, but HELLLL NOOO to the failed-past-relationship-bad-juju ring! I can empathize with your boyfriend on the ring being a total financial loss, but there are plenty of other practical and reasonably priced ring options that he could purchase for you with you in mind,” another wrote.

“For this ex: a customized ring that was so special he couldn’t source it locally and flew overseas to get it. For you: an unused ring sitting around in the cupboard,” one wrote.

Many offered up practical advice, as well.

“As a jeweler, I’d say keep the diamond, and reset it. A diamond is a diamond, and the mounting should be just for you,” one person commented.

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“I would ask him to have the stone reset into something customized for you. Obviously you won’t be happy with a ring customized for his ex,” another seconded.

The anonymous woman seemed pleased with the responses she received.

“Great idea. I love the idea of repurposing the stone into a different piece of jewelry as well!”

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Karl Rove says it’s a ‘mistake’ for Democrats to pursue obstruction concerns in Mueller report

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Fox News political contributor Karl Rove predicted Thursday that some Democratic politicians would make a “mistake” by using special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to continue attacking President Donald Trump and pursuing investigations into his conduct.

His comments came just before House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., held a press conference at which he leaned on the report’s concerns regarding 10 items related to potential obstruction of justice. Rove told Fox News host Dana Perino on “The Daily Briefing” that those items gave Democrats “fodder” to “continue to hammer the president.”

The report itself did not exonerate Trump on obstruction of justice, but both Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined the report lacked sufficient evidence to level formal charges.

Rove also predicted that while some Democrats would try to highlight the obstruction concerns before the 2020 presidential elections, other, “wise” politicians would focus on other issues.

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“I wouldn’t be surprised in the next week or two — yeah, you’re going to have the hot dogs and the lunatics and the wannabe’s like [Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.,] say ‘by God, impeach,'” Rove said.

He added that politicians like 2020 candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., would back away from “trashing Trump” and recognize it as a losing strategy. Rove said that based on the report, “we’re likely to see little impact on the president’s numbers and his opposition’s numbers.”

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Democrats, Rove warned, could go “over-the-top” and act like congressional Republicans who pushed for former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.

“[Democrats] could do exactly what Republicans did in 1998 and that is cause a lot of the American people to say, ‘you know what, too much, you’re over-the-top, you’re out of control.'”

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