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Girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith is killed in car crash

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The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith was killed in a car accident on Interstate 90 in Ohio early Wednesday, the team said in a statement.

Smith and his girlfriend, Petara Cordero, who recently celebrated the birth of a daughter, were in his Lamborghini around 2 a.m. Wednesday when the vehicle had a tire malfunction and spun out, ultimately hitting the median. Smith and Cordero, 26, were able to get out of the car without significant injuries. Cordero, who was standing on the shoulder of the highway, was then struck by another car that crashed into her and the passenger side of Smith’s car, according to Fox 8 in Cleveland.

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Cordero was rushed to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the news outlet. Smith was not injured.

The driver of the second car was also taken to the hospital, the television station reported, adding that she was treated and released.

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The other driver admitted to drinking, according to a Cleveland police report provided by the Browns. The crash remains under investigation.

Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam offered their condolences to Smith, who signed a three-year contract with the team in March 2018.

“Words cannot describe the sorrow we feel for Chris following the loss of his girlfriend, Petara,” the owners said in a statement. “Our entire organization mourns with Chris, his family and the Cordero family. We will do everything possible to offer them our support, comfort and any resources in this most difficult time.”

Cleveland’s players were informed about the tragedy during a meeting, and coach Freddie Kitchens visited Smith at his home.

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The Browns will have grief counselors on hand throughout the week to provide emotional support to all the players and staff, according to the team, which added that Smith will “have the opportunity to grieve as he sees … fit, including being excused from or participating in any team activities, if desired.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Purdue Pharma reaches tentative settlement in opioid lawsuit, but some states aren’t on board

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, reached a tentative deal with dozens of states and thousands of local governments on Wednesday over the company’s role in exacerbating the nation’s opioid crisis.

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The Associated Press reported that the agreement would see Purdue pay up to $12 billion over time; the Sackler family would give up control of the company, while also contributing $3 billion over the next seven years and another $1.5 billion pending the sale of the family’s global pharmaceutical business, Mundipharma. Purdue is expected to file for bankruptcy if the deal goes through.

However, some state attorneys general indicated that they were not on board with the proposal.

“Our position remains firm and unchanged and nothing for us has changed today,” Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said in a statement. “The scope and scale of the pain, death and destruction that Purdue and the Sacklers have caused far exceeds anything that has been offered thus far.

“Connecticut’s focus is on the victims and their families, and holding Purdue and the Sacklers accountable for the crisis they have caused.”

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Young said Connecticut, where Purdue is based, would continue to pursue the company if it files for bankruptcy under the settlement agreement. New York and Massachusetts were also among the states saying they were not part of the agreement.

However, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told AP that “this is the quickest and surest way to get immediate relief for Arizona, and for the communities that have been harmed by the opioid crisis and the actions of the Sackler family.”

News of the tentative agreement comes as the first trial federal date draws near in the hundreds of lawsuits aiming to hold Purdue and others in the drug industry accountable for the opioid epidemic.

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The suits allege Purdue aggressively and falsely advertised OxyContin as a nonaddictive painkiller, despite knowing otherwise. Former Purdue Chairman Richard Sackler denied the allegations, saying doctors initially gave the drug positive reviews. Purdue has also pointed out in court filings that its products were approved by federal regulators

Purdue is expected to file for bankruptcy as soon as this weekend or next, according to Reuters. The company would then ask the bankruptcy judge to halt litigation while settlement discussions continue. However, states could challenge Purdue’s attempts to have the bankruptcy deal finalized without their approval.

The company is also separately negotiating with the Justice Department to resolve federal criminal and civil investigations.

The clock is ticking for Purdue’s bankruptcy filing — an Oct. 21 trial in Cleveland federal court risks a verdict of damages so large the company could not withstand the blow, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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In March, Purdue and members of the Sackler family reached a $270 million settlement with Oklahoma to avoid a trial on the toll of opioids there.

A court filing made public in Massachusetts this year asserts that members of the Sackler family were paid more than $4 billion by Purdue from 2007 to 2018. Much of the family’s fortune is believed to be held outside the U.S., which could complicate lawsuits against the family over opioids.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Archbishop of Canterbury expresses ‘profound shame’ for British massacre in India

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The Church of England’s Archbishop of Canterbury apologized in a public way — by falling down on the floor –for the “terrible atrocity” by British colonial forces 100 years ago in a massacre of hundreds of Indians peacefully demonstrating for independence.

Addressing the attack in northwest India, Archbishop Justin Welby tweeted: “I feel a deep sense of grief, humility and profound shame having visited the site of the horrific Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar today. Here, a great number of Sikhs – as well as Hindus, Muslims and Christians – were shot dead by British troops in 1919.”

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More than 300 Indians were killed and over 1,200 injured on April 13, 1919, when the British Indian Army opened fire on a crowd at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, which is near the city’s Golden Temple, the holiest site to the Sikh faith.

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Welby, who has been archbishop since 2013, noted that he was not speaking on behalf of the British government, but instead was making a personal apology.

When asked if he would seek an apology from the British government, Welby reportedly said: “I think I have been very clear about what I feel and that will be broadcast in England.”

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Former British Prime Minister Theresa May stopped short of a formal apology in April when she called the killings a “shameful scar” in British-Indian history.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Leslie Marshall: Hey, Democrats, want to beat Trump? Here are my top 10 tips for the next debate

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The next Democratic debate is set for Thursday. The top ten Democratic presidential candidates will face off against each other on the same stage for the first time all on just one night.

The candidates will have one minute and 15 seconds for direct responses to questions and 45 seconds for responses and rebuttals. Although they will be able to deliver opening statements, there will be no closing remarks.

I think at this stage of the game, most of us know what to expect but what should the various Democratic candidates do? As a Democratic strategist here’s some advice I want to share:

Be prepared

I mean be prepared to answer the questions specifically.  You can’t wing it. And I don’t mean with pre-packaged zingers.

In June, during the first debate in Miami, California Sen. Kamala Harris said:  “Hey, guys, you know what? America does not want to witness a food fight. They want to know how we’re going to put food on their table.

Her comment led to lots of applause, but it was as contrived as it was pre-planned. Her campaign even sold T-shirts afterward, already prepared, with that exact quote on them.

America doesn’t want to witness a food fight, so don’t give them one.

Harris saw a brief bump in her polls numbers after that night and more money flowed in to her campaign treasure chest, but it was short-lived.

Don’t attack other Dems 

Harris was right, America doesn’t want to witness a food fight, so don’t give them one. Democrats don’t want to see Democrats attacking each other.

Harris, the first-term California senator, learned that the hard way when she attacked former Vice President Joe Biden on his bussing policies from years back and practically painted him out to be a racist.

She appeared strong and again, what did she get? A small, temporary blip in the polls and in cash.

Now I’m not saying that the Democrats at the debate on Thursday night need to have a kumbaya fest — like the one we’ve been witnessing with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. I am saying, however, that you can attack the other candidates’ policies and not make it personal.

Remember in 2016 when Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were all smiles and hugs? That didn’t last long. But when the vitriol started to flow, the party started to form deep alliances and also deep divisions. And then…  Democrats lost the election.

Show voters how you differ from the other candidates

Many of the Democratic presidential candidates agree on issues surrounding climate change, health care, immigration, etc.  But it’s learning about how they differ that is essential for voters. That’s the kind of information they will need to decide who they want to represent their party.

For example, Sanders and Warren agree about many things, but he’s a socialist, she’s a capitalist.  They both need to put that forth and explain why they chose those labels. They need to highlight those differences.

I would counsel each candidate this way: Be specific with your own plans (and guess what –that’s worked quite well for Warren), tout your own successes and focus not only on what you would do differently than your fellow Democrats but explain how.

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Remember who the REAL opponent is

Although it will be tempting for all of the candidates to attack Biden because he’s the front runner, and it will be even more tempting for Senators Sanders and Warren, who will sandwich Biden onstage in this next debate.

The Democratic candidates need to remember that President Donald Trump is their true opponent and the voters know it.

Recent polling shows that the majority of Democratic voters want a candidate who can beat Trump more than a candidate who shares their values.

So Democratic voters want to make Trump a one-term president and these candidates have the opportunity to show their base that they’re the one who can truly take down Trump.

So I would recommend the contenders give the audience a sample of what they’re in for.  Biden, for example, given all his recent gaffes, could gain the most from this.

Those gaffes have cost him support according to the polls.  Although he’s still leading the pack, those gaffes have some would-be voters questioning his age, strength, clarity on issues and his ability to recall them accurately.

Some supporters wonder how can Biden go head to head on a debate stage with Trump and still win? Biden’s got to show voters some of that spunk.  So he (and the rest of the candidates) need to attack Trump.  And they need to do it not just personally but on his policies (or lack thereof).

Put forth the facts

The candidates need to show would-be voters how Trump has divided our country. They need to mention how he embarrasses us regularly on the international stage.

Democrats should strike hard on issues such as immigration. They need to talk about how the president wants to divert funds from the military to the border, even though immigration levels have been dropping steadily for months.

They need to call him out for wanting to meet with the Taliban — even though we don’t negotiate with terrorists.

They need to point to the terror group that just took credit for a bombing in Afghanistan and have even threatened American lives since Trump called the meeting off.

All of those issues speak to instability in decision making. They reveal a president who cares about his own agenda rather than the American people’s.

Since “it’s the economy, stupid” (still!) drive home the point about how the Trump tax breaks were for the rich and feed into income inequality. This is an issue that is popular among Democrats and did well for Democrats in the midterms.

Also, the candidates need to talk about how top economists not only are predicting an economic slowdown, they fear we might be headed for another recession.

They should also speak about climate change; about the Obama policies that Trump has reversed and how he thinks’ that climate change is a hoax.

If you believe in something, stand firm and, if you do not, be honest and genuine.

And, finally, they need to talk about health care.  What has ObamaCare done? What have Trump and the Republican Party done? And what are they trying to do by repealing and replacing it? And don’t forget to mention what taking away the Medicaid expansion in some states has done for lower-income people, especially in rural areas.

Call out the crazy

Whether it’s about arranging for a meet with the Taliban or using a Sharpie to try to prove you were right about a hurricane, Democrats need to call out the crazy things Trump has done. But even more, the candidates need to highlight why the president’s behavior is dangerous. For example, how dangerous was it for people in Alabama to brace for a storm that was not coming their way, and what about the people who were truly in the path of the storm in the opposite direction!?

Use your common sense

The first piece of advice I gave to all of the candidates at the beginning of this column was to be prepared. It’s common sense that if you’re leading the pack in the polls, you’re going to be attacked from all sides. Be ready for this and be ready to respond to it.

Former Vice President Joe Biden better be prepared to defend any and all gaffes to nearly everyone on stage, but especially to the man and woman on his right and left: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

And speaking of attacks, Warren should be prepared as well.  If it was Harris’s turn to be in the hot seat at the last debate, at this next debate it will be Warren’s turn, especially after her surge in the polls this summer.

Beto O’Rourke & Julian Castro will certainly be targets for each other as both will be fighting to be the Texas favorite.

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Stand up for what you believe

When Sanders talked about a $15 minimum wage or Medicare for all in 2016, it was radical; now essentially part of the Democratic Party’s platform.

Sanders was passionate about it, he really believed it. He didn’t care who it upset or offended. He wasn’t concerned about losing votes over it, and that’s why he gained votes from it.

Look at Julian Castro. After talking about decriminalizing border crossings, his name was searched in Google more times than in the entire history of his career.  People might not have liked what he said but people certainly knew who he was.

Don’t be a lemming

If you believe in something, stand firm and, if you do not, be honest and genuine.

Don’t be afraid to hold a more moderate position

Don’t be afraid the far-left will drown you out or vote you out. The majority of Democratic voters are moderates and centrists.  Always keep this in mind: the primary is the appetizer, the general election is the main course.

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The Democratic presidential candidates need to do their homework, be prepared to defend themselves, their remarks and decisions they’ve made throughout their careers on Thursday night. They need to show how much they differ from their counterparts and demonstrate why they would be the best candidate to take down Trump.

If they follow my advice, they might get a bump in the polls, a few more checks and who knows, maybe even wind up winning the nomination.

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Bride cuts dress, dyes it green as way to keep wearing it: ‘Too expensive to just wear once’

Well, that’s one way to go green.

Emma Male, 36, got married in a $616 wedding dress, which she has now recycled into her favorite item of clothing.

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“It was the first designer dress I tried and as soon as I put it on I just loved it,” bride Emma Male said of choosing the dress, which she purchased at a sample sale at her friend’s boutique. She wore it at her 2016 wedding. (VLA Wedding Photography/Mercury Press)

Male, an account manager from Weybridge, Surrey, got married in a woodland-themed wedding in 2016. After the wedding was over, Male was sad that she would never be able to wear her dress again, which led her to make an extreme decision – cut it up and dye it green.

“It was the first designer dress I tried and as soon as I put it on I just loved it,” Male said to the Mirror of choosing the dress, which she purchased at a sample sale at her friend’s boutique.

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Though Male wanted a way to wear the dress again and again, remarking it was too “expensive [a] dress to just wear once,” she was dubious at first about dying it.

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Male decided to transform the dress by cutting off the bottom and dying the fabric green so she could wear the dress again and again. (VLA Wedding Photography/Mercury Press)

“When I first saw it going into the green dye, it looked so dark. I thought ‘Oh my god. What am I doing?’” she quipped.

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But Male’s cousin, Katie, reportedly helped push Male into transforming the dress. Together, the pair cut the full-length gown into a midi-dress and soaked the fabric in green dye.

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Now the repurposed dress is the aspiring singer’s go-to dress. She reportedly wears it on stage when she performs. (VLA Wedding Photography/Mercury Press)

“But I absolutely love it. It gets so much attention but nobody recognizes it from when we got married. My husband does, but that’s only because I go on about it all the time,” Male said to the Mirror.

Now the repurposed dress is the aspiring singer’s go-to dress. She reportedly wears it on stage when she performs.

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‘Veggie Tales’ creator releases creative Bible that is for kids and adults

For decades Phil Vischer created animated stories sharing biblical stories in a creative way through “Veggie Tales” and now he’s created a Bible for kids.

“The Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids,” which came out Tuesday, has 52 five-minute stories from Genesis to Revelation.

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“After ‘Veggie Tales,’ I wanted to take kids deeper into the Bible,” Vischer told Fox News, adding he did a series but wanted to put all the research and knowledge into an actual storybook Bible to “give kids a big-picture view of the entire Bible.”

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A story about Jonah from the Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids, written by “Veggie Tales” creator Phil Vischer. (Hachette Book Group)

Made for kids ages 6 to 10, Vischer says it is also fun for parents, many of whom may not be familiar with the entire Bible narrative.

“The Bible has such a reputation for being daunting and boring, but it actually surprises people to say you’re going to have fun reading this with your kids,” he added.

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Each story, which averages to about a five-minute read, include a family connection with questions, discussion, and prayer.

The “Veggie Tales” creator admitted he made the Bible so that parents reading along can be just as engaged, in some cases, reading the stories for the first time and not feel embarrassed or not be able to teach their youngsters.

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“The whole family can learn together,” he said.

Vischer points to a generation searching for morals and identity in places like Disney films as thousands of people have actually dressed up as characters for their weddings and fiction like the Harry Potter series as quidditch teams pop up on college campuses across the nation.

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One thing he wants to show is how everyone who reads the Bible can actually “find their own place in it.”

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Reindeer accident hospitalizes 12 Finnish soldiers in Lapland

A dozen Finnish soldiers were hospitalized Tuesday when their armored carrier swerved to avoid a reindeer in the road and was struck by another military vehicle, officials said.

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The transport vehicles carried a total of 28 members of the Kainuu Brigade at the time of the accident near Lake Kemijärvi in the province of Lapland, the Finnish military said in a news release.

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Hundreds of thousands of reindeer populate Finland. (iStock)

None of the dozen conscripts were seriously injured, an army spokesman told the Helsinki Times.

The military said in an update Wednesday that all conscripts involved in the accident returned to their ranks to continue training.

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The Finnish Army had earlier tweeted that conscripts were performing military exercises in several locations throughout Finland to “serve to develop local defense readiness and capability.”

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Reindeer number in the hundreds of thousands in Finland. During the winter, the Finnish Road Safety Agency reports that up to 20 reindeer a day can be involved in traffic accidents, according to Euro News.

Vehicles have killed thousands of the roaming animals. Herders have resorted to painting the reindeer antlers in fluorescent colors to reduce their traffic deaths. Red noses were unavailable.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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‘Psychic’ Florida woman who promised to lift family curse sentenced for $1.6M scheme

A woman in Florida who claimed to be a psychic fortune teller has been sentenced to over three years in prison for scamming a Texas woman out of $1.6 million to lift a made-up curse on her and her family.

Sherry Tina Uwanawich, who also goes by Jacqueline Miller, first met the unidentified victim in 2007 when she lived in Houston, federal prosecutors said in a news release Monday.

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The 28-year-old Uwanawich became the woman’s confidante and used her trust to convince her that her family was in supernatural trouble, according to the statement.

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Uwanawich moved from Texas to South Florida, where she continued to scam her victim out of $1.6 million dollars until she came clean in 2014. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

The victim, a medical student, had been suffering from depression after her mother’s death, The New York Times reported. Uwanawich reportedly blamed her mother’s death on a witch’s curse.

Bob Nygaard, a retired New York police officer and psychic fraud private investigator, told the paper confidence crimes that exploit a victim’s fears are common across the country.

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“Don’t look down on the victim,” he said. “Credit the con.”

The fictitious fortune teller claimed she needed “large sums of money” to buy crystal balls, candles and other items for meditation ceremonies to lift the curse, prosecutors said. The victim was led to believe that harm would come to her and her family if she didn’t pay.

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The scheme continued on for years, even after Uwanawich moved to South Florida, investigators said. The scheme ended in 2014 after Uwanaich told the woman she had made up the curse.

Uwanawich previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud and was sentenced last week in Miami, over a decade after the scheme began, according to the statement. She must also pay restitution.

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Popeyes chicken sandwiches given to Louisiana Little League World Champs to celebrate victory

Apparently you can only be this tall if you want the highly-coveted – and very sold-outPopeyes chicken sandwich.

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The Little League World Champions from River Ridge, La., met with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday after their victory, where they were rewarded with the fast-food chain’s renowned chicken sandwiches.

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The Louisiana state Little League team was treated to chicken sandwiches from Popeyes after bringing home the World Championship.  (Popeyes)

In a tweet, the governor showed off a video of platters of the chicken sandwiches being served.

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“The only place in the world that you can get a @PopeyesChicken sandwich is at the Governor’s Mansion tonight. Only the best for Louisiana’s own 2019 @LittleLeague World Series Champions!” the tweet read.

The Little League team brought home the first world championship title for the state last month after beating Curacao 8-0, WBNS reports.

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The team was also treated to personalized baseball bats and met with LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri, the local outlet reported.

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9/11 outrage: ‘The View’ host Whoopi Goldberg slams members of Congress who skipped moment of silence

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“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg called out members of Congress who skipped an event honoring victims of the 9/11 terror attacks on Wednesday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress observed a moment of silence earlier in the day to mark the 18th anniversary of the tragic events, but the outspoken Goldberg wasn’t satisfied with the turnout.

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“Not everyone is honoring moments of silence, apparently only 26 percent of House members showed up to the moment of silence on the steps on the Capitol this morning,” Goldberg said after a conversation about public school students honoring the victims.

Co-host Meghan McCain called the lack of attendance “shameful,” but Goldberg wasn’t finished explaining why remembering 9/11 victims is crucial for all Americans.

“We don’t know why they weren’t there, but this might not have been the right day to screw around with the optics. I’m just saying, this is a moment that affected everyone in this country. Not just New Yorkers. They came for America,” Goldberg said. “They hit us here first and then went other places to take us, try to take us down. That affected many more people than just us here, and this is an American issue.”

Goldberg told House members that every one of them should have attended the moment of silence.

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“Every one of you should be out there, honoring what you didn’t have to do, that they did,” Goldberg said.

Morning ceremonies were also held Wednesday at Ground Zero, the Pentagon and at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa.

“For every American who lived through that day, the September 11 attack is seared into our soul,” President Trump said during a ceremony at the Pentagon. “It was a day filled with shock, horror, sorrow and righteous fury.”

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He added: “For the families who join us, this is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss. It’s the day that has replayed in your memory 1,000 times over: the last kiss, the last phone call, the last time hearing those precious words, ‘I love you’.”

Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this report.

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