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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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‘Genderless’ penguin to be raised by same-sex couple at London aquarium

A baby penguin being raised by a same-sex penguin couple at an aquarium in the U.K. will be brought up without a gender — the first in aquarium history.

The young gentoo penguin, which has not yet been named, “will be the first of its kind in the history of the famous London aquarium not to be characterized as male or female,” according to Sea Life London.

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Newborn penguins typically have a name that relates to its gender at birth, the aquarium said in a press release obtained by Fox News. But aquarists “decided it was more natural for the chick to grow and develop into a mature adult as genderless which is normal in the wild until they mature.”

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A gentoo penguin chick at the Sea Life London Aquarium will be raised without a gender. (Sea Life London Aquarium)

In the meantime, the penguin has been tagged with a purple band.

It’s “completely natural for penguins to develop genderless identities as they grow into mature adults,” according to Graham McGrath, general manager of the aquarium.

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The penguin, pictured here with its purple armband, has not yet been named, according to the aquarium.  (Sea Life London Aquarium)

“What makes us really proud at the aquarium is the success of SEA LIFE London’s Gentoo breeding program and the amazing job of same-sex penguins Rocky and Marama who took the chick under their wing and raised it as their own,” McGrath said.

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Rocky and Marama made headlines earlier this year when they adopted the genderless chick. The aquarium told Insider in July the penguin couple has “an “incredibly strong bond” and adopted the egg together.

Described as “highly nurturing,” gentoo penguins have been considered “near threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature since 2007.

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Kristin Cavallari’s 9/11 social media tribute slammed as ‘insensitive’ and ‘tone deaf’

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Fans of Kristin Cavallari aren’t happy with the reality TV star’s latest post on Instagram.

The former “Laguna Beach” cast member faced backlash for her 9/11 tribute post, which was deemed “insensitive” and “tone-deaf” because the photo features the 32-year-old posing on a New York City sidewalk in a plunging black dress.

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Cavallari also tagged multiple fashion designers — including her own brand Uncommon James — in the photo, plus her makeup artist Robert Sesnek and stylist Owen Gould.

Then she originally captioned the pic, “NYC for 24hrs. And what a time to be here..always remember” but was quick to change it after all the negative comments.

Users on the social media app were quick to call out Cavallari for her lapse in judgment.

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“Wrong picture for the sentiment in the post,” commented a fan.

“Poor taste,” said another.

“This is super insensitive,” wrote someone else.

“Maybe today isn’t the day to market your brand or yourself.. in NYC. #disappointed,” said a commenter.

“Let me show off my body and then make a half-ass remark about 911. WTF,” wrote another.

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Cavallari was in the city doing press and attending Fashion Week.

Wednesday marks the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, which took place on September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives and another 6,000 were injured on that day.

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David Webb stops vacation to respond to Jemele Hill’s call for black athletes to leave ‘white’ colleges

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Fox Nation host David Webb interrupted his vacation to respond to former ESPN host Jemele Hill‘s call for black college athletes to leave predominantly white schools.

“There are those who would drag us backward for their own perverted reasons, under the umbrella of progressive segregation, and not surprisingly, wrapped in a lie of moving our nation forward,” said Webb on “Reality Check with David Webb.”

JEMELE HILL CALLS FOR BLACK COLLEGE ATHLETES TO LEAVE WHITE SCHOOLS

Hill’s recent article in The Atlantic, titled “It’s Time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges,” argues that black athletes should not help drive money and attention to “predominately white universities,” while historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) struggle financially.

She writes that mostly white schools’ multibillion-dollar revenues have been built on the “exertions of (uncompensated) black athletes,” claiming that an elite black athlete attending a historically black college raises awareness of the institutions, whose combined endowments are less than a tenth of Harvard’s.

Webb responded saying, “Segregation by ethnicity, predominantly for blacks, and also for other ethnic groups is just part of our history. It’s just fact. What America has done — in exceptional fashion as a nation — is overturn this and so much more to fulfill the promise in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal.  People are imperfect, therefore the Nation is imperfect.  We move forward in order to form a more perfect union.”

Webb goes on to accuse Hill of encouraging “black athletes to choose lesser of a potential future to satisfy her progressive segregation,” adding that this is consistent with the Left’s, “regressive progressivism.”

“[Some on the Left] think blacks cannot succeed where whites exist. If so, blacks are doomed because America is a majority white nation,” said Webb, “Self-imposed segregation is economically stupid, cultural suicide and not realistic.”

Webb also took issue with one specific part of Hill’s article, where she wrote that black athletes in white universities tend to feel “isolated.” Webb said that assertion was “part of her lies.”

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“I’m going to base this on some of my experience and athletes that I’ve known in colleges over the years,” responded Webb.

“When you’re an athlete in a college…you’re kind of a rock star on campus. Black, white, or otherwise, people look at you as a representative of their school. You are literally given a status above,” he explained.

To see Webb’s full remarks on his latest episode of “Reality Check,” visit Fox Nation and watch the popular show today.

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US adversaries laud John Bolton’s White House departure

Both loved and hated in the foreign policy establishment, this week’s sudden ouster of John Bolton as national security adviser is likely to be embraced by America’s adversaries, analysts say.

“Nations such as North Korea, Iran and Venezuela have some short-term reasons to be happy that Bolton is gone,” Harry Kazianis, a national security expert at Washington’s Center for the National Interest, told Fox News. “Clearly, his goal was to see the eventual demise of all of these regimes, or that their economies are so weakened by sanctions that they posse little-to-no threat to U.S. interests. So, at least for the moment, some of the pressure is off.”

The Iranian regime wasted no time in addressing the news, indicating that while his removal was a “sigh of relief” it would not pave the way to direct talks between Washington and Tehran.

“As the world was breathing a sigh of relief over the ouster of #B_Team’s henchman in the White House, Pompeo & Mnuchin declared further escalation of #EconomicTerrorism against Iran,” tweeted Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who was recently personally slapped with U.S. sanctions. “Thirst for war – maximum pressure – should go with the warmonger-in-chief.”

TRUMP OUSTS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON, SAYS THEY ‘DISAGREED STRONGLY’ ON POLICY

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cautioned the U.S. to first “abandon warmongers and warmongering policies,” according to the country’s Tasnim News Agency. Tehran’s state-operated IRNA news agency, quoting their envoy to the United Nations, said Wednesday that the “departure of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton from President Donald Trump’s administration will not push Iran to reconsider talking with the U.S.”

However, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the aftermath of Bolton’s departure, told reporters that he could foresee a meeting between Trump and the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the United Nations General Assembly this month. Iran’s government spokesperson Ali Rabiei asserted on Twitter that Bolton was perhaps the biggest obstacle to such diplomacy, referring to him as the “biggest proponent of war & economic terrorism.”

Bolton has long taken an aggressive stance against the Islamic Republic. He was a known evangelist for regime change and intervention.

He was also viewed as an obstacle between Trump and his quest to compel North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to abandon his burgeoning nuclear weapons arsenal. After talks fell apart earlier this year, Pyongyang officials leveled the blame on Bolton and characterized him as “dim-sighted.”

Bolton’s firing – or resignation, as the departed national security advisor describes it – came after the dizzying revelation that Trump had canceled a secret meeting scheduled between himself and Taliban representatives in Camp David this week. Pompeo had been carefully crafting a peace deal with the Afghanistan-based group as a means of the U.S. exiting the 18-year war, while Bolton is reported to have firmly opposed such a diplomatic solution.

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The ex-NSA’s hawkish stance and seeming appetite for military-centric approaches steadily fell out-of-fashion in the West Wing, experts observed.

“Bolton and Trump were clearly at odds when it comes to the basic formulation of defining U.S. interests,” Kazianis said. “Trump wants a more restrained foreign policy with a focus on old fashioned great power politics, and that means less of a focus on the types of regimes America will negotiate with and more of a pure focus on bettering America’s standing in the world.

“While John Bolton has vast foreign policy experience, his basic vision for America’s role in the world belongs in the history books. We must remember why so many American’s voted for Trump in the first place: to put America’s interests first above all else.”

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In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, in Hanoi. (AP)

Yet closer to home, in Venezuela, Bolton’s farewell has many in the anti-Maduro camp feeling nervous. Bolton was a chief architect of squeezing the Caracas regime earlier this year. And although his combative strategy has failed to cause Maduro to fall, he was seen by many opposition advocates as a beacon of hope.

“Maduro officials took the news of the firing of John Bolton as a victory for the regime,” Arnaldo Espinoza, the Caracas-based Managing Editor of America Digital, told Fox News. “Economic Vice President, Tareck El Aissami, tweeted that Bolton was the ‘worst liar and the person who has done the most damage to our country. The truth beat out the demons of war.’”

Espinoza said that Venezuelan political analysts are taking a cautious approach, waiting to see who will step next into Bolton’s shoes.

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Furthermore, Bolton was deemed a strongman standing in the way of warmer ties between Russia and the U.S.

The news of his removal also had the Kremlin clapping.

Dmitry Novikov, the first deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma’s committee on international affairs, called the move “positive news,” the Moscow Times reported.

“Perhaps a figure will come who will advocate a more moderate policy toward Russia,” Novikov is said to have postured.

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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, as national security adviser John Bolton, right, watches. (AP)

But whether this puts the United States in a stronger or more demure diplomatic standing in the world’s eyes remains to be seen.

“His removal is good news for U.S. security,” said Defense Priorities Policy Director, Benjamin Friedman, in a statement. “President Trump has said he wants to end long-running U.S. conflicts abroad, negotiate an end to the nuclear crisis in Iran and North Korea, improve relations with other great powers, and ensure our allies contribute far more to their own defense. The incoming National Security Advisor should be someone who supports these positions and is committed to implementing – rather than thwarting – them.”

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Trump is expected to announce the new NSA next week. The position does not require Senate confirmation.

But even with Bolton out, others say the White House is not likely to follow the same line.

“They (U.S adversaries) won’t be happy once they figure out it is Trump’s foreign policy, and Trump isn’t going to sign up for a bad deal. Don’t expect much change,” said James Carafano, an expert in national security and foreign policy challenges at The Heritage Foundation. “We should expect continued tough stances against Russia, China, Venezuela, and Iran going forward. Trump’s foreign policy is ‘America First.’ While his style is unconventional, his actual policies are not.”

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Mom who refused to abort baby with medical needs welcomes daughter: ‘I was terrified of losing her’

After suffering several miscarriages, Kiera Meldrum, 20, was delighted to learn she was pregnant again in July 2018. But roughly five months into her pregnancy, the United Kingdom woman was told her unborn daughter was suffering from a serious medical condition that spurred doctors to recommend abortion.

But Meldrum, of York, refused … fourteen times, she claims.

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“I refused to terminate Lillee-Rose every time they told me to, and I’m so happy I listened to my heart instead of the doctors,” Meldrum told SWNS of her now 6-month-old daughter.

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Kiera Meldrum, 20, was told several times to terminate her pregnancy. (SWNS)

Doctors told Meldrum her child had Grade 3 severe ascites to the bowel, a condition that causes an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen. The mother was told Lillee-Rose was suffering from the condition at her 21-week scan.

“I felt sick when they told me she wasn’t well, but I just knew my little girl was a fighter and that she could make it,” she recalled. “There was no way I was terminating my pregnancy —  I’d waited so long to become a mom and I was determined to do all I could to protect my baby.”

At 28 weeks, the baby’s bowel ruptured— prompting doctors to recommend an abortion once more, the mom said. Amniotic fluid was also building up inside Meldrum, causing her immense pain.

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Kiera Meldrum’s baby Lillee-Rose in the hospital. (SWNS)

“My stomach swelled up enormously, and it felt like I was carrying a giant painful water balloon against my tummy. Doctors said that draining the fluid could hurt my baby, and after being told how poorly she already was, I knew I couldn’t do anything risky,” she told SWNS.

“I was in constant pain, but I had to do everything I could to protect my baby or I’d never forgive myself.”

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“I refused to terminate Lillee-Rose every time they told me to, and I’m so happy I listened to my heart instead of the doctors,” the mom said. (SWNS)

In February, Meldrum went into labor and gave birth to her daughter at 34 weeks. The little girl, who weighed just over 4 pounds when she was born, required emergency surgery shortly after to repair her ruptured bowel, her mother said.

“I was terrified of losing her and watching them whisk her straight away from me and into surgery broke my heart,” she said.

Lillee-Rose was required to stay in an incubator at Leeds Teaching Hospitals for the first eight weeks of her life. Finally, following a second surgery, she was given permission to go home.

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“I knew it was the best place for her, but I just wanted to hold my baby girl,” she said. (SWNS)

A doctor at the hospital told SWNS Lillee-Rose suffered from a rare birth defect called jejunal atresia with ascites, “which affects between 1-3 babies in every 10,000 born and requires complex specialist surgery to correct.”

Though the young girl will require check-ups every few months to ensure her bowel is healing and functioning properly, her mother said she’s doing well and getting stronger each day.

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The baby is generally healthy now. (SWNS)

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“Doctors told me every week to terminate my pregnancy, and hearing that advice over and over again was horrific, but something told me Lillee-Rose would make it through,” she said. “My baby girl never stopped fighting and finally having her home with me is a blessing. She’s my little miracle.”

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New York Jets kicker tryouts sees Utah man go for chance at pros: ‘I am standing out here with my sign’

A Utah man is pleading with the New York Jets for the opportunity to tryout as a kicker after a missed field goal and extra point on Sunday resulted in the team’s devastating 1-point loss in their home opener against the Buffalo Bills.

Josh Henshaw, 30, took a red-eye flight from Salt Lake City on Tuesday morning in hopes the Jets would allow him to take part in “open” kicker tryouts to replace Kaare Vedvik, who was cut following his poor performance in Week 1.

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Henshaw, who heard about the tryouts from a friend, called into WFAN’S Boomer and Gio to try and get the attention of someone high up after learning — once he was already outside the Jets training facility — that the tryouts were invitation-only, USA Today reported.

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Josh Henshaw, 30, took a red-eye flight from Salt Lake City on Tuesday morning in hopes the Jets would allow him to take part in “open” kicker tryouts to replace Kaare Vedvik, who was cut following his poor performance in Week 1. (Daniel Richardson ​​​​​)

“I am at the Jets facility right now trying to join the kickers for the tryout,” he said. “I am standing out here with my sign.”

On the sign, Henshaw included the title of his YouTube channel where head coach Adam Gase could check out his skills. He also describes himself as a semi-pro player with five seasons of experience and who has a 92 percent success rate on field goals.

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WFAN host Boomer Esiason sent a text to Gase about Henshaw — but to no avail.

Henshaw didn’t make it into tryouts Tuesday but he told the New York Post he’s not giving up just yet.

“I really love everything about football,” he said. “I know I have that ability and would just love to one day call my mom and just say you know, ‘Mama we did it! We made it to the top level!’”

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Henshaw went to a junior college in Pennsylvania where he was a kicker for several games in the All County Junior Football League, before going to the University of Vermont, where he played club football, the Post reported.

The Jets picked up Sam Ficken, previously with the Green Bay Packers, this week.

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Jeb Bush shames ‘irate passengers’ complaining about airport security on 9/11

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush expressed disbelief Wednesday after witnessing two incidents of travelers getting angry about security measures at an airport — on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

“I am flying today and have seen two incidences where irate passengers are challenging basic security measures,” Bush tweeted. “On September 11. Amazing. I appreciate the patience and professionalism of American Airlines personnel.”

Bush – who made a White House run in 2016 – is the younger brother of George W. Bush, who was president during 9/11 when Al Qaeda terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people after hijacking three airplanes and flying them into the World Trade Center complex in New York City and the Pentagon, outside of Washington, D.C. Another plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was also hijacked but crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers thwarted the terrorists’ attempts to steer the plane to Washington.

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Since the 9/11 attacks, security at airports across the nation has remained heightened and a number of additional measures were implemented.

One of the biggest changes post-9/11 was the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, which came into being when Congress passed a law creating the security organization only a few months after the attack. Before 9/11, airport security was generally handled by private security companies.

One of the main tasks of TSA agents is to inspect travelers and their luggage for weapons, explosive devices and any other banned substances before they head to their gate. This is why – unless a person has TSA PreCheck – travelers have to take off jackets, hats, shoes and belts, and empty their pockets before passing through body-scanning devices.

Along with the routine screening measures, some travelers, especially those on watchlists or who fit a certain profile, are selected for additional screening measures by TSA officials.

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The agency also regulates what travelers can carry on planes with items like knives, box cutters, darts, baseball bats and scissors now banned. The TSA further limits the amount of liquid travelers can take through security.

The 9/11 attacks saw changes inside the airplane too, with cockpits being sealed and locked to prevent passengers from entering and an increase of air marshals on flights.

While all the extra security has forced travelers to arrive at airports much earlier than before the attacks – with it being recommended that travelers show up three hours before their flight when traveling international – it has also been credited with preventing a similar type of attack to the one witnessed 18 years ago.

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Jerry Falwell asks FBI to investigate alleged ‘criminal conspiracy’ against him by former Liberty U officials

Liberty University President  Jerry Falwell Jr. said he’s asked the FBI to investigate a “criminal conspiracy” against him that he alleges has been orchestrated by disgruntled former board members and employees of the evangelical Christian college.

Falwell said Tuesday he has evidence the former members shared emails belonging to the Lynchburg, Va.university with reporters in an attempt to damage his reputation.

“Our attorneys have determined that this small group of former board members and employees, they’re involved in a criminal conspiracy, are working together to steal Liberty property in the form of emails and provided them to reporters,” Falwell told The Hill.

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The accusations come after Politico published a story Monday, citing unnamed sources only described as current or former officials or associates of Falwell, alleging the university president “presides over a culture of self-dealing” that has inappropriately benefited him and his family.

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Falwell, one of President Trump’s earliest and staunchest supporters, has also come under increased scrutiny recently over his personal life and business investments, including his involvement in a Miami hostel.

Falwell claimed the emails were leaked as part of an “attempted coup” to oust him as school president, in part because of his support for Trump and the school’s financial stress following the death of his father — Rev. Jerry Falwell, the evangelist who founded Liberty and served as Moral Majority leader before dying in 2007 — as “leverage to take over.”

Speaking to the Associated Press, Falwell said he’s “not going to dignify the lies that were reported yesterday with a response, but I am going to the authorities and I am going to civil court.” He referred to the reporter who wrote the story as a “little boy.”

Falwell added Liberty University has hired “the meanest lawyer in New York,” whom he declined to identify, to pursue civil cases. Falwell also declined to identify the people he said were spreading the emails.

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“Liberty owns every single one of those emails. It’s our property. They were working for us when they used our server,” he told the AP. “Our policies make it clear every email sent on our server is owned by Liberty and if anybody shares it with anybody outside Liberty, it is theft. And so that’s the underlying crime.”

Liberty was founded in 1971 with just 154 students, but now boasts an enrollment of more than 100,000, including those in its massive online education program. It has become an influential hub of conservative politics, frequented by candidates courting evangelical voters.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Sen. Cruz urges Trump administration to block China’s next UN power play

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Sen. Ted Cruz is calling on the Trump administration to block China from installing a controversial former head of the Hong Kong police force at the helm of a United Nations office meant to fight drug trafficking, organized crime and corruption.

China’s candidate Andy Tsang-Wai-hung was nominated by Beijing earlier this summer to be the next executive director of the Vienna-based U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). His candidacy, critics warn, marks yet another sign of China’s growing influence at the world body.

The annual budget of the organization for the year is around a quarter-billion dollars. Texas Republican Sen. Cruz — who has sponsored legislation to halt Chinese infiltration on U.S. campuses and research institutions — told Fox News in a statement that such Chinese efforts need to be stymied.

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“The Chinese Communist Party has systematically pursued a policy of joining and exploiting international organizations to advance their agenda. The pattern is the same across issues as varied as the WTO, Internet governance, Interpol, and human rights bodies,” he said.

The Texas senator who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called on the administration to make sure Beijing is halted in its ambitions.

“The UN has no business putting yet another Communist Party cutout in a leadership position, especially one with a direct history of advancing China’s abuses in Hong Kong. The Trump administration should use its voice and vote to block this appointment.”

As Hong Kong police chief in 2014, Tsang was credited with putting down pro-democracy protesters who demanded democratic elections for chief executive. More recently he served as China’s deputy director for its narcotics control commission.

Gordon Chang, a China expert, told Fox News that Tsang was “known to be a hardliner” when he ran the Hong Kong police.

“[He] headed the police in 2014 when the police used tear gas during the Occupy protests,” Chang said. “The use of tear gas reignited the protests as ordinary citizens immediately turned off their televisions and took to the streets to show their indignation. Tsang, whether he made the decision to use tear gas or merely followed the orders of Chief Executive C. Y. Leung, was held responsible for one of the worst moves during that time.”

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Chang also noted Tsang’s current position. “Any candidate proposed for a drug enforcement post by a one-party state behind some of the world’s most dangerous drug networks should be rejected out of hand.” He said Tsang did not stop China’s fentanyl rings “even though he had all the tools of a semi-totalitarian state at his disposal.”

He asked: “Is he really going to be more effective because he would move to Vienna? This would be a hideous appointment.”

But Beijing’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said over the summer that Tsang’s candidacy demonstrated, “China’s concrete action in support of multilateralism and work of the UN. We will devote more efforts to fighting transnational organized crime and strengthening international counter-narcotic cooperation.”

China in recent years has become the second-largest contributor to the U.N. after the U.S., and has sought to widen its sphere of influence. It now runs four out of 15 U.N. specialized agencies.

A State Department official recently stated to Fox News that the U.S. was not retreating from the U.N. and said the administration was well aware of China’s ambitions.

“China’s concerted push has more to do with advancing its self-serving interests and authoritarian model than demonstrating genuine leadership consistent with the principles and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the U.N Charter,” the official said.

And while some diplomats at the U.N. feel Tsang’s candidacy is unlikely to result in another win for China, the government’s U.N. engagement is on full display all the same.

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A Heritage Foundation report titled, “How the U.S. Should Address Rising Influences at the United Nations,” authored by senior research fellow Brett Schaefer a senior research fellow, noted China’s rise at the U.N. is “not a recent phenomenon.” The claim runs against news reports that assert China’s ascension is due to the Trump administration’s pullback from the world body.

The report also said the U.S. should “focus its effort and resources on countering Chinese influence, advancing U.S. policy preferences, and increasing employment of U.S. nationals, particularly in senior positions, in those organizations whose remit affects key U.S. interests.”

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to announce his pick for the Vienna job in the coming months.

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