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Lionel Richie reveals he once ‘seriously’ considered ‘being an Episcopal priest’

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Lionel Richie’s life could have turned out much differently had he stayed on his initial path.

The 69-year-old star told People that before music, he had plans to be a man of the cloth.

“I left my mom and dad’s house to go to Tuskegee University, and I met my Commodore friends there,” Richie said. “At the time I was seriously considering being an Episcopal priest.”

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Richie didn’t say if he began studying or how far into the idea he got. However, he says things soon changed.

“[But] the first time I played with the Commodores, a group of girls screamed,” he recalled. “Up until that moment no one, no girl, had ever screamed at me. I didn’t play basketball, football, baseball. I played on the tennis team, and no girl ever screamed at the tennis court. It was right after those girls screamed, I remembered saying to myself, ‘I don’t think I’m gonna be priest material.’”

From there, Richie’s career took off with the Commodores and then a solo career emerged in the ’80s with hits “Hello,” “All Night Long” and “Endless Love” with Diana Ross.

Elsewhere in his interview, Richie talks about his two trips down the aisle and his current love with girlfriend Lisa Parigi.

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“I’m a man who’s been through the ups and the downs, the ins and the outs of love,” he said. “Love is not an exact science, it’s something you have to go through. People don’t walk in love, people fall, which means you’re out of control, there’s no logic. How you survive is your story.”

He adds that Parigi may be the key to his new outlook on love saying, “Lisa kind of makes everything feel a bit safe. She’s extremely beautiful, but most importantly she’s smart and helps me deal with my crazy world. There is light at the end of the tunnel, for sure.”

Richie was previously married to Brenda Harvey, with whom he shares daughter Nicole Richie, from 1975 to 1993. He was also married to Diane Alexander, with whom he shares kids Miles and Sofia Richie, from 1995 to 2004.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.  

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Israeli envoy: no action on West Bank until after peace plan

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Israel’s U.N. ambassador says he believes the government will take no action on annexing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank until after the Trump administration releases its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Danny Danon told reporters Wednesday he thinks the U.S. will present the plan between May and the summer.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged in the final stretch of his campaign to annex the settlements if he was re-elected. Netanyahu was asked Wednesday to form a government after his election victory.

Danon sidestepped a question on what Israel would gain from annexing the settlements, saying that “I don’t think we will see any major action by our government before the peace plan” is presented.

He noted that the new Palestinian prime minister called the plan “dead on arrival.”

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Yuma, Ariz., at breaking point over asylum seekers, officials say

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The southern border city of Yuma, Ariz., is pleading for help in connection with the ongoing torrent of migrants.

Mayor Doug Nicholls issued an emergency proclamation saying the influx of migrants being released directly into the community has become an “imminent threat” to the town.

The Border Patrol in Yuma had processed more than 1,000 migrants, mostly families and minors, in the last three days, according to azcentral.com

Federal officials from the state are now responding. These include Republican Sen. Martha McSally, who visited Yuma on Wednesday and spoke to Fox News.

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Sen. Martha McSally visited the Yuma, Ariz., area on Wednesday.<br>  (AP Photo/Matt York)

“We shouldn’t allow this to continue to happen,” she said. “It is a pull factor. The crisis continues to get worse. The cartels continue to profit off it. The humanitarian crisis is severe. We now are hearing reports of children being recycled back to Central America to then be brought back up again. Because the message is being sent if you show up with a kid you’re going to be let go.”

The mayor’s emergency plea was intended to send more federal and state assistance in the form of housing, food, and medical supplies.

Nicholls said shelter organizers were saying that they had reached capacity after Border Patrol officials announced they were planning to release an additional 120 more migrants from detention.

McSally wants her Democratic colleagues to join her in Yuma so they can see for themselves the stress local communities are enduring.

“Stop playing around with it and stop playing to your extreme elements your base,” the senator said. “This is a simple solution. … We’ve got the legislation, we’re working on it. We’ve got to get them to vote on it in the Senate.”

A dramatic surge in migrants crossing the southern border to seek asylum is taking place. March was a record for crossings, with numbers not seen in over a decade. More than 115,000 immigrants were stopped at the border. Border officials said this fiscal year, they have seen more than a 300 percent increase in the number of family units apprehended compared to the same time period in fiscal year 2018.

McSally said the burdens on the local communities are multifold, “whether it’s uncompensated care it at hospitals or in the education system in other ways. It’s never really been measured but it is very real. So we’ve got to fix the issues here because it’s impacting so many people.”

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‘Playboy’ magazine circulation has fallen over the past year

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Playboy went ad-free with its winter issue — now on newsstands — and hiked its cover price to a hefty $24.99 per issue hoping that the change to an oversized format can boost revenue, even if circulation takes a hit.

A quick check of its 2018 circulation recently emerged in the form of USPS data that shows that circulation has continued to dip over the past 12 months.

It suggests that Cooper Hefner’s vision for the magazine, which returned nude photos to the mix in the spring of 2017, did nothing to help its sales. One source said it was trying too hard to go younger — which never clicked with millennials and alienated its loyal older readers.

Its average total paid circulation was 206,483 for the six issues in 2018, down by more than a third from a year earlier. It suggests Hefner’s move from chief creative officer to chief of global partnerships more than a year ago was a boot upstairs after his vision foundered.

He said last week he is leaving in May to launch HefPost, an online lifestyle title that will include erotic photos. Hefner, 27, is the youngest child of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who passed in 2017 at the age of 91.

“The magazine became quarterly in December and is free of ads,” said a spokesman. “We are no longer beholden to advertisements, and that means we have more editorial freedom to do what we want. We are dedicated to continuing the magazine as a print product.”

The story originally appeared in the New York Post

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Pro-ISIS channel issues guide to buying weapons on dark web, using them against Westerners

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A pro-ISIS Telegram channel has posted a step-by-step guide on how to procure weapons anonymously on the dark web and use them in revenge attacks against the West.

The message, which was written in English and directed at militant Muslims, starts off with a Q&A display on how radicals who want to avenge the death of an Islamic State (ISIS) member can do so by buying untraceable weapons.

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The post also provides a tutorial that “details steps and measures to anonymously access the Deep Web through the TOR browser, anonymous email service and Bitcoins,” according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

The dark web is a part of the Internet that is hidden and lies beyond the reach of conventional search engines. Users are mostly anonymous and, untraceable, and they pay for services or goods with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Tor was designed as an encrypted browser that uses special coding to keep browsing histories secret.

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The post on Telegram, an encrypted communication app, seeks out the “lone wolves in the land of unbelievers” and recommends LUCKP47 SHOP: the “best armory in the dark web.”

The Lucky 47 Luhansk Counter Kiev Partisans Dark Market describes itself as a “paramilitary organization” and advertises that all of its weapons are “fully functional.” Its page provides contact information and lists weapons – RPGs, grenades and automatic rifles — for delivery anywhere in the world.

The Telegram post starts off asking, “Do you live with unbelievers in the same country, the same city, in the same building?”

In increasingly alarming language, it continues: “Every day you see on the news your brothers in #Baghouz being killed by atomic bombs, banned missiles and Phosphorous shells?… You want to take revenge right?…You want to make unbelievers bleed? You want to make them pay for killing children and woman in #Baghouz and in every state of the #Dawlah (Islamic State)?”

The question-and-answer part of the advertisement continues:

Q: Do you have a rifle?
A: No
Q: A pistol?
A: No
Q: You got money?
A: Yes. Allah be praised.

Next it says, “Okay brother follow these steps and by the willing of Allah you will find what you need!”

The message goes on to describe in detail how to set up and access the dark web, warns to only use emails that offer client-end encryption or decryption, instructs interested parties to stop javascript when on the dark web, and shows how to create a cryptocurrency wallet.

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According to MEMRI, the last part of the post was written by a known ISIS operative.

He boasts: “Finally you can buy all weapons that you need to make unbelievers bleed inside their cities!! You can even buy Frag grenades and all type of ammunition. And remember that: a disbeliever and a believer who killed him will never be gathered together in hell.”

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Arizona woman indicted in deaths of twin grandsons

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An Arizona woman accused of fatally shooting her twin 8-year-old autistic grandsons has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Dorothy Lee Flood, 55, will be arraigned April 23 for the deaths of Jaden and Jorden Webb, who were found shot multiple times inside a northwest Tucson home on April 4.

Search warrants show investigators found a gun and ammunition in the house.

Tucson police said Flood admitted shooting the boys before attempting suicide by overdosing on a prescription medication, according to Monday’s indictment.

Flood was brought to a hospital for treatment and arrested on April 5. She remains jailed on a $250,000 bond.

A family member told investigators Flood told her the boys had become too much for her, especially in the last six weeks as the twins had trouble sleeping, Tucson TV station KGUN reported.

Authorities said Flood was the boys’ sole caregiver after their mother died in 2017.

It was unclear Wednesday if Flood had a lawyer who could speak on her behalf about the case.

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Fox News Poll: Approval of President Trump steady since Mueller probe ended

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President Trump’s job approval stands at 45 percent, while 51 percent of voters disapprove, according to a new Fox News Poll.  And that is almost exactly where it was last month, 46-51 percent, before Special Counsel Robert Mueller completed his Russia probe March 22.

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That makes sense given two-thirds of voters (65 percent) say Mueller’s investigation has not changed how they feel about Trump.  One in ten (10 percent) say they feel better about the president, while nearly two in ten (17 percent) feel worse.

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The Justice Department will release a redacted version of Mueller’s report Thursday.  Attorney General William Barr released his summary March 24.  Congressional Democrats want the full report released, as do 80 percent of voters according to a Fox News Poll conducted March 17-20.

But don’t expect the release of Mueller’s report to put the issue to rest.  The poll finds 35 percent of voters think the Russia investigation proves there was no collision, while 64 percent disagree or have no opinion.

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In addition, 57 percent think it is at least somewhat likely U.S. intelligence agencies broke the law when they started investigating the Trump campaign in the first place: 22 percent think it is “extremely” likely, 12 percent “very” likely, 23 percent “somewhat” likely. A third, 35 percent, think it is “not at all” likely that there were illegalities in the investigation.

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Meanwhile, 33 percent of voters are “not at all” confident the government can prevent Russia or others from hacking into U.S. election systems in future elections.  Less than a quarter (22 percent) are “extremely” or “very” confident.

Poll-pourri

Mueller receives a better net favorable score than Barr or Trump.  He’s at +12 points (42 favorable vs. 30 unfavorable).  Barr, who nearly half of voters can’t rate, is in negative territory by just one point (26-27), while Donald Trump is underwater by 9 (44-53).

Among Republicans, 87 percent have a favorable opinion of Trump and 44 percent like Barr.

Thirty-one percent of Republicans and 54 percent of Democrats view Mueller positively.

Overall, voters view both Russian President Vladimir Putin and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange negatively.  Putin receives a net -65 (9 favorable vs. 74 unfavorable), and Assange -25 (16-41).  Some 43 percent have never heard of or can’t rate Assange.

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Recently Trump tweeted about comments Rep. Ilhan Omar made about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Omar is a Democrat from Minnesota and one of the first Muslim women in the House.  Democrats view Omar more positively than negatively by 10 points.  Among Republicans, she has a net negative score by 43 points.  Half of all voters, 50 percent, don’t know enough about the congresswoman to have an opinion.

Trump is losing his on-going feud with the late Arizona Sen. John McCain:  by a 51-27 percent margin, more voters admire McCain than Trump.

Conducted April 14-16, 2019 under the joint direction of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company (R), this Fox News Poll includes interviews with 1,005 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide who spoke with live interviewers on both landlines and cellphones.  The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.

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Fox News Poll: Immigration, economy top list of voter concerns

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Immigration is a top priority for Republicans, but there are divisions within the party on some recent policy proposals. For example, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Trump’s idea of closing the southern border to pressure Mexico to stop the flow of migrants would have a “potentially catastrophic economic impact” on the country.  Yet the latest Fox News Poll finds 75 percent of Republicans think shutting the border is a good idea.

Overall, by a 12-point margin, voters say closing the border is a bad idea (41 good vs. 53 bad), and by a 24-point spread they believe immigration helps rather than hurts the country (48-24 percent).

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When asked the most important issue facing the country, 21 percent of voters cite immigration and 10 percent the economy.  Those are the only issues garnering double-digit mentions.  Health care (9 percent), climate change (6 percent) and race relations (5 percent) round out the top five.

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Republicans’ views are pushing immigration to the top spot, as 38 percent say it is the most important problem, followed by the economy at 10 percent.  Only 7 percent of Democrats prioritize immigration, as their top issues are health care (13 percent) and climate change (11 percent).

A third of voters (33 percent) have a favorable view of sanctuary cities, while nearly half, 45 percent, view them negatively.

The president says he is considering putting illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities.

On the administration’s treatment of illegal immigrants, 41 percent say it is being “too tough,” while 25 percent say “not tough enough,” and 27 percent say it is “about right.”

The largest portion of voters, 43 percent, believes the administration is “too tough” in dealing with migrants seeking asylum, while 17 percent say it is “not tough enough” and 32 percent say “about right.”

Republicans, though, feel differently: almost half feel Trump is “not tough enough” on illegal immigrants (46 percent) and striking the right balance with asylum seekers (55 percent).

On voters’ second priority, the economy, 44 percent say it is in excellent or good shape.  That’s up 11 points from 33 percent at the 100-day mark of the Trump administration (April 2017).

Still, there is work to do.  A majority, 54 percent, thinks the economy is in negative condition.

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“There are massive rifts with certain groups feeling much better about the economy than others,” says Democratic Pollster Chris Anderson, who conducts the Fox News Poll with Republican Daron Shaw.

“Men, whites, high-income voters and, most notably, Republicans, are very positive on the economy, while on the other side, women, non-whites, lower-income households, Democrats, and independents are negative.”

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In addition, a growing number are dissatisfied with how things are going in the country:  58 percent are unhappy, up from 55 percent last April and 53 percent two years ago (April 2017).

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About equal numbers think the economy will get better (27 percent) during the next year as expect it will get worse (25 percent).  The highest share, 42 percent, think it will stay the same.

Conducted April 14-16, 2019 under the joint direction of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company (R), this Fox News Poll includes interviews with 1,005 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide who spoke with live interviewers on both landlines and cellphones.  The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.

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Car2Go rental car service halts operations in Chicago due to fraud

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Car rental service Car2Go suspended its operations in Chicago on Wednesday to deal with an issue that allegedly led to over 100 vehicles being stolen.

Initially reported by some outlets as a hack, the Daimler-backed company clarified that it was a “fraud” issue and that it is working with Chicago police.

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According to CBS 2 Chicago, several of the cars were used in crimes and at least a dozen people were taken into custody as the vehicles were recovered.

“Due to the information provided by the company, numerous vehicles have been recovered and persons of interest are being questioned. The Chicago Police Department is working with the company to determine whether there any other vehicles whose locations cannot be accounted for,” read a statement issued to CBS 2.

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Car2Go, which is part of the Share Now network, allows members to rent vehicles locally by the hour from a pool of hundreds of cars scattered around the city, picking them up from and leaving them in curbside spots. The company exclusively uses Smart and Mercedes-Benz models, with the latter reportedly being the ones that were involved in the fraudulent rentals. The service signed up over 10,000 in Chicago since launching last summer.

Car2Go tweeted that “none of our member’s personal or confidential information has been compromised. No other SHARE NOW North American market has been affected.”

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Kamala Harris and Cory Booker missed most votes of all Dem senators running in 2020

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Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have each missed more than one-fifth of the Senate’s votes so far this year as they campaign for president, according to an Associated Press analysis of congressional data.

With 16 missed votes of the 77 that the Republican-controlled Senate has held in 2019, Harris and Booker far outpace the number missed by their fellow senators also vying for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sen. Bernie Sanders has missed seven votes so far this year, while Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar have each missed three and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has missed one vote, AP found.

Seeking the presidency as a sitting member of Congress requires a logistical juggling act that often results in candidates taking hits for missed votes as the pace of campaign season picks up to a whirlwind. Perhaps the most notable recent example is Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who took hits for his missed votes from his rivals — including future President Donald Trump — during the 2016 GOP presidential primary.

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“When you’re a governor or businessman, you can run for president and still do your day job. But when you’re a senator or congressman and run for president, you’re not voting, which is the single most important part of your job,” said Alex Conant, a veteran Republican strategist and Rubio’s communications director in 2016. “So I think there’s an inherent conflict that people (who) aren’t in that position are going to try to exploit.”

That doesn’t mean, however, that jabbing at presidential candidates for missed votes is effective. While Rubio’s absenteeism drew criticism from Trump and the Democrat seeking to take his Senate seat in 2016, he still easily won re-election to the Senate.

And Rubio had missed considerably more votes at a similar point in 2015 than Harris and Booker have during 2019′s Senate session so far: The Republican was absent from 25 of the first 77 votes of that year, according to AP’s tally. That is 56% more votes than Harris and Booker missed.

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz also took heat for missed votes from his opponent last year, former congressman turned Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke, and still came out ahead.

Democratic strategist Jesse Lehrich, a former aide to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign who’s not currently affiliated with any presidential candidate, predicted his party’s presidential candidates would avoid making missed votes an issue in a primary that’s stayed largely free of infighting thus far.

“Given the positive tenor on the Democratic side of the campaign thus far, I just can’t imagine any candidate trying to disingenuously weaponize it in this primary,” Lehrich said. “If someone did, I think it would backfire.”

Harris and Booker tallied the bulk of their missed votes this month, including the confirmation of Trump’s nominee to lead the Interior Department , David Bernhardt — when the Democratic duo had separately scheduled campaign travel to Iowa. Harris entered a statement in the Congressional Record making clear that she would have voted no on advancing Bernhardt to a final vote.

But none of the Democratic senators running in 2020 have missed votes where their presence would have affected the outcome, as Lehrich noted.

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“I’d be shocked if any 2020 Democratic candidate missed a key vote where the outcome was actually up in the air,” he said.

On that point, Conant offered some bipartisan consensus: “I never ran into a voter in Iowa or New Hampshire who was concerned that Rubio was missing votes,” recalled the Republican, now a partner at the firm Firehouse Strategies. “Voters understand that when you’re running for president, missing votes comes with the job. The one exception, I think, is if you miss a vote of national significance where your vote could be decisive.”

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