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Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

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A Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have been planning an attack in Colorado just ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt.

The body of 18-year-old high schooler Sol Pais was discovered in the mountains outside Denver with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound after investigators got a tip from the driver who took her there, the FBI said.

During the manhunt, Denver-area schools closed as a precaution, with classes and extracurricular activities canceled for a half-million students.

Police and the FBI were tipped off about Pais after the Miami Beach high school student made troubling remarks to others about her “infatuation” with the 1999 bloodbath at Columbine High and this weekend’s anniversary of the 13 killings, said Dean Phillips, FBI agent in charge in Denver. He did not elaborate on what she said.

Pais purchased three one-way tickets to Denver on three consecutive days, then flew in on Monday night and went directly to a gun store, where she bought a shotgun, authorities said.

“We’re used to threats, frankly, at Columbine,” John McDonald, security chief for Jefferson County school system, said when the manhunt was over. “This one felt different. It was different. It certainly had our attention.”

McDonald described her trip as a “pilgrimage” to Columbine.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said after receiving word that the hunt was over that he and all Colorado parents are “hugging their children a little tighter.”

In Pais’ hometown, Surfside Police Chief Julio Yero asked that the family be given “privacy and a little time to grieve.” Pais’ parents had reported her missing on Monday night, police said.

“This family contributed greatly to this investigation from the very onset. They provided valuable information that led us to Colorado and a lot of things that assisted in preventing maybe more loss of life,” Yero said.

Authorities said she did not threaten a specific school. But Columbine and more than 20 other schools outside Denver reacted by locking their doors for nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon, and some canceled evening activities or moved them inside.

Pais’ body was found off a trail not far from the base of Mount Evans, a recreation area about 60 miles southwest of Denver, authorities said. She used the weapon she bought, Phillips said. She had been last seen in a black T-shirt, camouflage pants and black boots.

Sheriff Jeff Shrader said the sale of the shotgun apparently followed the state’s legal process. Out-of-state residents who are at least 18 can buy shotguns in Colorado. Customers must provide fingerprints and pass a criminal background check.

School officials said events planned to mark the anniversary will go on as scheduled, including a ceremony at Columbine on Saturday.

Two teenagers attacked Columbine on April 20, 1999, killing 12 classmates and a teacher before taking their own lives. They have inspired cult-like admirers and motivated other mass shooters over the decades. Since Columbine, a growing “no notoriety” movement has urged news organizations to avoid naming the perpetrators of mass shootings to deprive them of the notoriety they seek.

In Florida, Adam Charni, a Miami Beach High School senior, said Pais dressed in black and kept mostly to herself. He said he was “baffled” to learn she was the person authorities in Colorado were searching for. Another classmate, 17-year-old Drew Burnstine, described Pais as quiet and smart.

Denver-area parents struggled with how to explain to their children why they had the day off school without scaring them.

“This is definitely a challenge in their generation, and watching my kids learn how to navigate this is really hard. It is really heartbreaking,” said Suzanne Kerns, of suburban Arvada, whose children are 8 and 15.

Kerns said she was angry about how easy it was for someone reported missing to come from out of state and buy a gun.

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Associated Press writers Ellis Rua in Miami Beach, Florida and James Anderson and Thomas Peipert in Denver contributed to this report.

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Tess Holliday says she gets messages ‘every day’ from trolls telling her to ‘drop dead’ because of her weight

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Tess Holliday is proud of her body, but the model with over 1 million followers is still coping with ruthless trolls on social media.

The 33-year-old recently revealed in an essay for InStyle that she still gets messages on social media every day from people telling her to “drop dead” because of her size.

TESS HOLLIDAY RECALLS SEVERE BULLYING THAT FORCED HER TO DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL

“I would be lying if I said they didn’t affect me,” admitted Holliday. “I go to therapy to try to make sense of it all. I will tell someone to f— off if they deserve it, but I’d rather come from a place of compassion.”

Holliday shared that along with therapy, she occasionally deletes her social media apps to get some much-needed relief.

“When I’m in a bad headspace, I definitely mute people on social media who don’t make me feel great at the moment,” admitted Holliday. “And that’s OK. Who you follow is who you’re letting into your inner circle. It’s in your subconscious. It’s what you’re absorbing. Sometimes I delete social media from my phone altogether. Then I focus on my ‘self-care folder’ that has games like Cat Café, where you feed and pet little virtual cats. It’s silly, but it takes me away from the negativity.”

Holliday also shared that people still accuse her of promoting obesity or “recruiting people to be fat” — which makes her laugh.

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“If I say, ‘I love myself,’ and they think I’m saying, ‘Hey, you need to be 300 pounds, then you too could enjoy life as much as me,” explained Holliday. “I have to smile. People act as if I’m selling Tupperware or something — that’s not how it works. I wish I would’ve loved myself 100 pounds ago, but this is the body I’m in. I can’t live life being miserable, because I could die tomorrow. And then what — I was miserable because I was fat? What a waste.”

Holliday credited modeling to help her not only accept her body but embrace it, too.

“Modeling also changed my life,” said Holliday. “That sounds really cheesy, but it’s true. I never felt confident before I got on set; there was never any clothing I felt good or sexy in. Now I feel the most on top of my game when I’m at a photo shoot. I thrive in that space because I know I am the person I always dreamed of being. And I’m creating something that’s going to be around much longer than me, something that brings more visibility to the world so little kids and women feel represented.”

Back in 2017, Holliday told Fox News she still faces criticism on social media, a platform she’s been dedicated to using as a means to let the world know all body types should be respected and given dignity. However, Holliday added she steps away from it every now and then to focus on what truly makes her happy.

PLUS SIZE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT MODEL SAYS SHE ‘SCREAMED AND CRIED’

“I think it’s really important to disconnect from social media and take a break to understand that people saying things to you online are just miserable people and not to take it personally,” said Holliday. “And to understand that it’s OK to live your life and to realize that social media is not real. It’s all an illusion. It’s what people want you to see.”

Holliday said she struggled to become confident.

“The confidence did not happen overnight,” said Holliday. “I still have my good days and bad days. My team that got me ready today can tell you I was an absolute nightmare before this because I always have a moment before I go on camera of like, ‘What do I wear? Maybe I shouldn’t wear this.’

“That’s why I always say that loving yourself is a journey, not a destination. But that’s really what it is. It’s a long process and it’s drawn from people in my life like my mom, my husband and my friends really lifting me up and reminding me that you have good days and bad days and it’s OK.”

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Holliday continues to break standards in the fashion world and she frankly doesn’t care if you call her fat. (For the record, she does hit the gym and shares her fitness routine on Instagram, too). However, Holliday admitted it can be frustrating at times when she’s simply not recognized for her work, like any other model.

“I feel that way constantly,” said Holliday. “I wish that I got to talk about my accomplishments far more than I have to talk about my size. Or feeling like I have to justify my health because, in reality, the people who are questioning my health or my size actually do not know anything about my well-being.”

There are many more goals Holliday still wants to accomplish.

“… When I signed to my agency, I felt like it gave me validation and it also set me up in a different playing field,” said Holliday. “People gave me more attention and I don’t always handle it the best and I’m still learning. But, I get to be here today and it’s a lot of fun.”

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Parole granted to woman who was getaway driver in deadly 1981 Brink’s heist

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Judith Clark, the former Weather Underground member who served nearly four decades in prison for her role in the deadly 1981 robbery of an armored truck in New York, was granted parole on Wednesday.

The $1.6 million Brink’s heist in suburban Nanuet, N.Y., led to the shooting deaths of two police officers and a security guard. Clark, now 69, was initially sentenced to 75 years to life behind bars for serving as the getaway driver, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted her sentence in 2016, making her eligible for parole.

Cuomo praised Clark’s behavior as an inmate when he commuted her sentence. She has trained service dogs, founded an AIDS education program and counseled mothers in prison.

However, New York’s parole board denied Clark’s initial request for release in 2017, saying she was “still a symbol of violent terroristic crime.”

Clark, 69, presented statements of support from more than 2,000 people at her parole hearing on April 3. Among those supporting her were former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, 11 members of New York’s congressional delegation and Elaine Lord, a former superintendent of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, where Clark is incarcerated. A letter signed by more than 70 elected officials said the correctional system exists for rehabilitation as well as punishment

Still, the families of the victims and some law enforcement officials opposed her release. The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office said granting Clark parole “would be an atrocious travesty of justice and an affront to our criminal justice system.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Britney Spears’ mother Lynne posts cryptic message, ‘likes’ comments that say ‘give’ singer ‘back her freedom’

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Britney Spears‘ mom has the pop star’s fans concerned following a recent social media post.

On Wednesday, Lynne Spears shared a cryptic message on Instagram that read, “When God’s warriors go down on their knees, the battle is not over; it has just begun.” It features a woman on bent knees on a hill.

She captioned the photo, “This is ‘Faith!'”

The post comes weeks after the singer, 37, checked into a wellness facility in early April to focus on her health.

“She’ll regroup and reassess everything at that time,” a source confirmed to Fox News at the time, adding that Spears will likely remain there for a few weeks.

JAMIE LYNN SPEARS SUPPORTS SISTER BRITNEY AS POP STAR CHECKS INTO WELLNESS FACILITY

Along with posting the message, the matriarch, 63, has also been “liking” comments made by the “Toxic” hitmaker’s fans, which include phrases like “#freeBritney.”

“Give Britney back her freedom, her voice, her life! Love you guys #freeBritney,” read one post the matriarch liked.

Another post said, “I really hope you are supporting Britney in trying to end this conservatorship. I really hope your ailing ex husband isn’t keeping your daughter somewhere against her will.”

In January, the songstress announced that she was going to take an indefinite work hiatus on her “Britney: Domination” show in Las Vegas to be by her father’s side as he battles a serious colon condition.

BRITNEY SPEARS’ FATHER TO BECOME HER SOLE CONSERVATOR FOLLOWING MAJOR HEALTH SCARE

“I will not be performing my new show Domination. I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart. However, it’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make,” she wrote to her fans.

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Madeira bus crash kills 28, mostly German tourists

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A tour bus crash on the Portuguese island of Madeira has killed 28 people, many of them German tourists, a local official said Wednesday.

Canico Mayor Filipe Sousa told media outlets that 17 women and 11 men were killed when the bus rolled down a steep hillside after veering off a highway east of the capital, Funchal. Public broadcaster RTP reported that 22 others were taken to a hospital in Funchal with injuries “of various severities.”

Sousa said the bus was carrying 55 people. Local television showed bodies scattered over the rural hillside next to the Atlantic Ocean.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known. People living in the area said the weather was fine at the time of the crash, which unfolded in daylight in the early evening.

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Madeira, approximately 600 miles northwest of the Moroccan coast, has been an autonomous region of Portugal since 1976. It is a popular vacation spot for many Europeans.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Girl in Alaska expelled over altercation tied to bathroom protest: reports

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A student in Alaska was expelled, reports say, after she fought back against a group of boys who trapped her in a bathroom.

Last week, a group of boys at North Pole High School in Fairbanks reportedly went into the girls’ bathroom to protest the use of the boys’ restroom by a boys’ bathroom by a transgender student who is transitioning from female to male.

The girl was blocked from leaving the bathroom; she purportedly kneed a boy, who was then sent to the hospital.

The Washington Post reported the girl’s expulsion.

The school district reported that seven boys were disciplined in connection with the incident.

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The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson said she’d have taught her daughter to do the same.

“I don’t care why the boys were in the bathroom,” Wilson said, as The Post reported. “I just wanted to make sure I had this opportunity to tell those young ladies at North Pole High School … if you ever feel threatened for your safety, whatever force you think you have to give, I will stand behind you. And so will your community. Not for those boys who were where they didn’t belong.”

Wilson has sreportedly poken with Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Superintendent Karen Gaborik, who didn’t return Fox News’ request for comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Karl Rove calls Pelosi’s claim ‘everything is at stake’ in 2020 election ‘over the top’

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Former Deputy Chief of Staff for George W. Bush Karl Rove said Wednesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim that “everything is at stake” in the 2020 election  was “over the top.”

Pelosi, D-Calif., told CNN Tuesday, “Everything is at stake in this election. The Constitution of the United States, with the president who is trying to usurp the power of the legislative branch of government, the environment in which we live.”

“A little bit over the top. Almost semi-hysterical,” Rove, who served as Deputy Chief of Staff for George W. Bush from 2005 until 2007, said on “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday in response to Pelosi’s remarks the day before. “You know, The Constitution is at stake, the role of Congress is at stake, our very environment is at stake and it (looks) a little bit sort of unhinged.”

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He added, “On the other hand, it plays into the environment (in) which we find ourselves. Democrats do have a little bit of leeway in saying things are really, really bad even if they sound a little over the top.”

Rove then cited statistics saying, “If you take a look at the Real Clear Politics average of all recent polls, 37.7 percent think the country is going in the right direction and 56.1 (percent) think the country is seriously off on the wrong track.”

He added, “That’s sort of the same dynamic that people had in 2016 when they wanted change and the Democrats are trying to position themselves as the party of change for the 2020 presidential election.”

On “America’s Newsroom,” Rove, a Fox News contributor, also weighed in on Thursday’s release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s much-anticipated Russia report.

MUELLER PROBE HAS COST TAXPAYERS MORE THAN $25 MILLION, SPENDING REPORT REVEALS

Last month, Mueller submitted his almost 400-page report to the Justice Department for review by the attorney general and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In a letter to Congress, Attorney General Bill Barr relayed some of the primary findings of the report, stating the special counsel found no evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians during the 2016 presidential election.

Barr said he identified four areas of the report that he believed should be redacted, including grand jury material and information the intelligence community believes would reveal intelligence sources and methods.

“We don’t know how much is going to be redacted but let’s be clear, no matter how little the redaction is, short of no redactions at all, this is going to be the opening of the next chapter in which the Democrats on the Hill are going to say ‘you know what? We’re not going to agree that there’s no collusion and we’re certainly not going to agree there is no obstruction unless you totally give us an unredacted version of the Mueller report,” Rove said.

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“So this is merely the beginning of act two. We had act one. It lasted two years. Donald Trump was guilty of collusion with the Russians. That got blown up. Now we’re going to be turning to the obstruction issue and unless and until they (Democrats) have what they want, which is (a) totally unredacted version, you can count on the Democrats continuing to raise questions about it.”

He added, “I think the American people are getting tired of all of this and this isn’t a constructive way for the Democrats to move.”

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Utah man fires at police in 6-hour standoff at Burger King

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A Utah man who was wanted in a weekend shooting barricaded himself inside a Salt Lake City area fast-food restaurant and fired several times at police during an overnight standoff that ended when the man surrendered after officers fired tear gas into the restaurant, authorities said Wednesday.

Joshua B. Williams, 36, was arrested early Wednesday after firing about 10 rounds at officers during a 6-hour standoff at a Burger King in Magna, Utah, said Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray.

No officers, restaurant employees or customers were injured, she said.

Officers had been searching for Williams since Saturday when he was suspected of firing several shots at a woman who was letting him stay in her house, said Lt. Dan Bartlett of the suburban Cottonwood Heights Police Department.

Bartlett said officers were in Magna looking for Williams on Tuesday night when Burger King employees called police to report a man had locked himself in the bathroom and was refusing to leave at closing time.

When police arrived, Williams pointed a gun at the officers, Gray said. Officers evacuated along with the restaurant employees, set up a perimeter and called in the SWAT team. That team filled the restaurant with gas several times until at about 5:30 a.m. Williams finally told a robot sent inside the restaurant he wanted out.

Magna is about 14 miles (22 kilometers) from Salt Lake City.

Williams is expected to be booked on several charges related to the standoff and unlawful detention and aggravated assault in the Saturday incident, Gray and Bartlett said.

It was not immediately known if Williams has a lawyer to speak on his behalf.

Williams was put on probation in November after pleading guilty to felony possession of a firearm by a restricted person, said Utah Corrections spokesman Liam Truchard.

That same month, Williams also pleaded to two counts of possession of a controlled substance, online Utah court records show. In 2011, Williams pleaded guilty to use of a dangerous weapon in a fight, and was given two years’ probation.

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This story has corrected the sentence Williams received in 2018 case to probation.

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Alex Trebek says he’s ‘feeling good’ amid cancer battle, plans to host ‘Jeopardy!’ season 36

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Cancer won’t slow down “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.

He’s filmed 50 episodes since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March and in a new video update to fans on Wednesday, said he’s planning on returning in September for season 36 of the long-running game show.

Trebek, 78, said he just finished taping season 35 and will be taking the summer months to concentrate on his health before taping for the next season. He thanked fans for their “continuing messages of encouragement and support.”

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“Particularly,” he added, “The many cards I’ve received from young people. I’m touched beyond words. “

Trebek confirmed that “despite what you might have heard I’m feeling good, I’m continuing with my therapy.” He’s also planning on continuing with his hosting duties.

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He has hosted the show since 1984.

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Controversial NYU professor attacks conservative figures in derogatory posts

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New York University journalism professor Talia Lavin once again grabbed headlines when she took hefty jabs at leading figures in the conservative movement.

Lavin, who will teach a course called “Reporting on the Far Right,” called Marine veteran and newly-elected Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, “captain s—head” on Friday. She was deriding Crenshaw for discussing criticism he received after blasting Rep. Ilhan Omar’s, D-Minn., controversial comments about the attacks on September 11.

“[T]he real victim, captain s—head, speaks,” Lavin tweeted above a video of Crenshaw and his comments on the backlash. In an archived version of that Twitter thread, Lavin seemed to double down amid criticism and called Crenshaw “lieutenant commander s—-head.”

“[O]h [I] see the right-wing pearl clutchers are here. [S]orry, it’s my right to criticize a political hack who was also once a troop,” she tweeted.

Crenshaw was just one of many to criticize Omar after she referred to the events on 9/11 as “some people did something.”

“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,'” he tweeted. “Unbelievable.”

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Lavin also took aim at conservative author Ben Shapiro in an op-ed published Monday after Shapiro and others reacted to the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in France. Lavin appeared to tie Shapiro’s reaction to both the manifesto produced by New Zealand shooter Brenton Tarrant, as well as to right-wing nationalist Richard Spencer, whom she called a “professional racist.”

“[F]ast-talking far-right pundit Ben Shapiro called Notre Dame a “monument to Western civilization” and “Judeo-Christian heritage.” Given the already-raging rumors about potential Muslim involvement, these tweets evoked the specter of a war between Islam and the West that is already part of numerous far-right narratives; it was also a central thread in the manifesto of Brenton Tarrant, the alleged Christchurch, New Zealand, shooter[…]Richard Spencer, professional racist and coiner of the term “alt-right,” openly advocated for such warfare, stating (and misspelling) his hopes that the fire would “spur the White man into action — to sieze power in his countries, in Europe, in the world,” and declaring such an insurgence a “glorious purpose.”

— Talia Lavin, The Washington Post

Shapiro quickly rebutted her comments, calling them the “sheerest form of disgusting bulls***.” “I blamed no one for the Notre Dame fire, since it was an accident by all available evidence, and imputing malicious intent to me is simply gross,” he added.

Lavin caused an uproar last year when she suggested another Marine veteran and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) promoted Nazi symbolism. She later apologized and resigned from her position as a writer with The New Yorker.

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“To Justin Gaertner, I apologize, sincerely: all I saw in you was the photo ICE tweeted, and not the human being depicted inside it,” Lavin tweeted. “It was uncharitable, and the hasty deletion doesn’t change that. I’m sorry and I have voluntarily resigned after three years at the New Yorker.”

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