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Iraqi security forces accused of firing on anti-government protesters as death toll mounts

At least seven anti-government demonstrators were killed in Iraq Sunday amid ongoing clashes between protesters and security forces that have left more than 100 dead and thousands wounded.

Iraq’s government has scrambled to contain the anger that has gripped Baghdad and other southern cities since Tuesday.

Security forces have responded by cracking down on rallies of demonstrators demanding jobs, better services and an end to corruption.

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Iraqi security forces firing tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters who set fires during a demonstration in Baghdad on Saturday. (AP)

Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan on Sunday said 104 people had been killed in the six days of unrest, including eight members of the security forces, and more than 6,000 wounded.

The unrest has been seen as the most serious challenge facing Iraq two years after its victories against Islamic State militants. The chaos also has come at a critical time for the government, which has been caught in the middle of increasing tensions in the region between the U.S. and Iran.

Maan said protesters have burned 51 public buildings and eight political party headquarters. He claimed security forces didn’t confront the protesters, adding that “malicious hands” were behind targeting protesters and security members alike.

But, his account contradicted statements from demonstrators and journalists at the scene who said they witnessed security forces firing on demonstrators.

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Late Saturday, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced measures designed to appease the protesters, including paying out unemployment benefits and providing subsidized housing and land for low-income groups.

“I am ready to go wherever our brotherly protesters are and meet them or send them envoys to other locations without any armed forces,” he said. “I will go and meet them without weapons and sit with them for hours to listen to their demands.”

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Iraqi Army troops deployed at a site of protests in Baghdad on Sunday. (AP)

Still, demonstrators took to the streets again Sunday — although in smaller numbers. Hundreds gathered on side streets near Sadr City, a Baghdad suburb some 2.5 miles from Tahrir Square, which has been the destination of the weeklong rallies.

A medical official in a hospital and a security official said seven protesters were killed and 17 others wounded as they tried to break through a security cordon to head to the city center.

Security forces have beefed up their presence in central Baghdad, deploying as far as Sadr City to seal off Tahrir Square.

Army troops blocked a main road Sunday to prevent the protesters from advancing. Soldiers fired toward the protesters to push them back. After about an hour, more intense gunfire was reported, with soldiers firing over the heads of protesters as they tried to advance.

IRAN PREPARES FOR CYBERWAR AMID RISING TENSIONS, BOASTS THOUSANDS OF CYBERBATTALIONS

As the gunfire continued, protesters set tires on fire. Some demonstrators arrived in rickshaws which have been used to carry the wounded from the bloody clashes.

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The U.N. envoy for Iraq appealed for an end to the violence and called for holding to account those responsible. “This must stop. I call on all parties to pause and reflect,” Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert tweeted Saturday.

Earlier Sunday, Baghdad’s streets had been mostly quiet and traffic thin while students made it to schools and government employees returned to work. But, burned tires and debris littered thoroughfares while security remained heavily deployed in neighborhoods.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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House Dems believe they have enough votes to pass articles of impeachment, senior member says

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House Democrats believe they have the 217 votes needed to pass articles of impeachment against President Trump stemming from his Ukraine call — enough votes to impeach Trump and send articles to the Senate — even before their planned hearings or formal investigation.

A senior member of the House Democratic Caucus told Fox News on Sunday it’s unlikely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will give in to the president’s demand for an “inquiry vote.”

The source said that while leadership hasn’t officially whipped or nose-counted a vote to “impeach,” they believed the numbers were there based on the 227 votes already on record for an inquiry and were working under that assumption.

When asked what could stop the process, the source said it was unclear but the caucus couldn’t rule out the idea of “cold feet” among some Democrats,

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The House currently has 433 members: 235 Democrats, 197 Republicans and one Independent. A bill must be passed by a simple majority, requiring at least 217 votes.

Even if 18 Democrats vote against the articles, the majority party could still have enough votes to pass impeachment.

Independent Rep. Justin Amash from Michigan has said he could vote in favor of impeachment, which meant Democrats could lose 19 votes and still pass impeachment articles.

At least 25 Democrats in the House have indicated publicly they would vote to impeach Trump. Separately, at least 227 House Democrats publicly have supported opening an impeachment inquiry into the president.

In 1998, the House of Representatives approved two of four articles of impeachment against then-President Bill Clinton, sending them to the Senate where they were defeated.

Democrats could vote differently on various impeachment articles against Trump, were they to be brought forth.

UKRAINE CALL TRANSCRIPT SHOWS TRUMP SOUGHT BIDEN PROBE, ASKED ABOUT DNC SERVER — BUT MADE NO MENTION OF US AID

Many Democrats in Congress have supported the formal impeachment inquiry, which was launched last month following an intelligence community member’s whistleblower complaint alleging President Trump partook in a “quid pro quo” with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during their July 25 call.

The whistleblower accused Trump of “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election,” claiming he used $400 million in military aid as leverage to push officials in Ukraine to launch an investigation into potential 2020 challenger Joe Biden and his son Hunter, along with their business dealings in Ukraine.

TRUMP FIRES BROADSIDE AT ‘PILLAGING’ BIDENS, CLAIMS UKRAINE PUSH WAS ONLY ABOUT ‘CORRUPTION’

President Trump has forcefully denied the allegations, saying his call with the Ukrainian president was “perfect.”

memorandum of the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky was released last month. It showed that while Trump sought a Ukrainian probe into the Biden family over corruption, he did not explicitly connect the aid to that effort.

Trump has said the impeachment inquiry was “another witch hunt” by the “Do Nothing Democrats.”

Reports on Saturday of a second whistleblower who might have “more direct information” on the July 25 call prompted Trump to defend his actions again, saying a “great scam” was being revealed.

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“The first so-called second-hand information ‘Whistleblower’ got my phone conversation almost completely wrong, so now word is they are going to the bench and another ‘Whistleblower’ is coming in from the Deep State, also with second-hand info. Meet with [House Intelligence Chairman Adam] Shifty. Keep them coming,” Trump tweeted Saturday night.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Stephen Scarola contributed to this report.

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Biden calls Trump ‘unhinged’ as president lashes out on Twitter

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Former Vice President Joe Biden took a shot at President Trump on Sunday, calling him “unhinged” amid Trump’s response to the impeachment inquiry and the president’s own allegations of wrongdoing by Biden and his son.

Speaking at a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) summit, the 2020 presidential primary contender continued his strategy of pushing back against Trump’s allegations and what his campaign has called the president’s “unprecedented abuse of power.”

“Have you ever seen — rhetorical question — a president ever so unhinged as this guy is?” the Democrat asked Sunday.

While Biden and Trump have been at odds long before the former vice president entered the 2020 presidential race, the animosity between the two has heated following the whistleblower complaint that claimed Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son Hunter, and threatened to withhold military aid if the Ukrainians did not follow through.

TRUMP FIRES BROADSIDE AT ‘PILLAGING’ BIDENS, CLAIMS UKRAINE PUSH WAS ONLY ABOUT ‘CORRUPTION’

Trump has accused Hunter Biden of improper activity related to his business dealings with energy company Burisma Holdings and claimed his father used his office to pressure the Ukrainian government into firing top prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma.

The former vice president has acknowledged publicly that he pressured Ukraine to fire Shokin but denied it had any relation to his son’s business dealings in the country. Biden said his actions were in line with pressure from other foreign leaders to fire the prosecutor.

“We weren’t pressing Ukraine to get rid of a tough prosecutor. We were pursuing Ukraine to replace a weak prosecutor who wouldn’t do the job,” Biden said this past Wednesday of an Obama administration policy supported by other Western governments that viewed Shokin as incompetent or perhaps corrupt.

The U.S. also had support internationally for its opposition to Shokin. Ukrainian officials, including Shokin’s successor, have said since that the Bidens were never implicated in any wrongdoing.

Biden’s “unhinged” comment came amid a challenging weekend for the Trump administration as reports emerged that a second whistleblower – this one with firsthand knowledge of the phone call between Trump and Zelensky – has spoken to the intelligence community’s inspector general.

The first whistleblower was subjected to criticism from Trump and his supporters based on an apparent lack of direct knowledge of the president’s conversation with Zelensky, as well as what Trump has called an inaccurate description of the call.

The new whistleblower also faced the ire of Trump, who has been even more active on social media over the weekend than normal. Targets of his social-media attacks included House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah.

“The first so-called second hand information “Whistleblower” got my phone conversation almost completely wrong, so now word is they are going to the bench and another “Whistleblower” is coming in from the Deep State, also with second hand info, Trump tweeted. “Meet with Shifty. Keep them coming!”

Biden held a nine-point advantage over Trump in the crucial swing state of Wisconsin, according to a Fox News poll out Sunday.

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Biden bested Trump by nine points (48-39 percent) and had the only lead outside the poll’s margin of error. Bernie Sanders was up by five points over Trump (45-40) and Elizabeth Warren had a four-point edge (45-41). In each case, the remaining 13-14 percent of undecided/third-party voters was enough to shift the race either way.

Trump received 41 percent support or less in each of the matchups — well below the 47 percent he received when he won Wisconsin in 2016. At the same time, none of the Democrats hit 50 percent.

Fox News’ Dana Blanton, Adam Shaw and Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report. 

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House Dems believe they have enough votes to pass articles of impeachment, senior member says

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House Democrats believe they have the 217 votes needed to pass articles of impeachment against President Trump stemming from his Ukraine call — enough votes to impeach Trump and send articles to the Senate — even before their planned hearings or formal investigation.

A senior member of the House Democratic Caucus told Fox News on Sunday it’s unlikely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will give in to the president’s demand for an “inquiry vote.”

The source said that while leadership hasn’t officially whipped or nose-counted a vote to “impeach,” they believed the numbers were there based on the 227 votes already on record for an inquiry and were working under that assumption.

When asked what could stop the process, the source said it was unclear but the caucus couldn’t rule out the idea of “cold feet” among some Democrats,

SECOND TRUMP-UKRAINE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT BEING CONSIDERED: REPORT

The House currently has 433 members: 235 Democrats, 197 Republicans and one Independent. A bill must be passed by a simple majority, requiring at least 217 votes.

Even if 18 Democrats vote against the articles, the majority party could still have enough votes to pass impeachment.

Independent Rep. Justin Amash from Michigan has said he could vote in favor of impeachment, which meant Democrats could lose 19 votes and still pass impeachment articles.

At least 25 Democrats in the House have indicated publicly they would vote to impeach Trump. Separately, at least 227 House Democrats publicly have supported opening an impeachment inquiry into the president.

In 1998, the House of Representatives approved two of four articles of impeachment against then-President Bill Clinton, sending them to the Senate where they were defeated.

Democrats could vote differently on various impeachment articles against Trump, were they to be brought forth.

UKRAINE CALL TRANSCRIPT SHOWS TRUMP SOUGHT BIDEN PROBE, ASKED ABOUT DNC SERVER — BUT MADE NO MENTION OF US AID

Many Democrats in Congress have supported the formal impeachment inquiry, which was launched last month following an intelligence community member’s whistleblower complaint alleging President Trump partook in a “quid pro quo” with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during their July 25 call.

The whistleblower accused Trump of “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election,” claiming he used $400 million in military aid as leverage to push officials in Ukraine to launch an investigation into potential 2020 challenger Joe Biden and his son Hunter, along with their business dealings in Ukraine.

TRUMP FIRES BROADSIDE AT ‘PILLAGING’ BIDENS, CLAIMS UKRAINE PUSH WAS ONLY ABOUT ‘CORRUPTION’

President Trump has forcefully denied the allegations, saying his call with the Ukrainian president was “perfect.”

memorandum of the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky was released last month. It showed that while Trump sought a Ukrainian probe into the Biden family over corruption, he did not explicitly connect the aid to that effort.

Trump has said the impeachment inquiry was “another witch hunt” by the “Do Nothing Democrats.”

Reports on Saturday of a second whistleblower who might have “more direct information” on the July 25 call prompted Trump to defend his actions again, saying a “great scam” was being revealed.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“The first so-called second-hand information ‘Whistleblower’ got my phone conversation almost completely wrong, so now word is they are going to the bench and another ‘Whistleblower’ is coming in from the Deep State, also with second-hand info. Meet with [House Intelligence Chairman Adam] Shifty. Keep them coming,” Trump tweeted Saturday night.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Stephen Scarola contributed to this report.

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Sen. Ron Johnson: James Comey, John Brennan have corrupted FBI and CIA

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The questionable actions of former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and former CIA director John Brennan have made it impossible for Americans to trust the country’s intelligence apparatuses and created a sense of extreme skepticism, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said during an interview that aired Sunday.

Johnson appeared on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” and got into a heated debate with host Chuck Todd over House Democrats‘ impeachment efforts and various intelligence community abuses. The GOP senator said there still were unanswered questions when asked if he thought Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

“They absolutely did,” Johnson replied. “I don’t know to what extent the Ukrainians did. I don’t know to what extent the DNC [Democratic National Committee] and the Hillary Clinton campaign were involved in… juicing up the Ukrainian involvement, as well. There are a lot of unanswered questions… Chuck, I just want the truth. The American people want the truth.”

LEWANDOWSKI SLAMS CNN’S DOUBLE STANDARD ON TRUTH: ‘THEY EMPLOY ANDY MCCABE’

“Do you not trust the FBI — you don’t trust the CIA?” Todd shot back.

“No, no, I don’t,” Johnson stated. “Absolutely not. After [former FBI Agent] Peter Strzok and [attorney] Lisa Page? After James Comey, John Brennan, no, I don’t trust any of these guys in the Obama administration.”

Todd continued to press Johnson and asked if he trusted the current operatives within the intelligence community, and Johnson rattled off a list of those he thought to be corrupt.

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“I don’t trust Andrew McCabe. I don’t trust James Comey. I don’t trust Peter Strzok. I don’t trust John Brennan,” he replied.

They both switched gears to media bias after Johnson claimed the media were twisting the facts, while Todd argued that trashing the media was simply a tactic to avoid answering tough questions.

“You started the piece with something incredibly biased that I would never be able to get the truth out,” Johnson said.

DEMOCRATS ARE ‘PANICKING’ AS ILLEGAL SPYING IS SET TO BE REVEALED, SAYS DAN BONGINO

“Senator, I don’t know why you just came on here to personally attack the press and avoid answering questions about what’s happened here,” Todd replied. “Senator, it’s pretty clear, we’re only dealing with the facts that we have, not the facts as you wish them to be.”

He added, “You’re making a choice not to believe the investigations that have taken place, multiple.”

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Johnson claimed the media wanted to deal only in half-truths for political reasons and weren’t interested in hearing all the facts.

“I’m trying to get to the truth. I want to look at the entire truth, Chuck,” Johnson said. “The media doesn’t.”

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Sen. Ron Johnson: James Comey, John Brennan have corrupted FBI and CIA

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The questionable actions of former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and former CIA director John Brennan have made it impossible for Americans to trust the country’s intelligence apparatuses and created a sense of extreme skepticism, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said during an interview that aired Sunday.

Johnson appeared on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” and got into a heated debate with host Chuck Todd over House Democrats‘ impeachment efforts and various intelligence community abuses. The GOP senator said there still were unanswered questions when asked if he thought Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

“They absolutely did,” Johnson replied. “I don’t know to what extent the Ukrainians did. I don’t know to what extent the DNC [Democratic National Committee] and the Hillary Clinton campaign were involved in… juicing up the Ukrainian involvement, as well. There are a lot of unanswered questions… Chuck, I just want the truth. The American people want the truth.”

LEWANDOWSKI SLAMS CNN’S DOUBLE STANDARD ON TRUTH: ‘THEY EMPLOY ANDY MCCABE’

“Do you not trust the FBI — you don’t trust the CIA?” Todd shot back.

“No, no, I don’t,” Johnson stated. “Absolutely not. After [former FBI Agent] Peter Strzok and [attorney] Lisa Page? After James Comey, John Brennan, no, I don’t trust any of these guys in the Obama administration.”

Todd continued to press Johnson and asked if he trusted the current operatives within the intelligence community, and Johnson rattled off a list of those he thought to be corrupt.

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“I don’t trust Andrew McCabe. I don’t trust James Comey. I don’t trust Peter Strzok. I don’t trust John Brennan,” he replied.

They both switched gears to media bias after Johnson claimed the media were twisting the facts, while Todd argued that trashing the media was simply a tactic to avoid answering tough questions.

“You started the piece with something incredibly biased that I would never be able to get the truth out,” Johnson said.

DEMOCRATS ARE ‘PANICKING’ AS ILLEGAL SPYING IS SET TO BE REVEALED, SAYS DAN BONGINO

“Senator, I don’t know why you just came on here to personally attack the press and avoid answering questions about what’s happened here,” Todd replied. “Senator, it’s pretty clear, we’re only dealing with the facts that we have, not the facts as you wish them to be.”

He added, “You’re making a choice not to believe the investigations that have taken place, multiple.”

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Johnson claimed the media wanted to deal only in half-truths for political reasons and weren’t interested in hearing all the facts.

“I’m trying to get to the truth. I want to look at the entire truth, Chuck,” Johnson said. “The media doesn’t.”

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Woman manages to board Delta flight with no ID or boarding pass, passenger says

A woman managed to board a Delta flight from Orlando to Atlanta with no ID or boarding pass, says a passenger who helped uncover the alleged security breach after the woman in question took her seat.

Delta and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) were investigating how it happened, Fox 35 reported.

According to the passenger who didn’t want to be identified, the woman refused to get up from the seat. “I also had a boarding pass for that seat, and she said very bluntly, ‘I’m not moving.'”

The passenger told WFTV she asked for a flight attendant who came over and noted the woman wasn’t listed on the flight’s manifest.

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A passenger said the woman showed the pilot and a supervisor a photo of herself on her phone when they asked for ID. (File)

The pilot and a supervisor then reportedly tried to remove the woman to no avail.

When they asked for her boarding pass, the woman said she threw it away and when they asked for her ID, she showed them a photo of herself on her phone, WFTV reported.

The passenger recalled a conversation between the woman and the flight attendant.

Well, I’m showing you a picture ID,” the woman said. “Ma’am, that’s not a government-issued ID. That’s a photo,” the flight attendant said. “Well, this is just as good,” the woman said. “No, ma’am, it’s not just as good,” the flight attendant said.

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“They eventually told her, ‘You’re breaking federal law,'” the passenger said, according to the outlet.

Soon after, the pilot called the police who were able to remove the woman. She reportedly left the plane cursing, to the confusion of many other passengers.

“We were stopped pretty quickly, and the pilot explained it was because the lady was not cooperating with TSA, and she did not have a ticket to any airline at all,” the passenger told WFTV. “They could not figure out how she even got on the plane.”

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She said TSA agents and dogs searched the plane for about an hour, and workers patted down every passenger and searched their bags before the flight took off for Atlanta.

The TSA told the outlet the woman was screened but didn’t provide more information. It’s still unknown how the woman managed to get on the plane without a boarding pass or ID.

Delta released a statement following the incident.

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“Delta apologizes to customers of flight 1516 for the delay after a person not ticketed for that flight was removed from the aircraft,” Delta said. “Security officials then directed precautionary rescreen of everyone onboard. Delta is working with local law enforcement and the Transportation Security Administration on their investigation and we are conducting our own review of this as well.”

Orlando Police Lt. Wanda Miglio, who was called to the airport just before 10:30 a.m. after getting reports of a “suspicious person,” said the investigation was ongoing and the FBI has been notified of the incident, ABC News reported.

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Catholic Church to debate married men becoming priests

Pope Francis on Sunday convened a meeting of bishops to discuss a list of topics — including whether the Catholic Church should ease its policy of celibacy for priests, a 1,000-year-old precedent that is expected to spark a heated debate between adherents of the tradition and proponents who’ve said ordaining married men would help solve the church’s clergy shortage.

The Vatican meeting, known as a synod, was to focus on the church’s activity in South America’s Amazon region, a sparsely populated region where Catholic parishes could go for months without seeing a priest.

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Pope Francis delivering a blessing as he celebrated an opening Mass for the Amazon synod, in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, on Sunday. (AP)

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, a former archbishop of São Paulo, told reporters last Thursday that the priest shortage has meant Catholics in the Amazon frequently have lacked access to the sacraments, a bleak sign for the church’s ministry.

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To reverse this trend, the church has considered the ordination of indigenous elders, “even if they have an existing and stable family, in order to ensure availability of the sacraments that accompany and sustain the Christian life,” according to the synod’s official working document which The Wall Street Journal cited.

But, some analysts have doubted whether ordaining married indigenous leaders in the Amazon would solve the priest shortage there. Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the head of the Congregation for Bishops, argued in a book published last week that a clergy’s celibacy was precisely why local communities revered them.

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Others have argued that loosening the celibacy rule in remote places such as the Amazon or the Pacific Islands – which the church has considered in the past – would open the door to other controversial issues including homosexuality and women’s ordination.

Still, any decision would require the final approval of the pope who has said he would pray and reflect on the decision further.

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Coco Austin slams critics who say she can’t be ‘sexy after having children’

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Coco Austin is firing back at critics who say she can’t be “sexy after having children.”

Austin, 40, welcomed daughter, Chanel, 3, in 2015 with husband Ice-T, 61.

She posted two revealing photos to her Instagram account on Sunday from what appeared to be her shoe closet.

“I hate seeing comments that say you cant be sexy after having children.. who says?” she asked.

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“And yes,I dont have has much time as I used too before Chanel but I can still pick my moments .. I will always and forever be Coco.. no matter what, I still rock as a wife and a mother!!! 💋💋💋 You hear me?”

The post resonated with her fans who flooded the comments section with support for the model.

“You tell them!! You look great,” one person wrote.

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Another shared: “Oh yeah you can and who ever said that must not have any selfesteem. Girl you are inspiring others.”

Others simply shared flame emojis.

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National Geographic reporter shot while conducting interview in Mexico

A National Geographic journalist was recovering Saturday after being shot in the leg in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, while interviewing a purported drug dealer for a story about violence in the border city.

The incident involving an unidentified American journalist happened Friday night at an address where officials said two drug traffickers were also killed in April, according to reports. Ciudad Juarez is located about 10 miles south of El Paso, Texas.

The subject of the interview was killed and another suspected drug dealer died after being taken to a hospital.

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Police vehicles and a yellow police line cordon are pictured at a crime scene after a National Geographic journalist was shot in the leg late Friday while interviewing an alleged drug dealer. (REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

Investigators said the men were targeted by four assassins who showed up and opened fire, KTSM-TV reported. The attackers appeared to be female, according to Chihuahua Deputy Attorney General Jorge Nava Lopez.

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The reporter, who was with three other journalists, did not alert the police that they were going to be in the area and they were not being guarded at the time of the interview, KTSM added.

Lopez said the state was in possession of the journalists’ equipment to determine whether they recorded the attack, according to the station.

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The Associated Press quoted Nava as saying the journalist appeared to have been caught in an ambush that resulted in a shootout.

Nava said the plan to interview members of organized crime was “obviously risky.”

The journalist and crew left Mexico for El Paso on Saturday after investigators interviewed them.

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National Geographic representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mexico is considered the most dangerous country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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