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Paula Deen’s idea for ‘butter burgers’ might be your new favorite recipe

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Can we go to Paula Deen’s house for Easter?

On Wednesday’s edition of “Fox & Friends,” celebrity chef and restaurateur Paula Deen shared some of her favorite crowd-pleasing ideas for holiday entertaining, but it was her recipe for “butter burgers” that stole the segment.

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“This is for special occasions,” said Deen, who demonstrated the unusual idea out in Fox Square. “On Sundays, I would throw birthday parties for [employees] born in that month, and to make it special, I would make butter burgers.”

Using a smokeless electric grill — which allows her to grill buttery burgers indoors, and year-round — Deen blended cold cubes of butter into her ground beef before shaping her patties and slapping them over the heat.

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“Looks like a lot of butter in there!” Jillian Mele observed of Deen’s technique, to which the celebrity chef immediately responded with an enthusiastic, “Yeah!”

Deen — or the Queen of Butter, as she was referred to — also offered up a few more tips for grilling butter burgers, telling the “Fox & Friends” crew to “leave [the patties] on that fire long enough” for the butter to melt and soak into the beef, and to try to refrain from turning them “a bunch.”

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Aside from the butter burgers, Deen also treated the gang to grilled salmon and a tray of “dessert burritos” that might just rival your favorite Easter candy.

For all that and more, check out the segment above.

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Frozen tuna sold in New York, Connecticut recalled amid salmonella outbreak

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A Louisiana company has issued a recall for frozen ground tuna over concerns about potential salmonella contamination after the health officials received reports of 13 illnesses. Jensen Tuna said the voluntary recall affects products imported from JK Fish, which is individually packaged in 1-pound clear plastic bags and sold in white wax 20-pound boxes.

The product has been sold to wholesalers in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York and Washington, which then distributed the tuna to restaurants and retailers between Nov. 30, 2018 and March 15, 2019. Affected products have lot numbers of z266, z271 and z272.

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“Restaurants and retailers should check with their suppliers and not sell or serve recalled frozen ground tuna and should wash and sanitize locations where recalled ground tuna was stored,” the recall notice posted to the FDA website said. “Consumers with concerns should ask their restaurants and retailers whether the tuna dish they are purchasing contained the recalled ground tuna.”

While the company said the ground tuna samples tested negative for salmonella, it said the recall was initiated “following discussions with the FDA, CDC, and state partners.”

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There have been no deaths linked to the salmonella outbreak, but two patients have been hospitalized due to illness. Salmonella can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever, with most patients developing symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. The symptoms typically last four to seven days and do not require treatment, but those at risk for developing severe illnesses include children younger than 5, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, Rep. Mike Kelly: Taxpayer First Act is a bipartisan achievement that deserves more attention

Today’s political environment rarely lends itself to bipartisanship and cooperation. So when congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle come together to deliver a legislative victory for Americans, it needs to be reported fairly and honestly. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Sadly, this week’s reporting on the Taxpayer First Act is one example.

The bill, which passed the House of Representatives unanimously on April 9, will be the first reform of the agency since 1998 if it’s enacted. We’ve spent years working on this legislation, which passed the House three times before this year and nearly passed the Senate last year but for year-end politics, to achieve a worthwhile goal: making the IRS a service-first agency working on behalf of taxpayers. In other words, to make the agency a resource, not an adversary.

At the 11th hour, rumors about a so-called ban on the IRS offering free tax filing to Americans began to surface. The misinformation could be found in a story published by ProPublica, titled “Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax.”

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Many Americans pay nothing to file their federal tax returns. That’s because of what’s known as the Free File program, which allows anyone who makes under $66,000 per year to file their taxes with the help of private online software and without having to pay for it. Private companies that offer this service to assist Americans with filing their tax returns each year don’t charge them for the help. The Taxpayer First Act would simply require the IRS to maintain this existing 16-year-old program, which is available to 70 percent of American taxpayers.

ProPublica reported that this bill bans the IRS from creating its own online filing system. That is flat out wrong. The bill simply requires the agency to continue the Free File program, which it originally started without congressional direction.

The truth is that the Taxpayer First Act would require the IRS to maintain the Free File program as it has generally been run since 2002. This means the agreement the IRS entered into with tax-return-preparation companies would continue. That agreement does say the IRS agrees not to compete with these companies in offering free tax-return-preparation software, which the IRS doesn’t have the ability to do anyway.

But what the ProPublica article failed to report is that the Free File program already allows the IRS to later offer such service as long as the private companies are given notice and can get out of the deal. Furthermore, the most recent agreement made between the IRS and tax-return-preparation companies in 2018 maintains this condition. Simply put, the Taxpayer First Act doesn’t prohibit the IRS from doing anything it can’t already do other than cancel the entire Free File program outright.

The Taxpayer First Act is designed with taxpayers in mind. It will create an independent appeals board to oversee disputes between filers and the IRS, so taxpayers receive fair hearings. It will rein in the IRS and require it to respect taxpayers’ rights during investigations, preventing the seizure of property without due process. It will hold the agency accountable for taxpayer dollars used to upgrade cybersecurity measures and increase agency tools to combat identity theft. It will protect lower-income taxpayers by extending the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Matching Grant Program (VITA), which provides them with another option for free tax-preparation assistance and ensures that the IRS can make referrals to those needing assistance to lower-income taxpayer clinics.

The Taxpayer First Act is a bipartisan victory for Americans but the fast-and-loose reporting of what it does or doesn’t do has diminished what should’ve been a clear celebration of cooperative government.

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The IRS should be a tax administrator, not merely an enforcement arm. That difference is more than semantic. Americans should be able to pick up the phone, go on the internet, or visit an IRS office and receive the service they deserve. The Taxpayer First Act is a huge step toward that goal, and we should be celebrating this bipartisanship win.

At a time when political partisanship seems to be at an all-time high, it’s important to highlight shared victories that benefit the American people, and it should be done without bias or agenda. The Taxpayer First Act is a significant, bipartisan achievement. It’s our hope that moving forward, it is reported with honesty and objectivity.

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Ben Affleck for Harris, Danny DeVito for Sanders, Ryan Reynolds for Buttigieg: Stars donate to Democrats

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According to campaign finance reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission this week, several stars have already contributed to Democratic primary candidates.

Star Wars: Episode IXdirector J.J. Abrams and his wife, Katie McGrath, reportedly hosted a party for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in March at their home in the Pacific Palisades with several Hollywood elites including Shonda Rhimes. The former allegedly not-quite progressive prosecutor also received financial support from several stars, including Ben Affleck, who donated $2,800; Eva Longoria pledged $5,400; Quincy Jones donated $2,800; and Jon Hamm gave $1,000.

Willie Nelson donated $2,800 to fellow Texan Beto O’Rourke. The guitar-wielding centrist Democrat’s campaign also took in $1,850 from Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, $2,800 from Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley, $5,600 from Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, $1,500 from comedian and “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk, $2,500 from Texas film director Richard Linklater and $350 from “Saturday Night Live” star Cecily Strong.

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Danny DeVito has endorsed Bernie Sanders since 2016. (Getty)

Bernie Sanders received $2,700 from Danny DeVito, $2,800 from Susan Sarandon, $2,500 from Grammy winning singer Norah Jones, $1,000 from Phish drummer Jonathan Fishman, $500 from “Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch and $1,000 from Foo Fighters guitarist Christopher Shiflett.

South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg received $2,000 from “West Wing” star Bradley Whitford, $250 from “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds, $500 from NFL network broadcaster Rich Eisen gave $250 from “Game of Thrones” executive producer Carolyn Strauss.

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“When you talk about Hollywood, yes, we are talking about movie stars and writers and directors, but we are also talking about people with decades of experience with presidential campaigns,” said Yusef Robb, a longtime California political strategist. “Earning support from somebody with a lot of connections in the political world couples with their star power, which people in the chattering classes notice.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Twitter users epically troll Jack Dorsey with #AskJackAtTED during talk

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A TED Talk conversation with Jack Dorsey took a bizarre turn Tuesday when countless Twitter users trolled the CEO using the hashtag #AskJackAtTED that was projected onto a screen behind him.

In the midst of a discussion about major changes that Dorsey is open to making for the sake of “healthier” conversations on Twitter – the tech CEO said if he was designing it today he would not emphasize follower counts or even likes – users responded as you might expect: with plenty of complaints about the platform’s seeming inability to prevent harassment and abuse.

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Although Twitter does have systems to report abusive behavior and targeted harassment, users have said they don’t work as intended, need to be scaled up or simply don’t do enough.

The blowback at TED came on the same day that Twitter released a progress report on battling abusive content as the company intends to scale up its systems for reporting abuse and make it easier for users to hide replies to their tweets. According to the platform, 38 percent of abusive content that’s enforced is surfaced proactively to the site for review rather than relying on reports from users. The company suspended 100,000 accounts that were created shortly after a suspension from January through March, which is a 45 percent increase from the same time last year.

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Another user wondered why Dorsey’s platform hasn’t cracked down on its usage by neo-Nazis, including those who allegedly used Twitter to organize the deadly Charlottesville riots.

When the TED curator used an analogy about steering the Titanic away from an iceberg to point out that users feel Twitter’s not moving fast enough to fix itself, Dorsey reportedly said:

“We could do a bunch of superficial things to address what you’re talking about. We are working as quickly as we can. But quickness will not get the job done. Focus will.”

One user expressed concern about Dorsey’s health. The tech mogul, who wore a black hat and hoodie during the TED Talk, is a proponent of intermittent fasting and only consumes one meal per day.

At some point during the talk, TED shut down board showing the #AskJackAtTED tweets behind Dorsey, reportedly claiming that it was always their intention to only have up for part of the discussion.

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Florida teen disarms, stabs gas station clerk who tried to sexually assault her at knifepoint: police

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A 17-year-old Florida girl stabbed an armed gas station clerk who had allegedly cornered her inside a bathroom and attempted to rape her at knifepoint, officials said.

The victim told police she entered a Chevron gas station in Dania Beach at around 3 a.m. on April to purchase two microwaveable dinners.

She had gone to use the restroom at the back of the store when the store’s clerk locked the front door and followed her inside, WSVN reported.

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Inside, the clerk – identified as 67-year-old Mohammad Munshi – allegedly pulled out a pocket knife and then reached into her pants and grabbed her before she was able to push him off.

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Mohammad Munshi, 67, was arrested after he allegedly tried to sexually assault a 17-year-old girl at knifepoint in Florida. (Broward Sheriff’s Office)

The victim said she got ahold of the pocket knife after a struggle and stabbed him in the stomach with it before running away from the gas station.

The girl ran out of the store but didn’t contact authorities because of her immigration status, the affidavit said, according to Local 10.

Police said another customer entered the gas station about 20 minutes later and Munshi called for help, claiming he had been stabbed by a shoplifter.

Munshi was questioned at the hospital and was unable to keep his story straight, WSVN reported.

Additionally, surveillance footage reportedly showed the events unfold as the victim had stated.

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Munshi was arrested on April 10 and charged with one count of armed sexual battery. He spent six days in jail before posting a $75,000 bond and surrendering his Bangladesh-issued passport, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

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Rare baby T-Rex skeleton listed on eBay for $3M infuriates paleontologists

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A fossil hunter is being blasted for putting the skeleton of a baby Tyrannosaurus rex — claimed to be “the only one in the world” — on eBay for a whopping $3 million.

It’s unclear why archaeologist Alan Detrich, who discovered the 15-foot-long baby T. rex near Jordan, Montana, about six years ago, suddenly decided to put skeleton up for auction earlier this month.

The 68-million-year-old dinosaur was still on exhibit at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum in Lawrence when it was first listed on the e-commerce site. Detrich, a Kansas native, donated the fossil to the museum in 2017. The museum said it has since cut ties with Dietrich and confirmed it was not connected to the sale following backlash from patrons.

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“The KU Natural History Museum does not sell or mediate the sale of specimens to private individuals,” museum director Leonard Krishtalka said in a statement. “Accordingly, the specimen on exhibit-loan to us has been removed from exhibit and is being returned to the owner. We have asked that the owner remove any association with us from his sale listing.”

On eBay, Detrich describes the baby T. rex as one of a kind.

“This Rex was very a very dangerous meat eater.  It’s a RARE opportunity indeed to ever see a baby REX, if they did not grow quickly they could not catch prey and would die. Histology shows the specimen to be approximately 4 years old upon death,” he explained in a description of the listing, crediting Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology from Florida’s Natural History Museum for reconstructing the 21-inch skull. “Many of the bones are waiting to be identified, but every day more and more are being tagged.”

On average, 30 people view the post every hour and hundreds more have been documented “watching” the sale at the same time. According to the listing, worldwide expedited shipping would cost an additional $65,555.

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Alan Detrich listed the 68-million-year-old T-Rex on eBay for nearly $3 million. (eBay/Screenshot)

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Despite the interest, paleontologists are not pleased with the idea that the skeleton could remain in a private collection indefinitely.

The Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology (SVP), a professional organization of scientists that advocate for the preservation of vertebrate fossils, wrote an open letter to Dietrich last week criticizing his decision to sell the priceless skeleton.

“The [SVP] is concerned because the fossil, which represents a unique part of life’s past, may be lost from the public trust, and because its owner used the specimen’s scientific importance, including its exhibition status at KU, as part of his advertising strategy,” the organization wrote. “These events undermine the scientific process for studying past life as well as the prospect for future generations to share the natural heritage of our planet.”

The group then argued that if the fossil is removed from public access then it hinders the opportunity to study it further, potentially drawing vital conclusions about history from its bones.

“Scientific practice demands that conclusions drawn from the fossils should be verifiable: scientists must be able to reexamine, re-measure, and reinterpret them (such reexamination can happen decades or even centuries after the fact),” SVP added, in part. “Furthermore, technological advances, new scientific questions, and opportunities for synthetic research mean that new research often utilizes fossils that were originally collected with other purposes in mind.”

Earlier this month, in an interview with The Wichita Eagle, Dietrich, too, marveled at the idea paleontologists might learn more about the life of the fascinating creature.

“Science and paleontology is live fast, die young, make a pretty corpse. That’s what this baby T. rex did — died young and made a pretty corpse,” Dietrich told the newspaper. “But because he did, we’ll learn things that we didn’t know before.”

As of Wednesday morning, the baby dinosaur was still listed on eBay, but had not received any bids.

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White House tries to standardize CBD rules and regulations

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Since he took office, President Trump has taken a largely hands-off approach to marijuana in states where it’s legal, earning praise from civil libertarians. But now pot politics are poised to take a big toll on businesses who are selling a marijuana extract that doesn’t get you high. It’s called CBD, often seen as marijuana’s less-controversial cousin. CBD is best described as a health supplement derived from cannabis, but containing no THC – the psychoactive ingredient in pot. In other words, it can give a relaxing effect without the “high” associated with regular marijuana. But the disparity has some lawmakers and regulators wondering how to classify it.

The Farm Bill passed by Congress last year (which took effect in December) specifically makes CBD legal nationwide, but that new law is now creating inconsistencies with local health regulations in a number of states. And some businesses say it’s impossible to follow one set of rules without violating another. “All my labels are regulated. All my labels say that is not FDA approved, which that’s the legality of CBD oil right now,” insists Igor Yakovlev, who runs the Beezy Beez Honey company in New York. But the proper labeling and licensing didn’t stop him and a number of other CBD retailers from being raided by city agencies, even after getting the green light from the federal government. “We were informed [of the new regulations] through the news overnight, no letter, no directions,” says Dorothy Stepnowska, owner of the Flower People Coffee Shop in New York. “It’s like they’re treating us like we’re nothing.”

The White House is now asking the Food and Drug Administration to explore ways to standardize CBD rules and regulations throughout the country, in an effort to avoid confusion, establish standards, and streamline the permitting process. But so far, the Agency hasn’t approved it for use in food or dietary supplements, which legal experts say is a direct contradiction of the new law created by the Farm Bill.

Another big concern has been protecting doctors and researchers who are studying medicinal uses for CBD. Psychiatrists are particularly keen on the compound, which they say can be used to safely treat a host of social issues. Dr. Raphael Bernier of the University of Washington says his team is hoping CBD “will ameliorate some of those challenges we see, reduce irritability, and increase social ability.” The uncertainty surrounding the legality of both the testing and treating with CBD, however, have had a chilling effect in the research community, and funding has largely dried up as a result.

But the uncertainty isn’t stopping the commercial market from exploding. According to the financial services company Cowen, Americans spent at least $600 million on CBD products last year, and that number is expected to climb over the $2 billion mark by the end of 2019, with projected sales reaching some $16 billion by 2025. And business owners say the potential for that kind of growth will keep them in the CBD business for years to come. “Every day is just like a new challenge between this and that,” says Yakovlev.  “But, when they come out with them, if you follow the proper guidelines, I think everything will be okay and sweet like honey.”

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The Moon loses water when meteoroids smack the lunar surface

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Meteoroid impacts regularly liberate puffs of water vapor from the moon, suggesting that minuscule amounts of water may lurk just under the entire lunar surface, a new study finds.

When the Apollo missions brought lunar rocks to Earth, scientists found evidence that the moon was devoid of water. However, in the past decade, data from a bevy of spacecraft — including NASA’s Cassini, Deep Impact and Lunar Prospector missions, and India’s Chandrayaan-1 probe — revealed trace amounts of water on the surface of the moon. Even more intriguingly, they found water across the moon’s surface, not only at the poles, as was previously expected.

But scientists still have many questions about the source and extent of lunar water. To learn more, researchers analyzed data from NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), which orbited the moon from October 2013 to April 2014.

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The scientists behind the newly published research found that the moon released numerous puffs of water vapor from near its surface into its exosphere, the very tenuous layer of molecules comprising the closest thing that the moon has to an atmosphere. These outbursts coincided with 29 known meteoroid streams that passed near Earth during that eight-month span of time, including the Leonids, Geminids and Quadrantids.

“Most of the geological processes we deal with in planetary science are very slow — we almost never get to see something respond dynamically over the scale of hours like we did here,” lead author Mehdi Benna, a planetary scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, told Space.com.

The researchers suggested that meteoroid impacts kicked up these puffs of water from the moon, and said that four of these puffs were apparently caused by previously undetected meteoroid streams.

“One would think we know all of the meteoroid streams that are out there, but apparently we don’t,” Benna said.

By analyzing the amount of water released by meteoroid streams of different sizes, the scientists estimated that the uppermost 3.15 inches (8 centimeters) of lunar soil is dehydrated — any less, and smaller meteoroids would have excavated more water. Below this desiccated layer, the researchers suggest, water comprises up to about 0.05% of the weight of the rock up to at least 10 feet (3 meters) deep.

“With our measurements, we could see exactly the water extracted from the moon in a very dynamic way by micrometeroid impacts, and by analyzing the data, see how much water was stored in the lunar reservoir and where it was going,” Benna said.

The researchers estimated that meteoroid impacts cause the moon to lose as much as 220 tons (200 metric tons) of water annually. To sustain this amount of loss over time, they suggested that this water either was present when the moon formed, about 4.5 billion years ago, or was delivered by cosmic impacts from water-laden rocks soon after the moon was born.

The lunar samples from the Apollo missions may have appeared devoid of water because the water on those rocks was likely not incorporated into the rocks themselves, but only weakly coated them. As such, any water on the rocks was likely fragile and difficult to hold onto during the return trips, Benna said.

Future research can examine how deep water actually extends on the moon, Benna said. He and his colleagues detailed their findings online today (April 15) in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Original article on Space.com.

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Father of woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine shooting who triggered school closures hopes she turns herself in

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The father of a woman “infatuated” with the mass shooting at Columbine High School — and who triggered a manhunt and the shutdown of Denver-area schools Wednesday after she allegedly flew to the city and bought a gun — said he just wants his daughter to come home.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI said that Sol Pais, 18, is “considered to be extremely dangerous” after traveling to Colorado from Miami on Monday night before purchasing a pump-action shotgun and ammunition.

Pais had made threats to “commit an act of violence in the Denver metropolitan area” just days before the 20th anniversary of the attack, according to officials.

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On Tuesday night, her father, in Surfside, Florida, told reporters through a closed door at the family home the experience was “like a bad dream.”

“She can come home. I think she wants to be ok,” her father told WSVN. “I think it’s maybe she has a mental problem.”

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This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

Her father, who was not identified, said the family last saw Pais on Sunday.

“They’re looking for her,” he told WSVN. “We don’t know what to do.”

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A neighbor said the family moved to the area about 10 years ago, and that Pais was spotted in the neighborhood and attended Miami Beach High School.

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Following a lockdown at Columbine High School and other Denver area schools, authorities say they are looking for a woman suspected of making threats. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Miami-Dade Public Schools confirmed in a statement that Pais is a senior at the high school.

“We are fully assisting the FBI in their investigation,” Miami-Dade Public Schools told CBS4. “As far as this case goes, I want to stress that, at this time, there have been no threats to M-DCPS schools. The threats appear limited to schools in Colorado.”

Another neighbor told CBS4 that Pais was a quiet person but well behaved.

“She always kept to herself. She never got in trouble at school,” Patricia Bilstin told the television station. “So surprising, and I feel sorry for the family.”

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Authorities said Pais was last seen near Columbine, located just outside Denver, wearing a black T-shirt, camouflage pants and black boots. They appealed for anyone seeing her to call an FBI tip line at 303-630-6227, and said she is too dangerous to be approached by civilians. The alert also said police who come into contact with her should detain her and evaluate her mental health.

“This has become a massive manhunt…and every law enforcement agency is participating and helping in this effort,” Dean Phillips, special agent in charge of the FBI in Denver, said late Tuesday night.

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School police officers look on as students leave Columbine High School late Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pais’ father told NBC6 he was in “disbelief” and just wanted to see his daughter again.

“She can please come home,” he said. “I think she’s going to be ok.”

Fox News’ Bradford Betz, Elizabeth Zwirz, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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