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Russian couple face losing son, 1; prosecutors claim they endangered him by bringing him to violent protest

A Russian couple could lose custody of their one-year-old son after prosecutors allege they endangered the welfare of the child by taking him to an unauthorized protest where police detained more than 1,400 people, a claim the couple vehemently denied.

Moscow’s Prosecuting Office announced Tuesday that it was pursuing a case where a young couple, later identified as Dmitri and Olga Prokazov, “abused their parental rights” after they took their son to a violent protest on July 27 where he was reportedly handed off to a man who investigators claim used the boy as a shield to cross police lines.

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“During the rally, the parents transferred the young child, who was helpless due to age, to a third party, which endangered the health and life of the boy,” a statement posted to the prosecutor’s website read. “Thus, the spouses, while exploiting the child, abused their parental rights to the detriment of the interests of the son.”

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Moscow’s Prosecuting Office announced Tuesday that it was pursuing a case where a young couple, later identified as Dmitri and Olga Prokazov, “abused their parental rights” after they took their son to violent protest on July 27 where he was reportedly handed off to a man who investigators claim used the boy as a shield to cross police lines. 

Officials said that the parents violated federal law which allows them to remove the child from the home.

“These violations served as the basis for the direction of the prosecutor in the order of h. 1 Article. 45 Code of Civil Procedure of the Russian Federation in court applications for deprivation of parental rights of spouses in relation to a minor child.”

But the couple denies the allegations, telling BBC Russia, they were simply out for a walk when they saw their good friend.

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“We knew that a rally for honest elections was being planned, and we were in solidarity with this… and so we weren’t afraid,” Dmitri Prokazov said.

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In this file photo dated Saturday, July 27, 2019, police block a street during an unsanctioned rally in the center of Moscow, Russia. (AP)

He said the couple spotted their friend Sergei Fomin, whom he described as his wife’s cousin and his best friend, and tried to get him to leave with them – handing their son to him at one point.

It didn’t even occur to me that I was doing something remotely wrong,” he said.

Fomin is now being sought by authorities on charges of inciting riots, and investigators have claimed that he used the child as a shield to cross police lines. Prokazov has denied this, saying they weren’t anywhere near police cordons and the child was never in jeopardy.

Moscow’s children’s rights ombudsman Yevgeny Bunmovich criticized the prosecutors’ action, denouncing what he called “political blackmail involving children.” He said he has written to Moscow’s prosecutor urging him to drop the charges.

Members of the presidential human rights council also criticized the prosecutors’ action, which comes amid a slew of criminal cases launched in the wake of protests that challenged the Kremlin.

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Police arrested more than 1,400 people during last month’s rally in the Russian capital where demonstrators were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the city council election in September.

An additional 1,001 were arrested Saturday during a second demonstration.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Extremely rare 1894 dime expected to sell for over $1M

An extremely rare 1894 dime, one of only 24 minted, is expected to sell for over $1 million when it is auctioned next week.

Only nine of the rare 1894-S dimes are known to exist, according to auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Online bidding for the coin had already reached $850,000 Wednesday.

In 2016, an 1894-S dime sold for $2 million at a Florida auction.

RARE DIME SELLS FOR $2M AT FLORIDA AUCTION

The dime will be auctioned on Aug. 15 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Chicago.

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Back of the 1894-S dime. (Stack’s Bowers Galleries)

A rare 1876 20-cent piece will also be auctioned at the event. “The 20-cent piece was meant to replace the quarter at the time, but as we know, that didn’t happen,” a spokesman for Stack’s Bowers Galleries told Fox News. “It just never really caught on with the public.”

First issued in 1875, 20-cent coins are described by Stack’s Bowers Galleries as “a one-year wonder.”

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Front of the 1894-S dime. (Stack’s Bowers Galleries)

Some 10,000 20-cent pieces were minted by the Carson City Mint in 1876 but were ordered by the government to be destroyed. The coin being auctioned in Chicago is one of only 20 from the 10,000 minted at Carson City that escaped the melting pot.

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The 1894-S dime is one of only 24 that were minted. (Stack’s Bowers Galleries)

The coin, which is expected to sell for $500,000, had already reached $280,000 in online bids Wednesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers

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MSNBC’s Brian Williams fails to push back on ‘insane, tinfoil hat conspiracy’ theory linking Trump, Hitler

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams failed to push back Monday when NBC News contributor Frank Figliuzzi floated a bizarre theory that flags honoring victims of recent tragic mass shootings will be raised from half-mast on a specific date that could be seen by white supremacists as a nod to Adolf Hitler.

“The president said that we will fly our flags at half-mast until August 8, that’s 8/8. Now I’m not going to imply that he did this deliberately, but I am using it as an example of the ignorance of the adversary that’s being demonstrated by the White House,” said Figliuzzi, a former assistant FBI director.

. “The numbers 8/8 are very significant in the neo-Nazi and the white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them, the numbers 8/8 stand for ‘Heil Hitler.”

“So we’re going to be raising the flag back up at dusk on 8/8,” Figliuzzi added before expressing concern that White House aides didn’t put a stop to it.

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Williams, who was famously removed from “NBC Nightly News” for embellishing tales of his reporting experience, didn’t question the bizarre theory.

“As chilling as that is to hear, you’re saying it is possible that someone who knows better is authoring or editing the words that show up and are read verbatim… by the president?” Williams asked.

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Former “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams was demoted to MSNBC after he was caught embellishing stories.

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“I’m concerned about who is writing his script and his speeches,” Figliuzzi answered.

Williams then wrapped up the segment and declared that MSNBC will continue to invite Figliuzzi on air “to explain this stuff.”

Political satirist and “No Things Considered” host Tim Young told Fox News that it’s “scary to think that Williams was once one of the most trusted names in news” prior to his demotion to MSNBC.

“Now he’s peddling insane, tinfoil hat conspiracy theories,” Young said. “What’s even scarier is that there are clearly producers and news executives that see nothing wrong with sowing this type of disinformation and conspiracy.”

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MSNBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck called Figliuzzi’s claim “one of the more crazy and factually challenged takes you’ll ever see” on cable news.

“Just when you think you’ve seen it all with the liberal media, they find a way to surprise you,” Houck told Fox News. ‘But then again, nothing is outside the imagination of Lyin’ Brian Williams so of course Figliuzzi’s craziness seemed totally plausible.”

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.

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Oprah speaks out on mass shootings: What ‘people are missing is a core moral center’

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Oprah Winfrey addressed the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas that took the lives of dozens of people over the weekend.

The famous talk show host said in a new interview she feels the reason behind the latest string of violence is that people are “missing” a “core moral center.”

“I think what people are missing is a core moral center,” Winfrey told Extra’s Renee Bargh.

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“Churches used to do that… It was a central place you could come to and there was a core center of values about a way of living and being in the world,” she added. “Until we can return to that, however that is, in whatever form, we will continue to be lost.”

This isn’t the first time the 65-year-old opened up about mass shootings. In May 2018, Winfrey penned an article for her magazine titled, “Why ‘It’s Time To Stand Up’ to Gun Violence.”

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“All people belong to someone’s family. So can we agree that all people deserve protection from senseless killings? Can we agree that all families deserve and have the right to safety, in addition to the right to bear arms,” Winfrey wrote at the time.

She concluded: “I hope and pray that you agree: It’s time to stand up, and stand together, for the sake of us all.”

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John Travolta still dancing in Pitbull’s ‘3 to Tango’ music video

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John Travolta is putting on his dancing shoes once again.

The veteran actor, 65, known for his flashy moves in the disco classic “Saturday Night Fever” and the iconic musical “Grease,” made an appearance in the music video for rapper Pitbull‘s newest single, “3 to Tango.”

Throughout most of the video, a group of choreographed female dancers perform, as a bald man who appears to be Pitbull looks on. However, towards the end of the video, the man is dramatically revealed to be John Travolta, who finishes the clip by tangoing with two women.

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Pitbull promoted the video on Twitter upon its release, with the caption, “Come for the new video from yours truly, stay for a surprise from the one and only John Travolta!”

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Given the surprise reveal of Travolta during the video, some fans were disappointed that the rapper spoiled the actor’s secret cameo. However, this did not stop some viewers from going wild for Travolta, who is still dancing like it’s 1977.

One YouTube commenter wrote, “Pitbull has reached the ‘I don’t need to show up for my own music video’ level of stardom – I’ll just hire Travolta to play me and I love it.”

“Okay this is a whole new level…when I saw John Travolta I was like whaaattttt!!!!!!”, another excited YouTube commenter wrote.

A third YouTube user commented, “John Travolta! LOVE HIS CAMEO IN THIS!! He is timeless. Classic moves and appeal. Wow.”

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Pitbull and Travolta have struck up a close friendship in recent times. The “Give Me Everything” rapper previously worked with Travolta on his 2018 film “Gotti,” in which he contributed several songs to the movie’s soundtrack. Pitbull was also supportive of the actor when he decided to go bald earlier this year, as Travolta previously revealed that the rapper inspired his new look.

“I became friends with Pitbull — you know, all of us guys who [go bald] have got to stick together,” Travolta told guest host Lena Waithe on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” back in May. “Both he and my family encouraged it.”

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Travolta also lavished praise on his musical collaborator last year to promote “Gotti,” calling his positive energy “contagious.”

“Oh my god, it’s so contagious, it’s unbelievable,” Travolta said on “Good Morning America” last year. “He just injects life and spirit into everybody.”

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The rapper also praised the “Pulp Fiction” star, who stood by his side. “It’s an honor to work with John Travolta on the ‘Gotti’ film,” he told “GMA” host Michael Strahan. “Thank you for the opportunity!”

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New York Giants rookie Daniel Jones reportedly ripped by young fan at training camp

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Since being selected by the New York Giants with the No. 6 pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, quarterback Daniel Jones has appeared to have a tough time scoring fans in his new city.

Jones, who was already booed at Yankee Stadium earlier this year, was taken to task by a young fan during training camp Tuesday, according to NJ.com reporter Matt Lombardo.

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According to Lombardo, the fan said: “Daniel Jones, you shouldn’t have been the No. 6 draft pick. You didn’t deserve it.”

Jones hasn’t thrown a pass yet or appeared in any kind of NFL game and probably shouldn’t be receiving so much flak so early in his young career.

About the boos, Jones told WFAN earlier Tuesday he wasn’t taking it too personally and said he didn’t even know about the Yankee Stadium crowd until after the game.

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“There’s worse things in the world than being a first-round pick to the Giants,” the Duke product said. “So I wasn’t feeling sorry for myself. I think it’s part of it, and I understand it to some extent. But I was just excited for the opportunity. It was where I wanted to be. It was how I hoped it played out, and it did. I wasn’t too caught up in that.”

Fans appear to be angry at Jones because they don’t believe the Giants should have used its first-round draft pick on him.

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Antonio Brown’s kid during Oakland Raiders practice: ‘Where’s Roethlisberger?’

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The Oakland Raiders acquired Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers in the offseason and it appears that the wide receiver’s kids still need to get used to their dad’s new teammates.

In a teaser trailer for HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” one of Brown’s children asks: “Where’s Roethlisberger?”

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Brown had to explain to them that Ben Roethlisberger plays for the Steelers and that he has a new quarterback: Derek Carr. Brown even went on to point out Carr on the field.

The first episode of this season’s “Hard Knocks” series premiered Tuesday and some of the focus surrounded Brown and the injuries to his feet.

Brown has missed several training camp session due to his injured feet, but no reason has been given as to how the receiver got injured. One theory claimed that he didn’t wear proper footwear in the cryogenic chamber and that his feet are actually frostbitten.

Brown shared pictures of his feet on social media.

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It’s unclear when he will return to the field.

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Moon and Mercury may have thick deposits of ice, study suggests

It’s been known for some time that there are ice deposits on Mercury and the Moon, including frozen water found on the surface of the Moon last year. But now a new study suggests that there may be more ice water on Earth’s natural satellite and Mercury than previously thought.

Published in the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers used data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission that ended in 2015 to come up with the conclusion.

“We found shallow craters tend to be located in areas where surface ice was previously detected near the south pole of the Moon, and inferred this shallowing is most likely due to the presence of buried thick ice deposits,” said the study’s lead author, Lior Rubanenko, in a statement.

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Conceptual illustration of permanently shadowed, shallow icy craters near the lunar south pole. (Credit: UCLA/NASA)

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Mercury’s icy regions are slightly different than those seen on the Moon, Nancy Chabot, instrument scientist for MESSENGER’s Mercury Dual Imaging System, added in the statement.

“We showed Mercury’s polar deposits to be dominantly composed of water ice and extensively distributed in both Mercury’s north and south polar regions. Mercury’s ice deposits appear to be much less patchy than those on the Moon, and relatively fresh, perhaps emplaced or refreshed within the last tens of millions of years.”

Between the data compiled from the LRO and the MESSENGER missions, the researchers looked at 14,000 craters on the two celestial bodies, including 2,000 on Mercury. The craters on Mercury that seem to hide thick slabs of ice have shallower sides than those that don’t have ice.

The ice at the south pole of the Moon is appealing to researchers because craters there are likelier to be shallower. It’s also believed that the south pole contains more ice than the north pole.

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If there is indeed more frozen water than anticipated, it could have big implications for the future of space travel and exploration.

“If confirmed, this potential reservoir of frozen water on the moon may be sufficiently massive to sustain long-term lunar exploration,” Noah Petro, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Scientist, added in the statement.

Scientists have previously said the water could be broken down and eventually used for rocket fuel or for oxygen to breathe. The presence of ice on the polar regions could make lunar colonies a possibility, as it would let astronauts harvest the water without having to bring it from Earth.

The presence of water on the Moon’s surface has also led some researchers to theorize that its surface could have supported life billions of years ago.

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Woman with cystic fibrosis claims EasyJet employee ‘discriminated’ against her over medical bag

One woman says she’ll never fly with EasyJet again after an employee reportedly “discriminated” against her over her medical bag containing medication and equipment for her cystic fibrosis treatment.

Reps for the carrier have since told Fox News that they have apologized to the woman for the upsetting ordeal and are now investigating the incident.

On Aug. 5, Janeil Jaggers Whitworth was traveling from Prague to Venice on EasyJet flight EUJ3382 when a male employee with the airline questioned why she was trying to board the flight with two pieces of luggage — a personal backpack and Hillrom Vest bag with medication for cystic fibrosis treatment, she wrote on Facebook.

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“The gentleman told me one bag would have to fit in another (which wasn’t possible), so that I only had one bag. I explained again this was medical equipment and medication and needed to be on board with me,” the woman wrote online. “He responded that if I had two bags, I would have to pay for the extra bag.”

Whitworth said she showed the EasyJet employee the carrier’s medical information policy on her cellphone, which details that passengers are allowed to travel with necessary personal medical equipment.

Nevertheless, Whitworth claims the man “dismissed” her and insisted she needed to purchase another bag, rejecting the offer to see her doctor’s note. Whitworth said she then realized the man “assumed I wasn’t being honest with him.”

“At this point, I told him it can’t be checked because if my Vest bag was lost, I would quickly end up in the hospital,” she went on.

Eventually, the EasyJet worker allowed her to board the plane without charging her a bag fee, but sent Whitworth’s backpack into hold under the plane. Ultimately, she was allowed to board with her medical bag.

After finally finding her seat on the plane, one of Whitworth’s companions pointed out that the EasyJet employee perhaps didn’t believe her “because I don’t look stereotypically sick. I look young and healthy,” the woman wrote online.

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One woman says she’ll never fly with EasyJet again after an employee reportedly “discriminated” against her over her medical bag containing medication and equipment for her cystic fibrosis treatment. (iStock)

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“I have an ‘invisible illness.’ I have 56% lung function and cystic fibrosis related diabetes,” Whitworth continued. “I take over 60 pills a day easily and spend 2-plus hours completing airway clearance a day, every single day.”

“This employee was 100 percent discriminating against me because on the outside I don’t look like someone who needs an entire carry on packed with medications or devices and he demanded I pay extra to check a bag that contains medications and equipment I need on a daily basis,” she said. “He was charging me extra to fly with Easyjet strictly because I am sick. That’s ILLEGAL.”

“It doesn’t feel good for someone to demand you be treated unfairly because you are sick or have a disability. It’s unacceptable that this Easyjet employee wouldn’t know the company policy pertaining to medical bags, refused to see proof that I was being honest, and made assumptions and judgements based on my physical appearance,” Whitworth concluded. “It’s wrong and I won’t be giving my business to them again.”

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Reps for the EasyJet have since told Fox News that they have apologized to the woman for the upsetting ordeal and are now investigating the incident. (iStock)

When contacted for comment, a spokesperson for EasyJet told Fox News they are aware how important it is for customers traveling with medical equipment to be able to keep it, which is why they allow customers to carry medical equipment in the cabin free of charge when accompanied by a medical certificate.

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“We have contacted Ms. Whitworth to apologize for her experience at Prague airport as she was incorrectly asked to check in her handbag into the hold,” they continued. “This is not in line with our policy and so we are investigating this with our ground handling agents.”

“The wellbeing of our customers and crew is our highest priority,” the official finished.

As per the carrier’s medical information policy, passengers who need to travel with “a large piece of equipment or a large number of supplies” are advised to contact the airline in advance to coordinate accommodations. It is also requested that passengers bring a doctor’s note for any medication.

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New York Mets introduce late-season acquisition: Jeff McNeil’s puppy

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The New York Mets on Tuesday held a press conference for the newest addition to the team: Jeff McNeil’s puppy.

No, it can’t pitch out of the bullpen.

McNeil, and his wife Tatiana, adopted the puppy from the New York-based North Shore Animal League and named it Willow – the name of the street on which the two married, according to the New York Daily News.

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“When I met the puppy for the first time, I fell in love with her,” the All-Star told reporters. “I was on the phone with my wife, begging for it and I ended up hitting a home run that night. I persuaded her and said, ‘If I get the puppy, I hit more home runs.’ I think it works. I’m really happy.”

McNeil, who hit seven home runs in 76 games in the season’s first half, has smashed seven already in 24 second-half games, including home runs in three games straight and three home runs in his last five games.

The North Shore Animal League said McNeil is the first Mets player to adopt a puppy from them.

“We did it as like a feel-good moment,” Kathleen Lynn, the director of communications for the Animal League, told the New York Post. Of course, you always hope that somebody will adopt, and as we always say, every time you adopt, you save two lives. The one you take home and the one you can rescue and put in its place. So we thank Jeff and Tatiana so much.”

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It may be a pure coincidence, but since McNeil adopted the puppy the Mets have won 10 of their last 11 games and have gotten back in playoff contention.

“We’re playing good baseball right now. Just a coincidence that we happen to get the puppy and go on a nice little winning streak,” he said.

McNeil finished 2-for-3 against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, extending the Mets’ win streak to five games.

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The Mets are now 58-56 and sit just 1.5 games out of the final National League Wild Card spot. They’re 8.5 games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves in the National League East.

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