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Kansas county to pay $37.5G to Wichita officer bitten by deputy’s dog

A Kansas county says it will pay $37,500 to a Wichita cop bitten in the groin by a sheriff’s office K-9 whose handler once sued after being bitten by a Wichita police dog, according to a report.

Wichita Officer Nathan Toman sought monetary damages without filing a lawsuit after a dog belonging to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office bit him in the “right testicle, right inner thigh and right wrist” two years ago, the Wichita Eagle reported Friday.

The dog’s handler, Deputy Sarah Sinnett, had successfully sued the city of Wichita for $67,000 after a Wichita police dog bit her in 2014, according to the paper.

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Toman was bitten as he was responding to a burglary call at an abandoned house, the paper reported.

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The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office posted this photo of Deputy Sarah Sinnett and her new police dog Nimitz on Facebook in 2014.  (Sedgewick County Sheriff’s Office)

The paper said the Sedgwick County Commission approved the settlement earlier this month. Toman had initially sought $221,000.

Kate Flavin, a Sedgwick County public information officer, told the paper that Toman was bitten when he crossed in front of Sinnett’s K-9.

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“Deputies immediately called off the K-9,” Flavin said, “which responded to commands, but the whole sequence took place in a matter of seconds.”

Sinnett had sued in connection with an incident in which officers tried to remove a man sitting in a vehicle with a machete.

According to court records, a Wichita officer left his door open, allowing his Belgian Malinois to “self-deploy” after seeing his handler in a struggle with the suspect, the paper reported. Sinnett was bitten on the left thigh.

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Her lawsuit accused the Wichita Police Department of failing to adequately train K-9 officers and ensure the dog was properly certified.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Supreme Court to take up first gun rights case in nearly a decade

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its first gun rights case in nearly a decade, will hear arguments Monday from Second Amendment advocates challenging a New York City law that restricts licensed holders to a handful of shooting ranges within the city.

Gun rights groups are hoping the high court will extend its landmark rulings from 2008 and 2010 that enshrined the right to have a gun for self-defense at home.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its allies have for years tried to get the court to say more about gun rights.

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The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on a gun rights case for the first time in nearly a decade.  (AP)

The lawsuit in New York began as a challenge to the city’s prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits, either to a shooting range or a second home.

Lower courts upheld the regulation, but the Supreme Court’s decision in January to step into the case signaled a revived interest in gun rights from a court with two new Trump-appointed justices: Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Gun control advocates at both the city and state levels scrambled to find a way to remove the case from the justices’ grasp. Not only did the city change its regulation to allow licensed gun owners to transport their weapons to locations outside New York’s five boroughs, but the state enacted a law barring cities from imposing the challenged restrictions.

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“There is no case or controversy because New York City has repealed the ordinance and the New York State Legislature has acted to make sure it remains repealed,” said Jonathan Lowy, chief counsel and vice president of the gun control group Brady’s Legal Alliance.

But those moves failed to get the Supreme Court to dismiss the case.

Paul Clement, who represents three New York residents and New York’s NRA affiliate challenging the transportation ban, said New York City “still views firearm ownership as a privilege and not a fundamental right, and is still in the business of limiting transport and denying licenses for a host of discretionary reasons.”

The city had contended that what it calls its “former rule” did not violate the Constitution. But that is unlikely to persuade the court’s conservative majority.

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A decision is expected by late June.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Supreme Court to take up first gun rights case in nearly a decade

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its first gun rights case in nearly a decade, will hear arguments Monday from Second Amendment advocates challenging a New York City law that restricts licensed holders to a handful of shooting ranges within the city.

Gun rights groups are hoping the high court will extend its landmark rulings from 2008 and 2010 that enshrined the right to have a gun for self-defense at home.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its allies have for years tried to get the court to say more about gun rights.

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The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on a gun rights case for the first time in nearly a decade.  (AP)

The lawsuit in New York began as a challenge to the city’s prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits, either to a shooting range or a second home.

Lower courts upheld the regulation, but the Supreme Court’s decision in January to step into the case signaled a revived interest in gun rights from a court with two new Trump-appointed justices: Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Gun control advocates at both the city and state levels scrambled to find a way to remove the case from the justices’ grasp. Not only did the city change its regulation to allow licensed gun owners to transport their weapons to locations outside New York’s five boroughs, but the state enacted a law barring cities from imposing the challenged restrictions.

AFTER FLORIDA COUNTY BECOMES ‘2ND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY,’ OTHERS IN STATE WANT TO FOLLOW SUIT

“There is no case or controversy because New York City has repealed the ordinance and the New York State Legislature has acted to make sure it remains repealed,” said Jonathan Lowy, chief counsel and vice president of the gun control group Brady’s Legal Alliance.

But those moves failed to get the Supreme Court to dismiss the case.

Paul Clement, who represents three New York residents and New York’s NRA affiliate challenging the transportation ban, said New York City “still views firearm ownership as a privilege and not a fundamental right, and is still in the business of limiting transport and denying licenses for a host of discretionary reasons.”

The city had contended that what it calls its “former rule” did not violate the Constitution. But that is unlikely to persuade the court’s conservative majority.

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A decision is expected by late June.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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New ‘Cosmic Crisp’ apple variety lasts ‘for more than a year,’ farmers say

An apple a day… a year in the fridge, they may stay.

A new type of apple was launched Sunday that took more than two decades to develop and reportedly could keep for more than a year in storage, according to farmers.

The Cosmic Crisp — a super-sweet fruit named for the bright yellowish dots on its skin that look like cosmic stars — is expected to hit grocery stores in the U.S. this week. It was developed by Washington State University’s (WSU) fruit tree breeding program.

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Cosmic Crisp apples, a new variety and the first-ever bred in Washington state, are ready to be picked. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

“After decades of cross-pollinating, tasting and testing, along with research and development with Washington State University’s world-class tree fruit breeding program, the Cosmic Crisp® apple was discovered,” according to the Cosmic Crisp website. “WSU researchers, including pome fruit breeder Kate Evans, have invented a new variety that will change the face of the industry and win enthusiasm among consumers with a combination of taste, texture and usability.”

Evans says it was created with the idea of crossing two varieties of apples that have their own unique traits and might be paired well together. The process is called “cross-hybridization,” which she told The Guardian is not the same as genetic modification.

The apples are a cross between the Enterprise and Honeycrisp apples, which she says gives them a higher shelf life, while still holding their naturally sweet flavor. Enterprise apples have a natural resistance to browning and disease, and the Honeycrisp is known for being sweet.

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The apple’s launch has reportedly cost $10 million, and 450,000 40-pound boxes were expected to be shipped to retailers on Sunday, according to The Spokesman-Review.

The 600,000 Cosmic Crisp trees were sold to farmers in 2017 and 10 million new trees have been planted since, according to The Guardian. The trees take three years to produce a crop.

“It creates an interest in the apples and I think that will benefit all varieties and the apple growers as a whole,” Scott McIlrath, who planted 5,000 Cosmic Crisp trees, told KIMA.

He said the economic effect the new apple might have on other farmers won’t be felt for a couple of years.

Farmers in Washington — the largest state supplier of apples in the U.S. — are allowed to exclusively grow the fruit for the next decade.

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Apples are the second-highest selling fruit in the U.S. following bananas.

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Eric Shawn: Why I will not give up looking for Jimmy Hoffa

On Sunday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. EST on the Fox News Channel, the result of almost two decades investigating the greatest mystery in American history will be distilled into one hour (minus commercials). The program, “Fox Nation Presents: The Real Search for James R. Hoffa,” documents my long quest to try to uncover the answers to Hoffa’s murder when he disappeared in Detroit on July 30, 1975.

When I first called sources — including government officials — in the course of my reporting and told them that I am calling about “Jimmy Hoffa,” I was invariably met by the same reaction. A laugh. An incredulous “what?!” followed by the mandatory chuckle. Or this: “really?” “seriously?” “you are?” 

These days, Jimmy Hoffa is not so much remembered for his trailblazing dedication to American labor and his achievements at the bargaining table that raised millions of working-class families to a higher standard of living as he is for his disappearance. And we have all heard the jokes. He is buried under the end zone of the old Giants stadium or in the concrete of a highway somewhere. But heartless humor so ignores the cruel and unforgiving fate that befell a giant, who was also a loving husband and father.

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It is long past time that Hoffa’s family — his daughter Barbara Crancer, a retired judge in St. Louis, who is now 81 and his son, James P. Hoffa, who currently sits behind his father’s old desk as president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters — learn what really happened to their father. Millions of proud Teamsters and the nation also deserve to know the truth.

The fact that the Hoffa murder remains unsolved represents a haunting challenge. The full power of the federal government was thrown into finding the answers, only to come up short, at least as far as we publicly know. That is why I am calling on the government to fully release the FBI Hoffa files that are still secret. The tens of thousands of pages that have been released remain heavily redacted, protecting suspects and sources from nearly 30 years ago, who no longer need that legal protection.

In 1989, Hoffa’s daughter filed a lawsuit against the federal government, seeking to pry open the files.

“I want to find the truth,” Barbara said. U.S. District Court Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, who happens to be Rush Limbaugh’s uncle, held the government’s feet to the fire, but in the end, Barbara’s plea was denied.

Today only two major Hoffa suspects remain alive, Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien and Stephen Andretta.

O’Brien’s step-son, Jack Goldsmith, has written an impassioned book, “In Hoffa’s Shadow, A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth,”  that lays out the case that Chuckie was falsely suspected of participating in the crime. Goldsmith says that the FBI has determined that his step-father was not involved after all. The bureau’s Detroit office will not comment on that.

And Goldsmith is far more than a loving and dedicated step-son to Chuckie. He is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University, who served as one of the nation’s top law-enforcement officials, as the assistant U.S. attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, head of the Office of Legal Counsel. He provided legal guidance to the president, attorney general and all of the federal executive agencies. The actions of the FBI fell under his purview.

The other suspect, Andretta, is keeping his own counsel and has declined my repeated requests to talk. This leaves us with the files.

The Department of Justice documents that I have seen state that New Jersey Genovese family mobster Salvatore “Sally Bugs” Briguglio shot Hoffa. Our most recent reporting on Fox Nation and Fox News revealed new claims that “Sally Bugs” was the shooter. The FBI could not make a case against him because justice came Mafia-style when “Sally Bugs” was gunned down on Mulberry Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy in 1978, three years after Hoffa disappeared. It was believed that he was about to turn state’s evidence and testify against the suspected architect of the Hoffa killing, his boss and notorious Genovese crime family New Jersey Capo Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano.

Phillip Moscato Jr., the son of one of the Hoffa suspects, said his father not only told him that “Sally Bugs,” his childhood friend and fellow mobster, shot Hoffa but also where Hoffa’s remains were buried in northern New Jersey. A second independent revelation came from Frank Cappola, the son of the co-owner of the Jersey City dump where the FBI was told Hoffa’s body was taken. Cappola corroborates Moscato’s information that Hoffa was transported to New Jersey after he was killed in Detroit. Cappola also says that he knows where Hoffa was buried because he told us that it was his father Paul who buried him.

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“My father said ‘this man should go back home. He needs to go back home. He was a good man.’ My father respected him,” Frank said. “It needs to be finished.”

“A big, big, big part of this is the Hoffa family,” said Phil. “I can only imagine having that and never knowing. I’m hoping to try and give them a little closure.”

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I interviewed both men as part of our Fox Nation investigation along with the most respected Hoffa expert in the nation, Washington, D.C. investigative journalist Dan Moldea. Moldea agrees that it is past time for the government files to be released.

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FILE – In this Aug. 21, 1969 file photo, Teamsters Union leader James Hoffa is shown in Chattanooga, Tenn. The FBI has seen enough merit in a reputed Mafia captain’s tip to once again break out the digging equipment to search for the remains of Hoffa, last seen alive before a lunch meeting with two mobsters nearly 40 years ago. Tony Zerilli told his lawyer that Hoffa was buried beneath a concrete slab in a barn in a field in suburban Detroit in 1975. (AP Photo/File)

In 1991, Henry J. Fredericks, an assistant U.S. attorney in St. Louis, said that “the files will lead to an ultimate conclusion.”  That has yet to happen. The American public is still not allowed to read all of the still censored documents. The conclusion that Fredericks predicted will only be revealed when we are allowed to read everything. Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former federal prosecutors and Hoffa case investigators agree that the information should be made public.

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“You never give up when your father is murdered,” James P. Hoffa once said. “You never stop trying to find the answers.”

We should not either.

Programming Alert: On Sunday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. EST Fox News will air “Fox Nation Presents: The Real Search for James R. Hoffa.” And to watch all of Shawn’s Fox Nation docuseries “Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa,” go to Fox Nation and sign up today.

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Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ deemed most annoying Christmas song by UK poll

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As radio stations everywhere turn to an all-Christmas format, what song would listeners most like to jingle all the way to oblivion? That question remains unsettled in America, but over in the UK, a poll has singled out Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” as the most annoying holiday song ever.

The mobile phone company Huawei conducted the survey. Perhaps Carey’s song topping the poll is not surprising; the 1994 single is ubiquitous enough, worldwide, that it would probably come in near the top of any survey of favorite songs, too. But clearly it is not without its polarizing factors to many Brits who dread the music of December.

The rest of the UK’s most annoying list is decidedly Brit-centric, with the Band-Aid charity song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” coming in at No. 2. A couple of holiday songs from British rock stars of the 1970s, Wizzard’s “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” and Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody” are in the Nos. 3-4 positions. Do the English even realize how uniquely fortunate they are to have that Wizzard song all over the airwaves every December? Apparently they do not.

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Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” which surely would top any more scientific poll, lands at No. 5.

One of the greatest Christmas songs of all time, “Fairytale of New York” by the Pogues with Kirsty MacColl, inexplicably comes in at No. 6, although it’s probably difficult to overestimate how many more thousands of times the British have been subjected to this ode to drunken dysfunction than Americans have.

At No. 7, perhaps the least expected choice, from a U.S. point of view, is the Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” a single that has been inescapable overseas since its 1999 release but has gotten virtually zero airplay, ever, in the States. Given the ongoing controversy in the U.S. about the song itself, it seems safe to say that the recordings that Americans are more familiar with (like Dean Martin’s) would be contenders if a similar survey were conducted here.

The No. 8-10 picks return the poll to territory more familiar to American listeners: the Jackson 5’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby” and the Andrews Sisters’ “Jingle Bells.”

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That Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” was even bigger in the UK than in America yet does not appear anywhere in the top 10 throws the veracity of the poll further into question.

One thing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has going against it — or for it, depending on your point of view — in this poll is the fact that it’s the last original holiday song to have really become a Christmas standard; nothing in the 21st century can really be said to have joined the popular canon. Perhaps that makes it more vulnerable to boomers who might consider Carey’s song an irritating jingle-come-lately in a pantheon in which practically everything else has been grandfathered in, although there are probably just as many from that generation that cherish it for its debt to the Phil Spector Christmas sound.

There’s more annoyance or delight where that came from. Carey’s 1994 “Merry Christmas” album, from which the megahit derives, has been reissued this fall in a 25th anniversary deluxe edition with a bonus disc that includes remixes, a new recording of “Sugar Plum Fairy” and previously unreleased live tracks from the singer’s ’94 performance at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.

Curiously, due probably to a number of peculiarities about chart rules at the time, Carey’s song never reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100; the highest it’s ever gotten there is No. 3, a position attained just last year. Carey released a duet version with Justin Bieber in 2011. The song has been covered live or in performance by artists including Kelly Clarkson, My Chemical Romance, Michael Buble, Fifth Harmony, Lady Antebellum, Cee Lo Green, Ariana Grande, Idina Menzel, She & Him, LeAnn Rimes and Ingrid Michaelson.

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Clearly UK music fans are not taking their cues from the Guardian, which this year ran its own subjective list of the most annoying holiday songs of all time and only placed Carey’s at No. 20. They had “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in second place. The newspaper’s No. 1 pick: Bing Crosby and David Bowie’s “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth.”

The full survey results for Britain’s most annoying Christmas song:

  1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” – Mariah Carey
  2. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” – Band Aid
  3. “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” – Wizzard
  4. “Merry Xmas Everybody” – Slade
  5. “Last Christmas” – Wham!
  6. “Fairytale of New York” – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
  7. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews
  8. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – Jackson 5
  9. “Santa Baby” – Eartha Kitt
  10. “Jingle Bells” – Andrews Sisters
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Klobuchar hints she’ll vote to convict Trump if impeachment trial reaches Senate

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2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., will likely vote to convict President Trump if his impeachment inquiry moves to the Senate for a trial, she said during a Sunday television interview.

Klobuchar appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” where host Dana Bash asked her if she would consider acquiting Trump, based on the current crop of evidence.

“At this point, I don’t see that,” the Minnesota Democrat replied. “But I’m someone that wants to look at every single count. I’ve made very clear — I think this is impeachable conduct.”

She said Democrats should be ashamed of themselves if they fail to stop Trump’s reelection bid, and urged the party to embrace a bigger tent of constituents.

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“If Donald Trump gets elected, shame on us,” Klobuchar said. “We need to bring our party together and bring with us independents and moderate Republicans, just like I’ve done in all my races where I’ve run in suburbs, rural and suburban areas.”

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She also said her fellow 2020 candidates have not appealed to suburban voters and claimed she is the only one who can bridge the gap, and come up with enough votes to beat the president.

“We need to put someone at the head of the ticket that can actually bring people with us. And I am the only one on the debate stage that has led a ticket over and over again where I have brought in suburbs, rural areas and urban areas in a big, big way,” Klobuchar said.

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“And every time I’ve led a ticket, we flipped the statehouse in my state. And I could do the same nationally. I think that matters,” she added. “I think that experience of winning and knowing how to build that coalition matters. And that is the argument I’m going to keep making.”

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Pro-Trump model Elizabeth Pipko talks politics: Girls ‘can do anything they want to’

Elizabeth Pipko has opened up about her conservative political views.

The former model, 24, spoke with Fox News about working with people who aren’t afraid of her views.

“I’m really excited that someone was able to put political views aside and see me as someone who is much more than just what the media wants people to think a conservative woman can be,” she said.

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Elizabeth Pipko, Founder of The Exodus Movement (Photos by Nayo Martinez For QP Mag)

Pipko became a professional model at just 17, which she stuck with for four years.

In January of this year, Pipko revealed on “Fox & Friends” that she is in favor of President Trump, saying she “couldn’t tell anyone” about her alignment for fear of it derailing her career.

Pipko explained that she worked full time on Trump’s 2016 campaign.

“I think it was just time for me to defend myself, my choice for supporting the president, defend all the millions of Americans who also support him as well as defend the president because I don’t think enough people are doing that,” Pipko said of announcing her support.

“(Trump) made me feel I had a voice and I was appreciated by someone and I never felt that way in politics before,” she said. “I just thought it was time I got involved and showed other young people that it was important for our country and for our future.”

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Pipko posing for QPmag in 2019 (Photos by Nayo Martinez For QP Mag)

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Now, Pipko has transitioned away from modeling and into political activism, having founded The Exodus Movement, an organization that encourages Jewish individuals to abandon left-leaning policial views.

“[The Exodus Movement is] hoping to inspire Jews, and I think all people actually, to vote with their conscience and their beliefs and not with any fears whatsoever,” Pipko told Fox News. “I think the further the Democrats shift to the left, the harder it is for any religious person, I think, to align with them.”

She also said she believes that Democrats fail to condemn anti-Semitism and promote the idea that any religious affiliation is wrong.

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Elizabeth Pipko, 24, left the world of modeling in favor of activism after announcing support for President Trump. (Photos by Nayo Martinez For QP Mag)

“Any time you turn on the TV, you’re told that you’re wrong if you disagree with what [the Democrats are] telling you. You’re told that you’re wrong if you’re religious in any way and I thought it was time to unite those people.”

In addition to working with The Exodus Movement, Pipko is working to inspire young women around the globe.

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“This is about showing young girls that they can do anything they want to do. From modeling to politics and everything in between,” she said.

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University graduate Saskia Jones, 23, identified as second London Bridge attack victim

A recent University of Cambridge graduate has been named as the second victim killed in the London Bridge stabbing that left three others injured and the jihadist assailant shot dead by police.

Saskia Jones, 23, was killed along with a fellow University of Cambridge graduate, 25-year-old Jack Merritt, whose death had already been reported by his family following the Friday attack, Metropolitan Police said Sunday in a news release.

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“Saskia was a funny, kind, positive influence at the center of many people’s lives,” her family said. “She had a wonderful sense of mischievous fun and was generous to the point of always wanting to see the best in all people.”

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Jones was named Sunday as the second victim killed in the attack. (Family photo/London’s Metropolitan Police via AP)

Jones’ family described her as having “a great passion for providing invaluable support to victims of criminal injustice, which led her to the point of recently applying for the police graduate recruitment program.” The family said she wanted to specialize in victim support.

Merritt’s family said of their son in Sunday’s news release that he “lived his principles; he believed in redemption and rehabilitation, not revenge, and he always took the side of the underdog.”

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Merritt was identified by his family on Saturday. (Family photo/London’s Metropolitan Police via AP)

They said Merritt “died doing what he loved, surrounded by people he loved and who loved him.”

Jones and Merritt were both involved in the Learning Together program. They were attending an event designed to bring graduate students and prisoners together to study criminology in an effort to reduce stigma and marginalization experienced by many inmates.

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Jones was a graduate of the University of Cambridge. She was a volunteer in a program meant to bring graduate students and prisoners together. (Family photo/London’s Metropolitan Police via AP)

The event was meant to celebrate the program’s fifth year, but was “instead disrupted by an unspeakable criminal act,” university Vice Chancellor Stephen Toope told The Associated Press.

Three others, who have not been named, were wounded in the attack. One of the wounded was identified as a university staff member. Police said one of the three has returned home while the other two remained in stable condition at a hospital.

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Merritt, pictured right, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, was a coordinator in the Learning Together program. (Family photo/London’s Metropolitan Police via AP)

The attacker, convicted terrorist Usman Khan who secured an early release from prison, was apparently attending the event and had returned for the afternoon session when he began his stabbing rampage.

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He was shot dead by police after he was restrained by civilians, including a chef who fought off the attacker with an ornamental 5-foot narwhal tusk and another who brandished a fire extinguisher.

Following the attack, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson argued that the early release of Khan was a “mistake.”

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Johnson told the BBC on Sunday that 74 convicted terrorists released early from prison in the United Kingdom will have their license conditions reviewed.

Fox News’ Robert Gearty and David Aaro and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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MSNBC’s ‘AM Joy’ is ‘deeply sorry’ for using picture of white supremacist instead of former Navy secretary

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MSNBC’s “AM Joy” mistakenly used a picture of white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Sunday segment, about the former secretary of the Navy who shares the same name.

Spencer was fired from his post last Sunday, after a public disagreement with President Trump over the Eddie Gallagher Navy SEAL Trident case. Spencer supported further disciplinary action against Gallagher after he was cleared of war crimes, and moved to have his Trident pin taken away. Trump stepped in and said he would prevent that from happening, which led to Spencer’s removal.

“CORRECTION: Earlier on #AMJoy as we were talking about former Navy secretary Richard Spencer we mistakenly showed the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer,” host Joy Reid tweeted. “We are very, deeply sorry for that mistake.”

Spencer spoke out about his firing on Wednesday for the first time in an op-ed for the Washington Post and wrote that Trump was out of touch with military standards and practices.

“This was a shocking and unprecedented intervention in a low-level review. It was also a reminder that the president has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military, to fight ethically or to be governed by a uniform set of rules and practices,” he wrote.

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Gallagher was found not guilty in July, of murder and premeditated murder but was convicted of a lesser charge of posing for a photo with an Islamic State (ISIS) fighter’s corpse during a deployment to Iraq in 2017.

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Spencer ended his article by claiming almost all members of the U.S. armed forces make the right decision, nearly 100 percent of the time, and shouldn’t be judged by the actions of the minority.

“More importantly, Americans need to know that 99.9 percent of our uniformed members always have, always are and always will make the right decision,” he wrote. “Our allies need to know that we remain a force for good, and to please bear with us as we move through this moment in time.”

Fox News’ Melissa Leon contributed to this piece

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