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Boy, 6, drowns in wave pool at Florida water park, officials say

A 6-year-old boy drowned at a water park in Florida on Saturday after he was pulled out of a wave pool, according to officials.

Daytona Lagoon, located in Daytona Beach, said in a Facebook post the incident happened Saturday shortly before 1 p.m. when the boy was discovered in a wave pool.

The child was taken out and CPR was performed by lifeguards in addition to “other lifesaving maneuvers” before EMTs arrived at the scene to transport the boy to an area hospital.

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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family right now,” Tyler Currie, General Manager of Daytona Lagoon said in a statement posted to Facebook. “This is a tragedy that leaves us all with heavy hearts.”

Witnesses told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that other water park guests, including a doctor, helped lifeguards with chest compressions as they waited for first responders to arrive.

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A 6-year-old boy died after being pulled from a wave pool at Daytona Lagoon water park in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Google Street View)

“They were working on him for a long time,” Colette Jeffrey of Atlanta told the newspaper. “It was awful.”

Officials said “in spite of all efforts to save him from drowning,” the boy died while en route to Halifax Health Medical Center.

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“We are grateful for the support of our trained lifeguards and teams of medical technicians onsite,” Currie said in a statement. “We are also fortunate that a guest, who was a doctor, also stepped up to assist alongside the team.”

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Colorado woman arrested after stealing dog from man having seizure, police say

A Colorado woman was arrested after allegedly stealingdog from a man who suffered a seizure and who ultimately died.

Melody Mellon, 30, was at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Longmont, a city roughly 35 miles north of Denver, on Tuesday when a 59-year-old Robert Corbey — who had been feeling ill that day — suffered a seizure.

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Melody Mellon, 30, was arrested for allegedly stealing a man’s dog while he was having a seizure, police said. (Longmont Police Department)

Paramedics responded and attempted to save his life, but Corbey was pronounced dead at a hospital, KDVR reported, citing the Longmont Police Department.

During this time, Mellon allegedly took the dog, named “Sampson,” and fled.

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The next day, Longmont Deputy Police Chief Jeff Satur spotted Sampson walking with a couple in town. “I was like, ‘Oh, there he is!’ I recognized him right away,” he told KCNC-TV.

The couple said a woman gave them Sampson.

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Melody Mellon reportedly faces a slew of charges, including theft. (Longmont Police Department)

Investigators eventually linked Mellon to the dog theft when a woman called police early Thursday, claiming her truck had been stolen. Police said they eventually found Mellon sleeping inside the truck.

Police say the woman lied about her name and kicked two officers as they tried to take her to a hospital. Investigators claimed that when she was medically cleared and transported to the Boulder County Jail, “intentionally urinated and spit inside the patrol vehicle.”

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Mellon reportedly faces charges of auto theft, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest on top of the outstanding warrants.

Sampson, Corbey’s therapy dog, was reunited with his family. “It feels like we have a piece of my uncle having Sampson back,” Corbey’s niece, Kelly Pleffner, told the news outlet.

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Fox News reporter gives emotional account of victim saying his mother is dead, following El Paso shooting

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Fox News reporter Garrett Tenney shared an emotional account from outside the scene of the deadly shooting in El Paso Saturday evening and said one of the victims told him his mother had perished in the carnage.

“It paints a picture for you of what this entire community is going through, including those witnesses that we spoke to earlier at the scene,” Tenney told Fox News.

“Just within moments, a son had dropped off his mother at the front of that Walmart so that she could walk in while he drove to find a parking spot. By the time he parked his car, he heard the gunshots ring out. And he got out, ran inside. By the time he got there, he said he saw his mother laying there on the floor with a dozen or so other people, dead, blood all over the floor. And all he could say to me was, ‘my mom is dead. My mom.’ And that gives you a sense of the loss and the depths of loss in this community, for so many people.”

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Tenney also said there were people still searching for their loved ones amongst the chaos, specifically one family who hadn’t heard from their elderly mother after she left the house to go shopping.

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“A lot of folks [are] still filled with hope that they’ll be able to find their loved ones,” he said. “There are those also who are filled with desperation, just in the depths of it, searching for answers about their loved ones. There were three women that just came here and they said they are still looking for their [87-year-old] mother … They said she left for Walmart this morning and they have not heard from her since. They are desperate for answers.”

“One of the daughters came up, just sobbing, yelling — saying ‘I just want to know where she is. I want to know if she is alive or if she is dead. Where is her body?’ A lot of folks here are in that situation. 3,000 people inside that Walmart, a lot of folks are still searching for answers to know whether their loved ones are still with them or not,” Tenney added.

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The gunman murdered 20 people and injured 26 on Saturday, after he calmly walked into the store and opened fire, Texas, state and city officials said.

The suspect has not been publicly named, but two law enforcement officials identified him to The Associated Press as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas.

Investigators have examined a manifesto that may have been written by the shooter which would indicate a “nexus to a hate crime.” The suspect is expected to face capital murder charges.

Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, and President Trump have been briefed on the shooting and are in direct contact with one another, with Trump pledging the “total support” of the federal government.

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez and Bradford Betz contributed to this report

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Harvard Law prof accuses Trump of ‘terrorism,’ calls for impeachment after shootings

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Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe has a history of passionate opposition to President Trump and calling for his impeachment, and he continued the trend Sunday by blaming Trump for a pair of shootings that took place over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Tribe first said that Trump should be impeached for inciting violent acts, then took it a step further and outright accused the president of the United States of terrorism.

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“How many more people have to DIE violent deaths at racist hands before impeaching the president for inciting white nationalist terrorism and violence is taken as seriously as impeaching him for obstructing justice? The real national emergency is Donald J. Trump’s terrorism,” Tribe tweeted Sunday morning.

Democrats such as presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke accused Trump of encouraging racism, but Tribe went so far as to imply that the president may have committed high crimes or misdemeanors and should be removed from office for taking an active role in supporting racist violence.

When asked for an explanation by Fox News, Tribe did not go into any legal analysis, but said, “There is an alarming pattern of incitements that together warrant being taken seriously in conjunction with other, more specific, offenses.”

The professor included a link to a video of a Trump rally, which was meant to be an example. In it, the president was discussing migrant caravans. Trump asked what to do, and someone in the crowd yelled, “Shoot them!” Trump shook his head, then joked, “Only in the panhandle you can get away with that statement.” Immediately prior to the person’s outburst, Trump noted that “we can’t let [border patrol agents] use weapons. Other countries do, I would never do that.”

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The video had been posted as a reply to Tribe’s tweet, but has since been removed.

Tribe subsequently clarified by saying that he is not saying that Trump “should be impeached” for “racist incitements alone,” rather that “impeaching the president for inciting white nationalist terrorism and violence [should be] taken as seriously as impeaching him for obstructing justice.”

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“It’s the pattern of abuses of his office as president that is accumulating, in my view, to a strong basis for formal impeachment proceedings beyond what various House committees are already conducting by way of investigating possible Articles of Impeachment,” he said.

In May, the constitutional law professor drew attention for comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler, saying, “the physical and behavioral resemblances aren’t altogether irrelevant.” In 2018, he focused a Constitutional Law course he was teaching on Trump and his hypothetical impeachment.

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At least 7 people shot in Chicago park; 1 killed, 3 others wounded in separate shooting

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At least seven people were wounded by gunfire early Sunday in Chicago after someone opened fire near a playground on the city’s west side.

The shooting happened around 1:20 a.m. in Douglas Park, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Authorities said someone shot their weapon from inside a black Chevrolet Camaro on the street.

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Those injured ranged in age from 19 to 25.

Three women, ages 19, 22 and 25, were transported to the hospital, where their conditions were stabilized, the news outlet reported. One man, 20, was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition, while another man, 21, was taken to the hospital but was in critical condition.

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Two other men — 21 and 23 — took themselves to the hospital. Their conditions were not immediately clear.

Separately Sunday, one person was killed and four others were wounded in a shooting in Lawndale, police said. Further information on that incident was not immediately clear.

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Chinese star Fan Bingbing reflects on tax controversy: ‘This trough is actually a good thing’

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Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing, who is believed to have been disappeared by her own nation for four months last year, is now thanking its Communist authorities for her punishment.

“It may be a trough I encountered in my life or in my work, but this trough is actually a good thing,” she told the New York Times Saturday, in her first interview with Western media since she vanished from public view and shut down her active social media presence in June 2018.

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“It has made me calm down and think seriously about what I want to do in my future life,” she said.

Fan, who has starred in dozens of Chinese films and TV series and in American blockbusters like 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” was once known as China’s most highly paid actress.

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Chinese authorities accused her of tax evasion in October 2018, but no criminal charges were filed after Fan posted a groveling apology on Weibo, a Chinese social media app.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post.

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AOC aide faces Fed investigation amid resignation: report

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The controversial chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who resigned on Friday is currently being investigated by federal officials, a new report says.

Saikat Chakrabarti faced a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission in March for alleged violations having to do with illegal fundraising. An investigation is currently underway, sources told the New York Post. According to the FEC, complaints only lead to investigations if there is enough evidence for them to believe there may have been a violation.

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“Upon finding reason to believe that a violation has occurred or is about to occur, the Commission may authorize an investigation,” an FEC enforcement guidebook says.

The investigation is reportedly related to Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats, two PACs Chakrabarti started to back progressive candidates. The March complaint alleged that the groups funneled more than $885,000 to the similarly named Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC — companies controlled by Chakrabarti that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures. The PACs claimed the payments were for “strategic consulting.”

Chakrabarti and Ocasio-Cortez were hit with another complaint in April over accusations that they used Brand New Congress LLC to illegally provide in-kind political contributions by offering consulting services for cheap rates, operating at a loss by only charging candidates a portion of the costs.

Ocasio-Cortez has denied any wrongdoing, telling reporters in April: “It’s conservative interest groups just filing bogus proposals.”

Federal officials are also looking into Chakrabarti’s salary from Ocasio-Cortez, the Post reported. The independently wealthy aide earned $80,000, as opposed to the average of $146,830. This not only allowed junior staff members to get a pay bump, it let Chakrabarti avoid requirements to reveal outside income, which only kick in for those earning at least $126,000.

The FEC did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment, and Chakrabarti could not be reached. A statement from Ocasio-Cortez’s office announcing Chakrabarti’s departure said he was leaving in order to take a new role at the non-profit group New Consensus to help with work on a Green New Deal.

Earlier this summer, Chakrabarti put himself at the center of a rift in the Democratic Party, with Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib on one side, and the party’s establishment led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the other.

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In June, he criticized Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kansas, for her votes on issues to do with the migrant crisis at the border.

“I don’t think people have to be personally racist to enable a racist system. And the same could even be said of the Southern Democrats. I don’t believe Sharice is a racist person, but her votes are showing her to enable a racist system,” he tweeted.

The caucus Twitter account reacted by saying, “Who is this guy and why is he explicitly singling out a Native American woman of color?” an apparent reference to how Ocasio-Cortez accused Pelosi of singling out women of color by making comments about her and the other progressive freshman congresswomen.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano, Adam Shaw, Gregg Re and Andrew Keiper contributed to this report.

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Meghan Markle turns 38: Prince Harry wishes ‘amazing wife’ a happy birthday

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Meghan Markle received a sweet birthday message from her husband, Prince Harry, on the Duchess’ 38th birthday.

On Meghan’s birthday, a post on the couple’s official Instagram page featured a picture of the Duchess in a blue dress along with a birthday note from Prince Harry.

“Happy birthday to my amazing wife. Thank you for joining me on this adventure! -Love, H,” the post read.

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Meghan’s brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Prince William and Kate Middleton, also wished the former actress a happy birthday on the Kensington Royal account.

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“Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex today!” the post read along with a picture of the couples walking to the family’s Christmas Eve church services last year.

Yet another birthday message for the mom-of-one was posted to the royal family’s Instagram account.

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It’s been quite a year for Meghan, who welcomed her first child with Prince Harry, Archie, in May. She also recently revealed her work as a guest editor of British Vogue’s September issue.

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Beto O’Rourke says Trump’s rhetoric in part to blame for El Paso mass shooting

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Democratic presidential primary candidate Beto O’Rourke said on Sunday that President Trump’s harsh rhetoric toward immigrants and Latinos was in part to blame for Saturday’s mass shooting inside an El Paso, Texas, Walmart that left 20 people dead and scores more injured.

O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman whose district includes El Paso, said that he believes Trump is a white nationalist and likened the president’s language to that of Nazi Germanys’ “Third Reich.”

“Let’s be very clear about what is causing this and who the president is,” O’Rourke said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He is an open avowed racist and encouraging more racism in this country.”

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“This cannot be open for debate and you, as well as I, have a responsibility to call that out to make sure the American people know what is being done in their name,” O’Rourke added. “He doesn’t even pretend to respect our differences or understand we are all created equal. He is saying some people are inherently defected.”

A gunman on Saturday opened fire in an El Paso shopping area packed with as many as 3,000 people during the busy back-to-school season, leaving 20 dead and more than two dozen injured.

Authorities are investigating the possibility the Saturday shooting in El Paso was a hate crime, working to confirm whether an anti-immigrant screed posted online shortly beforehand was written by the man arrested in the attack on the 680,000-resident border city.

El Paso County records Sunday showed that the purported shooter, 21-year-old Patrick Wood Crusius, was booked on capital murder charges at the downtown jail in the Texas border city. There was no immediate indication that he had an attorney.

Police were investigating whether a document posted online shortly before the shooting was written by Crusius.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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El Paso community quickly comes together to donate blood after mass shooting leaves 20 dead

The “outstanding” El Paso, Texas, community came together on Saturday to donate blood after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart store, killing at least 20 people and injuring another 26.

The local police department and the City of El Paso announced on Twitter that blood was “needed urgently” after victims were transported to nearby hospitals following the mass shooting.

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Current 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who lives in El Paso, also tweeted out ways to donate the blood that was desperately needed.

Hundreds of people lined up outside two Vitalant blood donation stores to help the grieving community, according to local news outlets.

A reporter with KTSM tweeted a video of “hundreds” of people lined up outside one of the blood donation centers waiting to donate blood, while other Good Samaritans provided pizza, water and Gatorade to those in line.

“Easily 40+ cars in this line at the blood donation center, and more on foot walking in,” one Twitter user said, noting that hundreds were standing in a line wrapped around the building in 100-degree weather.

Someone tweeted that they tried to donate blood at one of the centers, but officials told people they couldn’t “accept any more donors today” and to make appointments online for another day.

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El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said Saturday the scene of the mass shooting — one of the deadliest in modern U.S. history — “was a horrific one.” The casualties were the highest number since 2017, when gunmen killed 58 and 26 people, respectively, in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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El Pasoans held a vigil in Texas after a mass shooting left at least 20 people dead, and another 26 injured. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A suspect was arrested following the massacre. Allen said investigators were examining a manifesto that might have been written by the suspect and would indicate a “nexus to a hate crime,” but the police chief declined to provide further information.

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El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told “Fox & Friends” on Sunday morning that the El Paso community is “outstanding” and “generous”

“They’re out giving blood, they’re visiting, they’re having vigils,” adding: “This is just not going to define us.”

Hours after the El Paso shooting took place, a gunman, wearing body armor, killed at least nine people and injured 26 others outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio. The suspect was fatally shot by responding officers.

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Those looking to donate blood with Vitalant can register as a donor here, and anyone who wants to help the affected community can also donate to the newly-established El Paso Victims Relief Fund, which the City of El Paso tweeted Saturday.

Officials said that “food, water and other similar donations are [still] greatly appreciated.”

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang contributed to this report.

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