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Hannity rips ‘shifty’ Adam Schiff over new whistleblower revelation: ‘This is why Americans hate the swamp’

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Sean Hannity ripped House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Wednesday, accusing the California Democrat of lying after a New York Times report confirmed that Schiff’s office spoke with the unidentified “whistleblower” in the Trump-Ukraine controversy before filing a complaint.

“Now it’s no secret the cowardly Schiff is dishonest, deceptive, is a proven liar, nothing but a political hack, an operative,” Hannity said on his television program. “He’s been proven to lie over and over and over again.”

“Now it’s no secret the cowardly Schiff is dishonest, deceptive, is a proven liar, nothing but a political hack, an operative. He’s been proven to lie over and over and over again.”

— Sean Hannity

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A spokesman for Schiff acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that the whistleblower alleging misconduct in the White House had reached out to the intelligence panel before filing a complaint — prompting President Trump to accuse Schiff directly of helping write the document.

Schiff had previously claimed in a televised interview that “we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.”

But Hannity wasn’t buying Schiff’s story.

“His fingerprints all over this,” Hannity said of Schiff. The host called the congressman a “sleazebag” who was “behind this ‘nonpartisan, totally legitimate whistleblower complaint’ from the very beginning.”

Hannity pointed out that the revelation about Schiff is the very reason America dislikes Washington politics.

“Keep in mind, that guy the same con artist who’s now leading the Democrats’ idiotic impeachment inquiry, which is totally based on the whistleblower complaint that the shifty Schiff himself had a hand in creating. Clearly. And offering advice to,” Hannity said. “This is why Americans hate the swamp known as Washington, D.C.

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“And sadly what we are seeing here is nothing new,” Hannity added. “It’s the same Schiff, different day.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re and Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.

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Government-funded group’s gene editing video touting ‘designer babies’ under fire over ethics

The National Academy of Sciences came under fire after posting a video about gene editing and “designer babies” on Monday, which it later took down.

The government-funded group leading the efforts to set standards for gene editing also linked to a quiz, which has also since been removed.

The tweet read: “Dream of being stronger? Or smarter? Do you dream of having a top student or star athlete? Or a child free of inheritable diseases? Can human [gene editing] eventually make this and more possible?” The caption included emojis of a brain, bulging muscles, a professor and an athlete.

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An image from Monday, Sept, 30, shows a tweet posted by the National Academy of Sciences that was later removed after criticism arose. (AP Photo)

The academy on Tuesday acknowledged its removal of the tweet, which came down after an Associated Press report on the controversial video.

“We have deleted an earlier post on human genome editing,” the group said. “Our 2017 report […] recommends that we should not proceed with human genome editing for purposes other than treatment or prevention of disease and disability.”

The web page that hosted the quiz said it was taken down because the academy is “concerned that the content, including a video, left the misimpression that the use of genome editing for the ‘enhancement’ of human traits is permissible or taken lightly.”

“The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has recommended that non-heritable genome editing should be limited to the treatment or prevention of disease or disability,” the organization said, also noting that gene editing “requires much more research and public discussion of the ethics and governance of its potential uses.”

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“I am disappointed by this,” said Alta Charo, an ethicist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She said the tweet and video could further peoples’ misunderstanding about the important uses of gene editing, or wrongly suggest that it’s possible to bestow traits such as intelligence.

The video gave the inaccurate impression that gene editing can give positive traits without any potential downsides —  “The definition of hubris,” Harvard Medical School Dean Dr. George Daley said, adding: “We are not there yet.”

Opponents of gene editing have said altering DNS in embryos, eggs or sperm can pass along such changes to future generations, instilling fear in what could happen. Last year, a Chinese researcher claimed to have done this in twin girls, and the announcement was widely denounced and led to new calls for oversight. The academy and the World Health Organization separately formed scientific panels to consider that.

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The new video was part of a series aimed at improving public understanding of the science behind complex issues, academy spokeswoman Molly Galvi said.

Galvin did not respond to The Associated Press’ requests for more information, such as whether public money paid for the video. The academy is a private group created by Congress to advise the federal government; about 85 percent of its funding comes from there.

The video included a clip of gene-editing pioneer Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, discussing the science.

The video showed people putting notes on a diagram of a body while saying things like: “I guess I would like to be taller,” “I would like to change body fat,” “Let’s prevent baldness” and “Take away dyslexia.”

“This type of gene editing is still in the realm of science fiction. But it might not always be,” the video said.

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One man in the video remarked, “Create the perfect human being… That’s pretty cool,” while others shook their heads no.

“You want the best qualities to be put into your offspring,” another man said. “I want my child to be the best version of not just me, but [of] him or her. So if I can control that or have some control over that, I don’t mind it. I don’t hate it.”

A woman in the video said she has Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. While some consider a disability, she does not, she said.

“If I had the chance to choose the best DNA for my child, I would definitely want her to be smart,” another woman noted.

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An image from the National Academy of Sciences website on Wednesday, Oct. 2, shows part of a video of people discussing gene editing and designer babies. (National Academy of Sciences via AP)

A man pointed out health problems that have plagued his family — including high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attacks — and said, “So I would take that out, for sure. I don’t want my kids to deal with it.”

The video and tweet suggested “a cavalier attitude toward this serious topic,” said Paul Knoepfler, a biologist from the University of California, Davis, who criticized the video on Twitter.

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University of Minnesota bioethicist Leigh Turner said the video portrayed serious issues with a “reality television feel” and “in this bubbly, superficial way.”

“I’m trying to imagine what was going on in their minds,” he said of those responsible for making the video. “It’s kind of funny and cringe-inducing at the same time.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Red-meat studies reversing previous data ‘changed my views,’ Dr. Marc Siegel says: ‘Go eat a steak’

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A new dossier of studies into red meat consumption concluded there are reportedly far fewer links to health problems than previously believed, which is stunning, according to Dr. Marc Siegel.

The studies, released in the Annals of Internal Medicine, changed Siegel’s view on the supposed dangers of eating too much red meat, he told Tucker Carlson on Wednesday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“It changed my views and it made me wonder about all the Democratic attacks lately on our gaseous cattle friends that we actually rely on for red meat,” he said, noting the studies included millions of participants. “I have to re-look at red meat.”

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Siegel said beef and other meats are high in protein, B-vitamins and zinc and that the danger likely lies in what is consumed with the meat — whether it be french fries or other starchy, heavy foods.

“It’s more of a lifestyle thing,” he said. “Maybe we should be eating our steak with a salad or Brussels sprouts.”

Host Tucker Carlson noted humans began as hunter-gatherers and it therefore seemed unlikely that humans would evolve to suffer adverse effects from eating red meat.

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In response, Siegel suggested that processed meats and those with added nitrates might be the cause of some health problems.

He stressed that all such foods should still be consumed in moderation.

“Shame on you out there that are throwing out all our great hamburgers,” he remarked. “Go eat a steak.”

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Heidi Klum talks ‘magical’ wedding to Tom Kaulitz: ‘I just found my partner finally’

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Heidi Klum is spilling details about her wedding to Tokio Hotel rocker Tom Kaulitz.

“It was so beautiful and it was the best time,” the 46-year-old supermodel told People magazine in an interview published on Wednesday. “We were in Italy for three weeks. I’m still wearing baggier clothes now because I just ate too much and had too much fun!”

The couple — they got engaged in December 2018tied the knot for the second time in August, exchanging “I Do’s” aboard the Christina O in Capri. (They initially wed in a secret ceremony back in February.)

HEIDI KLUM, 46, MARRIES TOM KAULITZ, 29, FOR A SECOND TIME

“I wish we could’ve had more people! It was more intimate, but we couldn’t fit more people,” Klum said of the pair’s nuptials. “It was great. We danced until the sun came up, and it was nice because no one’s feet were hurting. It was so magical.”

Of Kaulitz, 30, the “America’s Got Talent: Champions” judge gushed:  “He’s really game for anything. We’re very similar that way. He enjoys life and is very generous. He’s super kind. I just found my partner finally, you know?”

HEIDI KLUM SHARES SULTRY PHOTO WITH TOM KAULITZ

Klum was previously married to Ric Pipino from 1997 to 2002, then to singer Seal —  with whom she shares four children — from 2005 to 2014. Kaulitz was married once before, to businesswoman Ria Sommerfield, from 2015 until August 2018. The Blast said that’s when they finalized their divorce after separating way back in 2016.

In July 2018 — four months after the pair first sparked dating rumors — Klum discussed her relationship with the musician and discussed their 17-year age difference.

“Lately, I’m being reminded more about my age by people other than myself,” Klum told InStyle at the time. “My boyfriend is many years younger than me, and lots of people are questioning that and asking about it. That’s really the only time when age seems to be shoved in my face and I have to give an answer for it.”

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She continued: “I don’t really think about it that much otherwise. You have to just live a happy life without worrying too much about what people think because worrying is only going to give you more wrinkles.”

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Heidi Klum talks ‘magical’ wedding to Tom Kaulitz: ‘I just found my partner finally’

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Heidi Klum is spilling details about her wedding to Tokio Hotel rocker Tom Kaulitz.

“It was so beautiful and it was the best time,” the 46-year-old supermodel told People magazine in an interview published on Wednesday. “We were in Italy for three weeks. I’m still wearing baggier clothes now because I just ate too much and had too much fun!”

The couple — they got engaged in December 2018tied the knot for the second time in August, exchanging “I Do’s” aboard the Christina O in Capri. (They initially wed in a secret ceremony back in February.)

HEIDI KLUM, 46, MARRIES TOM KAULITZ, 29, FOR A SECOND TIME

“I wish we could’ve had more people! It was more intimate, but we couldn’t fit more people,” Klum said of the pair’s nuptials. “It was great. We danced until the sun came up, and it was nice because no one’s feet were hurting. It was so magical.”

Of Kaulitz, 30, the “America’s Got Talent: Champions” judge gushed:  “He’s really game for anything. We’re very similar that way. He enjoys life and is very generous. He’s super kind. I just found my partner finally, you know?”

HEIDI KLUM SHARES SULTRY PHOTO WITH TOM KAULITZ

Klum was previously married to Ric Pipino from 1997 to 2002, then to singer Seal —  with whom she shares four children — from 2005 to 2014. Kaulitz was married once before, to businesswoman Ria Sommerfield, from 2015 until August 2018. The Blast said that’s when they finalized their divorce after separating way back in 2016.

In July 2018 — four months after the pair first sparked dating rumors — Klum discussed her relationship with the musician and discussed their 17-year age difference.

“Lately, I’m being reminded more about my age by people other than myself,” Klum told InStyle at the time. “My boyfriend is many years younger than me, and lots of people are questioning that and asking about it. That’s really the only time when age seems to be shoved in my face and I have to give an answer for it.”

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She continued: “I don’t really think about it that much otherwise. You have to just live a happy life without worrying too much about what people think because worrying is only going to give you more wrinkles.”

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Trump presidential library should be in Staten Island since borough backed him in 2016, lawmaker says

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A New York City lawmaker is hoping for a “fair shot” from President Trump after asking him to consider housing his presidential library on Staten Island.

Although Trump appears unpopular in his own home borough of Queens, where 75 percent of voters supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, Staten Island went for Trump by 17 percentage points (57 percent to 40 percent for Clinton)

Joseph Borelli, one of three Republicans on New York’s City Council, petitioned Trump last month to consider choosing one of the three universities or colleges on Staten Island to house his presidency’s papers, records, collections and other historical materials.

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“Typically a presidential library is partnered with an academic institution, So we have three colleges and universities on Staten Island,” Borelli said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends First.

Those institutions are the College of Staten Island — where Borelli is an adjunct professor — St. John’s University and Wagner College.

“Basically you’d build a big center and it would be a research facility for professional historians in the future and it would be something that would bring really a world-class academic institution to a part of the city that has a shortage of public colleges and universities,” he said.

“Whether liberals like it or not, Trump’s archives are going to be housed in a library somewhere, probably in his home state. So this is a positive thing. It’s a positive thing for the south side of Chicago, they’re getting the Barack Obama library, and I would hope that more people here in New York City would be receptive to this.”

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Borelli said that although he anticipates zoning issues and questions surrounding where on the island is a good spot for the library to crop up, he is optimistic that it will ultimately be a positive addition to the Trump-supporting borough.

“It [the Obama library] will be transformative for the south side of Chicago– unquestionably a lot of jobs, a lot of positive vibes,” he said. “We want the same thing in New York City.”

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Reporter’s Notebook: How a Senate trial of Trump might proceed

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This may not be as intriguing as the recent debate over whether cereal is soup.

But, questions are swirling around the Capitol as to how a Senate trial may proceed should the House of Representatives actually impeach President Trump.

First of all, the House actually would have to impeach the president. This could be on a sole article of impeachment or several. In 1998, the House considered four articles of impeachment for then-President Clinton.

The House ultimately impeached Clinton on two of the four articles. Those articles went to the Senate. The House also selected “impeachment managers” to prosecute the case against Clinton. Those “managers” were House members. In fact, three impeachment managers from the Clinton impeachment trial remain in office today: Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, and Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., along with now-Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Graham was in the House at the time.

Some insiders have wondered whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could try to short-circuit a trial to protect the president.

On Sept. 24, I asked McConnell if the Senate would entertain articles of impeachment should the House send them across the Capitol. The Kentucky Republican sidestepped my question.

“I’m not going to address all of these – hypotheticals,” McConnell said at the time. “I think all of that is premature.”

A few hours later, Pelosi formally announced the House was launching an impeachment inquiry.

But, during an appearance this week on CNBC, McConnell suggested a Senate trial would be in the offing.

“I would have no choice but to take it up. How long you’re on it is a whole different matter, but I would have no choice but to take it up based on a Senate rule on impeachment,” McConnell said.

The majority leader was referring to a set of 24 established rules the Senate designed long ago for impeachment trials. The Senate currently has 44 “standing rules” which govern its operations. Such decrees are so hallowed that it requires a procedural vote of 67 yeas to alter a standing rule. The Senate’s directives for impeachment aren’t part of those standing rules, but Fox News has been told it would require a supermajority of 67 to change the impeachment edicts. McConnell conceded that point on CNBC. In other words, there’s no easy way for the Senate to wiggle out of considering the House’s impeachment articles.

But…

I have covered McConnell for a long time now, and, as I wrote in this space as recently as August, one must parse McConnell’s words for acute detail. Over the summer, McConnell said the Senate would have “discussions” about guns. Naïve ears interpreted that as an actual floor debate on firearms. It’s now early October – and the Senate has never put a gun bill on the floor. Yet, there have been “discussions.”

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On CNBC, McConnell said that under the Senate’s rules, “I would have no choice to take it up.” He also said, “how long you’re on it is a whole different matter.”

Therein lies the rub. Let’s explore what “taking it up” means as well as “how long” the Senate could devote to impeachment.

Senate impeachment Rule I says, “Whensoever the Senate shall receive notice from the House of Representatives that managers are appointed on their part to conduct an impeachment against any person and are directed to carry articles of impeachment to the Senate, the Secretary of Senate shall immediately inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is ready to receive the managers for the purpose of exhibiting such articles of impeachment, agreeably to such notice.”

In other words, the Senate says to the House, “Watcha got?” The “Whensoever” is important. That means Senate action happens automatically.

Senate impeachment Rule II says the “impeachment managers” then parade over to the Senate, are recognized on the Senate floor, and “the articles shall be exhibited.” Fox News is told this involves a reading of the articles of impeachment on the Senate floor.

Now, what happens after is up for interpretation. At that point, the Senate, as McConnell said, has “taken up” impeachment. But, as McConnell also said, for “how long?”

This is why history is an important guide. The House has sent over articles of impeachment only on 19 occasions in the history of the republic. When it comes to actually impeaching a President? Well, that may happen only once a century.

McConnell’s office pointed reporters this week to a 1986 memo from then-Senate Parliamentarian Bob Dove to then-Senate Secretary for the Majority Howard Greene about impeachment. In the missive, Dove told Greene the Senate sent the articles of impeachment for President Andrew Johnson to a committee before his trial in 1868. Dove pointed out that it happened before the Senate approved its set of impeachment rules. If the Senate wanted to route the articles to committee, it likely would require a two-thirds vote to overcome the present-day impeachment rules. It’s doubtful that dispatching the articles to a committee will happen in this instance. But, such a tactic could be a way to euthanize the articles, effectively bottling them up. If it did happen, Fox News is told a committee likely would conduct its own investigation, like the House.

But, we don’t have to go back to 1868 to get a sense of what could happen this time.

In January, 1999, then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., and Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., assembled a “caucus of 100 senators” in the Old Senate Chamber in the Capitol. Usually, senators meet in separate caucuses, based on party, but Lott and Daschle wanted to forge a universal, bipartisan compromise on how the Senate would handle Clinton’s impeachment trial. The senators agreed how to hear from the managers and the president’s counsel, and to establish time restrictions. Even if senators differed on whether to convict Clinton or exonerate him, they at least agreed on “trial” operations and how to sit as jurors.

The trial would happen… except for one thing.

Legendary Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., said he wanted to dismiss the charges. Perhaps the Senate wouldn’t have tolerated such a motion from any other senator, but Robert Byrd was Robert Byrd, perhaps one of the five most influential figures in the history of the body. Byrd was a former majority leader, a talented orator, and perhaps most importantly, the guardian of the Senate’s prerogatives, rules and precedents.

When Robert Byrd spoke, people listened.

In January 1999, Byrd introduced a resolution “that the impeachment proceedings against William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States, be and the same, are duly dismissed.” But, the Senate rejected Byrd’s entreaty. The Senate trial continued.

Despite the Standing Rules of the Senate and the Senate’s impeachment rules, regular motions appear to be subject to a simple majority during a trial. Thus, if a current senator were to move to dismiss the articles of impeachment, ala Byrd in 1999, the Senate could flush the trial with a majority vote. That’s fairly easy. Thus, McConnell’s “how long” point.

In this hyper-polarized environment, it’s hard to see how McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., possibly could forge an agreement as Lott and Daschle did over two decades ago with a “caucus of 100.” Some Republicans may demand the Senate dismiss the articles. Some Democrats wouldn’t budge from conducting a trial. But, there are currently 53 Republicans in the Senate. One source close to the process told Fox News, “the majority will set out the rules of the road” for any prospective trial of President Trump.

It’s important to note that the Senate has never terminated an impeachment trial before. And, there are questions as to whether the Senate could end such a trial against the will of the minority. Remember, the minority controls lots of power in the Senate.

But, there is one instance of the Senate not actually conducting a trial following a House impeachment.

The House of Representatives voted to impeach U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent on June 19,  2009 on charges of sexual assault, obstruction and lying to investigators. The House sent the articles to the Senate. But, Kent resigned on June 30, before a Senate trial. So, the Senate voted to dispense with the articles of impeachment on July 22.

It takes a two-thirds vote to convict an impeached person and remove him or her from office. With 53 Senate Republicans, few analysts have thought there’d be any chance the Senate could vote to evict Trump from office. Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution says that a Senate conviction would trigger “disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States.” But, the person still could be tried in a court of law.

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So, if the House impeaches Trump, the Senate will have to “take it up,” but what happens after presenting the articles is far from clear.

After all, this has happened only twice before. And, usually, once a century.

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Menstrual cup hurled at California lawmakers by anti-vaccine protester contained human blood

The California state Senate confirmed Wednesday that red liquid inside a menstrual cup hurled at lawmakers from a viewing gallery by an anti-vaccine protester last month was human blood.

“While lab tests confirmed that the substance thrown from the Senate Gallery was human blood, it was negative for any blood borne [sic] pathogens or infections,” Erika Contreras, secretary of the Senate, wrote in a letter to staffers.

Contreras also wrote that an environmental hazard company was hired to “ensure complete remediation and decontamination of both the chamber and the gallery,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which obtained a copy of the letter.

Rebecca Lee Dalelio, 43, allegedly hurled the blood onto the Senate floor in opposition to Senate bills 276 and 714 on Sept. 13, the final day of the legislative session,

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Rebecca Lee Dalelio, 43, allegedly threw a menstrual cup filled with human blood at California lawmakers over he opposition to a pair of vaccine bills. (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office)

She allegedly yelled: “That’s for the dead babies” before throwing the cup at lawmakers. At least six senators were hit by the menstrual cup or the blood. A menstrual cup is a silicone or latex cup that collects menstrual fluids.

Democratic State Sen. Steve Glazer underwent a series of tests after he said he was hit in the head with blood, the Sacramento Bee reported.

“A couple hours of sleep since our Senate adjournment around 3am [sic] and I’m at a doctors [sic] appointment to follow safety protocols from blood exposure,” Glazer tweeted.

Both bills, which give the state the power to review medical exemptions for vaccines, were signed into law earlier that week by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, prompting vaccine skeptics to flood the state Capitol in Sacramento.

Investigators initially called the substance a “feminine hygiene device” containing what appeared to be blood. The Senate chamber was evacuated and the session resumed three hours later in another room.

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Dalelio was arrested without incident on suspicion of six crimes, including assault and vandalism.

“This incident was incited by the violent rhetoric perpetuated by leaders of the anti-vaxx movement,” said Sen. Richard Pan, who wrote both bills to reinforce laws that ban personal beliefs from a list of reasons to obtain vaccine exemptions. “As their rhetoric escalates, their incidents of violence does as well. This is an attack on the democratic process and it must be met with strong condemnation by everyone.”

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Alison Sweeney to star in Blake Shelton-produced Hallmark Christmas sequel: report

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Alison Sweeney and Blake Shelton are teaming up on a new project that is sure to spread some holiday cheer.

Sweeney, 43, has reportedly been cast in the starring role for Shelton’s “Time for You to Come Home for Christmas” Hallmark movie, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Per the outlet, Sweeney will star as Katherine, alongside Lucas Bryant — from Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” — who will play her character’s love interest, Jack.

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The Shelton-produced movie reportedly follows Katherine, a recent widow, and her son, Will, as they return to her hometown of Virginia to spend Christmas with family. On the train, Katherine meets Jack, a veteran, on his own holiday journey. The pair end up parting ways, “only to discover they had the same destination.”

“While volunteering for the local Christmas dance, a fundraiser for military families, the two grow closer,” Entertainment Tonight reports. “But Katherine struggles to move on from her late husband and Jack is focused on a mysterious mission that brought him to town. As Christmas nears, the two learn of a hidden connection that may be the Christmas miracle they were looking for.”

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The upcoming holiday film is a sequel to the 43-year-old “Voice” coach’s 2018 Hallmark movie, “Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas,” which starred Josh Henderson and Megan Park.  It was based on Shelton’s 2012 hit, “Time for Me to Come Home.”

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The country crooner collaborated with his mom, Dorothy Shackleford, on the lyrics and vocals on the tune. Shackleford also published a book of the same name in 2013.

A rep for the Hallmark Channel did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Warren uses Zuckerberg audio in Instagram video, says the ‘rich and powerful’ fear her

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren took her critique of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg one step further — in a post on Instagram, which his company owns.

The minute-long video opens with a brief audio clip — recently leaked to The Verge — of Zuckerberg saying, “If she gets elected president, then you go to the mat and you fight.” The tech mogul said Facebook would sue the federal government if Warren wins in 2020 and tries to break up his company.

“The Rich and Powerful Are Afraid of Elizabeth Warren” flashes across the screen during the Instagram video, followed by a montage of clips from cable news channels including Fox News Channel, CNBC and Fox Business Network, showing hosts and guests opining that Wall Street and corporate America won’t enjoy a Warren administration.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. (Getty Images)

The Massachusetts senator, a Democrat, has proposed that Big Tech firms like Facebook, Amazon and Google be broken up over antitrust concerns. Facebook, which is currently the subject of at least three different probes of its business practices — by the Justice Department, a group of state attorneys general and the House of Representatives — was forced to pay the Federal Trade Commission a record-breaking $5 billion fine over privacy violations earlier this year.

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“Well, it would be a sub-optimal situation for the banks,” says one guest in the clip.

“The pharmaceutical industry would also similarly say, ‘Watch out,'” another guest warns.

“I think Elizabeth Warren is the dangerous one,” claims a different guest.

“Are you telling me that the billionaires are not in favor of my being president of the United States?” Warren asks at the close of the clip. “I’m shocked!”

After Zuckerberg’s audio leaked, Warren doubled down on her plans to break up Big Tech in a series of posts on Twitter.

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