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Gen. Jack Keane: US deal with Taliban on ending Afghan war could happen next week

Retired military general and Fox News analyst Jack Keane told “The Story” an approaching deal between the United States and the Taliban to end nearly 18 years of fighting — America’s longest war — could happen next week.

Some 14,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan, and their withdrawal “by the end of 2020,” as Keane said, is a central part of the U.S.-Taliban talks.

Keane noted that the U.S., for its part, seeks Taliban guarantees that Afghanistan, which hosted Al Qaeda and its leader Usama bin Laden before the 9/11 attacks, will not be used as a launchpad for global terror assaults.

Keane said he predicts that the threat of Al Qaeda will have American armed forces keep between 8,000 to 9,000 troops in Afghanistan.

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He added: “For 18 years, we have prevented another attack on the United States.”

The expensive price tag of the war, Keane explained, is money well spent, and it was worth it keeping Americans safe on the home front.

Intra-Afghan talks on the country’s political future are expected to follow an agreement, though the Taliban has refused so far to negotiate with the Afghan government, dismissing it as a U.S. puppet. The insurgent group now controls roughly half of Afghanistan and is at its strongest since its 2001 defeat by a U.S.-led invasion.

In Washington, President Trump told reporters he believes the Taliban insurgents are eager to stop fighting and that they could “very easily” prevent Afghanistan from being a breeding ground for terrorism. The U.S. will, nonetheless, keep a close eye on Taliban influence, he said, even as it thins its troop presence.

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Damaged Dubai City wedding hall is seen after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

“That’s what we have to watch. And we’ll always have intelligence, and we’ll always have somebody there,” Trump said.

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The new talks in Qatar, where the insurgent group has a political office, come after a horrific suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul over the weekend. The blast, claimed by the IS affiliate that has emerged as a brutal threat in recent years, led outraged Afghans to question whether a U.S.-Taliban deal would mean peace for long-suffering civilians.

Afghanistan was the world’s deadliest conflict in 2018, and the United Nations has said more civilians died last year than in the past decade. Afghan officials have said Saturday’s bombing killed more than 63. More than 32,000 civilians have been killed in the past 10 years.

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Brian Kilmeade’s ‘phone-a-friend’ grilled striped bass and angry clams

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It’s Day 3 of the ‘Fox & Friends’ summer grilling contest!

Chris’ Striped Bass

Ingredients:
• Sliced pineapple, 1/2 inch or less
• 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
• Balsamic glaze (to taste)
• Garlic (to taste)
• Nutmeg/cinnamon (to taste)
• 1/2 stick butter
• 1/4 extra virgin olive oil
• 3 cloves garlic, chopped
• 4 scallions, chopped 
• 2 shallot, chopped
• 1/2 cup pignoli nuts 
• 1/2 cup portobello mushrooms, sliced 
• 2-3 tbs capers (to taste)
• 5 striped bass filets (horizontal cut if possible) 
• Salt, pepper, garlic powder (to taste) 
• 1/4 cup white wine
• 1-2 tsp corn starch

Directions:
1. Place pineapple in dish or ziplock bag with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze, garlic, nutmeg and or cinnamon. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
2. Grill pineapples on high heat for 5 minutes and flip. Rotate 90 degrees halfway through so you have “crossed grill marks” (essential for presentation purposes). Move to cooler portion of grill.
3. In frying pan on grill or side burner melt 1/2 stick butter with 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. When hot add chopped garlic, chopped scallions and chopped shallot and enjoy the fragrance. Add a handful of pignoli nuts and sliced portobello mushrooms and 2-3 tablespoons of capers. Allow to simmer on the grill. 
5. Add 1/4 cup white wine with 1-2 teaspoons of corn starch to the sauce. Increase heat and stir to reduce and thicken. 
3. Put the striped bass filets (I prefer the horizontal cut NOT THE VERTICAL CUT ) in a ziplock bag or dish bathed in extra virgin olive oil, salt , pepper and garlic powder for 15 minutes. 
4. Pam the grill and increase the heat. Sear the striped bass for 60-90 seconds each side.  Do NOT overcook. 
6. Place the seared striped bass on the grilled pineapple and spoon the white wine and caper sauce with sliced portobello mushrooms on top to taste. 
7. Bon appetite! I think this is a total home run, elegant and less than 30 minutes. If striped bass not available local fluke, blackfish or Chilean sea bass (which is always available) are suitable replacements. I’ve cooked it a thousand times never the same way twice and this is the first time I ever wrote it down. 
 
Brad’s Angry Clams

Ingredients:
• 4 dozen littleneck clams (I prefer this, but can use other kinds of clams)
• 2 pints of (whole) peeled garlic
• 2 onions, chopped 
• 2 large shallots, chopped
• 2 cups fresh parsley
• 1 large lemon, sliced in half
• 1 stick butter
• 1 lb cured butcher bacon (thick cut)
• 1-2 tbs red pepper flakes (to taste)
• 2 8oz bottles Bar Harbor Clam Juice 
• 1 cup white wine (can add more to taste)

Directions:
1. Clams go on grill till they open up.
2. Grill bacon, put aside. 
3. On stovetop lightly sauté garlic, onions, shallots.
4. Add wine, clam juice, red pepper flakes.
5. Add light squeeze of lemon, stick of butter and stir.
7. As clams open, add to sauce and stir.
8. Sprinkle with parsley to finish. 
9. Serve with bacon on the side.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite recipe!

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Biden gets testy when Fox News reporter disputes claim he draws biggest crowds in Iowa

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy issued a live fact check to former Vice President Joe Biden when the 2020 frontrunner claimed to reporters that he drew larger crowds than other Democratic candidates.

“What I’m trying to do is go around from town to town and I’m drawing as big of crowds, or bigger than anybody,” Biden said in Iowa on Tuesday. “Have you seen anybody draw bigger crowds than me in this state?”

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“Yes,” Doocy responded before noting that he saw a bigger crowd for Sen. Elizabeth Warren when she visited Des Moines in January. While appearing on “Special Report,” Doocy reported that Biden claimed bias on the reporter’s part.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks before an Iowa crowd in January of 2019 (Peter Doocy/Fox News)

“The vice president didn’t seem to like that because a few minutes later, he singled me out,” Doocy said.

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Biden told Doocy he was a “big boy” and could handle Doocy allegedly coming after him. “I mean, I know you you know I know you’re going to go after me no matter what I’ve got. Yeah, you and it’s OK. Good. I’m a big boy. I can handle it,” he said.

A recent Fox News poll shows Warren in second place behind Biden among national Democratic primary voters. Though Biden continues to lead the field on 31 percent, the former vice president’s lead has shrunk by 10 percentage points from July to August.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaking before an Iowa crowd in January of 2019 (Peter Doocy/Fox News)

Warren’s gains have come at the expense of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. The Massachusetts lawmaker is now the favorite among primary voters under age 45 as well as those who identify as “very” liberal.  Since last month, Warren is up 12 percentage points among the under 45 crowd, while Sanders lost 10. Also, Warren’s support increased by 18 percentage points among very liberal voters, as backing for Sanders dropped 16 percentage point.

Biden leads Warren among both men (+11 points) and women (+11) and has a 22-point advantage among voters over age 45.  Biden also leads Sanders by 17 points among non-white voters and leads Warren by 19 among the same group.

Fox News’ Peter Doocy and Dana Blanton contributed to this report.

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Delivery man accused of killing Florida woman, 75, by hitting her with mallet, setting her on fire

An appliance delivery man bashed an elderly woman’s head with a mallet before dousing her with a liquid chemical that spontaneously combusted and ultimately killed her, police in South Florida said Tuesday.

Officers in Boca Raton responded to an emergency call from the woman’s home at around 9:15 a.m. Monday, a police affidavit said.

Paramedics found the unconscious woman lying on the floor with blunt-force injuries to her head and severe burns over her body, police said.

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Jorge Luis Dupre Lachazo has been accused of beating a 75-year-old woman and setting her ablaze in her Boca Raton home on Monday, police said. (Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

Police encountered a man at the home, 41-year-old David Gonzalez, who told them that he and his coworker, 21-year-old Jorge Luis Dupre Lachazo, had delivered a washer and dryer to the woman’s home, the Miami Herald reported. The men reportedly work for the delivery company JB Home Delivery, a subcontractor of Best Buy.

Gonzalez told police he had gone outside to make a phone call after he and Lachazo had installed the appliances. Lachazo stayed inside to talk to the woman about the new appliances, he said.

After he heard screams inside the home, Gonzalez said he went back inside and saw blood and the woman lying on the floor. He said he went outside to call 911 while Lachazo got in their truck and drove away. 

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A responding officer saw the truck and pulled over Lachazo, who was sweating and shaking, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Paramedics reportedly took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

The woman was rushed to a hospital where she died Tuesday from her injuries, police said. Her identity was not released.

Investigators said Lachazo admitted during an interview that he hit the woman with a mallet then doused her with the chemical. Police said he also admitted to using cocaine and marijuana earlier in the day.

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He’s been charged with first-degree murder, armed burglary with battery and arson, police said.

Best Buy’s CEO said in a statement the company will no longer do business with JB Home Delivery, which could not be reached for comment.

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US Navy ‘ready’ for whatever ‘needs to be done’ in Venezuela, Naval commander says

The U.S. Navy is prepared to take action if needed in Venezuela, a top U.S. Naval commander said this week.

Adm. Craig Faller, who heads the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) based in Florida, said Tuesday that the Navy must “remain on the balls of our feet” when it comes to the situation in Venezuela, which has been facing a humanitarian crisis amid a fight for control of the country.

“I won’t speak to details of what we’re planning and what we’re doing, but we remain ready to implement policy decisions and we remain on the balls of our feet,” Faller said in Rio de Janeiro as the U.S. started a multination maritime exercise there, AFP reported.

“The United States Navy is the most powerful navy in the world. If a policy decision is made to deploy the Navy, I’m convinced that we’ll be able to do what needs to be done,” he added.

U.S. Navy and Marine forces, as well as military personnel from 12 other Latin American and Caribbean countries, are taking part in UNITAS, a maritime exercise to improve operations and strengthen relationships. The annual drill is being conducted off the coast of Brazil until Aug. 30, AFP said.

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People protest a day after a massive blackout as they gather for a rally called by self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido, in Caracas, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

This year, the exercise should send a message to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Faller noted.

“[It] sends a message to Maduro and other partners that don’t share the same values,” he said. “Naval exercises send a message to the world of what democracies that work together can do across a range of complex threats.”

“The U.S. government[‘s] focus continues to be to place focused and targeted pressure on an illegitimate regime to ensure there’s a transition to a legitimate, democratic government. Part of that focus is to ensure that the right humanitarian assistance is allowed to get to the people who need it,” Faller said.

Maduro has served as president of Venezuela since 2013, but this past January, opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president and swore himself in, attempting to oust Maduro. The U.S. and more than four dozen other countries recognize Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela.

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Maduro, who has described humanitarian aid as an “invasion” of the country, has had the support of Russia, China and Cuba, among others. Russia has vowed to send naval ships to Venezuela in a show of support to the socialist regime, Newsweek reported on Thursday.

President Trump has warned against Maduro’s repression, tweeting this past February, “I ask every member of the Maduro regime: End this nightmare of poverty, hunger and death. LET YOUR PEOPLE GO. Set your country free! Now is the time for all Venezuelan Patriots to act together, as one united people. Nothing could be better for the future of Venezuela!”

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Earlier this month, the Trump administration implemented a freeze on the Maduro regime’s assets in the U.S., stopping short of putting a full economic embargo on the country.

When Faller was asked this week how Maduro might respond to the military drills, he said, “I don’t know how Maduro looks at anything.”

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Death Valley could hit 120 degrees as extreme heat smothers US

Death Valley could reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit as temperatures across a huge swath of the U.S. reach triple-digit levels.

According to USA Today, 100 million Americans could see temperatures cross the 100-degree threshold this week, with the National Weather Service forecasting epic heat for Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Tucson.

The agency put the region between those cities under an excessive heat warning, a designation reserved for “the hottest days of the year” in which temperatures reach “dangerous levels.”

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Children cool off at a water park in Alhambra, Calif., during a heat wave featuring triple-digit temperatures. (Getty Images)

Temperatures in many areas will be 18 to 30 degrees above normal for this time of year, according to officials.

Although the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will also be roasting, temperatures will stay mostly in the 90s. Philadelphia is under a heat advisory through Wednesday night.

Temps have been higher than normal in Alaska, as well. The average July temperature for the state this year was 58.1 degrees, which is 5.4 degrees above average, USA Today reported. Alaska’s largest city, Achorage, hit 90 degrees for the first time, and entire state recorded its warmest month ever in July.

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Death Valley is seen above.

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The National Safety Council reported that 32 children under the age of 15 have died of heatstroke this year, which is on the way to surpassing the annual average of 38.

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Gutfeld on Joe Biden’s new ad and his wife’s endorsement

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has released his first ad, and his wife is trying to help.

“Your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, health care, than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election … your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump,” Biden’s wife, Jill, told voters at a campaign event.

Talk about a ringing endorsement!

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Please vote for my husband. He’s really not that bad!

But I get it. It’s hard to nail President Trump when everybody’s got a job, the economy is humming along and peace is breaking out all over.

So what’s left?

The psychological. And the hypothetical.

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First, the psychological from Joe’s ad. “Most of all, he’ll restore the soul of the nation, battered by an erratic, vicious, bullying president,” the ad’s narrator says.

Because things are going well, this attack is now about an emotional feeling. It’s funny. Could you imagine any other country saying “please get rid of our leader because he’s a big meanie?” Or a coach saying, “Joe’s taken us to the championship, but he’s a big jerk, so cut him.”

If this were a good idea, every brilliant M.D. would be out of work.

Democrats cannot separate Trump’s personality from how well he runs the country. They conflate words with deeds, the real world with the Trump show. It saves them from having to come up with anything better, which they lack.

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Then there’s the hypothetical.

There is no big war, but what if Trump gets us in one? There is no proof of collusion, but what if there were? There is no recession, but what if there were? Maybe the media can talk one into existence.

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It’s been all hypotheticals for three years. At any moment, unstable Trump could lead us somewhere bad, even though he’s actually been leading us to something good.

As you scan their choices for president, you gotta feel bad for Democrats. They’re playing pin-the-tail on the donkey in a room full of asses.

Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on Aug. 20, 2019.

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Playboy’s Brian Karem files lawsuit against Trump, Grisham for suspending White House pass

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Playboy magazine’s White House correspondent filed a lawsuit against President Trump and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham Tuesday in an effort to have his press pass restored.

Lawyers for Brian Karem argue that the White House violated the journalist’s First and Fifth Amendment rights, and called for his press credentials to be immediately reinstated.

“Today we filed a lawsuit against President Trump and Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham asking the federal district court in Washington, D.C. to order the immediate restoration of the press credentials of Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem and to enjoin the ongoing violation of his First and Fifth Amendment rights,” Karem’s lawyer, Theodore J. Boutrous, said in a statement.

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Boustrous added: “We are confident that the administration’s latest punitive and lawless action against a journalist will not stand, and we look forward to our day in court.”

Karem, who is also a CNN analyst, had his credentials taken away after an altercation with former White House aide Sebastian Gorka in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 11 following a summit of conservative social media figures.

Gorka and Karem got into a shouting match that was captured on video after Karem described the summit participants as a “group of people that are eager for demonic possession.”

After a bit of back and forth, Gorka shouted at Karem, “You’re a punk, you’re not a journalist, you’re a punk.” Karem then told Gorka to “get a job.”

At one point, Karem suggested they take their conversation “outside,” although they were already in the Rose Garden.

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Grisham said in a recent letter that she based the suspension on Karem’s “insulting invited guests,” threatening a physical altercation and not leaving when asked by a White House staffer during the event.

Last fall, the White House suspended the credentials of CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, after a contentious exchange with Trump during a news conference. The White House claimed Acosta had placed his hands on a female intern who was trying to take the microphone from Acosta.

CNN sued and a federal judge ordered Acosta’s credentials restored nine days later.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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Detroit PD responds after Tlaib crudely attacks their use of facial recognition technology

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., got an invitation Tuesday to observe her hometown police department’s use of facial recognition technology soon after she crudely attacked the controversial tool on Twitter.

“You should probably rethink this whole facial recognition bulls—,” Tlaib tweeted at the Detroit police department early on Tuesday.

Her comment came as she promoted news that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., called for a ban on the technology, which received some bad press during the summer.

Later on Tuesday morning, the police department responded to Tlaib’s tweet by inviting her to see how the technology worked in identifying criminals involved in violent offenses.

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“Before you criticize the software, come to our Real Time Crime Center to see how we @detroitpolice responsibly use it in efforts to identify criminals involved in violent crimes. Let’s set a date,” the department tweeted.

Tlaib followed up by accepting the invitation but asked the department to review data that she said revealed the technology’s flaws.

“I would ask that you please review the 2 @OversightDems hearings … on facial recognition & see the indisputable data that it’s flawed,” she said.

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Although the department didn’t respond over Twitter, it “liked” Tlaib’s tweet. Tlaib had linked to an Oversight Committee hearing on the tool.

Back in June, the Michigan congresswoman called for a ban on the technology until the federal government did a better job of addressing it.

“There just seems to be a lot of unanswered questions,” she previously told Michigan Radio. “That to me is very much calling for a moratorium and back off in using this technology until we do something about it on the federal level.”

In July, the American Civil Liberties Union reported that when it tested Amazon’s facial recognition techology, it identified almost 30 lawmakers as police suspects. The identified lawmakers were disproportionately people of color.

While the technology has raised concerns about false arrests, Detroit police chief James Craig has insisted his department only used it when they had an “articulable reasonable suspicion” the suspect committed a crime.

“DPD does not violate the constitutional rights of citizens,” he reportedly said. “As emphasized in our policies, the facial recognition software is only utilized within the ambits and parameters of the law to assist law enforcement in reports of criminal activity.”

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He was responding to a Georgetown University report which warned that the technology “affords police the ability to scan live video from cameras located at businesses, health clinics, schools, and apartment buildings.”

The report’s authors said: “It’s tempting to think that it is a remote, future concern for the United States. But for the millions of people living in Detroit and Chicago, face surveillance may be an imminent reality.”

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Veteran walks from Washington state to Disney World to raise awareness for suicide among service members

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They say it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

That’s definitely true for one army veteran who is walking to Disney World. Considering that his starting point was in Washington state, that’s a pretty long trip.

Jimmy Novak, 42, started walking from his home in Washington on March 22, Fox 35 reports. He plans on reaching Disney World on Aug. 22, after walking 22 miles a day.

There’s a reason why the number 22 keeps appearing in Novak’s journey: Novak is walking to raise awareness for veterans who die by suicide, reportedly currently at 22 veterans a day.

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“I’m very grateful to still be here,” Novak told Fox 35. “So, what I hope to do by being out here is to encourage people who are struggling with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts to reach out and seek help early.”

While the journey hasn’t been easy, Novak has found help along the way. “Everywhere I go, people want to help me be successful,” Novak told the outlet. “So, I’ve walked into strangers’ yards to ask for water and had them not only fill up my water, but offer me a place to stay for the night and a meal.”

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“I have 2,738 miles on my feet as of right now since March,” Novak continued. “So, it’s been a good summer.”

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Novak’s family will be waiting for him at Disney World on the 22. Aside from being the end of his walk, that day is also his birthday, so he’ll be spending it at the perfect spot.

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