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Man accused of throwing boy, 5, from Mall of America balcony charged with attempted murder

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A Minnesota man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America last week told police that he was “looking for someone to kill,” prosecutors alleged in a criminal complaint filed Monday.

Emmanuel Aranda, 24, was charged Monday with first-degree attempted premeditated murder in the Friday morning incident. The boy, who fell almost 40 feet, remained in a Minneapolis hospital with head trauma and multiple broken bones.

According to court documents, the victim’s mother said she, a friend, her son, and a friend’s child were standing outside the Rainforest Cafe when Aranda came up very close to their group. The victim’s mother said she asked Aranda if they were in his way and should move. At that point, the suspect picked up the child without warning and threw him off the balcony.

Police caught Aranda on a light rail train at the mall waiting for it to leave. They said he admitted throwing the child from the balcony and said he had come to the mall a day earlier seeking to kill someone but it did not “work out.” Aranda originally said he planned to kill an adult before choosing the child instead, the complaint said.

Aranda told officers that he had been coming to the mall for several years and made repeated attempts to talk to women, but had been rejected, investigators said. The complaint added that the rejection caused him to lash out and be aggressive.

Aranda has two past convictions for assaults at the mall, both in 2015, including one in which he threw a glass of water and glass of tea at a woman who refused to buy him something. Aranda at one point was banned from the mall.

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Court records show that Aranda had been ordered to undergo psychological evaluation or treatment after the earlier mall assaults.

A GoFundMe set up for the victim, identified only as Landen, had raised close to $600,000 as of Monday afternoon. An update posted Sunday by page creator Noah Hanneman Sunday said the boy had “a peaceful sleep and is still continuing to fight his courageous battle.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Alan Dershowitz: ‘Obstruction’ section of Mueller report what I’m going to read first

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Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Monday that he plans to “skim over” the parts of the redacted Mueller report discussing President Trump’s relationship with Russia because he believes the part relating to whether Trump obstructed justice will be the more interesting section.

It was announced Monday that a redacted version of the full 400-page investigation by Robert Mueller is set to be made public on Thursday.

Dershowitz said during an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” that he believes any redactions made by Attorney General William Barr in the new report will be “few and far between,” but are necessary to maintain the privacy of individuals in the investigation who are not facing criminal charges.

TRUMP MAINTAINS ‘NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION,’ SAYS IT’S TIME TO ‘INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS’ IN RUSSIA PROBE 

“I’m going to skim quickly the Russian matter because I will conclude probably there is no evidence there,” Dershowitz said.

“The most interesting thing will be to look at obstruction of justice,” he added. “The obstruction case is based largely on what the president said openly in tweets and press conferences. I think we’ll see a different analysis of the law as to whether a president can commit obstruction of justice if he fires somebody like (former FBI director James) Comey, who he is entitled to fire,” Dershowitz added.

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The professor said there was rightful outrage when Comey revealed details about the investigation into Hillary Clinton, despite there being no indictments, because it was not the role of the prosecutor to express his or her personal opinions about the situation. However, in the case of Mueller’s report, he says, people want to hear “everything about everybody.”

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“The real question is why do we have a double standard?” Dershowitz asked.  “Why were we furious, I was, when Comey went after Hillary Clinton beyond saying we’re not going to indict her and now we want to hear everything about everybody who was in the [Mueller] report even though they haven’t been indicted. Where does that double standard come from?”

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Tips on how Meghan Markle and other soon-to-be mothers can prepare for labor

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With the upcoming royal birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby, many royal fans may be wondering how the Duchess of Sussex is preparing for her baby’s impending arrival.

“One of the first things she can do to help herself is learning positions to relax the pelvic floor, that’s going to help her during labor because it will make it easier for the baby to exit,” Marianne Ryan, a physical therapist and author of “Baby Bod” told Fox News.

According to the NHS, the pelvic floor muscles are located between your legs and run from your pubic bone at the front, to the base of your spine at the back. They help support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum.

Ryan said while Kegels are the most common form of exercise to help strengthen the pelvic floor, Markle and other moms-to-be can try lower tummy breathing exercises and modified yoga poses like a wide-leg child’s pose to help as well.

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Ryan also explained that there are birthing positions that some doctors may not consider using during labor that could better protect your pelvic area.

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“There are certain birthing positions that are less destructive or traumatic to the pelvic floor muscles, such as modified squatting, where you squat and lean your body against a chair, partner or birthing ball,” Ryan said.

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Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez, who is a practicing OB/GYN and serves as the chairman of the department of obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive science at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey said he has found using birthing balls can even help with the rotation of the baby’s head during delivery.

“It [birthing ball] sort of holds up the brim of the pelvis and allows the head to easily rotate as the contractions go on,” Alvarez told Fox News.

Ryan agreed that sitting on a ball can help position your baby in a way that’s best in line with gravity, while lying flat on your back with your legs in stirrups, the most common birthing position in the U.S., forces your baby to work against gravity.

“The problem with this position is that it is not gravity assisted and when the thighs are rotated outwards it actually decreases the size of the boney outlet, making delivery harder,” Ryan said.

Other general tips that studies have shown to help women who are coming up on their due dates include continuing a moderate exercise program. One study published in The European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology found that women who exercised three times a day had a less total labor time compared to a group of women who didn’t exercise.

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In another report, research showed that women who ate six dates for four weeks before their due date had significantly higher cervical dilatation upon admission compared with the non-date fruit eaters. Ninety-six percent of those who consumed dates also went into spontaneous labor compared to 79 percent of the non-date eaters. And perhaps one of the biggest benefits found was that the first stage of labor lasted an average of 8.5 hours in the women who ate dates versus 15 hours in those that didn’t.

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Some reports have stated that Markle is doing hypnobirthing to prepare for labor.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Hypnobirthing “uses self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques to help a woman feel physically, mentally and spiritually prepared and reduce her awareness of fear, anxiety and pain during childbirth.”

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Hypnosis did in fact find that hypnosis reduced labor analgesia use and other medical interventions.

Clinical hypnosis practitioner, Mary Battaglia said hypnosis helps reduce pain during pregnancy because it helps put the body in a relaxed state.

“[You can] use hypnosis techniques like creating a pain dial that allows you to dial the pain down and reduce discomfort so you use less pain medication,” Battaglia told Fox News. “In that relaxed space she can envision (or imagine) a pain dial in front of her. The dial is from 0-10 with 10 being the highest for pain. Let’s say it’s a 7 discomfort from a contraction, she sees the dial and turns it down to a 6 and keeps dialing it down to as low as she can get it. Ideally a 0. Even if she brings it down a few numbers it gives her more comfort and makes her feel empowered to do this for herself naturally.”

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Battaglia also said women can use positive affirmations like “I have an easy pregnancy and delivery” so they can continue the hypnosis relaxation support at home or at a hospital.

“Hypnosis empowers women to have the tools to stay relaxed and calm in labor” Battaglia added.

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Former fugitive pleads not guilty in fiancee’s stragulation

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A man who was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list when he was captured last month has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the 2014 strangulation of his fiancee in New Jersey.

Lamont Stephenson entered his plea Monday during a brief hearing where he was represented by a public defender. He will remain jailed until his trial, which hasn’t been scheduled.

Stephenson is charged in the death of Olga DeJesus. Her body was found inside her Newark apartment. He was placed on the FBI’s Top 10 list in October 2018 and was captured in Maryland on March 7.

Stephenson was in a truck when Prince George’s County police approached him while investigating a suspicious person call. He told the officers he was homeless but later said he was a wanted man.

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Charlize Theron is no longer looking for love after saying she was ‘shockingly available

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Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron recently spoke about being “shockingly available” and was waiting for someone to “step up” and date her — but one week removed from her comments and she seems to have rescinded on those claims.

Theron is now saying that she is not currently looking for love. She told Extra in a new interview: “I’m gonna finish this press tour then I’m gonna shoot a movie in London, and I’m figuring like around September we’ll talk about this.”

Theron is currently set to star in “Long Shot”—a romantic comedy featuring Seth Rogen as her love counterpart.

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“The idea of working with Seth was something I was really excited about… I read the script and I saw a lot of potential for us to go and do something that could work with the two of us that in a way — for me, not so much for him — felt like a real challenge,” Theron stated on working with Rogen.

As a single mother, Theron stated, “Like every working mom out there, you go through periods when you are overwhelmed, and I’m in one of those right now.” She reiterated, however, by stating, “There is always light at the end of the tunnel.”

When asked about her emotional state, she stated, “I don’t cry. I do cry. I take that back… I cry at anything related to my kids. For sure. But I don’t cry about being overwhelmed.”

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Theron previously dated Stuart Townsend until they split in 2010. She then dated fellow Academy Award winner Sean Penn and were engaged but split up in 2015.

Earlier this year, rumors swirled that Theron and Brad Pitt were dating after they met through Penn. However, a source denied to People magazine the two were seeing each other.

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“About six months ago, they did a shoot together,” a source told People. “They have spent time together.”

“Long Shot” stars Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen and is set to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.

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Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan designates new acting CBP commissioner, in latest agency staffing shake-up

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Monday designated Customs and Border Protection Chief Operating Officer John Sanders as acting CBP commissioner, filling McAleenan’s former post in the latest staffing shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security.

McAleenan, who was appointed acting DHS secretary following the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen April 7, designated Sanders to take over “as the senior official performing the functions and duties of the commissioner” of CBP.

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“John Sanders has proven instrumental to advancing CBP’s mission and organizational priorities across the agency,” McAleenan said in a statement. “In addition to bringing greater focus on the agency’s operational requirements, he has provided strategic direction and oversight to critical enterprise services and operations support functions across the agency.”

He added: “With John Sanders’ leadership, CBP will continue to excel, remain ever vigilant, and accomplish the mission with steadfast resolve.”

Monday’s announcement caps a turbulent week for DHS. Last Sunday, President Trump announced Nielsen would resign from her post and be replaced with McAleenan.

But Nielsen’s resignation was only the beginning.

By last Monday, U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles stepped down from his post after he was told to “prepare an exit plan,” in a signal, almost two weeks ago, that a transition in leadership at DHS was imminent.

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday that the president had picked career Secret Service member James M. Murray to take over the agency in May. Alles will remain in his role until then.

Last Tuesday, DHS acting deputy secretary Claire Grady, who was technically next in line to replace Nielsen, resigned.

By last Wednesday, Nielsen announced that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Ron Vitiello would be stepping down by the end of this week.

Last Thursday, McAleenan also designated the current head of the Transportation Security Administration, David Pekoske to be his acting deputy secretary at DHS. McAleenan also announced he would replace Pekoske at TSA with Patricia Cogswell, who currently serves as TSA’s acting deputy administrator.

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Nielsen’s resignation came amid an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Nielsen was reportedly frustrated with the difficulty of getting other departments to help deal with the growing number of families crossing the border.

Administration officials, though, told Fox News last week that McAleenan best fits Trump’s requirement of being the “toughest cop” on the frontier, and that Nielsen had been viewed as resistant to some of the immigration measures pushed by the president and his aides.

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Jimmy Carter says Trump called him to discuss US-China relations

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Former President Jimmy Carter reportedly said Sunday that President Trump had given him a call the previous night to discuss relations with China.

Speaking during a church service in Georgia on Sunday, Carter – the longest living president in United States history – did not go into detail about his Saturday night conversation with Trump, but said that the current president was “rightly” concerned that “China is getting ahead of us,” as NPR reported.

The White House Monday confirmed that Trump and Carter spoke.

“President Jimmy Carter wrote President Trump a beautiful letter about the current negotiations with China and on Saturday they had a very good telephone conversation about President Trump’s stance on trade with China and numerous other topics,” the White House said in a statement. “The President has always liked President Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and extended his best wishes to them on behalf of the American people.”

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Former president Jimmy Carter, seen here in September 2018, reportedly said President Trump had called him to discuss China. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images, File)

Carter, who in 1979 signed the accords that helped normalize relations with China, has been a strong voice in urging Washington and Beijing to find common ground and improve relations. Carter also has warned that the current trade conflict with China has distracted the two world powers.

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China and the U.S. said recently they achieved new progress in talks aimed at ending a tariff standoff over Beijing’s industrial and technology policies. A conclusion to the dispute, which has shaken financial markets, remained uncertain.

The two issues at the center of China-U.S. trade frictions have been forced technology transfer and intellectual property.

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The trade dispute between the two countries escalated last year after the U.S. made several complaints, including that China was stealing U.S. trade secrets and was forcing companies to give them technology to access its market. Trump imposed tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports. China retaliated with tariffs on about $110 billion of U.S. items.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Dr. Marc Siegel: The new killer fungus and what we can do about it

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Most of us know that a bacteria is a single cell microbe containing a loop of genetic material and surrounded by a cell wall. But what is a fungus?

Fungi are neither plant nor animal and they feed on organic matter and make spores to reproduce. They include mushrooms, toadstools, molds, and yeast. There are over 1,500 species of single-celled fungi called yeast. Candida are yeast that can cause disease.

That brings me to the new scary superbug called Candida Auris – a form of hearty yeast first described in 2009 that has been sickening, at times even killing, patients with weak immune systems around the U.S. and across Asia, South Africa, and South America.     

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It frightens a lot more than it kills, but it is spreading quickly and it must be taken seriously.

It has, in fact, now reached New York, New Jersey and Illinois, leading the CDC to add it to its list of urgent threats.

There are several things that concern me about Candida Auris.

The first is that it has a high level of resistance to standard anti-fungal treatments. Thankfully, most Candida Auris appear to be treatable by the newest anti-fungals known as echinocandins. Yet at least 90 percent of the strains have resistance to at least one anti-fungal drug – which is why it is a good thing that several new kinds of treatments are in the drug pipeline and should be out over the next few years.

My second concern is how pervasive it is. Candida Auris has thus far sickened more than 600 Americans, causing wound, blood, and ear infections. It has also been found in patients’ lungs, urine, as well as on the skin. The most common symptoms for it are fever and chills, and more than one in three patients with this life threatening infection die.

Third, and in my mind most important, we need full disclosure of where this superbug is and who is getting sick from it.

Why? Candida Auris spreads more easily between people than other species of Candida, and it can survive on surfaces even after cleaning. Places like hospitals and nursing homes are ideal breeding grounds. It can also live on intravenous lines and respirators. And once it is found it is very difficult to get rid of without, say, completely dismantling a room and heavily disinfecting it.

My third concern is how poorly we are handling the problem of emerging infections and resistant organisms. There is some evidence that this deadly resistant fungus became more prominent with the overuse of fungicides in crops. There is also evidence that it has been allowed to spread among nursing homes and hospitals in part due to secrecy and a lack of full disclosure.

The CDC in fact has agreements with state and local health departments – for reasons that I understand but completely do not agree with – not to spread specific information about which hospitals and facilities and which patients are infected with a superbug like Candida Auris. Confidentiality in return for the facilities agreeing to share the information, it would appear.

So what do we do about this?

First, as we wait for a new group of anti-fungal drugs to emerge, we must be more judicious both in our use of anti-fungal drugs in people and fungicides in agriculture.

Second, we must do a better job disinfecting our hospitals and nursing homes.

Third, and in my mind most important, we need full disclosure of where this superbug is and who is getting sick from it.

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I understand the concern about a hospital or nursing home feeling targeted. I realize that some facilities take care of sicker patients than others and will be more prone to this bug. I realize business may suffer. But the health of our patients comes first.

We need full transparency in order to control and contain this emerging health threat.

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Chinese woman arrested at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club is denied bail

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The Chinese woman accused of lying to briefly gain admission into President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club last month was denied bail Monday by a federal judge, who says there is an “extreme risk of flight” if she were to be set free.

Yujing Zhang, appearing in a West Palm Beach court dressed in a blue jumpsuit with both her wrists and ankles shackled, also pleaded not guilty to federal charges of lying to federal agents and illegal entering.

Federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman ultimately refused to set bail for the 33-year-old, saying there is an “extreme risk of flight” if she were released. The U.S. doesn’t have an extradition treaty with China.

Matthewman remarked that “it appears to the court that Ms. Zhang was up to something nefarious” — a reference to the various electronics she was found to be carrying and that she left in her hotel room. Zhang, however, has not been charged with espionage.

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Zhang was arrested March 30 after Secret Service agents say she gained admission to Mar-a-Lago by falsely telling a checkpoint guard she was a member.

The agents say she told a clerk inside she was there for a nonexistent Chinese American event.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A bald eagle trio of two males and a female is successfully raising eaglets in Illinois

A trio of bald eagles is successfully raising eaglets in the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River in Illinois.

The trio, which consists of two males (named Valor 1 and Valor II) and one female (Starr) live on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

“For several years, fans from all over the world have been watching this nontraditional family through a webcam as the eagles deal with the trials and tribulations of parenting,” explains the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on its website.

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The 2019 nesting season is going well, according to the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge, which notes that three eggs have been hatched at the nest between March 27 and April 1. “The pantry is always full with a variety of fish, fowl and an occasional muskrat and turtle,” the organization said, in a YouTube post accompanying a webcam of the nest.

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“The original trio formed in 2013 after the female chose a new mate,” explains the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “Even though the original male, known as Valor I, had been replaced by a new male, known as Valor II, he hung around the nest throughout the breeding season and was assumed to be engaged in the nest.”

The nest’s original female, Hope, was killed by another eagle in 2017, with Starr arriving in September of that year. She successfully laid two eggs in mid-February 2018, supported by Valor I and Valor II. Both eggs hatched but one of the fledglings died of unknown causes three weeks later.

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“Having more than two birds assist with feeding and rearing young isn’t all that uncommon, but it is interesting to see that these males seem to prefer the teamwork approach to raising a family,” explains the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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The three parents work in shifts during the egg incubation period, according to officials. “During any given shift change at the nest, the relieving adult will land in the nest and nudge the incubator to take over duties,” they explain. “If nudging doesn’t work, then more aggressive moves such as walking on the tail feathers or back of the unrelenting incubator is conducted. If still no movement, the reliever will snuggle against the incubator and wait for an attitude change.”

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