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Eva Kor, Holocaust survivor, dies peacefully at age 85

Eva Kor, a Holocaust survivor who founded the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Educational Center in Indiana, died peacefully on Thursday during her annual trip to Poland. She was 85.

Kor, a Jewish native of Romania, was sent to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944, where most of her family was killed.

Kor and her twin sister, Miriam Mozes Zeiger, survived but were subjected to inhumane medical experiments by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele before they were rescued in 1945.

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Zeiger died in June 1993.

A longtime resident of Terre Haute, Indiana, Kor preached forgiveness, even to the Nazis who tortured her and her sister.

She spent the past 40 years sharing her story with students, teachers, doctors, senators, historians and civic groups both nationally and internationally.

In 1995, Kor opened the CANDLES museum to prevent prejudice and hatred through education about the Holocaust. In 2003, the museum was destroyed by an arsonist. Kor vowed to rebuild and, with the public’s help, reopened the museum in 2005.

“Eva Kor has touched hundreds of thousands of people over her 85 years through her message of overcoming tragedy, finding forgiveness, and healing,” the CANDLES museum said in a statement. “We hope Eva’s story continues to change the lives of those who hear it for many years to come.”

Museum officials said the center will be closed until Tuesday in honor of Kor’s memory.

In 2017, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb awarded Kor the Sachem Award, the state’s highest honor.

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Holcomb tweeted Thursday that “the world just lost a giant.”

“Everywhere she went, Eva brought light into darkness & provided comfort to those in pain, unlike anyone we’ve ever met. From her against all odds survival as a young girl in Auschwitz to her peace-spreading message based from home in Terre Haute, Indiana, her relentless and optimistic example inspired the world. Her angelic spirit will live on in the countless souls she saved from ongoing confusion and torment,” Holcomb tweeted.

A public memorial service will be planned.

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Fotis Dulos hires Alex Jones’ attorney to defend him in disappearance of his wife, Jennifer

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Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, the Connecticut mother missing for more than two weeks, has hired high-profile attorney Norm Pattis to defend him.

Pattis told The Hartford Courant that “trial by innuendo has convicted” his client, and that they “will opt for a trial by jury.”

Fotis Dulos has spent more than a week behind bars at the Bridgeport Correctional Center, a high-security state jail housing both pretrial defendants and sentenced offenders. Dulos, aka Inmate No. 430902, was unable to make his $500,000 bail.

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His live-in girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, bonded out Monday and has spent the past week talking with detectives and prosecutors with her lawyer, Andrew Bowman, a Westport criminal defense attorney with nearly five decades of experience, by her side.

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Pattis’ partner Kevin Smith purportedly met with Fotis Dulos at the prison late Friday.

Bridgeport attorney Eugene Riccio represented Dulos at his first court appearance in Norwalk and has tried to secure a bond for Dulos ever since. Fotis Dulos and Troconis are both due back in court on Tuesday.

Investigators spent much of Saturday back at a Hartford trash facility looking for evidence in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five who was reported missing more than two weeks ago. Prosecutors claim the duo were caught on multiple surveillance cameras hiding evidence and throwing out bloody garbage bags, and have lied about it.

Pattis is no stranger to high-profile cases. He represents Alex Jones, the publisher of Infowars. Jones is being sued by the families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims. They claim Jones purposely spread a story that the 2012 shooting at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school was staged. Twenty-six people — 20 students and six adults — were shot and killed during that shooting spree.

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Nine hospitalized in Boston subway derailment 

Nine people were hospitalized Saturday after a subway car derailed near Fenway Park in Boston.

Officials with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the accident happened about 11 a.m. when a subway car derailed inside a tunnel.

Local emergency officials said that none of the injuries were life-threatening, but that the incident caused major delays on the public transit system.There were about 150 people on the train when it derailed, with another 500 riders on the train behind it.

Following the incident, passengers were evacuated and walked through the tunnel.

Among those injured were the train’s operator. A 10th individual was reported injured but declined treatment, according to local reports.

“We are going to conduct a full investigation into this derailment,” MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said in a statement.

The accident came as Boston was gearing up for its annual Pride Parade and a Red Sox game at Fenway Park against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Dems prepping for a 2020 Florida recount some see as inevitable

Florida Democrats on Saturday were put on notice and told by the state’s new voter protection director to expect a recount during next year’s presidential election.

Brandon Peters, who was hired by the state party in May, told a packed room of Democratic activists gathered in Orlando that there will be teams of volunteers trained in how to monitor county canvassing boards for recount problems around the state.

“We are going to be prepared,” Peters said at the party’s Leadership Blue 2019 meeting.

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Florida infamously captured national headlines after the 2000 presidential election. Last year, the state was once again under the spotlight after a recount was needed in three statewide races. The recounts exposed a network of ballot problems in Broward and Palm Beach counties that caused state, local and national leaders to call out the Sunshine State as an electoral basket case. The recounts also led to the resignation of Broward County’s embattled elections chief Brenda Snipes.

The Florida Democratic Party is the second state Democratic party in the nation to hire a voter protection director, behind the Georgia Democratic Party.https://www.foxnews.com/politics/florida-asks-us-to-investigate-irregularities-as-state-races-toward-recount-deadline

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The Florida Democratic Party is the second state Democratic party in the nation to hire a voter protection director, behind the Georgia Democratic Party.

Peters said by July 2020 he hopes to have 15,000 lawyers and volunteers in place around the state to address any voter problems.

Those problems include making it difficult for ex-convicts to register after Florida voters last year passed a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to as many as 1.4 million felons and creating earlier deadlines for mail-in ballots, Peters said.

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has pledged to sign a bill requiring repayment of financial obligations before felons’ voting rights are restored.

Other nonelectoral changes in Florida could have consequences for voters, such as the rollout this month of new drivers’ licenses with magnetic strips removed, Peters said.

Voters often check in at polls where information on the strip is run against a database for ID verification. Without that, poll workers may have to resort to manually checking the ID against paper rolls, creating long lines, Peters said.

The state party is coordinating with the Democratic National Party to set up a tool to track election problems in real time. There also will be a hotline for volunteers to call in problems, Peters said.

“If you see something, say something,” Peters said. “Once we are aware of the problem, we will do something about it.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Fotis Dulos, estranged husband of Connecticut missing mother, Jennifer Dulos, and his girlfriend arraigned

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NORWALK, Conn. — Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, the Connecticut mother of five who has been missing for more than a week, is likely to face further charges in the coming days, prosecutors said during a Monday arraignment on evidence tampering allegations, and asked Dulos’ bail be kept at $500,000.

No plea was entered by Dulos or his girlfriend, who was also arraigned on tampering charges in a separate hearing Monday at Norwalk Superior Court.

Dulos, 51, and girlfriend Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested late Saturday at a hotel in Avon, Conn., on charges of tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution relating to the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. Dulos’ lawyer Monday said it was unlikely he would be able to post bail immediately. Troconis’ attorney said she would be able to make her $500,000 bail Monday. She will have to wear a GPS monitor.

Troconis, a multilingual high-roller who has interviewed celebrities on television and helped launch an upscale ski resort in Argentina, arrived at the courthouse first. Her brown hair was tied up in a ponytail and she did not speak to the media. Fotis Dulos arrived in court soon after wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Fotis Dulos and Troconis became romantically involved about a year before Jennifer Dulos filed for divorce and moved to the close-knit community in New Canaan. Authorities have hinted other charges against the couple could be coming soon.

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Since Dulos was reported missing 10 days ago, local, state and federal authorities have been “working around the clock” to find her, New Canaan police said in a statement Sunday.

Specifically, authorities spent the weekend searching Fotis Dulos’ sprawling 10,000-square foot Farmington mansion, as well as a nearby residence Dulos’ company, Fore Group, had developed. Armed with search warrants, investigators showed up at the Farmington home Sunday with more than a dozen state police vehicles and two canine units.

In the past 72 hours, state police obtained DNA samples from Fotis Dulos, who, for the past two years, has been locked in a contentious custody battle with his wife over the couple’s five children, who range in age from 8 to 13.

Dulos’ disappearance continues to be treated as both a missing-person case and a criminal investigation, New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro said.

The 50-year-old brunette was last seen driving a black Chevy Suburban 10 days ago, when she dropped off her children at their private school in New Canaan. Authorities spent three hours Friday handing out flyers that featured a picture of Dulos and her vehicle.

The circumstances surrounding Dulos’ disappearance have taken an ominous turn in recent days as more information has emerged about the couple’s rocky relationship.

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According to court documents, Jennifer Dulos said she was “terrified for (her) family’s safety, especially since discovering the gun, since my husband has a history of controlling, volatile and delusional behavior.” She also accused her husband, who was born and raised in Greece but attended college in the United States, of threatening to kidnap their children and take them to Greece.

Fotis Dulos, who married Jennifer 13 years ago, has strongly pushed back on his wife’s allegations. He has said he turned in his handgun to the Farmington police and accused his wife of being the unfit parent. He also said she had mental health issues, asserting at one point she verbally attacked him and called him names in front of guests.

Members of the affluent Connecticut town have been gripped by the case.

“Stuff like this doesn’t happen here,” Leila Roxo, an associate at LoLo Bag, an accessories boutique in New Canaan, told Fox News. “It’s a really quiet and safe town. Parents are OK just dropping off their kids and letting them walk around town, eat, have ice cream, buy something and then picking them up. It’s pretty safe.”

Roxo, who has a 6-year-old daughter, said she worries most about Dulos’ children and the scars they may carry from their mother’s disappearance.

“The 8-year-old is definitely going to remember some stuff,” Roxo said. “I don’t know how far apart the other ones are, but I have a 6-year-old and I feel like if this were to happen to her, she’d definitely remember.”

On Sunday night, hundreds of people packed into St. Mark’s Episcopal Church for the second vigil held in a week for Dulos.

Eric Cooper, the head of the New Canaan Country School, described Dulos as “an incredibly warm person” and a “devoted mother who supported everything her children did.”

“We’re heartbroken,” he said. All five of the Dulos children attend the private school.

Carrie Luft, a spokeswoman for the family, said last week the children “miss their mother terribly, but they are doing as well under the circumstances as one could.”

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The kids are reportedly with their maternal grandmother, Gloria Farber, in New York City. Farber and her late husband sued Fotis Dulos, claiming in court documents he did not repay a $1.7 million loan he borrowed to buy and redevelop high-end homes.

Fox News’ Lissa Kaplan contributed to this report. 

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‘It’s sickening’: Liz Cheney slams Democratic leaders for defense of Tlaib’s Holocaust remark

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Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming sounded off Tuesday on her Democratic colleagues in Congress, accusing them of being anti-Semitic by not condemning comments by Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

“We have a situation today where those of us who are elected officials and particularly elected officials in the House of Representative where this anti-Semitism is rising within our body have an obligation to stand up and to stop it,” Cheney said on “Fox & Friends.”

She also took House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to task over their recent demand for an apology from Republicans and President Trump for allegedly twisting Tlaib’s words to create controversy.

“I’m sorry that there are so many anti-Semitic members of the House Democratic caucus,” Cheney said on “Fox & Friends.” “We went yesterday from a situation where the Democratic leadership in the House had sort of been enabling this anti-Semitism by their silence. Yesterday was different.”

RASHIDA TLAIB SLAMMED BY HOUSE GOP OVER COMMENTS ON HOLOCAUST, PALESTINIANS

On Monday, Omar accused Cheney of “deep seated hate and Islamophobia” after Cheney condemned Tlaib’s comments on Israel and the Holocaust.

Cheney slammed Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress, for making allegedly false remarks critical of Israel.

“Here’s @RepRashida direct quote, ‘There’s a calming feeling I always tell folks when I think of the Holocaust.’ And her ‘history’ of what happened after is a fantasy based on lies spread to delegitimize the state of Israel,” Cheney tweeted.

Omar responded, “Give it up, we all know you never met a Muslim you didn’t want to vilify!,” Omar said. “Your deep seeded hate and Islamophobia might be a tool to rally your base, but won’t get rid your colleagues. You just have to deal.”

Instead of calling out their colleagues as Republicans demanded, the House Democratic leadership defended Omar and Tlaib.

“If you read Rep. Tlaib’s comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context,” Hoyer told The Hill. “They must stop, and they owe her an apology.”

Pelosi also weighed in and called for Trump and Tlaib’s critics to apologize.

“Republicans’ desperate attempts to smear @RepRashida & misrepresent her comments are outrageous,” Pelosi tweeted. “President @realDonaldTrump & House GOP should apologize to Rep. Tlaib & the American people for their gross misrepresentations.”

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That didn’t sit well with Cheney who told Fox News, “There is just no context in which it is okay to say that a calming feeling comes over you when you think about the Holocaust. It’s sickening.”

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Petraeus praises Trump, calls out NATO, North Korea and China

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In a wide-ranging with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, former CIA Director David Petraeus praised President Trump’s hard line on NATO, claimed the west needs to rethink its North Korea strategy and warned the United States should be “firm, not provocative” with China.

The retired four-star general said Trump is hardly the first U.S. president to take NATO to task for spending too little on their own defense and depending on the U.S. to make up the difference.

“(Trump) is right to do that,” Petraeus said. “He is by no means the first president. I heard President Obama do this publicly and privately. I heard Secretary Gates, President Bush, others… have all been very frustrated that our NATO allies have not spent what they have agreed to spend.”

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He added, “The greatest gift to nato since out end of the Cold War is Vladimir Putin. He has given a whole new reason for NATO to live.”

When it comes to North Korea, the former head of US Central Command said the west needs a more realistic approach in dealing with Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.

“The real question is do we truly believe that we can demand that North Korea agree to complete irreversible, verifiable destruction of their nuclear program before we do anything? Or is — should we do a step-by-step starting out with a on the ground verification inspection, validation of what is there? The secretary of state (Mike Pompeo) is a seriously bright guy. We do have dialogue. I think he understands..

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Petraeus then shifted to China and the challenges facing the Trump administration. He believes both countries have to “compete” and “collaborate” in order to be successful.

“We should look at every decision that we take and ask what will the effect of that be on our relationship with China? What we need to be here is firm not provocative,” Petraeus said. “We want to ensure that China realizes that if there are actions that they take that are not acceptable to us, that there is going to be a response.”

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On Friday, the U.S. escalated its trade war with China, slapping tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports after trade talks held in D.C. failed Thursday.

Beijing hit back and pledged to take “necessary countermeasures” though it did not give specifics.

Brian Kilmeade’s full interview with former CIA Director David Petraeus will be available this weekend.

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Canadian doctor sentenced to life for killing wife as their three children slept nearby

A Canadian doctor who murdered his wife two days after she filed for divorce was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.

Neurosurgeon Mohammed Shamji, 43, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Elana Fric Shamji, a well-respected family doctor. Shamji attacked his wife, broke her neck and ribs before choking her to death while their three children slept nearby.

He then took his wife’s mangled body, stuffed it into a suitcase and dumped it in the Humber River.

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After the incident, Shamji went home, cleaned up and reported to work as usual and even performed surgeries. He reported his wife missing and was arrested a day later after her body had been found.

During the sentencing hearing on Wednesday, Elana Shamji’s mother said the incident had destroyed her family and left them with rage. She told the Toronto court that she would have died “except that the children have given me a purpose to live.”

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“I see my daughter in them every day, and I talk to her at her gave site,” she said.

Elana Shamji’s father, Joe Fric, also addressed the court.

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“I am an old man, almost 74 years of age, so my loss will end before too long, but the loss of the children will go on for decades and decades,” he said, struggling to speak through tears.

He added that going to identify his daughter’s body at the morgue would haunt him forever.

“No parent should ever have to do that,” he said.

Shamji, whose 12-year marriage was described as volatile and dysfunctional, said he should have taken his own life instead of his wife’s.

“Mine was the ultimate betrayal to a woman who gave so much to so many people, especially me,” he said. “There have been no justifications or excuses for what I have done that has hurt so many people.”

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Shamji will be eligible for parole in 14 years.

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Baltimore hit by ransomware attack, forcing officials to shut down city’s servers

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Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young said Wednesday that IT teams were working to recover from a devastating cyberattack the day before that had forced officials to shut down most of the city’s Internet servers.

Young and city IT director Frank Johnson briefed reporters on the hack but didn’t say how long it would take the city to be up and running again.

“I don’t care what kind of systems you put in place, they always can find a way to infect your system,” Young said. “I know we’re going to do all we can to solve this issue and put up other protections.”

Johnson said the ransomware involved is called RobbinHood and described it as “very aggressive.”

Thousands of city employees were told Tuesday to unplug their computers and some departments even sent their workers home for the day as experts tried to stop the cyber bleeding after the ransomware virus spread throughout the network.

The Department of Public Works tweeted that both its email and customer service phone lines were not working and told residents trying to pay their bill to hold off.

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Young said Baltimore police, fire, EMS and 311 service were operational and that the city shut down the majority of its service out of an abundance of caution.

He tweeted,  “At this time, we have seen no evidence that any personal data has left the system.”

This was not the first time Baltimore has been hit. Last year, the city’s 911 dispatch system was compromised, leading to a 17-hour shutdown.

The hackers managed to breach the city’s network after an “internal change to the firewall” made by a technician who was working on another issue related to the automated dispatch system.

“We were able to successfully isolate the threat and ensure that no harm was done to other servers or systems across the city’s network,”  Frank Johnson, chief information officer in the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology, said at the time.

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Don Norris, a professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, told The Baltimore Sun that the city’s repeat victimization underscores how municipal governments struggle to keep computer networks out of the hands of hackers.

“You’ve got increasingly sophisticated and very persistent bad guys out there looking for any vulnerability they can find and local governments, including Baltimore, who either don’t have the money or don’t spend it to properly protect their assets,” Norris said.

“I’m not surprised that it happened,” he said, “and I won’t be surprised when it happens again.”

Baltimore is hardly alone.

U.S. cities, states and companies have been finding themselves increasingly at risk for cyber attacks and breaches involving ransomware, which place them at the mercy of hackers demanding money.

Last year, Atlanta’s computer systems were hit. The ransomware attack locked important city data behind an encrypted wall that could only be unlocked if the city paid hackers thousands of dollars in Bitcoins.

The ransom note left by the hackers said that refusing to pay the figure would lead to wiping out the information.

In December, a federal grand jury in Atlanta indicted two Iranian nationals, Faramarz Savandi and Mohammed Mansouri, for creating and deploying the””SamSam” ransomware that crippled online government services for more than a week.

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According to court documents, the Department of Justice claimed Savandi and Mansouri have collected more than $6 million in ransom payments since they first launched “SamSam” in 2015.

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contibuted to this report. 

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White police officer caught cursing at black middle school students rescinds public apology offer

The Virginia police officer who promised to publicly apologize after being caught on video in March threatening a group of black middle school students has rescinded the offer.

Richmond Police Chief William Smith told The Richmond Times-Dispatch that the officer, who is white and whose name has not been released, doesn’t feel comfortable apologizing in a large setting and therefore won’t be making good on his word.

Smith said the officer met with the students and their parents last week and apologized to them. At the meeting, the officer also signed an agreement promising to attend an Albert Hill school assembly and address the student body. However, “since then, he has reconsidered that promise and no longer feels he could handle the much larger setting of a school assembly,” Smith said in a statement Tuesday.

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“He wants me to pass along his sincere apology for what he said that day and add another apology for not being able to meet with the entire school,” Smith added. “I believe that if there is any good that has come out of this, it is that the Richmond Police Department has developed a stronger, much more positive and hopeful ongoing relationship with Albert Hill Middle School.”

The video, shot by student Cameron Hilliard, shows the officer telling the students to “wait until your asses turn 18, then you’re mine.”

Hilliard has said the comments were prompted after someone yelled an obscenity directed at the officer.

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The officer, a 15-year veteran, was removed from patrol of the Museum District neighborhood where the school is located. The officer also faces unspecified punishment and remedial training, according to the Times-Dispatch.

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