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Night before Trump’s inauguration was ‘very emotional’: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama in an interview Saturday evening said the night before President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017 was “very emotional.”

“The truth is, on that day I was moving my children out of the only house they had really grown up in,” the former first lady told Gayle King of CBS News at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. “I think that gets lost on people.”

She said she was rushing to get her daughters and their friends out of the White House after they’d had a sleepover the night before the inauguration.

“The girls didn’t get up,” she explained. “They’re all crying and they have their teddy bears and they’re moving slow and I’m like, ‘You’ve got to get up and get out of this house.’ And I don’t know where these kids are going, but they had to get up and out of that house. So you’ve got tears and I’m pushing people out a freight elevator and my kids are crying.”

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Michelle Obama speaks to Gayle King during the 2019 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

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She said she and former President Barack Obama then had to meet with the Trumps.

“I didn’t want to go out and greet them with tears in my eyes because people would think I was crying for other reasons,” Mrs. Obama said, according to CBS News.

The former first lady said after eight years of watching her husband “get raked over the coals” and feeling like they had to be perfect, “It was a lot emotionally that when I got on that plane, it was a release.”

She also spoke personally about marriage and motherhood, saying kids can “take up all the oxygen in the land.”

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“That’s why they make the babies cute because you would leave them at the post office,” she joked.

She told King the most important thing in a marriage is for spouses to be equals.

“My husband is my teammate and if we are going to win this game together, he has to be strong and he has to be OK with me being strong,” she said.

Mrs. Obama also waded into the 2020 election, telling King she and her husband are supportive of all the Democratic candidates and plan to support whoever wins the primary because the general election is “so important.”

She appeared to criticize Trump without using his name.

“The leader of the free world with a tweet can start a war, can crush an economy, can change the future of our children,” she said, adding the next president needs to have “deep seriousness and focus” and operate “with a clear base of facts and ideas.”

“The leader of the free world with a tweet can start a war, can crush an economy, can change the future of our children.”

— Michelle Obama

She said she thinks her husband sometimes made the presidency look easy.

“I guess it’s kind of like if the black guy can do it, anybody can do it — and that’s not true. It’s a hard job.”

Obama said people forget how many punches they took to win the White House and that for a bit she was portrayed as “an angry black woman who was emasculating her husband.” Both Democrats and Republicans were afraid of “the strength of a black woman,” she said.

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She added that she knew when she became the first lady she would have to “earn [her] grace.”

“I want all young girls out there to know – we all struggle with that, people of color, working-class folks, women of color – people try to define us in a negative way before we get a chance to get out there and tell our own stories,” she said.

Five of the presidential candidates – Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren – also spoke at the festival earlier in the day.

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Antifa tries to disrupt ‘Demand Free Speech’ event in DC, reports say

Members of Antifa clashed with police Saturday after attempting to disrupt a “Demand Free Speech” rally on Saturday in Washington, D.C., according to reports.

Several members of the far-left group were seen trying to grab “Make America Great Again” hats off the heads of supporters of President Trump, the Washington Times reported.

Members of Black Lives Matter D.C. also attended, the Washington Post reported.

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A “massive” group of District of Columbia police officers was assigned to the rally in an effort to prevent violence, according to the Post.

Police had broken up at least one direct clash between the conservative Proud Boys group and members of Antifa, according to the Post. Afterward, police worked to keep the two sides apart, the report said.

Antifa members were seen dragging objects into the street to impede traffic in the rally area, the Times reported.

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People attending a “Demand Free Speech” rally in Washington, Saturday, July 6, 2019, gather around an opposing protester for a photo. The rally was organized to protest against the perceived censorship of conservative views. (Associated Press)

No arrests were made, District police Chief Peter Newsham told the newspaper.

According to the Post, authorities in the nation’s capital wanted to avoid a situation similar to last month’s violence in Portland, Ore., that prompted that city’s police to use tear gas against demonstrators.

Conservative writer Andy Ngo posted photos of his injuries after he was attacked in Portland.

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People attend a “Demand Free Speech” rally in Washington, Saturday, July 6, 2019. The rally was organized to protest against the perceived censorship of conservative views. (Associated Press)

On Wednesday, former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Fox News that he believes Antifa should be declared a domestic terror organization.

“This is an extremely violent group that goes out, threatens, intimidates, attacks with extreme violence for political reasons,” Kerik said on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Conservative speakers addressing Saturday’s free-speech gathering in D.C. included Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes and writers Laura Loomer and Milo Yiannopolous, according to the Post.

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Several speakers complained that they had been banned from social media because of their conservative views, the Daily Beast reported.

“I may have been the first person in history completely banned from Tinder,” speaker Greg Aselbekian shouted, according to the outlet.

Previous “Demand Free Speech” events were held in New York and San Francisco, the Post reported.

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this story.

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VIDEO: Guitarist plays ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ while overlooking Grand Canyon

Talk about letting freedom ring.

A proud American guitarist originally from Atlanta recently posted on Instagram his performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which was filmed while he overlooked Grand Canyon National Park.

Andrew Suggs decided to make the patriotic video while on a camping trip in northern Arizona, FOX 10 of Phoenix reported. He told the station the video was made on the Fourth of July.

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“Happy 4th! Please share!,” Suggs writes in the post.

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Grand Canyon National Park. (Shutterstock)

Suggs is seen wearing the cap and jersey of his favorite baseball team, the Atlanta Braves, whom he claims have invited him to play the anthem at their home ballpark before a future game, according to FOX 10.

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Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested and charged with sex trafficking

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Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with molesting dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida, Fox News has learned.

Epstein, who a decade ago received a lenient plea deal after being accused of paying girls for sexual massages in Florida, is expected to appear in court Monday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Police: 7 dead in multivehicle wreck on Georgia interstate

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Seven people were killed and three others injured Saturday in a multivehicle collision in Georgia, authorities said.

The Georgia State Patrol said a Ford Excursion was traveling north on Interstate 85 in Franklin County when it crossed the median around 1:45 p.m. into the southbound lanes. The SUV struck a Chevrolet van traveling in the opposite direction, which hit a third vehicle.

Three people in the Ford and all four people in the van were killed. Three others in the Ford were injured and taken to a hospital. Their injuries were not specified.

No one in the third vehicle was injured. Two other vehicles suffered minor damage.

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Authorities have not released the names of those killed. Investigators were still trying to determine what caused the collision.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Starbucks apologizes after police officers asked to leave shop because of customer complaint

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Starbucks apologized to the Tempe, Ariz., police department after some of its officers were asked to leave from one of its shops on the Fourth of July following complaints from a customer who said they didn’t feel safe with cops present.

The coffee giant apologized for any “misunderstanding or inappropriate behavior that may have taken place” and said it has “deep respect for the Tempe Police Department.”

Starbucks did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment Saturday.

Six officers had purchased their drinks prior to their July 4 shift and were standing together when a barista asked them to leave because a customer said they did not feel safe by their presence, the Tempe Officers Association posted to its Facebook account.

The post was accompanied by a parody Starbucks logo featuring coffee being dumped from a cup. The union called the request “offensive” and said “such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”

“We know this is not a national policy at Starbucks Corporate and we look forward to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue,” the union said.

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It was not clear of the barista — who was not identified — would face disciplinary action.

In 2018, the coffee chain made headlines when two black men waiting for a business associate were arrested inside a Philadelphia shop for trespassing. The men received an apology from the city’s police commissioner and Starbucks closed 8,000 locations for the better part of a day to conduct “racial bias training.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Idaho mayor says ‘NO WAY, NO CHANCE’ to PETA’s request to rename Chicken Dinner Road

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The mayor of a small Idaho town said there was “NO WAY, NO CHANCE” he would consider a request from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to rename a street called Chicken Dinner Road to something more fowl-friendly.

PETA sent Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas a letter on July 3 asking him to change the name of the mostly deserted rural road. The animal-rights group said it opposes  “speciesism” and asked the name be changed to just Chicken Road.

“Just like dogs, cats, and human beings, chickens feel pain and fear and value their own lives,” said the letter from Tracy Reiman, PETA’s executive vice president. “PETA is asking Mayor Nancolas to change this road’s name to one that celebrates chickens as individuals, not as beings to kill, chop up, and label as ‘dinner.’”

Nancolas responded to the group in snarky fashion in a July 4 Facebook post.

“When I first received the letter, I thought it was a joke,” he wrote. “I literally laughed! When I realized the letter was for real, it made me extremely irritated that they would waste our time with such a ridiculous request!”

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The road in question is not even in Caldwell’s jurisdiction, the mayor said, adding that even it if was, there would be “NO WAY, NO CHANCE I would ever consider this truly unbelievable request!!”

The road is the responsibility of Canyon County, the Idaho Statesman reported. Most locals agree the road was named after Laura Lamb, who lived along the road and was known in the 1930s for her fried chicken.

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Californians brace for aftershocks following biggest earthquake in two decades

Communities in Southern California were bracing for hundreds of aftershocks Saturday after the region was rattled by two of the largest earthquakes felt there in two decades, resulting in multiple fires, punctured water and gas lines and infrastructure damage.

Seismologists warned of large aftershocks following Friday’s 7.1-magnitude tremor, which happened just after 8 p.m. local time. The quake was centered 11 miles from Ridgecrest, the site where a 6.4-magnitude tremor hit a day earlier.

The aftershocks are expected to last days, if not weeks.

The rumbling on Friday was felt as far away as Las Vegas and Mexico. No fatalities were reported in either quake, police said, but the California National Guard was sending 200 troops, along with logistical support and aircraft, to affected areas.

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Katherine Johnson-Coates stands outside of a neighbor’s burned down mobile home in the aftermath of an earthquake in Ridgecrest, Calif. Crews in Southern California assessed damage to cracked and burned buildings, broken roads, leaking water and gas lines and other infrastructure Saturday after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 years jolted an area from Sacramento to Las Vegas to Mexico. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Ridgecrest, a city of about 28,000 people sandwiched between Southern California and Las Vegas, experienced two fires that were quickly extinguished.

April Hamlin, a Ridgecrest resident, said she thought Friday’s quake was another aftershock. She was wrong.

“But it just kept on intensifying,” she said. “The TV went over, hanging by the cord. We heard it break. We heard glass breakage in the other rooms, but all we could do was stay where we were until it stopped.”

The second quake resulted in the postponement of several NBA Summer League games being played in Las Vegas. Play was stopped Friday night during the fourth quarter of a game between the New York Knicks and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Thomas & Mack Center, where the scoreboard swayed and the structure shook.

League play was expected to resume Saturday.

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In Los Angeles, about 150 miles southwest of Ridgecrest, the quake rattled Dodger Stadium in the fourth inning of the team’s game against the San Diego Padres. There were no reports of serious damage in and around Los Angeles.

Scientists said the initial quake on Independence Day and its small aftershocks were actually foreshocks to Fridays larger tremor, which is the most powerful since a 7.1 quake shook the Mojave Desert in 1999.

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This still image taken from video shows bottles and debris on the floor of a liquor store as a result from the earthquake in Ridgecrest, Calif. The quake struck at 8:19 p.m. Friday and was centered 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Ridgecrest, the same area of the Mojave Desert where a 6.4-magnitude temblor hit just a day earlier. (AP Photo/APTN)

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Around 500 small aftershocks were recorded as of Saturday morning, according to the United State Geological Survey.

Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the California Institute of Technology, said the chances of another 7.0 quake hitting the region within the week was  one in 20.

The chance of a 5.0 is “approaching certainty,” she said.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday requested federal assistance and the Office of Emergency Services was placed on high alert.

“I have determined that the damages caused by the July 4 and 5 earthquakes are of such severity and magnitude that continued effective response is beyond the capabilities of the state and affected local governments,” Newsom wrote in a letter to President Trump.

In addition to fires and structural damage, Ridgecrest suffered water-main breaks and power and communications outages. Authorities have reported thefts from some businesses, Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden said.

She said some “bad people” tried stealing items from local businesses after the quake, and Police Chief Jed McLaughlin said “a very expensive piece of equipment [was] stolen” from one business. A 30-mile stretch of highway on State Route 178 between Ridgecrest and Trona, a nearby city of about 2,000, was also closed off because of rock slides and road cracking.

A tweet from Newsom’s office on Saturday said the Democratic governor was headed to Ridgecrest to asses quake damage and speak with residents.

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Ron Mikulaco, left, and his nephew, Brad Fernandez, examine a crack caused by an earthquake on highway 178 outside Ridgecrest, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Antoun Abdullatif, 59, said much of his inventory from his liquor stores and other businesses in Ridgecrest and Trona was destroyed.

“I would say 70 percent of my inventory is on the floor, broken,” he said Saturday morning in Ridgecrest. “Every time you sweep and you put stuff in the dustbin, you’re putting $200 in the trash.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Drunken driver leaves Disney intern paralyzed after car crash

A 22-year old college student, just a month into a job at Disney World, was paralyzed and nearly killed after being struck by a drunken driver.

Gabby Murillo was stopped at a red light near Orlando on June 15 when the driver hit her from behind at full speed, causing her vehicle to slam into a concrete wall.

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Gabriella Murillo was hit by a drunken driver on June 15. (Courtesy of Gabriella Murillo)

“They were hit at full speed by a drunk driver,” Gabby’s sister, Jennifer Murillo, told FOX61. “He actually fled the scene. The cops, luckily, were able to catch him.”

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Murillo sustained fractured vertebrae and nerve damage; her sister says she is now paralyzed from the neck down.

The driver of the other vehicle was ticketed for careless driving with serious bodily injury, according to the police report.

Working at Disney was a big goal for Murillo, who got an internship with the company through Gateway Community College, where she studies early childhood education.

“She is obsessed with Disney,” said Jennifer. “She’s been trying to get into this college program for probably four years. And when she got that acceptance letter, we were over the moon for her.”

“She’s been obsessed with Disney for as long as we’ve been going on family trips every year,” Jennifer added.

Murillo spent three weeks in intensive care, has already undergone three surgeries and will be airlifted to a rehabilitation center in Georgia, according to NBC 4.

Her local community and others around the world have raised more than $100,000 via the crowdfunding site GoFundMe to help with future treatment. Gabby’s medical bills are expected to total $1 million in the first 12 months alone.

On Friday night, an event supporting Gabby called “Tip-A-Teacher” drew relatives, friends and volunteers to a tavern in Connecticut. More than $4,000 raised via a raffle and T-shirt sales will help with the costs of medical care and rehabilitation.

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A spokesperson for Walt Disney World Resort told PEOPLE: “This is a terrible situation. We are keeping Gabby and her family in our thoughts and hoping for her continued progress.”

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Multiple injuries reported after gas explosion near LA Fitness in Florida

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Emergency personnel are investigating an explosion at a shopping center in Plantation, Florida on Saturday that caused multiple injuries.

The building where the explosion occurred was completely destroyed and an LA Fitness nearby sustained heavy damage caused by the blast, with debris and glass filling the nearby parking lot.

Fire departments from Plantation, Davie, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, as well as Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue have all been called to the scene.

One person covered in blood was seen being attended by others outside the fitness center, according to video from WPLG.

FLORIDA MAN SAYS HE CONTRACTED FLESH-EATING BACTERIA INFECTION DESPITE NOT ENTERING WATER

Footage from inside the fitness center showed crowds hurrying out of the building, some limping and in shock, while its front windows were nearly blown out front the massive blast.

Plantation Fire tweeted that the explosion occurred along the 800 block of South University Drive on Saturday and police have closed the road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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