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Video captures American flag burning at Walmart, prompts arrest

An American flag burning caught on video in the parking lot of a Walmart in southern Virginia on the Fourth of July has led to the arrest of 23-year-old man.

Mitchell Lee Stauffer was not arrested over his First Amendment-protected right to burn a flag, but rather for allegedly burning an object in a public place with intent to intimidate, York-Poquoson Sheriff Danny Diggs said.

“The burning of our great American Flag is very offensive to most people including me,” Diggs said in the Facebook post. “That being said, the courts have ruled that act alone is an expression of free speech and not per se illegal.”

“This charge is appropriate under the Code of Virginia,” he said. “It is fortunate that no one was injured today.”

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The statue Stauffer was charged under has been used in the past in cross-burning cases.

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Mitchell Lee Stauffer, 23, charged with trying to intimidate people by burning an American flag in the parking lot of a Virginia Walmart.  (Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

The incident took place around 9 a.m. Thursday at the Walmart in Yorktown.

The video shows a man in a hat and shorts throwing an American flag on the ground, pouring gas on it and setting it on fire.

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“This county f—— hates you,” the man is heard yelling. “It wouldn’t give a s— if you die.”

The yelling made those who heard it very nervous, the sheriff’s office said.

“We think this was to induce fear,” Diggs told Fox News Friday. “It’s really irrelevant if it was an American flag. He could have set fire to a towel and he would have been charged.”

The video was shot by a Walmart manager who hung up the phone when contacted by Fox News.

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The Newport News Daily Press reports that the torching left a large scorch mark in the pavement.

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Alaska’s largest city sees record 90 degrees, other cities hit all-time highs

The largest city in Alaska shattered its all-time temperature record on Independence Day as the northern-most state swelters under a heat dome.

The National Weather Service revealed Friday that Anchorage reached a record 90 degrees in the afternoon on the Fourth of July, beating out the previous record set June 14, 1969, by five degrees.

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Anchorage was not the only city in Alaska to break all-time records on Thursday.

Kenai and King Salmon also reached new high temperatures of 89 degrees – the previous records were 87 degrees in Kenai set on June 26, 1953, and 88 degrees in King Salmon set on June 27, 1953.

The city of Palmer tied its all-time high record at 88, which had been previously set on May 27, 2011.

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ANCHORAGE, AK – JULY 04: People navigate the Turnagain Arm on paddle boards as vehicles move along the Seward Highway on July 4, 2019 south of Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska is bracing for record warm temperatures and dry conditions in parts of the state. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

Meteorologist Bob Clay said a high-pressure ridge over much of south-central Alaska is strengthening and responsible for the record temperatures.

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While 90 degrees is a record in Anchorage, it is not the highest temperature the state has experienced.

According to records kept by the National Weather Service, Fairbanks made a run at 100 when the mercury topped out at 99 on July 28, 1919. The same city also recorded a 93-degree temperature on August 5, 1994.

In Fort Yukon, which is situated in central eastern Alaska, the temperature rose to 100 degrees in 1915.

On Thursday, four cities – including Anchorage – also saw daily high-temperature records for July 4.

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Forecasters said the sizzling temps will remain for the coming days and warned about the possibility of increased wildfire activity and smoke.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Remains of murdered Utah student Mackenzie Lueck found: police

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The body of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck was recovered 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, police said Friday.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown made the revelation during a press conference. Lueck’s remains were found in Logan Canyon.

“In the wake of this tragic, tragic incident, I am relieved and grief-stricken to report that we have recovered Mackenzie Lueck,” Brown said.

Police announced the recovery of Lueck’s remains came a week after 31-year-old Ayoola Ajayi was arrested in her murder. The arrest came after an investigation uncovered a fresh dig area, charred female human tissue and items belonging to the missing student in the backyard of his Salt Lake City home, police said.

“It’s a scenario you can’t even imagine happening in your life,” Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Texas man fatally shoots his sister before turning gun on himself in suspected murder-suicide

A Texas man shot and killed his sister and wounded three others at her housewarming party before turning the gun on himself in a suspected murder-suicide, according to police.

Deputies from Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office were called to a newly-rented home in Katy, Tx., just west of Houston, around 11.30 p.m. Wednesday, where they found a woman, later identified as Julianna Carr, dead.

Carr, 48, worked as a talent acquisition manager at Engel and Völkers Houston, a real estate company, and was a mother of two teenagers ages 19 and 16, according to her Facebook profile.

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Four other people, including the gunman, who was identified as her brother John Wright, had been shot. Wright later died after being taken to the hospital, according to KHOU. Police did not immediately report a possible motive in the attack.

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Deputies from Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office were called to a newly-rented home in Katy, Tx., just west of Houston, around 11.30 p.m. Wednesday, where they found a woman, later identified as Julianna Carr, (pictured) dead. (Facebook)

The three other shooting victims are expected to survive. All those hurt were identified as “family and friends” by Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls, according to NBCDFW.

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Two teenagers ran for cover during the shooting, according to click2houston, with one locking herself in a bathroom and another running away. A woman was also able to jump a fence in the backyard and run away, before calling 911.

“It’s going to take some time now to process this scene,” Sheriff Nehls said early Thursday morning. “It’s just a tragic, tragic situation.”

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Deputies said the family was renting the home and had only moved in Monday. Officials believe the gathering was a housewarming party because there were still unpacked boxes everywhere.

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Boy praised for tying shoe of Honor Guard member during Texas Fourth of July parade

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A North Texas boy is being praised online after he stepped into the Arlington Fourth of July parade and tied the shoe of an Honor Guard member.

The boy – identified by police as “Josh” – ran out at the start of the parade after he noticed one of the Honor Guard members holding the American flag had his shoe untied.

Without any hesitation, Josh ran into the parade, kneeled down and made sure the loose laces wouldn’t trip up the guard during the march.

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Wendy Smith snapped the photo at the parade and shared it on Facebook, saying: “We need more of his type in the world.”

Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson also shared Smith’s photo of the moment on Twitter, praising Josh for his quick action.

“We should all be so kind. I have a Chief Challenge coin for you,” he wrote.

Twitter users were quick to send praise for Josh.

“Josh, young man, your parents should be so proud of you. Loved seeing what you did for the Arlington PD Honor Guard and the Chief of Police from Robinson, Tx,” one person wrote.

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According to the police department, Josh is the grandson of Dennis Wiles, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Arlington.

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Former New York City police commissioner wants Antifa classified as a domestic terror group

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A former New York City police commissioner said Wednesday that he wants to see Antifa categorized as a domestic terror organization after its members brutally beat a conservative journalist covering a protest in Portland, Ore., last week. 

Andy Ngo, a reporter for the conservative-leaning publication Quillette, was attacked by members of the anti-fascism group Antifa on Saturday when far-left antifascists clashed with far-right Proud Boys.

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“This is an extremely violent group that goes out, threatens, intimidates, attacks with extreme violence for political reasons,” Bernard “Bernie” Kerik, former NYPD commissioner, said on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight this week. Kerik started an anti-terror task force under Mayor Giuliani’s administration, and Giuliani now represents President Trump.

“I think they should be designated as a terror group, a domestic terror group,” Kerik told anchor Brian Kilmeade, who was filling in for Tucker Carlson. Kerik equated Antifa to radical left militant organizations in the 60s, 70s and 80s like the Black Liberation army, the Black Panther Party and Weather Underground.

Ngo posted images of the aftermath on Twitter — showing cuts and bruises on his face. Some reports said he was hospitalized for a “bleeding braining” following the alleged attack. He said attackers also stole his camera equipment.

Kerik also said he was “appalled” at the Portland Police Department for not being more “active, preemptive and reactive” to Antifa gatherings in the city. He said he knows from his experience as police commissioner that the department knows in advance where protests will be held and roughly how many people will be there.

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“I can tell you under Rudy Giuliani back when I was police commissioner, this would be absolutely all hands on deck to make sure this didn’t happen,” he said. Kerik went on to say that attacks in which journalists are “severely beaten, not just smacked around” seem to be growing in states with Democratic governors and cities with Democratic mayors.

“They knock people off the air, off of social media these conservative just for a comment,” Kerik said of bias toward conservatives. “I watched these beat downs, dozens of different videos on anti-conservative sites over the last four or five days. Just outrageous,” he said.

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report. 

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Trump salutes America on July 4, despite critics; Citizenship census question battle not over

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Trump salutes America in elaborate July 4 event, despite critics — and a downpour of rain
Despite concerns that he would use the Fourth of July event as a glorified campaign rally, President Trump used his “Salute to America” speech Thursday evening to praise the men and women of the armed forces and American exceptionalism. With the Lincoln Memorial as a backdrop and flanked by camouflaged Bradley fighting vehicles, Trump stuck mainly to the script during his speech – praising the spirit that “runs through the veins of every American patriot” and attempting to strike a more unifying  and conciliatory tone than he is generally known to take.

While Trump’s speech set a unifying tone, the lead-up to the event was far from harmonious – with Trump’s opponents, especially 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, slamming him on everything from the cost of the event to the perceived exploitation of the holiday for a political purpose. Two outside groups, the National Parks Conservation Foundation and Democracy Forward, want the Interior Department’s internal watchdog to investigate what they say may be a “potentially unlawful decision to divert” national parks money to Trump’s “spectacle.”

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FILE – In this June 27, 2019, file photo, Demonstrators gather at the Supreme Court as the justices finish the term with key decisions on gerrymandering and a census case involving an attempt by the Trump administration to ask everyone about their citizenship status in the 2020 census, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Justice Department said Tuesday that the 2020 Census is moving ahead without a question about citizenship. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

White House seeking all options on citizenship question for 2020 census
President Trump on Thursday doubled down on his push for a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, promising that his administration is “working very hard” on the controversial issue — as reports say he is mulling using an executive order to get the question on the census. “So important for our Country that the very simple and basic ‘Are you a Citizen of the United States?’ question be allowed to be asked in the 2020 Census,” he tweeted. He added that the Commerce and Justice departments were “working very hard on this, even on the 4th of July!” Earlier this week, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that his department was going ahead with the printing of the census without the citizenship question, apparently indicating that the administration had dropped the controversial issue. That decision came after a Supreme Court ruling last week that blocked the citizenship question for the time being until more reasoning from the administration was provided.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, gets in an SUV after touring the inside of the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, Monday, July 1, 2019. Ocasio-Cortez spoke alongside fellow members of the Hispanic Caucus. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Ocasio-Cortez calls border officials liars after new report on offensive Facebook posts
In a Twitter message Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., branded the leadership of U.S. Customs and Border Protection as liars after a news site reported that CBP officials knew much longer than they claimed about a Facebook group on which some past and current CBP employees had posted offensive material. Ocasio-Cortez was the subject of some of this material. ProPublica, a self-described non-profit news group, reportedly has obtained screenshots of doctored images of Ocasio-Cortez, including one that shows a smiling President Trump forcing her head toward his crotch.

According to Politico, top CBP officials had known about offensive posts “for up to three years” – even though officials claimed this week that they had only recently learned about them. “Looks like CBP lied,” Ocasio-Cortez charged Thursday, one day after the Politico story appeared. “Reporting shows they knew about it for *years.* This is a big deal.”

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Ted Cruz schools Kaepernick, adds ‘context’ after ex-NFL star quotes Frederick Douglass ‘Fourth of July’ speech
Sen. Ted Cruz responded Thursday night after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a passage earlier on the Fourth of July from a famous speech by Civil War-era abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The passage Kaepernick cites is from Douglass’ speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Douglass delivered to the speech at a meeting of the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852 – nearly nine years before the Civil War began.

Kaepernick posted the following portion, without adding any comments: “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? This Fourth of July is yours, not mine…There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.” “You quote a mighty and historic speech by the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass,” Sen. Cruz writes in response, “but, without context, many modern readers will misunderstand.”

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This photo taken Monday, July 1, 2019 shows a worker atop a new building under construction in Hillsborough, N.C. On Friday, July 5, the U.S. government issues the June jobs report. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Closely watched June jobs report to be released Friday
Wall Street will be closely watching Friday’s release of the June jobs report, which could provide insight into whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at its July meeting. As the U.S. enters the longest economic expansion on record, investors are looking at the Department of Labor’s monthly payroll and unemployment data for signs that the rapid job growth over the past two years is softening and lending way to an overall growth slowdown.

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Navy Pier ‘chaos’ after Chicago fireworks show leaves 3 stabbed, 14 trampled: reports

At least three people were stabbed and more than a dozen injured in a subsequent stampede after panic broke out at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Thursday following a Fourth of July fireworks show, police said.

The stabbings came after an argument broke out on the pier around 10 p.m., Chicago police Sgt. Rocco Alioto said at a news conference. Police believe someone shouted “Gun!” in the crowd, causing people to panic, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

“Just chaos. Chaos. That’s all it was,” a 45-year-old woman visiting the pier told the newspaper. “We got separated from each other because everyone went in different directions when it started. But thank God, He got us all back together. That’s all that matters.”

“Just chaos. Chaos. That’s all it was.”

— Navy Pier visitor

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At least 14 people were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries suffered in the stampede, Alioto said. The three people with stab wounds were taken to local hospitals in serious-to-critical condition, Chicago’s WMAQ-TV reported.

Earlier reports that someone was also shot were false, police said. A fourth person,  who was originally believed to have been shot, actually suffered a bad puncture wound from banging into an overturned table as he fled the scene, police confirmed. That individual was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, but his condition was unknown, WMAQ reported.

It remained unclear what prompted the stabbings, and the victims were “not cooperating” with investigators, Alioto said. The investigation is ongoing.

Several children were separated from their parents in the uproar. Navy Pier’s Guest Services organized family reunifications, according to Chicago Scanner reporter Eric Tendian, who was tweeting updates as the incident unfolded. Thousands of others live-streaming from the pier showed a heavy police presence at the scene, according to the Sun-Times.

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People ride a wave swinger at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Friday, June 21, 2019. (Associated Press)

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Everyone who entered Navy Pier for the fireworks display had to go through a police checkpoint, Alioto said. The stabbings occurred outside the “secure” area of the pier, he said.

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Rescue underway in Indiana after child, 3, falls into sewer

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Emergency responders rescued a 3-year-old child from a sewer drain Thursday night in Evansville, Ind., and have transported the child to a hospital, according to reports.

The child’s medical condition was not immediately known, but reports indicated the child may have fallen as far as 30 feet down into water.

Video posted online by Evansville’s WFIE-TV and WEVV-TV showed numerous emergency personnel at the scene prior to the rescue.

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The circumstances of how the child fell into the sewer were not immediately clear.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Lightning strike in South Carolina kills at least 1; others injured: reports

At least one person was killed and as many as 12 others were injured on Independence Day when lightning struck in South Carolina at a popular river gathering spot, according to reports.

Firefighters said the lightning struck a tree Thursday afternoon near Lawshe Plantation in Georgetown County, injuring the people near it, FOX 57 of Columbia, S.C., reported.

The group of people hit were all family and friends between ages 9 and 46, one witness said.

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“We were in the water. A storm came fast,” Billie Camlin, a Georgetown resident, told FOX 57. “Then the lightning hit and it got the tree and then it hit every one of us.”

When asked what it felt like, Camlin said: “Like a shock through your body. Indescribable.”

“We were in the water. A storm came fast. Then the lightning hit and it got the tree and then it hit every one of us. … Like a shock through your body. Indescribable.”

— Billie Camlin, Georgetown, S.C., resident

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Lightning from a summer storm is seen in Christmas, Fla., July 19, 2015. ((Getty Images))

The hunting site and event venue sits along the Black River near the coast.

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Sam Hodge, the county emergency manager, said emergency crews transported three people to a hospital, and as many as a dozen people were injured.

Firefighters told the station three people were taken to a Georgetown hospital for treatment and one person was transported in critical condition but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. The other two transports reportedly suffered minor injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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