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NYU commencement speaker calls for a boycott of Israel, says Trump is a ‘fascist’

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A graduation speaker at New York University called President Trump a “fascist” and labeled Israel an “apartheid” state in his speech on Monday.

Speaking at the convocation for the University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Steven William Thrasher, an NYU alum and professor at Northwestern, praised the graduates for their resistance against the current administration.

“Many of us have been together at Occupy Wall Street, and at Black Lives Matter protests, and at marches against that fascist in the White House that would not allow 56 different countries to cross borders and be together in a setting like this,” Thrasher said. The crowd cheered.

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He then turned to Israel: “I am so proud, so proud, of NYU’s chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voices for Peace,” he said, “for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against the apartheid state government in Israel.”

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement targets Israeli organizations and companies doing business in Israel. Their aim is to weaken Israel economically and politically. In turn, forcing the government to change its policies.

The university awarded the Students for Justice in Palestine a Presidential Service Award earlier this year.

“This is what we are called to do. This is our NYU legacy, that we are connected in radical love,” Thrasher continued.

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“We must stand together to vanquish racism, and Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism, and injustice, and attacks on women, and attacks on abortion rights in Tel Aviv, in Shanghai, in Abu Dhabi, in New York City, in Atlanta, in Washington, in Los Angeles, in San Francisco and everywhere in the world,” he shouted. “Am I right?”

On Wednesday, Thrasher took to Twitter: “I think “NYU Graduation Speaker Calls Trump ‘Fascist,’ Endorses BDS” is the best headline a conservative outlet has ever used to post about me.”

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New York University’s president, Andrew Hamilton, has condemned the Department of Cultural and Social Analysis’s decision to boycott Israel. Hamilton can be seen applauding Thrasher’s speech.

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Cops bust driver for phony hand drawn inspection sticker

An upstate New York man was busted for driving with a crudely drawn fake vehicle safety inspection sticker, prompting local authorities to mock the creation.

Cops spotted the phony red sticker when they pulled over 35-year-old Manuel Muniz on Monday morning in Amsterdam, NY, according to WRGB.

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(Montgomery County Sheriff)

The sticker, which had the words “New York State Safety Emissions Certificate,” tried to mimic the real deal, with a hole-punched January 2020 expiration date and a bar code drawn in black marker.

Muniz was slapped with a violation for driving an unregistered vehicle.

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On Tuesday the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office shared the faux sticker on their Facebook page with some advice to motorists.

“So, we appreciate people who take some initiative, however, this will not work as your vehicle inspection sticker, NICE TRY!” read the post.

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New Jersey man tried aiding Hamas, threatened to bomb Trump Tower, feds say

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A New Jersey man allegedly sought to help the terror group Hamas and threatened to bomb Trump Tower in New York City as well as “shoot everybody” at a pro-Israel demonstration, federal investigators alleged.

Jonathan Xie made his initial court appearance on Wednesday in Newark, N.J. The 20-year-old was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, making false statements and transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.

Xie allegedly sent $100 to a person he thought was associated with a faction of Hamas last December, and a few days later, posted on his Instagram account that he was “pretty sure it was illegal but I don’t give a damn,” according to a criminal complaint.

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He also allegedly did not mention the donation on security forms he filled out when he tried to join the U.S. Army.

The U.S. attorney’s office also said that Xie posted on Instagram he wanted to bomb the Trump Tower in New York and the Israeli Embassy.

A person wearing a black ski mask, later identified as Xie, allegedly said in an Instagram video that he was against “Zionism” and the “neo-liberal establishment,” according to the criminal complaint. It also said he responded to a question by saying he would join Hamas “if I could find a way.”

Later in the video, Xie allegedly displayed a gun and said “I’m going to shoot everybody” at a pro-Israel march.

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After a trip to Trump Tower in April where Xie was observed by FBI surveillance, he posted photos of the building along with his intent to bomb it, according to the complaint.

“Okay so I went to NYC today and passed by Trump Tower, then I started thinking about bombing it and I was imagining that the explosion would kill Trump and then I started laughing hysterically,” the complaint stated Xie allegedly wrote. “I forgot to visit the Israeli embassy in NYC… I want to bomb this place along with Trump Tower.”

Xie, who entered the courtroom in shackles, did not say anything during Wednesday’s brief hearing, aside from saying he understood the judge’s instructions.

He was ordered held without bail because the judge ruled Xie was a threat to the community. His public defender didn’t say whether he would file a motion for a bail hearing.

His parents attended the proceeding but declined to speak with reporters.

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Xie faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the terrorism charges.

Fox News’ Ben Evansky in Newark and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Gloria Allred tells of nearly ‘bleeding to death’ from illegal abortion in 1960s

Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred told a gathering in New York City on Tuesday that she nearly bled to death from an illegal abortion in the 1960s after she was raped at gunpoint while on vacation in Mexico.

The disclosure came at a pro-choice rally in Manhattan. The recent passage of pro-life laws and advancement of pro-life proposals in several states has many liberal-leaning states worried that the trend could lead to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S.

Many conservatives are hoping that President Trump’s appointment of justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh will lead to a ruling in their favor if an abortion case reaches the court in the near future.

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Allred spoke in graphic detail about the procedure she underwent.

“I had to get a back-alley abortion in a bathtub from a person who was not licensed,” she said. “They were just doing it for the money.”

She explained that she didn’t realize she was pregnant until she returned to the U.S., where abortion was still illegal in most states.

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Attorney Gloria Allred speaks to reporters May 24, 2016, in Norristown, Pa. (Associated Press)

Allred said that when she began hemorrhaging during the procedure, the person performing the abortion told her it was “your problem now.”

“The only time a hospital would admit a woman like me was if she was bleeding to death from an abortion,” Allred said. “The nurse told me, ‘This should teach you a lesson.’

“It taught me abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible!” she concluded, according to the Daily Beast.

But state legislatures and governors in several states — including Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia — don’t seem to share Allred’s view on abortion. They have signed bans on the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Alabama’s Gov. Kay Ivey on May 15 signed into law a bill that makes abortion a felony in the state in nearly all cases, without exceptions for incest or women who were raped.

“This legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” Ivey said in a statement.

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs the state’s abortion bill into law, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery. Ala. Republicans who support the measure hope challenges to the law will be used by conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion nationwide. (Associated Press)

“This legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.”

— Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey

Also at the New York rally was Mayor Bill de Blasio, who spoke just days after announcing his presidential candidacy. The Democrat claimed “women will die” as a result of the new laws passed in the Southern states.

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“New York City respects women, honors the rights of women, but in some other states we see these bans that try and take away rights that were fought for, for so long,” de Blasio said, according to New York City’s 1010 WINS radio.

“These leaders who think they can turn back the clock, let’s just tell them this: Hands off, hands off the bodies of women, hands off the rights of women.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Harold Varner III implodes with 81 in final group at PGA Championship

Harold Varner III woke up Sunday morning as one of four golfers in a tie for second place at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, seven shots behind 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka. He cut that gap to five strokes on the very first hole, which Varner birdied and Koepka bogeyed.

And then it all fell apart.

Varner, the 174th-ranked player in the world, shot an 11-over 81 that dropped him into a five-way tie for 36th place at 6-over par, 14 shots behind Koepka, who held off Dustin Johnson by two shots to win his fourth major in 23 months.

“Man, it’s just rough. It was hard. It was really hard,” said Varner, whose only win was in the 2017 Australian PGA championship. “I just didn’t play well enough. It was a great experience. I’m going to get a lot better. It’s just a hard golf course. I don’t know, I don’t know. It’s good.”

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Harold Varner III reacts after sinking a putt for birdie on the first green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Varner’s score was the worst by a player in the final pairing on the final day of a major since Rory McIlroy shot 80 on Sunday at the 2011 Masters. McIlroy, who entered that final round with a four-shot lead, finished 10 shots behind champion Charl Schwartzel and is still looking for a green jacket to complete the career grand slam.

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The 28-year-old Varner’s afternoon began to go sideways at the par-3 third, where he missed the green, chipped to 11 feet and three-putted for double bogey.

The worst hole was the par-5, 524-yard No. 4. His 324-yard tee shot landed in stalk-like grass. His second went sideways into the woods, and the ball was lost. Even Koepka came to help, but to no avail.

“I had about 30 seconds left,” Varner said of the search. “I didn’t think we were going to find it anyways. I didn’t really look for my golf ball. I thought I was screwed.”

Varner had to return to the native area and eventually took a 7. He proceeded to bogey holes No. 5, No. 7 and No. 9, no. 12 and No. 13 before a double-bogey on the par-3 14th and another bogey on No. 16 brought an end to his ignominious afternoon.

For those of you scoring at home, that’s one birdie, three double bogeys, six bogeys and eight pars.

Varner could take consolation that he was not the only player to struggle on a windy, difficult day on Long Island. Just six of the 82 golfers who made the 36-hole cut finished the tournament under par and even Koepka — who had seemed to be in total command all week — struggled to the finish with a 4-over par 74 that saw Johnson briefly come within one shot of the lead.

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“That was crazy,” Varner said. “But it happens. I just — mine happened on the last day. I’m going to get a lot better. It was just really hard. I don’t know what else to say.”

Varner, who is African-American, received good luck messages from Masters champion Tiger Woods and basketball great Michael Jordan. Varner didn’t disclose exactly what Woods, who didn’t make the cut, said to him, other than to keep it simple.

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What really bothered Varner and was completely out of his — and Koepka’s control — were some fans yelling for Koepka to choke after Dustin Johnson drew close.

“I have a few choice words for that,” said Varner, whose week began with plans to play a practice round with Woods on the eve of the tournament until Woods called in sick. “I thought it was pretty weird how they were telling Brooks to choke. That’s not my cup of tea. I was pulling for him after that.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Mayor AOC? New York newspaper floats idea of congresswoman succeeding de Blasio

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If New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio succeeds in his just-announced quest to win the White House in 2020, that would leave a vacancy in the tough job of leading America’s largest city.

One local newspaper thinks it has spotted the perfect candidate to succeed de Blasio: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

In a recent editorial, the New York Sun argues that the freshman Democratic congresswoman from the Bronx (whose 14th Congressional District also represents part of Queens) might find the House of Representatives an unpleasant place if the GOP recaptures the chamber in 2020 – and would perhaps appreciate a chance to come home from Washington.

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In a Republican-controlled House, the Sun argues, Ocasio-Cortez would be “faced with the interminable drudgery of being without seniority and in a minority.”

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Running for mayor of New York, however, might “look attractive to the young firebrand with a … quick wit and taste for the limelight,” the Sun wrote.

The Sun’s suggestion comes just as de Blasio – now in his second term – is facing much ridicule over his presidential aspirations, with 76 percent of city residents saying he should not run, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll.

But the Sun ends its editorial with a bit of intrigue.

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A suggested mayoral run by AOC might fail, the newspaper suggests, if local Republicans “were to discover a high-spirited millennial with Republican principles to take her on.”

Does the Sun have a particular Republican in mind? The editorial doesn’t say.

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Hit-run driver dies weeks after killing teen; friends speculate she may have had Alzheimer’s

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A 49-year-old woman from Staten Island, N.Y., died roughly three weeks after she was arrested for allegedly hitting a 14-year-old girl in Brooklyn and then driving away.

Julia Litmonovich died on May 5; she was accused of ramming into Xin Yi Wang on March 27 as the teen was crossing 47th Street at Ninth Avenue in Borough Park.

Litmanovich was charged on April 10 with leaving the scene of an accident with an injury, reckless endangerment, assault, reckless driving, failure to yield to a pedestrian, failure to exercise due care and speeding, police said.

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The woman’s friends are speculating that Litmanovich was exhibiting Alzheimer’s-like behavior prior to the accident and that her behavior worsened in the days after.

Upon her arrest, she allegedly showed little remorse for her actions, telling officers, “I left because, come on, I hit a little girl, I’m going to jail,” Assistant District Attorney Tziyonah Langsam said during Litmanovich’s arraignment. “What is the big deal? It was an accident.”

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“If you watch, when she’s getting taken from her house to a cop car, her face is blank,” Kimberly Perricone, a friend of Litmanovich, told SILive.com. “You can see in her eyes. Like there’s no one there.”

She speculated that her friend, who lived with her boyfriend and 7-year-old daughter, may have been suffering from some form of dementia but didn’t know if she’d been diagnosed.

Litmanovich had a history of drug addiction and was arrested more than 30 times. She was convicted of driving while intoxicated three times, according to reports by SILive.

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Billboard in Times Square bursts into flames, but no injuries are reported amid maasive crowds

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An electronic billboard burst into flames in Times Square on Saturday afternoon.

The FDNY got a call that the billboard, which is located above the Thomson Reuters building between 42nd and 43rd Streets in the heart of Manhattan was ablaze around 3 p.m., the fire department told Fox News Satuday.

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Firefighters used a precautionary hose line and cut power to the sign to get the fire under control, the FDNY said. It also conducted searches within the building.

But on a typically busy Saturday in Midtown Manhattan, there were no injuries.

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It isn’t the first time in recent memory that this piece of Times Square was beset by potential peril. Just this past August, police responded to the scene when thousands of bees swarmed a hot dog stand on the corner of Broadway and West 43rd Street, causing the street to be closed as officers sucked the bees up with a special vacuum.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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Billboard in Times Square bursts into flames, but no injuries are reported amid massive crowds

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An electronic billboard burst into flames in Times Square on Saturday afternoon.

The FDNY got a call that the billboard, which is located above the Thomson Reuters building between 42nd and 43rd Streets in the heart of Manhattan was ablaze around 3 p.m., the fire department told Fox News Satuday.

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Firefighters used a precautionary hose line and cut power to the sign to get the fire under control, the FDNY said. It also conducted searches within the building.

But on a typically busy Saturday in Midtown Manhattan, there were no injuries.

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It isn’t the first time in recent memory that this piece of Times Square was beset by potential peril. Just this past August, police responded to the scene when thousands of bees swarmed a hot dog stand on the corner of Broadway and West 43rd Street, causing the street to be closed as officers sucked the bees up with a special vacuum.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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Trump-Russia probe officials caught ‘abusing’ power must be ‘held accountable’: GOP lawmaker

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Attorney General William Barr’s newly-sanctioned investigation into the origins of Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia probe must “get to the bottom” of some unanswered questions, according to House Ways and Means Committee member Tom Reed.

“I think what the attorney general is demonstrating is that he’s going to get to the bottom of this,” Reed, R-N.Y., said on “Outnumbered Overtime” after listening to some of “America’s Newsroom” anchor Bill Hemmer’s exclusive interview with Barr.

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Barr told Hemmer in the interview aired Friday that when he came into the DOJ for his latest tenure as attorney general, he believed the questions he had would be “readily answered.”

“I haven’t found that to be the case,” Barr said.

Reed praised Barr’s appointment of U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham to conduct the investigation into the origins of the Mueller probe — and to answer some of those questions.

Durham’s probe, Barr told Hemmer, would cover the period between Election Day 2016 and Inauguration Day.

“[Durham] has the ability to question people who no longer work for the government,” Hemmer told host Harris Faulkner before Reed’s interview, drawing a contrast with the constraints that Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz has in his own probe.

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Reed reacted to Hemmer’s comments, saying that, “we’ve got to do is make sure that transparency is brought to this investigation – and make sure that if people are abusing their power to spy on a campaign in America, that needs to be held accountable.”

He added that the Trump-Russia dossier raises “serious credibility questions” in his mind.

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