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Brett Favre spikes any chance of football comeback: ‘The last thing I want to do is come back and play’

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Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre created a stir last week after a post on his Instagram account said the former star was planning a comeback in the sport next year.

The post was deleted shortly after and Favre later said his account was hacked. He put another nail into the comeback coffin Saturday when he was asked if there was any chance at all he’d return to the gridiron.

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“I got hacked. Somebody obviously doesn’t have a lot to do. But the last thing I want to do is stir the pot. The last thing I want to do is come back and play. No offense, it was fun, then. So, I’m not coming back,” he said.

The post that appeared on his Instagram read: “A true champion sticks to his or her calling. I will be coming out of retirement and making my return to play in the NFL for the 2020 season. Stay tuned for more news!”

Favre, 49, played 20 seasons in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings before retiring after the 2010 season.

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He finished his career with one Super Bowl ring, three NFL MVP awards, three All-Pro selections and 11 Pro Bowl selections. He is ranked third all-time with 71,838 passing yards and fourth all-time, with 508 passing touchdowns.

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio contributed to this report.

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Police, citizens buy up the beer in German town before neo-Nazi music festival

Law enforcement officials and citizens united to empty a German town’s supply of beer ahead of a neo-Nazi music festival planned for this weekend, over concerns that alcohol could increase the risk of violence. With the support of a court-imposed alcohol ban, police successfully confiscated over 1,162 gallons of beer.

Around 600 people flocked to the Schild und Schwert (Shield and Sword) Festival in the town of Ostritz, Saxony, for the event that began on Friday, Newsweek reports. Locals, however, were prepared with a plan of their own.

Before the event, a Dresden court banned the sale and possession of alcohol for the festivalgoers over safety concerns. Police swiftly seized approximately 1,162 gallons of beer between Friday and Saturday, with locals pitching in to purchase over 200 crates of beer from Ostritz grocery stores.

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“The plan was devised a week in advance. We wanted to dry the Nazis out,” local activist Georg Salditt said of the news, the BBC reports. “We thought, if an alcohol ban is coming, we’ll empty the shelves at the [supermarket].”

According to the outlet, Ostritz “already has a reputation for far-right activism” — a position some residents are eager to separate themselves. One local woman stressed that neo-Nazis are unwelcome in their community.

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A woman and a man push a shopping cart with beer crates along the street near a local supermarket to protest the Shield and Sword Festival.  (Photo by Daniel Schäfer/picture alliance via Getty Images)

“For us it’s important to send the message from Ostritz that there are people here who won’t tolerate this, who say ‘We have different values here, we’re setting an example, which is not the image of a far-right concert, which dominates the media coverage,’” the resident told local media.

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 A woman and two men load beer crates near a local supermarket onto a trailer.  (Photo by Daniel Schäfer/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Roughly 1,400 police officers from various parts of Germany were sent to patrol the festival, BBC reports.

This year the Shield and Sword Festival drew a smaller crowd this year, compared to last year’s attendance of 1,200, according to the BBC.

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Three men and a woman watch a stage at the Shield and Sword Festival. (Photo by Daniel Schäfer/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Reps for the Saxony regional police reported that aside from a few minor incidents, the event went smoothly.

Saxony’s state Premier Michael Kretschmer applauded the pluck of the locals to protest the neo-Nazis with the beer buyout.

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“I am very impressed with how in such a small town … the citizens stand up to make it clear that right-wing extremists are not wanted here,” Kretschmer, said, as per Newsweek.

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Florida Panthers draft pick had driver’s test same day he was selected

The Florida Panthers selected forward Henrik Rybinski in the fifth round of the NHL Draft on Saturday and before the 17-year-old could address the media, he had to pass a big test first.

Rybinski told reporters at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, where the draft was being held, he had just finished taking his driver’s test when he received a call from his agent.

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“Yeah, so I had my driving test,” Rybinski said, according to the Daily Hive. “I took it and then my agent told me to come to the rink. So I came and now I’m here. I was a little overwhelmed but it’s just good to be here.”

Rybinski played for three teams last season before he was drafted by the Panthers. He recorded 40 points in 47 between the Western Hockey League’s Seattle Thunderbirds and Medicine Hat Tigers. He then recorded 12 points in nine games for the Coquitlam Express of the British Columbia Hockey League.

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The Panthers selected Henrik Rybinski in the fifth round. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

The teen said it was a bit nerve-wracking to possibly realize your dream while, at the same time, try to get your driver’s license – a big moment for anyone.

“It was pretty difficult, I ain’t gonna lie,” he said. “I was kind of shaking in the car. My hands were trembling. I was like ‘oh, I’m not gonna pass.’ But then, getting drafted, it’s a sigh of relief. I’m kind of still shaken, but I’m not nervous, I’m just excited, looking forward to the future.”

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Rybinski ended up passing the test.

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Rep. Andy Biggs: Border crisis — Congress must provide funds to respond to the emergency, not perpetuate it

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The Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation last week that would exacerbate the border crisis. House Democrats have somehow managed to produce a legislative proposal that is even worse than the Senate effort.

We still have thousands of illegal immigrants pouring across our border every day. Our Border Patrol and ICE agents are short staffed, under-equipped, and if either the Senate or House Democrat bills become law, they will further have their hands tied in trying to bring our southern border under control.

Human traffickers, controlled by criminal cartels, will have more opportunities to exploit our laws and our border insecurity. Both bills actually stimulate, expand, and enshrine catch-and-release policies.

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House Republicans, led by Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Ala., have introduced a bill (H.R. 3056) that will actually provide ICE with additional funding for detention beds – one of the most critical needs for both humanitarian and security purposes.

Border Patrol’s detention facilities designed to hold about 4,000 are holding more than 19,000. ICE’s facilities are also spilling over, having a deficit of nearly 10,000 beds at the present time.

The Senate bill reduces the president’s request for ICE funding for beds for both families and adults by more than half, and actually prevents beds that are needed for mothers and children from being purchased.

The Senate provides about $239 million for medical expenses and transportation for the detained illegal aliens, but not nearly enough for ICE personnel and detention resources. The Senate also focuses on monitoring ankle bracelets instead of detention, which has been shown to be an utter failure for tracking the hundreds of thousands of illegal border-crossers we are releasing into the American interior.

The Senate gives money for new facilities but makes use of that money so restrictive that no facilities will be built for almost a year – too late to address the immediate crisis. The result will be that an additional half a million illegal aliens will be released into the country.

The House Democrats provide money for tents and trailers while illegal migrants are processed, but there will be no place for them to go afterward because there is no room in the ICE facilities. The result will be that virtually everyone illegally crossing our border will continue to be released.

This fact is not lost on the human trafficking cartels that currently control our southern border. As we have seen, women and children will be exploited, and illegal migrants will continue to flood into the U.S. – even from places as far away as Africa and Asia.

Both bills perpetuate sanctuary city policies by reimbursing state and local governments for costs incurred in dealing with homeless illegal aliens.

Here’s another whacky idea promulgated by these proposals: taxpayer funding for lawyers for illegal aliens. We give illegal aliens the same due process citizens and legal residents of the U.S. receive before we can remove them from the country. We already have nearly 1 million people with active removal orders; these people have received their day in court. About a million more are wandering around waiting for their turn to go to court – most won’t show up.

No other country in the world would stand for this type of invasion of migrants from every corner of the world. We are funding their legal bills instead of the men and women who are trying to enforce our laws and secure our border.

The Senate and House Democrat proposals are both disasters. They are irresponsibly bad. As one Border Patrol agent told me, both bills complete the human smuggling cycle.

The cartels bring illegal aliens to the U.S. border. Without adequate facilities to detain the incoming illegal aliens, Border Patrol agents transport them to churches and NGO’s, who assist the illegal aliens in finding and communicating with family members in the U.S. Those family members are often illegally in the country themselves.

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The families then finish paying the smuggling fees charged by the cartels. The U.S. government, with taxpayer money, then reimburses the NGO’s for assisting illegal aliens who become ensconced in the country. Most illegal aliens will abscond from future court hearings meant to determine whether they are legally present in the country.

These bad pieces of legislation must be defeated and replaced with H.R. 3056, sponsored by Mike Rogers, which will provide the funding needed to continue responding to the border emergency without perpetuating it.

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John Stamos breaks silence on Lori Loughlin being written out of ‘Fuller House’ Season 5

John Stamos broke his silence on his “Fuller House” co-star Lori Loughlin’s exit from the show after being implicated in the ongoing college admissions scandal.

Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty to money laundering and mail fraud charges after being accused of allegedly bribing their daughters’ way into USC. The star was fired from her Hallmark series “When Calls the Heart” and will not return for the fifth and final season of Netflix’s “Fuller House” either.

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Stamos has been tight-lipped about his on-screen wife’s struggles over the past months but finally addressed her firing from the “Full House” spinoff series while discussing its return.

“I haven’t been on the show yet and it hasn’t come up, so I’m going to talk to some people about it this week and see what’s going on,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I’m just going to wait a little longer before I talk about it. It’s a difficult situation for everyone involved. I don’t mean just on our side.”

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Designer Mossimo Giannulli and actress Lori Loughlin attend LACMA’s 50th Anniversary Gala sponsored by Christie’s at LACMA on April 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty)

The 55-year-old actor, who plays Uncle Jesse Katsopolis on the show and produces, revealed that Season 5 will be split into two parts. However, Netflix has yet to give a release date for the final episodes.

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Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to admissions scam mastermind William “Rick” Singer to get their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella recruited onto the USC crew team despite neither girl ever being a rower.

The couple pleaded not guilty and were hit with additional charges of conspiracy and money laundering; if convicted, they each face up to 40 years behind bars.

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So far, there’s no word from either the cast nor Netflix about how the show will address the absence of Loughlin’s Aunt Becky. 

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Jeep Cherokee tops 2019 Cars.com American-Made Index

The Jeep Cherokee is the most American-made car you can buy for the second year running, according to the latest report from Cars.com.

The annual study calculates the total economic impact the production of a vehicle has on the local economy using a formula that includes where its parts are sourced from, where it is built and how many jobs it creates.

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The Jeep Cherokee was updated for 2019. (Jeep)

Some of this data lumps U.S. and Canadian parts content into one pool, but the study attempts to offset this by only considering vehicles built exclusively in the U.S. and giving weight to the final assembly location of engines and transmissions, two major components. Low volume, fleet-only and heavy duty models are excluded from the report.

The Belvidere, Illinois-built Cherokee is followed on the list by the Honda Odyssey, Honda Ridgeline and Honda Passport, which are all manufactured at the same plant in Lincoln, Alabama. While Acura MDX (non-hybrid), Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Acura RDX round out the top 10.

Of the top 15 vehicles, nine are from foreign brands (Honda and Toyota). The F-150 pickup is Ford’s only entry on the list, while none of Tesla’s California-built models made it, due in part to their high foreign parts content.

Along with the index, Cars.com also conducted a survey that asked consumers how important buying an American car is to them, and the responses differed significantly by age. According to the results, 61 percent of car shoppers age 18-34 said they cared if the car they buy benefited the U.S. economy, compared to 71 percent of customers age 35-54. Cars.com’s analysis of the results suggest that this is due to the fact that younger Americans are much more likely to have grown up in a home that owned vehicles from foreign brands.

Here is the full Top 15 list:

1 Jeep Cherokee Belvidere, Ill.

2 Honda Odyssey Lincoln, Ala.

3 Honda Ridgeline Lincoln, Ala.

4 Honda Passport Lincoln, Ala.

5 Chevrolet Corvette Bowling Green, Ky.

6 Acura MDX (non-hybrid) East Liberty, Ohio

7 Honda Pilot Lincoln, Ala.

8 Chevrolet Colorado Wentzville, Mo.

9 GMC Canyon Wentzville, Mo.

10 Acura RDX East Liberty, Ohio

11 Chevrolet Camaro Lansing, Mich.

12 Toyota Avalon (non-hybrid) Georgetown, Ky.

13 Ford F-150 Claycomo, Mo., & Dearborn, Mich.

14 Honda Accord (non-hybrid) Marysville, Ohio

15 Toyota Tundra San Antonio, Texas

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Massachusetts residents see ‘tornado of poop’ after sewer line blockage

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A “tornado of poop” hit residents in Massachusetts last week after an underground blockage caused raw sewage to wildly expel from toilets.

Four homes in Melrose, a city roughly 10 miles north of Boston, experienced the storm, which began Thursday morning.

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“I was getting ready for work and then I heard a bubble,” one resident, Silvana Ortiz, told WHDH. “It was a crazy scene. It literally just spun and flowed out.”

The woman captured the moment “a tornado of poop started forming and started spewing out” on video. It shows a dark, murky liquid bursting from the toilet bowl at her home on Brazil Street.

She said the unsanitary experienced “destroyed everything” — including her wedding dress, floors, walls and the entire bathroom, and told The Boston Globe it will cost $8,000 to repair her home.

Ortiz also said it took the city of Melrose a full day to respond when she requested assistance about the incident.

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“I pretty much told [the city], ‘I don’t know what’s more disgusting: the feces in my living room or the way the city is responding to it,’” she said.

Melrose Mayor Gail Infurna blamed the backup on a main sewer line that was blocked, and said Department of Public Works employees “responded immediately” after receiving a call to the area about a “potential water issue.” The sewer blockage has seen been repaired, and “the ensuing damage remains under investigation.”

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Trump says US soccer star Megan Rapinoe’s protest during national anthem is wrong

President Trump on Monday said he does not think it is appropriate for U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe to protest during the national anthem.

Rapinoe, who had initially knelt during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” while she played in the National Women’s Soccer League, had vowed not to put her hand over her heart or sing the lyrics while the national anthem played. She has so far held true through the Women’s World Cup.

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President Trump criticized Megan Rapinoe’s decision to protest during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Trump made his comments on Rapinoe during an interview with The Hill. When he was asked about whether the co-captain’s decision to kneel is appropriate, Trump responded: “No. I don’t think so.”

The president, however, did offer praise for the soccer team after their win over Spain Monday in the first round of the knockout stage of the Women’s World Cup.

“I love watching women’s soccer,” he told The Hill. “They’re really talented.”

Rapinoe told Yahoo Sports in May that her decision to kneel received a ton of backlash, expressing displeasure with U.S. Soccer’s lack of support and the federation’s decision to adopt a rule requiring players to “stand and honor the flag.”

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“Using this blanketed patriotism as a defense against what the protest actually is was pretty cowardly. I think the NFL does it,” she told Yahoo Sports. “I felt like the statement from U.S. Soccer, and then the rule they made without ever talking to me, that was the same as what the NFL was doing – just to not have the conversation, to try to just stop me from doing what I’m doing instead of at least having a conversation, and trying to figure out a [solution] that makes sense for everyone.”

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Rapinoe scored two goals Monday vs. Spain. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Rapinoe called herself a “walking protest” and she believes the Trump administration doesn’t “value all Americans equally.”

“I feel like it’s kind of defiance in and of itself to just be who I am and wear the jersey, and represent it,” Rapinoe told the website. “Because I’m as talented as I am, I get to be here, you don’t get to tell me if I can be here or not. So it’s kind of a good ‘F you’ to any sort of inequality or bad sentiments that the administration might have towards people who don’t look exactly like him. Which, God help us if we all looked like him. Scary. Really scary. Ahh, disturbing.”

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Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before her match against the Chicago Red Stars in 2016. She called her actions a “little nod” to Kaepernick and “everything that he’s standing for right now.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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7-year fight for Lake Washington shoreline ends with Seattle paying $800G to property owners, turning lot into public park

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A Lake Washington shoreline lot near Lake City has become a public park, ending a seven-year fight that pitted local residents and adjacent property owners who wanted to take the land for themselves.

A 60-foot-wide lot will be accessible to the public and named as N.E. 130th Street End, a win for the community that has used the lot for decades but lived in the cheaper houses up the hill from the beach.

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The city of Seattle, meanwhile, paid $800,000 to Keith Holmquist and Fred Kaseburg, who owned properties on each side of the lot, after trying to use legal loopholes to take control of the lot The Seattle Times reported.

The decision to make the land public stems both Holmquist and Kasenburg’s discovery that the status of the lot between their properties was unclear as a deed back in 1932 conveying it to the Cedar Park Community Club – for use as a public beach – had never been delivered, according to the outlet.

This prompted the men to lay claim to the land in 2012 and in 2015 put up a sign stating that it was a private property.

Holmquist defended against the complaints from the locals and told the Times in 2015 that the lot has been used for anti-social activity. “Alcohol, sex out there, drug use,” he said.  “Hypodermic needles, syringes. Beer cans, hard-liquor bottles.”

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But this only led to locals organizing in an effort to turn the land private. Dave Pope, a retired graphic designer, led the movement and carried the complaints to the Seattle City Council.

The council agreed with the locals, unleashing another round of legal efforts by the landowners to appeal the council’s intent to either negotiate or use eminent domain powers to acquire the property.

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After years of appeals, the men ultimately settled on a figure –$435,798 for Holmquist and $364,202 for Kaseburg. “It was a substantial amount,” Holmquist told the newspaper.

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White House threatens veto on current House emergency aid bill

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The White House threatened late Monday to veto the $4.5 billion House bill that would provide emergency funding at the border over concerns that legislation in its current form lacks the funds needed for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to function properly and includes provisions thrown in by Democratic lawmakers  “that would make our country less safe.”

In a statement issued by the White House Monday night, the administration warned that the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the South Border Act of 2019 would be vetoed this week if passed.

“After ignoring the Administration’s request for desperately needed funding to address the humanitarian crisis at the border for over a month, and despite the efforts of the House minority, the House majority has put forward a partisan bill that underfunds necessary accounts and seeks to take advantage of the current crisis by inserting policy provisions that would make our country less safe,” the statement reads.

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Some of the provisions added by Democrats include measures that withhold funding from detention centers at the border. The push to pass the bill comes as reports of child deaths after being detained at the border continue to grow.

Customs and Border Protection Chief Operating Officer John Sanders told The Associated Press last week that children have died after being in the agency’s care. He said Border Patrol stations are holding 15,000 people — more than triple their maximum capacity of 4,000.

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Congress plans to leave Washington in a few days for a weeklong July 4 recess. While lawmakers don’t want to depart without acting on the legislation for fear of being accused of not responding to humanitarian problems at the border, it seems unlikely that Congress would have time to send a House-Senate compromise to Trump by week’s end.

“Because this bill does not provide adequate funding to meet the current crisis, and because it contains partisan provisions designed to hamstring the Administration’s border enforcement efforts, the Administration opposes its passage,” the White House said.

Fox News Griff Jenkins and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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