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Bangladeshi student burned to death by fellow students for reporting sexual harassment by head teacher

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A Bangladeshi teenager who braved the shame and taboo of being sexually harassed by reporting her ordeal to officials, has been doused with kerosene at school and burned to death.

Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, filed a complaint with local police in late March after allegedly being touched inappropriately by the head teacher at her Islamic school, also known as a madrasa, according to the BBC.  A police officer filmed her distraught testimony on his mobile phone and it was leaked after the teacher was arrested.

Despite the increasing threats of violence against her, Rafi continued going to class and on April 6, reportedly was lured to a building rooftop at her school. She was then surrounded by several burqa-clad individuals who demanded that she retract her police report.

After refusing, the Police Bureau of Investigation Chief told the BBC, the student was doused in kerosene and set alight –but their plan to “make it look like a suicide” failed after the severely injured Rafi was rescued.

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She suffered burns to more than 80 percent of her body, and died ten days later. But while being rushed to hospital via ambulance and in one final act of courage, Rafi recorded a statement on her brother’s phone exposing some of her attackers as fellow students.

“The teacher touched me,” she reportedly said. “I will fight this crime till my last breath.”

“When a woman tries to get justice for sexual harassment, she has to face a lot of harassment again,” Salma Ali, a human rights lawyer and former director of the Women Lawyers’ Association, told the BBC. “The case lingers for years, there is shaming in society, a lack of willingness from the police to properly investigate the allegations. It leads the victim to give up on seeking justice.”

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But given the wave of media attention and the outpouring of anger that has arisen in the wake of Rafi’s murder, some remain hopeful that at least some justice might be served. The case is under investigation and authorities have already determined law enforcement negligence in the initial response to her complaints.

More than a dozen arrests reportedly have been made related to her murder.

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At a news conference this week, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) also took aim at the Islamic school for a long track record of ignoring previous grievances against the headmaster’s behavior toward female students.

“If the administration from the district level to madrasa acted responsibly, then the incident would never have taken place,” noted Kazi Reazul Haque, the NHRC chairman. “We questioned how (the head teacher) was appointed as the principal despite having this kind of past.”

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Penn Badgley almost wasn’t cast as Dan Humphrey in ‘Gossip Girl’

“Gossip Girl” helped launch the careers of many young actors including Penn Badgley.

He played “lonely-boy” Dan Humphrey who was desperately in love with Blake Lively‘s Serena Van Der Woodsen but according to casting director, David Rapaport, he had someone else in mind for the part.

“Before Penn was involved, I desperately wanted Alden Ehrenreich to play Dan,” he told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published on Thursday. Ehrenreich came in to read for the part but producers thought he was too short to star opposite a statuesque Lively.

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Badgley wound up playing Dan for six years, which remained his only series-regular part in a TV show until Rapaport called him up to play stalker and serial killer Joe Goldberg on Netflix’s “YOU.”

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Penn Badgley (right) with his former “Gossip Girl” castmates. (Getty)

“I didn’t think he would do it,” Rapaport told the magazine of tackling Joe. “But once we got the idea in our heads, it all made sense. I can’t imagine anybody else playing that character.”

And Ehrenreich’s career didn’t end there. He went on to play a young Han Solo in the prequel “Star Wars” movie, “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

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Rapaport said Lively was an immediate yes, though. “[The network was] looking for someone who was casually cool, effortlessly chic, and — as a performer — was able to access their feelings,” Rapaport revealed. “I was looking for this perfect person that would deliver on every level.”

The casting pro said he saw Lively in the 2005 movie “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” “I did not have another choice,” Rapaport said. “I knew in my heart there was no one else.”

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Schiff says Barr misled with Mueller report summary, he’s ‘not the president’s personal lawyer’

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., slammed Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday, stopping just short of asking for his resignation after saying the redacted Mueller report showed Barr misled the American people with his summary report last month.

The House Intelligence Committee chairman held a news conference just hours after the nearly 400-page redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released to the public.

Schiff claimed Barr “did a great disservice to the county by misrepresenting significant parts of the Mueller report, by attempting to put a positive spin for the president on the special counsel’s findings” last month.

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The Democrat continued: “On the issue of obstruction of justice, the report outlines multiple attempts by the president to mislead the country, to interfere with the investigation, to make false statements to the American people and to urge others to lie to the American people… that these actions had a material impact on the investigation.”

Schiff argued that whether the acts were considered criminal or not, they “are deeply alarming in the president of the United States.”

Barr wrote in his summary last month that he’d concluded, based on Mueller’s investigation, that there was insufficient proof the president obstructed justice.

“The attorney general is not the president’s personal lawyer, although he may feel he is.”

— Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Schiff also said the Mueller report provided further information, not yet know to the public, about contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russians, “whether they rise to the level of a criminal conspiracy or not.”

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He mentioned specifically about the controversial June 2016 meeting involving Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.

Schiff said Mueller found that while there was evidence of conspiracy, the special counsel could not establish willful intent to violate the law or that material received from the meeting was sufficiently damaging to meet the statutory definition – making no criminal case.

“That is a far cry from saying there is not evidence,” Schiff argued.

He would not say whether he thought Barr should resign but argued he did not feel that Barr acted with the American people in mind. “The attorney general is not the president’s personal lawyer, although he may feel he is.”

Schiff added that he intended to get the full unredacted report and would seek testimony from Barr, who said earlier at a news conference that he would not oppose such a request. “If the special counsel, as he made clear, had found evidence exonerating the president, he would have said so. He did not. He left that issue to the Congress of the United States and we will need to consider it.”

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Criminal or not, Schiff said there was more that needed to be looked into from the report — and made a Nixonian charge against President Trump.

“The standard simply cannot be that you can do anything you like as long as you can declare at the end of the day, ‘I am not a crook.’”

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France warehouse fire destroys 2 million bottles of wine worth $13 million

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Two million bottles of wine have been destroyed in a freak fire in France just one day after the inferno at Notre Dame Cathedral.

The blaze broke out Tuesday afternoon at a storage center north of Bordeaux, France. Sixty firefighters were dispatched and spent 15 hours trying to put out the flames in the facilty located in the Carbon-Blanc commune on the outskirts of Bordeaux. The wine itself belongs to Sovex Grands Châteaux and cost $12.9 million.

The red, white and rose bottles were packed in boxes and placed on wooden pallets that “erupted in flames” for unknown reasons. However, France 3 Nouvelle-Aquitaine reported that early results from the investigation showed the fire started in the “false ceiling which then collapsed on pallets and crates of alcohol.”

About 80 employees were evacuated from the building. No injuries were reported.

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Calls to Sovex by Fox News were not immediately returned.

The fire took place less than 24 hours after flames shot through Notre Dame Cathedral. Investigators said Thursday they believe an electrical short-circuit is most likely the cause behind the Paris blaze.

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Golfer attacked by bobcat in Connecticut: authorities

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A golfer in Connecticut was taken to the hospital on Thursday after enduring a bobcat attack on the course, officials said.

The episode happened around 8:30 a.m. at the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in Baltic, Conn., the state’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) said in a news release.

“Another member of the golfer’s team was able to drive the bobcat off,” officials said.

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The injured individual, whose “condition is unknown,” was taken for medical treatment after sustaining lacerations, DEEP said.

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A golfer in Connecticut was taken to the hospital on Thursday after enduring a bobcat attack at the course, officials said. (iStock)

Following the incident, DEEP Environmental Conservation Police managed to locate the bobcat and humanely euthanized it, according to officials. The animal was taken to UConn Medical Lab for testing, they added.

The animal is also being eyed in an attack on a horse earlier in the morning, officials said. The horse is under the care of a veterinarian after it was cut on its neck and eye.

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“DEEP believes this bobcat is the one involved in both attacks this morning,” the news release said.

The department went on to describe the “shy secretive” nature of bobcats, adding that “attacks on humans are extremely rare.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Man accused of bringing gas cans to St. Patrick’s Cathedral is college professor, was previously arrested at another cathedral

The man who allegedly brought gas cans and lighter fluid into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City has taught philosophy at different colleges in New York and New Jersey, school officials said.

Marc Lamparello, 37, was arrested on Wednesday night and was charged with attempted arson and reckless endangerment. He was taken into custody after a security guard at the cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan spotted him.

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He was cooperative but acted evasively, the New York Police Department said. Lamparello allegedly told officers that he was “cutting through the cathedral to get to Madison Avenue” and that “his car ran out of gas,” police said. But when police reportedly checked the man’s minivan, it’s gas tank wasn’t empty.

John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said surveillance camera footage showed Lamparello circling St. Patrick’s several times in a minivan well over an hour before he parked outside the cathedral on Fifth Avenue, walked around the area, returned to his vehicle, and retrieved the gasoline and lighter fluid.

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Marc Lamparello, 37, was arrested on Wednesday after he was caught was gasoline and lighter fluid at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The incident at the cathedral came two days after Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was ravaged by a fire that investigators said Thursday was most likely electrical. After Lamparello’s arrest, police said there “doesn’t appear to be any connection to any terrorist group or any terrorist-related intent here.”

Lamparello was also arrested on Monday in Newark, New Jersey after he allegedly wouldn’t leave the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart at closing time after a late Mass.

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The man was calm and respectful to officers but was adamant about not leaving the cathedral, according to the Essex County Sheriff’s Office.

“He said, ‘This is a house of God, it should be open, I’m not leaving. You’ll have to lock me up,'” Sheriff Armando Fontoura said.

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Lamparello has worked as a part-time online instructor at Lehman College in New York, and taught philosophy as a part-time adjunct instructor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, both schools confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.

Brooklyn College said in a statement that because Lamparello is a PhD student at the College of New York’s Graduate Center, he is required to teach a course on campus, and was assigned to the school.

Sarah Ramsey, a spokesperson for Lehman, said the school is aware of what happened at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and is “taking appropriate steps to terminate the individual’s employment with the college,” while Seton Hall said Lamparella is no longer working with the university, as their “top priority is the education and welfare of our students and the entire campus community.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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NYC measles outbreak: First vaccination fines, 4 more schools shut down

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New York City’s Board of Health is issuing civil summonses for three parents who didn’t comply with the mandatory measles vaccination order. They are subject to fines of up to $1,000 apiece.

The continuing order for vaccinations applies to children ages 6 months and older with fines for non-compliance.

New York City, as of Monday, has confirmed 329 cases of measles since the outbreak began in October.

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The department reported that 44 additional cases were added since last week’s emergency order.

Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement to Fox News, “Because of measles’ long incubation period, we know this outbreak will get worse before it gets better. However, we can turn the tide by people getting vaccinated, especially before Passover when families and communities will gather. We urge everyone to protect their children and their fellow New Yorkers by getting vaccinated immediately.”

New York City has struggled to contain a measles outbreak centered in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn while battling a lawsuit over its effort to require vaccinations.

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The department confirmed four more schools were shutdown for failing to cooperate.

On Monday, the city closed the pre-school portion of a private Jewish school because the school had failed to turn over vaccination and attendance records.

Fox News’ Bryan Llenas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Biden joins striking union members in Boston as speculation mounts over 2020 run

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Former Vice President Joe Biden made an appearance on Thursday at a rally for striking grocery store workers in Boston, where he expressed his solidarity with the union members and his anger at corporate America.

Biden, who is widely expected to soon announce a run for the presidency, highlighted his working-class upbringing in Pennsylvania and his disdain for unfair labor practices.

“Wall Street CEOs and bankers did not build America, you built America,” Biden told a crowd of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union gathered outside a Stop & Shop market in the Dorchester neighborhood.

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More than 30,000 UFCW Stop & Shop workers have been on strike since April 11 as they fight the company over what they’ve called unreasonable contract and benefit cuts.

“This is morally wrong what is going on around the country, and I’m sick of it, and I’ve had enough of it,” Biden said. “We’ve got to stand to together, and we will take back our country.”

While Biden has not officially declared that he plans to challenge President Trump for the White House, recent polling indicates that he is considered one of the front-runners for the Democratic nomination, alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. A recent poll by Fox News shows that Biden holds a seven-point lead in a head-to-head race against Trump, while Sanders holds a three-point lead over Trump.

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Looking ahead to his re-election campaign, Trump predicted in a tweet earlier this week that he would face either Biden or Sanders in the general election next year.

Sanders is leading a crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field in fundraising so far, raising $18 million.

Winning back working class voters is of major importance to the 2020 Democratic after the party suffered major losses in union-heavy states like Michigan and Pennsylvania in the 2016 election. Biden has already been courting union voters even before he has officially entered the race.

“You are coming back,” he told the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers last week. “We need you back.”

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Biden is not the only potential candidate courting union votes: Sanders’ campaign became the first in U.S. history with a unionized workforce, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined striking Stop & Shop workers on a picket line in New Hampshire last Friday and California Sen. Kamala Harris hired a top Service Employees International Union executive for her campaign and made her first proposal one to raise teacher’s pay.

Major union endorsements are likely several months away, especially because the labor movement is treading carefully after complaints that its leadership was too quick to back Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primary over Sanders.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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National Enquirer to be sold to Hudson News mogul, parent company says

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The National Enquirer tabloid is being sold to James Cohen, the owner and CEO of newsstand company Hudson News, its parent company announced Thursday.

The deal announced by American Media Inc. also includes two other supermarket tabloids, Globe and the National Examiner. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The sale comes after the Enquirer was caught up in a federal investigation of illegal campaign contributions to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. In September of last year, American Media reached a “non-prosecution” agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in which it admitted to paying former Playboy model Karen McDougal $150,000 for the rights to her story about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in order to “suppress the woman’s story so as to prevent it from influencing the election.”

AMI also admitted that it made the payment to McDougal “in concert with [Trump’s] presidential campaign, and in order to ensure that the woman [McDougal] did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election.”

The Enquirer has also been accused by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos of trying to blackmail him by threatening to publish explicit photos of him. The tabloid denies the charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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