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Woman battling brain cancer away from home receives special snow message: ‘Mom be brave’

A woman from Guatemala who is in Cleveland receiving treatment for an aggressive brain tumor received a little extra encouragement through a message written in the snow outside of her hospital window. Michele Schambach, who was diagnosed with oligodendroglioma at home and referred to the Cleveland Clinic by her doctor, said she was “feeling down” when the message appeared.

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“MOM, BE BRAVE,” reads the message, which was written by her daughter, Dr. Marie Schambach, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

Marie Schambach shared photos of her message on Facebook on Feb. 14, and told followers that her mom was “in the best hands in the world at Cleveland Clinic.” She added that her mom is a “superwoman.”

INDIAN MAN BORN WITH MASSIVE FACIAL TUMOR SAYS HE’S NEARLY ‘EXHAUSTED MY SAVINGS’ IN SEARCH FOR CURE

Oligodendroglioma is a primary central nervous system tumor that begins in either the brain or spinal cord, according to Cancer.gov. Schambach’s tumor was classified as Grade III, meaning it’s malignant and also fast-growing. The tumors most often strike in patients between 35 and 44 but can occur at any age. The cause remains unknown.

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Michele Schambach was referred to the Cleveland Clinic by her doctors in Guatemala.  (Marie Schambach)

According to Fox 2 Detroit, Schambach had traveled to Cleveland Clinic in October for surgery to remove as much of the tumor as they could before beginning chemotherapy and radiation. However, earlier this month she learned that her blood counts were not improving, which is when Marie Schambach stepped in to help.

Her message was even recognized by the hospital’s social media team in a special tweet.

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Marie Schambach wrote the message for her mother, who was feeling down about her latest test results. (Marie Schambach)

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“A beautiful message was left at our main campus today,” the clinic tweeted. “To the person who wrote it, you’ve touched our hearts. #MomBeBrave.”

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Woman battling brain cancer away from home receives special snow message: ‘Mom be brave’

A woman from Guatemala who is in Cleveland receiving treatment for an aggressive brain tumor received a little extra encouragement through a message written in the snow outside of her hospital window. Michele Schambach, who was diagnosed with oligodendroglioma at home and referred to the Cleveland Clinic by her doctor, said she was “feeling down” when the message appeared.

CORONAVIRUS FEARS PROMPT NEIGHBORS OF CALIFORNIA MOM, DAUGHTER IN SELF-QUARANTINE TO CALL COPS

“MOM, BE BRAVE,” reads the message, which was written by her daughter, Dr. Marie Schambach, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

Marie Schambach shared photos of her message on Facebook on Feb. 14, and told followers that her mom was “in the best hands in the world at Cleveland Clinic.” She added that her mom is a “superwoman.”

INDIAN MAN BORN WITH MASSIVE FACIAL TUMOR SAYS HE’S NEARLY ‘EXHAUSTED MY SAVINGS’ IN SEARCH FOR CURE

Oligodendroglioma is a primary central nervous system tumor that begins in either the brain or spinal cord, according to Cancer.gov. Schambach’s tumor was classified as Grade III, meaning it’s malignant and also fast-growing. The tumors most often strike in patients between 35 and 44 but can occur at any age. The cause remains unknown.

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Michele Schambach was referred to the Cleveland Clinic by her doctors in Guatemala.  (Marie Schambach)

According to Fox 2 Detroit, Schambach had traveled to Cleveland Clinic in October for surgery to remove as much of the tumor as they could before beginning chemotherapy and radiation. However, earlier this month she learned that her blood counts were not improving, which is when Marie Schambach stepped in to help.

Her message was even recognized by the hospital’s social media team in a special tweet.

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Marie Schambach wrote the message for her mother, who was feeling down about her latest test results. (Marie Schambach)

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“A beautiful message was left at our main campus today,” the clinic tweeted. “To the person who wrote it, you’ve touched our hearts. #MomBeBrave.”

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Harvey Weinstein trial: Everything to know about the movie mogul’s New York case

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s fate is in the hands of a New York City jury in the first trial for the man whose alleged misconduct helped spark the #MeToo movement.

A jury of seven men and five women started deliberating Tuesday in the closely watched trial as the world lies in wait to see if Weinstein will face consequences for his alleged actions. The ongoing trial has covered a lot of dicey legal ground that makes it difficult for the average person to fully grasp the scope of what Weinstein is on trial for and the stakes of a possible conviction on any or all of the five charges against him.

For those who aren’t familiar with the former Hollywood titan’s legal issues in New York, below are answers to some of the most common questions associated with the Harvey Weinstein trial:

WHAT IS HARVEY WEINSTEIN ACCUSED OF?

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Harvey Weinstein is on trial for five charges related to the alleged rape of three women. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Scores of women have come forward since a 2017 expose in the New Yorker by Ronan Farrow saw several women accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct. However, his New York City trial stems from just three allegations.

The “Pulp Fiction” producer is charged with raping a woman in a Manhattan hotel room in March 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman, TV and film production assistant Mimi Haleyi, at his apartment in July 2006.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN DOESN’T TAKE THE STAND AS DEFENSE RESTS IN RAPE TRIAL

The most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, requires jurors to decide two things: if he raped actress Annabella Sciorra in the mid-1990s and if he committed one of the charged acts.

HOW MUCH TIME COULD HARVEY WEINSTEIN FACE?

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Harvey Weinstein could be in jail until his early 90s. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Each of the predatory sexual assault counts is punishable by 25 years to life in prison.

The first-degree rape and criminal sex act counts each carry a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

Third-degree rape carries a maximum sentence of 4 years in prison.

WHAT’S THE WORST CASE SCENARIO FOR HARVEY WEINSTEIN?

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Harvey Weinstein could go to jail for a majority of the rest of his life. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

He’s convicted of predatory sexual assault. Even if the jury finds Weinstein guilty on just one of those top-level counts, a minimum sentence would keep him in prison until he’s in his early 90s.

HOW DOES THE PREDATORY SEXUAL ASSAULT AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN CHARGE WORK?

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Annabella Sciorra testified against Harvey Weinstein in his rape trial in New York City. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Under New York law, one way a person can be found guilty of predatory sexual assault is if he or she committed certain sex offenses in the past, even if that conduct didn’t result in criminal charges.

In Weinstein’s case, prosecutors allege that he raped Sciorra in late 1993 or early 1994 — an accusation that is too old to be the basis for criminal charges on its own because of the statute of limitations. However, Sciorra still testified against Weinstein along with three other women in an effort to help the prosecution establish a pattern of Weinstein’s alleged predatory behavior.

DOES THE JURY HAVE TO REACH A VERDICT ON ALL CHARGES AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN?

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Harvey Weinstein found his fate in the hands of a New York City jury. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

No. Weinstein is charged with five counts, but the way the verdict form is designed, jurors won’t have to make a decision on all of them.

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The form instructs the jury to start by reaching a verdict on the predatory sexual assault counts, which encompass the other charged acts. Depending on what they decide on those counts, they can move onto or skip other charges.

For example, if jurors find Weinstein guilty of the predatory sexual assault count alleging he both raped Sciorra and assaulted Haleyi, then the jury does not need to decide the criminal sex act charge involving Haleyi.

If the jury finds Weinstein guilty of the second predatory sexual assault count, alleging that he both raped Sciorra and raped the woman in 2013, then the jury does not need to decide the standalone rape charges involving the unnamed woman.

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If the jury decides Weinstein didn’t rape Sciorra, then it can’t find Weinstein guilty of either predatory sexual assault count.

If jurors acquit Weinstein of the second predatory sexual assault count because they don’t feel it was a first-degree rape, they must find him not guilty of that charge but can still consider a separate third-degree rape charge involving the woman.

WHAT IS HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S DEFENSE?

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Witnesses were brought in on both sides of the Harvey Weinstein trial. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Weinstein maintains the encounters were consensual. His lawyer said that the allegations are “regret renamed as rape.” The defense grilled Haleyi and the 2013 accuser about meetings they had with Weinstein after the alleged assaults and highlighted friendly, flirtatious emails they sent him.

The defense also called witnesses to the stand meant to discredit the reports of Sciorra and the three other women who testified.

WOULD HARVEY WEINSTEIN HAVE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER?

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Harvey Weinstein would have to register as a sex offender if convicted. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Yes. If Weinstein is convicted on any of the charges, he would be required to register as a sex offender under New York’s version of what’s known as Megan’s Law.

WOULD HARVEY WEINSTEIN BE HAULED OFF IN HANDCUFFS RIGHT AWAY?

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Harvey Weinstein could end up in jail right away. (Reuters)

If Weinstein is convicted on any of the charges, there’s a good chance his bail will be revoked and he’ll be taken to jail right away.

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Prosecutors could argue he’ll have extra incentive to flee and that he’s rich enough to do it. Even before the trial, prosecutors say he was showing signs of restlessness. A judge hiked his bail in December after prosecutors accused him of futzing with his electronic monitoring bracelet.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR HARVEY WEINSTEIN?

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Harvey Weinstein will face a trial in California after his New York trial concludes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Win or lose, Weinstein faces more criminal charges in a California case announced last month, just as his New York trial was getting underway. In that matter, Weinstein is accused of sexually assaulted one woman and raping another on back-to-back nights days before the Oscars in February 2013.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ex-Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang joins liberal CNN as pundit

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Maybe the Yang Gang will help CNN’s ratings?

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has joined liberal CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday.

“I’m excited to join @CNN to help shed light on the election and the candidates’ experiences. Learned a lot these past months and am glad to contribute to the public discussion,” he tweeted.

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Yang, a tech entrepreneur, ended his bid for the White House last week, suspending his campaign after initial results in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary indicated a second straight disappointing finish for the first-time candidate.

Yang noted that he’ll be on CNN to discuss Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate, joking that he might even wear a tie after being known as a casual dresser during his presidential bid.

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Yang is the latest in a long line of prominent liberals to take paid gigs at the ratings-challenged network, such as Obama appointee-turned newsman Jim Sciutto.

When Yang declared his candidacy two years ago he was the longest of long shots for the Democratic nomination. But last year, thanks to the popularity of his proposed “Freedom Dividend” – a universal basic income that would pay each adult American $1,000 per month – and his unconventional and energetic approach to campaigning, Yang soared to middle-tier status in the polls. And his fundraising figures surged as well late last year and early this year.

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In a speech to supporters – knows as the Yang Gang – last week he claimed his message on the universal basic income had gone “mainstream” in the Democratic Party.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.  

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Federal appeals court blocks enforcement of Florida law restricting right of ex-felons to vote

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A federal appeals court issued a ruling Wednesday in favor of ex-felons challenging a Florida law that restricted their right to vote.

After voters approved a measure to allow ex-felons to vote upon completion of their sentences, the state legislature passed a law that interpreted this to include payment of all legal financial obligations (LFOs), such as fines, fees and restitution. A group of 17 ex-felons sued, claiming this requirement is unconstitutional, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court preliminary injunction that allowed them to register to vote if they showed they were unable to pay, and had completed all other requirements.

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“Because the LFO requirement punishes those who cannot pay more harshly than those who can,” the court’s ruling said, “Supreme Court precedent leads us to apply heightened scrutiny in asking whether the requirement violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as applied to these plaintiffs.”

The three-judge panel upheld the injunction — blocking the enforcement of the LFO requirement for the duration of the case — saying that the requirement does indeed violate the Equal Protection Clause because it constitutes wealth discrimination.

“Here, these plaintiffs are punished more harshly than those who committed precisely the same crime—by having their right to vote taken from them likely for their entire lives,” the court said. “And this punishment is linked not to their culpability, but rather to the exogenous fact of their wealth.”

The court recognized that Florida would be permitted to keep all felons from voting, as they had done in the past, but said they do not have a valid interest in restricting some but not others based on ability to pay.

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“Whatever interest the State may have in punishment, this interest is surely limited to a punishment that is applied in proportion to culpability,” the ruling said.

For those reasons, the court determined that the ex-felons were “substantially likely to succeed on the merits” and stated that the lower court acted properly within its discretion determining that they would suffer irreparable harm if the law remained in place.

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Steven Spielberg’s daughter launches adult entertainment career, says dad supports her sex worker ambitions

Steven Spielberg‘s daughter says she has self-produced adult entertainment videos and is an aspiring sex worker in a new tell-all interview.

Mikaela Spielberg, one of the famed director’s seven children, has begun self-producing solo adult film videos at the age of 23, she told The Sun.

Spielberg’s daughter, who lives in Nashville, Tenn., has already submitted an application to become a sex worker — and the self-proclaimed “sexual creature” shared in the revealing interview that her famous father is supportive of her endeavors.

STEVEN SPIELBERG MAY BE ENDING HIS BATTLE TO HAVE NETFLIX REMOVED FROM AWARDS CONSIDERATION

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Director Steven Spielberg poses with his daughter, Mikaela (left), actress/director Drew Barrymore and daughter Sasha (right) at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Whip It’ at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 2009. (Lester Cohen/WireImage)

According to the aspiring star, the “Schindler’s List” director and his wife, Kate Capshaw, were “intrigued” when she shared the news with them of her new porn gig over the weekend. She added that the couple was “not upset” by her revelation.

The 23-year-old added that producing solo porn has made her feel satisfied after having battled years of mental health issues and alcoholism.

“I got really tired of not being able to capitalize on my body and frankly, I got really tired of being told to hate my body,” Mikaela told the outlet.

She continued: “And I also just got tired of working day to day in a way that wasn’t satisfying to my soul. I feel like doing this kind of work, I’m able to ‘satisfy’ other people, but that feels good because it’s not in a way that makes me feel violated.”

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The 73-year-old director’s daughter opened up about past abuse by “predators” during her early years by “outsiders” who had no relation to the “Jaws” filmmaker. She’s also open about her borderline personality disorder.

Mikaela first announced her solo porn career on her social media accounts, declaring that her new gig is “safe” and “consensual.” She said her goal is to earn enough money from the opportunity that she won’t need to rely on her father’s funds.

“I can’t stay dependent on my parents or even the state for that matter – not that there’s anything wrong with that – it just doesn’t feel comfortable for me,” Mikaela said.

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Actress Kate Capshaw (center), and daughters Mikaela George Spielberg (right) and Destry Allyn Spielberg (lefft) attend EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s 16th Annual ‘An Unforgettable Evening’ presented by Saks Fifth Avenue at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel. (Donato Sardella/Getty Images for EIF)

Mikaela stressed that she does not feel any shame in her choices and sees her new career as a “positive, empowering choice.”

She pointed out that she will not engage in sex on camera with anyone else. Mikaela is currently engaged to a man named Chuck Pankow, 47, who also is rallying behind her budding adult entertainment career.

For now, Mikaela says her videos have consisted of showing off her “moneymaker” breasts and hinted that she believes “fetish work” could become one of her specialties.

Her stage name was revealed to be “Sugar Star” and her videos were up on PornHub but she took them down while she awaits the approval of her Tennessee sex worker license.

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The young woman added that her hope is for Spielberg and Capshaw to see her grow in her new endeavors.

“I actually think that once they see how far I’ve come from the bottom I was at a year and a half ago, they’re going to look at this and go, ‘Wow, we actually raised a really self-assured, young lady,” she told The Sun, adding that she once used to drink so much she nearly lost her life.

“When I was 21, I used to drink every day and that went on for like two years until I almost died a couple of times.”

Mikaela said she is already anticipating backlash for her new career endeavor, but pointed out that she’s prepared for it.

“People will be resentful about this, people will be angry because it’s like almost like I’m taking a piece of their security away by being independent,” she said.

Spielberg and Capshaw adopted Mikaela in 1996 and she grew up in the film industry, having spent time on the set of “Artificial Intelligence” as a young girl.

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The famous director’s daughter concluded that she’s always shared a special bond with her dad, whether over their mutual love of sci-fi and horror, or just the fact that Spielberg and Capshaw have been incredibly self-sacrificing and supportive.

“I have amazing parents that had their struggles with me, I’ve had my fights and struggles with them, but it’s only out of fear that people sometimes care incorrectly because they want you to be alive and safe,” she said.

Reps for Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry ‘eager’ to use ‘Sussex Royal’ brand, but the queen ‘had other plans’: source

Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry will need to drop their “Sussex Royal” label if they want to be truly financially independent.

It is believed Queen Elizabeth II and other senior officials have agreed it is no longer tenable for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to keep the word “royal” in their branding, U.K.’s Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.

According to the outlet, the former American actress and the British prince have spent “thousands of pounds” on a new Sussex Royal website and have registered the label as a global trademark for a range of items, “including clothing, stationery, books and teaching materials.” The couple has also taken steps to set up their own charitable organization named Sussex Royal, The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

However, the pair will reportedly need to “re-brand.”

“After weeks of talks, the queen and senior officials are believed to have told the couple the term ‘royal’ is inconsistent with their ‘branding,’ U.K.-based media correspondent Neil Sean told Fox News on Wednesday.

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Queen Elizabeth II (left) has reportedly banned the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from banking on the “Sussex Royal” brand. (Getty)

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“This has not gone down well with the couple who truly thought they were fine with… re-branding themselves,” Sean continued. “Now the queen has other plans, too, which will make the ongoing push to be [independent] harder than they first thought.”

According to Sean, a palace source told him: “They have not banked on this move at all from the queen. What she has effectively done is close down any type of royal branding. This will create problems, particularly in the U.S. where the term ‘royal’ means so much in terms of branding.”

“Now the bigger problem lies in how they plan to market themselves,” the source also alleged. “Without the royal label attached, they don’t look as lucrative to bigger brands with mega-money. And don’t forget, they can’t speak about their lives and times within the royal household. So what does that leave them to talk about which is worth any value?”

Despite the setback, another palace source did tell Sean the reigning monarch, 93, is eager to solve the matters swiftly without any “legal wrangling.”

“The queen herself does not enjoy legal battles and always believed things like this should be resolved without the court being involved,” the source alleged.

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Meghan Markle was a Hollywood actress before she became a member of the British royal family. (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)

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“Maybe they now both need to take stock as to what they can sell to the world next without a royal endorsement” Sean reflected on Markle, 38, and Harry, 35. “But one thing remains — don’t mess with the queen!”

A royal source also told People magazine on Wednesday the couple is currently in “ongoing discussions” about using the word “royal” as part of their branding.

“As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are stepping back as senior members of the royal family and will work towards financial independence, use of the word ‘royal,’ in this context needed to be reviewed,” the source told the outlet. “Discussions are still ongoing.”

“As part of the process to transition the Duke and Duchess of Sussex into their new chapter, planning has been well underway around the launch of their new nonprofit organization,” the source added. “Details will be shared in due course.”

On Jan. 8 Markle and Harry announced they will take “a step back” as senior members of the royal family and instead work independently, splitting their time between the United Kingdon and North America.

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In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. As part of a surprise announcement distancing themselves from the British royal family, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan declared they will “work to become financially independent” — a move that has not been clearly spelled out and could be fraught with obstacles. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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The couple said their decision came “after many months of reflection and internal discussions.”

“We have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the couple shared on Instagram. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry coo over baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The royal baby is their firstborn son. (Getty)

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Trump takes aim at Dem senator over Iran meeting, suggests he should be prosecuted

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President Trump lashed out Wednesday at Sen. Chris Murphy for meeting with Iran’s foreign minister and accused the Democratic senator of “illegally” violating the Logan Act.

The Logan Act, enacted in 1799, bars Americans from conducting rogue negotiations with foreign governments in disputes with the U.S.

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No one has ever been successfully prosecuted under this obscure federal law, but some critics suggested in 2017 that Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn ran afoul of the law in his dealings with Russia before Trump took office. Murphy himself called for investigations at the time. Trump on Wednesday argued the Connecticut senator is now the one in breach of that law, suggesting he face consequences.

“Kerry & Murphy illegally violated the Logan Act,” Trump tweeted Wednesday, in reference to former Secretary of State John Kerry as well. “This is why Iran is not making a deal. Must be dealt with strongly!”

Murphy met with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif while at the Munich Security conference declaring, “if Trump isn’t going to talk to Iran, then someone should.”

Once hearing the news of Murphy’s visit, Trump previewed his line of attack to reporters.

“I saw that Senator Murphy met with the Iranians, is that a fact?” Trump said Tuesday before boarding Air Force One.  “I just saw that on the way over. Is there anything I should know? Because that sounds like, to me, a violation of the Logan Act.”

Trump has previously accused Kerry of meeting the Iranians and trying to undermine his foreign policy.

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A spokesperson for Kerry responded Wednesday: “We’ve addressed this many times before. The president is still tweeting, is still wrong, and is still trying to distract from his diplomatic malpractice on Iran.”

Flynn wasn’t prosecuted for Logan Act violations, but in 2017 he pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI in relation to the Russia probe.

Fox News’ Rich Edson contributed to this report. 

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What is Eid Al-Fitr?

Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday in Islam that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan when devout Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.

The “Festival of Breaking the Fast” is typically celebrated for three days, but the Muslim world has been split on the start of Eid, as it’s based on the new moon.

In the U.S., Eid starts on May 24, 2020.

Muslim observers mark it in different ways around the world with prayers, social gatherings, festive meals, charity and gift-giving.

The common greeting is “Eid Mubarak,” which means “Have a blessed Eid.”

Eid Al-Fitr also is known as the lesser Eid celebration compared to the Eid Al-Adha, the “Feast of the Sacrifice,” or “Greater Eid,” which marks the sacrifice of Abraham.

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Klobuchar taking heat from Dems for past support of Trump nominees

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As she rises in national polls, Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is taking heat from critics inside her party over her past support of President Trump’s cabinet nominees and judges.

Sen. Klobuchar, D-Minn., has a history of voting for some of the president’s nominees for cabinet positions.

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In 2017, Klobuchar voted for John Kelly’s confirmation to Homeland Security secretary; Wilbur Ross as Commerce secretary; Mike Pompeo as CIA director, and later as secretary of State; Nikki Haley as U.N. ambassador; Elaine Chao as Transportation secretary; David Shulkin as secretary of Veterans’ Affairs; Linda McMahon as Small Business Administrator; Dan Coats as director of National Intelligence; Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative; Sonny Perdue to be secretary of Agriculture, and more.

None of the other senators who are currently running for president – Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., or Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. – or have dropped out the race – Cory Booker, D-N.J., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., or Kamala Harris, D-Calif. – voted in favor of those nominees.

In 2018, Klobuchar voted for Kevin McAleenan to serve as commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). McAleenan later served as acting Homeland Security secretary.

Last week at a town hall in Nevada, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg – one of Klobuchar’s rivals – took a veiled swipe at Klobuchar for voting to confirm McAleenan after she has repeatedly downplayed his political experience.

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“You know, I’ve heard some people say that, you know, my experience is not relevant because you have to have Washington experience in order to become a president,” Buttigieg said. “But some of those same voices are among those who voted to confirm Kevin McAleenan as the CBP head, who presided over, for example, the horrifying conditions that children were kept in, and we have to look at what kind of judgment that experience has brought.”

Klobuchar has, in general, taken a more moderate stance on border security compared with some of her left-wing primary rivals. In July, she told ABC’s “This Week” that she didn’t agree with candidates like Warren, who called for the decriminalization of illegal border crossings. She also, in 2018, came out in favor of negotiating with Trump for wall funding as part of a broader immigration reform deal and to avoid a government shutdown.

The Klobuchar campaign, though, told Fox News that she does oppose the wall at the southern border.

“Sen. Klobuchar strongly opposes President Trump’s border wall as well as diverting military funds for its construction,” a campaign spokesperson said. “She supports paying for border security as part of comprehensive immigration reform and she believes that comprehensive reforms and implementing a policy to allow asylum seekers from the Northern Triangle countries to seek asylum in their home countries could result in a decrease in some of the funding necessary for the border.”

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Meanwhile, over the course of the 2017-2018 congressional session, Klobuchar also voted to confirm nearly two-thirds of judges nominated by President Trump – far more than any other Senate Democrat who was or still is running for the White House – decisions that a Warren-affiliated group has taken issue with in recent days.

“Klobuchar has faced no scrutiny this year. New Hampshire voters didn’t know that Klobuchar voted to confirm two-thirds of Trump judges to lifetime appointments – and has one of the most conservative records of any Democrat,” the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a major supporter of Warren’s presidential campaign, said in a statement this week.

Klobuchar did, however, receive plenty of attention for her tough questioning of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who she did not vote to confirm.

Klobuchar outperformed Warren in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary last week, making a strong third-place finish. Since then, Klobuchar has seen an infusion of campaign cash.

Recent polls in Nevada, which will have its caucuses Saturday, suggest Warren, Klobuchar, Buttigieg and billionaire Tom Steyer are all competing for third place, behind Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Fox News reached out to the Klobuchar campaign for comment on the jabs from the PCCC but has not yet received a response.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Adam Shaw contributed to this report. 

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