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Rep. Steve Scalise: Democratic presidential debate was a disaster – Dems are now party of socialism

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During the Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas, billionaire and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg looked a little surprised when he was booed for saying: “We’re not going to throw out capitalism. Other countries tried that. It was called communism and it just didn’t work.”

Bloomberg’s consultants clearly forgot to tell him that the Democrats are now the party of socialism, impeachment and government control.

The debate was a disaster. American families watching the train wreck heard candidates promising to take away our freedoms and tear down our health care system.

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The contrast between Democrats’ mess on stage and President Trump’s proven track record couldn’t be clearer. Under the president’s leadership, hardworking families have experienced the longest period of growth, prosperity and peace in decades.

Democrats continue to fight President Trump simply because they hate him. Their hatred of the president makes them tone-deaf to the pocketbook issues of concern to the millions of Americans who support him and voted him into office.

The Democratic presidential candidates have learned all the wrong lessons on the campaign trail because they’re not listening to voters.

When I was in Iowa and New Hampshire campaigning with the president over the past month, I talked to voters from all backgrounds and walks of life. I spoke to a man who moved to America to escape Canada’s failed health care system after he dealt with impossibly long wait times and low-quality of care.

Yet Democrats want to emulate that very same failed system of Canadian health care with a government takeover of health care in our country.

I also spoke to a Lithuanian immigrant who told me she saw firsthand how socialism destroyed Lithuania and she’s fighting to make sure the same thing never happens here. Yet Democrats running for president have embraced socialist policies with open arms, despite the fact that we have thousands of refugees and immigrants from failed socialist systems in our country right now.

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In a diner in New Hampshire, I met a waitress who emigrated from Italy who told me she likes President Trump because he’s a straight-shooter who follows through on his promises.

All we have heard from Democratic presidential candidates is double-speak. They are more concerned about spouting platitudes to win approval from the radical left than advancing individual freedoms for the American people.

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These Democratic candidates have radical, dangerous ideas. Fortunately, I saw incredible enthusiasm from the people of Iowa and New Hampshire for President Trump.

As a popular incumbent, the president could have skipped campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire and still easily won renomination to lead the Republican ticket. But he made a point of hosting two packed-to-the-rafters rallies in Des Moines and Manchester to prove that he’s still fighting for the forgotten men and women of America.

While Democrats took almost a week to figure out who won the Iowa caucuses, Trump set records for the number of voters who showed up to support an incumbent president.

In fact, the week of the Iowa caucuses perfectly encapsulated what is at stake.

In the six days it took Democrats to figure out who won the caucuses, the president swept the Republican nomination in Iowa and delivered a triumphant State of the Union address focusing on record-low unemployment. He was rightfully acquitted in the Senate. And he helped supercharge our economy with a staggering 225,000 new jobs added in January – almost 80,000 more than expected – all thanks to his pro-growth economic policies.

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Compared to Democrats’ incompetence and infighting, President Trump is delivering wins for the hardworking families of this great country. With this president, the message is clear: Promises made, promises kept!

After the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, it’s clearer than ever that President Trump is the only candidate we can trust with America’s future.

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Trump says he’s considering Doug Collins for DNI post; GOP rep says not interested

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President Trump said late Thursday that he is considering Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., for the permanent Director of National Intelligence job, a move that could resolve a mini-crisis in the GOP surrounding Collins’ challenge against incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., in Georgia’s upcoming special election.

Yet Collins told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo on Friday morning that while he’s humbled by the possible offer, he is focused on running for Senate and would not accept the job.

“This is not a job that interests me, at this time it’s not one that I would accept because I’m running a Senate race down here in Georgia,” Collins said.

It’s unclear whether that could change at some point.

Trump’s comment that he may nominate Collins to lead the nation’s intelligence agencies adds an element of intrigue to the U.S. Senate special election in the Peach State, after Collins’ decision to join the race upset many in the GOP. Trump’s statement came the day after he appointed U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to the DNI post in an acting role. Before Grenell, Joseph Maguire held the acting DNI job, which he assumed in August after the last Senate-confirmed DNI, Dan Coats, left the administration.

In a Thursday night tweet, Trump said he would send a nominee for DNI to the Senate soon.

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“Thank you to our great US Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, for stepping in to serve as acting DNI,” Trump said. “I will be nominating a terrific candidate for the job very soon. Stay tuned!”

Collins, a staunch Trump ally and one of his most vocal defenders through the impeachment saga, confirmed to “Fox & Friends” on Jan. 29 that he would seek higher office. The move drew a strong rebuke from the organization tasked with defending the Republican Senate majority.

“This shortsighted decision is stunning,” National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Kevin McLaughlin said in a statement at the time. “Doug Collins’ selfishness will hurt David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, and President Trump. Not to mention the people of Georgia who will stand to bear the burden of it for years to come. All he has done is put two senate seats, multiple house seats, and Georgia’s 16 electoral votes in play.”

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Georgia’s special election rules pit all candidates, regardless of party, against each other on the ballot in November. There will be a runoff in January if no candidate secures a majority of votes.

That means Collins isn’t simply running a primary challenge against an incumbent. He would split GOP votes with another popular Republican in his state as Democrats are running in the same race, making a runoff likely and potentially putting a Republican Senate majority on the line.

If Trump were to nominate Collins, the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, he would presumably end his Senate run to focus on his new post, solving that problem for Republicans.

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Trump’s statement does not mean that he couldn’t also consider Grenell or other candidates for the job. Additionally, it remains to be seen how Senate Republicans would react to a potential Collins nomination since the representative’s main national security and intelligence experience was a short stint on the House Foreign Affairs Committee during his first term in 2012 and 2013.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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‘Miracle on Ice’ team captain: America’s underdog Olympic victory is still one of the greatest sports stories ever

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It is known as the “Miracle on Ice.”

Say those three words, millions of people across the country know exactly what you’re referring to: Feb. 22, 1980, when the U.S. Olympic hockey team shocked what was then the greatest hockey team in the world, the Soviet Union, at the Winter Games in Lake Placid.

I was fortunate to be part of it and privileged to be the team’s captain. I was 25 at the time, and it’s been a huge part of my life ever since. We defeated the Soviets, won the gold medal and captured the country’s imagination. Sports Illustrated named it the greatest sports moment of the 20th century.

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To me, though, the most surprising thing isn’t that we won. We had a masterful coach, Herb Brooks, who had honed us and prepared us and put us in precisely the right mindset to pull off a stunning upset. And we were better players than people realized. I believed we had a chance when we took the ice that night, amid deafening chants of “USA! USA!”

No, what’s surprising to me is that the game, that moment in time, still resonates with millions of Americans today, 40 years later. I am amazed that it still fascinates people, whether they’re hockey fans or not. Wherever I go, people in airports and hotels, golf courses and restaurants, want to shake my hand and say thank you. I get letters and emails each week from boys who weren’t even alive in 1980. But they have heard about the Miracle on Ice from their fathers, mothers, brothers or sisters, or they’ve seen the movie “Miracle,” and they’re captivated by it.

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For a lot of people who were alive in 1980, the game has become one of those moments in life, like the Kennedy assassination or 9/11, where they remember exactly where they were, who they were with, and what they were doing when it happened. The nice thing is that while most other events like that are tragedies, the hockey game makes them smile.

I don’t usually spend much time analyzing why things happen and what they mean, but I have considered why our victory over the Soviets and winning the gold medal has endured in the American imagination. Certainly, the sheer magnitude of the upset is part of it. That Soviet team had embarrassed a team of NHL all-stars. They had won four gold medals in a row, and hadn’t lost a single Olympic hockey game in 12 years when they arrived at Lake Placid. But a team of college players and two amateur minor-leaguers – I was one of them – beat them.

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It was the middle of the Cold War, and the country wasn’t feeling very good. The economy was hurting, we had unemployment and inflation, Americans hostages were being held in Iran, and the Soviets had invaded Afghanistan. Winning the gold medal didn’t change any of that. But people felt better. The hockey game made them feel proud to be Americans.

Part of it is also who the 20 players on the team were then, and still are today. We were hard-hat, working-class kids who could have been anybody’s neighbor or cousin or classmate. We weren’t superstars or pro athletes with million-dollar contracts. We were ordinary guys. People watching at home on TV could relate to us. People saw themselves in us.

The idea of overcoming long odds and doing something impossible is a story Americans love. This is the country that built the Panama Canal and put a man on the moon. I’m not saying the hockey game is in any way in the same category as those historic achievements. But it reflects the same can-do spirit that is part of the American identity.

More than anything, we were truly a team. We did not win because of the play of one or a few individuals. Every one of the 20 players on the team made crucial plays along the way that helped us succeed. As Coach Brooks used to say, we didn’t have enough talent to win on talent alone. We won the gold medal because of the bond the 20 of us shared. It was our respect for each other and our belief in each other that turned a young team of college players and amateurs into Olympic champions.

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In the closing moments of the Soviet game on Feb. 22, 1980, the great sportscaster Al Michaels gave us the famous line, “Do you believe in miracles?”

Forty years later, I’m thankful and humbled that so many Americans still answer, “Yes!”

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Mike Eruzione on the ‘Miracle on Ice’ 40 years later: ‘We showed the world what makes this country great’

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The American ice hockey team’s 4-3 victory over the Soviet Union at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y., 40 years ago Saturday will be known forever as the “Miracle on Ice.” But Mike Eruzione, the U.S. team captain, sees it differently.

“Miracle’s a catchy phrase and it sounds nice,” Eruzione told “Fox News Rundown” podcast host Dave Anthony Friday. “but it wasn’t a miracle. It wasn’t a fluke. We weren’t lucky. Craig Patrick, our assistant coach, after the Olympics, said it best. He said, ‘They deserved what they got.’ You know, we deserved to win that tournament and we did.”

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“The miracles happened in much more dramatic fashion than a hockey game,” Eruzione added. “So it was great and … a moment that my teammates and I are very proud to have been a part of.”

The upset victory over the Soviets, who had won four consecutive Olympic gold medals in ice hockey, was immortalized by broadcaster Al Michaels, who asked America as the clock wound down: “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!”

Eruzione, who scored the game-winning goal with exactly ten minutes to play in the third period, recalled shaking hands with the stunned Soviet players after the final buzzer.

“When I was skating through the line shaking hands, it was almost like disbelief on their faces. Like, ‘What just happened?’ I think they were stunned. You know, they’d never lost. They hadn’t lost in 40 consecutive games … They weren’t real happy.

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“To us, it was a hockey game,” Eruzione added. “But to a lot of people in this country, it was more about we showed the world what makes this country so great. You know, underdogs and hard-working kids [who] came from working-class families who went out and did something and shocked the world.”

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Harrison Ford said ‘Call of the Wild’ character helped him learn to ‘recommit to redressing the failures of his past’

Harrison Ford is trading in his human co-star for one played by a man’s best friend.

The Hollywood mainstay ushers in the newest big-screen iteration of Jack London’s classic 1903 adventure novel that sees the film’s main protagonist played by a sensitive, yet ambitious pup named Buck, who’s thrust into unfamiliar surroundings after he’s taken from his posh California ranch abode and sold off into the world of Alaskan dog sledding.

Fox News spoke with Ford, 77, at the Los Angeles press day for “The Call of the Wild,” and asked the actor how much of his performance was a test of skill, considering much of his screen time is had alongside the CGI-created Buck.

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“That’s not what I think about. I mean, I think about creating behavior for a character that helps tell the story,” Harrison explained.

He continued: “And I think about the opportunity that we had with the basics of this book to amplify the character of John Thornton, to bring the presence of the influence that Buck has had on the character that I play to an emotional expression that the audience can relate to.”

For his part, Harrison was partnered with former Cirque du Soleil performer Terry Notary, who played the live-action model of Buck, complete with dog-centric mannerisms, ill-timing and emotional behaviors. Notary, who has since become one of Hollywood’s premier motion specialists and movement choreographers, spent hours studying the movement of canines and learning the external sensibilities of dogs, which proved invaluable in producing the film.

“It was an odd idea and I didn’t know how the cast would react to it because you’ve got a grown man who is on all fours, in a funny gray suit with these prosthetic front legs playing a dog,” said film producer Erwin Stoff. “But it turned out to be a genius move because Terry gives us such a committed portrayal that it improved every actor’s performance.”

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Ford echoed Stoff’s sentiment that the interaction he shared with Notary as Buck proved vital in creating a dynamic that fostered a creative setting where Ford could see Notary not as himself, but as a genuine canine.

“I’m very, very good at not seeing him as a human. But I see him as a dog. I mean, because I’ve had dogs in my life,” Ford explained. “I remember the experience I’m playing. I’m treating him like I would treat a dog and he’s treating me as a dog might, emotionally. And so that contact, that’s very helpful. Very important.”

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Harrison Ford, left, appears in ‘The Call of the Wild’ with his digitally-created co-star pooch, Buck. (20th Century Fox)

In discussing the role of Thornton, a man who ventures to the Alaskan wilderness in order to “run away from complications in his life that he’s unable to face,” Ford said he appreciates the film’s ability to strike a familiar chord with the audience through its underlying message.

“[Thornton’s] relationship with Buck leads him to the place where he can recommit to redressing the failures of his past at the same time that Buck is finding his destiny,” Ford explained.

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“I know I can remember personal moments in my life, but not so much in my career,” Ford admitted. “But look, this is about the opportunity to gain courage and a quietude that comes in the context of the isolation and the pure beauty of nature, which generates a kind of peace and out of that comes this relationship.”

Despite his more than 40 years in the film business, Ford said he marvels at every acting opportunity that comes his way.

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Harrison Ford, left, Mark Hamill and George Lucas stand together at Hamill’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony. (Reuters)

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When asked if there was anything left he wanted to do on the creative front, Ford simply said he loves what he does and offered an interesting anecdote about “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” mastermind George Lucas, 75, that Ford carries with him to this day.

“George Lucas used to have – as a director, [he] would often say at the end of a take, ‘OK, do another one,’ and [I would] say, ‘Well, what would – do you want me to change something?’ And George would say, ‘Same thing, only better,'” Ford recalled.

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“Well, there’s always better,” he continued. “So I love the craft and I love the storytelling aspect of what I get to do. I work in collaboration with other people and that gives me great pleasure. If I could just get to do the same thing, only better – that would be enough for me.”

“The Call of the Wild” is currently playing in theaters.

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‘Miracle on Ice’ 40 years ago was so great, TWO movies were made about it

The “Miracle on Ice” was a medal-round hockey game between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid New York that is considered one of the greatest sports underdog stories in U.S. history.

The modern David-vs.-Goliath tale — which pitted the underdog American team of young amateur college-age players against the professional Soviet team that had won the gold medal in five of the previous six Winter Olympics — was so unexpected and thrilling that it inspired TWO movies.

The first was 1981’s “Miracle on Ice,” an ABC made-for-TV movie that starred Karl Malden as Herb Brooks, coach of the U.S. team.

The second came years later. “Miracle,” released in 2004 starred Kurt Russell as Brooks and was screened in theaters.

The real-life “Miracle on Ice” played out amid the Cold War with the Soviets — as well as the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981, when the mood in the U.S. was rather grim as 52 American diplomats and others were being held captive. So the Amercans’ hockey victory helped lift the spirits of the entire country.

The U.S. victory was coined the “Miracle on Ice” after ABC broadcaster Al Michaels famously asked, “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” as the clock ran out on the Soviets. The U.S. team’s victory sent them to the gold-medal game against Finland, which the U.S. also won.

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The United States ice hockey team rushes toward goalie Jim Craig after their 4-3 upset win over the Soviet Union in the semi-final round of the XIII Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, N.Y., Feb. 22, 1980. (Associated Press)

With this February marking the 40th anniversary of the game, here’s a look back at the two movies — and how they told the story.

“Miracle on Ice” (1981)

“Miracle on Ice” was a fact-based TV movie made for ABC in 1981 that uses actual game footage as well as Al Michaels’ and former NHL goalie Ken Dryden’s original commentary from the 1980 Winter Games.

It stars Karl Malden in the role of coach Herb Brooks, as well as Steve Guttenberg as Jim Craig, goaltender for the U.S. Olympic hockey team.

Malden was a famous actor who died in 2009. Before his role in “Miracle on Ice,” which he portrayed while in his late 60s, Malden starred in a number of famous pictures including “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “On the Waterfront,” and 1970’s “Patton.”

He was later known for the TV series “The Streets of San Francisco,” with a young Michael Douglas, as well as a long-running TV ad campaign for American Express.

Guttenberg is famous for his roles in 1982’s “Diner” as well as the “Police Academy” movie series.

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“Miracle” (2004)

“Miracle” stars Kurt Russell as Herb Brooks in the 21-century adaptation.

It was released in theaters in February 2004, making over $64 million. It made more than $19 million during its opening weekend.

Patricia Clarkson who is known for “The Green Mile” and the “Maze Runner” movie series — plays his wife Patti Brooks.

Jim Craig is played by Eddie Cahill, while Mike Eruzione, who scored the winning goal versus the Soviets — is played while Patrick O’Brien Demsey.

Brooks — who later coached in the NHL for four teams — died in a car accident in August 2003 at age 66, just months before the movie’s release. His Olympic achievement was made more special by the fact that, as a player, he was cut from the 1960 U.S. Olympic team, the only previous American hockey squad to win the gold.

“This film is dedicated to the memory of Herb Brooks, who died shortly following principal photography. He never saw it. He lived it,” the end credits state.

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It won the award for best sports movie at the ESPY’s in 2004.

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Avi Loeb: What’s causing mysterious radio bursts in space? Don’t rule out any options yet, including aliens

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It is very rare that astronomers discover a new population of sources in the sky. A notable example involves the most compact stars known, neutron stars. Even though these stars weigh up to twice the mass of the sun, they occupy a region with the length of Manhattan. Some of these stars generate a beam of radio waves that sweep across our sky periodically like a lighthouse.

In 1967, a 24-year old scientist, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, noticed radio pulses that repeated periodically in her data. Temporarily dubbed “Little Green Man 1,” the source she discovered is now known as a spinning neutron star. It is a member of a vast population of neutron stars, hundreds of millions in our own Milky Way galaxy alone. These are relics from the collapse of massive stellar progenitors which, after consuming the nuclear fuel in their bellies, give birth to neutron stars in a supernova explosion. The regularity of their radio bips made pulsars the best clocks available, up until the last few years when human-made atomic clocks overperformed them.

In the neutron star example, mother nature was far more imaginative than we were. Could history be repeating itself?

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In 2007, the astronomer Duncan Lorimer asked his undergraduate student to look through archival data taken in 2001 by the Parkes radio dish in Australia and discovered a bright radio burst. Although the burst lasted a few thousandths of a second similar to the pulse of a pulsar, it did not repeat and it also appeared to have traversed a much larger column of material than the Milky Way can provide. This implied that its source must be located very far away, possibly at the edge of the observable universe. At that distance, the source would need to be billions of times brighter than pulsars, which are mostly detectable within the confines of our own galaxy. In fact, if such a bursting source was placed in the Milky Way, we could have detected it with a cell phone!

Subsequently, many similar bursts were discovered across the sky. They were all labeled as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) for lack of a clue regarding their mysterious origin. The universe produced one such burst per second. A small fraction of the known FRBs are repeating, allowing us to pinpoint their distant host galaxy. One source repeats periodically every 16 days.

What is the nature of FRB sources? Should we dub them “Little Green Man 2?”?We have no clue. They could be a mixed bag.

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Astronomers are conservative. Given the lack of evidence, the most popular interpretation is that FRBs are newly born neutron stars, only decades old, with an extraordinary magnetic field that generates their powerful radio emission.

But until we uncover a “smoking gun” that produced an FRB, other options should be left on the table. That includes the far-out possibility of an artificial production by an advanced technological civilization. In such a case, the radio beam is most likely not intended for communication because of a simple reason. It takes billions of years for a message to cross the vast scale of the universe.  Nobody would have the patience to wait that long for a response. If the message was meant to be received across a much shorter distance, then why waste so much energy on it? The amount required is comparable to the total power of sunlight intercepted by the Earth, converted into a tightly collimated beam of radio waves. This would necessitate a huge engineering project that can only be rationalized for propulsion purposes. Indeed, a powerful beam of light could be used to push a sail that carries a giant spacecraft to the speed of light. In that case, we are detecting the leakage of radiation beyond the boundary of the light-sail as the beam sweeps across our sky. But altogether, given the exceptional amount of power involved, FRBs are not likely to be signals from extraterrestrial civilizations, unless some of them originate nearby.

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The enigmatic nature of FRBs illustrates why science is so exciting. As scientists, we should be humble and not be guided by prejudice but by evidence. After all, if we expect the future interpretation of FRBs to resemble the past interpretation of pulsars we will never discover something new.

There are two avenues for a future breakthrough in our understanding of FRBs. One would stem from the detection of nearby sources that are extremely bright and whose environments can be studied in great detail. The second involves the detection of FRBs in other bands of light, such as visible, infrared or x-rays. Any qualitatively new information might offer us a revealing glimpse at the central engine of these beasts.

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Ilhan Omar slams Meghan McCain, accuses ‘View’ co-host of hypocrisy on Sanders backers’ online attacks

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., accused Meghan McCain of hypocrisy Thursday over “The View” co-host’s criticism of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., supporters’ misogynistic attacks on social media.

Omar claimed McCain and other conservatives regularly use anti-Muslim smears against her online.

“The same people who chastise the progressive movement regularly traffic in anti-Muslim smears and hate speech against me and those I represent,” Omar, who has endorsed Sanders, tweeted. “It’s almost as if they don’t genuinely care about online harassment.”

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After Sanders was criticized at Wednesday’s Democratic debate of not effectively curbing social media harassment by some of his most virulent supporters, McCain weighed in on Twitter.

“Bernie – your army of Bernie bro’s are the worst in all of the internet and every woman on both sides knows it,” McCain wrote. “Mysoginistic, abusive and inspired by you. There’s no army of Pete bots or Biden bots abusing women!”

Omar then tweeted a screenshot of McCain’s tweet plus another in which the TV host retweeted an unsubstantiated claim that Omar had married her own brother.

“How is this not a bigger deal?” McCain wrote.

The congresswoman has strenuously denied the claim, which she calls “disgusting lies.”

This isn’t the first time the two have clashed.

Last year, McCain said Omar’s rhetoric — that some have called anti-Semitic — needed to be addressed following a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Southern California.

“I do think when we are having conversations about anti-Semitism we should be looking at the most extreme on both sides, and I would bring up Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and some of her comments that got so much attention,” McCain told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

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Omar, who has apologized for some tweets perceived as anti-Semitic, simply responded, “Oh, bless her heart!”

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Colorado squatters leave behind underwear, a snake and sex toys

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A Colorado condominium owner said this week she had to spend hundreds of dollars and lost about two months’ worth of rent, in an effort to evict squatters who left behind underwear, dirty dishes, a snake and sex toys.

Sarah Feldman told Denver’s FOX 31 that after a tenant broke their lease another woman moved in without her knowledge and refused to leave.

“She was being difficult, she didn’t want to leave,” Feldman said. “There was her and two guys I’ve never seen before.”

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After a month, Feldman got a lawyer and obtained a writ for the Denver Sheriff’s Department to evict the squatters.

“There were guys’ underwear all over. It was just really disgusting,” Feldman told FOX 31. “There were sex toys found in the condo as well that I did not want to touch.”

The squatters also left behind stained carpets and even left a snake in a cage with no lid.

Aside from the rent loss, Feldman had to pay her legal fees, $150 for the writ, and the costs of fixing the damage left by the squatters.

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The Denver Sheriff’s Department said it receives a high number of squatting eviction requests and is backlogged because of limited resources, according to the station.

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Coronavirus fears prompt FBI to order $40G in hand sanitizer, face masks: report

The FBI has purchased $40,000 worth of hand sanitizer and face masks “in case the coronavirus becomes a pandemic in the United States,” according to an acquisition document signed Friday.

The order reportedly includes face masks from manufacturing company 3M, as well as disinfectants from PDI Healthcare.

Both virus-prevention products were directed to “be stored throughout the country for distribution in the event of a declared pandemic,” the document said, according to CNBC.

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People wearing face masks walk on a down own street in Hong Kong Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. COVID-19 viral illness has sickened tens of thousands of people in China since December. (Associated Press)

A pandemic is described as an epidemic that spreads across a large region, across continents and even the entire globe. More than 1,000 cases and 11 deaths from the virus have been recorded outside mainland China, while more than 75,000 cases and 2,200 deaths were recorded in the country as of Friday.

“We still don’t have the Centers for Disease Control [CDC] in there [China] to help out. Neighboring countries are starting to get more and more concerned about this,” said Dr. Marc Siegel last week. “Physicians having to diagnose this without all the material they need and the ability to isolate patients is very worrisome … and eventually, it’s going to spill over to the rest of the world potentially causing a pandemic.”

The document added the “supplies are for the FBI strategic stockpile for Pandemic Preparedness,” the news channel said.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a global emergency as it spreads to countries outside of China and the number of infected patients continues to grow.

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It has yet to be classified as a global pandemic by the organization.

Fox News’ Yael Halon contributed to this report.

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