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Lawyers for Massachusetts woman who encouraged boyfriend’s suicide appeal to Supreme Court

Lawyers for the Massachusetts woman who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to throw out her conviction because it violated her right to free speech.

Michelle Carter’s lawyers called her conviction in Conrad Roy III’s death “unprecedented,” saying it raises crucial questions about whether “words alone” are enough to hold someone responsible for someone’s suicide.

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FILE: Michelle Carter, center, listens to her sentencing for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July of 2014.  (Boston Herald via AP)

“Michelle Carter did not cause Conrad Roy’s tragic death and should not be held criminally responsible for his suicide,” Daniel Marx, one of her lawyers, said.

Carter was jailed in February after Massachusetts’ Supreme Court unanimously upheld her conviction in the death of the then-18-year-old Roy. Carter, now 22, is serving a 15-month sentence.

The court agreed with a judge who found that Carter caused Roy’s July 2014 death when she told him in a phone call to get back in his truck as it was filling with carbon monoxide and didn’t call Roy’s family or the police.

The phone call wasn’t recorded, but the judge focused on a text message Carter sent a friend two months later in which she said Roy had gotten out of the truck because he was scared and she told him to get back in.

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Carter’s lawyers said in their Supreme Court petition that the Massachusetts justices acknowledged that not everyone who verbally encourages someone to take their own life should be prosecuted but provided “no guidance to distinguish sympathetic cases of assisted suicide from culpable cases of unlawful killing.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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House to vote ‘soon’ on contempt for Barr, Ross over citizenship question: source

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House Democratic leadership has indicated that there will “soon” be a full House vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt over their failure to comply with subpoenas regarding the citizenship question on the census form, a source told Fox News.

Opponents of the citizenship question said it would discourage participation by immigrants and residents who are in the country illegally, resulting in inaccurate figures for a count that determines the distribution of some $675 billion in federal spending and how many congressional districts each state gets.

WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS ‘LAWFUL’ CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ON FOX NEWS

The Trump administration had said the question was being added to aid in the enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters’ access to the ballot box. But in the Supreme Court’s decision, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four more liberal members in saying the administration’s current justification for the question “seems to have been contrived.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of wanting to “make America white again.”

If the House votes to hold Barr and Ross in criminal contempt, the measure would head to the Justice Department, which Barr heads. He would likely recuse himself and ask someone else to consider the petition.

Politico reported that being held in contempt would be “an embarrassment for the Trump administration officials but would not lead to many tangible consequences.”

Barr said earlier that the Trump administration would take action in the days ahead that he believes will allow a question on citizenship to be added to next year’s census.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr offered no details except to say he sees a way to legally require census respondents to say whether or not they are citizens.

The Justice Department announced it is replacing the legal team that has been pursuing Trump’s efforts, putting in place a new team consisting of both career and politically appointed attorneys.

Barr said he didn’t have details on why the attorneys didn’t want to continue, but “as far as I know, they don’t think we are legally wrong.”

Barr said he has been in regular contact with Trump over the issue of the citizenship question. “I agree with him that the Supreme Court decision was wrong,” the attorney general said. He said he believes there is “an opportunity potentially to cure the lack of clarity that was the problem and we might as well take a shot at doing that.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report 

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Trey Gowdy: Nothing will be learned at next week’s Mueller hearings

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Former congressman Trey Gowdy doesn’t expect much to happen during next week’s hearing featuring Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“Mueller doesn’t want to come. He doesn’t want to come because he’s not going to deviate from his report. What you’re going to get are these incendiary questions about obstruction and impeachment,” Gowdy said Monday while previewing the hearing on “Hannity.” “You’re not going to learn anything next Wednesday that you don’t already know.”

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Mueller is set to testify before the House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees July 17.

Attorney General William Barr said in an interview Monday that the Justice Department would support Robert Mueller if he decides he “doesn’t want to subject himself” to questioning from congressional Democrats

Mueller’s report found no proof that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to influence the election, despite multiple outreach efforts by Russians, and did not reach a conclusion on whether President Trump obstructed justice.

Gowdy explained why the media “love” hearings like next Thursday and used a March 17 hearing featuring James comedy as an example.

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“Think back to March of 2017 Sean when, when the other news had a public hearing… Jim Comey and Mike Rogers a hundred times the witness said I cannot answer that question in this forum. You would think the media would say that was a waste of everybody’s time, don’t ever do that again,” Gowdy told Hannity.

“They love it they love it because what Adam Schiff and Swalwell and the others did is read newspaper articles that contain classified information only for the witness that they have to say ‘I can’t comment on that in this setting.’ That’s what’s going to happen next week.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Pelosi calls for Acosta to step down over Epstein plea deal, hits Trump

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Monday called on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to step down for what she called an “unconscionable agreement” with Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged earlier with sex trafficking in New York City federal court.

Acosta, who was a U.S. attorney in Miami back in 2008, helped Epstein secure a plea deal that resulted in an 18-month sentence. He served 13 months. The deal was criticized as lenient because he could have faced a life sentence.

Pelosi said in a tweet late Monday that Acosta’s agreement with Epstein was kept from his “young victims” and prevented them from seeking justice. She said Trump was aware of the background when Acosta was appointed.

Acosta negotiated a deal that resulted in two state solicitation charges—a felony—and resulted in county jail. There were no federal charges. The Washington Post reported that Epstein was allowed to work from his office six days a week. The alleged victims were not told about the deal, the report said.

The Miami Herald called the allegations back then “stomach-turning.” They included allegations that the wealthy financier lured dozens of troubled girls to an estate in Palm Beach and had sex with them. The paper’s editorial called the allegations a “Ponzi scheme,” because he would allegedly use new girls to recruit more.

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The Herald’s editorial said that in 2008, Acosta kept the alleged victims out of the process and failed to “even inform them of his lenient plea deal with Epstein. In February, U.S. Judge Kenneth Marra ruled that Acosta’s office broke the law by not telling Epstein’s victims of the sweetheart deal. In contrast, [U.S. Attorney Geoffrey] Berman, has issued a public call for women to contact his office to help him build his sex-trafficking case against Epstein.”

Acosta has defended the plea deal as appropriate under the circumstances, though the White House said in February that it was “looking into” his handling of the deal.

Epstein, the 66-year-old hedge fund manager, was charged in a newly unsealed federal indictment with sex trafficking and conspiracy during the early 2000s. He could get up to 45 years in prison if convicted. Prosecutors alleged that Epstein, who was arrested on Saturday, preyed on “dozens” of victims as young as 14.

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., told Fox News that Epstein’s initial sentence was “absurd” and said it is not a time “for people to say, ‘oh, is a Republican or Democrat going to be implicated?’ Every American should stand on the side of those little girls.”

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Two White House officials told The Washington Post that Trump does not have plans to force out Acosta.

Epstein has pleaded not guilty.

Fox News’ Gregg Re and the AP contributed to this report

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Rudy Giuliani: If Biden wasn’t prepared for Harris, will he be ready for Kim Jong Un, Putin or China?

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Former Vice President Joe Biden should have been prepared for Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., to criticize his comments about working with segregationist former senators, according to Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, on Monday told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, the host of “The Ingraham Angle,” that Biden’s failure to be prepared for Harris’ onslaught raises questions if he is ready to negotiate with foreign rivals.

“If you are not prepared for Kamala, are you prepared for Kim Jong Un and Putin and the people in China?” Giuliani asked, in response to a clip of Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

In a CNN interview Monday, Dr. Jill Biden told Chris Cuomo her biggest surprise in the campaign occurred during the debate last month.

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“I think probably Kamala was a little bit of a surprise,” she said.

Giuliani said Trump is not concerned about a potential face-off with the Democratic candidates.

“He’s not shaking at all about Kamala Harris or any of them,” he said.

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“The president realizes there’s going to be a candidate — we don’t know who it is — and they are going to have to make all these crazy charges. But I think is pretty comfortable.”

In regard to Biden, the former New York City mayor added he has disagreements on a political level with the Delawarean but does not believe he is a racist.

“At a bare minimum, Biden is entitled to, “He’s not a racist.” — Also, he’s not,” he said, reacting to former First Lady Michelle Obama offering ‘no comment’ on the debate.

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Arizona man fatally stabbed teen listening to rap because he felt ‘unsafe,’ police say

Authorities on Tuesday said an Arizona man fatally stabbed a teen last week because he felt threatened by the teen’s choice of music: rap.

The encounter happened Thursday at a Circle K in Peoria, about a 25-minute drive northwest of Phoenix, according to reports.

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Michael Adams faces a charge of first-degree premeditated murder for the alleged stabbing of a teen last week. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

Witnesses told police that Michael Adams, 27, walked up to a 17-year-old who was listening to rap music and stabbed him the throat, Phoenix’s Fox 10 reported. The teen – identified as Elijah Al-Amin –reportedly stumbled outside the Circle K and died.

Adams allegedly told officers he felt “unsafe” by the teen’s choice of music. He allegedly said he had been attacked before by people listening to rap, the station reported.

He allegedly said he wanted to prevent an attack, but admitted the victim did nothing to provoke him.

The Arizona Department of Corrections said Adams had been released from jail two days before the alleged stabbing. Adam’s lawyer told Fox 10 that his client has a history of mental illness and was released from jail without medication.

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“They released him to the streets with no medication, no meds, with no way to care for himself,” Adam’s lawyer said during a court appearance this week. “This is a failing of the Department of Corrections. This is easily foreseeable and that is an issue.”

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Adams was booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of first-degree premeditated murder, the Arizona Republic reported. He is being held a $1 million cash bond and will appear in court next on July 15, the report said.

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Extradition bill that prompted mass protests in Hong Kong is dead, Lam says

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The extradition bill that sparked Hong Kong’s largest protests in more than a decade was declared dead on Tuesday by the former British colony’s embattled leader who called the process a “total failure.”

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, told reporters that the plan is dead, Reuters reported. There have been widespread calls for Lam to step down and her political fate is far from certain.

She faced tough criticism after insisting that the measure—which called for criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be extradited to mainland China—would help protect human rights in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Critics could not have been more opposed to the measure and Lam’s theory. They said Beijing enforces arbitrary detentions and torture, a claim China denied.

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Hong Kong was guaranteed the right to retain its own social, legal and political systems for 50 years under an agreement reached before its 1997 return to China from British rule. But China’s ruling Communist Party has been seen as increasingly reneging on that agreement by pushing through unpopular legal changes.

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“It’s the culmination of about six weeks of mounting concern,” Hong Kong Bar Association Chair Philip Dykes said in an interview. “There is a dissatisfaction with it all.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Washington man severely burned after saving 8-year-old niece from fire says ‘I’d run back in there and do it again’

A Washington man, who has been hospitalized with serious burns all over his body after he rushed into a burning home to save his 8-year-old niece, told reporters from his hospital bed that he would do it again.

Derrick Byrd, 20, of Aberdeen, which is about a two-hour drive from Seattle, told KOMO News, “I’d do it again, I really would.”

He added, “I’d run back in there and do it again even if I got burned worse or died.”

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Byrd was airlifted to a nearby hospital with second and third-degree burns on his face, back and arms after the Thursday morning fire in his home, the station reported.

Byrd said when the fire broke out he immediately tried to help his sister get her three young children out of the home through the second-floor window.

“I ran downstairs even though I got burned, started catching the kids,” he said.

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Derrick Byrd spoke out from his hospital bed. (KOMO)

Byrd told the station he caught his 6-year-old nephew and his sister’s baby but her 8-year-old daughter, Mercedes, was too afraid to jump.

He said when his sister fell off the roof, Mercedes fell back into the burning room.

“She was screaming my name,” Byrd told the station. “So, I wasn’t just going to let her sit there. I wasn’t going to let my niece die.”

He said he ran upstairs, “pushed right through the fire” all while he could feel it burning him.

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“Then, I got her, I took my shirt off and put it around her face so she wasn’t breathing any smoke and then I just carried her out, as fast as I could,” Byrd told the television station.

He added, “Even though I got burned, I really didn’t care though. I’d rather me get burned than her. She’s young, you know. She’s still got a lot of stuff going for her. She’s a good kid.”

Crews also airlifted Byrd’s niece and 6-year-old nephew to a local hospital.

When asked what his reaction was to people calling him a “hero” Byrd told the station, “I can’t say a hero. I just say I care for my niece and nephew. I wasn’t going to let them die.”

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The house appeared to be a total loss and firefighters reportedly were just thankful nobody died.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

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Rapinoe says US women’s soccer team would be ‘very happy to accept’ Schumer’s invite to Senate

The U.S. women’s soccer team’s star forward Megan Rapinoe told reporters Monday that the team would be “very happy to accept” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s invitation to come to Capitol Hill to celebrate their victory and discuss equal pay legislation.

“What the #USWNT did was extraordinary, and they deserve to be compensated fairly,” Schumer, D-N.Y., tweeted on Monday. “All women need to be compensated fairly. Period. And we ought to pay attention to this not just once every four years during the World Cup, but year-in and year-out.”

Earlier, Monday, during remarks on the Senate floor, Schumer invited the team to the Senate to celebrate the historic victory in the 2019 Women’s World Cup. He also called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring legislation up for a vote that would ensure all women earn equal pay.

“And, while today we celebrate their victory, we also recognize that these women, these athletes, have challenges and they make us really think about the future of women’s sports,” Schumer said on Monday. “They make us grapple with the deep unfairness in how female athletes are treated, and paid, compared to their male counterparts.”

TRUMP, PUTTING ASIDE RAPINOE’S ATTACK, CONGRATULATES WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM ON WORLD CUP WIN

Reacting to Schumer’s call for equal pay, Rapinoe said, “That’s great. I love that. Interested to see what McConnell does. Thank you, Chuck Schumer, for inviting us out. We are very happy to accept your invitation to come.”

McConnell did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

On Sunday, President Trump unequivocally congratulated the United States women’s soccer team after its repeat World Cup win — putting aside, at least for the moment, the firestorm surrounding Rapinoe’s vow never to visit the White House.

Asked by reporters later in the day whether men and women World Cup soccer teams should make the same money — which Rapinoe has demanded — Trump responded, “I would like to see that, but you’ve also got to look at numbers… you have to look at who’s taking in what” and “see how they’re performing.”

“I don’t know what those numbers are,” Trump added. “And, you have to see year-round how are they all drawing — what is the attendance for women’s soccer outside of World Cup, but I would like to see it.”

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The U.S. women’s soccer team posing with the World Cup trophy after arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Rapinoe, the pink-haired team captain who emerged with the Golden Ball as top player and the Golden Boot as top scorer, has been an outspoken opponent of what she’s described as systemic gender inequality in the United States. Rapinoe previously knelt during the national anthem prior to rules changes that barred the practice.

“I’m not going to the f—— White House,” Rapinoe said in a widely publicized magazine interview in June. “No f—— way will we be invited to the White House. [Trump] tries to avoid inviting a team that might decline. Or, like he did when the [Golden State] Warriors turned him down, he’ll claim they hadn’t been invited in the first place.”

Rapinoe has largely stood by her comments in recent weeks, except for the explicit language she used. On Saturday, Rapinoe said that she believed that “not many, if any” of her teammates would visit the White House if they won the final against the Netherlands.

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Rapinoe told reporters on Monday, “We’ve said publicly, I’ve said that I think most the team, if not everybody, I think everybody is with me. We don’t want to go to the White House, so I figure that’s why the invitation hasn’t come.”

Rapinoe’s teammate Alex Morgan weighed in on the invitation, telling reporters on Monday, “We have a lot to talk about within the team.”

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She added that “she is sure that anything” that the team could do to “raise our voice and use their platform for, we will do so.”

Fox News’ Courtney Crawford, Gregg Re, Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Mark Meadows: Comey basically ‘went through red stoplights’ trying to ‘get’ Trump

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Former FBI Director James Comey tried very hard to get President Trump indicted in relation to the Russia investigation, according to Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.

Comey should have known information contained within British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s Trump dossier was unverified, Meadows claimed Monday on “Hannity.”

“What we see is, James Comey went through not only yellow flashing lights, but he went through red stoplights to try to get this president and indict this president,” Meadows said.

“We know that Christopher Steele not only was talking to the DOJ, was talking to the FBI, was talking to the media — he was talking to anybody who would listen.

“He was sending smoke signals everywhere trying to get somebody to take this particular story that was false. The FBI knew it was false. They knew they had credibility problems, and yet, they continued to spy on American citizens.”

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Meadows also referenced documents unveiled earlier this year showing that shortly after the 2016 presidential election, then-Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec and Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr discussed new allegations sourced to Steele concerning the Trump campaign’s Russia connections.

The previous month, in October 2016, Kavalec had met with Steele and documented his political motivations in writing — particularly that Steele’s client was “keen” to see his anti-Trump materials “come to light” prior to the election. Kavelec forwarded her written notes, in which she also pointed out that some of Steele’s claims were apparently false, to a senior FBI executive.

Despite Kavalec’s concerns, the FBI used Steele’s information to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant targeting former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page just weeks later. The warrant application did not clearly state that the dossier’s creation was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

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Furthermore, Meadows and Sean Hannity noted key witnesses sought for questioning in the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation into alleged government surveillance abuse recently came forward “at the 11th hour.”

Sources familiar with the matter said at least one witness outside the Justice Department and FBI started cooperating — a breakthrough that came after Attorney General William Barr ordered U.S. Attorney John Durham to lead a separate investigation into the origins of the bureau’s 2016 Russia case that laid the foundation for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

Fox News’ Gregg Re, Catherine Herridge and Cyd Upson contributed to this report.

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