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Clippers hand Cavs worst home loss in franchise history

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The presence of Andre Drummond began the night with optimism for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

That positive feeling was quickly dashed by a 133-92 loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cavaliers’ worst home defeat in franchise history.

“Tonight was pretty ugly, so show ’em your worst first and you only can go up from there,” Kevin Love said.

Drummond started in his first game with Cleveland after being acquired from Detroit at the trade deadline. He scored 19 points, had 14 rebounds and even hit a pair of 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

Drummond’s numbers weren’t nearly enough as the Clippers led wire-to-wire without star forward Kawhi Leonard. Cleveland’s previous worst was a 39-point loss to Chicago in 2012.

Lou Williams scored 25 points, Paul George had 22 and Marcus Morris added 10 in his first game with the Clippers.

Los Angeles’ biggest lead was 45 points in the fourth quarter after coach Doc Rivers had given his starters the rest of the night off.

Drummond stressed patience after Cleveland’s 12th straight loss at home. The Cavaliers have dropped 13 of 14 overall.

“We’re not looking at the scoreboard,” he said. “I said it when I first got here in the locker room. I don’t care about the record. I don’t care about the scoreboard. I just care about, did we get better today? My goal is to push these guys and keep them positive, continue to work hard and show no quit on this season.”

The Clippers didn’t miss Leonard, who was out because of a sore left knee. Morris, acquired from New York at the trade deadline, started in Leonard’s spot at power forward and played 22 minutes.

The Clippers were obviously angry following an embarrassing 142-115 loss in Minnesota on Saturday. Los Angeles shot 70% percent in the first quarter, making 14 of 20 from the field.

“There are nights for whatever reason, it’s the perfect storm,” Rivers said. “Last night was one of those. You just move on from it.”

Morris knocked Drummond to the floor with a hard foul as Cleveland’s center tried to score in the third quarter. The play was upgraded to a flagrant foul after a review.

Morris’ final game with the Knicks came in Cleveland on Feb. 3. He scored 26 points in New York’s overtime win.

“That was cool, man,” Morris said of his debut. “The guys made the game easy. I asked them before the game where they liked the ball and they asked me where I wanted it.”

Drummond replaced Tristan Thompson, who has started 48 games. Thompson came off the bench and scored seven points in 19 minutes. Love had 10 points in 26 minutes.

Drummond ran through some drills during a Saturday workout to get familiarized with the team’s system.

“We had no practice time, so it was expected for us to come out and look lost, obviously because we were trying to figure out plays,” he said. “I didn’t really know many plays yet.”

TIP-INS

Clippers: Leonard missed his 13th game of the season. … G Patrick Beverley (strained right groin) was out for second straight game. … Los Angeles wore throwback Buffalo Braves uniforms. The franchise played in Buffalo from 1970-78.

Cavaliers: Drummond is 3 for 24 on 3-pointers this season. …. Thompson hit his fourth career 3-pointer in the second quarter. … Kevin Porter Jr. had 17 points.

TOUGH TIMES

The Cavaliers’ celebration of their 50th season in the NBA has seen the team have the worst record in the Eastern Conference.

“We were not good and way out of sync in so many ways,” coach John Beilein said of the latest loss. “While it’s not acceptable to us, it’s understandable given the new dynamic of our team. So coaches will meet again tomorrow and we will try to get some better symmetry on it.”

WELCOME BACK

Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue was the Cavaliers’ coach during their 2016 NBA championship season. He returned to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for the first time since being fired by Cleveland after six games last season.

Lue was given a standing ovation and waved to the crowd when he was introduced during a timeout.

“This is the house that Jim Brewer and Ty Lue built,” Rivers said. “It’s a great feeling when you return to a place you won a championship. Heck, he had a parade in the streets here. That’s a pretty good memory.”

Brewer, who played for the Cavaliers and several other teams in a 10-year NBA career, is Rivers’ uncle.

UP NEXT

Clippers: Visit Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Cavaliers: Host Atlanta on Wednesday. Cleveland’s last win at home came over the Hawks on Dec. 23.

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Mitt Romney Is a ‘Judas’ to Many Republicans. But Not in Utah.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Phil Lyman wanted to do something swift and stern.

Within hours of Senator Mitt Romney’s vote to remove President Trump from office on Wednesday, Mr. Lyman, a freshman state representative from southern Utah who keeps an autographed “Make America Great Again” hat in a plexiglass case in his office, was at work drafting a resolution to censure the senator.

“I mean, I respect a guy that will stand up for his opinion, but it’s not without some repercussions,” Mr. Lyman said. “His action warrants an additional action on the part of the State Legislature.”

But just as swiftly came the pushback to Mr. Lyman from Utah’s Republican leadership.

“Censuring Senator Romney for voting his conscience is a tricky place to be,” the speaker of the state House, Brad Wilson, said in an interview.

The governor, Gary Herbert, told The Salt Lake Tribune, “I think that would be just a mistake to go down that road.”

The president of the State Senate, J. Stuart Adams, pleaded for reconciliation. “What I don’t want to do is move into the negative rhetoric I think is coming from Washington, D.C.,” he said at a news conference on Friday.

Barely eight years ago, Mr. Romney was the Republican nominee for president and putative leader of the party. Today, the way many Republicans accept and even encourage the attacks on him from Mr. Trump, who last week accused him of using “religion as a crutch” to justify the impeachment vote, vividly illustrates the turn the party has taken.

Utah Republicans never quite fell for Mr. Trump as hard as the rest of their party did. The state’s political sensibilities, heavily influenced by its Mormon culture, are more agree-to-disagree than salt-the-earth. The president’s coarse language, belittling nicknames and aversion to humility help explain why his approval ratings over all in Utah have been below 50 percent for most of the last three years.

And while they support Mr. Trump as their president — very few Republicans here say they would have voted to convict him as Mr. Romney did — they have refused to join the pile-on they see happening back east on Fox News sets and in social media feeds of the president’s followers, where their junior senator is being vilified as a “coward” and “Judas” who should be expelled from the Republican Party.

Not only does Mr. Lyman’s censure resolution appear to be dead on arrival, but the leader of the State Senate, Mr. Adams, also said last week that he would rather not vote on or debate any action related to Mr. Romney at all. He stressed that anything his chamber took up should be “positive” — a word he used repeatedly as he spoke to reporters at the State Capitol on Friday. He said he preferred something like a unanimously agreed-to statement that affirmed Mr. Trump’s strengths as president.

“It may feel right — you want to swing at someone — but I think it’s better off to do what’s right,” Mr. Adams said in an interview. Though he disagreed with how Mr. Romney voted, he added, “I have respect for what he did.”

Utah is one of the rare places where the few Romney-style Republicans who remain are relatively safe from a challenge from their right, where speaking out against the president can be an act to admire, not an apostasy.

With the most vitriolic condemnation of Mr. Romney coming from outside Utah, there has been something of a rallying effect around the senator.

“Not everyone hates Romney,” read the headline on an opinion article in The Tribune this weekend. “In spite of the loud voices who are busy calling him names, there are many of us out here who are cheering for him,” wrote the author, Holly Richardson, a former Republican legislator.

Salt Lake City’s other major paper, The Deseret News, which is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, published an editorial arguing against a censure of the senator and has run numerous other supportive pieces, including one declaring that his vote was “what a Christian conscience demands.”

Chris Karpowitz, a professor of political science at Brigham Young University, said the disputes between Mr. Romney and Mr. Trump illustrated two different visions about what it means to be a Republican.

“Sometimes they line up on policy,” Dr. Karpowitz added. “But in terms of style and rhetoric and commitment to what in previous years were thought of as core values, they couldn’t be more different.”

No state as heavily Republican has been so chilly to the president. Though active registered Republicans outnumber Democrats in Utah by more than three to one, Mr. Trump won only 45 percent of the vote in Utah in 2016. Hillary Clinton and Evan McMullin, a former intelligence officer who ran as a third-party candidate, split up the rest of the vote.

Last week, national conservative activists promoted a “Recall Romney” effort online and shared stories about a proposal circulating in the legislature that aimed to give voters the ability to recall their United States senators.

Aimee Winder Newton, a Republican candidate for governor, said that such a move would have worrisome repercussions. “I get that many state legislators are disappointed,” she wrote on Twitter. “But creating a culture of censuring could come back their way.”

In reality, the recall bill was drafted months ago and has little support in Salt Lake City. Its sponsor has said that it has nothing to do with Mr. Romney or impeachment, and is instead meant to bolster the rights of Utahans to hold all senators accountable.

Lawmakers and constitutional experts said the measure would probably not survive a court challenge anyway.

“My strong impression,” said Edward Foley, the director of election law at Ohio State University, “is that this kind of recall would be clearly unconstitutional. After all, the Constitution itself specifies six-year terms for senators, and has no mechanism — other than expulsion by the Senate itself — for a state to end a U.S. senator’s service before the six years are up.”

Mr. Romney is by no means infallible among Utahans. And Mr. Trump is more popular here now than he was four years ago, thanks to a strong economy and his dedication to filling the courts with conservative judges.

Though Mr. Romney is often associated with Utah because of his role in leading Salt Lake City’s effort to prepare for the 2002 Winter Olympics, he had spent most of his life living elsewhere before deciding to run for Senate in 2018 — a liability in a state where many families can trace their lineage back to the mid-19th century, when Mormons arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. His campaign ran into trouble early on with activist Republicans when he lost to a little-known legislator at the state convention, which forced a primary he later won. In the general election he won with almost 63 percent of the vote statewide.

But the objections of grass-roots conservatives who have outsize influence in state conventions had little to do with Mr. Romney’s history of feuding with Mr. Trump. Instead, they bristled at an attempt by Mr. Romney to gather enough signatures to circumvent the convention.

Mr. Romney has worked diligently to cultivate relationships with Republicans in Salt Lake City. After he left Washington the day of his vote on the president, one of his first stops was at the State Capitol to meet Republican lawmakers to explain himself. He spoke at two different meetings, one with House members and another with the Senate leadership.

He delivered a version of the speech he gave on the Senate floor last Wednesday in which he said his oath to God and faith guided him toward “the most difficult decision I have ever faced.” Some legislators questioned his motives, asking why they should believe that he wasn’t just trying to get even with the president. Others worried about Utah suddenly finding itself in the president’s cross hairs and whether it would damage its relationship with the federal government, which controls about two-thirds of the state’s land.

“For a lot of us,” said Speaker Wilson, “the question was: ‘What does this decision mean for your effectiveness as our senator?”

The meeting was intended primarily for legislative leaders, but Mr. Lyman, the author of the censure resolution, was invited as well. In an interview, he said that Mr. Romney had earned his respect for showing up, but not for his vote.

He had only a few seconds to address Mr. Romney as the senator was leaving and used the opportunity to defend Mr. Trump for reducing the size of protected federal land in Utah so it could be used for commercial purposes.

“There’s a lot of talk in politics,” Mr. Lyman recalled telling the senator. “And President Trump actually came out here and did something.”

But even Mr. Lyman’s disappointment with Mr. Romney has its limits. Next to the bookcase in his office at the Capitol where he has his autographed MAGA hat stands another political memento he is proud of: a life-size cutout of Mr. Romney.

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Today on Fox News: Feb. 10, 2020

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On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump; Eric Trump, executive vice president of development and acquisitions of the Trump Organization; U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.; Dr. Oz and more.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: “A new start in New Hampshire: Democrats try to put the Iowa debacle in the rearview mirror” – We are just a day away from the New Hampshire primary as the Democrats continue the race to the nomination. Dana Perino, host of “The Daily Briefing,” joins the Rundown to discuss the New Hampshire primary and how it could have a lasting effect on how the Democratic race moves forward.

Also on the Rundown: Jocko Willink was a Navy SEAL for 20 years and used the lessons he learned on the battlefield to build an incredibly successful life after the military. The decorated retired veteran is out with a new book, “Leadership, Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual.” Willink joins Monday’s Fox News Rundown to talk about his new book, shares his lessons on leadership and weighs in on President Trump’s support on the military.

Plus, commentary by Fox News contributor Robert Jeffress, senior minister of the First Baptist Church in Dallas,

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Marc Lotter, director of strategic communications for the Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign; Michael Goodwin, New York Post columnist; Kilmeade’s extended interview with Reps. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas.

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Preparing For The End Of The World, On A Budget

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Fortitude Ranch is a development for doomsday preppers in a remote quarter of the Colorado Rockies.

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At first glance, this modest home nestled against a hillside in the mountains somewhere west of Colorado Springs appears to have all the amenities you’d expect in a quiet retreat. There’s even a two-story tower built right in. An otherwise peaceful place to catch the 360-degree view of winter’s splendor.

“[It’s a] really nice place to sit and vacation — enjoy. But, if necessary, it’s a guard post,” Drew Miller pointed out.

A Harvard Ph.D. and former military intelligence officer with 30 years of experience, Miller would know a good defensible spot when he sees it. Miller is a self-described “prepper,” someone who makes active preparations to survive the fall of human civilization. The nationwide prepper community is often painted as composed of conspiracy-crazed eccentrics, he said, thanks in large part to television shows such as the National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Preppers.

It’s a reputation he soundly rejects.

“These are people who are smartly concerned, who want some insurance so that if the electric system goes down, a pandemic occurs, you know, they can survive,” he said.

This idyllic mountain retreat that Miller owns is a business venture he calls Fortitude Ranch. It’s part of a chain of properties with a business model akin to a prepper’s country club or a doomsday timeshare.

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Drew Miller, a self-described prepper, is the CEO of Fortitude Ranch, a development for like-minded people in a remote quarter of the Colorado Rockies. Here, he has opened a hatch to a living space below a guard position on the ranch.

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Marketing to the annihilation-conscious is not a new idea. Businesses such as Survival Condo have specialized in fortified homes and extravagant underground bunkers for decades.

“They have absolutely gorgeous facilities, fancy rooms,” Miller said. “But not many people can afford it.”

Instead, Fortitude Ranch seeks to capture a solidly middle-class market. The rust-colored home with the tower is at the company’s second Colorado location; it’s currently under construction. There’s another ranch in West Virginia and others planned for California, Wisconsin and Nevada.

Until the end times

The Fortitude Ranch slogan is “prepare for the worst, enjoy the present.” For an annual fee of about $1,000 per person, members receive 10 days’ lodging at the ranch location of their choice per year.

It’s not luxurious; spartan may be a more accurate term. Yet, the properties are in secluded, wild and scenic places that Miller hopes will make the fee worth it for the right customers.

As he hefted the assault-style rifle slung over his shoulder, a sidearm on his hip, Miller toured the soon-to-be-finished property on a recent snowy morning. While several of the guard positions are built and future locations of additional buildings are marked on the ground, the place looks nothing like he said it would if or when a national or global catastrophe unfolded.

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For one thing, there are no bunkhouses or high wooden walls that surround the fort, partly because he doesn’t want passersby to know his property is a prepper ranch. It’s also because tasks such as building the walls will be the members’ responsibility. He argued that it will be important for their mental health in a disaster situation.

“If you’re just sitting around with nothing to do, you’re going to be worrying about, you know, ‘What happened to my daughter in San Francisco?’ So we wanna keep people busy,” he said.

If the structures of society crumble, Miller envisions each Fortitude Ranch location as a protected community of about 50 people, up to a maximum of 500. Initially, there will be supplies and food on-site to last a full year. However, once members fall into a routine of gardening, hunting and fishing in the adjacent national forest, Miller said, it should be sustainable in the long term.

Waiting for demand

Fortitude Ranch currently has about 150 paying members nationwide. Growth in the prepper industry is slow, Miller said, but all it takes is one big scare for his open membership spots to sell out.

As worries spread about coronavirus, plus the recent announcement that the Doomsday Clock has ticked closer than it ever has to midnight, Miller may yet find that there are even business opportunities in the apocalypse.

For those not ready to dive into full membership, there’s a cryptocurrency that Miller calls a Fortitude token. It affords the holder benefits such as a membership discount or priority registration should something in the news cause a sudden spike in demand. Whichever way they approach it, members can leave the “prepping” to Miller.

“I don’t have to ask my members for permission to do things,” he said. “We set the rules, run the show, and we’ve got the expertise to make sure that we can survive the worst disaster.”

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Boy’s birthday wish comes true when Jason from ‘Friday the 13th’ gets him from school

My-day the 13th! This is the moment a dad in the U.K. granted his son’s birthday wish – to be picked up from school by Jason from “Friday the 13th.”

Sam Murphy wanted to surprise his son Carter, who has ADHD, with a special treat for his big day. He asked Carter what he wanted and was told his one wish was to meet the legendary villain and serial slasher Jason Voorhees.

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Sam Murphy recently surprised his son Carter with an extra special birthday present- being picked up from school by legendary villain and serial slasher Jason Voorhees from the “Friday the 13th” horror film franchise. (SWNS)

Despite warning his son that it would be difficult to pull off, Carter found “Jason” waiting for him outside the school gates and the pair walked home hand in hand.

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“I spoke to the school about it and they said they didn’t want Jason waiting at the school gates so he had to be round the corner,” said Sam, 45, from Plymouth, Devon, England. “It was quite a nice experience, he was walking down the street holding hands with Jason. He has issues with touching, he won’t hold my hand.”

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On his birthday, Carter found “Jason” waiting for him outside the school gates and the pair walked home hand in hand. (SWNS)

The horror movie role was played by local makeup and special effects expert Tony Gartland, who took on the job to make himself look just like the “real” Jason Voorhees.

The scene played out on Carter’s birthday on January 30 and was filmed by Sam.

“Carter hasn’t shut up about it, Jason gave him a t-shirt and he hasn’t taken it off since. I can’t get it in the wash,” Sam revealed. “Jason came into the house with his shoes on and Carter said, ‘Dad, Jason left his shoes on’ and I replied, ‘Well, I’m not telling him to take them off.’

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“Carter hasn’t shut up about it, Jason gave him a t-shirt and he hasn’t taken it off since,” the dad revealed. (SWNS)

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“They went to his bedroom and Carter was showing all his favorite toys, he showed him everything,” he continued. “Carter then brought Jason downstairs and then he had to go, and I said we’d drop him off in the city center so he could go on a killing spree.”

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Carter’s one birthday wish was to meet  the legendary villain and serial slasher Jason Voorhees. (SWNS)

“Carter was so excited, he hasn’t stopped speaking about it since. Tony didn’t break character once, he was great.”

Gartland, who lives in Saltash, Cornwall, owns a special effects and T-shirt printing business and has plenty of experience with costume make-up, masks and costumes.

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He said he’s always been a horror fan and has even attended horror conventions as Jason Voorhees.

This story was originally published by SWNS.

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This Day in History: Feb. 10

On this day, Feb. 10 …

1949:  Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” opens at Broadway’s Morosco Theater in New York City with Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman.

Also on this day:

  • 1840: Britain’s Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
  • 1863: P.T. Barnum stages the wedding of General Tom Thumb and Mercy Lavinia Warren – both little persons – in New York City.
  • 1936: Nazi Germany’s Reichstag passes a law investing the Gestapo secret police with absolute authority, exempt from any legal review.
  • 1959: A major tornado tears through the St. Louis area, killing 21 people and causing heavy damage.
  • 1962: The Soviet Union exchanges captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States
  • 1967: The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, is ratified as Minnesota and Nevada adopt it.
  • 1968: U.S. figure skater Peggy Fleming, 19, wins America’s only gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France, in the ladies’ singles event.
  • 1992: Mike Tyson is convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant. (Tyson would serve three years in prison.)
  • 1992: “Roots” author Alex Haley dies in Seattle at age 70.
  • 2004: The White House, trying to end doubts about President George W. Bush’s Vietnam-era military service, releases documents it says proves he met his requirements in the Texas Air National Guard. 
  • 2004: John Kerry wins the Virginia and Tennessee Democratic primaries.
  • 2005: Arthur Miller dies in Roxbury, Conn., at age 89.
  • 2009: The Senate approves President Barack Obama’s giant economic stimulus measure.
  • 2009: U.S. and Russian communication satellites collide in the first-ever crash of its kind in orbit, shooting out a pair of massive debris clouds.
  • 2014: Actress-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple Black dies at age 85 at her home near San Francisco.
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Anti-Putin blogger has throat slit in a hotel room after vocally opposing the Russian President

A Vladimir Putin critic has been found with his throat slit in what police are calling a “politically motivated” assassination in a French hotel.

Imran Aliev, 44, was found lying on the ground with “multiple wounds” in his chest and his throat slit with a bloodied knife next to it.

Aliev has been a strong critic of Vladimir Putin and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on his popular blog and youtube accounts for years, working under the pseudonyms of Mansur Stariy or Old Mansur.

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His is the latest death to spark concerns of a Russian political hit squad running amok in Europe to hunt down any anti-establishment voices in hiding.

Aliev’s 35-year-old Chechen traveling companion disappeared shortly after the shocking murder that was discovered by the hotel manager on January 30 after they failed to check out.

The pair had traveled from Aliev’s home in Belgium where he was under police protection, to Lille, France, via train on January 29 where they booked into the Coq Hardi Hotel.

The day before his death, he told his wife and four children that he was leaving for a day in France “on business” after an unknown man showed up from Chechnya on the eve of the incident.

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Officers are now hoping to track down Aliev’s mysterious companion who is still missing over a week after the killing according to Business Insider.

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A senior French police official said: “[Aliev] left Belgium Wednesday (Jan 29) where he was under police protection because of threats out of Russia and Chechnya over his opposition blogging.

“He was accompanied by another Chechen, who we have tentatively identified based on his travel documents.

“Obviously, considering Aliev’s history and previous threats, we need to strongly examine the possibility of a state intelligence service in this murder.

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“We are collecting and analyzing evidence from travel patterns, electronic intercepts, and other investigative tools at our disposal.”

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Hedge-fund manager deletes tweet that US should let coronavirus ‘rampage’ through China’s communist party

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Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass targeted a Communist-backed Chinese newspaper on Sunday by saying the U.S. should abandon the country and allow the coronavirus to tear through its political party and employees of the paper.

In a since-deleted tweet, Bass, the chief investment officer of Hayman Capital Management, called Hu Xijin, the editor of the Global Times ‘ungrateful.’ The editor had tweeted he ‘appreciated’ U.S. aid but argued the country needed to help more with its actions instead of words.

“We should take our supplies and go back home,” Bass wrote on Twitter. “Let the Chinese virus rampage through the ranks of the GT [Global Times] and the rest of the Communist Party.”

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The responded by referencing those killed or impacted by the virus so far.

“As an investor with 129K twitter followers, you uttered such a malicious curse,” he said. “You bring shame to investors community and social media users.CPC members are ordinary citizens, fathers, husbands, wives, daughters… Dr. Li Wenliang is one of them. You should apologize.”

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The editor said that U.S. aid “though belated” is welcomed, “Chinese people heard from the US leaders are much more than the US aid that people actually saw in Wuhan.”

“So you still insist cursing GT and all CPC members to be infected by the new virus, right? Americans who know about China, how do you think of this investor’s curse on the Communist Party of China?” he added.

In an emailed statement to Bloomberg News Bass said he deleted the tweet because he “felt that it was too harsh for the rank and file” of the Global Times, but said he would “never apologize to a self-righteous, attempted manipulator of public opinion [referencing Xijin].”

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The coronavirus has killed 908 people and infected 40,171 as of Monday.

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Florida man accused of driving van into Trump-supporters’ tent reportedly smiles while entering court

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The 27-year-old Florida man who police say drove a van into a tent that housed supporters for President Trump reportedly arrived in court on Sunday smiling and nodding to the cameras before he was seated, a report said.

Action News Jax reported that Gregory Timm, according to witnesses, ran over chairs and tables the day before at the Kernan Village shopping center.  Witnesses told the station that he recorded the scene moments after the incident, made an obscene gesture and sped off.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said via social media that 27-year-old Gregory William Loel Timm has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a person 65 years old or older, one count of criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license. The Republican party of Duval County said it had set up the tent on Saturday in order to register voters.

The county GOP said via Twitter that six volunteers for President Donald Trump’s campaign “were intentionally targeted while registering voters.”

Local media said there were no injuries.

“Kind of out of the blue, a man approached us in a van, was waving at us, kind of a friendly demeanor, thought he was coming up to talk to us, instead he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into our tent, our tables,” volunteer Mark Alfieri told television station WJAX.

In a tweet, GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said, “These unprovoked, senseless attacks on @realDonaldTrump’s supporters need to end.”

President Donald Trump retweeted that message and added, “Be careful tough guys who you play with!”

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Timm faces two counts of aggravated assault on a victim over the age of 65, one count of criminal mischief and one count of driving while his license is suspended, the newspaper reported. Sunday, his bond was set at $507,500.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Lying Dog-Faced What??? Biden Mystifies With Bonkers Joke Insult At Voter

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Former Vice President Joe Biden uttered an odd line during a question and answer session in New Hampshire over the weekend, calling a voter a “lying dog-face pony soldier.”

At an event in Hampton, 21-year-old student Madison Moore asked Biden why he fared so poorly in the Iowa caucuses, where he came in fourth place.

“Iowa’s a Democratic caucus,” Biden said. “You ever been to a caucus?”

Moore nodded yes, but Biden wasn’t buying it.

“No, you haven’t,” he said. “You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier.”

Biden has had some tense moments on the campaign trail, including calling a voter in Iowa a “damn liar.” Last month, he told someone to “go vote for somebody else.” In this case, the line was a joke and many in the room laughed, including the woman who questioned him. However, she later issued a statement saying that while she had never been to a caucus, she didn’t appreciate the comment. 

“It is totally irrelevant whether I’ve been to a caucus or not,” Moore told The Washington Post. “Joe Biden has been performing incredibly poorly in this race. His inability to answer a simple question from a nobody college student like me only exacerbates that reality.”

Biden has used the line before. Reuters reported that he has said it’s a reference to the 1953 John Wayne movie “Hondo.” A search of the script revealed a few references to pony soldiers and lying, but not together nor with the dog-faced portion.

Some on social media suggested Biden may have been referencing “Pony Soldier,” a 1952 film that starred Tyrone Power and not John Wayne. However, according to Slate, the line as Biden used it never appeared in that film, either. 

Regardless of the origin, the strange insult/joke left Twitter users flummoxed: 

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