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Man threatens to kill child, sets girlfriend on fire before wild chase, police say

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A suspect is in custody after he threatened to kill a child, set his girlfriend on fire in Mississippi, then sent police on a chase through Tennessee on Tuesday, police said.

In a news release sent to Fox News, Olive Branch, Miss., police said officers were dispatched to help the fire department with an injured person on Tuesday after a woman “had been doused with a flammable liquid and set afire by her boyfriend, who had fled the scene.”

Police said the suspect, now identified as 42-year-old Jeremy Manning of Olive Branch, took a 3-year-old girl with him when he fled.

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A short time later, police said Memphis officers “made contact” with Manning, who allegedly told an officer that he was going to kill the child.

He then “sped off with Memphis police in pursuit,” Olive Branch police said.

The police chase happened around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

Manning drove back to the Olive Branch area, according to police, who added that he then “put the child out of the vehicle, continuing to flee and ignoring the officer’s efforts” to get him to stop.

Police said he then rammed into a Memphis police vehicle, causing the squad car to hit another.

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“Both officers who were in the squad cars were transported in non-critical condition,” according to the Memphis Police Department.

The department said officers captured Manning after a foot chase in Olive Branch.

The child was not harmed and has since been reunited with her mother, Olive Branch police said.

The 3-year-old is the niece of the burn victim, according to Memphis police.

Manning’s girlfriend is in critical condition in an area burn center, according to Olive Branch police.

Memphis police said Manning was transported to a local hospital for evaluation “due to the fact that he reportedly ingested narcotics.”

Manning has been charged with attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, kidnapping, child endangerment and arson.

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Bond was set at over $1.3 million.

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Cicely Tyson To Star In Ava DuVernay’s New Anthology Series On OWN

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Cicely Tyson is set to star in a new series by Ava DuVernay for OWN titled “Cherish the Day,” Deadline reported.

The groundbreaking actress is slated to play Miss Luma Lee Langston, “a legendary star of stage and screen in decades past,” a description from a press release read. 

“Cherish the Day,” created and executive-produced by DuVernay, is a new anthology series that will “chronicle the stirring romance of one couple,” the release says. 

Tyson, an Emmy and Tony award-winner, joins Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller to star in the series, which is set to premiere in winter 2020. 

DuVernay celebrated Tyson’s involvement in the series on Twitter on Tuesday. The director presented the 94-year-old actress with an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards last year. 

“Last November, I was honored to present Ms. Tyson with her Honorary Academy Award, so to have the opportunity to work with this true icon is beyond anything I can describe,” DuVernay tweeted. “Each day with her is a master class. She is 94 years glorious. A giant in our time. #CherishTheDay”

Tyson, an activist and humanitarian, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the 1972 film “Sounder.” Former President Barack Obama awarded Tyson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

In February, the “Roots” actress shared her appreciation for DuVernay on Twitter after Tyson appeared on the cover of Time’s “Optimism” issue, which was guest-edited by the director. 

“I have been asked multiple times what it feels like to be on the cover of @TIME?” Tyson wrote via her official Twitter account. “My humblest answer is, had u not been guest editor, I would probably never know.”

DuVernay responded on Twitter at the time by writing, “I love you, Ms. Tyson. Thank you for all that you are, and for all that you continue to give us.”

“This is the least of what you deserve, Your Majesty,” she continued. 

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Man with loaded shotgun, machete claiming ‘liberty business’ arrested outside Pentagon, police say

A Kentucky man was arrested outside the Pentagon recently after he showed up with a loaded shotgun and a machete in his truck, claiming to be there on “liberty business,” according to a report.

Charles Lawson approached two police officers in the Pentagon parking lot at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 and made incoherent statements, investigators said.

He admitted to having a weapon in his car when questioned and also to having spent the day drinking alcohol, WTOP reported Monday, citing court documents.

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Police handcuffed Lawson and searched his vehicle. They discovered a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, a box of shotgun shells, an 18-inch machete and a pocketknife in his pickup truck, as well as an open bottle of whiskey and white paper with a “green leafy substance” wrapped inside, according to court documents.

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File image of a machete. Police said the suspect also had a loaded shotgun. (iStock)

Lawson told police he had driven overnight from Pineville, Ky., stopping only for gas.

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Police took Lawson to the hospital for evaluations, where he commented to a doctor about being diagnosed as a schizophrenic, court documents said.

Lawson had been involuntarily hospitalized in November 2018 for mental illness, a background check found, and he cannot legally have a gun.

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Lawson is facing a federal charge of unlawfully possessing a firearm after being previously committed to a mental institution.

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Juan Williams: Chris Cuomo ‘fell for the bait’

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CNN host Chris Cuomo was the victim of a setup, though he still decided to get into a verbal altercation instead of walking away, according to Juan Williams.

Cuomo, the younger brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was right to be upset at being called “Fredo” — a reference to the “weak” Corleone brother in “The Godfather,” Williams claimed Tuesday on “The Five.”

“I’m taken by the idea that this was recorded. It indicates to me that this was a setup. This guy set up Chris Cuomo and Chris Cuomo fell for the bait.”

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In a video posted to YouTube, Cuomo became enraged at a man at a Shelter Island, N.Y., venue and responded with a string of expletives.

“No, punk-ass b—-es from the right call me ‘Fredo.’ My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN,” he said.

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“‘Fredo’ was from ‘The Godfather.’ He was a weak brother and they use that as an Italian slur — are any of you Italian?… It’s a f—ing insult to your people. It’s an insult to your f–kin’ people. It’s like the N-word for us. Is that a cool f—ing thing?”

On “The Five,” Williams said the man’s rhetoric was intended to “provoke” the younger Cuomo.

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“That’s why you see so many people standing up for Chris Cuomo — including people on this channel.”

He noted that President Trump found Cuomo’s actions ripe for criticism.

The president condemned the CNN host’s comments, saying his coarse language was “horrible.”

“He looked like a total out-of-control animal. He lost it,” the Republican said as he departed Morristown, N.J., earlier Tuesday for an event in western Pennsylvania.

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Brooke Goldstein: Anti-Jewish and anti-Israel school curriculum on verge of approval in California

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The California Department of Education is on the verge of implementing radical changes to its school curriculum for grades 9 through 12, including anti-Jewish and anti-Israel content.

Public comments on the proposed curriculum are open until Thursday, so there is little time left for California to change course in favor of a more inclusive and less divisive program.

In 2016 California enacted a law that updated scholastic requirements to include a mandatory Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. The Instructional Quality Commission was directed to develop this curriculum to be submitted to the state Board of Education by Dec. 31 this year.

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Unfortunately, the curriculum, while making every effort to address bias against the many ethnicities, religions, socioeconomic statuses, and identities that make up the diverse community of California, poignantly fails to include the Jewish experience.

The curriculum glossary includes words like racism, sexism, cisheteropatriarchy, classism, homophobia, Islamophobia, patriarchy, white supremacy, and xenophobia – but not anti-Semitism.

The curriculum goes on to condemn Israel and support anti-Semitic and unlawful boycotts against Jewish people and businesses.

Despite the long history of hate and discrimination that the Jewish people have suffered because of their ethnic and religious background, Jews are omitted as an ethnic group in the proposed curriculum.

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Not only does the curriculum neglect to acknowledge discrimination and persecution directed towards Jews in California and around the world, it actively vilifies Jews.

The proposed curriculum contains classic anti-Semitic tropes. In one case – in a section dedicated to addressing “Arab stereotypes” – the curriculum recommends song lyrics that say Israelis “use the press so they can manufacture,” echoing an age-old charge that Jews control the media.

The curriculum goes on to condemn Israel and support anti-Semitic and unlawful boycotts against Jewish people and businesses.

In addition, the curriculum is riddled with historical inaccuracies that skew the truth against Israel. In one section, it defines “Israel-Palestine” as a country. In another, recommended song lyrics refer to the “Israeli colony.”

A letter from the California Legislative Jewish Caucus to the Instructional Quality Commission describes many of the flaws of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.

Why is Israel, the world’s only Jewish state, specifically targeted and singled out for condemnation?

The answer may be simpler than you think. Three of the 18 individuals who have developed the curriculum have a documented history of anti-Israel bias.

Gaye Theresa Johnson, Theresa Montano and Samia Shoman are all academics whose writings and actions clearly demonstrate their antipathy towards Israel and the Jewish people. These misguided and prejudiced individuals should not be allowed to play any role in developing content meant to educate high school students.

The bill approved by the California Legislature in 2016 identified a singular objective for a new curriculum: “preparing pupils to be global citizens with an appreciation for the contributions of multiple cultures.”

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By any measure, this program fails to meet the mark. By denying the existence of the Jewish people as an ethnic group and by twisting a complex geopolitical issue into an unfounded condemnation of Israel, this curriculum does a disservice to California students.

State officials need to stop anti-Jewish and anti-Israel curriculum from being adopted before they themselves become complicit in the indoctrination of the next generation.

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Trump’s New Tariff Target List: Flags In, Bibles Out, Frog Meat Delayed

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Frog meat is among the many items imported from China that had been facing tariffs in a few weeks, but now the tariffs are delayed until December.

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The stock market soared Tuesday on news that the Trump administration is postponing some tariffs on Chinese imports this fall, sparing popular consumer items such as cell phones and laptops until after the Christmas shopping season. It’s only a partial reprieve, though. Other Chinese imports will still be hit with a 10% tariff on Sept. 1, as scheduled. The administration reportedly was guided by which products could most easily be obtained outside China. But there were still some head-scratchers on the tariff lists.

These products are among the $112 billion worth of Chinese imports facing a 10% tariff in less than three weeks:

  • American flags. (The U.S. imported more than $6 billion worth of American flags from China last year.)
  • Ski and snowmobile gloves
  • Nuts in shell
  • Black and white pepper
  • Human hair, unworked (The U.S. imported $615,766 worth last year.)

Another $160 billion worth of Chinese imports will be spared a tariff until Dec. 15, to avoid hitting holiday sales. These items include:

  • Prepared or preserved frog meat
  • Ice hockey gloves
  • Shelled nuts
  • Salt & pepper dispensers made of plastic
  • Human hair, fashioned into wigs or false beards

Some Chinese imports were dropped from the tariff target list altogether, including:

  • Bibles. (China is the number one source of imported bibles and other prayer books. These were originally targeted for a 10% tariff, but importers’ prayers for an exemption were granted. )
  • Radioactive elements, isotopes and compounds
  • Frozen cod, haddock, and salmon fillets

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Trump blasts NY Times, mocks slogan after paper revises headline about him

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President Trump ripped into The New York Times on Twitter Tuesday while he promoted one of its critics and created his own version of its historic slogan.

“ALL THE NEWS THAT’S NOT FIT TO PRINT!” Trump said, playing off of the Times’ “All the News That’s Fit to Print.”

Trump went on to quote New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin’s appearance on “Fox & Friends,” during which Goodwin blasted the Times for its decision to change a headline that reported on Trump’s response to two mass shootings in August.

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Amid criticism over the original headline — “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM” — the paper changed it.

During that speech, Trump denounced white supremacy and called on the nation to “set destructive partisanship aside — so destructive — and find the courage to answer hatred with unity, devotion and love.”

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But according to The Times, the headline was “bad.” “It was written on deadline and when it was passed along for approval we all saw it was a bad headline and changed it pretty quickly,” Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet reportedly said.

Goodwin told “Fox & Friends” that the paper had created a “monster” that fed people Trump hatred.

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“The Times has created a monster in that it has to give its readers a daily dose of ‘hate Trump.’ And if you don’t, if you drop the ball on one headline, they will come after you because this is now what they expect of the New York Times,” he said.

Goodwin also had his own take on the Times slogan: “It’s all the news that fits their agenda, is what they print.”

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Amazon’s Choice under fire amid widespread fraud in recommendations

Two senators are demanding that Amazon explain how it comes up with its well-known “Amazon Choice” label, a mark of distinction that earns certain products preferred placement with the retail platform.

In a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut have asked the tech giant to explain how products get designated as Amazon’s Choice, voicing fears that consumers might be getting hoodwinked into buying products that are not worthwhile due to fake reviews.

“We are concerned the badge is assigned in an arbitrary manner, or worse, based on fraudulent product reviews. While we recognize that Amazon has taken actions in the past to combat fraudulent reviews, the problem persists, and Amazon may be exacerbating the problem by actively promoting products with fraudulent reviews,” the two senators, both Democrats, wrote.

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A number of recent reports have said that Amazon is flooded with thousands of fake reviews and the Federal Trade Commission has been looking into the matter as well.

The letter makes a range of demands, including that Amazon reveal exactly how products get recommended for the program, whether an algorithm is informing the company’s decisions about the program, and whether actual humans review the products to make sure they are worthy of the special label.

The Seattle-based company, which debuted the Amazon Choice label in 2015, has until Sept. 16 to respond to lawmakers’ questions. The description on the site says, “Amazon’s Choice recommends highly rated, well-priced products available to ship immediately.”

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As other news outlets have noted for years, it remains a mystery how a product earns the designation.

A spokesperson for Amazon gave Fox News the following statement via email on Tuesday:

“Amazon invests significant resources to protect the integrity of reviews in our store because we know customers value the insights and experiences shared by fellow shoppers. Even one inauthentic review is one too many. We have clear participation guidelines for both reviewers and selling partners and we suspend, ban and take legal action on those who violate our policies.
 

The company uses a combination of teams of investigators and automated technology to prevent and detect inauthentic reviews, and to take action against the bad actors behind the abuse; the company estimates that 90 percent of inauthentic reviews are computer generated.
 
The spokesperson continued: “We work hard to enrich the shopping experience for our customers and selling partners with authentic reviews written by real customers. Customers can help by reporting any requests they get to manipulate reviews to customer service.”

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John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate

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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado is in discussions about ending his presidential bid and entering the race for his state’s Republican-held Senate seat, potentially giving Democrats a strong candidate in a race they must win to have hopes of retaking the chamber in 2021, according to four Democrats familiar with his thinking.

Mr. Hickenlooper, who is mired at the bottom of public polling of the presidential race, hopped into Senator Michael Bennet’s car on Friday night in this Northern Iowa town to discuss his impending decision, said Democrats familiar with the discussion, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe confidential talks.

The two drove around Clear Lake for about 20 minutes ahead of the Wing Ding dinner, a Democratic fund-raiser that drew 21 presidential candidates. Aides and advisers to the two men, who have been both allies and rivals over their careers in Colorado politics, declined to reveal what was discussed.

[Who’s in? Who’s out? Keep up with the 2020 field with our candidate tracker.]

Officials who have been in discussions with the Hickenlooper campaign said Tuesday that the former two-term governor is giving serious consideration to switching to the Senate race but stressed that a final decision has not yet been made. Short of a massive change in political momentum, Mr. Hickenlooper is certain to fail to qualify for the next round of presidential debates in September, an additional blow to a campaign struggling to attract attention and financial contributions.

A spokesman for Mr. Hickenlooper, Peter Cunningham, declined to comment on the former governor’s plans or what was discussed during his Friday night drive with Mr. Bennet, who is also running for president. A Bennet aide also declined to comment on their discussion.

Recent days have brought unsubtle messages that high-ranking Democratic officials in Colorado and Washington believe Mr. Hickenlooper is in the wrong race.

The Denver Post on Sunday published polling done on behalf of “a national Democratic group involved in Senate races” that showed Mr. Hickenlooper holding a 51-point lead over two other Democrats in the state’s 2020 Senate race.

On Monday, the 314 Action Fund, a super PAC that backs candidates who are scientists, announced a “Draft Hick for Senate” campaign along with a poll it commissioned showing Mr. Hickenlooper leading Senator Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican seeking re-election, by 13 percentage points in a head-to-head matchup.

[We asked Mr. Hickenlooper and other Democratic presidential hopefuls the same set of 18 questions. Watch them answer.]

Colorado is key to Democratic hopes of retaking a Senate majority in the 2020 election. Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, has spent months trying to recruit Mr. Hickenlooper to enter the contest to face Mr. Gardner. Mr. Hickenlooper would join a Democratic primary that already has 11 declared candidates, including Mike Johnston, a former state senator who placed third in the 2018 Democratic primary for governor; Andrew Romanoff, a former Colorado House speaker; John Walsh, a former United States attorney for Colorado; and Dan Baer, a former Obama administration official.

Mr. Hickenlooper has pooh-poohed his interest in running for the Senate. In February he told reporters in Iowa that he is “not cut out to be a senator.”

Mr. Gardner is seeking a second term in office but faces headwinds in a state where President Trump is highly unpopular. In 2016 Mr. Trump lost Colorado to Hillary Clinton by five points. A July poll of likely Colorado voters from a Republican-aligned firm found Mr. Trump with a 39 percent approval rating in the state and concluded he trails a generic Democratic general election opponent by 12 percentage points.

Democrats must win a net of three Republican-held Senate seats and win the White House to take control of the Senate.

Mr. Hickenlooper in recent weeks has seen an exodus of senior campaign aides, who advised him in the spring to end his presidential bid if his fund-raising and polling status did not improve by the end of July. He qualified and participated in the first two televised debates in June and July, but his performances were not memorable and there has been little improvement in his fund-raising, according to people familiar with his campaign’s finances.

During the three-month fund-raising period that ended June 30, Mr. Hickenlooper raised $1.1 million and spent $1.7 million, an unsustainable pattern for a candidate who has not caught fire with voters. He had $800,000 in his campaign account at the end of June, according to his Federal Election Commission report.

Mr. Johnston and Mr. Baer each raised more campaign funds for their Senate campaigns in the second quarter than Mr. Hickenlooper did for his presidential bid.

Yet when he appeared before Democratic activists in Clear Lake Friday night, Mr. Hickenlooper appeared unbowed. Amid the sounds of people chattering and eating their baked beans and pulled pork, he said his case for the presidency relies on his stature as a chief executive untarred by Washington politics.

“My plan to beat Donald Trump is to start by looking at our history,” Mr. Hickenlooper said. “No sitting senator has ever beaten an incumbent president. Go backwards with Clinton to Reagan to Carter to Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson, all former governors who defeated incumbent presidents. Just want to make that clear — governors are closer to the people.”

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Schumer to ask Trump to divert $5 billion in border wall funding to fight gun violence, white-supremacy extremists

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Tuesday said he’ll ask President Trump to withdraw his request for $5 billion in border wall construction funds, and to instead use that money to battle gun violence and white-supremacist extremism following two deadly mass shootings this month.

Schumer’s office said he will formally petition the president to put the funding toward gun violence research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Homeland Security counterviolent extremism programs, FBI domestic-terrorism investigations and other programs.

TRUMP DECLARES EMERGENCY ON BORDER, EYES $8B FOR WALL AS HE SIGNS SPENDING PACKAGE

“The dual scourges of gun violence and violent white supremacist extremism in this country are a national security threat, plain and simple, and it’s time the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress starting treating them as such,” Schumer said in a statement.

“Now Republicans and this administration need to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to addressing gun violence and stopping the rise of domestic terrorism, especially stemming from white supremacy,” the statement continued.

In February, Trump used a national emergency declaration to divert funding from the Pentagon for his long-promised border wall. He took that tack after Congressional Democrats refused to fund the project.

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Schumer’s request came after CQ Roll Call reported that Senate Republicans were looking to divert about $5 billion from a domestic spending bill to fund the wall. The shootings in Texas and Ohio earlier this month have intensified the pressure on lawmakers to address gun violence and white nationalism,

The gunman in El Paso, Texas, who killed 22 people inside a Walmart targeted Hispanic immigrants.

Fox News’ Caroline McKee contributed to this report.

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