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Trump Insists He Was Right About Hurricane Dorian Heading for Alabama

WASHINGTON — When President Trump displayed a large map of Hurricane Dorian’s path in the Oval Office on Wednesday, it was hard to miss a black line that appeared to have been drawn to extend the storm’s possible path into the state of Alabama.

That might have been intended to bolster Mr. Trump’s claim on Sunday when he tweeted that “in addition to Florida — South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”

Never mind that the Alabama office of the National Weather Service quickly responded to Mr. Trump’s original claim by insisting that “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian.”

“We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama,” the office tweeted. “The system will remain too far east.”

So did Mr. Trump — who frequently uses black Sharpie pens to sign legislation — add the mark to justify his unfounded claim about the dangers faced by residents of the Cotton State?

Or did someone else in his administration clumsily modify the map so that it would appear to back up the president?

The black line on the map was drawn to look like the top of the so-called cone of uncertainty that is familiar to weather watchers. The line curved through the southwest corner of Georgia and the southeast corner of Alabama, and into the Gulf of Mexico.

A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security said that he was unclear what the black line on the map was referring to and that he needed to gather additional information. He later referred questions about the map to the White House.

Asked about the marking on the map, Mr. Trump told reporters that he did not know how it got there. “I don’t know,” he said on Wednesday while insisting that his assertion about the dangers that Alabama faced had been right all along.

“We had many models, each line being a model, and they were going directly through. And in all cases, Alabama was hit, if not lightly, then in some cases, pretty hard,” Mr. Trump said.

“They actually gave that a 95 percent chance probability,” he said. “It turned out that that was not what happened. It made the right turn up the coast. But Alabama was going to be hit very hard, along with Georgia. But under the current, they won’t be.”

The president did not say where he got that information, which is directly contradicted by days of reports from the National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, neither of which publicly reported any threat to Alabama from the hurricane.

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A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security said that he was unclear what the black line on the map was referring to.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times

Governors in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia have declared emergencies as Dorian grew into a monster storm in the Atlantic. Alabama’s governor did not.

But Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, on Wednesday released an internal map that she said Mr. Trump was shown on Sunday as he traveled from Camp David back to the White House.

The map provided by the White House shows the impact of Dorian touching parts of Georgia and a small corner of Alabama, much like the black line that was drawn on the larger map Mr. Trump displayed in the Oval Office.

“I just know that Alabama was in the original forecast,” Mr. Trump said on Wednesday. “They thought it would get it as a piece of it.”

Later in the day, Mr. Trump tweeted a map from the South Florida Water Management District that he said supported his contention that Dorian had been heading for Alabama.

“This was the originally projected path of the Hurricane in its early stages,” he said. “As you can see, almost all models predicted it to go through Florida also hitting Georgia and Alabama. I accept the Fake News apologies!”

However, the map came with a warning that information from the National Hurricane Center and local emergency officials superseded it: “If anything on this graphic causes confusion, ignore the entire product.”

Mr. Trump also responded on Wednesday to reports that he had suggested to Vice President Mike Pence that he stay at one of Mr. Trump’s resorts while on an trip to meet with top officials in Ireland.

Mr. Pence’s decision to stay at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg drew criticism because it meant that the vice president was more than two hours away from Dublin, where his official meetings were being held.

Mr. Pence has family roots in Doonbeg, and Marc Short, the vice president’s chief of staff, told reporters on Tuesday that it was the president who suggested his hotel when he heard that Mr. Pence was traveling to Ireland.

“It’s like when we went through the trip, it’s like, ‘Well, he’s going to Doonbeg because that’s where the Pence family is from,’” Mr. Short said. “It’s like, ‘Well, you should stay at my place.’”

But on Wednesday, Mr. Trump denied that.

“I had no involvement, other than it’s a great place,” Mr. Trump said, adding: “I heard he was going there, but it wasn’t my idea for Mike to go there. Mike went there because his family’s there. That’s my understanding of it.”

Mr. Trump said he did not suggest that Mr. Pence stay at his property.

“I don’t suggest anything,” he insisted.

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Sanders admits there’ll be ‘some pain’ and ‘uncomfortable’ changes with his climate change plan

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, the 2020 hopeful, spoke frankly on Wednesday about his climate change plan, warning Americans that there will be “some pain” and “uncomfortable’ changes in order to save the planet.

Appearing in the CNN climate change marathon, Sanders was asked what is the “greatest personal sacrifice” he is asking of Americans to address climate change.

“We’re going to have to change the nature of many of the things we’re doing right now,” Sanders began.

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The Vermont lawmaker then pointed to products like cars with an “internal-combustion engine” and “old-fashioned” lightbulbs and how he would hope to encourage those who use them to move towards a more energy-efficient product.

He also called to end “factory farming” because it is “a danger to the environment” and promoted “family-based agriculture.”

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“There will be a transition and there will be some pain there,” Sanders continued. “There’s going to be change and we’re going to have to ask people to understand that we’ve got to make those changes now even though they’re going to be a little uncomfortable for the sake of future generations.”

Sanders, a major advocate of the ultra-progressive Green New Deal, released his own climate change plan that has a price tag of $16 trillion.

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Nunes files $9.9M suit against firm behind Steele dossier, saying it tried to obstruct Russia probe

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., filed a $9.9 million federal conspiracy lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that the opposition research firm behind the anti-Trump Steele dossier coordinated with another group to file several fraudulent and harassing ethics complaints intended to derail his investigation.

The complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia, which named Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson and the nonprofit Campaign for Accountability (CfA), said the “smear” tactics kicked into action shortly after Simpson “lied” in his closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in November 2017, as well as before the Senate Judiciary Committee in August 2017.

Fusion GPS and CfA’s “racketeering activities,” Nunes alleged, were “part of a joint and systematic effort to intimidate, harass, threaten, influence, interfere with, impede, and ultimately to derail” Republican investigators.

The lawsuit was the latest in a string of filings by Nunes this year, including a $250 million defamation complaint that named Twitter as a defendant and a $150 million complaint against the news organization McClatchy. Courts have not yet ruled on the merits of those complaints.

“I was often smeared,” Nunes told Fox News’ “Hannity” on Wednesday night. “And now, what we know is, there’s a link between those who were doing the smearing and Fusion GPS.”

Nunes added: “When we were investigating Fusion GPS, they were actively involved in working to smear me to obstruct justice, to derail our investigation — and so, I’m gonna hold these guys accountable, and this is just one of many steps we’re gonna continue to take.”

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(Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sued Fusion GPS and its founder, alleging a RICO conspiracy. (AP, File))

In his latest lawsuit, Nunes noted that in October 2017, he authorized subpoenas to compel Simpson and his associates to testify before congressional investigators and provide related documents concerning Fusion GPS’ “nefarious activities,” including its role in creating the Steele dossier.

“The bank records produced by Fusion GPS revealed that the Clinton campaign, the DNC and Perkins Coie paid for Fusion GPS’ anti-Trump research,” Nunes’ complaint stated.

Nunes, then the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was looking into the intelligence community’s reliance on the unverified dossier, which the FBI had cited in a surveillance warrant to monitor former Trump aide Carter Page.

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Simpson lied in his congressional testimony the next month, Nunes alleged, by claiming he did not meet with DOJ official Bruce Ohr until after the 2016 election. Ohr, however, testified that he met with Simpson in August 2016.

Additionally, Nunes said Simpson lied in August 2017 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Fox News reported last year that when asked by the panel whether that work continued after the 2016 election, Simpson responded: “I had no client after the election.”

Then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, however, challenged that answer in a letter to committee colleague Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. “As we now know, that was extremely misleading, if not an outright lie,” he wrote.

Worried there would be criminal referrals arising from the apparent falsehoods, Nunes claimed, Fusion GPS sprang into action.

“Fearing a criminal referral for his false statements to the FBI and DOJ, for lying to Congress and the Senate, and for obstructing the House Intelligence Committee in its Russia investigation, the Defendants directly and aggressively retaliated against Plaintiff, employing the same or similar means and methods as Fusion GPS and Simpson have employed multiple times in the past to smear the opposition,” Nunes’ filing stated.

“In furtherance of their conspiracy, the Defendants, acting in concert and with others, filed fraudulent and retaliatory ‘ethics’ complaints against Plaintiff that were solely designed to harass and intimidate Plaintiff, to undermine his Russia investigation, and to protect Simpson, Fusion GPS and others from criminal referrals,” Nunes alleged.

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The complaint alleged that CfA, at Fusion GPS’ direction, faxed a fraudulent complaint against Nunes to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) in January 2018. According to the filing, which cited reporting by The Daily Caller, the CfA paid Fusion GPS over $140,000 in 2018 for unspecified “research.”

Then, in March 2018, CfA was said to have faxed another ethics complaint, this time one that “falsely accused” Nunes of leaking to the media “private text messages between Senator Mark Warner and Adam Waldman, a lawyer connected to [British ex-spy Christopher] Steele, in which Senator Warner tried to arrange a meeting with Steele.”

A third ethics complaint faxed that July alleged that Nunes had “violated federal law and House ethics rules by failing to include information on his personal financial disclosure forms and accepting an impermissible gift.”

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Glenn R. Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, in November 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

That same day, the Swamp Accountability Project, run by political operative Liz Mair, also sought an investigation of Nunes. Nunes’ complaint alleged that Fusion GPS “recruited additional bad actors” including Mair, but provided no evidence.

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Mair was not named as a defendant in Wednesday’s lawsuit. Nunes has named Mair in two other lawsuits this year.

Neither CfA nor Fusion GPS immediately responded to Fox News’ requests for comment. Mair, reached by Fox News, declined comment.

At either CfA or Fusion GPS’ direction, Nunes asserted, Democratic operative Michael Seeley requested emails under the California Public Records Act that Nunes’ wife, an elementary school teacher, had received.

“Seeley published Elizabeth Nunes’ emails online and included the names and email addresses of numerous school administrators and teachers, resulting in extensive harassment of these innocent, hard-working citizens of Tulare County, including hateful accusations that they teach bigotry and racism,” the complaint stated. “In fact, the school was so concerned about security problems resulting from this situation that it adopted enhanced security measures.”

In 2017, Nunes was forced to step aside from the Russia probe after an ethics complaint alleged he had wrongfully disclosed classified materials. Nunes was cleared in December 2017.

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Nunes’ suit sought treble damages and attorney’s fees.

“Fusion GPS, Simpson and Steele fraudulently developed the ‘Steele Dossier’ and disseminated it to U.S. Government officials and the press as if the salacious accusations were true,” Nunes’ complaint concluded. “Defendants’ corrupt acts of racketeering are part of their regular way of doing business. That way of doing business must end here and now.”

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Minnesota woman, 62, killed by black bear in Canada

Canadian officials have identified a Minnesota woman killed by a black bear on a secluded island in Ontario over the weekend.

Catherine Steatt-Mueller, 62, was staying with her parents on Red Pine Island in Rainy Lake for a family reunion when the bear killed her Sunday, Ontario Provincial Police said.

Mueller, of Maple Plain, 21 miles east of Minneapolis, went outside around 6 p.m. when she heard her dogs barking, investigators said. One of the dogs returned to the cabin but Mueller did not.

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A Minnesota woman was killed by a black bear while on a Canadian island over the weekend. (iStock, File)

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Her parents called the police.

Officers searched the heavily wooded area about 10 miles from the Canadian-U.S. border. They eventually found a young black bear standing over Mueller’s body and shot it dead.

Two other young bears were found acting aggressively in a nearby bush, Ontario Provincial Police Constable Jim Davis told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

No one witnessed the attack, police said, so it was unclear what provoked the bear, if anything.

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“Attacks of this nature are extremely rare and our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim,” a spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told the paper.

The bear will be taken to the University of Guelph in Ontario for a necropsy, the ministry said.

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Military projects in 23 states and 19 countries will be stalled or canceled to pay for it.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 billion to President Donald Trump‘s long-promised barrier.

Projects in 23 states, 19 countries and three U.S. territories would be stalled or killed by the plan, though just $1.1 billion in cuts would strike the continental U.S., according to a list released Wednesday by the Pentagon. Almost $700 million would come from projects in U.S. territories, with another $1.8 billion coming from projects on overseas bases.

Trump’s move would take the biggest step yet in delivering on his promise to build a wall to block immigrants from entering the country illegally. But it may come at the expense of projects that the Pentagon acknowledged may be difficult to fund anew. Capitol Hill Democrats, outraged over Trump’s use of an emergency order for the wall, promised they won’t approve money to revive them.

A senior defense official told reporters the Pentagon is having conversations with members of Congress to urge them to restore the funding. The official agreed that the department has “a lot of work ahead of us,” considering that Congress has given no guarantee it will provide money for the defunded projects. The official was not authorized to discuss the details publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity.

In addition, new stretches of fencing proposed along the Rio Grande and through a wildlife refuge in Arizona promise to ignite legal battles that could delay the wall projects as well.

The military base projects facing the chopping block tend to address less urgent needs like new parking at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and a variety of small arms ranges at bases in Wisconsin and Oklahoma. But a “cyber ops facility” in Hampton, Virginia, and the expansion of a missile defense field at Fort Greeley, Alaska, face the ax, too.

Trump has so far succeeded in building replacement barriers within the 654 miles of fencing built during the Obama and Bush administrations. The funding shift will allow for about 115 miles of new pedestrian fencing in areas where there isn’t any now.

“The wall is being built. It’s going up rapidly,” Trump said Wednesday. “And we think by the end of next year, which will be sometime right after the election actually, but we think we’re going to have close to 500 miles of wall, which will be complete.”

New stretches of fencing are sure to spark legal battles with angry landowners and environmentalists. The Pentagon plan also fuels the persistent controversy between the Trump administration and Congress over immigration policies and the funding of the border wall.

“It doesn’t take any input from the local communities. It will take away from the private property rights,” said Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas. “We are going to do everything we can to stop the president.”

Cuellar suggested Democrats will look at a must-pass funding bill this month — required to prevent a government shutdown Oct. 1 — to try to take on Trump. But a more likely venue for the battle could be ongoing House-Senate negotiations over the annual Pentagon policy measure.

Lawmakers who refused earlier this year to approve nearly $6 billion for the wall must now decide if they will restore the projects that are being used to provide the money.

“To pay for his xenophobic border wall boondoggle, President Trump is about to weaken our national security by stealing billions of dollars from our military,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who chairs a key military construction panel. “The House of Representatives will not backfill any projects he steals from today.”

One of the Senate’s most endangered Republicans in the 2020 election, Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, reported that her state is getting nicked for just $30 million from a project that was being delayed anyway. Georgia, where two potentially competitive Senate races loom next year, would be spared entirely, though powerful Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., himself facing re-election, would lose a $63 million middle school at Fort Campbell.

“We need to secure our border and protect our military; we can and should do both,” McSally said. “I went to the mat to fight for Arizona projects and succeeded.”

Elaine McCusker, the Pentagon comptroller, said the now-unfunded projects are not being canceled. Instead, the Pentagon is saying the military projects are being “deferred.”

Congress approved $1.375 billion for wall construction in this year’s budget, same as the previous year and far less than the $5.7 billion that the White House sought. Trump grudgingly accepted the money to end a 35-day government shutdown in February but simultaneously declared a national emergency to take money from other government accounts, identifying up to $8.1 billion for wall construction.

The transferred funds include $600 million from the Treasury Department’s asset forfeiture fund, $2.5 billion from Defense Department counterdrug activities and now the $3.6 billion pot for military housing construction announced Tuesday.

The Pentagon reviewed the list of military projects and said none that provided housing or critical infrastructure for troops would be affected, in the wake of recent scandals over poor living quarters for service members in several parts of the country. Defense officials also said they would focus on projects set to begin in 2020 and beyond, with the hope that the money could eventually be restored by Congress.

The government will spend the military housing money on 11 wall projects in California, Arizona and Texas, the administration said in a filing Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. The most expensive is for 52 miles (84 kilometers) in Laredo, Texas, at a cost of $1.27 billion.

The Laredo project and one in El Centro, California, are on private property, which would require purchase or confiscation, according to the court filing. Two projects in Arizona are on land overseen by the Navy and will be the first to be built, no earlier than Oct. 3. Seven are at least partly on federal land overseen by the Interior Department, including a 31-mile stretch through the Cabezza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona, a major wilderness area.

The 175 miles (282 kilometers) covered by the Pentagon funding represents just a fraction of the 1,954-mile (3,145-kilometer) U.S.-Mexico border.

Associated Press writer Elliot Spagat in San Diego contributed to this report.

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Florida intruder kills man before neighbor shoots him, reports say

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A man in Florida accused of fatally shooting another man — inside a home he was burglarizing — was shot by a neighbor as he tried to get away, according to reports.

Javier Medina-Tamayo, 20, allegedly shot 38-year-old Enrique Blanco on Saturday night after he and his fiancée woke up to the sound of a loud noise coming from the living room of their Royal Palm Beach home. Blanco went to check it out when the fiancée reported hearing another loud noise, then saw him fall to the ground, according to WPLG, which cited a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office probable cause affidavit.

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Blanco reportedly said, “They shot me.”

The man’s fiancée, Shakira, then saw a masked gunman enter the kitchen with a gun pointed at her, the station reported, adding that she screamed and begged the suspect not to kill her as she ran out the front door.

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A neighbor reportedly heard the commotion, grabbed his gun and went outside to see the gunman getting away on a bicycle. The neighbor then yelled at Medina-Tamayo, who allegedly started shooting at the neighbor. Deputies said the neighbor returned fire, hitting Medina-Tamayo in the leg, WPLG reports.

When deputies arrived to the South Florida home, they found a man dead on the kitchen floor and Medina-Tamayo in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to his leg, the station reported.

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Medina-Tamayo was taken to a hospital in West Palm Beach, where detectives found the dead man’s wallet, two gold bracelets and a gold watch from his pockets, deputies said. Medina-Tamayo reportedly denied any involvement in the crime.

Medina-Tamayo faced several charges including first-degree murder, occupied burglary with a firearm, home invasion robbery with a firearm, shooting into an occupied building and wearing a mask during the commission of a felony.

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Florida officers rescue puppies amid hurricane, name them after Dorian

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Two puppies in Florida were rescued by law enforcement and named after Hurricane Dorian, which swept dangerously close to the state’s east coast as a Category 2 storm after wreaking havoc and destruction in the Bahamas earlier this week.

The first rescue happened when Fort Pierce Police Department officers Michael Jean and Martin Ortiz received a call from a resident who told them that she was unable to care for her 6-week-old puppy as she braced for the hurricane’s arrival.

Jean took a liking to the brindle pit bull, which was too young to be left in a shelter cage until the storm passed, and knew he needed to find the animal a home.

Jean FaceTime’d his wife and family and “after a little nudging from some of the other officers,” they decided to adopt the dog, naming it Dory after the storm, according to the police department’s Facebook post.

Officers from the Orange County Sherrif’s Department were on patrol Tuesday when Deputy Josh Tolliver found a dog inside a partially flooded abandoned vehicle. Immediately Tolliver fell in love with the puppy and named it Dorian.

“She was wet and scared but otherwise fine,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a Facebook post.

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Although details including the second dog’s breed and age were unknown, officers were trying to track down its owner, who may face charges for abandoning the pup depending on the circumstances.

Deputies planned to turn the puppy over to the Orange County Animal Services but Tolliver may not be ready to part ways with the animal just yet.

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“The good news is if the owner doesn’t come forward, the deputy will adopt Dorian,” Sheriff John Mina said Wednesday at a news conference, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Animal Services gave a home to 31 pets throughout the storm, according to the government of Orange County.

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Joe Biden describes his first day as president, and climate action’s part of it

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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday described what he’d do on his first day as president, as part of CNN’s marathon town hall on climate change town.

Biden slammed President Trump for pulling out of the Obama-era Paris climate accord, saying he’s “dead wrong on basically everything across the board.”

“We’ve got to start choosing science over fantasy here,” Biden said. “The fact of the matter is that what he did by removing the United States as the leader of the Paris climate accord — he, in fact, dissipated enthusiasm across the board.”

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The 2020 Democratic frontrunner vowed that if he’d been president during the recently held G-7 global summit, “there would be no empty chair” at the climate change table, in contrast to the one left by Trump.

“Folks, this is such an urgent problem,” Biden continued. “The first thing I would do as president of the United States is to call a meeting of all the nations who signed on to the accord in Washington, D.C., to up the ante. Because we have learned so much just in the past three years of the science, of what has to happen quicker. And the world knows it.”

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Biden was one of 10 Dems who participated in a marathon of town hall-style sessions focused squarely on the “climate crisis.”

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Suspect is shot after fighting Calif. deputy for gun in encounter caught on camera

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A man was shot Wednesday by California sheriff’s deputies responding to an incident in which he fought with one of them and tried to snatch her gun, investigators said.

The encounter unfolded just before 8:30 a.m. in Victorville, 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

The deputy was responding to a call in the area when she encountered the man.

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Video footage captured the man appearing to attack the deputy before they both fell to the ground. The deputy had her gun in her right arm and fired two shots in the air while on her back.

The suspect then appeared to grab the gun and fire in her direction as she ran. She was not hit, investigators said.

Responding deputies arrived seconds later and more than a dozen shots rang out. Trees in the video obstructed the suspect.

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Mara Rodriguez, a department spokeswoman, told The Victor Valley News the suspect was shot, taken to a hospital and later airlifted to a trauma center.

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His condition was unknown. She said no deputy was injured by gunfire. One deputy suffered an injury not related to gunfire.

Calls to the sheriff’s department from Fox News were not immediately returned.

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Suspect is shot after fighting Calif. deputy for gun in encounter caught on camera

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A man was shot Wednesday by California sheriff’s deputies responding to an incident in which he fought with one of them and tried to snatch her gun, investigators said.

The encounter unfolded just before 8:30 a.m. in Victorville, 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

The deputy was responding to a call in the area when she encountered the man.

PHILADELPHIA OFFICER FIRED AT IN CITY’S THIRD SHOOTING INCIDENT TARGETING POLICE IN PAST THREE WEEKS

Video footage captured the man appearing to attack the deputy before they both fell to the ground. The deputy had her gun in her right arm and fired two shots in the air while on her back.

The suspect then appeared to grab the gun and fire in her direction as she ran. She was not hit, investigators said.

Responding deputies arrived seconds later and more than a dozen shots rang out. Trees in the video obstructed the suspect.

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Mara Rodriguez, a department spokeswoman, told The Victor Valley News the suspect was shot, taken to a hospital and later airlifted to a trauma center.

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His condition was unknown. She said no deputy was injured by gunfire. One deputy suffered an injury not related to gunfire.

Calls to the sheriff’s department from Fox News were not immediately returned.

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