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UFC star Conor McGregor accused of second alleged sexual assault

UFC star Conor McGregor is under investigation once again for an alleged sexual assault, according to a new report.

A publicist for McGregor, 31, has denied a report alleging the UFC megastar sexually assaulted a woman in her 20s outside a Dublin bar last week, his second case of that type in less than 12 months.

The New York Times reported McGregor has not spoken with police nor has been charged with the alleged crime.

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Conor McGregor leaves the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin on October 11, 2019. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

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“Conor McGregor is frequently the subject of rumors,” McGregor’s publicist told the Times. “He emphatically denies any report accusing him of sexual assault.”

The first sexual assault case accused McGregor in March of sexually assaulting a woman at a South Dublin hotel in December.

He was arrested and released upon questioning in January and that specific case was given to Ireland’s prosecutor’s office earlier this year, according to ESPN.

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McGregor is also facing another case involving a bar scuffle after TMZ released a video showing the MMA fighter punching a man at a pub in April. He’s expected to enter a plea deal during a court appearance on Nov. 1 in regard to that case.

Irish laws prohibit the identification of people accused of rape before they are officially convicted of the crime, according to the Times. Because of this, the media in Dublin refer to McGregor as a well-known Irish sports star in his pending cases.

He is one of the UFCs most bankable stars. McGregor was ranked 21st on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid athletes in 2019, although he hasn’t fought since being defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on Oct. 18.

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He compiled a 22-4 record as an MMA fighter over his 10-year career, according to mixedmartialarts.com.

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Barbra Streisand tweets cartoon of Nancy Pelosi impaling Trump with giant high heel

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Renowned entertainer Barbra Streisand tweeted a gruesome cartoon on Saturday in an apparent attempt to express her displeasure with President Trump during his ongoing feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

The cartoon showed massive high heels, including one labeled “Pelosi.” Impaled on the black heel was a tiny Trump with what looked like blood flowing from his chest.

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Streisand’s tweet came after Trump and Pelosi faced off over a number of issues, with the latter leading an official impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. Tensions seemed to flare on Wednesday when she stood during a White House meeting and appeared to scold President Trump.

The two were set to discuss administration’s position on Syria after her chamber had voted to oppose his decision to pull U.S. troops out of the war-torn nation.

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Both attempted to use the incident to their advantage. While Trump tweeted the photo as proof Pelosi had a meltdown, Pelosi owned the photo by placing it in her Twitter profile.

Streisand’s tweet was just the latest attack on Trump, who she also called a “moron-in-chief” on Saturday morning. In another tweet on Thursday, the singer claimed that Trump continually showed he was unfit to serve as president.

Also on Saturday, Streisand tweeted out an article arguing for Trump’s impeachment. The featured image showed a giant peach crushing the president.

Streisand previously claimed Trump made her “gain weight,” said she was thinking about moving to Canada if Republicans won the House, and released a song expressing her frustration with the administration.

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On Saturday, Donald Trump Jr., Trump’s son, joined others in calling out Streisand’s tweet.

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“These undercover threats that echo innuendos of harming the POTUS will not and should not be tolerated!” commentators Diamond and Silk tweeted.

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Francis Rooney, G.O.P. Lawmaker Who Won’t Rule Out Impeachment, Is to Retire

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WASHINGTON — Representative Francis Rooney, Republican of Florida, who has refused to rule out voting to impeach President Trump, said on Saturday that he would not be seeking re-election.

Mr. Rooney, who first won his district in southwest Florida in 2016, said on Fox News that he believed he had accomplished what he wanted to do in Congress and had grown frustrated with aspects of legislative service.

Asked if he was interested in a third term, Mr. Rooney said, “I don’t really think I do, and I don’t really think I want one.”

“I’ve done what I came to do,” he added, noting that he also wanted to set a model in the House for adhering to term limits.

A day earlier, Mr. Rooney became the first House Republican to indicate that he was willing to consider supporting articles of impeachment over the president’s attempts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, but he said on Saturday that his decision to retire was unrelated. (He emphasized to reporters that the allegations did not rise to the level of the Watergate scandal.)

“I’m going to do at all stages what I think is right to do,” Mr. Rooney told reporters on Friday when asked if he was more outspoken because he was considering retirement. “You’ve got to do the right thing at every stage. Whether I run again is a totally different can of worms, that has to do with family things, business, wanting to do some different things.”

“This is kind of a frustrating job for me,” he added. “I come from a world of actions, decisions, putting your money down and seeing what happens. This is a world of talk.”

As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr. Rooney has had access to the closed-door interviews conducted during the open impeachment inquiry, which has brought a parade of career diplomats and senior officials to the Capitol to give hourslong testimony. A former ambassador to the Holy See, he defended the career diplomats who have testified, telling reporters on Friday that “it’s painful to me to see this kind of amateur diplomacy, riding roughshod over our State Department apparatus.”

He also offered some of the bluntest criticism of a top White House official’s efforts to walk back earlier statements saying that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo in withholding American aid from Ukraine.

“I couldn’t believe it — I was very surprised that he said that,” he said, referring to the president’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney.

“It’s not an Etch a Sketch,” he added, miming the gesture that erases the toy board.

He acknowledged that some of his Republican colleagues had concerns about incurring Mr. Trump’s wrath, as the president continues to lash out at outspoken conservative critics like Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah.

But Mr. Rooney said he had no such reservations, noting, “I didn’t take this job to keep it.”

“What’s he going to do to me?” Mr. Rooney said of the president. “I mean, he could say bad things, but it just is what it is. Let’s just let the facts speak.”

“I want to get the facts and do the right thing,” he added, “because I’ll be looking at my children a lot longer than I’m looking to anybody in this building.”

Mr. Rooney, a businessman and one of the wealthiest members in Congress, has long been a part of the Republican establishment.

One of the subsidiaries of Rooney Holdings, the company Mr. Rooney and his family started in 1984, has been responsible for the construction of the presidential libraries for Presidents George and George W. Bush in Texas, football stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans, the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, and the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research outside the capital.

But he has also cultivated a reputation as one of the few elected Republicans who acknowledges the science of climate change and has pressed for a tax on carbon dioxide pollution to address the problem.

In September, the House passed a bill he wrote that would ban offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico — something he said on Saturday he had not been able to achieve when Republicans controlled the House.

Mr. Trump won Mr. Rooney’s affluent district, which includes Fort Myers, Naples and Marco Island, by more than 20 points in 2016.

Asked in an interview on Friday with The New York Times about reaction from constituents over his criticism of the administration, Mr. Rooney said, “They don’t understand how anyone could say anything remotely at variance with President Trump.”

“I’m sorry,” he said, “but I’m just going to call ‘em like I see ‘em.”

Lisa Friedman contributed reporting.

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Soldier who amputated leg to save tank crew: ‘It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me’

For one soldier, losing a leg in a freak accident is far from a tragedy. It’s an inspiration.

In fact, Army Spc. Ezra Maes, 21, says it’s probably the best thing that ever happened to him.

“I’ll probably say that for the rest of my life,”  he told Fox News this week.

“Every day I wake up and look at it, and I remember how close I was to losing it all. And I’m still here,” he said. “I managed to survive, and this is just the scar I walked away with.”

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Spc. Ezra Maes undergoes physical rehabilitation at the Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center’s cutting-edge rehabilitation center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. (U.S. Army photo by Corey Toye)

Maes was on a weeklong rotation in Slovakia while deployed to Poland last year. The armor crewman served as a loader for the main cannon of an M1A2 Abrams tank.

He and two crew members fell asleep in the tank one night only to wake up with the hulking machine slowly rolling downhill at 5 mph.

They quickly learned the parking brake had failed. The crew went through all the emergency procedures to get the tank to stop, but nothing worked, Maes recalled.

“We held on and hoped one of the trees stopped us,” he said. “And it did, for the most part.”

The tank picked up speed, rumbling up to 30 mph, but was slowed after hitting several trees, eventually crashing into an embankment.

Thrown across the tank, Maes’ right leg became lodged in the gearing under the tank. The driver smashed his head through the driver’s hatch and broke his back, and his gunner dislocated her leg and had a “nasty-looking cut on her inner thigh,” Maes said

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“I was pretty sore but not knocked out,” he said.

Maes focused on helping the other injured crew members. After seeing the cut on his gunner’s leg, he knew “we had to get it fixed right away.”

He started twisting and turning while lodged under the turret gearing, thinking his uniform was stuck.

“I felt a pop and a rip, and thought, cool, I tore a uniform piece off,” Maes said.

Then he noticed it wasn’t just his uniform that came off. Maes had self-amputated his leg to become dislodged from the gearing.

He did his best to spring into action but was quickly losing blood.

“I almost fainted on my way out” to help the crew, Maes recalled. They used their belts as tourniquets and started shock procedures, splashing cold water on their faces — “buddy aid,” Maes said.

The tank’s radios had been knocked out in the crash and their cell phones were dead or broken — except one.

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Sgt. Aechere Crump and Pfc. Victor Alamo visit with Spc. Ezra Maes during their recovery at Brooke Army Medical Center. Crump and Alamo survived the tank accident with Maes in early 2018. (Courtesy Photo)

“That’s when we heard mine go off,” Maes said.

The gunner crawled to the phone and gave it to Maes, who summoned rescuers.

“Once they found us, it turned into a bunch of big jokes and laughs,” he said. “We were so happy to be getting care, and that we weren’t dead.”

When someone collected his severed leg, Maes managed to quip: “Hey, bring that back, I want it!”

Maes was taken to a hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, then back overseas to San Antonio, Texas. He was later taken to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston.

The specialist, who grew up in Colorado and New Mexico, has since been immersed in physical and occupational therapy at the Center for the Intrepid, the medical center’s outpatient rehabilitation center. He does yoga up to three times a week, kayaks, works with service dogs — about anything he can do, he does, Maes said.

“It’s the most comprehensive care you can imagine,” he said.

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Candace Pellock, physical therapy assistant, with Spc. Ezra Maes at the Center for the Intrepid. (U.S. Army photo by Corey Toye)

He’s in the process of being fitted for a long-term prosthetic leg. It’s a permanent implant, similar to a dental implant, that will allow him to “clip in and go,” he said.

Iniitially stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, in December 2016 after enlisting in the Army, Maes said he’s been given a second chance.

Maes, whose great-grandfather served in the Army, can now take his time and decide what to do next with his life. A big part of that will be inspiring and motivating people who are in similar situations.

“Your outlook can change everything. It’s 100 percent perspective,” he said. “I try and help as many people as possible who are in worse situations.”

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Oklahoma ‘Sooner Schooner’ horse-drawn wagon flips during game

The Oklahoma University “Sooner Schooner” horse-drawn wagon took a scary spill on Saturday.

The Schooner came out to take a lap after OU scored a touchdown against West Virginia when it took a tight turn and tumbled over.

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The Oklahoma Sooner Schooner flipped over during a touchdown celebration on the field during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

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Video of the crash from various angles was posted to social media.

According to Yahoo! Sports, everyone involved in the accident was OK.

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A crew helped pull up the Oklahoma Sooner Schooner, which flipped over during a touchdown celebration on Saturday. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

USA Today reported that both the wagon’s occupants got up and walked around following the incident.

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Faced With Impeachment, Trump Fuels Chaos With Erratic Decisions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis. And Trump keeps adding to the chaos.

In the four weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched the investigation, Trump has taken steps that have drawn more criticism, not less, repeatedly testing the loyalty of his stalwart Republican allies. His actions have both intensified the questions at the center of the inquiry and opened new areas of concern.

Trump angered GOP leaders and U.S. allies by clearing the way for Turkish attacks on Syrian Kurdish fighters, key American partners in the fight against the Islamic State group. He brazenly announced plans to hold next year’s Group of Seven summit at one of his own Florida properties, prompting an outcry from ethics experts and members of both parties. And Trump and his advisers have repeatedly muddied their defense on the Democratic-led impeachment, initially denying some of the central allegations against the president only to acknowledge them, out loud and on camera.

“It is his persona to surround himself with chaos,” said Alice Stewart, a Republican strategist who advised Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Chaos has indeed been a hallmark of Trump’s presidency. Each controversy bleeds into the next — often so fast that the public doesn’t have time to absorb the details of any one issue. Whether that is a deliberate Trump strategy or simply the consequence of Americans electing a highly unconventional, nonpolitician as commander in chief remains one of the fundamental questions of his presidency.

The most pressing question now is how the cascading controversies will impact Trump at one of his most vulnerable moments since taking office.

Already saddled by low approval ratings, he could face reelection with the dubious distinction of being just the third American president ever impeached. Though conviction and removal from office by the Republican-controlled Senate seems virtually impossible, Trump’s handling of the coming weeks could linger with some of the voters he needs to hold in order to win in 2020.

His response thus far has been pulled from the standard Trump playbook : hurling deeply personal, sometimes vulgar, insults at his opponents, questioning the legitimacy of the investigations into his actions and distracting with other jarring decisions.

For example, there was his public call for China to investigate baseless corruption claims against Democrat Joe Biden just days after Democrats launched impeachment proceedings to probe Trump’s similar request of Ukraine.

There are some signs that Trump’s words and actions are being received differently, both in Washington and across the country, from other points in his presidency.

Polls now show more Americans in favor of opening the impeachment inquiry than those who are opposed, a shift since earlier this year. A recent Pew Research Center poll found that 54% of Americans approved of the House decision to conduct an inquiry, while 44% disapproved. In a Pew poll conducted a few weeks earlier, the public was evenly divided on the question.

A few prominent Republicans have moved in favor of the investigation, which centers in part on whether Trump used his office for personal political gain by asking Ukraine to investigate the unfounded accusations against former Vice President Biden.

John Kasich, the former Republican governor of Ohio, is among the Republicans who now back an impeachment inquiry, though he told The Associated Press in an interview that he isn’t ready to call for Trump’s removal from office.

“This is an extremely serious matter,” Kasich said. “I wrestled with it for a very long time.”

Kasich was persuaded by the White House’s shifting story on why Trump withheld $400 million in military aid for Ukraine, one of the issues under investigation by the House.

After insisting there was no quid pro quo at play — and allowing Republicans to use that as a rationale for opposing the impeachment inquiry — acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that one of the reasons the aid was held up was that Trump wanted Ukrainian officials to investigate a debunked conspiracy involving the Democratic National Committee. Mulvaney later tried to back away from that statement.

His televised news conference left some Republicans flabbergasted. Many in the party were already reeling from Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria, allowing Turkey to move into the country and attack Kurdish forces aligned with Washington. Reliable Trump allies such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., panned the president’s move as dangerous and deeply flawed.

And Mulvaney opened his news conference by announcing another controversial decision: Trump plans to host world leaders next year at his golf resort near Miami, putting him in position to personally profit from his office. Some Republicans found the move difficult to defend as well.

“I am not surprised at all that the president wanted to hold the G-7 at Doral. Never occurred to me that he would want to do anything different,” Stewart said. “I am surprised there’s no one in there who would advise him against doing that.”

For now, the Republican frustration with Trump’s actions over the past few weeks isn’t affecting the party’s views on the impeachment investigation, which is opposed by the majority of GOP lawmakers and voters.

“Republicans have already shown that they’re compartmentalizing this,” said Brendan Buck, an adviser to former House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. “They’re able to be very upset about Syria in the morning and rationalize the other issues in the afternoon.”

Associated Press writer Alexandra Jaffe in Des Moines, Iowa, contributed to this report.

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Soldier who amputated leg to save tank crew: ‘It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me’

For one soldier, losing a leg in a freak accident is far from a tragedy. It’s an inspiration.

In fact, Army Spc. Ezra Maes, 21, says it’s probably the best thing that ever happened to him.

“I’ll probably say that for the rest of my life,”  he told Fox News this week.

“Every day I wake up and look at it, and I remember how close I was to losing it all. And I’m still here,” he said. “I managed to survive, and this is just the scar I walked away with.”

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Spc. Ezra Maes undergoes physical rehabilitation at the Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center’s cutting-edge rehabilitation center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. (U.S. Army photo by Corey Toye)

Maes was on a weeklong rotation in Slovakia while deployed to Poland last year. The armor crewman served as a loader for the main cannon of an M1A2 Abrams tank.

He and two crew members fell asleep in the tank one night only to wake up with the hulking machine slowly rolling downhill at 5 mph.

They quickly learned the parking brake had failed. The crew went through all the emergency procedures to get the tank to stop, but nothing worked, Maes recalled.

“We held on and hoped one of the trees stopped us,” he said. “And it did, for the most part.”

The tank picked up speed, rumbling up to 30 mph, but was slowed after hitting several trees, eventually crashing into an embankment.

Thrown across the tank, Maes’ right leg became lodged in the gearing under the tank. The driver smashed his head through the driver’s hatch and broke his back, and his gunner dislocated her leg and had a “nasty-looking cut on her inner thigh,” Maes said

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“I was pretty sore but not knocked out,” he said.

Maes focused on helping the other injured crew members. After seeing the cut on his gunner’s leg, he knew “we had to get it fixed right away.”

He started twisting and turning while lodged under the turret gearing, thinking his uniform was stuck.

“I felt a pop and a rip, and thought, cool, I tore a uniform piece off,” Maes said.

Then he noticed it wasn’t just his uniform that came off. Maes had self-amputated his leg to become dislodged from the gearing.

He did his best to spring into action but was quickly losing blood.

“I almost fainted on my way out” to help the crew, Maes recalled. They used their belts as tourniquets and started shock procedures, splashing cold water on their faces — “buddy aid,” Maes said.

The tank’s radios had been knocked out in the crash and their cell phones were dead or broken — except one.

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Sgt. Aechere Crump and Pfc. Victor Alamo visit with Spc. Ezra Maes during their recovery at Brooke Army Medical Center. Crump and Alamo survived the tank accident with Maes in early 2018. (Courtesy Photo)

“That’s when we heard mine go off,” Maes said.

The gunner crawled to the phone and gave it to Maes, who summoned rescuers.

“Once they found us, it turned into a bunch of big jokes and laughs,” he said. “We were so happy to be getting care, and that we weren’t dead.”

When someone collected his severed leg, Maes managed to quip: “Hey, bring that back, I want it!”

Maes was taken to a hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, then back overseas to San Antonio, Texas. He was later taken to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston.

The specialist, who grew up in Colorado and New Mexico, has since been immersed in physical and occupational therapy at the Center for the Intrepid, the medical center’s outpatient rehabilitation center. He does yoga up to three times a week, kayaks, works with service dogs — about anything he can do, he does, Maes said.

“It’s the most comprehensive care you can imagine,” he said.

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He’s in the process of being fitted for a long-term prosthetic leg. It’s a permanent implant, similar to a dental implant, that will allow him to “clip in and go,” he said.

Iniitially stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, in December 2016 after enlisting in the Army, Maes said he’s been given a second chance.

Maes, whose great-grandfather served in the Army, can now take his time and decide what to do next with his life. A big part of that will be inspiring and motivating people who are in similar situations.

“Your outlook can change everything. It’s 100 percent perspective,” he said. “I try and help as many people as possible who are in worse situations.”

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Tulsi Gabbard backed by 2020 Democrat candidates in Hillary Clinton ‘Russian asset’ row

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2020 Democratic candidates Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang are backing Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D-H.I., after Hillary Clinton accused her of being a “Russian asset.”

In a podcast with former Obama adviser David Plouffe, Clinton said she wasn’t “making any predictions, but [she thinks Russians] have got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate.”

“She’s the favorite of the Russians” she added, saying they “have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”

Clinton has since backed out of a speaking appearance at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, where Gabbard was scheduled to speak.

Gabbard pushed back on Clinton as “queen of warmongers [and the] embodiment of corruption” in response to Clinton’s allegations.

On Friday she told Tucker Carlson on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that the former Secretary of State is waging a smear campaign against her because “she knows she can’t control me.”

She also accused Clinton of having “blood on her hands” after the Iraq war she “championed.”

“Their blood is on her hands. That’s why she’s smearing my character and trying to undermine my campaign,” she said.

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Yang and Williamson are two candidates running for the Democratic ticket who took Gabbard’s side in the feud.

Yang wrote in a tweet: “Tulsi Gabbard deserves much more respect and thanks than this. She literally just got back from serving our country abroad.”

Williamson chimed in: “The Democratic establishment has got to stop smearing women it finds inconvenient!” Adding, “the character assassination of women who don’t toe the party line will backfire.”

“You deserve respect and you have mine,” she told Gabbard.

Meanwhile, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker just posted a wide-eyed gif reacting to Gabbard’s rebuttal.

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India police say ‘cunning serial killer’ arrested in deaths of 6 family members

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Police in India say six members of a family were killed with cyanide by a church-going relative motivated by greed, according to reports Saturday.

The police in Kerala are now describing 47-year-old Jolly Joseph as one of India’s most cunning serial killers, who spiked soups, snacks and medicinal drinks with cyanide that she gave her victims over a 14-year period, The New York Times reported.

“I just pray that we can bring my family members justice. You don’t know what it does to me as a daughter, as a sister, to see my loved ones’ remains after so long, taken from their graves,” said Renji Thomas, Joseph’s ex-sister-in-law, according to the paper.

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Thomas is the sister of Roy Thomas, who was married to Joseph in 2011 when he died suddenly after retching violently in a locked bathroom, the paper reported. Joseph said it was a heart attack that killed him.

Authorities say Joseph has confessed to the six killings, the Times reported.

The other victims were her father-in-law, her mother-in-law, her husband’s uncle, a 2-year-old niece, and the wife of her current husband.

The victims’ bodies were being exhumed as part of the investigation.

On Saturday, Joseph’s request for bail was rejected by a court in Kerala, Gulf News reported. She has been jailed since her arrest Oct. 5.

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Two accused accomplices were also denied bail.

One is a jewelry store clerk who police say helped Joseph carry out some of the killings, the Times reported.

The other is a goldsmith, who is alleged to have provided the cyanide.

Police believe Joseph acted out of greed, eliminating those who stood in the way of her inheriting valuable property held by the family she married into.

The case broke open as Joseph and her sister-in-law battled over family property in court and Joseph turned over an autopsy report showing her husband died of cyanide poisoning, the New York Post reported.

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Joseph was able to keep the autopsy findings for years, the paper reported.

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Nigel Farage: Parliament doesn’t represent public opinion on Brexit

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Most members of Parliament don’t accurately represent the opinions of the nation when talking about leaving the European Union (EU), Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said Saturday.

Appearing on “CAVUTO Live” with host Neil Cavuto, Farage said that while he wants Brexit “more than anybody,” the right move here would be to leave Boris Johnson’s Brexit and “take back our independence,” claiming Johnson’s deal is more like a new EU treaty that would bind Britain and lead to more negotiations and acrimony.

“I’m pleased that Boris wants Brexit, but this is just not the right way,” he told Cavuto. “But, he’s not the real problem. The real problem, of course, is that we have a country that voted ‘leave’ and still wants to leave; most members of parliament want to remain.”

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In a major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, U.K. lawmakers voted Saturday to postpone a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into government plans to leave the bloc at the end of this month.

At a special session of Parliament intended to ratify the deal, lawmakers voted 322-306 to withhold their approval on the Brexit deal until legislation to implement it has been passed.

The vote aims to ensure that the United Kingdom can’t crash out of the EU without a divorce deal on the scheduled October 31 departure date. However, it means Johnson must ask the EU to delay Britain’s departure since Parliament previously passed a law compelling him to do that if a Brexit divorce deal were not passed by Saturday.

The government still hopes it can pass the needed legislation by the end of the month so the U.K. can leave on time.

“Opinion polling is very, very clear,” said Farage. “If you give people the binary choice ‘do you want to leave with a clean break Brexit or remain in the European Union’ there is a very, very comfortable lead for those who want to leave — bigger than we had in the referendum three years ago.”

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“So, the British public are firm on this. Our politicians don’t reflect it,” he stated.

“My message to the prime m inister is rather, Boris, than pushing through a very bad new EU treaty better to play for time, let’s get a new general election and then hopefully we get a parliament that reflects the country and not just the career politicians currently sitting behind me,” he concluded.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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