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Mexico’s president says ‘El Chapo’ had same power as if he led country himself

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador closed out 2019 with a parting shot at his predecessors, saying imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera had had the same power as the country’s president.

In a video message from the southern city of Palenque on Wednesday, López Obrador recounted his administration’s successes in its first year and highlighted its challenges — foremost surging violence. He said he had already done away with the high-level corruption that was rampant in previous governments, but said it was crucial to draw a bright line between criminal elements and authorities so that the two sides do not mingle as they had in the past.

“There was a time when Guzmán had the same power or had the influence that the then president had … because there had been a conspiracy and that made it difficult to punish those who committed crimes. That has already become history, gone to the garbage dump of history,” López Obrador said.

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It appeared to be a reference to the indictment and arrest last month of Mexico’s former public safety secretary Genaro García Luna. García Luna was public safety secretary in President Felipe Calderon’s Cabinet from 2006 to 2012. Before joining Calderon’s government, García Luna led Mexico’s equivalent of the FBI, the Federal Investigative Agency, under President Vicente Fox.

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, left, closed out 2019 with a parting shot at his predecessors, saying imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera had had the same power as the country’s presidents.

He was charged in federal court in New York with three counts of trafficking cocaine and one count of making false statements. He had been living in Florida and was arrested in Texas.

U.S. prosecutors allege he accepted millions of dollars in bribes from Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel and in exchange allowed it to operate without interference.

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Guzmán was convicted on drug conspiracy charges in New York. He was sentenced last year to life in prison.

López Obrador’s public safety secretary Alfonso Durazo on Wednesday echoed the president’s comments about rooting out corruption in the security forces.

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In a series of posts on Twitter, Durazo also said the government would recruit 21,170 people in 2020 to join the newly formed National Guard and continue to expand its presence in the country. López Obrador has bet big that the new federal security force will be able to wrangle violence that generated a record-setting number of murders in 2019.

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Christianity Today editor who called for Trump’s removal is retiring Friday

Mark Galli, the editor-in-chief of Christianity Today who infuriated nearly 200 evangelical leaders by writing a December editorial calling for President Trump’s removal from office and describing the president as being “profoundly immoral,” is stepping down at the end of this week.

Galli confirmed his departure in a Twitter message on New Year’s Eve.

“Well, my retirement is a couple of days away,” Galli wrote. “Will be posting here more often now that I have more time on my hands. Well, given last week, maybe not.”

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On Wednesday night, the magazine’s Twitter account also confirmed that Galli will be leaving, and wrote that his future plans include continuing a weekly newsletter.

“Our editor in chief for two more days,” the magazine posted, followed by a crying emoji.

“If you’re wanting to keep up with Mark after he retires, he will still be sending out his weekly newsletter each Friday,” CT added in a second message.

Galli’s Dec. 19 editorial, titled “Trump Should Be Removed From Office,” came one day after the House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump, making the nation’s 45th president the third in history to be impeached – behind Samuel Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998. (Richard Nixon resigned in 1974, before the House could vote to impeach him.)

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Mark Galli is stepping down Friday as editor-in-chief of Christianity Today. (Facebook)

The Galli editorial, in a leading publication for the nation’s evangelical Christian community – and one that was founded by the late Rev. Billy Graham in 1956 – sparked an intense reaction, including from Graham’s son, the Rev. Franklin Graham.

“My father knew Donald Trump, believed in Donald Trump, and in this last election, he voted for Donald Trump,” the son of the late pastor – and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – told Fox News in December. “And if he were here today, I’m sure he would tell you that himself.”

“My father knew Donald Trump, believed in Donald Trump, and in this last election, he voted for Donald Trump. And if he were here today, I’m sure he would tell you that himself.”

— The Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the late Rev. Billy Graham

While many liberals hailed Galli, saying his decision to oppose Trump showed “courage,” nearly 200 evangelical leaders condemned what he had written, saying the anti-Trump editorial had “offensively questioned the spiritual integrity and Christian witness of tens-of-millions of believers who take seriously their civic and moral obligations.”

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In his editorial, Galli invoked the mission of Billy Graham, to “help evangelical Christians interpret the news in a manner that reflects their faith.”

“We want CT to be a place that welcomes Christians from across the political spectrum, and reminds everyone that politics is not the end and purpose of our being,” Galli wrote. “That said, we do feel it necessary from time to time to make our own opinions on political matters clear — always, as Graham encouraged us, doing so with both conviction and love. We love and pray for our president, as we love and pray for leaders (as well as ordinary citizens) on both sides of the political aisle.”

Galli acknowledged that Democrats “have had it out for [Trump] from day one” and that the president “did not have a serious opportunity to offer his side of the story” during the impeachment process.

However, Galli added, “the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”

Galli, 67, a native of California, had previously announced his departure plans in October.

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“I’ve been EIC for about seven years now,” he wrote in CT at the time, “and as it goes with many jobs, I think I finally understand what I should have been doing all along! It has been quite a ride for the ministry, economically and journalistically. Some definite lows, to be sure, and some wonderful highs. Aside from a strong sense of God’s call, what’s given me most joy is the people I have worked with — men and women who are passionate about their faith and dedicated to their work, and have a sense of humor to boot.”

Christianity Today CEO Dr. Timothy Dalrymple announced at the time that Galli’s successor will be Dr. Daniel Harrell, a longtime minister and author.

Fox News’ Caleb Parke, Frank Miles and Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this story.

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: My office pool questions (and answers) for 2020

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1. In 2020, President Trump will…

a. start a war with Iran.

b. refuse to enforce ObamaCare.

c. retain the core of ObamaCare because he will have a change of heart.

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d. be reelected.

2. At the end of 2020…

a. more American troops will be deployed around the world than are today.

b. the United States will be directly involved in a land war in Syria.

c. the United States will renounce its membership in NATO.

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d. all American combat troops will be back home in the United States.

3. In 2020, Trump will…

a. issue more executive orders than President Obama did in eight years.

b. direct the IRS to lower the top tax rate to 15 percent.

c. appoint former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

d. be very, very presidential.

4. In 2020, the Supreme Court will…

a. reverse Roe v. Wade, thereby handing off the abortion controversy to the states.

b. rule that the right to carry arms outside the home is protected by the Second Amendment.

c. permit the execution of subpoenas on Trump’s tax and financial records.

d. have its oral arguments televised.

5. In 2020, Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will…

a. race to see who can hack the other more often.

b. proclaim their personal and eternal friendship to each other.

c. agree to produce a shirtless 2021 calendar together.

d. meet privately at Mar-a-Lago.

 6. In 2020, WikiLeaks will release…

a. secret tapes of the meeting in Trump Tower between Trump and Kanye West.

b. Hillary Clinton’s favorite yoga positions.

c. proof that Bill Clinton is a crook.

d. emails showing where Obama was born.

 7. In 2020, Trump will…

a. wage a hostile takeover of NBC.

b. fire Lorne Michaels and hire the entire “Saturday Night Live” cast to work for The Trump Organization.

c. pick more fights than a fourth-grade schoolyard bully.

d. give up building the wall because the land on which he wants to build is owned by Republicans who won’t sell to the government.

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 8. In 2020, former Republican Presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will…

a. attempt professional wrestling for his next career.

b. try a cable TV gig and hate it because it is too much work.

c. become a roadie for Bruce Springsteen’s next tour.

d. become the general manager of the George Washington Bridge.

 9. In 2020, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will…

a. cause a government shutdown.

b. announce that he will run for president in 2024.

c. be appointed to the Supreme Court.

d. be named president of the University of South Carolina.

 10.  In 2020, Trump will…

a. listen to Hillary Clinton’s stump speeches.

b. sit through a dinner with Sen. Mitt Romney and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arguing about Federal Reserve policy.

c. give a lecture at Princeton University about how bad a president Woodrow Wilson was.

d. host “Saturday Night Live.”

 11. In 2020, the news media will…

a. embrace fake news 24/7 by establishing formal fake news outlets.

b. make billions covering the Trump administration.

c. be ostracized by Trump.

d. largely be very frustrated as Trump bypasses and ignores them.

 12. In 2020, Obama will…

a. start a health insurance company.

b. become the president of the University of Chicago.

c. show up everywhere.

d. be shunned by fellow Democrats.

 13. In 2020, the World Series will be won by…

a. the New York Yankees, after Gerrit Cole pitches a perfect game.

b. the Boston Red Sox.

c. the Los Angeles Dodgers.

d. the San Francisco Giants, after Nancy Pelosi and her super-rich husband buy the team.

 14. In 2020, the Super Bowl will be won by…

a. the New York Giants, without Eli Manning at quarterback.

b. the Jacksonville Jaguars after Eli Manning throws a 99 yard Hail Mary pass with no time remaining on the clock.

c. the Detroit Lions.

d. the New England Patriots after yet another cheating scandal.

 15. In 2020, global warming will be…

a. embraced by Trump.

b. exposed as a hoax.

c. largely forgotten.

d. the subject of another encyclical by Pope Francis.

 16. One year from today…

a. Pope Francis will be voluntarily retired and living as a simple parish priest in a slum in Buenos Aires.

b. divorced and remarried Catholics will lawfully be able to receive the Holy Eucharist.

c. Roman Catholic cardinals will have deposed Pope Francis for heresy.

d. Antonin Scalia will be on his way to formal sainthood.

 17. One year from today…

a. the United States will have imposed a 50 percent tariff on all goods made in China.

b. the Federal Reserve will be retaining artificially low interest rates.

c. the debt of the federal government will exceed $24 trillion.

d. all of the above.

 18. One year from today…

a. we will all know how wealthy Trump is — or isn’t.

b. Al Gore will have announced that he will be running for president in 2024.

c. the Islamic State group will be history.

d. the current mayor of New York City and the current governor of New York state will be cellmates in a federal prison.

 19. One year from today…

a. Hillary and Bill Clinton will be divorced.

b. Roger Clemens will be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

c. the Trump family will have established Mar-a-Lago as the official White House.

d. more people will be on ObamaCare than were in 2016.

 20. In the long run…

a. everything the government has it has stolen.

b. everything the government says is a lie.

c. that government is best which governs least.

d. all of the above are true.

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My choices are 1a and d, 2a, 3a, 4b, 5d, 6c, 7d, 8b, 9d, 10d, 11d, 12d, 13a, 14b, 15d, 16c, 17d, 18a, 19b and 20d.

Happy New Year.

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Don Larsen, former Yankees pitcher who threw only World Series perfect game, dead at age 90

Don Larsen, a journeyman pitcher best remembered for throwing the only perfect game in World Series history as a member of the New York Yankees, has died, a spokesman announced late Wednesday. He was 90 years old.

“The world is less ‘perfect’ today,” tweeted Larsen rep Andrew Levy. “Don Larsen, the only man to pitch a perfect game in World Series history, is gone. Goodbye, my friend. We will miss you!” Levy told the Associated Press that Larsen had died of esophageal cancer in Hayden, Idaho.

Larsen pitched for seven different teams during a 14-year career in the big leagues, compiling a record of 81 wins and 91 losses. In 1954, he went 3-21 while making 28 starts for the Baltimore Orioles, who had just moved east from St. Louis and been rechristened from the Browns.

But on Oct. 8, 1956, Larsen ensured his place in baseball immortality. Taking the mound for the Yankees in crucial Game 5 of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Larsen outdueled Brooklyn starter Sal Maglie by retiring all 27 batters he faced. Larsen struck out seven Dodgers in the 2-0 Yankees win, throwing just 97 pitches and only going to three balls on a batter once.

The image of catcher Yogi Berra leaping into Larsen’s arms after the final out is one of the most iconic in the sport’s history.

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Don Larsen embraces Yogi Berra after the final out of Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. (Getty Images)

“When Yogi Berra jumped on me and grabbed with the bear hug, my mind went completely blank,” Larsen wrote in his autobiography. “I was under friendly attack … I was swept into the dugout.”

“We are devastated to hear of the loss of Don Larsen,” the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center tweeted late Wednesday. “Don was an incredible teammate, friend, and man. In our eyes, he was perfect.”

The Yankees won the 1956 World Series in seven games while Larsen, who had started Game 2 of the series but had been chased in the second inning in an eventual Yankees loss, was named MVP of the Fall Classic. He won a second title with New York in 1958. The following year, Larsen was traded to the Kansas City Athletics as part of a seven-player deal that netted the Yankees slugger Roger Maris.

Larsen also pitched for the Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Houston Colt .45s (now Astros) and Chicago Cubs before retiring following the 1967 season. He later worked as a liquor salesman and paper company executive.

More than four decades after his World Series perfect game, Larsen threw one more pitch to Berra from the Yankee Stadium mound. This time, Larsen threw a ceremonial first pitch to mark Yogi Berra Day on July 18, 1999. Yankees starter David Cone then took the mound and proceeded to throw a perfect game against the Montreal Expos.

Born Aug. 7, 1929, in Michigan City, Ind., Larsen moved with his family to San Diego, where he went to Point Luma High School, the alma mater of another perfect game pitcher, David Wells. Larsen played basketball and baseball and was signed by the St. Louis Browns for a $500 bonus and $150 a month.

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Don Larsen tips his cap to the crowd at Old-Timers Day at Yankee Stadium in 2011. (Reuters)

After two minor league seasons, Larsen hurt his arm and then spent two years in the Army. He was promoted to the Browns in 1953 and moved with the team to Baltimore the following year. He struggled through his 3-21 season but two of the wins were against the Yankees, who insisted on Larsen’s inclusion in the 18-player trade that also brought pitching star Bob Turley to New York.

Larsen started 1955 with the Yankees farm team in Denver, where he went 9-1 and developed the no-windup delivery. Promoted to the Yankees midway through the season, he finished 9-2 for New York. Larsen went 11-5 the next season and enjoyed the party atmosphere of the Yankees, often running with Mantle, Billy Martin and Whitey Ford in their late-night rounds of the city. On the night before his perfect game, he had been out on the town, believing he was not in manager Casey Stengel’s plans for the next day.

But when he reached Yankee Stadium on the morning of Oct. 8, he found a baseball in his shoe, the signal from Stengel that he would start Game 5.

“I must admit I was shocked,” Larsen wrote in his autobiography. “I knew I had to do better than the last time, keep the game close and somehow give our team a chance to win. Casey was betting on me, and I was determined not to let him down this time.”

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Larsen pitched in three other World Series. He won Game 2 of the 1957 series against Hank Aaron and the Milwaukee Braves but lost the decisive Game 7. He shut out the Braves 4-0 on six hits in Game 3 of the 1958 series, when New York beat Milwaukee 4-3, and was back in the 1962 matchup with the Giants. Pitching against the Yankees on Oct. 8, the sixth anniversary of his perfect game, he won in relief at Yankee Stadium.

No other pitcher has thrown a perfect game in the postseason, but in 2010 the Phillies’ Roy Halladay pitched a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds during the National League Division Series. “They can never break my record,” Larsen would say of his game. “The best they can do is tie it. October 8, 1956, was a mystical trip through fantasyland. Sometimes I still wonder whether it really all happened.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Oakland Starbucks customer dies chasing laptop thief, police say; 2 arrested

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Authorities confirmed two suspects were apprehended Wednesday in the case of a man who was killed while chasing after his stolen laptop near an Oakland Starbucks in California.

The victim was working on his computer at the coffee shop when someone entered and stole the computer out from under him, KTVU reported. The victim gave chase and was injured as the thief attempted to escape by car.

The victim, whose identity has not yet been released, was reportedly described as being in his 20s or 30s and died hours later, from head injuries he sustained on the scene.

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KTVU reporter Greg Lee tweeted about the incident and said there were bystanders who witnessed part of the encounter.

Officer Johnna Watson said it’s possible there was an accomplice who tried to assist the robber in making a quick getaway.

“The suspect or suspects got into that vehicle with the laptop,” Watson said. “The victim tried to continue to get it back and at that time in the 6100 block of Antioch (street) the victim … was critically injured.”

Fire department personnel attempted to give the victim first aid before he was rushed to the hospital by ambulance, but they were unable to save him.

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Witnesses claimed the victim grabbed onto the robber’s car door handle as the vehicle accelerated and accidentally slammed his head against a parked car, causing him to bleed profusely.

“His body [is] still in my mind. Such a young man,” nearby store owner Maria Chan told KTVU. “It’s not worth it to chase after the laptop.”

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Sharon Stone Did Not Take Kindly To Bumble’s Quip After Unblocking Her From App

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This dating app certainly made a bumble of the situation with Sharon Stone.

The 61-year-old actor was not impressed with Bumble’s attempt at humor when it reinstated her account after she was mistakenly removed from the dating platform.

The app responded swiftly after Stone posted on Twitter and Instagram that she had been blocked from the app because “some users reported that it couldn’t possibly be me!”

“Looks like our users thought you were too good to be true,” Bumble tweeted in response to Stone’s complaint. “We’ve made sure that you won’t be blocked again. We hope that everyone in our community takes a sec to verify their profiles. (Catherine Tramell from Basic Instinct gets a pass today!).

Stone, who has spoken in the past about how that leg-crossing scene in “Basic Instinct” had affected her dignity, did not take too kindly to the reference.

“Dear Bumble, you are confusing my honesty with your fantasy,” she wrote, adding that its actions were “a disservice to the men and women who partake” in the app. “I am Sharon. I am a woman. Thank you,” she wrote, adding a link to her speech when she received the GQ Woman of the Year award in November 2019.

In that speech, she made a powerful statement about women’s sexuality and acknowledged that her dignity had been “hard won” after the flashing scene in the 1992 film. 

“We have every right to be powerful in whatever form of sexuality we choose to have, and no one is allowed to take that away from you,” she said.

It seems Stone doesn’t even need the app to get a date ― Marvel actor Simu Liu tweeted at the star after her complaint. 

“Hey, I don’t have bumble but uh… what are you doing like six months from now?” he asked. 

Stone was married to journalist Phil Bronstein, but they split in 2004.

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Cameron Douglas opens up about struggle with drug addiction: ‘I felt something breaking inside of me’

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Cameron Douglas opened up about his battle with drug addiction Wednesday, highlighting his path to sobriety and describing how he turned his life around.

“I started as a young teenager,” Douglas told “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “I felt lonely, uncomfortable in my own skin and it [drugs] sort of soothed that for me and it allowed a connection to a peer group.”

“After years and years of leaning on that and using the addiction as a crutch, it starts to consume you and then you can’t tell yourself apart from it,” Douglas explained.

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Cameron, the son and grandson of actors Michael Douglas and Kirk Douglas, Cameron has said he felt pressure in trying to live up to his family’s legacy.

For years, he struggled with addictions to cocaine and heroin. He also sold crystal meth and lived a life of destruction led to prison

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After multiple arrests for drug possession, Douglas’ most serious run-in with the law came in 2009, when he was arrested during a sting at the Gansevoort Hotel in Manhattan. He pleaded guilty to heroin possession and conspiracy to distribute drugs and was sentenced to five years — only to be slapped, in 2011, with an additional 4.5-year sentence for possessing items that tested positive for cocaine and heroin, which he scored from fellow inmates. (Douglas was granted early release in 2016 and transferred to a halfway house).

It was during his final stint in jail that Douglas made the decision to turn his life around, he explained.

“I believe the moment where I started to change direction was when I was given my second sentence,” he said. “I was in solitary confinement and I felt something cracking or breaking inside of me.”

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“At that point, I knew I had two paths left open to me, and one path I probably would not have made it back from.”

“The other one gave me some purpose … to put myself in the best possible position once I was released from prison to make a life for myself,” he added.

Asked how his life has changed since going clean, Douglas said he now has “purpose” as he pursues a career in acting, and pointed to his “great relationship with his family,” which he details in his new memoir “Long Way Home.”

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“Life is amazing not being addicted to drugs,” he said. “Life now has purpose … I have a beautiful daughter, lovely girlfriend and a great relationship with my family,” he said.

Offering advice to parents of teens struggling with addiction, Douglas stressed the importance of “doing everything in your power to show how much you love them” and encouraged seeking professional help.

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“One thing that would’ve been helpful for me was if I would’ve taken advantage of therapy,” he said. “Therapy would be the first move … and aside from that you do everything in your power to let them know how much you love them and care about them.”

“But then,” Douglas added, “it reaches a point where you have to sort of let go and pray to God that they land on their own two feet.”

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Mom tricks daughter, 6, into going to bed early on New Year’s Eve to get ‘wasted’ with friends

A mother’s confession to tricking her daughter into going to bed early on New Year’s Eve so that she could party with her friends is causing mixed reactions online.

The 25-year-old mom shared on Reddit her scheme to get daughter, 6, to hit the sack before midnight so that she could get “wasted” with her pals.

Her daughter, she said, was “so excited” to stay up to watch the ball drop in New York City’s Times Square on television.

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The young daughter was “so excited” to stay up to watch the ball drop in New York City’s Times Square on television. (Photo: iStock)

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“She had her little party hat and noise maker to blow and was looking forward to the big event all day and night,” she wrote.

But, she added, “I did not want her to stay up.”

“I wanted to party and get wasted with my friends and I did not really want her to see me and my friends getting [expletive] faced,” she admitted.

Instead, the mother said she showed her daughter a YouTube video of the ball dropping in 2018.

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Mom said she showed her daughter a YouTube video of the ball dropping from 2018 (Photo: iStock)

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“Everyone at my party pretended it was 2020 and screamed happy New Years and blew our noise makers and she was so excited,” she wrote. “This was about 4 hours before the real New Years in our country.”

After the sham New Year’s countdown, she tucked her daughter into bed and “she went to sleep with a smile on her face.”

Now, she said, she feels a bit guilty for the trickery.

“That’s kind of messed up that you would rather do that than stay up with your daughter,” one Redditor commented.

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“That’s kind of messed up that you would rather do that than stay up with your daughter,” one Redditor commented. (Photo: iStock)

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Other Redditors appeared to take issue with the mom’s decision to get wasted while her daughter slept.

“Was there a sober person caring for your daughter?” another person commented.

But while many Reddit users accused the mother of being selfish, others were more willing to understand the mother’s actions.

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“I think it’s a great idea that you gave her her own little NYE party,” another Redditor wrote. “Chances are she might not have even made it to midnight anyway and would have been disappointed the next day when she found out she missed it.

“This way she went to bed with a smile on her face, I bet she had a great night, and that’s a great memory that you both will always have.”

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Judge in Hunter Biden’s Arkansas paternity case abruptly recuses himself

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The circuit court judge overseeing Hunter Biden‘s paternity case, Don McSpadden, recused himself without reason on Tuesday, just days after a private investigation firm sought to intercede in the case.

D&A Investigations, based in Florida, filed a “Notice of Fraud and Counterfeiting and Production of Evidence.” with the court on Dec. 23, claiming Hunter Biden “established bank and financial accounts with Morgan Stanley et al” for Burisma Holdings — where he served as a former board member — to satisfy a “money laundering scheme.”

McSpadden had the request stricken from the record, on grounds that it violated state procedural rules, which require the intervening party to raise a claim that shared a “question of law or fact in common” with the existing case. Biden’s legal team had told the court that D&A’s filing was riddled with falsehoods and clearly procedurally improper.

In another court filing from Dec. 27, D&A claimed it had provided attorneys for Lunden Alexis Roberts, the plaintiff, “access to [Hunter Biden’s] bank account records” that show proof of “fraud and counterfeiting.” D&A sought to be officially added as a party to the case, in an effort to support Roberts’ claim and provide proof of Biden’s alleged criminal activity.

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McSpadden recused himself before he could rule on the second motion.

Roberts’ attorney, Brent M. Langdon, was not seeking D&A’s assistance and called its efforts “a scheme by a non-party simply to make scandalous allegations,” the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

In the recusal document, obtained by The Gazette, McSpadden didn’t provide specific details about his departure, and only deferred to the “Administrative Plan of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit.”

According to the administrative plan, the case will now go to Circuit Judge Holly Meyer.

McSpadden reportedly ordered all income records from Biden and Roberts over the past five years. He also ordered that the financial information be kept under seal and only be available to the attorneys involved in the case.

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DNA tests allegedly confirmed, “with scientific certainty,” that Hunter Biden was the biological father of Roberts’ baby, according to court documents filed in November.

A separate motion said Hunter Biden will not be contesting paternity in the case, The Gazette reported.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report 

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Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s ex-fiancé, dead from apparent overdose, report says

The ex-fiancé of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown reportedly died of a suspected overdose on New Year’s Day in Florida.

Nick Gordon, 30, suffered a series of heart attacks after the alleged drug overdose and later died at Altamonte Springs Hospital, according to The Daily Mail.

His brother, Junior Walker, mourned his death in Facebook post, writing, “God why did I have to lose my brother on New Years.”

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Nick Gordon, seen here with Bobbi Kristina Brown in 2012, died of an apparent overdose. (REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo)

“All I can do is cry,” the post continued.

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In January 2015, Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, was found unconscious in the bathtub of her Georgia home after a suspected drug overdose. Gordon was in the home at the time.

Brown is the daughter of Whitney Houston, who drowned in a bathtub in January 2012. Houston was placed into a medically induced coma and died six months later.

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