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Too-many-men penalty costs No. 19 Michigan State in loss to Arizona State

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — A record will have to wait for another day.

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio must wait for Big Ten play to find some offense.

Eno Benjamin’s 1-yard touchdown run with 50 seconds left and a wild finish gave Arizona State a 10-7 victory over the 19th-ranked Spartans on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

It prevented Dantonio from moving ahead of Duffy Daugherty into the program wins lead. They remain tied at 109 victories as the Spartans (2-1) open Big Ten play next week at Northwestern.

MSU had a chance to send the game to overtime, as QB Brian Lewerke moved the Spartans into scoring territory with help of an ASU penalty, followed by a 25-yard pass to Darrell Stewart.

Matt Coghlin appeared to tie the game with a 42-yard kick after MSU’s offense and special teams units struggled to figure out which was supposed to be on the field with 11 seconds left.

But the kick was overruled after replay review showed the Spartans had 12 men on the field.

Coghlin’s ensuing 47-yarder sailed wide right. Though on the play, it appeared Arizona State’s Cam Phillips jumped over the center to try to block the kick, which should have been a 15-yard penalty for leaping, according to Fox Sports rules analyst Dean Blandino. Per Blandino, leaping is not a reviewable play.  

It was the junior kicker’s third missed field goal of the game.

Lewerke finished 24 of 38 for 291 yards. Collins had 72 rushing yards. MSU had 404 yards of offense.

Daniels had 140 passing yards and ran for 37, including a critical 15-yarder on the final TD drive with the Sun Devils facing fourth-and-13. The true freshman also had a 40-yard pass to wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, after MSU defensive back Josh Butler stumbled in coverage, at the outset of the drive. 

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Kavanaugh accused of more unwanted sexual contact by former classmate: report

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Dozens of anti-ICE protesters arrested at NYC Microsoft store

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New York City police said Saturday that 76 immigration policy protesters had been arrested at a demonstration outside Microsoft’s flagship store in midtown Manhattan.

The protesters demanded that Microsoft stop doing business with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), staging a sit-in that forced the store to close its doors early.

In videos posted to Twitter, protesters could be seen holding signs that read, “This is the price for business with ICE.” The protest was organized by an activist group called Close the Camps NYC.

Protesters have called for the company to cancel its data processing contract with ICE, calls that were echoed by some of Microsoft’s own employees last year. In June of last year, Microsoft released a statement saying that the company “is not working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or U.S. Customs and Border Protection on any projects related to separating children from their families at the border.

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“As a company Microsoft has worked for over 20 years to combine technology with the rule of law to ensure that children who are refugees and immigrants can remain with their parents,” the company said at the time. “We need to continue to build on this noble tradition rather than change course now.”

Some of Saturday’s protesters reportedly went into the store and sat on the floor, scattering red-inked dollar bills meant to resemble blood. Others stayed outside and locked hands in front of the entrance, blocking traffic.

In August, nearly 100 protesters were arrested when they shut down part of a major highway in New York City for an hour. They were charged with disorderly conduct and released.

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Woman, child wounded in shooting after dispute at Texas pee-wee football game

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A suspected gunman is at large after a shooting that followed a dispute between parents at a pee-wee football game in Fort Worth, Texas, police said Saturday.

Fox 4 News reported that a woman was hit in the leg and a girl was grazed in the back. Both were hospitalized and police said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Investigators believe the son of one of the parents involved in the argument came to the game armed with a handgun and opened fire.

A woman working at the concessions stand described the scene to Fox 4 News.

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“It’s just unbelievable, because it’s like, you hear people say that all the time, but you don’t see nothing happen, and this time, it actually happened,” the concession worker said. “I ran outside, and was on the side of that truck, and just said, ‘Come in. Get in.’ Then one lady said she tried to get out of her chair, she said, ‘I’ve been hit,’ and fell to the ground.”

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It was not clear what caused the initial dispute and police have not identified the suspect publicly. Police are investigating what caused the dispute.

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Andrew Yang: New ‘SNL’ cast member Shane Gillis shouldn’t lose job over racist remarks

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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said Saturday that he does not believe that controversial new “Saturday Night Live” cast member Shane Gillis should lose his job over his use of an anti-Chinese slur, adding that he was “happy to sit down and talk” with the comedian.

NBC announced Thursday that Gillis would be one of three new cast members on the venerable variety show. Hours later, a YouTube video surfaced of Gillis and fellow comedian Matt McCusker discussing an unidentified city’s Chinatown neighborhood.

At one point, Gillis asked: “Why do the f—ing c—ks live there?” before complaining that Chinese restaurants are full of “f—ing Chinese. … And the translation between you and the waiter is just such a f—ing hassle.” He also said he was more annoyed by hearing an Asian trying to learn English when he’s eating out than by any other “minority” playing music. He characterized that reaction as “nice racism, good racism,” adding that whites would be a similar target if they were speaking English “over there,” not specifying where he meant.

Early Saturday, Page Six reported that Gillis had described Yang as a “Jew c—k” on a podcast hosted by fellow comedians Luis J. Gomez and Zac Amico.

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In a statement late Thursday, Gillis offered to apologize “to anyone who’s actually offended by anything I’ve said.”

“I’m a comedian who pushes boundaries,” the statement began. “I sometimes miss. If you go through my 10 years of comedy, most of it bad, you’re going to find a lot of bad misses … My intention is never to hurt anyone but I am trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes that requires risks.

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Yang retweeted Gillis’ statement Saturday and responded: “Shane – I prefer comedy that makes people think and doesn’t take cheap shots. But I’m happy to sit down and talk with you if you’d like.”

In a follow-up tweet, the presidential candidate added: “For the record, I do not think he should lose his job. We would benefit from being more forgiving rather than punitive. We are all human.”

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Two Major Saudi Oil Installations Hit by Drone Strike, and U.S. Blames Iran

Drone attacks claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck two key oil installations inside Saudi Arabia on Saturday, damaging facilities that process the vast majority of the country’s crude output and raising the risk of a disruption in world oil supplies.

The attacks immediately escalated tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a standoff between the United States and Iran, even as key questions remained unanswered — where the drones were launched from, and how the Houthis could have managed to hit facilities deep in Saudi territory, some 500 miles from Yemeni soil.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind what he called “an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply” and asserted that there was “no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.” He did not, however, say where the attacks were launched from, and the Saudis themselves did not openly accuse Iran.

The Houthis said they had launched the aerial attacks with 10 drones, which would amount to their most audacious strike on Saudi Arabia since the kingdom intervened in Yemen’s war more than four years ago. The Saudi-led bombing campaign has devastated the impoverished country and exacerbated the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The Houthis are part of a regional network of militant groups aligned with and backed by Iran — Saudi Arabia’s regional rival — and United States and Saudi officials suspect that Iran has dispatched technicians to Yemen to train the Houthis on drone and missile technology.

United Nations investigators have written that the Houthis have advanced drones that could have a range of up to 930 miles. That leaves open the possibility that the drones used Saturday had flown from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. But they may also have been launched from another country, such as Iraq, or from inside Saudi Arabia itself.

The Houthis have attacked Saudi infrastructure before, primarily with less accurate ballistic missiles.

The targeted oil facilities can process 8.45 million barrels of crude oil a day between them, the bulk of production in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter. Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil giant, said production of 5.7 million barrels a day — well over half of the nation’s overall daily output — was suspended.

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A still image from a video obtained from social media showing smoke billowing at an Aramco facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, one of two oil processing centers struck by drones on Saturday. It was not clear how badly damaged the facilities were, but such strikes have the potential to disrupt world oil supplies.Creditvia Reuters

It was not immediately clear how badly the facilities were damaged, but shutting them down for more than a few days would affect the global oil supply. Analysts who closely follow the Saudi oil industry said they were hearing that the impact would not be severe — perhaps only a few days’ outage, which the Saudis could cover with reserves.

“Crude prices will still rise a bit, but apparently the world economy dodged a bullet,” said Robert McNally, the president of Rapidan Energy Group, a Washington-based market research firm.

The attacks not only exposed a Saudi vulnerability in the war against the Houthis, but also demonstrated how relatively cheap it has become to stage such high-profile strikes. The drones used in Saturday’s attacks may have cost $15,000 or less to build, said Wim Zwijnenburg, a senior researcher on drones at PAX, a Dutch peace organization.

The strikes illustrate how David-and-Goliath tactics using cheap drones are adding a new layer of volatility to the Middle East. Such attacks not only damage vital economic infrastructure, but can also increase security costs, disrupt markets and spread fear.

While the Houthis do not have significant financial resources, drones give them a way to hurt Saudi Arabia, which was the world’s third-highest spender on military equipment in 2018, investing an estimated $67.6 billion.

“This has given the Saudis a challenge they can’t confront, no matter what their financial, military or intelligence capabilities are,” said Farea Al-Muslimi, co-founder of the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies, which focuses on Yemen.

The attacks hit deeper into Saudi territory than most previous Houthi strikes and set off blazes whose smoke could be seen from space.

The war in Yemen began in 2014, when the Houthi rebels seized control of the capital and most of Yemen’s northwest, sending the government into exile. A coalition of Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with some support from the United States, began bombing Yemen in 2015, hoping to push the Houthis back and restore the government.

Instead, the war has settled into a stalemate, and the Houthis have developed increasingly sophisticated ways of striking back at Saudi Arabia, most notably with drones. The first indications of the Houthis using drones emerged last year, and their capabilities have improved since.

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Saudi Arabia thought a bombing campaign would quickly crush its enemies in Yemen. But three years later, the Houthis refuse to give up, even as 14 million people face starvation.

Mr. Zwijnenburg, the researcher, said the drones gave the Houthis an edge because they were cheap to produce, hard to detect and shoot down, and able to cause damage and disruption hugely disproportionate to their cost. While the Houthis’ exact capabilities are not known, they have developed over time.

The Houthis’ alliance with Iran also raises the possibility that their successes could be shared with other Iran-aligned militant groups in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, he added.

The strike on one of the oil installations, in Abqaiq, was particularly worrying because it processes crude from several key Saudi oil fields, said Helima Croft, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, an investment bank.

“This is the mother lode for an attack on Saudi infrastructure,” she said. “We have always been concerned about an attack on Abqaiq.”

Amy Myers Jaffe, a Middle East energy analyst at the Council on Foreign Relations, said the attacker was “knowledgeable, picking the maximum place for impact and damage.”

Rapidan Energy Group called Abqaia by far the most important oil facility in the world.

“A successful attack on Abqaiq is about the worst thing energy security planners think about,” because the specialized equipment there would be difficult to quickly replace, said Mr. McNally, Rapidan’s president and a former White House energy adviser under President George W. Bush.

The firm estimated the Saudis have 188 million barrels of oil on hand, or enough to cover a disruption of five million barrels per day for 37 days. Mr. McNally predicted that oil traders would quickly “start doing the math,” potentially sending prices upward.

As for political fallout, Mr. Pompeo is leading the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, trying to isolate Tehran’s cleric-run government with a rolling series of sanctions that have lashed its economy.

At the same time, President Trump has said he is open to meeting with Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani — potentially on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly this month — as a first step toward striking a new nuclear accord that would also stop its ballistic missiles program and support for extremist groups.

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Mr. Rouhani repeated this week that he will not negotiate until the United States eases its sanctions.

Mr. McNally said these attacks are “likely to put on ice” talk of easing sanctions on Iran, with the consequences depending on how closely Tehran can be linked to it.

“Forget about easing sanctions,” he said. “We are talking about a step up on geopolitical risks.”

While there were no reports of casualties, the attacks struck at the core of the Saudi economy. They came just as Aramco accelerated plans for what could be the largest initial public offering of stock in the world, an event closely watched by investors around the world.

The Saudi Interior Ministry reported fires at the two processing centers — in Abqaiq and also in Khurais — before dawn on Saturday, and later said they had been attacked with drones. The ministry said both fires had been “controlled and contained,” the Saudi-owned news network Al Arabiya reported without any further details.

A Houthi spokesman, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sare’e, said that the group’s forces “carried out a massive offensive operation of 10 drones targeting Abqaiq and Khurais refineries.” He did not specifically say that they launched the drones from Yemen.

The conflict in Yemen has killed thousands of civilians, many of them in Saudi airstrikes using American-made weapons. It has also created an enormous humanitarian crisis with millions at risk of starvation and millions of others homeless.

In a report presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva last week, a panel of experts said both sides in the conflict were committing horrific human rights abuses, including arbitrary killings, rape and torture, with impunity. The atrocities underscored the collective failure of the international community, the panel said.

After a period of relative calm, following a cease-fire brokered late last year, tensions have escalated in recent months. Houthi forces attacked Saudi pipelines and other oil infrastructure in May, temporarily halting the flow of crude oil, and in June they struck an airport in Saudi Arabia, wounding dozens of people.

In July, in a major blow to the Saudi-led coalition, the United Arab Emirates, which had been providing arms, money and, crucially, ground troops in Yemen, announced a rapid pullout from a conflict that had become too costly. The move left diplomats and analysts wondering whether Saudi Arabia would continue the war on its own.

Although the Trump administration has been a vocal supporter of Saudi efforts to deter Iran and its allies in the region, congressional opposition to the sale of arms and the deployment of extra troops in Saudi Arabia has limited the scope of support from the United States.

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Andrew Yang: New ‘SNL’ cast member Shane Gillis shouldn’t lose job over racist remarks

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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said Saturday that he does not believe that controversial new “Saturday Night Live” cast member Shane Gillis should lose his job over his use of an anti-Chinese slur, adding that he was “happy to sit down and talk” with the comedian.

NBC announced Thursday that Gillis would be one of three new cast members on the venerable variety show. Hours later, a YouTube video surfaced of Gillis and fellow comedian Matt McCusker discussing an unidentified city’s Chinatown neighborhood.

At one point, Gillis asked: “Why do the f—ing c—ks live there?” before complaining that Chinese restaurants are full of “f—ing Chinese. … And the translation between you and the waiter is just such a f—ing hassle.” He also said he was more annoyed by hearing an Asian trying to learn English when he’s eating out than by any other “minority” playing music. He characterized that reaction as “nice racism, good racism,” adding that whites would be a similar target if they were speaking English “over there,” not specifying where he meant.

Early Saturday, Page Six reported that Gillis had described Yang as a “Jew c—k” on a podcast hosted by fellow comedians Luis J. Gomez and Zac Amico.

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In a statement late Thursday, Gillis offered to apologize “to anyone who’s actually offended by anything I’ve said.”

“I’m a comedian who pushes boundaries,” the statement began. “I sometimes miss. If you go through my 10 years of comedy, most of it bad, you’re going to find a lot of bad misses … My intention is never to hurt anyone but I am trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes that requires risks.

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Yang retweeted Gillis’ statement Saturday and responded: “Shane – I prefer comedy that makes people think and doesn’t take cheap shots. But I’m happy to sit down and talk with you if you’d like.”

In a follow-up tweet, the presidential candidate added: “For the record, I do not think he should lose his job. We would benefit from being more forgiving rather than punitive. We are all human.”

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Newt Gingrich: Dem presidential candidates doing a great job showing voters why Trump should be reelected

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Remember the exciting, unpredictable and entertaining 2015-16 Republican presidential debates?  Who would candidate Donald Trump take down this week?  How would he dominate media questioners yet again?

Whether you were for Trump, appalled by him or just curious, each debate was worth watching.

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Trump was so different – and so cheerfully direct and aggressive – that people began to see the debates as a sort of reality TV (which is what they should be). Our country is better when more people want to watch political debates and participate in elections.

By contrast, Thursday’s Democratic debate was a bore, with an old-time politician tone that made it painful to sit through.

After about 30 minutes of policy-wonk jargon about incomprehensible details of health policy, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., remarked: “This discussion has given the American people a headache.”

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Like or dislike Trump, I can’t imagine a participant in a Trump-energized presidential debate saying – as South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg did – that the debates “are becoming unwatchable.”

The most revealing moment of the debate may have been former Vice President Joe Biden’s comment that to help poor children learn more words, parents should “make sure you have the record player on at night.”

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It may be tricky for Democrats if they nominate someone in 2020 who is mentally in a world of record players. It will be quite difficult to try to be the party of the future when you have a candidate of the past.

Similarly, the more radical candidates – virtually everyone other than the two semi-moderates, Biden and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. – seemed to be in a contest to alienate the most Americans.

Just in case the talk about “Medicare-for-all,” getting rid of private insurance, defunding charter schools and the usual left-wing radicalism wasn’t enough, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas set the classic example of driving away voters and alienating entire regions of the country.

Similarly, the more radical candidates – virtually everyone other than the two semi-moderates, Biden and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. – seemed to be in a contest to alienate the most Americans.

When debate moderator David Muir of ABC News questioned O’Rourke about his recent comments about firearms bans and confiscations, Muir asked bluntly: “Are you proposing taking away their guns?”

Apparently, O’Rourke wanted to make absolutely certain that the millions of law-abiding Americans who own guns would understand that his candidacy was a mortal threat to their freedom and Second Amendment rights.

“Hell, yes, we’re going to take away your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke said.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., also reminded millions of Americans about her elitist isolation from most people when she said: “I’ve actually never met anybody who likes their health insurance company.”

Warren’s comment is quite revealing since the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that 58 percent of Americans oppose a health care policy plan that would force them to give up the private insurance option. Only 37 percent favored getting rid of all private health insurance.

Meanwhile, support for “Medicare-for-all” continues to drop when Americans’ are told it would raise their taxes (37 percent), threaten the current Medicare program (32 percent), and cause delays in treatment (26 percent).

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Warren, of course, represents the 37 percent. President Trump would (and will) be happy to defend the 58 percent.

Every time there is another boring, wonkish and disconnected Democratic debate like this, the 2020 Trump victory will become bigger and bigger.

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University of Tennessee band rocks bullied fan’s shirt design at football game

The University of Tennessee can’t get enough of one of its biggest fan’s original shirt design.

The university’s Pride of the Southland band showed off their school spirit by wearing a Florida fourth-grader’s special T-shirt before the Volunteers’ football game against Chattanooga on Saturday.

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Members of the Pride of the Southland band perform as they wear the University of Tennessee superfan shirt after designing his own UT shirt and wearing it to his school before an NCAA college football game against Chattanooga Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The student was bullied by his classmates after he came to school wearing a hand-drawn design over an orange shirt for Altamonte Elementary School’s college spirit day in August.

His teacher, Laura Snyder, explained in a Facebook post that her student was extremely excited to wear his shirt to support UT, but that he was bullied by his classmates for the homemade design.

“After lunch, he came back to my room, put his head [on] his desk and was crying. Some girls at the lunch table next to his [who didn’t even participate in college colors day] had made fun of his sign that he had attached to his shirt. He was DEVASTATED,” she wrote.

Snyder’s post went viral and caught the attention of school officials who decided to sell the shirt online and in the campus store.

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“Vols were touched to learn of the student’s heart for the University of Tennesse and sent UT gifts of all sorts. Now you can share in this student’s Volunteer pride by wearing his design on your shirt too,” the store said on its website, which was reportedly overwhelmed by shoppers who wanted to purchase the boy’s shirt.

More than 50,000 shirts have been pre-sold, and all proceeds will go the Stomp Out Bullying nonprofit, according to the university.

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Snyder wrote in an update on Friday, “My student has definitely felt the love and support from people all over the world. It has been such an awesome week with my class. We’ve had lots of discussions about being kind, and I’m really excited to see my students step up their acts of kindness.”

The University of Tennessee announced on Thursday that it was offering the student honorary admission to the Class of 2032. UT also awarded the fourth-grader a four-year scholarship covering his tuition and fees starting in fall of 2028 if he decides to attend the university and meets admission requirements, they said.

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Since the fourth-grader’s shirt went viral, many others have joined the orange movement to stand up against bullying.

Winding Creek Elementary School in Pennsylvania was inspired by the university’s support of the fourth-grader.

“Today, we celebrated what you did standing up against bullying. Our entire school wore orange to stand with you! Thanks for stepping up,” the school tweeted Thursday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Border Patrol agent wounded, suspect killed in Texas traffic stop shooting

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Border Patrol agent was shot and injured Friday night while conducting a traffic stop near the Texas-Mexico border and another agent shot and killed the gunman, authorities said Saturday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), two agents from the Brackettville station and a Kinney County sheriff’s deputy pulled over a vehicle on Ranch Road 674.

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A passenger in the vehicle fired at the agents, injuring one of them. The second agent returned fire and hit the gunman, who was later pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle’s driver was taken into custody.

CBP later identified the deceased passenger as a 25-year-old man and a U.S. citizen. The driver was identified as a 32-year-old woman, also a U.S. citizen.

The agent who was shot was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was later airlifted to a San Antonio hospital, according to CBP. Neither the second agent nor the sheriff’s deputy were injured.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted about the incident Saturday night, saying, “Border Patrol Agents go out and do their duty each and every day despite the dangers. My prayers are with the agents involved and their families.”

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The FBI and Texas Rangers are investigating the incident, along with CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

Brackettville is located about 115 miles west of San Antonio near the southern border with Mexico. The CBP statement about the incident noted that the area “is frequently used by smugglers to move narcotics and people from the border to San Antonio and other destinations.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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