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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fire UK staff, close Buckingham Palace office

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are continuing to distance themselves from royal life, letting go of all 15 of the UK staffers who served their office in Buckingham Palace, The Daily Mail reports.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly broke the news to their employees last month following their decision to step down as senior royals, aka Megxit.

One or two of their axed staffers may find their way back into the royal household, but most are now negotiating their severance packages.

MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY VISIT STANFORD UNIVERSITY: REPORT

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be splitting their time between the U.K. and North America. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty)

Buckingham Palace does not speak on staffing matters, but it is reportedly understood that senior royals such as the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William are aware of the office closure and lay-offs.

“Given their decision to step back, an office at Buckingham Palace is no longer needed,” a source told The Mail. “While the details are still being finalized and efforts are being made to redeploy people within the royal household, unfortunately, there will be some redundancies [firings].”

Fired staffers include communications chief Sara Latham and newly appointed private secretary Fiona Mcilwham.

PRINCE HARRY ‘DOESN’T REGRET’ MEGXIT, IS ‘HAPPIER’ IN CANADA: REPORT

Clara Loughran — Harry’s program coordinator who handed Meghan her bouquet on her wedding day — also got the boot.

“The Duke and Duchess have a small team, less than 15 people. The team are very loyal to the Sussexes and understand and respect the decision they have taken,” the source said. “They are all close and supporting each other. The team are busy helping to set their Royal Highnesses up for the future and working on a series of final engagements.”

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Earlier this month, the couple were keynote speakers at a swanky JPMorgan summit on South Beach in Miami.

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Florida governor orders probe of agency whose CEO received nearly $5M in paid time off

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered an investigation following financial disclosures of a private anti-domestic violence agency, hired by the state, whose former CEO received an annual salary of more than $700,000 — and who reportedly received a total of nearly $5 million in paid time off over a four-year period.

The contract of Tiffany Carr, who led the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence for two decades, granted her 50 paid days off per year since 2010, the Miami Herald reported, in addition to other perks such as a car allowance and time at “an executive retreat at the place of her choosing.”

At least two staffers working under Carr also received lucrative time-off arrangements, according to the newspaper.

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Carr stepped down from the job, citing a “significant health diagnosis,” following a joint Herald and Tampa Bay Times investigation in July 2018 into her compensation and a subsequent order by the state Department of Children and Families to audit Carr’s agency, the Herald reported.

Details of the agency’s finances were finally revealed to state lawmakers Thursday, prompting the governor’s call for an investigation.

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​​​​​​​Tiffany Carr, then the executive director of Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, left, speaks at a news conference held by Gov. Jeb Bush, background right, Sept. 28, 2004, in Tallahassee, Fla. (Associated Press)

“After many months of obstruction by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the governor’s office received deeply disturbing information regarding the organization’s practices over the past several years,’’ DeSantis’ office said in a statement. “These practices include exorbitant compensation payouts, abuse of state dollars, withholding of information, and breach of public trust.”

The Florida House also voted to subpoena Carr and the agency’s board of directors as the state examines thousands of pages of newly released documents, according to the Associated Press.

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DeSantis, a Republican who took office in January 2019, also ordered the head of the state’s child welfare agency to review contracts with the domestic-violence organization, which distributes state and federal money to organizations that help victims of abuse.

“My administration will not tolerate wasteful or fraudulent spending, particularly by an organization that purports to serve the vulnerable victims of domestic violence,” DeSantis said.

“My administration will not tolerate wasteful or fraudulent spending, particularly by an organization that purports to serve the vulnerable victims of domestic violence.”

— Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at news conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 29, 2019. (Associated Press)​​​

“As to the measures that we’re taking, they’re extraordinary, I would say, but these are extraordinary circumstances,” Republican House Speaker Jose Oliva told reporters after the vote on subpoenas.

The House had been seeking more information about Carr’s pay ever since the newspapers first raised questions in 2018, The Associated Press reported.

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Scott Howell, the coalition’s president of internal and external affairs, did not immediately respond to an AP message seeking comment.

During House floor debate, Democratic Rep. Anna Eskamani said Carr’s salary was appalling.

“When we work at our local domestic shelters, we know that every penny counts, and when you have a CEO being paid that much money as survivors need support, it should be something that appalls each one of us,” she said.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Alec Baldwin Warns GOP’s ‘Sniveling Fealty’ To Trump Is Straight Out Of Nazi Germany

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Alec Baldwin on Thursday took a swipe at Donald Trump and Senate Republicans with biting tweets referencing Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and fascism.

The actor — who has repeatedly drawn Trump’s scorn in recent years with his portrayal of him on “Saturday Night Live” — said people who wonder how Hitler took control of “once great country” Germany should “simply watch” the behavior of the GOP-controlled Senate that last week acquitted Trump on impeachment charges over the Ukraine scandal.

“Their sniveling fealty and lack of courage. And you begin to get it,” he wrote.

In an earlier tweet, the “30 Rock” star reminded the 1 million followers of the official Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation account that “fascistic thinking takes hold when a standard of living is threatened consistently.”

“People think that things are changing, and downward for most Americans,” he said. “And that this will become the new normal. They are wholly directed by $.”

Baldwin on Wednesday accused the U.S. government of becoming “as lawless as the malignant dictatorships we’ve hated in our foreign policy” since the Second World War ― likely in response to top Department of Justice officials walking back the sentencing recommendation of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone, following the president’s condemnation of the guidance.

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What happened at Parkland: The Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

Two years ago, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., entered his old school armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle and opened fire at students and teachers who were preparing to go home for the day, authorities said.

The methodical shooting resulted in 17 deaths and more than a dozen injuries.

Cruz faces 17 counts of premeditated murder. Police said he confessed, but pleaded not guilty in the shooting. His lawyers have made it clear that he would be willing to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.

The Sun-Sentinel of South Florida reported extensively on the shooting and said Cruz, while a student, was searched by school guards daily for weapons, and was voted “most likely to shoot up the school” by the guards.

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Feb. 14, 2018: Students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Kelvin Greenleaf, a school security guard reportedly said during a sworn deposition that the school learned that Cruz drank bleach and “tried to hurt himself or something like that.”

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Florida announced early this year that it will be the first state in the country to implement a statewide plan for identifying potential mass shooters before they act. Individuals planning a mass shooting often show signs of their intentions, whether in statements to friends or social media posts.

Cruz’s trial has been delayed until the summer so his defense attorneys can prepare for the case.

THE SHOOTING

The massacre on Valentine’s Day 2018 lasted five minutes and 32 seconds. Cruz was dropped off by an Uber driver at around 2:19 p.m., police said. The driver told a CBS affiliate that she noticed him carrying a large black bag. Cruz said it was for music class. She called the ride uneventful.

Since the ending of the school day was near, the front gates were wide open for cars and school buses. That’s when police say Cruz walked in, dressed in a school shirt and lugging the backpack with additional loaded magazines, a gas mask and smoke grenades.

Andrew Medina, a security guard who was also the school’s baseball coach, spotted Cruz and remembered him as the “crazy boy,” the Sun-Sentinel reported. Medina is being sued by Andrew Pollack, father of one of the victims, for negligence.

Cruz eventually entered the school and bumped into a freshman near a second-floor restroom while loading his rifle, police said. Cruz allegedly told the student that he better leave because “things are going to start getting messy.”

The freshman alerted a staffer who was accused of not implementing the correct protocol in such an event. In total, three school employees failed to properly alert the school about a gunman on campus, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Cruz then activated a fire alarm — and while students were leaving their classrooms he allegedly opened fire. USA Today, in a minute-by-minute summary, identified the weapon as a .223 caliber AK-15 semiautomatic rifle. The first students killed were Martin Duque, Luke Hoyer and Gina Montalto, the paper reported. The suspect continued on and killed six more students inside classrooms.

Chris Brent Hixon, 49, the school’s athletic director and U.S. Navy veteran, tried to engage the shooter but was hit with a round, the paper reported. He took cover, but Cruz located him and fired again. Hixon was later buried with full military honors, according to Tampa’s FOX 13.

Aaron Feis, an offensive line coach for the school’s football team, was the first victim identified. The school’s football team tweeted Feis “shielded students from the shooter” when he was struck with a bullet.

“He was our Assistant Football Coach and security guard. He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories,” the tweet said.

Meanwhile, the scene at the school was chaotic and many teachers and students had no idea what was unfolding around them. A 17-year-old student told the Associated Press that a fire alarm rang out for a second time and students were calmly filing out in the hallways.

“Everyone was kind of just standing there calm, and then we saw a bunch of teachers running down the stairway, and then everybody shifted and broke into a sprint,” she said. “I hopped a fence.”

Despite the acts of heroism from some of the staffers, some of the public’s outrage was assigned to the response by the Broward County Sheriff deputies.

Scot Peterson, a former deputy who was on duty at the school at the time of the shooting, was seen on surveillance video rushing with two staff members toward the building where the shooting happened. When they arrived, he pulled his weapon but then retreated and took up a position outside, where he stood with his gun drawn.

Peterson was arrested in 2019 on 11 criminal charges related to his alleged inaction during the massacre. He was charged with child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury — allegations that carry a maximum prison sentence of nearly 100 years.

Joseph DiRuzzo III, his lawyer, said in a statement last summer that Peterson is merely a scapegoat. He called the charges “a thinly veiled attempt at politically motivated retribution.” The Sun-Sentinel reported that four deputies arrived at the scene but did not immediately engage the gunman.

Deputies Edward Eason and Josh Stambaugh were terminated following an internal affairs investigation. Two other officers, Peterson and Sgt. Brian Miller were fired last year. Scott Israel, the sheriff at the time, was removed from office by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for similar reasons and the state Senate upheld the decision. Israel called the decision political.

Stambaugh failed to run toward gunshots on multiple occasions to stop the shooter, according to the report. “Stambaugh appeared to take cover over assisting deputies entering a possible hot zone,” it said based on videos from his body camera. At one point, Stambaugh told an officer from the Coral Springs Police Department nearing MSD’s building 12 — where the shots were being fired — to “watch yourself” as he remained behind cover.

Cruz stalked more classrooms and fired more than 100 rounds. The Sun-Sentinel reported that it took five minutes and 32 seconds from the first shot.

Just before 2:30 p.m., multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting came in and authorities were dispatched to the high school, according to Cruz’s probable cause affidavit. The suspect’s description was blasted over police radios.

“As a result of the chaos, multiple persons were fleeing the school,” the affidavit said. “After the shooting, the shooter blended in with fleeing students and was able to elude arriving officers.”

Cruz was soon taken into custody without a fight.

THE FALLOUT

The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School forced the country to come to terms with gun violence at schools. Some students at the school, like David Hogg, became political activists and challenged the status quo on gun laws.

Former President Obama wrote a column for Time magazine and called the students inspirations for change.

“Seared by memories of seeing their friends murdered at a place they believed to be safe, these young leaders don’t intimidate easily,” he wrote.

Parents of some of the victims at the school have also pressed for accountability ranging from stricter gun laws, more effective police responses and schools designed with safe spaces for students in the event of a shooting. The Sun-Sentinel report said some students in the school were trapped in a hallway because the restrooms were locked due to a vaping trend on campus.

Many of these parents are resigned to know that their lives were forever changed and the emotions are still raw.

Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime died in the shooting, was removed from President Trump’s State of the Union address earlier this month after he shouted about gun control when the president vowed to protect Second Amendment rights.

Guttenberg later apologized.

“Tonight was a rough night,” he tweeted. “I disrupted the State of the Union and was detained because I let my emotions get the best of me. I simply want to be able to deal with the reality of gun violence and not have to listen to the lies about the 2A as happened tonight.

“That said, I should not have yelled out. I am thankful for the overwhelming support that I am receiving. However, I do owe my family and friends an apology. I have tried to conduct myself with dignity throughout this process and I will do better as I pursue gun safety.”

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos, Tyler Olson and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Jennifer Lopez sizzles in leopard two-piece, announces new shoe line

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Jennifer Lopez keeps on adding to her very successful resume.

Fresh off of her halftime show performance earlier this month, the 50-year-old superstar took to Instagram on Thursday where she revealed her new footwear collection, JLO JENNIFER LOPEZ­.

To announce the launch, Lopez, shared a sizzling black-and-white photo of herself rocking a leopard-print two-piece with matching strappy heels.

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For the photo shoot, the “Hustlers” actress kept her hair pulled back.

 

“I’m so excited to announce the launch of JLO JENNIFER LOPEZ­, my new footwear collection designed by me and sold only at @DSW 🖤 Head to http://DSW.com/jlo and sign-up to shop the collection early and enter for a chance to hang with me! Link in my bio and stories. #JLOJenniferLopez 📸: @luigiandiango,” she captioned the snapshot. 

According to Page Six, Lopez’s new line — in collaboration with Camuto Group — will debut in spring 2020 and have handbags to follow. The collection will consist of “a wide range of styles, such as sky-high heels, sneakers and ankle boots.” 

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“There are so many facets to my career, and that’s what I wanted to bring to my collection with DSW. This collection represents three cities that have become such an important part of who I am: New York, Los Angeles, and Miami,” Lopez said in a press release, obtained by the outlet.

She continued: “We’re bringing the downtown street style that represents New York, some old Hollywood glamour, and a vibrancy that’s representative of Miami. With this collection, it’s my hope that people can find and represent multiple sides of themselves, all while remaining true to their most authentic self.”

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According to Entertainment Tonight, this isn’t Lopez’s first foray into the fashion industry, as she’s had several collaborations in the past.

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Alabama lawmaker introduces ‘vasectomy bill’ in response to abortion ban

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An Alabama state lawmaker introduced a bill on Thursday that would require men to get a vasectomy after their 50th birthday — a measure, she said, that will “neutralize” abortion restrictions in the state.

State Rep. Rolanda Hollis sponsored the bill, which would also require all men in the state to undergo the procedure after their third child. Men would be required to pay for the operation, the bill states.

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“Under existing law, there are no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men,” the bill says.

Rep. Hollis said on Twitter that the bill was in response to a proposed near-total ban on abortion in the state that was struck down by a federal court in 2019.

“The Vasectomy bill is to help with the reproductive system. This is to neutralize the abortion ban bill,” Hollis wrote in the tweet.

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“The responsibility is not always on the women. It takes 2 to tangle. This will help prevent pregnancy as well as abortion of unwanted children,” she added.

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Baby seventh to die from mold-related infection at Seattle hospital: report

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An almost 6-month-old girl reportedly died Wednesday morning after months of fighting a mold-related infection she contracted from the Seattle Children’s hospital, a report said.

“Late last night, Beth told us she was ready,” her parents, Katie and Micah Hutt, wrote on Facebook.  “I cannot begin to express the gratitude we have for the team that worked through the night to make sure Beth’s transition was as painless and smooth as possible.”

She is the seventh patient to die after contracting an infection from mold at the hospital since 2001, according to Becker’s Hosptial Review.

Beth, who her parents called a “brave, courageous, beautiful warrior,” was born at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital with a heart condition last August. She was taken to Seattle Children’s where she underwent her first surgery when she was 5 days old, the Seattle Times reported.

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She had two subsequent surgeries and, at some point while she was staying at the hospital, she contracted an infection from Aspergillus mold.

Aspergillus is a mold that people breathe every day, but those with a weakened immune system are at risk of developing aspergillosis, which often affects the respiratory system and can cause wheezing, fever and a bloody cough, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The Hutts are part of a class-action suit filed against the hospital late last year for patients who contracted an infection from mold, The Times reported.

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Her parents, who documented Beth’s struggle at the hospital, said they would post of again “when we’ve had the chance to make plans for celebrating our brave, courageous, beautiful warrior. Please understand that we likely won’t be responding to messages or calls while we figure out what “life after” looks like.”

Dr. Jeff Sperring, the head of the hospital, told the Times that the hospital thought earlier infections were isolated incidents.

“Looking back, we should have made the connection sooner,” he reportedly said at news conference. “Simply put, we failed.”

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Bernie Sanders will be good for American economy, top economist says after Goldman Sachs attack

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Not only will it generate economic activity (because, of course it will, more spending == boost of economy, more jobs …) but ALSO, less poor people == less burden on society.

Example: Some years back when refugees from Syria came into Germany, they had been offered free education, to get a degree. To the bewilderment of “Americans” for whom this was inconceivable.

Well…simple logic: A refugee (or a welfare recipient, or whoever) who is getting a degree will ultimately cost the society less than someone who will be on welfare all their lives.

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And you’re well right with that a dollar in their (wealthy corporates’) pocket won’t do anything. Reason: They are for the most part creating jobs in Shenzhen, China. And do not pay a penny back into the system. They are indeed evading taxes.

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Bernie Sanders will be good for American economy, top economist says after Goldman Sachs attack

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Not only will it generate economic activity (because, of course it will, more spending == boost of economy, more jobs …) but ALSO, less poor people == less burden on society.

Example: Some years back when refugees from Syria came into Germany, they had been offered free education, to get a degree. To the bewilderment of “Americans” for whom this was inconceivable.

Well…simple logic: A refugee (or a welfare recipient, or whoever) who is getting a degree will ultimately cost the society less than someone who will be on welfare all their lives.

**

And you’re well right with that a dollar in their (wealthy corporates’) pocket won’t do anything. Reason: They are for the most part creating jobs in Shenzhen, China. And do not pay a penny back into the system. They are indeed evading taxes.

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Coronavirus testing can be gross and uncomfortable

It’s enough to make you gag.

Getting tested for the coronavirus is far more difficult and uncomfortable than swabbing for the common flu, doctors and medical experts told The Post.

“You’re sticking a swab all the way to the back of the nose or throat and it’s uncomfortable for maybe five or 10 seconds,” said Dr. Lewis Kohl, a director of CareMount Medical in New York.

Flu samples, by contrast, are easily taken from the mouth, he said.

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Before being tested for the deadly virus, patients must first answer a series of questions, including whether they have been to Wuhan, China — the epicenter of the outbreak — are experiencing shortness of breath, or have been exposed to someone with the virus, Kohl said.

If a doctor determines a patient to be “a person under suspicion” for the virus, a nasal or throat swab is then performed to obtain a sample.

In rare cases, doctors may also try to get mucus from hard-to-reach parts of the respiratory tract, which may involve intubation or spraying saline mist into the lungs, Kohl said.

“If there’s not enough of [a sample] we might need to go deeper,” he said. “The saline is a really salty fluid that causes you to bring up sputum — big yellow goobers deep in your lungs.”

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“That can be unpleasant because you’re forcing someone to inhale this nasty stuff,” he added.

Dr. William Haseltine, a US-China Health Summit chair and former Harvard Medical School professor, added that the more invasive respiratory testing is only conducted in cases when doctors determine “somebody can’t provide sample results with the more standard tests.”

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Samples are then sent to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be tested.

The coronavirus — also known as COVID-19 — has killed at least 1,370 people in China and infected more than 48,000.

There are 15 confirmed cases in the US, but no fatalities.

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