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Opinion: The cover-up for Triple Crown winner Justify looks shameful, no matter how it's framed

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Fans cheer Triple Crown winning Justify Saturday night at Churchill Downs Scott Utterback, Louisville Courier Journal

The appearances are appalling. If the California Horse Racing Board concealed the positive drug test of a Triple Crown winner throughout his campaign, that’s going to be terribly tough to justify.

If Bob Baffert’s prize colt Justify failed a drug test more than two weeks before winning the 2018 Kentucky Derby, as the New York Times’ Joe Drape reported Wednesday, and an independent lab confirmed the result three days after the race, keeping it quiet suggests a cover-up, a conspiracy and another black eye for a badly bruised sport.

Instead of being disqualified from the Santa Anita Derby and therefore ineligible for the Derby, Justify swept the 3-year-old classics and was retired to stud more than a year before Drape’s report that he had run his final Derby prep on 300 nanograms of scopolamine.

Whatever the rationale for keeping that quiet, however the CHRB will spin its procedures and its concern for due process, this looks like another case of an industry hiding its dirty laundry at a time it ought to be embracing transparency. It looks awful. 

REPORT: Triple Crown winner Justify failed drug test weeks before Kentucky Derby

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“This nasty cover-up has cheated the betting public and the true winners of the Santa Anita and Kentucky derbies,” PETA vice president Kathy Guillermo said, almost on cue. “… Even worse, Bob Baffert apparently drugged and harmed Justify — a horse who was completely at his mercy. Baffert should be suspended and held accountable, and Justify should be disqualified from the Triple Crown victory. Even at the highest levels, horse racing is crooked to the core and must be overhauled.”  

Overheated rhetoric aside, thoroughbred racing cannot be trusted to police itself. It cannot continue to be regulated by insiders inclined to protect the industry’s short-term interests over its long-term integrity. A cover-up that spanned the entirety of the 2018 Triple Crown campaign makes a persuasive closing argument for independent national oversight of a sport too clubby and secretive for its own good – one that continues to struggle at staying out of its own way.

What happened here makes the 2019 Kentucky Derby disqualification of Maximum Security seem as innocent as a split infinitive. It bespeaks the kind of backroom dealings and short-sighted leadership we should not tolerate.

Perhaps there is a plausible and reasonable explanation for Justify testing positive. Perhaps, as the CHRB decided/rationalized, Justify’s drug test could have been the result of his eating contaminated food before the Santa Anita Derby. Perhaps, in order to allow investigation and deliberations to run their normal course, regulators felt an obligation to proceed with caution befitting a horse of historic significance.

Yet when CHRB executive director Rick Baedeker notified his board members three days after the Derby that a complaint would be issued and a hearing scheduled, his failure to follow through invites suspicion. That CHRB chairman Chuck Winner owns a piece of some horses in Baffert’s barn is an obvious conflict of interest.

Maybe everyone involved is entirely honorable, scrupulous and objective. Still, the whole thing looks lousy. Whenever industry insiders double as regulators, their ability to render arm’s-length decisions is inherently compromised. When they make significant decisions behind closed doors and neglect to clue in the general public about the relevant issues, it erodes whatever trust the industry has earned. 

Before the 2005 Santa Anita Derby, the filly Sweet Catomine was taken off the grounds for treatment under an assumed name while being misrepresented as healthy to the betting public. The horse’s connections circulated stories about Sweet Catomine jogging over the track on a morning she was not even on the grounds.

After Sweet Catomine finished fifth as the even-money favorite, and her cover stories were exposed as lies, the CHRB filed charges against the horse’s owner, Marty Wygod, for conduct detrimental to horse racing.

That the case against Wygod was subsequently dismissed by California stewards suggested good lawyering and limited backbone. It would not be the last time justice might have been better served by an independent judge.

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Sean Hannity blasts Rep. Omar and ‘sickening’ media coverage of 9/11, warns ‘some have forgotten the horror’ of attacks

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Sean Hannity opened his television show Wednesday remembering the victims lost during the 9/11 terror attacks and addressing those who he claimed were trying to diminish what happened nearly two decades years ago.

“Unfortunately, after 18 years some have forgotten the horror of that fateful day while others sadly may never fully comprehend and understand the magnitude, the gravity, the evil of that day and what took place,” Hannity said on his television show.

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Hannity addressed Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.,and the comments she made at a March fundraiser for CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), describing the events.

“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” Omar said.

According to Hannity, “They were at war with us. We weren’t at war with them.

“We better pay attention,” he added. “And I hope, by the way, the media mob is listening because some of their 9/11 coverage today was frankly sickening.”

The Fox host also addressed a controversial tweet by the New York Times describing the events saying “Eighteen years have passed since airplanes took aim at the World Trade Center and brought them down.”

The New York Times later deleted the tweet.

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“Airplanes didn’t aim themselves. Radical Islamic terrorists did this. Airplanes didn’t take down the towers. Radical Islamic terrorists did. Airplanes didn’t kill thousands. Radical Islamic terrorists did,” Hannity said.

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Trump Won’t Order a Capital Gains Tax Cut, for Now

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WASHINGTON — President Trump told his top economic advisers on Wednesday that he had decided, for now, to forgo using executive authority to deliver a tax cut that would primarily benefit wealthy investors.

The decision, which Mr. Trump disclosed at a White House meeting focused on tax issues, ended more than a year of debate inside his administration over a proposal that would have reduced the taxes investors pay on the profits they earn when selling assets like stocks or bonds.

Mr. Trump’s economic team had been exploring the idea of taking unilateral action on capital gains and delivering a tax break to investors without congressional approval. The president said last month he believed this could be accomplished with his executive authority.

But the idea of circumventing Congress was challenged by some within the administration who argued it would defy a legal opinion issued in 1992, under President George Bush.

The decision not to push for an investor tax cut spares Mr. Trump from what would have been a new round of attacks by Democrats, who have assailed the tax cut on so-called capital gains as a handout to the rich, and most likely a prolonged court fight over whether the executive branch has the authority to enact the cut without action from Congress.

“President Trump was thoroughly briefed on the complex economic, legal and regulatory issues, and concluded that at this time he does not feel enough of the benefits will go to the middle class,” Judd Deere, a White House spokesman, said Wednesday evening in an email.

Mr. Trump left open the possibility that he could revisit the idea. The Wall Street Journal first reported the decision.

Republican senators and conservative anti-tax groups have pushed Mr. Trump over the past year to order the Treasury Department to change the definition of “cost” for calculating capital gains. Such a move would allow taxpayers to adjust the initial value of an asset for inflation when it sells, effectively reducing the profit earned on the sale and, with it, the tax liability.

Analyses by outside groups, including the Penn Wharton Budget Model, have found that the vast majority of the gains from the move would go to the top 1 percent of taxpayers, who disproportionately pay capital gains taxes. Advocates of the tax cut had argued that millions of middle-class Americans would also benefit, by reducing taxes on the sale of stocks held in their portfolios or pension funds.

Supporters of the plan included Larry Kudlow, the director of Mr. Trump’s National Economic Council, the conservative anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist and a group of Republicans led by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Twenty-one Republican senators wrote Mr. Trump this summer to champion the move.

Critics of the idea included Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, whose department is bound by a 1992 opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel that determined the Treasury Department does not have the authority to index capital gains to inflation by regulation. Democrats also opposed it overwhelmingly: 42 Democratic senators wrote Mr. Mnuchin, asking him to reject the idea.

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Netanyahu says he sought to annex Jordan Valley before election but Israel’s AG halted move: report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said Wednesday he had planned to declare sovereignty over the Jordan Valley immediately but Israel’s attorney general told him he did not have the authority to do so until after he was reelected and able to form a new government.

On Tuesday, Netanyahu had pledged to begin annexing the Jordan Valley region of the West Bank if he wins national elections next week. The announcement sparked denunciations from world leaders.

Following the announcement, a United Nations spokesman said the organization maintains that any Israeli move to control the Palestinian territory “would be devastating to the potential of reviving negotiations, regional peace and the very essence of a two-state solution.”

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Netanyahu’s Tuesday announcement appeared to be aimed at shoring up the support of right-wing voters, many of whom live in settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Netanyahu presented the move as a historic “one-time opportunity” to favorably redraw Israel’s borders. The Jordan Valley makes up about a quarter of the West Bank, which is the centerpiece of any future Palestinian state.

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Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu points to a Jordan Valley map during his announcement on Tuesday in Ramat Gan, Israel. Netanyahu pledged to annex Jordan Valley in Occupied West Bank if reelected after the Sept. 17 Israeli elections. (Getty Images)

While the head of the Jordan Valley Regional Council reportedly praised Netanyahu for the campaign pledge, some critics asserted that Netanyahu could have annexed the territory immediately through the cabinet without waiting until after the election, according to The Times of Israel.

On Wednesday Netanyahu said he had tried to annex the territory last week, but was shot down by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, the newspaper reported.

“I want to act on it immediately,” Netanyahu said in a Hebrew video posted to Facebook. “Therefore I wanted to already bring it to the Knesset [The Israeli Parliament] last week, [but] the attorney general said to me, ‘You can’t because it is a transitional government.’”

Netanyahu said Tuesday if he was reelected  he would also move toward annexing West Bank Israeli settlements, but added that he was waiting for the release of the Trump administration’s Mideast peace plan.

The White House has said the plan is complete but will not be released until at least after the Israeli elections. The plan already is facing rejection by Palestinian officials, who oppose strengthening ties between the U.S. and Israel.

“The plan to apply sovereignty is not something that we thought about just recently. It was planned for months,” a senior Israeli government official reportedly told The Times of Israel. “But there were legal issues with doing anything before the elections. The attorney general said it cannot be done now due to legal constraints.”

The official reportedly added that U.S. officials were “fully informed.”

Netanyahu’s last-minute pledge to annex the Jordan Valley if reelected next week has sparked Arab condemnation and injected the Palestinians into a political campaign that had almost entirely ignored them.

In response to Netanyahu’s declaration Jordan’s foreign minister, Ayman Safadi, wrote on Twitter, “Killing all chances for peace for electoral purposes is irresponsible, dangerous.”

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The Jordan Valley makes up the eastern edge of the West Bank. Israel captured the area from Jordan, along with the rest of the West Bank and east Jerusalem, in the 1967 war. It has since established around 30 settlements in the Jordan Valley, which, according to the Israeli rights group B’Tselem, is now home to some 65,000 Palestinians and 11,000 settlers. Palestinians and the international community overwhelmingly consider all Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem illegal.

The Jordan Valley is considered a key security asset for Israel because it provides a buffer zone against potential attacks from the east and assures a defensive line along the country’s long frontier with Jordan, which signed a peace treaty with Israel 25 years ago.

Ahead of Netanyahu’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia also reportedly warned that the prime minister’s promise to extend Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley could escalate tensions.

According to The Times of Israel, the Russian foreign ministry said the implementation could lead to a “sharp escalation of tensions in the region [and] undermine hopes for the establishment of long-awaited peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors.”

Netanyahu is scheduled to travel Thursday to Sochi to meet with Putin where the leaders will reportedly discuss regional issues. Netanyahu also met with Putin in Moscow days before the April 9 elections, reportedly as a way to garner votes from Israel’s large community of Russian speakers.

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Before the elections in April, Netanyahu made a similar promise that he would apply Israeli sovereignty to parts of the West Bank if reelected. Netanyahu failed to form a government in the allotted time frame and instead of allowing another lawmaker to try to form a government, he pushed through a vote to dissolve the Israeli parliament and call for new elections.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz, Alex Pappas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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JetBlue flight makes emergency landing in Bahamas after smoke reported

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A flight from the Dominican Republic to Orlando made an emergency landing in the Bahamas Wednesday morning after the on-board crew reported a smoke in the cargo hold, a report said.

The flight touched down in Nassau soon after it took off when the crew reported the smoke, the Sun Sentinel reported.

Passengers at first evacuated the plane normally, but the captain then made the decision to spring the emergency slides and have the remaining crew members and passengers exit down them.

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No injuries were reported during the evacuation, according to the report.

“Initial inspections of the aircraft found no signs of any issues,” JetBlue told the newspaper in an email. “The aircraft will be further inspected and customers are continuing on to Orlando aboard a new aircraft.”

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Hurricane Dorian: Trump administration reportedly won't extend temporary protected status to Bahamians

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration reportedly will not grant temporary protected status to Bahamians impacted by Hurricane Dorian, according to CNN and NBC. 

Temporary protected status would allow Bahamians to work and live in the United States until it is safe enough for them to return. As CNN explained: “TPS applies to people who would face extreme hardship if forced to return to homelands devastated by armed conflict or natural disasters, therefore the protections are limited to people already in the United States.”

TPS has been granted after other natural disasters , including for Haitians following the devastating earthquake in 2010.

The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus criticized the administration. “There are thousands of Bahamian families who deserve the full unquestioning and unwavering support of the United States government during this difficult time,” Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., said in a statement, adding This is a matter of life or death and this President is failing to lead.”

The reported development follows days of confusion as top federal officials have offered conflicting statements regarding Bahamians seeking refuge in the U.S. and the documentation they may be required to have.

On Monday, Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan had said it would be “appropriate” to extend TPS, saying that there hadn’t been “any formal grant of TPS,” adding that he thinks it “would be appropriate, to have that circumstance.”

Hurricane Dorian has left at least 50 people dead in the Bahamas, according to the government’s official death toll on Tuesday, with the number expected to greatly increase.  

An estimated 2,500 people are listed as missingin the aftermath, the government said Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

TPS has allowed more than 310,000 foreigners to legally live and work in the U.S., many for more than two decades, as their countries recover from natural disasters and armed conflicts. 

The Trump administration has moved to end TPS for six countries, which represent 98 percent of the TPS population, but some of those orders have been held up in court proceedings.

Contributing: Alan Gomez, USA TODAY; Deborah Berry, USA TODAY

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Los Angeles deputy city attorney among three dead in possible murder-suicide

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The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office identified one of its employees as one of three people found dead in a suspected murder-suicide Wednesday morning.

The bodies of Deputy City Attorney Eric Lertzman, his wife and their adult son were found inside in their home in the suburb of Northridge, authorities said.

Los Angeles police officers arrived at the home just after 9 a.m. in response to reports of a shooting. Inside they found a man in his 60s, a woman in her 50s and a man in his 20s, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told Fox News.

They also recovered two handguns, he said.

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A woman in her 20s fled the home through a bathroom window and ran to a neighbor’s house where she called the police, Lopez said. She was not injured.

A neighbor told KTLA-TV that the woman ran out the home in pajamas and said her father shot at her.

“She said, ‘My dad took a shot at me, and my mom and my brother are still inside,” Greg Demos told the station.

Police didn’t name Lertzman as one of the deceased, but Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer later identified Lertzman as the husband in what he called a “horrible tragedy.” He had been with the office since 2005.

“As we search for answers to how this could happen, we mourn the victims and envelop those left behind with our love at this time of unbearable loss,” Feuer said in a statement. “Of course we will provide members of our City Attorney Family with needed counseling and support.”

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Neither Feuer’s office nor police identified the mother and son. It was not clear what led to the shooting, Lopez said. Police told the news station the department didn’t have a record of a troubled history at the home.

The investigation is ongoing and no suspects are being sought, Lopez said.

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Trump news: President revives claim he was at ground zero after 9/11 despite fire chief saying he was ‘never’ there

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: 9/11 made me want to ‘dedicate my life to keeping the American people safe’

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, explained to Fox News Wednesday why the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, spurred her to serve her country.

Gabbard, 38, said Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” she was one of many Americans making the 18th anniversary of the attacks.

“Like so many Americans, it was this event that made me decide in my own life that I wanted to dedicate my life to keeping the American people safe — to finding and defeating those who attacked us on that day and to protecting our freedoms,” she said.

Gabbard recalled serving in the Hawaii state legislature and making the decision to join the armed forces.

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“This is something that continues to inspire me today,” she added.

Discussing how her foreign policy ideology has been shaped in the years since, Gabbard said Americans must recognize how their leaders too often have failed to take the correct actions abroad.

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“We’ve got to recognize how much our leaders have failed us. Where instead of focusing pointedly on defeating Al Qaeda and its affiliates and offshoots, instead they went and started waging a series of regime change wars in places like Iraq and Libya and the ongoing regime-change war in Syria,” she said.

“Now this has cost our country trillions of taxpayer dollars. We have lost thousands of American lives in these wars, my brothers and sisters in uniforms, not to speak of the countless lives lost in these other countries in the Middle East. And where do we find ourselves today?”

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“Al Qaeda is stronger now than they were on 9/11. This is the result that we have.”

Gabbard joined the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2003. The following year she stepped down from her position in the state’s House of Representatives to deploy overseas.

She served in combat zones in Iraq between 2004 and 2005. She deployed again in 2009 to Kuwait, where she lead a platoon.

For her service, Gabbard has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and became the first woman to receive honors from the Kuwait National Guard.

Fox News’ Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.

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Illinois teen wakes up thinking each day is June 11: ‘It’s like a movie’

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An Illinois teenager wakes up every day thinking it’s June 11, 2019, the day she suffered a traumatic brain injury. Two hours later, her memory resets, and she’s back to where she started when she woke up.

This is not a remake of the 1993 movie “Groundhog Day.” It’s Riley Horner’s life.

“I have a calendar on my door and I look and it’s September and I’m like ‘Woah’,” Horner told WQAD.

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On that fateful June 11, Horner was accidentally kicked in the head by a fellow student who was crowd-surfing during a dance. At first, her doctors simply dismissed it as a concussion and sent her home on crutches. But today, her condition remains a medical anomaly.

Horner has suffered through dozens of seizures and countless hospital visits but doctors keep repeating there is nothing medically wrong with her.

“They can’t see anything. You can’t see a concussion though on an MRI or a CT scan. There’s no brain bleed, there’s no tumor,” Horner’s mother, Sarah told the station. “My brother passed away last week and she probably has no idea. And we tell her every day but she has no idea about it.”

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“I know it’s hard for them as much as it’s hard for me. And people just don’t understand. It`s like a movie,” Riley said. “Like, I will have no recollection of [this interview] come supper time.”

Horner carries no acquired knowledge with her at the start of the next two-hour cycle. She even has to carry around all her school supplies with her at all times because she doesn’t remember where her locker assignment is.

“[Doctors] told us that she might just be like this forever. And I am not okay with that,” Sarah Horner said.

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Riley’s family fears the clock might be ticking for the fate of her future, as Sarah said studies have shown after six months of short term memory the damage could be irreversible.

“We need help,” Sarah implored. “We need somebody that knows a little bit more because she deserves better. I mean she wanted to be in the medical field and now she can’t even hold a job if she wanted to.” Riley told the station she just wants anyone else experiencing similar synonyms to know they are not alone.

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