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Carter Page, on eve of DOJ IG report, says findings will only tell ‘part’ of the story

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Former Trump adviser Carter Page told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that the Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) report on alleged FBI surveillance abuses, set to be released on Monday, will only tell “part of the story.”

Inspector General Michael Horowitz has found evidence that an FBI lawyer manipulated a key investigative document related to the FBI’s secretive surveillance of Page in 2016 and 2017 — enough to change the substantive meaning of the document, according to multiple reports last month.

“I think we’ll learn part of the story tomorrow,” Page told host Maria Bartiromo. “What I’ve learned from some of the leakers and one of the papers of record; a top reporter there said there’s a lot of exculpatory evidence that’s remaining classified, and there’s been internal battles.”

Page said he “kept getting” calls from reports in the summer of 2016 asking about “totally false” Democrat-funded allegations about his Russia connections. Page told Fox News in June that U.S. intelligence informant Stefan Halper “intensified” communications with him as the FBI worked to obtain its surveillance warrant against him, shortly after he and Halper met for the first time at a research institute symposium in Cambridge, England, in July 2016.

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In its initial 2016 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant application, the FBI flatly called Page “an agent of a foreign power.” Page has never been charged with any wrongdoing.

“I had a longstanding relationship with Professor Halper,” Page said. “I always believe in ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ but my conversations with him intensified right in the month before my illegitimate FISA warrant in September 2016, when all these defamatory articles are being placed by the [Democratic National Committee].”

The ultimately successful Page application relied in part on information from British ex-spy Christopher Steele – whose anti-Trump views are now well-documented – and cited Page’s suspected Russia ties. In its warrant application, the FBI inaccurately assured the FISA court on numerous occasions that media sources independently corroborated Steele’s claims, and did not clearly state that Steele worked for a firm hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Much of the Steele dossier has been proved discredited or unsubstantiated, including the dossier’s claims that the Trump campaign was paying hackers in the United States out of a non-existent Russian consulate in Miami, or that ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen traveled to Prague to conspire with Russians.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller also was unable to substantiate the dossier’s claims that Carter Page had received a large payment relating to the sale of a share of Rosneft, a Russian oil giant, or that a lurid blackmail tape involving the president existed.

Sources told Fox News in October that U.S. Attorney John Durham’s separate, ongoing probe into potential FBI and Justice Department misconduct in the run-up to the 2016 election through the spring of 2017 has transitioned into a full-fledged criminal investigation — and that Horowitz’s report will shed light on why Durham’s probe has become a criminal inquiry.

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Trump Uses ‘Pocahontas’ Slur While Telling Jewish Voters That Warren Will Take ‘Your Wealth Away’: “You have to vote for me. You have no choice,” the president said

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Here is your hourly “Can you fucking IMAGINE the Republican outrage if Obama had said those words?”

“You have to vote for me. You have no choice.”

Here is your hourly “Read this absolutely brain-dead dementia-ridden Trump quote to your Republican family members and watch them deny that he ever said it.”

“We have to get the people of our country, of this country, to love Israel more, I have to tell you that. We have to do it. We have to get them to love Israel more. Because you have Jewish people that are great people—they don’t love Israel enough. You know that. You know that.”

Here is your hourly “Republicans making cheap excuses for failing miserably to deliver on another campaign promise.”

“If Jared Kushner can’t do it, it can’t be done.”

And lastly, here is your hourly “Wow, Trump is an asshole and a disgrace to whatever shred of honor remains in our country.”

“Some of you I don’t like at all, actually, and you’re going to be my biggest supporters because you’ll be out of business in about fifteen minutes if they get it.”

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Washington state twin girls, 4, climb up embankment after crash that killed dad

Twin 4-year-old girls in Washington State freed themselves from car seats and climbed up a long and steep embankment after a crash that killed their father, according to a report.

A woman in a passing vehicle saw them on the side of the road and turned around to help. The girls suffered minor injuries, KING-TV reported.

They were in a Nissan Sentra that veered off the road and down a 200-foot embankment Friday evening on Whidbey Island, the station reported.

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Corey Simmons, 47. (Facebook)

‘HABITUAL’ DRUNK DRIVER WITH 36 LICENSE SUSPENSIONS INDICTED IN WIFE’S FATAL CAR CRASH

Their father Corey Simmons, 47, of Langley, Wash., was driving the Nissan and was killed in the crash.

Rebecah Crider told the station the twins crawled out of the car through a shattered window. Crider and the twins are half-sisters. Their mother was Simmons’ girlfriend.

MEMORIAL HELD FOR TWO KIDS WHO DIED IN CALIFORNIA VAN CRASH

“They were just so, so smart to do something like that,” Crider told the station.

State Trooper Heather Axtman told KING the vehicle struck multiple trees before coming to a stop. Police said Simmons wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

Crider told the station her family was looking for the good Samaritan who stopped to help.

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“We are so incredibly thankful, and we are desperately looking for who she is,” she told the station. “We would love to personally meet her and thank her.”

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Dr. David Jeremiah: Need some joy this Christmas? Here’s how to find it

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Wouldn’t you love to live in a Norman Rockwell painting or on a Currier and Ives card in December? Christmas is when we roast chestnuts on an open fire, deck the halls with boughs of holly, ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hang our stockings by the chimney with care, and have ourselves a “merry little Christmas.”

Year after year we try to create a perfect Christmas-postcard experience during the holidays, but the effort seems counterproductive. Instead of the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas can be the most stressful time of the year — a whirlwind of traveling, shopping, spending, baking, partying, entertaining, and even churching.

All these activities swirl around us while the unchanging promise of the Advent season — that the Savior would come — beckons us to celebrate its fulfillment on Christmas. This is truly the foundation of everlasting joy in a believer’s life. Yet, too often, the day-to-day steals the focus from the spiritual aura of Advent, and with it our joy.

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So how can you and I recover the spirit of joy to the season?

 Identify Joy Killers

First, I’d suggest you identify the things that steal your joy. If it’s overscheduling, remember you control that in advance. When I’m having trouble saying “No” to an invitation, I determine whether that event can go right on without me. If it can, it makes the decision to politely decline so much easier. Sometimes we can gracefully bow out of gatherings, and they’ll do just fine on their own.

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Another joy stealer comes when we handle memories the wrong way. How often have you found yourself with a strong feeling of melancholy during the holidays? We must learn to reminisce wisely. Dr. Krystine Batcho of Le Moyne College in Syracuse specializes in the study of nostalgia and its effect on us. Everything about Christmas triggers deeply felt memories, she says, and sometimes they leave us sad.

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“Most often,” Batcho wrote, “holidays remind us of people who have played important roles in our lives and the activities we shared with them.” She advises us to be mindful of the way we approach these memories and to reflect with thanksgiving rather than regret.

We treasure our memories, but we shouldn’t let them cast us down. View your past from an eternal perspective as part of God’s tapestry. In every event there’s an item of praise. In every memory, there’s a foothold for thanksgiving. As we’re told in Philippians 4:8, whatever things are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report — think on these things.

Implement a Joy Plan

The second step is to implement a joy plan. If more stresses you out, decide to do less this year. Perhaps create a holiday ambiance with fewer decorations. Focus on a tree, a festive centerpiece, a mantel display, or a well-placed nativity set — but not on all four. Don’t unbox all your decorations.

You can choose a verse of joy as a theme for the season. There are hundreds of texts about joy and rejoicing in the Bible, and they don’t take December off.

Do less shopping. Decide in advance what you can afford per person, keep the names and amounts on a private list, and check them off throughout the month. Don’t try to do it all at once, and stick to your budget.

Do less entertaining. Be selective where you go and whom you invite. Don’t be afraid to ask friends to bring a dish or two if you’re having a function. Few friendships have been ruined by the words, “Can you please bring a dessert?”

If you’re traveling, cut your trip short a day to give yourself time at home before heading back to work. This isn’t always possible, of course, but a buffer-day can be a lifesaver.

Choose a Joy Verse for the Season

And how about a new holiday tradition? You can choose a verse of joy as a theme for the season. There are hundreds of texts about joy and rejoicing in the Bible, and they don’t take December off. Comb through the Bible for a verse and say something like: This Christmas the joy of the Lord is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10), this Christmas my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in His salvation (Psalm 35:9) or, this is the Christmas the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24).

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You can print out the verse and stick it on the fridge or somewhere else visible, and when you start feeling down or stressed, you can look up to it and be encouraged.

Be a Joy Giver

Most of all, remember that you’re managing your holidays not just for your own benefit, but so you’ll be more cheerful for others. Emotions are infectious. If you’re blue, you’ll make those around you feel the same way. If you’re stressed, your tension will spread like the tide. But a smile, a cheerful word, a laugh, a warm embrace, an uplifting conversation — those are gifts that go right to the heart and spread the true spirit of Christmas.

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Rapper Juice WRLD dies at 21 after landing in Chicago on flight from Los Angeles

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Rising rap star Juice WRLD died early Sunday after suffering a medical emergency at Chicago’s Midway Airport, according to reports. He was 21.

The rapper’s death, which took place in Illinois, was confirmed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in an email to Fox News.

“The Medical Examiner’s Office has been notified of the death of Jarad A. Higgins, a 21-year-old black male of the 18500 block of Pierce Terrace in Homewood Illinois,” Natalia Derevyanny, spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said in an email to Fox News.

“The autopsy has not been performed at this time,” she said.

The statement referred to Juice WRLD by his real name, Jarad A. Higgins, and did not reveal a cause of death, but TMZ reports that the musician had a seizure in the Chicago airport.

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According to TMZ, Higgins remained conscious during his trip to the emergency room but died shortly after.

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Higgins turned 21 on Dec. 2, and posted on Instagram, saying he’ll be “celebrating all week.”

Billboard quoted Chicago police as saying that a 21-year-old male at approximately 2 a.m. this morning at Midway Airport in the private jet section/terminal of the airport suffered a medical emergency. “The individual was then taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead.”

In 2018, Juice WRLD rose to fame after releasing the songs “Lucid Dreams” and “All Girls are the Same,” followed by his debut album “Goodbye & Good Riddance.”  “Lucid Dreams,” the rapper’s most popular song, amassed almost a billion streams on Spotify, WGN-TV reported.

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In early  March, he dropped his second studio album, “Death Race for Love” and would go on to tour with rapper Nicki Minaj. His latest release, “Bandit,” dropped on Oct. 4.

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Trump criticised for rush to defend Saudis after pilot kills three at US navy base: ‘He’s a spokesman for Saudi Arabia’

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Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon And James Corden Are The Mean Girls Of NATO On ‘SNL’

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The “cool kids” of NATO had a message for President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend: You can’t sit with us.

Trump’s humiliation at the NATO summit last week provided fodder for the late-night sketch show’s cold open, which turned the hot mic clip featuring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appearing to mock the president, into a “Mean Girls”-style cafeteria face-off. 

Since the limit does not exist for Alec Baldwin appearances on “SNL,” he was back to play Trump. Jimmy Fallon appeared as Trudeau, while Paul Rudd and James Corden played French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, respectively, who were also seen discussing Trump in the viral video. 

“Did you see him speak for 45 minutes the other day?” a heavily accented Rudd asks in the sketch. “It was just supposed to be for a photo.”

“Well, if I looked like him, I’d try to distract the photographer, too,” Fallon’s Trudeau jokes. 

When Baldwin’s Trump enters the room with a stack of hamburgers on his lunch tray, the trio shuns him from its table because the three don’t want to see him “talk and chew at the same time.”

They proceed to make fun of him behind his back ― and then stick an “Impeach Me!” sign directly on it ― as Trump resigns himself to eating with the decidedly not cool leader of Latvia. 

“Oh, my God, I’m at the loser table!” Baldwin’s Trump realizes. “I can’t believe they made me sit with the foreign kid.”

Kate McKinnon also appears as an Obama-loving German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who equally delights in Trump’s continued embarrassment. 

But before the teasing gets too out of hand, Cecily Strong’s Melania Trump cuts in with an anti-bullying PSA as part of her “Be Best” initiative. 

“Bullying is a serious problem … especially against President Trump,” an always-game Strong says. 

“I’d like to tell you about Peleton. Are you a scared woman trapped inside a mansion?” she continues, referencing the much-derided holiday ad. “Why not imagine biking away from it all on Peloton?”

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43 Dead In ‘Extremely Horrific’ Fire At New Delhi Factory

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A fire that swept through a factory where laborers were sleeping on Sunday morning, killing at least 43 people. Relatives of the victims gathered outside a hospital mortuary in the city on Sunday.

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A fire broke out at a factory in India’s capital New Delhi early on Sunday morning. At least 43 people have been reported dead.

Many of the victims were asleep in beds in the factory, resting between shifts, when the fire began.

Investigators say the blaze was sparked by an electrical short circuit. Most of the deaths were caused by people inhaling poisonous gases in the cramped factory, The Associated Press reports.

One man who lives in the area, Mohammed Naushad, told the AP that he had awoken to see the flames shooting from a fourth-floor window of the building. He went into the building, and on the third floor he saw 20 or 25 people lying on the floor.

“I don’t know if they were dead or unconscious, but they were not moving,” Naushad said. He carried out at least 10 people on his shoulders.

The fire broke out in a crowded quarter known for large wholesale markets.

Most of the victims were Muslim migrant workers who came from the Eastern state of Bihar, the AP reports, earning as little as $2.10 a day making a variety of garments. The BBC reports that about 100 people were sleeping in the factory when the fire broke out.

The area is so narrow that firetrucks couldn’t reach the factory, and had to shoot water from 100 yards away.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the fire “extremely horrific” and said his thoughts were with those who lost loved ones or were injured. His office promised financial assistance from the national relief fund to those seriously injured in the fire, and the families of those who died.

Deadly fires are a regular occurrence in India, as zoning laws and safety regulations are often ignored. A local fire chief told the BBC that the building was operating illegally as a factory and lacked a fire license.

Local residents told the AP the building was full of raw plastic material.

Babar Ali, 32, rescued his sister-in-law from the fire. He told the AP that the lives of migrant workers was “a bigger tragedy than their death,” as they struggle to earn a living while working long shifts in unsafe conditions.

“Their only fault was they were poor,” Ali said. “Why else would someone work and sleep in such a congested place?”

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Rapper Juice WRLD Dies At 21

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Chicago rapper Juice WRLD, 21, died Sunday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed to HuffPost.

A spokeswoman said an autopsy has not been performed at this time and declined to comment further.

Juice WRLD, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, suffered a seizure in Chicago Midway International Airport after a flight from California early Sunday morning, TMZ first reported. Higgins died after being rushed to the hospital, according to the outlet.

Perhaps best known for his song “Lucid Dreams” ― a dreary love ballad interpolating Sting’s “Shape of My Heart” ― Juice WRLD was among a burgeoning class of popular rappers whose lyrical content focused heavily on his haunting experiences with mental illness and the self-injurious ways he coped with it. His style, which deployed his gravelly whine over dark-sounding instrumentals, was classified by some as “emo rap.”

Juice WRLD’s debut album, “Goodbye & Good Riddance,” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2018 and peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s most popular albums for that year. His list of collaborations spanned genres, as he worked with artists including Future and Panic at the Disco.

An Instagram post on Juice WRLD’s account said the artist was celebrating his birthday last week. 

Hayley Miller contributed to this report.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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43 Dead In ‘Extremely Horrific’ Fire At New Delhi Factory

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Westlake Legal Group  43 Dead In 'Extremely Horrific' Fire At New Delhi Factory

A fire that swept through a factory where laborers were sleeping on Sunday morning, killing at least 43 people. Relatives of the victims gathered outside a hospital mortuary in the city on Sunday.

Adnan Abidi/Reuters

A fire broke out at a factory in India’s capital New Delhi early on Sunday morning. At least 43 people have been reported dead.

Many of the victims were asleep in beds in the factory, resting between shifts, when the fire began.

Investigators say the blaze was sparked by an electrical short circuit. Most of the deaths were caused by people inhaling poisonous gases in the cramped factory, The Associated Press reports.

One man who lives in the area, Mohammed Naushad, told the AP that he had awoken to see the flames shooting from a fourth-floor window of the building. He went into the building, and on the third floor he saw 20 or 25 people lying on the floor.

“I don’t know if they were dead or unconscious, but they were not moving,” Naushad said. He carried out at least 10 people on his shoulders.

The fire broke out in a crowded quarter known for large wholesale markets.

Most of the victims were Muslim migrant workers who came from the Eastern state of Bihar, the AP reports, earning as little as $2.10 a day making a variety of garments. The BBC reports that about 100 people were sleeping in the factory when the fire broke out.

The area is so narrow that firetrucks couldn’t reach the factory, and had to shoot water from 100 yards away.

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Westlake Legal Group  43 Dead In 'Extremely Horrific' Fire At New Delhi Factory

A fire engine stands by the site of the fire in an alleyway, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the fire “extremely horrific” and said his thoughts were with those who lost loved ones or were injured. His office promised financial assistance from the national relief fund to those seriously injured in the fire, and the families of those who died.

Deadly fires are a regular occurrence in India, as zoning laws and safety regulations are often ignored. A local fire chief told the BBC that the building was operating illegally as a factory and lacked a fire license.

Local residents told the AP the building was full of raw plastic material.

Babar Ali, 32, rescued his sister-in-law from the fire. He told the AP that the lives of migrant workers was “a bigger tragedy than their death,” as they struggle to earn a living while working long shifts in unsafe conditions.

“Their only fault was they were poor,” Ali said. “Why else would someone work and sleep in such a congested place?”

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