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Former elementary school assistant sentenced to over 12 years in prison for sex abuse crimes

A Virginia man who worked as a substitute teacher and teacher’s assistant at a local elementary school in Fairfax County was sentenced to 150 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release on Friday for the attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography, according to a release by the Justice Department.

Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real.

“Irfan repeatedly told the detective that he was sexually interested in and active with children, and discussed his desire to perform graphic sexual acts on the detective’s fictitious child,” the release said.

SEATTLE POLICE CAPTAIN BUSTED IN PROSTITUTION STING AFTER OFFERING $40 TO UNDERCOVER COP: REPORTS

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Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real. (Fairfax County Police Department)

“After several days of sending sexually explicit messages and images, Irfan drove to a predetermined location to meet the undercover detective and engage in sexual acts with the child.”

He was arrested after meeting face to face with the detective.

The investigation found that Irfan also received and distributed child pornography that depicted the sexual abuse of an infant over encrypted messaging apps on his phone.

LOUISIANA MAN, 29, PRETENDED TO BE ‘HANDICAPPED’ TEEN TO TRICK HEALTH CARE WORKER INTO CHANGING DIAPER: POLICE

The release stated that he also recorded a video of himself engaging in sexually explicit acts with a 5-year-old.

The case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force and the Fairfax County Police Department. It was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative launched in 2006 that helps combat child sexual exploitation and abuse across the U.S.

Irfan worked as an instructional assistant and substitute teacher at Bush Hill Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, who suspended him in Feb. after his crimes went public.

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“Irfan was an elementary school employee who was entrusted with teaching and protecting our community’s children,” said Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to the Fairfax Times. “But he was also a wolf in sheep’s clothing looking to prey on the most vulnerable members of our society, and he undertook a horrific hunt for opportunities to sexually abuse children. Our office is committed to working closely with state, local and federal authorities to ferret out such sexual predators, and we commend our investigative partners for their work in this case.”

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Harry Styles Is Aidy Bryant’s Dog Boyfriend On ‘SNL’ And We Ship It

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Harry Styles might’ve passed on a role in upcoming live-action “The Little Mermaid” movie, but it turns out he was better suited for the “Lady and the Tramp” all this time.

In his biggest acting challenge yet (yes, we saw “Dunkirk,” OK?) the former boybander got in touch with his animal instincts to play Aidy Bryant’s dog-boyfriend in a delightfully bizarre “Saturday Night Live” sketch. 

The pretaped musical sketch titled “Joan’s Song” featured Bryant as the titular lonely homebody who develops a full-fledged crush on her pet after a breakup. 

“My dog is my boyfriend / We are in love,” she sweetly sings, making sure to add that the relationship is strictly platonic. “He’s a 12-pound chihuahua / I found him on the street and I named him Doug.” 

Midway through the sketch, Doug transforms into Styles, who gamely sports a dog collar and roots through Joan’s bathroom trash can. 

And Styles is just as enamored with his master, as he breaks out into song about his mutual feelings for Joan, which essentially amounts to every pet-owner’s dream scenario.

But their love connection is short-lived, as Doug must revert back to his dog form. Before he goes, however, he informs Joan that his taste for her underwear and socks has caused intestinal damage and will likely run up an $8,000 bill at the vet. 

Just like this so-silly-it-works sketch, Bryant’s character declares it was all worth it. 

Watch the sketch below. 

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Discussion Thread: Democratic Presidential Primary Polling – November 2019

Welcome to the r/politics discussion thread for polling as it relates to the 2020 Democratic Primary. The Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary are just under three months away (February 3 and February 11, respectively) and the Democratic field is still in the process of winnowing. 12 candidates qualified for the October Democratic Debate, but stricter criteria has slightly narrowed the pack for the November debate. Along with meeting donation-based qualification criteria (165,000 unique donors and at least 600 from 20 individual states), candidates must also receive at least 3% in four party-approved polls released since September 13th or at least 5% in two early-state polls in order to qualify for the November stage. Ten candidates have made the cut.

The following candidates have met polling and fundraising criteria for the November Debate: Biden, Buttigieg, Harris, Klobuchar, Sanders, Warren, Booker, Gabbard, Steyer, and Yang.

1 – pollster tests an alternative matchup were fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to enter the race. She trails Joe Biden by 1 point in this scenario.

2 – pollster also tests all adults.

3 – pollster tests an alternative matchup were fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to enter the race in lieu of Joe Biden. In this scenario, Clinton comes in third, trailing second place Senator Warren by 10 points.

Here’s 538’s aggregator of state and national polls for those of you who want to do a deeper dive into the polling data.

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Discussion Thread: Democratic Presidential Primary Polling – November 2019

Welcome to the r/politics discussion thread for polling as it relates to the 2020 Democratic Primary. The Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary are just under three months away (February 3 and February 11, respectively) and the Democratic field is still in the process of winnowing. 12 candidates qualified for the October Democratic Debate, but stricter criteria has slightly narrowed the pack for the November debate. Along with meeting donation-based qualification criteria (165,000 unique donors and at least 600 from 20 individual states), candidates must also receive at least 3% in four party-approved polls released since September 13th or at least 5% in two early-state polls in order to qualify for the November stage. Ten candidates have made the cut.

The following candidates have met polling and fundraising criteria for the November Debate: Biden, Buttigieg, Harris, Klobuchar, Sanders, Warren, Booker, Gabbard, Steyer, and Yang.

1 – pollster tests an alternative matchup were fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to enter the race. She trails Joe Biden by 1 point in this scenario.

2 – pollster also tests all adults.

3 – pollster tests an alternative matchup were fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to enter the race in lieu of Joe Biden. In this scenario, Clinton comes in third, trailing second place Senator Warren by 10 points.

Here’s 538’s aggregator of state and national polls for those of you who want to do a deeper dive into the polling data.

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Former elementary school assistant sentenced to over 12 years in prison for sex abuse crimes

A Virginia man who worked as a substitute teacher and teacher’s assistant at a local elementary school in Fairfax County was sentenced to 150 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release on Friday for the attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography, according to a release by the Justice Department.

Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real.

“Irfan repeatedly told the detective that he was sexually interested in and active with children, and discussed his desire to perform graphic sexual acts on the detective’s fictitious child,” the release said.

SEATTLE POLICE CAPTAIN BUSTED IN PROSTITUTION STING AFTER OFFERING $40 TO UNDERCOVER COP: REPORTS

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Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real. (Fairfax County Police Department)

“After several days of sending sexually explicit messages and images, Irfan drove to a predetermined location to meet the undercover detective and engage in sexual acts with the child.”

He was arrested after meeting face to face with the detective.

The investigation found that Irfan also received and distributed child pornography that depicted the sexual abuse of an infant over encrypted messaging apps on his phone.

LOUISIANA MAN, 29, PRETENDED TO BE ‘HANDICAPPED’ TEEN TO TRICK HEALTH CARE WORKER INTO CHANGING DIAPER: POLICE

The release stated that he also recorded a video of himself engaging in sexually explicit acts with a 5-year-old.

The case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force and the Fairfax County Police Department. It was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative launched in 2006 that helps combat child sexual exploitation and abuse across the U.S.

Irfan worked as an instructional assistant and substitute teacher at Bush Hill Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, who suspended him in Feb. after his crimes went public.

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“Irfan was an elementary school employee who was entrusted with teaching and protecting our community’s children,” said Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to the Fairfax Times. “But he was also a wolf in sheep’s clothing looking to prey on the most vulnerable members of our society, and he undertook a horrific hunt for opportunities to sexually abuse children. Our office is committed to working closely with state, local and federal authorities to ferret out such sexual predators, and we commend our investigative partners for their work in this case.”

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Decommissioned nuclear missile silo in Arizona being sold for less than $400G

For those in the market for a possible doomsday bunker, a decades-long decommissioned nuclear missile complex in Arizona is being sold for $395,000.

The underground silo that once held the Titan II missile, an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, sits on 12.5 acres just north of Catalina.

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Photographs posted on Luxe Realty’s website showed the interior of the once top-secret facility. The paint was peeling off the rusted metal walls. Giant vault-like doors opened up into vast, empty corridors, some with dirt floors.

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Construction of the Titan II missile launch sites began in December of 1960, according to the Titan Missile Museum. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

Grant Hampton with Realty Executives, who has the listing for the historic property, described the site to the Arizona Republic as a “time capsule” to another era.

Hampton said he had to descend down a 40-foot ladder to the depths of the underground silo, adding that there was no electricity or cell service so far below the surface.

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The property doesn’t come with any bedrooms or bathrooms, according to the Republic. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

The 4,000 square foot underground space still had three of its original blast doors, which each weigh 7,000 pounds and can withstand shockwaves, according to Business Insider.

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The sprawling complex was built around 1963 during the Cold War when the Titan II program went into effect, according to the Titan Missile Museum. The program produced 54 missiles, spread out across three Air Force bases in groups of 18. The Titan II, America’s largest nuclear missile, was ready to be launched at any time from the sites.

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The Titan II missiles were ready to launch at any time from the site. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

The Titan II program was deactivated in 1982, a year after President Ronald Reagan announced the start of his Strategic Forces Improvement Plan to modernize land-based ICBM programs. The program officially came to an end in 1987 – 24 years after it began – when the last facility was shut down. The sites have been decommissioned ever since

Hampton said the site offers buyers limitless opportunities, suggesting it can become an underground man cave, Air BnB or even a doomsday bunker.

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The once top-secret nuclear missile silo is only a 30-minute drive from Tucson, although it may be hard to spot. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

He told the Republic he’s been getting 30 to 40 calls a day about the site since it went on the market early last week.

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The site has passed through the hands of two owners, the first of whom bought it from the government, the Republic reported, citing public real estate records. Robert Ellis, the current owner, bought it for $200,000 in 2003.

Some of the other Titan II sites in Arizona are privately owned, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

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Houston Astros executive asked scouts to spy on other teams, report says

As the Houston Astros find themselves in hot water over allegations of cheating, a leaked email revealed a high-ranking team executive asked scouts to spy on opponents up to the 2017 postseason — with the hope of stealing signs or using specific technology to do so, according to Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic.

Kevin Goldstein, a special assistant to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, allegedly sent the email in question. It follows reports suggesting the team used technology to steal signs during their World Series-winning 2017 season.

“One thing in specific we are looking for is picking up signs coming out of the dugout,” said a message from Aug. 17. “What we are looking for is how much we can see, how we would log things, if we need cameras/binoculars, etc. So go to [the] game, see what you can [or can’t] do and report back your findings.”

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The email was reportedly obtained by the outlet on the condition its sender and recipients would remain anonymous.

MLB rules allow for scouts to steal signs from the stands only if they are stolen with their own eyes or binoculars and as long as they aren’t given to the team during the same game.

The report could be a smoking gun for the Astros front-office involvement in stealing signs using video technology. The MLB is currently investigating the organization after pitcher Mike Fiers told the Athletic that the team used a live video feed to steal signs from opposing teams’ catchers and relay them to hitters by banging on a trash can.

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Kevin Goldstein, a special assistant to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, allegedly sent the email in question. It follows reports suggesting the team used technology to steal signs during their World Series-winning 2017 season. (Houston Astros)

One bang would mean a breaking ball, two bangs would mean a changeup and no bang would mean a fastball, according to the outlet.

The investigation ramped up this week as they attempt to confirm Fiers’ allegations.

Scouts within the Astros also reportedly discussed stealing signs with executives on phone calls as well as a group Slack channel. Some were hesitant to join the scheme for fear of ruining “their reputation.”

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“Nobody wanted to do that, and take a chance of getting caught and ruining their reputation, not only as a scout but then even further damage what the Astros had going,” one person involved in the conversations said, according to The Athletic.

“It just goes to the story, for 2017, we were asked to electronically cheat in the playoffs,” one scout added.

Earlier this year, the New York Yankees also accused the club of using another audio cue to steal signs. They say the Astros used distinct whistles during certain pitches when the teams faced in Game 1 of the ALCS in mid-October.

The investigation ramped up this week as the MLB attempts to confirm Fiers’ allegations.

“Technology and stealing info is going to be the black eye of this generation,” one longtime Astros employee told ESPN. “It’s really the last frontier that isn’t banned. It’s a way to get a competitive advantage without altering the actual players.”

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Those implicated in the alleged cheating scheme include Astros manager A.J. Hinch, Red Sox manager Alex Cora and New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran, who allegedly played a “key role in devising the sign-stealing system the team used that season,” according to The Athletic.

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Harry Styles Is Aidy Bryant’s Dog Boyfriend On ‘SNL’ And We Ship It

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Harry Styles might’ve passed on a role in upcoming live-action “The Little Mermaid” movie, but it turns out he was better suited for the “Lady and the Tramp” all this time.

In his biggest acting challenge yet (yes, we saw “Dunkirk,” OK?) the former boybander got in touch with his animal instincts to play Aidy Bryant’s dog-boyfriend in a delightfully bizarre “Saturday Night Live” sketch. 

The pretaped musical sketch titled “Joan’s Song” featured Bryant as the titular lonely homebody who develops a full-fledged crush on her pet after a breakup. 

“My dog is my boyfriend / We are in love,” she sweetly sings, making sure to add that the relationship is strictly platonic. “He’s a 12-pound chihuahua / I found him on the street and I named him Doug.” 

Midway through the sketch, Doug transforms into Styles, who gamely sports a dog collar and roots through Joan’s bathroom trash can. 

And Styles is just as enamored with his master, as he breaks out into song about his mutual feelings for Joan, which essentially amounts to every pet-owner’s dream scenario.

But their love connection is short-lived, as Doug must revert back to his dog form. Before he goes, however, he informs Joan that his taste for her underwear and socks has caused intestinal damage and will likely run up an $8,000 bill at the vet. 

Just like this so-silly-it-works sketch, Bryant’s character declares it was all worth it. 

Watch the sketch below. 

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Virginia crash involving charter bus, tractor-trailer that injured dozens blamed on fog, icy conditions

Heavy fog and icy road conditions are being blamed for a crash involving a tractor-trailer and charter bus on an interstate in Virginia early Sunday that sent dozens to area hospitals, according to officials.

The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. near mile marker 100 on Interstate 64, located about 25 miles west of Charlottesville. The Crozet Volunteer Fire Department said on Facebook the multiple vehicle accident involved a tractor-trailer, charter bus and several others.

“There were multiple victims transported to area hospitals,” fire officials said.

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Officials in August County said on Facebook that 27 people involved in the accident needed non-life threatening, medical attention and were transported to area hospitals after the crash.

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A truck was split in half after a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 in Virginia early Sunday. (Augusta County, Virginia)

A photo released by Virginia State Police shows the crash split the tractor-trailer in half, littering the roadway with debris. A Virginia State Police spokesperson told CBS19 the truck had overturned across the roadway when it was struck by the charter bus, which was unable to avoid it.

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Damage to tractor-trailer can be seen after a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 in Virginia on Sunday. (Virginia State Police)

After striking the truck, the charter bus involved in the crash ran off the side of the road, and came to a stop along the guardrail.

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Damage to a charter bus after a mutli-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 in Virginia on Sunday morning. (Augusta County, Virginia)

The front of the charter bus sustained serious damage in the crash in photos released by Virginia officials. The drivers of the bus and tractor-trailer were among 15 transported to UVA Medical Center, where one person is listed in critical condition, according to CBS19.

As a result of the crash between the bus and tractor-trailer, officials said there were seven other minor crashes in the area. Images from the scene showed one vehicle overturned in the median of the highway, and another with front-end damage.

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Several minor crashes were reported due to icy conditions on Interstate 64 in Virginia on Sunday. (Augusta County, Virginia)

The crash closed both directions of the highway for several hours, and state police warned drivers traveling over the Blue Ridge Mountains on Sunday to slow down when traveling through the area. Fog and icy conditions reportedly were to blame for the earlier accident.

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The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington had issued a winter weather advisory until 11 a.m. on Sunday for areas around the Shenandoah Valley above 2,000 feet due to reports of freezing drizzle.

“Freezing drizzle looks to even be making it down to the valley floor for areas in the Winter Weather Advisory,” the agency said. “Use caution when driving this morning, especially around I-81 and I-64 in the valley.”

Shenandoah National Park said that parts of Skyline Drive had to be closed due to icy conditions.

“Winter weather advisory for motorists traveling across the Blue Ridge Mountains and at higher elevations near the mountains: Freezing drizzle and fog is being reported in those areas,” the Virginia Department of Transportation said. “Motorists should drive with extreme caution.”

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The NWS’ Weather Prediction Center said that moisture from a coastal storm off the coast of North Carolina is expected to transport northward into a region with a “much cooler air mass,” as seen in the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday, and bring the threat of freezing rain and drizzle into parts of the interior Northeast by Monday.

“We have this storm going down across parts of the mid-Atlantic coastline,” Fox News’ Chief Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth said on “Fox & Friends.” “This is a really strong coastal storm; it’s bringing really rough conditions across the ocean we’ll see some beach erosion from this.”

By Monday, Reichmuth said the storm will “very slowly’ pull off to the north.

“Throughout the day today, into tomorrow, and into tomorrow night as it does, we’re going to see some rain, we’re going to see some ice, and we’re going to see a little bit of snow from this that will total up,” he said.

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Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s Actions ‘So Much Worse’ Than What Nixon Did

Westlake Legal Group 5dd17f7f1f00003e07deea4c Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s Actions ‘So Much Worse’ Than What Nixon Did

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine are “so much worse” than former President Richard Nixon’s actions in the Watergate scandal, which prompted his resignation from office.

Pelosi, during an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” that aired Sunday, discussed the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry that focuses on Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden. 

“It’s really a sad thing,” she said. “What the president did was so much worse than even what Richard Nixon did. But at some point, Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognize that this could not continue.”

Faced with impeachment and the near certainty that the Senate would vote to remove him from office, Nixon resigned in August 1974.

Trump has described his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the focal point of a subsequent whistleblower complaint and the impeachment inquiry, as a “perfect conversation.” He has dismissed the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry as a “witch hunt.”

Several State Department officials have testified that Trump used military aid as leverage in his efforts to get Ukraine to investigate Biden. Pelosi told CBS that “of course” there’s a connection between the whistleblower filing his complaint and Trump eventually releasing the congressionally approved aid.

She said Trump has “every opportunity to make his case” before House impeachment investigators, including testifying before the House Intelligence Committee or answering questions in writing. 

Pelosi’s comments followed the first week of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry that included testimonies from acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly recalled from that position by Trump in May.

Asked if Democrats had a good week, Pelosi responded that “the American people have had a good week.”

“I think truth has had a good week,” she continued. “I think patriotism has had a good week. And I think the Constitution has had a good week. I don’t think the president has had a good week.”

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