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University graduate Saskia Jones, 23, identified as second London Bridge attack victim

A recent University of Cambridge graduate has been named as the second victim killed in the London Bridge stabbing that left three others injured and the jihadist assailant shot dead by police.

Saskia Jones, 23, was killed along with a fellow University of Cambridge graduate, 25-year-old Jack Merritt, whose death had already been reported by his family following the Friday attack, Metropolitan Police said Sunday in a news release.

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“Saskia was a funny, kind, positive influence at the center of many people’s lives,” her family said. “She had a wonderful sense of mischievous fun and was generous to the point of always wanting to see the best in all people.”

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Jones was named Sunday as the second victim killed in the attack. (Family photo/London’s Metropolitan Police via AP)

Jones’ family described her as having “a great passion for providing invaluable support to victims of criminal injustice, which led her to the point of recently applying for the police graduate recruitment program.” The family said she wanted to specialize in victim support.

Merritt’s family said of their son in Sunday’s news release that he “lived his principles; he believed in redemption and rehabilitation, not revenge, and he always took the side of the underdog.”

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Merritt was identified by his family on Saturday. (Family photo/London’s Metropolitan Police via AP)

They said Merritt “died doing what he loved, surrounded by people he loved and who loved him.”

Jones and Merritt were both involved in the Learning Together program. They were attending an event designed to bring graduate students and prisoners together to study criminology in an effort to reduce stigma and marginalization experienced by many inmates.

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Jones was a graduate of the University of Cambridge. She was a volunteer in a program meant to bring graduate students and prisoners together. (Family photo/London’s Metropolitan Police via AP)

The event was meant to celebrate the program’s fifth year, but was “instead disrupted by an unspeakable criminal act,” university Vice Chancellor Stephen Toope told The Associated Press.

Three others, who have not been named, were wounded in the attack. One of the wounded was identified as a university staff member. Police said one of the three has returned home while the other two remained in stable condition at a hospital.

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Merritt, pictured right, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, was a coordinator in the Learning Together program. (Family photo/London’s Metropolitan Police via AP)

The attacker, convicted terrorist Usman Khan who secured an early release from prison, was apparently attending the event and had returned for the afternoon session when he began his stabbing rampage.

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He was shot dead by police after he was restrained by civilians, including a chef who fought off the attacker with an ornamental 5-foot narwhal tusk and another who brandished a fire extinguisher.

Following the attack, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson argued that the early release of Khan was a “mistake.”

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Johnson told the BBC on Sunday that 74 convicted terrorists released early from prison in the United Kingdom will have their license conditions reviewed.

Fox News’ Robert Gearty and David Aaro and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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MSNBC’s ‘AM Joy’ is ‘deeply sorry’ for using picture of white supremacist instead of former Navy secretary

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MSNBC’s “AM Joy” mistakenly used a picture of white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Sunday segment, about the former secretary of the Navy who shares the same name.

Spencer was fired from his post last Sunday, after a public disagreement with President Trump over the Eddie Gallagher Navy SEAL Trident case. Spencer supported further disciplinary action against Gallagher after he was cleared of war crimes, and moved to have his Trident pin taken away. Trump stepped in and said he would prevent that from happening, which led to Spencer’s removal.

“CORRECTION: Earlier on #AMJoy as we were talking about former Navy secretary Richard Spencer we mistakenly showed the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer,” host Joy Reid tweeted. “We are very, deeply sorry for that mistake.”

Spencer spoke out about his firing on Wednesday for the first time in an op-ed for the Washington Post and wrote that Trump was out of touch with military standards and practices.

“This was a shocking and unprecedented intervention in a low-level review. It was also a reminder that the president has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military, to fight ethically or to be governed by a uniform set of rules and practices,” he wrote.

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Gallagher was found not guilty in July, of murder and premeditated murder but was convicted of a lesser charge of posing for a photo with an Islamic State (ISIS) fighter’s corpse during a deployment to Iraq in 2017.

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Spencer ended his article by claiming almost all members of the U.S. armed forces make the right decision, nearly 100 percent of the time, and shouldn’t be judged by the actions of the minority.

“More importantly, Americans need to know that 99.9 percent of our uniformed members always have, always are and always will make the right decision,” he wrote. “Our allies need to know that we remain a force for good, and to please bear with us as we move through this moment in time.”

Fox News’ Melissa Leon contributed to this piece

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Fmr. Trump Official Says Gallagher Decision Shows ‘Little To No Understanding’ Of Military

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A retired Marine colonel and former press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security sharply criticized President Donald Trump on Sunday for meddling in the military’s chain of command “in an unprecedented way” by reinstating the rank of a Navy SEAL who was convicted of a war crime.

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” former Col. David Lapan told co-host Martha Raddatz that Trump showed “very little to no understanding of the military that he professes to love” when he defied senior military personnel and reinstated Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher last month. Lapan served as DHS secretary as recently as 2017 and is currently vice president of communications at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank. His biography on the center’s website credits him with over 30 years of military service. 

On Nov. 24, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer was fired after trying to convince Trump not to involve himself in Gallagher’s disciplinary proceedings.  

Gallagher was found guilty of posing for photographs with the corpse of a member of the so-called Islamic State. He was also accused of killing that fighter, as well as shooting at civilians and threatening to kill SEALs who reported him, but he was acquitted of those charges.

Gallagher has become a darling of the conservative movement. Trump has sent several tweets mentioning him by name, and Gallagher has made numerous appearances across right-wing media to tell his story and promote a conservative clothing line. 

Lapan was joined in his “This Week” interview by retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold and Kyleanne Hunter, a former Marine Corps officer who currently works at the gun control organization Brady. Lippold supported Trump’s involvement in the Gallagher case; Hunter did not.

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Missouri suspect walks into police headquarters covered in blood: ‘I just committed 2 murders’

A suspect in two Missouri Thanksgiving Day homicides was arrested after he walked into a police headquarters covered in blood and said, “I know I just committed two murders.”

Torry Upchurch, 27, was being sought when he turned up at the Jefferson City Police Department soon after the murders Thursday of 17-year-old Earle Key Jr. and 33-year-old Shantae Hill-Cook, police said.

“During the initial interview, the suspect implicated himself in both homicides,” Lt. David Williams said in a news release.

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Mugshot for Torry Upchurch, 27. (Cole County SHeriff’s Office     )

Upchurch was charged with first-degree murder and other crimes.

Key and Hill-Cook were killed at addresses four miles apart in a span of about four hours, Fox 22 Columbia reported.

Upchurch knew the teen and Hill-Cook was his girlfriend, according to the station.

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Police said Key died instantly after Upchurch shot him in the face with a 9-mm. handgun. He was shot when he answered a knock at the door.

Police said Hill-Cook was shot multiple times.

A friend of Hill-Cook’s told police that Upchurch shot Hill-Cook after telling her to “stay in the car,” the station reported.

The friend said Hill-Cook was trying to help her with her belongings and child, the station reported. She said that made Upchurch angry.

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After shooting Hill-Cook, Upchurch then took her car.

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WWII bomb forces 10,000 to evacuate Italian city

More than 10,000 people were forced to evacuate the northwestern Italian city of Turin on Sunday as bomb experts worked to defuse a 70-year-old World War II bomb.

Residents in the central part of the Italian city were told to evacuate a “red zone” in the city’s historic district, while another 50,000 in an outer perimeter were advised to leave their homes in advance or remain inside during the operation.

The 500-pound bomb, which contained 140 pounds of dynamite, was dropped by British forces on the city 70 years ago, authorities said, according to The Local.

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Torino (Turin, Italy): cityscape at sunrise with details of the Mole Antonelliana towering over the city. Scenic colorful light on the snowcapped Alps in the background.

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Turin Mayor Chiara Appendino was at the site and planned to visit residents who had been evacuated to buildings at a fairground near the edge of the city.

She added that a detonator at the tail end of the device required deactivating and was the reason for the operation, according to the BBC.

On Sunday afternoon, local media reported the operation to decommission the bomb was completed faster than expected and residents within the two impacted zones were allowed to go back home.

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Soldiers had been deployed in the area to combat theft and looking, according to La Stampa, while airspace above the city was closed during the operation along with the Porta Nuova train station.

An estimated 378,900 tons of bombs were dropped on Italy during World War I and World War II, according to a July 2018 report by the National Council of Engineers.

“Based on this data, we estimate that some 15,000 tonnes of unexploded devices are still on our territory,” the report said.

In April, 4,500 people in Regensburg were forced to evacuate during a controlled explosion of a 550-pound World War II bomb that was found in the south German city, according to the BBC.

In 2017, Frankfurt evacuated 70,000 people after a 1.4-ton British “blockbuster” bomb was uncovered.

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Turin, which has a population of roughly 875,000, is an important business and cultural center in northern Italy and was the first Italian capital from 1861-1865.

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Steelers players arrive at anticipated Browns rematch wearing ‘Free Pouncey’ shirts

Several Pittsburgh Steelers players showed up at Heinz Field on Sunday morning wearing ‘Free Pouncey’ shirts before their anticipated rematch against the Cleveland Browns this afternoon.

The two teams were involved in a highly publicized brawl that resulted in $732,422 in fines for 33 players and an indefinite suspension for Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett — who ripped the helmet off Steelers QB Mason Rudolph and hit him in the head with it.

The shirts were worn by a group of players — including captain Cam Heyward and Bud Dupree — to support center Maurkice Pouncey who was originally suspended three games for his role in the fight three weeks ago. Some players wore masks over their faces to conceal their identity and one player arrived in a black mask wearing a Pouncey jersey, according to ESPN.

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) is punched by Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey (53) and tackled by offensive guard David DeCastro (66) during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland. The Browns won 21-7. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

During the fight, Pouncey was seen kicking and punching Garrett after the defensive end struck Rudolph with his own helmet.

After the fight, Pouncey said he “blacked out” when retaliating against Garrett and would “accept whatever penalty” the league handed out. His three-game suspension was reduced to two games, but the offensive lineman won’t play in Sunday’s game — a reason for the shirts.

Defensive back Cameron Sutton also donned a sweatshirt that showed a cartoon of a person in a Steelers helmet urinating on the back of a Browns player on the ground.

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Just two days earlier, Browns’ head coach Freddie Kitchens was seen wearing a “Pittsburgh started it” T-shirt during a showing of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with his family on Friday night — a reference to reports suggesting Mason Rudolph started the brawl, according to the outlet.

Kitchens said he didn’t expect anyone in public to see it and told ESPN he “understands it’s not a good look.”

Some Browns fans enjoyed seeing him wear the shirt and are “pumped” to get their own.

“I think it’s going to be absolutely crazy and intense. The rivalry has been revived now, because of what happened in the last game, so I’m looking forward to what’s going to happen there,” Steelers fan and Pittsburgh native Patrick Phillips told Fox 8 Cleveland.

The rematch kicks off at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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Devin Nunes was directly involved in the push for Biden Ukraine investigations, says Lev Parnas

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Shawn Mendes cancels Brazil show due to laryngitis, apologizes to fans

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Shawn Mendes is “so sorry” for canceling a show in Brazil.

The 21-year-old singer tweeted a message to fans on November 30, announcing the cancelation of his Sao Paulo show due to laryngitis.

“Sao Paulo, I’m so so sorry to have to tell you this, but today I woke up feeling ill, and went to the doctor, to find out I have laryngitis and a sinus infection which has caused swelling of my vocal cords,” said Mendes. “It breaks my heart to do this but my doctors told me I cannot perform tonight or it would risk long-term damage to my voice.”

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“I love you all so much and apologize from the bottom of my heart as I wish I could be there on stage tonight,” he concluded. “I promise I will make it up to you next time I’m back in South America. Te Amo.”

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He followed his message with a second tweet, simply saying: “I’m so sorry.”

Mendes will next perform on December 3 in Rio de Janeiro.

Just last weekend, Mendes and his girlfriend, singer Camila Cabello, snagged an American Music Award for Collaboration of the Year for their song “Señorita.”

Mendes was also nominated for Favorite Social Artist, but the award went to K-Pop group BTS.

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Canadian woman arrested for not holding escalator handrail awarded $20G in damages

A Canadian woman who was arrested for not holding on to an escalator handrail has been awarded $20,000 in damages by the nation’s Supreme Court.

Bela Kosoian was riding an escalator at the Montmorency Montreal Metro station in Laval, Quebec, in 2009 when an officer stopped her because she wasn’t holding on to a handrail, as she was looking through her purse. A sign that stated “caution” and “hold handrail” was located near the escalator.

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The officer told her to hold on to the handrail during her ride down the escalator, and the officer stopped her once she got to the bottom. He asked her to follow him and she refused, “because she didn’t think she had done anything wrong,” and also refused to give her identification, according to the case brief posted online.

Kosoian was subsequently detained and when she was released, she was given one $100 ticket for disobeying the sign, and a $320 fine for obstructing an inspection worker.

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She was acquitted of the infractions in 2012, and she sued Montreal’s transit authority, the city, and one of the officers for $45,000, CBC News reported. In 2015, the lawsuit was rejected in Quebec court, and again in 2017 by the Quebec Court of Appeal, which said Kosoian was the “author of her own misfortune.”

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Bela Kosoian was arrested in 2009 for not holding onto an escalator handrail. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled last week there was no such law requiring that. (iStock)

But the Supreme Court “unanimously disagreed,” and said the sign in the Metro station that said to hold on to the handrail “was a warning” and not a law. They found the officer “was wrong to stop and search her for breaking a law that didn’t exist.”

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“A reasonable police officer should have known that people didn’t have to hold handrails. Or at least they should have had some doubt,” the court ruling stated, adding, “Even if Ms. Kosoian didn’t act in the best way, she had no legal obligation to hold the handrail.”

The decision continued: “This case was about civil liability for doing something wrong. In a free and democratic society, police officers can’t interfere with people’s freedoms except where the law says so. They have to know the law and act within it.”

The court ruled Kosoian be paid $20,000 in damages in Canadian dollars, or roughly $15,000 in USD.

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Kosoian said she was pleased that the judge “recognized the rule of law,” telling the CBC she felt it was important to take her case to the Supreme Court of Canada.

“I knew that I didn’t do anything wrong. It was the principle of it,” she said. “I knew, I knew, I knew.”

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Pete Davidson asks fans to sign $1 million NDA before attending comedy shows: report

Pete Davidson is taking extra precautions to protect his comedy shows.

The “Saturday Night Live” star, 26, is reportedly making attendees of his shows sign a $1 million nondisclosure agreement before admission.

One fan posted screenshots of the contract and detailed its demands on Facebook, according to Consequence of Sound.

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“I got an email today informing me that in order to see this show I have to sign a nondisclosure agreement,” the post said. “In that NDA the signer CANNOT GIVE ANY INTERVIEWS, OPINIONS OR CRITIQUES about it in ANY form whatsoever including blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other social networking.”

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Pete Davidson as Casper during the “Pop Punk Song” sketch on Saturday, November 2, 2019 (Photo by: Dominique Russo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

The poster also claims that the contract gives Davidson’s team the right to confiscate, seize and destroy any phones or cameras that breach the agreement, and that any breach will require a $1 million payment in damages and legal fees.

“I understood and was willing to consent to the initial request of locking up any phones or cameras brought to the event, but I think this a bit ridiculous and over the top,” she said. “I get that comedians are protective of their jokes and don’t want their routines rebroadcast, but it’s rather Orwellian to not allow anyone to share an opinion on it. Don’t perform for the public if you don’t want people to have an opinion about it!”

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Consequence of Sound alleges that the NDAs have been employed by Davidson since at least November 7, when he performed in Minneapolis.

Sources were able to confirm to Variety that Davidson intended to hand out the NDAs at a Chicago show on November 30, as well.

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The screenshots also say that any fans who don’t sign the NDA will not be granted admission, but will be given a full refund.

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