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Trump Says He Hopes ‘Crooked” Hillary Runs In 2020

President Trump and Hillary Clinton are still going at it, and if Trump has his way, they’ll square off again in 2020.

President Trump tweeted Monday that he hopes “Crooked” Hillary Clinton runs for president again, even as the former secretary of state was telling an Australian media outlet that former FBI Director James Comey gave her the “shiv.”

“I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020? My answer was, “I hope so!” Trump tweeted.

A Clinton spokesman did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment in response to the president’s tweet.

If Clinton did, in fact, decide to run again in 2020, it would be her third attempt at the White House.

Clinton has given little indication that she plans to run again, but instead has done a series of media interviews, promoting, “What Happened,” her new memoir which tells the full, 469-page “story” of the 2016 election, detailing what she “saw, felt and thought during two of the most intense years” she’s ever experienced.

 

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Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Deserting Post

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty Monday at Fort Bragg to charges he endangered comrades by walking away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — the court case wrapping up three years after a stunning Rose Garden spectacle in which former President Barack Obama, flanked by Bergdahl’s parents, triumphantly announced the soldier’s release from captivity.

“I understand that leaving was against the law,” said Bergdahl, whose decision to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009 prompted intense search and recovery missions, during which some of his comrades were seriously wounded and other soldiers died.

“At the time, I had no intention of causing search and recovery operations,” Bergdahl said, but he added he now understand that his decision prompted efforts to find him.

 

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Oakland County Sheriff’s Office

Mom Jailed For Refusing To Vaccinate 9 Year Old Son

A Michigan mother has lost primary custody of her child after she was jailed for five days for not following through on an agreement to vaccinate her 9-year-old son.

Oakland County Judge Karen McDonald ruled Wednesday that Rebecca Bredow, 40, of Ferndale would no longer have primary custody of the boy, but would share joint custody with her ex-husband, James Horne.

Horne wanted his son vaccinated and Bredow agreed to do so last November but didn’t follow through. The mother said vaccinations go against her religious beliefs.

Bredow was found in contempt of court last week and sent to jail for five days. The judge also granted temporary custody to Horne and ordered the boy to be vaccinated. He received four immunizations on Monday.

Bredow’s attorney said she was “devastated” when she found out her son was vaccinated.

 

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MSN

Clinton Criticizes Trump’s Relations With Iran And North Korea

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton says President Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord is “dangerous,” and she suggests her former campaign opponent is undermining the validity of the United States’ promises to other nations.

Trump on Friday accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 accord, blaming the Iranians for a litany of sinister behavior and hitting their main military wing with anti-terror penalties. Trump, breaking his campaign pledge to rip up the agreement, did not pull the U.S. out or re-impose nuclear sanctions, though he left that option on the table.

Clinton, in an interview recorded Wednesday and set to air Sunday on CNN, said Trump’s insistence on decertifying the deal, even though evidence has pointed to Iranian compliance, “makes us look foolish and small and plays right into Iranian hands.”

“That is bad not just on the merits for this particular situation, but it sends a message across the globe that America’s word is not good,” said Clinton, who spoke in advance of Trump’s announcement two days later. “We have different presidents, and this particular president is, I think, upending the kind of trust and credibility of the United States’ position and negotiation that is imperative to maintain.”

Clinton, who as secretary of state for President Barack Obama began negotiations on the deal, did say Iran is engaging in other dangerous behavior. For now, Trump is tossing the issue to Congress and the other nations in the accord, telling lawmakers to toughen the law that governs U.S. participation and calling on the other parties to fix a series of deficiencies. Those include the scheduled expiration of key restrictions under “sunset provisions” that begin to kick in in 2025, as well as the omission of provisions on ballistic missile testing and terrorism.

 

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NFL Players Continue To Protest Police Brutality

Some NFL players continued to protest during the national anthem on Sunday, after President Trump repeatedly criticized the league for its handling of the demonstrations.

Seven San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the anthem Sunday. Those players were safeties Eric Reid and Adrian Colbert, linebackers Dekoda Watson and Eli Harold, receiver Marquise Goodwin, defensive lineman Arik Armstead, and cornerback K’Waun Williams, according to ESPN.

Miami Dolphins players stood for the anthem while wide receiver Kenny Stills, safety Michael Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas remained off the field. The trio previously knelt during the anthem, but Dolphins coach Adam Gase implemented a policy requiring all players to stand, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Most New Orleans Saints players knelt before the anthem played on Sunday. ESPN reports that all the players then stood while the anthem played and that some locked arms. The team was met with boos as they knelt — and cheers as they stood up.

 

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Dog Rescues Family Farm Animals From California Wildfire

Odin, a Great Pyrenees, protected eight bottle-fed rescue goats during the wildfires in Sonoma County.

A guard dog is on the mend Sunday after heroically protecting eight rescue goats and several small deer from the wildfires raging through California’s Sonoma County.

Roland Hendel said he thought he’d never see Odin, a Great Pyrenees, ever again. He packed the car and escaped with his family as the ferocious wildfires were advancing on his home near Calistoga early last week.

“Despite the sounds of exploding propane tanks, twisting metal, and the hot swirling winds, Odin refused to leave our family of eight bottle-fed rescue goats,” Hendel said. “Hours later when we had found relative safety we cried for Odin and our goats. I was sure I had sentenced them to a horrific and agonizing death.”

Days later, he returned to his property, which had been decimated by the fire, fearing the worst.

“We found a burned, battered, and weakened Odin, surrounded by his eight goats, and several small deer who had come to him for protection and safety,” Hendel said.

“Odin was weak, and limping, his once thick and beautiful coat singed orange, his whiskers melted. Even now as I write this, I am crying tears of gratitude and awe at his bravery and devotion.”

 

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California Wildfire Death Toll Rises To Over 35

The death toll from wildfires raging in northern California rose to at least 35 early Saturday as firefighters continued to battle blazes around the state that have burned more than 221,000 acres and destroyed thousands of homes and other structures.

One of the at least eight people killed in a large fire burning in Mendocino County was identified Friday as 14-year-old Kai Logan Shepherd, who authorities said is believed to have died while “attempting to evacuate the area on foot when he was overtaken by the fire.”

“He’s the bravest, sweetest kid I know,” Kai’s aunt, Mindi Ramos, said. She said his sister Kressa, and mother, Sara, were also severely burned and are hospitalized. Sara Shepherd is in a burn ward but is lucid and is able to nod yes and no, she said.

“I’m grateful she’s still here. And I’m really proud of how hard she’s fighting. She’s fighting so hard,” Ramos said.

Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano said Friday that 19 people have died in fires, and 235 people are still considered missing in the wake of fires burning in the county.

“We have 45 search and rescue people out in the field, 30 detectives right now and they’re starting targeted searches for those locations to try and find those people and recover remains,” Giordano said Friday afternoon. Of 1,485 total reports of missing persons since the fires began, 1,250 have been found safe, he said later in the day.

 

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Denison Police Department

Whataburger Refused Police Officers Service In Texas

A Texas police chief is speaking out after he says an employee at a local restaurant refused to serve two of his officers early Saturday.

Denison Police Chief Jay Burch wrote about what happened in a lengthy post on the Department’s Facebook page. He said the officers were cursed at by the female employee who refused service and that the restaurant manager’s only response was “I don’t get into politics.”

“If a business does not want police officers as customers, just let us know,” Burch wrote. “There’s no need to curse us and make a scene, just let us know you don’t want us there and we’ll go somewhere else.”

He added, “Now going somewhere else in Denison in the middle of the night is not easy because our officers don’t have many options. What really gets my goat with such an incident is that while most of us are sleeping – sleeping!, the officers are out there working hard to keep us safe and when trying to take a break to eat – they face this type of reception from an employee of a local business and management calls it ‘politics’?”

Burch never named the restaurant. The Sherman Herald Democrat reported that the officers were refused service at the Whataburger in Denison just after midnight Saturday.

 

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Reuters

Terrorist Attack Kills At Least 30 As Scene Still Burns

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say.

Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel.

Police say two people were killed in a second bomb attack in the Madina district of the city.

It is not clear who staged the attacks. Mogadishu is a regular target for the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab group, which is battling the government.

After the first blast, police captain Mohamed Hussein told Reuters news agency: “It was a truck bomb. There are casualties but we do not know the exact amount as the scene is still burning.”

Witnesses told the BBC they believed dozens of people were dead.

 

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Associated Press

New Orleans Police Officer Murdered In Ambush

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans police officer was fatally shot on Friday, ambushed as he and his patrol team stepped out of their car to investigate something suspicious shortly after midnight. Other officers returned fire, wounding a suspect who eventually surrendered to a SWAT team, police said.

“Our officer collapsed right there on the scene” and died at a hospital, Police Superintendent Michael Harrison told reporters at an early morning news conference.

“They were on routine patrol,” he said. “They saw something that aroused their suspicion. They were exiting the vehicle and upon exiting the vehicle, what we have learned is that this perpetrator fired at our officer, striking our officer.”

The wounded suspect, a man about 30 years old, fled into an apartment, which was surrounded by a SWAT team. Police negotiators eventually persuaded him to give up. “There was a peaceful surrender after long negotiations,” Harrison said.

The suspect was taken to a hospital with several gunshot wounds, he said.

 

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MSN

Social Security Benefits To See 2% Increase

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It’s the largest increase since 2012 but comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

The Social Security Administration announced the cost–of-living increase Friday.

The COLA affects benefits for more than 70 million U.S. residents, including Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees. That’s about one in five Americans.

By law, the COLA is based on a broad measure of consumer prices generated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Advocates for seniors claim the inflation index doesn’t accurately capture rising prices faced by seniors, especially for health care.

“It’s squeezing them. It’s causing them to dip into savings more quickly,” said Mary Johnson of The Senior Citizens League. “The lifetime income that they were counting on just isn’t there.”

Some conservatives argue that the inflation index is too generous because when prices go up, people change their buying habits and buy cheaper alternatives.

Consumer prices went up only slightly in the past year despite a recent spike in gasoline prices after a series of hurricanes slowed oil production in the Gulf Coast, said Max Gulker, senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.

 

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TOM MURPHY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

Yellowstone Super Volcano May Erupt Sooner Than Anticipated

Steam rises off the Grand Prismatic Spring, one of the most stunning hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park.

If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone erupts again, we may have far less advance warning time than we thought.

After analyzing minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption, researchers at Arizona State University think the supervolcano last woke up after two influxes of fresh magma flowed into the reservoir below the caldera.

And in an unsettling twist, the minerals revealed that the critical changes in temperature and composition built up in a matter of decades. Until now, geologists had thought it would take centuries for the supervolcano to make that transition.

A 2013 study, for instance, showed that the magma reservoir that feeds the supervolcano is about two and a half times larger than previous estimates. Scientists also think the reservoir is drained after every monster blast, so they thought it should take a long time to refill. Based on the new study, it seems the magma can rapidly refresh—making the volcano potentially explosive in the geologic blink of an eye.