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Man ‘fighting for his life’ after contracting flesh-eating bacteria on kayaking trip

An Alabama man is “fighting for his life” because of a flesh-eating bacteria infection he contracted during a weekend kayaking trip — according to his wife, who shared gruesome photos on social media to warn others about the rare disease. Ricky Rutherford and his wife Cassey, of Waterloo — along with their family and friends […]

Roger Stone banned from social media for violating gag order

A fed-up federal judge banned Roger Stone from posting on social media for allegedly repeatedly violating a gag order in his case. DC Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she wouldn’t toss President Trump’s former adviser in jail for violating her order, saying holding a contempt hearing would only generate more media buzz that could sway […]

An oral history of the landmark Apollo 11 moon landing

President John F. Kennedy’s proposal to Congress in May 1961 to land a man on the moon before the decade’s end was met not with unified support, but resounding skepticism, borne out in a Gallup poll that showed 58 percent of respondents opposed to the lofty goal. So when Kennedy stood before 40,000 mostly young […]

UN health agency calls emergency meeting on Ebola outbreak

LONDON — The head of the World Health Organization is convening a meeting of experts on Wednesday to decide whether the Ebola outbreak should be declared an international emergency after spreading to eastern Congo’s biggest city this week. This is the fourth time WHO has convened the group to assess this virus outbreak. The committee […]

Fake fundraisers trying to capitalize on murder of internet star Bianca Devins

Fundraisers popping up online in honor of slain internet star Bianca Devins — whose gruesome murder was chronicled on Instagram by her alleged killer — are all fake, a spokesman for her family said Tuesday. Internet trolls are claiming to raise cash to help the Upstate teen’s heartbroken relatives, the spokesman said, adding her family […]

House Republicans defend Trump over ‘racist’ attack on Dems

Top House Republicans rallied to President Trump’s defense on Tuesday ahead of a vote on a Democratic resolution condemning his attacks on four freshmen lawmakers. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy denied that the presidents tweets and comments over the past three days targeting the four Democratic lawmakers were racist, as Democrats have charged. “I think […]

AOC is raking in 2020 campaign donations

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hauled in a wad to support her ‘squad.’ The freshman Democrat raised $1.2 million from donors across the country in the second quarter of 2019, according to newly released fundraising reports. The haul for her 2020 reelection to Congress surpassed some 2020 presidential candidates — including long shot Mayor Bill de […]

Jeffrey Epstein engaged in ‘improper sexual contact’ while doing time in Florida: lawyer

Jeffrey Epstein had “improper sexual contact” with women even while serving out his prison time in Florida, one of his accuser’s lawyers charged Tuesday. Under a highly questionable plea deal that the multimillionaire pedophile was able to cut with prosecutors in Florida in 2008, Epstein served just 13 months behind bars in the private wing […]

Biden: Pelosi ‘masterful’ in dealing with freshmen ‘Squad’

Former Vice President Joe Biden said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “masterful” in how she’s dealing with the four lighting-rod freshmen Democratic lawmakers in her caucus. The Democrat front-runner weighed in on the continuing squabble between Pelosi and the group of four progressive congresswomen known as “The Squad,” praising Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in particular. “I […]

Gunfight at Baltimore clinic leaves 2 dead, cop injured

An armed man demanding methadone at a Baltimore drug clinic was killed in a gun battle that left another man dead and a shot cop among the injured, according to authorities. The gunman, yet to be identified, took a female employee hostage at the Man Alive clinic at 7 a.m. Monday and demanded to be […]

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