Gov Ron DeSantis shares what Floridians should do as Hurricane Ian barrels toward state


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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Floridians in affected areas should evacuate as Hurricane Ian prepares to hit the state Tuesday on “Hannity.” 

RON DESANTIS: We have a saying down here in Florida that you hide from the wind, but you run from the water. And I think in situations like this, even a category four storm, we have great building codes. A lot of our structures in Florida can withstand that and most people’s homes, maybe not a mobile home but most people’s homes can do. The problem with this storm is that it is going to generate a massive amount of water and a surge and there’s really no way that you can counteract that if you are someone in the barrier island and even if you are in a nice sturdy home. 

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If you get 10 feet of storm surge, you know that is potentially going to put your life in jeopardy. What we have said is you don’t get a mulligan on this. You can always go back when the storm passes. And get back in your home. We obviously want you to do that. But this is really, really significant and yes, there are shelters in all of these counties. We also have a deal with the state of Florida and Expedia. 

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People can go to Expedia.com/Florida and there are hotels that are offering deals in other parts of the state of Florida. One thing we have been pointing out when you’re called to evacuate, it does not mean you need to leave the entire state. It does not mean you need to go hundreds of miles. In a situation like this, where we are concerned about the water, anywhere that is higher ground in a sturdy structure, you know, you are going to be able to ride it out in that. Where we are concerned about is these low-lying areas to places that are very prone to storm surge and to flooding. 

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New York man who attacked elderly Asian woman gets 17 1/2 year sentence after pleading guilty to hate crime


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A New York man who punched a 67-year-old Asian woman more than 100 times as she tried to enter her apartment building earlier this year was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to committing a violent hate crime. 

Tammel Esco, 42, left the victim with bleeding on the brain, multiple facial fractures, and other bruises and lacerations. 

The brutal assault was caught on surveillance video, which shows the woman putting a key in the door of her apartment building before Esco attacks her from behind. 

Esco punched the woman, who is of Filipino descent, more than 100 times, spit on her, stomped her on her upper body, and called her an “Asian b—-.” 

“Today’s agreement secures justice for the brave victim who endured the shocking attack and its aftermath, and for a community impacted by the trauma of this hate-driven violence,” Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah said in a statement on Tuesday. 

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“I want to assure every community in Westchester County that my office will use every resource at our disposal to fight hate and hold perpetrators accountable.”

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Esco was originally charged with second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime and second-degree assault as a hate crime. 

Under the plea deal that was struck on Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to first-degree assault as a hate crime. He’ll be sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision on Nov. 29. 



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Chloë Grace Moretz reveals she struggled with body dysmorphia after ‘horrific’ viral meme


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Chloë Grace Moretz opened up about her struggles with body dysmorphia and anxiety after becoming the target of viral social media memes. 

In a recent interview with Hunger magazine, the 25-year-old actress revealed she sought therapy after intense online scrutiny made her “super self-conscious” about her body.

“I had to work through that,” Moretz explained. “For a long time, I was able to be the Chloë that people see and the Chloë that I am in private. Then those two worlds collided, and I felt really raw and vulnerable and open.”

Chloë Grace Moretz opened up about her struggles with body dysmorphia and anxiety after becoming the target of viral social media memes. 

Chloë Grace Moretz opened up about her struggles with body dysmorphia and anxiety after becoming the target of viral social media memes. 
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“And then came the onslaught of horrific memes that started getting sent to me about my body.”

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The Peripheral” star recalled how she was “really affected” by one particular meme that compared her body to a “Family Guy” character.

“I’ve actually never really talked about this, but there was one meme that really affected me, of me walking into a hotel with a pizza box in my hand,” she told the outlet.

“And this photo got manipulated into a character from ‘Family Guy’ with the long legs and the short torso, and it was one of the most widespread memes at the time.”

In addition to the hurt she experienced after being body-shamed, the Atlanta native was also stung when her distress was dismissed by people around her.

“Everyone was making fun of my body, and I brought it up with someone. And they were like, ‘Oh, shut the f— up, it’s funny.’ And I just remember sitting there and thinking, ‘My body is being used as a joke and it’s something that I can’t change about who I am, and it is being posted all over Instagram,’” she said.

In a recent interview with Hunger magazine, the 25-year-old actress revealed she sought therapy after intense online scrutiny made her "super self-conscious" about her body.

In a recent interview with Hunger magazine, the 25-year-old actress revealed she sought therapy after intense online scrutiny made her “super self-conscious” about her body.
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“It was something so benign as walking into a hotel with leftovers,” Moretz added. “And, to this day, when I see that meme, it’s something very hard for me to overcome.”

The meme first began circulating in 2016 when the actress was snapped by the paparazzi as she left a hotel with two pizza boxes while wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and black high heels.

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The image was photoshopped by online users to shorten Moretz’s torso and elongate her legs. The photo was then placed side-by-side with the “Family Guy” character “Legs Go All The Way Up” Griffin from a 2011 episode. The character had exaggeratedly long legs and a short torso.

Moretz admitted that she was “kind of sad” after the meme went viral, and she began to no longer enjoy posing for photos on red carpets.

“It took a layer of something that I used to enjoy, which was getting dressed up and going to a carpet and taking a photo, and made me super self-conscious,” she explained. 

The meme first began circulating in 2016 when the actress was snapped by the paparazzi as she left a hotel with two pizza boxes while wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and black high heels.

The meme first began circulating in 2016 when the actress was snapped by the paparazzi as she left a hotel with two pizza boxes while wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and black high heels.
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“And I think that body dysmorphia, which we all deal with in this world, is extrapolated by the issues of social media. It’s a headf—.”

The “Carrie” actress told Hunger the levels of anxiety she experienced when being photographed led her to retreat from the spotlight.

“I basically became a recluse,” Moretz said.

“It was great because I got away from the photographers, and I was able to be myself and to have so many experiences that people didn’t photograph. But, at the same time, it made me severely anxious when I was photographed. My heart rate would rise, and I would hyperventilate.”

Moretz explained that the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic came as somewhat of a relief as she was able to cover her face with a mask when she went out in public. 

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“It definitely aided that experience for me. I just put a hat on, put a mask on and then put my hood up and would be able to get away with a lot more, like go to a concert or bite my lip or have undocumented pimples,” she said.

She added that lockdown also enabled her to take a break from her busy schedule, adding it was a “time of introspection.”

“To say that these past two years have been transformative is an understatement, to say the least. I’m a very different girl than I was. I feel like a woman now,” Moretz concluded.



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Russia’s borders see desperation as draft-eligible men flee


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On Monday evening, Nikita, a 24-year-old from the Russian city of Voronezh, drove up to a border crossing on the arid steppeland along Russia’s remote border with Kazakhstan. Around 500 cars were already in line at the isolated checkpoint.

A Russian army reservist liable to be called up under the partial mobilisation President Vladimir Putin announced last week, Nikita had decided to flee to the relative safety of Atyrau, an oil boom town in western Kazakhstan, where his brother and a close friend had already arrived.

“The border is like death,” Nikita told Reuters in an interview over the Telegram messaging app. “In five hours they only let 50 people across”.

His escape was part of a vast exodus from Russia that has seen thousands of military-age men make for the borders with Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. On Monday, Novaya Gazeta Europe reported that 261,000 men had left Russia since mobilisation was declared, citing a Kremlin source.

Travelers from Russia cross the border to Georgia at the Zemo Larsi/Verkhny Lars station, Georgia September 26, 2022.

Travelers from Russia cross the border to Georgia at the Zemo Larsi/Verkhny Lars station, Georgia September 26, 2022.
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On the Kazakhstan border, Nikita described would-be emigres pitching tents along the highway leading up to the Vishnyovka border post, while others less well-equipped slept on the tarmac, building makeshift beds out of their own clothes.

Giving up on the border crossing after four hours of waiting and getting a room for the night in the nearby city of Volgograd, Nikita and his girlfriend told Reuters they were still determined to find an alternative way out of Russia, and were looking at public transport links across the border.

He said: “Trains and buses are still going, but tickets are impossible to get hold of.”

‘HOPELESS SITUATION’

Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry on Tuesday said that 98,000 Russians had entered the country in the last week, although 64,000 had left. The ministry said it would not repatriate Russians who entered the country in order to dodge the draft.

Russians can stay in Kazakhstan for up to 90 days without a visa.

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Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was quoted by Russian news agencies on Tuesday as stressing the need to take care of the new arrivals.

Tokayev said: “In recent days, many people from Russia have been coming to us. Most of them are forced to leave because of the current hopeless situation. We must take care of them and ensure their safety. This is a political and humanitarian issue.”

Travelers from Russia cross the border to Georgia at the Zemo Larsi/Verkhny Lars station, Georgia September 26, 2022. 

Travelers from Russia cross the border to Georgia at the Zemo Larsi/Verkhny Lars station, Georgia September 26, 2022. 
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The mobilisation announcement touched off a frenzy inside Russia, with many young men seeking ways to avoid fighting in Ukraine.

On social media, closed groups sprang up offering everything from tips for crossing at specific border crossings, to organising private charter flights. One Telegram group offered seats on a flight from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport to the Kazakh capital Astana for 140,000 roubles ($2,400).

Some of the most dramatic scenes were at Russia’s only operational border crossing with Georgia, which allows Russians to stay for a year without a visa.

At the Verkhny Lars border crossing, which straddles a narrow road through a spectacular Caucasus mountain pass, local authorities said that 3,500 cars were waiting to cross into Georgia.

‘COMPLETE HELL’

Veronika Karcheva, a Tbilisi-based tour operator who relocated from Russia in June, was preparing to receive a group of tourists from Russia when Putin announced partial mobilisation.

Russia President Vladimir Putin.

Russia President Vladimir Putin.
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Once mobilisation was announced, Karcheva cancelled her tour group and instead put on a bus across the border from the Russian city of Vladikavkaz for those seeking to escape urgently.

Karcheva said: “At the time, I really didn’t understand the scale of the tragedy, of what was happening.”

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On Tuesday, the head of the Georgian interior ministry said that about 10,000 Russians were entering Georgia every day, up from 5,000-6,000 before the mobilisation announcement.

But there were also signs that Russian authorities were clamping down on the route.

Authorities in the local region of North Ossetia, part of Russia, announced they were setting up a temporary draft office on the border, and that reservists attempting to leave Russia would be given draft papers on the spot.

Karcheva said that the situation on the Russian side of the border was deteriorating, with traffic backed up as far as Vladikavkaz, 31 km (19 miles) away and those queued up increasingly desperate to escape from Russia.

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Karcheva said: “It’s complete hell. If you aren’t rude enough, if you aren’t nasty enough, you’ll be stuck there forever.”

“I realised that there’s nothing that I can do anymore. I’m going to focus on helping people who are already in Tbilisi,” she said.



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Texas authorities, FBI arrest woman, juvenile for allegedly kidnapping Florida baby


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An El Paso woman and a juvenile were arrested Monday after law enforcement determined that they had kidnapped a Florida mom’s 18-month-old baby. 

Jenna Roark, 45, and a 15-year-old juvenile are facing charges of smuggling of persons and aggravated kidnapping

A mugshot of Jenna Roark. 

A mugshot of Jenna Roark. 
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Special Agents from Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) arrested the pair Monday with assistance from Texas Highway Patrol, U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), and the FBI. 

The charges stem from a September 16 traffic stop, according to a DPS press release. Troopers discovered that Roark and the juvenile were smuggling illegal immigrants while also traveling with an unidentified 18-month-old baby, DPS said.  

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DPS said the child was in poor health and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He was later released to child protective services while investigators tried to determine his identity.

On Monday, FBI El Paso alerted DPS CID Agents about a mom in St. Petersburg, Florida who reported that her baby was being held for ransom. Investigators determined that her baby was the same 18-month-old infant found in the traffic stop. 

DPS, FBI, and USBP tracked down Roark and the juvenile and arrested them. They have been booked in the El Paso County Jail and the El Paso County Juvenile Probation. Their relationship was not immediately clear. 

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“Being caught in a kidnapping for ransom (KFR) extortion incident is frightening as it is, but when the subject kidnaps a small child to hold for collateral until the parent pays for their services, is utterly inhumane and heartless,” said Jeffery R. Downey, FBI El Paso Special Agent in Charge in a statement. 



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Georgia Gov. Kemp opposes changing Atlanta Braves’ name, says World Series champs need to ‘keep chopping’


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ALPHARETTA, Georgia – Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia says he strongly supports the Atlanta Braves keeping their name.

“The Braves are the Braves. They need to keep chopping,” Kemp emphasized on Tuesday when asked if Major League Baseball’s World Series champions should change their name as part of the ongoing argument over the longtime use of Native American names in professional and collegiate sports.

Kemp was questioned during a Fox News Digital interview ahead of a gubernatorial re-election rally in Alpharetta, Georgia with GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia.

The Braves’ name and the team’s accompanying tomahawk logo have long come under criticism as offensive to Native Americans. For decades during baseball games, Braves fans have performed a tomahawk chop with their arms while chanting a battle cry.

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Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia (right) joins GOP Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia at a Kemp re-election rally on Sept. 27, 2022, in Alpharetta, Georgia

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia (right) joins GOP Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia at a Kemp re-election rally on Sept. 27, 2022, in Alpharetta, Georgia
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The controversy was back in the national spotlight on Monday, as the world champions visited with President Biden at the White House. While President Biden made no mention of the controversy as he greeted the Braves, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters “we believe it’s important to have this conversation. Native American and Indigenous voices, they should be at the center of the conversation.”

Kemp took aim at the Biden administration, charging that “for them [the Braves] to be celebrated at the White House yesterday and then the president’s administration talk about changing the name is ridiculous. The Braves have a great repour with the Native Indian community in the state. They’ve actually been in the governor’s office. We’ve met with them before….we don’t need the cancel culture that this White House has had.”

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The governor also criticized Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams over the controversy, claiming that “there really just trying to mislead and divide people up in Washington unfortunately and my opponent Stacey Abrams has been right there with them, even though she won’t take a position on what the Braves’ name should be. But I will. I think it should be the Braves. Let’s go Braves. Keep chopping. Let’s get two in a row.”

Asked for a response, Abrams campaign spokesperson Alex Floyd told Fox News that “Abrams is thrilled to cheer on the Braves and is rooting for the team’s success as they work to bring home another title to Georgia. Unfortunately, it’s become clear that rather than just cheering on the Braves, Republicans are engaging in bad faith attacks to distract from the fact they haven’t brought down health care costs, fully funded public education, or provided immediate tax cuts for hardworking families. Stacey Abrams will go to bat for all Georgians — on and off the field.”

Stacey Abrams, Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia, speaks during a campaign event in Reynolds, Georgia, US, on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

Stacey Abrams, Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia, speaks during a campaign event in Reynolds, Georgia, US, on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
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Abrams, a former state Democratic legislative leader and voting rights champion who’s a Democratic Party rising star, narrowly lost to Kemp in the 2018 gubernatorial election. While Abrams enjoys a large fundraising lead over Kemp with six weeks to go until the November election, the governor holds a 6.6-point lead over the Democratic nominee in an average of the most recent public opinion polls that was compiled by Real Clear Politics.

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Asked if it was a more comfortable rematch, Kemp told Fox News, “It’s not any more comfortable to me. I can assure you. Stacey Abrams is getting 86% of her money from outside the state….We are in the fight for our life here, especially financially. She has every financial resource she could get. You could not underestimate what she’s doing on the ground. Some polls, we’re in good shape. Others show the race very tight. I expect it to be tight. I’m running like I’m ten points behind.” 

“I’m also running on a great record,” the incumbent touted. “I think there’s a lot of difference in this campaign than in ’18. Georgians know me. They know what I told them I would do. And I’ve done just that. Even if they don’t like it, they know I’ve fulfilled the promises that I’ve made, and a lot of people appreciate that.”

A few minutes later, Youngkin urged the crowd at the rally to give Kemp “four more years.” 

Comparing Kemp to Abrams, Youngkin argued that “this one seems pretty clear to me, that you all have to re-elect Brian Kemp.”

As the popular first-term GOP governor of Virginia who was elected less than a year ago crisscrosses the country, campaigning on behalf of fellow Republicans running in competitive gubernatorial elections in November, speculation rises regarding Youngkin’s potential national ambitions in 2024.

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Youngkin emphasized in an interview with Fox News last month during a campaign stop in Maine that “we’ll have to see how things pan out” as he reiterated that he’s “incredibly flattered by this discussion” and “the fact that my name is in the national mix is pretty overwhelming.”

On Tuesday, asked by Fox News about whether the 2024 speculation is distracting, Youngkin said, “No, because I don’t really think about it honestly.” 

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And he repeated that his focus is squarely on the 2022 elections and his job as Virginia governor. 



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Long Island husband, father convicted of attempted sex trafficking pleads guilty to other crimes


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A Long Island married father of two who was previously convicted of attempted sex trafficking and kidnapping also pleaded guilty on Tuesday to unlawful possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice.

Andrew Frey, 56, of Coram, New York, pleaded guilty Tuesday, a week after he was convicted of the attempted sex trafficking and attempted kidnapping of two women following a two-week-long trial, according to the Justice Department.

“Frey targeted and used violence against vulnerable members of our society seeking to exploit them for his own sexual gratification,” U.S. Attorney Breon Peace of the Eastern District of New York said in a Tuesday statement. “Fortunately, the young women whom the defendant sought to victimize were able to escape. Today’s guilty plea, and the jury’s verdict, make clear there was no escape from justice for this dangerous defendant.” 

Both of Frey’s two female victims jumped out of his moving vehicle to escape his kidnapping attempts.

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The 56-year-old, who worked for an airplane parts manufacturer called Sage Parts, according to The New York Post, attempted to kidnap and traffic the first woman in October 2018. He had lured a heroin-addicted sex worker into his vehicle in Mastic, New York, at the time.

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When the victim refused to go with Frey to an isolated spot on the beach, Frey threatened to kill her, according to the DOJ.

He attempted to lock her inside his car and speed away while grabbing her neck, but the victim escaped by jumping out of his moving vehicle. She sustained injuries as a result of falling onto the pavement.

Andrew Frey was convicted of attempted sex trafficking and kidnapping earlier this month.

Andrew Frey was convicted of attempted sex trafficking and kidnapping earlier this month.
(Andrew Frey/LinkedIn)

Later on, Frey located the victim sleeping in her friend’s vehicle and again attempted to kidnap her at knifepoint, but her friend drove away from him. Frey followed them in his own car, but the victim escaped a second time, the Justice Department said in a press release.

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More than a year later, in July 2019, Frey attempted to take a second sex worker to an isolated area in the woods in Coram. The victim refused, and Frey again became enraged and screamed at the victim, saying he “owned” her before attempting to stop her from leaving his vehicle. The second victim also jumped out of Frey’s car to escape.

Frey attempted to kidnap two women at knifepoint in Long Island in 2018 and 2019.

Frey attempted to kidnap two women at knifepoint in Long Island in 2018 and 2019.
(Andrew Frey/LinkedIn)

“The victims in this case jumped from a moving vehicle rather than risk the fate Frey had waiting for them. Based on the weapons investigators discovered, Frey’s intent was dangerous, if not deadly. These women should be commended for their bravery, which we hope will serve as motivation for any other women being victimized by sexual predators to call us,” FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Driscoll said in a statement.

When law enforcement officer searched Frey’s car during his arrest in November 2019, they found multiple sets of handcuffs, knives, rope and other suspicious items. They also found a firearm and ammunition in a safe inside his home while he was not legally permitted to possess one.

Additionally, Frey had installed a device on his car that allowed him to hide his license plate by pushing a button, according to the DOJ.

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The 56-year-old was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison up to a life sentence.

“The defendant has proven to be a dangerous individual with a propensity for preying upon and attacking vulnerable women who refuse to bend to the will of a sexual predator,” Suffolk County Police Department Commissioner Rodney Harrison said. “I commend the victims for taking action and coming forward to work with law enforcement to bring a violent and dangerous man to justice.”



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Mike Pompeo launches new campaign to combat what he says is ‘wokeness in the military’


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EXCLUSIVE: Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has a new mission – to battle what he terms is “a woke military.”

Taking aim at political correctness in the nation’s armed forces, the West Point graduate and Army officer who served in Germany during the Cold War is launching a campaign to target what he calls “woke polices” by President Biden’s administration that are directed towards the military. 

The campaign, which includes a new website and two ads released by CAVPAC, a political action committee set up last year by Pompeo, was shared first with Fox News on Tuesday.

“American security, and the safety of our families, rests on the shoulders of our men and women in uniform. Their training must never be corrupted to advance left-wing political goals. This matters. A woke military is a weak military,” Pompeo, who was elected to Congress before serving as CIA director and America’s top diplomat during former President Trump’s administration, argued in a statement. 

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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo address the 'Politics and Eggs' speaking series at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, on Sept. 20, 2022 in Goffstown, N.H. 

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo address the ‘Politics and Eggs’ speaking series at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, on Sept. 20, 2022 in Goffstown, N.H. 
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And he charged that “unfortunately, woke and weak are exactly the policies that President Biden is pushing on our troops. That’s why we must do everything we can to stop the spread of wokeness throughout our armed forces.”

The website – which can be found at TroopsSpeakOut.com – allows veterans and active duty service members “to shine a light on Biden’s woke polices”

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Conservative politicians and pundits and opinion leaders on the right have railed since the start of the Biden administration at what they consider overzealous political correctness by U.S. military leaders. Top Pentagon officers have pushed back on such criticism that the military was becoming too “woke,” calling such accusations “offensive.”

Pompeo, in his ad, argues that “our military today is under assault from the radical left” and stresses that “If you’re a young kid sitting in a foxhole, you don’t give a darn about political correctness. If we focus on the wrong priorities, then Americans will be a lot less safe. We’ll use the right pronouns but what we won’t have is the capacity to keep our country safe.”

“I can assure you that there’s no Russian general, no Iranian leader, no Chinese Communist Party admiral, who’s spending one second thinking about gender or woke ideology, or climate change,” Pompeo argues. “They’re thinking about how to kill Americans and the fight is on. We have to walk away from this radical left ideology. We cannot let it penetrate our military.”

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The new ads by Pompeo, a Fox News contributor who’s preparing for a potential campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, will run in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina – the first three states to vote in the GOP presidential nominating calendar – as well as in Washington D.C., according to a Pompeo adviser.

Earlier this month during a high profile stop in New Hampshire, Pompeo told Fox News “whether we’ll decide to get in the race and run for president, I can’t answer. But we are doing the things that one would do to be ready to make such an announcement and then to engage with the American people on the ideas that we believe matter.”



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Pierce Brosnan reveals Robin Williams improvised an iconic ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ line


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Pierce Brosnan revealed Robin Williams improvised one of the most iconic “Mrs. Doubtfire” scenes, while opening up about the first time he met the late actor on set of the classic film.

During a recent interview with GQ, the James Bond actor recalled filming the movie with Williams and how many laughs they shared in the process. 

Brosnan revealed one of Williams’ most iconic lines in the film wasn’t originally in the script and was an improvised moment that made it into the film

In the scene, Williams, as Mrs. Doubtfire, throws a lime at the back of Brosnan’s character’s head. In an effort to escape blame, Williams told Brosnan it was a “run-by fruiting” committed by someone who ran away.

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Pierce Brosnan reveals which iconic line from "Mrs. Doubtfire" Robin Williams improvised

Pierce Brosnan reveals which iconic line from “Mrs. Doubtfire” Robin Williams improvised
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“‘Run-by fruiting,’ it wasn’t in the script,” Brosnan said. “I get the beers, I’m walking back and thinking, ‘This is going to take forever to hit me on the head.’ The first one missed. And the second one — is history.”

The actor had a lot to say about his former co-star, but mainly how excited he was to be working with him. He recalled being excited about landing the role because he was a single father and he needed to be working but primarily because he “was a single father getting a job with Robin Williams.”

The “Mamma Mia” actor also remembered his first time meeting the comedian, explaining they first met in the makeup trailer on Brosnan’s first day on set for “Mrs. Doubtfire.” He explained Williams was in the process of getting his Mrs. Doubtfire makeup on.

“I remember going up to San Francisco the first day. I went into the makeup trailer, and Robin was in there with a Hawaiian shirt on, big hairy arms and cargo shorts with hairy legs, but he had the head of Mrs. Doubtfire,” he said.

He recalled Williams initially greeting him as Mrs. Doubtfire, complimenting him on his appearance in her voice and motioning for him to give her a kiss, before switching to his regular voice and greeting him as himself.

“I went to work every day on that movie, and I was always working with Mrs. Doubtfire. It wasn’t until the end of the movie that I met Robin,” Brosnan said.

Brosnan met Williams when he was dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire and had makeup on his face.

Brosnan met Williams when he was dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire and had makeup on his face.
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His experiences with Williams on set left him with a very positive impression. Brosnan noted Williams was “one of the great clowns, greatest comedian, actor, humanitarian” who always “led with his heart and his soul.” He could not have been more “thrilled to be working with him (and) Sally Field.”

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Brosnan credited the work environment created by the director for allowing Williams to fully explore every opportunity to improve and add his own flare to the scenes. 

“Chris Columbus, the director, he created such a warm environment for us all to be free in and create in,” Brosnan said. “Robin, of course, had full realm of creativity and spontaneity and humanity and passion for all of us as actors. His commitment to that role was phenomenal. He would be there from four o’clock in the morning.”

Last year, Columbus told SF Gate that a sequel to “Mrs. Doubtfire” would most likely not be made because it doesn’t feel possible without Williams.

"Mrs. Doubtfire" director Chris Columbus said last year a sequel film would be impossible without Robin Williams.

“Mrs. Doubtfire” director Chris Columbus said last year a sequel film would be impossible without Robin Williams.
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“It’s impossible. It’s just impossible,” Columbus said. “I just was reading a lot of reviews, ironically, today and about the Broadway show. And this guy who’s playing him is supposedly very energetic and phenomenal. But he’s no Robin. Robin was one-of-a-kind.”



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New York City subway assault victim accuses mayor of breaking promises


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A New York City woman who was randomly attacked in a Queens subway station last week said no police officers were around to help during or after the violent assault. 

“The mayor said we would have much more cops in the subway and the cops specifically would be patrolling the subways because that’s where the worst of the crimes we are having. Especially at places like Howard Beach station,” the victim told the New York Post on Tuesday. “There was no one. Why no protection there?”

Waheed Foster, a 41-year-old homeless man, was arrested on felony assault charges in connection to the attack, which took place at the Howard Beach JFK Airport station on the morning of Sept. 20. 

A homeless man attacked a woman at a Queens subway station on Sept. 20. 

A homeless man attacked a woman at a Queens subway station on Sept. 20. 
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Video of the incident shows the suspect chasing after the victim then throwing her into a ticketing booth before punching and kicking her. A bystander could be seen briefly trying to stop the assault but was scared off by the suspect. 

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Crime is up 45.8% on New York City’s transit system so far this year compared to the same time frame in 2021, according to the NYPD. 

Mayor Eric Adams has pledged to crack down on the surging crime rates, most recently announcing that 5,400 cameras will be installed on 2,700 subway cars. 

A bystander tried to intervene but ran off when the suspect approached him. 

A bystander tried to intervene but ran off when the suspect approached him. 
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“Public transportation is the backbone of New York City, and when commuters feel protected the entire system stands upright,” Adams said last week. 

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Foster, the suspect in last week’s subway attack, has several prior arrests, including robbery, larceny, criminal mischief, and assault on a woman with a screwdriver, and the murder of his own grandmother when he was 14 years old, according to the New York Post. 



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