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Federal Charges Filed Against Friend Of Dayton Gunman

Federal charges have been filed against the friend of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, last week. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the friend – identified as Ethan Kollie — told federal agents he bought him body armor, a gun accessory and a 100-round magazine earlier this year. The charging document says Kollie bought the items for suspect Connor Betts and kept them at his apartment so his friend’s parents would not find them. ...Read more

Reports Say Jail Protocols For Monitoring Jeffrey Epstein Before Suicide Were Not Followed

According to reports, jail protocols requiring routine checks on the wellbeing of accused sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein appear to have not been followed in the hours before he was found hanging in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City. Epstein should have been checked on by a correctional officer every 30 minutes, according to Bureau of Prison protocols. But sources say that protocol was not followed prior to Epstein’s death by suicide. ...Read more

Twitter Locks Down McConnell Campaign Account After Their Posts Of Protester Threats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign blasted Twitter on Thursday after their account was locked for sharing a video of protesters making threats against McConnell outside his home. A Twitter spokesperson said: “The users were temporarily locked out of their accounts for a Tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety.” ...Read more

Puerto Rico Swears In Third New Governor In Less Than A Week, Wanda Vázquez

Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez has been sworn in as Puerto Rico’s latest governor, hours after the island’s Supreme Court overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as governor. The unanimous ruling said Pierluisi must step aside immediately. Puerto Rico’s Senate sued to challenge Pierluisi’s legitimacy as governor, arguing that its approval was also necessary, and the Supreme Court held in favor of the Senate. ...Read more

Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sending Pipe Bombs To CNN, Top Democrats

Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man who sent pipe bombs to CNN and prominent Democrats last fall, was sentenced on Monday to 20 years in prison.” data-reactid=”19″ type=”text”>On Monday, the Florida man who sent pipe bombs to CNN and prominent Democrats last fall, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty in March to mailing 16 explosive devices to targets including George Soros, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, Robert De Niro and former vice president Joe Biden. Sayoc also sent packages to CNN, one of which was intercepted at a postal facility. No one was injured. ...Read more