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Mexican National Guardsmen Allegedly Shoot Innocent Family in Mexican Border City

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While a motive for the shooting remains unclear, Breitbart Texas obtained access to a state police incident report which revealed that the vehicle was driving along the highway when a white pickup from Mexico’s National Guard pulled up behind them and began firing. The driver of the vehicle lost control and crashed.

According to the victim’s statement, the National Guardsmen got out of the vehicle, held everyone at gunpoint, and then left. The victim alleged that the military forces claimed to have shot at the wrong vehicle.

Shortly after, another vehicle from the National Guard pulled up to the crash site and tended to the injured victims as they waited for medical personnel to rush them to a hospital.

There, medical personnel tried to perform an emergency C-section to save the unborn child, but both mother and child died as a result of their injuries.

Dominion, Fox News reach settlement in $1.6 billion defamation suit

The deal came on the first day of trial in the civil case in a Wilmington, Del., court.

“We are pleased to have reached a settlement of our dispute with Dominion Voting Systems. We acknowledge the Court’s rulings finding certain claims about Dominion to be false,” Fox said in a statement. “This settlement reflects FOX’s continued commitment to the highest journalistic standards.”

“We are hopeful that our decision to resolve this dispute with Dominion amicably, instead of the acrimony of a divisive trial, allows the country to move forward from these issues,” the network’s statement concluded.

FDA authorizes 2nd dose of updated Covid booster for older adults

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Those 65 and older can get a second dose of the updated versions of Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s Covid booster at least four months after their last dose, the FDA said in a statement.

Most people who are immunocompromised can get an additional dose at least two months after their last dose, according to the agency.

The FDA also authorized using the bivalent formula in all Covid vaccines moving forward and is doing away with the multi-dose primary series for people who have not yet been vaccinated.

That means people who haven’t been vaccinated yet would get a single dose of the updated vaccine.

NYC ICE ‘mostly booked’ for migrants needing court dates — through 2033

WASHINGTON — New York City’s worst-in-the-nation federal immigration office wait time continues to grow — with appointments for migrants waiting to get a court date after illegally crossing the southern border now “mostly booked” through March 2033.

The latest figure suggests new arrivals may have to wait a full decade just to get a date to go before a judge — then cool their heels an average of nearly four more years before proceedings are completed.

In the meantime, the agency is working to borrow US Customs and Border Protection personnel to alleviate the crunch, as well as trying to get migrants to opt in to receiving their court dates via mail.

The Post exclusively reported last month that the NYC ICE office was “fully booked” through October 2032 as of Feb. 13, according to a non-public official document.

McCurtain County residents demand Sheriff, Commissioner’s resignation

The officials are accused of discussing killing a reporter and returning to hanging Black people in recordings released over the weekend.

According to the McCurtain Gazette-News, who initially published the report, District 2 Commissioner Mark Jennings, investigator Alicia Manning, Jail Administrator Larry Hendrix and Sheriff Kevin Clardy were recorded during a conversation on March 6 at a meeting of the county Board of Commissioners.

In one recording clip, one of the officials says, “They don’t have a goddamn clue what they’re getting into,” he said. “Not this day and age. I’m going to tell you something — if it was back in the day, when Alan Marston would take a damned Black guy and whoop their (expletive) and throw them in the cell, I’d run for (expletive) sheriff.”

In another clip, there is a casual discussion about hiring a hitman.

Video: GOP senator releases ‘bombshell’ COVID-19 origins report

After more than two years of research, Sen. Marshall revealed on “Mornings with Maria” Tuesday that a “preponderance of evidence” points to two lab leaks in China as the cause of the global pandemic. 

“This is big. It is a bombshell that the preponderance of evidence shows that there were two lab leaks,” Sen. Marshall said. “If we had a scale in front of us and we put all the evidence on one side that supports a natural spillover, the other for the lab origin of this, I think that 95% of that evidence is on the lab origin.”

Sen. Marshall released his findings on Monday, detailing how the two separate, unintentional leaks spiraled into perhaps one of the most devastating events in recent history. 

Disturbing video shows terrified woman attacked by mob during ‘Teen Takeover’ of downtown Chicago

Screenshots of a woman attacked during Chicago’s “Teen Takeover.” (Fox News)

The video, which was widely circulated on social media as part of a larger “mix tape” of the downtown riot over the weekend, shows a woman appearing to attempt to enter the doorway of 129 Wabash Avenue in Chicago, an apartment building near the city’s Millennium Park. 

However, before she gets inside, the woman is surrounded by a large group of people who block the doorway. Some then pounce on her, the video shows.

The mob surrounded the victims and multiple people “struck the victims several times before taking their personal property and fleeing in an unknown direction,” the police report said.

No arrests have been made in the incident, while the victims were transported to the University of Illinois Hospital with what were classified as “minor injuries.”

Manchin’s sole campaign staffer called to ‘hang’ Trump on social media

Fox News Digital screenshot. (Fox News Digital)

Charlie Collins, who has worked on Manchin’s campaign since 2018, has made several posts on his Facebook account attacking Trump, the GOP and a slew of Republican lawmakers.

In one post from Jan. 17, 2020, Collins shared a political cartoon of Uncle Sam leading Trump to a noose with Manchin’s staffer writing, “Hang the convict.”

A post by Collins from Sept. 1, 2021 shared a picture from the Occupy Democrats Facebook page depicting Trump along with GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, and other Republican lawmakers as members of the Taliban.

According to the senator’s April 2023 quarterly Federal Elections Commission filings, Collins is the only person marked paid a “salary” — making him appear as the campaign’s sole paid employee at the moment. Manchin has not yet announced whether he intends to run for re-election to the Senate in 2024.

Donald Trump Returns To Instagram In First Post In Over Two Years

On Tuesday, 45th President and leading Republican 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump made his first post to Instagram since he was banned from the platform more than two years ago.

“I am pleased to inform you that, due to the great success of my previously launched DIGITAL TRADING CARDS, we are doing it again, SERIES 2, AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW,”

Trump wrote to promote his viral trading cards that were initially released earlier this year. “GO TO link in bio: Have fun!”

“I hope everyone notices, & I’m sure the Fake News won’t, that I’m leaving the price of the Trading Cards the same as last time, even though they are selling for MANY TIMES MORE (It’s called the MARKET!), & sold out almost immediately, because I want my fans & supporters to make money, & have fun doing it,”


Where is the Nashville shooter’s manifesto?

Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk discusses why the Nashville Covenant School shooter’s manifesto still hasn’t been released on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

Tucker Carlson: This is spooky

Fox News host Tucker Carlson provides insight on the consequences of the development of artificial intelligence and why he spoke to Elon Musk on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Elon Musk tells Tucker potential dangers of hyper-intelligent AI

Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk joins ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ for exclusive, wide-ranging interview.

Elon Musk reveals the goal of the new Twitter

Twitter CEO Elon Musk opens up how about his takeover of company and his mission to ensure free speech on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Twitter was ‘absurdly’ overstaffed: Elon Musk

Elon Musk shares with ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ why negative news has such an effect on people and how the majority of previous Twitter employees were used for censorship.

World News:

21 die in Beijing hospital fire, others escape from windows

Police officers stand near a barricaded building following a fire breaking out at a hospital in Beijing, Tuesday, April 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Emergency crews have since extinguished the fire, which broke out in the east wing of the inpatient department of Beijing Changfeng Hospital, state media including CGTN reported, and at least 71 patients were rescued. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Most of the hospital building appeared to be without power late Tuesday, with only a few windows illuminated by the flickering flashlights of workers inside.

The exterior of the building was blackened and charred in places, and police cars could be seen parked at the north entrance.

He submitted an AI image to a photography competition and won – then rejected the award

Eldagsen submitted a portrait titled “Pseudomnesia | The Electrician” to the Sony World Photography Awards, saying the competition allowed the use of “any device.” He was selected as one of the many winners in the competition’s creative open category.

However, he refused the prize at a ceremony earlier this month. 

“Thank you for selecting my image and making this a historic moment, as it is the first AI-generated image to win in a prestigious international PHOTOGRAPHY competition,” he said in a statement, posted on his website, “How many of you knew or suspected that it was AI generated? Something about this doesn’t feel right, does it?”

The black-and-white image shows a woman leaning on the shoulder of another woman. “AI images and photography should not compete with each other in an award like this. They are different entities. AI is not photography. Therefore I will not accept the award,” he said.

Terror strikes Jerusalem, Judea, Gilboa regions; Israel marks Holocaust Memory -TV7 Israel News 18.4

1) Separate terror attacks plague Jerusalem, the district of Judea and the northern Gilboa regions.

2) Israel marks its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the Six Million Jews who were systematically murdered by Nazi Germany during World War Two.

3) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cautions that victories of the past do not guarantee a victory for the future.

Israel stands still in nationwide moment of silence to remember the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust

People walk along a bridge under a billboard showing a yellow Star of David that reads Jew in German during the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in Ramat Gan, Israel, on April 18, 2023.  (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israelis ground to a halt for a nationwide moment of silence on Tuesday in remembrance of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust as a two-minute siren wailed across the country.

Vehicles and pedestrians halted on streets and highways as Israelis stood, heads bowed, in solemn remembrance for those systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in World War II.

The somber day is also marked by ceremonies and memorials at schools and community centers. Restaurants and cafes shutter, and TV and radio stations play Holocaust-themed programs.

Swiss prosecutors charge Gambia’s former interior minister with crimes against humanity

Former Gambian interior minister Ousman Sonko in a photo from 2012. Kairo News

Ousman Sonko was Gambia’s interior minister from 2006 to 2016 under then-President Yahya Jammeh. He applied for asylum in Switzerland in November 2016 and was arrested in January 2017.

The attorney general’s office said the indictment, which was filed Monday in Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, covers alleged crimes between 2000 and 2016.

Sonko “is accused, in his various capacities and positions, of having supported, participated in and failed to prevent systematic and generalized attacks as part of the repression carried out by the Gambian security forces against all opponents of the regime,” the office said in a statement.

Massive landslide in Pakistan buries 2 dozen trucks, kills 2

Residents gather as authorities use heavy machines to clear the rubble following a landslide that struck a highway near Torkham, Pakistan, on April 18, 2023.  (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

It was unclear how many people were missing and feared buried under the landslide.

Police official Ishrat Khan said dozens of firefighters and rescuers were trying to save truck drivers and other people hit by the landslide near the Afghan border.

Officials said the landslide was triggered by lightning amid rain.

At least one truck caught fire when it was struck by lightning, rescuers said.

Putin visits Ukraine for meetings in Russian-occupied Kherson, Luhansk regions, Kremlin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin disembarks a helicopter as he visits the headquarters of the “Dnieper” army group in the Kherson Region, Russian-controlled Ukraine, in this still image taken from handout video released on April 18, 2023.  ( via REUTERS)

In a video released by the Kremlin early Tuesday, Putin can be seen visiting the command post for Russian forces in the southern Kherson region.

The Russian president can also be seen meeting with top military officials and having discussions.

Putin then traveled via helicopter to the headquarters of the Russian National Guard in the Luhansk region, where he heard reports about the situation there.

The footage released by the Kremlin has not been independently verified.

The trip was Putin’s second visit to the Russian military-occupied Ukrainian territories since the invasion began in Feb. 2022.

Russia pulls mothballed Cold War-era tanks out of deep storage as Ukraine war grinds on

An image published in late March 2023 by the exiled Russian Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) organization shows what the CIT says are Soviet-era T-54 and T-55 tanks rolling away from a storage base on train cars.  CONFLICT INTELLIGENCE TEAM

While official sources have said nothing, pro-Kremlin military analysts who feature regularly on Russia’s state-run media outlets made no attempt to downplay the apparent resurrection of the Soviet military hardware.

Yuri Netkachev, a retired lieutenant general who once commanded a tank battalion, told the Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper that the T-54 and T-55 tanks were “in demand to continue the special operation, because they have a significant ammunition load.”

With Ukraine’s armed forces claiming to have destroyed more than 3,600 Russian tanks since the full-scale invasion began on February 24, 2022, Netkachev stressed the sheer quantity of old Soviet tanks in Russian storage — as many as 10,000, he claimed — as a potential battlefield advantage.

Poland begins building electronic barrier at Russian border to monitor, counteract illegal activity

Polish soldiers begin laying a razor wire barrier along their country’s border with Russia, in Wisztyniec, Poland, on Nov. 2, 2022. Poland’s interior minister says the electronic barrier is being built to monitor and counteract any illegal activity.  (AP Photo/Michal Kosc, File)

The barrier, which will be equipped with 24-hour monitoring cameras and motion detectors, will run for 130 miles and is due to be completed in the fall.

“We will have full monitoring of the border with Russia,” Mariusz Kaminski told a news conference.

Last year, Poland, which is an EU member, built a wall on its border with Belarus, a Russian ally, to stop a massive illegal inflow of migrants.

Warsaw said the crossings were organized by the Belarus and Russian authorities to destabilize Poland and the rest of the EU.

Ukraine authorities: more than 7,000 Ukrainian military personnel MIA

“This number exists, it is slightly over 7,000. We hope that the people we are looking for as missing in action are still prisoners of war,” Kotenko said.

According to him, the statistics suggest that around 65% of missing personnel are alive and held in captivity, the rest have died.

Kotenko added that the law on DNA sample donation by Ukrainian servicemen will enter into force in approximately one month, which will simplify the body identification process. The DNA testing will be funded publicly.

Son of jailed Canadian pastor faces potential fines, prison for preaching outside kids’ drag queen story time

Nathaniel Pawlowski reads from the Bible outside Calgary Public Library while protesters demonstrate with signs and a trans flag. (Nathaniel Pawlowski)

Nathaniel Pawlowski, son of Cave of Adullam congregation pastor the Rev. Artur Pawlowski, was detained for preaching and reading the Bible outside Calgary Public Library – allegedly in violation of a new municipal bylaw that bans protests within 100 meters of a library.

“We went there just to preach, read the Bible and just speak,” Nathaniel Pawlowski, 23, told Fox News Digital about the incident, which was captured on video.

Last month, the Calgary City Council passed the Safe and Inclusive Access Bylaw, which prohibits protests within 100 meters of a recreation facility or library entrance. The council also modified its public behavior bylaw to include the term “intimidation,” according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

The changes were made shortly after the Rev. Derek Reimer was arrested for disrupting a children’s drag queen story hour at Seton Library in Calgary. Reimer has been arrested three times in recent weeks and spent Easter weekend behind bars.


Suits allege Biden admin broke law by not sharing Interior Sec Haland, daughter communications

The non-profit watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust filed two federal lawsuits against the Biden administration for allegedly violating the law by not sharing communications regarding Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s daughter, who has lobbied federal legislators on issues involving oil and gas leasing that her mother oversees.

One lawsuit was filed Monday, against the Interior Department, and the other against the Bureau of Land Management to compel the agencies to comply with the watchdog’s Freedom of Information Act requests, which were originally filed on Jan. 2, according to Fox News.

“Her daughter’s activism and lobbying efforts certainly have the potential to create the perception in the minds of the public that Secretary Haaland could be conflicted on issues under her authority,” said the watchdog’s director, Michael Chamberlain. “Further complicating matters is the participation of an organization that claims Somah Haaland among its leadership in the protest that turned into a riot at the Interior headquarters.” 

Exclusive — Trump: If Elected, ‘I Would Order’ Biden’s Obamacare for Illegal Aliens Scheme ‘Ended’

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Biden’s administration, as Breitbart News has reported, has taken steps to via executive action provide access to the Affordable Care Act to illegal aliens in the United States.

Obama, when he was president and championing Obamacare’s passage through Congress, pledged that Obamacare would never get approved for illegal aliens—so Biden’s move is a direct betrayal of that promise.

Trump, in his exclusive interview with Breitbart News after his speech Friday night here to the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual gathering, said he thinks that Biden’s efforts will be legally challenged—and will fail. But if somehow Biden were able to get around the courts and get access to Obamacare into the hands of illegal aliens, Trump promised that he would order his cabinet to end it upon retaking the White House.

“He [Obama] said it could never get approved,” Trump said. “They’re doing it differently. I can’t imagine they will be allowed to do that via executive order so I’m certain it will be challenged. But certainly, I would order it ended.”

Biden’s Navy secretary blasted for ignoring Congress on fleet strength: ‘You are violating the law’

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro and Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, battled in a Senate hearing over Navy fleet strength on April 18, 2023. (Fox News)

Sen. Dan Sullivan on Tuesday tore into Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro for putting forward a budget that calls for a reduction of amphibious ships below the level mandated by Congress last year, and demanded that Del Toro return to Congress soon with a plan that doesn’t violate that law.

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sullivan, R-Alaska, noted that the defense policy bill passed last year requires the Navy to maintain a minimum of 31 operational amphibious ships to transport Marines and equipment.

The Marines have also said they see 31 amphibious ships is the bare minimum needed to carry out their mission.

But the Navy’s budget plan released this year would see that number drop to as low as 24 amphibious ships over the coming years, and the Navy’s latest shipbuilding plan makes no move to make up the difference.

The Navy’s decision to ignore the will of Congress infuriated Sullivan, who repeatedly asked why the Navy would purposefully ignore federal law.

‘I Can’t Believe This Happens In The United States Of America!’: Josh Hawley Explodes On Mayorkas

At today’s Senate Homeland Committee hearing, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) grilled DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas about the exploitation of migrant children.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Targets Dr. Fauci, Intel Community Over Failure To Confirm Lab Leak

At today’s House Select Committee on the Coronavirus, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) slammed the intel community and Dr. Anthony Fauci for failing to confirm the lab leak theory.

Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez sets up defense fund amid criminal probe into gifts to his wife: report

Sen. Bob Menendez faces a probe into gifts his wife, Nadine Arslanian, allegedly received and how it may have impacted his efforts to benefit a New Jersey company.

The probe, which involves several federal organizations, is investigating lavish gifts Menendez’s wife received from a New Jersey food producer that obtained an exclusive contract with the Egyptian government to certify Halal food exports across the globe.

The inquiry is considering whether Menendez may have improperly used his position on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to influence the deal. The committee controls roughly $2 billion in U.S. aid to Egypt, according to NBC.

Menendez was previously indicted on federal bribery charges in 2016. That case related to a wealthy Florida eye doctor and longtime friend who gave generous donations to Menedez and allegedly received benefits in return.

The Justice Department dropped those charges in 2018, however, and the new probe appears unrelated to that case.

‘FAMILY AFFAIR’: GOP unveils new shocking Biden family business probe report

Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz discusses Biden’s delay in announcing his re-election bid and the ongoing Biden family business dealings probe as the GOP reveals new information.


President Donald Trump presented a sparkling policy pitch on Tuesday that delivered a bullet point action plan for cleaning up American streets and getting the homeless population the help that they need.

“Our once-great cities have become unlivable, unsanitary nightmares, surrendered to the homeless, the drug addicted, and the violent and dangerously deranged,” Trump said in a video. “We are making many suffer for the whims of a deeply unwell few. And they are unwell indeed. The homeless have no right to turn every park and sidewalk into a place for them to squat and do drugs.”

He added, “Americans should not have to step over piles of needles and waste as they walk down a street in a beautiful city. Or at least once beautiful city because they’ve changed so much over the last ten years.”

As part of the president’s Agenda47 policy platform for his 2024 bid for president, the following actions will be implemented to combat the dangerously unsafe conditions of many American cities: