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Indiana: Toddler, 3, shoots murder suspect and own mother

Trayshaun Smith

The toddler, who according to reports is a boy, fired just one bullet which struck both Trayshaun Smith, 23, and the youngster’s 21-year-old mum Jalynn Artis.

Smith was taken into custody by police in Lafayette after he was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

He was arrested on an active murder warrant which had been issued in neighbouring Cook County, Illinois.

He and Ms Artis, who was also not seriously injured in the shooting, are friends, according to police.

Justice Dept. Investigated Clinton Foundation Until Trump’s Final Days

The Clinton Foundation became attack fodder for Republicans in 2015.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Newly released documents and interviews with former department officials show that the investigation stretched long past when F.B.I. agents and prosecutors knew it was a dead end.

The conclusion of the case, which centered on the Clinton Foundation’s dealings with foreign donors when Mrs. Clinton served as secretary of state under President Barack Obama, has not previously been reported.

The foundation became attack fodder for Republicans in 2015 after the conservative author Peter Schweizer published the book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” an investigation of donations that foreign entities made to the family organization. 

In August 2016, the three foundation cases were consolidated under the supervision of agents in New York. Agents were authorized to seek subpoenas from the U.S. attorneys’ offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but prosecutors declined to issue them. The investigation seemed to go dormant.

Ultimately, the F.B.I. moved the case to Little Rock. In 2017, after prosecutors there requested help, the deputy attorney general’s office said the Justice Department would support the case.

Uber Suspends Head of Diversity After ‘Karen’ Talks

Uber reportedly put its head of diversity, equity and inclusion on a leave of absence after employees complained about two “Don’t Call Me Karen” events that focused on white women’s experiences.

According to the New York Times, Bo Young Lee, the ride-hailing company’s head of diversity, is on leave pending Uber’s “next steps.”

The events, one last month and another on May 17, were billed as “diving into the spectrum of the American white woman’s experience” and hearing from white women who work at Uber, with a focus on “the ‘Karen’ persona.”

Land Grab | Full Measure

Across the country, there is a new kind of land grab going on that may surprise you. Millions of acres are being bought up by foreign investors, including those from one of our biggest adversaries: China.

And no state is more impacted than Texas, where Scott Thuman reports today’s cover story.

WORLD WAR 3: Will Biden ACTUALLY send U.S. F-16s to Ukraine?

The Biden Administration now is allowing Western allies to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets — including American-made ones.

But just over one year ago, Joe Biden warned that taking similar steps would enter America into World War 3.

The situation continues to escalate, so much so that several high-ranking military officials took to the New York Times in a paid advertisement to warn the world about this administration’s handling of the war.

Glenn reads from their advertisement in this clip, and he argues that most Americans DO want to help Ukraine. We just don’t want to enter ‘nuclear winter’ as a result of it…

‘That Is In Fact The Truth’: Tucker’s Biographer Says Dominion Story Is True

Moore has spent the last year writing the “definitive biography” of Carlson, which is based on more than 100 hours of interviews and thorough research, according to the tweet. The book is set to be released in mid-July, but Moore apparently felt the need to share some of the information he uncovered well ahead of the official release date.

“I was working closely with Tucker when he was taken off the air by Fox. And as some of you know, I was also a regular on his show, and I happened to be a guest on the final episode of the show, which was on April 21,” Moore noted in the video. “I’ve also seen the monologue that Tucker planned to deliver on Monday, April 24, before his show was abruptly taken off the air.”

Moore claimed that the monologue was focused on the events of Jan 6., and “particularly Ray Epps.” Epps is the “only person captured on video inciting people to violence at the capitol that day, and allegedly an FBI informant who has not been arrested or changed,” according to Moore.

Epps has denied that he was acting under orders from the FBI or any other federal agency.

FBI a ‘servant’ to Biden family: Miranda Devine

NY Post columnist Miranda Devine discusses the FBI whistleblowers’ testimony and fallout from the Durham report.

Florida Man Allegedly Beats Grandmother to Death with Hammer, Asks Housekeeper to Clean It Up

Collier County Sheriff’s Office

Covered in blood, Anthony Michael Corrado, 34, allegedly asked a housekeeper to clean up the crime scene, Fox News reported.

The unnamed housekeeper asked Corrado where his grandmother was, and he responded that “she was gone,” Law and Crime reported. The victim was in the bedroom and was wrapped in a blue tarp.

The housekeeper could hear shallow breathing, and she unwrapped it, finding Corrado’s grandmother with a plastic bag over her head.

Allegedly Corrado told her not to remove it since she would get “blood everywhere.” At the time, Corrado’s grandfather was at the grocery store.

Target Debuts Pro-Trans Clothing for Pride Month

As the month of June approaches, when many corporations celebrate a “pride month” for LGBTQ people, the retail giant Target has unveiled a line of clothing, including swimsuits, that are meant to accommodate so-called “transgender” people who believe they are of the opposite gender.

As reported by the Daily Caller, comedian Chrissie Mayr first posted about the store’s line of swimsuits that are described as providing “extra crotch coverage” and “tuck-friendly construction” for men who are trying to pretend that they are women.

Another post by Citizen Free Press not only featured the same pride-themed swimsuits, but also included pro-LGBTQ clothing that is specifically marketed towards children.

These clothes were also called out by a social media user known as “Gays Against Groomers,” who described the products as “disturbing.”

Biden to End Familial DNA Testing at Border, Key Deterrent to Fraud and Child Trafficking

The Biden administration is set to end familial DNA testing at the US-Mexico border, which has been key to preventing the fraudulent entry of many illegal immigrants and mitigating child trafficking, according to a memo obtained by Just The News.

The DNA testing was originally implemented in the Trump-era and utilized by Customs Border Protection – following a court order related to the separation of migrant children from their families and evidence drug cartels were using children to create fake family units to sneak illegal immigrants across the border.

But over the weekend, a CBP memo sent to frontline border agents announced the testing will cease when its vendor contract expires this month.

“The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) familial DNA contract with BODE Technologies will end on May 31, 2023 and all familial DNA testing will conclude on that date,” the memo reads.

Sanctuary County: Illegal Alien Accused of Raping Teen Girl, Woman on Hiking Trail


Jose Roberto Hernandez Espinal, a 20-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador, has been arrested and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, armed robbery, and kidnapping for allegedly raping a teenage girl and a woman at a hiking trail this month.

According to police, Espinal approached the woman, who was with her friend having lunch along the trail, and threatened them with a machete before demanding their cell phones.

Espinal then allegedly took the woman, with the machete at her back, to a secluded area and raped her before stealing her jewelry as well.

EXCLUSIVE: Texas Border Sector Returns to Number 1 Position in Migrant Apprehensions

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Del Rio Sector agents apprehended 3,978 migrants during the past four days, according to a law enforcement source. This positioned the Del Rio Sector, once again, as the busiest in the nation.

The sector fell much lower in the rankings for the past few months as migrant crossings moved to the El Paso and Rio Grande Valley Sectors.

Agents in the sector are again being challenged with processing large groups of migrants crossing the river together.

While processing the groups, Eagle Pass Station agents found two small children who had been abandoned on the side of the road in Mexico and carried across the river by other migrants. One child appeared to be an infant girl.

Ben Crump deletes viral tweet branding pregnant nurse racist after her lawyer steps in

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Benjamin Crump, an attorney infamous for his Black Lives Matter activism, deleted a social media post denouncing a pregnant nurse as racist after evidence surfaced proving the exact opposite of what a viral smear campaign portrayed.

Crump, an attorney who has represented several families in prominent police brutality cases, called the pregnant nurse Sarah Comrie a racist when he tweeted a video of her arguing with multiple young black men about a Citi Bike she had paid for.

Due to prominent figures like Crump and others labeling her a racist, the nurse’s employer put her on a leave of absence.

World News:

US Default Fallout Would Cascade Across World Economy

Feeding the anxiety is the fact that so much financial activity hinges on confidence that America will always pay its financial obligations.

Its debt, long viewed as an ultra-safe asset, is a foundation of global commerce, built on decades of trust in the United States. A default could shatter the $24 trillion market for Treasury debt, cause financial markets to freeze up and ignite an international crisis.

“A debt default would be a cataclysmic event, with an unpredictable but probably dramatic fallout on U.S. and global financial markets,’’ said Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy at Cornell University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

The threat has emerged just as the world economy is contending with a panoply of threats — from surging inflation and interest rates to the ongoing repercussions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the tightening grip of authoritarian regimes.

On top of all that, many countries have grown skeptical of America’s outsize role in global finance.

Israel reasserts Jewish People’s connection to their eternal capital, Jerusalem TV7Israel News 22.05

1) Israel reasserts the unalienable and historic connection of the Jewish people to their “ancestral capital, Jerusalem. “

2) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad urges the Arab World to reevaluate relations with the West.

3) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offers itself as a mediator between Moscow and Kyiv, amid an historic visit by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to the Saudi city of Jeddah.

Ukraine Says It Advances to Surround Russians in Bakhmut


Ukraine said its forces north and south of Bakhmut were advancing on Monday, to entrap Russians inside the ruined city that Moscow says it captured over the weekend after Europe’s bloodiest battle for ground troops since World War Two.

Russia’s proclamation on Saturday that it had finally captured the final few blocks of Bakhmut culminated a battle both sides have called a meatgrinder, and gave Moscow its first chance to declare a substantial victory for more than 10 months.

But even as the Russians pushed forward inside Bakhmut, their forces on the city’s northern and southern outskirts were retreating at the war’s fastest pace for six months, giving both sides reasons to claim momentum had now shifted their way.

Ukrainian ambassador welcomes pledges of F-16 fighter jets; urges patience on counteroffensive

Oksana Serhiyivna Markarova

For Ukrainians, she said, the effort to repel Russian has essentially been one long counterattack.

“I wouldn’t label it. Whether it’s going to be one offensive or several. Whether it going to be just the hard, daily work on every front line or we will see some big results in any of them, it doesn’t really matter,” Markarova said. “What matters is the goal is to liberate all Ukraine.”

Markarova, speaking after delivering a commencement address at Boston College, said the delivery of F-16 jets is critical to the short and long-term security of the country.

The U.S. has agreed to help train pilots in Ukraine to fly F-16 fighter jets, but it has provided few details and said decisions on when, how many, and who will supply the F-16s will be made in the months ahead while the training is underway.

An Iranian nuclear facility is so deep underground that US airstrikes likely couldn’t reach it

The photos and videos from Planet Labs PBC show Iran has been digging tunnels in the mountain near the Natanz nuclear site, which has come under repeated sabotage attacks amid Tehran’s standoff with the West over its atomic program.

With Iran now producing uranium close to weapons-grade levels after the collapse of its nuclear deal with world powers, the installation complicates the West’s efforts to halt Tehran from potentially developing an atomic bomb as diplomacy over its nuclear program remains stalled.

Completion of such a facility “would be a nightmare scenario that risks igniting a new escalatory spiral,” warned Kelsey Davenport, the director of nonproliferation policy at the Washington-based Arms Control Association.

“Given how close Iran is to a bomb, it has very little room to ratchet up its program without tripping U.S. and Israeli red lines. So at this point, any further escalation increases the risk of conflict.”

‘Tragic’ School Fire Kills 19 School Children, Injures Others In Guyana

Just before midnight, a fire began in the dormitory building of a boarding school near the border town of Mahdia, a gold and diamond mining community, The Associated Press (AP) reported. “When firefighters arrived on the scene, the building was already completely engulfed in flames,” Guyana’s Fire Service said in a statement, reported by the outlet.

Though the fire was intense, officials were able to rescue approximately 20 students by breaking holes into the northeastern wall in the building, the fire department stated, according to The AP. 

Two children are currently in critical condition and four have been listed as severely injured while other students are being observed for their injuries, the outlet stated. 

Ukrainian ‘sabotage group’ crosses border into Russia

Ukraine on Monday denied being involved in an incursion into Russian territory, after Moscow said it was fighting a “sabotage” group that crossed into Russia’s Belgorod border region.

Russia Wins Bakhmut, But Zelensky Claims Otherwise

Wagner head Yevgeny Prigozhin said that Bakhmut is in Russian hands and no Ukrainian soldiers were taken prisoner.

Immigration Inundation | Full Measure

Just as the U.S. has become inundated by illegal border crossings, so has Europe been inundated by illegal immigrants and asylum seekers.

Here on Full Measure, we’ve reported on the resulting financial stress and culture clashes from Denmark to Greece.

In Great Britain, officials are calling the current wave an “invasion” and describing many illegal immigrants as “criminals.” Today, we’re off to Europe to take stock.

EU Fines Facebook Owner Meta Record €1.2 Billion over Data Transfers to America

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta received the largest “ever” fine for allegedly failing to comply with a court order from last October which demanded that the Silicon Valley giant cease sending European data to America. The fine of €1.2 billion (£1/$1.3 billion) tops the previous record of €746 million levied against Amazon in 2021 under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

The Irish Data Protection Commission has been investigating Meta’s data transfers from the EU to America since 2020.

The organisation, which acts on behalf of the European Union claimed that Meta had failed “address the risks to the fundamental rights and freedoms of data subjects” that were laid out in the October ruling by the bloc’s Court of Justice, German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports.

The chairwoman of the European Data Protection Board, Andrea Jelinek said that Meta’s violation of privacy regulations were “very serious since it concerns transfers that are systematic, repetitive and continuous.”

3 Palestinian gunmen killed in IDF raid near Nablus

Israeli forces conducted two anti-terror overnight raids in the Palestinian cities of Nablus and Jenin as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians continues to rise 

Beijing to Stop Top Chinese Firms from Using US-Made Micron Chips, Citing ‘Significant Security Risks’

BEIJING (AP) — Stepping up a feud with Washington over technology and security, China’s government on Sunday told users of computer equipment deemed sensitive to stop buying products from the biggest U.S. memory chipmaker, Micron Technology Inc.

Micron products have unspecified “serious network security risks” that pose hazards to China’s information infrastructure and affect national security, the Cyberspace Administration of China said on its website. Its six-sentence statement gave no details.

“Operators of critical information infrastructure in China should stop purchasing products from Micron Co.,” the agency said.

The United States, Europe and Japan are reducing Chinese access to advanced chipmaking and other technology they say might be used in weapons at a time when President Xi Jinping’s government has threatened to attack Taiwan and is increasingly assertive toward Japan and other neighbors.

SpaceX sends Saudi astronauts, including nation’s 1st woman in space, to International Space Station

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The crew of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft, from left, Saudi Arabian astronaut Rayyanah Barnawi, commandeer Peggy Whitson, pilot John Shoffner and Saudi Arabian astronaut Ali al-Qarni arrive at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., before their launch to the International Space Station, Sunday, May 21, 2023. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s first astronauts in decades rocketed toward the International Space Station on a chartered multimillion-dollar flight Sunday.

SpaceX launched the ticket-holding crew, led by a retired NASA astronaut now working for the company that arranged the trip from Kennedy Space Center. Also on board: a U.S. businessman who now owns a sports car racing team.

The four should reach the space station in their capsule Monday morning; they’ll spend just over a week there before returning home with a splashdown off the Florida coast.

Sponsored by the Saudi Arabian government, Rayyanah Barnawi, a stem cell researcher, became the first woman from the kingdom to go to space. She was joined by Ali al-Qarni, a fighter pilot with the Royal Saudi Air Force.


Fla. GOP Official Offers Moving Costs for NAACP Chair

NAACP Chairman Leon Russell (Getty Images)

Christian Ziegler, chair of the Florida GOP, noted in a tweet on Monday that NAACP Board of Directors Chair Leon W. Russell lists Tampa, Florida, as his location on Twitter and offered to have the Florida GOP help pay for Russell to move out of the state.

“The CHAIRMAN of the @NAACP lives in Tampa, FLORIDA! True leadership is being willing to do what you ask others to do … time to step up and MOVE. If you think our state is so bad, the @FloridaGOP will help with moving costs,” Ziegler tweeted.

Last week, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for Florida that criticized Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and his “aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida.”

Tim Scott takes swipe at Trump in official presidential campaign launch: ‘Hope’ over ‘grievance’

Sen. Tim Scott at his formal 2024 presidential campaign launch, May 22, 2023. (Paul Steinhauser/Fox News)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – As he formally declared his candidacy for president at his alma matter in the town where he grew up, Republican Sen. Tim Scott emphasized that “our party and our nation are standing at a time for choosing.”

“Joe Biden and the radical left are attacking every rung of the ladder that helped me climb,” Scott charged. “And that is why I am announcing today that I am running for President of the United States of America.”

Reflecting on his challenging childhood and pointing to his mother, who was in the audience, Scott recalled that “my momma worked 16-hour days as a nurse’s aide — changing bedpans and rolling patients. It was hard work. It was not glamorous.”

“But those 16-hour days put food on our table. And kept our lights on. They empowered her to move her boys out of a place filled with anger into a home full of love.” Scott said. “My mom’s work ethic taught me there is dignity in all work.”

Steve Hilton: FBI is operating as an enforcer of the Democratic Party’s agenda

‘The Next Revolution’ host Steve Hilton discusses the politicization of the FBI amid the fallout of the Durham report.

This is one of the most ‘serious accusations’ against a politician in history: Comer

Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., joined ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss the latest on debt ceiling negotiations, additional U.S. aid to Ukraine and McCarthy’s prediction that the FBI will hand over a file on the alleged Biden family ‘criminal scheme.’

‘Nobody wants the government in their pocket all the time’

Rep. Carol Miller on debt ceiling negotiations: ‘Nobody wants the government in their pocket all the time’

Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., says ‘it’s very important’ that the House gets itself in fiscal order as a debt default date looms.

Victor Davis Hanson to Mark Levin: FBI has to be broken up for this

Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson shares what needs to be done about the FBI following the Durham report revelations on ‘Life, Liberty & Levin.’

Greek Conservatives Win Big in Sunday Election, to Seek Second Vote to Consolidate Majority

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Mitsotakis´ New Democracy party was a full 20 percentage points ahead of its main rival, the left-wing Syriza party, nearly complete results showed. But a new electoral system of proportional representation meant his 40% vote share still was not enough to secure a majority of the 300 seats in Parliament.

To form a government, he would either have to seek a coalition partner from a smaller party, or head to a second election.

The prime minister said he would “follow all constitutional procedures” but maintained his view that the current electoral system that created the need for coalition was akin to “party horse-trading.”

“Without a doubt, the political earthquake that occurred today calls on us all to speed up the process for a definitive government solution so our country can have an experienced hand at its helm as soon as possible.”

Jubilant New Democracy supporters massed outside party headquarters in Athens, cheering and waving party flags.


Separating Good from Evil in the British Empire | Dr. Nigel Biggar | EP 359

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Dr. Nigel Biggar break down his new publication, “Colonialism:

A Moral Reckoning,” and parse out the truths and falsehoods from the modern day revisionist movement.

They explore the ethics of imperialism, the motivations for the British colonies, their role in the slave trade, bringing modernity to much of the world, and looking back on history with a balanced lens.

The Covid Class | Full Measure

There’s a growing consensus that the Covid shutdowns of schools not only did more harm than good, but that the detrimental impacts will be felt for a generation or more.

Some of that cost can be calculated with a fair amount of precision.

That’s according to Eric Hanushek, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, who I spoke with in California.

Steve Hilton: Big Pharma is the only entity benefiting from this

Fox News contributors Kellyanne Conway and Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joined ‘The Next Revolution’ to discuss how the opioid crisis is plaguing America.


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