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Texas governor’s cousin, 74, dies in gunfire exchange with deputies

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The family of Larry Don Wheeler, cousin of Texas Governor Rick Perry, is waiting to hear from the authorities as to why their loved one died in a “burst of gunfire” after sheriff’s deputies arrived at his home Saturday night.

Wheeler’s death “is not making any sense,” family lawyer David Gossom told the TimesRecordNews in Wichita Falls, Texas, adding that the family “is in shock” from the incident.

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According to that news report, deputies from the Montague County Sheriff’s Office showed up at Wheeler’s home in Nocona, northwest of Dallas, after reports of a gunshot being heard in the vicinity.

Soon afterward, Wheeler died in what the Associated Press describes as an “exchange of gunfire.”

The AP report cites Montague County District Attorney Jack McGaughey as saying that “Wheeler was holding a shotgun and an officer was shot in the hand.”

The TRN reports that the family is “waiting to see if there is a reasonable explanation for what happened.” The Texas Rangers and the local district attorney’s office are investigating, and an autopsy is pending. Wheeler evidently had no history of conflict with the local police.

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According to his obituary, Wheeler “passionately worked many years to support his cousin, Governor Rick Perry.”

A 2005 press release from Gov. Perry lists Wheeler as the Nocona steering committee head for Perry’s 2006 re-election campaign.

Perry is widely known as a “tough-on-crime” politician who fiercely supports the death penalty and aggressive policing.

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The TRN describes Wheeler as a quiet individual who loved “golf, traveling and writing,” and whose violent death “is a sharp contrast to the life he lived.”


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Robert De Niro said Alec Baldwin is so good at playing Donald Trump he wants to punch them both in the face

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Legendary actor and Donald Trump foe Robert De Niro waited patiently as roasters bashed him before they went after Alec Baldwin. De Niro was mocked mostly for his age. But it was De Niro who had the last laugh.

When it was his turn to bring the funny, De Niro asked simply, "what the f*ck am I doing here?"

"This is like that Moscow hotel room where a bunch of whores pissed all over Donald Trump," he recalled.

When it came time to bash Caitlyn Jenner, De Niro said that there was something off about her, but he couldn't "put his finger in it."

"Yes, you can!" she encouraged.

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SNL’s Chris Redd calls Caitlyn Jenner ‘Auntie Tom’ for supporting Trump over trans community

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Genius comedian Chris Redd went after Caitlyn Jenner for her Republican support of President Donald Trump.

While Jenner admitted in 2018 that she'd made a mistake, she was a big part of those few LGBTQ willing to support Trump in 2016.

"Hey Caitlyn, you godd*mn hypocrite," Redd began. "You're like, against gay marriage, you voted for Trump, you're like the Auntie Tom of the trans community. I mean, OK, you did open the door for trans people but then you ran in and slammed that sh*t shut behind your flat ass."

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US ‘lies’ slammed after Mike Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks without proof

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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations.

“It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of war alive in the region by repeatedly launching aggression against Yemen and committing different types of war crimes, and the Yemenis have also shown that they are standing up to war and aggression,” Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said in a statement.

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