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Libyan gang-rape victim Eman al-Obeidy flees to Tunisia

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Eman al-Obeidy became one of the more recognizable faces of the so-called Arab Spring in March, when she burst into a Tripoli hotel and told journalists about her gang-rape at the hands of pro-Gaddafi military men, then was dragged out of the hotel and went missing for days. Now, al-Obeidy says, she has fled Libya for Tunisia.

Al-Obeidy told CNN that she crossed the Tunisian border Thursday, in disguise and with the help of a defecting military officer. In the car, she wore a head covering that obscured her entire face but for one eye. She has since been granted sanctuary in Tunisia, but is unsure of what comes next, and fears for her life.

“I still do not know what I am going to do. Of course I’d like to see my family,” she said.

Her father had expressed doubt about her safety, and feared those loyal to Gaddafi “would do the worst to her, given [Gaddafi’s] past” if they found her.

Al-Obeidy has been charged with slander against the men she accused of raping her in the two-day ordeal and has said that she has little hope of her attackers being prosecuted.

In early April, she was reached for interviews by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and by NPR.

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“I have reached the end of my tolerance for this as a human,” she told Cooper via translator. She told NPR that every time she dares show her face in the street, “they treat me as a terrorist.”

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quit’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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