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California woman drugs husband and cuts off his penis, says he ‘deserved it’

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LOS ANGELES — A 48-year-old Californian was arrested for drugging her husband’s dinner then cutting off his penis, saying he “deserved it,” police said Tuesday.

Catherine Kieu Becker was booked for poisoning and assault with a deadly weapon after the incident in which she tied him to the bed Monday in Garden Grove, southeast of Los Angeles.

The woman, who was in the process of divorcing her 51-year-old husband, called 911 to declare a medical emergency after throwing his severed member in the garbage disposal, said police spokesman Jeff Nightengale.

“Officers arrived and located a male victim tied to the bed and bleeding from his groin area,” he said. “The female, identified as his wife, had used an unknown type poison and/or drug in the male’s food to make him sleepy.

“She tied him to the bed and as he woke the female cut off his penis with a knife. The female tossed the penis in the garbage disposal and turned the disposal to the ‘On’ position.”

Police untied the man, and seized a rope and knife as evidence. “The initial investigation determined that the two are married and going through a divorce,” said Nightengale said.

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“The suspect made dinner for the victim and the male told detectives that he believed something was wrong with his food. The victim went to lie down, and he woke up tied to the bed with his wife tugging his clothes off.

“The suspect grabbed the victim’s penis and cut it off,” he said, adding that then “The suspect called 911 and told responding officers that he ‘deserved it.'”

The man, whose named was not released, underwent emergency surgery and was listed in serious condition, Nightengale said.

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GOP leaders in open warfare with Trump’s White House as another government shutdown looms

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According to a report in the Washington Post, GOP leaders are at an impasse with the White House on future budget concerns as President Donald Trump's chief of staff -- which is leading to fears of another government shutdown.

The report states, "GOP leaders have spent months cajoling President Trump in favor of a bipartisan budget deal that would fund the government and raise the limit on federal borrowing this fall, but their efforts have yet to produce a deal."

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Trump Twitter-snarls at ‘Impeachment Day’ protesters as the product of ‘Radical Left Democrats’

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Impeachment Day protesters on Twitter on Sunday morning, downplaying their efforts after seeing a report on Fox News.

Taking to Twitter the president wrote, "Yesterday was the Radical Left Democrats big Impeachment day. They worked so hard to make it something really big and special but had one problem - almost nobody showed up. “The Media admits low turnout for anti-Trump rallies ...saying enough. Democrat voters want to hear the politicians talking about issues. This is a huge distraction and will only help Donald Trump get elected. 'Greatest President since Ronald Reagan' said a counter-protester. LehighValleyLive."

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Trump’s first term: hits and misses

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"Promises made, promises kept," goes one of President Donald Trump's main 2020 reelection slogans. Is that true?

Here are some of the key policy hits and misses -- comparing his accomplishments to his promises -- from a tumultuous first term.

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Economy:

The economy will be Trump's major selling point.

GDP grew 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019 and the last recession was a decade ago. Unemployment is at a 50-year low of 3.6 percent.

Trump's frequent claim that the economy is probably "the best" in US history is an exaggeration, though.

Economists see growing dangers, including exploding government debt and growing backlash from Trump's aggressive trade policies, especially with China.

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