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Iraq veteran amputee dies after fall from roller coaster

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A veteran who lost both legs in Iraq died at an amusement park in upstate New York after he fell from a 208-foot roller coaster, local press reported on Saturday.

James Hackemer, 29, died Friday night at the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort near Buffalo, New York after falling from the “Ride of Steel” roller coaster, according to the Buffalo News, a local daily newspaper.

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The park remained open, according to its website, but the “Ride of Steel” is closed pending an investigation into the death of an “adult male guest.”

According to the Buffalo News, Hackemer was released from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in March following three years of rehabilitation after losing both legs and a hip to a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2008.

He was at the amusement park with his two daughters, who are three- and four-years old.

The park’s website says the Ride of Steel is one of the tallest east of the Mississippi River, with a height of 208 feet (60 meters) at its peak. Its cars plunge down the track at more than 70 mph (110 kph). The park added that guests must be at least 54 inches (1.37 meters) tall to ride the roller coaster.

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Trump lashes out at Pelosi for going to Jordan to fix his Syria flub

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump

President Donald Trump tweeted his anger about Speaker Nancey Pelosi (D-CA) taking a delegation of leaders to Jordan to meet with those working on Syria.

"Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!" Trump tweeted Sunday.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1186016354572353536

Vice President Mike Pence went to Turkey last week to attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, but what he ended up with was 120-hour freeze on bombing Kurds.

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Hillary Clinton posts fake letter from JFK to mock Trump’s absurd one to Turkey

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken up a new hobby of trolling President Donald Trump on Twitter.

The grandmother of three excelled in her sarcasm and stepped up her shade Sunday afternoon by releasing a fake letter from Former President John F. Kennedy to former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Read the fake letter and see the tweet below:

Dear Premier Khrushchev,

Don't be a d*ck, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba. Everybody will say 'Yay! Khrushchev! You're the best!' But if you don't everybody will be like 'what an assh*le' and call your garbage country 'The Soviet Bunion.'

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‘I’d be open to it’: Trump voters warming up to impeachment as president’s Ukraine story unravels

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In one of the pieces that both the Washington Post and the New York Times are famous for, a visit to talk to Donald Trump voters outside the Beltway about how they feel about the president three years after the election reveals cracks in his support as more information becomes available about his Ukraine phone call that precipitated an impeachment inquiry.

According to the Post's report, they ventured out to Staten Island, or specifically: "New York’s 11th Congressional District, a swath of the country as good a place as any to gauge how a defining moment in American democracy is playing out."

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