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Man refuses to come off Tulsa telecom tower for 5th day

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A 25-year-old man in Tulsa refused to come down off a communications tower for the fifth day Monday.

Authorities said that the man, only identified as William, had been at the top of the 300-foot Clear Channel tower since Thursday at 11 a.m.

“Dehydration at a cellular level cannot be denied,” senior negotiator Cole Butler said Saturday.

The man had requested a Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Rooster Booster and a cappuccino.

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His reasons for climbing the tower were not clear at the time of publication, but he denied that suicide was a motivation.

“Honestly, if he was wanting to jump, I think it would have happened by now. But that doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the next five seconds,” Butler said.

He shouted to police Saturday night that he would rather be on the tower than “down there.”

News 9 has live video of the standoff here.

Watch this video from News 9, broadcast Aug. 14, 2011.

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WATCH: Trump whines to Turkish president he only takes questions from ‘friendly reporters’

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In a press conference Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, President Donald Trump openly reminded that he only takes questions from people on his side.

"Would you like to pick somebody?" Trump asked Erdo?an after taking a question from the far-right OANN. "A friendly person from Turkey, please. Friendly. Only friendly reporters. There aren’t too many of them around."

Trump has increasingly refused to take questions from reporters who ask him actual questions that he both knows the answer to and will make him look good.

The White House hasn't hosted a "daily press briefing" for 247 days and not at all under the new press secretary, Stephanie Grisham. She has, however, had time to appear on Fox News multiple times to speak for the White House.

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Fox legal analyst: Today was a good day for anyone who wants to shorten the Trump presidency

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As the first public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump wrapped up this Wednesday, former assistant US attorney and Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy said that he originally expected Republicans' "best pitch" to be that the Democrats' impeachment inquiry hasn't demonstrated anything impeachable.

"Instead what they've tried to do is go at this by saying, 'Nothing bad happened, it was perfect,'" McCarthy said, adding that the latter tactic will open them up to an "itemization of a number of irregularities that happened and a lot of very admirable and articulate government witnesses getting on the witness stand to say, 'This shouldn't have happened, that shouldn't have happened, this is a departure from American interests, a departure from American norms.'"

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George Conway blows apart Republicans’ ‘illogical and incoherent’ defense’ of Trump

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Republican Washington lawyer George Conway found the GOP's attempts to defend President Donald Trump to be "illogical and incoherent."

The spouse of Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to the president, explained that the witnesses were clearly non-partisan professionals only willing to talk about the facts.

"And the facts are quite damning. And the defenses that were put up by the Republicans were fundamentally illogical and incoherent," Conway told MSNBC. "I mean, one defense was, 'Hey, they actually got the money. The Ukrainians got the money and Zelensky didn’t make a statement. But the fact of the matter is, it was the ask that was illegal."

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