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Florida campus evacuated after police found student dead of ‘self-inflicted’ gunshot wound and explosives

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About 500 students at the University of Central Florida were evacuated overnight Sunday as police found a student dead inside a dormitory, as well as firearms and explosives.

Central Florida News 13 reported on Monday that authorities found the man dead with a self-inflicted gunshot to the head while responding to a fire alarm around 12:20 a.m.

“[I was] Skyping my girlfriend, doing homework,” sophomore Jason Smith, pictured, told WESH-TV. “I figured it was too late to be another drill.”

According to WKMG-TV, officials found a handgun and assault rifle, as well as several homemade explosive devices just before 5 a.m.

Classes have been canceled until noon on Monday. The evacuated students were taken to the school’s Student Union and the on-campus arena has also been made available for anyone displaced by the evacuation. A nearby parking garage was also evacuated, but reopened Monday morning.

The school sent an alert around 2 a.m. saying there were no further threats reported, a delay that drew criticism from some students.

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“I would think that they would let us know faster,” said student Nick Erickson. “It was at least two hours because it was at least 2:00 in the morning and this happened at midnight and we didn’t know anything for at least two hours. It’s sad that it was a student but at least there wasn’t high casualties.”

Watch WESH’s report on the evacuation, posted on YouTube on Monday, below.

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Maddow slams Trump’s era of government officials ‘saving the country from the commander-in-chief’ with leaks

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Rachel Maddow on Monday worried about the pattern of government officials leaking to the press to stop President Donald Trump from sabotaging United States' interests to help Russia.

The MSNBC anchor broke down the key questions raised by the bombshell New York Times report that officials were keeping secrets from Trump to protect U.S. interests.

Maddow reminded of a June 2017 story by Michael Isikoff.

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CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say

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On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump's decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.

"I don't want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out," said Cuomo. "But the word of one of the reasons that there's some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it's a problem. It's a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don't believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?"

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Rachel Maddow gets to the bottom about why Trump ‘freaked out’ so much at report U.S. hacked Russia

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Monday examined the motivations for President Donald Trump freaking out over the latest bombshell New York Times revelations about his Russia policy.

Maddow identified two key takeaways for her viewers.

"The weird things here are two things about the way the story has broken and both have to do with President Trump," she noted.

"The first really strange thing about the reaction is President Trump’s response to it online. This story apparently sort of made him flip out," she said, putting his Twitter reactions on screen.

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