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Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, medically evacuated from Galapagos Islands

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Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos required emergency surgery for kidney stones while vacationing near the Galapagos Islands during New Years Day, according to a translated press release from the Ecuadorian navy.

ABC reported that Bezos, 49, had been vacationing when he became ill Wednesday. According to the navy press release, Bezos was evacuated by helicopter to Baltra Island where a private plane took him to the U.S. for emergency surgery.

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A spokesperson for Amazon sent ABC an email when asked for comment. “I sent the inquiry to Jeff and here’s what he sent back: ‘Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars.'”

The front desk manager at the Royal Palm hotel in Puerto Ayora, a town on Academy Bay, told the Washington Post that Bezos was taken to a local hospital before being flown out.

Bezos bought the Washington Post in October for $250 million.


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‘Reprehensible’ cops fired for reenacting chokehold at memorial site: ‘A crime against humanity and decency’

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Four former police officers are out of work over "reprehensible" photos taken at a memorial site where a 23-year-old Black man was killed by police while walking home.

"Aurora’s interim police chief on Friday fired two of the three officers who posed for a photo last October reenacting a chokehold at the site of Elijah McClain’s violent arrest — the third officer already had resigned — and terminated another officer who received the photo," The Denver Post reported Friday. "That officer, Jason Rosenblatt, was one of the three officers involved in McClain’s death last summer."

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DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime

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On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.

YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3

Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%

This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.

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WATCH: Trump advisor trashes Dr. Fauci — while pushing coronavirus conspiracy theories

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White House economic advisor Peter Navarro pushed several conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic as the administration attempts to deflect blame for America responding to coronavirus worse than any other developed country.

At one point in the interview, MSNBC's Ali Velshi had to ask, "What are you talking about?"

Navarro harshly criticized Dr. Tony Fauci, who is one of his colleagues in the administration.

And he tried to blame the "Chinese Communist Party" for the disease, saying "they spawned the virus, they hid virus, they sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationalists over here to seed and spread the virus before we knew."

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