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Robin Williams found hanging from belt in a seated position: police

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First responders called to actor Robin Williams’ home found the Oscar-winning actor dead of an apparent suicide with a belt around his neck and slight wounds to his wrist, police said Tuesday.

Lieutenant Keith Boyd of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said he was found “in a seated position unresponsive with a belt secured around his neck with the other end of the belt wedged between the clothes closet door and the door frame.”

“Mr. Williams, at that time, was cool to the touch with rigor mortis present in his body,” he told reporters, adding that the inside of his left wrist bore signs of having been cut.

Boyd, who is Marin County’s assistant coroner, refused to say whether a suicide note had been found, as an investigation continues.

He said Williams had last been seen alive Sunday by his wife Susan Schneider before she retired for the night.

She left the house on Monday assuming he was still asleep in a separate room, he said.

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He was found dead by his personal assistant, who entered the room “when he failed to respond to knocks on his bedroom door,” Boyd said.

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‘Come heavily armed’: Oregon GOP lawmaker threatens state troopers over dispute with Dem governor

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On Wednesday, The Oregonian reported that GOP state Sen. Brian Boquist threatened to kill state troopers if they try to keep him in the Senate chamber to debate climate change legislation.

"I'm quotable, so here's the quote. This is what I told the [police] superintendent," said Boquist to reporters outside the Senate chamber. "Send bachelors and come heavily armed. I'm not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It's just that simple."

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has made passing a climate change bill one of her top priorities. While Democrats control Oregon's legislature, Senate Republicans have enough votes to block legislation by walking out and denying a quorum — which they have done to stonewall this legislation.

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Nightmare scenario: Trump could lose by 5 million votes — but still win re-election by one electoral vote

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President Donald Trump could potentially win re-election next year by a single electoral vote.

In that nightmare scenario for Democrats, the president could lose the popular vote -- again -- but still narrowly eke out an electoral win by holding onto four states he carried in 2016, reported Axios.

Even if Democrats flip Michigan and Pennsylvania, increase their vote totals in California and come close to winning Texas -- which could give them 5 million more votes than Trump -- their candidate could still lose if Trump narrowly wins Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

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Hope Hicks’ latest obstruction just gave the Democrats a major weapon: report

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Hope Hicks didn't provide much information for Democrats in her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee -- but she may have cracked the stone wall the White House has built around former staffers.

President Donald Trump's former communications director -- and perhaps his most trusted aide outside his family -- claimed blanket immunity throughout her closed-door testimony, but Hicks still gave Democrats something in their legal battle against the White House, argued Margaret Carlson for The Daily Beast.

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