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Italian nurse accused of killing 38 patients because they were ‘annoying’

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A 42-year-old Italian nurse in the northern town of Lugo was arrested over the weekend on charges that she killed some 38 patients under her care because she found them — or their families — “annoying.”

According to the Daily Mail, Daniela Poggiali had a coworker take a photo of her next to a recently deceased patient who authorities now believe that she murdered with a lethal injection of potassium chloride.

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Suspicions arose after the April death of 78-year-old patient Rosa Calderoni, whose autopsy revealed dangerously high levels of potassium in her bloodstream. High doses of potassium can stop the heart. The investigation came to an inconclusive end, however.

Prosecutors said that the case hit “insurmountable difficulties” due to the fact that potassium fades from the bloodstream within a matter of days.

Coworkers describe Poggiali as “cold” and reported that she joked about killing patients with potassium in the past. She was also known for giving her patients high doses of powerful laxatives at the end of her shifts so as to “embarrass” the nurses coming on duty after her.

Lead prosecutor Alessandro Mancini was quoted in the newspaper Il Resto Del Carlino as saying, “There are the other 38 cases of suspicious deaths and of these, ten are very suspicious.”

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“Investigations are continuing,” he said, “but there are insurmountable difficulties.”

Poggiali was reportedly “unperturbed” as she was taken into custody and charged with murder.

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Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.

The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.

"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."

"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."

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Trump campaign has 12-person ‘War Room’ toiling to fight the impeachment inquiry: report

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While the White House has bragged about refusing to start a "war room" to deal with the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's administration, his campaign is footing the bill for a 12-person operation, the LA Times reported Friday.

“Some of you have criticized us for not having a war room — OK? — which we don’t by the way,” acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters.

“You don’t have a war room when you haven’t done anything wrong," he added.

By that logic, Trump's 2020 re-election campaign may fear the president did something wrong.

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‘I don’t think he knows what he’s doing’: Ex-Trump advisor rips the ‘cascading crisis’ of his ‘strategic disaster’

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President Donald Trump received harsh criticism from a former top Middle East advisor for the ethnic cleansing campaign Turkey is waging against the Kurds in Syria.

MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

"The truth of the matter is when President Trump announced to the world last December that we were leaving Syria and he arbitrarily cut our force reportedly in half, which is already a small force, we lost all of our leverage and influence," McGurk argued. "And he really threw it out the window on this call on October 6th."

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