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Oklahoma teen admits to killing parents, sister for inheritance, police say

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A teenager has told investigators he killed his parents and his 17-year-old sister in their southern Oklahoma home in a dispute over money and in hopes he would get the family inheritance, authorities said on Wednesday.

Alan Hruby, 19, who was charged on Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder, believed he would be the sole beneficiary of the inheritance if he was the only family member left alive, Duncan District Attorney Jason Hicks said.

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Hicks said the death penalty would be considered for Hruby.

Hruby is accused of fatally shooting his father John Hruby, 50, his mother Tinker Hruby, 48, and sister Katherine, 17, at their home in Duncan, Oklahoma, about 70 miles south of Oklahoma City, Hicks said.

Authorities said Hruby confessed to killing his family because his father, publisher of the weekly Marlow Review newspaper in a small town near Duncan, had cut him off financially due to uncontrolled spending.

Hicks said his father turned Hruby in to local police earlier in 2014 after he ran up $5,000 in charges on his grandmother’s credit card during a trip to Europe.

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Hruby is accused of shooting dead his mother and sister on Thursday with a handgun he had previously taken from his father’s truck and then shooting his father when he returned home an hour later, according to court documents.

The bodies of the three Hruby family members were found by a housekeeper on Monday, authorities said.

(Reporting by Heide Brandes in Oklahoma City; Editing by Brendan O’Brien and Sandra Maler)

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The View audience goes wild when Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman get schooled on democratic socialism

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Both conservatives on "The View" warned of the dangers of democratic socialism, but co-host Joy Behar drew a rowdy response with her impassioned defense of wealth distribution.

The panelists were discussing Sen. Elizabeth Warren's climb in the polls, and Meghan McCain speculated about the possibility of the Massachusetts Democrat heading into a contested Democratic convention with Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

"I happen to love Elizabeth Warren," Behar said. "I think she would make a magnificent president, and I think this whole talk about she's too far to the left is a lot of hooey, frankly."

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House GOP loses yet another incumbent as California’s Paul Cook announces retirement

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Another day, another retirement for House Republicans.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Rep. Paul Cook R-CA) is heading for the exits and retiring at the end of his term in 2020.

Instead of serving in Congress for another term, Cook will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the congressman's chief of staff tells the Los Angeles Times.

Even though Democrats made major gains in California during the 2018 midterm elections, Cook's district will be difficult for the party to pick up. Cook last year won reelection with 60 percent of the vote and his opponent wasn't even a Democrat, but fellow Republican Tim Donnelly.

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Strike on Saudi oil field likely launched by Iranian ‘proxies’ inside Iraq

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The drone strike on an oil field in Saudi Arabia on the weekend was likely launched by Iraqi militias affiliated with Iran, said France 24’s terrorism expert Wassim Nasr.

“It’s the most plausible version,” he said.

And it wouldn’t be the first time such strikes have been launched from inside Iraq by Iranian-backed forces, Nasr explained. Between April 2018 and July 2019, three reported interceptions or strikes targeted a Saudi pipeline running from the east of the Kingdom to the Red Sea, disrupting the transport of oil.

The technology was also evidently a Houthi missile based in Iranian technology, a Quds-1 missile that is a smaller and “better” version of the Iranian Soumar missile, Nasr said.

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