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Florida church shootout between pastor and staffer leaves man injured, 20 children unharmed

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Authorities in Florida said that a maintenance worker was injured at a church in Osceola County on Tuesday when he got into a shootout with the pastor.

Deputies told WFTV that Living Water Fellowship church Pastor Terry Howell was in a meeting to terminate the worker’s employment when the man pulled out a gun and opened fire. The pastor reportedly produced his own gun and returned fire.

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The maintenance worker, who was identified as Benjamin Parongan, was said to be in critical condition after being taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Howell was not injured, according to reports.

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Twis Lizauain said that 20 children in a child care facility on the church campus were not harmed during the incident.

“There is a child care facility on the property at the church,” she explained. “It was not affected in any way by this isolated incident. We have contacted those parents and the majority of them have come to pick up their children.”

Criminal charges were pending against Parongan. Deputies said the case was being investigated as a case of self-defense, and that Howell had not been charged.

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Nunes cuts off GOP lawyer when cross-examination flops as Fiona Hill outlines damning case against Trump

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was forced to cut off the House GOP's own attorney after he gave former National Security Council official Fiona Hill an opportunity to outline the damning case against President Donald Trump.

Nunes' interruption came while attorney Steve Castor was asking questions about Hill's past interactions with European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland, whom she admits she got upset with after learning that he was working on Ukraine policy despite the fact that Ukraine isn't even a member of the EU.

"What I was angry about was that he wasn't coordinating with us," Hill said, referring to the National Security Council. "And what I realized was, listening to his deposition, that he was absolutely right. He wasn't coordinating with us because we weren't doing the same thing that he was doing."

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The View’s Meghan McCain insists Democrats are too weak to impeach — and rants into commercial break

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The two conservative co-hosts of "The View" agreed the House hadn't turned up enough evidence yet to impeach President Donald Trump, but Meghan McCain erupted when she was interrupted for a commercial break.

Conservative Abby Huntsman has been more open to the impeachment inquiry, saying that Trump's actions toward Ukraine had been inexcusable, but she's not convinced he committed a crime worthy of impeachment.

But McCain, who has argued all along that Democrats were overplaying their hand politically, insisted Trump's opponents were too weak to take him down.

“One of the things that I pride myself in is we can’t get sucked into the Beltway in the media circles,” McCain said. “What I saw last night on the debate stage is not going to be good enough to beat him.”

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo flattens Trump apologist David Urban for still spreading debunked Politico report lies

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President Donald Trump's key CNN supporter, David Urban got into it with every person on the panel Thursday when he attempted to spin Fiona Hill's testimony.

The key Trump talking point is to cite a Politico article that has been debunked by American national intelligence and the testimony of the experts that have appeared under oath to the House Intelligence Committee.

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As host CNN John King noted from the testimony, Hill and diplomat David Holmes are "critical" for making the case of Trump's corruption.

"Republicans are going to argue this is Trump being Trump, he was working outside the system," King said. "'Maybe you question Rudy Giuliani, but he wanted his guy's hands on the policy. You may not like it. Maybe it got ugly but it's not an impeachable offense.' That's where the Republicans are going to get us."

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