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Indiana man charged after 4-year-old daughter shoots him from back seat of moving car

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An Indiana man was arrested Sunday, about two weeks after his 4-year-old daughter shot him in the arm from the back seat of his car.

David Paulson was charged with two felony counts of child neglect and freed on $750 bond.

The 35-year-old Paulson told investigators he accidentally fired the gun Jan. 31 while reaching into the back seat for his overalls.

But investigators found no bullet hole in the overalls, and they said entry and exit wounds showed his account was impossible.

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Paulson then admitted that it was possible his daughter shot him, prosecutors said.

Authorities said the girl, who was not riding in a child restraint seat, pulled a loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun from the pocket of her father’s overalls and accidentally shot him in the upper right arm.

Prosecutors decided to charge Paulson to “maximize public safety,” noting similar recent incidents across the country.

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The Trump murder video is no joke: It’s an encouragement to ramp up the violence

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Donald Trump is not a “friendly fascist.” Unlike Ronald Reagan, the prototype for that concept, Trump does not pretend to be harmless. He does not offer up fake smiles and a cheerful nature, or display empathy and human concern for others, feigned or otherwise.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Donald Trump is direct, obvious and public in his threats against democracy, the Constitution and the rule of law. Trump and his movement are working to destroy America’s multiracial democracy through appeals to a mythic past that will “Make America Great Again.” In practice this means undoing all the social progress and democratic reforms of the last century or more and returning to a society where white people — rich white male Christians, in particular — are fully in control over all aspects of American society for all time.

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Nancy Pelosi goes there: Trump’s White House ‘meltdown’ is a sign he’s cracking under pressure

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We’ve reached the season where faithful viewers are forced to quit the series. If this were a Tom Clancy novel, it wouldn’t be believable. Day 1,000 of the Trump presidency has jumped the shark.This article first appeared in Salon.

“I think now we have to pray,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters upon returning to Capitol Hill from the White House late Wednesday. Along with other Democratic leaders from Congress, Pelosi had earlier walked out of a White House meeting after what she described as "a very serious meltdown on the part of the president.”

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‘Take that down!’ Morning Joe demands producer yank ugly Trump tweet attacking Pelosi after meltdown meeting

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During a "Morning Joe" segment on Donald Trump's highly contentious meeting with House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, host Joe Scarborough grew so disgusted with a tweet the president aimed at the California Democrat that he demanded his producer pull it from view for viewers.

After sharing what he called a "now iconic" photo of Pelosi confronting the president in the meeting and pointing out that people on Trump's side of the table were uniformly hanging their heads in shame, the show then shared Trump's Twitter interpretation of the meeting which included an ugly smear of Pelosi.

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