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Chicago gunman opens fire on crowd — but is quickly shot and incapacitated by nearby Uber driver

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The Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman in Chicago last Friday will not be charged, Chicago Tribune reports.

The driver fired six shots from a handgun at 22-year old Everardo Custodio when the latter started firing at a group of people walking in front of the driver in Logan Square on Friday, according to the police report.

Custodio was wounded and lying on the ground when the responding officers arrived. No other injury was reported, said Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn in court on Sunday.

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The driver, a 47-year-old resident of Little Italy, who had a concealed-carry permit acted in the defense of himself and others, said Quinn. No charges will be filed against him.

Custodio sustained gunshot wounds to the shin, thigh and lower back and was treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital, police said. He was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon charges and was denied bond during the Sunday court hearing.


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Republican impeachment antics backfire as GOP congresswoman Elise Stefanik sets herself on fire

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Since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives following sweeping midterm victories last year, Republicans have had little recourse to stop attempts at congressional oversight of the Trump administration. So, they’ve resorted to rotating a few willing members to dutifully gaslight, grandstand and exhibit fake outrage while hoping to create the illusion of fighting the good fight — all for Fox News hosts who hail them as the true heroes of the republic.This article was originally published at Salon

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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace erupts over GOP attempt to question Vindman’s loyalty: ‘I’m constantly shocked by the bottomlessness’

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During a roundtable discussion on MSNBC this Tuesday, host Nicolle Wallace slammed Republicans' apparent attempts to call into question Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's patriotism during his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

"This is the smear campaign against Lt. Col. Vindman," Wallace said. "It is active, it is live, and today it spilled out in this public hearing."

"I am constantly shocked by the bottomlessness of the Republicans' cravennesses in trying to defend Donald Trump," she said later in the segment. "This is an active duty military person sitting there in his uniform talking about his story, but it does not put any brakes in the system on a line of questioning clearly intended to insinuate that he has duel loyalties."

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Trump mounts sexist attack on Pelosi during impeachment hearing: ‘I think the woman is grossly incompetent’

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President Donald Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from the White House on Tuesday.

As impeachment testimony was underway in the House, Trump told reporters in a Cabinet meeting that Pelosi is "grossly incompetent."

The president also said that Republicans are "killing it" in the impeachment hearings.

But Trump took a shot at Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an expert on Ukraine who was testifying at the time.

"I don't know him. ... I never saw the man," he said. "I understand now he wears his uniform when he goes in. No, I don't know Vindman at all. What I do know is that even he said that the transcript was correct."

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