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Missouri stunt pilot killed in air show crash

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A pilot was killed when his biplane crashed while he was performing stunts in front of a crowd at a Missouri air show on Saturday, police said on Sunday.

Steven O’Berg, 50, crashed shortly before 2 p.m. on Saturday in Cameron, Missouri, about 50 miles northeast of Kansas City, according to a news release from Cameron Police Chief Rick Bashor.

O’Berg flew in a Pitts S-28 biplane capable of vertical maneuvers, and featuring a loud exhaust and a propeller tone that was popular with audiences, according to a description on the Cameron Airshow website. O’Berg lived in Smithville, Missouri, near Cameron, Bashor said.

Bashor provided no details of the crash but a witness told The Kansas City Star that the engine died, restarted and died again before the plane went down in trees as a crowd that included many children looked on.

Rescue crews transported O’Berg to a hospital. No one else was injured, and spectators were not in danger, according to a statement on the show’s website page.

The show was canceled after the crash on Saturday but resumed on Sunday

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“We do this show because we love to fly, we love to entertain, we love to celebrate life,” the statement said. “That’s what we’re going to do today.”

The National Transportation Safety Board had an investigator at the air show site on Sunday to try to determine the cause of the crash, said board spokesman Keith Holloway.

(Reporting by Kevin Murphy in Kansas City; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)

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Trump angrily demands newspaper reveal unnamed sources behind bombshell report on his Russia policy

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President Donald Trump on Monday evening again lashed out at The New York Times for reporting on his Russia policy.

"The story in The New York Times about the U.S. escalating attacks on Russia’s power grid is fake news, and the failing New York Times knows it," Trump argued in a tweet sent after 10 p.m.

"They should immediately release their sources which, if they exist at all, which I doubt, are phony," he continued.

"Times must be held fully accountable," he demanded.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140804748423118848

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Trump seethes and calls Fox ‘fake news’ after seeing a story that made him mad

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Trouble appears to be brewing between President Donald Trump and the cable news station he loves: Fox News.

In a tweet Monday night, the president lashed out at the network over its polling and called it “fake news’ — an epithet he usually reserves for mainstream outlets:

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Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Matthew Gertz, who has previously noted that Trump appears to record news segments and watch them a few hours later, suggested that the president appeared to be reacting to an earlier segment from Special Report with Bret Baier. The segment showed that, even according to Fox News’ polling, Trump trails every single leading candidate in the Democratic field in head-to-head matchups.

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BUSTED: Trump’s DOJ intervened to keep Paul Manafort from being imprisoned at Rikers Island

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President Donald Trump's Department of Justice intervened to keep his former campaign chairman out of jail, The New York Times reported Monday.

Manafort had been expected to be moved to the Rikers Island jail complex.

"But last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. The letter, from Jeffrey A. Rosen, Attorney General William P. Barr’s new top deputy, indicated that he was monitoring where Mr. Manafort would be held in New York," the newspaper reported.

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