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Texas man guns down 19-year-old woman during argument over beer pong rules

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A 19-year-old Texas girl, Lacie LaRose, was shot and killed during a dispute over beer pong rules, a witness told The Eagle this week.

Landon Duke, 23, said that he and friends were celebrating his graduation from Texas A&M on May 2 when 39-year-old neighbor Ronald McNeil crashed the party.

According to Duke, McNeil and his friends “were really nice at first.” But Duke said that things began to get a little heated after McNeil insisted that partygoers pull for boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was fighting Manny Pacquiao that night.

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Later that night, Duke said that some people were playing beer pong in the garage and they got in an argument with one of McNeil’s friends over the rules of the game, which eventually led to punches being thrown.

A police report obtained by The Eagle said that McNeil, who is black, had accused people at the party of using racial slurs and beating up one of his friends. Duke, however, claimed he never heard racial slurs, but he said that he did hear McNeil saying that he was going to get a gun.

“We’re a bunch of college kids. We didn’t think anything was really going to happen. Just to be safe, we closed the garage door anyway,” Duke explained to the paper.

Duke said that he heard the first of 15 gunshots when LaRose went into the backyard to get more beer for the game.

McNeil would later tell investigators that he had only intended to scare his neighbors, and that he had fired the gun by accident. LaRose was pronounced dead later that morning. Two other people were also found shot at the home.

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Officers eventually apprehended McNeil. He was charged with murder, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct. He was being held at the Brazos County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Police said that McNeil’s friend was cooperating with the investigation.

Watch the video below from KXAS, broadcast June 3, 2015.

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Donald Trump was late to take the stage at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs after a bombshell report that Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin was one of the president's 2020 supporters.

Trump was scheduled to begin speaking at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time at the Broadmoor World Arena, which has a capacity of 8,000. Trump took the stage 25 minutes later.

The rally is seen as a thank you for Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who voted to acquit the commander-in-chief following the Senate impeachment trial.

Garner is facing a tough re-election in 2020 in a state that has been trending Democratic.

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The New York Times broke the story Thursday that Russia is supporting President Donald Trump and is already hacking the 2016 election to help his reelection.

It was something NBC reporter Ken Delanian called a "bombshell."

"It is the worst nightmare of many of my sources in the intelligence world," he said. "It's bad enough to learn that there is classified intelligence that Russia is interfering again and trying to elect Donald Trump. We should be careful about that because it is not clear what it means. Does it mean disinformation on social media, does it mean intercepts that suggest people in the Kremlin are discussing the campaign? That is bad enough, but then the notion that because a briefing of that information was delivered to a bipartisan group of lawmakers, that cost Joe Maguire the job? That is a bombshell."

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Chasten Buttigieg says he’s been dealing with people like Rush Limbaugh ‘my entire life’

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten appeared on ABC News, where he was asked about the recent attack on he and his spouse by right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh.

"They're looking at Mayor Pete, 37-year-old gay guy, mayor of South Bend, loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage," Limbaugh said during his show before Valentine's Day. "And they're saying, OK, how's this going to look, 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump? What's going to happen there?"

"America's still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president," he said.

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