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Nevada woman found dead inside cryochamber capable of reaching -240 degrees

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Officials in Las Vegas are citing “operator error” in the death of a 24-year-old woman found inside a cryotherapy chamber at a business where she was the manager, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

According to the state Occupation Safety and Heath Administration, Chelsea Ake-Salvacion was in the machine for more than 10 hours when her body was discovered inside the chamber at Rejuvenice.

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“It’s similar to microdermabrasion, but instead of crystals that exfoliate the skin, it’s more of a suction machine,” she said of using the chamber in a story published late last week. “After that, we apply a serum that protects the outer layer of the skin and moisturizes it. We like to do the cryofacial afterward because it helps seal everything in.”

Ake-Salvacion said the treatment protects the skin by removing dead skin cells. The procedure gained attention nationally after pro basketball star LeBron James said he was employing it to deal with nagging injuries.

KLNV-TV reported that the chambers at Rejuvenice could reach temperatures of -240 degrees Farenheit.

“I do know that she was alone closing the shop up, and then did go into the machine and apparently did not turn off,” said a friend of the deceased, Shae-Lynn Bee.

KLNV reported that normally, a technician is present when the machine is being used by a client, to ensure that the client’s head is clear of the chamber to grant them access to oxygen.

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Watch KLNV’s report below.

[h/t Gizmodo]

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‘Any other attorney general would resign’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe scalds Barr for ‘lying’ about FBI

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough scalded Attorney General William Barr for lying about the inspector general report he ordered to justify President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories.

The Department of Justice's inspector general failed to find evidence of an FBI plot against Trump's 2016 campaign, but Barr publicly disagreed with those findings and insisted there was not enough justification to launch the Russia investigation.

"His lie about Barack Obama, you know, crawling around Trump Tower like bugging his phone, a lie," Scarborough said. "The lie from the attorney general of the United States, just shocking, that FBI agents, quote, 'spied,' spied on the president of the United States -- a lie."

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Maddow shocked AG Bill Barr did not resign after IG report undermined his conspiracy theories

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The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC wondered why Attorney General Bill Barr did not resign after his own Justice Department debunked a conspiracy theory pushed by the nation's chief law enforcement officer.

Maddow explained how the Department of Justice Inspector General report released Thursday debunked Barr's claim that there had been "spying" on the 2016 Trump campaign.

The host played a clip of Barr testifying under oath before Congress.

"I think spying did occur," Barr testified.

"Spying did not occur according to the Justice Department," Maddow noted. "The Justice Department's independent inspector general report came out concluding definitively, the Trump campaign was not spied on.

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CNN panel pounds Rick Santorum for claiming Democrats went ‘too far’ in calling Trump an existential threat

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) tried to argue Democrats were overreaching in the impeachment hearings — only to be smacked down by his co-panelists.

"The thing that bothered me from the hearing was this whole thing that the president is an existential threat to the republic," said Santorum. "You know, I've always said this about my friends on the left. They always go one step too far that just — that makes people sort of scratch their head and say, well, I may not like what he did, but to call this an existential threat to the republic is just a little bit too far ... I understand why they're doing it. They're trying to stoke it up. I get why they're doing it. I just don't think it's very effective. It's too much."

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