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Texas woman arrested for ‘blood ritual’ kidnapping

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A Texas woman who believed that the girlfriend of her dead brother played a role in his demise is suspected of kidnapping, drugging and performing a “blood ritual” on her, authorities said on Wednesday.

Mercedes Salazar, 32, has been arrested on suspicion of holding the girlfriend, who has not been identified, hostage for three days in a San Antonio home, binding her to a chair with zip ties, drugging her with what is believed to be heroin and subjecting her to a type of witchcraft where blood is drawn.

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She is one of four people suspected of participating in the crime, according to James Keith, a spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff.

Keith said the victim, 25, was rescued when deputies forced their way into the home and found her tied to a chair and being threatened with a knife by another woman, who has been charged in the case.

The decomposing body of Angel Salazar, 28, Mercedes’ brother, was found in August in an abandoned apartment in San Antonio. Salazar had been beaten and tortured, and five suspects have been charged.

Sheriff’s investigators say there is no indication that the victim had any role in Salazar’s death, but his sister was apparently so convinced of her involvement that she and the others kidnapped her on Sept. 6 and forced her into the home where she was held for three days.

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When two of the suspects left to run errands three days later, she asked one of her captors to untie her so she could use the bathroom. She then managed to call her mother, who then called authorities, police said.

Salazar was arrested on Sunday on aggravated kidnapping charges, police said. The three other suspects have also been arrested.

(Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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Historians demolish John Yoo for claim Founding Fathers wouldn’t want Trump impeached in an election year

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Comments made by attorney and law professor John Yoo on Fox News on the Founding Father's intentions about impeachment received a brutal debunking by two historians -- including one of his colleagues at UC Berkeley.

Appearing with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham, lawyer Yoo -- who is infamous for providing President George W. Bush's administration with legal justifications for the torture of prisoners of war -- claimed that the Founding Fathers would object to the president being impeached in an election year.

According to Yoo, Democrats are getting it all wrong when they say the Constitution compels them to hold impeachment proceedings against Trump just one year before the election.

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McConnell drops a surprise on Trump — calls for an even stronger resolution to rebuke him

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) indicated he opposes the bill out of the House to denounce President Donald Trump's military withdrawal in Syria because it isn't tough enough, reported Bloomberg's Steven Dennis.

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"My first preference is for something stronger than the House resolution," McConnell said according to Bloomberg's Laura Litvan.

She went on to say that McConnel wants a bill that outlines what action should take place in Syria.

McConnell said the House version was "curiously silent on the issue of whether to actually to sustain a U.S. military presence in Syria."

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Pelosi asks America to pray for Trump’s health after president suffers a ‘very serious meltdown’

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President Donald Trump's Twitter attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following an acrimonious White House meeting appears to have backfired spectacularly.

Trump tweeted a picture of the encounter Wednesday showing a standing Pelosi pointing at the president while he and everyone else in the room was seated, with the caption "Nervous Nancy's unhinged meltdown!"

However, far from being upset at the picture, Pelosi posted it as her Twitter banner, and her supporters said it showed her literally standing up to Trump.

"Can a woman beat Donald Trump? Yes. Speaker Pelosi does it every day," Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar said as she retweeted the picture.

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