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‘No more baby parts’: Planned Parenthood attack may have been politically motivated

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Robert Lewis Dear, a North Carolina man arrested and accused of shooting up a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility on Friday, reportedly hinted at a motive.

Dear told police “no more baby parts,” when taken into custody Friday night, an unnamed police source told NBC News. The statement seems linked to heavily-edited videos released earlier this year by the Center for Medical Progress, which were made to appear that the women’s healthcare provider was harvesting fetus body parts for sale.

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Three people, including two civilians and a University of Colorado police officer, were killed in the hours-long shooting spree and stand-off. Nine people, including four police officers, were wounded.

NBC reports that Dear’s statements to police after his arrest Friday were “rantings” about Planned Parenthood. But police haven’t released any official statements about Dear’s motives, adding he also made statements about President Barack Obama.

Dear used an AK-47 rifle in the 5-hour shooting spree. He has a rap sheet that includes arrests for domestic violence and being a “Peeping Tom.” NBC sources told the news outlet nothing in his background would have prevented him from legally obtaining the firearm.

UPDATE: NBC News reports Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains released a statement blaming the violence on “hateful rhetoric.”

“Today, we are learning that eyewitnesses confirm that the man who will be charged with the tragic and senseless shooting that resulted in the deaths of three people and injuries to nine others at Planned Parenthood’s health center in Colorado Springs was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion,” Cowart’s statement said. “This is an appalling act of violence targeting access to health care and terrorizing skilled and dedicated health care professionals.”

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has called the attack a “crime against women,” according to the Associated Press. The nation’s top law enforcement official said federal prosecutors will aid local agencies in any way they can.


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WATCH: Franklin Graham tells Jeanine Pirro coronavirus pandemic is because of people sinning

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Franklin Graham blamed sinners for the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News.

Host Jeanine Pirro noted the growing death toll and wondered how God could let that happen.

"Well, I don't think it's God's plan for this to happen," Graham said.

"It's because of the sin that's in the world, judge," he argued.

"Man has turned his back on God, we have sinned against him, and we need to ask for God's forgiveness and that's what Easter's all about," he continued.

"This pandemic, this is the result of a fallen world that has turned its back on God," he added.

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Drought causing water shortage amid coronavirus crisis in Chile

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With historically low river flows and reservoirs running dry due to drought, people in central Chile have found themselves particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic.

Years of resource exploitation and lax legislation have allowed most reservoirs in that part of the country to run dry.

"There are now 400,000 families, nearly 1.5 million people approximately, whose supply of 50 liters of water a day depends on tankers," Rodrigo Mundaca, spokesman for the Movement for the Defense of Water, the Earth and the Protection of the Environment, told AFP.

One of the main pieces of advice to protect people against coronavirus is to wash your hands regularly.

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Trump warns of ‘tough week’ ahead — after the United States surpassed 300,000 coronavirus victims

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US President Donald Trump warned Americans on Saturday to brace for a "very horrendous" number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days as the total number of global fatalities from the pandemic soared past 60,000.

As confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 300,000 with more than 8,300 deaths, there was some encouraging news in Italy and Spain.

Europe continues to bear the brunt of the epidemic, however, accounting for over 45,000 of the worldwide deaths, and Britain reported a new daily high in fatalities.

There are now more than 1.17 million confirmed coronavirus cases around the world and there have been 63,437 deaths since the virus emerged in China late last year.

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