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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.”

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“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.”

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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US military had to bomb our own base in Syria because of Trump’s mistakes — and one Republican is furious

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President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw in Syria in less than 24 hours put American troops at risk as they were being fired on by Turkey. However, according to the Wall Street Journal , the military was also forced to bomb our own military base.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who has been critical of Trump's decisions in the past months, pointed out the factoid in a tweet Wednesday evening, asking, "Is this the America you grew up believing in?"

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"On Wednesday, the U.S. military said two F-15E jet fighters carried out an airstrike to destroy an ammunition-storage facility, latrines, tents and other parts of the Syria headquarters of the American campaign to destroy Islamic State after pulling its forces from the base," reported The Journal.

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Maddow outlines how Giuliani and his arrested pals seem to be leading back to a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow detailed the way that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and his two recently-arrested business associates are now linked to an oligarch in Ukraine.

In an NBC News report earlier Wednesday, it was revealed that Giuliani's associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were doing work with oligarch Dmytro Firtash.

The report revealed that Firtash was involved in getting partners for an oil and gas company while also helping with the effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Trump accused of working to ‘obstruct his own impeachment’ by congressional attorneys: report

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On Wednesday, Politico reported that lawyers working for the House of Representatives issued a blistering court filing accusing President Donald Trump, among other things, of trying to use the power of his office to "obstruct his own impeachment."

The filing, part of the House Judiciary Committee's attempt to seek testimony from ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn, cites the White House's repeated efforts to block current and former Trump administration officials from testifying — and even some allies of Trump who have never held any position in his government.

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