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Denver fire chief stabbed by woman while sitting inside SUV

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Denver’s fire chief was stabbed multiple times on Tuesday by a woman who jumped into his unmarked vehicle while he was stopped at a red light, said authorities, who added he was expected to make a full recovery.

Chief Eric Tade, 43, was listed in fair condition at Denver Health Medical Center, fire department spokeswoman Melissa Taylor said.

Tade was behind the wheel of his city-owned sport utility vehicle and stopped at an intersection in downtown Denver when the woman stabbed him in the arm and leg, said Taylor.

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Denver police spokesman Doug Schepman said witnesses pointed out the woman to responding officers who arrested her on suspicion of aggravated assault.

Police have not identified the woman and it was too early in the investigation to know a motive for the attack, Schepman said, adding a knife was recovered at the scene.

“We’re still trying to piece it all together,” he said.

Taylor said the attack happened outside a fire station and that the chief was able to walk into the firehouse under his own power, where he was initially treated by paramedics for the stab wounds.

Tade is a second-generation Denver firefighter, whose father is a retired division commander. The younger Tade was appointed chief six years ago, according to the department.

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Taylor said all of the city’s 38 fire stations were alerted to the assault on the chief, but until the investigation is completed, no extra security measures have been put in place.

“If police determine it was something other than random, we will look at any (security) recommendations police might have,” she said.

(Reporting by Keith Coffman in Denver; Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Peter Cooney)

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Paul Krugman: GOP would ‘cheer on’ Trump if he launched ‘a military coup’

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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Friday warned that it's wrong to compare President Donald Trump to President Richard Nixon, on the grounds that Trump is far worse and more dangerous.

Krugman acknowledges that there are some similarities between Trump and Nixon, such as their willingness to use racial grievance to gain power and their cavalier attitude toward obeying the law.

But Krugman thinks that the biggest difference between Trump and Nixon is that the Republican Party of 2020 is not the same as the Republican Party that pushed Nixon out in 1974.

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Disturbing video exposes the dangerous message a State Patrol officer told team: ‘Don’t kill them, but hit them hard’

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“Don’t kill them, but hit them hard,” he said as he walked through a group of his colleagues.

“I remember shaking,” Marx told the Seattle Times of the experience filming the patrol from her office window. “Why not say, ‘Restrain them, calmly’?”

Chris Loftis, a spokesperson for the patrol, gave the Times a statement trying to explain away the comment as poor “word choice,” but it was not reassuring:

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