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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.

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.

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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.

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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Mexican Senate opens debate on N.American trade deal

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Mexico's Senate began debating the new North American trade agreement Wednesday, putting the country on track to be the first to ratify it despite recent tension with the US.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is expected to pass easily in Mexico, given that the deal it aims to replace, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has helped turn the country into an exporting powerhouse over the past 25 years -- with nearly 80 percent of those exports going to the US.

Opening debate on the deal, Senator Veronica Martinez, secretary of the upper house's economic committee, called it "an important agreement for all Mexicans."

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She ‘has some legal exposure’: Here is why Hope Hicks ‘may want to invoke the 5th Amendment’ in talks with Congress

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The Trump White House is claiming that former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is under no obligation to cooperate with House Democrats in their probe of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and that she enjoys “absolute immunity.” But attorney Julian Epstein, former Democratic chief counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, stressed during an appearance on CNN on Wednesday that there is no such thing as “absolute immunity” where Hicks is concerned — and that Hicks, having likely waved executive privilege, might want to invoke the U.S. Constitution’s 5th Amendment to protect herself.

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Fox News host’s insane anti-LGBT screed: Activists are trying to make kids transgender by ‘eliminating gays’

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld went on a lengthy deep-dive into what he claims are the motivations of LGBT activists, falsely accusing them of trying to increase the number of transgender children by "eliminating gays."

There is exactly zero truth to Gutfeld's claims, which he made on Fox News' "The Five" on Monday, as Media Maters reports.

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