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Kentucky babysitter says ‘slippery fingers’ caused him to fatally shoot neighbor’s 8-year-old son

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A Kentucky man says “slippery fingers” caused him to fumble a handgun and accidentally shoot his neighbor’s son.

Elgin Anders Jr. said he was grilling food Saturday night when he became fixated on the handgun in his pocket and pulled it out, reported WAVE-TV.

“I should’ve just kept it in my pocket, but it was hanging in my pocket and I was like, ‘Man, I need to get it out my pocket,’” the Jeffersonville man said. “I was about to put it where I put it at, and it slipped — and pow!”

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A single shot struck his neighbor’s 8-year-old son, who was standing nearby when the gun accidentally fired.

Relatives said the boy’s mother was sleeping at the time of the shooting.

Anders said he panicked and drove the boy to the hospital instead of calling 911 for help.

“It was a shocking moment, it was a real shocking moment,” Anders said. “We didn’t really know what to do, so we took him ourselves. I’m holding him in my chest, squeezing the wound. So far, I’d seen the wound in his arm. Early (Sunday) morning, they told me it came out his chest, but we didn’t know nothing about it.”

Relatives said they’re suspicious of Anders’ account of the shooting, particularly because he took the second-grader to the hospital himself.

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“It just don’t sound right,” said the boy’s aunt, Tarri O’Neal. “I think there’s more to the story.”

The shooting remains under investigation, but Anders said it was a “huge accident.”

“He’s a young child,” said Anders, who is the father of a young child himself. “Nobody wants to see anyone that young die.”

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Here are 3 winners and 3 losers from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the other leading Democratic presidential primary candidates Wednesday night in the fieriest evening of the race so far.

His presence on the stage drew fire from the other candidates, but it also seemed to change the overall tone of the debate, with more attacks, counter-attacks, and passion than was generally seen earlier in the campaign.

Here’s a (necessarily subjective!) list of the winners and losers from the fray:

Winners

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — Warren hit her stride right as the debate started by attacking Bloomberg for his record on the mistreatment of women, racist policies, and his tax returns. She repeatedly came back to skewer the former mayor, making herself the biggest and most notable presence in the debate. But importantly, she also continuously brought the discussion back to the issues she cares about — like expanding health care, environmental justice,  and consumer protection — while getting in digs at the other candidates on the stage.

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After bombing in #DemDebate internet changes Mike Bloomberg’s ‘death’ date on Wikipedia

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Someone online changed former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's information on Wikipedia during the Wednesday debate to say that he died on Feb. 19.

After being ripped to shreds during the MSNBC Democratic debate, it became clear that Bloomberg wasn't quite as prepared as the other Democratic candidates.

The Wikipedia article was also changed to indicate that his cause of death was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

https://twitter.com/joshrobin/status/1230333066280886273

Bloomberg had several unfortunate moments, namely his refusal to release female accusers from nondisclosure agreements, he came out in favor of fracking, he blamed India for China's involvement in climate change, and many many more things.

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Internet slams ‘cringe-worthy elitist’ Mike Bloomberg for saying he’s too rich to use TurboTax

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At the Democratic presidential debate in Nevada, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stumbled after being asked when he will release his tax returns, when he suggested that he "can't go to TurboTax" because he's too wealthy.

Moderator: "You've said you'll release your tax returns, but why do Democrats have to wait?"

Bloomberg: "We do business around the world. The document will be thousands of pages. I can't go to TurboTax."

😂😂😂#DemDebate

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