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‘You’re going to have to shoot me’: Cell phone video shows LaVoy Finicum’s last moments

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Cell phone video shows LaVoy Finicum in the moments before he was shot and killed by authorities on Jan. 26, 2016. (YouTube)

Oregon militant LaVoy Finicum can be seen constantly telling authorities to shoot him instead of giving himself up in newly-released video taken on the day he died, Talking Points Memo reported.

The video, taken from the cell phone of fellow militant Shawna Cox, shows Finicum yelling at authorities after their vehicle was stopped outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Finicum insists that, rather than turn himself in, he is going to a community meeting in the nearby town of John Day.

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“Go ahead, put your bullet through me,” he says.

Finicum then drives away from the scene of the encounter until he and his companions reach a roadblock. He can then be seen getting out of the vehicle and yelling, “Go ahead and shoot me! You’re going to have to shoot me!” before gunshots can be heard. The gunfire also shatters the windshields as his passengers duck.

Officials originally showed the video last week to prove that Finicum was shot as he reached for a weapon of his own.

Watch the footage, as posted online by the Oregonian, below.

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Maddow reveals how one state stood up to Trump’s USPS cuts — and won

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow's opening segment on Friday focused on a positive story of political pressure stopping one of the Trump administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service.

Maddow reported how NBC Montana reporter Maritsa Georgiou had doggedly reported on the removal of postal boxes in Missoula, where she is based. Missoula has been a long-time Democratic Party stronghold.

Montana has a competitive U.S. Senate election in 2020, with Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock challenging first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines.

As Georgiou chased the story, she learned there were also plans to remove boxes in the battleground of Billings. And more planned for the blue town of Bozeman. And other towns.

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Pepsi joins the chorus of people dunking on Tucker Carlson over Kamala Harris

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The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.

On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.

Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.

Tucker Carlson loses it when a guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris's name pic.twitter.com/1fHIrPGuwN

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Trump supporter shut down on Fox News: ‘Turns out Stephen Moore is not a very good epidemiologist’

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University of Michigan economics professor Justin Wolfers mocked Trump 2016 economics advisor Stephen Moore on Fox News over the administrations bungled response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Let's not have economists play epidemiologists here, mate," Wolfers said in his Australian accent.

"We actually tried Steve's prescription, which was not shutting down, that's what the sunbelt states did," he explained.

"What have you got? You've got spreading disease everywhere and you've got the economies there forced to shut down," he explained.

"We tried what Stephen Moore wanted -- it turns out Stephen Moore is not a very good epidemiologist," Wolfers concluded.

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