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Florida man opens fire on two teenagers hunting for Pokemon

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Two Florida teens found more than they were looking for Saturday when they were shot at by a startled homeowner while they searched for Pokemon, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The new Pokemon Go game has created a craze, but because it causes players to look at their phone screens while searching their surroundings to collect virtual monsters, it has also come under scrutiny for playing a role in accidents. The incident Saturday is no exception.

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The Palm Coast resident was sleeping at about 1:30 a.m. when he was startled awake by a noise. He looked outside and saw a white car parked outside his house, Flagler County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Troiano told the Sentinel. When he approached the teens’ car, gun in hand, he overheard one of them say, “Did you get anything?”

The man believed the teenagers had robbed his home and stood in front of the car, pointing his handgun at them. They sped away, but not before the homeowner fired shots at them.

Police were notified when one of the teens’ mothers reported that they had been shot at while hunting the Pokemon characters Tauros and Marowak. They only reported it after seeing bullet holes and a flat tire, but had thought initially that the man was just trying to scare them.

No one was injured and police are investigating.

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Judge rules against NC man who says lynching ‘threat’ to Muslim candidate is ‘free speech’

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A federal appeals court ruled this week that a North Carolina man must face trial after he allegedly threatened a Muslim candidate with lynching.

Attorneys for Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 52, argued that charges against their client should be dropped on the grounds of freedom of speech, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday.

Vandevere is charged with interstate communication of a threat to injure a person. He allegedly used anonymous social media accounts to communicate lynching threats.

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BUSTED: Trump-loving sheriff tried to murder deputy who caught him on tape making racist remarks

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A North Carolina Sheriff and Trump supporter reportedly plotted to murder a man who had a tape of him making racially offensive remarks, reports the Raleigh News and Observer.

Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins was indicted Monday, based on a recording of Brindell advising a man on how to kill a former deputy who accused him of racist language.

According to court records, the sheriff told another person to “take care of it” and “the only way you gonna stop him is kill him.”

He instructed him to get rid of the weapon. “You ain’t got the weapon, you ain’t got nothing to go on,” Wilkins said. “The only way we find out these murder things is people talk. You can’t tell nobody, not a thing.” The conversation took place in 2014.

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Judiciary Democrats schedule Trump ‘corruption’ hearing on ’emoluments and profiting off the presidency’

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The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a "corruption" hearing on President Donald Trump's business practices.

The committee on Tuesday, which is controlled by Democrats, posted a notification about the hearing on its website.

The hearing is titled "Presidential Corruption: Emoluments and Profiting Off the Presidency." It is scheduled for Sept. 23 at 2 pm. A witness list was not immediately available.

Trump's opponents have argued that he has violated the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution by profiting off foreign dignitaries who visit his hotels and restaurants.

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