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Arkansas man executed 90-year-old woman to prepare himself for the zombie apocalypse

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In a capital murder case in Arkansas, prosecutors stated that a man who kidnapped a 90-year-old woman, drove her to a field and excuted her from behind was practicing for what he believed was an inevitable zombie apocalypse.

The trial of Richard Jordan Tarver, 31, opened on Thursday with authorities explaining that the man shot and killed Lavinda Counce to see if he would be able to kill should the need arise, reports the Democrat Gazette.

According to authortites Tarver had been binge-watching episodes of The Walking Dead on the evening of  July 2, 2015, before walking the short distance to Counce’s home.  Upon arrival, he forced his way in before placing her in the trunk of her car before driving her to a cornfield where he shot her in the back of her head with a handgun..

“He wanted to feel what it felt like to kill someone, but even Tarver doesn’t believe in zombies,” Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Grant DeProw said. “Who is the next-best thing? A 90-year-old woman who lived alone.”

Police found Counce’s body 10 days later and arrested Tarver five days after that.

According to Traver attorney, Randall Miller, his client confessed under duress out of fears that his wife would be arrested and his daughter taken away.

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“Mr. Tarver blanked out,” Miller said in his opening statement. “He was so scared he would have told them anything.”

According to police, Tarver had been in Counce’s home, with the elderly woman ‘s daughter finding bag in the home that contained multiple items including a hammer, a hatchet, rope, a taped up club and a washcloth containing Tarver’s DNA.

Police  state that when they went to Tarver;’s home to question him, he was asked if he knew why they were there.

According to the prosecutor Tarver replied, “I know,” before confessing.

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.

Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.

A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK

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This graphic explains why Speaker Pelosi is resistant to impeachment

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has told her caucus that they can do investigations into the president without impeachment. The difference, however, is that there are fewer legal benefits available to Congress in their oversight role than in impeachment.

Theoretically, it should enable Democrats to do the research they need, but the White House is taking the bold step to defy the oversight the Constitution outlines. The only option open to the Democrats has been to go to court with their case outlining how the White House is breaking the law. Thus far, they've won two lawsuits about their investigations, and they will likely gain more.

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