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Suspected pizzeria gunman faces hearing in Washington

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A North Carolina man faces a preliminary court hearing on Tuesday on a charge of shooting a rifle inside a Washington pizzeria that fake news stories claimed was a front for a child sex ring.

Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Durham, North Carolina, is accused of firing an AR-15 assault rifle inside the crowded Comet Ping Pong restaurant on Dec. 4. No one was injured.

Welch will appear in District of Columbia Superior Court accused of assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful discharge of a firearm, and other weapons charges.

Welch told police he wanted to free children from a pedophilia ring that bogus news stories said 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ran out of the restaurant.

The stories were an example of a proliferation of fake news reports during the U.S. election cycle, often disseminated through websites purporting to be news outlets and quoting bogus sources.

The hearing had been scheduled for last week but a judge delayed it to give Welch’s attorney, a federal public defender, more time to investigate and to let family members attend.

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(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Bill Trott)

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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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Pete Buttigieg says ‘statistically’ we’ve already had a gay president — meet President James Buchanan

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In an interview with Axios, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said that "statistically" it makes sense that out of the 45 presidents in American history, one of them was LGBT. Statistics aside, the reality is that former President James Buchanan has prompted historians to question.

The moment came when the Axios HBO show questioned what the young mayor would do when he's attacked for being "too gay."

"Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim. If you were to win the nomination, they'll say you're too young, too liberal, too gay to be commander-in-chief. You are young. You are a liberal. You are gay. How will you respond?" asked Mike Allen.

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New biographer claims she knows how Kim Jong Un will die

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A new biography about Kim Jong Un by Anna Fifield is uncovering many of the unique moments in the childhood of the North Korean dictator. But one piece that isn't included in the book is her prediction for how the leader will die.

In a CNN interview with Brian Todd, Fifield explained that Kim's chain-smoking, drinking and consumption of rich and fatty foods would likely be his undoing. She doesn't anticipate he'll ever have a coup d'etat, but he could probably have a heart attack.

Other shocking observations she made include that Kim's parents had to bring in children so that he would have someone to play with him, effectively meaning his "friends" were paid for.

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