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Revenge led driver to hit mourners at South Carolina cemetery: police

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The man who plowed his car into mourners at a South Carolina cemetery targeted the graveside service as an act of revenge toward the state agency where the woman being laid to rest had worked, police and local news media said on Thursday.

James Kester, 64, injured 12 people when he intentionally drove his car into a crowd at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, the state capital, on Wednesday, police said.

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He was arrested on a dozen counts of attempted murder. A judge set bail at $5 million after hearing in court on Thursday how the crime unfolded.

According to witnesses, Kester confirmed that the burial taking place was for a former employee of the state’s mental health department before gunning his car through the service, The State newspaper reported.

Police said Kester did not know the woman being buried but held a grudge against her longtime former employer, which had treated his daughter, the newspaper said.

The victims from Wednesday’s crash, aged 11 to 78, were taken to hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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Seven victims were treated and released, and five remained hospitalized, Palmetto Health spokeswoman Tammie Epps said on Thursday.

One victim was in serious condition, and the other four were in fair condition, she said.

(Reporting by Harriet McLeod; Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Jonathan Oatis)

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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‘Brett Kavanaugh’s penis is back in the news’: Bill Maher breaks down the latest Supreme Court scandal

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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher broke down the latest scandal facing the United States Supreme Court.

"Brett Kavanaugh's penis is back in the news," Maher said. "The New York Times kind of tripped over his dick on this one."

Maher suggested the report reflects poorly on Kavanaugh's manhood.

"The problem is the woman, the victim, has no recollection of it happening -- which isn't really a ringing endorsement of his penis," Maher said.

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‘It’s all up to Republicans’: Columnist wonders when the GOP will stand up to Trump

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President Donald Trump's burgeoning scandal with Ukraine has one columnist wondering when Republicans will put country before party.

"I was going to write today about how House Democrats are handling the impeachment question. But the truth is, it’s largely irrelevant. As long as Republicans are united in opposition, President Donald Trump will stay in office," Bloomberg Opinion columnist Jonathan Bernstein wrote. "That’s not to say that there aren’t bad and worse choices for Democrats, but they’re not the ones who have the real decision to make."

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