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Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock often ‘berated’ his girlfriend in public: report

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Stephen Paddock, the multi-millionaire real estate investor who killed 59 and wounded over 500 others, reportedly verbally abused his wife in public.

According to the Los Angeles Times, a barista at the Starbucks Paddock and his girlfriend Marilou Danley frequented said she used to “wince” when they came in out of expectation for his treatment of the woman.

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The barista, Esperanza Mendoza, said whenever Danley would ask to use Paddock’s casino card, a credit card funded with money won from gambling, his response was predictably “mean.”

“He would glare down at her and say—with a mean attitude—‘You don’t need my casino card for this. I’m paying for your drink, just like I’m paying for you,’” Mendoza said. “Then she would softly say, ‘OK’ and step back behind him. He was so rude to her in front of us.”

As many have noted, mass shooters often have histories of abuse towards women.

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On Monday, British journalist Edward Luce laid out the chilling likely consequences of President Donald Trump's abandonment of Kurdish allies in Syria — and how the decision threatens to destroy America's ability to steer world diplomacy:

Worth emphasising the scale of the disaster Trump has wrought in the week since his call with Erdogan. 1. Revived Isis. 2. Cemented Assad’s grip on Syria. 3. Handed Russia yet another geopolitical windfall. 4. Betrayed the Kurds. 5. Immeasurably harmed US power. Thread 1.

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‘Crazy as a bag of hammers’ Lindsey Graham mocked for calling Trump’s too-late sanctions on Turkey a ‘game changer’

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