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Jury finds Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of murder in shooting of Kate Steinle

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The jury reached a verdict in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who was accused of murdering Kate Steinle. Steinle was used as a political talking point during the 2016 election, primarily by President Donald Trump in opposition to immigration and sanctuary cities. Zarate is a Mexican citizen with previous criminal convictions who was deported five times and came back into the United states as an undocumented immigrant.

Zarate was found not guilty specifically on the murder charge. He was, however, found guilty of possession of a stolen weapon.

“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” Trump said when he announced his candidacy for president in 2015. Steinle was killed the month after Trump’s announcement and her family and story became a cornerstone of his speeches.

The defense claimed that Zarate didn’t intentionally kill Steinle because the bullet ricocheted while holding a gun he found the gun in a dumpster and picked up. After the gun allegedly went off, he threw the weapon into the bay. The gun was stolen from a Bureau of Land Management agent. Conservatives have argued Steinle should not be dead because Zarate should not have been let back into the United States.

San Francisco is a sanctuary city and the Steinle family has filed a lawsuit against the city as well as the Bureau of Land Management because the agent left his car open with the gun in it.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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