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Stephanie Ruhle to John Kelly: ‘We can introduce you to some competent people who didn’t beat their wives’

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MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday lashed out at White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for keeping an alleged wife beater on staff instead of search for “competent people who didn’t beat their wives.”

“How much is this a disservice to the president?” Ruhle asked of Kelly’s initial decision to defend alleged domestic abuser Rob Porter instead of firing him. “This hot mess the president knew nothing about and shouldn’t have to deal with something like this.”

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“I don’t mean to be sassy here this morning,” she continued. “More than anything I’m sad. I’m sad, in part, [because of a Washington Post article that said] when a White House aide was asked if John Kelly was transparent or truthful, they said — quote — ‘In this White House, it is simply not in our DNA.'”

Ruhle pointed out that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders seemed to suggest at Tuesday’s press conference that Kelly was not giving her the whole story on the Porter domestic abuse scandal.

“There you’ve got John Kelly setting her up, ‘Go out there and lie to the American people,'” the MSNBC host said. “You know what, there’s one thing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying, ‘You know what, I’m going to lie to the American people.’ It’s another thing for her to be lied to by her boss and then she’s forced to lie to the American people.”

Ruhle concluded the segment with a message for the President’s chief of staff.

“John Kelly, I’d like to [make an] offer [to] you,” she stated. “I get it, you think Rob Porter is a really smart, competent guy. He went to the Harvard. My own husband went to Princeton. We can introduce you to some competent people out there who didn’t beat their wives.”

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Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks — and then banned the safety gear

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A Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks -- and banned the safety gear from his office -- even as the southern US state has hit record daily coronavirus death tolls.

Sheriff Billy Woods, of central Florida's Marion County, emailed deputies Tuesday to tell them of the new mask prohibition, according to local paper the Ocala Star Banner, citing the message.

"My order will stand as is when you are on-duty/working as my employee and representing my Office – masks will not be worn," the email read.

The sheriff allowed for certain exceptions, including for officers who work in prisons, schools, hospitals or with people suspected of being infected with the virus.

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Fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles has prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes

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A fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes on Wednesday as firefighters battled the flames that had burned 10,000 acres by early evening, authorities said.

The Lake Fire erupted at around 3:30 pm (2230 GMT) near Lake Hughes, about a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles.

Rapidly-spreading flames had scorched some 10,000 acres (4,050 hectares) within a little more than three hours, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

"Multiple agencies are battling a brush fire near the Lake Hughes area in the Angeles National Forest," the department said in a tweet.

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‘Trump should know how to be in public with a woman who publicly humiliated him’: Trevor Noah jokes

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"The Daily Show's" Trevor Noah couldn't help but notice President Donald Trump's confusion during the Q&A of his daily coronavirus press briefing. Trump was asked about Vice President Joe Biden's pick as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. In his attacks on Harris, Trump seemed to be spending more time defending Biden than he did attacking him.

Trump claimed the reason he was surprised Biden picked Harris is that she was "very very nasty to Joe Biden," he said she was "probably nastier even than Pocahontas," his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). "She was very disrespectful to Joe Biden."

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