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‘You create a killing field’: Security expert destroys the NRA-supported idea of schools with one door

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Is the solution to school shootings to retrofit American schools so they have a single entrance and exit?

The NRA and Texas’ Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick both think so, with Patrick blaming too many doors for the shooting at a high school in Santa Fe which killed 10.

“Maybe we need to design schools like other infrastructure where you can only go in and out one door,” Patrick told Fox News. “That might mean changing the way we think about school kids don’t come all at one time but staggered.”

But what if a shooter neutralized the security force at that one entrance? Couldn’t they then possibly shoot hundreds of trapped people?

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The Washington Post interviewed three security experts about the single-door plan. Arnette F. Heintze of Chicago-based Hillard Heinze the security firm said this is a terrible idea.

“You can’t have one exit and entrance for 1,400 people,” Heintze said. “Then you create a killing field for someone.”

Heintze said that better security starts with identifying threats.

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“What I’d hate for America to do is get distracted by feeling there is a failure in school security design,” he said. “It’s our society and how we don’t pay attention to signs and behaviors of individuals who are on the path to violence. … You can’t put armed guards at every school entrance in America; it’s not going to happen. It’s educating our society about those behaviors.”

Read what the other experts had to say here.

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‘Trump will be glued to the screen with an IV drip and a catheter’ when Mueller testifies: GOP strategist

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President Donald Trump will be glued to his television during former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress, Republican strategist Rick Wilson predicted on Monday.

On Wednesday, Mueller is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee in the morning and then the House Intelligence Committee in the afternoon.

"This is also a moment where the preeminence of television in our political lives is going to come to the fore," Wilson said. "And Donald Trump knows this."

"That little nervous moment this morning, where 'I might watch a little' — no, Donald Trump will be glued to the screen with an IV drip and a catheter," Wilson predicted.

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Pence abruptly canceled trip because person he was meeting was about to be busted by the feds

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The White House abruptly canceled a planned trip to New Hampshire to prevent Vice President Mike Pence from being seen with somebody about to be busted for interstate drug trafficking of fentanyl, Politico reported Monday.

"Among the problems was a federal law enforcement probe involving individuals Pence would likely encounter, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the incident. If Pence stepped off the vice presidential aircraft, one of the people he would have seen on the ground was under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration for moving more than $100,000 of fentanyl from Massachusetts to New Hampshire," Politico reported.

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How Jeffrey Epstein was moving ‘a lot of dough’ in an investment fund run by an ex-girlfriend’s husband

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In a bizarre twist in the ongoing questions about where Jeffrey Epstein got his billions, Vanity Fair has details about a very close relationship he holds with the family of an ex-girlfriend.

Epstein once dated a former Miss Sweden for years, before she ultimately met her husband and had a family. Eva Andersson-Dubin, who is now a doctor, married billionaire founder of Highbridge Capital Management, Glenn Dubin. It's thought that's how Epstein was able to connect with Dubin's investments.

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