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Santa Fe shooter’s parents say they are ‘confused’ and ask for privacy

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The parents of confessed Santa Fe school shooter Dimitrious Pagourtzis say they are “confused” by their son murdering 10 people at his Texas high school.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis was the son of Antonios Pagourtzis, 63, and Rose Maria Kosmetatos. The guns he used in the massacre were owned by his father.

Despite Pagourtzis’ apparent obsession with guns and Nazis, and his posting a custom-made “Born To Kill” t-shirt on his Facebook page, they say the family says it never saw this coming.

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“We are as shocked and confused as anyone else by these events that occurred,” they wrote in a statement issued off-camera. “We are gratified by the public comments made by other Santa Fe High School students that show Dimitri as we know him: a smart, quiet, sweet boy. While we remain mostly in the dark about the specifics of yesterday’s tragedy, what we have learned from media reports seems incompatible with the boy we love.”

The parents say they want to know what happened and although their son has reportedly confessed, they will not speak until the “investigation” is finished.

“We share the public’s hunger for answers as to why this happened, and will await the outcome of the investigation before speaking about these events,” they write. “We have been and will continue to cooperate with the authorities conducting the investigation, and ask for the public’s patience while it moves forward.”

The family says that they want privacy as the police investigate Dimitrios Pagourtzis’ affinity for guns, German nationalism, the NRA, Nazi music and custom t-shirts professing an affinity for killing people.

“We ask the public to please extend privacy, both to the victims and to our own family, as all of us try process these events, and begin the healing process,” they write.

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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Why was Lev Parnas wearing a ‘Presidential Service Badge’ awarded to troops who serve in the White House?

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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman posted a fascinating update about a photo of impeachment figure Lev Parnas.

The photo shows Igor Fruman -- who, like Parnas, is under federal indictment -- sitting closely next to Rudy Giuliani and Parnas.

Haber said a source informed her that in the picture, Parnas can be seen wearing a "Presidential Service Badge," linking to the Wikipedia entry on the pin.

"The Presidential Service Badge (PSB) is an identification badge of the United States Armed Forces which is awarded to members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard as well as other members of the Uniformed Services, such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who serve as full-time military staff to the President of the United States," Wikipedia explained.

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