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Official at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University charged with attempted murder of his wife

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An official at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University was booked on attempted murder charges after allegedly trying to strangle his wife to death.

The Christian Post reported that Michael Hiskey served as Liberty’s senior director of academic planning and operations and a business professor at the nearby Christian University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Hiskey was booked at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail on November 4 “on charges of attempted murder, abduction and kidnapping as well as assault and battery of his wife,” the report noted.

The official and Liberty alumnus allegedly tried to strangle his wife, who police said is “physically okay” in spite of the attack.

In a statement, the school said it suspended Hiskey the day after his arrest.

The Christian Post noted that on the official’s LinkedIn profile, he claimed to have started “Everybody’s Joe Somebody,” a non-profit for lonely people.

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“I have a story. You have a story. Everybody has a story. Have you ever heard of ‘Joe schmo’ or ‘Joe nobody?’ There is no such thing. Everybody has a ‘Joe Somebody’ and everybody is a ‘Joe Somebody,'” the organization’s Facebook page read . “Everybody’s story deserves to be heard, and when you don’t feel like there is someone there to listen, there is.”

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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