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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.

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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.

“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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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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