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GOP candidate slams his ‘arrogant’ and ‘judgmental’ son who warned him about breaking election laws in North Carolina

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Disgraced Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris on Thursday lobbed insults at his son, who testified on Wednesday that he had warned his father against hiring an operative known for conducting illegal ballot harvesting operations.

As reported by local news station WRAL, Harris told the North Carolina Board of Elections that he had refused to heed his son’s warnings about hiring political operative McCrae Dowless because he was a “very judgmental” person who also “has a taste of arrogance.”

However, Harris then conceded that his son “was right” in his pleas to not hire Dowless, which at the time he believed were just a result of his son “overreacting.”

Harris’s son, John, testified this week that he had tried to advise his father against hiring Dowless because of his history of conducting legally questionable ballot collection schemes.

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“The key thing that I am fairly certain they do that is illegal is that they collect the completed absentee ballots and mail them all at once,” he wrote in an email to his father back in April 2017.

North Carolina’s 9th congressional district has been in political turmoil ever since it was alleged that Dowless and his associates illegally collected absentee ballots from likely Democratic voters in an effort to sway the election to Harris.

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Gun ownership increases homicides — but only a very specific kind of them: study

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Does the frequency of gun ownership impact the homicide rate? In the broad sense, many studies have shown it does. But how does it do so exactly?

A new study, conducted at the University of Indianapolis and published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, offers a profound hint. The study, which examined homicide rates by state from 1990 to 2016, suggests that most forms of homicide — those committed against friends, acquaintances, and strangers — are negligibly affected by firearm ownership rates. But one particular category of homicide is sharply correlated with the presence of guns: domestic violence.

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Conservatives are furious over Trump’s budget deal with Democrats — president brags about ‘real compromise’

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House conservatives are livid after President Donald Trump struck a budget deal with Democrats.

"You should veto this bill because it is fiscally irresponsible," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Trump. "It blows well beyond what was intended with the 2011 [Budget Control Act] caps. Furthermore, it continues spending hundreds of billions more than what we take in a year and does not put our nation on a path towards a balanced budget."

The effort is being driven by first-term Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX).

"As the greatest nation in the history of the world, the least we can do is cut a deal that does not sabotage the fiscal future of our nation while endangering millions of American and migrants because of our porous border," the lawmakers wrote. "We can do better."

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Male Fox News personality rewarded by the network after being caught sending lewd texts to female colleague

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Less than, two weeks after the Huffington Post published shocking text messages a Fox News contributor reportedly sent to his female Fox Nation co-host, the network rewarded the male employee.

“Tyrus, a Fox News contributor and a host on the network’s digital channel, Fox Nation, sent lewd and inappropriate text messages to his now-former Fox Nation co-host, Britt McHenry, according to four sources familiar with the texts’ contents,” the Huffington Post reported.

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