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Fox News scrambles to get Bill Donohue off the air as he rants about ‘suspicious’ Notre Dame fire

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On Monday, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League told Fox News host Neil Cavuto that he was “suspicious” regarding the Notre Dame fire.

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught on fire. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire, and as of now, zero casualties have been reported.

“It’s a monumental tragedy. Forgive me for being suspicious. Last month, a 17th-century church was set on fire in Paris. We’ve seen tabernacles knocked down, crosses torn down, and statues,” Donohue said.

“We don’t know that. If we can avoid what your suspicions are. Now I’m wondering how much more the Catholic Church commits to this or do you think they first want to get to the bottom of it?” Cavuto said.

“First, they have to get to the bottom of it. They will rebuild it. There’s no question. I’m sorry. The Eucharist is being destroyed and excrement smeared on crosses,” Donohue said.

“We cannot make conjectures about this. I’m sorry. Thanks very much. I do want to let people know, we’re not trying to be rude to our guests. There’s so much we don’t know,” Cavuto said.

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(Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Fox News was interviewing Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Raw Story regrets the error.)

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Iran and US trade barbs after drone incident and ahead of new sanctions

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The United States on Monday was due to tighten sanctions on Iran as the two countries traded barbs in a tense standoff sparked by Washington's withdrawal from a nuclear deal.

Both nations say they want to avoid going to war, but tensions have spiralled as a series of incidents, including attacks on tankers and the shooting down of a US drone by Iran in the Gulf, raised fears of an unintended slide towards conflict.

On Sunday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a US-made MQ9 Reaper "spy drone" -- also widely used for carrying out military strikes -- had encroached his country's airspace on May 26.

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John Oliver warns Trump didn’t have an ‘Ebenezer Scrooge moment’ deciding to be ‘good’ — he’s still Trump

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The best thing you can say about Donald Trump is that he "maybe hasn't eaten a dolphin before," John Oliver joked on his Sunday episode of "Last Week Tonight."

Oliver warned people that while Trump had a "change of heart" about Iran it was only about Iran. "He didn't have an Ebenezer Scrooge moment, threw open a window and yelled, 'I'm going to be good from now on!'" the host explained. "No, he just didn't bomb some people."

As Fox News explained, the drown that Iran shot down was not simply one from Amazon. Oliver said it wasn't like Trump said, "Alexa, send a drone to surveil Iran." According to Fox's genius analysis, those drones cost actual money.

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Donald Trump’s biggest regret is choosing Jeff Sessions as his attorney general

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In an interview that aired on Sunday, President Donald Trump told "Meet the Press" that his biggest regret is choosing Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general.

"If you could have one do-over as president, what would it be?" NBC host Chuck Todd asked Trump during their interview.

This article first appeared at Salon.com.After the president replied that his do over would involve "personnel," he elaborated that "I would say if I had one do over, it would be, I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general." When Todd asked Trump to clarify if he thought appointing Sessions was his "worst mistake," the president reiterated "yeah, that was the biggest mistake." He added that Sessions is "very talented" but was cut off by a new line of questioning from Todd before he could elaborate.

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