By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - The widow of Jordan's late king on Sunday defended her son, former Crown Prince Hamza Bin Hussein, against allegations by the authorities that he carried out actions targeting "security and stability" in the kingdom. The head of the armed forces visited the prince on Saturday and warned him over actions that people familiar with the matter said could be related to a plot to destabilise Jordan, and several high-profile figures were detained. Jordan's neighbours and allies expressed solidarity with King Abdullah over the security measures in the kingdom, ...
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'Parents living a nightmare': Texas reporter emotionally struggles to process trauma outside Robb Elementary
WFAA-TV reporter Adriana De Alba reported live from outside the school as families waited to learn whether their children had survived or been killed, and she powered through tears as she tried to describe the emotionally traumatic scene.
"It's heartbreaking," she said. "I can't even describe it, this feeling. It's been more than 10 hours since this tragedy unfolded, and parents tonight are still trying to figure out what is happening with their children."
"I'm sorry," De Alba added, blinking back tears.
The station then broadcast an interview she had conducted with one father who was awaiting news about his daughter, but he said local authorities were unable to tell him whether to go to the hospital or elsewhere to learn what happened to her.
"That parent, like many, is living a nightmare right now," De Alba said, struggling to hold onto her composure. "Just hoping to be reunited, just hoping to hug their child once again. There are just too many parents who sent their children to school this morning, and now they are living a nightmare."
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Herschel Walker was busted for lying about his college education — and now he's lying about lying about it
Trump-backed GOP Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, a former football star, was plunged into controversy recently when it emerged he was lying about his academic credentials by claiming that he had graduated from the University of Georgia, when in fact he left the school to play professional football without ever earning a degree.
Caught in this lie, he tried to claim that he had never actually claimed he graduated in the first place — but on Wednesday, CNN's KFILE busted this too, providing the receipts.
"When Walker was challenged about his graduation deception in an interview last week with FOX 5 Atlanta anchor Russ Spencer, Walker declared he had never once said he graduated from the University of Georgia," wrote Daniel Dale and Andrew Kaczynski. "Spencer told Walker that he has a 'phenomenal life story.' but that 'in some instances you've exaggerated that story. You said that you graduated from UGA...' Walker interjected: 'I never said that. They say that. And I said — that's what you gotta remember. I never, I never have said that statement. Not one time. I've said that I studied criminal justice at UGA.'"
In fact, they wrote, Walker has claimed he graduated on at least three occasions — and even claimed he was valedictorian.
"And all of sudden I started going to the library, getting books, standing in front of a mirror reading to myself. So that Herschel that all the kids said was retarded become valedictorian of his class. Graduated University of Georgia in the top 1% of his class," he said in a motivational speech in 2017. "And people say, 'Herschel, you played football.' But I said, 'Guys, I also was valedictorian of my class. I also was in the top 1% of my graduating class in college,'" he said in a radio interview that same year. And his now-defunct book promotional website claims that "After his first pro season, he finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Georgia," which isn't true either.
Walker, who won nomination easily last night to take on Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) with the backing of former President Donald Trump, has also been accused of violent domestic abuse, even allegedly threatening to murder his ex-wife, and has ties to a group accused of scamming military veterans.
While it was widely expected that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp would beat Trump-backed primary challenger David Perdue, there was far less certainty about the fate of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who was also targeted by Trump.
In the end, Raffensperger handily beat Trump-backed challenger Jody Hice, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Hice himself was partly to blame by running an "abysmal campaign."
"[Hice] mostly frequented small-scale GOP gatherings and far-right talk shows where he continually preached to the choir rather than expand his base," the paper reports. "And he hoarded his cash expecting a runoff, which was a very bad bet in the end."
Raffensperger, in contrast, employed a strategy that "involved a spate of visits to Rotary Clubs and local civic organizations that aren’t havens for the 'Stop the Steal' crowd."
The paper notes that he also "didn’t shy away from countering far-right Trump supporters with the truth about elections" that the twice-impeached former president lost in 2020.
Additionally, Raffensperger benefitted from Democratic voters who crossed over to support him in Georgia's open primaries, as they feared having a secretary of state who would refuse to certify future election results.