A newly unemployed Piers Morgan still doesn’t believe Meghan Markle, he felt the need to make known Wednesday. The controversial talk show host quit “Good Morning Britain” Tuesday after being publicly shamed by his colleague on air for his remarks about Markle. But taking himself off camera isn’t going to keep Morgan quiet. “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK,” he tweeted with a quote by Winston Churchill. “Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, a...
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According to Conway, they clashed from day one.
"I'm telling you the truth. I'm telling the truth about the way Jared got in my way," said Conway. "Alyssa [Farah] was there. She knows it. He got in my way and all Donald Trump asked us to do was work together and I had been pushed aside by so many men throughout my political and professional career, and here was my shot. Donald Trump empowered me, he put me at the top of his campaign, almost the moment Donald Trump won Jared was getting in my way."
She went on to say that Kushner was telling television producers not to book her anymore.
"We've known you as conservative for years in this town, why is he saying don't invite her to the meeting," Conway recalled folks asking her. "We were in the hallway, outside his office, around the corner from the president's office early on, he said, no one knows what you do around here. They see you on magazines, he said — he who was on the cover of Fortune and TIME magazines. He said, we see you on the cover of magazines, but you're at an effing 2 you need to be at a 10. Then he walked away."
She went on to recall Kushner's freakout over the president adding Conway to handling specific policy issues.
"Then he said why are you TV talking about that you're going to work with opioids and veterans," she recalled Kushner saying. "He said, 'you're offending the people who are going to work on opioids and veterans. Why do you think you can do that?' I said, 'The president said I could put it in my portfolio.' That's not good enough."
She went on to note that Kushner was given a vast portfolio of duties he had no experience performing, and went so far as to call it "Take Your Kid to Work Day."
Conway then blamed Kushner for screwing up the campaign by blowing through $1.4 billion and having Trump go to rallies in places like Oregon where he was never going to win anything. That's the reason Conway thinks Trump lost the Midwest, "then [Kushner] jets off to the Mid East."
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Gunmen killed 10 people in an attack on a hotel and two bars in Mexico's central city of Celaya, with calling cards claiming the massacre left behind by a known criminal group, authorities said Tuesday.
The attack late Monday claimed the lives of seven women and three men and left two people injured, according to the security secretariat in Celaya, in the central Guanajuato state.
Officials found the dead bodies upon arrival in the neighborhood of Valle Hermoso after reports of gunfire, the unit said in a statement.
Witnesses said the victims were shot, after which the attackers poured gasoline to set the establishments on fire.
They said the bodies were scattered among plastic tables and chairs, and one was lying on the sidewalk.
Guanajuato, a thriving industrial region that hosts a refinery and a major pipeline, has become one of Mexico's most violent states due to a dispute between the Santa Rosa de Lima and Jalisco New Generation cartels.
The gangs fight for control of trafficking routes for drugs and stolen fuel.
Authorities did not say which crime group was suspected in the latest attack.
In March, the charred bodies of seven people were found abandoned in a pick-up truck in Celaya.
And in January, six members of a family were murdered in a rural community in Guanajuato state -- the fifth such attack in the municipality of Silao in four months.
Since December 2006, when the government launched a controversial military anti-drug operation, Mexico has recorded more than 340,000 murders, according to official figures.
Authorities have blamed most of the killings on organized crime.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has championed a "hugs not bullets" strategy to tackle violent crime at its roots by fighting poverty and inequality with social programs, rather than with the army.
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An Indiana pastor confessed during church services to adultery years ago, but prosecutors are investigating after the woman who was involved told congregants she had been only 16 years told at the time.
Pastor John Lowe II livestreamed the confession from inside the New Life Christian Church on Sunday, and he told parishioners that he "committed adultery" nearly two decades ago, adding that he wasn't disciplined and would not "use the Bible" to defend himself, reported WNDU-TV.
“I have no defense," he said. "I committed the adultery."
Lowe announced he was stepping down from “ministry responsibilities" and asked for forgiveness, to which the congregation applauded, and the woman then admonished the pastor with her husband standing alongside her in the church.
"People knew, but were too afraid to come forward, and they have now," she said. "The lies and the manipulation they have to stop. I was just 16 when you took my virginity on your office floor. Do you remember that? I know you do, and I have plenty of other stories that I can bring to your remembrance. You did things to my teenage body that should have never been done."
The woman said other girls were abused by church leaders, but they were "sent away."
"I tried to tell someone, but all that was done was cover-up," she said. "No one ever came to me. No one ever got me counseling."
The woman's husband then gave back a necklace the ministry had given his wife as a gift and the purity ring she wore as a teenager.
"My wife -- it’s not just adultery, it’s another level when it’s a teenager, and I will not let this man talk about my wife like that," the man said. "It happened for nine years. When she was 15, 16, the sexual grooming started. It lasted until she met me and we started dating. This is the truth and that’s all we’re going to say.”
Other congregants hugged them as the couple left the church, and several voices demanded that Lowe admit to the abuse.
"Sixteen years old, okay?" Lowe said. "It was wrong."
The Kosciusko County prosecutor's office confirmed that allegations against Lowe, which took place 27 years ago, and the pastor confirmed the woman's age at the time of the relationship during the livestream.
Indiana state law sets the statute of limitations for sexual misconduct with a minor and similar offenses at the victim's 31st birthday, but legal experts say there are exceptions -- specifically for cases where a recorded confession provides enough evidence to charge a crime.
“There is one particular offense that could apply, which is called child seduction," said law professor Jody Madeira, of Indiana University. "This applies when people in positions of trust or authority of a child, law enforcement, mental health practitioners, or anyone with a professional relationship with the child,” she says “It affects children between 16 and 18 years old, again these people use their professional relationship to engage in sexual conduct with a child and that is the offense of child seduction.”