KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A white supremacist who killed three people at Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kansas, in 2014 has died in prison, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. F. Glenn Miller Jr., convicted of capital murder in 2015, died Monday at the El Dorado Correctional Facility. Miller’s cause of death is pending an autopsy, but a preliminary assessment indicates he died of natural causes, prison officials said. He was 80. Miller’s April 13, 2014, rampage outside the Jewish Community Center and the Village Shalom care center took the lives of Reat Underwood, 14; his grandfather W...
The Obama family mourned the passing of dog Bo in an Instagram post signed "Michelle, Barack, Malia, Sasha, and Sunny."
"This afternoon was a difficult one for our family. We said goodbye to our best friend—our dog, Bo—after a battle with cancer," Michelle Obama posted. "On the campaign trail in 2008, we promised our daughters that we would get a puppy after the election. At the time, Bo was supposed to be a companion for the girls. We had no idea how much he would mean to all of us."
"For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, comforting presence in our lives. He was there when the girls came home from school, greeting them with a wag. He was there when Barack and I needed a break, sauntering into one of our offices like he owned the place, a ball clamped firmly in his teeth. He was there when we flew on Air Force One, when tens of thousands flocked to the South Lawn for the Easter Egg Roll, and when the Pope came to visit. And when our lives slowed down, he was there, too—helping us see the girls off to college and adjust to life as empty nesters," she wrote. "This past year, with everyone back home during the pandemic, no one was happier than Bo. All his people were under one roof again—just like the day we got him. I will always be grateful that Bo and the girls got to spend so much time together at the end."
"As a family, we will miss Bo dearly. But we are thankful that he lived such a joyful life full of snuggles, games of fetch, and evenings spent lying on the couch," she explained. "We also know we weren't the only ones who cared for Bo, and are grateful for all the love you showed him over the years. Please hug the furry members of your family a little closer tonight—and give them a belly rub from us."
Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion. For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence… https://t.co/hJS8TzqBNW— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1620500496.0
He was exactly what we needed and more than we ever expected. We will miss him dearly. https://t.co/CHweCxwJ7a— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1620500501.0
Republicans have so thoroughly bought Trump's conspiracy theories that they are now questioning elections conducted entirely by their own party.
"The Arizona Republican Party is allowing two GOP activists to inspect ballots and other records from the party's Jan. 23 elections after they sued over the methods used during what they deemed was a "chaotic" election process. The inspection of an estimated 1,300 ballots cast by state committee people is limited to two committee races, It does not involve the results of the state party's chair, another challenged race that has attracted the most attention," The Arizona Republic reported Friday.
Now a state legislator in Virginia is threatening an audit if she loses the nomination for governor, which is conducted entirely by the Virginia Republican Party.
"I have been the frontrunner of all seven candidates in every single poll that has been done. Every single independent poll. There was recently one that was released several days ago and I'm still the frontrunner," Sen. Amanda Chase said. "So if I come out of this election as anything other than the victor, of course, we are going to have a full audit."
Radical right-wing Virginia state senator Amanda Chase says that if she does not emerge from the GOP's nominating c… https://t.co/GQeCyNBDgI— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch)1620493145.0
According to The Arizona Republic, a top GOP regulator in Arizona has been promoting conspiracy theories and falsehoods about the COVID-19 vaccination in discussions with the companies he is overseeing.
"Arizona Corporation Commissioner Jim O'Connor, a Republican who was elected in November, told The Arizona Republic in an interview that the government and news media are covering up deaths and other harms caused by the shots," reported Ryan Randazzo.
"I'm also aware through other information that many people who have taken the shot, many thousands of people here in the U.S., are deceased," said O'Connor in the interview. "And the deceased part is the good news. And please don't take that out of context. But the alternative to being deceased after the shot, there are something like 40,000 plus recorded cases of people that are now potted plants. They are human vegetables. They've lost their ability to function."
There is no evidence to support any of these claims.
The Corporation Commissioner in Arizona is responsible for regulating utility companies like water and electric plants. His biography on the state agency website says that he has "42 years' experience in finance with responsibility for regulatory compliance, investment portfolio management, and enterprise leadership," and that he "served for 12 years on the Board of Grace Line Ministries, a non-profit Christian mentoring organization" — but does not list experience in medicine or public health.
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