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Ex-Fox Host Slams Laura Ingraham, Fox for Throwing in ‘Trump Towel’
NewsmaxNewsmax host Eric Bolling pounced on Laura Ingraham’s apparent skepticism of former President Donald Trump’s potential run for office, using the opportunity to knock his former Fox News colleague and the network itself.Regarding another Trump presidential campaign, Ingraham said on a podcast Monday that “we’ll see whether that’s what the country wants.”“The country, I think, is so exhausted, they’re exhausted by the battle, the constant battle, that they may believe that, well, maybe it’s time to turn the page if we can get someone who has all Trump’s policies, who’s not Trump,” Ingraham said on The Truth With Lisa Boothe.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Liz Cheney Lost Her Reelection Battle. Can She Win Her Trump War?
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty ImagesIt didn’t take long after the polls closed in Wyoming for Rep. Liz Cheney to get what she may have wanted all along: political martyrdom at the hands of Donald Trump’s unforgiving Republican Party.But it’ll take longer to see if Cheney will get what she clearly wants next: to come back stronger than she was before.Unsurprisingly, in Tuesday’s primary election, Wyoming Republicans overwhelmingly voted to end Cheney’s career in the U.S. House and to replace her with Harriet Hageman, a prominent local attorney who ran as Trump’s instrument of revenge against his fiercest critic in the party.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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People, Stop Ruining Your Plants With TikTok Fads
Anadolu AgencyThe internet is full of advice on just about everything, including plant care.As the director of a plant diagnostic laboratory and expert on plant medicine, I help people manage their plants’ health. Here are four trends I’ve seen online recently that have stood out as being especially misleading or potentially damaging to plants.Watering orchids and other plants with ice cubesRead more at The Daily Beast.
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‘The Daily Show’ and William Shatner Join Forces to Expose Elon Musk
Comedy CentralFor the latest installment of its long-running “Dailyshowography” series of short films on “great men,” The Daily Show enlisted a very special narrator.“What do you think of when you think of the future?” actor William Shatner asks at the top of this exclusive segment from Tuesday night’s episode as images of rockets, robots and “cybertrucks” appear on the screen.Over the next several minutes, Shatner helps make the case that Musk might actually be the “supervillain” his biggest detractors fear him to be. The piece traces the Tesla “Technoking’s” origin story as a young kid who “overcame many hardships, although unlike other South African celebrities, he didn’t make his childhood into a whole thing,” referring to Trevor Noah’s backstory.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Video Shows Dr. Oz Saying He Has Two Houses. He Actually Has 10.
Photo Illustration by Erin O'Flynn/The Daily Beast/GettyIt’s a question most Americans can answer pretty easily: “How many houses do you own?”But for TV doctor and Senate candidate Mehmet Oz, it’s apparently a tricky one—with qualifiers, an explanation, and an interpretative answer.At a campaign stop last weekend at the Carbon County Fair in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, a Democratic campaign operative asked Oz how many houses he owns.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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This Mermaid Robot Helps Scientists Hunt for Sunken Treasure
Frederic Osada/DRASSM/StanfordMore than 330 meters below the surface of the Mediterranean, OceanOne, a humanoid submersible developed by Stanford University’s Robotics Lab, closed in on its target: the Aléria, a 2nd-Century Roman shipwreck that held ancient treasure. For a moment, the sub hovered just above the seabed in the silent darkness. A smaller helper robot nearby readjusted its spotlight, illuminating the ground. Then OceanOne softly plunged its fingers into the sand at the base of the wreck, and started feeling around.“I'm seeing through the eyes of the robot, and I'm touching through the hands of the robot,” Oussama Khatib, director of the Robotics Lab at Stanford, told The Daily Beast.Carefully, the robot’s hands lightly combed the sand. It stopped, readjusted its grip, and unearthed a small object out of a brief puff of silt. Khatib drew it closer into view: a near perfectly preserved oil lamp from the Early Roman Empire.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘Euphoria’ Composer Labrinth Is Mad Chill About All the Backlash to His Song
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/HBOEuphoria has received twice as many Emmy nominations for Season 2 than it did for Season 1, heading into the 2022 awards. A number of Season 2 standouts—Sydney Sweeney, Colman Domingo, Martha Kelly—have earned their first Emmy nominations. The frequently controversial, incredibly popular series even snagged a Best Drama nom.But some of the Euphoria folks have been enjoying the praise since the beginning of the show. Alongside Zendaya, who became the youngest Lead Actress in a Drama winner when she won two years ago, the series’ composer, Labrinth, has been raking in the Emmy noms, critical acclaim, and social media fan-cams since the very beginning of the series premiere in 2019.Labrinth was one of the three folks to win an Emmy for Season 1 (alongside Zendaya and the show’s makeup team), taking home the Outstanding Music and Lyrics trophy for his song “All For Us.” The musician has earned another two noms in the same category this year: one for “I’m Tired,” which he shares with Zendaya and series creator Sam Levinson, as well as a nod for “Elliot’s Song,” shared with Zendaya and Labrinth’s wife, Muzhda Zemar-McKenzie.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The New ‘Never Have I Ever’ Season Will Make You Laugh and Cry and Cry Some More
The Daily Beast/NetflixGrowing up is watching a teen show and realizing that you no longer relate to the main character—but to her parents instead.That’s where I’m at with Never Have I Ever, Netflix’s wonderfully funny, incredibly sweet series, now in its third season. It’s not that the daily struggles of newly minted high school junior Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) no longer resonate with me. This season, Devi loses the battle against her own self-loathing, resulting in a jealousy that terminally strains her relationship with her dream guy. She dates a fellow first-gen Indian American for the first time, and reckons with the ease and difficulties that come with it. And she badly wants the people in her life to see her as the version of herself she wishes she was, if only she actually knew how to make that wish come true.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Rural Iowa Town Tears Itself Apart Over a Harvey Milk Book
KETVTensions have been running high in a rural Iowa town after its local library showcased a children’s book about the slain gay rights advocate Harvey Milk, sparking a nasty campaign involving homophobic letters posted on officials’ doors and a contentious town meeting filled with baseless accusations of child grooming.The furor kicked off when the Logan Public Library showcased the children’s book Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders for Pride Month in June. The seemingly innocuous display lit an anti-LGBTQ+ match for some Logan-area residents.Homophobic letters began appearing on residential doors of library board members and town officials, including Mayor Clint McDonald, Logan City Clerk Marilyn Keizer told The Daily Beast Tuesday.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Reformation Only Has Two Sales a Year and the First One Is Now Live
Scouted/The Daily Beast/Reformation.Scouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.Reformation is one of my favorite brands of all time. Not only does Ref offer chic (and often vintage-inspired) clothing that always manages to fit like it was custom designed for me, but everything they product is sustainably sourced and ethically made. The LA-based brand rarely offers sales, but right now you can score 40 percent off select styles at Reformation’s Summer sale. This includes their signature, flirty floral dresses, sexy corset tops, recently-dropped shoes, coveted two-piece sets, butt-lifting jeans, and so much more. I always feel good about harnessing my spending power by shopping responsibly at Ref, but now I can feel totally guilt-free about treating myself to some new clothes marked down by 40 percent. The sale selection is also filled to the brim with celebrity-loved styles, including the Lacey Dress, which was spotted on bona fide Ref fan Hailey Bieber, and the Cypress Dress, which Sarah Jessica recently wore, according to the brand.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Queen Elizabeth’s Plans ‘Cannot Be Moved’ for Harry and Meghan: Palace Source
Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty ImagesRoyalist is The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday.Queen Elizabeth may struggle to meet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when they visit the U.K. next month as the aging monarch has an exceptionally busy week at the beginning of September and, sources at Buckingham Palace said, “Some things cannot be moved.”Sources at Buckingham Palace told The Daily Beast that while there was no intention to steer expectations one way or the other around Harry and Meghan getting or not getting an audience with the queen, it is a simple fact that the week commencing September 5th is jam-packed with constitutional duties for the queen.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘Empire’ Actress’ Sodium Nitrite Suicide Is Part of a Disturbing Trend
John KevinA medical examiner report revealed this week that Empire actress Lindsey Pearlman died by suicide in February from sodium nitrite poisoning—and she’s not alone. Her death is part of an alarming trend that’s left officials scrambling and family members of victims suing Amazon for selling the substance, a common food preservative that can have fatal consequences when ingested in large amounts.Pearlman was found dead in her car on Feb. 13, authorities said, after a five-day search for the actress, who appeared on TV shows like Chicago Justice and General Hospital. While family member’s alluded to her death as a suicide at the time, a medical examiner report obtained by People magazine this week specified that Pearlman died from sodium nitrite poisoning. She was just 43.Pearlman’s death comes as authorities in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom struggle to keep sodium nitrite out of the hands of vulnerable people. Poison centers across the U.S. have received a frightening number of reports of people poisoning themselves by consuming nitrites and nitrates. In 2021, centers saw a 166 percent increase in fatalities compared to 2018 as sodium nitrate became increasingly accessible online. Some websites have even discussed how the compound can be used as a suicide method—outraging victims’ families.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Putin World Declares ‘Our Agent Trump’ Is Irreversibly Screwed
Photo Illustration by Erin O'Flynn/The Daily Beast/GettyConcerns are swirling within the Kremlin and splashing onto the screens of Russia’s tightly controlled state media. Moscow’s grueling invasion of Ukraine and Washington’s potential designation of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism are at the top of the list—but the upcoming U.S. elections are likewise causing some heart palpitations.Having gotten over their initial shock over the FBI’s search of Donald Trump’s Florida estate, Russian experts and pundits started to dismiss it as much ado about nothing, albeit a convenient tale they could use to smear American democracy. Now they’re singing a different tune. Inhe most recent broadcast of the state TV show Sunday Evening With Vladimir Solovyov, host Vladimir Solovyov remarked: “I’m very worried for our agent Trump. They found everything at Mar-a-Lago, they got packages of documents. In all seriousness, they say he should be executed as a person that was ready to hand off nuclear secrets to Russia.”Appearing on Solovyov’s show, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova likewise raged against the alleged persecution of Moscow’s favorite former U.S. president. In a bizarre tirade, she attempted to tie the search of Mar-a-Lago with Trump’s earlier statement that there are only two genders, male and female. “In the West, you’re not allowed to call a man a man. You can’t call a woman a woman. You’re not allowed to call a child male or female, until it reaches the age of 2-3 years old,” she fumed. “In the run-up to the upcoming electoral battles, one of the contenders for a political role—the most important political role in the United States—Donald Trump steps up and says, ‘We’ve gone too far. There are only two genders: male and female.’”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Liz Cheney Championed the Truth and Then Embraced a Liar—Her Dad
Getty ImagesAs Rep. Liz Cheney made her high-minded pronouncements about the importance of truth and courage and genuine patriotism during the congressional hearing into the Jan. 6 insurrection, she was shadowed by a question that fairness left largely unspoken.“What about your freaking father?”But one of the propelling principles of the hearing-turned-reality-show was justice. And to have held former Vice President Dick Cheney’s lies and cowardice against her would have been blaming the child for the sins of the father.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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This Startup Has a Dubious Plan to Resurrect the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger
GettyIt’s been a long, long time since we last saw a living thylacine—a creature more commonly known as a Tasmanian tiger. The animal once thrived as a cornerstone species throughout Tasmania for millions of years before being eradicated with the help of the Australian government, which offered a one pound bounty per dead Tasmanian tiger between 1888 and 1909 to control its population from wreaking havoc on farms.The Tasmanian tiger population dwindled rapidly. The last official sighting of the creature in the wild occurred in 1930, when it was shot by a farmer for trespassing on his land. When he did so, he inadvertently wiped the last of a species in the wild off the face of the planet forever—or so we thought.Colossal Biosciences, a biotech and genetic engineering startup co-founded by Harvard geneticist George Church, plans to “de-extinct” the Tasmanian tiger by using gene-editing technology. They hope to reintroduce the creature to its once-native habitats in order to rewild the ecosystems that were damaged after losing the species.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Abu Ghraib Photo Exhibit Causes Outrage at Berlin Biennale
Adam Berry/Getty ImagesIn late July, artist Rijin Sahakian published an open letter in Artforum decrying the Berlin Biennale’s decision to exhibit Poison Soluble, an installation by artist Jean-Jacques Lebel (pictured above), in the latest Biennale exhibition. Lebel’s maze-like setup, Sahakian writes, surrounds viewers with images of detainees being degraded—“the charred skin, limbs, and hooded faces of the Iraqi men abused and murdered at Abu Ghraib” prison in Iraq. In response to Sahakian’s letter, the Biennale issued an apologetic statement on Monday, Artnews reports. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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How to Pitch The Daily Beast’s Obsessed
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyThe Daily Beast’s Obsessed is always looking for reactions, explainers, interviews, reviews, and opinion pieces. We cover everything that’s happening in pop culture that you—and we—can’t stop loving, hating, and thinking about. We focus on TV, movies, music, celebs, and internet culture—but if you’re passionate about something, the likelihood is that we might be, too.We pride ourselves on publishing work with fun, fresh, unique points of view. The pieces that fit best with our style, and that set us apart from other publications, are the ones that are rooted in emotion. Our goal is to give writers the space to be passionate—extremely funny, irreverent, and goofy when that’s warranted, or angry, spicy, and unapologetic when that’s the angle.Well-researched and reported features are great too. But above all else, Obsessed is a place to have the conversations we’re all excited about, and we want the writing to reflect that.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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This Retro Breakfast Station Is The Only Device You’ll Need Each Morning
Scouted/The Daily Beast/AmazonScouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.Living in a Brooklyn apartment means that I need to conserve as much space as I possibly can. This is especially the case in the kitchen, where there just isn’t enough countertop space or cabinets to store all the appliances that I might want to own. While I may live in a shoebox, that certainly doesn’t mean I want to live without the kitchen appliances that are most vital to me: the toaster and the coffee maker. Nostalgia allowed me to have both without sacrificing all of my countertop space at once.The Nostalgia 3-in-1 Breakfast Station is perhaps the most useful appliance I have ever owned. Capable of serving as a small oven, traditional toaster, coffee maker and even hot skillet, the device is equipped with everything you could ever need to start your day off right. Within a matter of minutes, I can make three cups of coffee, four pieces of toast or scrambled eggs and bacon without ever switching appliances. The small coffee pot is the perfect way to recreate the perfectly proportioned single-pod coffee makers with your favorite coffee and without the metric ton of plastic waste.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Putin’s ‘Loyal’ Friends Host Rendezvous With His #1 Enemy
GettyThe Biden Administration has begun holding military exercises with countries that are a part of a Russian-led military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).Tajikistan is hosting the drills, called “Regional Cooperation 22,” while U.S. Central Command organized them, according to the State Department. Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan—each members of Russia’s collective defense organization, akin to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)—are all participating.“Regional Cooperation is an annual exercise aimed at strengthening multinational stability operations, counter-terrorism, and developing cooperation and joint combined capabilities among the states of Central and South Asia, the United States and other participating countries,” the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan said in a statement.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Is Laura Ingraham Slowly Backing Away From Trump?
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero / The Daily Beast / GettyFox News host Laura Ingraham is now wondering if maybe “exhausted” voters are ready to “turn the page” on former President Donald Trump, especially if conservatives “can get someone who has all Trump’s policies” who isn’t the twice-impeached ex-president.Additionally, the staunch Trump sycophant has expressed some skepticism about Trump’s claim that he “will do whatever” he can to “help the country” because the “temperature has to be brought down,” asking the former president’s lawyer what he’s actually proposing to achieve that.These moments are remarkable because they subtly suggest Ingraham—a longtime Trump loyalist, friend, and informal adviser—may be slowly building herself an off-ramp from being a full-fledged conductor on the Trump Train. Or at least just relegating herself to mere passenger.Read more at The Daily Beast.
This Navy Tuxedo Never Fails to Bring in Compliments Whenever I Wear it
Scouted/The Daily Beast/Todd Snyder.Scouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.Scouted Report: So you got invited to a black-tie event and you aren’t sure if you should just rent one of those pre-cut department store tuxedos that dozens of guys have shuffled around in before you. I used to think that the rentals were the way to go, but once you’ve rented a few times, you’re really just throwing money away when you could own a nice tux. It’s like a right-of-passage to buying your first tuxedo. But, before I show you the suit I got (and absolutely love), it’s important to understand what a black tie dress code actually means.What is the black tie dress code?Read more at The Daily Beast.
Tennis Fan Booted After Russian Player Complains About Her Ukrainian Flag
Elizabeth Frantz/ReutersYou would be forgiven if you thought Russian athletes were still banned from international competition after Vladimir Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. But it appears they are not only welcomed in places like the Cincinnati Open, but pandered to. An incident over the weekend has drawn scorn from supporters of Ukraine after an American fan was told to leave a match between Russian players Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova on Sunday because the massive Ukraine flag quietly wrapped around her shoulders was somehow irritating the players.The expulsion of the fan, identified only as Lola, came after one of the Russian players complained that the sight of the flag at a sporting event was “not nice,” according to sporting media. Read more at The Daily Beast.
‘Call Jane’ Trailer Reveals the Harrowing Fight for Abortion Rights—as History Repeats Itself
Roadside AttractionsUnfortunately, the timing for the trailer for Call Jane “couldn’t be better” for this point in American history—which is a truly depressing, angering cliché to be able to use for this subject matter. As the devastating effects of the overturning of Roe v. Wade begin to reveal themselves, the new film has transformed from a period piece about an incredible moment in American history into a searing chronicle of how history is now repeating itself..While abortion road movies have been on the rise in the past few years—Unpregnant, Plan B, and Never Rarely Sometimes Always, to name a few—the new footage of Call Jane gives an inside look at one of the most impactful underground abortion counseling services of the late 1960s. In the first look, the Jane Collective activists assist pregnant women in and around the Chicago area looking to end their pregnancy.Based on a true story, Joy (Elizabeth Banks) finds the Jane Collective via a “Call Jane”' advertisement she finds on the street. With a possibly fatal pregnancy, Joy, a typical 1960s housewife, heads to the clinic to get some help. After the ladies save her life, Joy decides it's her duty to give back to other women around the nation.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Twisted Florida Ruling Says Pregnant Teen Isn’t ‘Mature’ Enough for Abortion
Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via GettyA Florida appeals court will force a parentless 16-year-old girl to give birth because the teen is not “sufficiently mature” to decide for herself whether or not to terminate the pregnancy.A circuit court judge previously denied the girl’s request to waive a state law requiring minors get parental consent for an abortion. On Monday, a three-judge panel upheld the decision.The unnamed teen, according to the appellate ruling, is getting a GED through a program for young people who have experienced traumatic events in their lives. In her petition, the girl—who lives with a relative and has an appointed guardian—argued that she is “still in school” and “is not ready to have a baby,” noting that her guardian was “fine with what [she] wants to do.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
Mott & Bow’s New Sueded Polo and Bone Jeans Give Us a Whole New Look to Steal
Scouted/The Daily Beast/Mott & BowScouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.As you may be aware, I am already a massive fan of the denim specialists, Mott & Bow. With the Mercer Jeans being some of the highest quality jeans ever put together, it isn’t hard to see why. However, Mott & Bow offers a lot more apparel than just incredible jeans. Mott & Bow has a growing list of fashionable items including sweaters, tees and even underwear. Beyond this, the company is actively growing its apparel offerings. In fact, Mott & Bow just released a complete line of polos to match perfectly with the flagship jeans. The new Jersey Sueded Polos are built for everyday wear. Made of 100% cotton fabric, the polos are designed to be light and soft against your skin. Additionally, the cotton material allows for more breathability than many counterparts that use polyester. You can buy a new Jersey Sueded Polo in four different colors: Black, Dark Grey, Navy and White.Furthermore, Mott & Bow is continuously expanding its jean collection as well by introducing a new color to the Mercer line: Bone. This off-white offering is perfect for all of the events you may want to attend, before Labor Day of course. So, if you are looking to add a new outfit to your closet this year, make sure to check out Mott & Bow’s new polos and jeans.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Jill Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19 Just Two Weeks After President Recovers
Chip SomodevillaJill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, her communications director said Tuesday, with the First Lady now isolating for at least five days.A statement from Elizabeth Alexander said Mrs Biden, 71, was “only experiencing mild symptoms” of the illness, and that she is being treated with Paxlovid. News of the First Lady’s case comes just two weeks after her husband, Joe Biden, recovered from the illness.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Ukraine Mercilessly Trolls Russia as New Blasts Rock Crimea
ReutersRussian-backed authorities in occupied Crimea awoke to a shitstorm on Tuesday as explosions rang out first at an arms depot and then reportedly at an air base, sparking frantic explanations from Russian authorities who’ve traditionally tried to play down such setbacks.Ukrainian authorities went all in on mocking the aftermath of what they cryptically referred to as “demilitarization,” the latest blow to Russian forces on territory they perhaps erroneously believed was fully under their control.The first blasts rocked an arms depot near the town of Dzhankoi, where an electricity substation also went up in smoke. While Russia’s Defense Ministry initially claimed a “fire” on the territory of the arms depot was to blame for the explosions, they later revised their version of events, alleging “sabotage.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
‘Serial Butt-Grabber’ Who Attacked Teen Girl Accused of Two Murders That Same Week
Chalermphon Kumchai/EyeEm/GettyA Michigan teenager who was allegedly attacked by a stranger claiming he was conducting a social experiment gave a description to cops that led to his arrest—and imminent charges for two murders he is accused of committing the same week in two different states. Aurora Dahl, 18, was out jogging near her home in Gaastra at around 6 a.m. on Aug. 1. She said she was alarmed to hear footsteps approaching behind her and, when she turned to look, she saw a man running towards her shouting that he was conducting a social experiment. He was holding what Dahl told WLUC looked like duct tape and mace. When he caught up with her, Dahl said, he attacked her, and she fought for her life.At one point during the terrifying 10-minute ordeal, Dahl said the man was on top of her trying to strangle her. But she was able to unbalance her assailant, rolling him into a ditch and giving her a window to escape. Even after she broke free, the man kept trying to talk to her, she said. “It was really weird,” Dahl told the TV station. “He mentioned to me that I was bleeding. I said: ‘Obviously, you punched me.’” After running home, Dahl called the cops.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
Alex Jones Lawyer Helps Rumble Change Policy for Hate Groups
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyWhile the online video platform Rumble has long taken criticism for amplifying right-wing misinformation and conspiracy theories, the video-hosting service is preparing to head in an even darker direction, hiring one of Alex Jones’ lawyers to draft new content moderation policies that remove an existing ban on material that promotes or incites hate groups.In June, Rumble put one of Jones’ longtime defamation attorneys in charge of overhauling the site’s moderation rules. And he made some unsettling changes.The attorney, Robert Barnes, is a frequent Infowars guest and Jones’ top Sandy Hook defamation attorney for more than three years. But while Barnes wasn’t in the Texas courtroom during the explosive final days of Jones’ recent multimillion-dollar defeat, he did step up to broadcast an “opening statement” to a critical shadow jury: the Infowars audience.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Trump’s Big Mouth Sets Up Top-Secret Case Against Him
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/GettyFormer President Donald Trump’s long history of imprudent tweets may have come back to haunt him—by strengthening any Justice Department case that the documents he improperly kept after leaving the White House were still indeed top secret.“It is poetic how much of this litigation—were he to be charged—will be determined by his own actions,” said Kel B. McClanahan, a national security lawyer who teaches at George Washington University.That’s because of the way Trump while president tweeted many promises to declassify documents, then retreated and used the Department of Justice to vigorously defend the sanctity of the way the government classifies documents. He has essentially trapped himself, as he now faces an FBI investigation into whether he put the American people’s security at risk by mishandling government secrets and potentially violating the Espionage Act.Read more at The Daily Beast.