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Roy Moore’s Base Is Sticking With Him, Attacking Those Who Attack Him

Roy Moore’s Base Is Sticking With Him, Attacking Those Who Attack HimWASHINGTON ― Even as Roy Moore’s campaign for Senate in Alabama has been rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct against him, many of the candidate’s most fervent supporters aren’t ready to abandon ship. A group of over 50 pastors, who endorsed Moore in August, published a letter Monday renewing their support for his campaign. “Roy Moore has been an immovable rock in the culture wars,” the letter, posted by Moore’s wife and later published on AL.com, read.



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Texas church members gather for 1st time since attack

Texas church members gather for 1st time since attackSUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of people will gather in the tiny town of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday to worship with surviving members of a local church where a shooting rampage left more than two dozen people dead.



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British doctor saves himself by punching shark in face during surfing attack in Australia

British doctor saves himself by punching shark in face during surfing attack in AustraliaA 25-year-old British man escaped from a shark after “punching it in the face” while surfing in Australia, saying his feat was inspired by professional surfer Mick Fanning. Charlie Fry, a doctor who moved to Australia two months ago to work, was surfing at Avoca beach, north of Sydney, when a shark leapt out of the water and bit him. He said he heard a "massive thud" and initially thought it was a friend playing around but turned and "saw a shark's head come out of the water with its teeth". “I turned to the right and I saw a shark’s head come out of the water with its teeth and I just punched it in the face,” he told Nine News. “[I] got back on my board, shouted at my friends who were there and then managed to catch a wave in. So it was a bit of a close call.” Dr Fry said he learnt of the escape technique from a YouTube video featuring an interview with Fanning, an Australian who famously punched a shark to  survive an attack during a surfing competition in South Africa in 2015. "Me and my friends have just started surfing, and we saw the YouTube clip of Mick Fanning saying he punched [a shark] in the nose," he said. "So when it happened I was like, 'Just do what Mick did, just punch it in the nose'.” He added: “If you are watching or listening, Mick, I owe you a beer. Thank you very much.” Surfer Mick Fanning has another close call with shark 01:04 Dr Fry suffered minor scratches and bite wounds from the “hectic” encounter and was driven to hospital by his fellow surfers, who were also doctors. A rescue helicopter service later spotted a ten-foot shark near the site of the attack – a section of the beach known as “shark tower”. “I didn’t feel the teeth going in, it felt like I was smacked, it felt like a hand, a hand grabbing me, shaking me,” Dr Fry said. "I didn't really notice it at the time, because when you're surfing, all I was thinking was 'I'm about to die', and I was just … thinking about getting in [to shore] as fast as possible. You just ride the wave as long as you can and start paddling for your life." Dr Fry said he would take the week off and was “racing” to return to the water but might choose a different spot to surf. “I probably wouldn’t go to that point for a while,” he said.  “It is called ‘shark tower’ for a reason, so I will probably just go somewhere else. The surf was rubbish yesterday, so it wasn't even worth it.” Australia has had a spate of shark attacks in recent years, including one fatality and ten injuries this year. Authorities closed the beach at Avoca and said surrounding beaches would be “closely monitored”. Life-saving advice | How to survive a shark attack  



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Friend says Rand Paul does not know what prompted attack

Friend says Rand Paul does not know what prompted attackLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul does not know why a longtime neighbor tackled him in his yard and broke five of his ribs, sidelining him from the Senate, a close friend of the lawmaker said Tuesday.



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The Latest: Attorney says attack on Paul was not political

The Latest: Attorney says attack on Paul was not politicalFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on an assault of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at his home (all times local):



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New Details Emerge About Rand Paul Attack, Motive Still Unclear

New Details Emerge About Rand Paul Attack, Motive Still UnclearSen. Paul was mowing his lawn when his neighbor allegedly attacked him from behind, but it is unclear whether the attack was politically motivated.



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NYC attack took toll on Belgian family; mom lost both legs

NYC attack took toll on Belgian family; mom lost both legsNEW YORK (AP) — Marion Van Reeth biked hundreds of miles through rugged parts of the world on charity excursions. It was a family vacation cycling outing in New York that left the Belgian airline executive with the most severe injuries of anyone who survived this week's terrorist truck attack — her legs so badly mangled they had to be amputated.



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Argentine survivor of New York attack pleads for justice, love

Argentine survivor of New York attack pleads for justice, loveGuillermo Banchini, an architect, and friends were cycling in New York during a 30-year high school reunion trip on Tuesday when a driver of a pickup truck plowed down a bike path. Eight people, including a Belgian woman, a New Yorker and a New Jersey man, were killed and 11 injured in lower Manhattan in the attack along the Hudson River. Another member of the group, Martin Ludovico Marro, was injured and hospitalized in Manhattan and did not attend the televised news conference.



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Muslims Once Again Are Being Targeted For An Attack They Had Nothing To Do With

Muslims Once Again Are Being Targeted For An Attack They Had Nothing To Do With“We’re going to burn your mosque down,” a voice said angrily in a voicemail left on the mosque’s phone.



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Grieving husband describes victim of New York attack as the 'most beautiful mum'

Grieving husband describes victim of New York attack as the 'most beautiful mum'The grieving husband of a Belgian tourist killed in the New York terror attack has described her as “the most beautiful mum”. Ann-Laure Decadt was among eight people killed when Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov used a rented truck to mow down cyclists and pedestrians on a New York City bike path. The mother-of-two was enjoying a break in the city with her two sisters and mother, who were unharmed in the incident, when the vehicle struck her from behind. Her husband, who has not been named, said in a statement she was “a fantastic wife”, adding: “This loss is unbearable and cannot be overcome.” He added that “she was riding a bike and apparently was surprised by a vehicle that came from behind”. How the Manhattan attack unfolded The mother, who had travelled with relatives from the rural town of Staden, located 60 miles (100km) west of Brussels, leaves behind a three-year-old and a three-month old baby. Staden's mayor, Francesco Vanderjeugd, said Decadt was active in the town’s social scene, taking part in the youth council and village fairs. “Ann-Laure meant so much to us in town,” he said. “It is an attack in New York, but also one on our community.” Friend of the family, Johan Verstervete, said: “We knew her as a very spontaneous person, very dynamic, loving her family and her children.” He sent the family a message when he heard they were going to New York saying: “Wow, you'll have a great time there, with Halloween and the New York marathon and all.” New York attack hero cop: 'I was just doing my job' 00:51 Meanwhile, Donald Trump has called for the New York terror suspect to receive the death penalty and called for Saipov to be transferred to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “Send him to Gitmo. I would certainly consider that,” he told reporters. “We also have to come up with punishment that's far quicker and far greater than the punishment these animals are getting right now.”



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