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Man, 60, dies after beating in $1 Christmas Eve mugging

Man, 60, dies after beating in $  1 Christmas Eve muggingA 60-year-old man who was kicked and punched while defending his partner during a $ 1 mugging on Christmas Eve has died. Juan Fresnada died Friday afternoon at the Bronx hospital where he was taken in critical condition after the mugging early Tuesday, the New York Police Department said Saturday.



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Trump is beating every Democratic candidate, poll shows — except for Joe Biden

Trump is beating every Democratic candidate, poll shows — except for Joe BidenFormer Vice President Joe Biden is the only Democratic presidential candidate to maintain a general election lead over President Trump, a new IDB/TIPP poll released Monday shows.Biden, who is also holding on to a relatively comfortable lead over the Democratic field in the poll, is shown beating Trump by 5 percentage points. While that's decent news for the former vice president, Trump actually cut into Biden's lead from IDB/TIPP's previous poll last month. Still, it's a better look than Biden's top two challengers at the moment, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who fell behind the president after leading Trump by 7 and 8 percentage points in the November poll.> National General Election: > > Biden 50 (+5) > Trump 45 > > Trump 48 (+1) > Sanders 47 > > Trump 47 (+1) > Bloomberg 46 > > Trump 46 (+2) > Buttigieg 44 > > Trump 49 (+5) > Warren 44 > > IBD/TIPP (A/B) Poll> > — Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) December 16, 2019South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also trailed Trump, but like Sanders and Warren remain within striking distance. The IDB/TIPP Poll was conducted over the phone between Dec. 5-14. The sample includes responses from 905 adults and the margin of error is 3.3 percentage points. Read more at Investor's Business Daily.More stories from theweek.com Trump's pathological obsession with being laughed at The most important day of the impeachment inquiry Jerry Falwell Jr.'s false gospel of memes



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Substitute teacher fired after student beating goes viral

Substitute teacher fired after student beating goes viralA substitute teacher has been fired and charged with aggravated assault following the beating of a 15-year-old female high school student in an incident captured on video. Tiffani Shadell Lankford is free on $ 10,000 bond after her arrest Friday afternoon. Video of last week’s incident in a foreign-language class at Lehman High School in Kyle, Texas, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Austin went viral.



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A white restaurant manager was sentenced to 10 years for enslaving and beating a black man

A white restaurant manager was sentenced to 10 years for enslaving and beating a black manA white restaurant manager in South Carolina was sentenced to 10 years in prison for enslaving and torturing an African American cook



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Guard linked to beating had been subject of complaints

Guard linked to beating had been subject of complaintsA guard accused in a lawsuit of beating a female inmate so severely she was left paralyzed had previously been accused of trading cigarettes for sex, insubordination, harassing inmates and other actions at a Florida prison, according to a news report. Despite the long history of accusations, the Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala never fired Keith Turner and he had been promoted to lieutenant a few years ago, The Miami Herald reported . Cheryl Weimar said in a lawsuit that she was nearly beaten to death by four guards in August at the prison.



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Meghan McCain: It’s ‘Breaking My Heart’ That Elizabeth Warren Is Beating Biden in the Polls

Meghan McCain: It’s ‘Breaking My Heart’ That Elizabeth Warren Is Beating Biden in the PollsReacting to Hunter Biden’s exclusive interview that aired on Tuesday morning, The View’s Meghan McCain—who has repeatedly reminded viewers she is close to the Bidens—said that not only are the issues surrounding the Bidens “breaking my heart,” but so is the fact that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is beating Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary.With the rest of the View panel giving Hunter Biden positive reviews for his interview, noting that he acknowledged it was “poor judgment” to sit on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while his dad was vice president, McCain disagreed with the table.“I don’t think he did a great job,” she stated. “I think when he said, look, I’m a private citizen, part of the problem is he also said I probably wouldn’t have gotten this job if I weren’t a Biden and I think it was some criticism that’s been held against other politicians’ children. So I think you have to choose your lane.”McCain, who is the daughter of late Sen. John McCain, went on to claim that being part of a political family is similar to being in the mafia, adding that “you know what you’re getting into.”“I don’t understand why you would do this interview at this time and maybe this was a call by ABC but this will be a conversation in the debates tonight and if you don’t think Julian Castro or Kamala Harris is going to take a shot when they have it,” McCain said, adding: “Metaphorical shot. I keep saying that because I talk like a redneck. I’m sorry.”After complaining that Hunter Biden should’ve worn a suit and did the interview in a studio since he was talking about such serious issues and topics, McCain said that “this is breaking my heart.”“It’s breaking my heart all day long,” she declared. “I love Joe Biden and his family. Hunter Biden had a lot of issues that he struggled with for a long time.”“What’s also breaking my heart, some of these polls numbers,” McCain added. “Elizabeth Warren is leading in the CBS-YouGov poll 31-24 percent in New Hampshire. So she’s going to take these opportunities.”Towards the end of the segment, McCain circled back to insist that Hunter Biden is going to be a “huge distraction and a huge narrative problem” for Joe Biden among Democratic primary voters because he can’t distinguish himself from the Trumps.“No one is more emotionally involved with Joe Biden at this table than I am,” she concluded. “I love him and his family dearly. I would have preferred a cleaner interview.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Paris court finds Saudi princess guilty in beating case

Paris court finds Saudi princess guilty in beating caseA French court found the only daughter of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman guilty of complicity in violence Thursday for ordering her bodyguard to detain and strike a plumber for taking photos at the Saudi royal family’s apartment in Paris. The prosecution alleged the princess became enraged when she saw the plumber capturing her image at the royal residence near the Champs-Elysees, fearing the pictures could be used to harm her as the Saudi monarch’s daughter and the older half-sister of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.



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Most Accurate 2016 Poll Shows Biden, Warren, Sanders Beating Trump

Most Accurate 2016 Poll Shows Biden, Warren, Sanders Beating TrumpThe poll that most closely predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election shows Joe Biden and several other Democratic candidates beating President Trump in a 2020 general-election matchup.Biden would beat Trump by twelve points in a general election, garnering 54 percent support to Trump's 42 percent, according to the September IBD/TIPP poll. Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Kamala Harris of California also lead Trump by three to four points, close to within the margin of error.Among voters who lean Democratic, Warren currently has 24 percent support, up from 17 percent last month, according to the poll. Biden meanwhile slipped two points from August to 28 percent among the same voters. Support for Sanders remained level at 12 percent, keeping him in third place. Harris saw her support drop this month from 11 percent to 6 percent. South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg and New Jersey senator Cory Booker trailed them, polling at 5 percent and 4 percent respectively.Despite Biden's slight slip in the polls, the former vice president remains a strong front-runner in the crowded field of contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination. Trump, meanwhile, has begun to appear vulnerable. His job approval sank to 40 percent in August, its lowest level in six months.The IBD/TIPP poll, which has correctly predicted the last four presidential elections, was the only national poll to predict Trump's 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton in a four-way matchup. Its final pre-election numbers placed him two points above Clinton.The poll surveyed 903 respondents from August 22–30 and has a margin of error of 3.3 percent.



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Florida inmate says beating by guards left her paralyzed

Florida inmate says beating by guards left her paralyzedA female inmate at a Florida prison is suing the state corrections agency, saying she was left paralyzed after being beaten by four guards. Cheryl Weimar and her husband, Karl, said in their lawsuit that her civil rights were violated when she was nearly beaten to death by guards last month at the Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, Florida. Weimar was left with a broken neck and is now a paraplegic because of the guards' use of force, according to the lawsuit.



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After Beating and Hernia, American Prisoner Paul Whelan Refused Hospitalization by FSB Doctors

After Beating and Hernia, American Prisoner Paul Whelan Refused Hospitalization by FSB DoctorsKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVMOSCOW–Paul Whelan, a U.S. citizen held in Russia on suspicion of spying, looked pale and sick when his prison guards brought him to Lefortovo court on Friday. He said he had been beaten and is suffering from a hernia, but his condition is hardly a surprise after eight months in Moscow’s Lefortovo, a prison run but the Russian Federal Security Service, FSB, and it looks like Whelan has learned only too well how incarceration there operates.Whelan is facing 20 years in Russian prison for spying, after accepting a flashcard that allegedly contains some sensitive information. His family is far away, he does not speak the Russian language, and on top of everything the 49-year-old security manager for a Michigan-based auto parts company is suffering from a painful inguinal hernia, with part of his intestine having ruptured the abdominal wall.Paul Whelan, Accused U.S. Spy Held in Moscow, Says a Russian Investigator Threatened His LifeWhen the judge suggested calling an ambulance in the middle of the hearing on Friday morning, Whelan rejected the idea, as a useless waste of time: “The nurses won’t take me to a hospital, they will only check my blood pressure, temperature, and say, ‘You are fine,’” he told the court.By now Whelan must have learned the rules and brutal methods in Russian prisons. “No ordinary ambulance can take a prisoner who is under FSB investigation to the hospital,” Alexander Cherkasov, chair of the Memorial Human Rights Center told The Daily Beast. “There is a specialized hospital 20 where they normally take sick prisoners, after a certain bureaucratic procedure.”Also, no Russian nurse working for an ambulance carries strong painkillers. (Russian doctors are not allowed to prescribe strong drugs even for people dying in agonizing pain, so Russians suffer from pain all over the country, many committing suicide.)Whelan looked and sounded doomed. He said that his health condition worsened after his prison guard beat him. The incident happened earlier this month, when Whelan was being moved from one cell to another. Whelan’s lawyer, Vladimir Zherebenkov, told The Daily Beast, “I have checked: prison guards did not know that my client had a hernia, they made him carry all his stuff himself to a different cell. The treatment in Lefortovo is inhuman.”  On Friday, Whelan told the judge, “If you call for a doctor who would hospitalize me, I don’t mind calling for the ambulance.” But just as he predicted, the nurses on call checked him right at Lefortovo Court and decided against his hospitalization.Whelan, who holds U.S., Canadian, British, and Irish passports, was arrested on December 28 in his hotel room a few steps away from the Kremlin. His lawyer Zherebenkov predicted early on the way the case was likely to develop: “They will pickle Paul for a year or more, as he is clearly just a pawn; and then they will swap him for some important Russian kept in American prison,” the lawyer told The Daily Beast in January.Almost eight months later Zherebenkov still has not seen any solid evidence establishing his client’s guilt. “The FSB  investigation has not presented us with a single solid piece of material, so our truth in this case is even stronger than half a year ago–that’s why FSB want more time,” the lawyer said.Meet Putin’s American Prisoner, Paul WhelanAccording to Media Zona, a group of journalists reporting on news about Russian prisons and court cases, at least 99 detainees died in detention centers and prisons used by investigators in 2016. Many more died in prison camps. “It is hard for us to find out what causes the deaths of prisoners—when prison guards crack somebody’s head open, they say that the detainee fell down and died in an accident,” Dmitry Shvets, a Media Zona reporter told The Daily Beast. But the problem is not just physical violence. “Lefortovo prison is famous for psychological torture by isolation. The inmates cannot communicate with each other, no prisoner has a chance to use a phone.”Whelan’s family was aware that the FSB wanted to extend the time for investigation for two more months. ”This morning's hearing was more theatrical than his previous hearings—ejecting the media, calling an ambulance—but we were not surprised by the result,” Whelan’s twin brother, David, told The Daily Beast.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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