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Tucker Carlson: Fox News host laughs along with guest after he suggests black people ‘need to move on’ from slavery

Tucker Carlson: Fox News host laughs along with guest after he suggests black people ‘need to move on’ from slaveryA guest who appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show said African Americans “need to move on” from slavery because it was abolished “a century-and-a-half ago”. Mark Steyn, a cultural commentator, made the comments on Thursday during a segment discussing 2020 presidential candidates who are in favour of reparations for African Americans. During his rant, Steyn said: “Slavery was abolished a century and a half ago, nobody alive today has a grandparent who was a slave, and in that sense I think you reach a point where, you know, you need to move on.



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Venezuela shooting: At least one dead after troops fire on indigenous people near Brazil border

Venezuela shooting: At least one dead after troops fire on indigenous people near Brazil borderAt least one person has been shot dead by Venezuelan security forces during a clash on the border with Brazil, according to local officials. Gran Sabana mayor Emilio Gonzalez identified the woman who was killed as Zoraida Rodriguez, a member of an indigenous community. The mayor said members of the Pemon indigenous group clashed with the Venezuela National Guard and the army, who were moving tanks to the border.



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Wall of winter weather brings sleet, ice and snow from Seattle to New York, affecting 100 million people

Wall of winter weather brings sleet, ice and snow from Seattle to New York, affecting 100 million peopleA wall of winter weather rolling across a wide swath of the northern United States on Tuesday brought sleet, snow, ice and commuter headaches from Seattle to New York.



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Trump credits people of faith for 'abolition of civil rights' at National Prayer Breakfast

Trump credits people of faith for 'abolition of civil rights' at National Prayer BreakfastSpeaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Thursday, President Trump stumbled while crediting America’s God-fearing citizens for the country’s historic achievements.



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See how people are coping with the scary chill of the polar vortex

See how people are coping with the scary chill of the polar vortexParts of the Midwest are experiencing the coldest temperatures in 20 years this week as the polar vortex takes hold. 

On Wednesday morning, it was -22 degrees in Chicago, with a wind chill of -49, according to CNN. In northern Minnesota, wind chills dropped to -65. Flights are being delayed and cancelled. The USPS has partially halted service. In some places, it's possible to get frostbite after only a few minutes of skin exposure.

On Twitter, people are sharing the polar vortex's wild effects in their own hometowns. There's indoor ice, boiling water vaporizing into the air, innovative winter-wear layering techniques, and (crucially) bundled-up dogs.

> Has not moved since being dressed to go out. She knows s**t's about to get real. #PolarVortex #minus37 pic.twitter.com/HRZQd0P9BK
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> — Jeff Anderson (@lawkota) January 30, 2019

In Chicago, commuter rail tracks were set on fire to keep them operational in the frigid temperatures. 

> It's so cold in Chicago, crews had to set fire to commuter rail tracks to keep the trains moving smoothly. t.co/YsCjTNIMhe pic.twitter.com/j0ej5C0PAl
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> — ABC News (@ABC) January 30, 2019

Things are getting weird out there.

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> #PolarVortex I opened the door to let my dog out and immediately felt like I couldn't breathe. Insane. Watch your pets guys. Bring them in soon as they handle the business. My dog ran out and then looked back like are you kidding me lol pic.twitter.com/spgeaowx7T
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> — Lore (@villalore24) January 30, 2019

An extremely light morning rush hour.

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> Currently it's -21 with a wind chill of -42 at my house.
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> Not a whole lot to do outside during a #PolarVortex but fill balloons with food coloring & water to see what happens. pic.twitter.com/yk3nkTePM8
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> — Kori Zenz (@KoRickZenz) January 30, 2019

The Chicago River is partially frozen.

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> Curiously, however, the dogs seemed pretty cool with them.#PolarVortex pic.twitter.com/Umg8eTHY06
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> — J.F. Riordan (@AudacityofGoats) January 29, 2019

Out for a walk.

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> So it's a bit chilly in #Chicago Feel free to use, @accuweather @ABC7Chicago #polarvortex #deepfreeze #chicago #windchill #freezing #brrrr pic.twitter.com/7BjhuBI6y4
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> — jordanwilson04 (@jordanwilson04) January 30, 2019

> Looking forward to spring on this -23 degree day. #Chicago #ChicagoRiver #PolarVortex pic.twitter.com/4e49cx5N5x
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> — StylishBeautySecrets (@litebrightest) January 30, 2019

If your region is experiencing these temperatures, minimize your time outside as much as possible. If you need to go outside to do the boiling water challenge, fine, but head back inside ASAP. And bring your pets with you!

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Louisiana police launch manhunt for gunman who killed five people

Louisiana police launch manhunt for gunman who killed five peopleAuthorities in Louisiana said they are searching for an "armed and dangerous" 21-year-old accused of killing his parents and three others in two separate but related shootings Saturday. Authorities say Dakota Theriot first shot and killed three people – the woman believed to be his girlfriend, her brother and father – in Livingston Parish before taking her father's truck, driving to neighboring Ascension Parish where he shot and killed his parents. "We are totally focused on finding him. We're following every lead that we come up with," said Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard during an evening news conference streamed online. Theriot was being sought on first-degree murder and other charges. He was believed to be driving a stolen 2004 Dodge Ram pickup, gray and silver in color. Authorities have identified the victims in Livingston Parish as Billy Ernest, 43; Tanner Ernest, 17; and Summer Ernest, 20. Ard said Summer Ernest and Dakota Theriot were in a relationship and that Theriot had been living with her family for a few weeks. An undated photograph of Dakota Theriot released by Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Credit:  Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office But he said after talking with Summer's mother, there was no indication of any red flags ahead of Saturday's multiple shootings. Authorities earlier identified the other two victims as Theriot's parents – Keith, 50, and Elizabeth Theriot, 50, of Gonzales. They were shot in their trailer on Saturday morning. "The father was gravely injured at the time we found him and has since passed away," said Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre. But before he died, Webre said authorities were able to get a "dying declaration from him, and only enough information to let us know that it was his son that committed this act." Webre said there were indications that Theriot was traveling east and maybe was in another state by now. "We're going to work every lead. We're going to follow every tip," he said during the evening news conference. Ard said Dakota Theriot is believed to be armed with at least one handgun. "We do not have a motive. It is still undetermined," Ard said. Authorities in Louisiana say a shooting has left five people dead in two parishes Credit: HILARY SCHEINUK/ The Advocate via AP Crystal DeYoung, Billy Ernest's sister, told The Associated Press that she believes Theriot had just started dating her niece, Summer Ernest. "My family met him last weekend at a birthday party and didn't get good vibes from him," DeYoung said. She said she wasn't sure how her niece and Theriot met, but that she believed the relationship was relatively new. "My mom is a good judge of character and she just thought he was not good," DeYoung said of Theriot. DeYoung said she skipped the birthday party and didn't meet Theriot herself. DeYoung said Summer and Tanner Ernest were two of Billy's three children. He was also raising his wife's children. DeYoung said Theriot doesn't have a vehicle and she's not sure how he ended up at the Ernest home on Saturday, but after the killings, he took off in her brother's truck. There were also two young children in the home at the time. DeYoung said a 7-year-old took the baby out of the house and went to a neighbor's. DeYoung said her brother, niece and nephew were good people. "They all had very good hearts. They trusted people too much," she said, as she began crying. "They all loved unconditionally." Charlenne Bordelon lives near the house where the Ernests were killed. She told The Advocate newspaper that two young children from the house ran to her home. They were uninjured and asked for help after the shooting. Bordelon said Theriot was the older daughter's boyfriend and that he'd recently moved in with the family but she did not know him. A Facebook page appearing to belong to Dakota Theriot was filled with defensive and sometimes angry posts. He shared someone else's post in June that said "wish i could clear my mind jus for one day" (sic) with a sad face emoji. In May, he reposted something saying, "If you have a problem with me, tell me. Not everyone else." He also shared someone else's post that said, "I don't care what people say about me I know who I am and I don't have to prove anything to anyone." Webre said Dakota had lived with his parents briefly but was asked to leave the residence and not return. "I would not approach this vehicle. We feel no doubt that Dakota is going to be armed and dangerous, and we need to bring him to justice really quick," Webre said. Webre said Dakota Theriot had some run-ins with law enforcement in other parishes that he described as misdemeanor-type incidents that did not include violence: "Certainly nothing of the magnitude that we've seen today." Webre said there was no reason to think Theriot was now targeting someone else but warned that because he's armed and dangerous: "Anybody he comes into contact with could be a target."



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Dakota Theriot: Louisiana police arrest 21-year-old accused of killing five people including girlfriend and parents

Dakota Theriot: Louisiana police arrest 21-year-old accused of killing five people including girlfriend and parentsA 21-year-old man suspected of killing five people, including his parents, his girlfriend and her father and little brother, has been arrested in Richmond County, Virginia. Dakota Theriot will be sent to Ascension Parish in Louisiana, and booked on two counts of first-degree murder, illegal use of weapons, and home invasion. On Saturday, Ascension Parish officials were called to a trailer in Gonzales where they found Theriot’s parents, Elizabeth and Keith, alive but suffering from gun wounds.



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Suntrust Bank shooting suspect 'always hated people and wanted everyone to die,' ex-girlfriend says

Suntrust Bank shooting suspect 'always hated people and wanted everyone to die,' ex-girlfriend saysFive people were "senselessly murdered" after a gunman took hostages in a Florida bank, forced them to the floor and began shooting.



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5 people 'senselessly murdered' after gunman takes hostages in Sebring, Fla., bank

5 people 'senselessly murdered' after gunman takes hostages in Sebring, Fla., bankFive people were 'senselessly murdered' after a gunman took hostages in a Florida bank, forced them to the floor and began shooting, authorities said.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to Aaron Sorkin’s demand for newly elected Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to Aaron Sorkin’s demand for newly elected Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’The youngest woman ever elected to Congress has responded to producer Aaron Sorkin’s demand that the new intake of Democrats ‘stop acting like young people’ – saying if politicians do not show up and fight for them, they cannot expect their vote. Speaking on CNN, where he was promoting his Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, the 57-year said he liked the newly elected young Democrats in Congress, but suggested they needed to act differently. “I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress.



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