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The Inquisitr offers a constantly updated mix of the latest stories to hit the web, covering news, entertainment, technology, news, sport, health and everything else.

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    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08: U.S. President Donald Trump waves to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on October 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.(Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

    Donald Trump was at a speaking engagement on Monday in Florida when he started talking about crime in Chicago.

    Trump was speaking before the International Association of Chiefs of Police when he began sounding off on his plan to deal with crime in Chicago.

    His plan for Chicago, apparently, is to send representatives from the U.S. Attorney General’s office (currently headed by Jeff Sessions) to “work with local authorities to try to change the terrible deal the city of Chicago entered into with ACLU, which ties law enforcement’s hands, and to strongly consider stop-and-frisk,” according to the Chicago-Tribune.

    “Rudy Giuliani, when he was mayor of New York City, had a very strong program of stop-and-frisk, and it went from an unacceptably dangerous city to one of the safest cities in the country and I think the safest big city in the country. So it works,” Trump said.

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    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (L) participates in a ceremonial swearing in by retired Justice Anthony Kennedy (R) in the East Room of the White House October 08, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Though Donald Trump attended a ceremonial swearing in for Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, during which Trump apologized for all the “pain and suffering” Kavanaugh has been put through, the newest Supreme Court Justice was actually sworn in during a private ceremony Saturday night. And since then, Brett Kavanaugh has been pretty busy.

    “You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent,” Trump told Kavanaugh Monday, according to USA Today. However, no true investigation of Kavanaugh has been conducted into the sexual assault allegations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford, nor by the other two women who have come forward with their own claims.

    The FBI background check only sought corroborating testimony on Ford’s claim. The check did not investigate the other two women who have made sexual harassment allegations against Kavanaugh, nor did it draw any conclusions regarding Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation.

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    Was Your Facebook Account Hacked? No Need To Warn About Fake Friend Requests, It's Likely Just A Viral Hoax

    Was your Facebook account hacked this week? Have you seen a few dozen messages from friends warning not to accept any new friend requests from them?

    If the answer is yes, then chances are that you’ve fallen victim to a viral hoax that the Washington Post has likened to an old-fashioned chain letter, one that is spreading across the social media network. As the report noted, the hoax seemed to take two forms, messages to people saying that someone had hacked their account, and posts from friends warning others not to accept any new friend requests from accounts claiming to be them.

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    Radar showing Hurricane Claudette as it approaches the Gulf Coast in 2003.

    As the Inquisitr previously reported that Hurricane Michael was on its way to Florida, Alabama issued a statewide emergency warning on Monday as well. Fox News reported that Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued the warning not long after the tropical storm transformed officially into a hurricane that same day. As of 8 p.m. Monday, reported Fox News, the hurricane was estimated to be 485 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida, and moving quickly north. Cuba has already received “hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall” due to the hurricane which is expected to strengthen before it hits land at the Gulf of Mexico mid-week.

    Governor Ivey’s statement of emergency remained positive and urged Alabamians to prepare for the storm to come.

    “Alabama is once again in the path of a hurricane, but I know Alabamians will once again come together and be prepared for whatever Michael may bring,” said Governor Ivey.

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    Winston Churchill Giving The Peace Sign

    Piers Morgan was incandescent with rage after a professor of black studies branded Winston Churchill a “clear racist” and described Britain as a county “built on racism.”

    Britain’s wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill has long been regarded as a great and inspirational leader by many but not in the eyes of British born Kehinde Andrews.

    The Daily Mail reports that the professor, who was a guest on Piers Morgan’s show Good Morning Britain, had a dramatic run-in with the fiercely patriotic presenter when he labeled Churchill a vile racist comparable to Hitler.

    The latest showdown was sparked in the wake of retired astronaut Scott Kelly coming under fire for quoting Churchill in a tweet which read, “One of the greatest leaders of modern times, Sir Winston Churchill said, ‘in victory, magnanimity.’ I guess those days are over.”

    The Twitter hordes wasted no time jumping on the tweet and forced Kelly to apologize for quoting a man they viewed as despicable.

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    a weird object washed up in south carolina

    A mysterious, cylindrical object made of plastic and foam has washed up on a South Carolina beach, and no one knows what it is, Yahoo News is reporting.

    Last Thursday, visitors and residents of Seabrook Island first noticed the strange object. It’s cylindrical, about six feet in diameter, about five and a half feet tall, and weighs about 200 pounds. It’s tapered towards the top, meaning that it resembles a certain prop for a certain 70’s-era sci-fi movie, says one commenter.

    “It’s a Death Star!”

    It’s certainly not a Death Star, for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that this thing doesn’t have any metallic content. It’s all plastic and foam. And also, the Death Star doesn’t exist.

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    Person standing by moose scat

    Everyone has heard of a cuckoo clock, but what about a moose poo poo clock? That’s become one of the most popular products for innovative Maine artist and grandmother Mary Winchenbach. Her store Tirdy Works has hit new levels of success after a news interview went viral. The 57-year-old uses the unusual medium of moose turds – or “tirds,” according to Winchenbach – to make everything from Christmas tree ornaments to picture frames.

    Per Vox, the grandmother with a great sense of humor has actually been selling moose poop art for 15 years, but the demand for her products has recently become almost overwhelming due to coverage from an NBC News affiliate. The Tirdy Works Facebook page announced that her poo poo clocks have a backlog of 400 orders as of October 5.

    Part of the appeal of her products is clearly her humorous, auctioneer-like style of describing them. As Mary Winchenbach told KULR-8 News, Tirdy Works has taken the theme all the way with their poo poo clocks.

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    U.S. President Donald Trump makes a public appearance and speech.

    After months of delays, Donald Trump will make his return to Iowa on Tuesday for a rally at Council Bluffs — where he plans to announce that his administration will expand access to gasoline with higher ethanol blends year-round, according to reports from the Des Moines Register.

    A senior official in the Trump administration revealed on Monday that President Trump has made overtures to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch new rules regarding the use of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol, or E15 — specifically allowing it to be used all year.

    The situation will immediately move into the review phase, with the new E15 gasoline rules expected to come into full effect by the summer of 2019.

    Along with loosening the rules on E15, Trump is also expected to announce that reforms will be made to the status quo of biofuels credit trading, which the White House believes will “provide greater transparency and help reduce volatility in the market,” according to the Des Moines Register report.

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    Disney executives discuss the future of the company.

    For months, Disney chased after the acquisition of the film and TV assets of 21st Century Fox, eventually winning out over Comcast. The combination of the two companies is something that will revolutionize the world of entertainment — but there are additional costs that are yet to be borne out. Numerous layoffs are expected to come about because of this deal between Disney and Fox, with particular figures related to job losses yet to be released.

    Over the course of the last year, there has been quite a bit of confusion as to which media conglomerate would actually take control of the set of properties previously held by Fox. Eventually, Disney won out with a bid of $71.3 billion. The bid was accepted and led to a union that deepens the content library of “The Mouse” to an even greater degree than previous.

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    Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in to serve.

    After possibly the most divisive Supreme Court nomination process in American history, Brett Kavanaugh finally took his seat on the Supreme Court. It was a long and protracted road for Kavanaugh — one which saw Democrats push for an investigation into sexual assault allegations while Republicans defended him at every turn. President Donald Trump went so far as to refer to the new Associate Justice of the Supreme Court as “flawless,” according to reports from The Guardian.

    However, when Kavanaugh put on his robes for the first time and began his first day of work, all of the debate and the anger sunk into the background. Kavanaugh’s arrival was attended by a brief greeting from Chief Justice John Roberts, who said that he took “great pleasure” in seeing Kavanaugh join their ranks. Roberts also wished Kavanaugh “a long and happy career,” before the Justices got back to the business of their work.

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    President Donald Trump is presented with a jersey by team captain Ahmad Bradshaw (R) during an event with the Army Black Knights football team from the U.S. Military Academy May 1in the Rose Garden at the White House.

    President Donald Trump’s campaign store is reportedly selling football jerseys with the phrase “Stand Up for America,” according to Business Insider, an obvious statement against NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem in silent protest.

    The website stated Tuesday that the jersey, with the No. 45, connecting with Trump as the 45th president, is selling for $99. The American flag is embroidered on the sleeve of the jersey. The word “Trump” is stitched on the back of the football uniform.

    Different football jerseys are being made for men and women on the campaign website as well. The Trump campaign website said that the jerseys are “proudly” made in the United States.

    “Due to high demand, please allow four-five weeks to receive your jersey,” the message on the men’s football jersey site stated.

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    Walt Disney World sign spanning a Florida highway

    A cook at a Disney resort and a food runner at a Disney restaurant are among 13 men that were arrested as part of an undercover child predator operation by the Polk County Sherriff Office (PCSO) in Florida. According to local station WPTV, all but one of the men were headed to meet with children between the ages of 13 and 14 but were greeted by undercover detectives instead.

    The PCSO said that many of the suspects came prepared with condoms and lubricants, while one man also brought male enhancement pills, sex toys, and an iPhone 8 Plus, which he intended to give to the minor as a gift.

    The men ranged in ages from 20 to 50 and included a man who was HIV positive and looking to have unprotected sex, a man previously arrested for obscene communication with a minor, a truck driver, and a former military police officer.

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    White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump listens to U.S. President Donald Trump announce that he has accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the United Nations, in the Oval Office on October 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump said that Haley will leave her post by the end of the year.

    Ivanka Trump, a White House advisor and first daughter, is on the short list of potential names to replace the departing Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations according to CNN.

    As the Inquisitr previously reported, Nikki Haley has resigned as the United States ambassador to the U.N. effective at the end of 2018.

    The president was quick to throw out his favorite daughter’s name as a potential replacement, telling reporters he felt she would make a “dynamite” ambassador.

    “I think Ivanka would be incredible,” Trump told reporters as he prepared to leave for an Iowa campaign rally.

    “I’m not sure I’d use her because I’d be accused of nepotism even though I’m not sure there’s anyone more competent in the world, but that’s OK. But we are looking at numerous people. It is interesting,” he continued.

    Haley and Ivanka have been publicly friendly before, trading favorable comments.

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    Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh attends his ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House Oct. 8.

    The new website BrettKavanaugh.com is directing visitors to resources for sexual assault victims, just days after Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, surviving allegations of sexual misconduct by several women, according the website Law & Crime.

    The judicial reform group Fix The Court put up the website, noted Law & Crime, which apparently seeks to capitalize on the Kavanaugh controversy that slowed the former appeals court judge’s rise to the highest court in the land.

    “We Believe Survivors” is written in large letters across the top of the website.

    Before the confirmation vote, several women charged Kavanaugh with sexual misconduct dating back to his days in high school. In a special Senate Judiciary Committee hearing two weeks ago, Kavanaugh faced off against one of his accusers, college professor Christine Blasey Ford.

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    Christine Blasey Ford, with lawyer Debra S. Katz, left, answers questions at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, September 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill.

    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, one of the three women who accused Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has been nominated for a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Distinguished Alumna Award for “speaking truth to power,” according to CNN.

    “What Dr. Blasey Ford did on September 27, 2018 was something that was extraordinary in how ordinary it was: she told the truth about a sexual assault she experienced when she was fifteen years old at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” wrote University of North Carolina English professor Dr. Jennifer Ho in the letter she wrote to nominate Ford.

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    PORT ST. JOE, FL - OCTOBER 09: Chris Seaman works on placing plywood over the windows of a CVS store as he prepares it for the arrival of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    As of Tuesday, Hurricane Michael is bringing with it winds that are raging at 120 miles per hour. The storm is headed straight for the Florida panhandle.

    The National Hurricane Center expects Michael to make landfall on Wednesday, according to Yahoo! News. That gives residents a few more hours to get out of the path of the storm, and many are doing just that at the urging of the governor.

    “Hurricane Michael poses a deadly threat,” says Florida’s governor Rick Scott. He has already mobilized 2,500 members of the National Guard in preparation for the deadly storm. Scott says that Michael could be the “most destructive storm to hit the Florida panhandle in decades.”

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    With newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh set to take his place on the bench, U.S. News reports that the attorneys representing the U.S. Government in the landmark Juliana v U.S. have once again filed a motion seeking a halt to the trial, asking for the U.S. Supreme Court to review the legality of the case.

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    Kavanaugh protesters on first day of job

    After a private swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, Brett Kavanaugh quickly prepared his new judge chambers and assembled a staff to assist him in his new position. A more public, ceremonial swearing-in was held Monday.

    On Tuesday, Kavanaugh sat on the bench for the first time as a member of the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court is responsible for landmark rulings that have affected the nation throughout history. Tuesday marked chapter 1 of Kavanaugh’s history as a Supreme Court justice.

    CBS News reports that Kavanaugh arrived at the court just before 8:30 a.m. with an entourage of three black SUVs. Protesters were there to greet him.

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    COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - OCTOBER 09: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally at the Mid-America Center on October 9, 2018 in Council Bluffs. Iowa (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Donald Trump did not respond when asked whether or not the U.S. government will accept the findings of a new report that contains some dire warning about global warming. However, he did say, “I want to look at who drew it,” according to ABC News.

    The report was compiled by a panel of 91 scientists, and it is pretty grim. In short, the world must reduce its carbon emissions by a vast amount within the next 12 years. If this does not happen, the effects of climate change will be irreversible.

    “It was given to me. And I want to look at who drew it. You know, which group drew it. I can give you reports that are fabulous, and I can give you reports that aren’t so good. But I will be looking at it, absolutely,” Trump said of the climate change report.

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    USAF Tests Weapons In Nevada Desert.

    A new report by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has revealed that “nearly all” the weapon system being developed by the US military between 2012 and 2017 are vulnerable to cyber attacks.

    In cybersecurity tests of major weapon systems that are being developed by the Department of Defense, testers were able to hack into some of the complex weapons systems and take control over them using relatively simple tools and techniques.

    The GAO report released on Oct. 9 showed that in one case, a two-person team took only an hour to gain initial access to a weapon system, and just a day to gain full control of the system they were testing.

    In some instances, the weapon systems that used commercial or open source software did not change the default password when the software was installed. It only took a search on the internet to find the passwords and gain administrator privileges.

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