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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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    A wildfire evacuee sorts through donated clothing at a makeshift evacuation shelter in a Walmart parking lot on November 15, 2018.

    A makeshift wildfire evacuation shelter in a Walmart parking lot is being shut down, leaving hundreds of evacuees from California’s devastating Camp Fire frantic and homeless yet again, KPIX 5 reported.

    Donation bins and portable restrooms that have been provided for the camp will be removed by the Red Cross by 1 p.m. this Sunday according to the shelter’s co-organizer Luigi Balsamo, who said the evacuees need a “clear exit strategy.”

    The announcement has left many of the more than 1,000 wildfire victims that have established a temporary community in the parking lot panicked, including evacuee Carol Whiteburn.

    “They’re taking everything on Sunday, the bathrooms, the lights, everything,” she told KPIX 5.“I don’t know what we’re going to do.”

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    Michael Avenatti, Donald Trump, Stormy Daniels, Robert Mueller, Jacob Wohl, Fox News, TMZ

    Two days after Michael Avenatti’s arrest in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence, an incident first reported in a graphic TMZ online article that contained numerous sensational and still-unconfirmed details, the lawyer and prominent Donald Trump critic issued a denial of several of the allegations contained in the article.

    On his Twitter account Friday morning, Avenatti also appears to warn TMZ that he planned to sue over what he said were the false details contained in the site’s initial account.

    “Whomever wrote and approved that TMZ article better get their checkbook ready because it was purposely malicious and false,” Avenatti wrote. “It was designed to harm Lisa, me and my family and we are going expose TMZ for what they did. No journalist should rely on or defend garbage like that.”

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    #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke speaks onstage during the Black Girls Rock! 2018 show on August 26.

    Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault, delivered a keynote address at the Facing Race conference on November 10. There, she put her own movement on blast for ignoring groups of women, the Detroit Free Press reported.

    Speaking to the more than 3,500 people that gathered at the event in Detroit to discuss social justice, Burke challenged her movement — which she began on MySpace in 2006, though the movement gained significant notoriety from actress Alyssa Milano in 2017 — on the subject of inclusivity.

    Burke said that members “better pay attention to the original survivors,” referring to young girls of color in urban and indigenous communities whose “poverty and powerlessness” made them easy targets — and must give them as much notoriety as it does to “actresses who wanted careers and producers who got away with murder.”

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    A woman holds an escalator rail.

    A Canadian woman refused to hold the escalator rail while walking around the Montreal public transit system, setting off a series of events that concluded in her arrest — and a $420 fine — the Star is reporting. Defendant Bela Kosoian hopes to convince Canada’s Supreme Court that such a mundane and banal violation should never have been prosecuted at all, let alone to the tune of a hefty fine.

    Way back in 2009, Kosoian was making her way through a portion of the Montreal public transit system, hoping to catch a train into the city from the suburb of Laval. Her troubles started when she approached an escalator.

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    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (R) speaks as President Donald Trump (L) listens during a parent-teacher conference listening session at the Roosevelt Room of the White House February 14, 2017 in Washington, DC

    New rules have been proposed by the Trump administration on Friday regarding sexual assault on college campuses, ABC News is reporting. According to a government survey, one in four female college seniors has experienced unwanted and non-consensual sexual contact since entering college. The Obama administration already had rules in place for situations such as these, but Betsy DeVos, the current United States Secretary of Education, is re-working these rules and came up with a new version that will be posted online. The rules will be up for 60 days to give time for the public to give their opinion on them, and the administration will decide whether to implement them or not depending on the response.

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    A woman holding a bouquet of white lilies lays her hand on a coffin during a funeral.

    Hundreds gathered to mourn a man they never knew as a Marine Corps veteran listed as “unclaimed” was laid to rest in Nashville last week, the Tennessean reported.

    Lee Stokley, 69, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away at a nursing home in Ashland City on November 4. He was born on June 5, 1949 in Greenville, South Carolina, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps — during which time he completed a tour of Vietnam, his obituary read. He was set to be buried with military honors at the Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery on November 9.

    While sifting through his paperwork, Bob Counter of the Cheatham County Veterans Service Office said that he and his staff learned that Stokley is considered an “unclaimed” veteran, meaning that he died with no next of kin.

    “When we found out that he was considered an unclaimed veteran, which means he has no family, we wanted to make sure that he got claimed,” Counter explained.

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    Hands sticking through jail bars

    Twenty-year-old Brian Varela has been sentenced to just two years and 10 months in prison for raping a teenager who was busy dying of a drug overdose.

    As reported by KIRO 7, Superior Court Judge Linda Krese said on Thursday that the less than three-year sentence she has given him is the most she is allowed to give someone with no prior record.

    Varela pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, third-degree rape, and unlawful disposal of remains as part of a plea deal. The incident in question occurred in February, when 18-year-old high school student Alyssa Noceda attended a house party at Varela’s home in Lynnwood, Washington.

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    Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon.

    Fox News host Tucker Carlson exploded at his guest, liberal political commentator Chris Hahn, in an interview broadcast on Friday, after Hahn pointed out that Jesus would be against Donald Trump’s border wall, which Tucker Carlson appears to be advocating for as well.

    Hahn confronted Tucker Carlson, according to Raw Story, about the discrepancies that appear to exist between what the Fox News host — a self-identified Episcopalian — and other religious conservatives believe, and the teachings of the church and Jesus Christ.

    Hahn quoted Bible verses to Carlson, which appears to have immensely offended the host.

    “I know that you’re aware of it but I don’t know that you believe it. That’s what it says, Tucker,” Hahn said, prompting Carlson to threaten to throw Hahn off the show.

    “I’m trying not to end this interview right now because I’m getting offended,” Tucker said.

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    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump and his lawyers had problems with some of the questions asked by Robert Mueller in the ongoing investigation, CNN reports.

    A number of the questions cover late 2016, the transitional period after the election. At this time, Donald Trump was preparing to move into the White House as the president of the United States.

    Donald Trump issued “responses” to each of the questions asked by Mueller, but this does not mean that he provided actual answers. Lawyers for Trump previously stated that he would only answer questions relating to events that took place before the 2016 election.

    “There are some [questions] that create more issues for us legally than others,” said Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani in a recent Washington Post interview.

    Mueller could come back with follow-up questions, and may still ask for a face-to-face interview with Donald Trump.

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    Amazon Prime Boxes

    A New Hampshire judge believes Amazon’s Alexa, a virtual assistant device, is the key to cracking a double murder. On January 27, 2017, Christine Sullivan and her friend, Jenna Pellegrini, were stabbed to death in Sullivan’s home where she lived with her boyfriend.

    According to People, Timothy Verill was later arrested by Massachusetts police for the crime. He was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and pleaded not-guilty to both. Police believe that Verill murdered Sullivan and Pellegrini due to fear that they were going to turn him in for drug trafficking.

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    Tucker Carlson

    Last week protesters surrounded Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s Washington, D.C.-area home while he was at work scaring his wife and four children. The host reported that the left-wing mob cracked his oak door, and many headlines repeated that details, but police did not find any evidence to corroborate Carlson’s claim.

    CNN reported that one of the details the host gave about the widely condemned incident has drawn further scrutiny. In an interview with the Washington Post, Carlson said, “someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.”

    However, the police report contains no mention of the door damage. There was, however, a group of people with signs. Plus, one of those who gathered spraypainted an anarchy sign on Carlson’s driveway.

    “MPD did not observe any visible damage to the front door of the victim’s house the night of the incident,” a police spokesperson said.

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    Raid on Florida white supremacist gang nets more than 100 illegal weapons.

    A federal raid on white supremacist gangs in Florida has led to the arrest of 40 people and the seizure of more than 100 illegal weapons, including a rocket launcher.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced the raid this week, which targeted the Unforgiven and United Aryan Brotherhood gangs for gun and drug violations. Titled “Operation Blackjack,” the operation focused on Pasco County where the gangs operated and was a joint operation with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

    Those involved in the raid praised the joint work that led to the arrests. Those charged in the raid face anywhere from a few years to life in prison if convicted.

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    fire fighters extinguishing fire

    It’s hell in Paradise. The fires are still raging. Firefighters continue to soldier on. The death toll has reached 71, while the number of missing has ballooned to over a thousand. The Los Angeles Times put it this way, “California fires: Number of missing soars over 1,000 as Paradise reels from unfathomable losses.”

    “Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters at a Thursday afternoon news conference that search crews had recovered eight more bodies in the burn area. The number of people unaccounted for rose to 1,011, up from 631 on Thursday evening, after authorities combed through additional 911 calls, emails and other reports generated at the peak of the chaotic evacuation.”

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    Hand holding a tampon

    Indonesian teenagers are getting more bang for their buck by using sanitary towels and tampons to get high. According to the New York Post, the innovative youngsters have discovered a way to get buzzed. An added bonus to their new drug of choice is that feminine hygiene products are readily available and accessible to them.

    Teens Boil Tampons To Get High

    How do you get high on tampons and sanitary towels? The teens reported that they collect the products and then boil them in water. They allow the resulting mixture to cool, and then gulp it down.

    A two-year-old account by a boy named “Kujay” describes the methodology as follows, according to Pos Belitung.

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    Close-up of a gavel being held in a judge's hand

    An alleged scammer is now saying that her two co-conspirators involved used her because she was “naive,” the New York Post is reporting.

    As previously reported in the Inquisitr, Johnny Bobbitt, Mark D’Amico, and Katelyn McClure have been accused of lying through a GoFundMe campaign and receiving $367,108.81 through donations under false pretenses. McClure and D’Amico created a fundraiser in November 2017, claiming that Bobbitt was homeless and that he gave the couple his last $20 to buy gas after they ran out on an I-95 off-ramp. The two claimed they were setting up the fundraiser to help Bobbitt and repay him for his kindness. Now, authorities believe the whole story was made up.

    “[McClure] did not run out of gas … and [Bobbitt] did not spend his last $20 to help her,” said Burlington County prosecutor Scott Coffina. “Rather, D’Amico, McClure and Bobbitt conspired to fabricate and promote a feel-good story that would compel donors to contribute to their cause.”

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    Kim Jong-un

    An American man who tried to enter North Korea illegally has been expelled by the country’s regime, an unexpected and swift move that cemented the two nations’ growing relationship.

    The U.S. citizen, identified as Lawrence Bruce Byron, claimed he was under the CIA’s command, the Guardian reported. He had been in custody after illegally crossing from China into North Korea on 16 October, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

    “While being questioned, he said he had illegally entered the country under the command of the US Central Intelligence Agency,” KCNA is quoted as saying in the Guardian.

    “Relevant authorities have decided to expel him from the country.”

    Circumstances in which North Korea releases an American detainee so promptly are extremely rare. The decision to expel Byron came somewhat as a surprise, yet if North Korea had taken a stricter path, that would have put a restraint on its efforts at reconciliation with the United States.

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    Female Slave

    On Friday, the Texas Board of Education voted to change the learning standards for its students regarding the causes of the Civil War. Moving away from the previous standard, in which students were taught that sectionalism, state’s rights, and slavery — in that order — were the three main causes of the war, students will now learn that slavery played a “central role” in the war, according to NPR.

    “What the use of ‘states’ rights’ is doing is essentially blanketing, or skirting, the real foundational issue, which is slavery,” said board member Marisa Perez-Diaz.

    The Board apparently overcame a schism between its elected Democrats and Republican members to reach a compromise solution. Back in September, the board’s Democrats proposed listing slavery as the singular cause of the Civil War but were met with some resistance by Board Republicans who wanted to keep the other causes.

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    a young boy with his hand over his heart in front of the american flag

    A Missouri substitute teacher claims that he was fired for thanking the kids for standing for the Pledge of Allegiance, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting. However, the school district says that Jim Furkin has a history of complaints and disciplinary issues, and that the latest incident was merely the straw that broke the camel’s back.

    Until recently, Furkin had been a substitute teacher at Parkway Schools in suburban St. Louis. However, he was let go after a series of events that culminated in him getting fired after an incident involving the Pledge.

    On his last day of work, according to KTVI-TV (St. Louis), Furkin, 66, had been sent to Parkway South High School, where he had taught almost daily for the past five years of his ten-year career with the district. He says that his troubles started with the daily pledge.

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    Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth has released an official statement to President Donald Trump during a very trying time. The California wildfires wreaked havoc over the last week resulting in the devastating loss of life and homes, and over 1,000 people missing.

    The British monarch expressed her sympathy for what the people of California are going through, and also paid a special tribute to those who are fighting the blaze on the frontlines, as per the official Royal site.

    “Prince Philip and I offer our deepest sympathies to the people of California, who continue to suffer from the devastating fires across the state.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims, and to all those who have lost their homes and livelihoods. I pay tribute to the courage and dedication of the US emergency services and the volunteers that have provided support.”

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    Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch

    The movie sets on the Paramount Ranch have been razed by the Woolsey Fire, but Paramount Studios has pledged not only to rebuild the ranch, but to do it within two years, and get back on to making movies and television that need a ranch or old Western town set.

    The Hollywood Reporter details that David Szymanski, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Superintendent, is committed to bringing the site back to life. The ranch’s “Western Town” burned on November 8th, soon after the fire began, and blazed through the surrounding community.

    “The site is almost a total loss. It’s easy to be somber. But there’s some things that I’m hoping will allow us to be a little bit less somber. We’d like to get Paramount Ranch rebuilt in the next 24 months.”

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