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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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    Miss America winner Cara Mund slams pageant.

    Miss America Cara Mund has slammed the pageant organization for workplace bullying, making a mockery of the string of announcements made over the last year which had promised to restructure the organization in order to eliminate sexism, according to the New York Post.

    Mund, who was crowned Miss America last September, came down heavily on her higher-ups in a letter which was made public Friday.

    “About two weeks ago, I started researching workplace bullying… Ultimately, this is my year in a nutshell,” Mund wrote, before blasting Gretchen Carlson, the chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, and Regina Hopper, who was appointed CEO in April this year in a move which was widely hailed as empowering a competition which had never boasted an all-female leadership since its inception in 1921.

    “Our chair and CEO have systematically silenced me, reduced me, marginalized me, and essentially erased me in my role as Miss America in subtle and not-so-subtle ways on a daily basis,” Mund wrote.

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    Shooting rocks a football game between Dwyer and Palm Beach Central High School in Florida.

    Two people were confirmed shot during a high school football game between Palm Beach Central and William T. Dwyer high schools, according to News-Journal Online.

    There has been no word from the Palm County Sheriff Department on whether the shooter(s) is in custody. There is also little information on how the shooting started, but eyewitnesses claimed a group of students got into an altercation. Sheriff’s spokesperson Teri Barbera said that one victim was taken to a hospital after being found on school property, while the other victim was taken to the hospital by a friend.

    “Suspect information and motive of the altercation is unknown at this time,” she said, confirming that the sheriff’s department violent crimes unit had been requested to take over the investigation.

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    Former UN Chief Kofi Annan Dies At Age 80

    The Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed the death of its founder and chairman, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, on Saturday. He was 80-years-old. Condolences have poured in from all around the globe. The UN Migration Agency tweeted their grief, describing Annan as “a great man, a leader, and a visionary.” In speaking with CNN, current UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called him “an enormous source of inspiration.”

    “He was not only a statesman, he was not only a leader, he was a warm person who would support his friends in difficult moments. He was a true colleague and a true friend.”

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    Surgery

    An Iowa woman is suing a South Dakota surgeon and his practice for wrongfully removing one of her kidneys, USA Today reports.

    On October 5, 2016, Iowa resident Dena Knapp was scheduled to have a mass on her adrenal gland removed, but her surgeon, Dr. Scott Baker, removed her kidney instead. While the pathology department at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota informed Knapp of the critical error her surgeon made a little later that same day, Dr. Baker insisted that he had yet to hear back from the pathology department nearly two days later on October 7, 2016.

    According to her lawsuit, Baker did not reach out to or contact Knapp to personally inform her about the surgical mishap until October 11. During the phone call, Baker told her that he “did not get everything,” noting that the mass on her adrenal gland had still not been removed and suggested that she undergo a second operation.

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    John Brennan

    Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance was recently revoked by the President Trump, is now accusing the Commander-in-Chief of being “drunk on power,” according to CBS News.

    Appearing on MSNBC‘s The Rachel Maddow Show on Friday, Brennan commented on the President’s shocking decision, saying, “The fact that he’s using a security clearance of a former CIA director as a pawn in his public relations strategy I think is just so reflective of somebody who, quite frankly, I don’t want to use this term maybe, but he’s drunk on power.”

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    Man detained by immigration police

    A California man driving his wife to the hospital for the delivery of their baby was detained and taken into custody before his wife gave birth according to the couple’s lawyers.

    The lawyer said the husband had no criminal record but was taken into custody after stopping at a gas station in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday. The couple was on their way to the hospital for a scheduled C-section when the incident occurred, Maria de Carmen Venegas told Univision in Spanish.

    “[I asked] why are you taking my husband, and they said, somebody had reported us,” Carmen said, not understanding how that was possible. “I said we are hard workers,”

    The woman was left to give birth to her child without her husband, and in the interview after the birth, she said it was very difficult.

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    disney world golf cart

    Walt Disney World is the scene of another unfortunate event this week, with a body being discovered in a burning car on Disney property.

    The victim, who is still unidentified, was found after firefighters put out a blaze near the Fantasia Gardens mini-golf course. The incident occurred at 1209 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, where both deputies and the Reedy Creek Fire Department worked together to handle the situation.

    According to the Independent, the Sheriff’s office spokesperson released a statement about the event.

    “Reedy Creek Fire Department extinguished the fire and discovered a victim deceased inside the vehicle,” they said. “Fire Marshall, Homicide, and Sector 6 Investigators are on scene conducting an investigation. We will provide information as it becomes available.”

    The body was discovered after deputies and fire marshals were called onto the scene early Saturday morning at 4:11 a.m.

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    a line of whiskey bottles stand in very old american shop shelf in south carolina

    The Charleston organization People Against Rape is partnering with area bars to educate bar owners and employees about sexual assault awareness and provide additional information for community outreach. People Against Rape is also providing a program called Upstander Training which teaches bartenders what they can look for in terms of decreasing the risk factors in their establishment. Whether it’s about over-serving people or even slipping things into someone’s drink, there are things that bartenders and bar owners should know to keep their patrons safe.

    The Post and Courier says that Chris DiMattia, the owner of Recovery Room Tavern, realized that there was a significant problem in Charleston when he put up posters in the bathroom about rape and sexual assault that was fitted with a cardholder with takeaways with sexual assault resources. He explains that all of the cards were gone almost immediately.

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    Utah hunter is attacked by a mountain lion.

    A Utah bow-hunter sustained minor injuries to his chest and leg after being attacked by a mountain lion, according to ABC News. The man and his father say they were stalked by the mountain lion before and after the attack.

    According to Phil Douglas, a spokesman for the Division of Wildlife Resources, the attack happened Saturday near Kamas, which is east of Salt Lake City. The mountain lion is now being tracked so it can be euthanized due to its direct attack on humans.

    Lt. Andrew Wright from the Summit County Sheriff’s office said the wounded hunter refused medical treatment because he wanted to keep hunting.

    There are unconfirmed reports that one of the men shot at the mountain lion and may have hit the animal, according to the Deseret News.

    Douglas told the Deseret News that if those details are accurate, the men acted correctly. “Make yourself look large, fight back, and cover your head and neck,” Douglas said.

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    red tractor

    No one enjoys being woken up in the early morning. It is especially worse when you’re being woken up by a tractor tearing a hole through your wall. Despite the absurdity of this story, that’s exactly what happened today in Beaminster, Dorset.

    Police were notified this morning that around 4 a.m., a group of thieves destroyed the wall of a historic building with a stolen tractor. The building used to be part of HSBC bank, but had been renovated as a kitchen and furniture store. The woman who was living in the flat above the store had been asleep at the time of the attack. Luckily, she made it out of the building unharmed.

    The thieves were after a cash machine built into the building. After loading the machine into a dark-colored Audi, they abandoned the tractor and fled. Along with the tractor, they left behind a green Land Rover Defender that they had also stolen from Whitcombe Road in Beaminster, Dorset.

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    Dress code video goes viral.

    Marcus High School has come under intense scrutiny after a video posted by one of their seniors has gone viral. The video was produced by the school, aimed at teaching their students what they can, and what they cannot wear. Catherine Moring, the senior responsible for sharing the video with the world, explains her accusations of it “over-sexualizing teen girls.”

    “This is oversexualization. We’re not okay with this, we’re not going to just let it happen and sit on the sidelines. They were zooming in on girls’ legs in the video. They were showing up close of the girls in shorts. They were doing this at the same time saying shorts were too sexual too be worn at school.”

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    Aaron Hernandez

    Before his tragic death in prison last year, Aaron Hernandez wrote three suicide letters addressed to his fiancee, daughter, and his lawyer, as a recently published book revealed.

    Jose Baez, the attorney of the former NFL star, shared excerpt of the letters in his book, Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez, released this week. Baez met Hernandez in 2016 when the star athlete, who was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, had just been indicted in connection with an earlier double-homicide. Baez grew close to Hernandez as he helped him win an acquittal on April 14, 2017. The 27-year-old hanged himself in his cell just days later, on April 19.

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    Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse for a hearing on June 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. Today a federal judge could rule on whether to revoke Manafort's bail due to alleged witness tampering.

    Without advance notice, accused Russian spy Maria Butina was moved from a Washington, D.C., federal prison to the same jail in Alexandria, Virginia, where Paul Manafort is being held while he’s on trial. Butina is being accused of acting as a secret agent for the Kremlin, latching onto men in the United States to move up the ladder.

    The Daily Beast says that Butina’s lawyer, Robert Driscoll, found out that his client was moved from D.C. to Virginia after the fact. He said he got a call from Butina late one night.

    “I got a collect call from Maria from Alexandria Detention at midnight last night, but was disconnected before we could speak. I couldn’t get into the facility last night, but visited her this morning. She was not informed of the reason for the move. I was not notified of the move, and still am unaware of the reason.”

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    Donald Trump, Trump Russia Scandal, 2016 Presidential Election, Robert Mueller

    The FBI would have arrested or at least questioned an elusive Maltese professor who claimed to know in April of 2016 that Russia had “dirt” on Democrat Hillary Clinton, in the form of “thousands” of stolen emails, but the investigators missed the professor because George Papadopoulos lied to them repeatedly. That is the scenario spelled out by Russia investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a sentencing memorandum for Papadopoulos filed Friday in a Washington D.C. federal court. The Mueller court filing has been made available online by Politco.

    Papadopoulos was a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. The FBI investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia was set off by Papadopoulos, when he revealed during a night of drinking with an Australian diplomat in May, 2016, that the professor, Joseph Mifsud, had told him that Russia had the hacked emails three weeks earlier, according to reporting by the New York Times.

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    An 88-year-old Florida man was arrested for burning a raccoon alive.

    An 88-year-old man burned a raccoon alive because the animal would eat all his mangoes.

    Ezra James, a resident of Palm Bay, Florida, was arrested after police found a burning raccoon at his home. According to WSFA TV, James was frustrated with how the animal would destroy the mangoes meant for him and decided to kill the animal once and for all. So one day he managed to get hold of the raccoon, and then poured gasoline on it. He then set it alight.

    “I threw some gasoline on him and lit a match,” he said.

    James maintained that the animal was a nuisance, and aside from eating his mangoes, could have given him rabies by biting him.

    But as the raccoon burned alive in a metal trap, a neighbor found out what James had done and called 911. When police arrived on the scene, the raccoon had still not died, and an officer reportedly shot the animal to put it out of its misery.

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    Former football player Aaron Salter spent 15 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, reports Fox 2 Detroit. For the first time since his wrongful conviction in 2003, he celebrated his birthday as a free man as he walked out of Chippewa Correctional Facility in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Wednesday.

    On Friday, Salter commented, “I just think that birthday present I got made up for everything. I’m going to be the best person I can be with my second chance.”

    The 6’3″ 250-pound former football player was sentenced to life in prison after an eyewitness reported seeing “a thin man” pull the trigger during a fatal shooting. Although Salter, who was a University of Arkansas defensive linebacker at the time, did not fit the description, he was convicted of first-degree murder.

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    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey denies allegations that his platform his censoring conservative voices.

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has denied allegations that the site is censoring conservative voices.

    In an interview with CNN‘s Brian Stelter, Dorsey admitted that his company is “left-leaning” but maintained that does not mean it prejudices the voices of its users based on their political inclinations. Dorsey was speaking in light of the growing criticism by users who have claimed that the site is covertly silencing the accounts of users it does not agree with — a practice more commonly known as “shadow banning.”

    Dorsey has drawn a lot of flak for taking a long time before pulling the account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who, over the last few days, has seen his audience shrink massively on social media because of a lawsuit from Sandy Hook victims’ families. Jones has repeatedly maintained that Sandy Hook was staged, an allegation which is now costing him dearly.

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    Pennsylvania grand jury report called "obscene lie" by Catholic League president.

    A Pennsylvania grand jury report was released last week detailing the child sexual abuse allegations against more than 300 Roman Catholic priests. The report claims that church leaders covered up the scandal. More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable, according to NBC News.

    Catholic League President Bill Donohue has written a commentary “debunking” the report, which has been published on CNS News. According to DeadState, CNS News is an affiliate of the right-leaning Media Research Center.

    Donohue begins his commentary by saying “the percentage of priests who had an accusation made against them is quite small.” He goes on to state that it is unfair to single out the Catholic Church.

    He also criticizes Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who he nicknames “salacious,” for saying the priests raped their victims.

    “This is an obscene lie,” Donohue writes. “Most of the alleged victims were not raped: they were groped or otherwise abused, but not penetrated, which is what the word ‘rape’ means.”

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    26-year-old man sentenced to prison for attempting to blow up Confederate statue.

    A Houston man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for attempting to blow up a Confederate statue in Houston’s Hermann Park last year, according to Chron.

    Aaron Schneck, 26, was arrested last year when a park ranger saw him kneeling near the statue of Confederate Commander Richard Dowling. On inspection, the park ranger found two small boxes in the bushes near the statue, which contained several items used to make explosives. According to officials, the boxes contained a homemade detonator, a timer, wiring, a battery, a bottle of nitroglycerin and an explosive organic compound known as HMTD, or hexamethylene triperoxide diamine.

    Upon being caught, Schneck, who is believed to suffer from some behavioral disabilities, attempted to drink some of the liquid explosives but then spit them onto the ground.

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