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Ronald Lee Haskell Sentenced to Death for Executing Ex-Wifes Family

A California man sentenced to death in a Texas court on Friday. Ronald Lee Haskell, 39, was was seeking revenge against anyone who helped his ex-wife, Melannie Lyon, after their bitter divorce when he drove from California to Texas to carry out the execution. [Haskell] is a manipulator, he is a liar, he wont change, and quite frankly, he doesnt want to change, Harris County Assistant District Attorney Samantha Knecht put her head down and cried in thecourtrooms front rowas his sentence was read. Stay previously told jurors she played…

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Rick Perry Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of US Secretary of Energy and former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Father: Joseph Ray Perry, a farmer Mother: Amelia (Holt) Perry Marriage: Anita (Thigpen) Perry (November 6, 1982-present) Children: Sydney and Griffin Education: Texas A&M University, B.S., 1972 Military Service: US Air Force, 1972-1977, Captain Religion: Methodist Other Facts:Is an Eagle Scout. Met his wife, Anita, in elementary school. Is the longest serving governor in Texas history. Timeline:1972-1977 – Serves in the US Air Force flying transport planes. 1977 – Returns to Texas…

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The Racist Lie Behind the El Paso Terrorist Attack

Its the meme behind the massacres. In El Paso this weekend and across the globe this year, white supremacists have left manifestos referencing a racist conspiracy theory to justify slaughtering religious and ethnic minorities. Alleged killers in Poway, California; and in the title of his manifesto before he allegedly massacred 51 people at a mosque in Marchand live-streamed it on Facebook for propaganda. They mobilize because they want to get into the media storm. Clint Watts White supremacists online glorified the Christchurch attack. The alleged shooter at a Poway synagogue…

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AI services startup Hypergiant brings on Bill Nye as an advisor

Hypergiant, a startup launched last year to address the execution gap in bringing applied AI and machine learning technologies to bear for large companies, has signed on a high-profile new advisor to help out with the new ‘Galactic Systems’ division of its services lineup. Hypergiant founder CEO Ben Lamm also serves as an Advisory Council Member for The Planetary Society, the nonprofit dedicated to space science and exploration advocacy that’s led by Nye who acts as the Society’s CEO. Nye did some voiceover work for the video at the bottom…

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Member of armed militia who detained migrants faced similar charges in 2006

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, arrested on Saturday, was also arrested in Oregon in 2006 for impersonating a police officer while unlawfully carrying a firearm as a convicted felon A member of an armed civilian group that has detained migrants near the US-Mexico border who was arrested on Saturday reportedly faced similar charges in Oregon 13 years ago. In Sunland Park, Texas on Saturday, FBI agents and local police arrested Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, on suspicion of being a felon in possession of firearms. In Klamath county, Oregon in 2006, Hopkins was…

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Feds Feared Alleged Neo-Nazi Benjamin Bogard Could Be Next Mass Shooter

An alleged member of the neo-Nazi group the BBC reports. John Cameron Denton, a Texas man who at one time led the group, went by the listed as required reading for Atomwaffen members, describes graphic abuse of children. Bogard has been indicted only on the pornography charge, but the FBI detailed his alleged interest in white supremacy and violence during a court hearing last week. Agents testified that Bogards internet search history included phrases like buildings to bomb, and instructions for building guns, according to the San Antonio Express-News. He…

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Son Shares Photo Of His Dad, Sad That No One Is Coming To His New Donut Shop, It Goes Viral And People Flood The Shop

estimated that some 20% of small businesses will fail in their first year. Image credits: share a pic of his dad looking ‘sad’ about his predicament. Now, social media gets a lot of stick at times, bringing out the very worst in us as we shout at each other obnoxiously and say things to each other that we never would in real life. But it definitely has its good side too, as people can come together for a good cause and help someone in need, fostering a real community spirit. Image…

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Vinli raises $13.5M Series B to expand its vehicle data intelligence platform

Connected-car service provider Vinli today announced it closed a $13.5 million Series B financing round. The company says this infusion of capital allows it to broaden its mobility services and integrations as it attempts to connect cars around the world. The funding came from new and existing investors and brings the total amount the company raised to more than $20 million. Based in Dallas, TX, Vinli launched in 2014 in TechCrunch Startup Battlefield as a direct consumer company that allowed owners to add cloud services to automobiles. It was a…

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Anyone can go for a ride in these self-driving cars

Try out a self-driving car for free in Arlington, Texas.Image: drive.ai If you’re visiting Arlington, Texas, and have been itching to try out an autonomous vehicle, you’re in luck.  Starting Friday, three Drive.ai self-driving cars (and eventually five) will be available to ride — for anyone, not just office workers, city officials, or a select group of “early riders.” Back in July, Drive.ai piloted the autonomous Nissan NV200 vans in Frisco, Texas. The Arlington deployment will be around for the next year. “This is a not a quick demonstration,” CEO…

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Mother of Dallas man killed by officer in own home disgusted at ‘smear’ effort

Report of marijuana found in victims apartment is police attempt to assassinate Botham Jeans character, attorney says The mother of a man killed in his own apartment by a Dallas police officer has expressed disgust that reports have surfaced indicating that investigators found a small amount of marijuana in her sons home. Allison Jean, the mother of 26-year-old Botham Jean, said on Friday that her sons name was smeared by reports that police found 10.4 grams of marijuana in his apartment. She also says she wants to see the toxicology…

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Ted Cruz Now Running Against Beto ORourkes Viral NFL Comments

Rep. Beto ORourke (D-TX) explaining his thoughts on NFL protests against killings of unarmed citizens by police officers. ORourke said in part. I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights, anytime, anywhere, or any place. Cruzs ad notes that liberal Hollywood was thrilled, featuring tweets from Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, and singer Khalid (who lived in El Paso, where ORourke is from). The rest of the ad incorporates a speech from Vietnam combat veteran Marine Corps. Sgt. Tim Lee,…

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TrumpsHomeland Security Secretary Defends His Family Separation Policy

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen called on Congress to change laws she said force the government to separate immigrant children from parents who cross the U.S. border unlawfully and called Democrats who say the Trump administration is using the controversy for political leverage “very cowardly.” Nielsen both defended President Donald Trump’s family separation policy at a White House briefing on Monday and maintained that it wasn’t his creation, but rather a consequence of the government’s prosecution of immigrants apprehended illegally crossing the border. “Parents who entered illegally are, by definition,…

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Shale Country Is Out of Workers and Dangling 100% Pay Hikes

Jerry Morales, the mayor of Midland, Texas, and a local restaurateur, is being whipsawed by the latest Permian Basin shale-oil boom. It’s fueling the region and starving it at the same time. Sales-tax revenue is hitting a record high, allowing the city to get around to fixing busted roads. But the crazy-low 2.1 percent unemployment rate is a bear. As the proprietor of Mulberry Cafe and Gerardo’s Casita, Morales is working hard to retain cooks. As a Republican first elected in 2014, he oversees a government payroll 200 employees short…

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Suggests School Shooting Because of Too Many Exits

In the aftermath of the Santa Fe High School shooting press conference. There arent enough people to put a guard at every entrance and exit…maybe we need to look at limiting the entrance and exits into our schools so that we can have law enforcement looking at the people coming in through one or two entrances. He continued, saying, Were gonna have to be creative. Were gonna have to think out of the box. Patrick got an endorsement and an A rating from the

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Santa Fe shooting: Texas governor confirms 10 people dead and 10 wounded

Governor Greg Abbott confirms the number of fatalities in a shooting at a high school about an hour south-east of Houston Ten people have been killed and 10 wounded in a shooting at a Texas high school that ended with a 17-year-old suspected shooter, a student at the school, surrendering to the authorities. In the latest school massacre to hit the US, police rushed to Santa Fe high school, about an hour from Houston, on Friday morning before 8am local time. Students ran into a nearby field and woods, and…

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