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Hunter Biden Is 'Biological And Legal Father'
Of Child With Former Stripper, Judge Rules

(Fox News) — Hunter Biden, the son of presidential candidate Joe Biden, is the "biological and legal father" of a child he fathered with an ex-stripper, an Arkansas judge ruled Tuesday, contradicting the younger Biden's previous denials that he had any role in the pregnancy.

In an order establishing paternity, Independence County, Ark., Circuit Judge Holly Meyer noted that the results of DNA tests indicated Biden was the father "with near scientific certainty," and instructed the Arkansas Department of Health to issue a birth certificate listing Biden as the father of 29-year-old Lunden Alexis Roberts' child.

Roberts, who The New York Post reported was a stripper at a Washington, D.C., club that Biden patronized, received "primary physical and legal custody" of the child. In previous filings, Roberts told the court that Hunter Biden "had no involvement in the child's life since the child's birth, never interacted with the child, never parented the child," and "could not identify the child out of a photo lineup."

Biden "shall have visitation with the child as agreed between the parties," Judge Meyer ruled.
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 Barking Mad: PETA Slams AOC
For Purchasing Purebred French Bulldog

(WFB) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals criticized Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) after the freshman "Squad" leader bought a purebred puppy.

"We really couldn't believe our eyes, because you are a role model for how to live, so we understand that you just didn't realize what you were doing in this case – you couldn't have," PETA said in a letter.

"With the millions of homeless dogs out there, you apparently chose to buy a purebred puppy instead of adopting one from an animal shelter. Right this minute, on Petfinder alone, there are more than 110,000 dogs – including French bulldogs – who need homes."

Ocasio-Cortez attracted the controversial animal rights organization's criticism after tweeting out pictures of what appears to be a new purebred French bulldog puppy.

PETA said that French bulldogs suffer from extensive health problems due to inbreeding and that many of Ocasio-Cortez's supporters may be inspired to purchase the pups despite lacking the means to take care of them.
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Florida Security Guard Charged With Threatening To Kill Trump In Retaliation For Soleimani

(Fox News) — A Florida security guard is accused of threatening to kill President Trump in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top military general last Friday.

Chauncy Lump, 26, from the Fort Lauderdale area, faces federal charges of threatening to kill the president and remained jailed Thursday with bond set at $100,000, according to court documents filed Wednesday by the Secret Service.

Agent Lucas White wrote that shortly after Trump announced last week that a U.S. airstrike had killed Qassem Soleimani in Iraq in retaliation for plotting numerous terrorist attacks, Lump, under the name "BlackMan vs. America," began livestreaming a seven-minute video on Facebook.

During that video, agents say Lump made several threats against the president – who was staying at his Mar-a-Lago club, less than an hour away – while periodically displaying a loaded AK-47 semi-automatic rifle.
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George Lopez Reportedly Drawing Attention Of Secret Service After Joke About Bounty On Trump

(ABC News) — George Lopez didn't just attract the attention of President Donald Trump supporters with a joke he made on social media. He's apparently also drawn the attention of the U.S. Secret Service, multiple media reports say.

The comedian drew ire for his reply to an Instagram post from Chicano Worldstar, an account with nearly 180,000 followers.

The account posted about a rumored $80-million bounty on Trump's head following the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani.

The claims of the bounty are unsubstantiated.

The caption that accompanied the social media post read, "#Iranian authorities have put a bounty on American President Donald Trump's head during the televised funeral of General #QasemSoleimani after he was assassinated last week. What are your thoughts?"
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Kentucky Family Court Judge,
Accused Of Threesome In Courthouse

(Fox News) — A Kentucky family court judge accused of having sex with staff members in the courthouse was temporarily suspended with pay this week while officials continue to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct and other ethics violations leveled against her last month.

Kenton County Judge Dawn Gentry was suspended Monday by the Judicial Conduct Commission after she was charged with nine ethics violations in early December, court documents revealed.

Some of the allegations leveled against Gentry included having sexual relationships with multiple employees while in the office and other inappropriate workplace behavior.

"While serving as Family Court Judge for Kenton County – in particular, since being elected to that position in November 2018 – you have engaged in a pattern of conduct that constitutes misconduct in office and violates the Code of Judicial Conduct," the commission first said in a statement in November.
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‘Affluenza’ Defendant Ethan Couch Returns To Jail
For Alleged Probation Violation

(Law & Crime) — Ethan Couch, the defendant in an infamous manslaughter case, is back behind bars Thursday. Tarrant County Jail records reviewed by Law&Crime show that he’s incarcerated yet again, this time for an alleged probation violation.

Records obtained by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth show that the defendant, now 22, is accused of testing positive for THC. Officials are otherwise pretty mum about what’s happening.

Couch killed four people in a 2013 car crash while intoxicated. His case became infamous because of the manner his defense tried to protect him: an expert witness said that he suffered from “affluenza” as a result of his affluent upbringing, failing to understand consequences from his cozy upbringing. There was public blowback from this, and criticism that his defense was trying to get charges to slide just because he was from a wealthy family.

He and his mother fled to Mexico, but they were caught, prosecutors said.
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 Large Study Shows No Strong Link
Between Baby Powder, Ovarian Cancer

(Health Day News) — There's been a longstanding debate – and a slew of lawsuits – over whether baby powder containing talc plays any role in the development of some cancers. A large new study isn't likely to settle the controversy any time soon.

The latest research included more than 250,000 women and failed to find a statistically significant connection between talc-based powders and ovarian cancer.

But study author Katie O'Brien, an epidemiologist with the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, said the findings are "not definitive."

"We found a small, but nonstatistically significant, risk. We cannot establish causality. If there is a true association [between talc powder use and ovarian cancer], the increase would likely be very small," she explained.
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Glacier National Park Is Replacing Signs That Predicted Its Glaciers Would Be Gone By 2020

(CNN) — The signs at Glacier National Park warning that its signature glaciers would be gone by 2020 are being changed.

The signs in the Montana park were added more than a decade ago to reflect climate change forecasts at the time by the US Geological Survey, park spokeswoman Gina Kurzmen told CNN.

In 2017, the park was told by the agency that the complete melting off of the glaciers was no longer expected to take place so quickly due to changes in the forecast model, Kurzmen said. But tight maintenance budgets made it impossible for the park to immediately change the signs.

The most prominent placards, at St. Mary Visitor Center, were changed last year. Kurzmen says that park is still waiting for budget authorization to update signs at two other locations.
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Fisherman Catches 350-Pound Fish Near
Southwest Florida

(Fox News) — According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, this is “a big old fish.”

In late December, a fisherman caught a massive Warsaw-grouper near southwest Florida. Now, biologists from Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute have determined that this is one truly impressive catch.

The research institute posted about the fish to their Facebook page, where they revealed that this particular fish is the oldest specimen of its kind that they’ve studied. According to the post, samples obtained from catches this old and large are considered rare.

The caption for the photo, which shows the massive fish looming over the man who caught it, starts off with a somewhat obvious statement: “A big old fish!”
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 Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Is Selling A
Vagina-Scented Candle, And It's Already Sold Out

(Fox) — The 47-year-old actress and serial lifestyle entrepreneur found another way to shock the world with the sale of a vagina-scented candle in her online Goop store.

The candle, provocatively named “This Smells Like My Vagina,” will run customers a cool $75 and boasts a fragrance packed with geranium, citrusy bergamot and cedar, according to the Daily Mail.

Apparently the idea for the candle, made by Heretic, originally started out as a joke.

As the product description reads: “This candle started as a joke between perfumer Douglas Little and GP – the two were working on a fragrance, and she blurted out, ‘Uhhh ... this smells like a vagina’ – but evolved into a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent.”
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