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J.K. Rowling Receives Death Threats Following Salman Rushdie Attack

J.K. Rowling revealed Saturday that she has received death threats after tweeting in support of fellow author Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed and remains hospitalized with severe injuries from the attack. The Harry Potter author was among countless public figures who shared well wishes with Rushdie online — Stephen King and Hillary Clinton also tweeted their support — but after Rowling wrote of the attack, “Feeling very sick right now. Let him be ok,” a Twitter user threatened in response, “Don’t worry you are next.” Rowling first reached out to Twitter Support about the threats from the user — whose account showed tweets hailing Hadi Matar, the man arrested in the attack, as “a revolutionary Shia fighter following the fatwa” — and then told her followers that “police are involved (were already involved on other threats).” A spokeswoman for Scotland’s police told Reuters, “We have received a report of an online threat being made and officers are carrying out enquiries. . @Twi
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Trump outlines preferred policies if GOP retakes Congress in CPAC speech

Former President Trump outlined steps for the GOP to take if they win back control of Congress in November during his speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) convention.  Trump said the midterms need to be a “national referendum” on President Biden and Democratic control of Congress, and Republicans must ensure Democrats have a “crippling” defeat. His speech at the convention in Dallas, Texas concluded its third day.  Trump pointed to candidates he backed in primaries on multiple occasions like Tudor Dixon, the Republican nominee for governor of Michigan, and Kari Lake, who won the GOP nomination for governor of Arizona.  He said GOP candidates should campaign on holding the Biden administration accountable and working to “shut down” the southern border, reduce crime and beat inflation. He said restoring “public safety” is the first job for the next Congress, and he knows the Republicans who are running are “not going to play games.”  Trump reit

Paris attacks trial: accused given last chance to speak before sentencing | Paris attacks

The sole surviving member of a cell alleged to have carried out the November 2015 terrorist bombings and shootings across Paris insisted he was not a killer, as the nine-month trial drew to a close. “I’ve made mistakes, but I’m not an assassin. I’m not a killer. If you convict me for murder you will be committing an injustice,” Salah Abdeslam told the special court in Paris on Monday. “My first words are for the victims. I have already said sorry. Some of you will say I am insincere, that this is a strategy … as if apologies could be insincere given so much suffering,” Abdeslam, 32, added. The 14 men in the dock accused of involvement in the jihadi attacks were given a last chance to speak before sentencing on Monday. Salah Abdeslam. Photograph: Police Nationale/AFP/Getty Images Mohamed Bakkali, accused of offering assistance to the attackers, told the court: “I strongly condemn these attacks. I am sincerely presenting my apologies to the victims. I didn’t do it before because

Tampa Bay Lightning denied three-peat by Colorado Avalanche but adamant 'it's not the end of our run'

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning fell short of the first Stanley Cup three-peat since 1983 — but they don’t believe their dynasty has crumbled. “Who said we’re done?” Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said after his team’s 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night. “This core is here. We’ve battled. We’ve been through everything you can think of and, for the most part, we’ve found a way to come out on top.” The Avalanche captured their first Stanley Cup since 2001 with the victory. They were favored to win the Cup as the playoffs began as well as to win this series. “It’s not like we lost to some powder puff,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. “That’s a baller team over there. We never had home ice. We played all these star-studded teams. They found a way. We just ran into one more brick wall, and we just couldn’t get through this one.” 2 Related Cooper agreed with Stamkos that the Lightning’s run didn’t end with the Avalanche. In

Staten Island supermarket employee arrested for attacking Rudy Giuliani inside store

STATEN ISLAND (WABC) — A ShopRite employee is under arrest for attacking former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani on Staten Island on Sunday. Police say Daniel Gill, 39, slapped Giuliani on the back while he was handing out flyers at the store on 3010 Veterans Road on Staten Island. Giuliani, 78, was not injured and refused medical treatment. Gill is facing a second degree assault charge for hitting a senior citizen. Giuliani was at the ShopRite handing out flyers and taking pictures with people supoorting his son, Andrew Giuliani’s run for governor. His son was not at the store and was campaigning elsewhere. Andrew Giuliani released a statement saying, “Innocent people are attacked in today’s New York all of the time. This particular incident hit very close to home. The assault on my father, America’s Mayor, was over politics. We will not be intimidated by left wing attacks. As governor I will stand up for law and order so that New Yorkers feel safe again. This message has resonates

Avalanche vs. Lightning score Stanley Cup Final Game 6: Colorado wins 2-1 for team's third championship

The Colorado Avalanche are Stanley Cup champions. The Avalanche went into a fired up Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., for Game 6 and left with a 2-1 win — and a very large piece of hardware. Colorado ended Tampa Bay’s run of back-to-back Stanley Cups and captured its third championship in franchise history. The Lightning jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, thanks to a goal from captain Steven Stamkos. However, the Avalanche took over the game from there. Colorado dominated the second period and was rewarded with goals from Nathan MacKinnon and Artturi Lehkonen. The Avs took a 2-1 lead into the locker room and shut down the Lightning from there. Colorado completely smothered Tampa Bay in the third period. The Lightning didn’t get a shot on Darcy Kuemper until there were roughly 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Not content to sit back and wait for the clock to tick down, the Avs remained aggressive in the final 20 minutes, and that made life incredibly difficult for the Lightning. Even

Ben Affleck's 10-year-old Samuel has minor Lamborghini mishap

Not the summer blockbuster he was hoping for. Ben Affleck’s young son got behind the wheel of a yellow Lamborghini on Sunday and smacked the pricey sports car into another vehicle when he accidentally drove in reverse. Affleck and his fiancée Jennifer Lopez were at a luxury car rental dealership in Los Angeles when 10-year-old Samuel Garner Affleck got into a fender bender. Affleck let his son — who he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner — jump into the driver’s seat of the flashy car. The car went into reverse and made contact with a white BMW. Samuel Affleck then got out of the car and checked on the two cars, according to the footage. Ben Affleck’s son Samuel Garber Affleck crashes a Lamborghini. X17 Little Affleck received permission to jump into the driver’s seat. X17 There were no damages to the yellow Lamborghini or cars nearby. X17 A representative for Affleck told TMZ that there was no damage. An employee from the dealership, 777 Exotics, told the gossip site t