Tucker Carlson takes credit for Trump revoking John Brennan’s security clearance

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): It’s not clear why any of these men still have legal access to classified material. The fact that they retained that power after leaving government for the private sector and punditry is bizarre and it remained largely unknown to the public until a month ago until when we broke that story on this show.

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Tucker Carlson attacks refugees for using food assistance, claims birthright citizenship means no one should have to follow laws

Tucker Carlson: “White supremacy is not ubiquitous in America, it’s not a crisis. It’s not even a meaningful category”

Tucker Carlson and guest agree that colleges are “literally destroying the country” and pushing us to a “real civil war”

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Source:: Media Matters for America

Marlins pitcher ejected on first pitch of game for beaning the hottest hitter in baseball

Acuna hit by pitch

Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. had hit three straight leadoff home runs off of the Miami Marlins.
To prevent him from getting a fourth, Marlins starter Jose Urena beaned Acuna with the first pitch of their game on Wednesday, prompting the benches to clear and Urena’s ejection from the game.
Acuna would attempt to return to the game but was removed soon after the incident.

The Miami Marlins were fed up with Ronald Acuna Jr.

Through the first three games of the Marlins four-game series against the Atlanta Braves, Acuna had cemented himself as the hottest slugger in baseball, hitting a leadoff home run in all three games to lead the Braves to victory.

On Wednesday night, Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena made certain that Acuna wouldn’t hit a fourth straight leadoff home run against his team — beaning him with the first pitch he threw.

Jose Urena was ejected for this cheap shot pitch at Ronald Acuna Jr.pic.twitter.com/e11HCvMkcH

— Sporting News (@sportingnews) August 15, 2018

The pitch hit Acuna in the elbow, sending him to nurse himself on the third base line as the benches cleared and tempers flared over the apparent cheap shot.

Tensions flare at SunTrust Park as Ronald Acuña Jr. is hit on the elbow with a fastball from Marlins starter Jose Urena.

The benches clear as both teams meet at the mound. #Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/s1fGrMjezh

— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 15, 2018

Urena was promptly ejected, finishing his night having thrown just a single pitch. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Urena made the most of his brief appearance — the pitch he hit Acuna with was one of the fastest he’s thrown all year.

The pitch that hit Ronald Acuña was 97.5 MPH.

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Source:: Business Insider

Officials Lift Evacuation Orders In Carr Fire

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Fire officials are lifting the last remaining evacuation orders caused by northern California’s Carr Fire.

Officials lifted the evacuation orders Wednesday, more than three weeks after the fire started. The fire has burned more than 200,000 acres, destroyed more than 1,000 homes and taken the lives of eight people.

According to officials, the fire started when the rim of a flat tire dragged along a gravel road, sending sparks into the undergrowth. Strong winds sped up the spread of the fire from there.

The Carr Fire is one of more than a dozen major wildfires that have devastated California this summer.

The state is reportedly on pace for its worst ever year in terms of wildfires, with more than 700,000 acres burned in all. Public lands affected by the Carr Fire remain closed.

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Source:: Newsy Headlines

Ex-Tesla employee Martin Tripp posted dozens of photos that he alleges came from inside of Tesla (TSLA)

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Tesla whistleblower Martin Tripp took to Twitter on Wednesday night, tweeting photos he alleges came from inside the company.
He told Business Insider he feels they are central to his ongoing legal battle with the company.
They include images he says are of battery scrap, trailers containing battery waste, and documentation of punctured battery parts in Model 3 vehicles. Tesla denies that any punctured battery parts made it into vehicles.
Tesla also told Business Insider that Tripp’s claims are false and that he “does not even have personal knowledge about the safety claims that he is making.”

“Are you ready,” Martin Tripp tweeted on Wednesday evening, before sending out dozens of photos that he alleges came from inside of Tesla.

Tripp told Business Insider he feels the photos are central to the legal battle between he, a former process technician at the company’s Nevada Gigafactory, and the electric carmaker. He claims they support allegations that he has made about the safety and quality of Tesla’s parts, specifically the batteries that go into all of Tesla’s vehicles.

“I decided to send this info out because I have been humiliated by Tesla and Elon Musk,” Tripp told Business Insider.

In June Tesla sued Tripp for alleging that he hacked the company and transferred secret information to third parties.

Earlier this month, Tripp filed a countersuit. He denies Tesla’s claim that he’s a hacker, and says the company intimidated and harassed him after he was fired.

“As we’ve said before, these claims are false and Mr. Tripp does not even have personal knowledge about the safety claims that he is making. No punctured cells have ever been used in any Model 3 vehicles in any way, and all VINs that have been identified have safe batteries. Notably, there have been zero battery safety issues in any Model 3,” …read more

Source:: Business Insider