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Well, Trump's propaganda team sure was quick (Trump tweet):

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1159193146271473664
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1159198851829399552

Watch closely as the well-trained good boy stays, comes and sits on command.

https://twitter.com/reddit/status/1159160101338517511
OMG, I have watched this like ten times!

Fairfax County Police: We are responding to reports of a man with weapon at the Gannett Building

We are responding to reports of a man with weapon at the Gannett Building located at 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean. Please avoid the area, updates to follow #FCPD



https://twitter.com/FairfaxCountyPD/status/1159138623205335040

'I need to get to my kids': Mother who died in Dayton called partner after getting shot

"Babe, I just got shot in my head," Lois Oglesby, 27, said in a call to her children's father, he said on Facebook.



One of the people killed in the massacre in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday called the father of her two children after she was shot, he said in an emotional Facebook post.

"Babe, I just got shot in my head. I need to get to my kids," Lois L. Oglesby, 27, said in her FaceTime call to Dee Lee, the father of her children, he recounted in a post Sunday.

Oglesby was one of nine people killed when a shooter opened fire in a popular nightlife district in the city. Police said the gunman was Connor Betts, 24.

"She was letting me know she loved me and to take care of these kids," Lee wrote, adding, "I got you babe!!!!! I can't stop crying!!!!"

In another post, Lee wrote that as soon as he opens his eyes, "tears instantly fall."

"My girls momma gone man!! ... Don't know what to do!!" he wrote on Facebook.

Oglesby was a nursing student with two daughters, one of them an infant. She had recently been on maternity leave after welcoming her second child.

"She was a wonderful mother," her friend, Derasha Merrett, told the Dayton Daily News. "I have cried so much, I can't cry anymore."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/i-need-get-my-kids-mother-who-died-dayton-called-n1039581?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma&fbclid=IwAR0q9oZmDvnCuOY7M4a16CRaQrEtjr4_nI28LsCtSaBTWJkrNsQA6TcbsHA


https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1158823313139019776

Hear Lana Del Rey Respond to Mass Shootings on 'Looking for America'



Lana Del Rey has written a new song, “Looking for America,” in response to the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton. The singer posted a two-and-a-half minute snippet of the song on her Instagram page, where she performs the track live in the studio with producer Jack Antonoff.

In the post, Del Rey notes that she “came back early from Montecito with my brother this morning and asked Jack Antonoff to come into town because I had a song on my mind that I wanted to write.” She adds, “Now I know I’m not a politician and I’m not trying to be so excuse me for having an opinion⁠—but in light of all of the mass shootings and the back to back shootings in the last couple of days which really affected me on a cellular level I just wanted to post this video that our engineer Laura took 20 minutes ago. I hope you like it.”

While it’s still an unfinished version of the song, the ballad, as performed by Del Rey on vocals and Antonoff on guitar, is poignant and sad. She sings: “I’m still looking for my own version of America/ One without the gun, where the flag can freely fly/ No bombs in the sky/ Only fireworks when you and I collide/ It’s just a dream I had in mind.”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/lana-del-rey-looking-for-america-867851/

Bailey Warren: I smile when I meet voters!!

I smile when I meet voters!! and when gov’t works for working families and not multinational corporations



https://twitter.com/FirstDogBailey/status/1159118838908301312

Trump golf cart rentals are costing taxpayers another $78,000



US taxpayers are, once again, paying thousands of dollars in rental fees for golf carts the Secret Service needs to protect Donald Trump when he hits the links. The latest charges amount to more than $78,000, taking the total spent on golf cart rentals to nearly $600,000 since Trump took office.

According to newly filed government expenditure data, the Secret Service allocated $78,300 on July 30 for “GOLF CARTS/TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF COURSE.” It does not specify which “Trump National” course it will be; there are Trump courses by the same name in California, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The payee is listed as Horizon Distributors, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona. The contract runs through November.



The Secret Service shadows Trump in the carts when he golfs, which is often: Trump has visited his golf clubs at least 202 times since his inauguration in January 2017, or once every 4.6 days. As Quartz reported last year, the modified golf carts used by Trump’s security detail have a top speed of 19 mph—about 5 mph faster than a standard cart.

The cost of the latest batch of carts could exceed the stated rate, if past performance is any guide. In 2018, the Secret Service set aside $60,000 for golf cart rentals at Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey course, but wound up spending almost $120,000.

https://qz.com/1682420/trump-golf-cart-rentals-cost-taxpayers-another-78000/

A woman shared a cruel note that was left in her mailbox. She never imagined the kindness that would

CNN)Randa Ragland opened her mailbox in late July to find a letter from a neighbor, with no return address and no name.

Just words -- hurtful ones.

The letter accused Ragland of not caring about her Pinson, Alabama, home.

"Your eyesore is affecting the resale value of OUR homes," it said. "Do better!!!"

...

She had never met Ragland, but Quick started a Facebook page in Jaxen's honor to help organize volunteers and donations.

Ragland's lawn was mowed. A man with a chainsaw showed up to remove debris from the yard. Others went to the store to pick up supplies for the family. Some pitched in to tidy up her home.



"This is love," one of the volunteers, Joey Harding, told CNN affiliate WIAT. "This is love for a stranger."

Just two weeks earlier, on July 25, Harding lost his 6-year-old daughter, LuLu, to the same cancer that Jaxen is fighting. LuLu and Jaxen had gotten to know each other during treatment.

Harding told WIAT that helping another family in need is helping him cope with losing his daughter.

When he arrived at Ragland's house, he gave her one of the rocks that were like LuLu's safety blankets. This one was painted green with black hearts and the word "strength." Ragland burst into tears.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/06/us/nasty-note-neighbor-trnd/index.html

New Michelle Obama Mural In Chicago Aims To Capture Former First Lady's 'Warm' Spirit

The mural features the South Side native wearing traditional Korean clothing. "We are so proud of this amazing human being, who happens to be a Chicagoan," the restaurant's owner said.



FULTON MARKET — A new mural featuring former first lady Michelle Obama wearing traditional Korean clothing near Fulton River Park aims to spread a message of unity.

Painted on a wall that faces an outdoor patio at Perilla, a Korean-American restaurant at 401 N. Milwaukee Ave., Obama is seen smiling while wearing a maroon-colored Hanbok, the traditional clothing worn by both women and men in Korea.

Perilla owners Andrew Lim and Tom Oh commissioned Korean artist Royyal Dog, whose real name is Chris Chanyang, to paint the mural. He finished it late last month.

Oh, who was raised in Chicago and whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Korea, said he was moved by Royyal Dog’s recent murals that inspire unity by “bridging two worlds and communities together.”

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/08/06/new-michelle-obama-mural-in-chicago-aims-to-capture-former-first-ladys-warm-spirit/

Trenton Family Pleads For Tips In Case Of Teen Feared To Be Victim Of Human Trafficking

TRENTON (WWJ) - A Downriver family has turned Crime Stoppers for help to find a missing teenage girl, feared to be a victim of human trafficking.

Amaria Hall was last seen by family at their home in the 2100 block of King Rd., near Fort St., in Trenton, early in the morning of Sunday. July 7, 2019. When her mother went to wake her for church, she was nowhere to be found.

A month later, still no one has heard from the 16-year-old, and her family is pleading for help to bring her safely home.



https://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles/trenton-family-pleads-tips-case-teen-feared-be-victim-human-trafficking
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