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A 22-year-old with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter at a Tennessee church after being “pistol-whipped” in the face.

Robert Engle “physically engaged” shooting suspect Emanuel K. Samson on Sunday, stopping a rampage that already had killed one and wounded seven other people, Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said during a news conference.

“He’s the hero. He’s the person who stopped this madness,” Anderson said.

Samson allegedly entered Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tenn., around 11 a.m. CST and opened fire on more than 40 people inside. Samson had two firearms, according to police, but it’s unclear whether he used both weapons.

Engle, who apparently did not have his concealed weapon with him inside the church, confronted the shooter and was beaten with a pistol. During the fight, the shooter was shot in the chest with his own gun, according to police.

Engle then went to his car to retrieve his concealed weapon and returned to the church to await the arrival of police.

Friends of Engle, who serves as an usher at the church, said he is like a gentle giant. “He’s just a great guy,” Blake Langrod, 20, told The Tennessean. “Just one of the kindest human beings you’ll ever meet.”

“That’s like him. He’s just someone who cares about a lot of people. He has all their feelings at heart,” Engle’s grandmother Rheta Engle said. “It would make any parent, grandparent very, very proud of him.”

Samson and Engle are being treated for injuries at separate hospitals.

Samson, a 25-year-old resident of Murfreesboro, Tenn., who came to the U.S. from Sudan in the 1990s, will be charged with murder and multiple accounts of attempted murder. Police have not released Samson’s motive.

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    McConnell Makes Grim Prediction About Republicans in Senate Races



    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not optimistic about the Republican Party’s chances of retaking control of the Senate in November.

    McConnell suggested Thursday he believes the GOP will have a difficult time flipping the Senate, citing “candidate quality.”

    “I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate. Senate races are just different, they’re statewide, candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome,” McConnell said.

    While it is not exactly clear what McConnell’s “candidate quality” remark means, it most likely refers to various Republican nominees who may have a difficult time winning their elections.

    For example, many Republicans whom former President Donald Trump endorsed — J.D. Vance in Ohio, Blake Masters in Arizona, Herschel Walker in Georgia, Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania — are struggling in the polls. If they lose their races, it will be difficult for Republicans to flip enough Senate seats to retake control of the Senate.

    In light of their struggling campaigns, McConnell predicted earlier this month the race for control of the Senate will be “very tight.”

    “I think it’s going to be very tight. We have a 50-50 nation. And I think when this Senate race smoke clears, we’re likely to have a very, very close Senate still, with us up slightly or the Democrats up slightly,” McConnell said.

    In fact, the Republican leader has been warning for months that the quality of candidates will be important for the GOP to retake control of the Senate.

    And unfortunately for Republicans, the Democratic Party plans to exploit the candidate quality.

    “We are just beginning to communicate about the deep flaws that their roster of candidates brings to these races,” David Bergstein, the spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told the Washington Examiner. “Their personal and political vulnerabilities are going to continue to be a centerpiece of these Senate campaigns in the months ahead.”

    While McConnell may not be enthusiastic about GOP prospects, his counterpart in the House, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), is hopeful.

    “We’ll win the majority and I’ll be speaker,” McCarthy told Fox News of the 2022 election outcome this week.

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    Old Case Over Audio Tapes in Bill Clinton’s Sock Drawer Could Unravel FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Raid



    A new report connects a case involving tapes made by former President Bill Clinton with the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

    “Judge’s ruling over audio tapes hidden in Bill Clinton’s sock drawer could significantly impact Donald Trump’s effort to contest FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago,” journalist John Solomon tweeted Thursday.

    The ruling involved audio tapes Clinton stashed in a sock drawer that he used for his autobiography and that were also mined by writer Taylor Branch in Branch’s book, “Wrestling History: The Bill Clinton Tapes,” about Clinton, according to CBS.

    The tapes became controversial when the watchdog group Judicial Watch went to court to demand the tapes be given to the National Archives and Records Administration, so the American people could hear them.

    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected the suit in March 2012.

    In a report for Just the News, Solomon pointed to a few paragraphs of the 27-page ruling as significant because they indicated a president had wide latitude concerning documents under the Presidential Records Act.

    “Under the statutory scheme established by the PRA, the decision to segregate personal materials from Presidential records is made by the President, during the President’s term and in his sole discretion,” Jackson wrote.

    “Since the President is completely entrusted with the management and even the disposal of Presidential records during his time in office, it would be difficult for this Court to conclude that Congress intended that he would have less authority to do what he pleases with what he considers to be his personal records,” the judge wrote.

    The ruling also indicated seizing such records was not appropriate.

    “Because the audiotapes are not physically in the government’s possession, defendant submits that it would be required to seize them directly from President Clinton in order to assume custody and control over them,” Jackson noted. “Defendant considers this to be an ‘extraordinary request’ that is ‘unfounded, contrary to the PRA’s express terms, and contrary to traditional principles of administrative law.’ The Court agrees.”

    So how does that connect to Trump? As Solomon noted, the former president has said records that were seized were both declassified and personal.

    Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, said the connection between the cases is profound.

    “The government, the lawyer for the Archives, said, ‘You know what? If documents are in the former President’s hands, where they’re presumptively personal, we just, you know, we presume they’re personal,’” Fitton said, Just the News reported.

    “The Justice Department previously had told us in response to a question about Bill Clinton: ‘Tough luck, it’s his.’ But they changed their mind for Donald Trump?” he said. “The law and court decision suggests that Trump is right. And frankly, based on this analysis, Trump should get every single document they took from him back. It’s all personal records.”

    As noted by Politico, Fitton felt differently at the time.

    “We respectfully disagree with the Court,” he said then. “The idea that a president could spirit official recordings and documents out of the White House and that there is nothing that can be legally done about it is a misreading of the Presidential Records Act. It is ironic that a law passed in response to the Nixon tapes controversy would allow Bill Clinton to keep tapes of his official actions secret and unavailable to the American people.”

    Kevin Brock, former assistant FBI director for intelligence, said the search warrant used by the FBI was faulty and over broad, according to Just the News.

    “Specificity is important in order to protect Fourth Amendment rights from exuberant government overreach designed to find whatever they can,” he said.

    The warrant “apparently makes a novel legal assertion that any presidential record kept by a former president is against the law,” Brock said.

    “You have to wonder what the other living former presidents think about that. They have the right and, apparently, clear desire to remain silent.”

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    Biden Is Building $500K Wall Around His Delaware Beach House — and Taxpayers Are Funding It



    After spending much of his summer vacation on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, President Biden is heading back to his multimillion-dollar beach house in his home state of Delaware, where he’s building a taxpayer-funded security fence at a cost that’s ballooned to nearly $500,000.

    Biden is expected to arrive at his $2.7 million summer house in the North Shores community of Rehoboth Beach on Saturday after spending the last couple nights in Wilmington, Delaware, according to data released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). On Wednesday, Biden was briefly at the White House signing of the $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act into law.

    In September 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded $456,548 to a Sussex County company to construct a security fence around the home.

    The DHS contract with Turnstone Holdings LLC for the “purchase and installation of security fencing” at the residence has since increased to $490,324 this summer, according to the website, an online database of federal government spending.

    The DHS is listed as the main awarding and funding office of the contract while the U.S. Secret Service is listed as the subagency.

    Construction of the fence began on Sept. 21 of last year and is expected to be completed by June 6, 2023.

    The Secret Service declined to comment when reached by Fox News Digital, saying, “Due to the need to maintain operational security, the U.S. Secret Service does not comment on the means, methods or resources used to conduct our protective operations.”

    The DHS did not respond to Fox News Digital’s inquiry as to why the contract was increased by $6,844 due to a “supplemental agreement” on Nov. 30, 2021 and again by $26,933 for “additional work” on June 8, 2022, according to

    This will be Biden’s fifth visit to the Long Shores home this summer, the Gazette reported. After his COVID-19 isolation, he visited the home on Aug. 7 before he briefly returned to Washington to sign the CHIPS and Science Act and then headed to South Carolina, where he spent six days with his family, including his son, Hunter.

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    ‘We Clearly Struck a Nerve’: Arizona Border Barrier Found Damaged, Knocked Over; Foul Play Suspected



    Arizona officials are crying foul play after part of the state’s temporary border barrier mysteriously fell over.

    Part of the barrier, which is made of shipping containers stacked on top of each other and welded together, was shown lying on its side away from the rest of the barrier, according to photos taken by Univision Noticias Arizona correspondent Claudia Ramos.

    Construction crews onsite initially said the containers were knocked over by the wind, but a spokesperson for Governor Doug Ducey (R) said Wednesday that while southern Arizona frequently sees high winds, it is unlikely that they were strong enough to knock over the barrier.

    “The idea that it was a weather-related event seems unlikely,” Ducey’s communications director, C.J. Karamargin, told the Washington Examiner Wednesday. “These things weigh 8,800 pounds. There were two of them together — 8,800 pounds is basically the weight of a Ford F-450. We have a lot of strong winds in Arizona. You don’t see a lot of Ford F-450s flying around when we have strong winds.”

    Border Patrol agents found the barrier toppled over around midnight on Monday, the Washington Examiner reported. The barriers on one end of the wall had not yet been bolted down and welded to support structures when work crews left the site Sunday evening. Construction crews told Ramos that the containers had been knocked over by severe weather on Sunday. But photos from the damaged barrier, shared with the Examiner, showed that the container had been severely scratched and dented, and there was at least one large puncture at the bottom of the container. The damage “shows some sort of equipment was used to move them because it dented and put a hole in one of the sides of the container,” Karamargin told the New York Post. “That doesn’t happen with wind.”

    Construction crews were initially barred from responding to the site and securing the barrier by Border Patrol agents, who cited “heavy activity” in the area. But crews were allowed to return at around 6 a.m. local time, reinstalling the barrier by 7 a.m., the Examiner reported.

    Karamargin told the Examiner that the effort to knock over the barrier was proof that it was necessary and worthwhile. “Some people attempted to dismiss this as a pointless effort because this is not the main route through which people enter the United States,” he said. “If this didn’t matter, if this barrier that we are erecting was irrelevant, or somehow misplaced, then why would someone make the effort to topple over nearly 18,000 pounds of shipping container? It just doesn’t make sense on its face. It doesn’t make sense. Our goal, of course, is to make Arizona communities safer. We clearly struck a nerve.”

    The shipping containers were one piece of an improvised border barrier constructed by the state of Arizona while it waits for the Biden administration to install a permanent wall, after the administration reversed course and announced it would fill several border wall gaps in Arizona.

    The structure, which stands about 22 feet high and fills a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall, is comprised of about 60 9×40 foot shipping containers, double-stacked and welded together, and topped with razor wire. Ducey announced the construction last Friday, and it was completed over the weekend.

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    3rd Suspect Arrested for Hate Crime, Grandmother Says She Was Attacked for Being a White Trump Supporter



    A New York City teenager accused of attacking a 57-year-old grandmother on a bus was arrested on Tuesday. The suspect allegedly committed a hate crime and threatened to murder the victim.

    Jahnaiya Williams, 19, was arrested in Coney Island and charged with assault in the second and third degree as a hate crime, assault in the second and third degree, menacing in the third degree as a hate crime, aggravated harassment in the second degree, and menacing, Fox News reported.

    Williams was one of three suspects who allegedly ganged up on the victim on July 9. The other two suspects, ages 15 and 16, were both arrested on July 26, but were not named because they are minors. The underage suspects also face assault and aggravated harassment charges classified as hate crimes.

    The alleged hate crime attack took place on an MTA bus driving in the Woodhaven neighborhood of the borough of Queens.

    Citing surveillance camera footage, Queens district attorney Melinda Katz said the three suspects sat near the rear of the bus and approached the victim.

    “The defendant allegedly looked directly at victim saying, ‘I hate white people.’ She also stated that she hates white people’s skin,” the press release from the district attorney read.

    Williams allegedly threatened the victim, “I am going to kill you.”

    As the bus drove past the St. John’s Cemetery, Williams purportedly told the victim, “This is where I’m going to bury you.”

    The victim – identified as Jill LeCroix – told the New York Post that one of her attackers “had a bag from Bath and Body Works.” The LeCroix added, “She took out a scrub and said she was going to beat me with it.”

    LeCroix said one of the females threatened her, “You’re going to get what you deserve! All white people are going to get what they deserve.”

    The victim claimed, “Before they hit me, the girl with the green hair said, ‘You probably like Trump! Don’t you?'”

    LeCroix replied, “I love him.”

    Williams and one of the minors spit on the woman.

    Williams then repeatedly smashed LeCroix in the head with a shopping bag that contained a jar, according to the district attorney. At least one of the minors allegedly punched LeCroix in the head several times.

    The trio then fled the bus.

    The victim was taken to a local hospital for a deep gash on the right side of her head.

    LeCroix told the Post that she has three biracial children and is a grandmother of five.

    District attorney Katz said, “As alleged, the defendant, as well as two other apprehended individuals, carried out an unprovoked assault on a public transit rider simply because of the victim’s race. I am committed to holding accountable those who perpetuate bias-motivated attacks on the residents of the most diverse county in the world. The defendant is now charged with assault as a hate crime and will be held to account for her alleged actions.”

    As of July 28, there have been 338 hate crime incidents this year that resulted in 360 arrests, according to the NYPD. There were a total of 528 hate crime incidents in 2021 and 266 incidents in 2020.

    This year, the most targeted victims of hate crimes in New York City are Jewish people, Asians, and homosexual males, according to the NYPD Hate Crime Dashboard.

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    Florida International University Linebacker Dies Suddenly at 22



    Florida International University (FIU) linebacker Luke Knox has died at the age of 22, the college announced Thursday.

    Knox’s cause of death was not revealed. He is also the younger brother of Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox.

    “We are saddened by the sudden passing of Luke Knox, a member of the FIU Football program,” the FIU Athletics Twitter account shared. “We send our thoughts and prayers to Luke’s family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.”

    Knox transferred to FIU from Ole Miss after last season.

    “Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow we feel because of the passing of our teammate and friend, Luke Knox,” FIU coach Mike MacIntyre wrote on social media. “I had the honor of coaching Luke at Ole Miss and at FIU. While I admired his passion for football, his genuine love for his family and teammates is what I will always remember.”

    Knox’s former head coach Lane Kiffin also shared a statement honoring his former player after discovering the news of his passing.

    “There are heavy hearts throughout our football team after the passing of Luke Knox. I am very grateful for my personal relationship and time spent with Luke. He was a tremendous teammate and an even better person who lifted up everyone around him,” Kiffin wrote.

    “The Knox family means so much to the Ole Miss family, and our players, staff and the rest of the university extend our deepest sympathies to all those that were touched by Luke’s spirit. I know he is with God now,” he added.

    His high school alma mater Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee, also shared the news of their former star’s tragic passing.

    “We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Luke Knox ’18. Luke was a faithful friend, a diligent student, and an ideal teammate,” Brentwood Academy shared in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Knox family and his many loved ones who mean so much to our BA community.”

    Knox was at Ole Miss before transferring to FIU. He also appeared as a tight end during the 2021 season.

    His brother Dawson’s team also expressed their support after the announcement of Knox’s death.

    “We’re heartbroken to hear of the sudden passing of Luke Knox,” the Buffalo Bills shared. “Sending all of our thoughts, prayers and support to @Dawson_Knox and the Knox family during this difficult time.”

    FIU players were informed of Knox’s death late Wednesday, with team practices canceled for Thursday.

    USA Today reported that no foul play was suspected in Knox’s death. He was reportedly taken to a Miami hospital on Wednesday. An autopsy is expected.

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    Mother Hacks Off Her Boyfriend’s Genitals with a Kitchen Knife ‘After He Tried to Rape Her 14-Year-Old Daughter’



    A mother hacked off her boyfriend’s genitals with a kitchen knife to ‘teach him a lesson’ after he attempted to rape her daughter.

    The 36-year-old mother came home just in time to catch her 32-year-old beau in the act against her daughter, 14, in the Mahevaganj area of Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh state, one hundred miles east of New Delhi on Wednesday.

    She had been living with him for the previous two years since separating from her alcoholic husband.

    ‘I was working in the farm when the incident took place,’ she told the Times of India.

    ‘Fortunately I returned home in the nick of time and caught him red-handed.’

    She explained how her panicked boyfriend even tried to attack her as she fought to protect her daughter from him.

    ‘So I brought a knife from the kitchen and chopped off his private parts to teach him a lesson,’ she declared. ‘I have no regrets for what I did.’

    According to the Station House Officer of the Lakhimpur police station, the boyfriend has been booked for rape under the POCSO act.

    The SHO also said that the condition of the accused is critical and may be moved to Lucknow for further treatment.

    It is unclear if the mother will face any charges.

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