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3 Heavily Armed People Arrested At Holland Tunnel On Way To New York City

Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles and ballistic vests at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield.  The three individuals, two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s who may be from Pennsylvania, were stopped on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 8 a.m., authorities said. A search of their vehicle revealed the weapons cache.

"People Are Expecting A Brawl" - Trump/Clinton Debates Likely Most-Watched Ever

The most watched presidential debate thus far was the Reagan-Carter debate in 1980, which drew 81 million viewers, with no other debate coming close to that number since (for context, 114 million watched the 2015 Super Bowl - which really shouldn't surprise anyone). There is a growing feeling that a Trump-Clinton debate could top the 81 million mark.

FBI Releases Censored Orlando 911 Call Transcripts

OM: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I let you know, I'm in Orlando and I did the shootings.

OD: What's your name?

OM: My name is "I pledge of allegiance to [Hello Kitty]."

Philadelphia Becomes First Major City To Pass A Soda Tax

Moments ago the the Philadelphia City Council approved a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages, the first such tax imposed in a major U.S. city. The reason? The Council is looking to raise about $91 million for an expansion of early childhood education. Instead, the money will most likely be siphoned off into various underground ventures (and bank accounts) or outright embezzled.

Meet Noor Zahi Salman: The Orlando Shooter's Mysterious Second Wife Knew Of His Plans, May Be Charged

According to NBC news, Orlando gunman Omar Mateen's current wife, Noor Salman, has told the FBI that she drove Mateen to the Pulse nightclub on a prior occasion and that she tried to talk him out of conducting any kind of attack, officials told NBC News. As NBC adds, law enforcement officials said authorities are considering filing criminal charges against her for failing to tell them what she knew before the attack, but no decision has been made yet.

Orlando Shooting Suspect Identified As Omar Mateen, Registered Democrat Of Afghan Descent; Pledged Allegiance To ISIS

The suspected gunman in today's historic Orlando nightclub shooting, has been identified by relatives and law enforcement officials as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old from Fort Pierce, Florida. According to social media, he is a US citizen, born in 1986, from Port Saint Lucie; whose parents are from Afghanistan. He was a registered democrat with a security officer and firearms license.  According to California Rep. Adam Schiff, Mateen "made a pledge of allegiance to ISIS."

50 Dead, 53 Wounded In Orlando Nightclub Terrorist Attack - Deadliest Mass Shooting In US History

50 were killed and at least 53 injured after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The shooter has been identified as Omar Mateen, a 29 year old US citizen of Afghan origin, a registered Democrat who had a firearms license. This is the worst attack since 9/11 and the worst mass shooting in US history. Authorities are investigating if the attack was ideologically motivated.

How California's Primary Was Rigged Against Independent Voters

Rigging a primary can and does take many different forms. The most effective form of rigging actually takes place in subtle ways via long-exisiting Stalinist rules that normally don’t swing an election, but serve as an effective firewall against outsider candidates when they eventually do pose a threat. That way the establishment can claim “it’s always been this way,” as if that’s a justification for shadiness. This was the type of rigging we saw in New York, and the type we saw yesterday in California.