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Cameroon school kidnap: More than 70 pupils seized in Bamenda

Dozens of people, mostly school pupils, have been kidnapped from a boarding school in the west of Cameroon.

At least 79 students and three others, including the principal, were seized early on Monday morning in Bamenda, the capital of the North-West region, a government official has told the BBC.

A massive search operation involving the Cameroonian army is now under way.

Cameroon’s North-West and South-West regions have been hit by a s

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ecessionist rebellion in recent years.

Regional governor Adolphe Lele L’Afrique blamed separatist militias for the kidnapping.


Dennis Hof, the brothel owner who died last month, wins election

The reality TV star was found dead on Oct. 16 after a weekend of parties celebrating his 72nd birthday.
Image: Dennis Hof in 2013

Dennis Hof outside his Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel in Carson City, Nevada, in 2013.Bloomberg via Getty Images file

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By Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star who died last month after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has won a heavily GOP state legislative district.

Dennis Hof defeated Democratic educator Lesia Romanov on Tuesday in the race for Nevada’s 36th Assembly District, which includes rural communities and large stretches of desert in the southern part of the state. County officials will appoint a Republican to take his place in the seat.

Gillum intern, FSU student arrested for throwing milk on Republican volunteer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – A Florida State University student is being charged with battery after pouring chocolate milk on a volunteer at a Republican party table on FSU’s campus.

A warrant was issued for Shelby Shoup, 19, by the Florida State University Police Department on Thursday, November 1. Around 4:20 p.m., on the first, Shoup turned herself in and was placed into handcuffs and taken to the Leon County Jail.

Wisconsin restaurant owner says NFL players who take a knee should be murdered

RACINE, WI — A co-owner of a popular lakefront restaurant advocated for the killing of kneeling NFL players in a Facebook comment posted Monday, according to multiple screenshots circulating on social media.

In the comment, which has been deleted but appears as a screenshot multiple times in the comments on the statement, Valko advocates for the killing of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem before games, something more than 200 players did Sunday.

“Kill the idiot players,” Valko wrote. “Execute them. They are nothing but garbage. The league is screwed up if they think it is their right. It is their duty to respect our country and our flag. They should go kneel in front of a freight train. Shame on these stupid misfits of society. They need to die.”


Reached for comment Tuesday, Megan Bennett, one of three other co-owners along with Tom and Patti Landreman, said that the three other co-owners “disagree” with Valko’s comment.


“They are in no way, shape or form the beliefs or reflections of Reefpoint Brew House,” Bennett said.


In Tuesday’s Facebook statement, the owners distanced themselves from Valko’s comment. “It has been brought to our attention that one of our co-owners has made some statements that some people will find offensive,” the message reads. “His statements do not represent us or the Brew House and we disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with those statements completely.”

Backlash in the comments on the restaurant’s statement ranged from calling the statement “pitifully inadequate” and “cowardly” to advocating for a boycott of the restaurant.

Many of the commenters also noted that the restaurant issued the same statement earlier Tuesday, only to delete it and repost it, thus getting rid of the original comments.

The responses led the owners to post an additional statement on Facebook Tuesday night. In the new statement, they wrote that the previous statement was posted at the recommendation of their attorney, but that they realized it “came off too light.”

“Following our attorney’s advice, we posted the previous statement. However, after reading comments and reviews, we realize that it came off too light. We co-owners of Reefpoint Brew House STRONGLY DISAGREE with all statements, posts, comments, etc. that have been posted by John Valko. Those statements are no reflection of the beliefs and values that we or Reefpoint Brew House hold. We are working internally to resolve these issues and deeply apologize for the actions and statements that have been made. We are doing everything internally to disassociate ourselves and our business with John Valko.”


Bennett said she and the other owners had no additional comment as of Tuesday evening.


Valko did not respond to a request for comment.

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