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JonBenét Ramseys former photographer indicted on child porn charges

An Oregon man who reportedly photographed JonBenét Ramsey just months before her unsolved 1996 murder — and was later arrested for walking down a street naked, muttering “I didnt kill JonBenét” — was indicted this week on child porn charges. Randall DeWitt Simons, 66, was arraigned Thursday following a year-long investigation by the Oakridge Police Department, according to The Register-Guard. He had been taken into custody on July 2, with authorities executing a search warrant on his home just days earlier — which turned up four laptops, three camcorders, two bags of writable optical discs and six cameras. Cops had been tipped off by workers at a local A&W Restaurant back in July 2018, who had noticed that someone was using their WiFi to download x-rated content, the Register-Guard reports. Investigators traced the activity back to a computer identification address belonging to a man who lived near the restaurant. They reportedly learned that he sold the computer, along with severa..

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Mueller testimony postponed until July 24

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Muellers testimony to Congress has been delayed until July 24 under an agreement that gives lawmakers more time to question him. Mueller had been scheduled to testify July 17 before two House committees about the findings of his Russia investigation. But lawmakers in both parties complained that the short length of the hearings would not allow enough time for all members to ask questions. Under the new arrangement, Mueller will testify for an extended period of time — three hours instead of two — before the House Judiciary Committee. He will then testify before the House intelligence committee in a separate hearing. The two committees said in a statement that all members of both committees will be able to question him. The agreement will also give Mueller more time to prepare for the rigorous questioning. The statement said the postponement was “at his request.” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and House Intelligence Commi..

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Pence calls for more funds after touring border patrol station in Texas

Vice President Mike Pence toured a sweltering, foul-smelling and overcrowded Border Patrol station in Texas on Friday night — and left calling for more funds to meet the growing migrant crisis. “I was not surprised by what I saw,” at the McAllen Border Patrol Station, Pence told reporters afterward. “I knew wed see a system that was overwhelmed.” According to The Washington Post, which served as the pool press for the visit, some 400 men who were alleged to have crossed the border illegally were crowded into a standing-room-only, chain-link-fenced cage. “The stench was horrendous,” the pool report said. “The cages were so crowded that it would have been impossible for all of the men to lie on the concrete. “There were no mats or pillows — some of the men were sleeping on concrete.” It was sweltering inside, and border patrol agents who guarded the cages wore face masks. “When the men saw the press arrive, they began shouting and wanted to tell us theyd been in there 40 days or l..

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