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Donald Trump Jr. Endorses Sending AR-15 To Kyle Rittenhouse

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Donald Trump Jr. responded to Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal by encouraging people to sign a card of support that will be sent to the teenager, alongside an AR-15 rifle.

Former President Donald Trump’s son amplified powerful gun lobbying group Gun Owners of America’s “award” for Rittenhouse to his 7.1 million Twitter followers on Friday night.

“Sign the card in support of Kyle,” Trump Jr. urged just hours after Rittenhouse, 18, was found not guilty on all charges relating to his shooting of three people, and killing of two, during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, when he was armed with an AK-style semi-automatic weapon.

“Americans have a fundamental right to defend themselves, and to keep and bear arms,” Trump Jr. added, copying the text on the GOA’s website. “The verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial is a recognition of those rights.”

In earlier tweets reacting to the trial, Trump Jr. struck a gleeful tone similar to other right-wingers when he said the jury gave President Joe Biden “his second colonoscopy of the day.” He also attacked Vice President Kamala Harris and NBA star LeBron James.

Critics called the GOA out over the stunt and Trump Jr. for endorsing it:

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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Man to be sentenced in murder-for-hire plot to kill best friend

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NEW RICHMOND, Ohio — Keyanta Gardner, who pled guilty to aggravated murder and conspiracy to commit murder in October, will be sentenced Wednesday morning.

He will face Judge Richard Ferenc for sentencing in a murder-for-hire plot that led to the death of 23-year-old Bobby Farrell. Farrell went missing on July 6 and was found dead on July 14, abandoned on a tree-lined country road.

The first missing-persons notice posted about Farrell described him as having left home to “drive around with a friend” on the night of July 5.

“Not long after, Bobby received a text from an unknown individual and he asked to be dropped off at Dee’s Dairy Bar,” the notice read, adding later: “He has missed a promotion at work and the birth of his niece, which is not typical behavior for Bobby.”

Prosecutors said Gardner paid another man to kill Farrell, abandoned the body and cleaned out his car to conceal evidence of the crime. Gardner then consoled Farrell’s family during the search that followed, assistant prosecutor Katie Terpstra said in July.

Prosecutors said the act continued until the discovery of Farrell’s body on July 11 and Gardner’s arrest three days later. Christian Beasley, the man accused of taking money to shoot Farrell, was arrested on July 22.

“The defendant (Gardner) plotted with the co-defendant (Beasley) to murder one of his best friends in cold blood,” Terpstra said in court Friday. “To that end, he withdrew money to pay the co-defendant to murder the victim.”

The pair then left Ferrell’s body on SR 222 in Monroe Township, prosecuting attorney Mark Tekulve said.

Gardner initially pleaded not guilty, before changing his plea to guilty in October.

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Cast your vote for Pennsylvania’s 2022 ‘River of the Year’

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Online voting is now open until mid-January for the 2022 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing among four waterways nominated throughout the state.

The Catawissa Creek, Connoquenessing Creek, French Creek and the Monogahela River are all nominations, according to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. Nominations closed Nov. 15, and these four were selected based on each waterway’s conservation needs and successes.

Online voting for the best of the four rivers runs from today until Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. Information on how to vote will be made available on the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) website. More details about the River of the Year program can be found there, as well.

After a waterway is chosen for the annual honor, local groups implement a year-round slate of activities and events to celebrate the river, including a paddling trip, or sojourn, Dunn said. The organization nominating the winning river will receive a $10,000 leadership grant from DCNR to help fund River of the Year activities.

“The value of our waterways has shined brighter than ever during this pandemic as people have visited Pennsylvania`s river and streams in unprecedented numbers seeking the natural refuge they supply,” Dunn said. “This annual competition is so much more than a popularity contest. All of our rivers and streams have truly unique attributes, offer incredible recreational opportunities, and offer significant boosts to local economies.”

POWR, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, administers the River of the Year program with funding from DCNR. The 2021 designation was awarded to the Shenango River.

POWR and DCNR also work with local organizations to create a free, commemorative poster celebrating the River of the Year.

For more information about DCNR’s Rivers Program, head to their website under “conservation” and then click “water.”

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Breath of the Wild 2 release date could be announced in just a few days time

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Are we about to get a big unveiling of Breath of The Wild 2, complete with a release date and title? It’s possible – as The Game Awards for 2021 are imminent and it seems there will be some impressive announcements at the show, including the ‘world premiere’ of a major title.

Organizer Geoff Keighley tweeted to say that the big reveal has been in the works for two and a half years – roughly the amount of time that’s passed since the last BOTW 2 trailer – and that he’s truly honored to share it. Unsurprisingly, this has fanned flames of speculation around what this game might be.

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