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Kansas City mom of 2 killed in shooting after Chiefs’ parade, more than 20 others injured

A beloved radio disc jockey and diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan was killed Wednesday as shots rang out and marred the NFL team’s victory celebration that ended with at least 22 others injured. 

In a Facebook post, the KKFI community radio station said DJ Lisa Lopez-Galvan’s life was taken by a “senseless act.”

“It is with sincere sadness and an extremely heavy and broken heart that we let our community know that KKFI DJ Lisa Lopez, host of ‘Taste of Tejano’ lost her life today in the shooting at the KC Chiefs’ rally,” the post stated. “Our hearts and prayers are with her family. We encourage anyone who feels they saw something to reach out to law enforcement at 816-234-5111.”

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“This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community,” the post continued.

Lopez-Galvan, a mother of two, was confirmed killed in the shooting at the end of the parade at Kansas City’s Union Station, The Kansas City Star reported. Authorities held a news brief where they confirmed one person had died, but did not mention Galvan by name. 

Fox News Digital has reached out to the Kansas City Police Department. 

Friends confirmed Lopez-Galvan’s death to the newspaper. She reportedly died during surgery at a hospital from a gunshot wound to her abdomen.

“She was the most wonderful, beautiful person,” said Lisa Lopez, a friend for decades (no relation) who also works as The Star’s newsroom executive administrative assistant. “She was a local DJ. She did everybody’s weddings. We all know her. She was so full of life.”

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Lopez-Galvan was a disc jockey known as “Lisa G” for KKFI and co-host of the program “Taste of Tejano,” which features Hispanic music, the newspaper reported. Beto Lopez, the president and CEO of the Guadalupe Centers, is her brother.

Lopez-Galvan was in her mid-40s and lived with her husband and two children in the suburb of Shawnee. Her personal Facebook page includes multiple posts and images supporting the Chiefs, which won its second consecutive Super Bowl on Sunday. 

Other victims of the shooting have not been named. The gunfire erupted around 2 p.m. local time near the Union Station parking garage as more than 800 police officers were in the area, authorities said. Of the 22 victims, 11 were children and are expected to recover. At least one weapon was also recovered by police. 

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas added that all Chiefs players, staff, and their families were safe and accounted for.

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“The celebration was marred by a shooting. This is absolutely a tragedy,” Lucas said. 

In a statement, President Biden urged lawmakers to strengthen gun control measures. 

“It is time to act. That’s where I stand,” he said. “And I ask the country to stand with me. To make your voice heard in Congress so we finally act to ban assault weapons, to limit high-capacity magazines, strengthen background checks, keep guns out of the hands of those who have no business owning them or handling them.”

Wednesday’s rally was the latest to be marred by violence. A shooting injured several people last year in downtown Denver after the Nuggets’ NBA championship, and gunfire last year at a parking lot near the Texas Rangers’ World Series championship parade.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Couple volunteers to host migrants — shocked when four show up one hour later

A Massachusetts couple who volunteered to take in illegal immigrants was surprised when a family of four showed up at the doorstep less than an hour after signing up.

With state shelters hitting capacity and migrant families sleeping overnight inside Boston Logan International Airport, Colin and Jessica Stokes of Brookline, Massachusetts, decided to step up and try to make a difference.

“I was like, I have to get sheets on the beds. How many people are coming? Where are they from? What ages? We really knew nothing,” Jessica told WBZ News on Friday.

“The need is so clearly overwhelming,” Colin chimed in.

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The family of four was one of the migrant groups that had been sleeping at the airport. The parents and two children had traveled all the way from Chile to Texas before heading to Massachusetts.

The two kids are currently waiting to be put in a school. The parents stressed that while they are looking to work, the proper authorization forms will likely take several months to be received and approved.

Jessica said it is incredible to observe how challenging the situation is from the front lines.

“The family is lovely. They are so appreciative. It has been wonderful,” she added.

The migrant crisis has been complex for Massachusetts. The state’s newest emergency shelter, located in Roxbury, a neighborhood in Boston, reached its capacity (400 people) in just one week.

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Gov. Maura Healey’s office said in late January the decision to move migrants into the state-owned Melnea Cass Recreation Center was “just born out of necessity” as other facilities in the state that have served as housing shelters, including the Logan Airport, have become overwhelmed.

“We just have to do what we have to do at this time,” she added.

Local officials are looking into a Boston Seaport office building as the location for another shelter, but Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn said the lack of running water at the site makes it a “non-starter.”

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The Stokes hope that other families use them as a case study and decide to put migrants up in their own homes.

“Just the dysfunction is really disheartening, and I know that really well-intentioned people are working as hard as they can; it’s a state of emergency. But it is distressing to see the volume,” Jessica said.

Fox News Digital has reached out to the Stokes family for an update.

Iran declares Antarctica its property in direct challenge to Biden, global treaty

JERUSALEM — Iran’s Navy commander announced in a televised broadcast last fall that the regime owns Antarctica and will build a military operation in the South Pole.

“We have property rights in the South Pole. We have plan to raise our flag there and carry out military and scientific work,” Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said in late September, according to a translation by the Washington D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Iran’s naval saber-rattling is drawing new attention in response to the Iranian-backed militias that murdered three U.S. soldiers in Jordan last month.

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Fox News Digital asked a U.S. State Department spokesperson if the recent American unfreezing of $6 billion in Iranian funds held in Qatar could be used by Iran to set up a base in Antarctica.

“No. Iran’s funds held in Qatar may not be used for any activities in Antarctica,” the spokesperson said. “Those funds can only be used to purchase humanitarian goods, meaning food, medicine, medical devices and agricultural products.”

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Despite the clerical regime’s growing bellicosity in the Middle East and across the world, according to veteran Iran observers, the Biden administration released $6 billion in sanctions relief to Tehran’s rulers ahead of the Iran-backed Hamas massacre of 1,200 people Oct. 7 in southern Israel. Hamas slaughtered over 30 Americans during its invasion of Israel.

Iran’s President, Ebrahim Raisi, who was sanctioned by former President Trump for his role in the two massacres of Iranian dissidents and protesters, disputed the Biden administration’s restrictions on the use of the $6 billion. Raisi taunted Biden’s White House, declaring his regime will use the massive cash infusion “wherever we need it.”

“Iran’s future plans to try to expand its military presence and influence into the Antarctic would not only violate multilateral conventions on the issue, but continues the regime’s trend of aggression across the globe,” said Yonah Jeremy Bob, author of “Target Tehran” and a senior Jerusalem Post military and intelligence analyst.

“Whether through terrorism on basically every continent or its rampant piracy in the maritime arena, the Islamic Republic continues to show why it is a danger to world stability and why Israel and the Mossad’s role in holding it back from nuclear weapons remains critical.”

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“Every time Tehran expands its tentacles into a new area to disrupt the rules-based order promoted by the West, the U.S. and its allies are given an additional opportunity to take the nuclear threat more seriously. Antarctica might seem a distant threat, but if the West acts as meekly as it did when Iran recently kicked out nuclear weapons inspectors, the Islamic Republic will only become further emboldened on other track,” he added. 

Fox News Digital reported in February 2023 that the United States tracked warlike announcements by Iran’s navy chief that Tehran plans to establish a military presence at the Panama Canal. Iran deployed two military ships to Brazil at the time that were headed for the Panama Canal. 

In December, the Islamic Republic claimed it was building “smart” cruise missiles for its navy arsenal.

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“It’s an arcane topic, but little lies between Iran’s coast outside the Persian Gulf and the eastern hemisphere side of Antarctica,” Jennifer Dyer, a retired commander of U.S. Naval Intelligence, told Fox News Digital

“In theory, Iran could claim an interest in Antarctica similar to India’s, Australia’s, New Zealand’s or Chile’s (or those of the U.K. and France, for that matter), with their island outposts in the southern hemisphere.

“I can say that raising the flag at the South Pole doesn’t carry any implications in international law. The Antarctic Treaty (which became effective in 1961) has a specific provision that no action by any nation after 1961 can be the basis of a territorial claim on the continent.”

“Iran isn’t a signatory to the treaty and might try to do frisky things in Antarctica,” Dyer noted. “Those things wouldn’t be recognized by other nations, at least as matters stand now. The U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Japan, India, China and Russia are all signatories to the treaty, as are Brazil, and Argentina, Chile, Australia and New Zealand, the ‘jumping off’ nations closest to the continent.”

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Potkin Azarmehr, an expert on Iran, told Fox News Digital, “Everything in Iran is reminiscent of the USSR in its last days before collapse. Ambitious but pointless plans by a state with completely wrong priorities. Unable to provide basic services to its people, bankrupt institutions but full of grandiose talks”

Fox News Digital sent press queries to Iran’s Foreign Ministry and its U.N. mission in New York. 

Arizona residents frantically call 911 after spotting floating ‘alligator’ in pond

Officials in Arizona recently shocked residents by placing a life-like foam alligator in a local pond.

The fake alligator was added to the water by the Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities department earlier this month, according to FOX 10 Phoenix. The foam reptile currently sits in the middle of Riverview Park in Mesa, where it is anchored.

The intention of the gator was not to terrify residents, but to create a spot for turtles and birds to gather. The pond’s turtles often have difficulty reaching shore, according to FOX 10.

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City officials have also placed a fake crocodile and two fake hippos in the pond as well, though the latter had untethered and drifted away.

Alligators are not native to the state, so the sight reportedly flabbergasted Arizonans.

The Mesa Police Department confirmed to Fox News Digital that it received three 911 calls about the fake reptiles in the pond.

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“I’m at Riverview Park and I think there’s an alligator…it’s just kind of hanging out,” one caller said.

“There’s like three live alligators in here,” another person told police, according to FOX 10. “There’s one under the bridge. Right now, I’m just looking at one that’s swimming around.”

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Another resident insisted that the fake alligator bit a fishing line.

“It actually bit my boyfriend’s fishing line, and we had to cut it,” the caller claimed.

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Fox News Digital reached out to the City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities for comment.

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Nurse helping Americans in alleged Bahamas attack was ‘scared’ by what she saw

WARNING: GRAPHIC REFERENCES TO ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULTS

A vacationing nurse, who rushed to the aid of two American women who reported sexual assaults at a Bahamas resort, said the scene that she walked into “was enough to scare me.”

LaDonna Batty was at the drink shack with her husband when “someone ran around the corner screaming, ‘Can you come help? Can you come help?’” said Batty, who was led to the resort’s front office.

Inside, Amber Shearer’s and Dongayla Dobson’s bathing suits were torn and “out of place,” she said. The lifelong friends faded in and out of consciousness while crying, vomiting and covered in bruises, the Arkansas nurse told Fox News Digital during a Zoom interview from her clinic on Wednesday.

Shearer blurted out that they were raped and kept repeating it, Batty said: “I have no disbelief at what happened. These girls had been assaulted and hurt. … I can tell this was a bad situation, and it was going to go south pretty quickly.”

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Batty did not know either of the women. While she treated them, they were “girl one (Dobson) and girl two (Shearer).” It was pure coincidence that Batty was on the same cruise and took the same excursion to Pirate’s Cove resort on Grand Bahama Island.

That’s where lifelong friends Shearer and Dobson, from Kentucky, were allegedly drugged with a laced cocktail and attacked by two resort staff members, who have since been fired and arrested. 

Dobson’s mother, Frankie King, told Fox News Digital in a previous interview that the women were found unconscious in a bathroom and received a heart-stopping text: “Call us now we’ve been drugged and raped.” 

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Neither survivor remembered anything or how they got to the resort’s front office. That’s when Batty entered the picture. 

“I knew something happened to them just by looking at them,” Batty said. “I could tell that they had been assaulted in some manner.”

She did not have many tools to work with, but she checked their vitals and documented their injuries and bruises, which she noted covered their legs. Shearer was slightly more alert than Dobson, according to the nurse, who tried to get as much information as she could to treat them. 

While treating them, Batty said she watched the surveillance footage that resort employees were reviewing to find the suspected attacker, which they did and brought him into the front office so that the women could identify him as their alleged assailant. 

“It escalated” after they saw him, Batty said. “They were terrified. They immediately started crying and getting louder and getting scared. They were trembling even more when they led him into the room.”

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The Bahamian resort, called Pirate’s Cove in Freeport, refuted Shearer’s and Dobson’s accusations in a statement, claiming the women’s allegations “conflict” with the resort’s 16 “time-stamped surveillance videos.”

Batty saw the comments and was taken back.

“I don’t know why they’re tearing their story apart,” she said. “But I have no disbelief about what happened to them.”

“When I walked in that room – and that’s all I can speak about is what I personally saw – I knew something happened by the way they looked and how they acted. … They were assaulted in some form or fashion. They were in complete shambles.”

Suspect ‘leaning back and flipping through his phone’

The Royal Bahama Police Force said in a Feb. 4 statement that they arrested two men – ages 54 and 40 – in connection with the alleged sexual assaults. Their names were not released.

Batty only saw one of the suspects and said his presence made the women shake and cry. Their emotions heightened.

But the suspect appeared to be unfazed: “He wasn’t bothered at all when they brought him inside and he saw the women,” she said.

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After the survivors’ sudden traumatized recoil and screams, he was led outside, where he sat on a porch “leaning back in a chair and playing on his cellphone,” said Batty, as she mimicked someone lazily scrolling through their phone.

“He was waiting there like it was no big deal,” she said.

Pirate’s Cove said in a statement that both staff members were fired for “violating (the resort’s) zero-tolerance policy” for employees to fraternize with guests.

The resort acknowledged the serious accusations and confirmed that the Royal Bahamas Police Force is leading a criminal investigation in conjunction with the FBI

But the resort’s official statement attempted to rip apart the women’s accusations and turned over the surveillance videos to law enforcement. 

Luck continues at the airport

Batty said, even without knowing the women’s names, the case became personal for her.

She tried looking for them the next day but couldn’t find them. Dobson’s mother said it was a miracle that they ran into her at the airport in Florida after the cruise docked.

They both said Batty pushed to find Dobson and Shearer so that she could check on them personally.

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“She saved all that information. She made the notes and took care of them just like they were a patient of hers that came into her office or something,” King said.

“She was just so nice, and once we met her there at the airport, she made sure that they had all her information. She has called them or texted them every day to see how they’re doing.”

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‘I don’t want to say I saved them … I just do what I normally do’

King hailed Batty as a hero and could not thank her enough during a separate interview.

Batty said she did not “save them” and brushed it off as “doing what I normally do” as a nurse.

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“I have three daughters, and all I could think was that that could’ve been my daughters, and I hope somebody would help them,” Batty said. “Those girls are somebody’s mom, someone’s girlfriend, someone’s wife, someone’s sister, and someone did something to them.”

Fox News Digital’s Emily Robertson contributed to this report.

Texas Republican fires back after heated clash on CNN: ‘She wanted to lecture’ me

Texas Republican Rep. Beth Van Duyne reflected on her heated interview with CNN this week, calling anchor Brianna Keilar’s comments about the border crisis “shocking.”

“I’m happy to debate, but it didn’t seem as if she wanted to debate, it seemed like she wanted to lecture,” Van Duyne told Fox News Digital about their viral daytime interview. “She invited me on the show. If she didn’t want to have a debate or conversation next time just put my picture up and don’t waste my time.”

Keilar sparred with Van Duyne on Tuesday over the lawmaker’s efforts to compel President Biden to enforce existing border law. Tensions flared when Van Duyne insisted that the Biden administration was ignoring border security and that tens of thousands of Americans had died because of the large amounts of fentanyl coming across the border. 

The CNN host pushed back against the GOP lawmaker’s comments, telling her that data shows illegal immigrants commit fewer crimes than U.S. citizens and they are not the ones bringing fentanyl across the border.

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As Van Duyne tried to respond to Keilar’s claim about illegal immigrants committing fewer violent crimes than U.S. citizens, the journalist hurriedly attempted to change the topic.

“You brought up the question. I just want to make sure we’re responding,” the Republican said as the two talked over each other. Keilar retorted she was just “fact-checking” her guest.

During another part of the thirteen-minute interview, the CNN host pushed back on Van Duyne blaming the border crisis for why fentanyl overdoses have spiked in cities across the United States. 

Keilar repeatedly claimed “American citizens” were bringing fentanyl into the United States. She was citing a study based on data from the U.S. Sentencing Commission which found 88 percent of convicted federal fentanyl traffickers were U.S. citizens in the 2022 fiscal year.

In a Wednesday phone interview, Van Duyne said Keilar did not give her a chance to respond to her “outlandish statements.”

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“She wanted to throw out some outlandish statements and then expected me not to respond back, didn’t even want to give me the time to respond back,” she said.

Her argument “completely ignored the fact” that Mexican cartels are responsible for the fentanyl that’s coming in across the border, which has resulted in at least 110,000 overdose deaths, Van Duyne argued.

“But she didn’t even want to talk about that,” she said. “We started talking about some of the crime that was being created in these cities, the people who are here illegally that are committing rapes, that are committing murders, that are killing families through DUIs,” she continued. “Again, her point, was not on having those people here, it was specifically, ‘Well don’t you know that more Americans commit crimes than illegal immigrants?’ And that seemed to be her argument, which was just shocking to me,” she continued.

When reached for comment, CNN responded to the Republican’s claims, “Brianna’s nearly 13 minute interview with Rep. Van Duyne speaks for itself.”

Van Duyne relayed to Fox News Digital that she regularly meets with law enforcement officials in Texas who tell her that violent crimes and fentanyl overdoses have skyrocketed in the past few years.

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“And they will tell you that when they’re looking at fentanyl, fentanyl deaths, sex trafficking, gang activities and violent crimes, they will tell you that there are up in all of those categories, and up in some cases by triple digits. When they’re looking at the amount of fentanyl that they have come in contact with, the number of overdoses that they have seen, those are up in some cases, over 1,000%,” she said.

The Biden administration’s catch-and-release policy has allowed unvetted migrants to enter the country and endanger American citizens, she argued.

“We don’t know who’s in our country. We don’t know where they’re from. We don’t know if they want to do us harm. But those are the policies that have been instilled by this administration, and they’ve completely ignored the policies that were working before, such as the Remain in Mexico policy and Title 42,” Van Duyne said.

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, accusing him of deliberately flaunting existing immigration law and worsening the crisis at the border. His impeachment trial will begin later this month.

Fox News’ Gabriel Hays, Elizabeth Elkind and Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

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Grandfather shot dead trying to apologize for fender bender in Walmart parking lot

A family is heartbroken after a California grandfather was fatally shot while trying to apologize for a fender bender.

Police say that on Feb. 5, Shawntece Norton, 37, shot 59-year-old Jonathan Mauk to death in a Walmart parking lot in Highland. 

“He’s been a solid foundation for all of us. The loss is immeasurable,” the victim’s oldest son, Matthew Mauk, told local news station KABC.

The younger Mauk said his father went to Walmart to run errands when he was shot and killed.

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“I can’t even put into words why that happened or what would go through a person’s mind to make that seem like an acceptable action. None of it makes sense,” he told the outlet.

According to the San Bernardino Police Department, Jonathan Mauk arrived at the Walmart parking lot at around 8 p.m. and was searching for an open spot. As he maneuvered his vehicle through an aisle, the female suspect, Norton, was backing out of a parking spot.

“For whatever reason, the victim stopped and slowly backed his vehicle up, and that’s when he had a collision with the suspect’s vehicle,” Capt. Nelson Carrington told KTLA.

Police said no one was hurt in the collision and that the minor fender bender resulted in just a scratch or two, KTLA reported.

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But when Mauk got out of his vehicle to apologize, Norton allegedly got out of her vehicle and shot him in the face before driving off.

“From what witnesses told me, my dad felt responsible. He was the one to blame, so he got out of the car to apologize and that is when the other person shot him,” Matthew Mauk told KABC.

Norton was arrested and charged with murder the next day. She is ineligible for bail and is being held at West Valley Detention Center, according to police records.

Matthew Mauk said he retrieved his father’s vehicle the day after the shooting and that there was no real damage.

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“There is a scratch on the fender. There is not a dent, there is no real damage. There is a scratch. That is the extent of the collision that he lost his life over,” he said.

Jonathan Mauk is survived by his three sons and two grandchildren. A GoFundMe page set up by Matthew Mauk to raise money for funeral expenses has raised $13,181 toward a $15,000 goal.

“He liked being called ‘grandpa.’ He said it made him feel old, but he loved the title,” the son told KABC.

He also said the family wants justice for their father’s murder.

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“We’ll be there for every single court hearing. Anything that has to do with this incident, we’re going to be there. We’re going to be vocal, we’re going to talk about it,” Mauk said.

Norton is due in court on Feb. 15. She has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Musk moves SpaceX to Texas after Delaware revoked his pay package

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Wednesday night that the company converted its registration state from Delaware to Texas after a court in Delaware struck down his massive compensation package at Tesla, another one of the billionaire’s ventures.

“SpaceX has moved its state of incorporation from Delaware to Texas! If your company is still incorporated in Delaware, I recommend moving to another state as soon as possible,” Musk wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter. 

SpaceX’s move comes a little more than two weeks after a Delaware judge voided Musk’s $56 billion compensation package at Tesla, the EV-maker Musk founded and serves as CEO of. Musk’s Tesla compensation package was by far the largest ever provided to an executive and played a major role in making him one of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

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The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit brought by a shareholder who argued Musk’s close ties with directors who negotiated the bumper package weren’t properly disclosed ahead of a stockholder vote to approve the deal. 

The judge also found that the performance targets in the compensation package were easier to meet than the company was acknowledging and that internal projections showed Musk was already on track to qualify for large portions of the package. 

The plan gave Musk access to Tesla stock at heavily discounted prices. It was divided into 12 tranches with escalating financial and operational goals – though it required him to hold acquired stock for five years.

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Musk slammed the ruling, posting on X that entrepreneurs and founders should “never incorporate your company in the state of Delaware” and posted a poll for the platform’s users about whether Tesla should relocate to Texas – a proposition respondents overwhelmingly endorsed.

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“The public vote is unequivocally in favor of Texas!” Musk declared after the vote closed. “Tesla will move immediately to hold a shareholder vote to transfer state of incorporation to Texas.”

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SpaceX’s status as a privately-held company allowed Musk and the space company’s leadership to expedite the process of changing its state of incorporation.

Musk celebrated the occasion by posting the SpaceX logo emblazoned on the silhouette of Texas.

FOX Business’ Chris Pandolfo contributed to this report.

‘Wonder Years’ star on the challenges and rewards of reading the Bible

“Wonder Years” star Danica McKellar just completed a major challenge of reading the Bible, cover to cover, in a year.

McKellar told Fox News Digital at the 31st annual Movieguide Awards she finished her goal and she’s on “round two right now.”

The mom and actress said the hardest part was maintaining consistency in her reading pace.

“It’s just, doing something regularly that’s always a challenge, right? Because you get busy. And my life doesn’t have a regular schedule to it, doing movies and then not doing movies, but I found that if I did just two sessions a day for a little while, I could catch up, like after shooting a movie. That’s the most challenging,” she said. 

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But the benefits far outweighed any difficulties for the star.

“The most rewarding is just getting to know God better and understanding some of the patterns and going, ‘Oh, this theme of ego versus humility’ is like really strong through the whole story. Maybe we should pay attention to that,” McKellar said. 

Another theme that stuck out to her was “the idea of forgiveness, [and] the Lord’s Prayer.” 

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“Obviously, this is a big, big deal, and we need to pay attention because forgiving other people who have trespassed against us is one of the most challenging things that a human can do and yet that is our task,” she explained. “So, just seeing all that through the Bible again and again was just beautiful.” 

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McKellar was celebrating her achievement at the 31st annual Movieguide Awards, where she co-hosted with “90210” alum Trevor Donovan.

“I’m a huge fan of this type of programming. I’ve been doing it my whole life, family-friendly and helping bring people closer to God, helping people to feel uplifted, because there’s so much negativity in the world. So, to be a part of positive programming is awesome,” she said of her hosting duties.

The 49-year-old also reflected on the 36th anniversary of “The Wonder Years,” which she recently celebrated with a throwback post on Instagram.

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“Wow… 36 years ago? Really?? Happy 36th Anniversary to The Wonder Years, an incredibly special series to which I am eternally grateful – for everything it has meant to so many…!” she wrote in the caption.

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McKellar shared with Fox News Digital that she’s had people tell her “about how they watched it with their parents when they were little, and now they’re watching it with their kids, to people saying they named their daughter Winnie or they named their daughter Danica.”

“It’s amazing how that show touched so many people, to be a part of that is really special,” she added.

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